Who Killed Aaron Swartz?


 “How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?”—Bob Marley

“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation . . . shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”—Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, 1863

On January 11, 2013, according to indoctrination organs of the criminal Syndicate calling itself the US government (a Syndicate comprised, for the most part, of big bankers, generals, spooks and, below them, their puppets in the White House and gubernatorial mansions, Congress and state legislatures, and almost the entire judiciary), Aaron Swartz, aged 26, killed himself.

Many on the internet have already traced Aaron’s tragic and untimely death directly to the Syndicate.  I wish to add my voice to this growing chorus, placing this recent event in a somewhat larger context of historical scholarship.

In relating this story, the Syndicate’s propaganda organs conveniently forgot four crucial points:

  1. The Syndicate had excellent reasons to wish Aaron dead.
  2. As in most cases of covert Syndicate assassinations (e.g., Fred Hampton, Richard Wright, Ernest Hemingway), Aaron’s death was preceded by a vicious, totally unjustified, campaign of surveillance, harassment, vilification, and intimidation.
  3.  The Central Institute of Assassinations (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Intimidations (FBI) can and do kill people while making the murder look like suicide.
  4. In America, England, and most other countries, painstaking research by people like Kevin Barett, Jim Douglass, Jim Fetzer, Jim Garrison, David Helvarg, and William F. Pepper discloses an unmistakable pattern: influential friends of the people (and hence, enemies of the Syndicate) tend to die before they reach old age, often under bizarre circumstances.  This pattern has an obvious corollary: when friends of the people die prematurely, we can reasonably assume, with a high degree of probability, that the Syndicate killed them.

Let me expound on these four points, one at a time.


1. The Syndicate had excellent reasons to kill Aaron Swartz

In an online “manifesto” dated 2008, Aaron wrote:  “Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves.”   He dedicated his life precisely to the goal of depriving the Syndicate of this power.

According to Wikipedia,

Swartz co-authored the “RSS 1.0” specification of RSS, and built the website framework web.py and the architecture for the Open Library.  Swartz also focused on sociology, civic awareness, and activism.

Swartz’s Web savvy took him from Internet entrepreneur to online activist, co-founding Demand Progress, a group that campaigns for progressive public policy — in particular fighting against Internet censorship.  His crusades boosted his status as something of a folk hero.”  Demand Progress  had over one million members.

This figure of 1,000,000 is extremely important, for it shows, beyond all doubt, that, like John Lennon and President Kennedy, Aaron posed a real threat to the status quo.  This threat is acknowledged by the Syndicate’s own indoctrination organs.  For instance, National Propaganda Radio put it thus:

“Swartz had an enormous following in the technology world” and was one of the “most influential figures in talking about technology’s social, cultural and political effect.”  The independent Electronic Frontier Foundation concurs:  Swartz “did more than almost anyone to make the internet a thriving ecosystem for open knowledge, and to keep it that way.”

As well, Aaron spoke against US President Barack Obama’s “kill list” and cyber attacks against Iran.

Aaron was “a frequent television commentator and the author of numerous articles on a variety of topics, especially the corrupting influence of big money on institutions including nonprofits, the media, politics, and public opinion.  From 2010-11, he researched these topics as a Fellow at the Harvard Ethics Center Lab on Institutional Corruption.  He also served on the board of Change Congress, a good government nonprofit.”


2. Syndicate harassment

As mentioned, government assassinations of dissidents are often preceded by a campaign of terror, intimidation, slander-mongering, litigation, physical intimidation, and incarceration.  Aaron’s “suicide” fits this pattern perfectly.

The Syndicate made it clear that Aaron was in its crosshairs.  Thus, Syndicate members, especially “the Motion Picture Association of America and United States Chamber of Commerce, have stated their opposition to Demand Progress on numerous occasions, mainly in respect to [its] stance on internet censorship.”

