Saturday, January 12, 2019
Dr. Williams examines theories that speculated on possible CIA interference with the Hammarskjöld mission, making the point that the anti-communist CIA had strong vested interests in wanting his African diplomacy to fail. Dr. Williams ends with a strong hint she believes western mercenaries brought down Hammarskjöld's plane, not the official conclusion of pilot error. Many incongruent aspects of the fatal night in Ndola, such as the closure of the local airport (even though it was expecting the Hammarskjöld plane) and the local witnesses on the ground spoke about hearing or seeing a large flash and bang before the "big plane" came down.
Dr. Williams reopened the question of what happened to Secretary Hammarskjöld in Ndola. If someone wants to know more about this case, her book, Who Killed Hammarskjöld delves into the details. Another book, The UN, the Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa, provides a more complete understanding of politics and policy in the African region.
The Williams book is not a polemic for any one theory about the Hammarskjöld plane crash. She is a serious academic who compiles the range of possible fates of the flight and leaves the reader to come to their own conclusions.
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