Mae Brussel

Mae Brussel

Mae Brussell, the daughter of prominent Rabbi Edgar Magnin and great-granddaughter of successful businessman, Isaac Magnin, was born in Los Angeles on 29th May 29, 1922.

The mother of five children, Brussell took a keen interest in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Like many people she was unconvinced that Kennedy had been killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.

In June, 1971, Brussell appeared as a guest on KLRB, a local FM radio station. Later she was given her own show Dialogue: Conspiracy (later renamed World Watchers International). The weekly programme lasted for seventeen years.

Brussell published several articles on conspiracies including Why Was Martha Mitchell Kidnapped? (August, 1972), Why Is the Senate Watergate Committee Functioning As Part of the Cover-Up? (July, 1973), Operation Chaos (November, 1976), The Nazi Connection to the John F. Kennedy Assassination (November, 1983) and Who Killed Congressman Larry McDonald? (February 1984)

Mae Brussell died of cancer on 3rd October, 1988.

© , September 1997 - April 2014

Primary Sources

(1) Mae Brussell, Why Was Martha Mitchell Kidnapped? (August, 1972)

Martha's telephone conversation was bugged when she summoned the UPI for help from California. Her room was entered, the phone was pulled from the wall, and the silencing treatment began. A security agent from the Committee to Re-elect President Nixon gave Martha an injection in her behind and a doctor was called to stitch up her finger.

Martha next found herself in New York after saying, "They wanted to keep me here in California."

Patrick Gray III, acting head of the FBI from the Justice Dept., was staring at the same Newport hotel as the John Mitchell family following the arrests at the Watergate Hotel in Washington. Even Time magazine called that coincidence "suspicious."

Gray should have a reputation by now of stopping investigations that would lead to possible conspiracies. He halted the investigations of the Jerrie Lee Aime murder in L.A., the Reuben Salazar murder in L.A., the Isla Vista riots in Santa Barbara, the ITT investigation in Washington, and the George Wallace shooting in Maryland.

It is little wonder that our FBI chief would not come to the aid of the Mitchells and see who was making Martha a "prisoner" when he was staying in the same hotel.

A high summit meeting was held between John Mitchell and president Nixon. Both came out of it agreeing on two things: Wives of politicians sometimes have a difficult time entertaining themselves; and Martha only had "one guard" from the Committee to Re-elect Richard Nixon.

Nine men registered at the Watergate Hotel where the Mitchells lived. Four suspects were not yet found at the time this was written. One of the men arrested worked for the re-election committee. Did any of the other suspects work for John Mitchell's committee at the time they disappeared? Did Martha get four extra guards suddenly? Could John use his family for a cover in order to help four men leave Washington, D.C.?

Neither the long hours of work nor the absence of John Mitchell from his family ever bothered Martha before the Watergate arrests. She made it known publicly that she was angry when her husband gave up his position as Attorney General, which is more demanding than heading an election committee.

(2) Mae Brussell, Why Is the Senate Watergate Committee Functioning As Part of the Cover-Up? (July 1973)

H.R. Haldeman gave the approval for $400,000 to "defeat" George Wallace. Supposedly it went to a Democratic candidate for Governor, but Haldeman didn't know his name. Couldn't it also go to part of an assassination team? He only allocated the cash from a special, secret White House safe but didn't inquire the use when it was handed over? Hardly possible! Only an intelligence operation, working on a need-to-know basis, behaves in such a manner...

Mrs. Dorothy Hunt, at the time of her death on the sabotaged flight to Chicago on December 8, 1972, had the name of two neurosurgeons with her. An accomplished CIA agent on her own, would these persons perform for the accused a service that would save paying blackmail money the rest of their lives?

Dennis Salvatore Cossini - Contact man from CIA with Arthur Bremer. Could have provided the money, like Mrs. Hunt, be the cut-off.

(3) Mae Brussell, The Nazi Connection to the John F. Kennedy Assassination (November, 1983)

The Eagle's Nest, now a mountain restaurant, was given to Adolf Hitler by nazi aide Martin Bormann for the fuhrer's 50th birthday. It is not far from Hitler's former summer home in Berchtesgaden.

Nearby is the Platterhof Hotel, built for guests when they came to pay their respects. The Platterhof has changed its name to the General Walker Hotel.

November 23, 1963, one day after Kennedy's death, Gen. Edwin Walker called Munich, Germany, from Shreveport, La.

Walker's important story, via transatlantic telephone, was to the nazi newspaper Deutsche National Zeitung un Soldaten-Zeitung. Walker couldn't wait to tell them in Munich that Lee Harvey Oswald, the lone suspect in the Dallas murders, was the same person who shot through his window in April, 1963.

There was never one shred of evidence, or a reliable witness, that could make this connection Dallas police and FBI were taken by surprise.

In order to cover this over-exuberance of trying to link a Marxist assassin to this altercation, it became necessary to have Ruth Paine deliver that ridiculous letter to Marina Oswald on December 3, 1964. The delayed letter was to have been written the night Lee was out shooting in Walker's home.

The only piece of bullet that remained in custody was never positively identified as coming from the 6.5 Mannlicher Carcano, and there is no proof Oswald even handled this rifle.

Why was General Walker in such a hurry to get his information printed in Germany before anybody in Dallas ever heard about it?

Kurt-George Kiesinger had just been installed as Chancellor of West Germany and Franz-Josef Straus as finance minister.

Kissinger entered the radio propaganda division of Nazi Foreign Minister von Ribbentrop at age 36. He was then directing a world-wide radio propaganda apparatus with 195 specialists under his supervision during the war. He was the liaison officer, coordinating his department's work with that of Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels.

Richard Nixon and Kurt-George Kiesinger were soon, or maybe before, to become pals. Nixon tried to hide his nazi past.

