We were slightly taken
aback when we found this item yesterday. We asked ourselves: Do
they really believe this type of manipulation can work?
Then we remembered the WMD
in Iraq, 9/11, the 2000 elections. Of course it will
No JFK conspiracy, new analysis
October 28, 2003
The United States'
ABC television network said today it conducted an exhaustive
investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy,
complete with a computer-generated reconstruction, which
irrefutably confirms that Lee Harvey Oswald acted
two-hour special on the event is scheduled to air on ABC News in
the United States on November 20, two days before the 40th
anniversary Kennedy's killing.
"It leaves no room
for doubt," said Tom Yellin, executive producer of the
special, narrated by Peter Jennings.
called the results of ABC's study "enormously powerful. It's
irrefutable". The conclusion that Oswald alone shot Kennedy during
a motorcade in Dallas mirrors that of the Warren Commission, the
official government inquiry into the assassination.
today, public opinion surveys find that less than half of
Americans don't agree with that conclusion, said Gary
Mack, curator of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in
that reservoir of doubt, largely fed by government secrecy and
Oliver Stone's movie on the assassination, is important to address,
News worked with an expert who created a computer-generated
reconstruction of the shooting based on maps, blueprints, physical
measurements, more than 500 photographs, films and autopsy
reports, ABC said.
It enables a person
to view the scene from any number of perspectives, including what
Oswald saw from the sixth floor of the former Texas school book
depository, Yellin said.
"When you do that, it's
chillingly clear what happened," Yellin said.
dismisses theories that there was another gunman.
Through interviews and
other documentation, ABC News also concludes that Jack Ruby, who
later killed Oswald, acted simply out of his love for
computer-generated technology, only available for the past few
years, is now frequently used in criminal investigations, Yellin
While Stone's movie raised
doubt in many people's minds about the Warren Commission, it also
led to the release of many government documents that had previously
been kept hidden and fueled conspiracy theorists, Yellin
None of the
documents offer significant evidence refuting the conclusion that
Oswald acted alone, Yellin said.
Still, much of Americans'
cynicism about their government can be traced to November 22, 1963,
making further investigation important even 40 years later, he
think it's very hard for people to accept the fact that the most
powerful man in the world can be murdered by a disaffected person
whose life had been a series of failures up to that point," Yellin
Yellin and Mack admit that no matter what evidence ABC News lays
out, it's not likely to quiet people who believe
history of this subject is pretty clear," Mack said.
"No matter what
information comes out, people are going to believe what they
Comment: So, based
upon maps, blueprints, physical measurements, more than 500
photographs, films and autopsy reports, the good folks at ABC have
made a computer-generated reconstruction of the shooting that
leaves no doubt that Oswald acted alone. We have some excerpts from
a book below that also used many of the same materials and arrived
at the opposite conclusion: JFK was murdered by a powerful group of
CIA operatives and politicians who were staunch "anti-communists."
The Taking Of America, 1-2-3
by Richard E. Sprague, also has a long chapter on how the main news
producers in the US were involved in the cover-up by withholding
these same documents from the public eye.
And that is the fundamental
question: Will these documents be made public so that individuals
can investigate them themselves and form their own opinions based
upon the evidence? And if they are, will they be the real evidence,
or will they be "computer reconstructions" of the original
In his work, Sprague is
looking at how assassinations were used to shape the outcome of
elections from 1964 through 1976. He explains his outlook this
book is not about assassinations, at least not solely about
assassinations. It is not just another book about who murdered
President Kennedy or how or why. It is a book about power, about
who really controls the United States policies, especially foreign
policies. It is a book about the process of control through the
manipulation of the American presidency and the presidential
election process. The objective of the book is to expose the
clandestine, secret, tricky methods and weapons used for this
manipulation, and to reveal the degree to which these have been
hidden from the American public.
Assassinations are only one
of many techniques used in this control process. They have been
important only in the sense that they are the ultimate method used
in the control of the election process. Viewed in this way, an
understanding of what happened to John or Robert Kennedy becomes
more important because it leads to a total understanding of what
has happened to our country, and to us, since 1960. But the
important thing to understand is the control and the power and all
of the clandestine methods put together.
According to Sprague,
Kennedy was killed, to be replaced by Johnson. Johnson was
"convinced" not to run again in 1968 because he was too lenient
with the Black population. Nixon was their man, and in order to
ensure he got in, Robert Kennedy had to be eliminated.
Sprague had doubts about
the Warren Report from the beginning. These doubts increased as he
tried to verify the facts himself.
the most important thing initially that happened in finding the
photos was discovering a number of photographs- -films and still
photos--that showed the sixth floor window empty with nobody in it.
This is what originally convinced me that we had a different sort
of conspiracy going than one involving Lee Harvey Oswald, because
if he wasn't in the window--and nobody was in the window--then what
fired the shots? And where from?
