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WHO ASSASSINATED PRESIDENT KENNEDY?

THE TRUTH: The CIA assassinated President John F. Kennedy, in what is nowadays called a "regime change." Former CIA director Allen Dulles ordered the assassination, and assigned the two most qualified department heads to plan and direct it: Deputy Director for Plans (assassinations) Richard M. Helms and Deputy Director for Counterintelligence (covert military operations) James J. Angleton. Dulles, a criminal mastermind, had lost his title when Kennedy fired him two years earlier for launching covert military operations to force him into wars. But Dulles retained control of the secret inner circle he installed, and it included his chosen specialists. The JFK assassination was a Helms-Angleton operation, code-named "The Big Event," according to the deathbed confession of one of Dulles' personal assistants in 1961, E. Howard Hunt. Vice President Lyndon Johnson, a ruthless political manipulator with a mania to be president and a wildly manic-depressive serial killer with a personal assassin (Malcolm Wallace), participated in the conspiracy but his active role came later: to control the cover-up after the assassination made him president. Johnson had positioned himself as Kennedy's successor in 1960 by blackmailing Kennedy into nominating him for the vice presidency with evidence of Kennedy's womanizing furnished by Johnson's close friend and neighbor, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, so he may well have intended to kill Kennedy himself. But greater powers intervened and preempted whatever LBJ may have had in mind. Johnson may also have helped secure the financing from his Texas oil backers H.L. Hunt, John Mecom and especially Clint Murchison (pronounced "Murkison") – enraged at Kennedy for proposing to eliminate a massive tax break for oilmen – although Dulles had stronger ties to oilmen than Johnson, having long protected their interests as an attorney then as CIA director. The killing itself was carried out by the United States Secret Service (previously thwarted when attempts in Chicago and Tampa went awry) and long-time CIA Mafia contract shooters. The operation ambushed the president in a Dallas motorcade by maneuvering his open limousine into a killing zone where four of thirteen bullets fired struck him from front and rear. Johnson then squelched the real threat to the cover-up – independent investigations, particularly by Texas authorities with legal jurisdiction and congressional committees with constitutional jurisdiction – by creating a seven-man committee of inquiry with seemingly unimpeachable credentials: the Warren Commission. The members included Dulles, who took control and was in fact the only active member of the group. The Commission's Report mimicked the falsified FBI report Hoover provided it and pinned the blame a "lone nut" assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald had worked for the FBI as a contract agent and was deceptively embraced as an asset, but loathed, by the CIA, which chose him as the patsy in Dallas. Oswald himself was shot dead two days after Kennedy in an event staged for live television by the CIA so all Americans could see for themselves "case closed."

JUST THE FACTS: As an attorney with 30 years' experience researching law and evaluating evidence, I reject speculation. I report my findings and, when necessary (as in a case like this), my deductions with the highest probability of necessarily following from my findings. For 2½ years now, starting in 2009, I have devoted more than 4,000 hours to researching the assassination of President Kennedy. I have read all of what I deem the most credible and scholarly books and articles on the subject; studied the most significant available "primary source" materials (statements and images from the time, preserved in various media); reviewed thousands of documents, including volumes of recently declassified CIA internal memoranda, the transcripts of the Warren Commission hearings, much of the 40-volume Senate "Church Committee" report on the CIA (completed in 1976 after two years of investigation) that unmasked astonishingly un-American activities, and a long-withheld 600-page Justice Department report on CIA-Nazi collaboration entitled "Striving for Accountability in the Aftermath of the Holocaust," finally coerced into release in 2010 by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit (National Security Archive v. Dept. of Justice); and went back decades in time, tracing the life histories of the key individuals. Then I organized this collection of disparate fragments in a fairly unique way – not as pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, which is two-dimensional, but as connected dots, in a shape that more resembles a three-dimensional isotope, revealing linkages not otherwise visible by altering the angle of view. From this research and organizational method, I wrote this essay (which, for sake of brevity, does not include footnotes, but every factual statement is sourced). Anyone can do the same, because all of the information is in the public domain – but, as President Kennedy said he wanted to do to the CIA, splintered in a thousand pieces and scattered to the winds. I do not pretend, to paraphrase that famous triple-redundancy they say in court, to have found the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. But I am confident I have drawn together sufficient evidence to offer this essay for your consideration. For me, the surprise that emerges is not the assassination. The surprise would be if there wasn't one. Turning to specific questions:

WHY WAS PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATED? Mainly because Kennedy was about to end the Cold War, an extraordinarily profitable enterprise for the military-industrial complex. (There were additional reasons, but this was the main one.) The Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, transformed both Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Kennedy became an outspoken peace advocate and called for nuclear disarmament. Khrushchev responded by secretly entering into in peace negotiations. Kennedy had become our first and last anti-Establishment president. He threatened to gut the profits of American's most towering industrial and financial interests. Both leaders had to go, and Dulles knew better than anyone outside the Kremlin that killing Kennedy would topple Khrushchev as well, because replacing Kennedy with hardliner Johnson would compel the Soviets to counter-move by installing their own hardliner, Leonid Brezhnev, which they did eleven months after the assassination. The Cold War, about to end in Kennedy's second term, continued for another profitable quarter of a century. And one must admit Dulles was clever. He overthrew the two most powerful governments on earth by killing just one man.

EFFECT ON THE WAR IN VIETNAM: Johnson's first major act as President was to issue National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) 273 on November 26, 1963. It reversed Kennedy's NSAM 263, issued on October 11, 1963, that ordered all American military personnel withdrawn from Vietnam by the end of 1965. Just four days after the assassination, the first concrete policy reversal emerged to enrich war profiteers. Interestingly, McGeorge Bundy, the highest-ranking CIA infiltrator in the Kennedy Administration (the national security adviser), drafted NSAM 273 for Johnson the day BEFORE the assassination.

KENNEDY PREDICTED THE CIA WOULD LEAD A COUP: Fifty days before the assassination, famed New York Times columnist Arthur Krock published an article quoting a "very high American official" as stating: "If the United States ever experiences an attempt at a coup to overthrow the government it will come from the CIA." Krock later revealed the "official" was President Kennedy, who spoke the words to him one day earlier. Kennedy often turned to his friend Krock to publish statements too politically explosive for him to speak as President.

HOW DID DULLES GAIN SUCH POWER? President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him as the first civilian CIA Director in March, 1953, shortly after taking office, on the advice of Ike's friend and confidant Prescott Bush. Bush, during WWII, had been Hitler's American banker until the FBI seized his bank, and both his son and grandson became U.S. presidents. Dulles, a mysterious man with a documented Nazi past, in effect infiltrated the CIA as its first Nazi director. President Harry S Truman had created the CIA as the intelligence arm of the Executive Branch by signing the National Security Act of 1947. The Act created the CIA in a simple 6-word sentence: "There is a Central Intelligence Agency." And it gave the CIA precisely one power: to "collect intelligence . . . outside the United States." Dulles, on his own authority and in direct violation of the law, gave the CIA a second power: to conduct covert military operations, a function that entitled it to full use of legitimate armed forces resources off the books under a section of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949 – if he lied about his purpose. He invoked the 1949 Act so often, his covert operations consumed more than 80% of the Agency's budget. Although the 1949 Act shielded the CIA from almost any accountability, Dulles protected himself further by re-structuring the Agency horizontally from vertically, so no compartment would know what any other was doing. And he used his new creation not to serve his country, but as the enforcement arm of the military-industrial complex. Dulles' CIA enriched the most powerful private interests in America: industrialists, bankers, big oil, agribusiness, the Rockefellers, and even himself. Dulles had learned to profit from an intelligence post during World War II, when he ran a European office of the OSS (wartime predecessor of the CIA) while acting as intermediary for Hitler's bankers. His covert operations included two "regime changes" that turned democracies into dictatorships. In Iran in 1953, he overthrew the Mossadegh government (Operation TP-AJAX) after it nationalized the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) that controlled Iran's oil industry. After the coup, AIOC became British Petroleum and partnered with U.S. corporations for equal control of Iranian oil. Then in Guatemala in 1954, he overthrew the Arbenz government (Operation PBSUCCESS) after it initiated a land-reform program that re-distributed the country's arable land to landless peasants. The U.S. government (most vocally Vice President Richard Nixon) justified the coup by branding Arbenz a Soviet puppet, notwithstanding his U.N. voting record was nearly identical to that of the U.S. The coup's real purpose was to recapture the 80% of Guatemala's arable land owned by United Fruit Company (later United Brands). Dulles had been a lawyer for United Fruit and held a personal stake in the outcome (with his Secretary-of-State brother John Foster Dulles) because he remained a major stockholder. In his Guatemala invasion, Dulles killed 150,000 people.

THE DULLES TOUCH: Dulles, as CIA chief, specialized in 4 things: assassinating people, overthrowing governments, infiltrating and manipulating the news media (Operation Mockingbird), and conducting sadistic mind-control experiments on unknowing subjects (Project MK-ULTRA). Dulles created MK-ULTRA in his first order as CIA director, on April 13,1953, and gave it 6% of the total CIA budget without any oversight. "MK" stood for "mind control" (as spelled in German, "kontrolle") and "ULTRA" was a top secret CIA designation so high it withheld information from the president. Dulles himself called the process what it actually was: "brainwashing" (as he did in the subject line of a cover memo to J. Edgar Hoover dated April 25, 1956). To staff his project, Dulles smuggled dozens of Nazi chemical and physical torture specialists into secret CIA bases in the U.S. to continue the work they had done for Hitler – a direct violation of President Truman's ban against using Nazi war criminals when he approved "Operation Paperclip" in September, 1946 to import German scientists. Horrifically, among Dulles' imports, under the code name "Dr. Green," was literally the cruelest man on earth, Auschwitz' "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele. Among many contributions to the project, according to a recently declassified CIA internal memorandum, Mengele disemboweled children in front of other children to desensitize them. In 1973, then-CIA Director Richard Helms, tipped off about forthcoming investigations, ordered all MK-ULTRA records destroyed. But he forgot the Agency kept accounting as well as project files, and in 1977, under a Freedom of Information Act request, 16,000 pages of overlooked MK-ULTRA financial records surfaced. Dulles also planted infiltrators throughout the federal government, including every branch of the military, every investigative and other significant agency, and the White House. And he nurtured close ties with Mafia leaders, so he could (and did) engage their contract killers to do the Agency's dirty work, to maintain its "plausible deniability" (a term he coined). Indeed, another recently declassified CIA internal memo reveals Dulles personally approved a murder contract with Johnny Roselli, second-in-command of the Chicago Mob under Sam Giancana. For a CIA like that, killing Kennedy would be a day at the office.

WHO TOLD THE TRUTH? Ironically, the only players who told the truth were the two supposed "killers": Oswald and Jack Ruby, the man who "shot" him in the stomach during his basement-garage transfer from Dallas city to county jail! In city jail corridors, Oswald told reporters, "I didn't shoot anybody" and "I'm just a patsy." And in a corridor two years later, Ruby told reporters, "About Adlai Stevenson, if he was vice president, there would never have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy." Asked "Would you explain again?" he replied, "Well, the answer is the man in office now."

