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When was the last time ANY member of the CFR said anything CLOSE to the truth on the JFK Assassination?

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The question I have is how can you be an "elite" historian if you have not figured out that John Kennedy was slaughtered by an elite domestic political conspiracy? Very probably involving Lyndon Johnson and a bunch of CIA Republicans making a dirty deal?

Here is ANOTHER CFR member pushing the Big Lie about the death of John Kennedy. I think for most of the younger CFR members it is a case of WILLFUL IGNORANCE, too scared to look at the flame of truth. Or maybe they think they will be turned into a salt pillar if they look back over their shoulders...

Here is CFR member Michael Beschloss falsely blaming it all on Lee Harvey Oswald, who Beschloss describes as a "surly little egoist."

"Many Americans are now certain that had JFK lived to win a second term, he would have spared the nation its tragic adventure in Southeast Asia. The assassination in Dallas obliterated the rationality and hope that were the outward hallmarks of the Kennedy presidency and of most of American public life. That sense of confident well-being was replaced with what the novelist Don DeLillo described as "a world of randomness." Many presume that without the disillusionment that followed Dallas and Vietnam, we would be living in a happier and more innocent country. And because it is difficult to tolerate the notion that this historical transformation could turn on something so trivial as the caprice of a surly little egotist, a grander design has been sought in the Mafia, in foreign intelligence services, in the Cubans, the Russians, the CIA." (Newsweek, November 22, 1993, p. 62.)

The Grand Designer of Dealey Plaza.

I like that description, regardless of who we are talking about.

If Oswald was the Grand Designer of what happened at Dealey Plaza,

then I think those responsible for the national security of the United States

would take a closer look at him, and determine once and for all, exactly

what his motives were.

And I thought I remember reading in one of Allen Dulles' official biographies that he was at the CFR HQ in NYC

at the time of the assassination.

Has this been confirmed, or has it been determined exactly where Dulles was at the time?


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The question I have is how can you be an "elite" historian if you have not figured out that John Kennedy was slaughtered by an elite domestic political conspiracy? Very probably involving Lyndon Johnson and a bunch of CIA Republicans making a dirty deal?

Here is ANOTHER CFR member pushing the Big Lie about the death of John Kennedy. I think for most of the younger CFR members it is a case of WILLFUL IGNORANCE, too scared to look at the flame of truth. Or maybe they think they will be turned into a salt pillar if they look back over their shoulders...

Here is CFR member Michael Beschloss falsely blaming it all on Lee Harvey Oswald, who Beschloss describes as a "surly little egoist."

"Many Americans are now certain that had JFK lived to win a second term, he would have spared the nation its tragic adventure in Southeast Asia. The assassination in Dallas obliterated the rationality and hope that were the outward hallmarks of the Kennedy presidency and of most of American public life. That sense of confident well-being was replaced with what the novelist Don DeLillo described as "a world of randomness." Many presume that without the disillusionment that followed Dallas and Vietnam, we would be living in a happier and more innocent country. And because it is difficult to tolerate the notion that this historical transformation could turn on something so trivial as the caprice of a surly little egotist, a grander design has been sought — in the Mafia, in foreign intelligence services, in the Cubans, the Russians, the CIA." (Newsweek, November 22, 1993, p. 62.)

Scroll down to #8 on where Allen Dulles was the day of the JFK assassination:



1. Dulles was the most active member of the Warren Commission. This is deduced by his appearances and number of questions according to Walt Brown in The Warren Omission.

2. Through the Morgan empire, the Dulles brothers were in on the formation of the CFR.

3. At Sullivan and Cromwell, Allen's value was in his services derived from overseas connections to top clients like United Fruit, and DuPont. (Mosley, p. 77) For example, in 1932 he saved a rich oil and mineral field for the Mellon family when he rigged the Colombian presidential elections by bribing one of the candidates. (Lisagor and Lipsius, p. 129) It is these types of clients that Allen would stay loyal to when he became CIA Director by arranging things like the Guatemala coup in 1954 for United Fruit.

4. Dulles revolutionized the CIA, and it became his baby.

It was Dulles who began the Agency's specialty of engineering the overthrows of governments who wanted to keep their natural resources for themselves i.e. Iraq in 1953, Guatemala in 1954. It was under Dulles that the CIA began its program of executive action against nationalist heads of state in the resource rich Third World e.g. plotting the murder of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo. It was under Dulles that the concept of preparing lists of those to be killed after a coup became established doctrine. (See here) And it was under Dulles that men willing to do this kind of dirty work now rose in the Agency e.g. David Phillips and Howard Hunt. Dulles originated the CIA's use of religious groups as cover organizations. Dulles began the systematic process of using the media to disguise these lethal actions and keep them from the public. That particular project was called Operation Mockingbird. As Director, Dulles' worst traits had free rein because his brother was Secretary of State and Foster had strong influence over President Eisenhower.

5. What is extraordinary about what Dulles did with the CIA is that it was too much for even certain elements of the Eastern Establishment i.e. the very people who Dulles worked with and for. In 1956, David Bruce and Robert Lovett composed the Bruce-Lovett Report on the CIA for President Eisenhower. That report is almost nowhere to be found today. RFK had access to it during his service on the board of inquiry into the Bay of Pigs debacle. Bruce and Lovett had served on the forerunner of what came to be known as the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board: a group of private citizens meant to monitor American intelligence activities abroad.

