Tombigbee AOG-11 - History

Tombigbee AOG-11 - History

Tombigbee
(AOG-11: dp. 4,142 (f.); 1. 310'9"; b. 48'6"; dr. 16'8";
s. 14 k.; cpl. 120; a. 4 3"; cl. Patapeco)

Tombigbee (AO~11) was laid down on 23 October 1942 at Savage, Minn., by Cargill, Inc.; launched on 18 November 1943; sponsored by Mrs. F. R. Stoltz; and commissioned on 13 July 1944 at New Orleans, Lt. Comdr. A. O. Askland, USNR, in command.

Following shakedown, Tombigbee departed Galveston on 13 August, bound for the west coast; transited the Panama Canal en route; and reached San Diego on the 28th. Pushing on for the western Pacific, the tanker arrived at Pearl Harbor on 4 September, where she paused briefly before proceeding on to Eniwetok, in the Marshalls, where she joined Service Squadron 10.

Her tanks filled with fresh water instead of the oil for which she was designed, Tombigbee began replenshing the tanks of the ships of the Fleet and worked out of Guam and Ulithi as she continued this duty for the remainder of the year. The ship's first taste of combat came while she lay anchored at Ulithi on 20 November 1944. A Japanese midget submarine slipped into the anchorage area and torpedoed the oiler Mississinewa (AO-69) which was anchored less than 1,600 yards from Tombigbee.

The tanker remained on the Guam-Ulithi "express" water supply run through January 1945. On 7 February, while she was steaming toward Guam, orders rerouted Tombigbee to Saipan. Subsequently removed to Tinian, with a full load of water, she supplied water until 19 February, when she joined Task Group (TG) 60.9 and got underway for the Volcano Islands. At 0924 six days later, Tombigbee was detached from the task group and entered the harbor at Iwo Jima. There, the water carrier lay-to and kept out of the line of fire of the supporting battleships, cruisers, and destroyers. Rough seas hampered her water-discharging operations, but the need for fresh water overrode considerations such as the desire to avoid minor hull damages caused by the ships bumping and scraping each other in the tossing waves.

After remaining in the Iwo Jima area until 9 March, the ship proceeded to Guam where she reloaded her holds with more of her precious liquid cargo. Later in the month, Tombigbee joined the invasion force heading for the Ryukyus.

On 1 April, Easter Sunday, the day broke cool and slightly overcast-with a calm sea-a perfect day for an amphibious operation. Tombigbee arrived off the beaches of Okinawa at 0646 and steamed to a position on the eastern side of the island and close to the transport group. As she neared the anchorage, a Japanese suicide plane-intent on bigger game than the water carrier-flew past the tanker's starboard side and crashed into Hinedale (APA-120) before that ship could unload her troops.

The next day, Tombigbee shifted her anchorage to Hagushi on the western side of the island. During succeeding weeks, Tombigbee's men saw numerous suicide planes crash into combat ships and auxiliaries. Meanwhile, they often remained at general quarters up to 20 hours a day while supplying water to landing craft and amphibious warfare ships. The ship made trips to Kerama Retto and reloads from fleet tankers that brought water from the Philippines. Tombigbee remained at Okinawa through the end of the war, and her historian noted that "the entire harbor went wild" when news arrived that Japan had accepted unconditional surrender terms.

The tanker departed the Ryukyus on 21 September, bound for Japanese waters, and, two days later, arrived at Sasebo to participate in occupation operations. She twice returned to Okinawa for reloading. By November, Army and Navy doctors judged the water supply around Nagasaki as fit, and the tanker began replenishing her depleted tanks with local water to supply the ships still on duty in Japanese ports.

Following this tour of duty, for which she received the Navy Occupation Service Medal, Tombigbee supported the ships participating in the atomic bomb testing in the Marshalls at Bikini Atoll, from 1 April to 5 September 1946. During the assignment, she made periodic trips to Eniwetok for replenishment of water. Four days after her arrival at Pearl Harbor on 14 September, the ship headed for the west coast for an overhaul which lasted into 1947. Upon her return to the western Pacific, she began conducting local operations in the Marshalls-at Eniwetok and Kwajelein— which continued from 13 January to 14 March. Then, following brief repairs at Pearl, Tombigbee was again deployed to the Far East. She operated out of Guam Yokosuka, Japan, Pusan and Jinsen (Inchon), Korea, Tsingtao, China; and Buckner Bay and Naha, Okinawa; as well as at Manila in the Philippine Islands. The tanker remained in the Far East until 1 August, when she departed Tsingtao, bound for Long Beach. After overhaul, the ship returned to the Orient and touched at familiar ports before heading for the west coast late in the summer of 1949 for inactivation. On 12 December 1949, Tombigbee was placed out of commission, in reserve, at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, Calif.

The North Korean invasion of South Korea, commencing on 25 June 1950, triggered the reactivation of many Navy ships, including Tombigbee. The gasoline tanker was recommissioned at Mare Island on 28 July 1950 and was deployed to the Middle Pacific (MidPac) operating area where she served until near the end of hostilities in Korea. On 13 May 1953, she sailed for the northern Pacific and operated in that area until 22 December when she was transferred back to MidPac.

The tanker conducted logistic support operations in the Pacific through 1964, taking part in various fleet operations. During the period from 1953 to 1964, the ship participated in Operations `'Rocky Shoals" (22 October to 22 December 1958), "Twin Peaks" (13 May to 31 May 1959), "Blue Star" (26 February to 6 April 1960), "Long Haul" and "Pack Mule" (8 September to 20 October 1960), "Green Light" (10 May to 28 June 1961), and "Silver Sword" (27 October to 6 November 1961), and her areas of operation ranged from Maui, Hawaii, to Yokosuka, Japan.

She deployed to the Far East in the spring of 1962, conducting logistic support operations out of Subic Bay, Philippines, from 16 May to 8 June before proceeding to Yokosuka and technical availability. For the remainder of the year, the ship conducted local operations out of Pearl Harbor before departing the Hawaiian area on 18 December for Port Lyttelton, New Zealand and participation in Operation "Deep Freeze 1963.'l Following a port visit to Lyttelton from 5 to 9 January 1963, Tombigbee pressed on for the colder climes of McMurdo Sound and conducted operations in support of "Deep Freeze" from 18 to 22 January before returning-via Wellington, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia-to Pearl Harbor. After local operations out of Pearl, the tanker was deployed to the Marshalls for local petroleum-carrying operations through the late summer before returning once again to the Hawaiian Islands for local operations and technical availability at Pearl Harbor.

Tombigbee continued her unglamorous but vital support duties in the Pacific. She was again deployed to the Marshalls-Kwajalein and Eniwetok-and also conducted local operations out of Pearl. Returning to the west coast in the spring, the tanker participated in Exercise "Pinetree" from 21 to 28 May 1964 before returning to Pearl Harbor. Two shuttle runs between Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, classified operations, and technical and restricted availability at the Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, occupied the ship through late October, before she was again deployed to the Philippines. While in the Far East, Tombigbee operated out of Subic Bay; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Hong Kong, and Yokosuka-before departing Japan on 7 June and arriving at Pearl Harbor on the 18th. She remained in Hawaiian waters for the rest of 1965.

Upon completion of her regular overhaul at Pearl Harbor, Tombigbee conducted regular refresher training before departing Pearl on 21 February 1966 for passage to Subic Bay, where she made port on 12 March. Deploying to coastal waters off Vietnam, the tanker conducted two logistic support deployments, from 18 March to 6 June, and from 11 July to 28 August, before returning to Pearl Harbor for restricted availability independent ship exercises, and operations as a submarine target reference vessel.

Homeported at Pearl Harbor in 1967, Tombigbee began the new year with operations with Submarine Flotilla 5 and Destroyer Flotilla 5 on antisubmarine warfare exercises off Maui before she conducted exercises in anticipation of her second WestPac deployment. On 6 September, she departed Pearl Harbor, bound, via Guam and Subic Bay, for Vietnam, and arrived at Danang on 4 October. She conducted logistics support operations in the I Corps tactical zone from 4 October to 2 December, from 29 December 1967 to 26 January 1968, and from 25 February to 19 March. Availability at Subic Bay punctuated her tours in the combat zone.

Following a return to Pearl Harbor for overhaul and independent ship exercises, Tombigbee was redeployed to WestPac. She arrived at Danang on 23 November for further operations in I Corps tactical zone, supporting the Vietnamese counter offensive operation. On 22 December, while engaged in these activities, she assisted LCU-1500 which encountered difficulties and was in danger of being swept ashore and foundering in heavy surf. Continuing under the operational command of Naval Support Activity, Danang, Tombigbee carried her support mission of supplying petroleum products for air and ground forces engaged in combatting Communist forces in the I Corps zone through the middle of the year 1969.

Following a routine return to Pearl Harbor for upkeep and availability, the tanker was again deployed off Vietnam with Service Squadron 5 through 1971, supporting Operation "Market Time" in the Vietnamese coastal waters, with periodic visits to such ports as Singapore; Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Hong Kong; Brisbane, Australia, and Subic Bay. She also conducted surveillance operations of Soviet warships operating in the vicinity of American forces in the South China Sea.

After returning to Pearl Harbor at the end of the year 1971, Tombigbee was placed in reduced operating status from 1 February 1972. From 31 May to 7 July, the ship underwent inactivation preparations, and, on the latter date, 7 July, the ship was decommissioned at Pearl Harbor and transferred to the Greek Navy. Renamed Ariadni (A-414)—after the mythical daughter of King Minas who helped Theseus to escape from the labyrinth-the ship has served with the Hellenic Navy as a support tanker through 1979.

Tombigbee was awarded two battle stars for World War II service and 11 engagement stars for her service in the Vietnam War.


Sunday Ship History

Since my laptop decided for reasons yet undetermined to connect to the wireless network but not to the internet, the Sunday Ship History for this week is a re-run. Enjoy!

From August 2006: "AOGs- gas pipeline at sea"
Napoleon said, "An army travels on its stomach," referring to the need to keep an army in the field fed so it can keep moving. By World War Two the saying had expanded to include the "beans, bullets and black oil" needed to keep a fleet at sea. The logistics work behind keeping thousands of ships, hundreds of thousands of men and tens of thousands of aircraft fueled and supplied is, perhaps, not as exciting a tale as the landings at Iwo Jima, but it is an important story. A tiny portion of that tale should be carved out for the men who sailed and worked on the ships known as "AOGs"- or gasoline tankers.

Unlike the big fleet oilers designed to replenish carrier task forces at sea, the AOG was designed to transfer fuel to shore stations, though some could conduct replenishment at sea.

Not generally considered "front line" duty, the role of AOGs during wartime has been underreported. For example, off Iwo Jima, some AOGs carried potable water for use by the Marines ashore, a job which required the AOG to close the beach in close proximity of the fighting. One such ship was USS Tombigbee (AOG-11):

Her tanks filled with fresh water instead of the oil for which she was designed, Tombigbee began replenishing the tanks of the ships of the Fleet and worked out of Guam and Ulithi as she continued this duty for the remainder of the year. The ship's first taste of combat came while she lay anchored at Ulithi on 20 November 1944. A Japanese midget submarine slipped into the anchorage area and torpedoed the oiler Mississinewa (AO-69) which was anchored less than 1,600 yards from Tombigbee.

The tanker remained on the Guam-Ulithi "express" water supply run through January 1945. On 7 February, while she was steaming toward Guam, orders rerouted Tombigbee to Saipan. Subsequently removed to Tinian, with a full load of water, she supplied water until 19 February, when she joined Task Group (TG) 60.9 and got underway for the Volcano Islands. At 0924 six days later, Tombigbee was detached from the task group and entered the harbor at Iwo Jima. There, the water carrier lay-to and kept out of the line of fire of the supporting battleships, cruisers, and destroyers. Rough seas hampered her water-discharging operations, but the need for fresh water overrode considerations such as the desire to avoid minor hull damages caused by the ships bumping and scraping each other in the tossing waves.

After remaining in the Iwo Jima area until 9 March, the ship proceeded to Guam where she reloaded her holds with more of her precious liquid cargo. Later in the month, Tombigbee joined the invasion force heading for the Ryukyus. (source)

She took part in the invasion of Okinawa.

During the Vietnam War, AOGs played a very important role, as set out in "How AOGs Fueled the Vietnam War" by Paul Gryniewicz in the Feb 2005 edition of Sea Classics and found here:

To their crews, the gasoline tankers were "Always On the Go," but to the GIs, airmen and sailors fighting the Viet Cong, the AOGs were the most popular - and important - ships in the entire Navy.

In his Report on the War in Vietnam, Gen. William Westmoreland observed that, "We were utterly dependent upon the sea logistical line."

A critical link in Westmorland's supply chain was made up of six, small slow, 22-year-old US Navy gasoline tankers: USS Patapsco (AOG-1), USS Elkhorn (AOG-7), USS Genesee (AOG-8). USS Kishwaukee (AOG-9), USS Tombigbee (AOG-11) and USS Noxubee (AOG-56). Their mission was to deliver fuel to US forces in the I Corps Tactical Zone, the five most northern provinces of South Vietnam that ran from the Ben Hai River in the center of the DMZ south to Sa Hyuhn. Thirty to 70-miles wide, I Corps was bordered on the west by Laos and on the east by the South China Sea. With the exception of a low, narrow coastal plain, jungle and mountains covered the region. Land-based transportation was practically non-existent. Route One was a narrow winding road running the length of the zone. A single narrow-gauge railroad ran parallel to it. Both were frequently out of commission due to enemy action and monsoon storms. The only established port in the zone was Da Nang.

I Corps' physical condition meant that the only way to practically and consistently move large quantities of supplies around was by water. Without fuel, planes and helicopters could not fly, tanks and trucks could not move, and PBRs and swift boats could not patrol the waterways. In December 1968 alone, shore-based forces consumed 1.7 million gallons of fuel daily. On average, the six AOGs pumped over 15 million gallons of fuel per nine-month deployment. Noxubee set the record by pumping 20 million gallons in 1968, earning a Meritorious Unit Commendation in the process.
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For seven hard years, beginning in March 1965 and ending early 1972, at least one AOG was constantly deployed in Vietnamese waters. Tombigbee arrived in Vietnam on 8 March 1965, supporting the Ninth Marine Expeditionary Force as they waded ashore at Red Beach near Da Nang. Tombigbee became the first AOG to pump fuel ashore during the Vietnam War.
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Using both bow and stern anchors to keep from swinging with the current, AOGs anchored 1500 to 2000 yards offshore alongside a buoy marking the seaward terminus of an assault pipeline. One of the ship's boats or a boat from shore would float a fourinch hose from the tank deck to the buoy. A swiveling gooseneck connection on top of the buoy gave the AOGs a secure point to attach the refueling hoses. First, a crewman would hop onto the buoy and connect the hose. Once the connection was secure, the AOG would begin pumping fuel ashore. Due to their limited pumping capacity and small-diameter pipelines, it could take as long as 72 hours to unload all 680,000 gallons of fuel.

Tan My was in the cross hairs of the Communists' 1968 TET offensive. The fuel farm was destroyed along with several landing craft and barges. River cargo operations were interrupted for ten days, and 18 men belonging to NSAD Tan My were killed. During one 72-hr period of nonstop operations, Kishwaukee pumped 1.7 million gallons ashore at Cua Viet and Hue. While anchored in the lagoon at Tan My on 28 February, unloading into bladder boats and barges, she came under small-arms fire, quickly got underway without any casualties, re-anchored out of range and resumed pumping. The need for fuel was so critical during the TET Offensive that Kishwaukee spent 144 out of 168 days on the line.
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On 28 October 1968, Noxubee (Lt. J.R. McCall) was pumping cargo through the underwater pipeline and to a bladder boat alongside when North Vietnamese artillery opened fire on the ship. Ensign Richard Bland was at the pumping station on the port side of the tank deck when the first rounds came in, sending up plumes of water along the starboard side. Bland called away the sea detail, and ordered the engine room to stand by for an emergency underway. BMC Franklin and the two fantail sentries quickly yanked the stern anchor up, while at the same time, Ens. Andy Bavarik, hauled in the bow anchor.

Meanwhile, Bland and the tank deck crew cast off the bladder boat and grabbed fire axes to cut away the fueling hoses. All the while, the enemy's artillery was bracketing the ship. By the time the fuel hoses were cut free and the bow anchor hoisted off the bottom, Noxubee was underway at 14-kts and safely got out of range. After a few hours, Noxubee returned to the anchorage and resumed pumping.
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(Attack on Genesee) The first round was short, the next long, and the next four or five walked down the length of the ship as near misses. The XO, Lt(Jg) Michael Haines, from his GQ station on the signal bridge, directed the crew of Mt. 33 to cut the stern mooring line. He also ordered all exposed topside personnel below and darkened ship. Cutting the stern line enabled the ship to swing about ten feet, just enough to keep from taking a direct hit on the tank deck loaded with JP-4 jet fuel that could have incinerated the ship and all those aboard.

Rounds were exploding all around. It was only a matter of time before the enemy gunners found their mark. The first hit was on the 01 level port side aft. A second round struck the outboard engine on the ammi barge. Both hits sent lethal shrapnel flying up and down the port side of the Genesee and started fires on the ship and the barge. Internal communications throughout the ship were knocked out. Chunks of flying steel perforated Genesee's stack and exploded an acetylene tank stored along the passageway outside the wardroom. Shrapnel sliced through the high frequency antennas, limiting Genesee's ability communications to the outside world. One chunk hit a 55-gal gasoline drum stored on the 02 level aft. Fire flowed down the scuppers and down the side of the ship near the JP-4 cargo tanks. hot metal tore through the tops of empty cargo tanks B-2 and B-4 without causing any additional fires or explosions. The most serious damage occurred forward. As SF3 Art Ball was securing the watertight door from the tank deck, shrapnel blasted through the door, striking Ball in the left chest and abdomen. SA Theodore Perkins, who was standing near Ball, was also wounded.
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(Noxubee limpet mine attack) Noxubee (Lt. Dudley Cass) anchored off the Cua Viet fuel farm at 0855 on 8 September 1969. At 1640, YOG-76 moored astern and began filling her cargo tanks. About four hours later, pumping secured and YOG-76 got underway. An hour later, at 2137, fantail sentries SN Paul Gryniewicz and SN Sam Profit and OOD Lt.(jg) Clare Brooks, sighted two swimmers in the water only ten to 15 yards astern of Noxubee. They immediately took the swimmers under rifle fire and tossed concussion grenades at them. Noxubee hoisted her anchors and got underway.

At 2215, Noxubee re-anchored about 1200 yards off the beach so divers could inspect the hull. By 2350, the divers reported that, because of the dark conditions, strong current and rough sea, they could only inspect the stern area and did not find anything. A more complete inspection would have to wait until first light. The divers did speculate that if there was a mine it would probably be a Soviet-made BPM-2 with a 64-1b TNT charge, equipped with a six-hour timer, and magnetically clamped to the hull. With that less-than-encouraging report, Lt. Cass decided to move further out from the beach and anchor for the night.

At 0201 the mine exploded. The swimmers had placed the mine not at the stern by the engine room or the tank deck where it would have done lethal damage, but forward on the port side by the dry cargo hold in a relatively "safe" spot. The blast opened a three-ft by five-ft hole in the hull, flooding spaces underneath the cargo hold and the hold itself with two- to three-ft of water. It also ruptured a fire main causing the Number 2 magazine to flood with over six feet of water. Before the dust from the blast settled, damage control parties under the experienced direction of SFC Eskel Wolf went into action, working in knee-deep water to stem the incoming flood by plugging the hole with mattresses and lifejackets. They also secured the fire main and pumped out the Number 2 magazine.

On 1 May 1968, Genesee arrived at Tan My and anchored alongside the pipeline buoy. US Army LARC-801 came out to assist Genesee connecting to the pipeline. Genesee crewmen SA Donald Shafer and DC2 Harley Cowans climbed aboard the LARC and hooked the ship's hoses to the connection on the buoy. Those on board Genesee witnessed the LARC explode and burst into flames. The stunned observers saw one of the men blown through the air and into the water.

The LARC was completely engulfed by a lake of fire as the motor whaleboat from Genesee got underway to rescue the crew. SF3 Tony Neil, aboard the whaleboat, dove into the flame-covered water to attempt a rescue. Swimming under water and pushing the flames away with his hands when he surfaced for a breath, Neil located the LARC's driver, SP4 Tommy Miller, who was without a life jacket and badly burned. Neil managed to get the burned driver back to the ship. The others on the whaleboat fished Cowans and another LARC crewman out of the water but could not locate Schafer. By this time LCM-92 and 18 other LARCs were on site searching for the missing seaman but without any luck. Army units recovered Shafer's body a week later. An investigation determined that a spark from the LARC's exhaust caused avgas from the leaking hose line to ignite, destroying the LARC, killing Shafer and injuring three others.

As you may have gathered, these ships during the Vietnam War were Lieutenant commands. And very hard working ships they were, indeed.

Modern war planning still includes getting petroleum products from the sea to the beach (see here, for example). But the AOGs are no longer with us. Many of their brave crews are, however, and they deserve a big salute!


Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is a 234-mile system of canals, locks, and dams that connect the Tennessee and Tombigbee rivers. It links commercial navigation from the nation's midsection to the Gulf of Mexico and is administered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and funded by tax dollars and user fees. Commonly known at the Tenn-Tom, the waterway begins on the Tennessee River at Pickwick Lake and flows south through northeast Mississippi and west-central Alabama near the Mississippi-Alabama border before connecting with the Tombigbee River near Demopolis, in Marengo County. The Tenn-Tom was controversial from its inception, and optimistic predictions of its economic benefits by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers never materialized. Originally estimated to cost $323 million in 1970, the total cost at completion in 1984 was almost $2 billion. "The Day We Got Tennessee-Tombigbee" Congress finally approved the waterway in 1946. The project faced opposition from some members of Congress, which again denied funding. In 1968, however, Pres. Lyndon B. Johnson approved funds to design and engineer the project, but the waterway continued to be controversial and was delayed by further legal challenges and funding shortages. A combination of environmental groups, the railroad industry, and members of Congress from other regions of the country were successful in blocking funding for years. To much of the public, the Tenn-Tom came to epitomize "pork-barrel politics" at its worst. The estimated economic benefits of the waterway by the Corps of Engineers were derided by opponents as unsupportable based on projected traffic volume, a charge that later proved to be true. The project was deauthorized at one point, and Pres. Jimmy Carter sought to cancel it. Tom Bevill Lock and Dam The waterway was completed two years ahead of schedule on December 12, 1984, and on January 10, 1985, the towboat Eddie Wexler was the first commercial boat to sail upon it. Commercial barge traffic on the waterway during its first few years of operation was much lower than initially predicted because the country was in the midst of an economic recession. In 1988, a severe drought led to the closing of the Mississippi River to commercial traffic because of low water levels, shifting traffic temporarily to the Tenn-Tom.

Today, the two primary commodities shipped via the Tenn-Tom are coal and timber products, together comprising about 70 percent of total commercial shipping on the waterway. Prior to its construction, however, the Corps of Engineers predicted that the waterway would float 27 million tons in its first year of operation. As the result of a variety of fluctuating economic conditions including low demand for coal and loss of overseas markets grain, however, the Tenn-Tom has peaked at only about 8 million tons per year thus far.

Brose, David S. Yesterday's River: The Archeology of Ten Thousand Years Along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Natural History, 1991.


Milton William Cooper 1943-2001 CNN interview

Cooper was American Indian, English, Scotch, and Irish, and lived in the White Mountains in the little town of Eager Arizona, in Apache County.
He has stated that his only religion is following the words of Jesus Christ. Familiar in sound to that of Thomas Jefferson, neither Bill nor Thomas ever confessed Jesus Christ as Lord or Savior as the scripture commands.

Bill claimed he was a Christian, but has spoken plainly that he does not know if Jesus Christ ever lived on this earth, although he does like the words attributed to Jesus Christ. This is in itself a denial that Jesus Christ did come in the flesh to redeem the lost sheep of Israel and all mankind as well.

To best describe Bill's religion, would be to call him a gnostic humanist, as the only answer he could give is a humanist approach. Bill made a lot more enemies than he did friends. Because he exposed the darkness of the occult that many people hide behind, especially those people in areas of influence over the masses, and there is more to the history that is explained below, but here are some highlights.

Bill was a good researcher, and for this reason, his work has some valuable research that can help God's remnant people. For those that are born again of the spirit, they have the ability to discern the truth from the lies in the materials that Bill gives to us. There is much of both, and it is up to you to know the difference. Just keep in mind that it is only Jesus Christ who can deal with these grand conspiracies, and Satan who is behind them all, and it is only Jesus Christ that will save and protect you from them.


Pilgrim's story about Bill and Steve - You won't hear this one elsewhere
This story is about the possible life extension of Bill. The story centers around the time of 1998 when FBI special agent in charge Steven Filerup approached Bill at the bottom of the hill to serve him papers.
After the standoff began, and Filerup realized he was not going to be able to get his job done, he contacted me, to ask me if i would help him in order to get to Bill. The answer was no, and Steve sort of backpeddled away from any further confrontation with Bill. The real story behind this story began a couple of weeks earlier, before Steve ever approached Bill for the first time.
I had the opportunity to speak with Steve, and witness the Lord Jesus Christ to him for about two hours or more. It was by the working of God that Steve had come to interview me as part of his investigation as to false allegations against me, where i was accused of being part of the OKC federal building event. Steve's interview with me was delayed by a day due to the Anthrax scare in Henderson, NV. Steve had told me that he was delayed, and that every FBI agent in the Southwest was being called to help during this incident. I then gave to Steve a piece of information about that incident that Steve said he has been trying to get but could not. Sitting stunned in disbelief for a few seconds, he asked where i got this, and when i told him where, his amazement began, as he realized that he had an underground resource for intelligence information that he now knew he could not just walk away from. I was also just as amazed, as i was not the intelligence source that Steve thought i was, but i knew that God had a hand in this whole thing, but did not know why until much later. Steve listened carefully and intently as i dialoged with him about the Ruby Ridge debacle, and the Waco debacle. He was amazed at how much i knew about Ruby Ridge and that i was not just an ordinary objector, as i knew some uncommon facts about the incident. He agreed with me about how bad the FBI messed up, and they should have never taken the actions they did. He also gave me even more inside info that further embarrassed the FBI.

Now let me say that Steve's training was in hostage negotiations, so he had intense psych training in order to gain the confidence of those he had to talk down. I knew this at the time, and also knew that he was most likely playing along with me, in order for him to gain as much info as he could to profile me. But this is not what happened. What i believe did happen was Steve had a touch from God during our meeting, i think what i had to tell him hit him at the core of his being, and he realized he could not be used by the FBI to bring about the death of someone who was doing no harm like what happened with the Weavers. It was possible that Steve already knew of his job he had to do concerning Bill Cooper, and that this is where a crucial decision was made by Steve that he could bring no harm to Cooper. This is the story that no one knew about, not Bill, not Doyle Shamley, or anyone else connected with CAJI or HOTT. My family was there to witness this encounter with Steve Filerup, and so only we and Steve himself know what happened. I would like to talk with Steve again someday to know for sure that he made that decision because of his talk with me, and was convicted of the Holy Spirit. I believe that Bill's life was spared for 3 1/2 more years as a direct result of my encounter with Steve. Like i mentioned above Steve even showed up at my door again in order to find a way to get his job done without leading to Bill's death. What Steve did not know, is i knew little about Bill at the time, and could not have helped him even if i wanted to. I knew of Bill, and i was a listener to HOTT for years, but never met Bill. I knew of Bill first when he was doing his UFO investigations in Las Vegas and area 51, which is where i lived at the time. Doyle Shamley has made the statement that he did not know what happened to Steve, but i know, he was moved to Utah. Steve was one of the few good guys left within government. He stood between an agency and government he knew was out of control, and Bill Cooper, so that Bill would not become another casualty. He put his career at risk, and subsequent pay raises, in order to stand for right. Steve was indeed the unsung hero in this case i believe.

After Steve was moved out of the way by the agency, there was still a problem getting the job done of getting Cooper dead or alive. Bill Cooper lived in a mostly mormon populated area, all the time telling the truth about mormonism. Since the US government could not seem to get the job done of killing Cooper, they found a willing ally to get the job done with the Apache County sheriff. Almost all of government positions in the area were filled with mormons. The mormon church had control of every government office, and the Sheriff's office was no exception. It is clear to me that Coopers murder was a "hit" by the order of the LDS church, carried out legally through the office of the sheriff. No further investigation was to be done as the US government no doubt had given an "under the table" promise of immunity to the sheriff. In other words the sheriff had a license to kill, authorized by the highest levels of government and church. This is my opinion only, and i have NO facts to back these statements up.

Bill Cooper - A short Biography - several sources
William Cooper was reared in an Air Force family. As a child he lived in many different countries, graduating from Yamato High School in Japan. Since he has traveled through or lived in many different foreign countries Mr. Cooper has a world view much different than most Americans.

William served with the Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force. He held a secret clearance working on B-52 bombers, KC-135 refueling aircraft, and Minuteman missiles. William received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force in 1965.

William joined the United States Navy fulfilling a dream previously frustrated by chronic motion sickness. He served aboard the submarine USS Tiru (SS-416), USS Tombigbee (AOG-11), Naval Support Activity Danang RVN, Naval Security and Intelligence Camp Carter RVN, Danang Harbor Patrol RVN, Dong Ha River Security Group RVN, USS Charles Berry (DE-1035), Headquarters Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet, USS Oriskany (CVA-34).

Cooper was a member of the Office of Naval Security and Intelligence serving as a Harbor and River Patrol Boat Captain at Danang and the Dong Ha River Security Group, Cua Viet, Republic of Vietnam. William Cooper was awarded several medals for his leadership and heroism during combat including two with "V" for Valor.

He served on the Intelligence Briefing Team for the Commander In Chief of the Pacific Fleet. William was the Petty Officer of the Watch and designated KL-47 SPECAT operator in the CINCPACFLT Command Center at Makalapa Hawaii. There he held a Top Secret, Q, SI, security clearance.

William Cooper achieved the rank of First Class Petty Officer, QM1, E-6 after only 8 years of Naval service, a difficult task in any branch of the United States military. William Cooper received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy on December 11, 1975.

William attended Long Beach City College where he picked up an Associate of Science Degree in Photography. He founded the Absolute Image Studio and Gallery of Fine Art Photography in Long Beach, California.

William held the position of Executive Director of Adelphi Business College, Pacific Coast Technical Institute, and National Technical College. Mr. Cooper was the National Marketing Coordinator for National Education and Software.

He produced several documentaries covering subjects such as the Kennedy assassination and secret black projects that have built flying disk shaped craft. William is an internationally acclaimed radio personality broadcasting the Hour Of The Time on WBCQ worldwide short-wave 7.415 MHz from 10 PM until 11 PM Eastern Standard Time (0300 to 0400 UTC) Monday through Thursday nights.

William Cooper is the author of Behold A Pale Horse. The book has become the best selling underground book of all time. It is read and promoted by word of mouth by People of all races, religions, and nationalities.

Mr. Cooper is a world class lecturer, one of the few other than superstars, monarchs, and Popes who have appeared at Wembly in London. William Cooper has lectured for 10 years in every State.

William Cooper, Trustee, has founded for Harvest Trust, the CAJI News Service, VERITAS national full size newspaper, The Intelligence Service, Harvest Publications, and has helped over 700 low power FM affiliate stations get equipped and on the air. including the station he manages as Trustee for the Independence Foundation Trust, 101.1 FM Eagar, Arizona, broadcasting to 7,000 people.

Under his leadership Harvest Trust ventured into the publishing trade. The first book under the Harvest Trust imprint was Oklahoma City: Day One by Michele Marie Moore. the definitive classic on the Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

Shortly after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building Rush Limbaugh read a White House memo on the air during his broadcast which named William Cooper, ". the most dangerous radio host in America". Mr. Cooper considers William Clinton's pronouncement the greatest compliment that he has ever received.

William Cooper's FBI file, promulgated by the investigation required by his security clearances while in military service, was one of those unlawfully in possession of the White House in what has become known as, "Filegate". Shortly after this discovery President Clinton ordered all federal agencies to begin investigation, persecution, and prosecution of Mr. Cooper to shut him up.

After years of filing FOIA requests and researching the IRS William Cooper brought suit against the IRS in Federal District Court in Phoenix Arizona to force the IRS to produce proof of jurisdiction and delegation of authority which the IRS was unable to do. To short circuit Mr. Cooper's attempt to reveal the true nature of the criminal IRS, and to carry out the orders of the White House, the agency lied to a Grand Jury, not allowing William Cooper to testify, and secured indictments against Mr. Cooper and his wife Annie. This ploy successfully stopped Mr. Cooper from continuing his suit against the criminal IRS for fear of being arrested.

On July 2, 1998 Special Agent Steve Fillerup of the Federal Bureau of Investigation approached the bottom of the hill and honked his horn. He attempted to entice Cooper to accept a document that he held in his hand. Cooper refused the document and refused to enter into discussion with Filerup. Bill told him he was out of his jurisdiction and cited the documentation and Supreme Court cases to that effect which Bill had in his possession. Bill told him to inform his traitor supervisors that, "Tell them they stepped on their dicks this time." Special Agent Fillerup replied, "I think we probably did." He got back in his blazer and drove away. On July 1, 1998, U. S. District Court Judge Irwin (ADL) unconstitutionally and unlawfully stepped outside the jurisdiction and authority of the United States when he issued a bench warrant for the arrest of William and Annie Cooper for not appearing in "his" court on an unconstitutional and unlawful summons which was NEVER served. The United States has no jurisdiction or venue within the territorial boundaries of the State of Arizona except over land that was ceded to the United States by the by the State Legislature.

Within a few days, special agent Filerup, visited the house of Paul Pilgrim to find out from Paul "how he could get inside of Bill's head" in order to either serve Bill with the document or arrest him. The intent was never mentioned, but Pilgrim had assumed it was in order to arrest Bill. Even though agent Filerup had left empty handed, Pilgrim had changed Filerup's thinking a little just a few weeks previous to this incident, thereby possibly making Filerup into someone who was not going to kill Bill in order to get his job done, like the tragedies in previous years such as Ruby Ridge, and Waco. Agent Filerup had trusted Pilgrim in his spiritual views concerning these matters, and trusted Pilgrim because Pilgrim was connected at the time to an underground intelligence network, that far surpassed Filerup's own sources within the FBI.

It is one man's opinion, that Cooper's life was extended for years because of this, as another agent would have gone in and taken Bill. When the FBI finally had enough of stalling from Filerup, they moved him to a different territory(Utah), and replaced him with two agents that would do the FBI's bidding. Shortly thereafter came the incident that left Bill dead. We don't know officially exactly what happened and the process that took place between the FBI agents and the Apache County Sheriffs office, but it does not take much reasoning to know that the Sheriff did the dirty work for the FBI, so that this would not appear as another FBI operation against the American people, and also perhaps Bill would not be made a modern day martyr out of it either.