But General Walker, now home from military service in Munich, knew the importance of such propaganda. He was calling the same people who, under Hitler, published and controlled the newspapers. There were two motives for this call. First, it gave international attention to the fact that Oswald, the Marxist gunman, was shooting at Walker as well as the President. General Walker knew too many people in the Defense Department and in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that could be part of this assassination. He made himself appear as a victim instead of a suspect.

The other reason, along with the expertise of Robert Morris's counter-intelligence and psychological warfare training, was to create a profile for Lee Harvey Oswald.

No possible motive could explain why Oswald would really want to kill President Kennedy. By having Oswald appear to shoot the right-wing General Walker with his John Birch connections, his militant anti-communist stance, then shoot John Kennedy, the same Commie-symp Walker was accusing of treason, it would appear that Oswald was just nuts. He didn't know right from left.

The Munich newspaper Walker called was linked to the World Movement for a Second Anti-Komintern, part of the Gehlen and U.S. right. Some of Hitler's ex-Nazis and SS-men were on the Staff. The editor, Gerhard Frey, was a close friend with various nazi members of the Witiko League. The Witiko League and the Sudetendeutch Landsmannscraft were organizations for displaced refugees. By the summer of 1948 they formed large organizations and by 1955 Dr. Walter Becher was elected to the executive board of the Witiko League. Becher was one of the kingpins of nazi front organizations.

Sen. Joe McCarthy, Charles Willoughby, Gen. Edwin Walker, and Robert Morris' links to the German Nazis converged when Dr. Walter Becher set up offices in Washington, D.C. in 1950.

By July 16, 1957, Becher, praised by American Opinion and other extreme right publications, started his policy of liberation. General Douglas MacArthur, Senator Joe McCarthy, General Willoughby, members of the U.S. Congress or public officials then started openly to meet with and cooperate with the Nazi resurgence.

Dan Smooth, former Dallas FBI agent is the type of person who kept strong Nazi ties with Dr. Becher in Munich, to Western Goals today. His printed sheets were identical to the Goebbels propaganda years ago, or to Walker's disinformation one day after Kennedy was killed.

Volkmar Schmidt came from Munich, Germany, to work full time for General Walker. How long did he work, and where was he on November 23, 1963, when Walker made the call to the same city the CUSA imports came from?

The YAF crowd in Dallas was an interesting gang: Col. Charles Willoughby, intelligence Chief for S. Pacific, Robert Morris, U.S. counter-intelligence and psychological warfare, Gen Edwin Walker, brought home from Munich by JFK, William Buckley, CIA in Japan, Mexico, and elsewhere, Sen. John Tower, who gave the okay for Marina Oswald.

(4) Mae Brussell, Why Is the Senate Watergate Committee Functioning As Part of the Cover-Up? (July 1973)

H.R. Haldeman gave the approval for $400,000 to "defeat" George Wallace. Supposedly it went to a Democratic candidate for Governor, but Haldeman didn't know his name. Couldn't it also go to part of an assassination team? He only allocated the cash from a special, secret White House safe but didn't inquire the use when it was handed over? Hardly possible! Only an intelligence operation, working on a need-to-know basis, behaves in such a manner...

Mrs. Dorothy Hunt, at the time of her death on the sabotaged flight to Chicago on December 8, 1972, had the name of two neurosurgeons with her. An accomplished CIA agent on her own, would these persons perform for the accused a service that would save paying blackmail money the rest of their lives?

Dennis Salvatore Cossini - Contact man from CIA with Arthur Bremer. Could have provided the money, like Mrs. Hunt, be the cut-off.

(5) The Monterey Herald (4th October, 1988)

In Mae Brussell, the Carmel Valley conspiracy theorist who sometimes faced death threats because of her work, died from cancer Monday afternoon in Carmel Convalescent Hospital. Mrs. Brussell, 66, had been in the convalescent hospital about three weeks.

She was widely known as a writer, radio commentator, lecturer and researcher of a premise that the United States is secretly run by powerful groups that will stop at nothing to maintain control.

Mrs. Brussell started her conspiracy research and presentations after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

"It started the day Kennedy died," her daughter, Barbara Brussell, said last night. "She thought something looked fishy, especially when (Lee Harvey) Oswald was shot."

In the 26 years that have followed, Mrs. Brussell amassed enough reports, news clippings and notes on the Kennedy assassination and other events to fill 39 four-drawer filing cabinets, said John Judge, who has taken over her library to set up the Mae Brussell Research Center in Santa Cruz.

She taught an accredited course in conspiracy at Monterey Peninsula College in the mid-1970s and wrote for such publications as The Realist, The Rebel, People's Almanac, The Berkeley Barb, Penthouse and Hustler.

Mrs. Brussell's controversial radio show, "World Watchers International," was on the air for 17 years - 851 weekly editions. It originated with KLRB in Carmel, then listener-supported KAZU in Pacific Grove, and was sent on to a half-dozen other radio stations. Mrs. Brussell gave up the weekly show this March, after she reported a death threat from a listener who telephoned her home.

In the mid-1970s, Mrs. Brussell reported a death threat from a Charles Manson follower. She had alleged in a radio broadcast that the Manson Family was working with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department to commit mass murders.

She described herself as a political researcher and told a Herald interviewer in 1976: "I've never really pushed any of my ideas. I've just gone about my research slowly and steadily, but after Watergate I found a lot more people were listening to me."

One friend in Pacific Grove, Bette Phillips, said Mrs. Brussell was perceived as "far out" by some, but she was careful to publicize only what she could prove. "She was a tremendous person and a true patriot," Ms. Phillips said. "Mae loved her country and she didn't like some of the things that were happening to it."