In 2009, the FBI put Aaron under “investigation” (a euphemism for harassment of activists) for publicly releasing 20% of United States Federal Court documents.  The “case” was closed two months later, without filing any charges but, in the process, making Aaron pay dearly for his idealism.

The entire exercise had nothing to do with breaking laws, or justice, but a warning:  “Stop harassing us,” the Federal Bureau of Intimidation was telling him, “or else!”  And yet, just like a tree standing by the waters, Aaron was not moved.  Despite the extreme pressure he was under, Aaron Swartz (like Bradley Manning and many other unsung heroes) remained defiant and, in late October 2009, posted his FBI file on the internet. With this single act of defiance, Aaron probably signed his own lynch warrant.

In connection with his public-spirited Open Library project, whose goal is “to create a free webpage for every book ever published” and to have as many books as possible freely available, Swartz allegedly downloaded four million restricted-access academic articles from the website of a non-profit organization called JSTOR, with the intention, according to the American government, of making these articles freely available to the world’s people (as, by the way, they would have been in any half-civilized society—can anyone imagine Archimedes or Aristarchus or Euclid or Sappho copyrighting their works?), for which “crime” he faced a potential 50(!) years behind bars.  Swartz, however, denied the Syndicate’s allegations.

JSTOR, the organizational “victim” of Aaron’s theft, not only declined to press charges against him but, two days before his death, “announced that the archives of more than 1,200 of its journals would be available to the public for free.”  Yet, that act of generosity and public spiritedness meant nothing to the Syndicate’s “justice” system, which continued to turn Aaron’s life into a living hell.  And there is yet another curious aspect of this act.  Most of us spend entire lifetimes without ever accomplishing anything like it: cajoling a huge organization to place the public interest above its own.  Are we to believe that, just two days after this momentous victory, instead of being jubilant, Aaron was depressed enough to hang himself?


3. Can the CIA or FBI kill you and make it look like a suicide?

The obvious answer is: sure they can.  One quote, straight from the horse’s mouth, should suffice.  Jim Marrs and Ralph Schuster cite a blood-curdling CIA document, a letter from an Institute’s consultant to a CIA officer.  The letter states:

 “You will recall that I mentioned that the local circumstances under which a given means might be used might suggest the technique to be used in that case.  I think the gross divisions in presenting this subject might be:

– bodies left with no hope of the cause of death being determined by the most complete autopsy and chemical examinations

– bodies left in such circumstances as to simulate accidental death

– bodies left in such circumstances as to simulate suicidal death.”

On the day Aaron Swartz died, Michael Morell, a junior member of the invisible government, was the acting director of the Central Institute of Assassinations
4. A Historical pattern: Influential enemies of the Syndicate (=friends of the people) tend to die prematurely.  The only logical and unspeakable explanation for this pattern is this: These friends of the people have been killed by their own government

I have in front of me a rough draft of a book: License to Kill: The Decisive Role of Political Murders, Scandal-Mongering, and False-Flag Operations in American Politics, a compilation of hundreds of untimely deaths of potentially troublesome dissidents.  This compilation conclusively uncovers a recurring pattern of assassinations.  In fact, only a handful of influential friends of the people (e.g., Upton Sinclair, Pete Seeger) have so far survived to old age.  I can’t reproduce the entire book here, for obvious reasons.  Moreover, at the moment it only exists as a rough draft.  In a few months, hopefully, readers can freely download the book and check this claim for themselves.

In the meantime, readers can, without too much trouble, examine on their own some of the most famous assassinations of the last 100 years or so and ask themselves:  What do people like Judi Bari, Fred Hampton, assorted members of the Kennedy clan, Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Louis McFadden, Phil Ochs, Karen Silkwood ,Walter Reuther, and Malcolm X have in common?

Another shortcut to grasping this diabolical aspect of our body politic is asking the converse question:  How many friends of bankers, generals, and spooks have, in the same time period, been assassinated? (The answer, to my knowledge, is: ZERO).