In 1998 VERITAS and Harvest Publications was sold to Hallmark Creative Corporation along with the copyright and all rights to all written material produced or ever to be produced by William Cooper including Behold A Pale Horse and Oklahoma City: Day one. Hallmark Creative Corporation has contracted to insure this material is always available to the public.

In 1998 copyrights and all rights to all audio and video material produced or ever to be produced by William Cooper was sold to Excel Studios Corporation including the Hour Of The Time broadcast. Excel Studios has contracted to insure this material is always available to the public. In March of 1999 William Sent his family out of the United States for their security.

On November 5, 2001, Bill was shot and killed by Apache County Sheriff's deputies. A fax sent from the Apache County Sheriff's office sheds some more light on the subject. William Cooper was fatally wounded during a late night gunfight. Contrary to what was reported earlier, it was not a SWAT raid, but a simple confrontation between police and Cooper. One Apache County deputy, Robert Martinez was critically wounded in the exchange.

According to the Sheriff's report, several deputies were positioned outside the Cooper residence to serve a warrant for Aggravated Assault and two counts of endangerment. Cooper had stated numerous times in the past that he would not surrender to law enforcement via his website and shortwave radio. Obviously, law enforcement took him seriously. The showdown began at approximately 12:15 pm local time.

After leaving his residence in his vehicle, the report states that Cooper confronted plain clothed deputies a short distance away. "As Cooper drove back to his residence, deputies attempted to stop him using a fully marked patrol vehicle to block the driveway. Cooper refused to stop or comply with verbal orders by the deputies", according to the report.

Cooper then drove around the patrol car to evade the arrest, and the report stated that he tried to run over one of the deputies en route back to his residence. Cooper was then followed a short distance to his residence where this time he was confronted by uniformed deputies. "After refusing once again to comply with the deputies orders, Cooper exited his vehicle and began running toward the house, firing shots with a handgun toward the deputies", the report said. No where in the report did it mention that Cooper only had one leg - the other lost in combat long ago. Cooper died on the scene.

When Deputy Martinez took a head shot, officers returned fire, the report said. According to the Sheriff's office, "the surgery on Martinez went well" , but the condition is still critical. There was a positive history written up about Martinez in the report, but nothing positive about Cooper, of course.

Cooper had made it known that he would take action against law enforcement from years back stating, "trespassers will be shot on discovery." He also denied violating any laws during that period as well. Cooper has a history of harassing and threatening local residents with deadly force, according to the report. He was recently charge with aggravated assault and endangerment, as well as wanted by the U.S. Marshall's Service on unrelated felony charges. Cooper had spent the last month challenging the government's claims about what caused the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11.

Most who knew of Cooper all state that he was a hard man to get along with - if at all. His demeanor and attitude was "unfriendly" at best. Although state-sponsored media called Cooper a "national militia leader", no one has yet to come forward who was under his command, nor has anyone to this point come forward to claim his 'militia rank'. None of those who knew Cooper and spoke to Sierra Times wanted to go on the record, but the best statement was, "he was a son-of a bitch, but he was our son-of-a bitch". The new Patriot Act of 2001 has many wondering if the Cooper take down was just the beginning in silencing the voices on opposition in the Country. "Are they just starting in alphabetical order?" one person asked. Cooper was best known for being the first to provide evidence of explosives being found inside the Murrah Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995, including the type of explosive used.

The below is from an undisclosed author

My association with Milton William "Bill" Cooper goes back to the summer of 1989 when I first met him in West Los Angeles and my interaction with him went on intermittently throughout the 90s. The last time I was next to him was when he was in a closed casket at his funeral service in Arizona. It was quite an emotional day for me.

It was on a typical, mild but clear Arizona morning of November 15, 2001 when a former conspiracy talk radio host and video producer, Anthony J. Hilder and myself, both from Los Angeles and another conspiracy talk show host from Phoenix arrived at the Community Presbyterian Church in a small country town of Springerville, located on a high plateau in Eastern Arizona.
It was around 8:30 a.m. and there was just a sprikling of people in the foyer of the church.
We all drove in to this sleepy country town with my van to attend the funeral service for the late Bill Cooper who was shot to death on November 6, 2001 by Apache County Sheriff deputies in a confrontation that took place in front of Bill's home atop a hill in the nearby town of Eagar. One deputy was seriously injured in that confrontation when Bill fired a round to his head.

We had expected more attendees to the service which was to start at 9:00 a.m. Soon the closed casket of Bill arrived and was set up in the front in the sanctuary. It was not a formal religious service. Before the service started, we had a briefing by the officiating person. By the time the service started, there were around 85 persons in the sanctuary. Some of the attendees were from the Midwestern states, some were from the East Coast. A few, such as us, were from California. Others were from other Southwestern states and the rest were local folks. It was a simple, informal service with a prayer in the beginning, followed by a short biography of Bill, followed by Eulogies and Remembrances by speakers and a final prayer, followed by the recessional of the casket and a car processional to the Springerville Town Cemetery a few miles away.

There were a total of 8 speakers at the service, including Anthony J. Hilder and myself. When my turn came, here is what I said:

"The world will always remember Bill Cooper as an egotistic paranoia monger. Indeed, to many he was perhaps an arrogant, obnoxious, choleric, self-aggrandizing, rude, vitriolic and vengeful person.
Perhaps he was all of this and much more. But no matter how negative his personality is described to be, we must admit the fact that he did indeed make a tremendous impact among hundreds, if not, thousands of his listeners, whether in front of his astounded lecture audiences or through his "shocking" radio programs.

I first met Bill back in 1989 in West L.A. when he was just an unknown speaker and where he spoke for the first time at a gathering called UFORUM. I was quite stunned then with his hypothesis on the "Secret Government". It really sounded so fresh at that time because unlike most UFO speakers of that time, he convincingly injected "UFOs" to a "one-world government" right-wing flavored conspiracy theory. I was so impacted by his hypothesis that I became a volunteer and helped him organize his first successful major public appearance that same year, which was held at Hollywood High School Auditorium, which was attended by well over 800 people. That became the historic launching pad for his national lecture circuit. And the rest is history.

Later, in December of that year, I even attended the controversial National MUFON Conference held in Las Vegas in which Bill Cooper was perhaps the most controversial speaker aside from John Lear and Bill Moore and others. The Bill Cooper of then was very much into "ufology". Even in 1991, when Gary Schultz and I organized the first Ultimate Seminar in Rachel, Nevada (25 miles north of Area 51), we were surprised to see Bill Cooper as an attendee. I remember quite well when Gary and I had to lead the people to the White Sides hill for a climb to view the base (Area 51), Bill Cooper could not make the climb due to his leg and he was even cracking up jokes about it. He stayed at the base of White Sides, without being able to see the facility.

In 1993 Bill Cooper, Eustace Mullins, Jordan Maxwell, Vladmir Terziski, Dr. Robert Strecker, Anthony Hilder and myself, together with a couple of other conspiracy speakers, were all invited to speak at the First International Conference on Global Deception to be held in the famous Wembley Arena in London. Because of concerns for security due to the controversial nature of the conference, some of us decided not to travel to England. Nevertheless, Bill Cooper had the guts to go and speak at the conference. I admired him for that.

By 1993 I had completely abandoned the so-called "extraterrestrial hypothesis" of the origins of the UFO phenomena and began to promote the hypothesis that the entire UFO phenomena was a brilliantly concocted, staged and manipulated man-made deception by elitists to bring about certain agendas. From then on, I completely disassociated myself with "ufology". I was quite surprised to learn that, later on, Bill Cooper also began to depart from "ufology" and was also beginning to hypothesize that "UFOs" had nothing to do with "aliens" (there were no such things) but was a manipulation of the government to bring about fear to create a one-world government. Cooper began to admit that he most likely had been shown disinformation by the government while he was in service. On this point, I truly commended Cooper for his admission. Cooper began to state that he was no longer a "ufologist". It was Cooper who coined the term "ufoology" and I aslo commended him for it. We both totally departed from "ufoology". However, Cooper had a tendency to label anyone that didn't agree with him as "agents of CIA", etc.

After moving to Arizona he shifted his focus to the Patriot Movement (the militia movement), although in reality he was just a one-man militia, simply promoting his view on the Constitutional Republic through his radio programs to thousands of listeners. This was immediately after the Oklahoma Bombing. I, too, became involved in the militia movement. I met Mark Koernke of the Michigan Militia in a large Conspiracy Conference in Palm Springs.
I also became an acquaintance of Ted Gunderson, former FBI Special Agent in Los Angeles. He, too, became sympathetic to the militia movement. I also corresponded with the Militia of Montana many times.

Besides his other numerous negative traits, Bill had an uncontrollable alchoholic problem. But despite his eccentric, obnoxious personality, deep in his heart I believe that he wanted to be a good person. Unfortunately he brought an end to his tumultuous life by his self-fulfilled prophecy through his violent act. My heart goes out to Annie and the children. May God bless his soul."

This is how I ended my "Remembrances" of Bill Cooper at his funeral.
After the service, we all proceeded in a car procession to the cemetery, under the watchful eyes of several patrol cars, County Sheriff's vehicles and other governmental agency vehicles. It was just before noon that the casket of Milton William "Bill" Cooper was laid to rest at the graveside. The casket was then lowered into the ground. It was definitely one of the most emotional moments of my 20 years of being involved with "conspiratology".

Do I think that Bill Cooper was an unwitting participant in "disinformation"? Yes, I think so.

I believe that Bill Cooper was slowly drawn into delusional paranoia and was manipulated by certain agencies. I cannot comment more on this.

By the time that his now "classic" book, BEHOLD A PALE HORSE, came out and began to receive attention, ironically, he had already began to disassociate himself with much of what he wrote. BEHOLD A PALE HORSE was basically a compilation of his past military service history, his original speech THE SECRET GOVERNMENT (now out-dated, filled with misinformation and disinformation and no longer relevant in many ways), some obscure and outdated, unreliable information and articles provided by others regarding Area 51 and mixed in with verbatim copying of the THE PROTOCALS OF THE LEARNED ELDERS OF ZION, which many researchers had always regarded to be a fraud, to begin with.

I do not believe that Bill Cooper was a "paid" disiformant.
I tend to believe that he was simply drawn into and manipulated into being an unwitting participant in this strange world of "conspiratology".

Comments by Pilgrim to the above:
This person whoever it is, and i do know who it is, is himself a disinformation agent. There are some facts to the above, but there is some error, if not downright lies. But it should serve to give a little more info on who Bill was.


Bill Cooper - Different postings



Subject: Cooper Is No More. Nov. 8. 2001.

I met Bill Cooper over at a UFO convention a few years back in
San Mateo. He had just given a lecture and was seated in a chair
in a Bar while he was talking to a few interested people. I asked
for permission to video tape the things he was saying to the
people llstening to him. He said I couldn't do this because in the
past people had video taped him and then took piceces of what he
had said out of context and uesed it against him. He allowed me
to listen without my video camera turned on.

He next made some comment about the fact that he thought that the
people who believe in UFO in that Conventions were a bunch of
idiots. He then withdrew what he had said by sayoing that the
people there had paid their hard earned money to hear him speak
so he should at least have show them some respect. Bill was even
more paronoid thaa I am and that really saying something about
a person. I've read and posted about everything Bill ever put in
print. I even bought and read his book "Behold A Pale Horse". I
found it to be a pretty good book. Bill would attack, in words,
about every UFO researcher that he ever came in contact with him.
I liked Bill and I'm about the same size as he is and wear the
same type clothing. I think somewhere Bill once said that he
had been run over by a big bl-ck car and was warned that If he
didn't quite saying what he was saying they would do it again.
He didn't quite talking and they run over him again and I think
he received some perminent injury. He bragged that they would
have to get him in his home and he would not give up alive, so now
he's gone. Here are several accounts of the incident that
took his life.


From: D
Subject: WILLIAM "BILL" COOPER SHOT DEAD!
This is a dark day, indeed. While many think of "Wild Bill" as
crazy, I had a respect for him. Here is his Veritas website:
williamcooper.com/
Please note the questions that are being raised (at the end of
this e-mail).
--D
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Friends,
This is not going out to my entire list, but to a select few who
may appreciate getting this. I have not been able to independently
verify this, but I have a feeling its true. You may recall that Bill
Cooper first captured national attention with his revelations about
the presence of Space Aliens among us. He conducted stake-outs of
Area 51 for a number of years.
Some time later he formed the Cons-itutional Party. In the last
few years he as been publishing the Ver-tas newspaper and holding
forth on short wave radio. More than a few people are going to
miss him.
--J

SHOT DEAD!
WBCQ SHORT-WAVE RADIO TALK SHOW HOST
WILLIAM "BILL" COOPER
Eager, AZ -- Short-wave radio talk show host William "Bill"
Cooper was shot dead last night during a gun battle with Sheriff's
Deputies. According to Detective Frank Valenzuela of the Arizona
Department of Public Safety, the shooting took place at 11:40 PM
outside of Cooper's home at 96 North Clearview Circle, Eager, AZ.
Det. Valenzuela stated that Deputies from the Apache County
Sheriff's Department were attempting to serve an arrest warrant upon
Mr. Cooper. The Warrant, issued by the Round Valley Judicial
Precinct in Springerville, AZ charged Cooper with one Count of
Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon, and two Counts of
"Endangerment." The Warrant was issued on August 29, 2001 for an
incident which allegedly took place on July 11, 2001. The Court
Case Number on the Warrant is CR-01-0310. Neither Valenzuela, nor
the Apache County Attorney's Office would reveal the name of the
alleged victim(s). They did say the complaint was signed by
Detective Paul Kirkum of the Eager, AZ Sheriff's Dept.
According to Valenzuela, Police had intelligence that Cooper had
a large quantity of weapons in his home, and possibly explosives.
Valenzuela also said the police knew that during his radio show
on WBCQ, Cooper repeatedly stated that he "would kill any law
enforcement officers that tried to take him." As such, the
Sheriff's Department wanted to arrest Cooper away from his home,
so as to minimize the possibility of armed conflict.
According to Police, Cooper lived on a hilltop over looking
several undeveloped areas and other homes below. Despite not
owning the land below his home, Cooper was known to chase
teenagers or young lovers off the land and Police decided to use
this to lure Cooper away from his home. Det. Valenzuela stated that
two undercover Sheriff's Deputies were sent in a pick-up truck to
the area below Cooper's home. There were also two uniformed
Deputies in the bed of the pick-up. As expected, Cooper drove down
to that area from his home and told the two undercover Deputies to
leave.
But Cooper left and drove away toward his home before the
undercover deputies could do anything. While on his way back up
the hill, a fully marked Sheriff's patrol vehicle blocked the road
(1) in front of Cooper. Uniformed members of the Sheriff's
Department SWAT Team (2) exited that marked vehicle and told Cooper
to stop, keep his hands where they could see them and exit the
vehicle. They say Cooper placed one hand outside his window, then
accelerated around the police car, trying to run over a Sheriff
Sergeant. Police gave brief chase to Cooper's home.
Police say Cooper exited his vehicle, drew a handgun and began
firing at Deputies as he ran toward his house. One Deputy Sheriff
was struck at least once and possibly twice in the head. (3) Another
Deputy returned fire, hitting Cooper several times.
The wounded Deputy was evacuated by Helicopter to a hospital in
Phoenix. Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics who
were at the scene standing-by (4).
The following questions arise from this incident:
(1) Cooper would have had to pass the marked Police patrol Vehicle
while going down the hill. Why would he do so without seeing it
and fleeing?
Further, how could he drive around it once it came onto the road
while Cooper was enroute back to his home?
(2) If Police intended a peaceful, non-violent arrest, why send a
SWAT Team?
(3) If Cooper drew a gun and fired "while running back toward his
home" as police say, how could he hit a Deputy once and possibly
twice in the head?
A head-shot is a difficult thing to accomplish with a hand gun,
never mind two head shots while the shooter is running!
(4) Why were Paramedics "on the scene standing-by" if Sheriffs
intended this to be a peaceful arrest?
These questions make The Hal Turner Show wonder if Bill Cooper
was set-up to be gunned down, or just a victim of his own big mouth
and prudent police planning? We pray for the soul of Mr. Cooper,
and for the life of the Deputy shot in the head.

From: D
Subject: MAJESTYTWELVE
(Go here to view the graphics:
williamcooper.com/majestyt.htm )
by William Cooper
Copyright ) 1997 William Cooper All Rights Reserved

JW Here are the things that Bill was saying that got him in
trouble. Some of it I don't agree with.

