Tom Flocco: JFK coup d’etat update


Richard Moore

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January 13, 2007

"A coup d' etat has been described as 'a sudden action by which an individual or
group, usually employing limited violence, captures positions of governmental 
authority without conforming to the formal requirement for changing 
officeholders, as prescribed by the laws or constitution.' A successful coup 
requires a number of elements: extensive planning and preparation by the 
sponsors (those responsible for the coup); the collaboration of the Praetorian 
Guard (officials whose job is to protect the government, including the 
President); a diversionary cover-up afterwards; the ratification of the 
assassination by the new government inheriting power; and the dissemination of 
disinformation by major elements of the news media. If this concurrence of 
events has a familiar sound, it is because this is exactly what happened when 
John Kennedy was murdered." ( Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney, ON 
THE TRAIL OF THE ASSASSINS, p. 325, Warner Books, 1988 )

"Frank [Klein] could not stay away from it [Kennedy investigation], and neither 
could I....This is the front page of the Dallas Morning News for November 22, 
1963...I gestured to the large diagram on the paper's front page, indicating the
route of the presidential parade...It covered almost five-sixths of the front 
page...The diagram indicates that the President's parade was supposed to 
continue on Main Street through the center of Dealey Plaza‹without ever leaving 
Main...If that was the presidential parade route up there on Main...How did he 
get way down here on Elm?...The motorcade turned right on Houston and went down 
onto Elm...where the motorcade made that sweeping 120-degree left turn you are 
looking at, which had to slow the President's car down to about ten miles an 
hour...Are you telling me that at the last moment they just moved the President 
of the United States off of his scheduled route to here where the [Texas School 
Book] Depository is?...I haven't read a damned word about that anywhere. How can
they keep something like that a secret for three years?...Where were the Dallas 
Police...and the Secret Service? And the FBI?...Was the Warren Commission 
blind?...Would you like to see the Dallas Morning News front page introduced as 
a Commission exhibit?...They just removed the entire motorcade route from the 
front page...On five-sixths of the front page where the diagram of the motorcade
route was supposed to be was nothing but a large square of solid gray...And this
has been printed as an official exhibit by the Warren Commission? [Chief Justice
Earl Warren, future President Gerald Ford, etc.]...And just what the hell are we
supposed to call this? [asked Klein]...This is what you call, I replied...a coup
d' etat." ( Jim Garrison, New Orleans District Attorney, ON THE TRAIL OF THE 
ASSASSINS, p. 117-119, Warner Books, 1988 )


George Bush Sr. cites JFK Warren report at Ford funeral despite evidence placing
him in CIA, near murder scene

By Tom Flocco

Washington‹January 13, 2007‹‹In his funeral eulogy for former 
President Gerald R. Ford last week at the National Cathedral, former President 
George H. W. Bush surprisingly focused renewed attention on the controversial 
Warren Commission final report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy
and why Ford's reputation should be reason enough never to reopen the JFK murder
case‹despite substantial evidence of a cover-up.

[Click here to examine larger copy of Hoover FBI memo discussing Cuban 
intelligence matters and refuting George H.W. Bush's assertions that he was not 
a CIA member at the time of the 1963 JFK assassination]

At the very outset of his remarks televised worldwide, the elder Bush revived 
evidence placing himself‹the 39 year old future president and then Central 
Intelligence Agency member‹at the door of the Texas Book Depository in Dealey 
Plaza on November 22, 1963 immediately after Kennedy's assassination, after 
which CIA agent George Bush Sr. received an FBI oral assassination briefing 
despite his past denials of agency affiliation, authenticated by a November 29, 
1963 FBI memo signed by Director J. Edgar Hoover and obtained via a Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit.

In the third paragraph of his eulogy, the elder Bush spoke about former 
President Gerald R. Ford's role in the JFK murder probe while the slain 
President's brother Senator Ted Kennedy listened intently several rows behind 
Bush 41: "After a deluded gunman assassinated President Kennedy, our nation 
turned to Gerald Ford and a select handful of others to make sense of that 
madness. And the conspiracy theorists can say what they will, but the Warren 
Commission report will always have the final definitive say on this tragic 
matter. Why? Because Jerry Ford put his name on it and Jerry Ford's word was 
always good."

Meritorious evidence and living witnesses can prove that Congress and the Warren
Commission covered up and permitted what amounted to an overthrow of the U.S. 
government‹while subsequent congressional committees have obstructed justice to 
protect high government officials, disregarding the fact that there is no 
statute of limitations for murder in the United States which would allow the 
appointment of an independent criminal prosecutor and the reopening of the 
Kennedy assassination case.

An authentic photo of the elder Bush at the Texas Book Depository can be 
verified by the intelligence operatives who took the picture and who will 
testify if subpoenaed, according to U.S. intelligence expert Thomas Heneghan, 
who provided with the photo which was leaked to several others.

