The Strongest Poison

The Strongest Poison Jim Jones hired Lane Don Freed in to help make the case of what he alleged to be a grand conspiracy by intelligence agencies against the Peoples Temple Jones told Lane he wanted to pull an Eldridge

  • Title: The Strongest Poison
  • Author: Mark Lane
  • ISBN: 9780801532061
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jim Jones hired Lane Don Freed in 78 to help make the case of what he alleged to be a grand conspiracy by intelligence agencies against the Peoples Temple Jones told Lane he wanted to pull an Eldridge Cleaver , referring to the fugitive Black Panther who was able to return to the USA after repairing his reputation Lane visited Jonestown in 9 78 spoke to rJim Jones hired Lane Don Freed in 78 to help make the case of what he alleged to be a grand conspiracy by intelligence agencies against the Peoples Temple Jones told Lane he wanted to pull an Eldridge Cleaver , referring to the fugitive Black Panther who was able to return to the USA after repairing his reputation Lane visited Jonestown in 9 78 spoke to residents who provided support for the theory that intelligence agencies conspired against them drew parallels between Martin Luther King Jim Jones Lane then held press conferences stating none of the charges against the Temple are accurate or true that there was a conspiracy against the Temple by intelligence organizations, naming the CIA, FBI, FCC Post Office Lane represented himself as disinterested, but the Temple paid him 6k monthly Regarding the effect of the work of Lane Freed upon members, Temple member Annie Moore wrote that Mom Dad have probably shown you the latest about the conspiracy information that Mark Lane, the famous attorney in the ML King case Don Freed the other famous author in the Kennedy case have come up with regarding activities planned against us Peoples Temple Another member, Carolyn Layton, wrote that Freed told them that anything this drug out could be nothing less than conspiracy Lane was present in Jonestown during the events of 11 18 78, when over 900 Temple members died in murder suicide by cyanide, Rep Leo Ryan four others were murdered at a nearby airstrip For months before that tragedy, Jones frequently created fear among members by stating that the CIA other intelligence agencies were conspiring with capitalist pigs to destroy Jonestown harm its members This included mentions of CIA involvement in the address Jones gave the day before the arrival of Ryan During the visit of Ryan, Lane helped represent the Temple with its other attorney, Charles R Garry, who was furious with Lane for holding numerous press conferences alleging the existence of conspiracies against the Temple Garry was also displeased with him for making a veiled threat that the Temple might move to the USSR in a letter to Ryan Late in the afternoon of 11 18, two men wielding rifles approached Lane Garry, who d earlier been sent to a small wooden house by Jones It s unclear whether the men were sent to kill them, but one recognized Garry as an attorney in a trial he d attended After a friendly exchange, the men told Garry Lane that they were going to commit revolutionary suicide to expose this racist fascist society The gunmen then gave Garry Lane directions to exit Jonestown Garry Lane hid in the jungle while events unfolded On a tape made while members committed suicide by ingesting poisoned punch, the reason given by Jones to commit suicide was consistent with Jones previously stated theories of intelligence organizations allegedly conspiring against the Temple, that men would parachute in here on us , shoot some of our innocent babies they ll torture our children, they ll torture some of our people here, they ll torture our seniors Parroting Jones prior statements that hostile forces would convert captured children to Fascism, one temple member stated the ones that they take captured, they re gonna just let them grow up and be dummies Annie Moore Carolyn Layton were among the 900 who died Lane later wrote about the tragedy in The Strongest Poison He reported hearing automatic weapons suspects US forces killed Jonestown survivors While Lane blames Jones Temple leadership for the deaths, he also claims that US officials exacerbated the possibility of violence by employing agents provocateur For example, Lane claimed that Temple attorney later defector Timothy Stoen, who Lane alleged had repeatedly prompted the Temple to take radical action before defecting, had evidently led three lives , one as a government informant.

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    1. If this is the first time you've sought out information on Jonestown, this is not the book to start with. There's very little information on what actually went on in Jonestown itself, primarily because Mark Lane wasn't there except for a couple of short visits and had only a short relationship with the group. There's lots and lots of extremely detailed information about the custody issue Lane was dealing with, and some sketches of a few of the members of the People's Temple, but I found much of [...]

    2. Lane was an attorney for Jim Jones and was (in) famous for his conspiracy theories regarding the John F. Kennedy assassination. Lane was present during the Jonestown tragedy and was one of the few to escape with his life. In this study, Lane gives an overview of the workings of Peoples Temple and of Jim Jones. The book, like Lane’s books on the JFK assassination, is very much a conspiratorial tome. Lane intimates that there was a government conspiracy against the Peoples Temple Jones. He claim [...]

    3. Although I'd read two of Lane's books about the JFK assassination, Rush to Judgment and Plausible Denial, I hadn't known of his work on the Peoples' Temple--the mass suicide of some of its members being something I'd read a book about soon after the event occurred. Consequently, obtaining and reading this, a more sympathetic review of the Temple than those seen in the mainstream press, was of interest.Although somewhat rambling, Lane's story is valuable as it's almost an insider's account. Altho [...]

    4. The best book I've found so far about Jonestown. I feared as I read the introduction that this was going to be a fantasy flight into conspiracyland, but this book is no such thing. It's a very revealing look at the forces that came together and destroyed Jonestown on 11/18/78; the author, an attorney, does not go any farther than the facts he has available and lets the reader draw conclusions without his help. Includes some biographical sketches of Jonestown residents that really help dispel the [...]

    5. The Strongest Poison by Mark Lane (Hawthorne Books 1980) (988.11). Mark Lane was an attorney hired by Jim Jones to promulgate the argument that the People's Temple was the victim of a vast conspiracy by the U.S. government. Lane was present at the compound on the fateful day that over 900 Temple members committed suicide by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid or were murdered by Jones' henchmen by injection with the same poison. He was one of a handful of followers at the compound who survived, and this [...]

    6. I've read several Jonestown books, but this one I felt was a little questionable in its veracity. The attorneys for the "church" aren't the most reliable for me, although I did find a lot of the book interested in general, regardless of its "proof."

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