posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 04:33 PM
This is part II. If you missed part one you can catch it here: www.abovetopsecret.com...
President Carter ‘s Unknown (potential) Assassins
Although it seems forgotten about today and barely made the news back in 1979 when it occurred, a plot to assassinate President Jimmy Carter was
uncovered in 1979.
Carter was facing criticism from the media and his opponents for being a mediocre
President. The President was due to appear on national TV and it was widely predicted that he was about to announce new initiatives and major changes
in government in the run up to the 1979 Presidential elections. Shortly before this, on May 5th 1979 Carter addressed a crowd in Los Angeles Civic
A few days later, a story broke that a “grubby transient" with a history of mental illness had been arrested and was being held on suspicion of the
attempted assassination of the president in L.A. A Secret Service spokesman downplayed the arrest stating the incident was about as "nothing as these
But then, another news item appeared reporting that the 35-year-old suspect was being held in lieu of $50,000 on charges of conspiring to kill the
president. Raymond Lee Harvey, an Ohio-born unemployed drifter, according to his story, was approached by three men who asked him to fire a pistol
containing blanks to create a diversion whilst the real assassins, two hit men, fired high power rifles at the President. Harvey stayed in the Alan
Hotel overnight sharing a room with one of the conspirators Osvaldo Espinoza Ortiz.
Police investigating the story found a room in the Alan Hotel rented under the name "Umberto Camacho," the name of an alleged conspirator given by
Ortiz, containing a shotgun case and three unspent rounds of ammunition. The occupant had checked out of the hotel room the day of the alleged
assassination attempt. The real identity of the two supposed hitmen remains unknown whilst Lee Harvey was released without charge.
A bizarre link between the names Raymond Lee Harvey and Osvaldo Espinoza and Lee Harvey Oswald has been cited in conspiracy theories. Many believe
the attempt spooked Carter and his sweeping reforms never materialized .President Carter cancelled his address to the nation on TV and went into
seclusion after allegedly telling his aides, "I have lost control of the government."
Since leaving office Carter has revealed there were further plots on his life.
edit on 18/6/14 by mirageman because: tidy up