Tuesday, May 01, 2007

New Developments In The LaVena Johnson Case - The U.S. Congress Steps In

This is a case that I have been following for a long time. It now looks as if things are finally beginning to move.... See video of latest developments here.

Johnson, a 19 year old soldier from St. Louis, was killed in Iraq in 2005. However, the suspicious circumstances surrounding her death point to murder and a government cover-up. The case has been stalled for several months, due to stonewalling by the Army. However, the U.S. Congress has now gotten involved in the case. This is the first sign of any significant national involvement. The case had basically been ignored on the national level, until now. It was only a local story.... But with the recent revelations about Jessica Lynch, Pat Tillman and others, the Johnson case is finally getting at least some national attention.

Ironically.... if the truth comes to light in the LaVena Johnson case, it could easily dwarf the cases of Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch (as if those cases were not bad enough). Yet, the Tillman & Lynch cases have gotten all the media attention. See the first post on LaVena Johnson below.

It was blog activity (from several people) that kept this issue alive.


Previous Blog Entries On This Topic

Who Murdered Army Pvt LaVena Johnson?

The Experiences of Women in the Military

Pentagon Inspector General Reports on Tillman Case

Thousands of People Take Part in Tillman Event, But What About LaVena Johnson?


jurassicpork said...

Maybe my letter to Sen. McCaskill had something to do with it.

Brian said...

I'm sure that's a good possibility...

There were a lot of folks working on trying to raise the issue...
I think the collective pressure must have eventually gotten to a point where they could no longer ignore the case.

I'm just glad to see something finally being done.

Anonymous said...

Check out BuzzFlash's story on LaVena: http://www.buzzflash.com/articles/analysis/337

Some day the MSM will pick up on this shocking tragedy.