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The conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy succeeded because President Johnson feared that Cuban and Soviet involvement in the assassination would get the United States into a nuclear war, and he set up the Warren Commission to cover up information about Cuban and Soviet involvement. In a very complex strategy, the culpable parties in the CIA supplied disinformation to the Warren Commission that said Cubans had assassinated President Kennedy, but pursuant to the instructions from President Johnson, the Warren Commission covered it up. The disinformation was uncovered less than three years later by a New Orleans District Attorney.

The idea to establish the Warren Commission officially came from Deputy Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach, who has been mentioned several times in this text and is obviously a point man for CIA cover-ups.

The documentary video, “The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes,” shows the memo that Katzenbach wrote to the White House suggesting a Presidential Commission, and it says that speculation about a Communist conspiracy must end. It also states: “The public must be satisfied that Oswald was the assassin; that he did not have confederates who are still at large; and that the evidence was such that he would have been convicted at trial.”

Seven men were chosen for the express purpose of covering up a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States.


In December 1972, more than nine years after President Kennedy was assassinated, retired Chief Justice Earl Warren was interviewed for a PBS television show and he stated the reason why a cover up was paramount and why he agreed to lead the cover-up team.

He said that President Johnson cited rumors “that Soviet Premier Khrushchev and Cuba’s Premier Castro might have been involved in the assassination.”

Warren “was invited to the White House by Mr. Johnson who ‘told me he felt conditions around the world were so bad at the moment that he thought it might even get us into a war; a nuclear war.’” (R.P. 206)

Two hours before going to the White House, “Mr. Warren said that he had advised the President’s brother, Robert F. Kennedy, that he did not believe a Chief Justice should undertake non-judicial duties while sitting on the Supreme Court.”

“Warren also related that Mr. Johnson said he had asked for a report from Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara for an estimate on how many Americans would be killed in a Soviet nuclear attack. He said that Mr. Johnson had told him he was given a figure of 60,000,000 . . . The former Chief Justice said that the President’s concern had caused him to agree to head the inquiry.” (R.P. 206)

President Johnson “also talked personally with each member appointed” when the Warren Commission was established. (R.P. 207)

Warren claimed that the rumors about Khrushchev and Castro “later proved to be unfounded.” (R.P. 206)

When Katzenbach wrote his memo to the White House, he suggested proffering a perspective “which will satisfy people in the United States and abroad that all the facts have been told, and that a statement to this affect be made now,” and “We should have some basis for rebutting the thought that this was a Communist conspiracy.”

With this “basis” for establishing the Warren Commission, Earl Warren certainly wasn’t going to admit that they found evidence that it was a “Communist conspiracy.” The whole point of the Warren Commission was to cover up evidence of Cuban and Soviet involvement because President Johnson “thought it might even get us into a war; a nuclear war.” Warren, therefore, claimed that the rumors about Khrushchev and Castro “later proved to be unfounded.”

The monumental concern about a nuclear war resulting from Soviet and Cuban involvement in Kennedy’s assassination was pointedly logical, and circumstances made it extremely convenient to use as justification for a cover up.

In 1961, when Johnson was Vice President, the notorious Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba took place and in October of 1962, when Soviet missile sites were discovered in Cuba, President Kennedy initiated a blockade of Cuba which has since been viewed as a nuclear stand-off that brought us to the brink of nuclear war.

Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of President Kennedy on November 22, 1963, had lived in the Soviet Union, was married to a woman from the Soviet Union, and was purported to be pro-Castro. As cited, Oswald was conveniently arrested within an hour and a half of President Kennedy’s assassination and then killed less than forty-eight hours later.

On December 15, 1963, a Washington Post columnist cited a letter that Chief Justice Earl Warren had written to a Congressman in 1958 when Congress was considering a “Commission on Presidential Disability.” Warren made direct statements in his letter in which he said that no one on the United States Supreme Court could serve on such a Commission. Warren’s statements in 1958 would have also precluded him from serving on a Commission to investigate President Kennedy’s assassination in 1963.