THE RUBY-OSWALD CASE-CLOSER: Ruby must have fired a blank! Oswald, who had asked to wear a dark sweater before the transfer so he would look better on television, groaned twice and dropped to the ground in an Oscar-worthy performance. The CIA then double-crossed him in the ambulance and shot him for real. The necessity: The coup required 2 assassinations: JFK and Oswald. Letting Oswald live would have kept questions alive for years – during the prolonged process of trial and appeal – which would not only have delayed legitimizing the Johnson presidency, but given the public time to think about what happened and a jury a chance to acquit. That door had to be shut at once – and it was, within 48 hours. Planners selected Ruby so the second killing, like the first, could be pinned on a "lone nut" gunman. But the scenario required a single shot to play out plausibly. Ruby had to lunge at Oswald through a throng of police, reporters and photographers – a multiplicity of variables to hinder him. A fatal shot could only be guaranteed if someone else fired it. Absent this precaution, there may well have been a second "magic bullet" to explain: how a single shot by Ruby caused two wounds to Oswald. The evidence that Ruby did not shoot Oswald: photographer Bob Jackson, who took the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the "shooting," said there was "not a speck of blood anywhere" on the body or at the crime scene; the two "stretcher photos" of Oswald being carried to the ambulance show not only no blood on his sweater, but no damage to a single fiber; and a shot by Ruby would have passed straight through him, but the trajectory of the bullet that killed him was upward. And Ruby, recounting the "incident" (his words) in an interview three weeks before he died, said: "I can't recall what had happened from the time I came to the bottom of the ramp until the police officers had me on the ground." His mind was blank about everything he said and did during his encounter with Oswald, as if programmed by MK-ULTRA to auto-erase. To those who doubt the proposition the Ruby-Oswald "shooting" was staged, consider this: in a plot that required two assassinations, what is the probability the first occurred by conspiracy and the second by chance?

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #1: The Warren Commission itself concluded Oswald could have fired only three shots. But their own evidence proved at least five. The Commission claimed a first shot missed and injured bystander James Tague with a flying curb fragment; a second (the "magic bullet") entered the rear of Kennedy's neck, exited his throat, entered Connally's back, shattered a rib, exited Connally's chest, shattered his right wrist, then penetrated his left thigh (causing a total of seven wounds); and a third hit Kennedy in the head. But Roy Kellerman, the Secret Service agent in the front passenger seat, testified he heard Kennedy cry out, "My God, I'm hit!" (Warren Hearing Transcripts, Vol. II, p. 73.) Kennedy could only have said this BEFORE the throat-shot, because it took out his vocal chords. Necessarily a separate, previous bullet struck him – and not in the rear neck as the Warren Commission falsely claimed, but in the back six inches below the shoulders, as a Parkland Hospital photograph shows. Moreover, all of the 40-or-so eye-witnesses (civilian and governmental) to the head-shot swore they heard two shots, half-a-second apart – necessarily raising the bullet count to five. Incidentally, the last shot was an exploding projectile fired from the front that blew the president's brains so far beyond the trunk of the car they splattered people behind it, and the famous Zapruder film shows First Lady Jacqueline stretch her arm to the far end of the trunk to retrieve a piece. (Curiously, the news media has consistently and falsely reported she climbed onto the trunk, as if she were a coward trying to escape. The Zapruder film clearly shows she never left the back seat, but planted her knees atop it, grabbed the brain tissue, and immediately sat down again.) There is only one impossibility in the murder of President Kennedy: a lone assassin.

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #2: Six of the ten members of Kennedy's Cabinet were sent out of the country before the assassination, on a flight to Japan that only one of them had to make, Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Flying with them, for no reason, was Kennedy's press secretary, Pierre Salinger – an expert on motorcade security. Only two important Cabinet members were in Washington, D.C. when Lyndon Johnson became the President of the United States: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and the Attorney General, Kennedy's brother Robert. Everyone else with authority to run a Department of the federal government was stranded over the Pacific Ocean in a presidential aircraft – with the code book to communicate with the White House missing! They learned about the assassination from an old-fashioned telex – and with no code book, only Johnson could run their Departments. Meanwhile, McNamara, attending a budget meeting at the Pentagon, was never told by anyone there that Kennedy died. He only learned about it 90 minutes later, when he received a personal phone call from Robert Kennedy. Someone cleared a path for Johnson to run almost the entire federal government himself, without any impediment, for the first 24 hours after the assassination. And also absent from the country during the assassination was the Joint Chief of Staff's intermediary with the CIA, Col. Fletcher Prouty. Someone sent Prouty on a pointless mission to the South Pole!

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #3: Only the CIA had the capability to carry out the assassination the way it happened. Its leaders included brilliant coup planners Helms and Angleton (Johnson later appointed Helms CIA director). It had infiltrators in the Secret Service, up to the second-in-command of the White House Detail, Floyd M. Boring (under Chief Gerald A. Behn), who designed a motorcade route that forced the presidential limo to crawl at 11 miles-per-hour through a 120-degree turn (virtually a U-turn) into a plaza open to gunfire from all directions – impermissibly placed first in line – to enter a freeway it had no need to use; abandoned all presidential security in Dallas, where local agent-in-charge Emory P. Roberts even ordered JFK's bodyguards off the back bumper of his limo; and later secretly shipped the limo to Ford Motors in Detroit, where Lee Iacocca rebuilt it to destroy all evidence of bullet hits, including constructing a new windshield with a scratch where a bullet hole – perfectly positioned to hit Kennedy in the head – had been. It had long-standing relationships with Mafia leaders and engaged some of their finest contract killers to shoot the president. It had the ability literally to turn participants' minds on and off thanks to Project MK-ULTRA. It had major influence over the U.S. media thanks to Operation Mockingbird, which easily enabled it to stage the Oswald-Ruby case-closer for live television (heavily promoted for public viewing by Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry). And it has repeatedly used the same modus operandi in assassinating not only John F. Kennedy, but Robert F. Kennedy and John Lennon: misdirecting blame onto a "lone nut gunman" acting under its own control (willingly or unwillingly). The entire sequence of events displays the distinctive and brilliant hallmarks of Allen Dulles, as identifiable as an artist's brushstrokes on a painting.

AND A FINAL TWIST: Rep. Hale Boggs, the member of the Warren Commission most dissatisfied with its findings, died in a mysterious airplane crash in Alaska on Oct. 16,1972. He had blasted the FBI on the House floor the previous year – on April 5, 1971 – for using Gestapo tactics against opponents of federal policy. Boggs was taken to the airport for the first leg of the trip by a young Democrat who later, as president, appointed Boggs' wife, Lindy, as the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican after she served 18 years in Congress after her husband disappeared. The young Democrat: Bill Clinton.

CAVEAT: THIS ESSAY ADDRESSES ONLY THE OPERATION, NOT ITS MASTERMIND

This essay only addresses what may be characterized as the "second level" question: Who assassinated President Kennedy? This is a planning and operational question, and the evidence seems to support a clear conclusion: the CIA, at the highest level, on orders of Allen Dulles.

Not included here is the "first level" question: Who above the operational level initiated the assassination? Who was the mastermind who tapped Dulles on the shoulder and said "Kill the President"? This over-arching question is more difficult to answer because no tangible evidence exists. But the answer can still be ascertained, at least to a high degree of confidence, by using a different methodology: deduction.

Different authors and researchers have deduced different masterminds. I perceive three main schools of thought, which I will present first. Then I will state my own deduction. However, I will cabin it as a "preliminary deduction," because I base it on research that, although considerable, is still ongoing.

• THE MAIN THEORIES IDENTIFYING THE "MASTERMIND" OF THE ASSASSINATION

1—LYNDON JOHNSON: Many people, including Jacqueline and Robert Kennedy, believed it was Lyndon Johnson, who coveted the presidency and blackmailed JFK into making him next in line. Author Phillip F. Nelson espouses this belief in his scholarly but regrettably prurience-tainted book, "LBJ: The Mastermind of the JFK Assassination" (2011 revised edition).

FOOTNOTE TO CAVEAT – OTHER LBJ PROJECTS: Covering up the JFK assassination was only one of Lyndon Johnson's dirty projects as president. He was also the only president who forced a Supreme Court Justice to resign: Kennedy appointee Arthur Goldberg. Goldberg had worked in U.S. intelligence during WWII and spied for President Franklin Roosevelt on wiretaps (installed by British agents in New York) of Allen Dulles that monitored his Nazi activities. The cover story for Justice Goldberg's resignation was that Johnson urged him to replace the late Adlai Stevenson as Ambassador to the United Nations. Disclosed by a media outlet in the 1970s but never repeated is the way Stevenson died. During a brief stop in London on July 14, 1965, he suddenly fell to the ground dead on the steps of the U.S. Embassy, shot in the neck by a CIA ice dart. LBJ had ordered the first combat troops into Vietnam just three months earlier, on March 8, 1965 – an escalation Stevenson (like JFK) opposed. So down at the same time went a key Johnson and a key Dulles irritant.

2—THE CIA: Others believe the CIA itself initiated the assassination at a very high level because Kennedy was determined to reform it, stripping it of all but its intelligence-gathering functions. As long-time researcher Mark Lane posits in his "Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK" (2011), "in an act that the CIA likely considered self-defense, the agency . . . assassinated President Kennedy before he could take action against it." Lane specifically fingers Richard Helms as the mastermind, and also explains how the CIA made Oswald a "patsy": Oswald's friend "CIA operative George De Mohrenschildt . . . found a job for Oswald at the book depository located directly on the route selected for the presidential motorcade."

3—HIGHER POWERS THAN THE CIA OR LBJ: Author/theologian James W. Douglass, in his highly regarded "JFK and the Unspeakable" (2008), blames neither the CIA nor LBJ, but powers higher than the government, yet he characterizes them only as "the Unspeakable." Douglass acknowledges possible CIA involvement, but posits at most "CIA Deputy Director for Plans Richard Helms and Counter-intelligence head James Angleton knew [about the assassination] beforehand."

• MY PROPOSITION: A SPECIFIC "HIGHER POWER" INITIATED THE ASSASSINATION

I consider Lyndon Johnson an unlikely candidate for "mastermind." LBJ was a masterfully cut-throat operator. He certainly played an active part in the conspiracy by controlling the cover-up. But I do not find credible his having control over the power centers in the government whose willing involvement the plot required. Nor do I find credible the CIA deploying its vast resources to assassinate the President of the United States to serve Lyndon Johnson's personal ambitions.

I also dismiss the thesis the conspiracy originated within the CIA. The CIA served the global geopolitical and profit interests of the most towering industrial and financial enterprises in the nation. Self-indulgence like killing an American president out of personal spite would have contradicted the very reason for its existence. Allen Dulles had molded the CIA to enforce the will of those private enterprises, who were his clients – and remained so after he was sacked. Their power exceeded Dulles' (just as Dulles' exceeded the president's), and Kennedy had initiated policies that imminently threatened their livelihoods. I believe Dulles gave the "green light" to his loyal top-echelon insiders to kill the president. But he was not the mastermind, either.

I concur with Douglass that higher powers set the machinery in motion. Indeed, I consider Douglass' insight a major breakthrough in understanding the magnitude of the conspiracy. But where Douglass stops, I continue. His "unspeakable" powers are not amorphous or impenetrable. They are people who have names, and their names can be identified by deduction. Like puppeteers pulling strings, their positions can be determined by observing the movements that result when they pull the strings.