A careful examination of the book ON THE TRAIL OF THE ASSASSINS by Jim Garrison,
the analysis of Abraham Zapruder's private film footage shot during the Kennedy 
assassination which disproves Warren Commission attorney and current GOP Senator
Arlen Specter's "magic single bullet theory"‹easily viewed in the last 40 
minutes of the Oliver Stone movie JFK, circumstances regarding the suspicious 
deaths of assassination witnesses and some 500 photos shot by news photo 
journalists covering the Kennedy motorcade and subsequent arrests of suspects 
after JFK¹s murder will lend substantial credence that Warren Commission members
including President Gerald R. Ford certified with their signatures a criminal 
overthrow of the U.S. government.

[Click here to view larger photo with other similar and contemporaneous photos 
of George H. W. Bush.]

Obstruction of assassination photo evidence

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison said "a computer consultant from New 
York named Richard E. Sprague had collected and studied extensively many of the 
approximately 500 still and motion pictures taken at Dealey Plaza on the day of 
the assassination...Sprague had traced the flight of three men to the empty 
boxcar in the railroad yard, in which they were caught after running from the 
grassy knoll. I recalled these men from the testimony of Sergeant Harkness 
before the Warren Commission...According to Harkness, the three suspects were 
'taken down to the station and questioned.' Yet no record of these suspects 
existed‹no names, no mug shots, no fingerprints, no nitrate tests...they too had
been set free by the Dallas authorities." (ON THE TRAIL OF THE ASSASSINS, p. 

Photos of the ³tramps² were taken by news photographers William Allen of the 
Dallas Times Herald and Joe Smith of the Fort Worth Star as the un-handcuffed 
suspects marched past the Texas Book Depository hardly guarded by Dallas police 
officers who held their shotguns down at their sides. Jack Bears of the Dallas 
Morning News also contributed photographs and all the photos are now archived at
Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts according to 
Garrison's writings.

Curiously, a group of photos by Jim Murray of Blackstar Photo Service and 
William Allen show Dallas patrolmen wearing earpiece communications equipment 
according to Garrison, raising serious impersonation questions: "In 1963, I 
knew, most intelligence agencies possessed these devices, but I know of no local
police force that did."


Here is one of some 9-12 persons taken into custody by the Dallas police shortly
after the assassination and later released ‹ sans records of any kind. Notice 
the length of this individual¹s coat (6-7 inches longer than the length the of 
average American male¹s suite or sport jacket). Notice the remarkably straight 
line down the right-hand side of the jacket, from the breast pocket area to just
below the-side pocket. Notice the small, sharp bulge along the straight line 
just adjacent to the bottom of the tie.

The adjacent photo shows an individual strongly indicating that he is concealing
a rifle underneath an ill-fitting sport jacket, suggesting it was worn 
specifically for that purpose, while unconcerned Dallas police officers failed 
to handcuff a suspect caught at the scene of the murder of a U.S. president.

Garrison commented on the photos, adding "As far as I knew, the hoboes and 
tramps who used to ride the rails in bygone days wore their hair shaggy and 
overgrown, an inevitable result of life on the road. But each of these men had a
noticeably short and recent haircut. And 8 x 10 pictures left no doubt that each
was clean shaven as well. The three men had on rough shabby clothing, but it 
appeared to be quite clean. And while real hoboes invariably had thin, worn-out 
soles on their shoes, befitting their precarious economic status, there were no 
thin soles in these photos."

"I found myself, once again, thumbing through the photographs of the men under 
shotgun arrest. The journalists who had taken these photographs certainly had 
not tried to conceal anything. Plainly, they had arrived at the scene as soon as
possible and taken as many pictures as they could. They had rushed back to their
editors with the results," said Garrison, adding "Any one of these photographs 
was a potential Pulitzer Prize winner a hundred times over. Collectively, they 
were among the most important photographs ever taken. Why, then, had the editors
and the publishers of the newspapers involved not seized the opportunity to be 
the first into print with these great photographs"?

One has to wonder what Garrison would have written in his book in 1988 if he had
seen the photo of newly-elected President George H. W. Bush‹then at age 39‹ 
standing in 1963 at the door of the Texas Book Depository after President 
Kennedy was murdered and examined the J. Edgar Hoover FBI memo proving that Bush
41 was involved in Cuban intelligence while an active 39-year-old member of the 
CIA at the time of the assassination‹all of which the former president has 
repeatedly denied.

According to the New Orleans DA, "even after being informed by Texas officials 
at Parkland Hospital of the law requiring an autopsy in Texas, the Secret 
Service hijacked President Kennedy's body and got it aboard Air Force One for a 
military autopsy in Bethesda, Maryland. And before the day was over, the Secret 
Service also cleaned out the President's limousine‹washing away bullet fragments
with buckets of water," raising evidence tampering issues.