All I’m saying has been discovered and re-discovered by hundreds of researchers, activists, and politicians.  Here, let me give you the views of just two high-ranking officials.

First, a familiar quote from Woodrow Wilson (28th president of the United states)

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the U.S., in the field of commerce and manufacturing, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

Second, Catherine Austin-Fitts (Assistant Secretary of Housing in the George H. W. Bush’s Administration:

“I think at the heart of the matter, Max, is not that the banks are out of control; I think the heart of the matter is physical violence, because a lot of what has happened, particularly as I understand in the United States is you have people who are afraid to say no because the results of saying no is physical violence directed at them or their family.  I mean we have had a lot of people murdered or assassinated, etc., etc..  So . . . yes, we have to say no, but the question is, how do we say no?  And that’s why it comes down to shifting our money, but the reality is we have a force operating in the world, that is completely operating outside of the law and no one yet has come up with a way to stop it.  We are talking about violent mobster operations.

“I hate to use a personal example, but I was a former Assistant Secretary of Housing. I had my own business in Washington, and I was helping the Department of Housing and Urban Development, essentially run things clean, and you had to get rid of the clean team to run the housing bubble and I was targeted, I was poisoned, I had dead animals left on my doorstep, and my home had been broken into and people trying to run me off the road.  You know it was very, very violent and it went on for years.  So people who try to run the government clean or run Wall Street clean are targeted, and literally have to fear for their lives.  I mean, people have been dying, so you know, it’s a very, very dangerous situation and the challenge is, if you have people who can kill and physically harass with impunity, how do you run a governance process?



The bankers, generals, and spooks who comprise our invisible government had plenty of reasons to kill Aaron Swartz, especially because the internet—along with a well-armed citizenry—are the last remaining obstacles on the road to their totalitarian horizon.  He was creative, idealistic, and unbendable.  He was young and admired by many.  If not checked, he might have slowed down the Syndicate’s attacks on the biosphere, freedom, peace, justice, free flow of information, and common decencies.  So the invisible government probably did kill him.  They did so either indirectly through constant harassment, as his loved ones publicly state, or, most likely, directly by hanging him and alleging that he hung himself.

All this raises a dilemma for those of us possessing both conscience and a functional brain:  “How long shall they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?”

Postscript: Michael Ivey has kindly drawn my attention to the views of an ex-CIA official: Anybody can commit a murder; it takes a real pro to commit a suicide (see Peter Janney, 2012, Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace).

Moti Nissani is a Jack of all (academic) trades and Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Wayne State University.  He is currently assembling a  Revolutionary’s Toolkit.


  1. What I find horribly disconcerting is that several people close to this case have stated that initially this was an MIT Police matter. Then the FEDS were called in and AFTER that, the Secret Service. And yet no one on this blog or forum dares to ask the question…..WHY the Secret Service? Isn’t it the Secret Services duty to PROTECT THE PRESIDENT and to investigate and prosecute crimes for conterfeiting money? Isn’t that their main objectives in their job as Secret Service agents?

    Since when do they “investigate” copyright infringement and college hacking issues?


    Was Aaron at any time before, during or after his arrest, thought to be countefeiting money??


    Then he was obviously doing something that would cause the President to be put in immediate danger, right?? Otherwise, why would the Secret Service have been involved??

    Why won’t anyone ask the HARD questions here? Why is everyone buying into the “suicide”
    rhetoric so easily? How does someone with a 30 inch waist loop his belt over his head, throw
    it across ANYTHING and loop it again and still have enough belt leftover with which to actually
    HANG himself?

    The corporate wh**e media has already determined that this was a suicide before it had ever
    been investigated. All stations, All “journalists” All agreed, simultaneously, it was a suicide.

    Not one “journalist” asked any questions. Accepted this at face value. No questions.
    None of them.

