“I’ve mentioned the fact several times before that the singular motivation that precipitated the events at Jumping Bull and led to the murder of agents Williams and Coler was Peltier’s belief they were coming after him for a warrant issued by Wisconsin and a related federal fugitive warrant.
It is an undeniable truth that this is what Peltier believed and that he was also wrong.
Yet it has made no difference to either LPDOC or the Peltierites despite the fact that on more than one occasion Peltier has stated this.
Below is an excerpt from the ruling of the appellate court in denying one of his many bogus attempts to gain a freedom he does not deserve.
All the talk of Cointel, the feds, Nazis, Hoover, or political prisoners, cannot alter an iota of the truth, of Peltier’s own words.
A truth yet to be buried unlike Peltier’s and AIM’s victims despite ongoing efforts to do just that.
“Peltier had reason to believe that the agents (Coler and Williams) were looking for him, rather than Jimmy Eagle. He (Peltier) stipulated at trial that there was an arrest warrant outstanding, charging him with attempted murder. Upon his arrest in Canada months later for the murders of the agents, Peltier remarked that the two agents were shot when they came to arrest him. He also made other incriminating statements” (U.S. court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 585 F.2d 314, 1978, U.S. Ap. Decision, September 14, 1978, Decided. p. 2)
Peltier is either “huffing” or smoking something if he actually believes clemency is a possibility, and the “ojibwa warrior” and his cohort AIM Inc. find they must now spend more time avoiding questions than posturing.
Familiarity with the truth is beginning to lead to the predictable contempt for them as individuals and for the lies they have based their careers on.
Small as it may be there is a measure of justice in that.”
And there you have it – motivation- the belief “they” were coming to arrest him. Motivation plus opportunity.