Given evidence linked to a former president which was not available at the time 
to Garrison and other investigators or authors, Congress has continued to 
obstruct justice in its failure to raise questions as to why Bush Sr. would even
choose the Ford funeral to mention the Warren Commission, conspiracy theorists 
and "Jerry Ford put his name on the report and Jerry Ford's word was always 
good," drawing the public's attention to sleeping dog evidence and witnesses.

Earl Warren and members of the Warren Commission present completed Report to 
President Lyndon Baines Johnson on September 24, 1964.

In the photo are (left to right): John McCloy, J. Lee Rankin (General Counsel), 
Senator Richard Russell, Congressman Gerald Ford, Chief Justice Earl Warren, 
President Lyndon Johnson, Allen Dulles, Senator John Sherman Cooper, and 
Congressman Hale Boggs.

'Here's Johnny' and the photos

A dramatic illustration of the intensity of the corporate media cover-up of 
Kennedy assassination evidence was exhibited in Garrison's description of his 
incredible appearance on NBC's The Tonight Show sometime between 1967 and 1969 
when a young Johnny Carson beginning his long reign as a late-night talk show 
king (ON THE TRAIL OF THE ASSASSINS, p. 244-248):

"I was not sure if the Dallas police force had been penetrated, or impersonated,
or both. As I put the prints of the shotgun arrests in my briefcase, I resolved 
that anyone watching the Johnny Carson Show the following night was going to get
to see them. The next day I went to Carson's NBC offices as scheduled...Three or
four well-dressed men, obviously all attorneys, entered the room. They 
questioned me for several hours on just what my responses would be if I were 
asked particular questions. I fielded the questions and my answers were 

"Carson...seemed stiff and ill at ease...I noticed that his desk was covered 
with typewritten question and answers...When in frustration he asked me why the 
government was still concealing evidence, as I had contended, I knew that my 
moment to show the photographs had arrived. 'Maybe I'd better show you 
pictures.' "

3 Tramps

Before anyone could stop me, I was holding in front of the camera one of the big
photographs showing the three men being marched off by the Dallas police with 
their shotguns. It took Carson a moment to recognize the scene, but when he 
realized what it was, he lunged at my arm like a cobra, pulling it down 
violently so that the pictures were out of the camera's view. 'Photographs like 
this don't show up on television,' he said."

"I held the picture up again for display in front of the camera. 'Sure they do,'
I replied. 'The camera can pick this up.' This time Carson yanked my arm down 
even harder. 'No, it can't,' he snapped. Nevertheless, I swung the picture up 
for the third time. This time, however, I saw the red light blink off and 
realized that the director of the show had cut the camera off...Then, before 
anyone could change the subject, I said loudly, 'Those arrested men you just saw
were never seen again. They all got away.' "

This striking example of corporate-controlled media covering up real news 
involving criminal acts in government has been repeated over and over again 
right up through September 11 and the Iraq War because powerful agency 
individuals behind the scenes have been employing secret ³control files" 
containing such evidence as infidelity, pedophilia, and financial improprieties 
to blackmail and seek favors from congressmen and senators who have the mandated
responsibility of oversight and investigation of governmental crimes.

FBI prior warning‹and obstruction of justice

ON THE TRAIL OF THE ASSASSINS lists several critical evidence issues seemingly 
obstructed by the Warren Commission and later congressional committees in the 
House and Senate.

While attorney and author Mark Lane was researching his book Citizen's Dissent, 
he broke a major story involving prior knowledge of the assassination, according
to New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison.

"...he [Lane] happened to meet a former FBI employee named William S. Walter. 
During their conversation Walter mentioned that on Novermber 17, 1963‹five days 
before the assassination‹he had been the night clerk on duty at the Bureau's New
Orleans office when a warning about a possible presidential assassination 
attempt came chattering through on the teletype machine. Walter immediately 
called five agents and considered his work done."

According to Garrison, "In 1976, Walter gave a copy of the text of the FBI telex
to the Senate Intelligence Committee chaired by Senator Richard Schweiker of 
Pennsylvania. After the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was passed Lane also 
obtained a copy of the warning telex and made it available to me. This is what 
it said:

"URGENT: 1:45 AM EST 11-17-63 HLF 1 PAGE




"...when the assassination occurred, he [Walter] was eating lunch but 
immediately ran back to the New Orleans Bureau office. In the file he found the 
warning telex along with a duplicate which had soon followed it. At the time he 
copied the exact phraseology of the telex warning and kept it. Shortly 
afterwards he checked the file again to see if the warning was still there. It 
had been removed."

"The telex had been most explicit, naming both a place and dates for the attempt
to assassinate the President. It was addressed to all special agents in charge, 
which meant every on the country, including Dallas. And yet the FBI did nothing.
There is no record that it notified anyone‹not even the Secret Service, which as
the President's bodyguard should have been informed immediately....nearly five 
years had passed since the assassination. But in that time none of the five 
agents Walter had called that morning of November 17 ever hinted to the American
people or to the Warren Commission that the FBI had received a specific warning 
about the assassination five days before it occurred."

