Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Sins At The Top Of The List

Previously: Joseph Smith and Polygamy,Persistence of a Myth

This month you're going to wonder what the heck I'm up to, because this is supposed to be a religiously-themed blog and I'm going to appear to be talking politics.  But bear with me, because this topic has everything to do with religion, morality, and truth, and very little to do with politics.  Certainly it has nothing to do with political partisanship, other than as a warning that we -especially as Mormons- ought to avoid identifying ourselves as fiercely loyal to one political party over another.

The real theme of this post is last-days prophecy.  If you stay with me on this trip you'll begin to question whether I am a liberal or a conservative, because I'll have good things and bad things to say about those who advocate for either side.  I consider myself neither Republican nor Democrat, but I can hardly be accused of political apathy. By the time we get to the end of this piece, I hope you'll see why those labels are ultimately meaningless.

So let's get to it, shall we?

Something caught my attention on page 8 of Val Brinkerhoff's book, The Secret Chamber.  During Jesus' visit to the Nephites, he warned of the great sins of the gentiles in the last days. I found it intriguing that each time Jesus listed the sins we would be guilty of, there were two in particular that were at the top of the list every time. Jesus said that in the last days we, the Gentiles,

will be lifted up in pride
and be filled with lyings (#1)
and deceits (#2)
and mischiefs
and all manner of hypocrisy
and murders
and priestcrafts
and whoredomes
and secret abominations
...and the fullness taken from us.
(3 Nephi 16:10)

Except we repent of 
all lyings (#1)
and deceivings (#2)
and envyings
and strifes
and priestcrafts and whoredoms
...we will be cut off.
(3 Nephi 21:14-21)

We must repent of 
all lyings (#1)
and deceivings (#2)
and whoredoms
and secret abominations
and idolotries
and murders
and priestcrafts
and envyings
and strifes
and all wickedness & abominations
...and be filled with fire and the Holy Ghost.
(3 Nephi 30:2)         

This repeated emphasis would seem to indicate that we in our day would be facing lies and deceptions on a massive scale, and that we would not just participate in these deceptions but "be filled" with them. That suggests to me that we will be fed a constant diet of lies and deceptions; that we would take them in and willingly swallow them whole.  Lies and deceptions will become so commonplace in our day that we are likely to believe almost anything without thinking.

I don't know if you've noticed, but lies and deceptions on a grand scale seem to suddenly be everywhere these days. At the moment it appears it's those crazies on the political Left who have lost their collective minds, because they seem all too willing to believe anything told to them by someone with a 'D' after his or her name.

But may I remind you conservatives that it was not that long ago that you bought into the lies and deceptions of the party you aligned with?  It was only 13 years ago when
Republican Dick Cheney, Vice President at the time and one of the most palpably wicked men in government, was celebrated at BYU where he had been invited to give the commencement address.  At the time, Cheney had been instrumental in deceiving nearly all of America into going to war against a people who had never harmed us and wished us no ill.  That war was promoted by Cheney and others on "the right" as necessary to defend our freedoms. Yet ironically, while our soldiers were getting maimed and killed to ostensibly defend our freedoms over there, our politicians were busy diminishing our liberties here at home.

But I'm not here to rag on Republicans. Instead I want to focus praise on a particular conservative president -one by the name of John F. Kennedy.

Now, everyone knows JFK was a Democrat, so he must have been the furthest thing imaginable from a conservative, right? Well, by today's liberal standards, he sure wouldn't make it as a Democrat.  But when he was running for congress in 1946 he ran as a conservative Democrat, which in those days was not at all an oxymoron. Plenty of Democrats were conservatives.

In 1992, congress began the release of millions of pages of previously classified documents that show us how adamantly Kennedy stood for what we would today call conservative principles. Unfortunately he was opposed at every step by men whose only motivation was in gaining power and keeping it.  Thanks to the release of those documents, we now have convincing evidence that it was Kennedy's enmity toward the deep state operatives that eventually got him killed. Of course nobody knew that then. Nobody talked about the deep state back then, either, because that term didn't exist.

It wasn't long after the assassination took place in 1963 before rumors began to leak that the official story of Kennedy's assassination had lots of holes in it. Tellingly, it was liberals who were the ones investigating those contradictions.  The first articles to question the official narrative were written by liberal reporters and published in Ramparts and The Guardian, two decidedly left-wing magazines.

Conservatives weren't interested in reading those rags. We didn't care who killed Kennedy, we were just glad he was dead.