    How on earth is it that there are dozens of primetime news stations and hundreds of
    so called journalists, and they ALL HAVE THE SAME OPINION and ALL SAY THE
    EXACT SAME WORDS with nary a conflict between any of them? Ever??

    Jon Rappaport summed it up in an article he wrote called the Flicker Effect, but it
    sickens me to death to continually see people still buying whatever the telly sells you.

    Poor Aaron….

  2. Aaron Swartz isn’t the first one to pirate intellectual property and create mediums to do so. He didn’t seek reform, he sought annihilation of intellectual property rights across a broad medium. That’s no death sentence.

    And neither was it for the creator of Napster, Shawn Fanning, who did not commit suicide, or as intrigue would have it, wasn’t “suicided”.

    Andrew Adler’s article in the Atlanta Jewish Journal seeking to kill Obama with “Mossad Sleeper Cells” only forced him to resign from his own journal and to issue an apology. He didn’t even go to jail. And this is under circumstances where a man with an “Israel” tattoo on his neck actually shot at the White House residential level one week after Obama was “caught” off-mic telling Sarkozy what a pain in the ass, liar Netanyahu really was.

    But interesting it is how much hype Swartz is receiving post-mortem, especially when we all know WHO controls the wheels of justice in this country.

    After all, when Mossad agents taped and danced over the deaths of 3,000 Americans, they were let go to HQ Israel. The bankers with their Talmudic plans, who looted and sucked dry the vibrant American corpus and threw it to the side like a dried raisin, and then altered the zombie into something more recognizable to them: a Zionist occupied territory, are handing each other bonuses by the billions. Key politicians who use the privileges of their US citizenship to subvert the US Constitution and advance the agenda of a foreign country here (now so far out in the open that politicians are supposed to live or die by their allegiance to Israel) are not charged with treason, sedition and subversion. And 360 degrees of information pathways dealing with the total American cognitive experience will inform you that this is perfectly normal.

    Anyone who protests this, whether they are truthers or OWS’ers, are branded anti-Semites first, then ridiculed by the fifth column private media, owned by 6 corporations now and completely TalmudicoZionist. If that doesn’t work, misrepresented by the likes of shills like Alex Jones. Or, perhaps, the answer is to deliver subtext after subtext: pay attention to Swartz because he was a “positive influence” for advancing plagiarism, the theft of labor (advancements of the Talmudic agenda), critiqued Obama who stands against Israel and his kill list likely filled with Talmudic targets”, but pay no attention to those who stood against the OBVIOUSLY JEWISH movement to rid Americans of their last layer of protection against the zioNWO.

    Oh, was it wrong for me to say that gun-grabbing was Jewish? Well, take your complaint to the popular, mainstream Jewish rag, “The Forward”, who is free to openly brag that it is (and not subject to the same complaints miraculously): ***http://www.forward.com/articles/168063/after-newtown-jews-lead-renewed-push-on-guns/?p=all Forward: “After Newtown, Jews lead renewed push on guns”

    But, it’s okay, because these Jews were the ones who were “helping us” by pushing through the Patriot Act post 9/11. They are “helping us” by having the NSA outsource all of its wiretapping to shady Israeli companies: ***http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/04/shady-companies-nsa/

    Thank you, Aaron Swartz, for being the mashiach. You have given the Talmudic bunch a reason to stand over your grave and proclaim it is “justice”, the existing rule of law that protects innovation from theft and corruption, that is the problem. You have given them reason to distract over any lament that might be caused from two Americans dying that stood in the way of the gun-grabbing agenda. You died for their sins, and now they can disguise it all by writing endlessly about you.

  3. glad to see you guys moving strong on this story… the technocracy does not look like it is going to play out the way people who supported it thought. this, IMO, is because it has been orchestrated by supernatural forces who do not have our best interests at heart, but who must play by certain spiritual rules and trick us into free will consent. see Carolyn Hamlett or Mark Cleminson for more.