Smoking gun Nixon tapes link Bush 41 to Watergate, the 'Texans' and 'the Bay of 
Pigs thing'

There is evidence that one of the main reasons President Richard Nixon ordered 
the Watergate break-in was for the purpose of locating many of the incriminating
photographs referred to above that were taken after the Kennedy assassination by
photo journalists.

America West Publishers, pp. 31-39], retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Russell
Bowen also referred to the Hoover memo, revealing that the FOIA lawsuit also 
publicized an FBI report regarding a man identifying himself as "George H. W. 
Bush" who telephoned the FBI's Houston office within hours of Kennedy's death 
with information about a threat allegedly made against JFK by a young right-wing

The FBI report referred to by Bowen stated "On November 22, 1963, Mr. George H. 
W. Bush, 5535 Briar, Houston, Texas telephonically advised...that one James 
Parrott had been talking of killing the president when he comes to Houston."

On pages 33-36 General Bowen recounts the full details of a government effort to
misidentify George H. W. Bush as George William Bush in an effort to cover up 
the future president's role in the events of November 22, 1963.

Bowen wrote " JFK‹Academy-Award winning film director Oliver Stone's three-hour 
high-voltage inquisition into the assassination of John F. Kennedy, is the most 
controversial film in recent history," while also quoting Stone as saying "Every
paper and magazine in America has devoted more space in the last three months to
attacking my attack on the Warren Commission than they devoted in the previous 
28 years to examining the Warren Commission...My question is, 'Why are they so 
scared of this movie?' What are they defending?"

Many Kennedy assassination cognoscenti are unaware that George H. W. Bush was 
also linked to a ³smoking gun" tape transcript released by the White House on 
August 5, 1974, according to General Bowen, referring to a June, 1972 
conversation between Nixon and his Chief of Staff H. R. Haldeman.

Bowen said the tape linked Bush 41 to a "money laundering mechanism which Bush, 
along with Bill Liedtke and Robert Mosbacher, Bush's partner, had helped to set 
up at Nixon's request in Mexico."

"During that June 23, 1972 taped exchange, Nixon told Haldeman to order Richard 
Helms at the CIA to stop the FBI investigation into the transfer of funds from 
Texas and Minnesota through Mexico City into the coffers of the Committee to 
Re-Elect the President (CREEP), and from there into the hands of the 'Plumbers' 
arrested in the Watergate building."

George H.W. Bush and Eisenhower.

Bush had been chairman of the Eisenhower-Nixon campaign in Midland, Texas, in 
1952 and 1956. Bush sought Eisenhower¹s endorsement for his failed senate race 
in 1964.

George H. W. Bush's concern according to General Bowen, centered around "Nixon's
references to 'the Texans,' and 'some Texas people,' of whom Bush, Liedtke and 
Mosbacher were most prominent. The potential threat to Bush's political 
ambitions was staggering."

In the ³smoking gun" taped discussion, Nixon also links "the Cubans," "the 
Texans," "Helms," "Hunt," "Bernard Barker," "Robert Mosbacher," and "the Bay of 
Pigs," according to the retired General.

"Over and over on the Watergate tapes, these names come up in the discussions of
the photos from Dallas that Nixon was supposedly trying to obtain in the 
Watergate burglary," said Bowen.

During his illegal 10-month political incarceration, federal whistleblower 
Stewart Webb met other federal political prisoners who told him that Mosbacher, 
George H. W. Bush and former Bush 41 Secretary of State James Baker were 
connected to Houston Energy Partners which was linked to an Iraqi-run Boca 
Raton, Florida chemical plant profiled in a document and photo-laden story, Government Officials Profited From Illegal Arming of Iraq.

Gulf War veterans (past and future) may want to question why Baker's law firm 
was involved in the legal billings of an Iraqi terrorist's cyanide gas precursor
company in Boca Raton.... and why senior House and Senate members have continued
to obstruct justice by refusing to investigate how "vast" Baker's and the Bush 
cabinet's financial conflicts were‹and given the current catastrophe in Iraq‹why
Bush 41 was allowing an Iraqi-run chemical weapons plant to operate in Florida!

Watergate burglar confirms photo links to Kennedy assassination and role of Bush

Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis confirmed the importance of assassination photos
like the one above of Bush 41 and others at the Texas Book Depository when he 
told the San Francisco Chronicle in a May 7, 1977 interview, "the reason we 
burglarized the Watergate was because Nixon was interested in stopping news 
leaking relating to the photos of our role in the assassination of President 
John Kennedy."

The Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein book, The Final Days, also confirmed George 
H. W. Bush's deep concern about the [Nixon] tapes when White House Congressional
liaison William Timmons wanted to make sure that everyone had been fully briefed
about the smoking gun transcript being released to the public. He turned to 
Nixon political counselor Dean Burch:

"Dean, does Bush know about the transcript yet," Timmons asked. Burch replied, 
"Yes." "Well, what did he do?" Timmons asked. "He broke out in a**holes and sh*t
himself to death," was Burch's answer, confirming that anytime Nixon referred to
"the Texans," he meant George Bush Sr.