Lovett told the Cuban board that, "I have never felt that the Congress of the United States ever intended to give the United States Intelligence Agency authority to conduct operations all over the earth." (ibid) Lovett's report and testimony held great sway with the Kennedys. In fact, Joseph Kennedy was so impressed by working with Lovett that he urged JFK to offer him a top job in his Cabinet. After his Bay of Pigs testimony, President Kennedy called Lovett in for a private meeting. He told the president that the CIA was "badly organized, dangerously amateurish and excessively costly." It had to be re-organized, which wasn't possible with Eisenhower as president and Dulles as Director. (ibid p. 478)

There can be little doubt that Lovett's testimony and his relationship with Kennedy's father helped convince JFK to fire Allen Dulles. How important was it? Lovett's influence was so profound that after JFK fired Dulles, Robert Kennedy was determined to find out if any other relative of Dulles was still at the State Department. When he found out that Allen's sister Eleanor worked there, he ordered Dean Rusk to fire her. Because "he didn't want any more of the Dulles family around." (Mosley, p. 473)

This is the man LBJ appointed to the Warren Commission. As shown above, he became the most active member of that cover-up. And it started almost immediately. At the Commission's second meeting he urged the Commissioners to read a book by Robert Donovan that depicted " a pattern running through" American assassinations "that I think we'll find in this present case." Namely, they are the work of one man. (12/16 transcript, p. 52) Dulles also backed the idea of the Commission not having independent investigators. (DiEugenio, p. 90)

6. It later turned out that Dulles had nothing but scorn for both the evidence and critical arguments against the Oswald-did-it hypothesis. In 1965, at UCLA, David Lifton questioned Dulles about the Zapruder film and Harold Feldman's essay entitled "51 Witnesses" about many witnesses hearing a shot from the grassy knoll. Dulles not only denied that evidence, he ridiculed Lifton for even bringing it up. He said bizarre things like "There is not a single iota of evidence indicating a conspiracy." When Lifton pointed out testimony, and even pictures, of smoke arising on the grassy knoll, Dulles derisively replied with, "Now what are you saying, someone was smoking up there?" When Lifton brought up Feldman's essay, Dulles – even though he knew full well about it – asked him where it was published. When Lifton answered, Dulles replied, with ridicule: "The Nation! Ha, ha, ha, ha , ha." When Lifton showed him frames from the Zapruder film arranged in sequential order to show Kennedy's head going back toward the seat – the opposite direction of a shot from the Texas School Book Depository – Dulles said: "You have nothing! Absolutely nothing! ... I can't see a blasted thing here. You can't say the head goes back. I can't see it going back. It does not go back. You can't say that." Dulles then tried to neutralize this Z film argument by tendentiously saying he had never heard it before. (Best Evidence, pgs. 34-36) When, of course, the Commission had seen the film dozens of times. They just did not feel that powerful evidence, like Kennedy's violent reaction backwards, merited mention in the Warren Report.

7. Although Dulles was married, he had multiple affairs throughout his life. One of his lengthier dalliances was with Mary Bancroft. He met her in Switzerland and brought her into the OSS. (Mosley, pgs 170-71) Mary Bancroft admitted that she was friends from an early age with Ruth Forbes Paine. (George Michael Evica, A Certain Arrogance, p. 234) In fact, Mary Bancroft and Ruth Forbes remained friends for a very long time. So when she divorced her first husband, Ruth and her new husband Arthur Young were still friendly with Bancroft. (ibid) Ruth Forbes was the mother of Michael Paine, and mother-in-law to Ruth Paine. This was the Quaker couple who befriended the Oswalds in 1963 and separated Marina from Lee after their return to Dallas from New Orleans. After Oswald's arrest, that separation enabled Ruth to have much control over Oswald's possessions, which were left in the Paine garage. Some of this turned into dubious, yet incriminating evidence against him e.g. the infamous backyard photographs.

In light of the Bancroft-Paine relationship, I have always found the following quote by and about Dulles to be interesting and provocative: "Dulles joked in private that the [JFK] conspiracy buffs would have had a field day if they had known ... he had actually been in Dallas three weeks before the murder ... that one of Mary Bancroft's childhood friends had turned out to be a landlady for Marina Oswald ... and that the landlady was a well-known leftist with distant ties to the family of Alger Hiss." (Evica, p. 230) Dulles had a weird sense of humor. To some, those facts are no laughing matter.

8. In addition to being in Dallas three weeks before the assassination, Lisa Pease has discovered another curious location for Dulles on the actual day of the assassination. According to notes written on his calendar, Dulles happened to be at "the Farm". You have to know something about CIA shorthand to understand what that means. As Jim Hougan discovered, it can actually refer to two places: the CIA training facility in Camp Peary, Virginia, or Mitch Werbell's sixty acre weapons development laboratory in Georgia. (Hougan, Spooks, p. 29) As Hougan notes, the confusion in the names is deliberate. For Werbell was a wizard in creating lethal weapons to be used in counter-insurgency warfare and assassinations, neither of which the CIA wanted to be openly involved with. In discussing a silencer created by Werbell, Hougan noted the following: that the sound pattern created in Dealey Plaza – with shots heard in two directions – could well have been created by two teams using Werbell's partial directional silencers. (ibid, p. 36) It would be interesting to hear Dulles explain why he was at either place on that day. Especially since he was not employed by the CIA anymore.