V-ritas News Service - The following is fact. It is not a theory
it is a genuine conspi-acy. I witnessed the Top Sec-et/Majic
documents from which this information is excerpted while a member of
the United St-tes N-vy attached to the Intelligence Briefing Team of
Admiral Bernard Cl-rey, Commander in Chief of the United St-tes
Pacific Fleet.
I certify that the following information is true and correct to the
best of my memory and the research that I have accomplished. I will
swear to it in any court of Law.
I can produce the names of approximately 38 U.S. N-vy officers and
enlisted men who witnessed these documents while in the service of
their country. I can produce the names of approximately 8 people
involved in the UFO deception who have witnessed these documents. I
can produce the names of approximately 80 others whom I suspect have
witnessed these same documents. I will not reveal the names except
in a court of Law that is willing to prosecute the People and
organizations involved in the con-piracy to overthrow the go-ernment
of the United Sta-es of A-merica to bring about a soc-alist
totalitarian world gov-rnment.
For many years I sincerely believed that an extraterrestrial
threat existed and that it was the most important driving force
behind world events. I was wrong and for that I most deeply and
humbly apologize.
Many years ago I had access to a set of documents that I
eventually realized was the plan for the destruction of the United
Sta-es of Am-rica and the formation of a so-ialist totalitarian
world go-ernment. The plan was contained within a set of Top
Sec-et documents with the title "MAJE-TYTWELVE". There was no space
between majesty and twelve. The term honored the planned placement
of ultimate power in a body of wise men who are destined to rule
the world as the disciples of a Mes-iah front man. This Messi-h
will serve as a buffer between the wise men and the sheople. I
discovered these documents between 1970 and 1973 while I was a
member of the Intelligence Briefing Team of the Commander in
Chief of the United S-ates Pacific Fleet.
M-JESTYTWELVE was in a tall thin font style. imagine the title
squeezed together between the M and E with all of the letters
stretched vertically. The key to access was a Top Se-ret (Q) (SCI)
se-rity clearance with the compartmentalization of "M-IC" (not
magic). I cannot remember the exact font except that it is a tall
thin version of San Serif. the exact name escapes me after all
these years. but it is a key to access.
The plan outlined the formation of a world totalitarian soc-alist
gove-nment. It is to be ruled by a behind-the-scenes council of
wise men. A so-called benevolent dictator, will be presented as
the Messiah.
The Cons-itution for the United St-tes of Ame-ica and its Bill
of Rights will be scrapped. A parliamentary form of go-ernment
will take its place. All m-litary forces and individuals are to
be disarmed except for an internal po-ice force which will carry
only the minimum weapons needed to maintain internal order.
"When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical
Con-titution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount
of individual freedom to Am-ricans. And so a lot of people say
there's too much personal freedom.
When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit
it. That's what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on
the public housing projects, about how we're going to have weapon
sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their
communities." President Bill Cl-nton, 3-22-94, MTV
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of
ordinary Americans . " Bill Cli-ton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993,
page 2A)

The only mil-tary force will be a world p-lice force under the
Uni-ed Nations in sufficient numbers with state-of-the-art technology
so that it can field overwhelming force against any perceived
threat to the world supra gov-rnment - see State Dep-rtment
Publication 7277. The mi-itary of the United Stat-s of Am-rica is
currently filling the requirement. The senior officer corps of all
of our mil-tary forces have betrayed their oaths of allegiance to the
Cons-itution and have joined the con-piracy. They are turncoats who
are actively engaged in High Tr-ason.
The source of this con-piracy will be found in the body known as
the Il-minati. It is made up of the highest adepts of the combined
total of the so-called fraternal orders and se-ret societies. They
are bound together by blood oaths, a s-cret re-igion, and the
promise of an el-te status within regional go-ernment, or the world
supra go-ernment. Their r-ligion is based upon the Kabbalah, the
Luciferian Philosophy, and the worship of the Sun. They are not
bound by any oath or allegiance save their own. They are loyal to
no gov-rnment or People save their own. And they are Citizens of
no country save their already in place se-ret world gov-rnment. In
their own words, "If you are not one of us you are nothing." To
garner some sense of "feel" for the concept see the movie They
Live.
"It is a largely 'open' cons-iracy, in that much of its membership,
structure, methods, and operations, are matters of public record,
however scattered and obscure. Its manner of coordination is
atypical. Two nuclei - the e-ite core of the Wall Street clique
(orbiting the House of Roc-efeller) and the el-te core of the
European financial clique (orbiting the House of Rot-schild) -
coordinate this global con-piracy by waging psychological w-rfare
on the rest of the co-spirators, telling each no more than is
necessary for him to fulfill his designated role, often with
explicit recognition neither of his role, nor of the unarticulated
rules that govern him. Thus, the overwhelming bulk of the
co-spirators do not know, but only suspect, that they are part
of and in service to a power somewhere so organized, so subtle,
so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they
had better not speak above their breath when they speak in
condemnation of it' (quoting Woodrow Wils-n)."
- Daniel Pouzzner You cannot hope to understand the philosophy
(Illuminism) of any branch of the Mystery School" (Ill-minati)
without many years of study and a complete knowledge of their
"symbolic" language. You must understand that like many other
organizations they attract those who completely miss the boat.
or are just too stupid to "get it". When an individual joins a
branch of the "Bro-herhood," by any name, Freem-sonry, The-sophical
Society, Anthroposophic Society, Fraternitis Rosae Cr-cae, Knights
Templar, Sovereign and Mi-itary Order of the Knights of Malta, or
any other fraternal order or se-ret society, no one ever sits down
with them and explains the meaning of anything. An actual literal
esoteric education would be too dangerous. It could result in a
public expose'. something which the Ill-minati must avoid at all
cost. But to give those who might understand a shortcut. Ill-inism
is CO-MUNISM.
The organization of the "Order" is a pyramidal structure of
"Degrees". On the bottom are the so-called "Blue" lodges full of
ignorant, mater-alistic, and opportunistic f-ols. Promising
candidates are chosen to be guided up the ladder of initiation
with the help of those who have gone before. The initiate is
presented with the objects of study, books, symbols, ritual, and
camaraderie. but Ill-mination must come from within. Each Degree of
initiation provides a new key to ultimate enlightenment, but only
for those who can truly understand the ritual and symbols of the
Degree. Where understanding or the ability to keep the se-rets
stops. the progress of the candidate stops. Only those above of
the "Order".
The ultimate "se-ret" is the method of controlling large numbers
of fo-ls with the promise of a "se-ret" which they are led to
believe will make them one of the "el-ct". The goal is the
elimination of all re-igion save theirs, the elimination of all
nation st-tes, and complete control and ownership of everything,
and everyone, everywhere, every moment of every day, forever.

From: R
Subject: Mil-tia broadcaster (Bill Cooper) killed by law officers.
Mark Shaffer
The Arizona Republic
Nov. 06, 2001 08:02:00
EAGAR - One of the country's most influential mil-tia radio
broadcasters was killed early today in a hail of gunfire when law
officers tried to arrest him on a warrant accusing him of aggravated
assault.
William Milton Cooper, 58, whose apocalyptic, cons-itutionalist
shortwave radio programs were a major influence on Oklahoma City
bomber Timothy McV-igh, was shot to death after Cooper shot and
critically wounded an Apache County sheriff's deputy who had tried
to arrest him, police said.
William Cooper's website
"The quest for truth begins here"
Background articles
May, 2001: Tim McVei-h listened to mil-tia-inspired Arizona
broadcaster
Feb., 1995: Mi-itias see threat in Arizona

The officer, Robert Marinez, 40, was listed in critical condition
at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
Apache County Sheriff Brian Hounshell said Marinez, a former
Marine and Persian Gulf War veteran, was shot twice in the head by
what was believed to be a .45-caliber pistol.
The officer was expected to survive, Hounshell said, after
undergoing two hours of surgery this morning. Marinez's skull was
fractured, and surgeons removed bone fragments from near his brain,
the sheriff said.
Cooper had been indicted on federal charges of failing to pay
taxes from 1992 to 1994 and became a fugitive after failing to
appear for a U.S. District Court hearing in Phoenix three years ago.
Scott Garms, Eagar's police chief, said he had urged federal
law officers to stay away from Cooper's two-story compound, high on
a mesa overlooking Round Valley, because mil-tia group members do
not recognize the legitimacy of federal law officers.
"We certainly didn't want to make him a martyr," Garms said.
The police chief said the effort to arrest Cooper became a local
law enforcement matter in July after Cooper ordered a local man to
leave land that Cooper did not own atop the mesa and then followed
the man about two miles to his home. Cooper then pulled a gun and
pointed it at the man's face, Garms said. That resulted in a warrant
for Cooper's arrest.
Seventeen officers were involved in the operation, which started
at 11:40 p.m. Monday, Garms and Hounshell said.
Garms said a group of undercover officers in a pickup truck
pretended to be "people just acting normal up there at night" in a
ruse to draw Cooper out of his house to adjoining property 200 yards
away. But Cooper surprised the officers by driving, not walking, to
them, and he never left the vehicle during a verbal altercation.
During that confrontation, a second undercover police vehicle
drove to Cooper's property line and blocked the road, Garms said.
But on the way back to his house, Cooper drove off the side of the
road and tried to run over sheriff's Sgt. Steve Brown, who dived
out of the way, Hounshell said.
Cooper then parked his vehicle in front of his house, and Marinez
followed him toward his front door while admonishing him to
surrender, Hounshell said. Near the door, Cooper turned and fired an
undetermined number of rounds at Marinez, who was wearing a
bulletproof vest but no helmet, Hounshell said, adding that
officers had not seen Cooper's handgun before he fired it.
At that point, another sheriff's deputy who had been at the side of
Cooper's home, approached Cooper and opened fire. Hounshell said he
did not know where or how many times Cooper was struck, saying a
state Department of Public Safety shooting-review team had been
dispatched to the site.
Hounshell declined to identify the officer.
Cooper had said numerous times on his radio show, Hour of the
Time, and posted on his Web site, that he had been under siege by
"N-zi jackbooted thugs." He also had solicited donations for what
he said was his fight against the U.S. gov-rnment, which he said
was responsible for the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Fe-eral
Building in Oklahoma City.
"He had vowed that he would not be taken alive," said Tom McCombs,
a spokesman for the U.S. Mar-hal's Service in Phoenix.
Garms said Cooper's radio show had been off the air for about
a month because of a shortage of money. But in one of his last
programs, Garms said, Cooper had accused the federal go-ernment of
the Sept. 11 terr-rist attack on the World Trade Center in New York
City.
Glenn Jacobs, a Round Valley newspaper publisher and friend of
Cooper, said he didn't think the police operation was unjustified.
"I think Bill just went nuts. He was looking for martyrdom anyway
and swore he would never surrender," Jacobs said. "They had him
dead to rights on the aggravated assault."
Jacobs also said that if the sheriff's deputies had allowed
Cooper to enter his house, "they would have had a bloodbath on
their hands."
"He kept an AK-47 just inside his front door by a magazine rack,"
Jacobs said.
A spokesman for a group that tracks mi-itias said the shooting
wasn't surprising given Cooper's history. In addition to his show, he
was known within the mi-itia movement for an influential book called
Behold a Pale Horse, in which he wrote about global elites and
con-piracies.
"For more than 3 1/2 years, he had been holed up in his house
in Eagar, threatening to kill police officers and federal agents,"
said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center. "He was talked
about as a guy who talked crazy and made a lot of threats. The
reality is that people like him are frequently exceedingly
dangerous."
James Nichols, brother of Oklahoma bombing co-defendant Terry
Nichols, said during a 1996 court proceeding that McV-igh had been
a regular listener of Cooper's programs in the months leading up
to the Murrah bombing.
Nelson Udall, an Eagar repairman and friend of Cooper, also
said that M-Veigh had paid a personal visit to Cooper two months
before the bombing, when Cooper was broadcasting his show from
his home at the time in St. Johns.
Cooper, who said he served in the Na-y in intelligence operations
aboard submarines, also was heavily involved in discussions of
unidentified flying objects on his radio programs.
Reach the reporter at [email protected] or
(602)444-8057. Associated Press contributed to this article.
news as it happens.



From: @mindspring.com>
To: "MySelf" [email protected]>
Subject: Bill Cooper Update
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 17:18:48 -0500

Just got this from a friend, apparently it is 'true' that Bill has been shot
dead by 'law enforcement'! Sure wish we had some 'peace officers' around
today just maybe we would have a few less dead patriots.

APFN has something from FOX.
BROKEN LINK -NO LONGER WORKING Have to read it. Bummer.

Fox News
Bill Cooper
Tue Nov 6 16:52:23 2001


Fox news local in Phoenix has just reported that Bill Cooper's Compound has
just been raided by the Feds and Sheriff Dept. They stated he is a Gov't
hater and a tax evader. Their has been casulties reported. Not sure if one
of them is Bill Cooper. Bill cooper puts on a show called hour of the time
stating the facts about the gov't and their hidden agendas. He is a fighter
for the constitution.


Militia leader killed, deputy wounded during attemped arrest
Tue Nov 6 17:51:20 2001

Associated Press/The Arizona Republic Nov. 06, 2001 12:20:00

EAGAR - A national leader of the militia movement has been killed and an
Apache County sheriff's deputy wounded in a shootout, authorities said.

William Milton Cooper, 58, of Eager, had hosted a talk show broadcast on
the Worldwide Christian Radio out of Nashville, which receives it via
phone from his home in St. Johns. He had millions of listeners
worldwide, including Timothy McVeigh.

The deputy, whose name was being withheld by authorities, was shot twice
in the head while trying to arrest Cooper, a state Department of Public
afety spokesman said today. Cooper was killed by another officer.

Several deputies were attempting to arrest Cooper, who was armed with a
handgun, said Officer Steve Volden, a spokesman for the DPS, which was
investigating the shooting.

He said details of the shooting would be released later today.

The deputy was in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital early today,
Volden said.

Cooper was one of the most widely known prophets of the "patriot
movement," railing at the federal government and talking of doomsday
omens in his radio broadcast.

McVeigh, who was executed in May for the bombing of the federal building
in Oklahoma City, listened to Cooper's broadcasts for inspiration,
according to testimony by James Nichols, brother of Oklahoma
bombing co-defendant Terry Nichols during a 1996 pretrial hearing.

Like some other patriot leaders, Cooper refused to get a driver's
license or pay federal income taxes, saying he is willing to risk
getting ticketed and has found a legal way to avoid the taxes.

The patriot movement grew during the 1990s, fed by a series of news
events - the siege of Randy Weaver in Idaho, the raid on the Branch
Davidians near Waco, Texas and the signing of gun-control laws
--

William Cooper web page: Hour of the Time
http://www.williamcooper.com/

Sierra Times
William Cooper Killed in SWAT Raid
Tue Nov 6 18:51:23 2001


William Cooper Killed in SWAT Raid
A Sierra Times Special Report

". God bless my family. I love my wife & children more than life itself.
Everything I do is for the future of all my children. They may not
understand why I have sacrificed so much, why I am so dedicated to this
work but someday they will. I want them to know they are the most important
People in my life, and how very, very much I love them. " - William Cooper

EAGAR, AZ - William Cooper has been killed and an Apache County sheriff's
deputy wounded in a shootout, authorities said.

William Milton Cooper, 58, of Eager, had hosted a talk show broadcast on the
Worldwide Christian Radio out of Nashville, which receives it via phone from
his home in St. Johns.

The deputy, whose name was being withheld by authorities, was shot twice in
the head while trying to arrest Cooper, a state Department of Public Safety
spokesman said today. Cooper was killed by another officer.

Several deputies were attempting to arrest Cooper, who was armed with a
handgun, said Officer Steve Volden, a spokesman for the DPS, which was
investigating the shooting.

He said details of the shooting would be released later today.

The deputy was in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital early today,
Volden said.

Cooper was one of the most widely known Shortwave radio broadcast, "the Hour
of the Time", heard worldwide and on the Internet. "William Cooper may be
one of America's greatest heroes and this story may be the biggest story in
the history of the world." said Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City.

William Cooper was reared in an Air Force family. As a child he lived in
many different countries, graduating from Yamato High School in Japan. Since
he has traveled through or lived in many different foreign countries Mr.
Cooper has a world view much different than most Americans.

William served with the Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force. He
held a secret clearance working on B-52 bombers, KC-135 refueling aircraft,
and Minuteman missiles. William received his Honorable Discharge from the
United States Air Force in 1965.

William joined the United States Navy fulfilling a dream previously
frustrated by chronic motion sickness. He served aboard the submarine USS
Tiru (SS-416), USS Tombigbee (AOG-11), Naval Support Activity Danang RVN,
Naval Security and Intelligence Camp Carter RVN, Danang Harbor Patrol RVN,
Dong Ha River Security Group RVN, USS Charles Berry (DE-1035), Headquarters
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet, USS Oriskany (CVA-34).

Cooper was a member of the Office of Naval Security and Intelligence serving
as a Harbor and River Patrol Boat Captain at Danang and the Dong Ha River
Security Group, Cua Viet, Republic of Vietnam. William Cooper was awarded
several medals for his leadership and heroism during combat including two
with "V" for Valor.

He served on the Intelligence Briefing Team for the Commander In Chief of
the Pacific Fleet. William was the Petty Officer of the Watch and designated
KL-47 SPECAT operator in the CINCPACFLT Command Center at Makalapa Hawaii.
There he held a Top Secret, Q, SI, security clearance.

William Cooper achieved the rank of First Class Petty Officer, QM1, E-6
after only 8 years of Naval service, a difficult task in any branch of the
United States military. William Cooper received an Honorable Discharge from
the United States Navy on December 11, 1975.

William attended Long Beach City College where he picked up an Associate of
Science Degree in Photography. He founded the Absolute Image Studio and
Gallery of Fine Art Photography in Long Beach, California.

William held the position of Executive Director of Adelphi Business College,
Pacific Coast Technical Institute, and National Technical College. Mr.
Cooper was the National Marketing Coordinator for National Education and
Software.

He produced several documentaries covering subjects such as the Kennedy
assassination and secret black projects that have built flying disk shaped
craft. William is an internationally acclaimed radio personality
broadcasting the Hour Of The Time on WBCQ worldwide short-wave 7.415 MHz
from 10 PM until 11 PM Eastern Standard Time (0300 to 0400 UTC) Monday
through Thursday nights.

William Cooper is the author of Behold A Pale Horse. The book has become the
best selling underground book of all time. It is read and promoted by word
of mouth by People of all races, religions, and nationalities.

Mr. Cooper is a world class lecturer, one of the few other than superstars,
monarchs, and Popes who have appeared at Wembly in London. William Cooper
has lectured for 10 years in every State.

William Cooper, Trustee, has founded for Harvest Trust, the CAJI News
Service, VERITAS national full size newspaper, The Intelligence Service,
Harvest Publications, and has helped over 700 low power FM affiliate
stations get equipped and on the air. including the station he managed as
Trustee for the Independence Foundation Trust, 101.1 FM Eagar, Arizona,
broadcasting to 7,000 people.

Under his leadership Harvest Trust ventured into the publishing trade. The
first book under the Harvest Trust imprint was Oklahoma City: Day One by
Michele Marie Moore. the definitive classic on the Oklahoma City bombing
of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995.

Shortly after the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building Rush
Limbaugh read a White House memo on the air during his broadcast which named
William Cooper, ". the most dangerous radio host in America". Mr. Cooper
considers William Clinton's pronouncement the greatest compliment that he
has ever received.

William Cooper's FBI file, promulgated by the investigation required by his
security clearances while in military service, was one of those unlawfully
in possession of the White House in what has become known as, "Filegate".
Shortly after this discovery President Clinton ordered all federal agencies
to begin investigation, persecution, and prosecution of Mr. Cooper to shut
him up.

After years of filing FOIA requests and researching the IRS William Cooper
brought suit against the IRS in Federal District Court in Phoenix Arizona to
force the IRS to produce proof of jurisdiction and delegation of authority
which the IRS was unable to do. To short circuit Mr. Cooper's attempt to
reveal the true nature of the criminal IRS, and to carry out the orders of
the White House, the agency lied to a Grand Jury, not allowing William
Cooper to testify, and secured indictments against Mr. Cooper and his wife
Annie. This ploy successfully stopped Mr. Cooper from continuing his suit
against the criminal IRS for fear of being arrested.

In 1998 VERITAS and Harvest Publications was sold to Hallmark Creative
Corporation along with the copyright and all rights to all written material
produced or ever to be produced by William Cooper including Behold A Pale
Horse and Oklahoma City: Day one. Hallmark Creative Corporation has
contracted to insure this material is always available to the public.

In 1998 copyrights and all rights to all audio and video material produced
or ever to be produced by William Cooper was sold to Excel Studios
Corporation including the Hour Of The Time broadcast. Excel Studios has
contracted to insure this material is always available to the public.

In March of 1999, Cooper William Sent his family out of the United States
for their security. He lived and worked alone with his two dogs, one
rooster, and one chicken.

This has been a Sierra Times Special Report. More details as they develop.

SierraTimes.com
An Internet Publication for Real Americans.
©2001 Sierra Times.com - All Rights Reserved
====================================================================

Militia leader killed, deputy wounded during attemped arrest
Associated Press/The Arizona Republic
Nov. 06, 2001 12:20:00
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/breaking/1106deputyshot06-ON.html

Shonda Ponder
Update on Bill Cooper
Tue Nov 6 19:36:27 2001


I just called the Apache County Sheriff's Department attempting to find out
what was going on.

When I got someone on the phone, finally, I said, "Hi. I am calling for
information regarding the shoot-out with William Cooper. I understand he
was shot and killed last night and I need this information.

She said, "Hang on, let me get you someone who can talk to you about this."
I'm sure I got the FBI. Don't matter. I told the truth.

Someone else, female came on the line and said, "May I help you?" And I
told her, "I am calling regarding the shootout with William Cooper. Is
there any information that you can give me on this? I understand he was
shot and killed last night in a shoot-out with Sheriff's Deputies."

"I'm the editor of an online news site called Friends of Liberty,
International."

"Why do you want the information?"

"Because this news is going all over the net and there is going to be a
panic if I don't get the specifics out."

"Let me get your number and I'll have someone give you a call"

If anyone wants to call the Apache County Sheriff's Dept. the number is
9283374321

We'll see.
ANON
Friends of Liberty, International
http://www.friendsofliberty.com
Contact:
[email protected]
(713) ANON
ANON
Yahoo ID: PonderAa1
=================================================================

William Cooper web page: Hour of the Time
"There is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native
language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
-- Jesus : Book of John, Chapter 8 Verse 44

"WE ARE APT TO SHUT OUR EYES AGAINST A PAINFUL TRUTH.
FOR MY PART, I AM WILLING TO KNOW THE WHOLE TRUTH
TO KNOW THE WORST AND TO PROVIDE FOR IT."
---- Patrick Henry
http://www.apfn.org/old/apfncont.htm


">"FLI Editor"
More William Cooper Update
Tue Nov 6 19:45:31 2001


Her name was "Jan". She called me back and said, "Do you have a fax #?"

She said "They won't send anything through email. but he'll send it to you
tomorrow morning if you can get me a fax #."

So, I called a Friend of Liberty here in Houston and asked him to accept for
me, to which he agreed after hearing the story. Thanks to Charles Narwocki
for offering the use of his FAX!

Will give more info as soon as I get it.

ANON
Friends of Liberty, International
http://www.friendsofliberty.com
Contact:
[email protected]
ANON
ICQ#ANON
Yahoo ID: PonderAa1


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Subj: ****WILLIAM COOPER DEAD--NWO ASSASSINATION? Ex-Naval Intel Patriot Killed in SWAT Raid after Blowing the Lid off of MJ-12/CIA/NSA UFO-cover-up and the "Shadow Government [IMPORTANT-NWO News]



WILLIAM COOPER DEAD--NWO ASSASSINATION?


This is tragic news. I have a few more papers left to send to my readers and my "farewell" paper, but this needed to get sent out immediately.

Two weeks ago, on a nighttime broadcast simulcast through a number of national radio stations, William Cooper, ex-Naval Intel, blew his Top Secret security clearance by putting together a press conference where he laid out the structure of this country's SHADOW GOVERNMENT, tracing it's roots to the UFO/Alien cover-ups that began in the 1940s-1950s. He was very concise and explicit, naming names and documentation, offices and meetings from the 50s on down to the1970s. He literally ripped the lid of teh cover-up, and told his audience that he'd probably be killed for this. he was.

This brilliant, decorated military career man left Naval Intelligence in 1975,. By his own admission, he was unable to reconcile what he'd learned while in Naval Intel, about Alien controls and secret combinations within over our government. He refused to serve the anti-consitutional "Military Industrial Complex" run by NAS/CIA and the NWO, and resigned. After this he began to leak info, often receiving threats on his life and family for so doing. He continued undaunted, but has been increasingly harassed for his outspoken whistle-blowing. To weeks ago he decided he could hold back what he'd learned no longer, and blew the whistle on the whole charade, naming people's names, dates places. everything he'd learned! Apparently this was the last straw?

William Cooper's stunning presentation was bound to get him killed. He knew it, and stated it before his live audience. If anyone thinks this man's statements were exaggerated, ask yourself WHY he was killed? There is tight security surrounding the details of the actual incident resulting in his death. The story is being spun to make it sound like he had a scuffle with two Sheriff deputies in which he shot one officer in the head twice. He was then. According to the official story, shot dead. The deputy is said to be alive, but Cooper was killed on the spot. You can bet your three dollar bills and wooden nickels that the truth surrounding this little "assassination" will never be revealed before it is spun beyond recognition. There is little doubt that Bill simply went too far. This is the same sort of thing that got Kennedy shot. If "they" kill presidents to cover up these truths, how much chance does one lone ex-military officer have?

My own research corroborates every aspect of what Bill had to say in those areas where his subset of information intersects my own. His expertise and knowledge, however, was of a military/political nature (governmental, historical and cover-ups) nature, not specifically scientific. Yet what he had to say rings true as far as the technological aspects of UFO technology is concerned, as well as some of the truths he mentioned concerned with the nature and motis operandi of the "Gray" aliens, as I have come to understand them.

For information on ordering the incredible 2-hour William Cooper press conference on tape, call the KTTK Radio station at: (801) 759-1581.

They broadcast live from 6 to 7 am, Monday thru Friday and on Saturday and Sunday at 7 to 9 pm, as “k-talk” Radio am 630 ---- in the Provo Utah area.

Teh night of teh broadcast their broadcast was interrupted by whay was likely a triangle ship Em pulse weapon. Since then several otehr broadcastgs have been so targeted, and disruptions have occurred as Federal officials have begun harassing the station and interrupting broadcasts by demanding access to studio files during peak broadcast periods. This harassment has been going on quietly across the nation, the target being "talk radio stations NOT with the "plan." This does not include all of what one might think of as "right wing" talk shows. Shows like fat-man Rush Limbaugh's and CIA disinformation agent provocateurs like Art Bell, are sure to continue unabated.

In this researcher's opinion there are few great stations left, among these I rank KTTK radio, and the Jeff Rense "Sightings" show <http://www.rense.com/> among the best. Especially good (less the giai-oriented new-aged philosophical rhetoric) is the LauraLee show <http://www.lauralee.com/>. I do not agree 100% with any of these shows, but they all present interesting non-mainstream scientific information and all three people running these outfits appear genuinely interested in the truth. This is a GREAT start.

and the taped session is titled:

"UFO'S & mj12 - Government collaboration with Aliens - The Shadow Government"

Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of William Cooper. He died a true patriot and with a clear conscience. May we all be as faithful to our principles as this man was.

This is yet another WAKE UP CALL to anyone who doubts that we have entered a NEW era. Bill deliberately got this meeting aired before the Senate and House passed their fascist new "Patriot/USA" act-bills. Welcome to the age of the NEW WORLD ORDER folks. It has arrived. Be afraid. be VERY afraid.

Date: 11/10/01 9:36:12 AM Pacific Standard Time

Dorian's e-mail on your page about Bill Cooper may, unintentionally, be not completely accurate because Bill Cooper's tape about UFO's linked to Majestic 12 linked to Shadow Govt was made years ago (at least one of them was) and later in his life he changed his beliefs about this and said that much of what he had seen in the military he now believed was intentional disinformation, put out to deceive people like himself, plus indicative of a plan to deceive the public into a NWO. He discusses this on his webpage under Majestic 12 and UFO's (unless his webpage has been tampered with - www.williamcooper.com). That Utah radio station broadcasting and selling this tape was unaware of the above until recently. Just a correction.


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Subj: Wm Cooper Killed in SWAT Raid
Date: 11/6/01 2:33:43 PM Pacific Standard Time


From: [email protected] (aergo)

William Cooper Killed in SWAT
Raid
A Sierra Times Special Report
11.06.01

". God bless my family. I love my wife &
children more than life itself. Everything
I do is for the future of all my children.
They may not understand why I have
sacrificed so much, why I am so
dedicated to this work but someday
they will. I want them to know they are
the most important People in my life, and
how very, very much I love them. " -
William Cooper

EAGAR, AZ - William Cooper has been
killed and an Apache County sheriff's
deputy wounded in a shootout,
authorities said.

William Milton Cooper, 58, of Eager, had
hosted a talk show broadcast on the
Worldwide Christian Radio out of
Nashville, which receives it via phone
from his home in St. Johns.

The deputy, whose name was being
withheld by authorities, was shot twice in

the head while trying to arrest Cooper, a
state Department of Public Safety
spokesman said today. Cooper was
killed by another officer.

Several deputies were attempting to
arrest Cooper, who was armed with a
handgun, said Officer Steve Volden, a
spokesman for the DPS, which was
investigating the shooting.

He said details of the shooting would be
released later today.

The deputy was in critical condition at a
Phoenix hospital early today, Volden said.

Cooper was one of the most widely
known Shortwave radio broadcast, "the
Hour of the Time", heard worldwide and
on the Internet. "William Cooper may be
one of America's greatest heroes and
this story may be the biggest story in the

history of the world." said Mills
Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City.

William Cooper was reared in an Air
Force family. As a child he lived in many
different countries, graduating from
Yamato High School in Japan. Since he
has traveled through or lived in many
different foreign countries Mr. Cooper
has a world view much different than
most Americans.

William served with the Strategic Air
Command, United States Air Force. He
held a secret clearance working on B-52
bombers, KC-135 refueling aircraft, and
Minuteman missiles. William received his
Honorable Discharge from the United
States Air Force in 1965.

William joined the United States Navy
fulfilling a dream previously frustrated
by chronic motion sickness. He served
aboard the submarine USS Tiru
(SS-416), USS Tombigbee (AOG-11),
Naval Support Activity Danang RVN,
Naval Security and Intelligence Camp
Carter RVN, Danang Harbor Patrol RVN,
Dong Ha River Security Group RVN, USS
Charles Berry (DE-1035), Headquarters
Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet, USS
Oriskany (CVA-34).

Cooper was a member of the Office of
Naval Security and Intelligence serving as

a Harbor and River Patrol Boat Captain at
Danang and the Dong Ha River Security
Group, Cua Viet, Republic of Vietnam.
William Cooper was awarded several
medals for his leadership and heroism
during combat including two with "V" for
Valor.

He served on the Intelligence Briefing
Team for the Commander In Chief of the
Pacific Fleet. William was the Petty
Officer of the Watch and designated KL-47
SPECAT operator in the CINCPACFLT
Command Center at Makalapa Hawaii.
There he held a Top Secret, Q, SI,
security clearance.

William Cooper achieved the rank of First
Class Petty Officer, QM1, E-6 after only 8

years of Naval service, a difficult task
in any branch of the United States military.
William Cooper received an Honorable
Discharge from the United States Navy
on December 11, 1975.

William attended Long Beach City College
where he picked up an Associate of
Science Degree in Photography. He
founded the Absolute Image Studio and
Gallery of Fine Art Photography in Long
Beach, California.

William held the position of Executive
Director of Adelphi Business College,
Pacific Coast Technical Institute, and
National Technical College. Mr. Cooper
was the National Marketing Coordinator
for National Education and Software.

He produced several documentaries
covering subjects such as the Kennedy
assassination and secret black projects
that have built flying disk shaped craft.
William is an internationally acclaimed
radio personality broadcasting the Hour
Of The Time on WBCQ worldwide
short-wave 7.415 MHz from 10 PM until
11 PM Eastern Standard Time (0300 to
0400 UTC) Monday through Thursday
nights.

William Cooper is the author of Behold A
Pale Horse. The book has become the
best selling underground book of all time.

It is read and promoted by word of
mouth by People of all races, religions,
and nationalities.

Mr. Cooper is a world class lecturer, one
of the few other than superstars,
monarchs, and Popes who have
appeared at Wembly in London. William
Cooper has lectured for 10 years in
every State.

William Cooper, Trustee, has founded for
Harvest Trust, the CAJI News Service,
VERITAS national full size newspaper, The
Intelligence Service, Harvest
Publications, and has helped over 700 low power FM
affiliate stations get equipped and on the

air. including the station he managed as

Trustee for the Independence Foundation
Trust, 101.1 FM Eagar, Arizona,
broadcasting to 7,000 people.

Under his leadership Harvest Trust
ventured into the publishing trade. The
first book under the Harvest Trust
imprint was Oklahoma City: Day One by
Michele Marie Moore. the definitive
classic on the Oklahoma City bombing of
the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on
April 19, 1995.

Shortly after the bombing of the Alfred P.

Murrah federal building Rush Limbaugh
read a White House memo on the air
during his broadcast which named William
Cooper, ". the most dangerous radio
host in America". Mr. Cooper considers
William Clinton's pronouncement the
greatest compliment that he has ever
received.

William Cooper's FBI file, promulgated by
the investigation required by his security

clearances while in military service, was
one of those unlawfully in possession of
the White House in what has become
known as, "Filegate". Shortly after this
discovery President Clinton ordered all
federal agencies to begin investigation,
persecution, and prosecution of Mr.
Cooper to shut him up.

After years of filing FOIA requests and
researching the IRS William Cooper
brought suit against the IRS in Federal
District Court in Phoenix Arizona to force

the IRS to produce proof of jurisdiction
and delegation of authority which the IRS
was unable to do. To short circuit Mr.
Cooper's attempt to reveal the true
nature of the criminal IRS, and to carry
out the orders of the White House, the
agency lied to a Grand Jury, not allowing
William Cooper to testify, and secured
indictments against Mr. Cooper and his
wife Annie. This ploy successfully stopped

Mr. Cooper from continuing his suit
against the criminal IRS for fear of being arrested.

In 1998 VERITAS and Harvest
Publications was sold to Hallmark
Creative Corporation along with the
copyright and all rights to all written
material produced or ever to be
produced by William Cooper including
Behold A Pale Horse and Oklahoma City:
Day one. Hallmark Creative Corporation
has contracted to insure this material is
always available to the public.

In 1998 copyrights and all rights to all
audio and video material produced or
ever to be produced by William Cooper
was sold to Excel Studios Corporation
including the Hour Of The Time
broadcast. Excel Studios has contracted
to insure this material is always
available to the public.

In March of 1999, Cooper William Sent
his family out of the United States for
their security. He lived and worked alone
with his two dogs, one rooster, and one
chicken.

Subj: Assasination Update: William Cooper-MOM
Date: 11/6/01 4:38:24 PM Pacific Standard Time
From: DORIAN
BCC:



Subject: Fw: Update on William Cooper-Importance: High

----- Original Message -----
From: "M.O.M." [email protected]>
To: "mom" [email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 3:31 PM
Subject: Update on William Cooper

At 1:00 p.m. mountain time Nov.6th We received a call from Officer Frank Valenzuela form Az. Dept of Public Safety, This call came to us as a result of our calling the sheriffs office to confirm that this incident had happened, he informed us that this level of entrapment for Mr. Cooper started at 11:40 p.m. mt. time Nov. 5th 2001 by luring Bill Cooper away from his home which sat on top of a hillside in the community of Edgar, Az his physical address was 96 North Clearview Circle , Edgar, Az. The departments of Edgar and Apache law enforcement were working together. They claimed that they had gone out to serve 3 felony warrants,pretaining to someone having had a semi-automatic pistol drawn on them by Bill Cooper. At this time we do not have that info as to whom that was who filed a complaint.