Among the higher powers, I perceive three distinct candidates – each a highest-tier power in politics and finance with a Nazi past and an especially intimate relationship with Dulles:

(1) Averell Harriman, who ordered the November 2, 1963 assassination of South Vietnam's President Ngo Dinh Diem behind Kennedy's back while Kennedy was vacationing in Hyannisport;

(2) John J. McCloy, who controlled so many private and public institutions journalist Richard Rovere dubbed him "Chairman of the American Establishment"; and

(3) David Rockefeller, Sr. – but at the urging of someone else. Rockefeller, patriarch of the multi-billion-dollar Rockefeller oil and banking dynasty, was the president of unsurpassable Chase Manhattan Bank.

My personal choice is Rockefeller, for three reasons. ONE: Kennedy hit him directly in the pocketbook, not once but twice. Having already squeezed bankers and war profiteers with his peace initiatives, JFK struck the biggest bankers a second, harder blow on June 4, 1963, when he issued Executive Order 11110. The Order stripped the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank of its monopoly power under the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 to create the nation's currency and loan it to the government at interest, and restored that constitutional power (Article I, Section 8, clause 5) to the Treasury Department. The Rockefellers, as key Fed shareholders, were burned worst of all. TWO: The Rockefeller-Dulles relationship was exceptionally close. Dulles' first OSS headquarters was in the Rockefeller Center, and he had Rockefeller regularly briefed on CIA activities. And THREE: Rockefeller had a private advisor whose word was taken so seriously, once given it was followed.

Rockefeller's advisor was Harvard's star professor of geopolitical aggression Henry Kissinger – an unexcelled master of multi-level, strategy-oriented gamesmanship. (Kissinger was later President Nixon's national security advisor and a fantastically ruthless man with his own dark history of evil and corruption.) If Rockefeller made a request of his old friend Allen Dulles to kill the president, he would have acted not only on the advice but at the urging of Kissinger. Kissinger, more than any other player in the era of JFK's peace initiatives, would have fathomed the criticality of removing Kennedy at once. One can almost hear Kissinger's voice, in its grave Germanic accent, speaking the words, "Kennedy has to go." If this scenario is correct – and none seem more realistic – then David Rockefeller, Sr. was the man who tapped Dulles on the shoulder and set the machinery of the assassination in motion. But Rockefeller's action was initiated by the man behind the veil behind the curtain – the true mastermind of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy – Henry Kissinger.

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Edited by Michael Schweitzer
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You had me going there Michael, up until you got to the part about Ruby firing a blank and the CIA killing Oswald in the ambulance.

The CIA was only one of a number of government intelligence agencies that included individuals with the motive, power and capacity to kill the president, and just because whatever happened at Dealey Plaza can be shown to have been the result of a cover intelligence operation, that doesn't mean it had to be the CIA who pulled it off.

To me, blaming the CIA is a cop-out, an easy way out of really determining the individuals who did it, and Allen Dulles was out of the loop at the time.

The CIA were just as much a Patsy as Oswald, and those individuals really responsible for the murder got away with it.

BK

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WHY WAS PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATED?

by Michael B. Schweitzer

Attorney at Law (retired)

THE TRUTH: The CIA assassinated President Kennedy, in what is nowadays called a "regime change." The directive came from its former director, Allen Dulles, a criminal mastermind fired by Kennedy for launching unauthorized covert military operations to force him into wars. Vice President Lyndon Johnson, a ruthless political manipulator with a mania to be president and a manic-depressive serial killer with a personal assassin (Malcolm Wallace), supported the plan, secured the financing from his Texas oil backers (H.L. Hunt, John Mecom and especially Clint Murchison, pronounced "Murkison," whom Kennedy enraged by proposing to eliminate a massive tax break for oilmen), and waited in the wings to control the cover-up. Johnson had positioned himself as Kennedy's successor in 1960, by blackmailing Kennedy into nominating him for the vice presidency with evidence of Kennedy's womanizing furnished by Johnson's close friend and neighbor, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The assassination, although uniquely ambitious, was another CIA covert military operation, intricately planned by members its inner circle, the "Gold Key Club," hand-picked by and still loyal to Dulles. The killing itself was carried out by the United States Secret Service and long-time CIA Mafia contract shooters. The operation, code-named "The Big Event," ambushed the president in a Dallas motorcade by maneuvering his open limousine into a killing zone where bullets struck him from multiple directions. Johnson then created a seven-man, "blue ribbon" investigative committee, the Warren Commission, to preempt all other inquiries (especially by Congress), and Hoover falsified and manipulated all evidence fed to it and the public. The Commission – whose members included Dulles and, as FBI informant, then-Congressman and later President Gerald R. Ford – issued a "definitive" report that pinned the blame on a "lone nut" assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was actually an FBI "asset" who had infiltrated secret CIA training camps for a Cuban invasion so Hoover could shut them down, ironically gifting the CIA a disposable asset of its own. Oswald himself was shot dead two days after Kennedy in an event staged for live television by the CIA so all Americans could see for themselves "case closed."

JUST THE FACTS: As an attorney, I state facts, not speculation. I devoted more than 4,000 hours to research, reviewing mountainous written and pictorial evidence (including newly-declassified CIA and White House memoranda) and studying the life histories of key individuals. Then I assembled the array of disparate fragments into a coherent whole. Anyone can do the same, because the information is all in the public domain – but, as President Kennedy said he wanted to do to the CIA, splintered in a thousand pieces and scattered to the winds. Turning to specific questions:

WHY WAS PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATED? Mainly because Kennedy was about to end the Cold War, an extraordinarily profitable enterprise for the military-industrial complex. (There were additional reasons, but this was the main one.) The Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, transformed both Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Kennedy became an outspoken peace advocate and called for nuclear disarmament. Khrushchev responded by secretly entering into in peace negotiations. Kennedy had become our first and last anti-Establishment president. He threatened to gut the profits of American's most powerful private interests. Both leaders had to go, and Dulles knew better than anyone outside the Kremlin that killing Kennedy would topple Khrushchev as well, because replacing Kennedy with hardliner Johnson would compel the Soviets to counter-move by installing their own hardliner, Leonid Brezhnev, which they did 11 months after the assassination. The Cold War, about to end in Kennedy's second term, continued for another profitable quarter of a century. The surprise is not the assassination. The surprise would be if there wasn't one. And one must admit Dulles was clever. He overthrew the two most powerful governments on earth by killing just one man.

EFFECT ON THE WAR IN VIETNAM: Johnson's first major act as President was to issue National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) 273 on Nov. 26, 1963. It reversed Kennedy's NSAM 263, issued Oct. 11, 1963, that ordered all American military personnel withdrawn from Vietnam by the end of 1965. Interestingly, McGeorge Bundy, the highest-ranking CIA infiltrator in the Kennedy Administration (the national security adviser), drafted NSAM 273 the day BEFORE the assassination.

KENNEDY PREDICTED THE CIA WOULD LEAD A COUP: 50 days before the assassination, famed New York Times columnist Arthur Krock published an article quoting a "very high American official" as stating: "If the United States ever experiences an attempt at a coup to overthrow the government it will come from the CIA." Krock later revealed the "official" was President Kennedy, who spoke the words to him the day before. Kennedy often turned to his friend Krock to publish statements too politically explosive for him to speak as President.

HOW DID DULLES GAIN SUCH POWER? President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him as the first civilian CIA Director in March, 1953, shortly after taking office, on the advice of Ike's friend and confidant Prescott Bush. Bush, during WWII, had been Hitler's American banker until the FBI seized his bank, and both his son and grandson became U.S. presidents. Dulles, a mysterious man with a Nazi past, in effect infiltrated the CIA as its first Nazi director. President Harry S Truman had created the CIA in 1947 as the intelligence arm of the Executive Branch, by signing the National Security Act. The Act included a CIA charter that unambiguously stated it would function only in response to directives of the president and of the president's own intelligence apparatus, the National Security Council. Nowhere does the charter even infer the CIA is allowed to initiate policy. Dulles, with free reign from Ike to run it as he chose, endowed the CIA with a policy-making function that served his personal aims: to act as the enforcement arm of the military-industrial complex by conducting "covert operations." This military function gave the CIA full use of legitimate armed forces resources off the books and absorbed more than 80% of its budget. Dulles also re-structured the Agency horizontally, not vertically, so no compartment could know what any other was doing. He had also learned to profit from an intelligence post during World War II, when he ran a European office of the OSS (the predecessor of the CIA) while acting as intermediary for Hitler's bankers. Dulles' CIA profited the most powerful private interests in America: industrialists, bankers, big oil, agribusiness, the Rockefellers, and himself. His covert actions included two "regime changes" that turned democracies into dictatorships. In Iran in 1953, he overthrew the Mossadegh government (Operation TP-AJAX) after it nationalized a British oil company that controlled Iran's oil industry; new arrangements gave U.S. corporations an equal share with the British over Iranian oil. Then in Guatemala in 1954, it overthrew the Arbenz government (Operation PBSUCCESS) after it initiated a land-reform program that re-distributed land mainly owned by United Fruit Company (later United Brands) to landless peasants. United Fruit owned 80% of the country's arable land. Dulles had been a lawyer for United Fruit and remained (with his Secretary-of-State brother John Foster Dulles) a major stockholder. In his Guatemala invasion, Dulles killed 150,000 people.

THE DULLES TOUCH: Dulles, as CIA chief, specialized in 4 things: assassinating people, overthrowing governments, infiltrating and manipulating the news media (Operation Mockingbird), and conducting horrific mind-control experiments on unknowing subjects (Project MK-ULTRA). The "MK" stood for "mind control" (as spelled in German, "kontrolle") and "ULTRA" was a top secret CIA classification so high it withheld information from the president. Dulles staffed his brainwashing project with dozens of Nazi scientists he smuggled into secret CIA bases in the U.S. to continue the work they had done for Hitler. Among Dulles' imports: the most sadistic man on earth, Auschwitz' "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele (code-named "Dr. Green"), to disembowel children in front of other children to desensitize them. Dulles also planted teams of infiltrators throughout the federal government, including every branch of the military, every secretive agency, and the White House. His operatives could easily influence or even direct Secret Service activities and cut deals with the Mafia. Indeed, one recently declassified CIA memo discloses Dulles personally approved a murder contract with Johnny Roselli, second-in-command of the Chicago Mob under Sam Giancana. Even after losing his CIA post, Dulles remained on retainer as the attorney-enforcer for the military-industrial complex, and continued to serve his clients (as would any good lawyer) through his CIA loyalists, including killing Kennedy – which, for a CIA like that, would be a day at the office.

WHO TOLD THE TRUTH? Ironically, the only players who told the truth were the two supposed "killers": Oswald and Jack Ruby, the man who "shot" him in the stomach during his basement-garage transfer from Dallas city to county jail! In a city jail corridor, Oswald told the media he was "just a patsy," and Ruby later told the media "the answer is the man in office now." Then, in 1967, just before his death from sudden lung cancer, Ruby told reporter Tom Johnson the Kennedy assassination "is the most bizarre conspiracy in the history of the world."