In 1974 the Rockefeller Commission of the U.S. Congress reportedly regarded E. 
Howard Hunt and Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis as suspects in the Kennedy 
assassination. Newsweek magazine reported and printed photographs of two men 
bearing the likeness of Hunt and Sturgis who were detained at the grassy knoll 
shortly after the assassination.

The Newsweek article said that official reports indicated the men were released 
and were only "railroad bums" who would find shelter sleeping in the boxcars of 
the trains located near the grassy knoll. According to Newsweek, the men were 
released without further inquiry. The Newsweek article asked readers to make 
their own judgment from the pictures published.

A high-ranking and long-time U. S. intelligence source with impeccable 
credentials alleged to that the mob was involved in the 
assassination for the money. I'm talking about 1,400 strip joints, drugs, 
prostitution, loan sharking, etc., the intelligence agent told us, ³but [JFK 
Attorney General] Bobby Kennedy was putting heat on the mafia after the mob 
helped put Jack Kennedy in office by stuffing ballot boxes and using 'dead 
voters.' "

³Jack Kennedy was thought to have owed the mob but they felt betrayed because 
Bobby was going after them with a vengeance; so as far as I know, the president 
was shot in great part due to mob betrayal; but strong cases could certainly be 
made for the Cuban issue, Jack's exposing CIA and Federal Reserve illicit 
operations, the drugs, prostitution and loan-sharking, or his publicly 
undisclosed intention to bring U.S. forces home from Viet Nam," said the 
intelligence agent, indicating there was a lot of baggage involved.

The intelligence agent told us "we knew that Lee Harvey Oswald was the patsy for
the hit and that Jack Ruby was assigned to kill Oswald before he could talk on 
the morning after his arrest. The New Orleans mafia had all the players in line 
because mob boss Sam Giancana was made to look like a fool in front of his 
associates for backing Kennedy and fixing the Chicago presidential vote for his 

"I was told that Giancana even went to old Joe Kennedy and asked him to tell 
Bobby to back off the mob; but nothing was done, so they whacked JFK," he said.

"Heck, there were guys sitting in DEFCON FOUR with sensitive nuclear codes, 
launch vehicles with missiles‹they were within eight minutes of 'flushing the 
birds,' thinking it was Russia that whacked the president. There would have been
120 missiles sent into Russia at the time," the source told us, while also 
confirming our talks with Tom Heneghan who said Russian, British and French 
agents were all at Dealey Plaza on the day of the assassination.

Permindex hit teams, Clay Shaw, Bush 41, Cuba and the Federal Reserve

G.H.W.B 1948

Reportedly involved in the events of November 22, 1963 was a British currency 
and money laundering entity called ³Permindex," which also contracted assassins 
and paramilitary teams for extra-governmental operations, according to Heneghan.

Jim Garrison referred to Perindex in On The Trail of the Assassins because 
Kennedy assassination co-conspirators Clay Shaw and David Ferrie had secretly 
traveled to Montreal, Canada in 1961 or 1962, the home city of Major L. M 
Bloomfield, a former agent with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the 
forerunner of the CIA who was a board member and major stockholder of Italian 
firm Centro Mondiale Commerciale of which Permindex was an offshoot entity.

Stunningly, Garrison also wrote: "As for Permindex, which Clay Shaw also served 
as a director, the Italian Press revealed that it had, among other things, 
secretly financed the opposition of the French Secret Army Organization (OAS) to
President Charles de Gaulle's support for independence for Algeria, including 
its reputed assassination attempts on de Gaulle."

Thus Centro Mondiale through Permindex was already in the business of 
assassination of governmental leaders; and besides the specific JFK links in 
Clay Shaw and David Ferrie, the Italian newspaper Paesa Sera stated "the Center 
was the creature of the CIA...set up as a cover for the transfer of CIA...funds 
in Italy to clear up the presence on the administrative Board of Centro Mondiale
of Clay Shaw and ex-Major (of the OSS) Bloomfield."

The British agent allegedly involved in the assassination attempt against De 
Gaulle was Lord Louis Mortimer Bloomfield, chairman of Permindex and head of the
North American desk for British Intelligence for command and control, according 
to Heneghan.

For purposes of the links to the former CIA Director and President, George H. W.
Bush‹who FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover linked directly to Cuban intelligence in 
the explosive November 29 post assassination memo regarding Bush 41‹exiled 
Premier of Hungary and Fascist movement financier Ferenc Nagy was also a 
director of Centro Mondiale who the Italian press described as the President of 

Garrison said key assassination figure "Jack Ruby had a special relationship 
with the Dallas office of the FBI. In 1959 Ruby met at least nine times with the
Dallas Bureau's agents...he took two flights to Cuba. One was for eight days. 
The other was an overnight turn-around flight. Earlier I the 1950s he had 
consulted a war supplies dealer about the purchase of 100 jeeps, one of the most
valuable items for the rebels in Cuba whom the CIA was supporting at that time. 
On another occasion, he was deeply involved in gun running for the Cuban rebels 
supported by the Agency."

