Mrs. Kay Griggs on How the Government Works

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David Michael Satterfield

David Michael Satterfield (born December 18, 1954) is an American diplomat and U.S. Ambassador, who has served extensively in the Middle East, including the Persian Gulf area, Lebanon, and Iraq. He later served as a Senior Advisor on Iraq for Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and is currently Director General of the Multinational Force and Observers, the peacekeeping force for the Sinai Peninsula. He was chargé d'affaires to Egypt from August 2013 to January 2014. He is currently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.[1]

When I was living with Sarah McClendon, and helping her in 1986, I went everywhere she went, because she’s the senior national White House correspondent. And I went to the State Department one day because I was curious about why there isn’t peace in the Middle East. And I wanted to go to what I thought was the Middle East Department. There was a group of students, and I got a press pass ostensibly to go in and interview them. So I left them, and meandered up to the Near East section. And I had quite a few hours. I thought they were going to say, “What are you doing here?,” because all the doors were open. They had these little buttons on each door that they could have closed, and you could have known somebody to get in, which I think is terrible to have the American people not know, and not be allowed in to the State Department without a special Sarah McClendon. If I hadn’t been living with this senior White House correspondent, I as a citizen would not be welcome at the State Department. Now, if they are interested in peace, and they are interested in that kind of thing, they are certainly not showing it by the closed-door policy.

So I went in, and there were about 8 or 10 offices. I went in every single one. I was looking to find out who the leaders were. I knew about Aaron David Miller. I knew about David Satterfield, who really wasn’t David Satterfield. His family were Zionists, who changed their name to David Satterfield, who was a Virginia senator back in the ‘30s who had a wonderful name. Like Jonathan Pollard who took the name “Pollard,” which wasn’t his name, because of Governor Pollard. I was married to Governor Pollard’s grandson for 21 years. They take the names of honorable people, and then they’re not honorable.

[Pastor Strawcutter] What was his name previous to Satterfield?

[Kay Griggs] Now Aaron David Miller, I think that is possibly his name. It might have been Muller. But I’m not saying that just because they change their name they are bad. But what I am saying is that there is this idea that, “go ahead and change it, and be somebody else.” Kind of like a snake, changing colors for the moment; not being honorable and truthful. Saying, “my family is Bzezinski” – heck, I’d be “Brzezinski,” I’m the 8th Katherine in a row from Scotland; it’s ridiculous. But my daughter’s Katherine and my granddaughter’s Katherine. It’s a family tradition -- weird -- but we’re happy with that.

So David Satterfield, the reason I went there is because in the Spring I went to a dinner or luncheon that the World Affairs Council had in Norfolk. And he was speaking. And I’m very interested in peace, because as a Christian I want it. I know it’s possible if people are reasonable. And this talk that David Satterfield gave, there were probably twenty mentions of Israel to one of the Palestinians. He was extremely biased and arrogant. The arrogance is what bothers me. Because you can’t have peace or justice where there’s imbalance.

-- Interview with Kay Griggs, by Pastor Strawcutter


Biography

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Satterfield graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a Bachelor of Arts in 1976.

He entered the Foreign Service in 1980, and has served overseas in Jeddah, Tunis, Beirut, and Damascus. Director of the Department of State Executive Secretariat Staff from 1990 to 1993, Satterfield served on the National Security Council Staff from 1993 to 1996 as Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs. He held the position of Director of the Department of State’s Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs from 1996 to 1998, and was the Ambassador to Lebanon from September 1998 to June 2001.

The United States Senate confirmed Satterfield to succeed Edward William Gnehm, Jr. as Ambassador to Jordan, but shortly thereafter (on June 1, 2004) the Secretary of State designated him Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near East Affairs (NEA) (having served for the previous three years as NEA Deputy Assistant Secretary), and in May 2005 he was sent to Iraq as Deputy Chief of Mission. As a result, he never assumed his post in Jordan. On 19 May 2006, the U.S. Department of State announced Satterfield’s appointment as Coordinator for Iraq and Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. [1]

In May 2009, Satterfield retired with the rank of career minister from his nearly 30-year career in the Foreign Service. Upon nomination by the U.S. government, he was then appointed director general of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), an independent international organization, by the Arab Republic of Egypt and State of Israel, and assumed office on July 1, 2009. The MFO, whose mission is the implementation of the security provisions of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace, is headquartered in Rome, with peacekeeping responsibilities in the Sinai. The director general is responsible for exercising his authority through his staff at the headquarters in Rome, the force staff commander and his staff in the Sinai, and the director general's representatives and their staffs in Cairo and Tel Aviv. Satterfield served as chief of mission in Cairo from August 2013 to January 2014 and was special advisor to the Secretary of State for Libya from May to September 2014.[2] On 5 September 2017 he was appointed to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.[1]

Ambassador Satterfield is the recipient of the:

Presidential Distinguished Executive Rank Award;
Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award;
The Secretary of State's Distinguished Service Award (for Iraq service);
Department of State Distinguished Honor Award;
Four Department of State Superior Honor Awards, notably for his work on the Middle East peace process;
Department of the Army Outstanding Civilian Service Award (for Iraq service).

References

1. "David M. Satterfield". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
2. http://mfo.org/en/biography-of-the-director-general
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Jerry L. Unruh, VADM, USN (Ret.)
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Date of Designation: 28 March 1961

Dates of Active Duty: 28 January 1958 - 1 October 1994

Total Flight Hours: 5,100

Carrier/Ship Landings: Fixed wing: 720

Approximate Flight Hours:
Jet: 4,900 Prop: 200 VF/VA: 4,100
VU/VFP: 750 VT: 250

Combat Tours:
Vietnam: VF-211, USS Hancock, Dec. 1964-Mar. 1966 (F8)
Vietnam: VF-211, USS Hancock, Nov. 1970-May 1972 (F8)
Total - 295 missions

Aviation Commands:
CO, VF-142, Jun. 1975 - Nov. 1976
CO, Navy Fighter Weapons Squadron - TOPGUN, Mar. 1978 - Jan. 1979
CO, VF-124, Feb. 1979 - May 1980
CO, USS Wichita (AOR-1), Jan. 1983 - Jul. 1984
CO, USS Saratoga (CV-60), May 1985 - Apr. 1987
COMCARGRU ONE, Jul. 1989 - Apr. 1991
Commander, Third Fleet, Apr. 1991 - Oct. 1994

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Legion of Merit
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1/58-7/59 Enlisted training bases & COMNAVAIRLANT
7/59-3/61 Flight Training, Pensacola FL, Kingsville, TX.
4/61-9/63 VU-7, San Diego (FJ-4, F-8, F-9, T-33).
10/63-1/64 VF-124, San Diego (F-8).
2/64-4/66 VF-211, San Diego (F-8).
5/66-12/69 VF-124, San Diego (F-8).
1/70-5/72 VF-24, San Diego (F-8).
6/72-3/74 U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. BS Degree - Computer Science.
4/74-2/75 VF-124, San Diego (F-14A).
3/75-11/76 VF-142, Virginia Beach, VA (F-14A).
11/76-2/78 COMNAVAIRLANT, Norfolk, VA.
3/78-1/79 Navy Fighter Weapons Squadron - TOPGUN.
2/79-5/80 VF-124, (F-14).
12/80-6/82 USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63). Executive Officer.
1/83-7/84 USS Wichita (AOR-1), Commanding Officer.
5/85-4/87 USS Saratoga (CV-60), Commanding Officer.
6/87-4/88 CNO Strategic Studies Group.
4/88-6/89 NATO, SACEUR Staff.
7/89-4/91 Commander, Carrier Group One.
4/91-10/94 Commander Third Fleet.

Summary of Significant Career Events
(1) One of five pilots to fly the F-8 Crusader in excess of 3,000 hours.
(2) As CO, USS Saratoga: directed and captured Libyan terrorists who had taken over the cruise ship Achille Lauro in the Mediterranean Sea.
(3) Made the first ever night transit of the Suez Canal by an aircraft carrier.
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Togo D. West, Jr.
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3rd United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs
In office
May 4, 1998 – July 10, 2000
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Jesse Brown
Succeeded by Anthony Principi
United States Secretary of the Army
In office
November 22, 1993 – May 4, 1998
President: Bill Clinton
Preceded by: Gordon Sullivan (Acting)
Succeeded by Mike Walker (Acting)
General Counsel of the Navy
In office
April 22, 1977 – January 13, 1979
President: Jimmy Carter
Preceded by: Grey Lewis
Succeeded by: Coleman Hicks
Personal details
Born Togo Dennis West Jr.
June 21, 1942 (age 75)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Political party: Democratic
Spouse(s): Gail Berry
Children: 2 daughters
Education: Howard University (BS, JD)
Military service
Allegiance: United States
Service/branch: United States Army
Years of service 1965–1973
Unit: Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
Awards: Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal

Togo Dennis West Jr. (born June 21, 1942) is an American attorney and public official who was the third person to occupy the post of Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was nominated by President Bill Clinton on January 27, 1998, during Clinton's second term, and was confirmed by the Senate on May 4, 1998. He had previously served as Secretary of the Army from 1993 to 1998. From January 2, 1998 through May 4, 1998, he served a dual role as Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Secretary of the Army while awaiting confirmation as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He was the second African American to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Personal life

West was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he became an Eagle Scout with Bronze Palms, and attended Atkins High School (where his parents were teachers), graduating as valedictorian in 1959.

He subsequently entered Howard University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in 1965. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Howard University School of Law in 1968, receiving cum laude honors and graduating first in his class.

While a freshman at Howard University, he became a brother of Zeta Phi chapter of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity. West is a member of the Kappa Psi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

While a law student at Howard, West became the managing editor for the Howard Law Journal. Around that time, he met Gail Berry, who later became his wife. The Wests have two daughters.

A member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, he served as a vestryman and Senior Warden.[1]

West is a member of the National Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, the organization's governing body.[2] He has been named a Distinguished Eagle Scout by the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the Silver Buffalo Award for his national contributions to America’s youth. He previously served as the President of the National Capital Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America.[citation needed]

Military and government career

After completing law school and clerking for a federal judge, West entered the United States Army and served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He was in the Army Field Artillery Corps from 1965–68 and the Army Judge Advocate General's Corps from 1969-73.

From his military service, he earned the Legion of Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. He subsequently practiced law at the firm of Covington & Burling before being appointed an Associate Deputy Attorney General in the administration of President Gerald Ford.

West held several posts in the administration of Jimmy Carter: General Counsel of the Navy (1977–79), Special Assistant to the Secretary and to the Deputy Secretary of Defense (1979), and General Counsel of the Department of Defense (1980–81). As the Secretary of the Army, West weighed in on the Aberdeen scandal, prompting stricter enforcement and investigation into the Army's sexual harassment policies.