To do this, he constructed
his own virtual model of the assassination scene, but without the
help of a computer. Do you know that there are other films of the
assassination? Wonder why we never hear about them? They have been
bought up by the major news organizations and have been locked away
from public scrutiny. But when Sprague was working, in the
mid-sixties, much of this material was still available. It was only
later, towards 1968-69, that the tide shifted and the material was
Lest one doubt Sprague's
capacities in computer analysis, he was a specialist and a pioneer
in the field of electronic computers and a leading American
authority on Electronic Funds Transfer Systems (EFTS). He
co-founded the Computer Research Corporation of Hawthorne,
California in 1950. In 1960, he became the Director of Computer
Systems Consulting for Touche, Ross, Bailey, and Smart. He became a
partner in that company in 1963, and started its Advanced Business
Systems Department in 1964 where he stayed until 1968. In his book
he discusses the way UPI used computer analysis to promote the lone
Confirming that the films
and photographs I was looking at were taken at the critical time
the shots were fired, or immediately before or after that, involved
a lot of work: work with plat maps, other photos, and other
materials. I got hold of a map made by the surveyor for Dealey
Plaza (I believe his name was Clarence West) which was drawn to
scale, and Bob Cutler helped me draw onto it all of the various
things that happened including all the vehicles that were moving
through. And I managed to lay a set of films end-to-end starting
with one rounding the turn onto Houston Street all the way through
Dealey Plaza so I could track any vehicle that was in view
eighteenth- of-a-second by eighteenth-of-a-second (Zapruder film
speed) all the way through Dealey Plaza. This enabled me to
determine where Kennedy was at all times and where anybody else was
that showed up in any of the photos-- particularly moving
pictures--at times Kennedy was at spot so-and-so or spot
doing this, with some triangulation, I was able to pin down the
exact timing of two particular sets of photos: a film--the Hughes
film--the last frame of which shows the sixth floor window empty
and ends 5.7 seconds ahead of the first shot--the first shot being
fired/tied down at frame 189 of the Zapruder film; and two photos
taken after the shots were fired by Dillard and, believe it or not,
an intelligence man from Navy intelligence named Powell. Powell's
and Dillard's photos were taken almost at the same time, 3.5
seconds after the fatal and last shot (Z-313).
Sprague wasn't using
computer reproductions. He used his brain and the original photos
that total time span is less than 17 seconds--if you add up the 5.7
seconds after the end of the Hughes film, plus the 6-plus seconds
while the shots were being fired, plus the 3.5 seconds before
Dillard and Powell's photos were taken--of blank, non-coverage of
that window and there's no way Oswald could have gotten into the
window, aimed, fired three shots, and gotten out of the window so
you that couldn't see him in 17 seconds.
anyway there was another film taken by Beverly Oliver otherwise
known as the Babushka lady that was confiscated by News Orleans FBI
agent Regis Kennedy, and a still photograph taken by Norman
Similas, confiscated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from
"Liberty" magazine (which was going to publish the photo), who then
turned the photo and its negative over to the FBI. I interviewed
Similas and the "Liberty" magazine editor both of whom told me they
had carefully examined the photograph and had seen no one in the
photograph appearing in the eastern-most sixth floor window, which
I calculated had been taken about half-way into the 17-second
made two attempts soon after the Freedom of Information Act
"viewing room" in the FBI office in Washington, D.C. was created,
to request to see the Similas photograph and Beverly Oliver film,
but each time the FBI person assigned to me was not able to find
these photographs. But the testimony of the people involved was
good enough for me to conclude that there was nobody in that window
ever. Once I got to that point I started looking for other evidence
that would show where the shots did come from and I started finding
all kinds of evidence of shots from the grassy knoll, and from the
Dal Tex building, and from the roof or the seventh floor of the
western end of the depository building--both photographs as well as
witness testimony--and that lead me to decide that this was a
powerful conspiracy which had involved at least four gunmen firing
shots. This then lead me to decide that I should pursue the whole
pattern of conspiracy including, eventually, the Martin Luther King
assassination, the Bobby Kennedy assassination and the George
Wallace attempt. And that led to the book.
Through all of this, I just
know I never would have concluded that it was a powerful and
well-planned conspiracy if I had not determined that Oswald wasn't
in that window-- nobody was in that window. That was the first
Are we starting to get some
sense of why this material was never made public?
There's one other thing I'd
like to point out. The title of the book has more than just simple
significance and it shows up in all the chapters that link all
these assassinations and their cover-ups. Namely, our country has
been taken from us. Us being the citizens of the United States as
of 1963, and any time after that, by robbing us of our capability
of electing a president we wanted for at least three, and more
likely four, elections. One way of taking the country away, is to
control the elections and that's really, at least part of the
essence of the book. It's close to what Henry Gonzalez proposed in
his original bill. He wanted the Congress to look into all four of
the major assassinations--the fourth being the attempted
assassination of George Wallace--and find the links between and
among them, and the cover-ups, and particularly the links between
the intelligence agencies and the cover-ups that he was sure were
involved in all of them. And if we had had a committee which had
done that, well then, we'd have been a lot further along than we
are 13 years later. -- phone interview with the author, June 3,
If you were not alive in
the sixties, it is hard to understand the level of hatred that
existed for the Kennedy's among right-wing groups such as the
Minutemen. The myth that has come down is that he was beloved by
everyone. Notice how ABC decides that Ruby killed Oswald because of
his great love for Kennedy!
How could this manipulation
of the public be carried out? Sprague gives five keys:
INGREDIENT 1. A PATRIOTIC
ISSUE. A fundamental issue permeating nearly all conditions of life
in the U.S. is needed, around which the rest of the fooling can be
constructed. The perfect issue since 1947 has been "The Red
Menace," or "Communism" or "The Radical Communist Left Conspiracy."