The DA added that Ferenc Nagy..."maintains close ties with the CIA which link 
him with the Miami Cuban colony," and Nagy subsequently emigrated to the United 
States while curiously settling in Dallas, Texas, according to Canadian 
newspaper Le Devoir in 1967.

Tom Heneghan said Permindex was also involved in the infamous "Day of the 
Jackal," involving the attempted assassination of French President Charles De 
Gaulle in 1962, the year prior to the Kennedy assassination.

Reports also indicate that Congress and the Warren Commission covered up CIA 
files on Lee Harvey Oswald which were in existence well before the Kennedy 
assassination, an issue also addressed by Garrison.

According to Lenny Bloom of, it was the U.S. government 
which paid Lee Harvey Oswald's plane trip home from Russia, referred to as the 
"Lee Harvey Oswald Repatriation Loan, Volume 18, page 308, The President's 
Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, also known as the Warren 
Commission Report, perhaps one of the smoking gun pieces of evidence proving the
U.S. government paid for the "patsy's" travel expenses to come home to be set up
as the fall-guy for the Kennedy assassination.

Bloom also told that Oswald had access to KGB facilities and 
assets such as arranging for a body double, since his wife Marina was the niece 
of a high-level colonel in the KGB, providing confirmation of the U.S. 
military's two-inch difference in Oswald's height measurement during his 
physical upon returning from "out in the cold."

Heneghan's U.S. intelligence sources say that Permindex wanted to sell nuclear 
technology to Israel at the time, adding that the U.S. Federal Reserve was 
linked through Permindex to the nuclear technology sale via money laundering 
activities; moreover, President Kennedy signed an executive order issuing two 
and five dollar silver certificates to make the illegal activity more difficult 
for the Fed‹another possible factor leading to his assassination.

Kennedy also reportedly planned to dismantle the CIA and the Federal Reserve 
while exposing their illicit operations, pull out of Viet Nam and commence 
executive orders and support of laws for civil rights‹for which Lyndon Johnson 
ultimately received the credit.

Witnesses have also connected George H. W. Bush to JFK Jr.'s airport and the 
1999 White House oval office assassination plot prior to his murder; and Special
Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's Washington grand jury will be hard pressed not 
to probe the Hoover FOIA lawsuit links and new evidence linking Bush Sr. to 
events surrounding the assassination of John Jr.'s father, JFK., as meritorious 
evidence and testimony regarding John Jr.'s likely assassination is reportedly 
under a secret active probe by prosecutors.

All this gives rise to serious grand jury questions: Why has Bush 41 denied 
being in the CIA on November 22, 1963? Why did Bush 41 [at the age of 39] 
receive a full briefing on JFK's assassination days after the event? What does 
Bush 41 know about Hoover's meeting in Dallas on the night before the 
assassination? Who else was at the meeting? What did they discuss? Why did 
Hoover specifically name Bush in the FBI memo? Why didn't General Bowen, who had
direct knowledge of some of the above events, receive a subpoena for testimony 
before the Warren Commission?

Witnesses saw several gunmen in the Texas Book Depository

Jim Garrison highlighted several examples of evidence indicating that several 
gunmen were involved in the assassination according to testimony and affidavits 
he was able to acquire:

"The gunfire coming from in front of the presidential limousine had satisfied me
that Lee Oswald was not the lone killer of John Kennedy," said Garrison in On 
the Trail of the Assassins. "The 'admission note' at Parkland Hospital, signed 
by Dr. Robert McClelland, described the cause of death as a 'massive head and 
brain injury from a gunshot would of the left temple'‹a location customarily 
accepted as being in the front of one's head. And yet it was unanimously 
acknowledged that at the time of the shooting Oswald was in the School Book 
Depository, well to the President's rear."

"Carolyn Walther, employed at the nearby Dal-Tex building, also was standing on 
the east side of Houston Street. According to a statement she gave to the FBI, 
Walther watched the ambulance arrive for the seizure victim and happened to 
glance toward the Depository, where she saw a man with a rifle on one of the 
upper floors...with the barrel pointed downward as he looked toward the oncoming
motorcade on Houston Street."

"Mrs. Walther said that the rifle was different from any she had ever seen and 
had an unusually short barrel. The man holding it was wearing a white shirt and 
was either blond or had light colored hair. He was standing in the middle of the
most easterly window on the floor, leaning forward. In the same window, just to 
his left, she could see another man standing erect...wearing a brown suit. She 
[Carolyn Walther] was not called to testify by the Warren Commission."