THE RUBY-OSWALD CASE-CLOSER: Ruby actually fired a blank! Oswald, who had asked to wear a dark sweater before the transfer so he would look better on television, groaned twice and dropped to the ground in an Oscar-worthy performance. The CIA then double-crossed him in the ambulance and shot him for real. The necessity: The coup required 2 assassinations: JFK and Oswald. Letting Oswald live would have kept questions alive for years – during the prolonged process of trial and appeal – which would not only have delayed legitimizing the Johnson presidency, but given the public time to think about what happened and a jury a chance to acquit. That door had to be shut at once – and it was, within 48 hours. Planners selected Ruby so the second killing, like the first, could be pinned on a "lone nut" gunman. But the scenario required a single shot to play out plausibly. Ruby had to lunge at Oswald through a throng of police, reporters and photographers – a multiplicity of variables to hinder him. A fatal shot could only be guaranteed if someone else fired it. Absent this precaution, there may well have been a second "magic bullet" to explain: how a single shot by Ruby caused two wounds to Oswald. The evidence that Ruby did not shoot Oswald: photographer Bob Jackson, who took the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the "shooting," said there was "not a speck of blood anywhere" on the body or at the crime scene; the two "stretcher photos" of Oswald being carried to the ambulance show not only no blood on his sweater, but no damage to a single a fiber; and a shot by Ruby would have passed straight through him, but the trajectory of the bullet that killed him was upward. And Ruby, recounting the "incident" (his words) in an interview three weeks before he died, said: "I can't recall what had happened from the time I came to the bottom of the ramp until the police officers had me on the ground." His mind was blank about everything he said and did during his encounter with Oswald, as if programmed by MK-ULTRA to auto-erase. To those who doubt the proposition the Ruby-Oswald "shooting" was staged, consider this: in a plot that required two assassinations, what is the probability the first occurred by conspiracy and the second by chance?

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #1: The Warren Commission itself concluded Oswald could have fired only three shots. But their own evidence proved at least five. The Commission claimed a first shot missed and injured bystander James Tague with a flying curb fragment, a second (the "magic bullet") penetrated Kennedy's neck and struck Gov. John Connally three times, and the third hit Kennedy's head. But Roy Kellerman, the Secret Service agent in the front passenger seat, testified he heard Kennedy cry out, "My God, I'm hit!" (Warren Hearing Transcripts, Vol. II, p. 73.) Kennedy could only have said this BEFORE the throat-shot, because it took out his vocal chords. Moreover, some 40 out of 40 eye-witnesses (civilian and governmental) swore they heard two head-shots, half-a-second apart. Incidentally, the last shot was an exploding projectile fired from the front that blew the president's brains so far beyond the trunk of the car they splattered people behind it, and the famous Zapruder film shows First Lady Jacqueline stretch her arm to the far end of the trunk to retrieve a piece. (Curiously, the news media has consistently and falsely reported she climbed onto the trunk, as if to escape. The Zapruder film clearly shows she never left the back seat, but planted her knees atop it, grabbed the brain tissue, and immediately sat down again.) There is only one impossibility in the murder of President Kennedy: a lone assassin.

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #2: Six of the ten members of Kennedy's Cabinet were sent out of the country before the assassination, on a flight to Japan that only one of them had to make, Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Flying with them, for no reason, was Kennedy's press secretary, Pierre Salinger – an expert on motorcade security. Only two important Cabinet members were in Washington, D.C. when Lyndon Johnson became the President of the United States: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and the Attorney General, Kennedy's brother Robert. Everyone else with authority to run a Department of the federal government was stranded over the Pacific Ocean in a presidential aircraft – with the code book to communicate with the White House missing! They learned about the assassination from an old-fashioned telex – and with no code book, only Johnson could run their Departments. Meanwhile, McNamara, attending a budget meeting at the Pentagon, was never told by anyone there that Kennedy died. He only learned about it 90 minutes later, when he received a personal phone call from Robert Kennedy. Someone cleared a path for Johnson to run almost the entire federal government himself, without any impediment, for the first 24 hours after the assassination. And also absent from the country during the assassination was the Joint Chief of Staff's intermediary with the CIA, Col. Fletcher Prouty. Someone sent Prouty on a pointless mission to the South Pole!

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #3: Only the CIA had the capability to carry out the assassination the way it happened, including making full use of the Secret Service (which designed a motorcade route that forced the presidential limo, improperly placed first in line for easy targeting, to make a slow-speed 120-degree turn – almost a U-turn – into a plaza open to gunfire from all directions to enter a freeway it did not have to use, abandoned all presidential security in Dallas including ordering his bodyguards off the back bumper of his limo, and later secretly shipped the limo to Ford Motors in Detroit where Lee Iacocca rebuilt it to destroy all evidence of bullet hits, including a bullet hole in the windshield positioned perfectly to hit Kennedy in the head), and staging the Oswald-Ruby case-closer (heavily promoted for public viewing by Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry). The entire sequence of events displays the distinct and brilliant hallmarks of Allen Dulles, as identifiable as an artist's brushstrokes on a painting. The JFK assassination is a case study of how Allen Dulles' mind worked.

AND A FINAL TWIST: Rep. Hale Boggs, the member of the Warren Commission most dissatisfied with its findings, died in a mysterious airplane crash in Alaska on Oct. 16, 1972. He had blasted the FBI on the House floor the previous year – on April 5, 1971 – for using Gestapo tactics against opponents of federal policy. Boggs was taken to the airport for the first leg of the trip by a young Democrat who later, as president, appointed Boggs' wife, Lindy, as the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican after she served 18 years in Congress after her husband disappeared. The young Democrat: Bill Clinton.

CAVEAT: This summary answers only the second-level question: Who assassinated President Kennedy? (The CIA.) It does not address the first-level question: Who was the mastermind that set the machinery in motion? Many people, including Jacqueline and Robert Kennedy, believed it was Lyndon Johnson, who coveted the presidency and blackmailed JFK into making him next in line. I believe it was Allen Dulles. I do not find credible the CIA assassinating the President of the United States to serve Lyndon Johnson personal ambitions. The CIA served the global geopolitical and profit interests of the top industrial and financial multinational corporations in the country. Their power exceeded the president's, they were Dulles' clients, and Kennedy had initiated policies that imminently threatened their profiteering.

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You had me going there Michael, up until you got to the part about Ruby firing a blank and the CIA killing Oswald in the ambulance.

The CIA was only one of a number of government intelligence agencies that included individuals with the motive, power and capacity to kill the president, and just because whatever happened at Dealey Plaza can be shown to have been the result of a cover intelligence operation, that doesn't mean it had to be the CIA who pulled it off.

To me, blaming the CIA is a cop-out, an easy way out of really determining the individuals who did it, and Allen Dulles was out of the loop at the time.

The CIA were just as much a Patsy as Oswald, and those individuals really responsible for the murder got away with it.

BK

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WHY WAS PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATED?

by Michael B. Schweitzer

Attorney at Law (retired)

THE TRUTH: The CIA assassinated President Kennedy, in what is nowadays called a "regime change." The directive came from its former director, Allen Dulles, a criminal mastermind fired by Kennedy for launching unauthorized covert military operations to force him into wars. Vice President Lyndon Johnson, a ruthless political manipulator with a mania to be president and a manic-depressive serial killer with a personal assassin (Malcolm Wallace), supported the plan, secured the financing from his Texas oil backers (H.L. Hunt, John Mecom and especially Clint Murchison, pronounced "Murkison," whom Kennedy enraged by proposing to eliminate a massive tax break for oilmen), and waited in the wings to control the cover-up. Johnson had positioned himself as Kennedy's successor in 1960, by blackmailing Kennedy into nominating him for the vice presidency with evidence of Kennedy's womanizing furnished by Johnson's close friend and neighbor, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. The assassination, although uniquely ambitious, was another CIA covert military operation, intricately planned by members its inner circle, the "Gold Key Club," hand-picked by and still loyal to Dulles. The killing itself was carried out by the United States Secret Service and long-time CIA Mafia contract shooters. The operation, code-named "The Big Event," ambushed the president in a Dallas motorcade by maneuvering his open limousine into a killing zone where bullets struck him from multiple directions. Johnson then created a seven-man, "blue ribbon" investigative committee, the Warren Commission, to preempt all other inquiries (especially by Congress), and Hoover falsified and manipulated all evidence fed to it and the public. The Commission – whose members included Dulles and, as FBI informant, then-Congressman and later President Gerald R. Ford – issued a "definitive" report that pinned the blame on a "lone nut" assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald was actually an FBI "asset" who had infiltrated secret CIA training camps for a Cuban invasion so Hoover could shut them down, ironically gifting the CIA a disposable asset of its own. Oswald himself was shot dead two days after Kennedy in an event staged for live television by the CIA so all Americans could see for themselves "case closed."

JUST THE FACTS: As an attorney, I state facts, not speculation. I devoted more than 4,000 hours to research, reviewing mountainous written and pictorial evidence (including newly-declassified CIA and White House memoranda) and studying the life histories of key individuals. Then I assembled the array of disparate fragments into a coherent whole. Anyone can do the same, because the information is all in the public domain – but, as President Kennedy said he wanted to do to the CIA, splintered in a thousand pieces and scattered to the winds. Turning to specific questions:

WHY WAS PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATED? Mainly because Kennedy was about to end the Cold War, an extraordinarily profitable enterprise for the military-industrial complex. (There were additional reasons, but this was the main one.) The Cuban Missile Crisis of October, 1962, which brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, transformed both Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. Kennedy became an outspoken peace advocate and called for nuclear disarmament. Khrushchev responded by secretly entering into in peace negotiations. Kennedy had become our first and last anti-Establishment president. He threatened to gut the profits of American's most powerful private interests. Both leaders had to go, and Dulles knew better than anyone outside the Kremlin that killing Kennedy would topple Khrushchev as well, because replacing Kennedy with hardliner Johnson would compel the Soviets to counter-move by installing their own hardliner, Leonid Brezhnev, which they did 11 months after the assassination. The Cold War, about to end in Kennedy's second term, continued for another profitable quarter of a century. The surprise is not the assassination. The surprise would be if there wasn't one. And one must admit Dulles was clever. He overthrew the two most powerful governments on earth by killing just one man.

EFFECT ON THE WAR IN VIETNAM: Johnson's first major act as President was to issue National Security Action Memorandum (NSAM) 273 on Nov. 26, 1963. It reversed Kennedy's NSAM 263, issued Oct. 11, 1963, that ordered all American military personnel withdrawn from Vietnam by the end of 1965. Interestingly, McGeorge Bundy, the highest-ranking CIA infiltrator in the Kennedy Administration (the national security adviser), drafted NSAM 273 the day BEFORE the assassination.

KENNEDY PREDICTED THE CIA WOULD LEAD A COUP: 50 days before the assassination, famed New York Times columnist Arthur Krock published an article quoting a "very high American official" as stating: "If the United States ever experiences an attempt at a coup to overthrow the government it will come from the CIA." Krock later revealed the "official" was President Kennedy, who spoke the words to him the day before. Kennedy often turned to his friend Krock to publish statements too politically explosive for him to speak as President.