I say "we" because although I was only 11 years old at the time, my parents had voted for Nixon, and everyone I knew felt that the loss of a Democrat in the White House could only be a good thing. You've probably heard that the entire nation mourned upon hearing of the death of JFK. But that isn't quite true. Not everyone mourned. I knew a good many adults in my world and at church who could only say "good riddance."  The only grieving any of us witnessed over the death of John F. Kennedy was what we saw on TV.  President Kennedy was not a good man, that much I knew.

As I got older I began to hear rumors that the FBI and CIA may have been involved in the assassination of JFK, but I dismissed those rumors because I knew America's intelligence community was known to be decidedly right-wing, and The Right was on the side of patriotism and devotion to country. They would never be involved in anything underhanded.

What I did not realize at the time is that when it comes to those in the upper reaches of government power, the term "right-wing" is not synonymous with "conservative."  Right-wingers in the deep state are authoritarians, concerned with accumulating and keeping power, just as left-wingers in high office have little in common with rank-and-file liberal voters.  In government parlance, The Right is authoritarian and The Left is totalitarian. If you're wondering what the difference is to the average American on the ground, well...there isn't any. It's not a question of which faction will serve the people, but which faction will get to rule over them.  We are all being played for suckers by the Power Elite. Each side has one aim: to get and keep power, and in turn to prevent the other side from getting and keeping power.

It took over fifty years before I began to reassess my opinion of John F. Kennedy. It helped that the information in those files that were declassified in the early 90s resulted in numerous books that revealed the bigger picture.  There were also congressional hearings in the 70s chaired by Idaho Democratic Senator Frank Church. His committee exposed some of the more egregious operations carried out by America's Intelligence branches and decried the lack of congressional oversight. At the time, I was not at all comfortable with Congress attacking my beloved Central Intelligence Agency. In those days I was convinced the CIA was fighting the good fight for truth, justice, and the American way.  Exposing their deeds, even if sometimes those deeds were done in the dark, could only leave America exposed to its enemies.

There were also former CIA defectors who blew the whistle on some of the inner workings of the agency. I felt those guys were traitors, too, because as I have written elsewhere, when I was in my teens and early twenties I believed it was treasonous to question anything the U.S. government did. I no longer hold those beliefs, mostly because it is clear as glass that the U.S. government has not been answerable to the people since at least 1963. It was in that year that it became obvious that our government had been taken over by people no one ever elected and no one seems able to unseat.

That would be the mysterious "Deep State," a term coined by Peter Dale Scott, a liberal professor of political science at UC Berkeley, and a highly respected JFK Assassination researcher. Scott had previously coined the term "Deep Politics" to describe the hidden operations of the Permanent State, that cabal of operatives who are a staple of Washington politics and who have become the real power in Washington regardless of who is elected to office.

Let's Talk About The Deep State
According to Professor Scott, the "deep state" refers to the CIA, FBI and the fifteen other intelligence communities, as well as the Military-Industrial Complex that Eisenhower warned against. It consists also of long-term staff both in congress and the White House who seem to always keep their jobs no matter who gets voted in or out. In short, the Deep State is the term used to encompass the entire Permanent State, a conglomeration of entities that exist not to serve the country, but to perpetuate their own power. Those factions that make up the the Deep State are not always in lock-step with each other; there is serious competition between the various factions.  But when they sense danger of exposure, they will circle the wagons against the interests of the people and rush to cover for one another.

Surprisingly, Peter Dale Scott, the foremost authority on the Deep State, does not believe that those in the Deep State currently trying to unseat Donald Trump are Leftists.  Of course the Democrats in congress are, but not the power elite behind the scenes.  Scott asserts that the Deep State continues to be under the control of the "right-wing" Neocons, and that Rumsfeld and Cheney were at the heart of the Deep State since 1975, when they secured top positions in the Ford administration. Professor Scott insists that the Neocons were never unseated. Rather, the evidence shows that the Deep State today is as intent as ever in starting a cold war with Russia, and that's a decidedly Neocon goal; they maintain the cold war position that Russia must be defeated militarily and economically, and have never wavered from that view.  If that sounds odd to you, don't forget that there is nothing conservative about the Right-wing; they are all about keeping power, and Donald Trump has been a challenge to that power because he promised to drain the swamp. The Neocons are swamp creatures, and lest you forget, Mitt Romney is not a conservative, he's a Neocon who wants you to think he's a conservative. You can watch Dale Peter Scott explain it all in this interview: CIA vs Trump.