    This is the nexus between art and technology. Listening to David Bowie talk about Diamond Dogs the other day he said it was meant to be a rock opera of Orwell’s 1984, but he was surprised to find that Mrs. Orwell took the book so seriously and refused to give him rights.

    Recently heard Terence McKenna speak about how Descartes was also given a vision for how to “conquer nature” with numbers and measurements. This was to be the basis for modern science. Trouble is, it never plays out the way it is advertised. You will never understand this basic deception until you debunk “evolution” (Walter Veith) and accept the chicanery that goes on all the time to maintain the illusion we live within. Descartes was not a special case. Many many peeps, including, I have heard, people likeTesla and Nassim Haramein, have had supernatural contacts and/or “gifts” of insights bestowed. Sort of reminds me of how most of the idealists who brought in bolshevism were eliminated once their usefulness was past. Science is used as a poem controlling our consciousness, not as a facts-based honest system to understand our reality. We should expect the powers that be to want to use the internet the same way.

    The only answer is Jesus Christ. The rest will play out accordingly.

  4. I saw this Dr Moreau character in the background when Obama announced the new Company Chairman . I stopped the recording and rewound and Moreau was using his right hand to stuff in a ‘letter’ into his left breast coat inside pocket in a very deliberate and emphatic manner . Aahaa , me thinks , this a another way of the Stone Cutters signalling . The photo of Lincoln with breast coat minders intront of a tent came to mind .

    In my opinion there is a battle going on between the Stone Cutters and the Zionist over who and how Jerusalem shall become .

  5. In the MSM articles on Aaron Swartz’s death, there is little to nothing said about what could be considered his greatest achievement – his activism that started the internet user, blogger, and coder movement against the plans of Congress and the criminal “Syndicate” to censor internet communication and freedom of information with COICA, SOPA, PIPA, ACTA – the ever changing name of proposed legislation with which the criminal “Syndicate” could simply lodge a complaint to stamp out the existence of competitors not practicing according to the organized crime racket script. The movement swelled to the point that Congress had to back down from the tidal wave of the internet community response.

    “Who cares?” An odd sentiment, or lack of one, for anyone who exercises freedom of speech and freedom of information on the internet, such as a daily e-newsletter like VT, which likely by now would have been wiped from the internet had that internet censorship legislation been passed.

    • ***http://cdn.memegenerator.net/instances/250×250/32582547.jpg

      I don’t think his “activism” started those movements. The movement against censorship was in existence before he was born, especially among the real hacker intelligentsia. The guy was in touch with VCs that bought up Reddit and one of the tribe.

      That’s like saying Alex Jones is the progenitor of the 9/11 movement. ;P

  6. Who cares? Swartz could have been another “Zuckerberg” for all you know. I’m more concerned about the two pro-gun activists killed and the media silence over them.

    • So write the article on the murdered pro-gun activists. There is a huge following that would be interested to read it.

  7. Maybe these people have some input into all this chicanery:


  8. To be clear…

    at the JSTOR site–home page:

    What’s new?
    Register & Read now offers free
    online reading access to 1,200 journal archives.

    “We are deeply saddened to hear the news about Aaron Swartz. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Aaron’s family, friends, and everyone who loved, knew, and admired him. He was a truly gifted person who made important contributions to the development of the internet and the web from which we all benefit.”

    JSTOR Homepage: ***http://about.jstor.org/


    And, two days before his death, JSTOR, the organizational “victim” of Aaron’s theft, not only declined to press charges against him, but “announced that the archives of more than 1,200 of its journals would be available to the public for free.” Yet, that act of generosity and public spiritedness meant nothing to the Syndicate’s “justice” system, which continued to turn Aaron’s life into a living hell. And there is yet another curious aspect of this act. Most of us spend an entire lifetimes without ever accomplishing anything like it: cajoling a huge organization to place the public interest above its own. Are we to believe that, just two days after this momentous victory, instead of being jubilant, Aaron was depressed enough to hang himself?

