Blair Dobson Posted March 29, 2006 Share Posted March 29, 2006 Hi all. First, my work has kept me away from here for a while. I’d like to start by saying I am still working on getting some time to do some image enhancements for Lee Foreman which I honestly haven’t had the time or the DriveSpace to finish up but I will as some of my projects are getting launched into the land of Backupville… Here starts the rant.. I watched a lengthy documentary on Lew Wasserman tonight. (info Here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388201/ here http://www.thenation.com/docprint.mhtml?i=20030630&s=schatz and here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Wasserman ) There were a number of things that peaked me as I thought I was watching a documentary on Wasserman but as it went along I learned a few things I’ve never seen mentioned anywhere else: Wasserman and MCA were under investigation by Bobby Kennedy and the result was an anti trust ruling that changed the way his (Wasserman/MCA) business got done. Wassermann ran an almost unchallenged monopoly in Hollywood and was also backed by a heavy lawyer who had “alleged” ties to the mob. It cost Wasserman and his friends Millions. They also showed a picture of Jack Valenti on Air force one during the swearing in of LBJ. Later in the documentary, (in present time ) Jack Valenti is quoted as saying something to the effect of; “If you go after Wasserman you’re coming after me.” Throughout the course of this documentary, a number of statements were made to the effect of Wassermanns’ ability to place Ronald Reagan in the Screen actors’ guild as president and then later, it goes on to talk about his power in Washington and his involvement with future presidents. Now Wassermanns’ lawyer (who’s name escapes me at present) was also involved with the teamsters etc and was known for being a very serious individual… the documentary states that the word of Wassermanns lawyer was the word of the mob and you’d better listen to what you were told… Now I’m not suggesting that Hollywood killed the Kennedy’s, but it kinda made something really clear to me about the approach most people take when looking at the case of both brothers: When people look at the case, they seem to compartmentalize it into the most unconnected coincidences, assuming that the “government couldn’t have done it with the mob” or the “CIA” wouldn’t have done it in conjunction with so and so.Etc. The more I read about history, the more I seem to discover that not only are the agencies of criminals, governments and business linked at the hip, they all sleep in the same bed. Not that this is anything new, but it seems to be the jumping off point for most of the dismissals about the case either by lone nutters but also by those who would have us believe that simply there are no tangible connections between these people and the agencies they represent. This is not so. History proves this correct. Operation Mockingbird. Operation Mongoose. Operation Control Everything. Whether it’s the Mob in Cuba or Vegas, its ties to politics and Hollywood are historical, not conjecture and you can replace the “entertainment Industry” with “Government” or “Organized crime” almost interchangeably when looking at who benefited and who owed whom a favor. All of them certainly coulda split the dinner bill on the hit and not even looked at what the tip should be. My point I guess is that instead of making it more confused, it should make it simpler. Maybe it wasn’t any one group, but rather a coordinated effort by everyone and why not? Business is trans global as much now as it was in WW2, so why isn’t it possible that the key players could have been hired by A and B and C and paid out by D. I mean as it has been well stated before: with the who’s who in Dallas that day, you coulda sold tickets on the assumption that something was going to happen.. People KNEW! And nothing was left to chance. I am not asserting anything here; I’m just trying to point out another thread of connections here and the Wasserman Documentary left me with a few questions: 1) What the hell was Valenti doing on Kennedy’s’ plane in the first place? Press secretary? Hrmmmmmm… Who were his buddies? Who had a strong influence on network owned news programs? 2) Why would Valenti within weeks of the assassination want to have Wasserman appointed to special advisory capacity to LBJ in the LBJ Whitehouse? 3) Why hasn’t anyone drawn a connection to Valenti/Wasserman/Mob/Kennedy hits before? 4) (R Kennedy I know but..) Who owned the Ambassador Hotel? ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._David_Schine ) Who were Schines pals? 5) Who hated the Kennedys more than Wassermann and co? 6) Who didn’t hate the Kennedy’s? Sorry for the rant… I also was unfortunate enough to see Gus Russo s awful documentary “rendezvous with death” which should have thanked the CIA in the credits for all the cash it propped that sad piece of garbage with…Just bad … thanks for your patience… Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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