9.. But someone else saw Truman's column and had a different reaction. In April of 1964, while serving on the Commission, Allen Dulles arranged to meet Truman at his home. After exchanging formalities, Dulles had arranged for his assistants to leave the room. Dulles then did two things: 1.) He tried to soften Truman up by telling him how much he admired him for setting down the Truman Doctrine after World War II, and 2.) He tried to say that what he covertly did as CIA Director was only a natural evolution of the Truman Doctrine. In short: guilt by association. Dulles then pulled out the real reason for why he was there. He took out the December 22nd editorial and said that, consequently, Truman's editorial "seemed to be a misrepresentation of his position."

As the meeting ended and his associates rejoined the two men, Dulles explicitly praised John McCone, the man JFK picked to succeed to his office after Kennedy fired him. But as of yet, there had been no explicit mention of President Kennedy himself. Dulles now did so, and in a startling way. As he was leaving, he mentioned the "false attacks" on CIA in relation to Vietnam and how Kennedy had repudiated those attacks. This last statement suggests that Dulles harbored suspicions that this dispute was why Truman wrote the editorial.

Dulles concludes the memo by saying he was not sure "what will come of all this. It is even possible, maybe probable, that he will do nothing when he thinks it over." He then suggests that Houston get the president's old pal Clark Clifford to contact Truman and perhaps even McCone should do so himself. He then tells Houston to show the memo to Richard Helms and Cord Meyer and perhaps they can do something with the Director.

The clear implication is that Dulles wanted Truman to either take back or soften his December editorial. If he didn't succeed, he wanted a phalanx of people to intervene: Clifford, Helms, Cord Meyer, even John McCone if necessary.

We now come to an utterly fascinating parting shot: Dulles bringing up the recent "false attacks" on CIA in relation to Vietnam. He's probably referring to the now-famous columns published in October and December of 1963. The October columns were penned by Arthur Krock and Richard Starnes for the NY Times and Washington Daily News. The December ones were by Starnes for the New York World-Telegram. Krock's piece mentioned a source in Vietnam who likened the CIA's growth "to a malignancy" which even the White House could not control. His source added that if the USA ever experienced a coup it would come from the CIA and not the Pentagon. Starnes' source said the same: "If the United States ever experiences a Seven Days in May it will come from the CIA, and not from the Pentagon." In a column dated 12/11 Starnes explained how Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia was worried about certain CIA elements trying to overthrow him. Starnes later added that an Agency source told him he was appalled at what was going on in Southeast Asia, and questioned whether President Kennedy had had any "effective control over this monstrous bureaucracy." In a 12/3 column, Starnes questioned that with Dulles on the Commission, how could the truth about Oswald in the Soviet Union ever be known? Of course, Kennedy could not have repudiated the December columns, but I know of no place where he repudiated the October columns. In all probability, Dulles was trying to dupe Truman into issuing a retraction. But his actions are even more suggestive if he was referring to those columns; especially when one adds in the fact that he specifically mentioned Kennedy to Truman in regards to them. Because if one looks at the first generation of Kennedy assassination books, no one connected those dots – Vietnam, those columns, JFK's death – that early. Was Dulles trying to prevent anyone from doing so in the near future?

Any objective person would admit that this material on Dulles is relevant in evaluating the make-up of the Warren Commission. Especially since he became its most active member. The reader must pose the obvious question: Why did LBJ ask this guy to be on the Commission? To put it another way: If you were Oswald's defense lawyer, would Dulles be on the jury?

(Abridged from my Reclaiming History Review, Pt. 8)

The Grand Designer of Dealey Plaza.

I like that description, regardless of who we are talking about.

If Oswald was the Grand Designer of what happened at Dealey Plaza,

then I think those responsible for the national security of the United States

would take a closer look at him, and determine once and for all, exactly

what his motives were.

And I thought I remember reading in one of Allen Dulles' official biographies that he was at the CFR HQ in NYC

at the time of the assassination.

Has this been confirmed, or has it been determined exactly where Dulles was at the time?


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Kenneth Gilmore, Reader's Digest - CFR - Another elite media xxxx about the JFK assassination

I have a question. In a population, the USA, where 80% of Americans believe there was a conspiracy to murder John Kennedy - either the CIA, Lyndon Johnson, the mafia, Castro, some combination, how come ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS believes that "lone nut" Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK and he was in turn killed by "lone nut" Jack Ruby?

Is it because these CFR types are elite, smart, ultra intelligent, hyper-educated masterful, almost always right, A+ students, natural born and bred leaders of Americans .... or because they are completely full of bullxxxx? Huge amounts of bullxxxx.

Let's look at it this way, how do scientists know that black holes exist when they are "invisible?" Because they emit radiation! Black holes suck up matter, heating and accelerating it. Then that matter starts emitting x-rays. Scientists can then measure the radiation as well as the gravitation pull of the black hole on other objects in space.

"Black holes can't be seen directly. But we can see the effects they have on objects and matter around them. When a black hole passes near a star or through a cloud of gas and dust, the matter "falls" into the black hole. As it falls, it heats up and gains energy. Once the matter reaches a certain temperature, it starts to give off X-rays. Because the X-rays are given off before the matter falls into the black hole, it escapes--and it can be detected." http://www.distance-education.org/Answers/How-do-we-know-black-holes-exist-154.html

How do we know certain elite CFR members were involved in the JFK assassination AND cover up? Same principle as black holes: CFR members for 47 years have been sucking up the truth on the JFK assassination, throwing truth down a black hole, and emitting ENORMOUS AMOUNTS OF RADIOACTIVE BULLxxxx about the JFK assassination!

