Thursday, November 22, 2007

November 22nd 1963 - Why Kennedy Still Matters

Forty-four years ago today the United States of America experienced a hostile takeover of our government, perpetrated by industrialists and their henchmen that continue to resurface today.
Researching the assassination of President John F. Kennedy provides a road map to understand how and why corruption is so pervasive in American government today. I was very young on November 22nd 1963, but I remember my parents explaining it to me the day it happened, and later watching TV and seeing Kennedy’s young son saluting his father’s coffin as it passed him in the funeral procession. People have commented that America lost its innocence that day, and the dogged research into the event that followed became the model for understanding later conspiracies. These include the CIA’s importing heroin from Southeast Asia (and cocaine decades later), The deaths of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Watergate and Iran Contra.
This week, a book publisher has released a book authored by President Gerald Ford titled “A Presidential Legacy And The Warren Commission”. Ford was himself a member of the commission, and in the book claims that the CIA covered up evidence relating to the assassination of Kennedy, fueling debate once again on what exactly happened.
The same characters appear again and again. Richard Armitage has long been rumored to have been involved with the CIA heroin smuggling, and recently was involved with the current plot to expose CIA analyst Valerie Plame-Wilson. George Bush senior was apparently photographed at the scene of the Kennedy hit in Dallas,
and is named in FBI documents investigating the assassination.
Bush Senior was also involved in “The October Surprise”, a conspiracy to insure that the American embassy hostages in Iran were not released until Reagan’s inauguration. This was the first treasonous deal the Republicans cut with the Iranians, which led to the later revelations of the Iran-Contra scandal.
Most people now believe that Oswald could not have pulled off the seemingly impossible shots, and a friend once told me that in Marine sniper school they use the Dallas hit as a model of a perfect triangulated fire pattern, or how to set up an ambush with multiple shooters.
All this matters because it keeps happening. We clearly had a coup in the stolen 2000 election, and Colin Powell claims he was lied to about the mythical Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Presidential spokesman Scott McClellen now says he was lied to about Bush, Cheney and Rove's involvement in blowing Valerie Wilson’s CIA cover, and bringing down the analyst division she worked in.
The tragedy of 911 is the Kennedy assassination of our modern era. I highly recommend people check out “The coincidence theorist’s guide to 911”, and go to the numerous links provided in this un-nerving essay.
Much like the Kennedy hit, we may never understand just what happened on 911, but one thing is for sure- the Bush-Cheney cabal is not even close to telling the truth.
It’s been forty-four years since Kennedy died, and evidence like the new Gerald Ford book continues to surface. I expect that as the years go by, we will see more leaks and testimony dribble out regarding 911.
That’s why Kennedy still matters…


Dave said...

Ummm...Happy Thanksgiving?

Hand2Hand said...

Sadly, I don't think we'll ever know the complete truth about JFK's assassination.

The cops' main suspect was murdered. The man who killed that suspect is now dead. And many of those who testified to the Warren Commission, or were about to testify, died under strange circumstances and in unusually large numbers for it to be coincidence.

Personally, I have no doubt that there was more to it than just a lone nut like Oswald flipping out and deciding to kill the President. I strongly suspect Kennedy was killed because he specifically said he did not want to escalate the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.

In his last TV interview, Kennedy stated unequivocally, that "Whether or not Vietnam falls to Communism is ultimately up to the Vietnamese people."

And yes, I also have no doubt that Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were also killed because they also championed an end to U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Even Martin Luther King III stated quite clearly, after interviewing James Earl Ray, that he believed Ray when he said he didn't kill his father.

Coretta Scott King herself championed a new trial for Ray. If the facts supported the government's case against Ray, then why didn't the government at least go through the motions of letting him withdraw his guilty plea and grant him a new trail?

If the trial ended in a conviction, such a move would have gone a long way to quieting the many rumors about King's death and would have also restored a lot of faith in the U.S. government.

Lastly, I want to say I'm no fan of John Lennon. Personally, I think the Beatles were overrated and overplayed.

But many of the same people who wanted the Kennedys and King taken out also hated Lennon with a passion for the same reason - his opposition to the war in Vietnam.

I'm fairly convinced that Lennon's murder was nothing more than the actions of a deranged fan, but who know?

Sa Bum Nim Pieschala said...

I agree with H2H.

My thought is simple (like me).

His Dad made a ton of money during prohibition on booze and had "the hookup" (Capone). I can show you the dealership in Cicero where the deal was made to get him the "union vote" whom normally went Republican. This is the mob's promise probably due to dealings with his dad, Cuba where they had gambling rackets (the Chicago outfit built Vegas) so a president owing a favor comes in handy.

But then Bobby becomes AG and cracks down on the very men who helped them.

The CIA couldn't wack somebody on US soil, but they could pay somebody and forget to investigate. After all we saw on 9/11 they aren't allowed to talk to the NSA or FBI ;-)

We know the CIA has done it too.

Now I'm not saying anything as absolute fact. But the Kennedy's double crossed the mob. The mob could have gotten info from the CIA, etc ..

That's what I think.

But I don't believe in conspiracy theories at all. I was in the Air Force and the only thing we do better than bombs is B.S.

We still have people believing in Aliens for Christ's sake ;-). I've got more than a few good stories on that type of stuff.

Sa Bum Nim Pieschala said...

And yes true to my roots I believe the world revolves around Chicago ;-)

Hand2Hand said...

Hey Sa Bum Nim P,

I never even considered the scenario you bring up. It makes a lot of sense. It certainly suggests another motive for getting Kennedy.

Like a wise man once said, "I don't believe in conspiracy theories, but I believe in conspiracies."

I don't doubt there was a conspiracy to get MLK, JFK and RFK. But I also don't think we'll ever get to the bottom of it. Too much time has passed, witnesses have died (some under some strange circumstances) and evidence has been lost or destroyed.

Dojo Rat said...

Ahh.., you Bros are giving it some serious thought now...

Sa Bum Nim Pieschala said...

I'm quite happy with my insignificance in the universe.

I remember when I was in Japan and pissed a CNN (they still disgust me) and a Japanese sorry OKINAWIAN woman asked, "Why do Americans think they must have an opinion on everything?" "I said because it's our right." Her, "It changes life nothing. You should focus more enjoying a quiet life. This is why I love Okinawa."

I thought that was a humbling but wise statement.

Oh HTH I'm adding yours to my list of wise sayings, "Like a wise man once said, "I don't believe in conspiracy theories, but I believe in conspiracies." It makes the students thing I'm smarter than I really am.

As for the Chicago story goes, that's almost common knowledge among the old Chicago folk. Because "No Catholic will become president."

Well one did once, and he got shot in the head. (Mayor Daly is Catholic but not even Chuck Norris goes there)

Besides this Count Dante research is about to melt my brain. I need to keep what cells I have left so I can kill them with beer ;-)