Warren stated: “It has been the belief of all of us that because of the separation of power in our Government, the nature of the judicial process, a possibility of a controversy of this character coming to the Court, and the danger of disqualification which might result in lack of a quorum, it would be inadvisable for any member of the Court to serve on such a Commission . . . I believe that the reasons above mentioned for nonparticipation of the Court are insurmountable.” (R.P. 208)

The columnist criticized the Warren Commission itself, stating: “On the charter of the Commission; when a congressional committee is assigned an inquiry, its terms of reference must be precise and its boundaries clear . . . The terms of reference given to the President’s Commission are so general that the Commission is, in effect, writing its own charter.” (Obviously he didn’t know that Warren and his cover-up team intended to save us all from a nuclear war.)

In June 1957, the New York Times reported that “under the leadership of Chief Justice Earl Warren, the Supreme Court” had “sharply criticized the Congress for giving undefined and unlimited powers of investigation to Congressional Committees.” (Warren, of course, changed his perspective when he accepted his cover-up task.) [R.P. 209]

The four Members of Congress on Warren’s cover-up team, Senators Russell and Cooper and Representatives Boggs and Ford, did their part to give the team “undefined and unlimited powers.” The Senate “quickly passed and sent to the House a resolution giving the Warren Commission broad powers to carry out its fact-finding mission.” Senators Russell and Cooper sponsored the legislation and “an identical proposal was offered in the House” by Representatives Boggs and Ford. (R.P. 210)

As for Johnson’s cover up effort, “One effect of the President’s action and perhaps part of its purpose, apparently will be to stop the scramble by Congressional Committees to investigate the assassination of Mr. Kennedy.” (R.P. 207)

Johnson’s efforts to prevent the revelation of a Cuban connection failed in 1967 when a New Orleans District Attorney named Jim Garrison (whose celebrated prosecutorial effort was spotlighted in the movie “JFK”) promulgated information that there was Cuban involvement in the assassination of President Kennedy.

Garrison’s investigation was first publicized in a New Orleans newspaper on February 17, 1967. It identified the focus of the investigation as a New Orleans pilot named David Ferrie and on the following day, “District Attorney Jim Garrison issued a statement predicting ‘arrests and convictions’ in New Orleans.” (R.P. 211 & 212)

It was also on the following day that “Mr. Ferrie acknowledged that he was under investigation but called the inquiry ‘a big joke.’” (R.P. 213)

David Ferrie was found dead in his apartment at 11:40 AM on February 22, 1967. The coroner, Dr. Nicholas Chetta, said he had died on the evening of February 21, four days after Jim Garrison’s investigation became public. (R.P. 213)

The New York Times stated that Ferrie was naked under a sheet in his bed, where he died of a “brain hemorrhage.” The brain hemorrhage was brought on by “natural causes.” (R.P. 213 & 214)

The Times initially stated: “What appeared to be a suicide note was on the dining room table in the apartment, according to Dr. Nicholas Chetta, the Orleans Parish coroner . . . He quoted part of it as saying, ‘To leave this life is, for me, a sweet prospect. I find nothing in it that is desirable, and on the other hand, everything that is loathsome,’” but “Mr. Chetta declined to reveal the full contents of the note.” (R.P. 213)

“Dr. Chetta said he was not yet classifying the death as a suicide. He said ‘anatomical findings’ thus far had shown that Mr. Ferrie suffered a brain hemorrhage.”

“‘Probably this man was under undue pressure,’ Dr. Chetta said.” (Maybe that’s what naturally caused his brain hemorrhage, while he was in bed, naked under a sheet.)

On February 25, 1967, the New York Times reported: “Dr. Chetta said Mr. Ferrie’s physician, whom he declined to name, had told him that Mr. Ferrie grew increasingly depressed in recent weeks and ‘talked of suicide and rambled on about suing Mr. Garrison.’” (R.P. 214)

On February 23, 1967, two days after Ferrie was silenced, the New York Times stated: “Housewives who lived near Mr. Ferrie at the time of the assassination told newsmen he had a strong interest in Cuba, and acquaintances reported him to be militantly anti-Castro . . . According to a friend, Mr. Ferrie was ‘a rabid anti-Castroite.’ The friend said he hinted that he had participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion but would never elaborate.” (R.P. 215)

On May 22, 1967, an Associated Press article carried by the New York Times stated: “District Attorney Jim Garrison says that Lee Harvey Oswald did not kill President Kennedy and the Central Intelligence Agency knows who did.” (R.P. 216)

“‘Purely and simply it’s a case of former employees of the CIA, a large number of them Cubans, having a venomous reaction from the 1961 Bay of Pigs episode. Certain individuals with a fusion of interests in regaining Cuba assassinated the President,’ Mr. Garrison says.”