West returned to private practice in 1981 with the firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler and later worked as senior vice president for government relations of the Northrop Corporation until he became a member of the Clinton administration.[3]

Post-government career

Since leaving the government, West has practiced law and served on the boards of various institutions. From 2004-06, he served as president of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, a Washington-based think tank focused on issues of concern to minorities.[4] He is a strong supporter of and past board member of the Mount Vernon preservation society.[citation needed]

West and former Chief of Naval Operations retired Admiral Vernon Clark led the Defense Department's investigation into the Fort Hood massacre, issuing a report in January 2010.[5]

References

1. "Fall 2004: Togo West". Alpha Phi Omega @ VCU. Alpha Phi Omega, Alpha Delta Iota Chapter. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved December 10, 2008.
2. Boy Scouts of America Annual Report 2011
3. American President: Bill Clinton
4. "Togo West". Center for Infrastructure Protection & Homeland Security. George Mason University. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
5. Bumiller, Elisabeth; Shane, Scott (2010-01-15). "Pentagon Report on Fort Hood Details Failures". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
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Re: Mrs. Kay Griggs on How the Government Works

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Interview with Debra von Trapp
by Sherman H. Skolnick
Transcribed by Brian Francis Redman
May 5, 1995

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SHERMAN SKOLNICK: I had sent some faxes of some of our stories to Debra von Trapp. And she's with Trapp Technologies. And she called me, Friday evening, May 5th, 1995. And I told her I would like to tape a lengthy interview with her, to use on whatever media I could get it on -- whether on a radio show, or elsewhere. And so, this is the interview and discussion that I had with her.

I may pause, from time to time, to -- well, I may have to go back, in fact, and look in our file and spell some of the names that are mentioned here, that are complicated. We've got some backup documents (news stories and so on, that support her story) with complicated names from where she used to work.

But I'll begin the interview right now.


SHERMAN SKOLNICK: What I wanted to find out first are some of the details; why you believe these things have been happening.

DEBRA VON TRAPP: You mean which points?

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Well, as I understand... Well, the point is, you have been a high-level technical expert, sort of on the cutting edge of high technology. Am I correct?

DEBRA VON TRAPP: Yes.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: In the computer field, and you've done work, apparently, worldwide.

DEBRA VON TRAPP: That's correct.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: In the course of your work, you found out certain things, such as that some companies were actually committing espionage and so on?

DEBRA VON TRAPP: Yes. As an outside consultant to Xerox Corporation, I was selecting foreign management for a division called Shugart back in the early '80s in Germany, when I discovered that the Shugart division of Xerox was, in fact, bringing disk drives -- which were manufactured by [Matshusta(?)] in Japan -- they were manufactured there, brought into Sunnyvale, California, labeled for Shugart, and then sent to the Shugart Munich facility in Germany, where, after having been received under Cocomm(?) freight documents (which were legally forwarded in the U.S.), the freight documents were then changed to show that they were forwarded to destinations at Olivetti, Italy and a company in France (which were legal trading partners of the U.S.) when, in fact, the sales records were being changed and ultimately destroyed by the Shugart employees -- allegedly, for tax evasion purposes. But, in fact, the [disk] drives were being put on trucks and sent into the East Bloc, to an entity called IsoTempex(sp?); they were selling to the KGB.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So in other words, this was early in the '80s, when it was really quite unlawful for American companies to be sending hard disk drives to the Eastern Bloc, am I correct?

DEBRA VON TRAPP: That's correct.And at the same time, Xerox Corporation was, in fact, conducting CIA training camp at its Leesburg, Virginia facility.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So some of the big companies in America have been into East-West espionage.

DEBRA VON TRAPP: Yes. In fact, Aldrich Ames was the chief of Russian counter-intelligence at the time. And "Rick" Ames and a director of operations at Xerox/CIA (which was Daniel Starkey), he and Ames and a few senior officials, both at Xerox and the CIA, were pocketing the cash out of that operation.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So in other words, there's some angles of the Aldrich Ames spy scandal that the, has not come out, which you're just mentioning now.

DEBRA VON TRAPP: Right. But in fact, that all connects forward to what we're looking at today: with some of the same team of people out of CIA and FBI... Ultimately, that were involved with all of these folks.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: In other words, that the Aldrich Ames scandal, they haven't gone into this; there's a lot to it yet, in other words.

DEBRA VON TRAPP: Yes.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Tell me this: in the process of learning about this, this type of thing, I understand that you became knowledgeable about the fact that the Japanese have been spying on the Clinton White House. Is that correct?

DEBRA VON TRAPP: That's correct. But it wasn't outside knowledge; I was inside that operation. Some of the same people that came out of that Xerox/"Rick" Ames scenario in the early '80s then transitioned... There's a specific person, Robert Goetzman, who is a high-ranking FBI official, who has what is known as "dual agency" -- he operates, also, out of the CIA -- and had a heavy relationship with Daniel Starkey out at Xerox.

When I had, ultimately, decided to go to the FBI over what I knew about Xerox and then discovered that that investigation had been completely closed. And then I was ultimately threatened -- both myself and my son -- by Xerox officials and their outside counsel.
When they failed to intimidate me, and I had actually ended up in litigation with them.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah, I noticed some of the stories from '91 and '92 about your litigation with Xerox.

DEBRA VON TRAPP: That actually went up through this year. We were still in federal court, as of last year, over that.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So in other words, some of these things have been a matter of court record, but are not too well-known to the public.

DEBRA VON TRAPP: That's right. And actually, we have substantial court records, between myself and MCA, Mitsubishi, and Xerox, at different times while they've tried to insure that I wouldn't discuss this with any of the mainstream media or have the public become knowledgeable about it.

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: So you are of the opinion that, from what you know, that there's a tremendous fight between the Washington government and the Tokyo government -- sort of a financial fight, having to do with the Yen/Dollar ratio, and so on?

DEBRA VON TRAPP: Yes. And that's derivative of the fact that Robert Goetzman, when he approached me on behalf of Xerox in 1991 to dissuade me, by threat, to get out of court with them, he did not identify himself as FBI. He introduced himself as being from the Executive Office of the President, under Mr. Bush. And ultimately, [he] persuaded me, by threat, as a trade-off to not having my son killed, to cooperate with them in introductions to CEOs and chairmen within the computer industry to be able to view their, what we would know as their "black hole technology", which was technology and development that was very advanced, that was not released to the public and was well-ahead of the government developments in various projects, in many cases. And that introduction, and that project that we were on, was actually a national network surveillance project that was partially based out of an Air Force base in Alabama, and was related to the officers from the Air Force that were in the downed aircraft in Alabama, two days before the Oklahoma...

SHERMAN SKOLNICK: Yeah. In other words, a day-and-a-half before, on Monday, April 17th, 1995, there was a high-level military group on a military Lear Jet, that crashed -- apparently... Well, the story in the press said that they were on their way from Andrews Air Force Base to San Antonio. But, apparently, the plane blew up, or something happened to it, as they were over Alabama.

DEBRA VON TRAPP: Yes. Because the same, the Special Ops team that was under Goetzman, contracted by he and his team, and paid for with Japanese government funds through MCA Universal and administered through the Embassy of Japan, in Washington... Some members of a Special Ops team out of Alabama are responsible -- both for the downing of that craft, and for taking down the Oklahoma federal building.

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Interview with Debra von Trapp
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June 25, 1995

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Here's an interview I did again with Debra Von Trapp on 6/25/95. My intent was to answer a lot of questions I've been asked by people who read the original interview by Sherman Skolnick and ones that I had myself.

Chuck: Let's see. You say your information was classified as "A2".

Debra: The statement is from the new interim commander of the militia, that . . .

Chuck: Militia of Michigan, right?

Debra: . . . Militia of Michigan . . . that one of the members stepped forward during the meeting in which he was appointed interim commander and he furnished him with information regarding a translator that dealt with a document for the Japanese government that confirmed my information and this person described this document which classified it as "A2". . .

Chuck: Okay

Debra: . . . which in his common language, he described it being verified information and verified participants. Uh, so that's why the interim commander gave me a call just a few days after he was appointed and discussed that with me and then additionally, that an ex-White House official who is still with the government has been transferred to another post, stepped forward and signed a document for Sherman Skolnick a few days ago which confirms my information and that was the reason why Sherman Skolnick called me and stated to me that he had confirmed my information, and ...

Chuck: Now when you say confirmed your information, you're talking about that the Japanese hired, or contracted the job to bomb the building in Oklahoma City, right?

Debra: The way . . . the way . . Sherman was not specific in that detail, Sherman said "your information" and left it at that. And so . . . I haven't . . . Sherman was on two other phone calls as I understood . . .

Chuck: That sounds like him.

Debra: . . . when I called him back from my call. And I asked him to follow up with me on it and he told me that he was preparing one of his reports that he usually puts out . . .

Chuck: Yeah, he faxes them to me.

Debra: . . . and that his report would contain as much information as he could provide without revealing the identity of the person signing the statement for him because at this point he is concerned that that person is jeopardized. And I can certainly understand that because, considering that I worked with the people that killed Vince Foster, and the individual that confirmed my information to him, additionally confirmed that Vince Foster died as a result of being part of that larger operation which included the Japanese surveillance on White House communications and Skolnick did confirm that much to me, that it was absolutely confirmed, that the Japanese government had in fact conducted that surveillance operation on the Executive Office of the President.

Chuck: So, um . . .

Debra: Of course I went out and helped purchase the equipment for it and operated with the Japanese officials on it, so, you know, it didn't need to be confirmed to me, but . . . .

Chuck: So, were you aware that this type of capability was in place when you were purchasing the equipment? I mean were you...

Debra: Did I know we were bugging the White House?

Chuck: Yeah.

Debra: Absolutely.

Chuck: Oh . . okay.

Debra: I didn't know at that time that we were operating on Japanese government funds. I found that out later. I knew that we were actively surveilling the Clinton administration.

Chuck: And who did you think was . . was . . uh . .

Debra: I thought that I was conducting consulting to certain government offices. The persons that were conducting that operation had been identified to me as CIA, FBI and Defense Intelligence Agency. And so, I was, um, operating, if you will or accompanying government employees conducting that operation.

Chuck: Okay.

Debra: So, to the best of my knowledge at that moment, I believed that we were still operating on behalf of CIA, black budget funds.

Chuck: How did they commission you to do this. Did you have to pass some kind of security, like an EBI (extended background investigation) or something like that, or, I mean how did you kind of get into the business of doing things like these.

Debra: That's an interesting question Chuck. That's the kind of information that I will bring forward at an unedited live civic hearing.

Chuck: Oh, I see.

Debra: And if it can't be conducted there then it will be conducted sooner at a live unedited press conference with the surviving members of that event and their families, including Edye Smith and her father.

Chuck: And do you anticipate that being . . . soon . . or . .

