Photo: Jynona Norwood, (R), her sister Junna Norwood (2-R) and their grand-daugther Julana, aged three comfort each other as Reverend Dr. Amos Brown (C) says a prayer after the unveiling of Jonestown Memorial wall during the 30th annual anniversary service marking the Jonestown/People Temple Massacre in Guyana at the Evergreen Cemetery in Oakland, California, USA 18 November 2008.
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“In reality, on the very last night the people were surrounded by the shotguns and those who tried to escape were killed right away. Dr Mootoo was the only doctor who performed the autopsy and his findings were explicit: he said that hypodermic needles were laying all around and when he cut open the bodies on the ground he said that most of them had needle marks on their shoulders as if they have been forcibly injected.”
“The CIA became involved with Jim Jones way before he moved to California - it all started with Dan Mitrione, a police officer from Richmond, Indiana. The CIA file was opened on Jones when he made a trip to Brazil where he went to study mass conversion techniques followed by Jones. Two years later Mitrione was killed and thats when CIA stopped looking into Jones's personality. That's how they created a "Frankenstein" - the monster they could not control who killed 900 Americans.”
“I think Jones realized that what was going to happen was that he was going to be exposed on many different levels as a result of the interest of the press and relatives to Jonestown temple and as a result of congressmen Ryan's visit. Not only he would go to jail, but also become exposed and disgraced as a predator that he was. And it would probably come to light that he was working secretly for the FBI for the number of years, and then CIA with Mitrione. And that would have discredited him completely in the eyes of the people whose admiration he most wanted - the people who were working for him. He was trying to protect his reputation with his followers. He was a megalomaniac!”