Q153 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           Unidentified Individuals Speaking

FBI preliminary tape identification note:Labeled in part “The Fight Part VI”

Date cues on tape:     None

People named:

Public figures/National and international names:

Jimmy Carter, U.S. president
Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter’s national security advisor
Walter Mondale, Vice President
John F. Kennedy, former president
Sen. George McGovern (D-SD), 1972 presidential candidate
Rep. Donald Fraser (D-Minn)
Rep. John Brademas (D-Ind.)

Rockefeller Family, American family of great wealth

I.W. Abel, president of the United Steel Workers
Leonard Woodcock, president of the United Automotive Workers
George Meany, head of AFL-CIO
Lane Kirkland, Security Treasurer of the AFL-CIO

George Moscone, mayor of San Francisco (by reference)

Anastasio Somoza, president of Nicaragua

Bible verses cited:     None


Jim Jones reads an article published in a national magazine about the role of the Trilateral Commission in American politics, especially in choosing presidential candidates for the Democratic party. He has difficult reading the text at times, and a woman’s voice often fills the pauses with the next word in the article. Beyond his references to the US as “monopoly capitalist,” Jones offers little editorial commentary of his own.

His only real moment of spontaneity comes when he describes his meeting in 1976 with Democratic vice presidential candidate Walter Mondale at the San Francisco airport. During the meeting, according to Jones, Mondale vowed that the US would never again do anything like bomb Chile. Jones report the account with his observation that Mondale’s “words dripped with blood.”

FBI Summary:

Date of transcription: 5/30/79

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 May 24, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B68-2. This tape was found to contain the following:

A speech stating that President CARTER is a puppet for his National Security Advisor and that United States politics are disgusting.

Differences with FBI Summary:

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

Tape originally posted January 2019.