believe that what former CIA Director Allen Dulles was responsible for in JFK's
assassination was: 1) helping to originate the plot; 2) beginning the process of
gathering conspirators either directly (for men like Hoover, Nixon, and LBJ), or
through intermediaries (for men like E. Howard Hunt, and Lucien Conein); 3)
reassuring individuals who became nervous as the date approached; 4) making
certain that the investigation of the crime was done by a group that the
conspirators could control through the information the group received. This
meant a special, Unconstitutional Commission, rather than Congressional
Committees or Federal Grand Juries. Given the hatred that Dulles loyalists had
for JFK, there were probably several other members of the CIA actively involved.
On that list I believe you can include David Atlee Phillips and Cord Meyer;
estranged husband of Mary Pinchot Meyer, the closest thing JFK had to a
full-time mistress, herself a murder victim within a year.
was more than enough.
people at the FBI--Hoover and Tolson, the number one and two men at the FBI: you
didn't need anyone else.
Two or Three Mob
Bosses--Carlos Marcello representing himself and Santos Trafficante; Jack Ruby,
who with Don Smith represented both the Chicago Outfit and Tony Accardo, as well
as West Coast and Las Vegas gambling interests; Nixon and Teamster Larry
Campbell, representing the Northeastern Mob interests, including New York City's
Five Families. (Accardo to me is still the great unknown in the JFK
assassination. Sam Giacana and Johnny Roselli--prominently mentioned in every
"the Mob helped hit JFK" conspiracy--were Accardo's underbosses--COO's to
Accardo's CEO--and wouldn't have undertaken such a risky endeavor without
Accardo's blessing. Yet, no mention is ever made of Accardo, in JFK conspiracy
theories. Why?) Cliff Carter, Bill Decker, and Mac Wallace weren't "Mob"
se , but they certainly
were, in every way that counted, the Texas equivalent.
Plutocrats for funding--H.L. Hunt, Murchison, Brown, Sheffield, Smith,
McCloy and whoever among the wealthy Eastern Establishment that Nixon and McCloy
were representing at that meeting: there was more than enough money there
available for the estimated $1,500,000.00 that murdering President Kennedy
reportedly cost, effectively staging a coup d'état against the government of the
I should add two further caveats, before I leave the origins and upper level
conspirators in the plot to kill President Kennedy.
First, one of the
snipers was, beyond any doubt in my mind, trained by the military. Men like
Lansdale and Conein would have insisted on at least one professionally trained
sniper, refusing to rely entirely on "talented amateurs." I have no doubt that
this sniper was the one behind the wooden stockade fence on the Grassy Knoll. He
was probably recruited through the CIA, or possibly the Mob via their
connections with the French Union Corse and the OAS terrorist organization, or
both. (See my OpEdNews articles " The
Great Enemy of the Truth ," and " A
Festering Wound ," for more on the snipers.) Using a weapon with a
sound suppressor and frangible bullets, the only evidence he would leave is
shell casings, which a trained military sniper would pick-up.
If the Polaroid picture by Mary Moorman that seems to show the figures of "Badgeman" and "Hardhatman" on the Grassy Knoll, behind the stockade fence, is authentic, with the "Badgeman" partially obscured by smoke from a discharged firearm--and I believe it is, due to the statements of Gordon Arnold, S.M. Holland, Lee Bowers, Jean Hill, and Ed Hoffman, et al.--then you have the classic military sniper team of the shooter and the spotter, killing JFK with one shot to the head.
The sniper on the Grassy Knoll was probably also responsible for the throat shot to President Kennedy. In the sixth photo taken by AP photographer James W. Altgens (hereafter Altgens 6), there is a bullet hole in the Presidential limousine's windshield--from our perspective--the whitish dot just to the right of the rear-view mirror, above the interior headlight on our right-hand side. The frangible bullet did not function properly, possibly because it had to penetrate the windshield. ( See The Great Zapruder Film Hoax: Deceit and Deception in the Death of JFK ; James H. Fetzer, PhD., editor, 2003; "Mysteries of the JFK Assassination: The Photographic Evidence from A to Z," by Jack White; pp. 49, 52-4).
Kennedy Motorcade, JFK first hit, Oswald in Door of TSBD, Altgens 6
(image by James W. Altgens/Associated Press Used under 'Fair Use Doctrine') DMCA
Because of that failure to function, the bullet made a relatively minor wound in JFK's throat, rather than exploding as the head shot did, causing an instantly fatal wound, as happened with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. four-and-a-half years later.
There is a
colorized video of the Altgens 6 photo seen above on
You Tube , which clearly shows the bullet hole just to the
right of the rear-view mirror. There is also giant
of the Altgens 6 photo at
willyloman.wordpress.com that I mentioned earlier, because it definitely
shows JFK reacting to the impact of the first bullet, as well as both Billy
Lovelady and Lee Harvey Oswald standing at the entrance to the Texas School Book
Depository (TSBD) at the time of the Altgens 6 photo,
believe both Oswald and Lovelady when they describe the clothing they were
wearing at work that day . (Lovelady is the one shielding his eyes from the
Sun with both hands in the short-sleeved shirt.) (The Altgens' 6 photo is, by
the way, contemporaneous with Frame 207-8 of the Zapruder
Second, I believe that the plot originated when two or three like-minded
individuals such as Allen Dulles, H.L. Hunt, and/or Curtis LeMay, contacted one
another, either directly or through intermediaries, and asked the question of
JFK that Henry II of England asked of Thomas Beckett, "Who shall rid me of this
troublesome man?" And then they realized that they would have to organize the
removal of President Kennedy themselves.
rest is a Terrible History, whose Judgment we face daily.
END PART THREE
In the final part of this article, I will consider the internecine fighting among the critics of the Warren Report; the connection between the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the Watergate scandal; some of the effects the assassination is having on American society fifty years later, including the destruction of the American middle class; a list of prominent Americans who believe--or believed before their deaths--that a conspiracy existed in the death of JFK; and finally, what might have been.