–James J. Angleton, CIA Counter Intelligence-Chief, 1985
JFK Conspiracy Fact #4: The Suspects’ Own Words And The Words Of Others Indict The Guilty
What follows is my list of the prime suspects in the murder of President Kennedy and the incriminating statements by them or others who knew them very well—
1) The CIA and the Pentagon
”…as Kennedy’s [peace] speech reached out to Kruschev, it opened a still wider chasm between the president and his own military and intelligence advisers. To the Pentagon and the CIA, the president’s words of peace at American University seemed to put him on the enemy’s list.”
–from JFK And The Unspeakable, by James Douglass
“One very high American official here, a man who has spent much of his life in the service of democracy, likened the CIA’s growth to a malignancy, and added he was not sure even the White House could control it any longer.
Unquestionably Mr. McNamara and Gen. Maxwell Taylor both got an earful from people who are beginning to fear the CIA is becoming a Third Force co-equal with President Diem’s regime and the U.S. Government – and answerable to neither. If the U.S. ever experiences a military takeover, it will come from the CIA, and not the Pentagon.”
–from an article by Richard Starnes in the Washington Daily News, October 2, 1963
2) Lyndon Johnson and John Connally
“He [Yarborough] described how Connally and Johnson were screwing him; worse, he said they’d be after John Kennedy in a minute if they thought they could get away with it.”
–from Advance Man, by Jerry Bruno
3) Allen Dulles
“That little Kennedy, he thought he was a god.”
–spoken by Allen Dulles to his collaborator Willie Morris of Harper’s
for an unpublished manuscript “The Confessions of Allen Dulles”
4) David Atlee Phillips, Frank Sturgis, David Morales, Lucein Sarti, William Harvey
All implicated in E. Howard Hunt’s deathbed confession.
–from Rolling Stone article of April 2007
5) George H.W. Bush and George DeMohrenschildt
“Maybe you will be able to bring a solution into the hopeless situation I find myself in. My wife and I find ourselves surrounded by some vigilantes; our phone bugged; and we are being followed everywhere…I tried to write, stupidly and unsuccessfully, about Lee H. Oswald and must have angered a lot of people. Could you do something to remove this net around us? This will be my last request for help and I will not annoy you any more.”
–letter from George DeMohrenschildt to his good friend George H.W. Bush who was Director of the CIA at the time. DeMohrenschildt was Oswald’s best friend in Dallas. Shortly after this letter was written, DeMohrenschildt was found shot to death on the very day he was scheduled to testify to the House Select Committee on Assassinations .
6) Curtis LeMay
“Those goddamn Kennedys are gonna destroy this country if we don’t do something about this!”
–from the movie Thirteen Days
An incomplete yet stunning biography of the Dulles brothers, written by Stephen Kinzer, delineates the utter control and totalitarian power that Allen and John Foster had over America and the world in the 1950s. Allen Dulles was head of the CIA and John Foster Dulles ran the State Department. Under Eisenhower, who essentially abrogated his domestic and foreign policies to these brothers, the Dulleses had free reign to overthrow foreign leaders whom they despised and maintain a secret imperialist dominance for American corporate interests around the globe.
Long before the ‘50s, in fact, the Dulleses were funneling U.S. dollars into Nazi Germany. Their firm, Sullivan & Cromwell, helped finance I. G. Farben, the German chemical company which produced the Zyklon B gas used to murder millions of Jews in concentration camps, as well as Krupp A.G., Nazi weapons manufacturer. John Foster was close friends with Reichsbank president Hjalmar Schact. Allen signed his letters to Nazi officials with a respectful “Heil Hitler.”
Sullivan & Cromwell became so influential and powerful in American corporate spheres that the Dulleses were often rewarded with posts on many of their clients’ boards. One was United Fruit, which, with Allen’s CIA help, overthrew duly elected Guatemalan president Jacobo Arbenz. United Fruit had confiscated peasants’ land there for growing bananas at slave-labor costs. When Arbenz tried to return the land to the peasants and nationalize the fruit-growing industry, UFC and the CIA ousted him. The CIA earned the nickname Corporations’ Invisible Army.
Eisenhower turned a blind eye to this as long as the Dulles brothers kept America out of war. Ike had seen enough death and destruction in World War II, and opted for another way to exert America’s dominance over the world. So while he played golf with Bob Hope in Palm Springs, the Dulles brothers ran the country.
When Kennedy came into office, Allen, still head of the CIA, assumed he was still in charge. But after the Bay of Pigs fiasco, Kennedy fired him. This outraged the Eastern intelligence/business establishment, and Allen took out his revenge in Dallas. To ensure the matter would be covered up properly and exculpate all guilty parties, LBJ appointed Allen to the Warren Commission…or was it the other way around? As de facto head of the Warren Commission, Dulles attended more meetings and hearings than any other member. He misled witnesses, diverted evidence, misinformed his colleagues, and brushed aside all CIA culpability. Funny what happens in a murder case when the lead investigator is also the prime suspect.
If the murder of JFK had ever been seriously prosecuted, there would have been plenty of suspects to indict…most of them with connections to what President Eisenhower called “the military-industrial complex.” One of the primary suspects would have been D.H. Byrd, Dallas millionaire/businessman and close friend of LBJ, the man who had the most to gain from Kennedy’s death. Byrd was a right-wing radical who had close associations with other Kennedy haters in Dallas, including H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, Sid Richardson, George H.W. Bush, David Atlee Phillips, and Neil Mallon. Byrd, with the help of his great friend, Curtis LeMay (Air Force chief of staff and profound Kennedy hater), formed the Civil Air Patrol. CAP members included Lee Harvey Oswald, James Bath (drug-running buddy of George W. Bush), John Liggett, David Ferrie, and others, all of whom were recruited into the CIA. Byrd also owned Ling-Temco-Vought, which built fighter planes. After LBJ became president and started the Vietnam War, Ling-Temco-Vought got a huge defense contract to build fighter planes for the Air Force. Oh, and did I mention, Byrd also owned the Texas School Book Depository building.