Debra: I believe that that's going to take place, um, . . . I would say within the next 30 days. I know that the state panel that's been, uh . . proposed and should be embodied within the next week will have subpoena power. And as long as they have subpoena power that I intend to become part of their investigation. Additionally there are federal procedures that allow third parties to intercede in criminal hearings and I intend to have counsel intercede on my behalf in the prosecution proceeding against Tim McVeigh. So I will enter that proceeding as a third party on behalf of myself and on behalf of the victims and survivors.

Chuck: I see.

Debra: To provide the testimony that I have regarding that event.

Chuck: Okay.

Debra: It would be reasonable to believe that McVeigh's attorney will subpoena me anyway as a witness.

Chuck: Oh yes, definitely.

Debra: The prosecution obviously, would rather that I didn't discuss any us this because it doesn't help their . . the . . fabricated story that they have created.

Chuck: Well, who is Tim McVeigh, I mean as far as your perspective goes. I mean . . how . . was he involved, was he not. I mean it's just kinda like somebody that they happened to find out on the road at that time of the morning. I mean where did they find this guy.

Debra: Well, it sounds like you haven't followed Brian Redman's transcript of Skolnick's interview with, to ask that kind of question.

Chuck: Well, actually, I did, I read it, but it's been awhile. In fact I have a copy of it in my briefcase. I don't recall you addressing, other than uh, . . I don't know . . I read so many things. I don't know if he was a patsy or not.

Debra: The statement that I have made about Tim McVeigh is the following:

Chuck: Okay.

Debra: Tim McVeigh, had nothing to do with the Oklahoma City bombing. He was not present at the bombing. He did not have a Ryder truck there. There was no Ryder truck in front of the building. There was no fertilizer bomb. And there was no fertilizer bomb inside a Ryder truck in front of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City, on April 19th, 1995.

Chuck: Okay.

Debra: And to date, that statement that I have made consistently, daily since April 19th, 1995, is consistent with all known evidence brought forward at this time.

Chuck: Okay, but what about that . . remember the . . they show the axle, I've seen this on TV, I don't know . . .

Debra: Yeah, the infamous axle.

Chuck: Yeah!

Debra: Yeah, did you hear the first reports they ever brought out where none other than Governor Keating(sp?) himself personally found it?

Chuck: (laughs) No, I didn't hear that!

Debra: Well, if you were in the midwest at all, all major news broadcasts reported for a couple of days that he personally found it, retrieved, and turned it over for evidence. Then miraculously . . . sort of like the Ryder truck, um, the vehicle that came from Arizona and pulled over with McVeigh but then was found in a driveway in Arizona with rusted axles in place.

Chuck: (laughs) I see.

Debra: Miraculously that story changed and suddenly Governor Keating was never there and never found it. It became "a policeman found it".

Chuck: Oh, I see.

Debra: But if you compare the original newscast to the later newscast, it's another FBI fairytale. And . . and . . I don't have time to go into the details now, but if you choose to pursue Governor Keating's personal friendships and relationships politically you will find an interesting tie between the Governor, the persons prosecuting Tim McVeigh, the ATF, and the FBI.

Chuck: And you know they did mention that uh, the VIN number was on the axle? The Vehicle Identification Number? Now, I've worked in the automotive business, and I know where the VIN numbers are and they are not on the axle. They just aren't. They're in the door jam, they're on the . . . you know . . . they're all over the place, but they aren't on the axle! I can tell you that right now.

Debra: Yeah, but they had to be on this story. It's like Tim McVeigh had to . . . you know, a week later they decided he must have had a folded up Ryder truck in the front pocket of his shirt. (laughs) And the story that came out right after he was arrested and they couldn't explain why they left his car on the side of the road for a couple of days, you know the most important piece of evidence in America at the time.

Chuck: You would think so.

Debra: And then they came out with this story that they expected to find the missing license plate off the back of his car in the rubble of the Murrah building.

Chuck: Yeah, because it "fell off", or . . I don't know . . .

Debra: Yeah, now that was what was really going to be the magic . . . better than the magic bullet with Kennedy, we're going to have the magic license plate, because according to their theory, the axle blew off a Ryder truck and went blocks down the street the other direction, but he had run to a car, a getaway car, positioned somewhere far away from the front of the building and only the license plate would have miraculously jumped off the back of the car into the rubble, it must have passed the axle, mid-air, going off in the other direction . . .

Chuck: (sarcastically) Well, I guess it could happen . . .

Debra: Yeah, you know, it probably saw the Roadrunner go by and honk (laughs). The stories just stretch credulity and all reasonable thinking to the point at this moment most of America must be sitting in stunned disbelief that the FBI, the ATF, Janet Reno, anybody else, would have them believe any part of this story regarding Tim McVeigh. It's just, uh . . .

Chuck: It's way out there.

Debra: It's . . it's so far out, it's past science fiction at this point.

Chuck: (laughs) It's not even good fiction, at that.

Debra: It's not! You know and then I get attacked (laughs) by Dateline who decides not to air my interview, carefully words an attack on me where if you play . . . replay their tape you see that they've put together two phone mail messages that were unrelated to each other and even the intonations are different and in fact where they say I am making a statement about them, a lot of reasonable people have pointed out to me that independent of my statement regarding that, they noticed that it is actually in question form, uh, where they're accusing me of a statement that I had suggested that they were the front for somebody. You know, I think everybody has pretty much figured out on the Dateline piece as well that they didn't present any of the information that's allegedly known to 3 to 5 million people. There's not one detail that they advanced.

Chuck: Yeah, I know.

Debra: So that's why I suggested that it might be prudent to go ahead and put out the Dateline tape and what I've offered to do at the end of the live interview between me and Chris Hanson, I'm including one of the recorded telephone conversations between myself and one of the federal employees . . .

Chuck: Um . .

Debra: . . . making a threat directly against me, telling me that I will be killed if I talk about the Embassy of Japan or the Executive Office operation.

Chuck: Now was that before they actually attempt that . . I remember . . now this is a part I remember . . in the interview with you and Sherman, you said that they left you for dead 100 miles from your house.

Debra: (solemn) That's correct.

Chuck: Um . . .

Debra: And that's not even a subject that I'm going to discuss. And I haven't discussed it with anybody other than to make that statement.

Chuck: Okay.

Debra: I actually have the tape recordings of them discussing that with me as well.

Chuck: But that is verifiable, right?

Debra: (very quiet) Yes, it is.

Chuck: Because that is probably the most commonly asked question I get when people read the interview that you did with Sherman, is that, why is this woman still alive.

Debra: I have $25,000 worth of medical bills, that's why I'm still alive.

Chuck: And I say, "read the interview and she talks about it."

Debra: They aren't sure why I survived what I was put through either. I think it was the sheer determination, not to um, . . .

Chuck: Not to give . . not to . .

Debra: . . to come back to my son.

Chuck: Hmm.

Debra: I think the government has wholly under-estimated a mother's will. Both with Edye Smith and myself. They consistently told Edye to quit asking questions and to shut up.

Chuck: Now, who's Edye Smith?

Debra: She's the mom of the . . Coulton and Chase, the two little boys killed in the daycare center.

Chuck: The two and the three year old?

Debra: Right. And I've talked with Edye a couple of times and I've talked with her dad, more than that, and I've committed to them, no matter what sort of personal attack that I face over this, that I will not be dissuaded from bringing this information forward, providing the evidence, standing shoulder to shoulder with them, asking the same questions and demanding that the American public be given the actual information regarding this whole circumstance.

Chuck: The moral of this story being, don't mess with mom, right?

Debra: I think it's don't mess with the American public.

Chuck: Well, that's the bigger story.

Debra: Yeah, and this isn't a nation of two separate sets of people which is what it's beginning to look like. We have a number of people within the government and within the intelligence community that have determined that for their own personal gain and power that they are going to have this country, and that the rest of us are here at their convenience or their will, and that includes their view that there should be no repercussion, no explanation and no prosecution for murdering innocent citizens in their behind-the-scenes turf wars and that's what that effectively was about.

Chuck: Now who are, when you say, "these people", are you referring to the CIA or is it the New World Order crowd.

Debra: You know, I had never even heard the term New World Order. I mean I'm very conservative, mainstream, Republican, professional, you know, I didn't, I . . .

Chuck: Well, you live in Orange County, you have to be.

Debra: You're right, you know. I'm the same gal that stood at the door at the Nixon library with the Presidents during the funeral. I'm obviously, according to this government, this Secret Service and to this military, one of the most trust-worthy people in this country. Yet I start talking about the middle of the operation I was in, and people are attacking me and suggesting otherwise. And I had never heard the term, "New World Order". As far as I know these are the terms I am intimately familiar with: the Justice Department, The Organized Crime and Racketeering section, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Nuclear Regulatory Agency or however it was classified that we were dealing with, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Security Council. These are the places that I experienced, worked around with, through, on a daily basis for a number of years and those are terms and places that the American public don't ever deal with, rarely encounter, even discuss, and certainly usually are unaffected by, and those are the places that I have been and exposed to for all of this time. And I'm politically know as not being a person that discusses myself politically and if anything would be described as a conservative. My actual view is the best person that we could have as the next President, is Pat Buchanan. That we could certainly, you know . . it couldn't hurt this country to get into a very mainstream, conservative mode and go clean up a lot of the mess we're in and that doesn't sit well with the people that are trying to paint me as being . . somehow . . having some kind of relationship with the militia or you know any of these other things I've heard including this Dateline statement that I've said I had government enemies. I have never made that statement, have never suggested it. I know that the people that I'm discussing currently, that are part of the government operation that I was involved in, can't be happy about what I'm discussing, but I have never termed them as enemies. I spent virtually every day of my life for years with these men, you know, either in person or on the phone. I mean I've been closer and more intimately familiar with these people than I have been with my family members, for the most part, except with my son, for all of this time.

Chuck: Over what period of time was that?

Debra: Oh, uh, I first crossed the Aldrich Ames and CIA operation back in 1982.

Chuck: Okay.

Debra: So I have a long history with government intelligence.
Um, and it's been, exposed to, familiar with, introduced to, other agencies, other areas, for you know, all of these years up until now. So, it's not, you know . . I don't today characterize anybody that I'm even discussing in terms of the crimes they've committed as my enemy. I think they are extremely unhappy probably with what I'm discussing but, I have never even characterized them that way.

Chuck: Okay . . I think . . .

Debra: It's hard to tell, especially when they're not responding. (laughs) I mean Leon Paneta's assistant in his office has flatly stated to me that I am welcome to call or fax any time. I was given a 24 hour phone number to Mr. Perry's office. He's the Secretary of Defense. I have an administrative assistant's phone number into Mr. Clinton's office, and I happened to know that, the documents that I provide into that office, are hand delivered to him, and not, uh . . .

Chuck: Into Clinton's office?

