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"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 [Kenned
y 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.

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 JFK’s 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. 240-241)

Photos of the “tramps” 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 individual’s coat (6-7 inches longer than the length the of average American male’s 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 recorded."

"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.' "

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 “control 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.

In his book THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION—THE BUSH CRIME FAMILY EXPOSED [1991, 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 Republican.

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 “smoking 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 Eisenhower’s 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 “smoking 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 41

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, “but [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.' "

“Jack 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 election."

"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

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Reportedly involved in the events of November 22, 1963 was a British currency and money laundering entity called “Permindex," 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 Permindex.

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 “Mauser" 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 Washington."

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."

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