No one is more adept at using this issue than Richard
people, to be fooled, have to really believe in the issue, from the
heart, from the gut. In a democracy this is the most essential
ingredient. In the U.S. many, many people believe it. Some believe
it because they have never heard or read anything other than "The
Communists are going to take over." Others believe it because they
or their parents or relatives came from Europe and "know what it's
like to live under Naziism or Communism." (They don't
believe because they are religious, and somehow religion is always
linked to anti-communism. Others aren't sure, but they think
"radical" groups might be Communist controlled. The flag waving,
the national anthem, the American Legion, our prisoners of war, the
draft of the past--all of these symbols are linked to the one big
issue of "Communism." [...]
INGREDIENT 2. REACHING THE
MINDS OF THE PEOPLE. To fool a majority of the people all of the
time it is necessary to reach into their minds over a relatively
long period of time.
[...] Go back in time to
1935, if you are over 50, or go back to 1945, if you are over 40,
or back to 1955, if you are over 30. Examine your general overall
attitudes, beliefs and prejudices as developed over that period of
time between then and now. You will discover that your political
beliefs about the U.S., the Presidency, foreign policy, wage and
price controls, and your own economic conditions, etc., have been
strongly influenced by the various news media.
INGREDIENT 3. CONTROLLING
THE NEWS MEDIA. In Chapter 9, the author proves that it has been
possible for a very small group of people in power to control or
fool nearly all of the major news media in the U.S. about the
assassination of John F. Kennedy and subsequent investigations
conducted by groups other than the sources of power (Warren
Commission, FBI, Secret Service, CIA, Justice Department, the
According to polls taken
between 1963 and 1970, 50% to 80% of the public at one time or
another during this period believed there was a conspiracy.
Nevertheless, the major news media took the opposite position. A
poll conducted today would, no doubt, show about one-half of the
people believing there was no conspiracy. How did this happen? Is
it conceivable that the power sources of two succeeding
administrations (Johnson and Nixon) fooled or controlled the news
media to that extent?
problem is not so difficult as it seems. Only sixteen media
organizations are involved. These sixteen provide each of us with
nearly all of the news we either read, see or hear. It is only
necessary to control the sixteen men at the very top and that is
exactly what happened. The proof contained in Chapter 9 contains
specific facts about what happened inside of eleven of the sixteen
INGREDIENT 4. CONTROLLING
THE LEGAL SYSTEM. Perhaps the most important long-range ingredient
in fooling the people of America is the control and influence over
the legal system. The U.S. in the post-war era has reached the
stage where, in case of doubt on a major issue, the people will
wait to see how it is resolved by the courts. The American people
in general have always had tremendous faith in their own legal
the exception of the South taking issue with the Warren court over
black rights, the American people tend to believe that the Supreme
Court will eventually right any wrongs. The faith goes much further
than adjudication of crimes or disputes. People have come to rely
on the legal system to tell them where the truth lies on a major
issue when two sides differ completely on the facts. They believe
that the adversary procedure and the perjury penalty system will
ferret out the truth.
Thus, to fool the people,
and make them believe lies, it is essential to control the legal
system. The Nixon and Johnson administrations and the Invisible
Government lying underneath or off to one side of both
administrations became very adept at controlling the legal system.
It can be done, and has been done in several ways. Nixon, of
course, loaded the Supreme Court. That is important. The complete
control of the Justice Department and the FBI is also obvious. Not
so obvious is the need to control Federal judges throughout the
land. Truth might leak out in a trial at a local level, so U.S.
courts in each area must be controlled.
Federal grand jury scheme worked out by Nixon, Mitchell and Robert
Mardian is a beautiful way to guide, direct and control the legal
system. It more than proved its worth in fooling the people in
cases involving classified documents, the Black Panthers and other
situations where the truth had to be obscured. [...]
INGREDIENT 5. PAID
COLUMNISTS OR LACKEYS. Control of the news media includes
controlling or hiring selected columnists, newsmen, commentators,
and lackeys. Sometimes these people are called "spokesmen for the
administration." Many of them are supposedly independent. Their
importance in the process of fooling the people has increased as
the number of independent news media organizations has decreased
and the number of organizations relying on syndicated, national
columnists or commentators has increased.
In looking over this list,
it is clear that these elements continue to function in the US
today. Look at the successful cover-up of 9/11, the way the courts
were used to ensure Bush Jr. got into the White House, the media
shills who whipped up anti-Saddam hysteria to justify the
occupation of Iraq, the entire sequence wrapped up in patriotism
and the belief that "It can't happen here." The Communist threat
has been replaced by the Terrorist threat, and the well of anger
and negative energy of the Cold War is being redirected to the
endless war on terror.
And anyone who challenges
the official version is accused of being a "conspiracy nut." But as
of the favorite tricks of the media throughout the years has been
to couple the words "conspiracy" and "theory" together; never once
did the major media mention any of the hard evidence pointing to
conspiracy in any of the four major cases.
Instead they sequestered
it. Put it under lock and key.
Did you know that Oswald
was an informant for the FBI?
That the shells found near
Officer Tippett were from Oswald's gun, but that the bullets that
killed him were not?
Many of the same
individuals, including Richard Nixon, were involved in the Bay of
Pigs invasion, the assassination of Kennedy, the blackmailing of
Ted Kennedy at Chappiquiddick, and Watergate.
Read Sprague's book and
decide for yourself. This is the chronology of events he gives
relating to the take over of the US.
evidence for the Power Control Group's and Ford/Nixon's strategy is
Nixon was White House action officer on Cuban invasion plans in
Nixon was in contact with Hunt and others during the Bay of Pigs
Nixon lied to the American people by his own admission about the
Bay of Pigs during his TV debates with Kennedy in 1960.
Nixon was financially linked to the Mafia and to Cuban casino
operations before Castro took over.