“Mr. Garrison said that the agency knew ‘the name of every man involved and the name of the individuals who pulled the triggers’ to kill Mr. Kennedy.”

“Mr. Garrison said it would take ‘only 60 minutes for the CIA to give us the name of every last Cuban involved in this and that’s how close we have been to the end for some time, but we are blocked by this glass wall of this totalitarian, powerful agency which is worried about its power.’” (R.P. 216)

“He repeatedly accused the agency of blocking and attempting to block his investigation, begun last fall.” (Obviously the CIA was the source of information that Cubans were involved.)

This Cuba connection that needed to be covered up was almost instantaneously made part of President Kennedy’s assassination. When Ferrie died, the New York Times reported: “Mr. Ferrie came under investigation by local and Federal authorities only hours after the assassination when Edward Voebel, a high school classmate of Oswald’s, told investigators that Oswald had served briefly in a civilian air patrol unit commanded by Mr. Ferrie.” (R.P. 215)

“Secret Service records show that Mr. Ferrie told agents shortly after the assassination that he was ‘positive’ he was in New Orleans on the day of the murder, Friday, November 22, 1963.” (R.P. 217)

“Three days after the assassination, when they received reports that Mr. Ferrie had made a quick trip to Texas immediately after the Presidential murder, Mr. Garrison’s staff arrested him for questioning, but Federal interest in Mr. Ferrie waned, according to one investigative source, when the FBI determined that Mr. Ferrie had gone to Houston rather than Dallas and had not known Oswald in the air patrol.” (R.P. 215)

(It seems that a man who was supposedly Oswald’s high school classmate lied to investigators and in the process established an immediate Cuban connection that the “Secret Service” was looking into.)

On the day Ferrie was found dead, Jim Garrison stated: “Evidence developed by our office had long since confirmed that he was involved in events culminating in the assassination of President Kennedy. Although my office has been investigating Mr. Ferrie intensively for months, we have not mentioned his name publicly up to this point . . . In a meeting in my house this morning, we had reached a decision to arrest him early next week. Apparently we waited too long.” (R.P. 215)

At the very beginning of “The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes,” Nicholas Katzenbach, Deputy Attorney General in 1963, an obvious CIA cover-up man and one of the Federal authorities who could decide that Federal interest in David Ferrie should “wane,” states, “I had the impression both before and after the assassination that Jim Garrison was an absolute nut.”

Jim Garrison didn’t know that the CIA orchestrated the idea that Cubans were involved in the assassination, and Warren couldn’t acknowledge evidence that Cubans were involved because he thought he and his team were heading off a nuclear war. The CIA, of course, didn’t want it known that they were the source of the information, but Jim Garrison followed the Cuban connection right up to the CIA’s doorstep.

Unlike Warren, Jim Garrison didn’t get any instructions from a President who “thought it might even get us into a war; a nuclear war.”

By having the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court enlisted to head the cover up, the CIA effectuated a tripartite conquest of the three branches of the United States Government. Earl Warren effectively gave Supreme Court approval to the workings of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The other six members of the Warren Commission were:

1) Senator Richard B. Russell

2) Former CIA Director Allen Dulles

3) Congressman and Future President Gerald Ford

4) Former Assistant Secretary of War John J. McCloy

5) Congressman Hale Boggs

6) Senator John Sherman Cooper.

Critical information on the other six members with whom President Johnson “also talked personally” is detailed on the following pages. It is not unlike the information cited thus far in this text, and it clearly shows how the CIA exercised dominion over the United States Government.

The second section on Congressman Hale Boggs details the deaths of Members of Congress who were killed by KGB officers in the CIA and by renegade CIA officers.

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