In December 2018,SF Chronicle journalist Kevin Fagan,published an unconfirmed Zodiac correspondence,now known as the ''2001 New Year's Card''.
The contents of this card,appears to be the usual fare of cryptic inferences,hypocrisy,prejudice and warped humour,that we have come to expect from the Zodiac,in the past.
Given the notable year,2001,it may be the case that,a presumed Zodiac sees the year 2001 as a ''coming of age'' and,knowing that the Zodiac often presented himself as a film buff,the Stanley Kubrick film,''2001 A Space Odyssey'',certainly comes to mind.
The purpose of this thread,is to set out possible links,between the Zodiac and the work of the contoversial film director,Stanley Kubrick.
In 1972,following the release of the film,''A Clockwork Orange'',Kubrick was to receive a series of death threats against him and his family.These threats appeared to come from England.The perpetrator of these threats has never,at least officially,been exposed by Law Enforcement.The threats had a profound affect on Stanley Kubrick,and he requested that the film be banned,in the UK.
Some Zodiac enthusiasts will be familiar with the correspondences that I intend to illustrate,as showing links between the Zodiac and Kubrick's work.
But,to start with,I would like to present a letter,from an unknown hoaxer,sent to the Newspaper magnate and media heir,Randolph Apperson Hearst,addressed to his then newspaper,The San Francisco Examiner,on September 20th 1975.
Patricia Hearst,daughter of Newspaper tycoon,Randolph Hearst,was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army [SLA],on February 4th 1974.
''Patty'' was re-named ''Tania'' by her captors,and proceeded to become actively involved in the anarchistic movement's struggle,by terror.
On September 18th 1975,Paricia Hearst was arrested in San Francisco and,despite having originally been a victim of abduction,was charged with a series of crimes,along with other,presumed fellow members,of the SLA organization.
Two days later,a hoaxer,and effectively an extortionist,calling himself ''Brigadier General Matrix'',sent a typed letter to Patricia's father,Randolph,at the SF Examiner's offices.
Brigadier General Matrix claimed to be leader of the Southwestern Regional Unit of the SLA,and was proposing that the SLA had actually handed ''Tania'' back to the authorities,on their own volition.
This September 20th 1975 postmarked letter,had been sent from Temple,Texas.
Given some of the contents of the letter,it would have been clear to the FBI that,the extortionist,though naming himself Brigadier General Matrix,was actually alluding to Brigadier General Jack D.Ripper,a character from Stanley Kubrick's 1964 satirical comedy film,''Dr.Strangelove''.
The film focuses on Cold War tensions between the USA and USSR,and tells the tale of the US President and his staff's vain attempts to stop a mad Brigadier General Jack D.Ripper,from stealing a US Bomber aircraft laden with nuclear weapons,and drop those weapons over the Soviet Union.
Readers at this site,may note some parallels,between the contents of the Brigadier General Matrix letter,and enthusistic descriptions from the Zodiac,with his proposals for inflicting a bomb,on the people of the Bay Area.
Here are the contents of the ''Brigadier General Matrix'' letter,sent from Temple,Texas,to Randolph Hearst,at the SF Examiner,and dated September 20th 1975.
From : Brig.Gen.MATRIX,Commanding Officer,2nd Division,Symbionese Liberation Army Southwestern Region Adult Unit.
Subjects 1 : This is a direct order,written to Tania to cease hostile actions,and commence public relations to further our cause.Further more,you are to remain available at all times for contact with anyone.This includes pigs,nuts,and other unfriendlies,in an effort to raise public opinions towards our cause.The court may rest assured that she is hereby ordered to appear before your court,as requested.
2 : Tania is hereby ordered to inform,through the press,for all her followers,to obey only commands issued through this command.
3 : Mr.Hearst,we are proud of your daughter and we request that you give her all the love that she has given us.Tania,return your father's love.But keep hope for a better world.
4 : Now Gentlemen,let me tell you how we make an A-Bomb.First you get a Howitzer 105 artillery piece and,allowing for passages of air to escape when fired,you cap it off with some subcritical U238.Then you make a projectile out of some subcritical U238 and place it in the chamber of the Howitzer.When you fire off shell,the explosive charge instantaneously joins the two subcritical masses and forms one subcritical mass and you have a great big flash,except underwater,when you have a great column of water.
Whiteness by my hand Matrix Brig.General MATRIX Commanding Officer Pat,Mac,Jew.
Looking at a possible comparison,to the September 20th 1975 letter sent to the SF Examiner,we can view a confirmed correspondence,from the Zodiac,in his Bus-Bomb letter to the SF Chronicle,almost six years prior,on November 9th 1969 :
'' Take one bag of ammonium nitrate fertilizer and one gal. of stove oil and damp a few bags of gravel on top and set the shit off and will positively ventalate [sic] any things that should be in the way of the blast.''
In both letters,there seems to be an almost childish enthusiasm,and need to explain that the writer knows precisely what he is talking about [?].
Rubislaw32: There you go FBI - another example of the FBI (Comey) leaving a mess behind, through having the arrogance of believing that you are a law unto yourselves. Is it any wonder Riverside PD never wanted you in their back yard ? Mucky pups, crooks & thugs.