[CFR members Allen Dulles, Nelson Rockefeller, perhaps David Rockefeller may very well have been elite sponsors of the JFK assassination. Many CFR members have covered up the JFK assassination. Most of the younger CFR members are WILLFULLY IGNORANT about the truth of the JFK assassination and the few who do know the truth, like the Clintons, are quiet as church mice.]

Kenneth Gilmore, Reader's Digest - CFR - one more CFR member emitting large amounts of radioactive bullxxxx about the JFK assassination.


"At the time, many felt the book was another Epstein put up job. They were right. Again, the ARRB was helpful in proving this. In 1976, Kenneth Gilmore, Managing Editor of Reader's Digest, got in contact with the FBI about their upcoming serialization of the book. The memo reads that "Gilmore said that the book will be a definitive, factual work which will evaluate, and hopefully put to rest, recurring myths surrounding the Kennedy assassination." (Probe, op cit) Gilmore was requesting that the FBI give Epstein as much aid and documentation as possible to help with the book. Since the Bureau had been covering up the true circumstances of Kennedy's murder from about the first day, they obliged. (Click here for proof this was the case.) Clarence Kelley, FBI Director at the time, gave the visit his blessing. (FBI Memo of 4/5/76)"

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Here is another extremely influential opinion maker, extremely knowledgeable about politics, and at the same time extremely ignorant: Michael Barone - also a Bilderberger attendee. Remember David Rockefeller and Henry Kissinger pretty much run the Bilderberg banking conference. Michael Barone, author of the Almanac of American Politics, considered a guru on American politics with an encyclopedic knowledge of it.

Hey, how can one have "encyclopedic" knowledge of the JFK assassination and not know JFK was slaughtered by an elite domestic political conspiracy? Answer: it is ELITE PEER PRESSURE to remain ignorant! It is the same as the members of the crowd watching the king with no clothes on.

Michael Barone, Bilderberger: http://www.aei.org/EMStaticPage/1606?page=Summary

Michael Barone AEI

"Liberalism used to believe in American exceptionalism, but it no longer does. The assassination undermined liberals' belief in American exceptionalism and began discussion about America's "violent streak." Liberals took an adversarial stance against America that continues today. We see this on college campuses, where the idea is propagated that all cultures are morally equivalent, except America is worse. The civil rights movement made major reforms in the 1960s, but afterwards liberals started teaching that America was a fundamentally racist country. We started thinking the worst of ourselves.

The Kennedy assassination does not account for all of this, but it played a major role. If Oswald had succeeded in killing the president of the John Birch Society and then been arrested, American history would be quite different."

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Another very key one is CFR Philip Zelikow, who was the executive director of the 9/11 commission.

CFR Philip Zelikow's doctoral thesis was “Myth Making and the JFK Assassination”.


He has reviewed Max Holland's work "The Lie That Linked the CIA to the Kennedy Assassination" for the CFR organ Foreign Affairs.

Is there a pattern forming here??? I want to emphasize that I think SOME old school CFR members murdered JFK, but the vast majority of the younger ones are WILLFULLY IGNORANT about the topic because it is not in their best economic, career or social interest to know and speak the TRUTH on this topic.

It really is stunning how totalitarian the views of the Council on Foreign Relations members are on the topic of the JFK assassination and how much they promote lone nut Big Lie.

Philip Zelikow: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us%3AIE-SearchBox&q=philip+Zelikow+CFR+JFK+Assassination&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=

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William Coleman CFR - ANOTHER CFR member, staff lawyer for Warren Commission.

The Rockefellers for decades have had HUGE influence over the Council on Foreign Relations. They are also big players in the Bilderberg banking conference. David Rockefeller also created the Trilateral Commission in 1973.

Basically, the CFR, Bilderberger and the Trilateral Commission are networking organizations. One joins those groups for networking and career advancements. And one way to advance your career is to tow the company line and tell fabulous LIES about the JFK assassination to please your Rockefeller masters. If you play the game you might become president, get a cabinet post, get a fat media salary and appear on CFR/CIA controlled TV, and have other media as your platform.

The members of the CFR have been some of the biggest LIARS and COVER UP ARTISTS of the JFK Assassination for decades. I think that some of them such as Nelson Rockefeller, Allen Dulles and George Herbert Walker Bush were PARTICIPANTS in the JFK assassination. John J. McCloy perhaps is a suspect for participation as well; McCloy certainly was one of the prime architects of the COVER UP of the JFK assassination from his role in the Warren Commission farce.

I was watching that 2003 ABC special Peter Jennings on JFK assassination. I learn a LOT by watching the propaganda and lies about JFK. Saw a lot of CFR members spouting lies - Jack Valenti, Michael Beschloss, etc. Peter Jennings, Bilderberger attendee ... So I saw Warren Commission lawyer William T. Coleman and I said what if I google his name "William Coleman CFR" what do I get? He is CFR of course!! This CFR thing is really getting hilarious; they are such LIARS about the JFK assassination ... for some it is self imposed ignorance. For others it was a role of covering up the JFK assassination. For others, it was PARTICIPATION.

William T. Coleman, Jr. [CFR] also a member of the elite Aspen Institute, also Trilateral Commission - hugely influenced by Rockefellers, served in Ford's cabinet.

O'Melveny & Myers is his law firm. William Coleman CFR, staff lawyer for Warren Commission. He was one of the WC lawyers that went down to Mexico City to listen to those tapes of the impersonator Oswald. The fact that Oswald was being impersonated by someone linking him to the Soviet and Cuban embassies is highly indicative of a conspiracy in the JFK assassination. The Warren Commission farce sure did NOT conclude that. William Coleman's WC performance was his ticket to advancement, Transportation Secretary under Ford. Also, a member of the Rockefeller created Trilateral Commission and a member of the elite establishment Aspen Institute. O'Melveny & Myers is his law firm.