Debra: . . . into Clinton's office . . because of the circumstances surrounding all of this. You know, that has been stated to me. Um, I feel that if someone was very disturbed about what I'm discussing, they would step forward and say so. And so far Mr. Clinton hasn't called me and suggested that. Other than a few of the people I've actually named like Robert Goetzman, and Jim Coefield(sp?) and Wes Thomas, these are some of the people that have quite pointedly told me to quit talking or I will be killed.

Chuck: Goetzman and the other two?

Debra: Yeah.

Chuck: Oh, okay.

Debra: But they're also widely known to be government intelligence and they've made the mistake of trying to deny that now to certain people, but yet on the other hand, they've been so unabashedly careless about disclosing that to people even in meetings that I've conducted with them, with third parties, that they have no way of taking that back.

Chuck: Yeah.

Debra: Their cover is blown.

Chuck: Yeah that's what really surprised me, especially about Goetzman the way he was handing out the MCA cards and kinda . .

Debra: Goetzman openly, in the computer industry, introduced himself as being from the Executive Office of the President. So, it's a little hard for him to try to retract that now and put on this front of "Gee, I'm just a businessman in Florida."

Chuck: Do you think that that was just because of . . maybe . . he was kind of full of the fact that he was from the Executive Office. He was kinda like "Gosh I'm a big wheel now" type of thing.

Debra: Well, I think that . .

Chuck: I mean why would he compromise himself like that? It, . . . you know . . it seems like he's compromising himself, anyway.

Debra: They all are, but this is my take on this. These are old guard, high level, intelligence members of the government, that have , um, . . that operate in more than one capacity, in more than one agency, that have a tremendous amount of authority and autonomy and huge budgets to deal with, and not unlike many of the high ranking government officials that I've been around lead a lifestyle that conflicts financially with government employment where they enjoy the finer things of life. They enjoy making a point of that, they enjoy the social side of that, they especially enjoy engaging in cocktail type functions which includes a lot of drinking. I have been around all of these men when they engaged in that on a consistent basis. I have freely described in my personal opinion, not a medical opinion, because I'm not medically qualified, but in my personal observations of a great deal amount of time, over a number of years, in many different locations around this country, I have spent a great deal of time, personally viewing Robert Goetzman ingesting a great amount of alcohol and believe that his propensity to do so, in combination with, his . . what I believe is a great ego, leads him to make statements which he carelessly makes and which ultimately blow his cover, as a government's intelligence . . er, a member of the government intelligence community.

Chuck: And does that seem to be especially him, or are they all that way?

Debra: They're pretty much are all that way. It's a good old boy network, they're all pretty much in that same mode.

Chuck: I see, the tough guy, party hardy type, huh?

Debra: These are all guys that are in their 50's that are senior and very comfortable. I think that they don't worry about that at all. In fact there was only one occasion that I ever saw Robert Goetzman not drinking around me and we were out to dinner in Atlanta and he was with another person who was introduced to me as FBI, that I will not name, and it was Goetzman, this other man, myself and a person that I brought along with me at the last minute that I had previously discussed with Goetzman but he did not know was going to be part of the dinner party and this person is a well regarded journalist, who was previously with a major network and the correspondent to the State Department. And when we showed up together, Goetzman became enraged, sort of, off-to-the-side making a point to me that he was extremely upset that I had brought this person along because these guys were out to have a good time on the town in Atlanta that night. He even said, "I know what you're doing. You're not going to get away with it," which was, he believed that I brought this person along to somehow expose him or set him up. In fact nothing could be further from the truth. The other person and I were simply friends. I have a high regard for him. He had no other plans that evening. We had already been to a social function attached to COMDEX together at two locations and I simply invited him to complete the evening with us. And we ended up on some COMDEX transportation, you know how they do these shuttle bus things?

Chuck: Uh, huh.

Debra: . . . and he was gonna get off at the next stop and my next stop was to meet Goetzman and this other guy, and I simply said, "Just tag along, all we're gonna do is eat dinner." And instead, Goetzman just went into orbit over it.

Chuck: Really

Debra: And that's the only time he refused to drink. He was so uptight. That . . . I mean, he was just beside himself the whole evening.

Chuck: Probably the one time he needed it, right?

Debra: Yeah! (laughs)

Chuck: Also, in the interview with Sherman, you had mentioned . . . kinda going off in another track here . . . INSLAW software.

Debra: Uh huh.

Chuck: Now that's banking software, right?

Debra: Yep. Well, there are different versions of the PROMIS software. The CIA did a number of different things with that code. So it . . it's . . that code is . . um . .extremely useful. It, in it's capabilities, can do high speed transmission of a number of things and the range goes all the way from monetary transactions to video transmission.


Chuck: But wouldn't that also depend on the hardware? I mean as far as being able to handle that type of throughput? Is that where the satellite technology comes in?

Debra: Well, now, you know what, the hardware isn't such an issue on that kind of technology.

Chuck: Okay. What kind of transfer . . when you say "high speed transfer rates" is that like what? Or am I getting into an area I shouldn't be getting into?

Debra: Well, it's not an area that I can discuss. But I can tell you that when you think in terms . . . this is what I . . at the most . . . I guess . . "common man", level of description, that . . when you think in terms of how you can use your VISA card at a store and in just moments it goes into a system nationwide and comes back to you, and ID's you and can check your signature (nothing checks your signature except for the clerk) or your banking pattern of purchases and all of that . . .

Chuck: Or the credit balance.

Debra: Right. And how momentary that is. Consider doing public surveillance and taking photographs of just someone standing on a street corner, and instantaneously being able to do video transfer, comparison, and to databanks of known suspects, terrorists, political enemies, people you would like to set up, if you were in the government. Anything like that, you know, being able to instantaneously compare it and place it even back, that information back to some person, close to the locality you just viewed.

Chuck: That's pretty scary stuff.
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Remembering Oklahoma City, and How Bill Clinton Saved His Presidency
by Peter Keating
New York Magazine Daily Intelligencer
April 19, 2010

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Fifteen years ago today, militia sympathizer Timothy McVeigh blew up a truck full of explosives at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and wounding more than 600 in the worst terrorist attack to hit the United States before 9/11. And for more than a few observers, there’s a smell similar to 1995 hanging in the air today. In her Sunday Washington Post column, Kathleen Parker asked, “Is the political environment becoming so toxic that we could see another Timothy McVeigh emerge?” This morning, blogger Steve Benen wrote, “For those of us who follow American politics closely, the developments are common enough to become dizzying.” And in the New York Times, Bill Clinton just reminded us that, “In the current climate, with so many threats against the President, members of Congress and other public servants, we owe it to the victims of Oklahoma City, and those who survived and responded so bravely, not to cross [the line crossed in Oklahoma] again.”

Indeed we do. But few analysts have ever acknowledged that Clinton himself was resurrected by the bombing. That McVeigh murdered 168 Americans is only part of his legacy: He also detonated his own fringe, and the aftermath of Oklahoma City should stand as a lesson to politicians on both sides of the aisle.

Exactly 15 years ago yesterday, then-President Clinton was forced to declare at a press conference, “I’m relevant. The Constitution gives me relevance.” Health-care reform was dead, and Hillary Clinton seemed discredited. Both houses of Congress had gone Republican, and the GOP was rolling out its legislative plans.

The next morning, the Oklahoma City Federal Building exploded. Pundits would go on to write that it was the government shutdown later that year that allowed Clinton to trump the Republicans, but it was actually Oklahoma City that first allowed him to step forward as a national leader. As speechwriter Michael Waldman wrote in his book POTUS Speaks: “It was the nation’s first exposure to Clinton as mourner in chief … In fact, it was the first time Clinton had been a reassuring figure rather than an unsettling one.”

Even more than that, Oklahoma City created a huge political opportunity, which Clinton quickly seized. On April 27, a little more than a week after the bombing, Dick Morris, then a little-known but influential Clinton adviser, presented the President a fantastically naked political memo that, as you can find in his book Behind the Oval Office: Getting Reelected Against All Odds, said: “Permanent possible gain: sets up Extremist Issue vs. Republicans.” Morris suggested using “extremism as issue against Republicans,” not by “direct accusations,” but via a “ricochet theory.”

Clinton should “stimulate national concern over extremism and terror,” Morris wrote, and then “implement intrusive policy against extremist groups.” Morris predicted that radical right-wingers would write their local Republican congressmen, and that in turn “this will provoke criticism by right-wing Republicans which will link right-wing of the party to extremist groups.”

“Net effect,” Morris concluded: “Self-inflicted linkage between party and extremists.”

The Clinton Justice Department didn’t go as far as Morris wanted, but it didn’t matter. Republican members of Congress soon made fools of themselves defending militias. And Clinton found his voice. At a Michigan State commencement address shortly afterward, he told graduates, “There is nothing patriotic about hating your country, or pretending that you can love your country but despise your government.”

In his memoirs, Clinton didn’t mention the Morris memo, but wrote: “The haters and extremists didn’t go away, but they were on the defensive, and, for the rest of my term, would never quite regain the position they had enjoyed after Timothy McVeigh took the demonization of government beyond the limits of humanity.” Indeed, Oklahoma City gave Clinton the chance to pull his presidency together by advancing a positive agenda of triangulated social issues. And that strategy reached full flower in his 1996 State of the Union speech, where Clinton introduced a man named Richard Dean, a Vietnam vet who had worked in the Oklahoma City Federal Building and who re-entered the building four times to rescue people after it blew up. As everyone, including Republicans, stood to applaud, Clinton went on:

But Richard Dean’s story doesn’t end there. This last November, he was forced out of his office when the government shut down. And the second time the government shut down, he continued helping Social Security recipients, but he was working without pay … I challenge all of you in this chamber: Never, ever shut the federal government down again.

That’s how much Clinton got it: He explicitly linked the terror of Oklahoma City to the federal shutdown, and both to the Republican Congress. After that, Clinton barely needed to look over his shoulder to get reelected.


These days, Republicans are allowing the likes of Michele Bachmann and Rush Limbaugh to speak for the party, while Newt Gingrich is talking about shutting down the federal government all over again. GOP leaders are unwilling to denounce the “lunatic right” on their merits. Today is a day to remember how terribly that ended before.
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Hasty Pudding Club
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UNIQUE. HISTORIC. PRESTIGIOUS. ICONIC.

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In 1795, twenty-one Harvard juniors crowded into the dorm room of one Nymphas Hatch to establish a new on-campus society. The members pledged to maintain the Club's secrecy and "to cultivate the social affections and cherish the feelings of friendship and patriotism" amongst them. Most importantly, they mandated that "the members in alphabetical order shall provide a pot of hasty pudding for every meeting."

Over two centuries later, the Pudding continues as a cornerstone of the Harvard experience and is the source of lasting friendships. The oldest social club in the United States, the Pudding boasts a distinguished membership, including five U.S. Presidents (John and John Quincy Adams, Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy), William Randolph Hearst, Jack Lemmon, and many other luminaries in entertainment, academia, politics, business, and public service.

