Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Kenny Boy Gone

When the news reported that Ken Lay died today in Aspen I grew immediately suspicious. Of course the man just simply could have had coronary artery disease and keeled over. But something tells me he's probably out of the country somewhere and enjoying his stolen billions. A brief search of the coroner in Mesa county, Dr. Robert Kurtzman, doesn't show much except that he's a republican toady. Interesting but probably meaningless, a guy with the same name is active in Hollywood as a makeup and special effects artist...

But this isn't the first suspicious Enron death. Flashing back to April 2002, there was this:

(CBS) It may be the biggest outstanding mystery in the Enron story: the death of Cliff Baxter, a former top Enron executive. He'd just agreed to testify to Congress in the Enron case. A congressional source tells CBS news that Baxter wasn't a target in the probe, he was to provide evidence against others. But on the morning of January 25th he was found in his car - shot dead.

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Lots of convenient deaths over the years. To avoid testifying, to avoid jail, with plenty of political assasinations tossed in the mix. My favorite convenient death was that of William Casey, one of the slimiest spooks in history.

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Reagan made him head of the CIA after he engineered the Iranian hostage crisis and stole the 1980 presidential election. All during the 80s he masterminded the most rotten crap imaginable around the globe and supposedly died from a brain tumor a mere two days before he was to give testimony for the Iran-Contra crimes.
Anyway, too bad that we didn't get to see Mr. Enron rot in prison.

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