Whoever it is that's in charge, it's clear that the Deep State does not care about the will of the voters; it actually sees the voters as something of a nuisance.  In fact, the politicians you elect to office often defer to the will of the Deep State, and not to the will of those who elected them, because the hidden government has the power to shred the careers of those who directly go up against it.  The Deep State operates outside the democratic process.  It traffics in lies and deceptions on a massive scale. And very few Americans seem to notice or care.

It Began As A Simple Collection Agency
What is commonly known as the "National Security State" began innocuously enough in 1947 when President Harry Truman created the Central Intelligence Agency. This agency had one purpose: to collect information on the Soviet Union. It had no power to act on its own. All it was supposed to do was collect information and pass that information on to congress and the president.

But only a year later, it was given much broader powers under an act known as NSC 10/2.  With this new authorization to engage in covert activities, the CIA now had broad latitude to engage in otherwise illegal acts. As long as congress was unaware of what was going on and could deny authorizing these covert actions, it was pretty much anything goes. The president was supposed to be apprised of any and all covert plans on the part of the CIA, but the agency soon found ways to skirt that requirement.

The Special Projects office of the CIA was soon involved in torture, sabotage, murder, and the overthrowing of foreign governments it deemed hostile to the interests of the United States.  And surprise, surprise! Although the CIA was created by Truman ostensibly to fight communism, once the CIA was loosed from its tethers, it began to focus its efforts primarily on making millions of dollars for its directors and their friends on Wall Street.  According to author Laurent Guyenot,
"One of the inherent problems with the CIA was its leadership. Among its seven founding directors, only one was not a banker or lawyer on Wall Street. The head position was ultimately awarded to Allen Dulles, who with his brother John Foster, soon to be Secretary of State under Eisenhower, had worked for one of the largest law firms on Wall Street, Sullivan & Cromwell, before entering politics. Hence the CIA was said to be directed from New York rather than Washington. In this context, national interest merged with the private interests of large industrial groups.  Although created under the National Security Act in 1947, and thus dedicated to the struggle against the communist threat, the CIA would prioritize the interests of global financial stakeholders." (Laurent Guyenot, JFK-9/11: 50 Years of Deep State)
In case you didn't catch that, the CIA was supposed to dedicate itself to the struggle against communism, but instead those running the agency focused their energies on making money -scads of money- for themselves and their friends. Their priority was no longer patriotic service to their country (if it ever was such) but a nifty way to accumulate money and power.

If this reminds you of the secret combinations warned about in the Book of Mormon, I don't think that's a coincidence. Moroni warned us in Ether 8:22 to watch for secret combinations -men who combine together in secret- who would virtually supplant the legitimate government, and employ murder and other dark arts in order "to get power and gain."

The CIA's first major coup was in clandestinely overthrowing Iran's Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh in 1953. For half a century British and American oil companies had controlled virtually all the oil coming out of Iran. If you've ever wondered how those rich, snooty Downton Abbey types came into their fabled "old money" and managed to live high on the hog without ever having to work, there's your answer: some of the richest families in England lived lavishly off their investments in Iranian oil.

Mossadegh decided this wasn't the best deal for the Iranian people, many of whom remained poor while the foreigners skimmed off all the riches from his country. He wanted to "break the chains of slavery and servitude" his people were suffering under what he called "colonial interests." He shut out Big Oil by nationalizing the oil fields so Iranians would be the ones benefiting from the sale of the oil on their lands.  Suddenly that endless spigot of money pouring into the coffers of the upper crust Anglo-American establishment ran dry.

The CIA was instrumental in overthrowing Mossadegh and replacing him with their own puppet, Shah Mohammed Pahlavi. The CIA oversaw the training of the Shah's secret police, the SAVAK, which included methods of torture employed against the Iranian people.  Mossadegh found himself imprisoned for life, and in no time at all everything was back to normal for British Petroleum.

Then there was the CIA's lucrative banana wars:
"In Central America, the CIA began harassing President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala, elected in 1951. By his plan to redistribute a portion of land to 100,000 poor farmers, Arbenz threatened the interests of the multinational United Fruit Company, the giant banana corporation that held more than 90% of the land.  The Dulles brothers were shareholders of United Fruit, for whom they had written capital contracts in the '30s; John Foster even sat on its board of directors. Therefore the Dulles brothers orchestrated, financed, and armed the coup against Arbenz by a military junta responsible for more than 200,000 civilian deaths from 1954 to 1996, especially among the Mayan population. A CIA manual entitled A Study of Assassination, written in 1953 and declassified in 1997, contains detailed instructions on the various methods of murder by weapons, bombs, or simulated accidents." (Guyenot, ibid.)
According to George Washington University's National Security Archive, there are still over 100,000 pages of documents on CIA activities in Guatemala that have not been released.