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I while agreeing that the CFR bears scrutiny it must not be ignored that persons such as Gunnar Myrdal were also members.

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I while agreeing that the CFR bears scrutiny it must not be ignored that persons such as Gunnar Myrdal were also members.

What did Gunnar Myrdal have to say about the JFK assassination? My whole point is that 99% of the CFR was/is fanatically dedicated to the cover up of the Coup of 1963. Granted, I think for most today it is more a case of WILLFUL IGNORANCE, because learning and speaking the truth won't help their networking or careers or pocketbook.

Just found ANOTHER CFR member enthusiastically devoted to covering up the JFK assassination, aka the 1963 Coup d'Etat. Anthony Lewis was a good friend of Robert Kennedy and I think Lewis' role was one of ignorance and trying to protect Bobby Kennedy in some way.

Anthony Lewis CFR New York Times liberal columnist. Read the book Brothers by David Talbott on p. 281 and you can how Anthony Lewis "took the lead in knocking down conspiracy theories" and supporting the Warren Report farce ..."Over the years, Lewis would continue to disparage critics of the Warren Report, but he seemed to be less certain of his convictions." (Brothers, p. 281)

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Every country with any competent intelligence research department know that there is only one US political party, the property party with two right wings, that the "business" and "diplomatic" communities are merged with the intelligence community, that the plutocrats enjoy a bipartisan consensus on hegemony and imperialism manifested in the Council on Foreign Relations, or CFR.

When the Iranian president receives a communication of condemnation from Asst. Secretary of State, Robert O. Blake, Jr., he knows he is actually hearing from Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, the Rockefeller family, and the CIA.

The only people who are kept in the dark about these relationships and agendas are the US people, via their "free press", owned by the owners of the US and the world. The agenda and relationships are inter-generational, and it is quite a system to study. Their fortunes, your children's blood and limbs!


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A memorial service for Anne Iglehart Sommers, a Baltimore native and former CIA employee, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Church of Georgetown in Washington.

Mrs. Sommers died Friday at her home in Chevy Chase of lung cancer. She was 63.

In the early 1950s, she was a CIA operations officer for East Germany for two years. In May 1953, she married Frank Feldher Sommers, a CIA officer. They lived in Frankfurt, Germany; Vienna, Austria; Bern, Switzerland; and Vientiane, Laos.

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Jane Walker Sommers attended her sister. George Whitehouse Blake was best man for his brother.

The bride, who is known as Wing, is a vice president of the Bankers Trust Company in New York. She is to transfer to the bank's office in Cairo, where her husband, a Foreign Service officer, is stationed. She graduated from the Concord Academy and Harvard University. Her father is a retired officer of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mrs. Blake is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Iredell Waddell Iglehart of Baltimore, and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Feldher Sommers of Racine, Wis.

Mr. Blake, a graduate of the Milton Academy and Harvard, received a master's degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. His father, a vice president of the Wilderness Society and the Natural Resources Defense Council, served in the Foreign Service for 30 years, including a tour as Ambassador to Mali. The bridegroom is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Blake of Whittier, Calif., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse of New York and Newport, R.I. Mr. Whitehouse was also in the Foreign Service for 30 years.


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From page 2 of the "Lee Henry Oswald" thread.:

Here's a little more about the use of Lee Henry Oswald as a "marked card". The website below is the hyperlinked version:


THE JFK CASE: THE TWELVE WHO BUILT THE OSWALD LEGEND (Part 3: Counterintelligence goes molehunting with Oswald's file)

Third in the series. This chapter focuses on how Lee Harvey Oswald threatened to reveal military secrets to the Soviets about the U-2, and how US counterintelligence used his file as a "marked card" to capture supposed Communist spies who were trying to infiltrate the CIA....

...The CIA's position was that "Since Oswald was a former Marine and a U.S. citizen, his defection was of primary interest to the State Department, the FBI, and the Navy Department. CIA does not investigate U.S. citizens abroad unless we are specifically requested to do so by some other Government security agency. No such request was made in this case."

One CIA officer, however, shows extraordinary interest in Oswald.

This CIA officer is Ann Egerter, an analyst at the small, super-secret Counterintelligence Special Investigations Group (CI/SIG). Egerter called CI/SIG "the office that spied on spies". Her boss, legend maker #1 CI chief James Angleton, admitted that one of CI/SIG's purposes was to monitor defectors.

An FBI officer is also playing close attention - Marvin Gheesling, a supervisor at FBI Headquarters.

Oswald and the Moles

The October 31 and November 2 memos prepared by Snyder and his colleague Ed Freers about Oswald's defection are used by Ann Egerter, legend maker #5, to fill Oswald's file with items of false information known as "marked cards". "Marked cards" are designed to capture a mole who spreads the information to unauthorized individuals.

The "marked card" technique has been around for a long time. Peter Wright in Spycatcher refers to this method as a "barium meal". Tom Clancy in Patriot Games calls this trick a "canary trap". Author Peter Dale Scott mentions that the "marked card" was one of the methods used to try to catch the infamous CIA mole Aldrich Ames during the 1990s. The marked card didn't work because Ames himself was the chief of the CIA's Soviet Russia counterintelligence staff.