Sept 29, 2022 8:20:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Recriminations were brutal in the wake of James Comey's ''visitation''. 4 senior police officers at the C.C.U. were singled out and shamed, losing their jobs under varying description. Also to go were two Chief Constables and Head of the Police Authority.
Sept 29, 2022 5:35:33 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Why did Congress not get to hear about any of this ? Because Robert Mueller's unredacted report into Comey's dismissal was offered to them, on the basis that they not divulge those parts to the the public. Congress refused, as a matter of moral principle.
Sept 29, 2022 4:54:06 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: e-mails were being intercepted by senior police behaving like puerile schoolboys at Police Scotland's Counter Corruption Unit - bearing in mind that Comey was also tasked with investigating Mrs Clinton's e-mails on the basis of possible security breaches.
Sept 29, 2022 4:14:06 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: It is certainly ironic that Mr Comey was tasked with investigating Russian intervention in the 2016 US Presidential Election when, for all IOCCO knew initially, Comey without security clearance, could have been a Russian spy. In addition, that Comey's...
Sept 29, 2022 4:07:30 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: A fly on the wall ? : ''This is Director Comey of The FIB speaking with a stolen Zodiac case file for The Lord Advocate - could you rush me through please ?''. (IOCCO - aside) : ''Someone get on the phone to Mi5 - looks like we may have a Russian agent.''.
Sept 28, 2022 15:34:50 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Now out of track on credulity, the FBI are seen as the Zodiac-lepers, with the CA DOJ delivering their damnation on May 14th 2022. A new meaning for their once proud name ''The Untouchables'' - the FBI making their case skeletons even more conspicuous.
Sept 28, 2022 12:43:36 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: For the FBI since May 9th 2017, it has been about selling the false perception they hold a key role in the Zodiac case - then using this to peddle their dishonest proclamations. The reality ? DOJ's don't want nor need what the FBI are touting as info..
Sept 28, 2022 12:08:30 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Indeed FBI - ''You don't know what you got until you lose it''. First call after Trump booted Comey's a*s ? Get cosy with Hearst because you're going to need a media mogul perpetuating the myth that you are still at the heart of Zodiac investigations.
Sept 28, 2022 11:46:10 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: they weren't required. Just too dramatic, and for theatrical effect. He was caught red-handed (IOCCO) on March 4th 2015 when he was busy trying to convince The Crown Office that he was in charge of the Zodiac case. Dishonest, but comical.
Sept 28, 2022 11:08:45 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...things. Indeed, a ''shady character'' - that Mr Comey. I would place him somewhere between Norman Bates and Basil Fawlty, if you get my drift. All those tears as if he had been hard done by, and those oaths that he kept taking in public when ....
Sept 28, 2022 11:02:04 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ''...they were no longer needed.'' ? A bit slow on the uptake though, FBI ? Must have come as a shock that you had been replaced by Stone Ghost, as Intelligence processors for the CA DOJ ? But then, your ex-Director Comey hadn't told you lots of...
Sept 28, 2022 10:57:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: CA DOJ are unable to avail us of such luxuries, there's always focusing on the fraud-peddlers of the case - the FBI. For 45 years this agency did their best impersonation of Rip Van Winkle, then suddenly woke up to the fact that they were no longer needed.
Sept 27, 2022 16:53:23 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: Reasons to be cheerful : For Zodiac followers there never really is, until this Zodiac case is resolved once and for all. An alive Zodiac brought to justice and explaining himself to his victims' families would be a relative joy to behold. But, while the..
Sept 27, 2022 16:46:09 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: This is what has yet to impact publicly, FBI : The sheer scale of your internal investigations to ascertain the missed opportunities in tracking the Zodiac as a compulsive extortionist. The bitterest pill FBI ? He was extorting you yourselves - big time.
Sept 27, 2022 13:16:33 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ..Graham and have him make a tape to be heard in the compound. They will come out after hearing his words - a religious man whom they can trust to speak words of the truth.''. Mt Carmel, Waco ? Carmel (1990 Celebrity Cipher) ? Carmel - Stage-prop computer.
Sept 27, 2022 10:21:32 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: There was certainly one individual responsible for a host of letters both in the advent and wake of the Waco tragedy - ''ring-fenced'' by the FBI with a handwritten ''Dear'', and included allusions to ''favourites'' like Rev Billy Graham : ''Contact Billy
Sept 27, 2022 10:13:01 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: worked in an FBI office a few years ago. My wife and I know first-hand how decent and sensitive you bureau people are. Your agency is a special group.''. Then-FBI Director William Sessions, was in office for just 2 months beyond the FBI's Waco storming.
Sept 27, 2022 9:50:31 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...handled the situation at Waco in an excellent manner. Responsible citizens can be proud of the FBI's sincere efforts to resolve the situation peacefully. You were dealing with a lunatic who was clearly a danger to all law-abiding citizens. My daughter..
Sept 27, 2022 9:40:50 GMT -8
Rubislaw32: ...the FBI's ABSCAM sting operation and the FBI's storming of the Mt Carmel compound at Waco TX, April 19th 1993, leaving 76 people dead including 25 children. The Zodiac's arsenal included the ability to ''damn with faint praise''. Example : ''The FBI...
Sept 27, 2022 9:33:48 GMT -8