HOW DID DULLES GAIN SUCH POWER? President Dwight D. Eisenhower appointed him as the first civilian CIA Director in March, 1953, shortly after taking office, on the advice of Ike's friend and confidant Prescott Bush. Bush, during WWII, had been Hitler's American banker until the FBI seized his bank, and both his son and grandson became U.S. presidents. Dulles, a mysterious man with a Nazi past, in effect infiltrated the CIA as its first Nazi director. President Harry S Truman had created the CIA in 1947 as the intelligence arm of the Executive Branch, by signing the National Security Act. The Act included a CIA charter that unambiguously stated it would function only in response to directives of the president and of the president's own intelligence apparatus, the National Security Council. Nowhere does the charter even infer the CIA is allowed to initiate policy. Dulles, with free reign from Ike to run it as he chose, endowed the CIA with a policy-making function that served his personal aims: to act as the enforcement arm of the military-industrial complex by conducting "covert operations." This military function gave the CIA full use of legitimate armed forces resources off the books and absorbed more than 80% of its budget. Dulles also re-structured the Agency horizontally, not vertically, so no compartment could know what any other was doing. He had also learned to profit from an intelligence post during World War II, when he ran a European office of the OSS (the predecessor of the CIA) while acting as intermediary for Hitler's bankers. Dulles' CIA profited the most powerful private interests in America: industrialists, bankers, big oil, agribusiness, the Rockefellers, and himself. His covert actions included two "regime changes" that turned democracies into dictatorships. In Iran in 1953, he overthrew the Mossadegh government (Operation TP-AJAX) after it nationalized a British oil company that controlled Iran's oil industry; new arrangements gave U.S. corporations an equal share with the British over Iranian oil. Then in Guatemala in 1954, it overthrew the Arbenz government (Operation PBSUCCESS) after it initiated a land-reform program that re-distributed land mainly owned by United Fruit Company (later United Brands) to landless peasants. United Fruit owned 80% of the country's arable land. Dulles had been a lawyer for United Fruit and remained (with his Secretary-of-State brother John Foster Dulles) a major stockholder. In his Guatemala invasion, Dulles killed 150,000 people.

THE DULLES TOUCH: Dulles, as CIA chief, specialized in 4 things: assassinating people, overthrowing governments, infiltrating and manipulating the news media (Operation Mockingbird), and conducting horrific mind-control experiments on unknowing subjects (Project MK-ULTRA). The "MK" stood for "mind control" (as spelled in German, "kontrolle") and "ULTRA" was a top secret CIA classification so high it withheld information from the president. Dulles staffed his brainwashing project with dozens of Nazi scientists he smuggled into secret CIA bases in the U.S. to continue the work they had done for Hitler. Among Dulles' imports: the most sadistic man on earth, Auschwitz' "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele (code-named "Dr. Green"), to disembowel children in front of other children to desensitize them. Dulles also planted teams of infiltrators throughout the federal government, including every branch of the military, every secretive agency, and the White House. His operatives could easily influence or even direct Secret Service activities and cut deals with the Mafia. Indeed, one recently declassified CIA memo discloses Dulles personally approved a murder contract with Johnny Roselli, second-in-command of the Chicago Mob under Sam Giancana. Even after losing his CIA post, Dulles remained on retainer as the attorney-enforcer for the military-industrial complex, and continued to serve his clients (as would any good lawyer) through his CIA loyalists, including killing Kennedy – which, for a CIA like that, would be a day at the office.

WHO TOLD THE TRUTH? Ironically, the only players who told the truth were the two supposed "killers": Oswald and Jack Ruby, the man who "shot" him in the stomach during his basement-garage transfer from Dallas city to county jail! In a city jail corridor, Oswald told the media he was "just a patsy," and Ruby later told the media "the answer is the man in office now." Then, in 1967, just before his death from sudden lung cancer, Ruby told reporter Tom Johnson the Kennedy assassination "is the most bizarre conspiracy in the history of the world."

THE RUBY-OSWALD CASE-CLOSER: Ruby actually fired a blank! Oswald, who had asked to wear a dark sweater before the transfer so he would look better on television, groaned twice and dropped to the ground in an Oscar-worthy performance. The CIA then double-crossed him in the ambulance and shot him for real. The necessity: The coup required 2 assassinations: JFK and Oswald. Letting Oswald live would have kept questions alive for years – during the prolonged process of trial and appeal – which would not only have delayed legitimizing the Johnson presidency, but given the public time to think about what happened and a jury a chance to acquit. That door had to be shut at once – and it was, within 48 hours. Planners selected Ruby so the second killing, like the first, could be pinned on a "lone nut" gunman. But the scenario required a single shot to play out plausibly. Ruby had to lunge at Oswald through a throng of police, reporters and photographers – a multiplicity of variables to hinder him. A fatal shot could only be guaranteed if someone else fired it. Absent this precaution, there may well have been a second "magic bullet" to explain: how a single shot by Ruby caused two wounds to Oswald. The evidence that Ruby did not shoot Oswald: photographer Bob Jackson, who took the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of the "shooting," said there was "not a speck of blood anywhere" on the body or at the crime scene; the two "stretcher photos" of Oswald being carried to the ambulance show not only no blood on his sweater, but no damage to a single a fiber; and a shot by Ruby would have passed straight through him, but the trajectory of the bullet that killed him was upward. And Ruby, recounting the "incident" (his words) in an interview three weeks before he died, said: "I can't recall what had happened from the time I came to the bottom of the ramp until the police officers had me on the ground." His mind was blank about everything he said and did during his encounter with Oswald, as if programmed by MK-ULTRA to auto-erase. To those who doubt the proposition the Ruby-Oswald "shooting" was staged, consider this: in a plot that required two assassinations, what is the probability the first occurred by conspiracy and the second by chance?

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #1: The Warren Commission itself concluded Oswald could have fired only three shots. But their own evidence proved at least five. The Commission claimed a first shot missed and injured bystander James Tague with a flying curb fragment, a second (the "magic bullet") penetrated Kennedy's neck and struck Gov. John Connally three times, and the third hit Kennedy's head. But Roy Kellerman, the Secret Service agent in the front passenger seat, testified he heard Kennedy cry out, "My God, I'm hit!" (Warren Hearing Transcripts, Vol. II, p. 73.) Kennedy could only have said this BEFORE the throat-shot, because it took out his vocal chords. Moreover, some 40 out of 40 eye-witnesses (civilian and governmental) swore they heard two head-shots, half-a-second apart. Incidentally, the last shot was an exploding projectile fired from the front that blew the president's brains so far beyond the trunk of the car they splattered people behind it, and the famous Zapruder film shows First Lady Jacqueline stretch her arm to the far end of the trunk to retrieve a piece. (Curiously, the news media has consistently and falsely reported she climbed onto the trunk, as if to escape. The Zapruder film clearly shows she never left the back seat, but planted her knees atop it, grabbed the brain tissue, and immediately sat down again.) There is only one impossibility in the murder of President Kennedy: a lone assassin.

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #2: Six of the ten members of Kennedy's Cabinet were sent out of the country before the assassination, on a flight to Japan that only one of them had to make, Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Flying with them, for no reason, was Kennedy's press secretary, Pierre Salinger – an expert on motorcade security. Only two important Cabinet members were in Washington, D.C. when Lyndon Johnson became the President of the United States: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and the Attorney General, Kennedy's brother Robert. Everyone else with authority to run a Department of the federal government was stranded over the Pacific Ocean in a presidential aircraft – with the code book to communicate with the White House missing! They learned about the assassination from an old-fashioned telex – and with no code book, only Johnson could run their Departments. Meanwhile, McNamara, attending a budget meeting at the Pentagon, was never told by anyone there that Kennedy died. He only learned about it 90 minutes later, when he received a personal phone call from Robert Kennedy. Someone cleared a path for Johnson to run almost the entire federal government himself, without any impediment, for the first 24 hours after the assassination. And also absent from the country during the assassination was the Joint Chief of Staff's intermediary with the CIA, Col. Fletcher Prouty. Someone sent Prouty on a pointless mission to the South Pole!

IF ANY DOUBT REMAINS #3: Only the CIA had the capability to carry out the assassination the way it happened, including making full use of the Secret Service (which designed a motorcade route that forced the presidential limo, improperly placed first in line for easy targeting, to make a slow-speed 120-degree turn – almost a U-turn – into a plaza open to gunfire from all directions to enter a freeway it did not have to use, abandoned all presidential security in Dallas including ordering his bodyguards off the back bumper of his limo, and later secretly shipped the limo to Ford Motors in Detroit where Lee Iacocca rebuilt it to destroy all evidence of bullet hits, including a bullet hole in the windshield positioned perfectly to hit Kennedy in the head), and staging the Oswald-Ruby case-closer (heavily promoted for public viewing by Dallas Police Chief Jesse Curry). The entire sequence of events displays the distinct and brilliant hallmarks of Allen Dulles, as identifiable as an artist's brushstrokes on a painting. The JFK assassination is a case study of how Allen Dulles' mind worked.

AND A FINAL TWIST: Rep. Hale Boggs, the member of the Warren Commission most dissatisfied with its findings, died in a mysterious airplane crash in Alaska on Oct. 16, 1972. He had blasted the FBI on the House floor the previous year – on April 5, 1971 – for using Gestapo tactics against opponents of federal policy. Boggs was taken to the airport for the first leg of the trip by a young Democrat who later, as president, appointed Boggs' wife, Lindy, as the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican after she served 18 years in Congress after her husband disappeared. The young Democrat: Bill Clinton.

CAVEAT: This summary answers only the second-level question: Who assassinated President Kennedy? (The CIA.) It does not address the first-level question: Who was the mastermind that set the machinery in motion? Many people, including Jacqueline and Robert Kennedy, believed it was Lyndon Johnson, who coveted the presidency and blackmailed JFK into making him next in line. I believe it was Allen Dulles. I do not find credible the CIA assassinating the President of the United States to serve Lyndon Johnson personal ambitions. The CIA served the global geopolitical and profit interests of the top industrial and financial multinational corporations in the country. Their power exceeded the president's, they were Dulles' clients, and Kennedy had initiated policies that imminently threatened their profiteering.

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Only one, oh really?

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Frank Pace Jr. Joins Time Inc. Directors

Hartford Courant - Apr 25, 1960

Frank Pace Jr., chairman ot the board and chief executive officer ot General Dynamics ... A joint announcement from Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Henry R. Luce and. ...

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Luce Aides: 'No Drastic Changes'; 3 He Picked to Run Empire...

New York Times - Mar 6, 1967

Luce last Monday, the day before he died in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Paul G. Hoffman, Samuel Meek, Maurice T. Moore and Frank Pace Jr. ' Mr. Luce, who was also on .

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Evidence Implies Order Expected by Dynamics

Hartford Courant - Nov 21, 1963

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate probers produced evidence Wednesday that a top executive of the General Dynamics Corp., claimed "reasonably strong indications" far in advance that the firm would win the huge, disputed TFX warplane... tract. Frank Pace, who has since resigned, was named as the . Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell L. Gilpatric, testifying before the Senate Investigations subcommittee, swor he had no idea where Pace could have received such information.