  9. Excellent article. Thank you, Mr. Nissani

    Readers may be interested to read also…

    Official Statement from the Family and Partner of Aaron Swartz

    The Truth about Aaron Swartz’s “Crime” (This is excellent and IMPORTANT!)

    Prosecutor as bully

    • Thanks, dknt, for the urls of those excellent posts. Here is a well-stated comment by “andreasma” from the post at tumblr.com:

      Aaron, Manning, Assange, Kyriakoy, Occupy, all persecuted, hounded, some tortured. For what? For speaking truth to power, for revealing corruption, war crimes. For liberating information.

      Meanwhile, Yoo, Addington, Libby, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Gonzales go around signing book covers and giving lectures about national security. The murderers, torturers and torture apologists are celebrated. The whistleblowers crushed.

      Blankfein, Greenberg, Pandit, Mozilo, Geithner, go around lecturing us about financial responsibility, instead of rotting in jail for fraud, theft, embezzlement, corruption, bribery and multiple criminal conspiracies.

      This is the disgusting injustice the underlies Aaron Swartz’s death. A Department of Justice that makes a mockery of the word “justice”, where the rule of law has become a joke, where the greatest criminals of our day wear ties and suits and are *absolutely beyond prosecution*, while the poorest get relentless, unforgiving, zero tolerance prosecution for the tiniest of misdeamenors.

      Aaron was cursed with the ability to open his mind wide enough to see the world in all its ugly injustice and reality. His idealism, passion and honesty made him speak truth to power, so he was crushed.

      There are only two crimes that are punished in this country now: being poor or challenging the powerful.

  10. Great piece. This murder will have serious consequences for our government perps. This was a young, much-beloved champion for freedom of information. As the “anonymous” hackers say, “they have attracted the attention of the hive”.
    Expect them.

  11. A long time ago, there was a country called the United States of America. Where “one nation under God,” created a system that was based on people’s honesty, integrity and christianity. In a system like as this, it is not a wonder why devious, dishonest, vile and corrupt people can be successful. All it takes, someone said, is for good people tos it around a do nothing. Well JFK was right. Secrecy is repugnant in a free and democratiic society. This si what it produces. Hit squads, lying, immoral, deceitful and betraying presidents selling out America. All it took is for one family to step up and offer their services to the powerful, but cowadice minority demanding the NWo is installed.
    People pay with their lives, after all the sacrifices many generations have made to establish this country. What good is it for this country to survive, if its traditions do not survive with it? Noen at all.
    Killing people, people who stand in the way of what the hidden cowards want, must eliminated in order, as GHW Bush says on You Tube, when he reassures everyone watching, they will succeed in establishing the NWO. Each time I watch this video, it does not surprise me one bit, to think, they are above taking another life who spoke against them. “…and we will,” as he smirks, staring into the eye of those watching the video.
    Andrew Brietbart, Gary Webb, Hale Boggs, RFK, MLK, JFK, attempt on Reagan by GHW”s good friends son Hinckley Jr. (son Neil was to have dinner that night with the Hinckley’s.) Killing us is as if they are merely stepping on a bug. Why the same ol same ol people are in government and ofot repeated in their varying roles.
    Soon. Obama will sweat to preserve, protect and defend the Consitution of the united States, Afterward, we will see if he follows up on his oath of office. Will more will die if anyone speaks out about it? watch. Thank you Mr. Nisanni.

    • Please read Yoichi Shimatsu’s post on Rense, “Was Aaron Swartz Killed By An
      MIT Satanic Child Porn Ring?” – 01/15/13. He dismisses the JSTOR doc theft front, and posits that Aaron was invovlved in obtaining proof of pedophilia, engaged through the auspices of the “One Laptop per Child” program at MIT headed by the Zionist brother of John Negroponte – Nicholas. This is a much more believable scenario.

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