Freers and Snyder mentioned in their initial October 31 note about Oswald's visit that Oswald's mother's last address was at 4936 "Collinwood St.". Not only had Mrs. Oswald not lived on Collingwood since May 1957, but her address on September 4, 1959 was 3124 West Fifth Street, the very address Oswald had used on his passport application.

Keep in mind that when Snyder prepared his reports, he was a trained observer and reporter of minutiae that the average person would not notice. This "Collinwood St." entry was just one of several misspellings and errors that were purposeful and not accidental. This deliberate error was a "marked card" to see if a mole leaked this information elsewhere.

Two days later, the November 2 dispatch prepared by Freers and Snyder adds three more marked cards to the deck. One was that Oswald was "discharged" from the service. Another was that Oswald's highest grade was corporal. The third was that Oswald applied for his passport in San Francisco.

Peter Dale Scott, the author of the highly revealing essay "Oswald and the Search for Popov's Mole", carefully examined each of these marked cards. Oswald was not discharged, but received a dependency release and placed in the reserves with duties to perform until 1962. Oswald's highest grade was not corporal, but private first class. Finally, Oswald's passport states that it was issued in Los Angeles, not in San Francisco, as can be seen here:


Scott focuses on the importance of these anomalies that fill Oswald's CIA file, stating that they are evidence of "a significant, sophisticated multi-agency counterintelligence operation." Scott advances the thesis that "Oswald himself was a low-level part of a CI search for a leak or mole", and that Oswald's unexplained talk of espionage right in front of the KGB microphones (the KGB had the US embassy thoroughly bugged) is a very poor way to convince the KGB of his bona fides but "makes perfect sense as a test for leaks in response to Popov's arrest fifteen days earlier".

The American and Soviet embassies have long and famous histories for placing bugs in each other's embassies, tapping each other's phones, and reading each other's mail. The KGB confirmed in 1959 that Freers was not CIA, and that the KGB maintained a microphone in Freers' office.

In "Popov's Mole", Scott points out that the errors detailed above, and others that we will soon discuss, was repeatedly circulated in the documentary history of Oswald's files by Jim Angleton's colleague Ann Egerter and other CI/SIG officials. By embedding these false statements within Oswald's file, and tracking who had access to the file information, Egerter could determine if this information had surfaced elsewhere, and that would be evidence of unauthorized access....

In 1956, career U.S. diplomat, Robert O. Gates married CIA's Charles S. Whitehouse's sister, Sylvia.

My last post here details the names of the ushers in the 1955 wedding of CIA's Albert Bradley Carter, Jr., including known CIA Thomas Devine and Andre Rheault, later named CIA Edwin Curtiss "Buff" Bohlen, as well as Charles and Sylvia Whitehouse's first cousin, Alexander Aldrich, Henry Brunie's stepson, Charles Hubbard, Henry Cabot of Boston, and best man, later linked to the CIA by PD Scott, W. Palmer Dixon.

Henry Cabot was also an usher in the Alexander Aldrich's wedding.

So, the wedding of Sylvia Whitehouse is also noteworthy because hers and her brother Charles' mother is the sister of Alexander Aldrich's mother. Besides Edward Freers and CIA's Andre Rheault and Charles Whitehouse, another usher in the Sylvia Whitehouse-Robert O. Gates wedding is J. Woodward Redmond, son-in-law of Winthrop Aldrich and brother-in-law of his son, Alexander Aldrich.

John McCloy was the Rockefeller family lawyer and he had taken the position at Chase bank formerly held by Winthrop Aldrich.

Just a month befor the 1956 Gates-Whitehouse wedding, Edward Freers was also an usher in the wedding of Stuart Wesson Rockwell, the U.S. Ambassador in Tehran in 1953, during the Mossadegh coup. Other ushers in Rockwell's wedding were Marshall Green, U.S. Ambassador in Indonesia, who reportedly took an active role in the "emergence" of General Suharto, and D. Chadwick Braggiotti, a U.S. diplomat whose sister was married to the brother of Henry Cabot Lodge.:


Miss Morgan Weds Mr. Rockwell

‎ - The Sun - Jun 24, 1956

... George Wyeth Mr Fraser Wilkins Mr Mar shall Green and Mr Edward Freers all of Washington Mr Percy Haythorne brotherin law of the bride and Mr D Shadwick Braggiotti She is...



‎ - New York Times - Jun 20, 1956

Bradford Bachrach Mrs. Stuart Wesson Rockwell ROSALIND MORGAN BRIDE IN CAPITAL Wellesley Alumna Married to Stuart W. Rockwell of the Foreign Service Special ...

Meredith Morgan Wed to JE Cross

‎- New York Times - Nov 29, 1958

Mrs. Stuart W. Rockwell was her sister s only attendant and Charles Whitehouse was best man for his cousin. The bride, daughter also of the late Mr. Morgan, ..

As you can read above, two years after Rosalind Morgan married Stuart W. Rockwell, her sister married the cousin of Sylvia and Charles Whitehouse, James Eliot Cross. Cross was later the author of "Battle In The Jungle", and the following is some of his background during WWII, and later.


Battle In The Jungle .

The Age - Google News Archive - Jul 18, 1964

... with the US Office of Strategic Services As an officer of the Special Operations branch whose task was to give aid comfort and support to the anti nazi... .


Meredith Love Dies; DC Hostess, Businesswoman

‎Pay-Per-View - Washington Post - May 11, 2002

... the area in the late 1950s At the time she was married to James Eliot Cross special assistant to the secretary of the Navy in the Kennedy administration ..