Former Legal Adviser

Gilpatric is a former legal adviser to General Dynamics whose role in the TFX contract negotiations is under senatorial fire. He described Pacej as his close friend. Earlier in the day. Chairman John L. McClellan. D-Ark., told Gilpatric that he should have disqualified himself from having anything to do with the contract award, to avoid any possible allegations of conflict of in-i terest. I The subcommittee is investi-. gation whether favoritism' steered the contract to General Dynamics last December. Gilpatric and others in the Defense Department's civilian command overruled military I evaluations that a rival design and bid by the Boeing Co. of Seattle promised a better, cheaper version. Costly Project

The Pentagon estimates the TFX project will cost between $5 billion and $7.5 billion. This would make it the largest in Pentagon history .

I The subcommittee produced a! document dated "July 1961" in! which Pace, top official of Gen-; eral Dynamics' Fort Worth, \ Tex., division, told its top management: "There are reasonably strong

indications that Fort Worth's proposed -: ration offers the only approach] that can satisfy both Air Force and Navy requirements" for (or the TFX. ! McClellan said this was "a, month and seven days" before the Pentagon had even complet-1 ed a statement of design re-! " Where," he demanded, "was the source of these reasonably strong indications?

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GILPATRIC'S ROLE IN TFX QUESTIONED; McClellan Raises an...

- New York Times - Nov 19, 1963

...The session brought out that ,Mr. Gilpatric was influential in j Continued on Page 17, Column 3 GILPATRIC S ROLE ON TFX QUERIED Continued From Page 1, Col. 2 bringing the General Dynamics account to his law firm, that Maurice Moore, senior partner of the firm, was named to the General Dynamics board of directors one month after the TFX contract was awarded to the company. -Gilpatric's former law firm was named counsel for General Dynamics at the same time. -Gilpatric acknowledged that he spent about onefourth of his time as a lawyer during 2i4 years in the late 1950's handling General Dynamics matters, and GD paid his firm $111000 in legal fees during this same period....."

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The corporate director: a critical evaluation: Volume 222

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allegation of collusive action by pointing out that one of Gilpat- rick's former law partners, Maurice T. Moore, became a director of General Dynamics a month after the Defense Department gave the TFX contract to the corporation...

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New Director Named By General Dynamics

$3.95 - New York Times - Jan 7, 1963

Maurice T. Moore, special counsel to the executive committee of the General Dynamics Corporation's board of directors, has been elected a director of tha ...

TFX Inquiry Gets Hotter

Pay-Per-View - Wall Street Journal - Mar 21, 1963

In the case of General Dynamics. for example, the Cravath tom advises on certain ... Maurice T. Moore of the taw firm said Mr. Gilpatnc hadn't any financial ...

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McClellan, Gilpatric Clash in TFX...‎ - Chicago Tribune

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TFX Inquiry Seems Ended as McClellan Delays Hearings...

- New York Times - Dec 15, 1963

It now appears likely that Senator McClellan may end the investigation with one or ... Dynamics plans to do most o! the TFX production work) at its Convair .

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Lions in the street: the inside story of the great Wall Street law firms‎ - Page 14

Paul Hoffman - Law - 1973 - 244 pages

Gilpatric himself had an office in General Dynamics' headquarters in Rockefeller Center and had advised the company on its acquisition of Material Services ...

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The Kennedy assassination cover-up revisited

Donald Gibson - 2005 - 294 pages -

McCloy was a friend of Time, Inc.'s President, James A. Linen, and of Time director Paul Hoffman.21 Another of the members of Time's board of directors and another of McCloy's friends was Maurice T. Moore.

Moore was married to Henry Luce's sister and he was a member for decades of the law firm with which McCloy had spent fifteen years, the prestigious Cravath, Swaine & Moore (earlier known as Cravath, Henderson, Leffingwell and de Gersdorff).22 Another member of that firm and a friend and mentor to McCloy was Russell C. Leffingwell,23 who succeeded Thomas Lamont,...

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MAURICE T. MOORRE DIES AT 90; EX-CRAVATH, SWAINE PARTNER

By JOAN COOK (The New York Times); Obituary

June 24, 1986, Tuesday

Maurice T. Moore, a former presiding partner in the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, died Sunday at his apartment in Manhattan. He was 90 years old and also lived in Weston, Conn.

Mr. Moore was associated with the firm from 1920 to 1967 and became presiding partner in 1963.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore became counsel for Time Inc. after the corporation moved its headquarters back to New York from Cleveland in 1927. The magazine was founded by Mr. Moore's brother-in-law, Henry Luce, in 1923.

So, how did we get from this situation:

ON ECONOMICS: -- How Kennedy Assassination Affected Some Stock ...

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Nov 18, 1996 – A postscript for assassination buffs: No individual stood to lose more from the TFX scandal than Chicago investor Henry Crown, who owned 20

To this one? :

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Wedding Bells for Robert McNamara

By Roxanne Roberts

Washington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, September 8, 2004; Page C01

...."Romantic" is not the first word that comes to mind when referring to Robert McNamara, but the 88-year-old former defense secretary is a dove when it comes to love. McNamara will wed his Italian-born sweetheart, Diana Masieri Byfield, next week in a ceremony in Italy.

This is the second marriage for both. ....

.....Byfield was born in Aviano, Italy, and still has a thick accent, although she came to the United States more than 40 years ago. As a teenager she showed horses and drove rally cars. She was married for more than three decades to Ernest Byfield, a former OSS officer and public relations executive. Byfield has lived for many years on a farm in Middleburg, and is an avid tennis player.

I'm certainly no apologist for the CIA, but I think you'll agree it was not certain lawyers and judges finest moments, and you have to wonder why these men of the law made details like the following, their legacies?

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....It was also developed during the 1961 investigation that Joseph Robert Willens (Howard Willen's father) had, since 1958, resided next door to Tony Accardo, prominent Chicago hoodlum.

....Joseph Robert Willens admitted that Tony Accardo's residence is immediately south of his home in River Forest, Illinois,....and he hopes that the proximity of his residence with that of Accardo eould not cause anyone to believe that he approves of Accardo or any of his associates.

Albert E. Jenner : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Jenner#Controversy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Crown and aarc-fbi504-02_0032_0013

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Record Number: 124-10204-10064

on 04/10/65 Gus Alex and his paramour, Suzanne Fueger, discussed a forthcoming vacation and the fact that the reservations had been made with "VIP Service" by PAT HOY for 4/30/65 or 5/1/65. The location of this vacation was not known. It is noted that HOY is head of Material Service Corporation, the largest supplier..... and a division of General Dynamics. Hoy is extremely socially and politically prominent in the Chicago area..

Tom Clark: aarc-fbi590-10_0006_0011 :..."It would appear Tom Clark provided favorable treatment to the hoodlum element....."

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Roemer, William F. (1995). Accardo: the genuine godfather - Page 104. D.I. Fine NY.

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JAMES DOHERTY (April 11, 1947). "PAROLE PROBERS TO ASK QUIZ OF TEXAS LAWYER". The Chicago Tribune.

Earl Warren: Virginia Warren Daly dies at 80; popular socialite in New York and ...

http://articles.latimes.com/2009/mar/06/local/me-virginia-warren-daly6

Mar 6, 2009 – Rarely quoted in the news media, Mrs. Daly enjoyed traveling the world with hotel magnate Conrad "Connie" Hilton, her daughter said.

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...Earl Warren and his family were close friends of Henry Crown's investment partner, Conrad Hilton, and Warren's daughter, Virginia was formerly involved in a close relationship with Conrad Hilton.[55][56][57][58] The year following the publication of the Warren Report, Earl Warren selected[59] as his Supreme Court law clerk, the son of Paul Ziffren,[60]former California state Democratic party chairman, forced to resign after allegations of Ziffren's organized crime connections were leveled by Earl Warren's friend,[61] Senator William F. Knowland.[62][63][64][65]

"One of the things that was embarrassing and got national coverage was the Reader's Digest article of July, 1960. It was written by Lester Velie and is called, "Paul Ziffren, The Democrats' Man of Mystery." (The author sets forth a very detailed account of "Ziffren 's connections with the underworld and gambling figures of the period,") "[66]

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2/26/62 FBN at LA, Calif, made available information to the effect that at the current time, Paul Ziffren was paying the rent on the apartment occupied by Linda Collings, the girl friend of Sam Giancana, of Chicago.

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...LA-T7 advised that as a result of his particular study, he came to the conclusion that three separate and well defined groups had been systematically investing millions of dollars into California real estate and that in each of the three groups concerned, there were men participating who were directly linked to organized crime, principally the remnants of the AL CAPONE organization. LA-T7 indicated that Ziffren appeared to be involved in each of the investment groups and appeared to be the directing force of each of these operations.

The lawyers and judges, from the ones who worked for Gen. Dyn., Cravath, Time-Life, Henry Crown, to the ones, in a number of cases, the same ones, who served on/worked for the Defense Department, the Warren Commission, and who directed the purchase and the concealment of the Zapruder film, showed not the slightest concern for professional ethics or of avoiding the appearance of impropriety. They obstructed justice to the point that your theory is not even as good as mine. I can present a well supported circumstantial case. It doesn't even matter much if I believe in it, it is damning.

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You had me going there Michael, up until you got to the part about Ruby firing a blank and the CIA killing Oswald in the ambulance.

The CIA was only one of a number of government intelligence agencies that included individuals with the motive, power and capacity to kill the president, and just because whatever happened at Dealey Plaza can be shown to have been the result of a cover intelligence operation, that doesn't mean it had to be the CIA who pulled it off.

To me, blaming the CIA is a cop-out, an easy way out of really determining the individuals who did it, and Allen Dulles was out of the loop at the time.

The CIA were just as much a Patsy as Oswald, and those individuals really responsible for the murder got away with it.

BK

But doesn't staging/faking the Oswald shooting make so much sense? It was always a mystery to me: why would the plotters, with so much on the line, leave the fate of Oswald (and possibly the whole conspiracy) to the idea that Ruby is going to rush in and kill Oswald with one shot? With everything else so carefully planned and controlled, the Oswald shooting by Ruby seemed so amateurish. However, staging/faking the scene on TV and kill Oswald in the ambulance...that strikes me as genius. And with Bob Jackson claiming there was no blood at all on the scene, that is reasonably compelling evidence.

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Only one, oh really?

Tom, if there's another, I would appreciate knowing who it is. Did the CIA's clients take competitive bids?

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Frank Pace Jr. Joins Time Inc. Directors

Hartford Courant - Apr 25, 1960

Frank Pace Jr., chairman ot the board and chief executive officer ot General Dynamics ... A joint announcement from Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Henry R. Luce and. ...

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Luce Aides: 'No Drastic Changes'; 3 He Picked to Run Empire...

New York Times - Mar 6, 1967

Luce last Monday, the day before he died in Phoenix, Ariz. ... Paul G. Hoffman, Samuel Meek, Maurice T. Moore and Frank Pace Jr. ' Mr. Luce, who was also on .

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Evidence Implies Order Expected by Dynamics

Hartford Courant - Nov 21, 1963

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate probers produced evidence Wednesday that a top executive of the General Dynamics Corp., claimed "reasonably strong indications" far in advance that the firm would win the huge, disputed TFX warplane... tract. Frank Pace, who has since resigned, was named as the . Deputy Secretary of Defense Roswell L. Gilpatric, testifying before the Senate Investigations subcommittee, swor he had no idea where Pace could have received such information.