"16 year old Amos Euins, testifying before the Warren Commission...noticed that 
the man doing the shooting had a distinct bald spot on his head," and the 
witnesses insisted that the object of their attention was occupying the 
easternmost window in the Depository‹the 'assassin's lair' where Oswald was 
supposed to have been‹when the parade arrived."

An inmate from directly across from the sixth floor of the Depository on the 
sixth floor of the County Jail named John Powell "stared across from their 
window into the window just across the way and watched two men with a rifle. At 
first they thought that the two were security guards‹until the shooting began. 
Powell recalled that one of the two men had a very dark complexion."

"Meanwhile, Richard Randolph Carr had observed a white man on the sixth floor of
the Depository, only in this instance at the next westward window from the 
'assassin's lair. Carr, who also saw activity on the knoll, was a steel worker 
on the upper part of the new courthouse building under construction at the 
corner of Houston and Commerce. When the shots were fired, Carr, a combat 
veteran, glanced over at the Depository. Minutes later Carr was standing on the 
ground ear the Depository when he recognized the very man he had seen earlier at
the Depository window on the upper floor. Carr described this man as being a 
heavy-set individual with horn-rimmed glasses and a tan sport jacket."

"It seemed fair to conclude from all the statements that a composite 
visualization of the Depository sixth floor just before‹and during‹the 
assassination added up to at least three different men: two white, one of whom 
was apparently youngish and either slightly blond or with light brown hair, and 
the other heavy-set with horn-rimmed glasses; and one distinctly 
dark-complexioned, very possibly of Latin origin. Whether they had one rifle or 
two was unclear. The youngish, thinner white man was seen holding one while he 
stood back of the westernmost window (at the opposite end of the 'assassin's 
lair.' "

"After reading the statements of these eyewitnesses, I knew that Lee Oswald 
could not have shot John Kennedy from the 'assassin's lair' as the Warren 
Commission claimed. Unlike the man who was observed shooting from the lair, 
Oswald did not have a bald spot, or was he 'dark-complexioned' or 
'Spanish-looking.' In my mind at this point, it was still possible that Oswald 
was somehow involved in the assassination, but it seemed clear that others had 
participated in the shooting, both from the grassy knoll in front of the 
President and from the Book Depository behind him."

Multiple assassination rifles

Garrison had more to say about the rifles, "...after his arrest Lee Harvey 
Oswald was questioned while in the custody of Captain Will Fritz, head of the 
Dallas Police Homicide Division, As a prosecutor, I knew that recording of such 
questioning is routine even in minor felony cases. Yet, according to what I read
in the Warren Commission hearings, the alleged murderer of the President of the 
United States had been questioned for a total of 12 hours without any taping or 
shorthand notes by a stenographer. Nor was an attorney present. The absence of 
any record of the interrogations of Oswald revealed a disregard for basic 
constitutional rights that was foreign to me. This could not be mere sloppiness,
I realized."

"Oswald's fingerprints were never found on the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle he was 
alleged to have used. [in the assassination]," said Garrison. "A great deal of 
confusion surrounded this second-rate Italian rifle because there was compelling
evidence that it was not the weapon found in the assassin's lair [on the sixth 
floor of the Texas Book Depository] shortly after the assassination. Officer 
Seymour Weitzman who had an engineering degree and also operated a sporting 
goods store, was recognized as a authority on weapons....Weitzman identified it 
as a 7.65 Mauser, a highly accurate German-made weapon. Deputy Sheriff Roger 
Craig was also there and later recalled the word ³Mauser" inscribed in the metal
of the gun....There is, of course, a significant difference between a 
first-class Mauser and a cheap mail-order ammunition 
clip was ever found. The clip is the device that feeds the cartridges into the 
rifle's firing chamber. Without such a clip, the cartridges have to be loaded by
hand, making fast shooting such as Oswald was alleged to have done impossible. 
The Warren Commission skirted this problem by never confronting fact," raising 
additional serious questions of obstruction of justice.

"Complicating the matter even further, the Mannlicher-Carcano triumphantly 
produced as the 'assassin's rifle' was found to have a badly misaligned sight. 
So badly was the sight out of line with the barrel that an adjustment was 
necessary before government riflemen could complete their test firing. Even so, 
no rifle expert was ever able to duplicate that feat that the government 
attributed to Lee Oswald."

"But even this revision of the official story did not explain the third rifle. A
film taken by Dallas Cinema Associates, an independent film company, showed a 
scene of the Book Depository shortly after the assassination. Police officers on
the fire escape were bringing down a rifle from the roof above the sixth floor 
with the tender care you might give an infant. When the policemen reached the 
ground, a high-ranking officer held the rifle high for everyone to see. The 
camera zoomed in for a close-up. Beneath the picture was the legend, 'The 
Assassin's Rifle.' When I saw the film, I noted that his rifle had no sight 
mounted on it. Thus it could not have been either the Carcano or the vanished 
Mauser, both of which had sights. I was not surprised to find that this third 
rifle, like the Mauser, had disappeared."