Nixon was acquainted with Hunt, Baker, Martinez, Sturgis, Carlos
Prio Socarras, and other Watergate people and anti-Castro people in
Florida, and he was financially linked to Baker, Martinez and
Hunt, Baker, Sturgis and Socarras were connected with the
assassination group in the murder of JFK.
Nixon was in Dallas for three days, including the morning of the
JFK assassination. He was trying to stir up trouble for
Nixon went to Dallas under false pretenses. There was no board
meeting of the Pepsi Cola Company as he announced his law firm had
had to attend.
Nixon did not admit being in Dallas on the day Kennedy was shot and
did not reveal the true reason for his trip. He held two press
conferences on the two days before the assassination, attacking
both Kennedy and Johnson and emphasizing the Democratic political
problems in Texas.
Research indicates that Nixon either knew in advance about
assassination plans, or learned about them soon after the
Nixon proposed to Lyndon Johnson that Gerald Ford serve on the
Ford led the Commission cover-up by controlling the questioning of
key witnesses and by several other means.
Ford helped firmly plant the idea that Oswald was the only assassin
and that there was no conspiracy by publishing his own book, "Lee
Harvey Oswald: Portrait of the Assassin."
Ford purposefully covered up the conspiracy of the PCG in the JFK
assassination and also covered up the fact that Oswald was a paid
informer for the FBI. He did this by dismissing the subject in his
book as worthless rumor and by keeping the executive sessions of
the Commission (where Oswald's FBI informer status was discussed)
classified Top Secret.
Ford continued the cover-up when he was questioned before being
confirmed by the Senate as Vice President. He lied under oath twice
to the Senate Committee. He stated that he had written his book
about Oswald with no access to classified documents. He lied about
this because his book used classified documents about Oswald's FBI
informer status. He lied when he said that the book was entitled,
"Lee Harvey Oswald: Portrait of *an* Assassin." This was
significant in 1973 because the public by then had become very
skeptical about a lone assassin. By changing one word in the title,
Ford made the book seem a little less like what it actually was--an
effort to make Oswald the assassin.
Jaworski aided in the JFK cover-up by sitting on evidence of
conspiracy accumulated by Waggoner Carr, Texas Attorney General,
who he represented in liaison with the Warren Commission. He also
stopped the critical testimony of Jack Ruby when he testified
before the Warren Commission, and diverted attention away from
Ruby's intent to reveal the conspiracy to kill both Kennedy and
Nixon became president in 1968 only because Robert Kennedy was
killed by a conspiracy. Nixon was well aware of the conspiracy
whether or not he approved of it in advance.
John Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover joined Nixon and the lower level
members of the PCG in covering up the RFK murder conspiracy. They
classified the evidence "Top Secret" and murdered several
witnesses, controlled the judge in the Sirhan trial and the
district attorney and the chief of police in Los Angeles during and
after the trial. They still control these people and the Los
Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Clarence Kelly also became
The plumbers group ordered the assassination of George Wallace in
1972 to insure Nixon's election by picking up Wallace's vote (about
18%, according to polls).
J. Edgar Hoover and Richard Helms were aware of who killed John
Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. They helped cover-up both
John Mitchell controlled the trial of Clay Shaw and the Garrison
investigation and discredited Garrison by framing him in a New
Orleans gambling case.
Nixon and Haldeman discussed the assassination of John Kennedy, the
conspiracy, Hunt's involvement, the possibility that Hunt might
talk, the cover-up, the Bay of Pigs relationship between Nixon,
Hunt and the other PCG members, and the briefing Nixon might have
had to give anyone running against him in 1972, on matters of
Nixon and Mitchell discussed the assassinations and the attempt to
assassinate George Wallace. Mitchell executed orders to suppress
the truth about these events.
Gerald Ford had possession of the most critical tapes on which
assassinations and cover-ups were discussed.
Jaworski could be counted on to keep the assassination material
under wraps even after his resignation. He was aware of the
conspiracy evidence and cover-up in all three cases (JFK, RFK,
Hunt was taken care of and will keep silent. He had been out of
jail and living on a beautiful $100,000 estate in Florida with
plenty of money, across the street from his Bay of Pigs friend,
Clay Shaw was murdered by the PCG, undoubtedly to keep him from
talking once the truth about his CIA position was revealed by
Victor Marchetti. He was embalmed before the coroner could
determine the cause of death. Evidence indicates he was killed
somewhere and then brought back to his apartment.
Hale Boggs, a Warren, Commission member, was possibly killed by the
PCG. Bogg's airplane disappeared in Alaska. No trace of it was ever
found and no explanation of how the plane could have crashed has
ever been given. Mrs. Boggs has expressed doubts about it being an
Four of the seven Warren Commission members are dead: Warren,
Dulles, Russell and Boggs. Of the remaining members, Ford was
President, John McCloy is retired and living in Connecticut, and
John Sherman Cooper was made ambassador to East Germany.
Richard Russell, Hale Boggs and Cooper believed there was a
conspiracy in the JFK assassination. Russell and Boggs both said so
Haldeman erased 18 1/2 minutes of a taped discussion with Nixon.
This tape undoubtedly contained "national security" matters. The
fact that Haldeman did the erasing can easily be determined by
tracing the trail of possession of the tape from the day it was
taken out of the vault to the day the gap was discovered. Haldeman
had the tape with the recorder alone for nearly 48 hours. No one
else had the tape alone long enough to do the erasing.