In 1961 the CIA wanted to murder the first elected president of the Republic of Congo, Patrice Lumumba, who had led Congo to independence from Belgium. The motive was control of the vast mineral resources in that country.  Apparently these deep state operatives were heeding Chairman Mao's assertion about the Congo: "If we can take the Congo, we can hold the whole of Africa."

But CIA officials had the feeling that John F. Kennedy, the incoming new president, would not approve of their killing Lumumba, so they murdered Lumumba three days before Kennedy's inauguration. That covert action in the Congo was ranked as the largest in the agency's history at the time.

President Truman eventually regretted ever having anything to do with creating the Central Intelligence Agency:
 "For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment.  It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the government....  I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations."
-former President Harry Truman, December 22nd, 1963, one month to the day after the JFK assassination, op-ed section of the Washington Post.
Once Kennedy became president he was constantly bumping heads not only with the CIA, but with his own military Joint Chiefs of Staff. But before we get into all that, lets take a step back. Because ten years before Kennedy was ever elected, the CIA managed to pull of its greatest accomplishment: near complete control of America's news media.  Sorry I made you wade through all that exposition, because this is the real point of the entire essay, and the reason why today we are experiencing deception on a scale we've never seen before.

Listen To The Mockingbird
In the 1950s, Allen Dulles and Cord Meyer launched the most successful propaganda operation in the history of the world. Code named "Operation Mockingbird" it was initially a method by which the CIA provided payments to select journalists in return for a positive spin whenever something unfavorable to the CIA might show up in the news feed.  As one CIA operative said to Phil Graham, "You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month."

Soon the CIA was funneling vast amounts of real money to CBS, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and twenty other media outlets in exchange for those institutions writing pieces the CIA wanted published, and to get them to refrain from covering stories the CIA did not want covered.  That's why, if you were around in the 50s, you never heard anything about the CIA's involvement in Iran and Guatemala. William Colby, Director of the CIA from 1973-1976 let slip when he boasted that "the CIA owns anyone of any significance in the major media."

Many years ago when I worked in radio, I had a close friend who had been hired as a reporter at CNN's Washington Bureau.  He gave me the phone number to reach him, but I never seemed to get past the receptionist, who always wanted to know who I was and what I was calling about so she could take a message. Finally after many times trying to reach my friend, he finally got back to me and told me "next time just tell the receptionist you're with 'the Company' and she'll put you right through." So the next time I called, I told the receptionist I was with the Company and sure enough, I got right through. Didn't even have to give my name. ("The Company," for those who may not know, is code for the Central Intelligence Agency. Company calls always get priority service.)
"In the 1950s, outlays for global propaganda climbed to a full third of the CIA's covert operations budget. Some 3,000 salaried and contract CIA employees were eventually engaged in propaganda efforts. The cost of disinforming the world cost American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year by 1978, a budget larger than the combined expenditures of Reuters, UPI and the AP news syndicates. (Alex Constantine, Mockingbird: Subversion of the Free Press by the CIA.)                             
Let that sink in for a moment. Three thousand American journalists, members of an industry that prides itself on being independent and beholden to no one, were secretly working undercover for the CIA.

And nothing has changed. Just turn on any news outlet today and you'll see some stories spun to appear one way, while other important stories will not be covered at all. Reporters still cover what the Deep State wants covered and ignore what the Deep State wants ignored.  The only difference is today most reporters don't need much prodding. We're looking at a new generation of newsreaders whose political values mostly mirror those of the Deep State they answer to. And they still get paid and they still get their daily talking points delivered to them directly.

Remember "gravitas"?  That was actually funny. The gravitas talking point took place right after George Bush the Younger won the Republican nomination for president. "Gravitas" is a word few people know and almost no one uses in conversation. At the time, Bush was widely considered to be a lightweight, so he chose "Deep State Dick" Cheney to be his running mate.  When that choice was reported on the evening news, every single reporter at all the separate news outlets reported it the same way on the same day, every one of them using an obscure word they had probably never heard before.  Here's the clip:

And here's an example provided by one of my favorite liberal journalists, Glenn Greenwald, who put together this revealing montage showing how his fellow journalists constantly parrot the same lame talking points when attacking President Trump. (This was from March of last year. Turns out it was not the beginning of the end for Donald Trump after all.)