Officers deliberately caused a ruckus to get this man away from his home to create this entrapment He went down the hill away from his home to the automobile to see what the ruckus was, it was 2 law officers in plain clothes. He spoke to them then got back in his car to go back up to his house , when out hiding came a patrol car that blocked his return to his home. He put his hands on the car window as we assume that is what he was ordered to do as they approached his car he pulled out to get around the car . He got out of his and tried to run for his home, shots were fired he returned fire hitting one officer in the head twice, whom is in surgery in St Joe's hospital. The other officer continued to fire until Cooper was dead. Please keep in mind this report was given to us by the sheriffs office and here are there numbers.. 928-333-5580, 1-800-352-1850 This is the man that authored the book Behold The Pale Horse, he was also battling the IRS he also was a well known radio talk show host. We here at MOM have a problem with this report. MOM




Kent, please post this far and wide!
Thanks!


MILITIA LEADER KILLED, DEPUTY WOUNDED DURING ATTEMPTED ARREST
Associated Press/The Arizona Republic
Nov. 06, 2001 12:20:00


EAGAR - A national leader of the militia movement has been killed and an Apache
County sheriff's deputy wounded in a shootout, authorities said.


William Milton Cooper, 58, of Eager, had hosted a talk show broadcast on the
Worldwide Christian Radio out of Nashville, which receives it via phone from
his home in St. Johns. He had millions of listeners worldwide, including
Timothy McVeigh.

The deputy, whose name was being withheld by authorities, was shot twice in the
head while trying to arrest Cooper, a state Department of Public Safety
spokesman said today. Cooper was killed by another officer.

Several deputies were attempting to arrest Cooper, who was armed with a
handgun, said Officer Steve Volden, a spokesman for the DPS, which was
investigating the shooting.

He said details of the shooting would be released later today.

The deputy was in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital early today, Volden
said.

Cooper was one of the most widely known prophets of the "patriot movement,"
railing at the federal government and talking of doomsday omens in his radio
broadcast.

McVeigh, who was executed in May for the bombing of the federal building in
Oklahoma City, listened to Cooper's broadcasts for inspiration, according to
testimony by James Nichols, brother of Oklahoma bombing co-defendant Terry
Nichols during a 1996 pretrial hearing.

Like some other patriot leaders, Cooper refused to get a driver's license or
pay federal income taxes, saying he is willing to risk getting ticketed and has
found a legal way to avoid the taxes.

The patriot movement grew during the 1990s, fed by a series of news events -
the siege of Randy Weaver in Idaho, the raid on the Branch Davidians near Waco,
Texas and the signing of gun-control laws.

Link:
Bill Cooper is dead!!
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/breaking/1106deputyshot06-ON.html

My heart goes out to Annie and the children.
Somehow I had sensed that this would be the way he would die, and probably he did, too.
For what he was to many different people, Bill certainly had an impact on our lives.
I first met Bill back in 1989 when he gave his first presentation in West L.A. at a group called UFORUM.
I was quite impressed then with his hypothesis on The Secret Government.
Later on, that same year, I was one of several individuals who helped organize his first successful major public appearance, which was held at Hollywood High School. The rest is history.
Bill was a totally different person then. He was much into UFOs then, although by that time I was already promoting a hypothesis that the UFO phenomena had nothing to do with "extraterrestrials" but was most likely a man-made deception concocted,staged and manipulated by the powers that be to bring about certain global agendas. A few years later I was quite surprised that Bill was also starting to say the same thing.
Bill Cooper then distanced himself from the so-called UFO community and moved to Arizona and got deeply involved in the "militia" movement.
Bill had a rough personality. To many, he was obnoxious. To many, he was filled with self-aggrandizement. He alienated lot of people with his uncontrollable alcoholism. But deep inside I believe that he was a good person.
Despite his eccentrism, we must recognize that he did have a significant impact on the world of conspiracy theories in this country, whether for good or for bad.
My he rest in peace.

-Norio Hayakawa
[email protected]

Subj: to Kent, from Norio Hayakawa: re: BILL COOPER'S DEATH
Date: 11/6/01 5:21:01 PM Pacific Standard Time
Subj: William Cooper Update: Sheriff's report!
Date: 11/6/01 11:03:01 PM Pacific Standard Time



William Cooper Update
Sierra Times 11.06.01
http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495&article=11045

Details are still sketchy on what caused the Cooper shootout on
November 5, 2001, but a fax sent from the Apache County
Sheriff's office sheds some more light on the subject. William
Cooper was fatally wounded during a late night gunfight.
Contrary to what was reported earlier, it was not a SWAT raid,
but a simple confrontation between police and Cooper. One
Apache County deputy, Robert Martinez was critically wounded
in the exchange. Here's what we know so far:

According to the Sheriff's report, several deputies were
positioned outside the Cooper residence to serve a warrant for
Aggravated Assault and two counts of endangerment. Cooper
had stated numerous times in the past that he would not
surrender to law enforcement via his website and shortwave
radio. Obviously, law enforcement took him seriously. The
showdown began at approximately 12:15 pm local time.

After leaving his residence in his vehicle, the report states that
Cooper confronted plain clothed deputies a short distance away.
"As Cooper drove back to his residence, deputies attempted to
stop him using a fully marked patrol vehicle to block the
driveway. Cooper refused to stop or comply with verbal orders
by the deputies", according to the report.

Cooper then drove around the patrol car to evade the arrest,
and the report stated that he tried to run over one of the
deputies en route back to his residence. Cooper was then
followed a short distance to his residence where this time he
was confronted by uniformed deputies. "After refusing once
again to comply with the deputies orders, Cooper exited his
vehicle and began running toward the house, firing shots with a
handgun toward the deputies", the report said. No where in the
report did it mention that Cooper only had one leg - the other
lost in combat long ago. Cooper died on the scene.

When Deputy Martinez took a head shot, officers returned fire,
the report said. According to the Sheriff's office, "the surgery on
Martinez went well" , but the condition is still critical. There was
a positive history written up about Martinez in the report, but
nothing positive about Cooper, of course.

Cooper had made it known that he would take action against law
enforcement from years back stating, "trespassers will be shot
on discovery." He also denied violating any laws during that
period as well. Cooper has a history of harassing and threatening
local residents with deadly force, according to the report. He
was recently charge with aggravated assault and endangerment,
as well as wanted by the U.S. Marshall's Service on unrelated
felony charges. Cooper had spent the last month challenging the
government's claims about what caused the destruction of the
World Trade Center on September 11.

Most who knew of Cooper all state that he was a hard man to
get along with - if at all. His demeanor and attitude was
"unfriendly" at best. Although state-sponsored media called
Cooper a "national militia leader", no one has yet to come
forward who was under his command, nor has anyone to this
point come forward to claim his 'militia rank'. None of those who
knew Cooper and spoke to Sierra Times wanted to go on the
record, but the best statement was, "he was a son-of a bitch,
but he was our son-of-a bitch". The new Patriot Act of 2001 has
many wondering if the Cooper take down was just the beginning
in silencing the voices on opposition in the Country. "Are they
just starting in alphabetical order?" one person asked. Cooper
was best known for being the first to provide evidence of
explosives being found inside the Murrah Building in Oklahoma
City on April 19, 1995, including the type of explosive used.

According to his webmaster, "It appears at this time to be
totally unrelated to the disputes he had with the federal
government." There were no federal agents involved with the
gunfight.

Who Benefits?
The question no one dares to ask!
by William Cooper

Veritas News Service - Exclusive, September 15, 2001 -- Who benefits from
the World Trade Center and Pentagon terrorist attacks? I can tell you that
no Arab nation benefits. I can tell you that no Muslim benefits. So why
would any of them mount an attack that even the most stupid idiot fanatic
in the world would understand to be the instrument of the absolute
condemnation and alienation of his cause by all humanity?

Like most Americans I looked to the Arab world for the source of the
attack, Not because it was the most obvious solution, but because I have
been programed by the media to look only in that direction. I did not look
elswhere until stories appeared that set alarm bells ringing. Are we being
deceived and manipulated? Who benefits from these attacks?

Questions that remain unanswered from the first World Trade Center Attack.
GO HERE FOR THE REST OF THE STORY:
http://www.williamcooper.com/vnsexclusivesarchives6.html#who

Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2001 9:32 AM
Subject: Bill Cooper was killed by police
http://www.az-tourist.com/busdetails10/rvpaper.htm

Bill Cooper, militia commander, world-wide broadcaster, disk jockey,
acid-commentator on the scene, author and publisher, was shot to death
by police officers in an exchange of gunfire at midnight Monday,
fulfilling his often-stated wish to go out in a blaze of glory.
We will miss Bill's broadcasts. If you know Norm Olsson's address,
please forward this to him.

Tim Mull was just in and told me that about midnight Monday, local police
with a warrant for a couple of aggravated-assault warrants (Bill was
certainly guilty) went up in force to Bill Cooper's house, letting on
to be teenagers drinking and partying, with the radio turned up loud.
Bill came out of his house and drove over to them, demanding that they get
off of his mountain. Two officers jumped Bill in his car. Bill backed
it up, shoved one officer out and shot the other one twice in the head
with his forty-five, but did not inflict any life-threatening wounds.
Bill ran toward his house, whereupon the entire contingent gave Bill
what he had been asking for -- his martyrdom. This was not a federal
ninja action, nor a rogue-cop riot. Bill had gone over to Dr. Scott
Hamblin's house and wagged a gun in his face, and seems to have done
the same to another person as well. The officers wisely went prepared,
as Bill had broadcast hundreds of times that he would not surrender and
would kill anyone who came after him.

Glenn Jacobs,
friend, enemy, neighbor, unindicted co-conspirator, hateful adversary,
colaborator, messenger boy, informer and listener.
========================================================================

From: "Emma Shlarp" [email protected]

What I just heard from a resident of Eager about this was that Bill Cooper
had gone into town and threatened someone with a gun. The Eager PD went up
there and tried to lure him out so they could wrestle him down and handcuff
him. However, Cooper got wise and started shooting so the Eager cops shot
back and that, according to my resident source (who writes for the local
newspaper) is what happened. I would consider him to be a credible source.

E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: (928) 333-2033
Contact: Glen Jacobs
or phone (602) 224-1266
http://www.az-tourist.com/busdetails10/rvpaper.htm

Eagar, AZ . contact info.
http://www.az-tourist.com/directory.htm
===========================================================================
WILLIAM COOPER INDEX PAGE:
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of
experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past.
- Patrick Henry
http://www.williamcooper.com/index.html
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http://disc.server.com/Indices/149495.html


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Subj: Cooper's own words - Cooper Family Targeted by Feds
Date: 11/6/01 4:45:58 PM Pacific Standard Time


Subject: Cooper in his own words
Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 16:13:02 -0800

[from 1998 - thanks to Mike P. for
finding/sending it]

Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 23:48:11 -0800
Subject: Fw: Local Police tell FBI: "We WON'T let
you create another Ruby Ridge or Waco!"

Cooper Family Targeted by Feds

FLASH - Sources within local "policing agencies"
have informed us that the
Federal Bureau of Investigation has been put on
notice by several ranking
local law enforcement personnel that, "We will
absolutely not allow another
'Ruby Ridge' or 'Waco' to occur in Apache County,
Arizona."

Glenn Jacobs, owner and publisher of the Round
Valley Paper, spoke personally
last night to the Apache County Sheriff. The
Sheriff told Glenn, "I have put
the FBI on notice that they are not welcome to
come into this County and
harass the Cooper family."

It appears that we, William and Annie Cooper,
have been targeted for
imprisonment or extermination by the federal
government and the Anti
Defamation League (ADL) for documenting and
sourcing the truth about the
tyranny and despotism of the Illuminati's coming
socialist totalitarian new
world order. We have worked feverishly since 1988
documenting and sourcing
the facts of the treason being brought about by
the Illuminati's socialist change
agents in government, and through the activities
of Secret Societies and
organizations such as the subversive Anti
Defamation League. They picked on
the wrong People. We are not criminals.
Everything we have ever done has been
in good faith and with reasonable cause. We are
not afraid. We will not run
and hide. We will continue to oppose evil
whenever and wherever we find
it. We will stand and fight whomever or whatever
assault they may mount against us.

I first learned of the treason taking place in
this country (and around the
world) when I discovered the plan named
"MAJESTYTWELVE" while a member of the
Intelligence Briefing Team and Petty officer of
the watch in the command
center of Admiral Bernard Clarey who at that time
was the Commander in Chief
of the Pacific Fleet. The plan outlined the
implementation of all of the
planks of the Communist Manifesto which began
with the graduated so-called
Income Tax administered by the fiction known as
the Internal Revenue Service,
the disarmament of the American People through
laws instigated by a series of
"terrorist" acts, the formation of a world police
force made up of the United
Nations force known as NATO combined with the
military forces of the United
States and the members of the United Nations
force known as the "Warsaw Pact"
which plan is outlined in State Department
Publication 7277. It documented
the intent to demonize and target Patriots and
so-called "tax protestors" through
"Project Trojan Horse". and much much more.

We have been documenting and sourcing the facts
of this plan since 1988
through my book "Behold A Pale Horse", my radio
broadcast "Hour Of The Time,"
in our full size national newspaper "VERITAS",
"Oklahoma City: Day One," and
in lectures and speaking engagements throughout
the nation and the world. I
have made over 150 predictions of coming major
world events since 1988 based
upon the above information supplemented by many
years of research and have
only been wrong once.

The Illuminati socialist President of the United
States of America, William
Jefferson Clinton, wrote in a White House memo
that, "William Cooper is the
most dangerous radio host in America." The
Illuminati's Rush Limbaugh read
the memo on his so-called Excellence In
Broadcasting Network in 1995 following
the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal
Building in Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma in an cowardly effort to redirect the
socialist attack on so-called "right wing"
radio hosts away from himself and onto me while
touting himself as "the most
dangerous radio host in America."

My FBI record, which was initiated by the
investigation required by my Secret
security clearance while in the U.S. Air Force,
and my Top Secret Q (SI)
security clearance while in the U.S. Navy, was
one of those found in
possession of the White House during the scandal
known as "Filegate".
President Clinton ordered that all agencies of
government begin an
investigation naming us enemies of the
administration and "domestic
terrorists". Since when is telling the truth
terrorism in this country?

After 14 issues of VERITAS which exposed,
documented, and sourced the
facts of the treason and the fraud of the
so-called income tax administered by the so-
called IRS, a series of 8 broadcasts exposing the
Anti Defamation League as a
criminal and subversive organization , our
publication of the scathing expose
"Oklahoma City: Day One" by Michele Marie Moore,
and the most recent results
of our OKC bombing investigation, the government
and the ADL ordered their
puppets to go after us with the intent of
shutting us up for good. U.S.
Attorney Janet Reno, the butcher of Waco, ordered
the Nazi Gestapo to go
after us which immediately launched
investigations by the FBI, IRS, Financial
Crimes Network, and many others. Reno also
ordered her Phoenix based puppet U.S.
Attorney Janet Napolitano to shut us up. Our
investigation demonstrates that
Janet Reno, Phoenix based United States Attorney
Janet Napolitano, Assistant
United States Attorney Winerip and Special Agent
Frank Shupnik, and possibly
Judge Irwin are members of the ADL. Shupnik and
Winrip have been the most
persistent and subversive of the Law in their
relentless persecution of this
family.

Since my Honorable Discharge from the United
States Navy on December 11, 1975
I have engaged myself in research to discover if
the information regarding
the federal income tax that I had seen in
MAJESTYTWELVE could be documented. Of
all the subjects that I have researched over the
years, the
unconstitutionality and unlawful application of
the federal income tax, by
the bogus and unconstitutional Internal Revenue
Service, to People domiciled
within the territorial boundaries of the union
states, outside of the
Constitutional and lawful jurisdiction and
authority of the United States
government turned out to be the easiest to
document and source.

I immediately understood that the income tax is
"private law" fraudulently
and unconstitutionally applied to the Citizens of
the States of the union and
others. This becomes obvious when you begin to
understand that "tax courts"
are not authorized in the constitution and so
must be extrajudicial private
courts. Citizens of the States of the union are
fraudulently brought under
the income tax laws through contracts to which
they did not wittingly or
willingly subscribe. Any contract where full
disclosure of all terms of the contract
has not been made to all parties thereto are
frauds and are null and void upon
their inception but most certainly upon discovery
of the fraud.

We demand that the Internal Revenue Service
disclose any and all agreements,
contracts, adhesions, laws, regulations, or
statutes which make us liable to
file and/or pay the so-called income tax. We
demand the Internal Revenue
Service disclose the true nature of the legal
fiction which the IRS contends
is us.

When the government began its investigation
(persecution) of this family we
were noticed by Special Agent Frank Shupnik (no
summons) to present ourselves
and all our financial records at a meeting to be
held between him and us in
Phoenix, Arizona. we refused. Compulsory
Production of Documents: This
brief explains the operation of the Fifth
Amendment in reference to producing
personal books and records to an agency of the
government.

We then began a series of Freedom Of Information
Requests (FOIA) which, along
with our and other's legal research, revealed
that they had no authority
whatsoever to conduct such an investigation. In
fact it once again confirmed
that the federal government has no authority or
federal jurisdiction within
the territorial boundaries of any state of the
union whatsoever except on
property purchased by the government where
jurisdiction has been ceded to the
federal government by the state's legislature and
over only those specific
crimes enumerated in the Constitution for the
united States of America. There
is only one exception and that is
extraterritorial jurisdiction brought about
by treaties with foreign nations such as the
Crown of England. We are not
citizens of any foreign government. We are not
subjects of the Crown of
England or Great Britain. We are not subjects of
the Queen of England or
Great Britain. If you think this is far fetched
be forewarned that these people are
noted in the Internal Revenue Manual as being
subject to the Tax.