So what seems to have existed was a small, close group of extended Rockefeller family members, covert CIA members, and "diplomats" Stuart W Rockwell, Marshall Green, Charles Whitehouse, and William B. Macomber, Jr. Edward Freers and Macomber had early knowledge of Oswald, Thomas Devine was connected with Andre Rheault and Macomber, Devine and Macomber were connected with members of the Bush family, Devine and GHW Bush were connected with DeMohrenschildt, and John McCloy was connected with Eli Whitney Debevoise and the Aldrich-Rockefellers. Nancy Bush's husband, Alexander Ellis, was connected to his, and later Devine's best man Macomber, and to David and John Lindsay, the twin brothers of George, law partner of Debevoise and Francis Plimpton. Alexander Ellis was also the roommate of John Chafee, who was close to Charles Whitehouse and to Macomber. Nancy and her new husband Alexander Ellis were sent off to live in Montreal where Ellis managed the Montreal office of his father's Fairfield & Ellis insurance brokerage.

Debevoise's partner Francis Plimpton's son, George was a witting CIA asset in Paris and the partner of John Train, later partner of "former" CIA and former Bush oil partner, Thomas Devine.

By mid-1964, John McCloy, who had chosen Francis Plimpton's brother as president of Amherst College in 1961, knew almost all of the information above, since it was either public knowledge or had emerged in the WC "investigation", except possibly the relationship of Devine and Macomber.

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I am beginning to think that the only purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations was to murder John Kennedy and cover it up. That is how totalitarian the atmosphere is over there in promoting the lone nut fantasy and covering up the 1963 Coup d'Etat:

Here is the latest column from Michael Gerson (CFR) in the Washington Post -



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Jared Loughner at the 2010 Tucson Festival of Books. (Mamta Popat)

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

When President John Kennedy visited Dallas in November 1963, he was greeted by a full-page newspaper ad accusing him of being a communist fellow traveler. To his wife he observed, "Oh, you know, we're headed into nut country today." The city, according to historian William Manchester, was a "mecca" for "the Minutemen, the John Birch and Patrick Henry societies."

In the hours following Kennedy's assassination, aides assumed a right-wing radical was responsible. When Robert Kennedy informed Jacqueline about Lee Harvey Oswald's leftist background, she felt sick. "He didn't even have the satisfaction of being killed for civil rights," she said. "It's - it had to be some silly little communist." Eventually, the Warren Commission found no direct connection between Kennedy's assassination and the city's "general atmosphere of hate."

It is a natural human desire to invest tragedy with meaning, to make grief coherent. Manchester, who chronicled JFK's final day, concluded, "If you put the murdered president of the United States on one side of the scale and that wretched waif Oswald on the other side, it doesn't balance. You want to add something weightier to Oswald. It would invest the president's death with meaning."

The killings in Arizona deserve to have a meaning. The first assassination attempt on a female federal officeholder. The shooting of a respected federal judge. The murder of a girl born on a day known for death, Sept. 11, 2001. We want these lives and all the others to be balanced by something weightier than Jared Loughner.

A killer such as John Wilkes Booth represented a conspiracy and a cause. He was hanged to repudiate an idea. A would-be assassin such as John Hinckley symbolizes little more than the sad incapacity of a single mind. Based on current evidence, Loughner more closely resembles Hinckley. Yet he is different in some respects. The alleged Arizona killer shows signs of psychosis. But he also seems to have contributed to his own corruption by dabbling in moral nihilism, conspiracy theories and other drugs. In the absence of organic disease, it is possible for a man or woman to gradually destroy their character and conscience. The voice in Loughner's head may have been his own.




Michael J. Gerson, Former Top Bush Aide, Joins Council

Related Bio: Michael J. Gerson, Roger Hertog Senior Fellow

July 31, 2006

Council on Foreign Relations

Michael J. Gerson, President George W. Bush’s long-time speechwriter and adviser, will join the Council on Foreign Relations as a senior fellow on July 31. He will author a book on the future of conservatism, and speak and write on issues such as global health and development, religion and foreign policy, and the democracy agenda.

“I am thrilled to welcome Mike to the Council,” said President Richard N. Haass. “It is not just that he is one of the country’s great writers, which he most certainly is. It is also that he is one of this country’s most important thinkers—someone in a position to have a significant impact on the debate about this country’s purpose in the world.”

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Donald Rumsfeld (CFR) is that latest one to push (via tweeting) the Big Lie on the 1963 Coup d'Etat.

What Rumsfeld is saying is: what many folks originally thought in 1963 was that there had been a Coup d'Etat, but now well all "know" that a lone nutter Lee Harvey Oswald murdered JFK.


Rumsfeld: 'Rush to judgment' followed JFK assassination too

By Elise Viebeck - 01/11/11 01:13 PM ET

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld drew a parallel on Tuesday between the aftermath of Saturday's Tucson shootings and the speculation that followed the assassination of President Kennedy.

"Joyce & I are praying for all those felled by evil in Tucson. We saw a similar rush to judgment w/o facts in Dallas in 1963," he tweeted.

A former Marine, Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested and charged with Kennedy's murder but was killed by another man before he could stand trial. The Warren Commission, which President Johnson created to investigate the assassination, concluded that Oswald was the gunman and had acted alone. Its findings have since been contested, and much about Oswald's alleged motive is still in doubt.

The suspect in Saturday's rampage, if convicted, could face the death penalty or life in prison, according to U.S. federal judge Lawrence Anderson. Debates continue about his motivation.