If you still need convincing, here's a formerly classified document issued by the CIA in 1967 to its media assets instructing them on how to counter criticism of the Warren Report.  And if you would like a more complete account of Media/Deep State collusion than I have room for here, Click on The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know.

Author Peter Janney pointed out that:
"Under Cord's tutelage, Mockingbird became a stunning success.  Whenever the CIA wanted a story slanted in a particular way, it got it.  This amounted to a subversion of democracy's most precious cornerstone, a free press...Using newspapers, magazines, radio and television, even Hollywood, the CIA's disinformation spin machine went to work shaping public opinion and perceptions, undermining the integrity and independence of an indispensable pillar of the democratic process." (Peter Janney,
Mary's Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy to Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, and Their Vision for World Peace.)
Why John F. Kennedy Died And Why It Matters
John F. Kennedy could never run for president and win today -at least not as a Democrat. He would have to take a page out of the playbook of that other Eastern liberal, Donald Trump, and run as a Republican. Yes, he would be hated and despised by the establishment just like Trump is, but at least  he might be able to pull off some classical liberal accomplishments just as Trump has done.  Here is what Greg Gutfeld had to say about Trump, and I can easily see it applying to JFK if he were alive today:

"Imagine a democratic president doing this in three years:
Ushering in prison reform.
Drawing down wars because he's stingy about blood and treasure.
Ushering in record employment for women and minorities.
Growing median household income 8.3 percent to a record $66,000.00.
Placing restrictions on China for suppressing Muslims.

"That sounds like the greatest Democratic president in history -he just happens to be a Republican. And he just happens to be Donald Trump, so they hate him."

The rank-and-file Democratic voters loved JFK, but the political establishment hated him. They felt they had been betrayed because he had suddenly turned from a hawkish cold-war warrior to a man who preferred to broker peace.

Writes author James Douglass,
"John F. Kennedy was no saint. Nor was he any apostle of nonviolence.  However, as we are all called to do, he was turning.  Teshuvah, "turning," the Rabbinic word for repentance, is the explanation for Kennedy's short-lived, contradictory journey toward peace." (James W. Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died & Why it Matters.)
By the time Kennedy came to office in January 1961, the CIA was preparing to overthrow Castro using a small army of anti-Castro Cubans who would storm the beach at a place called Bay of Pigs.  Kennedy warned them not to go through with it, but they set it up anyway because the American aircraft carrier Essex was anchored only two miles out from shore with a group of destroyers. Once the invasion was underway, they thought, Kennedy would have to order the Essex to provide air cover for the invasion.

But Kennedy knew such an action would be interpreted as an act of war, and possibly trigger World War III.  So he never gave the order to the Essex, and the Bay of Pigs invasion failed. Kennedy took the blame for the failure of the operation but he was furious with the CIA. "I want to splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds," he told everyone within earshot.


The CIA had only been in existence for 16 years and already it was so powerful it could operate as a parallel government, independent of the president's wishes. Plus, they had the press on their side, so any move the president might make against the CIA would quickly be countered in the press. The CIA could get the media to smear Kennedy as being ineffective and unqualified.  The CIA could label him an appeaser who is soft on communism and a puppet of Khrushchev.  Never mind that Kennedy spoke out against communism many times, including at the Salt Lake Tabernacle in 1960 where he declared that "the enemy is the communist system itself- implacable, insatiable, unceasing in its drive for world domination." That declaration wouldn't matter once the CIA's media smear machine went into action.

The CIA was also known to kill its enemies without compunction, and by promising to break the agency into a thousand pieces, the president had just painted a target on himself.

Jack Kennedy was never going to win at the CIA chessboard.  Besides, Kennedy was already having to deal with those maniacs at the Joint Chiefs of Staff who actually looked forward to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. To them, getting Cuba to appear to attack the U.S. would be a dandy reason to retaliate, and that would draw the Russians into a nuclear showdown. Appalled by their obsession to start a nuclear war, Kennedy told one of his advisers, "those people are crazy!"