Ford and the PCG contemplated pardons for Mitchell, Haldeman,
Ehrlichman and possibly others who know the number one
Ford's statements to the sub-committee of the House Judiciary
Committee concerning his pardon of Nixon dodged the real issue.
Only Elizabeth Holtzman asked questions coming close to the number
one secret. When she asked about a prior agreement, Ford said, "I
have made no deal, there was no deal, *since I became Vice
President*." Those last few words were not reported by the press,
but a large number of Americans watched and heard him say them. Of
course he spoke truthfully because the "deal" was made *before* he
became Vice President.
There is also this from
Gerald Ford in 1997:
Ford jottings offer
something new for JFK conspiracy theorists
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (July 2) -
Thirty-three years ago, Gerald R. Ford took pen in hand and changed
- ever so slightly - the Warren Commission's key sentence on the
place where a bullet entered John F. Kennedy's body when he was
killed in Dallas.
effect of Ford's change was to strengthen the commission's
conclusion that a single bullet passed through Kennedy and severely
wounded Texas Gov. John Connally - a crucial element in its finding
that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole gunman.
small change, said Ford on Wednesday when it came to light, one
intended to clarify meaning, not alter history.
changes had nothing to do with a conspiracy theory,'' he said in a
telephone interview from Beaver Creek, Colo. ''My changes were only
an attempt to be more precise.''
still, his editing was seized upon by members of the conspiracy
community, which rejects the commission's conclusion that Oswald
''This is the most
significant lie in the whole Warren Commission report,'' said
Robert D. Morningstar, a computer systems specialist in New York
City who said he has studied the assassination since it occurred
and written an Internet book about it.
The effect of Ford's
editing, Morningstar said, was to suggest that a bullet struck
Kennedy in the neck, ''raising the wound two or three inches.
Without that alteration, they could never have hoodwinked the
public as to the true number of assassins.''
the bullet had hit Kennedy in the back, it could not have struck
Connolly in the way the commission said it did, he said.
Warren Commission concluded in 1964 that a single bullet - fired by
a ''discontented'' Oswald - passed through Kennedy's body and
wounded his fellow motorcade passenger, Connally, and that a
second, fatal bullet, fired from the same place, tore through
assassination of the president occurred Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas;
Oswald was arrested that day but was shot and killed two days later
as he was being transferred from the city jail to the county
Conspiracy theorists reject
the idea that a single bullet could have hit both Kennedy and
Connally and done such damage. Thus they argue that a second gunman
must have been involved.
Ford's changes tend to
support the single-bullet theory by making a specific point that
the bullet entered Kennedy's body ''at the back of his neck''
rather than in his uppermost back, as the commission staff
Ford's handwritten notes
were contained in 40,000 pages of records kept by J. Lee Rankin,
chief counsel of the Warren Commission.
were made public Wednesday by the Assassination Record Review
Board, an agency created by Congress to amass all relevant evidence
in the case. The documents will be available to the public in the
staff of the commission had written: ''A bullet had entered his
back at a point slightly above the shoulder and to the right of the
suggested changing that to read: ''A bullet had entered the back of
his neck at a point slightly to the right of the
final report said: ''A bullet had entered the base of the back of
his neck slightly to the right of the spine.''
Ford, then House Republican
leader and later elevated to the presidency with the 1974
resignation of Richard Nixon, is the sole surviving member of the
seven-member commission chaired by Chief Justice Earl
Sprague also recounts an
interview between LBJ and Walter Cronkite in 1969 where the former
president admitted the existence of a conspiracy.
edited out one other important piece of TV film. In November 1969,
Walter Cronkite conducted a three-part interview with Lyndon B.
Johnson at his ranch in Texas. The series was broadcast in the
spring of 1970 and on the first program an announcement was made
that portions of the taped interview had been deleted at Lyndon
Johnson's request, "for reasons of national security."
What actually happened and what Johnson had said six months earlier
was made public due to a leak at CBS. The story appeared in
newspapers all over the U.S. several days before the broadcast.
Johnson told Cronkite that there had been a conspiracy in the
assassination of President Kennedy, that Oswald was not a lone
madman assassin, and that he, Johnson, had known it all along.
Johnson reviewed the tapes a week or so before the program was to
go on the air and then called up the CBS management, asking that
his remarks be deleted.
Someone at CBS who was very disturbed by this called a member of
the Committee to Investigate Assassinations and told him what had
been deleted. This led to the story being printed in the
|Rep. Albert Thomas of Houston winks at LBJ during his
swearing in on Air Force One. What, one wonders, was there to wink
about? Kennedy had spoken at a dinner to honor Thomas the night
During the final events on
this list, George H.W. Bush was the director of the CIA. Sprague
argues that Bush knew of this activity on the part of the "Power
Control Group." How does he fit in here?
George Bush: The
CHAPTER VIII-b - THE BAY OF
PIGS AND THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION
Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin
[...] According to George
Bush's official biography, he was during 1963 a well-to-do
businessman residing in Houston, the busy president of Zapata
Offshore and the chairman of the Harris County Republican
Organization, supporting Barry Goldwater as the GOP's likely 1964
presidential candidate, while at the same time actively preparing
his own 1964 bid for the US Senate. But during that same period of
time, Bush may have shared some common acquaintances with Lee
Between October, 1962 and
April, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald and his Russian wife Marina were in
frequent contact with a Russian emigré couple living in
Dallas: these were George de Mohrenschildt and his wife
During the Warren
Commission investigation of the Kennedy assassination, de
Mohrenschildt was interviewed at length about his contacts with
When, in the spring of
1977, the discrediting of the Warren Commission report as a blatant
coverup had made public pressure for a new investigation of the
Kennedy assassination irresistible, the House Assassinations
Committee planned to interview de Mohrenschildt once again. But in
March, 1977, just before de Mohrenschildt was scheduled to be
interviewed by Gaeton Fonzi of the House committee's staff, he
was found dead in Palm Beach, Florida.
death was quickly ruled a suicide. One of the last people to see
him alive was Edward Jay Epstein, who was also interviewing de
Mohrenschildt about the Kennedy assassination for an upcoming book.
