Vince: We Hardly Knew Ye
Part 4

Being a recap of the death, and various ongoing investigations into same, of White House aide Vincent Foster, jr.

(With apologies to his family, who prefer to "let sleeping Fosters lie.")

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With the U.S. about to invade Bosnia in order to promote peace ("War is peace"); with things getting a little hot in Washington (and not just the weather) for that big, lovable clown from Arkansas; with investigations heating up; with the "special people" beginning to panic -- how convenient for the comfortable classes that the situation in Bosnia should heat up just about now.

So that the commissar class doesn't get too comfortable, I thought I'd offer a bit of a history lesson on the death, as well as the on-and-off investigations into same, of Vincent Foster, jr.

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FEBRUARY 7, 1994

The International Workers Bulletin [IWB] (Vol. 2 Num. 6, 02/07/94) notes widespread demands for release of information regarding the "apparent suicide death of Vincent Foster, deputy White House counsel."

Responding to Republican pressure, and despite the recent appointment of Robert Fiske as special counsel to the Justice Department to investigate Whitewater and the death of Foster, Democrats agreed to schedule congressional hearings into the wide-ranging series of scandals commonly known as "Whitewater".

Relying heavily on a blockbuster January 27, 1994 New York Post article on Foster's death, the IWB raises some interesting questions:

On Thursday, January 27, [1994], the New York Post published interviews with several of those who were on the scene where Foster's body was discovered. Fairfax County paramedic George Gonzalez, emergency services technician Kory Ashford and Kevin Fornshill, a US Park Police officer, all confirmed that there was little blood at the scene and none on the gun found in Foster's hand.

The Post commented that the absence of blood "raised the possibility Foster may have been killed elsewhere and that his body was dumped in the park."

The location of the gun in Foster's hand, far from confirming that his death was a suicide, was highly unusual. In most suicides using a handgun, the weapon is propelled several feet away, either by recoil from the force of the firing or through reflex action of the victim.

Whatever the cause of Foster's death, the most startling fact reported by the Post was that the gun found in his hand was never subjected to a ballistics test to confirm that it was the weapon which killed him. The gun has also never been positively identified as Foster's by any member of his family.

The [Wall Street] Journal has published a series of increasingly strident editorials on the Foster case over the past several months. An editorial January 14 [1994] described Foster as the "Banquo's ghost" of the Clinton administration, suggesting that his death was not a suicide, and all but declaring the president of the United States to be a murderer.

Brian Francis Redman "The Big C"

Coming to you from Illinois -- "The Land of Skolnick"