Throughout the years, the Club has continued to attract a dedicated membership that carries on our many special traditions including weekly Members' Nights, Lecture Lunches, Charity Night and Service Days. The Hasty Pudding Club is the only co-ed social institution on Harvard's campus and accepts members from all four classes.

There is no other collegiate organization quite like it in the world.

HASTY PUDDING THEATRICALS HISTORY

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals have presented their unique brand of student-written theater every year since 1844, the only exceptions being for World Wars I and II.

THE PUDDING STORY

In 1795, twenty-one Harvard students crowded into a dorm room to celebrate the establishment of a new on-campus society. Members pledged to maintain the club’s secrecy and “to cultivate the social affections and cherish the feelings of friendship and patriotism.” Most importantly, they mandated that “the members in alphabetical order shall provide a pot of hasty pudding for every meeting.” With this ritual, the Hasty Pudding club found its namesake, and the theatrical organization of today found its simpler roots.

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The turn of the century saw the introduction of a new tradition into club meetings. In response to increased rowdiness and anarchy, a mock criminal court was improvised to try club members for “insolence” and “contempt of the club.” These trials were a great success, and the club constitution was amended to incorporate these dramatizations into every club meeting. No figure was safe from condemnation by this amateur court system — Cortez was convicted for “massacres and cruelties,” the British Parliament stood guilty for its beheading of Charles I, and the college administration was indicted for “compelling the whole body of students to pursue the dry, repulsive . . . study of mathematics.” Through the years, these productions became more elaborate, with the addition of costumes and eventually scripts. In 1844, Harvard senior Lemuel Hayward broke with tradition and secretly arranged the production of an opera, Bombastes Furioso, instead of the expected mock trial. Thus, the first Hasty Pudding show was born, starting a tradition that has continued for 160 productions, interrupted for only four years by the two World Wars.

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The first productions were adapted shows from the professional theatre of the era; by the 1860's, the Pudding was producing student-written shows. Productions were initially performed exclusively for club members, but as their popularity grew, audience exclusivity waned. Harvard granted theatre space to the Hasty Pudding in 1876, opening the shows to a general audience. The space was a dingy little building on the edge of the athletic field that the club secretary, Theodore Roosevelt, referred to as “the shed.” In 1882, the club produced a landmark show that attracted national attention. Dido and Aeneas was a burlesque adaptation of Virgil’s classic text, and was so popular that the Pudding was offered the opportunity to tour New York and Philadelphia. This national attention and financial success allowed the Pudding to construct the current clubhouse in 1888, and set the gold standard for all Pudding shows that were to follow.

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Photo by Heidi Hermiller

The modern Pudding show has evolved into a spectacle beyond anything ever envisioned by the founders of the original secret society. Undergraduates are now provided guidance by theatrical veterans in all aspects of the production while sets and costumes rival those of many professional shows. The group also donates thousands of dollars each year to the arts programs of Cambridge Public Schools, maintaining its presence in the community.

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Still, the show remains in its essence a no-holds-barred burlesque, with men playing both the male and female roles. Women are involved in all other aspects of the show, from technical staff, to the band, to authoring and producing the show. With the introduction of the Woman of the Year celebration in 1951, and the Man of the Year in 1967, the Pudding has gained a truly international audience. Despite these factors, the Pudding remains at its heart an organization driven by the enthusiasm and exuberance of its undergraduates. This year’s 169th production, HPT169, running February and March 2016, continues in this long and illustrious tradition that can only be described as uniquely ‘Pudding.’ The Hasty Pudding Theatricals have presented their unique brand of student-written theater every year since 1844, the only exceptions being for World Wars I and II. For more information about this year’s show, click here.

"PUDDING" OTHERS FIRST

SUPPORTING ARTISTS WHO OTHERWISE WOULDN'T HAVE A VOICE.


The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770’s philanthropic mission is to provide educational and developmental support in all aspects of the performing arts for the underprivileged, to encourage satire and comedy, and to cultivate young talent around the world.



The Hasty Pudding makes a difference through three approaches:

* Direct service
* Grants to individuals and organizations (click here for 2014 grants list)
* Convening of like-minded organizations around special projects.

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For undergraduates, membership in the club comes with a promise to help give back through volunteering and fundraising. Every month our members are asked to volunteer in a Service Day with local charities.

LOOK & LISTEN

GENERATIONS OF OLD PUDDING CONTENT!


Check out old production stills, soundtracks for past shows, old posters, & more. With almost 200 unique shows, there is so much old content to explore. With any questions about the music or composition from any past shows, please contact our Band VP at band@hastypudding.org. With any other questions or inquiries, email our President at president@hastypudding.org.



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HASTY PUDDING ALUMNI

John Adams, 1775

Attended First Continental Congress; Signed Declaration of Independence; First US Vice President, 1789; Second US President, 1796

John Quincy Adams, 1788

US Senator; Secretary of State under President James Monroe; Sixth US President, 1825-1829; US Representative

Phillips Brooks, 1855

Clergyman; lyricist of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”; namesake of Phillips Brooks House Associtation

Performed in the Pudding; It is rumored that he was cast for his height (he was around 6 foot 3)

Henry Hobson Richardson, 1859

Architect; designed Trinity Church, First Baptist Chruch, and Sever Hall amongst others; invented Richardson Romanesque style

Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1861

Served on the US Supreme Court for 30 years; Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Performed in three Pudding productions, including 1860’s Raising the Wind

Robert Todd Lincoln, 1864

Two-time Secretary of War (under Presidents James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur) and US Ambassador to the Court of St. James (under President Benjamin Harrison)

Vice President of HPC and Member of HPT

Charles Follen McKim, 1867

Architect and Founder of McKim, Mead, and White resposible for the Boston Public Library and Penn Station amongst others

Henry Cabot Lodge, 1872

Massachusetts Senator; US Senate majority leader; Best known for his battles with President Woodrow Wilson over the Treaty of Versailles; Successfully prevented the US entry to the League of Nations

Performed in and wrote Pudding shows

Edmund March Wheelwright, 1876

City Architect of Boston; Architect of the Longfelllow Bridge and the Harvard Lampoon Castle, among other projects

Performed in the Pudding and was Artist

Francis Attwood, 1880 (did not graduate)

Artist/cartoonist for Cosmopolitan and Life Magazine

Artist for the Pudding, designed sets and props

Theodore Roosevelt, 1880

26th President of the United States

Secretary; referred to the then-dingy theater space as “the shed”.

Owen Wister, 1882

Author. Wrote The Virginian, effectively inventing the Western genre as we know it. Dedicated it to Teddy Roosevelt

Wrote 1882’s Dido and Aeneas, which brought the Pudding widespread acclaim and was the impetus to build 12 Holyoke St.

William Randolph Hearst, 1885 (did not graduate)

Newspaper, publishing and business magnate; Publisher of The San Francisco Examiner and The New York Journal; US Representative

Played a character named Pretzel; was expelled from Harvard after presenting his teachers with chamber pots instead of pudding pots, was expunged from all Harvard records

George Santayana, 1886

Famous man-of-letters and historian: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” and “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”

Played Lady Elfrida in 1885’s Robin Hood

JP Morgan, Jr., 1886

Helped to rescue the America economy during the Banking Panic of 1907; Prominent financier and investment banker

Business manager for 1889’s The Duenna; Ironically, given his later financial successes, nearly bankrupted the Pudding while he was the manager

Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1904

32nd President of the United States; New York State Senator; Assistant Secretary of the Navy; New York Governor

Played a chorus girl in HPT 59:Catnippers; Treasurer

Harry Elkins Widener, 1907

Book Collector; Died on the Titantic; Mother donated Widener Library in his memory

Performed in HPT 63: The Lotos-Eaters

John S. Reed, 1910

Journalist and prominent member of the American Communist Labor Party; Best known for his first hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World. Buried in the Kremlin Necropolis

Wrote the lyrics for HPT 66: Diana's Debut

Robert Benchley, 1912-1913

Columnist for The New Yorker and Vanity Fair; Algonquin Round Table member; Academy Award winner for his short film How to Sleep; appearances in many other films

Cast member in HPT 67: The Crystal Gazer and HPT 68: Below Zero

Robert Sherwood, 1918

Playwright, editor, screenwriter; Algonquin Round Table member; Sat on the board of Vanity Fair with Robert Benchley; wrote many notable American plays, including The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946 Academy Award for Best Screenplay

Wrote HPT 74: Barnum Was Right

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., 1924

United States Senator from Massachusetts; US Ambassador to United Nations, South Vietnam, West Germany, and the Holy See

Lyricist for HPT 77: Take A Brace

Alistair Cooke, 1932

American and British radio and television personality; host of Masterpiece Theatre on PBS for 22 seasons; Foreign correspondent for the London Times; Hosted Letter from America on BBC for fifty five years

Directed HPT 88: Hades, the Ladies

Archibald Cox, 1934

Law professor; Served as the US Solicitor General under President Kennedy; first special prosecutor for the Watergate scandal; Journal of Legal Studies “Most cited legal scholars of the 20th century”

Assistant Manager HPT 87: Step Lively

John F. Kennedy, 1940

35th US President; US Senator; US Representative

Active Member in the Hasty Pudding Club

Alan Jay Lerner, 1940

Won three Tony Awards and three Oscars for his work as a librettist, which included writing the book for movies Gigi, My Fair Lady, and An American in Paris; With fellow Harvard grad (and honorary Krok) Leonard Bernstein, wrote Lonely Men of Harvard

Wrote and participated in HPT 92: So Proudly We Hail and HPT 93: Fair Enough; often played pool with JFK in Farkas Hall

Jack Lemmon, 1947

Actor in more than 60 films, including Some Like It Hot and The Odd Couple; received two Academy Awards

First performed in drag in HPT: 97 Proof of the Pudding; President of the Pudding in 1947; Man of the Year in 1973

George Plimpton, 1948-1950

Sports writer for Sports Illustrated; known for co-founding and editing The Paris Review; Author of Paper Lion, among other books; has made cameo appearances in many shows and films

Performed in the Pudding

Fred Gwynne, 1951

Acted in sitcoms like Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters; Known for his role as Judge Chamberlain Haller in My Cousin Vinny

Played Pablo in HPT 101: Tomorrow is Manaña and the Sheriff in HPT 102: Heart of Gold

Ted Kennedy, 1956

United States Senator from MA; Lion of the Senate

Active Hasty Pudding Club member

Erich Segal, 1958

Wrote both novel and screenplay version of Love Story

Wrote HPT 110: The Big Fizz

Stockard Channing, 1965

Three-time Emmy and one-time Tony award winning actress; played Betty Rizzo in Grease film and First Lady Abby Bartlet in The West Wing

Tech member in HPT 116: William Had The Words; got her last name from marrying Pudding Member, Walter Channing

