Q892 Summary

Summary prepared by Fielding M. McGehee III. If you use this material, please credit The Jonestown Institute. Thank you.

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FBI Catalogue           Jones Speaking

FBI preliminary tape identification note: (None)

Date cues on tape:     None

People named:

Public figures/National and international names:
Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State

Adolf Hitler

Salvador Allende, President of Chile, deposed in 1973 coup Augusto Pinochet, military ruler of Chile
Orlando Letelier, assassinated Chilean ambassador to US
Carlos Prats, Chilean Army officer, Allende vice president
Sofia Cuthbert, wife of Gen. Prats([by reference)

Joshua Nkomo, leader of Zimbabwean Patriotic Front in Rhodesia
Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Rhodesia

Jonestown residents:
Teresa King

Bible verses cited:      None


(Note: This tape was transcribed by Vicki Perry. The editors gratefully acknowledge her invaluable assistance.)

Using the example of Chile’s recent history as a point of departure, an article – read by Jim Jones – warns of the rise of fascism in South America.

The tape was recorded in Jonestown. There are no references to any current events to give it a context.

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 6/25/79

In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.

On June 10, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B102-C26. This tape was found to contain the following: Side A containing Russian words and phrases and a JONES lecture on “Fascism”. Side B contains a few songs, but is largely blank.

Differences with FBI Summary:

The summary is accurate and meets the FBI’s purposes.

Tape originally posted June 2010