Lee Harvey Oswald: super human

"...Oswald had been seen in the lunchroom down on the second floor of the 
Depository less than two minutes after the shooting. He not only had appeared 
composed and relaxed, but was drinking a Coke which he had bought from the 
vending machine. For him to have finished his historic shooting feat (causing 
eight wounds in two men in less than six seconds), then hidden the rifle beneath
the piles of boxes which Officer Weitzman described, then run down four flights 
of stairs, then stopped for a Coke at the vending machine‹all in less than two 
minutes without losing his breath‹would have required that Oswald move at nearly
the speed of light," said Garrison.

"But the most obvious and compelling piece of evidence exonerating Oswald was 
the 'nitrate' test he was given on the evening of the assassination. Simply put,
this test reveals the deposits of nitrate on an individual's cheek when he or 
she has fired a rifle. The nitrate test result indicated that Lee Oswald had not
fired a rifle on November 22, 1963. However, for reasons best known to the 
government and its investigators, this fact was kept secret for ten months. It 
was finally revealed in the Warren Commission report."

Revenge of the Cabell ?

There are substantial reasons to question whether a powerful man named Cabell 
was part of what Jim Garrison proved was a Kennedy assassination cabal.

When Garrison began to question who would have had the influence to literally 
change the route of the Kennedy motorcade at the last minute so that it would 
pass through Dealey Plaza and the Texas School Book Depository, his secretary 
Sharon Herkes began to search for information about Dallas mayor Earle Cabell 
but only found a lot of information regarding General Charles Cabell, who had 
been deputy director of the CIA.

Garrison called an attorney friend who confirmed that CIA General Charles Cabell
was the brother of Dallas Mayor Earle Cabell; but the New Orleans District 
Attorney also discovered that President Kennedy had recently fired General 
Cabell who had been in charge of the Agency's failed Bay of Pigs invasion.

Kennedy had flatly turned down Cabell's request to employ fighter planes from 
nearby U.S. aircraft carriers to insure the success of the Cuban invasion, and 
shortly thereafter, Kennedy asked for Cabell's resignation; and he was replaced 
on February 1, 1962 as CIA deputy director‹but what was more important was the 
fact that General Cabell's hatred for Kennedy "became an open secret in 

Garrison's analysis was both perceptive and prescient: "In most countries, a 
powerful individual who had been in open conflict with a national leader who was
later assassinated would receive at least a modicum of attention in the course 
of the posthumous inquiry. A major espionage organization with a highly 
sophisticated capability for accomplishing murder might receive even more. 
Certainly a powerful individual who also held a position in a major espionage 
apparatus and had been at odds with the departed leader would be high on the 
list of suspects."

"However, General Cabell, who fit that description perfectly, was never even 
called as a witness before the Warren Commission. One reason may have been that 
Allen Dulles, the former CIA director (also fired by President Kennedy), was a 
member of the Commission and handled all leads relating to the Agency. And 
during the nine years that Dulles had been the CIA's chief, General Charles 
Cabell had been his deputy."

[Perceptive and well-informed Americans will undoubtedly begin to associate and 
compare the Warren Commission obstruction of justice‹followed by similar 
obstruction by later congressional committee members‹with that of the September 
11 Kean Commission, as many of the same types of obstruction, mishandling of 
evidence and major conflicts of interest involving high officials are also 
present. TF]

Garrison blows away the theories with the facts

Perhaps the best summary of the greatest cover-up prior to the September 11 
attacks can be found on the back of Jim Garrison's book ON THE TRAIL OF THE 
ASSASSINS. We recommend that all Americans take the time to read or re-read the 
book, as it outlines many similarities to the failed September 11 probe recently
conducted by the Kean Commission.

"In 1967, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison dared to do what no other 
law enforcement official had ever attempted‹to bring JFK's true assassins to 
justice. Ridiculed by the press, denounced by the FBI, and harassed by the CIA, 
he was tormented by those who clung fast to the idea of Oswald as villain. With 
his career on the line, Garrison persisted in the allegations no one wanted to 
believe‹that factions of our government were behind it all. This is Jim 
Garrison's story, the only man ever to successfully bring a conspirator to 
trial. This is also the story of pervasive subterfuge, the Dallas Police 
Department's outright lies and deceptions, the Warren Commission's blind 
omissions of facts, and the mysterious deaths of key witnesses just before 
testimony. Now, Garrison unveils the vicious plot that duped a nation and takes 
us clue by clue through the investigation that revealed the greatest conspiracy 
and cover-up of our time ‹the assassination of JFK."

More evidence and information about JFK & JFK Jr assassinations, 
and attempt on President Ronald Reagan:

FBI memo, photo link Bush Sr to JFK Dallas murder scene

Who killed John-John?

Warren Commission document photo collection

President John F. Kennedy

Hinckley And Bush Families Were Close Friends

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