William Weld, 1966

68th Governor of Massachusetts; Federal prosecutor in the US Justice Department

Performed in the cast of HPT 116, 117, and 118; Cast VP in 1966

Doug Kenney, 1968

Co-founder of the National Lampoon; wrote Animal House and Caddyshack

Performed in HPT 118: Right Up Your Alley and HPT 119: A Hit And A Myth

Mark O’Donnell, 1976

Along with Thomas Meehan, received the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Hairspray; Again with Meehan, wrote the 2007 film adaptation for Hairspray

Writer and librettist for three Pudding productions

Grover Norquist, 1978

Founder and President of Americans for Tax Reform

Production Assistant for HPT 128: Tots in Tinsletown

Deval Patrick, 1978

71st Governor of Massachusetts

Active Member of the Hasty Pudding Club

Charlie Baker, 1979

72nd Governor of Massachusetts; CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Active Member of the Hasty Pudding Club

Paris Barclay, 1979

First African-American and openly gay President of the Directors Guild of America; Directed music videos for stars like Janet Jackson, LL Cool Jay, and Bob Dylan; Directed over 120 episodes for major television shows like Glee, The West Wing, and Lost; Earned two Emmy Awards for NYPD Blue; Executive producer of FX’s highest rated series ever, Sons of Anarchy

Wrote the music for HPT 129: Cardinal Knowledge and HPT 131: Overtures in Asia Minor

Andy Borowitz, 1980

Creator of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; Co-produced Pleasantville; Creator of The Borowitz Report, a satire news website; New York Times bestselling author; first recipient of the National Press Club award for humor; Contributing writer for The New Yorker, The Borowitz Report

Wrote HPT 130: A Thousand Clones

Dean Norris, 1985

Actor with numerous roles, most notably as Hank Schrader in Breaking Bad

Performed in HPT 135: Of Mines and Men; video here

Paul Felix, 1987

Walt Disney animator and visual development designer for Mulan, Tarzan, The Emperor’s New Groove, and Brother Bear, among others; Production designer for Lilo and Stitch; Art director for Bolt

Artist for the HPT 138: Between the Sheiks

Larry O’Keefe, 1991

Composer and lyricist for Bat Boy: The Musical; Sarah, Plain and Tall; and Legally Blonde: The Musical; and Heathers: The Musical

Performed in HPT 140 and HPT 143 shows; Composed HPT 142 and HPT 143 (book by Mo Rocca); Co-authored HPT 145 with Nell Benjamin and Mark O'Keefe

Mo Rocca, 1991

Was a regular contributor to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and NBC’s The Tonight Show and MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann; Specializes in political satire; Currently featured on CBS News Sunday Morning and My Grandmother's Raviloli

President of HPT in 1990; Authored HPT 142: Suede Expectations; Performed in HPT 140, 141, 142, and 143

Nell Benjamin, 1993

Co-wrote Cam Jansen; Sarah, Plain and Tall; and Legally Blonde: The Musical; wrote The Explorers Club

Co-wrote HPT 145: Romancing the Throne with the O’Keefe brothers; on Tech Crew for HPT 143, 144, and 145

David Javerbaum, 1993

Former Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart; Recipient of 11 Emmy Awards, two Grammy Awards, two Peabody Awards, and Television Critics Association Awards for Best Comedy and Best News Show; co-author/producer for America (The Book) and Earth (The Book). Last Testament of God.

Lyricist and co-author for HPT 144: Up Your Ante and HPT 146: A Forum Affair

​Mark O’Keefe, 1993

Screenwriter for Bruce Almighty, Evan Almighty and Click

Co-authored HPT 145: Romancing the Throne with brother Larry and Nell Benjamin

Rashida Jones, 1997

Actress in Boston Public, The Office, I Love You, Man, The Social Network, and Parks and Recreation, among other shows and movie

Co-composed the score for HPT 149: Me and My Galaxy; Businees Staff member HPT 147 and HPT 149

BJ Novak, 2001

Actor and writer for The Office. Appeared in Inglorious Basterds. Author.

Active Member of Hasty Pudding Club

Megan Amram, 2010

Internet phenom; Author; writer for Parks and Recreation; Wrote Science...For Her . Follow her @meganamram

Co-writer of HPT 161: Acropolis Now and HPT 162: Commie Dearest; Along with Alexandra Petri (‘10), Amram was part of the Pudding’s first all-female writing team
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Re: Mrs. Kay Griggs on How the Government Works

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Casimir Yost named Director of Long Range Analysis Unit at the National Intelligence Council
by Anthony Clark Arend
Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
May 16, 2009

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I am most pleased to report that my dear friend and Georgetown colleague, Casimir Yost, has been named the Director of the Long Range Analysis Unit at the National Intelligence Council. For fourteen years, Cas served as the Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at Georgetown. For the past year, he has been a Visiting Professor and Chair of the International Relations and Security Concentration in the Master of Science of Foreign Service Program (MSFS).

While at Georgetown Cas taught three graduate seminars in MSFS: “Contemporary Sino-U.S. Relations,” “Defining National Interests,” and “U.S. Foreign Policy Process: Executive/Congressional Relations.” Among his many activities, he co-chaired ISD’s Schlesinger Working Group on Strategic Surprises and the annual meetings of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training. He also served as the Project Director for “America’s Role in the World — Foreign Policy Choices for the Next President” Working Group and was co-author of the resulting monograph, America’s Role in the World — Foreign Policy Choices for the Next President, which was published in 2008.

Prior to coming to Georgetown, Cas was Executive Director of the Center for Asian Pacific Affairs (CAPA) of the the Asia Foundation in San Francisco. He also served as President of the World Affairs Council of Northern California and had extensive Capitol Hill experience, serving as Staff Director of the Subcommittee on International Economic Policy of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations from 1982–1986 and prior to that as Foreign Policy Advisor to Senator Charles McC. Mathias, Jr. (R-Md.) from 1977–1982. (On a personal note- Cas an I first met when I was his intern on Capitol Hill in the summer of 1977.)

Cas holds an MSFS from Georgetown and a BA in History form Hamilton College. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on United States-China Relations.

Cas is the perfect choice for this position. I know that he will make a lasting contribution to the intelligence community — much as he has made a lasting contribution to Georgetown University.
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Re: Mrs. Kay Griggs on How the Government Works

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Assassination

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A Spartan-III assassinates another Spartan-III with his/her knife.

An assassination is a mechanic in which a player enters a third-person view and performs an elaborate one-hit-kill melee attack from behind. It occurs when a player presses and holds the melee button when behind another player. Assassinations can be performed in both Campaign and multiplayer.

Halo: Reach Assassinations

Assassinations done in matchmaking count towards the Rear Admiral commendation or Assassin commendation.

For both Elite and SPARTAN-III players, there are three different basic assassination types and one unique type that are played show a specific animation that varies depending on which part of the back is struck and the players' positions. There are also different animations that run if assassinating an enemy of the other species, all depending on the situation during which they are performed. Other than basic assassinations, when one is holding an Energy Sword, they can perform unique assassinations, not able to be done with any other weapons.

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A player assassinating the other with an Energy Sword

SPARTAN against SPARTAN (Multiplayer only)

When playing as a Spartan in Halo: Reach matchmaking, you can perform several different assassinations using your Combat Knife, located somewhere on your character's chest, depending on which chest piece you're using.

Basic Assassination 1: Both players are on the ground

This assassination involves Player A standing on the same surface as Player B. The specific animation that is used varies depending on which part of the back is meleed.

• Player B turns around to Player A. Player A raises their knife in hands and brings the blade down, stabbing Player B's skull straight down. Player B falls to their knees with the knife in them. As Player A releases the knife from Player B's head, Player B falls backwards dead.

• Player A shoves Player B ahead and stabs their knife into Player B's middle back. Player A rips the knife from Player B's body to the right, causing Player B's dead body to fall to the right.

• Player B turns around to somewhat face Player A. Player A readies their knife and stabs it in the gut of Player B, situating the knife to hit Player B's heart under their rib cage. Player A pulls the knife out of Player B's stomach. Player B falls left, dead.

• Player A tosses the knife up behind their back, catches it, and stabs Player B In the middle/lower back. Player A grabs the back of Player B's neck, pulls the knife out, and throws Player B's lifeless body to the ground.

• Player A reaches their left arm over and to the right of Player B's head. Player A grabs Player B and puts them in a reverse headlock, while having their knife in right hand. With Player B's stomach area unarmored, Player A stabs the knife into the gut of Player B. Player A keeps it there for a brief moment while holding Player B's chest piece. Player A rips the knife from Player B's stomach as Player B falls dead to the right.

Basic Assassination 2: Assassin is airborne, but victim is not

This assassination involves Player A jumping or falling right behind (Close enough proximity to melee) Player B.

• Player A lands on Player B's back and slams them to the ground with their left foot. Player A takes his feet to each side of the ground Player B is on. Player A bends over, reaches for Player B's neck and snaps it to the right, killing Player B. Player A gets up off Player B's left side.

Basic Assassination 3: Both players are airborne/Victim is airborne, but assassin is not

This assassinations involves Player A and B to be airborne with Player A right behind Player B; alternatively, Player A could be surfaced while Player B is in the air.

• Player A, airborne, slams their fists down on Player B's head, causing Player B's back to break, and falls to the ground.

Unique Assassination: Both players are on the ground, Player A wields an Energy Sword

For this assassination to properly take place, both players must be surfaced and Player A must have an Energy Sword as their current weapon.

• Player A somewhat punches Player B's back. Player B turns around and Player A slashes Player B's chest with their Energy Sword. Player B falls to their left side onto the ground, and Player A brings their Sword down to and through Player B's gut. Player A pulls the Sword from Player B's body, and Player B remains dead on the ground.

Spartan against Elite (Campaign and Multiplayer)

Basic Assassination 1: Both players are on the ground


These types of assassinations require a SPARTAN to be the assassin and an Elite to be the victim. While assassinating an Elite, the SPARTAN has two choices of unique assassinations.

• The SPARTAN climbs up the back of the Elite, putting his right foot on the back of the right shin of the Elite and left foot on the left thigh of the Elite. Holding on to the Elite's left shoulder and neck, the SPARTAN raises their knife in right hand and brings it down to the right side of the Elite's shoulder, in between the shoulder blade and neck. The Elite drops to its knees as the SPARTAN releases the knife and steps off of the Elite's back. The Elite falls forward, dead, to the ground.

• The Elite takes a left step forward and the SPARTAN climbs atop it (the same way told above). With their left hand, the SPARTAN holds the back of Elite's head. And, with their right hand, the SPARTAN hold the right jaws of the Elite (chin if the Elite wears Ranger armor). The SPARTAN twists the Elite's head to the right, snapping its neck. The SPARTAN hops off the Elite as it falls forward.