My research was confirmed with the following:

"The power of the United States to tax is limited
to persons, property, and
business within their jurisdiction, as much as
that of a state is limited to
the same subjects within its jurisdiction." -
Supreme Court Justice Fields

And then this by the Supreme Court of New York:

The Supreme Court of New York was presented with
the issue of whether the
State of New York had jurisdiction over a murder
committed at Fort Niagara, a
federal fort. In People v. Godfrey, 17 Johns.
225, 233 (N.Y. 1819), that
court held that the fort was subject to the
jurisdiction of the State since the
lands therefore had not been ceded to the United
States: "To oust this state
of its jurisdiction to support and maintain its
laws, and to punish
crimes, it must be shown that an offense
committed within the acknowledged limits of the
state, is clearly and exclusively cognizable by
the laws and courts of the
United States. In the case already cited, Chief
Justice Marshall observed,
that to bring the offense within the jurisdiction
of the courts of the union,
it must have been committed out of the
jurisdiction of any state it is not,
the offence committed, but the place in which it
is committed, which must be
out of the jurisdiction of the state."

The IRS makes it own rules (constitutes
unconstitutional legislative action)
but the Internal Revenue Manual Handbook.
10.3.1.1 Chap. 7 Enforcement
Activities and Investigative Techniques admits no
agent of the United States
government has any authority or jurisdiction to
serve a summons or arrest
warrant anywhere other than "within the
jurisdiction of the United States":

"[10.3.1.1] 7.2.3 (10/01/96)
"Service and Return

1."An arrest warrant can be executed by a federal
marshal or by some other
officer authorized by law. The summons may be
served by any person authorized
to serve a summons in a civil action however,
Inspectors should make every
effort to serve their own summonses. The arrest
warrant can be executed, and
the summons served, at any place within the
jurisdiction of the United
States.
(Emphasis in red mine) [emphasis lost when copied
from web]

Years ago I discovered that the Internal Revenue
Service is NOT an agency of
the Department of the Treasury or the federal
government. It is not listed as
required by law in the United States Code under
the organization of the
Department of the Treasury nor is the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, and
Firearms, or the Secret Service, nor are any of
these bogus agencies
listed in the United States Code as agencies of
any other branch of government. These
agencies are in fact fictions.

And then I discovered the reason why. The United
States Supreme Court in
Brushaber v. Union Pacific Railroad Company while
ruling that the income tax
is an excise (indirect tax) included as a part of
its ruling that the federal
income tax is VOID because Congress
unconstitutionally delegated legislative
power to the Secretary of the Treasury to write
the Law concerning the
administrative and enforcement procedures. It was
a blatant and
unconstitutional breach of the separation of
powers and in any case the
Constitution does not grant Congress the ability
to delegate its powers to
anyone or anything or any entity. The IRS, BATF,
the Secret Service, and all
of their administrative rules, regulations, and
enforcement powers were
created unconstitutionally by the stroke of a pen
of a Department of the
Treasury employee. That is why there is so much
subterfuge and so many lies
involved in the administration and enforcement of
the tax by the so-called
Internal Revenue Service.

Uncertainty of the Law: American courts have
failed to identify what is the
nature of the income tax. This uncertainty of the
constitutional
classification of this form of taxation presents
a monumental due process
problem for the American people. Members of
Congress should be informed of
this uncertainty of the law which they did not
create.

On January 8, 1991, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
that Americans who refuse to
pay their income taxes because they sincerely
believe that the tax law is
unconstitutional COULD NOT be convicted of
willful tax evasion! According to
Justice Byron White "someone's good faith belief
that a federal tax on his or
her wages is unlawful, would not make that person
guilty of a crime requiring
willful action, no matter how unreasonable that
persons belief".

Even if the income tax were Constitutional it is
misapplied to the
Citizens of the States of the union except where
the IRS can prove that a Citizen has
contracted, with full disclosure by the IRS to
that Citizen of all terms and
liabilities of that contract, to make him or
herself liable. American Legacy
Resources wrote one of the best explanations of
what the income tax is and
what it is not. Visit their Taxation Supplement
for a mind expanding
experience. Another extremely educational site is
called Taxgate. Once you
begin to understand how badly you have been
defrauded, cheated, and extorted
you will never be able to return to sheopledom.

Using our Rights guaranteed by Article One of the
first ten amendments known
as the "Bill Of Rights" to Free Speach and
Freedom of the Press we published
several stories revealing the results of our
research into the history of,
and the Law concerning, the IRS. We also
published a lawful "Public Notice" in
issues #14, 15, and 16 of VERITAS national
newspaper which enumerated certain
facts discovered in Dan Meador's and my research.
The law allows us to
presume the content of the Public Notice to be
"presumed facts" since neither IRS or
the United States government has ever denied any
of the facts thus presented.

In light of the above we filed FOIA requests
asking the IRS for specific
documents which specifically require us to file
and pay the so-called income
tax. they could not and did not produce any
such documentation but sent
me a copy of an old 1040 which I had filed before
I mustered the guts to stop
filing based upon the information I had seen in
MAJESTYTWELVE and from my
research which verified that the tax is a
criminal fraud. The implication was
that the 1040s which I had filed in the past was
their only authority. In
other words I had signed the form stating that I
was a "taxpayer". The
interpretation of the IRS was that since I had
filed previously it was an
admission that I was required to file. Hitler
would have loved their
reasoning. When we filed we filed either by
honest mistake because we had not
yet discovered the fraud or because of fear and
intimidation which is called
extortion. Fraud and extortion are criminal acts
under the law. When we
discovered the fraud we declared all contracts
and signatures past, present,
and future, which might make us liable to the
fraud to be null and void
due to fraud.

We also filed FOIA requests asking the IRS for
specific documents which gave
the IRS the authority to conduct an investigation
of a Citizen of Arizona.
The IRS could not, and did not, produce any such
documentation. We noticed
Special Agent Shupnik and Assistant U.S. Attorney
Winerip to produce their
credentials and documentation of their authority
to conduct such an investigation. they
refused because they could not as no such
documents exists.

We learned of an secret agreement between the
individual states of the union
and the IRS. We obtained an unredacted copy and
found that it is an agreement
granting jurisdiction to the IRS to require
federal employees who are state
Citizens and residents of the states to file and
pay the so-called federal
income tax. No cession of jurisdiction over these
people was granted by the
state legislature as required by Law. If the
so-called Internal Revenue
Service has the jurisdiction and authority to
require Citizens and residents
of the states to file and pay the so-called
income tax why do they have to
have an special secret agreement between the IRS
and the states to tax their
federal employees who live and work outside the
jurisdiction and authority of
the United States government?

We filed suit against the United States
government, the IRS, Attorney General
Janet Reno, U.S. Attorney for the District of
Arizona Janet Napolitano, and
others, demanding the court simply order the
defendants to either produce the
documentation that allows the IRS to tax and/or
investigate a Citizen of any
state of the union or admit that no such
documentation exists, and several
other points of Law. The suit has been active for
almost three years and the
federal judge has refused to order the defendants
to obey the law and produce
their authority or admit that it does not exist.
The attorney for defendants,
Katz (another ADL member) has slipped up and
admitted in documents that
he/she filed in this case that no such
documentation (thus no such authority) exists
in the Phoenix District. This suit is still
awaiting adjudication in United
States District Court in Phoenix, Arizona. The
government and the ADL
wants us in prison or dead before the judge is
forced to rule in our favor as he must
if he obeys the Law. Recent experience tells us
that the courts have been
corrupted and the law is frequently ignored. Pro
Se litigants are all but
ignored by federal judges who pass the cases to
clerks to handle.

We have not committed any crime but on June 18,
1998 a United States
Marshall came to the Trust Headquarters in Eagar,
Arizona to serve a summons for
criminal trial in U.S. District Court in Phoenix
Arizona (or was it federal
Tax Court) on "legal fictions"to appear before a
Judge Irwin. We told him
that we are not the legal fictions named in the
summons and ordered him off the
Trust property. I told him he was trespassing and
that he had no federal
jurisdiction or authority within the territorial
boundaries of the state of
Arizona. He knew I was right and obeyed me
without serving the papers. If he
had authority and/or jurisdiction why did he not
serve the papers and why did
he obey my order that he get off Trust property
immediately?

Since no legal fictions can be found at our Trust
Headquarters and domicile
and since no service was made the Court in the
Court can take no action if
Judge Irwin obeys the Law. As we discovered with
Waco, Ruby Ridge, and other
federal atrocities the federal Courts seldom obey
the Law. The Marshall told
me that if the legal fictions named in the
summons did not appear in federal
Court (or federal Tax Court) in Phoenix, Arizona
on July 1, 1998 Judge Irwin
would issue a warrant for OUR arrest. We will not
appear as we are not the
legal fictions named in the summons, the Court
has no jurisdiction or
authority over us as Citizens of Arizona, and we
will not allow an
unconstitutional arrest to occur. We will stand
and fight their Gestapo with
all the means at our disposal any assault which
may be mounted upon our
property or upon us.

The federal marshall was yelling at me across the
property and I was yelling
back at him in a moderate wind. No papers were
served. It is possible that I
misconstrued Tax Court for U.S. District Court or
visa versa. I only know he
had a federal summons signed by a Judge Irwin
requiring legal fictions, that
use names similar to ours, that he mistook as
living at our Trust
Headquarters, to appear in a federal court before
Judge Irwin on July 1,
1998.He clearly stated that should the legal
fictions, which he miscronstrued
to be us, not appear Judge Irwin would issue a
warrant for OUR arrest. No federal
court that I am aware of schedules cases to be
presented on a 4 day holiday
such as the 4th of July. The feds have done this
in the past in order that
the accused was not be able to appear with an
attorney on such short notice, it
was not covered by the press, and the feds were
able to railroad the accused
with no due process, objection, or oversight by
the sheople who were happily
engaged in their holiday revelry.

Our children will remain with us. They are not
shields, as our enemies will
claim, any more than children have been shields
for families which have been
attacked by despotism throughout history.
Allowing our children to disappear
into the immoral and destructive government child
care and foster home
industry run by the mind controlling bogus
Psychology profession only to be
abused and sexually assaulted for many years is a
fate worse than death, and
we simply will not allow such a thing to happen
to our precious little girls.

These people are morally bankrupt and in fact are
Nazi jack booted thugs of
the worst SS Hitler storm trooper type. They have
no ethics, morals, or
respect for life, property, religion, or the Law.
The Nazis were socialists
and socialists are Nazis. Socialists are in
complete control of the
government of the united States of America today.

Please remember that we are not anti-government,
radical, fundamentalist,
crazy, suicidal, criminals, child molesters, bank
robbers, child abusers, tax
protestors, wife beaters, husband beaters, drug
users, drug dealers, drug
growers, drug stockpilers, revolutionaries,
subversives, terrorists, white
supremicist, racists, antiSemitic, or any other
demonizing label that may be
applied. We do not have illegal weapons, hand
grenades, bombs, missiles,
tanks, machine guns, anti-tank rockets,
anti-aircraft weapons or any other
demonized instrument of any type whatsoever. And
our Trust Headquarters and
domicile is NOT a compound.

We are intelligent law abiding reasonable People
who have drawn our line in
the sand. Our enemy will attempt to demonize us
in order to obtain the
public's permission to murder our whole family
just as they did the Weaver
family and the Branch Davidians at Waco, Texas. I
never thought I would hear
so-called Christians whose ancestors fled the old
world to escape religious
persecution say, "The Branch Davidians deserved
what they got. they were
just a bunch of religious fanatics," but I heard
so-called Christians say it
over and over and over again.

If we are found dead it will NEVER be because we
committed suicide. It
will be cold blooded murder, just as they did at
Ruby Ridge, The World Trade Center,
Waco, and Oklahoma City.

We are pro-government, lawful government, lawful
Constitutional Republican
government as guaranteed to us in the
Constitution for the United States of
America. We know what the government is and what
it is not. We know that the
Constitution for the united States of America
constitutes the lawful
government and anything or anyone outside its
strictures, limits, and powers
is operating unlawfully and are in fact outlaws.

We know that the Constitution was not penned by a
bunch of dottering old men
who did not understand the complexities of the
modern age over two hundred
years ago. The Constitution was produced by the
greatest collection of
geniuses who have ever lived. It is the LIVING
Supreme Law of our country. It
provides within the document itself the
provisions for us to make any changes
that we may deem necessary. Only a very few
changes (Amendments) have ever
been made. Those changes or deletions wished for
by the socialist/communist
Illuminati have been rejected by the American
People. That last fact
necessitates the demonization of the Constitution
and all who support it.

I have served my government all my life. I have
been a member of the United
States Air Force and the United States Navy. I am
a combat veteran of the
Vietnam war. I fought as a River Patrol Boat
Captain in Vietnam earning
medals with the "V" for Valor. I took an Oath to,
"support and defend the
Constitution for the united States of America
against all enemies foreign and
DOMESTIC." I intent to fulfill that Oath until
the day I die. and after, if
that is possible.

What we have included here is by no means the
entirety of our legal position.
It is barely the beginning, only a few facts and
questions that should get
you thinking. We will attempt to include much
more through links from our
WebPages.

We hope to win this battle although the odds and
history tell us that we
won't. If we win then all America wins. if we
lose the subversive
Illuminati socialists in government and the ADL
will LOSE big time. We are not afraid. I
have engaged and fought better troops than any of
the techno-spoiled brats
they can or will ever field against us. In any
case whatever happens we as a
family will be Free. and due to the sheer
volume of our work that is in
public hands we will never be forgotten. It makes
me very sad to know that
all of you will still be enslaved by tyrants and
despotism in a totalitarian
socialist new world odor (really stinks).
unless you also draw your line
and take your stand to fight the last battle for
Liberty and Freedom.

Oh. I almost forgot. If they need a negotiator
to resolve the situation
send Lieutenant Colonel James "Bo" Gritz. I
would love to see him coming up the
hill to talk us down. Please. oh please. send
Gritz.

Please pray for us and keep coming back to our
WebPages http://harvest-
trust.org. We will keep it updated adding
information, documenting, and
sourcing our position within the Law, and the
corrupted Illuminati puppets
despotic and tyrannical disregard and contempt
for the Law. Who knows. you
may even become awakened and join the fight for
Liberty and Freedom for all
People regardless of race, religion, or place of
ancestral origin.

William Cooper, Annie Cooper, Dorothy Cooper,
Allyson Cooper

Subj: [surfingtheapocalypse] William Cooper Specifics from Sheriff's Department
Date: 11/6/01 10:00:42 PM Pacific Standard Time
From:(Agent Smiley)

William Cooper Specifics from Sheriff's Department

FLI Newswire) Eager Arizona - On Nov 5, 2001 at
11:40pm, Apache County Sheriff's deputies attempted to
serve an arrest warrant on a known felon, William
Milton Cooper, (58 years of age) at his residence
located at 96 North Clearview Circle in Eagar AZ.
Cooper was considered armed and dangerous. During the
execution of this warrant, Cooper was fatally shot by
deputies after he shot and struck a sheriffs deputy.

Members of the Apache County Sheriffs Office deployed
several deputies in the area adjacent to Cooper"s home
in an attempt to draw him from his residence to serve
an arrest warrant. After leaving his residence in his
vehicle, Cooper confronted plainclothes deputies a
short distance away. As Cooper drove back to his
residence, Sheriffs deputies attempted to stop him
using a fully marked patrol vehicle to block the
roadway. Cooper refused to stop or comply with verbal
orders issued by deputies. Cooper drove around the
patrol vehicle off the roadway and attempted to run
over a sergeant before heading back to his residence.
Cooper was followed a short distance to the front of
his residence whom he was again confronted by
uniformed deputies. After refusing once again to
comply with orders from deputies, Cooper exited his
vehicle and ran toward his house, firing shots from a
handgun towards deputies. Deputy Robert Marinez of the
Apache County Sheriff's Office was struck in the head
by at least one round. Deputies returned fire suwng
and fatally wounding Cooper.

Deputy Marinez was transported by ground ambulance to
The White Mountain Regional Medical Center and then
flown to a Trauma Unit in Phoenix. Deputy Marinez was
last reported to be in critical condition.

Deputy Marinez has served as a law enforcement officer
for 4 years and was serving as a tactical officer at
the time of the shooting. His experience also includes
patrol and criminal investigation. Deputy Marinez is
40 years old and has served as a United States Marine
during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
Deputy Marinez is married with three children.

Cooper threatened to kill law enforcement personnel
and made those threats known through the use of his
web site, radio station and personal messages. Cooper
has a history of harassing and threatening local
residents with deadly force. He recently was charged
with aggravated assault and endangerment. Cooper was
also wanted by the United Stated Marshal's Office for
unrelated felony charges.

Following the shooting, the scene was secured by
officers from the Eagar Police Department and Apache
County Sheriff's Deputies. The Arizona Department of
Public Safety's Special Investigations Unit is
conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting
at the request of the Eagar Police Department and the
Apache County SherifFs Office. DPS Special Operations
Units were called to the scene to clew the residence
of any potential hazards that may exist.