Epstein is one of the writers on the Kennedy assassination who
enjoyed excellent relations with the late James Angleton of the
CIA. If de Mohrenschildt were alive today, he might be able to
enlighten us about his relations with George Bush, and perhaps
afford us some insight into Bush's activities during this
Jeanne de Mohrenschildt
rejected the finding of suicide in her husband's death. "He was
eliminated before he got to that committee," the widow told a
journalist in 1978, "because someone did not want him to get to
it." She also maintained that George de Mohrenschildt had been
surreptitiously injected with mind-altering drugs.
After de Mohrenschildt's
death, his personal address book was located, and it contained this
entry: "Bush, George H.W. (Poppy) 1412 W. Ohio also Zapata
Petroleum Midland." There is of course the problem of dating this
reference. George Bush had moved his office and home from Midland
to Houston in 1959, when Zapata Offshore was constituted, so
perhaps this reference goes back to some time before 1959. There is
also the number: "4-6355." There are, of course, numerous other
entries, including one W.F. Buckley of the Buckley brothers of New
York City, William S. Paley of CBS, plus many oil men, stock
brokers, and the like. [...]
is established that between October, 1962 and late April, 1963, de
Mohrenschildt was a very important figure in the life of Oswald and
his Russian wife. Despite Oswald's lack of social graces, de
Mohrenschildt introduced him into Dallas society, took him to
parties, assisted him in finding employment, and much
was through de Mohrenschildt that Oswald met a certain Volkmar
Schmidt, a young German geologist who had studied with Professor
Wilhelm Kuetemeyer, an expert in psychosomatic medicine and
religious philosophy at the University of Heidelberg, who compiled
a detailed psychological profile of Oswald.
Jeanne and George helped
Marina move her belongings during one of her many estrangements
from Oswald. According to some accounts, de Mohrenschildt's
influence on Oswald was so great during this period that he could
virtually dictate important decisions to the young ex-marine simply
by making suggestions. Oswald was in awe of de Mohrenschildt,
according to some.
[...] According to Mark
Lane, "there is evidence that de Mohrenschildt served as a CIA
control officer who directed Oswald's actions."
of the extensive published literature on de Mohrenschildt converges
on the idea that he was a baby sitter, handler, case officer, or
control agent for Oswald on behalf of some intelligence
Mohrenschildt's pedigree evokes haunting parallels to the typical
figures of the PERMINDEX networks of Georges Mandel, Ferenc Nagy,
Max Hagerman, Max Seligman, Carlo d'Amelio, Lewis Mortimer
Bloomfield, and Clay Shaw, to which public attention was called
during the investigations of New Orleans district attorney James
is therefore highly interesting that George Bush's name turned up
in the personal address book of George de
Warren Commission went to absurd lengths to cover up the fact that
George de Mohrenschildt was a denizen of the world of the
intelligence agencies. This included ignoring the well-developed
paper trial on de Mohrenschildt as Nazi and communist sympathizer,
and later as a US asset abroad. The Warren Commission
Commission's investigation has developed no signs of subversive or
disloyal conduct on the part of either of the de Mohrenschildts.
Neither the FBI, CIA, nor any witnesses contacted by the Commission
has provided any information linking the de Mohrenschildts to
subversive or extremist organizations. Nor has there been any
evidence linking them in any way with the assassination of
the day of the Kennedy assassination, FBI records show George Bush
as reporting a right-wing member of the Houston Young Republicans
for making threatening comments about President Kennedy.
According to FBI documents released under the Freedom of
November 22, 1963 Mr. GEORGE H.W. BUSH, 5525 Briar, Houston, Texas,
telephonically advised that he wanted to relate some hearsay that
he had heard in recent weeks, date and source unknown. He advised
that one JAMES PARROTT had been talking of killing the President
when he comes to Houston.
PARROTT is possibly a
student at the University of Houston and is active in politics in
the Houston area.
According to related FBI
documentation, "a check with Secret Service at Houston, Texas
revealed that agency had a report that PARROTT stated in 1961 he
would kill President Kennedy if he got near him."
Bush is described as "a reputable businessman." FBI agents were
sent to interrogate Parrott's mother, and later James Milton
Parrott had been discharged
from the US Air Force for psychiatric reasons in 1959. Parrott had
an alibi for the time of the Dallas shootings; he had been in the
company of another Republican activist. According to press
accounts, Parrott was a member of the right-wing faction of the
Houston GOP which was oriented towards the John Birch Society and
which opposed Bush's chairmanship.