• The SPARTAN, holding their position to the right side of the Elite, tackles and crawls on top of the Elite with knife in right hand while grabbing Player B's helmet/head gear. The SPARTAN raises their knife and stabs it through the eye of the Elite (visor if the Elite wears Ranger armor). The SPARTAN gets up, ripping the knife from the Elite's face.

• The SPARTAN takes out his/her knife and uses it to sweep the Elite's right knee to the right. The stunned Elite turns to face the SPARTAN as they get SPARTAN's knife jabbed in their jaw (visor if the Elite wears Ranger armor). The SPARTAN slams Elite's head backward to the ground with their knife still in the Elite's jaw, breaking its back. When the Elite hits the ground, the SPARTAN pulls the knife from its face.

• The SPARTAN forces the Elite to their knees, and the SPARTAN somewhat climbs atop the Elite, stabbing their knife into the top of the head of the Elite, piercing its brain. With the knife, the SPARTAN pulls the Elite's head back and releases their knife. The Elite falls backward to the right, dead.

• The SPARTAN is in the air and is behind the Elite with knife in hand. The SPARTAN takes their knife and stabs the Elite between the head and shoulder. The Elite falls to the ground.

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A Spartan assassinating a Sangheili Officer

Basic Assassination 2: Assassin is airborne, but victim is not

• The SPARTAN knees Elite's back and the Elite falls to their stomach on the ground. As the Elite staggers to get up, the SPARTAN jumps square on the back of it's head, slamming the Elite's face to the ground and breaking it's skull. The SPARTAN squats atop the Elite's head for a second, and then performs a 180 jump forward off the Elite's head, facing it's dead body.

o Alternatively, the SPARTAN may not perform a 180, but, instead, they may simply jump, forward, off the Elite's head.

Basic Assassination 3: Both players are airborne/Victim is airborne, but assassin is not

• While mid-air, the Elite gets the SPARTAN's knife stabbed through the back of their neck while the SPARTAN holds onto the Elite. The Elite falls forward, dead, and the SPARTAN almost stops mid-air and lands straight down to the ground.

Unique Assassination 1: Both players are on the ground

• The SPARTAN, Energy Sword in right hand, jumps on top of the Elite's hunchback and stabs it through the back with the energy sword. While the Elite falls, the SPARTAN hops off of the Elite's back and lands on the ground.

Unique Assassination 2: Both players are airborne/Victim is airborne, but assassin is not, Player A wields an Energy Sword

• The SPARTAN's left hand grabs hold of the Elite's left shoulder and the SPARTAN swiftly stabs an Energy Sword through the back of the Elite. The Elite falls forward, dead, and the SPARTAN almost stops mid-air and lands straight down to the ground.

Elite against Elite

While playing as an Elite, players, instead of using a Combat Knife, like a Spartan, use an Energy Dagger attached to the wrists of the Elite.

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An Elite assassinating another Elite with the Energy Dagger in Halo Reach Beta.

Basic Assassination 1: Both players are on the ground

This assassination involves Player A standing on the same surface as Player B. The specific animation that is used varies depending on which part of the back is meleed.

• Player A activates his energy gauntlet and stabs the back of Player B's head, then thrashes him around before throwing him on the ground.

• Player A quickly swings his arm over Player B's body, bending the other backwards, then stabs B in the chest. Player A then throws Player B to the ground

• Player A pushes Player B and quickly stabs B in the back, then pulls out the blade and throws the body to the side.

• An Elite pulls another's head back and is about to stab it in the throat.

• Player A pushes Player B to his knees. When Player B tries to look behind him/her, Player A grabs the side of Player B's helmet and pulls his/her head back, exposing Player B's unarmored neck. Player A then plunges the Energy Dagger into Player B's throat. Player A then removes the Energy Dagger and throws Player B's corpse behind him.

• (Energy Sword) Player A twists Player B around and slashes the sword across B's body.

Basic Assassination 2: Assassin is airborne but victim is not

This assassination involves Player A jumping (or possibly falling) right behind (Close enough proximity to melee) Player B.

• (Beta Only) Player A kicks Player B down and as he tries to get up, Player A activates his energy gauntlet and stabs B in his mouth and throws the body behind him.

• Player A quickly stabs both blades through Player B's body and throat and throws the corpse off behind him/her.

Basic Assassination 3: Both players are airborne

This assassination involves Player A and B to be airborne with Player A right behind Player B.

• Player A quickly stabs his energy gauntlet into Player B's spine, killing him.

• (Energy Sword) Player A quickly stabs his sword into Player B's spine, killing him.

Elite against Spartan

Basic Assassination 1: Both players are on the ground


• The Elite knocks the Spartan to the ground, stabs him/her in the back, and then pushes the Spartan off its blade with its foot

• The Elite pushes the Spartan and stabs the Spartan in the back and follows up with another stab, and to finish the Spartan off, the Elite slashes its blade through the Spartan's neck.

• The Elite slashes the Spartan with one Energy Dagger and spins to kick the Spartan back. This is occasionally called the '300 Assassination' or 'Sparta Kick,' after the scene from the movie 300 in which Leonidas kicks a Persian messenger into a pit while saying "This is Sparta!"

• The Elite pushes the Spartan to his/her knees, then activates its gauntlet and stabs it into the Spartan's head and pulls the blade out.

• The Elite pushes the Spartan to its knees, then activates both of its blades, then stabs both into the Spartan's neck one after the other before pulling them both out.

• (Energy Sword) The Elite grabs a hold of the Spartan's arm and then stabs him with the sword, bringing him up over his head and then slamming the Spartan into the ground.

Basic Assassination 2: Assassin is airborne but victim is not

• The Elite knocks the Spartan to the ground, steps on his/her back, and stabs him/her through the head with its Energy Dagger.

Basic Assassination 3: Both players are airborne

• The Elite knees the Spartan and then stabs him with the Energy Dagger, then throws the Spartan over his head.

• (Energy Sword) The Elite knees the Spartan and then stabs him with the Energy Sword, then throws the Spartan over his head.

Assassinations in Campaign/Firefight

There are a few assassinations you can perform on Covenant troops in the Campaign and/or Firefight:

Unggoy

• The player grabs the Grunt and breaks its neck.

• The player grabs the Grunt and stabs its head, piercing its brain.

Jiralhanae

• The player pushes the Brute down, and then stabs it in the back.

• The player stabs the Brute between its shoulder blades and throws it to the side in a quick motion.

• Note that all Brute assassinations are only possible if the Brute is unaware that the player is behind him.

Kig-Yar

• The player drags the Kig-Yar by its feathers or quill to the ground, and while the Jackal is helpless, the player stabs it in the throat.

• The player pulls the Kig-Yar's head back, stabs it in the chest, and slams it down on the ground.

Halo 4 Assassinations

Many assassinations are changed to be more "breathtaking" and vivid. Now there are assassination animations using the oddball and the flag.

Spartan against Spartan

Player A is the Spartan initiating the assassination, Player B is the victim.

Basic Assassination 1: Both players are on the ground

• Player A tackles Player B to the ground and stabs the knife into the visor and takes the knife out.

• Player A leans Player B over his knee and pushes Player B's neck back until it snaps, then drops him to the ground.

• Player A grabs Player B's head and pulls it back, revealing their neck. Player A then pulls out their knife and slits Player B's throat.

• Player A grabs Player B by the shoulder and stabs Player B in the neck forcing him to the ground. Player A then simultaneously pulls the knife out of Player B's neck and pushes player B away with his foot.

• Player A grabs Player B by the shoulder and does an underhand stab with the knife into player B's neck and lets him fall to the ground.

• Player A grabs Player B by the visor and does an underhand stab with the knife into Player B's neck, then spins Player B around while throwing him to the side.

• Player A grabs Player B at the back of his neck and pulls him to the ground behind him and stabs him in the neck.

Basic Assassination 2: One player is on the ground and one player is in the air

• Player A leaps up into the air after player B and grabs player him by the shoulder. Player A then does a one handed overhand stab into player B's neck. Both players fall to the ground.

• Player A falls down onto player B from above while player B is on the ground. Player A straddles player B with his legs while player B is forced to his knees, then player A grabs player B's head and twists it sharply to the left breaking player B's neck.

Basic Assassination 3: Both players are airborne

• Player A meets Player B in midair from behind and quickly stabs Player B in the neck/right shoulder area, killing Player B. (identical to "Basic Assassination 2," the first of the two assassinations listed)

Basic Assassination 4: Both players are on the ground, Player A has an energy sword

• Player A stabs the sword through Player B. Player A lifts Player B into the air and takes a step using the left foot. Player A then quickly pulls the sword out of Player B's body. Note that this assassination is only possible if Player A is sprinting toward the back of Player B, otherwise a default assassination will be performed.

Basic Assassination 5: Both players are on the ground, Player A has the flag

• Player A swings the pole part of the flag to knock Player B to the ground on the right side facing Player A. Player A then takes two steps forward and brings the flag down on Player B's face which vaporizes Player B.

Basic Assassination 6: Both players are on the ground, Player A has the oddball

• Player A makes Player B turn around and uses the oddball and makes an uppercut, vaporizing Player B in midair.

• Player A comes from above and knocks Player B to the ground. While Player B struggles to get up, Player A uses the oddball to deliver a smashing blow the back of Player B's skull, vaporizing Player B.

Spartan against Promethean Knight

Note: if this assassination is performed and a Watcher revives the Knight, there will be a hole in the Knight's helmet, allowing you to kill it again instantly with a headshot.

• The SPARTAN grabs the Knight's right arm, making it turn around. The SPARTAN then stabs the Knight through the left part of the neck. It falls to the ground face first and vaporize.

• The SPARTAN grabs the Knight's blade arm and rips it off, swinging the blade to cut an arm underneath its skull with both hands and up into its torso, vaporizing it.

• The SPARTAN jumps on top of the Knight, bringing it to the ground. The SPARTAN then proceeds to upward slash their knife through something in it's back (possibly the power supply or other device that keeps the Knight running), killing and vaporizing the Knight.

Spartan against Promethean Crawler

• The SPARTAN will wrestle the Crawler to the ground, grabbing its mandibles. The Crawler collapses, and the SPARTAN rips its jaws out.

• The SPARTAN stab the Crawler in the mouth. The Crawler bites on the SPARTAN's arm as they pull the knife out. The SPARTAN kicks the Crawler back, and it explodes.

• The SPARTAN will tackle the Crawler, stab its chest, and stabs him again overhead, killing it.

Spartan against Kig-Yar

• The SPARTAN grabs the Kig-Yar and flips him over his back. The Kig-Yar will attempt to get back up and attack the SPARTAN with hand-to-hand combat, but the SPARTAN will stab the Kig-Yar in the top of the head.

• The SPARTAN swipes the Kig-Yar's legs, then proceeds to stab its neck.

• (Spartan in mid-air) The SPARTAN tackles the Kig-Yar and spins them over his/her shoulder onto their back. The SPARTAN then stabs the Kig-Yar in the throat, killing it.