For further information contact: Sheriff Brian
Hounshell, Apache County Sheriff s Office, (928)
337-4321
Chief Scott Ganns, Eager Police Department, (928)
333-4127

i had been in email contact for two weeks with
cooper. he had, over the past two weeks grown
increasingly agitated. visible in his emails. wish i
had saved them.

in the second to last email, he gave me permission to
forward him information regarding my own experiences
[been receiving lots of death threats lately]

so i sent one and i got an automated reply saying i
had been reported to [email protected] for spamming.

recently, i have had someone imitating my data online
so as to unsubscribe me from certain lists.

i even had my own list deleted. AND I AM THE DAMN
MODERATOR. so i made a new one as per the link
above.

were his specs being imitated to harass me?

it would indicate that the both of us have had agents
assigned to us.

it would be a second odd parallel. 1st that he is
gone and i have had recent death threats and 2nd that
we each may have been assigned some online [i am sure
state-sponsored] harassment. some of what i have been
dealing with online involved the information in
cooper's drug war literature. some of what i have
been dealing with is that the cia program called
MKULTRA. is alive and well - been a guinea pig for 3
years.

if it wasn't someone imitating his signatures. there
is still the fact that he had grown increasingly
agitated. i have been harassed IN PERSON..attempted
episodes of destabilization - the other potential
parallel.

i believe i have been targeted for the past 3 years
because of the monster i unleashed on the
establishment. see:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Subj: IUFO NEWS: Sad Death of William Cooper, Lonely Talk Radio Conspiracist
Date: 11/6/01 8:46:53 PM Pacific Standard Time

LISTEN to the Mystery Babylon archives on his website: http://www.williamcooper.com/shop/hbmbs.html START WITH INTRO AND LISTEN TO ALL IN THE MB SERIES . YOU WON'T REGRET IT!

Anna Morton wrote: >From Arizona news:

Militia leader killed, deputy wounded during attemped arrest

A national leader of the militia movement has been killed and an Apache
County sheriff's deputy wounded in a shootout, authorities said. William
Milton Cooper, 58, of Eager, had hosted a talk show broadcast on the World-
wide Christian Radio out of Nashville, which receives it via phone from his
home in St. Johns. He had millions of listeners worldwide, including Timo-
thy McVeigh.


Tombigbee AOG-11 - History

. .

William Cooper
The Lost Interview - never before seen (1999)
[13-minute excerpt from "The Land of the Lost Story [1999]"]

I didn’t know VHS players still existed. Not exactly something you can go pick up at the local Wal Mart if you find a long lost tape like this.

I heard not a single mention of Bigfoot.
Color me gravely disappointed.

I heard not a single mention of Bigfoot.
Color me gravely disappointed.

I think that Anna was focused more on the "conspiracies that can get you killed" kind of thing.


William Cooper Killed In SWAT Raid SierraTimes.com
11/6/2001 EAGER, AZ - William Cooper has been killed and an Apache County sheriff's deputy wounded in a shootout, authorities said. William Milton Cooper, 58, of Eager, had hosted a talk show broadcast on the Worldwide Christian Radio out of Nashville, which receives it via phone from his home in St. Johns.

The deputy, whose name was being withheld by authorities, was shot twice in the head while trying to arrest Cooper, a state Department of Public Safety spokesman said today. Cooper was killed by another officer.

Several deputies were attempting to arrest Cooper, who was armed with a handgun, said Officer Steve Volden, a spokesman for the DPS, which was investigating the shooting.

He said details of the shooting would be released later today.

The deputy was in critical condition at a Phoenix hospital early today, Volden said.

Cooper was one of the most widely known Shortwave radio broadcast, "the Hour of the Time", heard worldwide and on the Internet. "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heroes and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." said Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City.

William Cooper was reared in an Air Force family. As a child he lived in many different countries, graduating from Yamato High School in Japan. Since he has traveled through or lived in many different foreign countries Mr. Cooper has a world view much different than most Americans.

William served with the Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force. He held a secret clearance working on B-52 bombers, KC-135 refueling aircraft, and Minuteman missiles. William received his Honorable Discharge from the United States Air Force in 1965.

William joined the United States Navy fulfilling a dream previously frustrated by chronic motion sickness. He served aboard the submarine USS Tiru (SS-416), USS Tombigbee (AOG-11), Naval Support Activity Danang RVN, Naval Security and Intelligence Camp Carter RVN, Danang Harbor Patrol RVN, Dong Ha River Security Group RVN, USS Charles Berry (DE-1035), Headquarters Commander in Chief Pacific Fleet, USS Oriskany (CVA-34).

Cooper was a member of the Office of Naval Security and Intelligence serving as a Harbor and River Patrol Boat Captain at Danang and the Dong Ha River Security Group, Cua Viet, Republic of Vietnam. William Cooper was awarded several medals for his leadership and heroism during combat including two with "V" for Valor.

He served on the Intelligence Briefing Team for the Commander In Chief of the Pacific Fleet. William was the Petty Officer of the Watch and designated KL-47 SPECAT operator in the CINCPACFLT Command Center at Makalapa Hawaii. There he held a Top Secret, Q, SI, security clearance.

William Cooper achieved the rank of First Class Petty Officer, QM1, E- 6 after only 8 years of Naval service, a difficult task in any branch of the United States military. William Cooper received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Navy on December 11, 1975.

William attended Long Beach City College where he picked up an Associate of Science Degree in Photography. He founded the Absolute Image Studio and Gallery of Fine Art Photography in Long Beach, California.

William held the position of Executive Director of Adelphi Business College, Pacific Coast Technical Institute, and National Technical College. Mr. Cooper was the National Marketing Coordinator for National Education and Software.

He produced several documentaries covering subjects such as the Kennedy assassination and secret black projects that have built flying disk shaped craft. William is an internationally acclaimed radio personality broadcasting the Hour Of The Time on WBCQ worldwide short-wave 7.415 MHz from 10 PM until 11 PM Eastern Standard Time (0300 to 0400 UTC) Monday through Thursday nights.

William Cooper is the author of Behold A Pale Horse. The book has become the best selling underground book of all time.


REMEMBERING WILLIAM COOPER (5/6/43 -11/5/01)

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Alabama Power and Tombigbee Electric Cooperative partner to expand broadband internet in Northwest Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Tombigbee Communications’ freedom FIBER, a subsidiary of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative, and Alabama Power have announced a partnership Friday to expand rural broadband and high-speed fiber internet service to residents and businesses in Fayette County.

“We are excited to continue the deployment of broadband throughout Northwest Alabama alongside our longtime partner, Alabama Power,” said Steve Foshee, President & CEO of Tombigbee Electric Cooperative. “We both work hard every day to serve our customers and position rural Alabama for growth and prosperity. It’s also important to recognize we have elected officials across the state and in Washington D.C. who understand that continued deployment of broadband is crucial to keeping our rural communities and state moving forward.”

As the state’s first broadband partnership between an electric cooperative and investor-owned utility, Tombigbee Communications and Alabama Power will join forces to use existing infrastructure to offer broadband services. Tombigbee Communications will lease available capacity on fiber infrastructure, used by Alabama Power on its electric grid for reliable and resilient service, as additional support for its backbone network to reach and connect Fayette County with high-speed internet.

“The communities in our state need high-speed internet to thrive in today’s digitally driven world,” said Mark Crews, vice president of Western Division for Alabama Power. “Our partnership with Tombigbee Communications highlights the importance and value of businesses joining together to help bridge our state’s digital divide and lift up unserved and underserved rural areas.”

Recent laws signed by Gov. Kay Ivey related to broadband pave the way for cooperative and utility partnerships. House Bill 400 (Broadband Using Electric Easement Accessibility Act), signed in 2019, allows electric providers the ability to use their existing infrastructure and easements to support high-speed internet.

Since then, Alabama Power has forged partnerships with broadband providers to support high- speed internet offerings throughout the state, including C Spire in Jasper and Trussville and Point Broadband on Lake Martin.

Tombigbee Communications offers freedom FIBER—a world-class fiber to the home network. Its goal is to connect the way to a better future for Northwest Alabama with future plans to serve all of Marion and Lamar County, a majority of Fayette County and portions of Winston, Franklin and Walker Counties.

“We applaud this partnership for building off the framework we established in the legislature to expand broadband options for Fayette County,” said Sen. Greg Reed. “Reliable and affordable high-speed internet impacts almost every area of our life and it is a needed resource to ensure the success and growth of our rural areas and small towns.”

The growth and expansion of broadband services is an important focus area for states across the nation and at the federal level.

“I applaud this first of a kind partnership between Tombigbee Communications and Alabama Power,” said Congressman Robert Aderholt. “New partnerships and fresh ways of thinking are what will close the digital divide. Expanding broadband in Alabama has been one of my top priorities in Congress and will continue to be until we have rural America connected as well as the urban and suburban areas of our country. Our families, businesses and communities all deserve fast, reliable broadband regardless of where they call home.”

High-speed internet services are expected to be available to Fayette County residents and businesses in spring of 2022. To learn more, visit freedomfiber.com.

“High-speed broadband is an essential element in providing the opportunity for economic and population growth in Fayette County,” said Fayette County Probate Judge Mike Freeman. “The teamwork between Alabama Power and Tombigbee Communications’ freedom FIBER improves the timetable for Fayette County to achieve our goal of reliable high-speed internet. We are grateful for the shared vision of these two entities.”


Tombigbee AOG-11 - History

A Tin Can Sailors
Destroyer History

USS SPROSTON
(DD/DDE-577)

The SPROSTON was built by the Consolidated Steel Corporation of Orange, Texas, and was commissioned on 19 May 1943. Her first taste of combat was in February 1944 when she carried out shore bombardment missions against Paramushiro Island. With seven other destroyers, she went on to patrol the Sea of Okhotsk and in June shelled enemy shipping, installations, and planes on Matsuma Island. Later that month, she sank one Japanese patrol boat and damaged five others.

In October and November 1944, while screening transports in the Leyte Gulf, she splashed three Japanese fighter planes. She scored a hit in January 1945 en route to Luzon and another in March at Kerama Retto during the Okinawa campaign. A month later she destroyed two enemy pill boxes and set a warehouse afire on Makimunito Saki. On 4 April she suffered damage but no casualties to her crew when a Japanese dive bomber crashed dangerously close. Following repairs, she returned to Okinawa for picket duty, claiming one enemy plane. With the WADSWORTH (DD-516) and BRADFORD (DD-545), she shot down three others. Headed for home in June, she went to the rescue of the ANTARES (AG-10) under attack by two enemy submarines. Her depth charges brought one of the submarines to the surface where her guns sank it. Later, American planes sand the second sub. She continued to California where in October 1945, she was placed in reserve.

Recommissioned on 15 September 1950, she returned to active duty as escort destroyer DDE-577. Home ported in Pearl Harbor in 1951, she participated in atomic bomb tests at Eniwetok. The following year, she served six months patrolling Korea’s east and west coasts and the Taiwan Straits. Over the next four years the SPROSTON had three Far East deployments, visiting Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Philippines. During the summer of 1962, the destroyer was redesignated DD-577 when the navy discontinued the escort destroyer designation.

The SPROSTON operated out of Pearl Harbor in 1964 and ended the year en route to the Far East for duty with an attack group composed of the RANGER (CVA-61), ENGLAND (DLG-22), and CARPENTER (DD-825). In January, she proceeded to Dixie Station to support “in country” operations off the coast of South Vietnam where she was assigned plane guard and screening duties. On the evening of 18 January 1965, search efforts to locate a RA5C Vigilante pilot from the RANGER resulted in the recovery of nothing more than a shattered flight helmet. The following morning, she covered a truck convoy traveling along the river road to Saigon and ended the day patrolling Phuoc Hui Bay north of the Saigon River mouth. There she fired 157 rounds of 5-inch ammunition at Vietcong base camps and assembly areas.

She went on to the Gulf of Tonkin for antisubmarine warfare training with the NICHOLAS (DD-449) and BUGARA (SS-331) and routine flight operations with the RANGER. The SPROSTON was detached on 5 February for surveillance of the Soviet GIDROFON, which was gathering electronic and tactical intelligence on the carrier groups in the area. Her week-long mission to jam the Soviet ship’s radio frequencies and interfere with its monitoring of flight operations ended without incident.

Back on Yankee Station in February 1966, the SPROSTON joined the ENGLAND and MAHAN (DLG-11) on a fruitless search for the crew of a lost plane. Three days later, she was on the gun line off South Vietnam where she supported units of the U.S. Army First Cavalry Division and South Vietnamese marines with random harassment, interdiction, and direct fire on Vietcong troop concentrations and base camps. On the evening of 9 March, her guns stopped a battalion-strength Vietcong attack against South Vietnamese marine positions near Tam Quan. During the exhausting twenty-day period, she fired 1,171 rounds of 5-inch ammunition. Moving on to Dixie Station, she spent an uneventful last patrol with the RANGER. By early June 1966 she, the ENGLAND, and KITTY HAWK (CVA-63) were underway for Pearl Harbor. In August the SPROSTON participated in the Apollo spacecraft recovery.

At 2240 on 31 January 1967, the SPROSTON was operating with the TOMBIGBEE (AOG-11) and MCMORRIS (DE-1036) when they collided causing considerable damage to the DE and injuring several of her crew. The SPROSTON sped the injured to Pearl Harbor. Back on Yankee Station in April, her 5-inch guns wreaked havoc on Vietcong vessels, roads, supplies, and buildings. She went on to plane guard duty with the BON HOMME RICHARD (CVA-31) and ENTERPRISE (CVAN-65) and helped search for survivors of the FORRESTAL (CVA-59) disaster in July. Later she participated in exercises with the navies of New Zealand and Great Britain and then returned to Pearl Harbor.


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Ask Rufus: The Passing of the Tombigbee Steamboats

The first steamboat arrived at Columbus in 1823. For almost 100 years they were the principal means of shipping and passenger service along the Upper Tombigbee River.

After railroad construction began in earnest during the late 1850s, the use of steamboats to transport goods decreased somewhat but remained strong. Railroads were even operating steamboats to connect river communities with their rail-heads.

However, the early 1900s saw the end of the steamboat on the Upper Tombigbee at Columbus and above. The last year commercial steamboat traffic was reported at Columbus was in 1918. So, what happened to the steamboats on the Tombigbee. The last years of steamboat traffic at Columbus paint an interesting picture.

The major decline seemed to start with the sinking of the Steamer Vienna in 1906. The Vienna was a 176-ton, 155-by-26-by-4.5-foot stern-wheeler built in 1898. She was built specifically for the Columbus — Pickens County river trade and ran between Demopolis or Mobile and Columbus. On Jan. 19, 1906, while headed up river to Columbus, the Vienna struck a timber that had fallen into the river during repair work on the Columbus railroad trestle. The timber had floated downstream and became an underwater snag, which was called a “dead head.” It pierced the Vienna’s hull and she sank at Moore’s Bluff near present day Camp Pratt.

After the Vienna sank, a steamer was needed to replace her in the Columbus Tombigbee trade. The Steamer Ouchita which had been in the Demopolis-Mobile trade began to extend its route up to Columbus shortly after the Vienna sank. She was a larger boat and dependent on the river showing 6 feet on the Columbus gage to make the trip. It was found, though, that through the use of a barge to spread out the load the trip could be made at 2-1/2 feet on the gage.

However, Columbus business still preferred owning their own boat. In fall 1906, they bought the Steamer American and brought her to the Tombigbee. She was a 158-by-27.5-by-4.5-foot stern-wheeler operating between Greenville, Vicksburg and Greenwood. The American arrived in Mobile on Oct. 24, but low water prevented her from reaching Columbus until Nov. 28.

Low water in 1906 and 1907 caused many delays in the larger boats making it up river. There were small steamers such as the Cornelia, a steamer in the lumber trade, which in low water would then transport freight. During the late spring of 1908, the American was sold to Alabama River interest and left the Columbus trade.

In February 1908, the New Haven, a smaller boat than the American, was brought to Columbus as she drew less water. The New Haven was joined in 1909 by two of the largest boats on the Mobile River system: the Hard Cash, a large stern-wheeler that had been built in 1876 and the John Quill, a 168-by-35-by-4.9-foot stern-wheeler. In April 1909, the Columbus Commercial referred to the John Quill as the “prettiest boat navigating the river.”

In 1910, the John Quill was again in the Columbus trade, along with the smaller steamers Blanch, Aberdeen and Emma Frances. The John Quill was still in the Columbus trade in 1912 but the Columbus newspapers, which had been carrying extensive river news, mentioned little about any steamboats or river commerce.

The winter of 1913-14 was the last time that Columbus would see heavy steamboat traffic on the Tombigbee. The Charles May, a 134-by-26.9-by-3.5-foot stern-wheeler, along with another large steamer Alma and the smaller steamer Hale, were all in the Columbus trade. With a scheduled weekly trip between Columbus and Mobile, the Charles May was the last packet boat (a boat that carried freight and passengers on a regular schedule) at Columbus. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ records reflect commercial river traffic from Columbus south continued until 1919, but the names of boats are not given.

The event that apparently changed everything was the construction of all-weather roads and the increased use of motor vehicles. The small communities that were hindered by bad muddy roads in the winter months were now more assessable and trucks were available to carry farm products to market. That change was even noted by the New York Times. A 1911 article commented: “the year 1910 will go down in history as the one in which the freight vehicle, particularly of the gasoline type, first came into generally accepted notice.”

By 1912 Lowndes County and the surrounding counties were constructing all-weather roads. It is probably not a coincidence that the last steamboat running on a regular schedule on the Upper Tombigbee was in 1914, which was the same year that the first concrete road in Mississippi was built between Tupelo and Pontotoc. Suddenly, both the Tombigbee River and railroads were no longer the only ways to get goods to market.

Often people ask me where ideas for stories come from. This one came out of a conversation last week with Roslyn Davis. We were talking about history and she gave me some information on the Steamer American that I had not seen. Today’s column resulted from the doors that information led to.


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