Former Legal Adviser

Gilpatric is a former legal adviser to General Dynamics whose role in the TFX contract negotiations is under senatorial fire. He described Pacej as his close friend. Earlier in the day. Chairman John L. McClellan. D-Ark., told Gilpatric that he should have disqualified himself from having anything to do with the contract award, to avoid any possible allegations of conflict of in-i terest. I The subcommittee is investi-. gation whether favoritism' steered the contract to General Dynamics last December. Gilpatric and others in the Defense Department's civilian command overruled military I evaluations that a rival design and bid by the Boeing Co. of Seattle promised a better, cheaper version. Costly Project

The Pentagon estimates the TFX project will cost between $5 billion and $7.5 billion. This would make it the largest in Pentagon history .

I The subcommittee produced a! document dated "July 1961" in! which Pace, top official of Gen-; eral Dynamics' Fort Worth, \ Tex., division, told its top management: "There are reasonably strong

indications that Fort Worth's proposed -: ration offers the only approach] that can satisfy both Air Force and Navy requirements" for (or the TFX. ! McClellan said this was "a, month and seven days" before the Pentagon had even complet-1 ed a statement of design re-! " Where," he demanded, "was the source of these reasonably strong indications?

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GILPATRIC'S ROLE IN TFX QUESTIONED; McClellan Raises an...

- New York Times - Nov 19, 1963

...The session brought out that ,Mr. Gilpatric was influential in j Continued on Page 17, Column 3 GILPATRIC S ROLE ON TFX QUERIED Continued From Page 1, Col. 2 bringing the General Dynamics account to his law firm, that Maurice Moore, senior partner of the firm, was named to the General Dynamics board of directors one month after the TFX contract was awarded to the company. -Gilpatric's former law firm was named counsel for General Dynamics at the same time. -Gilpatric acknowledged that he spent about onefourth of his time as a lawyer during 2i4 years in the late 1950's handling General Dynamics matters, and GD paid his firm $111000 in legal fees during this same period....."

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The corporate director: a critical evaluation: Volume 222

Stanley C. Vance - 1968 - 261 pages - Snippet view

allegation of collusive action by pointing out that one of Gilpat- rick's former law partners, Maurice T. Moore, became a director of General Dynamics a month after the Defense Department gave the TFX contract to the corporation...

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New Director Named By General Dynamics

$3.95 - New York Times - Jan 7, 1963

Maurice T. Moore, special counsel to the executive committee of the General Dynamics Corporation's board of directors, has been elected a director of tha ...

TFX Inquiry Gets Hotter

Pay-Per-View - Wall Street Journal - Mar 21, 1963

In the case of General Dynamics. for example, the Cravath tom advises on certain ... Maurice T. Moore of the taw firm said Mr. Gilpatnc hadn't any financial ...

...

McClellan, Gilpatric Clash in TFX...‎ - Chicago Tribune

all 26 news articles »

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TFX Inquiry Seems Ended as McClellan Delays Hearings...

- New York Times - Dec 15, 1963

It now appears likely that Senator McClellan may end the investigation with one or ... Dynamics plans to do most o! the TFX production work) at its Convair .

http://books.google....nG=Search+Books

Lions in the street: the inside story of the great Wall Street law firms‎ - Page 14

Paul Hoffman - Law - 1973 - 244 pages

Gilpatric himself had an office in General Dynamics' headquarters in Rockefeller Center and had advised the company on its acquisition of Material Services ...

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The Kennedy assassination cover-up revisited

Donald Gibson - 2005 - 294 pages -

McCloy was a friend of Time, Inc.'s President, James A. Linen, and of Time director Paul Hoffman.21 Another of the members of Time's board of directors and another of McCloy's friends was Maurice T. Moore.

Moore was married to Henry Luce's sister and he was a member for decades of the law firm with which McCloy had spent fifteen years, the prestigious Cravath, Swaine & Moore (earlier known as Cravath, Henderson, Leffingwell and de Gersdorff).22 Another member of that firm and a friend and mentor to McCloy was Russell C. Leffingwell,23 who succeeded Thomas Lamont,...

http://www.nytimes.c...ne-partner.html

MAURICE T. MOORRE DIES AT 90; EX-CRAVATH, SWAINE PARTNER

By JOAN COOK (The New York Times); Obituary

June 24, 1986, Tuesday

Maurice T. Moore, a former presiding partner in the New York law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, died Sunday at his apartment in Manhattan. He was 90 years old and also lived in Weston, Conn.

Mr. Moore was associated with the firm from 1920 to 1967 and became presiding partner in 1963.

Cravath, Swaine & Moore became counsel for Time Inc. after the corporation moved its headquarters back to New York from Cleveland in 1927. The magazine was founded by Mr. Moore's brother-in-law, Henry Luce, in 1923.

So, how did we get from this situation:

ON ECONOMICS: -- How Kennedy Assassination Affected Some Stock ...

http://articles.sfga...ral-contracts/3

Nov 18, 1996 – A postscript for assassination buffs: No individual stood to lose more from the TFX scandal than Chicago investor Henry Crown, who owned 20

To this one? :

http://www.washingto...6-2004Sep7.html

Wedding Bells for Robert McNamara

By Roxanne Roberts

Washington Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, September 8, 2004; Page C01

...."Romantic" is not the first word that comes to mind when referring to Robert McNamara, but the 88-year-old former defense secretary is a dove when it comes to love. McNamara will wed his Italian-born sweetheart, Diana Masieri Byfield, next week in a ceremony in Italy.

This is the second marriage for both. ....

.....Byfield was born in Aviano, Italy, and still has a thick accent, although she came to the United States more than 40 years ago. As a teenager she showed horses and drove rally cars. She was married for more than three decades to Ernest Byfield, a former OSS officer and public relations executive. Byfield has lived for many years on a farm in Middleburg, and is an avid tennis player.

I'm certainly no apologist for the CIA, but I think you'll agree it was not certain lawyers and judges finest moments, and you have to wonder why these men of the law made details like the following, their legacies?

http://www.maryferre...88&relPageId=70

http://farm7.static....9ecc336e2_b.jpg

http://www.maryferre...88&relPageId=71

....It was also developed during the 1961 investigation that Joseph Robert Willens (Howard Willen's father) had, since 1958, resided next door to Tony Accardo, prominent Chicago hoodlum.

....Joseph Robert Willens admitted that Tony Accardo's residence is immediately south of his home in River Forest, Illinois,....and he hopes that the proximity of his residence with that of Accardo eould not cause anyone to believe that he approves of Accardo or any of his associates.

Albert E. Jenner : http://en.wikipedia....ner#Controversy

http://en.wikipedia....iki/Henry_Crown and aarc-fbi504-02_0032_0013

http://www.maryferre...sPageId=1454518

Record Number: 124-10204-10064

on 04/10/65 Gus Alex and his paramour, Suzanne Fueger, discussed a forthcoming vacation and the fact that the reservations had been made with "VIP Service" by PAT HOY for 4/30/65 or 5/1/65. The location of this vacation was not known. It is noted that HOY is head of Material Service Corporation, the largest supplier..... and a division of General Dynamics. Hoy is extremely socially and politically prominent in the Chicago area..

Tom Clark: aarc-fbi590-10_0006_0011 :..."It would appear Tom Clark provided favorable treatment to the hoodlum element....."

http://educationforu...ndpost&p=180071

Roemer, William F. (1995). Accardo: the genuine godfather - Page 104. D.I. Fine NY.

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http://www.maryferre...977&relPageId=9

JAMES DOHERTY (April 11, 1947). "PAROLE PROBERS TO ASK QUIZ OF TEXAS LAWYER". The Chicago Tribune.

Earl Warren: Virginia Warren Daly dies at 80; popular socialite in New York and ...

http://articles.lati...ia-warren-daly6

Mar 6, 2009 – Rarely quoted in the news media, Mrs. Daly enjoyed traveling the world with hotel magnate Conrad "Connie" Hilton, her daughter said.

http://en.wikipedia....658#Controversy

...Earl Warren and his family were close friends of Henry Crown's investment partner, Conrad Hilton, and Warren's daughter, Virginia was formerly involved in a close relationship with Conrad Hilton.[55][56][57][58] The year following the publication of the Warren Report, Earl Warren selected[59] as his Supreme Court law clerk, the son of Paul Ziffren,[60]former California state Democratic party chairman, forced to resign after allegations of Ziffren's organized crime connections were leveled by Earl Warren's friend,[61] Senator William F. Knowland.[62][63][64][65]

"One of the things that was embarrassing and got national coverage was the Reader's Digest article of July, 1960. It was written by Lester Velie and is called, "Paul Ziffren, The Democrats' Man of Mystery." (The author sets forth a very detailed account of "Ziffren 's connections with the underworld and gambling figures of the period,") "[66]

http://www.maryferre...89&relPageId=33

2/26/62 FBN at LA, Calif, made available information to the effect that at the current time, Paul Ziffren was paying the rent on the apartment occupied by Linda Collings, the girl friend of Sam Giancana, of Chicago.

http://www.maryferre...89&relPageId=29

...LA-T7 advised that as a result of his particular study, he came to the conclusion that three separate and well defined groups had been systematically investing millions of dollars into California real estate and that in each of the three groups concerned, there were men participating who were directly linked to organized crime, principally the remnants of the AL CAPONE organization. LA-T7 indicated that Ziffren appeared to be involved in each of the investment groups and appeared to be the directing force of each of these operations.

The lawyers and judges, from the ones who worked for Gen. Dyn., Cravath, Time-Life, Henry Crown, to the ones, in a number of cases, the same ones, who served on/worked for the Defense Department, the Warren Commission, and who directed the purchase and the concealment of the Zapruder film, showed not the slightest concern for professional ethics or of avoiding the appearance of impropriety. They obstructed justice to the point that your theory is not even as good as mine. I can present a well supported circumstantial case. It doesn't even matter much if I believe in it, it is damning.

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Welcome to the forum, Michael. I enjoyed, for lack of a better word, reading your take on the events in Dallas. I agree with much of what you wrote, with the exception of your central premise: "The CIA Did It" part.

The CIA has been readily available to play the part of the "rejected step kid patsy" ad nauseum throughout its existence. Why? Because they suck at field operations. Even worse, they tend to get caught in their failure. Our military intelligence services are much better equipped, trained, and perhaps most importantly, disciplined enough to pull off such a coup than the Agency has ever dreamed of being. The Agency is very good at fomenting dissent, creating a fertile ground for revolution, obstructing justice, and producing red herrings...AFTER the fact.

Keep in mind: when a covert operation (illegal) is in the planning stages, its "cover-up" is also being planned PRIOR to the event itself. Many times people are under the impression that the cover-up originates and is carried out subsequent to the deed. That is erroneous. The cover-up is equally as important as the deed itself and is therefore planned side by side with the operation. Its implementation begins PRIOR to the event, but runs long after the event has taken place. If it is determined that the perpetrators cannot "get away with it" the mission is scrubbed. In 1963 the very best "cover-up" capability did not originate out of Langley, it originated out of the Pentagon's Department of Cover and Deception.

There are numerous botched CIA operations: The Gary Powers U-2 flight, The Bay of Pigs Fiasco, Watergate, Iran-Contra, to name but a few. Had the CIA been "Operationally In Charge" on the ground in Dallas, JFK would have lived to a ripe old age, indeed.

