I agree on Jackie herself. And I'd also associate her smoking addiction with the deaths of Arabella and Patrick. I'd suggest three more deaths to attribute toward the addiictive substance of Nicotine used to make money via exploitation of human addiction. Just as BAT came to run both the Opium and Tobacco business in China became a huge subsance acciction business to exploit the Chinese.
Jackie's favorites were Salem from RJ Reynolds:
Salem Cigarette used Chinese Menthol and also sponsored many Hong Kong and Chinese events--leading on back to the older issues of Chinese Opium and Nicotine being run by BAT in Hong Kong.
Just think how all of her considerable fortune was used to fuel a cigarette habit:
""Maurice Tempeisman - The international diamond merchant and Mossad operative who became the lover of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and used his connections to double-perhaps triple-her substantial fortune, thereby co-opting the Kennedy family forever. ""
Sounds like Jackie found her price for silence with 5th avenue, lots of cigarettes, and tons of money.
But it appears that "John Jr." perhaps did not share her price for silence and sought some truth for his father's death.
Little "John-John" became "John Jr." and started "George" Magazine, and the Deja Vu there is tremendous as George Mandel was a high command assassination plot supporter for his dad. And it appears that John Jr. had enough information to publish more of the JFK plot connecting George Bush-41, but then a mid air explosion silenced Jackie's child and the truth once again.
ArgentinaAfter hearing from an Argentine film distributor and a senior executive at Paramount in New York reporting the film star Rudolph Valentino saying that everything from the Orient was in evidence at that moment, Onassis had the idea of importing tobacco from Turkey with help from his father Socrates. The tobacco was softer than the Cuban variety, and he was sure it would appeal to women more. After the failure of a contract with Juan Gaona, the director of a huge Argentine company, he turned to making his own cigarettes. After some time managing this business and his job in British United River, he made a considerable amount of money.
His power and influence increased rapidly; he frequently attended important social events, and in 1925 he received both Argentine and Greek citizenship.
According to Peter Evans and Christian Cafarakis (a former employee) a considerable part of the tobacco was smuggled, which would explain the speed with which he made his first million dollars. In 1928, Onassis traded with Greece to the value of US$2,800,000 just four years after his arrival in Argentina. This was due to other illegitimate activities he undertook, like sabotaging his competitor and using the name of a famous cigarette company: Bis. This last was profitable but ended once the real Bis company sued him.
In 1929 the Greek government announced a 1000% increase in tax of imported products from countries with no trade agreement with their country; this could have ruined Onassis' South American business, as Argentina had few commercial relationships with Greece. With the help of his confidante, Costa Gratsos, a former student of the London School of Economics and descendant of a rich family – the Dracoulis – he wrote a letter to the prime minister of Greece Eleutherios Venizelos. The text was a warning about the damage that the increase in tax could cause to the Greek merchant navy, once 80% of it was used in transport between Europe and Argentina.
The letter made a good impression on the prime minister and he sent Onassis to speak with the foreign minister Andreas Michalakopoulos. The meeting, however, did not go well. Michalakopoulos, who purportedly brushed his nails throughout the meeting, simply rejoindered:
Mr. Onassis, I'm listening to what you say, but this type of thing needs time. I will strongly consider what you have said. You can count on that.
During the next few weeks, Onassis and Michalakopoulos met several times more, and Onassis's hospitality, which usually included generous bribes, finally won Michalakopoulos's support. Onassis once said never to trust a person who did not accept a bribe.
Due to this new friendship Onassis returned to Argentina with a new passport and the encouragement to move his business forward. The Greek government promised not to apply heavy taxes to Argentine trades.
In 1931, again with Michalakopoulos's help, Onassis' connections in Argentina were recognized and he was granted, along with the tax exemptions for the freight ships, the title of Vice Consul.
This title greatly increased the status of Onassis as well as his business. Evans also claims that at the same time Onassis got access to large amounts of money that he exchanged in the black market, in spite of Gratsos' disapproval.
According to Peter Evans, Onassis offered Mrs. Kennedy US$3 million for herself and $1m for each son in return for marriage. After Onassis's death she would receive US$150,000 each year for the rest of her life. The whole marital contract was discussed with Ted Kennedy and later reviewed by André Meyer, her financial consultant.
Onassis's daughter Christina made clear that she did not like Jacqueline Kennedy, and after Alexander's death, she convinced Onassis that Jacqueline had some kind of curse due to John and Robert Kennedy's murders. The already strained relationship between Aristotle and Jacqueline soon came to an end.
During their marriage, the couple resided in a home they rented in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Onassis died at age 69, on March 15, 1975 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, of respiratory failure, a complication of the myasthenia gravis that he had been suffering from during the last years of his life. According to his will, his daughter Christina was to inherit 55% of the Onassis fortune while the other 45% were used as funds for the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation set up to honor his son Alexander Onassis. This 45% was the share that his son Alexander would have inherited, had he not died in 1973. Jackie Kennedy also received her share of the estate settling for a reported $10,000,000 ($26 million according to other sources) which was negotiated by her brother-in-law Ted Kennedy (this amount would later grow to several hundred million under the financial stewardship of her companion Maurice Tempelsman). Christina's share has since passed to her only child Athina, making her one of the wealthiest women in the world.
Then we come down to these "Gemstone Files" things, which appears to be an information seeding game to get the focus off the Rome group connected with the JFK hit.
Gemstone gets a little right, like the security guard shot RFK, but it is mostly trying to blame the Greeks for what Rome's CIA did to JFK.
Edited by Jim Phelps, 21 June 2011 - 05:50 PM.