Oswald was steered to the job at the TSBD by his CIA handler, Ruth Paine, the Oswald family landlady. Ruth was married to Michael Paine, engineer at Bell Helicopter of Dallas/Fort Worth, another big Vietnam defense contractor. Michael was descended from American royalty, the Forbes family, on one side…and from the inventor of the Bell helicopter on the other. Bell made a fortune off its Huey helicopters. Michael’s boss at Bell was one Walter Dornberger, ex-Nazi V-2 rocket engineer who should have been hanged at Nuremberg for war crimes. He was saved from the hangman’s noose by Allen Dulles and the CIA (OSS at the time) in 1946 through Operation Paperclip which evacuated Nazi scientists, doctors, spies, and engineers to the US. It was Dulles who placed Dornberger with Bell, under the auspices of the CIA and the military-industrial complex. Dulles’s mistress, Mary Bancroft, was best friends with Michael Paine’s mother.
From page 170 of James Douglass’s book JFK And The Unspeakable: “Ruth Hyde Paine, Michael’s wife and Marina Oswald’s caregiver, was the daughter of William Avery Hyde. From October 1964 to August 1967, Hyde was the AID (Agency For International Development) Regional Insurance Advisor for all of Latin America. Hyde’s job description was to provide technical assistance from the US State Department to insurance cooperatives being launched in south and central America. A later AID director, former Ohio governor John Gilligan, admitted that ‘AID field offices were infiltrated from top to bottom with CIA people. It was pretty well-known in the agency who they were and what they were up to…The idea was to plant operatives in every kind of activity we had overseas, government, volunteer, religious, every kind.'”
Ruth Hyde Paine was also the younger sister of Sylvia Hyde Hoke…[a declassified] CIA Security File memorandum…noted that Sylvia Hoke was identified as a CIA employee.”
The salient point here is that Ruth Paine was CIA and so was her family. We know Allen Dulles was CIA…and here he was with direct connections to the patsy’s handler, the defense contractor which reaped billions off LBJ’s war, and the commission which whitewashed the assassination. This makes Allen a key operative in the planning and aftermath.
When the CIA/military-industrial complex removed the president, all their greedy, conscienceless, sociopathic defense contractors got rich on the blood of dead soldiers in Vietnam. Just like in Iraq. Halliburton KBR and Blackwater got their billions, and the ruthless warmongers got their bloodlust fix.
The murder of JFK was the seminal moment of the 20th century, for it is when the American war state and its contractors, using the CIA as their executive action arm, took over the country and insured that the presidency would never be open to again to one such as Kennedy–a free-thinking iconoclast, who stood up for us against the dark forces which run America for their own benefit.
While the Cold War was at its peak, most Americans were unaware of the internal war taking place at the highest levels of the U.S. government. It began in the summer of 1961 when JFK’s own military hierarchy and intelligence advisors pressured him to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the Soviet Union. According to author David Talbott, at a July 1961 National Security Council meeting Kennedy was presented with a plan for “…a surprise nuclear attack by the Joint Chiefs Chairman, Lyman Lemnitzer, and by Allen Dulles, CIA Director. Kennedy, disgusted, got up and left in the middle of the meeting, and then remarked to his Secretary of State Dean Rusk, ‘…and we call ourselves the human race.'”
For his part, Air Force Chief of Staff Curtis LeMay publicly escalated the war with his Commander-in-Chief by declaring to a news reporter that “…nuclear war is inevitable. I expect to exchange nuclear blows with the Russians by the end of the year.”
Kennedy resisted. Amidst all the dangerous warmongering of his military and national security advisors, he bravely stood alone. He knew that a nuclear first strike would not knock out Russia’s nuclear capabilities, and Russian leader Nikita Kruschev would be forced by Kremlin hawks to retaliate. From there, nuclear escalation and global annihilation would have ensued. JFK realized that the only way to avoid all-out nuclear war was to not start a nuclear war. To this end, he fulfilled what he considered the primary responsibility of any American president: keep the country out of war if at all possible. He considered the nuclear hawks in his own cabinet madmen. The Joint Chiefs and the CIA knew Russian nuclear retaliation could wipe out half the U.S., yet they kept pressuring JFK for war.
Kennedy finally fired CIA sacred cows–Allen Dulles, Dick Bissell and Charles Cabell–in late 1961. This only made Lemay and Lemnitzer scream louder for war, even though as Lemay readily admitted, “…nuclear attacks would probably incinerate New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington and Detroit.” The generals targeted Cuba during the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, but JFK thwarted them again. He dodged a nuclear catastrophe by choosing the “safe” resolution of a quarantine against Soviet ships carrying warheads to Cuba. It worked, but the right-wing hawks in the U.S. government were not happy with the popular, peace-loving president. The Pentagon and the CIA began calling JFK a traitor and Communist-appeaser behind his back. There was only one option left for them.
Journalist Richard Starnes hinted at this option in an incredible article published in October 1963. Starnes quoted a high-ranking U.S. official as saying, “The CIA is a malignancy, guilty of insubordination, and the White House cannot control it any longer. If the U.S. ever experiences a coup d’état it will come from the CIA.”
A month later JFK was dead. It is a historical fact that his own military and intelligence advisors had the motive, means and opportunity to overthrow him.
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