Sunday, March 30, 2014

PBS Re-Airs Laughable "Cold Case: JFK"

The NOVA series on PBS is usually a reliable, scientific, fact-based program. I generally enjoy their insightful shows. But PBS has severely undermined its credibility by continuing to air "Cold Case: JFK." The show ran again on March 28, and I took a very hard look at it. Propagating the historical lie that Oswald's magic rifle and superhuman bullets killed Kennedy, PBS found pseudo experts (father and son Luke and Mike Haag) to explain to viewers how a bullet (Warren Commission Exhibit 399) that inflicted nine wounds on two human beings could emerge intact. How could PBS sell its journalistic integrity down the river, I asked myself. What prompted its broadcast of such obvious nonsense? I found the answer in the opening credits: "Funded by David Koch."

If you don't know David Koch, let me give you some background. He is one of the richest men in America. He and his brother are right-wing fanatics committed to abolishing Social Security, taxation of the wealthy, Medicare, minimum wages, and voting rights for minorities. He has spent millions trying to prove that Obama is a socialist Muslim who was born in Kenya. He is a lying, tax-dodging, Kennedy-hating, fascist Oligarch. He can buy anything he wants, and the truth is for sale. Always strapped for money, PBS will spread historical lies for a few million. Seen in this context, "Cold Case: JFK" (the smarmy title speaks to PBS's raging envy at the commercial networks' success with fictional crime shows) should be evaluated for what it is: a blatant fairy tale paid for by a billionaire who wants to keep Americans ignorant, placated and duped.

But for those of us who have honestly investigated JFK's murder, "Cold Case: JFK" is a joke. I expose its lies, omissions and wild speculation here.

The show opens with the declaration that "ballistics is the key to cracking the case." Having investigated the case myself for over a half-century, I know with rock-solid certainty that ballistics are NOT the key to unlocking the mystery, because the ballistic evidence is unreliable. But I listened to NOVA's case anyway.

One of the contributors says, "You would think the Kennedy assassination would be easy to solve. It took place in front of many hundreds of witnesses including law enforcement. And it was filmed by several cameras. However, it has turned into one of the most complex murder cases in history." NOVA is apparently oblivious to the fact that this is a very good indication that someone was tampering with evidence, intimidating witnesses, and corrupting law enforcement--all very good indicators of a massive plot.

The ubiquitous sad sack--Secret Service agent Clint Hill--makes a guest appearance and a startling omission, inadvertently proving conspiracy. "The President's blood, brain and skull matter blew out to the rear on the trunk of the car." This indicates definitively that the kill shot came from in front of Kennedy, and not from the rear where Oswald was positioned. Unless, bullets can make U-turns in mid-flight, that is. (I'm surprised NOVA did not try to prove this!)

The NOVA narrator, with his smooth, soothing voice, assures us that, "Back at the crime scene witnesses point to the Texas School Book Depository as police search the building." This is an out-and-out lie. A vast majority of witnesses pointed to the grassy knoll as the source of the shots, and most of them scurried there immediately after the shots were fired.

But most of NOVA's (Koch's) untruths are contained in omissions. I documented ten before losing track:

Omission #1: "Three empty cartridge cases were found on the sixth floor of the TSBD building." They could have been (and were) planted there. This possibility escapes NOVA.

Omission #2: "A 6.5 Mannlicher-Carcano rifle was found on the same floor." So was a 7.65 German Mauser which quickly disappeared from the official record.

In between Omissions 1 and 2, a funny interlude occurred. The Haag team's Carcano rifle jammed. I suppose they did not even consider that this could have happened to Oswald.

Omission #3: "The case against Oswald was tied up in a couple hours. I give credit to the Dallas Police." To this day it is a mystery how the Dallas Police zeroed in on Oswald as a suspect so quickly. There was not even a roll call of TSBD employees until an hour after Oswald had been arrested.

Omission #4: "Oswald was a communist." NOVA fails to ask why a communist would live and work in the most fanatically right-wing city in America. And why did he associate with CIA covert operatives George DeMohrenschildt and Ruth Paine?

Omission #5: "Ruby came out of nowhere to shoot Oswald." How did Ruby get access to the Dallas Police Headquarters just in time to kill the murder suspect of the century? NOVA offers no explanation, though I'm sure Koch would have paid for one if needed.

Omission #6: "The Secret Service had to draw their guns to get the body out of Parkland Hospital and avoid an autopsy there." Why did the Secret Service refuse to let the coroner, Dr. Earl Rose, perform an autopsy? No explanation is offered by NOVA. My research indicates that agents Roy Kellerman, Emory Roberts, and William Greer, all of whom played a part in the plot to kill JFK, were not about to let an honest autopsy reveal clear evidence of a conspiracy.

Omission #7: PBS's own Jim Lehrer (presumably another of Koch's paid lackeys) says, "Imagine how horrible it was for the Secret Service to lose a president on their watch." How does Lehrer know this? Maybe the Secret Service was delighted that JFK was killed. There is plenty of evidence to indicate that the Secret Service despised Kennedy. One agent joked, "I wouldn't get in the way if someone shot at him." And on November 22, 1963, no agent made any effort to save Kennedy's life. NOVA either does not know or did not care that several members of the President's detail got drunk the night before the assassination. Security was lax the entire Texas trip. SAIC Emory Roberts told other agents to stand down as bullets flew in Dealey Plaza. Limousine driver William Greer slowed the car down and turned to look at JFK twice as the murder occurred. He did not take evasive action until the President's head had been blown off.

Omission #8: "The bullet exited Kennedy's shirt collar near the throat." Exited? That's not what the Dallas doctors said. To a man they were convinced that JFK's throat wound was one of entrance. But NOVA does not mention this.

Omission #9: "The magic bullet was found on Kennedy's stretcher after being dislodged during cardiac massage." Two problems here, NOVA: the bullet should have been found on Connally's stretcher, not Kennedy's, if it had really passed through both men; moreover, the Dallas doctors and nurses saw no back wound on Kennedy.

Omission #10: Luke and Mike Haag go to great lengths to prove that the magic bullet, which supposedly passed through both Kennedy and Connally, could have inflicted nine wounds and still emerged completely undamaged. But they make no mention of how an identical bullet from an identical rifle could shatter into a thousand pieces when striking Kennedy's head. Both bullets supposedly passed through human bone, tissue, and organs. One emerged whole and the other disintegrated. How??

In the end, NOVA's case is preposterous. Nothing more than a disinformation piece, bought and paid for by a power-mad billionaire bent on perpetuating historical lies for his own political ends.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Count Halberstam Among The Official Historical Liars

When it comes to JFK and his Vietnam policy, it is maddeningly difficult to separate truth from fiction because there are so many lies propagated by the state's "official historians." Among these propagandists is David Halberstam, an award-winning author whose book "The Best and The Brightest" spread the most despicable misinformation about Kennedy's attitude towards Vietnam. Halberstam, in essence, blames the Vietnam escalation on Kennedy and his cabinet. Putting blinders on and ignoring undeniable facts, Halberstam refuses to acknowledge that Kennedy inherited Vietnam its repressive Diem regime from a CIA that meddled in southeat Asia politics long before JFK was elected. In January 1961, at the time of Kennedy's inauguration, Dwight Eisenhower and defacto POTUS Allen Dulles had already committed 700 advisers to South Vietnam. Subsequently, JFK's military and intelligence advisers clamored loudly for ground troops and a full-fledged war in SE Asia. Kennedy resisted.

John Newman, in his truthful book "JFK And Vietnam," came to a clear conclusion:
“Kennedy turned down combat troops, not when the decision was clouded by ambiguities and contradictions … but when the battle was unequivocally desperate, when all concerned agreed that Vietnam’s fate hung in the balance and when his principal advisers told him that vital U.S. interests in the region and the world were at stake.” [Newman, p. 138]

No mention of this appears in Halberstam's book; instead he concentrated on Kennedy’s issuance of National Security Action Memorandum 111 on Nov. 22, 1961, when Kennedy – even as he turned down the hawks’ request for troops – granted them around 15, 000 more advisers to see if this would fend off the growing insurgency.

Kennedy did something else that Halberstam completely missed or chose to ignore.
Realizing that his advisers opposed him over Vietnam, he decided to go around them on the issue. He sent John K. Galbraith to Vietnam to put together a report that he knew would undercut his military advisers.

We have more than Galbraith’s account to confirm that Kennedy was never going to commit to a war in Vietnam. Roswell Gilpatric, deputy Secretary of Defense, admitted that Kennedy told Gilpatric's boss, Robert McNamara that he was “going to unwind this whole thing.”

By 1963 Kennedy had drawn up preliminary plans for complete withdrawal of American military personnel by 1965. Halberstam missed this memo completely.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Article Indicts Jack Ruby As Accessory After The Fact

Political reporter Patrick Howley, writing in The Daily Caller, gives seven ironclad reasons Jack Ruby was part of the JFK assassination plot. His article entitled "Why Jack Ruby Was Probably Part Of The Kennedy Conspiracy" is reprinted here in its entirety.

"Jack Ruby was convicted 50 years ago Friday for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald. Ruby, born Jacob Leon Rubenstein in Chicago in 1911, shot Oswald out of some kind of deep-seated love for the president Oswald had just allegedly killed, according to the official version of events. But the real facts of Ruby’s mid-day November 24, 1963 shooting of Oswald on live national television do little to validate the Warren Commission Report.

Here are seven reasons Ruby likely killed Oswald as part of the conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy:

1. He said so

'Everything pertaining to what’s happening has never come to the surface. The world will never know the true facts, of what occurred, my motives. The people had, that had so much to gain and had such an ulterior motive for putting me in the position I’m in, will never let the true facts come above board to the world,' Ruby said on film after he shot Oswald.

Asked if these men were in very high positions, Ruby replied, 'Yes.'

2. He even suggested Lyndon Johnson ordered him to do it

'When I mentioned about Adlai Stevenson, if he was vice president there would never have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy…Well the answer is the man in office now,' Ruby said in 1963.

3. He was a known gangster

Jack Ruby ate at mafia-world restaurateur Joe Campisi’s Dallas restaurant the night before Kennedy was assassinated.

The House Select Committee on Assassinations found in a 1979 report that Ruby knew Chicago mob boss Sam Giancana, a close Kennedy crony and Fidel Castro assassination plot insider who helped Kennedy win Illinois in the 1960 presidential election. Kennedy and Giancana shared the same mistress, Judith Exner. After Kennedy took office, his brother and attorney general Robert Kennedy used the Justice Department to go after organized crime, even saying, 'I want that dago Sam Giancana put away for good.'

4. Why was Oswald being led through the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters in plain sight, accessible to the crowd?

Ruby had easy access to Oswald and nobody tried to stop him before he ran up to the alleged Soviet sympathizer, who was walking while being held on both sides by Dallas police detectives Jim Leavelle and L.C. Graves.

'Ruby’s shooting of Oswald was not a spontaneous act, in that it involved at least some premeditation. Similarly, the committee believed it was less likely that Ruby entered the police basement without assistance, even though the assistance may have been provided with no knowledge of Ruby’s intentions,' the House Select Committee on Assassinations found in 1979.

'The committee was troubled by the apparently unlocked doors along the stairway route and the removal of security guards from the area of the garage nearest the stairway shortly before the shooting… There is also evidence that the Dallas Police Department withheld relevant information from the Warren Commission concerning Ruby’s entry to the scene of the Oswald transfer,' according to the committee.

5. Oswald was asking to be silenced

'I’m just a patsy' Oswald shouted to reporters while in custody before being briskly taken away.

6. Richard Nixon recognized Ruby, having hired him at Lyndon Johnson’s request years before

'Nixon said, "The damn thing is, I knew this Jack Ruby. Murray [Chotiner] brought him to me in 1947, said he was one of ‘Johnson’s boys’ and that LBJ wanted us to hire him as an informant to the Committee. We did,"' former Nixon operative Roger Stone told The Daily Caller.

'I think Nixon immediately recognized that LBJ was using one his operatives to do ‘clean up’ work on the murder of John Kennedy,' Stone said.

7. The Warren Commission wouldn’t let him talk

'I want to tell the truth, and I can’t tell it here,' Ruby told Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren in June 1964, after Warren and other commission members including Gerald Ford visited Ruby in Dallas. Warren, whose commission was hastily assembled at the behest of President Johnson to quell conspiracy theories, declined to transport Ruby to Washington, D.C. to testify about what really happened."

Monday, March 10, 2014

Judge Rules That JFK Researcher Can Sue CIA

An article written by Kevin Lessmiller for Courthouse News Service reports that the Central Intelligence Agency can be sued by Anthony Bothwell, a citizen investigating the murders of John and Robert Kennedy. The CIA, which has withheld sensitive files for over a half-century is finally being brought to court for obfuscating justice.

I have reprinted the article in its entirety below (bad grammar and all). Of particular note is the CIA's arrogant, almost condescending replies to previous attempts at getting the agency to release its files on the murders of the century. The covert operatives suspectged of being involved in JFK's assassination could not have their files released because it would expose "intelligence sources and methods information...and are operation files." Notice that the CIA did not respond, "Hell no, you can't have the files on these individuals because they were not involved in murdering the President." Instead the response was, "Making these records public will expose our secrets."

I contend that if these secrets involve murdering the POTUS, then we ought to do what JFK recommended to his advisors: "Splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the wind."

(CN) - The CIA must face claims over withheld records related to the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and his brother, Sen. Robert Kennedy, a federal judge ruled.
Anthony Bothwell sued the CIA in November 2013 for denying his records request under the Freedom of Information Act relating to five people who may have been involved in the Kennedy assassinations in 1963 and 1968.
U.S. District Judge Jacqueline Corley on Thursday removed CIA Director John Brennan as a defendant because a FOIA request applies only to agencies and not individuals.
Though Bothwell had failed to name the CIA as a defendant, the San Francisco judge said it must answer the complaint.
"Because the CIA is sufficiently identified in the body of the complaint, plaintiff's failure to name the CIA in the caption does not mandate dismissal of the complaint against the CIA," the nine-page opinion states.
Bothwell's failure to list the CIA in the lawsuit's caption "is merely a technical error" and he properly served "both the United States and the CIA," according to the ruling.
In his complaint, Bothwell described himself as a San Francisco attorney who graduated from the John F. Kennedy School of Law and later taught courses there.
His initial FOIA request sought all records related to three people allegedly connected to JFK's assassination: Johnny Roselli, Jean Souetre and David Morales,
As to RFK's assassination, Bothwell sought records Thane Eugene Cesar and Enrique Hernandez.
The CIA told Bothwell that it no responsive records were generated for the three people possibly connected to the JFK assassination and if such records did exist, they would be FOIA-exempt as "intelligence sources and methods information."
It flat-out denied the records request pertaining to the two individuals allegedly associated with RFK's assassination, saying that the records are "operational files" and are exempt from the FOIA.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Here is a synopsis of The President's Mortician:

Largely unknown to history, John Liggett was one of the most macabre and gruesome figures of the 20th century. A skilled undertaker and body reconstructionist, he was also a contract killer with furtive intelligence connections. One summer night young Conrad “Con” Reese, Jr., while peeping in his neighbor’s window, witnesses one of Liggett’s crimes—the horrifying murder of Nancy Weirshellen. Nancy’s husband, Ed, is wrongly convicted of the murder, and, though Con knows Ed is not the murderer, Con does not come forward to tell his story to authorities.

As he grows older, Con feels deep remorse for letting an innocent man get convicted of murder, and he retains a clear image of the real murderer in his memory. Quite by accident Con eventually comes to learn that the killer is John Liggett. With the help of a journalist friend, Con learns that Liggett has suspicious connections to the JFK assassination.

Liggett’s actions on November 22, 1963, speak to the sinister role he may have played in helping plotters cover up the true nature of the President’s murder. Liggett, considered by many to be the best “reconstruction artist” in his field, abruptly abandoned his duties at Restland Funeral Home in Dallas just minutes after Kennedy was shot. He received a mysterious phone call and immediately took off for Parkland Hospital in a Restland hearse which contained a casket in the back. Liggett was not seen again by his family until the next day, when he returned home disheveled and ashen. Without explanation, he promptly loaded his family into a car and drove off for south Texas. In a motel room the next day, Liggett and family heard of Lee Harvey Oswald’s murder, and Liggett suddenly breathed a sigh of relief, saying, “Everything’s okay now. We can go home.”

But Liggett’s secret work is not done. He is enlisted by powerful forces to murder key witnesses to the truth of the Kennedy assassination. One of his victims is Nancy Weirshellen. Ed Weirhsellen is convicted of the crime and imprisoned, but, with the help of Con and his friend, Abbie Monroe, Ed escapes custody. When Con and Abbie reveal the identity of Nancy’s murderer to Ed, Ed goes on a deadly search for Liggett.

Along the way, the reader learns of the true nature of the plot to kill Kennedy and how the deed was covered up in the most diabolical and clever way imaginable. Ed Weirshellen confronts Liggett in the narrative’s climactic scene.

Friday, March 7, 2014

The CIA's Destruction of Democracy

For years now, I have tried to expose the real purpose of the CIA in American life and geopolitical events. If you're still not convinced that the CIA essentially destroyed American democracy, read the quotes below. These men were insiders, and they had no reason to lie.

“It is common knowledge among all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe…that the disastrous 9-11 terrorist attack has been planned and realized from the CIA and Mossad.”
--former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, speaking to the Italian press

"An intelligence service is the ideal vehicle for a conspiracy."
--Allen Dulles, Director of the CIA, 1953-61

“In a very real and terrifying sense, our Government is the CIA and the Pentagon, with Congress reduced to a debating society. Of course, you can't spot this trend to fascism by casually looking around. You can't look for such familiar signs as the swastika, because they won't be there. We won't build Dachaus and Auschwitzes; the clever manipulation of the mass media is creating a concentration camp of the mind that promises to be far more effective in keeping the populace in line. We're not going to wake up one morning and suddenly find ourselves in gray uniforms goose-stepping off to work. But this isn't the test. The test is: What happens to the individual who dissents? In Nazi Germany, he was physically destroyed; here, the process is more subtle, but the end results can be the same. I've learned enough about the machinations of the CIA in the past year to know that this is no longer the dreamworld America I once believed in. The imperatives of the population explosion, which almost inevitably will lessen our belief in the sanctity of the individual human life, combined with the awesome power of the CIA and the defense establishment, seem destined to seal the fate of the America I knew as a child and bring us into a new Orwellian world where the citizen exists for the state and where raw power justifies any and every immoral act. I've always had a kind of knee-jerk trust in my Government's basic integrity, whatever political blunders it may make. But I've come to realize that in Washington, deceiving and manipulating the public are viewed by some as the natural prerogatives of office. Huey Long once said, ‘Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism.’ I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.”
--Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney, 1967

"But what counter-insurgency really comes down to is the protection of the capitalists back in America, their property and their privileges. US national security, as preached by US leaders, is the security of the capitalist class in the US, not the security of the rest of the people."
--Philip Agee, CIA Counterintelligence Officer, 1975

“Fundamentally, the founding fathers of U.S. intelligence were liars. The better you lied and the more you betrayed, the more likely you would be promoted. These people attracted and promoted each other. Outside of their duplicity, the o¬nly thing they had in common was a desire for absolute power. I did things that, in looking back o¬n my life, I regret. But I was part of it and I loved being in it. . . Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, Carmel Offie, and Frank Wisner were the grand masters. If you were in a room with them you were in a room full of people that you had to believe would deservedly end up in hell.” Angleton slowly sipped his tea and then said, “I guess I will see them there, soon.”

--James J. Angleton, CIA Counter Intelligence-Chief, 1985