Spartan against Elite

• The SPARTAN jumps on the Elite's back, grabs its head, and twists it to the left then the right, breaking its neck.

• The SPARTAN pushes the Elite to the ground and stabs it in the back of the head with a knife.

• The SPARTAN jumps on the Elite's back, pulls its head back, and stabs it in the face.

• The SPARTAN punches the Elite in the pelvis, stunning it, then pulls out a knife and stabs the Elite in the neck, then slams him to the ground.

Promethean Knight against Elite

• The Knight stabs the Elite in the back with the Blade Arm, lifts it into the air and smashes it to the ground.

Spartan against Grunt

• The SPARTAN spins the Grunt around, stabs his head, and moves it left to right. The SPARTAN removes the knife, and the Grunt drops dead.

• The SPARTAN grabs the Grunt by the head and shoulder, pulls on them, and snaps its neck.

• The SPARTAN tackles the Grunt, and stabs it in the neck. The SPARTAN stands back up after removing the knife.

Flood against Spartan

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A Flood assassinating a Spartan-IV

All SPARTAN-on-Flood assassinations are reused basic animations. For this list, the Infected/Flood player is represented as Player A and Player B is the SPARTAN.

• Player A forces Player B to the ground while turning the latter around and crawl on top of Player B, pinning him/her. Player A will then slash his "sword" left then right through Player B's neck and then throws back both arms while screaming toward the now dead Player B.

• Player A grabs Player B by the head, bends Player B backwards a small bit and will then slash his claw to the right through the latter's neck while letting go of him/her. Player B's body will fall to the ground, dead.

• Player A knocks Player B to the ground and then lunges at him with Player B stabbed through the left shoulder. Player A then performs a lateral slice across the right of Player B's neck that kills Player B.

• If Player B is in the air, Player A will do an upward sweep with their claw and will then bring it down on Player B which sends Player B's now dead body to the ground.

Spartan against Promethean Watcher

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Episode 3 - Halo 4 Mythbusters

Though difficult, it is possible.

• The SPARTAN will jump on to the "back" of the Watcher and stab it's head with a knife. The Watcher will lose a little altitude from its right side and turn around. The SPARTAN then brings his/hers fist up to the "face" of the Watcher. A video showing this assassination can be seen here, it begins around 1:30.

Beat Downs vs. Assassinations

With normal beat downs, one will quickly melee the opponent's back, resulting in an instant kill, but will stay in first person view. This earns them a medal but no credit or commendation increase. With an assassination, the player goes into third person view and performs a special finishing move. During an assassination, the player runs a risk of getting their kill stolen by a teammate, which results in the teammate getting a Yoink medal. The player is also able to be damaged and even killed during the animation, which will cause the victim to be saved and the would-be assassin's killer to get the Showstopper medal. This makes assassinations relatively unpopular for fast paced gametypes such as Oddball or Team SWAT. Also, performing assassinations will negate fall damage, unlike beat downs. This allows players to survive fatal falls if an enemy happens to be directly below. This is featured in the achievement, If They Came to Hear Me Beg.

Tactics

• In the campaign, there are a few times that are given to you for assassinations including the first Elite and (if you are quick enough) the Grunts and Jackal in Nightfall, or the Elite Rangers operating the consoles in the communications room of the Ardent Prayer in Long Night of Solace.

• You should probably try not to attempt an assassination if you are in the middle of heavy combat as you are left vulnerable for a short time.

• One way to assassinate a Jackal is to melee their shields until they are depleted. The jackal will turn around to run away, giving you a few seconds to assassinate it.

• One easy way to make an assassination on Elites is to first lower their shields with a melee. Because the Elites in Halo: Reach and Halo 4 will often raise their arms and roar in anger if you lower their shields this gives you a few precious seconds to run behind the Elite and assassinate it.

• The "Bum Bait" tactic, which involves one player standing still near a corner while another waits with an instant kill weapon (shotgun, energy sword, etc.) behind aforementioned corner and kills the first person to attempt an assassination on the presumably AFK player. The shooter will always get a Showstopper medal.

Trivia

• The Halo Reach Grunt assassination animations are most likely a homage to Cal-141, as she kills two Grunts in the same way in The Babysitter.

• In order to initiate different assassinations while both players are on the ground, melee from the right, left or directly behind the victim.

• If you perform an assassination on a moving surface, the animation will be cut short.
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Navy SEAL trainee admits killing woman
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May 29, 2008 at 12:00 am | UPDATED: September 6, 2017 at 11:17 am

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – When a vacationing Georgia college student was murdered in 1995, two Navy SEAL trainees who ended up going to prison for the crime blamed each other for her death.

Now, one of those men says that he alone killed premed student Jennifer Evans.

Brown appeared in Virginia Beach Circuit Court on Wednesday as part of a bid by Dustin Turner to overturn his conviction. The hearing was to resume Thursday, with Turner set to take the stand again if lawyers decide they need to ask him more questions.

Brown and Turner were stationed at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base, training to become elite Navy commandos, when Evans disappeared from a Virginia Beach bar. Nine days later, Turner led police to her decomposed body in a park 30 miles away.

Turner and Brown were convicted of killing her in separate jury trials. But in a sworn statement in 2003, Brown said he was the only one responsible for Evans’ death.

He said he became a Christian in prison and realized he had to come clean.

“I am here to glorify Jesus Christ by telling the truth,” he said Wednesday. “If it helps Dusty, that’s great.”

Under cross-examination by prosecutors, Brown acknowledged telling conflicting stories about what happened the night Evans died.

The Virginia Court of Appeals granted the hearing under a law allowing inmates to present newly discovered evidence of innocence.

After a judge determines whether Brown’s confession is credible, the case will go back to the appeals court, which must decide whether it would have changed the outcome of Turner’s trial.

If so, Turner, 33, would be freed. Prosecutors could appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court.

Brown said Wednesday that he choked Evans but later claimed Turner did it because he was angry that Turner, his close friend, snitched to investigators.

Brown said he and Turner went drinking at an oceanfront bar when Turner met Evans, a 21-year-old Emory University student from Tucker, Ga. Tired of waiting for another woman to give him a ride home, Brown said he joined Turner and Evans in a car.

Brown said he talked to them and played with Evans’ hair.

“One minute I was normal. The next minute I snapped and I started choking her,” Brown testified.

Turner testified that Evans swatted Brown’s hand away and that Brown attacked her as Turner was starting to tell him to get out of the car. Turner said he tried to pry Brown’s arms away from the woman’s neck, but she went limp and Turner assumed that she was dead.

While Brown testified Wednesday that he passed out immediately after choking Evans, Turner said Brown he was able to give him directions to get to the highway. Turner then drove to Newport News, where the men left the body in a park.

Under cross-examination, Robert Anderson, senior assistant attorney general, highlighted inconsistencies in various versions of the crime Brown has told over the years.

Brown said he had no conscience until becoming a Christian and said he lied so much that his defense attorney did not believe him in 1999 when he wrote a letter saying he had committed the crime alone. He later recanted on the advice of another inmate.

Turner was sentenced to 82 years in prison for first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile. Brown was sentenced to 72 years for conviction on the same charges plus attempted rape.
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Parents Of Slain Girl Sue U.S., Cite Seal Training For Death
by Virginian-Pilot
June 21, 1997

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NORFOLK — The parents of slain Georgia college student Jennifer Evans have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government and four co-defendants alleging that Navy SEAL commando training turned the two men who killed their daughter into a "lethal weapon'' with a "sense of invincibility.''

Billy Joe Brown and Dustin A. Turner were convicted in separate trials of first-degree murder last summer in the strangulation of Evans, a 21-year-old Emory University pre-med student who was vacationing in Virginia Beach when she was abducted from a bar near the oceanfront.

Her body was found eight days later in Newport News Park.

The men were members of SEAL Team 4 at Little Creek Naval Amphibious Base and were finishing the final stages of SEAL training. Both are serving sentences that amount to life terms in prison.

The lawsuit was filed in Norfolk's federal court by Al and Delores Evans late Wednesday, at the second anniversary of their daughter's death.

The suit, which seeks $5 million, also names Brown and Turner, as well as the hotel that owned the bar.

The suit alleges that "but for the training imposed by the defendant U.S.A. upon the defendants Turner and Brown, they would not have raped and/or murdered'' Evans.

The training program, the lawsuit alleges, "produces violent side effects'' and turns "the trainee into a lethal weapon and ... instills in the individual a sense of invincibility as well as euphoria, implying that he can do no wrong.''

The government, according to the lawsuit, was aware that Brown had "violent tendencies'' before he was inducted into the Navy. Brown had been discharged from the Coast Guard under other than honorable conditions because he assaulted a superior officer, the suit says.


Despite guidelines or regulations designed to prevent the enlistment of such people, the lawsuit says, the government "negligently accepted Brown for re-enlistment in the Navy and eventual selection for SEAL training.''

The SEAL training, according to the lawsuit, "when imposed upon Brown's pre-existing disposition for violence, created not merely a lethal weapon, but a highly volatile lethal weapon which should not have been released in public.''

The lawsuit named the Virginia Hotel Corp., trading as Radisson Hotel Virginia Beach, based in Richmond, and Radisson Hotels International Inc., in Minneapolis.

Attempts to reach Radisson officials Thursday night were unsuccessful.

The Radisson was the location and owner of The Bayou, the bar where Brown and Turner met Evans and abducted her on the night of June 18 and the early morning of June 19, 1995.

Testimony during both trials last summer established that Turner and Brown were drinking at The Bayou during that time.

Brown testified that he had more than 50 alcoholic beverages that night.

Turner at the time was 20, too young to be legally consuming alcohol. Brown was 23.

The lawsuit alleges that the hotel continued to serve both of them alcohol despite Brown's drunken state and Turner's age.

The lawsuit says that Turner and Brown "made it known to at least one of the employees of the ... Radisson ... that Turner would entice (Evans) from the premises so to take advantage of her sexually and to be joined by ... Brown.''


(The hotel has been sold and is under new management, and The Bayou nightclub was closed three months ago, an employee at the hotel said Thursday.)

The lawsuit also alleges that the government "knew or should have known of the propensity of Brown and Turner to engage in group sex with a single female since such was known to other members of the SEAL team including supervisors and had even taken place in Navy barracks.''

Testimony in the murder trials established that Turner and Brown had a penchant for picking up women for three-way sexual encounters.

At least once, Brown and Turner participated in an orgy while training at a SEAL base in California, according to trial testimony.

Todd Ehrlich, a SEAL stationed at Little Creek, testified he saw several prospective members of the elite commando force, including Turner, having group sex with a woman in their barracks while they underwent training in July 1994.


The revelation ran counter to the official portrait of life at the Coronado, Calif., training base, where would-be SEALs undergo 25 weeks of brutally challenging schooling.
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