According to the San
Francisco Examiner, Bush's press office in August, 1988 first said
that Bush had not made any such call, and challenged the
authenticity of the FBI documents. Several days later Bush's
spokesman said that the candidate "does not recall" placing the
day later after he reported Parrott to the FBI, Bush received a
highly sensitive, high-level briefing from the Bureau:
Date: November 29, 1963
Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Department of State
From: John Edgar Hoover, Director
Subject: ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY NOVEMBER 22,
Miami, Florida, Office on November 23, 1963 advised that the Office
of Coordinator of Cuban Affairs in Miami advised that the
Department of State feels some misguided anti-Castro group might
capitalize on the present situation and undertake an unauthorized
raid against Cuba, believing that the assassination of President
John F. Kennedy might herald a change in US policy, which is not
sources and informants familiar with Cuban matters in the Miami
area advise that the general feeling in the anti-Castro Cuban
community is one of stunned disbelief and, even among those who did
not entirely agree with the President's policy concerning Cuba, the
feeling is that the President's death represents a great loss not
only to the US but to all Latin America. These sources know of no
plans for unauthorized action against Cuba.
informant who has furnished reliable information in the past and
who is close to a small pro-Castro group in Miami has advised that
those individuals are afraid that the assassination of the
President may result in strong repressive measures being taken
against them and, although pro-Castro in their feelings, regret the
substance of the foregoing information was orally furnished to
Mr. George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency and Captain
William Edwards of the Defense Intelligence Agency on November
23, 1963, by Mr. W.T. Forsyth of this Bureau.
William T. Forsyth, since
deceased, was an official of the FBI's Washington headquarters;
during the time he was attached to the Bureau's subversive control
section, he ran the investigation of Rev. Martin Luther King. Was
he also a part of the FBI's harassment of Dr. King? The efforts of
journalists to locate Captain Edwards have not been
FBI document identifying George Bush as a CIA agent in November,
1963 was first published by Joseph McBride in The Nation in July,
1988, just before Bush received the Republican nomination for
president. McBride's source observed: "I know [Bush] was involved
in the Caribbean. I know he was involved in the suppression of
things after the Kennedy assassination. There was a very definite
worry that some Cuban groups were going to move against Castro and
attempt to blame it on the CIA."
pressed for confirmation or denial, Bush's spokesman Stephen Hart
commented: "Must be another George Bush."
Within a short time the CIA
itself would peddle the same damage control line. On July 19, 1988
in the wake of wide public attention to the report published in
The Nation, CIA spokeswoman Sharron Basso departed from the
normal CIA policy of refusing to confirm or deny reports that any
person is or was a CIA employee. CIA spokeswoman Basso told the
Associated press that the CIA believed that "the record should be
clarified." She said that the FBI document "apparently" referred to
a George William Bush who had worked in 1963 on the night shift at
CIA headquarters, and that "would have been the appropriate place
to have received such an FBI report." According to her account, the
George William Bush in question had left the CIA to join the
Defense Intelligence Agency in 1964.
the CIA to volunteer the name of one of its former employees to the
press was a shocking violation of traditional methods, which
are supposedly designed to keep such names a closely guarded
secret. This revelation may have constituted a violation of federal
law. But no exertions were too great when it came to damage
control for George Bush.
George William Bush had
indeed worked for the CIA, the DIA, and the Alexandria, Virginia
Department of Public Welfare before joining the Social Security
Administration, in whose Arlington, Virginia office he was employed
as a claims representative in 1988. George William Bush told The
Nation that while at the CIA he was "just a lowly researcher
and analyst" who worked with documents and photos and never
received interagency briefings. He had never met Forsyth of the FBI
or Captain Edwards of the DIA. "So it wasn't me," said George
Later, George William Bush
formalized his denial in a sworn statement to a federal court in
Washington, DC. The affidavit acknowledges that while working at
CIA headquarters between September 1963 and February 1964, George
William Bush was the junior person on a three to four man watch
shift which was on duty when Kennedy was shot. But, as George
William Bush goes on to say,
have carefully reviewed the FBI memorandum to the Director, Bureau
of Intelligence and Research, Department of State dated November
29, 1963 which mentions a Mr. George Bush of the Central
Intelligence Agency....I do not recognize the contents of the
memorandum as information furnished to me orally or otherwise
during the time I was at the CIA. In fact, during my time at the
CIA. I did not receive any oral communications from any government
agency of any nature whatsoever. I did not receive any
information relating to the Kennedy assassination during my time at
the CIA from the FBI.
Based on the above, it is
my conclusion that I am not the Mr. George Bush of the Central
Intelligence Agency referred to in the memorandum.
we are left with the strong suspicion that the "Mr. George Bush of
the CIA" referred to by the FBI is our own George Herbert Walker
Bush, who, in addition to his possible contact with Lee Harvey
Oswald's controller, may thus also join the ranks of the Kennedy
makes perfect sense for George Bush to be called in on a matter
involving the Cuban community in Miami, since that is a place where
George has traditionally had a constituency. George inherited it
from his father, Prescott Bush of Jupiter Island, and later passed
it on to his own son, Jeb.
Texas and Florida. Funny
how these two states play such an important role in the imposition
of the Bush Reich, from the sixties until today.
Let's get this straight: It
seems that George Herbert Walker Bush was a CIA operative in 1963
at the time of the assassination of a sitting president of the
United States. Not only that, but he was friends with the handler
of the "patsy" assassin. There was a paper trail leading to his
name as popping up ON THE DAY OF THE ASSASSINATION - reporting a
"plot to assassinate the president. Bush said that he had heard of
this plot "in recent weeks." It's clear from the evidence that the
CIA not only knew about, but was complicit in the assassination of
JFK, which suggests that G.H.W. Bush also knew. He was not merely
part of the cover-up, he was part of the conspiracy to assassinate
Kennedy. His call, just like the attack on the Pentagon on 9-11,
was a "signature." I think I would call that hubris.