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Who cares what the CFR says or does not say?

What is the point of this thread?

I dont see one

Well, Dean, in a nutshell it is this: no group has done more to murder John Kennedy AND cover up the murder of John Kennedy than the members of the Council on Foreign Relations.

I think it is extremely likely that Nelson Rockefeller (CFR), Allen Dulles (CFR) and George Herbert Walker Bush (CFR) were involved in the JFK Assassination. And there is NO DOUBT that Allen Dulles (CFR president 1946-50), John J. McCloy (Chairman CFR from 1953-1970), and Gerald Ford (CFR) were key players in the cover up of the 1963 Coup d'Etat.

Not to mention Nicholas Katzenbach (CFR) who was writing a memo with days of the need to blame it all on Oswald. Or the role played by LBJ's step and fetch it man Jack Valenti (CFR) and Bill Moyers (CFR) in covering up the JFK assassination. Valenti particularly had a big role in the media doing this from his vantage point as head of the Motion Picture Association, when he was not pimping out his wife Mary Margaret and bringing her to the White House to have sex with Lyndon Johnson.

And now on 1/17/11 Michael Barone (Bilderberger, though not CFR) is at it again, pushing the Big Lie in the National Review: http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/257274/after-horror-inspiration-michael-barone

"Kennedy’s death, in contrast, came to a man seemingly still youthful (his health problems were not widely known) and not at a moment of great triumph after long adversity. It cast doubt on the idea that we were a singularly blessed nation, with a mission to advance freedom and liberty.

Kennedy’s admirers painted him as the victim of a pathologically violent society, of a culture of right-wing hatred in Dallas, though his assassin was a Communist sympathizer. As James Piereson has argued in his brilliant book Camelot & the Cultural Revolution, this view caused many Americans to think less of their society, with negative repercussions that lasted for decades.

In the years that followed, America fought a frustrating war in Vietnam, faced urban riots and campus rebellions at home, dealt with stagnant and inflationary economies, saw one president after another leave office a shattered man."

Both Bilderberger and CFR have been HEAVILY Rockefeller run and influenced over the decades, ESPECIALLY so from the 1950's to the 1990's.

Here is a brief list of CFR con artists on the JFK assasination - really for many of them it is more accurate to describe them as CFR/CIA con artists:

"A special word about the Council on Relations role in the 1963 Coup d’Etat and cover up: no other organization has been more responsible for the murder and cover up of John Kennedy than the CFR. Elite CFR members such as Allen Dulles, Nelson Rockefeller and George Herbert Walker Bush were probably sponsors of the JFK assassination. Certainly leadership CFR members such as Allen Dulles, John J. McCloy, and Gerald Ford played the most critical roles in the Warren Commission farce. Add in cover up roles played by Nelson Rockefeller (CFR), Henry Kissinger (CFR), Richard Helms (CFR), William Colby CIA/CFR, McGeorge Bundy (CFR), Nicholas Katzenbach (CFR), Jack Valenti (CFR), Bill Moyers (CFR), William Coleman (CFR) James Reston NY Times (CFR), Anthony Lewis NY Times (CFR), Walter Cronkite CBS (CFR), Dan Rather CBS (CFR), Peter Jennings ABC (CFR), Daniel Schorr (CFR), Arthur Ochs Sulzberger NY Times (CFR), Kenneth Gilmore Readers’ Digest (CFR), Stephen Rosenfeld Washington Post (CFR), Bobbie Ray Inman (CFR), Donald Rumsfeld (CFR)… the list is almost endless. Note two things: 1) they are the key establishment players of BOTH major political parties spanning decades 2) their power and influence is directly proportional to the fantastic whoppers they tell about in the 1963 Coup d’Etat. For the older CFR members it is a case of PARTICIPATION and COVER UP in the JFK assassination. For the younger ones such as George Will (CFR), Charles Krauthammer (CFR), Bill Kristol (CFR), David Gergen (CFR), John Segenthaler (CFR), Frank Sesno (CFR), Michael Beschloss (CFR), Michael Gerson (CFR) it is a case of WILLFUL IGNORANCE as they still push the Big Lie. Note: Chris Matthews of Hardball, another willfully ignorant man, is close friends with Richard Haass, current president of CFR. I have never seen the highly acclaimed political guru Michael Barone, a Bilderberger attendee, ever say anything credible on the JFK assassination.

Question: do we really expect the CFR to admit that some of its elite members slaughtered John Kennedy and many more played integral roles in the cover up? No, but it is important to highlight that the Council on Foreign Relations has stunk up the place with tremendous amounts of radioactive horse manure relating to the 1963 Coup d’Etat."

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I just found out another big CFR member: Rupert Murdoch!! His FOX "News" gave Vincent Bugliosi a big platform and prime time interview when Bugliosi was pushing his vapid Reclaiming History, possibly the worst book ever written on the JFK Assassination.

Now, of course, FOX would never let Bugliosi talk about his book The Prosecution of Bush for Murder... but they WILL let him yabber his "lone nutter" theories and talk about Charles Manson

List of CFR members:


The Council on Foreign Relations is totalitarian in its views on the JFK assassination. And when an organization is that totalitarian and that WRONG, completely vested in the "lone nut" theory when almost no one else is ... it really makes me think that older CFR members like Allen Dulles, Nelson Rockefeller, George Herbert Walker Bush and possibly good ole Henry Kissinger himself were active and elite sponsors of the 1963 Coup d'Etat, aka JFK Assassination.

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