An FOIA request filed by Kristan T. Harris of the American Intelligence Report resulted in the release of related to former United States Naval Intelligence officer, author and radio broadcaster William (Bill) Cooper from Eagar, Arizona. The unclassified documents paint Cooper’s controversial actions as “hosting a talk show by means of short-wave radio,” as well as “frequently condemning the federal government, Justice Department and the FBI for the ‘atrocities’ at Waco and Ruby Ridge”. The records punctuate the point that Bill was, “convinced there is a government sponsored socialist conspiracy to establish a ‘new world order’” multiple times throughout the FBI’s investigations.
An unnamed Deputy Marshall had attempted to serve Cooper with a summons on 06/19/1998, but Cooper threw the Deputy Marshal off his property without receiving the summons. Eventually, a bench warrant for his arrest was issued for not appearing in court on a summons which was NEVER served, leading to an intense surveillance operation and a barrage of informants that would help push Cooper into constant paranoia. The intense FBI surveillance of Cooper’s household included multiple FBI meetings, undercover agents posing as journalists, monitoring of his internet publishing, as well as testimonies from personal acquaintances and local store owners. Aerial photos were taken of his ranch.
Apache County Sheriff Arthur Lee was concerned that federal agents were preparing for a siege on Cooper’s home in order to bring him in. When asked if Lee thought Cooper represented a threat to the community, the sheriff responded that he believed, “Cooper could live in that community for the next 50 years and never receive a traffic ticket”. He went on to tell the FBI he does not want a Ruby Ridge Scenario to develop in his county. After an anonymous tip came into local law enforcement which claimed Cooper chased two individuals off of nearby property using a firearm, they decided to take action and raid Cooper’s home in plain clothes, leading to his controversial death.
Ultimately there would be no federal prosecution. The FBI closed their investigation after Milton William Cooper’s death during the resulting shootout with Apache County Sheriff’s Deputies. A United States Attorney granted permission to destroy items found in the Evidence Control Room and legal documents prepared by Bill Cooper. (1 of 3 releases) Download the first FOIA here: http://americanintelligencereport.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1342596-0-Section-01-Imported-Media.pdf
Milton William “Bill” Cooper was an acclaimed conspiracy writer best known for his 1991 book Behold a Pale Horse. Throughout his life, Cooper worked to expose numerous global conspiracies, and one of his latest involved the September 11 attacks. He was fatally shot shortly after, leading many to believe he had actually been right. During the 1990s, Cooper would broadcast a nightly radio talk called Hour of the Time. As an already established author and former Naval Intelligence veteran, he quickly captivated his audience with various subjects of interest. This was happening before the internet took off and information was harder to come by so people were tuning in Monday to Friday, eager to find out the truth. With a critical eye, Cooper examined the tense situation and connected the bits of information from his sources. This allowed him to deconstruct the lies fed to the general public and construct his theory. After the tragic events of September 11 unfolded, Cooper’s radio show attempted to expose the the massive conspiracy that led to the attacks. He pointed his finger at the Federal Government, accusing the authorities of planning the terrorist move and duping America’s citizens and the rest of the world into believing a fabricated story. This allowed them to sway public opinion in their favor and execute their plan.
In his final broadcast, on November 5, 2011, Bill Cooper talked about planning to write a book detailing his tour of duty in Vietnam. He said he was dedicating it to everyone who had served during the war. Later that evening, while he was in his home in Eagar, Arizona, the Apache County Sheriff’s Department paid him a visit. He had been accused of brandishing a gun around and the police officers had a warrant for his arrest. However, the officers pulled up in unmarked vehicles, without wearing uniforms, and used trickery to draw him out.
Sources claim the officers positioned themselves in a cul-de-sac often frequented by teenagers who would party and leave trash behind. The officers began making a lot of noise and Cooper came out to confront them, believing they were nothing more than drunken juveniles. The officers would not identify themselves so Cooper threatened to call the police. As he was heading back inside, shots were fired.
The outcome saw a police officer being killed, but so was Cooper. Nobody knows who fired the first shot and it is unclear whether Bill Cooper carried a gun at the time of his death. The mystery surrounding Cooper’s death has led many into believing it was not accidental, but rather a carefully planned and executed plot to remove an undesirable element. However, alternative researchers like Mark Dice have pointed out the many lies and fairy tales Cooper has spewed over the years. I guess we'll never know the truth about Cooper and the mysterious death of a conspiracy salesman.