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Welcome to the forum, Michael. I enjoyed, for lack of a better word, reading your take on the events in Dallas. I agree with much of what you wrote, with the exception of your central premise: "The CIA Did It" part.

The CIA has been readily available to play the part of the "rejected step kid patsy" ad nauseum throughout its existence. Why? Because they suck at field operations. Even worse, they tend to get caught in their failure. Our military intelligence services are much better equipped, trained, and perhaps most importantly, disciplined enough to pull off such a coup than the Agency has ever dreamed of being. The Agency is very good at fomenting dissent, creating a fertile ground for revolution, obstructing justice, and producing red herrings...AFTER the fact.

Keep in mind: when a covert operation (illegal) is in the planning stages, its "cover-up" is also being planned PRIOR to the event itself. Many times people are under the impression that the cover-up originates and is carried out subsequent to the deed. That is erroneous. The cover-up is equally as important as the deed itself and is therefore planned side by side with the operation. Its implementation begins PRIOR to the event, but runs long after the event has taken place. If it is determined that the perpetrators cannot "get away with it" the mission is scrubbed. In 1963 the very best "cover-up" capability did not originate out of Langley, it originated out of the Pentagon's Department of Cover and Deception.

There are numerous botched CIA operations: The Gary Powers U-2 flight, The Bay of Pigs Fiasco, Watergate, Iran-Contra, to name but a few. Had the CIA been "Operationally In Charge" on the ground in Dallas, JFK would have lived to a ripe old age, indeed.

Greg, I agree with the thrust of your argument.

My one disagreement is that I do not believe that all CIA failures were celebrated as failures internally. They had to wear the "failure" tag publicly for obvious reasons.

Three such cases stand out in my mind. In chronological order:

The Bogotazo - needed to get support for Latin American anti-Communist pacts. The CIA Director was called before Congress to explain this "intelligence failure".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogotazo

The Hungarian Uprising - the NSC had laid out the idea that creating an uprising in Soviet satellites with one reason listed as being to "provoke Soviet intervention". For some reason, historians either don't know about - or ignore that NSC document

http://reopenkennedycase.forumotion.net/t38-the-truth-about-the-hungarian-uprising

Powers' U2 - sabotage of the upcoming summit...

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Welcome to the forum, Michael. I enjoyed, for lack of a better word, reading your take on the events in Dallas. I agree with much of what you wrote, with the exception of your central premise: "The CIA Did It" part.

The CIA has been readily available to play the part of the "rejected step kid patsy" ad nauseum throughout its existence. Why? Because they suck at field operations. Even worse, they tend to get caught in their failure. Our military intelligence services are much better equipped, trained, and perhaps most importantly, disciplined enough to pull off such a coup than the Agency has ever dreamed of being. The Agency is very good at fomenting dissent, creating a fertile ground for revolution, obstructing justice, and producing red herrings...AFTER the fact.

Keep in mind: when a covert operation (illegal) is in the planning stages, its "cover-up" is also being planned PRIOR to the event itself. Many times people are under the impression that the cover-up originates and is carried out subsequent to the deed. That is erroneous. The cover-up is equally as important as the deed itself and is therefore planned side by side with the operation. Its implementation begins PRIOR to the event, but runs long after the event has taken place. If it is determined that the perpetrators cannot "get away with it" the mission is scrubbed. In 1963 the very best "cover-up" capability did not originate out of Langley, it originated out of the Pentagon's Department of Cover and Deception.

There are numerous botched CIA operations: The Gary Powers U-2 flight, The Bay of Pigs Fiasco, Watergate, Iran-Contra, to name but a few. Had the CIA been "Operationally In Charge" on the ground in Dallas, JFK would have lived to a ripe old age, indeed.

Greg, I agree with the thrust of your argument.

My one disagreement is that I do not believe that all CIA failures were celebrated as failures internally. They had to wear the "failure" tag publicly for obvious reasons.

Three such cases stand out in my mind. In chronological order:

The Bogotazo - needed to get support for Latin American anti-Communist pacts. The CIA Director was called before Congress to explain this "intelligence failure".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bogotazo

The Hungarian Uprising - the NSC had laid out the idea that creating an uprising in Soviet satellites with one reason listed as being to "provoke Soviet intervention". For some reason, historians either don't know about - or ignore that NSC document

http://reopenkennedycase.forumotion.net/t38-the-truth-about-the-hungarian-uprising

Powers' U2 - sabotage of the upcoming summit...

Greg,

Perhaps I was remiss in my failure to say that the CIA does not "volunteer" to be the patsy. It simply comes naturally to them because the evidence in support of their ineptitude is myriad and voluminous due to publicly known OPERATIONAL failures and also due to failed "plausible deniability" on levels that remain classified. The latter is a MAJOR short coming, especially considering the nature of the work of a clandestine service.

Interestingly astute is your mentioning the sabotaged U-2 flight, which in turn sabotaged the summit.

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Hi, Greg. Thanks kindly for welcoming me. I agree completely that planning a cover-up is part of planning a covert operation. But I do not agree the CIA's record is one of failure. It is one of success – marred only by a few botched attempts to off Castro. Among the notable successes, of course, are the Iranian and Guatemalan "regime changes" of 1953 and 1954. But success includes intentional failure. The Gary Powers U-2 incident was a successful failure. As Fletcher Prouty points out in his 2009 revised edition of "JFK," Allen Dulles deliberately sent an under-fueled U-2 spy flight into Soviet airspace on May 1, 1960, so it would have to land in Russia, which sabotaged Ike's planned "peace summit" with Khrushchev 16 days later (captions opposite page 60). The Bay of Pigs fiasco was another planned failure. A recently de-classified CIA internal memorandum shows the Agency knew the invasion would fail unless the president sent in troops, a little snag Dulles never mentioned to JFK. Dulles launched the fiasco expecting the failure would compel Kennedy to salvage the mess with a land invasion, and was stunned when the president rejected the bait and trashed the ringleaders instead. Finally, Watergate was a successful failure. The Agency wanted to swap out Nixon with Ford, and knew staging the botched break-in would cause the paranoid Nixon to self-destruct. The CIA was so successful as a serial evil-doer, President Eisenhower came as close as he could to warning the public about it in his farewell address to the nation on January 17, 1961. Ike declared the "military-industrial complex" had become a threat to our very democracy. Insiders knew full well he was pointing the finger at the CIA.

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Hi, Greg. Thanks kindly for welcoming me. I agree completely that planning a cover-up is part of planning a covert operation. But I do not agree the CIA's record is one of failure. It is one of success – marred only by a few botched attempts to off Castro. Among the notable successes, of course, are the Iranian and Guatemalan "regime changes" of 1953 and 1954. But success includes intentional failure. The Gary Powers U-2 incident was a successful failure. As Fletcher Prouty points out in his 2009 revised edition of "JFK," Allen Dulles deliberately sent an under-fueled U-2 spy flight into Soviet airspace on May 1, 1960, so it would have to land in Russia, which sabotaged Ike's planned "peace summit" with Khrushchev 16 days later (captions opposite page 60). The Bay of Pigs fiasco was another planned failure. A recently de-classified CIA internal memorandum shows the Agency knew the invasion would fail unless the president sent in troops, a little snag Dulles never mentioned to JFK. Dulles launched the fiasco expecting the failure would compel Kennedy to salvage the mess with a land invasion, and was stunned when the president rejected the bait and trashed the ringleaders instead. Finally, Watergate was a successful failure. The Agency wanted to swap out Nixon with Ford, and knew staging the botched break-in would cause the paranoid Nixon to self-destruct. The CIA was so successful as a serial evil-doer, President Eisenhower came as close as he could to warning the public about it in his farewell address to the nation on January 17, 1961. Ike declared the "military-industrial complex" had become a threat to our very democracy. Insiders knew full well he was pointing the finger at the CIA.

That the CIA can be named in even ONE failure, let alone the actual number that can be traced back to them, speaks volumes as to their ineptitude in operational matters. As a supposed clandestine service NONE of their activity should be publicly known, by definition--NONE. If they had been our chief intelligence service over the years we would all be speaking Russian and eating a Bowl of Borscht. As it is, various branches of Military Intelligence are responsible for the "real deal" as far as that goes. The Agency is good at a lot of things. But, the events in Dallas are not among them. Even my late friend, Fletcher Prouty, made it quite clear that the Agency was not responsible for the deed. They were deeply entrenched in the cover up, though. Well, better yet, they were deeply involved in executing facets of the "cover story" at the direction of their masters above the Secret Team.

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I welcome your narrative Michael, since I've long thought that creating

plausible narratives is MUCH more important than simply disproving

things like the WCR.

Like the others here, I mostly agree with the breadcrumbs you laid down

and don't think that the CIA is as inept as Greg and Greg would have you

believe. Some of their failures were successes, as you point out, and some

of their failures were real failures, but useful nonetheless for avoiding

scrutiny on their private successes.

I do have to take issue with one aspect of your story, however. I don't think

the "CIA did it" because the CIA, as an organization, is staffed by many fine,

dedicated people who are sincerely doing their patriotic duty and have nothing

to do with criminal activity. I think what you mean to say is that "some CIA

employees may have participated in the assassination." Sure, they may even

have been high-level employees too (e.g., Angleton), but I get my back up

when people paint with too broad a brush. It's lazy and we should all be on

guard against creating more specious facts.

Every major institution of the past 500 years has been infiltrated by those

who seek to maintain power and control while thwarting populism. Kennedy,

came to realize exactly what the score was, just like his brother, MLK, and

Malcolm did afterwards. For this, he had to be removed from the equation.

The people who planned this event were never found out, but their actors

have been mostly found out. I would say your story is about 90% accurate

in this regard.

Hi Tom,

I actually pointed to CIA failure rate as my one disagreement with Greg and I gave 3 examples of what I am certain were planned failures. I could have added the BoP had I thought of it.

I am even aware of a school of thought that attempts on Castro were planned failures, having once been contacted by an author of a book on that very subject. I regard that as a remote possibility only - but haven't really looked into it.

As for a narrative... I'm on it (depending on how strictly you define "narrative"!)... Mine starts in Colombia with the annexing of Panama and continues on in Colombia through the war and the role of the FBI's Special Intelligence Service, on to the assassination of Gaitan and the certain role of American intelligence, before skipping forward to Oswald and his long and winding path to Dallas.

I know a lot of people believe the Guatemala operation is a good starting point for Dallas. But for me, Colombia via United Fruit / The Panama Canal Company / The Panama Railway is where US Foreign Policy and imperialist intentions merged with intelligence ops, the military, the State Dept and those powerful business interests. It's the place that would go on to prove the value of the media in hiding large scale lies. It was the place that honed the use of a patsy in assassinations and did it so well, the formula would be repeated in the US in the '60s.

It will include new details on who had a hand in selecting Oswald for the Russian trip (the name is a known one, but not one previously associated with this area), and new names, including the previously unknown identify of someone alleged in testimony to have been an Oswald associate. He was just as alleged (an Oswald associate) but in my opinion, he was more than that - bought in and introduced to Oswald for a particular reason.

The work will be backed up by a detailed timeline accessible online.

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