Better late than never, but this is a bit much: In December 2014, the UN launched an investigation into the death in 1961 of U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold.
The facts were always suspicious. The Secretary was on his way to meet with representatives of a new state in the Congo. Serious financial interests were involved. There were reports of explosions before the crash.
Quotes from the Washington Post article announcing the investigation:
“Last year, a commission launched in the Hague issued a report, saying there was “persuasive evidence that the aircraft was subjected to some form of attack or threat as it circled to land.” The Hammarskjold Commission concluded: “the possibility that the plane was in fact forced into its descent by some form of hostile action is supported by sufficient evidence to merit further inquiry.”
The 2013 report had been spurred by the publication of a book in 2011 by British scholar Susan Williams. “Who Killed Hammarskjold?” suggested that the secretary general’s plane had been shot down by mercenaries in the employ of the breakaway state of Katanga, which was then backed by Belgian mining interests. The book paints a picture of Western cover-up and collusion with the remaining white-supremacist settler states of Africa.”
In my former life, I ignored evidence and blundered forward to keep hard truths buried—mainly dissatisfaction with parts of my life. It took many cold showers to awaken me (read: meditation, therapy, 12 steps.) For me, reality is worth it, even with all its annoying complications.
As with Hammarskjold’s death, it is never too late to seek the truth.
The full story from the Washington Post: