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5 Reasons President John F Kennedy Was Murdered
by Universal Nonviolence
29 Sep 2006
Because he had decided to end the war in Vietnam,
to end invasions of Cuba, to dismantle the CIA,
to abolish the Federal Reserve, and to remove nuclear
weapons from Israel, John F Kennedy was murdered.
The personal hatred of J Edgar Hoover, Henry Cabot Lodge,
Allen Dulles of the CIA and the greed of war profiteers
such as Halliburton subsidiary KBR
were also involved. Hoover and Dulles were able to pull
in many from the CIA, some from the Secret Service and FBI.
5 Reasons That President John F Kennedy Was Murdered
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5 Reasons President John F Kennedy Was Murdered
I WITHDRAWAL FROM VIETNAM
JFK had issued an order to begin withdrawing from Vietnam after the 64
election. His death would mean that war profiteers such as Bell Helicopter and KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton would
continue to place 58,000 soldiers on the altar of their greed for 12 more years.
The war was called Spelly's War
by those who knew of Cardinal
Spellman's promotion of Vietnam
The 100 biggest war profiteers now: www.publicintegrity.org/pns
(list does not include many CIA
and Mossad fronts)
Screenplay of the movie JFK by
Eisenhower warns of these:
II BEN GURION'S INVOLVEMENT
Mordecai Vanunu in jail for many years in Israel for his whistleblower role in exposing Israeli nuclear
weapons, kidnapped twice by that government, reported that David Ben Gurion was part of the plot to kill JFK because the latter had told Ben Gurion the stolen Israeli nuclear weapons technology had to be dismantled. Yet
the Israeli government is constantly pressing for the bombing of Iran over this issue. Piper's book on the Mossad in Mexico touches on the role of the Israeli intelligence agency.
III ANTI CASTRO RIGHT WING CUBANS
The CIA, right wing Cubans, and capitalists were upset that Kennedy cancelled future Bay of Pigs operations, ending plans to invade Cuba.
IV ABOLITION OF THE CIA
JFK had issued an executive order to dismantle the CIA. (Truman had said the CIA which he founded should be abolished.)
He had also fired
Allen Dulles, who represented the plutocracy controlling the CIA.
"I will splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the
V INTERNATIONAL BANKERS CONTROLLING THE FEDERAL RESERVE
JFK vs. The Federal Reserve.
MYSTERIOUS DEATHS OF WITNESSES,
THOSE IN THE KNOW:
The Death Of John Kennedy
1963 - 1976
In the three year period following the assassination many witnesses died - mostly of unnatural causes. Many rumors crawling around about the high death rate during these years. They are supported by the mostly suspicious circumstances the victims died under. For a unknown shooter or even shooters, all these deaths have on thing in common: they are very convenient to those assassins since these witnesses took their knowledge with them into the grave. But see yourself and decide whether these deaths are purely coincidently:
Date Name Connection with case Cause of death
11/63 Karyn Kupicinet Tv host's daughter who was overheard telling of JFK's death prior to 11/22/63 Murdered
12/63 Jack Zangretti Expressed foreknowledge of Ruby shooting Oswald Gunshot Victim
2/64 Eddy Benavides Lookalike brother to Tippit shooting witness, Domingo Benavides Gunshot to head
2/64 Betty MacDonald* Former Ruby employee who alibied Warren Reynolds shooting suspect. Suicide by hanging in Dallas Jail
3/64 Bill Chesher Thought to have information linking Oswald and Ruby Heart attack
3/64 Hank Killam* Husband of Ruby employee, knew Oswald acquaintance Throat cut
4/64 Bill Hunter* Reporter who was in Ruby's apartment on 11/24/63 Accidental shooting by policeman
5/64 Gary Underhill* CIA agent who claimed Agency was involved Gunshot in head ruled suicide
5/64 Hugh Ward* Private investigator working with Guy Banister and David Ferrie Plane crash in Mexico
5/64 DeLesseps Morrison* New Orleans Mayor Passenger in Ward's plane
8/64 Teresa Norton* Ruby employee Fatally shot
6/64 Guy Banister* x-FBI agent in New Orleans connected to Ferrie, CIA, Carlos Marcello & Oswald Heart attack
9/64 Jim Koethe* Reporter who was in Ruby's apartment on 11/24/63 Blow to neck
9/64 C.D. Jackson "Life" magazine senior Vice-president who bought Zapruder film and locked it away Unknown
10/64 Mary Pinchot JFK "special" friend whose diary was taken by CIA chief James Angleton after her death Murdered
1/65 Paul Mandal "Life" writer who told of JFK turning to rear when shot in throat Cancer
3/65 Tom Howard* Ruby's first lawyer, was in Ruby's apartment on 11/24/63 Heart attack
5/65 Maurice Gatlin* Pilot for Guy Banister Fatal fall
8/65 Mona B. Saenz* Texas Employment clerk who interviewed Oswald Hit by Dallas bus
?/65 David Goldstein Dallasite who helped FBI trace Oswald's pistol Natural causes
9/65 Rose Cheramie* Knew of assassination in advance, told of riding to Dallas with Cubans Hit/run victim
11/65 Dorothy Kilgallen* Columnist who had private interview with Ruby, pledged to "break" JFK case Drug overdose
11/65 Mrs. Earl Smith* Close friend to Dorothy Kilgallen, died two daysafter columnist, may have kept Kilgallen's notes Cause unknown
12/65 William Whaley* Cab driver who reportedly drove Oswald to Oak Cliff (The only Dallas taxi driver to die on duty) Motor collision
1966 Judge Joe Brown Presided over Ruby's trial Heart attack
1966 Karen "Little Lynn" Carlin* Ruby employee who last talked with Ruby before Oswald shooting Gunshot victim
1/66 Earlene Roberts Oswald's landlady Heart attack
2/66 Albert Bogard* Car salesman who said Oswald test drove new car Suicide
6/66 Capt. Frank Martin Dallas policeman who witnessed Oswald slaying, told Warren Commission "there's a lot to be said but probably be better if I don't say it" Sudden cancer
8/66 Lee Bowers Jr.* Witnessed men behind picket fence on Grassy Knoll Motor accident
9/66 Marilyn "Delila Walle* Ruby dancer Shot by husband after 1 month of marriage
10/66 Lt. William Pitzer* JFK autopsy photographer who described his duty as "horrifying experience" Gunshot ruled suicide
11/66 Jimmy Levens Fort Worth nightclub owner who hired Ruby employees Natural causes
11/66 James Worrell Jr.* Saw man flee rear of Texas School Book Depository Motor accident
1966 Clarence Oliver Dist. Atty. Investigator who worked Ruby case Unknown
12/66 Hank Suydam Life magazine official in charge of JFK stories Heart attack
1967 Leonard Pullin Civilian Navy employee who helped film "Last Two Days" about assassination One-car crash
1/67 Jack Ruby* Oswald's slayer Lung cancer (he told family he was injected with cancer cells)
2/67 Harold Russell* Saw escape of Tippit killer killed by cop in bar brawl
2/67 David Ferrie* Acquaintance of Oswald, Garrison suspect and employee of Guy Banister Blow to neck (ruled accidental)
2/67 Eladio Del Valle* Anti-Castro Cuban associate of David Ferrie being sought by Garrison Gunshot wound, ax wound tohead
3/67 Dr. Mary Sherman* Ferrie associate working on cancer research Died in fire (possibly shot)
1/68 A. D. Bowie Asst. Dallas District Attorney prosecuting Ruby Cancer
4/68 Hiram Ingram Dallas Deputy Sheriff, close friend to Roger Craig Sudden cancer
5/68 Dr. Nicholas Chetta New Orleans coroner who on death of Ferrie Heart attack
8/68 Philip Geraci* Friend of Perry Russo, told of Oswald/Shaw conversation Electrocution
1/69 Henry Delaune* Brother-in-law to coroner Chetta Murdered
1/69 E.R. Walthers* Dallas Deputy Sheriff who was involved in Depository search, claimed to have found .45-cal. slug Shot by felon
1969 Charles Mentesana Filmed rifle other than Mannlicher-Carcano being taken from Depository Heart attack
4/69 Mary Bledsoe Neighbor to Oswald, also knew David Ferrie Natural causes
4/69 John Crawford* Close friend to both Ruby and Wesley Frazier, who gave ride to Oswald on 11/22/63 Crash of private plane
7/69 Rev. Clyde Johnson* Scheduled to testify about Clay Shaw/Oswald connection Fatally shot
1970 George McGann* Underworld figure connected to Ruby friends, wife, Beverly, took film in Dealey Plaza Murdered
1/70 Darrell W. Garner Arrested for shooting Warren Reynolds, released after alibi from Betty MacDonald Drug overdose
8/70 Bill Decker Dallas Sheriff who saw bullet hit street in front of JFK Natural causes
8/70 Abraham Zapruder Took famous film of JFK assassination Natural causes
12/70 Salvatore Granello* Mobster linked to both Hoffa,Trafficante, and Castro assassination plots Murdered
1971 James Plumeri* Mobster tied to mob-CIA assassination plots Murdered
3/71 Clayton Fowler Ruby's chief defense attorney Uknown
4/71 Gen. Charles Cabell* CIA deputy director connected to anti-Castro Cubans Collapsed and died afterphysical at Fort Myers
1972 Hale Boggs* House Majority Leader, member of Warren Commission who began to publicly express doubts about findings Disappeared on Alaskan plane flight
5/72 J. Edgar Hoover* FBI director who pushed "lone assassin" theory in JFK assassination Heart attack (no autopsy)
9/73 Thomas E. Davis* Gunrunner connected to both Ruby and CIA Electrocuted trying to steal wire
2/74 J.A. Milteer* Miami right-winger who predicted JFK's death and capture of scapegoat Heater explosion
1974 Dave Yaras* Close friend to both Hoffa and Jack Ruby Murdered
7/74 Earl Warren Chief Justice who reluctantly chaired Warren Commission Heart failure
8/74 Clay Shaw* Prime suspect in Garrison case, reportedly a CIA contact with Ferrie and E. Howard Hunt Possible cancer
1974 Earle Cabell Mayor of Dallas on 11/22/63, whose brother, Gen. Charles Cabell was fired from CIA by JFK Natural causes
6/75 Sam Giancana* Chicago Mafia boss slated to tell about CIA-mob death plots to Senate Committee Murdered
7/75 Clyde Tolson J. Edgar Hoover's assistant and roommate Natural causes
1975 Allen Sweatt Dallas Deputy Sheriff involved in investigation Natural causes
12/75 Gen. Earle Wheeler Contact between JFK and CIA Unknown
1976 Ralph Paul Ruby's business partner connected with crime figures Heart attack
4/76 James Chaney Dallas motorcycle officer riding to JFK's right rear who said JFK "struck in the face" with bullet Heart attack
4/76 Dr. Charles Gregory Governor John Connally's physician Heart attack
6/76 William Harvey* CIA coordinator for CIA-mob assassination plans against Castro Complications from heart surgery
7/76 John Roselli* Mobster who testified to Senate Committee and was to appear again Stabbed and stuffed in metal drum
The HSCA Investigation
Just when the House Select Committee on Assassinations was investigating the JFK assassination, more suspicious deaths were coming up:
Date Name Connection with case Cause of Death
1/77 William Pawley* Former Brazilian Ambassador connected to Anti-Castro Cubans, crime figures Gunshot ruled suicide
3/77 George DeMohrenschildt* Close friend to both Oswald and Bouvier family (Jackie Kennedy's parents), CIA contract agent Gunshot wound ruled suicide
3/77 Carlos Prio Soccaras* Former Cuban President, money man for anti-Castro Cubans Gunshot wound ruled suicide
3/77 Paul Raigorodsky Business friend of George DeMohrenschildt and wealthy oilmen Natural causes
5/77 Lou Staples* Dallas radio Talk Show host who told friends he would break assassination case Gunshot to head,ruled suicide
6/77 Louis Nichols Former No. 3 man in FBI, worked on JFK investigation Heart attack
8/77 Alan Belmont FBI official who testified to Warren Commission "Long illness"
8/77 James Cadigan FBI document expert who testified to Warren Commission Fall in home
8/77 Joseph C. Ayres* Chief steward on JFK's Air Force One Shooting accident
8/77 Francis G. Powers* U-2 pilot downed over Russia in 1960 Helicopter crash (He reportedly ran out of fuel)
9/77 Kenneth O'Donnell JFK's closest aide Natural causes
10/77 Donald Kaylor FBI fingerprint chemist Heart attack
10/77 J.M. English Former head of FBI Forensic Sciences Laboratory Heart attack
11/77 William Sullivan* Former No. 3 man in FBI, headed Division 5, counter- espionage and domestic intelligence Hunting accident
1978 C.L. "Lummie" Lewis Dallas Deputy Sheriff who arrested Mafia man Braden in Dealey Plaza Natural causes
9/78 Garland Slack Man who said Oswald fired at his target at rifle range Unknown
1/79 Billy Lovelady Depository employee said to be the man in the doorway in AP photograph Complications from heart attack
6/80 Jesse Curry Dallas Police Chief at time of assassination Heart attack
6/80 Dr. John Holbrook Psychiatrist who testified Ruby was not insane Heart attack but pills, notes found,
1/81 Marguerite Oswald Mother of accused assassin Cancer
10/81 Frank Watts Chief felony prosecutor for Dallas D.A. Natural causes
1/82 Peter Gregory Original translator for Marina Oswald and Secret Service Natural causes
5/82 Dr. James Weston Pathologist allowed to see JFK autopsy material for HSCA Died while jogging, ruled natural causes
8/82 Will H. Griffin FBI agent who reportedly said Oswald was "definitely" an FBI informant Cancer
10/82 W. Marvin Gheesling FBI official who helped supervise JFK investigation "Long illness"
3/84 Roy Kellerman Secret Service agent in charge of JFK limousine Unknown
Following names are the recently known deaths, almost all died of natural causes:
Date Name Connection with case Cause of Death
10/92 Jim Garrison Former District Attorney of New Orleans, only one who sued in the JFK assassination case Natural causes
?/94 Perry Russo witness who told he had seen Shaw, Oswald and Ferrie talking about the killing of JFK Unknown
01/95 Rose Kennedy Mother of John F. Kennedy natural causes
01/95 L.C. Graves wrested Ruby's revolver away from him after shooting Oswald natural causes
2/95 Irving L. Goldberg Judge who advised L. B. Johnson on transition of power natural causes
3/95 Philip L. Willis Dealey Plaza Witness, photographer Leukemia
5/95 Evelyn Norton Lincoln JFK's personal secretary natural causes
5/95 Phil L. Barleson Defender of Ruby Heart attack
11/95 Richard Case Nagell CIA agent who claimed he uncovered a "large operation" aimed at killing JFK heart disease
12/95 James W. Altgens Dealey Plaza Witness, press photographer natural causes
1/96 Ralph W. Yarborough Dealey Plaza witness, rode in motorcade natural causes
7/96 Melvin Belli Lawyer of KJack Ruby Suffering stroke and pneumonia
8/96 Charles Brehm Dealey Plaza Witness Unknown
9/96 McGeorge Bundy Top aide to JFK and LBJ Heart attack
10/96 Rufus Youngblood Agent who shielded LBJ during the JFK murder Cancer
10/96 Larry Ray Harris Researcher Car accident
10/96 Lawrence Brantley Sold Jack Ruby the gun used to kill Oswald Complications from surgery
1. Dulles, fired by JFK, was put on the Warren
Commission, along with a former CEO of the Chase
2. Arlen Specter former counsel to the Warren
Commission and present warpromoting senator besides authoring the single
bullet theory that 1 bullet made 5 wounds in John
Connally and 3 in the President was involved
in the conspiracy to change witness testimony,
add nonexistent notary witnesses.
3. As the President's son John John, aged 3, saluted
his father's coffin, he was unaware that he too
and his uncle would be murdered by the same cartels.
Senator Edward M Kennedy had his life threatened
at least twice, once in a plane crash he survived
and once as his brakes were severed at Chappaquiddick.
John Dean on the Nixon tapes is recorded as saying
that Kennedy did not know the bear trap waiting for
him in Chappaquiddick.
E Howard Hunt was in Chappaquiddick that weekend.
RFK Jr continues to expose the truth
JFK JR death
4 The First Bank of Boston in its connections with Bell
Helicopter management was a financial link. William Greer
the Secret Service agent who slowed the car down to 11 mph
to give the triangulation of sharpshooters a better chance
had been in the employ of Kennedy foe Henry Cabot Lodge.
5. Thus began the long road to fascism as it exists
now in the US.
6. Just as the CIA Mossad crew which arranged
911 arranged that intercepting jets stand down,
so 100 extra Secret Service men were not called up.
7. An Australian newspaper (perhaps the Sydney
Morning Herald) part of the CIA's international
cover story network, printed details of Lee Harvey
Oswald's arrest before it occurred.
8. William Sullivan, FBI number 3 man, was subsequently
murdered in what was described as a "New Jersey hunting
accident". He was standing at someone's front door
on a residential street.
William Sullivan's hunting accident
BBC account of the list of those who died
after the assassination.. and its defiance of
10. For 5 years the Zapruder film
was kept locked up in a Time Life
11. Life Magazine on a cover used cropped
photos allegedly of Oswald. Shadow
analysis reveals the photo
was a forgery.
12. L Fletcher Prouty is said to
be the X contact of Jim Garrison.
He also spoke of Jonestown as
God's angels, remove the violent war profiteers
from power everywhere.
Jim Garrison interview in a national magazine in the mid 60's
BBC account of unexplained murders
which surrounded JFK's murder
The Movie JFK by Oliver Stone
Jim Garrison. On the Trail of the Assassins. New York: Sheridan Square Press, 1988. 342 pages.(rec. by
Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy (Paperback)
by Jim Marrs (rec. by Oliver Stone)
Parts of Mark Lane's book Rush to Judgment
Davis, John H. Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. New York: Signet, 1989. 674 pages.
Melanson, Philip H. Spy Saga: Lee Harvey Oswald and U.S. Intelligence. New York: Praeger, 1990. 201 pages.
Anson, Robert Sam. "They've Killed the President!" New York: Bantam Books, 1975. 408 pages.
National Archives JFK Assassination Link
Sep 29, 11:11AM
FEDERAL RESERVE AND JFK DEATH
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On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal Register and Library of Congress. We can now safely conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or superceded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still valid.
When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy - the author of Profiles in Courage -signed this Order, it returned to the federal government, specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and issue currency -money - without going through the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank. President Kennedy's Executive Order 11110 [the full text is displayed further below] gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority: "to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury." This means that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury's vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation based on the silver bullion physically held there. As a result, more than $4 billion in United States Notes were brought into circulation in $2 and $5 denominations. $10 and $20 United States Notes were never circulated but were being printed by the Treasury Department when Kennedy was assassinated. It appears obvious that President Kennedy knew the Federal Reserve Notes being used as the purported legal currency were contrary to the Constitution of the United States of America.
"United States Notes" were issued as an interest-free and debt-free currency backed by silver reserves in the U.S. Treasury. We compared a "Federal Reserve Note" issued from the private central bank of the United States (the Federal Reserve Bank a/k/a Federal Reserve System), with a "United States Note" from the U.S. Treasury issued by President Kennedy's Executive Order. They almost look alike, except one says "Federal Reserve Note" on the top while the other says "United States Note". Also, the Federal Reserve Note has a green seal and serial number while the United States Note has a red seal and serial number.
President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 and the United States Notes he had issued were immediately taken out of circulation. Federal Reserve Notes continued to serve as the legal currency of the nation. According to the United States Secret Service, 99% of all U.S. paper "currency" circulating in 1999 are Federal Reserve Notes.
Kennedy knew that if the silver-backed United States Notes were widely circulated, they would have eliminated the demand for Federal Reserve Notes. This is a very simple matter of economics. The USN was backed by silver and the FRN was not backed by anything of intrinsic value. Executive Order 11110 should have prevented the national debt from reaching its current level (virtually all of the nearly $9 trillion in federal debt has been created since 1963) if LBJ or any subsequent President were to enforce it. It would have almost immediately given the U.S. Government the ability to repay its debt without going to the private Federal Reserve Banks and being charged interest to create new "money". Executive Order 11110 gave the U.S.A. the ability to, once again, create its own money backed by silver and realm value worth something.
Again, according to our own research, just five months after Kennedy was assassinated, no more of the Series 1958 "Silver Certificates" were issued either, and they were subsequently removed from circulation. Perhaps the assassination of JFK was a warning to all future presidents not to interfere with the private Federal Reserve's control over the creation of money. It seems very apparent that President Kennedy challenged the "powers that exist behind U.S. and world finance". With true patriotic courage, JFK boldly faced the two most successful vehicles that have ever been used to drive up debt:
1) war (Viet Nam); and,
2) the creation of money by a privately owned central bank. His efforts to have all U.S. troops out of Vietnam by 1965 combined with Executive Order 11110 would have destroyed the profits and control of the private Federal Reserve Bank.
Executive Order 11110
AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10289 AS AMENDED, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AFFECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, it is ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. Executive Order No. 10289 of September 19, 1951, as amended, is hereby further amended - (a) By adding at the end of paragraph 1 thereof the following subparagraph (j): "(j) The authority vested in the President by paragraph (b) of section 43 of the Act of May 12, 1933, as amended (31 U.S.C. 821 (b)), to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of any outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the denominations of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption," and (b) By revoking subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 thereof. SECTION 2. The amendment made by this Order shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal cause prior to the date of this Order but all such liabilities shall continue and may be enforced as if said amendments had not been made.
JOHN F. KENNEDY THE WHITE HOUSE, June 4, 1963
Once again, Executive Order 11110 is still valid. According to Title 3, United States Code, Section 301 dated January 26, 1998:
Executive Order (EO) 10289 dated Sept. 17, 1951, 16 F.R. 9499, was as amended by:
EO 10583, dated December 18, 1954, 19 F.R. 8725;
EO 10882 dated July 18, 1960, 25 F.R. 6869;
EO 11110 dated June 4, 1963, 28 F.R. 5605;
EO 11825 dated December 31, 1974, 40 F.R. 1003;
EO 12608 dated September 9, 1987, 52 F.R. 34617
The 1974 and 1987 amendments, added after Kennedy's 1963 amendment, did not change or alter any part of Kennedy's EO 11110. A search of Clinton's 1998 and 1999 EO's and Presidential Directives has also shown no reference to any alterations, suspensions, or changes to EO 11110.
The Federal Reserve Bank, a.k.a Federal Reserve System, is a Private Corporation. Black's Law Dictionary defines the "Federal Reserve System" as: "Network of twelve central banks to which most national banks belong and to which state chartered banks may belong. Membership rules require investment of stock and minimum reserves." Privately-owned banks own the stock of the FED. This was explained in more detail in the case of Lewis v. United States, Federal Reporter, 2nd Series, Vol. 680, Pages 1239, 1241 (1982), where the court said: "Each Federal Reserve Bank is a separate corporation owned by commercial banks in its region. The stock-holding commercial banks elect two thirds of each Bank's nine member board of directors".
The Federal Reserve Banks are locally controlled by their member banks. Once again, according to Black's Law Dictionary, we find that these privately owned banks actually issue money:
"Federal Reserve Act. Law which created Federal Reserve banks which act as agents in maintaining money reserves, issuing money in the form of bank notes, lending money to banks, and supervising banks. Administered by Federal Reserve Board (q.v.)".
The privately owned Federal Reserve (FED) banks actually issue (create) the "money" we use. In 1964, the House Committee on Banking and Currency, Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, at the second session of the 88th Congress, put out a study entitled Money Facts which contains a good description of what the FED is: "The Federal Reserve is a total money-making machine. It can issue money or checks. And it never has a problem of making its checks good because it can obtain the $5 and $10 bills necessary to cover its check simply by asking the Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving to print them".
Any one person or any closely knit group who has a lot of money has a lot of power. Now imagine a group of people who have the power to create money. Imagine the power these people would have. This is exactly what the privately owned FED is!
No man did more to expose the power of the FED than Louis T. McFadden, who was the Chairman of the House Banking Committee back in the 1930s. In describing the FED, he remarked in the Congressional Record, House pages 1295 and 1296 on June 10, 1932:
"Mr. Chairman, we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal reserve banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government Board, has cheated the Government of the United States and he people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt. The depredations and the iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal reserve banks acting together have cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the United States; has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the maladministration of that law by which the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it".
Some people think the Federal Reserve Banks are United States Government institutions. They are not Government institutions, departments, or agencies. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers. Those 12 private credit monopolies were deceitfully placed upon this country by bankers who came here from Europe and who repaid us for our hospitality by undermining our American institutions.
The FED basically works like this: The government granted its power to create money to the FED banks. They create money, then loan it back to the government charging interest. The government levies income taxes to pay the interest on the debt. On this point, it's interesting to note that the Federal Reserve Act and the sixteenth amendment, which gave congress the power to collect income taxes, were both passed in 1913. The incredible power of the FED over the economy is universally admitted. Some people, especially in the banking and academic communities, even support it. On the other hand, there are those, such as President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, that have spoken out against it. His efforts were spoken about in Jim Marrs' 1990 book Crossfire:"
Another overlooked aspect of Kennedy's attempt to reform American society involves money. Kennedy apparently reasoned that by returning to the constitution, which states that only Congress shall coin and regulate money, the soaring national debt could be reduced by not paying interest to the bankers of the Federal Reserve System, who print paper money then loan it to the government at interest. He moved in this area on June 4, 1963, by signing Executive Order 11110 which called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815 in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury rather than the traditional Federal Reserve System. That same day, Kennedy signed a bill changing the backing of one and two dollar bills from silver to gold, adding strength to the weakened U.S. currency.
ANOTHER LIST OF MYSTERIOUS DEATHS
Subject: JFK: List of Convenient Deaths
Date: 26 Mar 91 01:10:57 GMT
Here is the much requested list of people associated with the JFK
assassination whose deaths are called convenient. Bear in mind that
this is a terse summary of each individual's circumstances in relation
to the case. Therefore, you may not get the full appreciation of why
a particular death is suspicious. An asterisk indicates that a death is
particularly suspicious. Some
These deaths were part of why the House Select Committee on Assassinations
investigation got started. However, they concluded that due to the highly
varied backgrounds of people involved, a proper actuarial study was not
Aside from the likelihood of x number of deaths over a period of time
of people connected with an invenstigation, there is also the trend that
the number of deaths actually increased closer to the time of these
investigations. The listing below is grouped by investigation. Note that
in 1977, for example, before the HSCA investigation kicked off, six top
FBI officials scheduled to appear before the HSCA died. William C. Sullivan,
for example, was out hunting, when he was shot by a man with a high-powered
rifle who said he mistook Sullivan for a deer. This was *not* investigated
by anyone. And so it goes.
Some of the causes of death listed appear on the surface to be natural.
Keep in mind that the CIA developed methods to "make it look like an
accident". This was documented through the testimony of CIA technicians
to the Church committee who told of TWEP technology (Termination With
Extreme Prejudice) in 1975. These methods are designed to not be detected
in postmortem examinations. I have a couple of exerpts of declassified
CIA documents to demonstrate the case. One of the techniques involves
the injection of cancer cells, heart attack inducement, as well as non-
chemical techniques which require no special equipment. Based on the
strange circumstances of Jack Ruby's death in prison (he died from lung
cancer but the cancer cells were not the type that originate in the
respiratory system). Ruby wrote notes and spoke to several people saying
that jfk was killed by a conspiracy and that he had been maneuvered into
killing Oswald who was a fall guy. He claimed to have been injected with
cancer cells when treated with shots for a cold. He died just before he
was to testify in Congress. He had told congressional investigators that
he wanted to talk but he needed protection.
This list does not include the names of the many people who claimed that
their lives were threatened physically and verbally, as well as the many
people questioned by the FBI who were intimidated and forced to change their
testimony to agree with the official lone-gunman version.
This list is not meant to be proof of a conspiracy. I believe a conspiracy
took place based on a plethora of circumstantial evidence, many involving
questions that are very strange if we are to believe the lone-gunman theory.
Many of the points I have raised can be rationally explained, but it is the
confluence of many aspects of the case which make me doubt the official
version of events more than anything else.
The Warren Commission
date name connection with case cause of death
11/63 karyn kupcinet* tv host's daughter overheard murdered
telling of jfk's death prior
12/63 jack zangretti* expressed foreknowlege of gunshot victim
ruby shooting oswald
2/64 eddy benavides* look-alike brother to gunshot to head
tippit shooting witness,
2/64 betty mcdonald* former ruby employee who suicide by hanging
alibied warren reynolds in dallas jail
3/64 bill chesher thought to have information heart attack
linking oswald and ruby
3/64 hank killam* husband of ruby employee, throat cut
knew oswald acquaintance
4/64 bill hunter* reporter who was in ruby's accidental shooting
apartment on 11/24/63 by policeman
5/64 gary underhill* cia agent who claimed agency gunshot in head ruled
was involved suicide
5/64 hugh ward* private investigator working plane crash in mexico
with guy bannister and david
5/64 delesseps * new orleans mayor passenger in ward's
8/64 teresa norton* ruby employee fatally shot
6/64 guy banister* ex-fbi agent in new orleans heart attack
connected to ferrie, cia,
carlos marcello, oswald
9/64 jim koethe* reporter who was in ruby's blow to neck
apartment on 11/24/63
9/64 c.d.jackson life mag senior vp who unknown
bought zapruder film and
locked it away
10/64 mary pinchot* jfk mistress whose diary murdered
meyer was taken by cia chief
james angleton after her
1/65 paul mandal life writer who told of jfk cancer
turning to rear when shot in
3/65 tom howard* ruby's first lawyer, was in heart attack
ruby's apartment on 11/24/63
5/65 maurice gatlin* pilot for guy banister fatal fall
8/65 mona b. saenz* texas employment clerk who hit by dallas bus
?/65 david goldstein dallasite who helped fbi trace natural causes
9/65 rose cheramie* knew of assassination in hit/run victim
advance, told of riding to
dallas with cubans
11/65 dorothy * columnist who had private drug overdose
kilgallen interview with ruby, pledged
to "break jfk case"
11/65 mrs earl smith* close friend to dorothy kil- unknown
gallen, died two days after
columnist, may have kept notes
12/65 william whaley* cab driver who reportedly drove motor collision (the
oswald to oak cliff only dallas taxi driver
to die on duty
1966 judge joe brown presided over ruby's trial heart attack
1966 karen "little ruby employee who last talked gunshot victim
lynn" carlin* with ruby before oswald
1/66 earline roberts oswald's landlady heart attack
2/66 albert bogard* car salesman who said oswald suicide
test drove new car
6/66 capt. frank dallas police captain who cancer
martin witnessed oswald slaying, told
warren commission, "there's
alot to be said but probably
be better if i don't say it."
8/66 lee bowers,jr.* witnessed man behind picket motor accident
fence on grassy knoll
9/66 marilyn ruby dancer shot by husband
"delilah"* after one month
walle of marriage
10/66 william pitzer* jfk autopsy photographer who gunshot, ruled
described his duty as a suicide
11/66 jimmy levens fort worth nightclub owner natural causes
who hired ruby employees
11/66 james worrell* saw man flee rear of texas motor accident
1966 clarence oliver d.a. investigator who worked unknown
12/66 hank suydam life mag official in charge heart attack
of jfk stories
The Garrison Inquiry
date name connection with case cause of death
1967 Leonard Pullin civilian navy employee who one-car crash
helped film "last two days"
1/67 jack ruby* oswald's slayer lung cancer (he told
family he was injected
with cancer cells)
2/67 harold russell* saw escape of tippit killer killed by cop in
2/67 david ferrie* acquaintance of oswald, blow to neck, ruled
garrison suspect, employee accidental
of guy bannister
2/67 eladio del anti-castro cuban associate gunshot wound, ax wound
valle * of david ferrie being sought to head
3/67 dr. mary ferrie associate working on died in fire, possibly
sherman * cancer research shot
1/68 a.d. bowie asst dallas d.a. prosecuting cancer
4/68 hiram ingram dallas deputy sheriff, close cancer
friend to roger craig
5/68 dr. nicholas new orleans coroner who ruled heart attack
chetta on death of ferrie
8/68 philip geraci* friend of perry russo, told electrocution
of oswald/shaw conversation
1/69 henry delaune* brother-in-law to coroner chetta murdered
1/69 e.r. walthers* dallas deputy sheriff who was shot by felon
involved in depository search,
claimed to have found .45
1969 charles filmed rifle other than heart attack
mantesana mannlicher-carcano being taken
4/69 mary bledsoe neighbor to oswald, also new natural causes
4/69 john crawford* close friend to both ruby and crash of private plane
wesley frazier, who gave ride
to oswald on 11/22/63
7/69 rev. clyde scheduled to testify about clay fatally shot
johnson * shaw oswald connection
1970 george mcmann* underworld figure connected murdered
to ruby's friends; wife took
film in dealey plaza
1/70 darrel garner arrested for shooting warren drug overdose
reynolds, released after
alibi from betty mcdonald
8/70 bill decker dallas sheriff who saw bullet natural causes
hit street in front of jfk
8/70 abraham took famous film of jfk assass, natural causes
12/70 salvatore mobster linked to hoffa, murdered
granello* trafficante,castro assassination
1971 james plumeri* mobster tied to mob-cia murdered
3/71 clayton fowler ruby's chief defense atty. unknown
4/71 gen. charles cia deputy director connected collapsed and died
cabell * to anti-castro cubans after physical at
The Church Committee Investigation
date name connection to case cause of death
1972 hale boggs* house majority leader, member disappeared on alaskan
of warren commission who began plane flight
to publicly express doubts
5/72 j edgar hoover* fbi director who pushed "lone heart attack (no
assassin" theory autopsy)
9/73 thomas davis* gun runner connected to both electrocuted trying
ruby and cia to steal wire
2/74 j.a. milteer* miami right-winger who heater explosion
predicted jfk's death and
capture of scapegoat to a
1974 dave yaras* close friend to both Hoffa murdered
and jack ruby
7/74 earl warren chief justice who reluctantly heart failure
chaired warren commission
8/74 clay shaw* prime suspect in garrison possible cancer
case, reportedly a cia
contact with ferrie and
e. howard hunt
1974 earle cabell mayor of dallas on 11/22/63 natural causes
whose brother, gen charles
cabell, was fired from cia
6/75 sam giancana* chicago mafia boss slated to murdered
tell about cia-mob death
plots to senate committee
1975 clyde tolson j edgar hoovers asst and natural causes
7/75 allan sweatt dallas deputy sheriff involved natural causes
12/75 gen. earl contact between cia and jfk unknown
1976 ralph paul ruby's business partner heart attack
connected with crime figures
4/76 dr. charles gov john connally's physician heart attack
6/76 william harvey* cia coordinator for cia-mob complications of
assassination plans against heart surgery
7/76 john roselli* mobster who testified to stabbed and stuffed
senate, was to appear again in metal drum
House Select Committee on Assassinations
date name connection with case cause of death
1/77 william pawley* former brazilian embassador gunshot, ruled suicide
connected to anti-castro cubans
and crime figures
3/77 george * close friend to both oswald and gunshot wound, ruled
demohrenschildt bouvier family (jackie kennedy's suicide
parents), cia contract agent
3/77 carlos prio* formerly cuban president, gunshot wound, ruled
soccaras money man for anti-castro cubans suicide
3/77 paul raigorodsky business friend of george natural causes
demohrenschildt and wealthy
5/77 lou staples* dallas radio talk show host gunshot wound to head
who told friends he would ruled suicide
break assassination case
6/77 louis nichols former number-3 man in fbi heart attack
worked on jfk assassination
8/77 alan belmont fbi official who testified to "long illness"
8/77 james cadigan fbi document expert who fall in home
testified to warren commission
8/77 joseph ayres* chief steward on jfk's air shooting accident
8/77 francis powers* u-2 pilot downed in russia in helicopter crash (he
1960 reportedly ran out
9/77 kenneth jfk's closest aide natural causes
10/77 donald kaylor fbi fingerprint chemist heart attack
10/77 j.m. english former head of fbi forensic heart attack
11/77 william former number-3 man in fbi, hunting accident
sullivan * headed division 5, counter-
espionage and domestic intelligence
1978 c.l. "lummie" dallas deputy sheriff who natural causes
lewis arrested mafia man braden in
9/78 garland slack man who said oswald fired at unknown
his target at rifle range
1/79 bill lovelady depository employee said to complications from
be man in doorway in ap heart attack
6/80 jesse curry dallas police chief at time of heart attack
6/80 dr. john psychiatrist who testified ruby heart attack, but pills
holbrook was not insane and notes found
1/81 marguerite mother of accused assassin cancer
10/81 frank watts chief felony prosecutor for natural causes
1/82 peter gregory original translator for marina natural causess
oswald and secret service
5/82 dr. james pathologist allowed to see jfk died while jogging,
weston autopsy material for hsca ruled natural causes
8/82 will griffin fbi agent who said oswald cancer
"definitely an informant"
10/82 w. marvin fbi official who helped natural causes
gheesling supervise jfk investigation
3/84 roy kellerman secret service agent in charge unknown
of jfk limousine
Source: "Crossfire", Jim Marrs, Carroll and Graf, 1989.
The Dialogue Between Garrison and X in the Movie JFK
WASHINGTON D.C. - PARK(1967)
Jim walks down from the Lincoln Memorial, where he is met
unobtrusively by a military man in his 50's in casual
clothing, hat on his head, an erect posture. They walk
towards the Mall, with the Capitol building looming in the
I'm glad you came. I'm sorry about
Well, I just hope it was worth my
The man doesn't answer. Jim, after his meeting with Miller
and loss of Ferrie, is testy and suspicious.
I could give you a false name, but I
won't. Just call me X.
I've already been warned by the
Agency, Mr. Whoever. If this is
another type of threat, I don't...
I'm not with the Agency, Mr. Garrison,
and I assume if you've come this
far, what I have to say interests
you. But I'm not going to name names,
or tell you who or what I represent.
Except to say - you're close, you're
closer than you think...
Something about his manner speaks of authority, knowledge,
and above all, old-fashioned honesty - the eyes looking at
you straight on. He indicates a bench.
Everything I'm going to tell you is
classified top secret...
I was a soldier, Mr. Garrison. Two
wars. I was one of those secret
guys in the Pentagon that supplies
the military hardware - the planes,
bullets, rifles - for what we call
"black operations" - "black ops",
assassinations, coup d'etats, rigging
elections, propoganda, psych warfare
and so forth. World War II - Rumania,
Greece, Yugoslavia, I helped take
the Nazi intelligence apparatus out
to help us fight the Communists.
Italy '48 stealing elections, France
'49 breaking strikes - we overthrew
Quirino in the Philippines, Arbenz
in Guatemala, Mossadegh in Iran.
Vietnam in '54, Indonesia '58, Tibet
'59 we got the Dalai Lama out - we
were good, very good. Then we got
into the Cuban thing. Not so good.
Set up all the bases for the invasion
supposed to take place in October
'62. Khrushchev sent the missiles
to resist the invasion, Kennedy
refused to invade and we were standing
out there with our dicks in the wind.
Lot of pissed-off people, Mr.
Garrison, you understand? I'll come
to that later... I spent much of
September '63 working on the Kennedy
plan for getting all U.S. personnel
out of Vietnam by the end of '65.
This plan was one of the strongest
and most important papers issued
from the Kennedy White House. Our
first 1,000 troops were ordered home
for Christmas. Tensions were high.
In November '63, one week after the
murder of Vietnamese President Diem
in Saigon, and two weeks before the
assassination of our President...
FLASHBACK TO the Pentagon offices in 1963. X strides down a
busy hall and into the offices of one of his superiors, Major
General Y, a lean, cold warrior, battlefield handsome,
civilian clothes, and several advisors. There's a U.S. flag
on the wall. The status of Y is only clear by the sing on
the desk, the name blocked by a passing figure.
...a strange thing happened. I was
sent by my superior officer, call
him Y, to the South Pole as the
military escort for a group of
international VIP's. This trip had
nothing to do with my nine years of
work in Special Operations. It was
sort of a "paid vacation".
We hear vague ad-lib mutterings on the soundtrack indicating
a friendly atmosphere, and we see stock footage of a C-130
transport flying to Antarctica and ice floes on the surface
of the sea.
Then, at a New Zealand airport, we see X, in a uniform, at a
newsstand reading of Kennedy's assassination. The banner
headline of an "Extra" edition of The Christchurch Star
screams out "KENNEDY SHOT DEAD."
It wasn't until I was on my way back
in New Zealand that I read of the
President's murder. That was 2 in
the afternoon the next day New Zealand
time, but already the papers had the
entire history of an unknown 24-year-
old man, Oswald - a studio picture,
detailed biographical data, Russian
information - and were pretty sure
of the fact he'd killed the President
alone, although it took them four
more hours to charge him with the
murder in Texas. It felt as if,
well, a cover story was being put
out like we would in a black op.
Back at the Pentagon office, we see X returning and meeting
Y. The atmosphere is cordial, but Y is slightly different
from before - more harried, more nervous. He turns away to
light a cigarette, he doesn't want the usual conversation.
Anyway, after I came back I asked
myself why was I, the chief of special
ops, selected to travel to the South
Pole at that time to do a job that
any number of others could have done?
One of my routine duties if I had
been in Washington would've been to
arrange for additional security in
Texas. The Secret Service is
relatively small, and by custom the
military will augment them. I checked
it out when I got back and sure
enough, I found out someone had told
the 112th Military Intelligence Group
at 4th Army Headquarters at Fort Sam
Houston to "stand down" that day,
over the protests of the unit
Commander, a Colonel Reich...
We see an outdoor shot of the Texas Army Headquarters on a
day in 1963. Inside, on the same day, Col. Reich is on the
Now this is significant, because it
is standard operating procedure,
especially in a known hostile city
like Dallas, to supplement the Secret
Service. Even if we had not allowed
the bubbletop to be removed from the
limousine, we'd've put at least 100
to 200 agents on the sidewalks,
without question! There'd already
been several attempts on de Gaulle's
life in France. Only a month before
in Dallas UN Ambassador Adlai
Stevenson had been spit on and hit.
We'd have arrived days ahead of time,
studied the route, checked all the
We never would've allowed all those
wide-open empty windows overlooking
Dealey... never... We would have
had our own snipers covering the
area. The moment a window went up
they'd have been on the radio. We
would've been watching the crowds -
packages, rolled up newspapers, a
coat over an arm, never would have
let a man open an umbrella along the
way - Never would've allowed that
limousine to slow down to 10 miles
per hour, much less take that unusual
curve at Houston and Elm. You would
have felt an Army presence in the
streets that day, but none of this
happened. It was a violation of the
most basic protection codes we have.
And it is the best indication of a
massive plot in Dallas. Who could
have best done that? People in my
business, Mr. Garrison. People like
my superior officer could've told
Col. Reich, "Look - we have another
unit coming from so and so providing
security. You'll stand down." That
day, in fact, there were some
individual Army Intelligence people
in Dallas and I'm still trying to
figure out who and why. But they
weren't protecting the client. One
of them, by the way, was caught in
the Book Depository after police
sealed it off.
In Dealey Plaza, 1963, we see an Army intelligence man taking
a shot with a Minolta camera.
Army Intell had a "Harvey Lee Oswald"
on file, but all those files have
been destroyed. Many strange things
were happening that day, and Lee
Harvey Oswald had nothing to do with
them. We had the entire Cabinet on
a trip to the Far East. We had a
third of a combat division returning
from Germany in the air above the
United States at the time of the
shooting, and at 12:34 P.M., the
entire telephone system went dead in
Washington for a solid hour, and on
the plane back to Washington, word
was radioed from the White House
Situation Room to Lyndon Johnson
that one individual performed the
assassination. Does that sound like
a bunch of coincidences to you, Mr.
Garrison? Not for one moment. The
cabinet was out of the country to
get their perception out of the way.
The troops were in the air for
possible riot control. The phones
didn't work to keep the wrong stories
from spreading if anything went wrong
with the plan. Nothing was left to
chance. I bet you there were even
backup teams and cars on the other
side of the underpass in the event
that Kennedy got through wounded.
They would have moved in with vehicles
like they did with de Gaulle. He
could not be allowed to escape alive.
The camera is on Jim, listening. This information is much
greater than he ever envisioned, and he is stunned. X pauses.
I never though things were the same
after that. Vietnam started for
real. There was an air of, I don't
know, make-believe in the Pentagon
and the CIA. Those of us who'd been
in secret ops since the beginning
knew the Warren Commission was
fiction, but there was something...
deeper, uglier. And I knew Allen
Dulles very well. I briefed him
many a time in his house. He was
also General Y's benefactor. But
for the life of me I still can't
figure out why Dulles was appointed
to investigate Kennedy's death. The
man who had fired him. I got out in
'64. I retired from the U.S. Air
I never realized Kennedy was so
dangerous to the establishment. Is
That's the real question, isn't it -
"Why?" - the "how" is just "scenery"
for the suckers... Oswald, Ruby,
Cuba, Mafia, it keeps people guessing
like a parlor game, but it prevents
them from asking the most important
question - Why? Why was Kennedy
killed? Who benefitted? Who has
the power to cover it up?... You
know in '61 right after the Bay of
Pigs - very few people know about
this - I participated in drawing up
National Security Action Memos 55,
56, and 57. These are crucial
documents, classified top secret,
but basically in them Kennedy
instructs General Lemnitzer, Chairman
of the Joint Chiefs, that from here
FLASHBACK TO the Pentagon offices on a day in 1961. A
document is moved by hand into Lemnitzer's office where we
see a set of hands holding it while it's read. There's a
look of surprise on Lemnitzer's face.
... the Joint Chiefs of Staff would
be wholly responsible for all covert
paramilitary action in peacetime.
This basically ended the reign of
the CIA - "splintered it", as J.F.K.
promised he would, into a "thousand
pieces", - and now was ordering the
military to help. This was
unprecedented. I can't tell you the
shock waves this sent along the
corridors of power in Washington.
This and, of course, firing Allen
Dulles, Richard Bissell, and General
Charles Cabell, all of them sacred
cows of Intell since World War II.
You got some very upset people here.
DOCUMENTARY IMAGES flash on the screen - Allen Dulles, sweet-
faced, smiling, at the Warren Commission Hearing and visiting
Dealey Plaza; General Charles Cabell and Richard Bissell...
Kennedy's directives were never really
implemented, because of bureaucratic
resistance, but one of the results
was that the Cuban operation was
turned over to my department as
"Operation Mongoose", which meant
that people like my superior officer,
General Y, took over the Cuban
personnel that were being trained to
invade Cuba - and the bases like the
training camp at Pontchartrain in
your home state that were closed
down by Kennedy... and that's how
the "black ops" people, people like
General Y, ended up taking the rules
of covert warfare they'd used abroad
and brought'em into this country.
Now they had the people, the
equipment, bases and the motivation...
check out an old CIA man, Bill Harvey -
ran something called "Executive
Action", which carried out foreign
assassinations. Harvey was also
involved with the fake defection
program that got Oswald into Russia.
Check out the Cabell brothers.
Interesting links to this case.
At Arlington Cemetery on the same day, Jim visits the grave
of President Kennedy. We see the eternal flame. Jim thinks
about what he should do now. The size of it stuns him. He
is lost, reeling back to the past in his mind.
...don't underestimate the budget
cuts Kennedy called for in March of
'63 either - close to 52 military
installations in 25 states, 21
overseas bases, you're talking big
money. You know how many helicopters
have been lost in Vietnam? About
three thousand so far. Who makes
them? Bell Helicopter. Who owns
Bell? Bell was near bankruptcy when
the First National Bank of Boston
approached the CIA about developing
the helicopter for Indochina usage.
How 'bout the f-111 fighters? General
Dynamics in Fort Worth. Who owns
that? Find out the defense budget
since the war began. $75 going on a
hundred billion ... $200 billion'll
be spent before it ends. In 1950 it
was $13 billion. No war, no money.
Sometimes I think the organizing
principle of any society is for war.
The authority of the state over it's
people resides in it's war powers.
Even Eisenhower - military hero of
WWII - warned us about it: "beware
the military - industrial complex",
he said. Kennedy wanted to end the
Cold War in his second term. He
wanted to call of the moon race in
favor of cooperation with the Soviets.
He signed a treaty with the Soviets
to ban nuclear testing, he refused
to invade Cuba in '62, and he set
out to withdraw from Vietnam. But
that all ended on November 22, 1963.
FLASHBACK TO the White House, 1963. Lyndon Johnson is with
Henry Cabot Lodge. We see them as shadowy figures from a
distance across the wide room, or near a veranda with a porch
and plenty of light. Johnson, his back to us, talks in a
loud, thick Texas drawl (mostly muted) and signs a document.
Only four days after J.F.K. was shot,
Lyndon Johnson signed National
Security Memo 273, which essentially
reversed Kennedy's new withdrawal
policy and gave the green light to
the covert operations against North
Vietnam that provoked the Gulf of
Tonkin incident. In that document
lay the Vietnam War.
In the park with X, Jim is staggered by all this information.
X ceases walking and looks at Jim.
I don't... I can't believe it. They
killed him because he wanted to change
things. In our time - in our country?
Kings are killed, Mr. Garrison.
Politics is power, nothing more.
But don't believe me. Don't trust
me. Do your own work, your own
The size of this is... beyond me.
No chance in hell, Mr. Garrison.
I'd be arrested and gagged, declared
insane and hospitalized... maybe
worse. You, too. I can only give
you background, you got to find the
foreground, the little things...
Keep digging. Y'know you're the
only person to ever bring a trial in
the murder of John Kennedy. That's
important - it's historic.
I haven't yet. I don't have much of
(rising to leave)
But you don't have a choice anymore.
You've become a significant threat
to the national security structure.
They would've killed you already,
but you got a lot of light on you.
Instead, they're gonna destroy your
credibility; they already have in
many circles in this town. You're
some kinda ego-crazed southern
caricature to many folks. Be honest -
the best chance you got is come up
with a case, something, anything,
make arrests, stir the shitstorm.
You gotta hope to reach a point of
critical mass where other people
will come forward and the government
will crack. Remember, fundamentally
people are suckers for the truth,
and the truth is on your side, 'bubba.
I hope you get a break...
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