Monday, January 27, 2020

“Orders to Kill” Dr. Martin Luther King: The Government that Honors MLK with a National Holiday Killed Him

MLK DAY 2020. In commemoration of Martin Luther King’s assassination, we bring to you this article by Edward Curtin first published on Global Research in January 2017.


Very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few books have been written about it, unlike other significant assassinations, especially JFK’s. For almost fifty years there has been a media blackout supported by government deception to hide the truth.  

And few people, in a massive act of self-deception, have chosen to question the absurd official explanation, choosing, rather, to embrace a mythic fabrication intended to sugarcoat the bitter fruit that has resulted from the murder of the one man capable of leading a mass movement for revolutionary change in the United States.  Today we are eating the fruit of our denial.

In order to comprehend the significance of this extraordinary book, it is first necessary to dispel a widely accepted falsehood about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. William Pepper does that on the first page.


  1. The official story for all U.S. political assassinations is always a lone perp. --Ron W

  2. I have been to Memphis and looked at the shot...impressive. do I think a guy drove from Dallas, picked up a rifle with a scope in a pawn shop on the way, stood in a bathtub, shot from a window and with a rifle he had never shot befire dropped his target with a shot thru the lower jaw bone? I don't think so. Your opinion?

  3. Don't care. Way before my time. Most of those involved are dead or so old they will be soon. Even our government isn't the same as it was back then.


  4. What I had read was he was breaking away from his controllers
    and going his own way.

  5. Nope and they said because Oswald shot Marksmanship/Sharpshooter in the service, which sure ain't expert, then he was able to hit Kennedy. B.S.

    Expert: a score of 220 to 250.
    Sharpshooter: 210 to 219.
    Marksman: 190 to 209.

    According to his Marine score card (Commission Exhibit 239), Oswald was tested twice:

    In December 1956, after “a very intensive 3 weeks’ training period” (Warren Commission Hearings, vol.11, p.302), Oswald scored 212: two marks above the minimum for a ‘sharpshooter’.
    In May 1959, he scored 191: one mark above the minimum for a ‘marksman’

  6. Former Navy SEAL and ‘expert marksman’ Jesse Ventura recreates the shot with a vintage Manlicher Carcano bolt-action rifle. According to the Warren Report, Lee Harvey Oswald, who had served as a U.S. Marine and only earned the basic ‘marksman’ status with a rifle, managed all three aimed shots in 6.5 seconds, based on the famous Zapruder film. After three tries, Jesse got off his three shots in 11.17, 8.84 and 8.79 seconds. Only one of the nine rounds fired scored a hit as a ‘head shot’.