2012-01-19 08:37:28 UTC
48 years ago, the United States of America had a military coup d'etat
-- an event that most people chose not to see
Political history is far too criminal a subject to be a fit thing to
-- W. H. Auden, 1907-1973
It is my belief that since the JFK assassination the secret
government, the CIA and the [Military Industrial Complex], have been
running the show. They have not allowed anyone to become president,
from either party, that was not under their control.
-- Bruce Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in
The Freedom of Knowledge, The Power of Thought
On Nov 22, 1963, Lyndon B. Johnson became President of the United
States of America.
On that same date, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated at
Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas.
On Nov 26, 1963, President Johnson signed a National Security Action
Memorandum [NAAM] #273, the highest level national security document,
as guidance for future Vietnam plans and policy. This brief directive
most significantly initiated changes reversing Kennedy's Vietnam
policy of NSAM #263, Oct 11, 1963. Kennedy had decreed then that "the
bulk of U.S. personnel would be out of Vietnam by the end of 1965."
Strangely, this NSAM #273, which began the change in Kennedy's policy
toward Vietnam, was drafted on Nov 21, 1963...the day before Kennedy
died. It was not Kennedy's policy. He would not have requested it, and
would not have signed it. Why would it have been drafted for his
signature on the day before he died; and why would it have been given
to Johnson so quickly? Johnson had not asked for it. On Nov 21, 1963
Johnson had no expectation whatsoever of being President on Nov 26th.
On Nov 29, 1963, President Johnson met with J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI
Director, to discuss the list of names compiled for the commission to
investigate the assassination of John F. Kennedy. These men were:
Chief Justice Earl Warren, Chairman; Rep. Gerald R. Ford, R-Mi; Rep.
Hale Boggs, D-La; Sen. Richard B. Russell, D-Ga.; Sen. John Sherman
Cooper, R-Ky.; John J. McCloy, New York banker; Allen W. Dulles,
formerly Director of Central Intelligence, Sen. Jacob Javits, D-NY;
and General Lauris Norstad, U.S. Air Force. All were approved to serve
on the Commission, except the last two, who for reasons unknown did
not serve with that body.
President Kennedy was removed after changing his mind on the Cold War.
He refused to invade Cuba during the Bay of Pigs debacle, refusing to
start nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis (even though his
military advisors were demanding it), stopped atmospheric nuclear
testing and began the process to withdraw troops from Vietnam.
In his farewell address to the nation, President Eisenhower warned
that we should beware the unchecked power of the military-industrial
complex. This speech is one of the greatest in American history, and
prescient in understanding what was coming. Now, in 2005, the future
that Eisenhower warned about is the content of the daily news.
The removal of Kennedy (and later, of his brother on the threshold of
his victory in the Presidential campaign) led to the escalation of the
Vietnam war, Watergate, the 1980 "October Surprise," the Iran-Contra
scandals, BCCI, the invasion of Panama, Desert Storm (1991 war on
Iraq), allowing the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center, Oklahoma
City, the stolen election in Florida in 2000, 9/11 and the anthrax
attacks on the Democrats and the media, the invasions of Afghanistan
and Iraq, and the stolen 2004 Presidential election (to cite a few of
the many scandals since 1963). http://jahtruth.net/theiofk.htm
"there really are linkages between the murders of JFK, MLK, and RFK"
-- Representative Cynthia McKinney, September 14, 2002 reception for
the Congressional Black Caucus www.counterpunch.org/mckinney0918.html
As I ponder the future of America where voices of dissent are snuffed
out by selfishness and intolerance, I’m reminded of the words of Bobby
Kennedy, who we learned yesterday, was considering Martin Luther King,
Jr. as his Vice Presidential running mate. Bobby Kennedy, truly a
great man who selflessly lived and died for his country, shaped an
entire generation with his thoughts, his words, and his deeds.
And it was Bobby Kennedy who reminded us that: “The task of
leadership, the first task of concerned people, is not to condemn or
castigate, or deplore: it is to search out the reason for
disillusionment and alienation, the rationale of protest and
dissenta*”perhaps, indeed, to learn from it. And we may find, that we
learn most of all from those political and social dissenters whose
differences with us are most grave: for among the young, as among
adults, the sharpest criticism often goes hand in hand with the
deepest idealism and love of country.”
Goodbye to All That
by Rep. Cynthia McKinney
Stoop, Romans, stoop;
And let us bathe our hands in Caesar’s blood
Up to the elbows, and besmear our swords:
Then walk we forth, even to the market-place,
And waving our red weapons o’er our heads,
Let’s all cry “Peace, freedom and liberty!”
And Cassius added,
Stoop then, and wash. How many ages hence
Shall this our lofty scene be acted over
In states unborn and accents yet unknown!
The President and the Press - Kennedy Warns America of New World Order
Who killed John F. Kennedy?
"If the people knew what we had done, they would chase us down the
street and lynch us."
---- George HW Bush
And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.