But this is all only the
ravings of conspiracy nuts, right? Then what to make of the
situation at the time Bush was appointed head of the CIA by Ford,
the guy who altered the Warren Report?:
will be seen that at the beginning of Bush's tenure at the CIA, the
Congressional committees were on the offensive against the
intelligence agencies. By the time that Bush departed Langley, the
tables were turned, and it was the Congress which was the focus of
scandals, including Koreagate. Soon thereafter, the Congress would
undergo the assault of Abscam.
Preparation for what was to
become the Halloween massacre began in the Ford White House during
the summer of 1975. The Ford Library in Ann Arbor, Michigan
preserves a memo from Donald Rumsfeld to Ford
dated July 10, 1975, which deals with an array of possible
choices for CIA Director. Rumsfeld had polled a number of White
House and administration officials and asked them to express
preferences among "outsiders to the CIA."
Among the officials polled
by Cheney was Henry Kissinger, who suggested C. Douglas Dillon,
Howard Baker, Galvin, and Robert Roosa. Dick Cheney of the
White House staff proposed Robert Bork, followed by Bush
and Lee Iacocca. Nelson Rockefeller was also for C. Douglas Dillon,
followed by Howard Baker, Conner, and James R. Schlesinger.
Rumsfeld himself listed Bork, Dillon, Iacoca, Stanley Resor, and
Walter Wriston, but not Bush. The only officials putting Bush on
their "possible" lists other than Cheney were Jack O. Marsh, a
White House counselor to Ford, and David Packard. When it came time
for Rumsfeld to sum up the aggregate number of times each person
was mentioned, minus one point for each time a person had been
recommended against, the list was as follows:
Robert Bork [rejected in
1987 for the Supreme Court] White McGee Foster [John S. Foster of
PFIAB, formerly of the Department of Defense] Dillon Resor Roosa
will be seen that Bush was not among the leading candidates,
perhaps because his networks were convinced that he was going to
make another attempt for the vice-presidency and that therefore the
Commerce Department or some similar post would be more suitable.
The summary profile of Bush sent to Ford by Rumsfeld found that
Bush had "experience in government and diplomacy" and was
"generally familiar with components of the intelligence community
and their missions" while having management experience." Under
"Cons" Rumsfeld noted: "RNC post lends undesirable political
we have seen, the CIA post was finally offered by Ford to Edward
Bennett Williams, perhaps with an eye on building a bipartisan
bridge towards a powerful faction of the intelligence community.
But Williams did not want the job. Bush, originally slated for the
Department of Commerce, was given the CIA appointment.
Familiar names, no? Cheney
and Rumsfeld? Part of the decision-making team for installing Bush
at the CIA. And what did Bush Sr. do while he was Director? From
April 27, 1976 "The New York Times" published a story on the Senate
Intelligence Committee revelation that the CIA would be keeping
twenty-five journalist agents within the news
Committee disclosed that George Bush planned to keep these people
in the media positions that they had occupied for a long
significant point about the story was a statement by a Committee
staff member that many of the individuals were in executive
positions at American news organizations. Bush had directed
that the CIA stop hiring correspondents "accredited" by American
publications and other news organizations. The "Times" recognized
that the pivotal word in Bush's directive was "accredited."
"Executives who do not work as correspondents are apparently not
covered by Mr. Bush's directive, nor are freelance writers who are
not affiliated with a specific employer." The article also said
that in most cases the media organization was not aware of the
individual's CIA connection.
was yet the best confirmation that the CIA had its Secret Team
members planted at the top of the media. Only one executive is
required at the top of a media organization to control it when
needed. Since the CIA had twenty-five executives planted, that
figure is more than enough to control the fifteen media
organizations mentioned in this chapter.
Control the minds and you
control the people. Control the media and you can control the
minds. Look at the current state of the US public: dumbed down by
decades of television, blockbuster movies, and music
There is no population on
the face of the planet better controlled than the US. The ABC
special on JFK will put another nail into their coffin, presenting
irrefutable proof through a medium they have integrated into every
aspect of their lives, the computer simulation. The illusion is now
"truth." I think we can say with some certainty that we have had
two presidents of this country - and speculate on the others - who
were directly involved in a conspiracy to assassinate a Sitting
President of the United States.
America is only an illusion
and the people have bought into it lock, stock, and barrel. It is
almost as if, to go to the next level, to move beyond the forty
year cycle that started on the day of Kennedy's assassination, the
Power Control Group needs this little symbolic act. Bring down the
curtain on the set-up and proceed to the endgame.
For forty years, the US
public has bought into the lie: the assassinations of JFK, RFK,
Martin Luther King. Malcolm X is dead. John Lennon is dead. Anyone
who could provide a rallying point for dissent or questioning is no
longer here; picked off one by one.
We are left with the lies
of Georgie Jr, more outrageous than any Hitler ever
The future created by the
choices made today. Do you buy into the lie or do you speak up for
the truth? Where do you draw the line? Truth or the comfort of the
lie? Defense of the truth permits the infusion of creative energy
into the situation, something new and unpredictable that can
completely change what appears to be an unchangeable and hopeless
situation. But only truth permits this influx of new energy. Only
facing the lie in the face, confronting it, refusing to believe it,
and working to expose it will open this door.
Turning one's back and
retreating into love and light, "positive" thinking, or the wishful
creation of new states of illusion will not.
Each of us makes the
choice, every day.
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