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Chapman had possible ties to the CIA as a former World Vision Employee. (World Vision Missionaries is an "international evangelical order" that has performed espionage work for CIA). Allegedly, while working for World Vision, Chapman was trained in terrorist infested, war-torn Beruit as a "security guard".
After shooting Lennon, Chapman sat down and calmly began reading from The Catcher in the Rye, a novel by J.D. Salinger. (Interestingly, J.D. Salinger, author of "Catcher" served in the Counter Intelligence Corps during WWII with Henry Kissinger. Others have theorized that this book served as some sort of post-hypnotic suggestion or program "trigger"). (6) Chapman himself claims that he killed Lennon to promote the reading of "Catcher in the Rye," yet according to those who knew him, Chapman never exhibited strong feeling about the book until just prior to the shooting.
Chapman has been quoted as saying this about the shooting:
"He (Lennon) walked past me and then I heard in my head, 'Do it, do it, do it, like that,' I don't remember aiming. I must have done, but I don't remember drawing a bead or whatever you call it...I had no emotion, no anger....dead silence in the brain."