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JFK Conspiracy Fact #2: So Who Actually Pulled The Trigger? Here Are The Likely Suspects


It is my contention that each of the groups or individuals who wanted Kennedy dead had to provide their own assassin, in order that there would be mutually assured involvement, culpability and deniability.  In other words, no group or individual could rat out the other because each of them had the goods on the other.  They were all equally guilty, and this ensured mutual silence. Thus, LBJ, rogue CIA, Texas oilmen, the Joint Chiefs, and the Mafia (all deadly JFK enemies) hired their own gunmen for Dallas.  This is not just speculation on my part; there is hard evidence of assassins linked to each of the Kennedy-haters in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.  Let’s start with Malcolm Wallace, LBJ’s personal killer.
Wallace’s fingerprints were found on a box in the Texas School Book Depository on the day of the assassination.  There is no innocent explanation for this.  For decades, Wallace had been accused, and once convicted, of doing LBJ’s dirty work.  On October 22, 1951, Wallace shot and killed John Kinser, a man who was having an affair with Josepha Johnson, Lyndon Johnson’s sister.  Kinser was reportedly blackmailing LBJ, and LBJ ordered him hit.  Wallace was convicted of murder, but inexplicably the judge gave him just a five-year suspended sentence.  Some say LBJ pressured the judge into the light sentence.
Wallace went on to kill several LBJ enemies.  After the Kennedy assassination, Wallace went to work for Ling-Temco-Vought, a Vietnam defense contractor owned by D.H. Byrd who also owned the Texas School Book Depository where Wallace’s print was lifted on November 22, 1963.  Byrd was a close friend and financial supporter of LBJ.  They were photographed together at University of Texas football games.
Then there’s CIA/OAS hitman Jean Souetre, who also had links to the Mafia and the international “French Connection” drug trade.  Souetre, using one of his aliases—Micheal Roux—entered the U.S. on November 19, 1963, through New York, from where he traveled to Fort Worth.  From there he followed JFK to Dallas on the morning of November 22.  After the assassination, Souetre was expelled from the U.S.
The source for much of the information about Souetre was an Army code breaker name Eugene Dinkin.  Dinkin deciphered cable traffic prior to Kennedy’s killing which stated that a known assassin named Jean Souetre would be in Dallas on November 22.  Dinkin was taken into custody and hospitalized in a closed psychiatric ward where he was held for four months.  Apparently the Army did not like what he had to say, and it was trying to shut him up.  The cables he decoded were in the hands of the CIA before the assassination.
There is evidence to indicate that Souetre met with E. Howard Hunt in the spring of 1963 in Madrid.  Madrid, at the time under the rule of fascist dictator Franco, was a hotbed of ultra right-wing activity.  Ostensibly the CIA’s Hunt was recruiting Souetre for the hit on JFK.  Later that spring Souetre came to the U.S. to visit General Edwin Walker just before Walker was shot at, supposedly by Lee Harvey Oswald.
Eugene Hale Brading, also known as Jim Braden, was arrested in Dealey Plaza shortly after the shooting of the president.  But he was released a short time later.  The day before the assassination he visited the offices of Dallas oilman Haroldson Lafayette Hunt, a fanatical right-winger and an avowed Kennedy hater.  Brading/Braden admitted to being in the Dal-Tex building on the same floor where Hunt Oil kept an office.  The office was vacant at the time, and its west window looked out over the parade route.  It was perfect vantage point from which a killer could have shot at JFK as the motorcade turned down Elm Street.
Another man who was arrested by police, and then mysteriously released on November 22, was an Air Force sharpshooter named Jack Lawrence.  Lawrence worked at a car dealership in Dallas for a short time before the assassination.  In his book Crossfire author Jim Marrs writes, “Lawrence had obtained a job as a car salesman at the dealership…with job references from New Orleans that were later discovered to be phony.  Lawrence never sold a car and on the day before the assassination, he had borrowed one the firm’s cars, after telling his boss he had ‘a heavy date.’ On Friday, November 22, Lawrence failed to show up for work.  However, about 30 minutes after the assassination, he came hustling through the company’s showroom, pale and sweating with mud on his clothes.”  For some reason Lawrence had left the company car behind and had to get a ride back to the site where he had left it—in the parking lot behind the picket fence atop the grassy knoll at the west end of Dealey Plaza.  The very spot from which assassination eyewitnesses heard and saw shots fired and smoke drift out from under some trees.  Lawrence may have been Curtis LeMay’s hired hit man, though no evidence directly links him to the Air Force chief of staff.
Jack Ruby had long-standing and indisputable ties with the Mafia.  He also once worked on the staff of Richard Nixon.  When Ruby shot Oswald on November 24, Nixon, watching it on TV, reportedly said, “Hey, I know that man.”  On the day before the assassination, he was in the Hunt Oil building at about the same time that Eugene Hale Brading was.
The one guy who shot no one was the fall guy Lee Harvey Oswald.  At the time of the assassination he was seen calmly sipping a Coke in the Texas School Book Depository’s 2nd-floor lunchroom.
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JFK Conspiracy Fact #4: The Suspects’ Own Words And The Words Of Others Indict The Guilty

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





JFK Conspiracy Fact #43: JFK Was at War With HIs Generals and National Security Advisors

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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