The Joint Chiefs of Staff proposed several ways to get the Cubans to draw first blood; that way the U.S. could retaliate on the pretense that Cuba attacked first. To that end, the generals drew up a proposal that went by the code name "Operation Northwoods" that suggested several ways the U.S. could make it look like Cuba had attacked us:
A "Remember the Maine" incident could be arranged in several forms:  We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba.  We could blow up a drone vessel anywhere in the Cuban waters. We could arrange to cause such an incident in the vicinity of Havana or Santiago as a spectacular result of a Cuban attack from the air or sea, or both. The presence of Cuban planes or ships merely investigating the intent of the vessel could be fairly compelling evidence that the ship was taken under attack. The nearness to Havana or Santiago would add credibility especially to those people that might have heard the blast or have seen the fire. The US could follow with an air/sea rescue operation covered by US fighters to "evacuate" remaining members of the non-existent crew. Casualty lists in US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.
The most outrageous suggestion was this one:
It is possible to create an incident which will demonstrate convincingly that a Cuban aircraft has attacked and shot down a chartered civil airliner enroute from the United States to Jamaica, Guatemala, Panama or Venezuela. The destination would be chosen only to cause the flight plan route to cross Cuba. The passengers could be a group of college students off on a holiday or any grouping of persons with a common interest to support chartering a non-scheduled flight. 
 An aircraft at Eglin AFB would be painted and numbered as an exact duplicate for a civil registered aircraft belonging to a CIA proprietary organization in the Miami area. At a designated time the duplicate would be substituted for the actual civil aircraft and would be loaded with the selected passengers, all boarded under carefully prepared aliases. The actual registered aircraft would be converted to a drone.  
Take off times of the drone aircraft and the actual aircraft will be scheduled to allow a rendezvous south of Florida. From the rendezvous point the passenger-carrying aircraft will descend to minimum altitude and go directly into an auxiliary field at Eglin AFB where arrangements will have been made to evacuate the passengers and return the aircraft to its original status. The drone aircraft meanwhile will continue to fly the filed flight plan. When over Cuba the drone will begin transmitting on the international distress frequency a "MAY DAY" message stating he is under attack by Cuban MIG aircraft. The transmission will be interrupted by the destruction of aircraft which will be triggered by radio signal. This will allow IACO radio stations in the Western Hemisphere to tell the US what has happened to the aircraft instead of the US trying to "sell" the incident.
Someone had obviously put a lot of thought into this. Needless to say, Kennedy wisely rejected all of those proposals, but that just made his enemies more bitter. He thought they were nuts for suggesting such outlandish schemes and they thought he was crazy for not recognizing how brilliant those ideas were. Jack later complained to his brother, Bobby, "Those sons of bitches with all the fruit salad just sat there nodding, saying it would work."

Whatever scheme that could be used to justify getting America into war, General Curtis LeMay was itching for it. "The time is now" he frequently insisted, promising the president that we could wipe out most of Russia with our bombers before the Soviets could react. That would, of course, kill millions of innocents, but LeMay felt nuclear war with Russia was inevitable anyway, so why don't we strike first and have the advantage? After the meeting, Kennedy said to his brother Robert, "keep that guy away from me."

During the Cuban missile crisis, tensions reached their peak. Everyone in America knew we were just one false move away from nuclear war with Russia. The Russians were on edge and so were we. Any slight move or miscalculation and one country or both could start the launch. We were at a very stressful stalemate with Russia, and Kennedy's military advisers were practically begging to get the go-ahead.

That's when Kennedy decided to try and get a private message to Khrushchev, bypassing the spooks and the generals.  Kennedy didn't know it, of course, but he was following the counsel of the Lord in D&C 98:34 where the Lord says that if any nation should proclaim war against His people, we should lift up a banner of peace to show that we do not desire war.  Kennedy sent a private message to Khrushchev via his brother Robert through the Soviet Ambassador to Washington.

This was Robert Kennedy's message:
"If the situation continues much longer, the president is not sure the military will not overthrow him and seize power...The situation might get out of control, with irreversible consequences...I don't know how much longer we can hold out against our generals."

Khrushchev would comment to his foreign affairs minister Andri Gromyko, "We have to let Kennedy know that we want to help him...Yes, help.  We now have a common cause, to save the world from those pushing us toward war."

Khrushchev and Kennedy worked out a way to continue communicating through back-channel correspondence that would not be seen by either side's military or security apparatus. As Kennedy later learned, Khrushchev had been facing the same pressures to go to war from his side as Kennedy had on his. "One of the ironic things about this entire situation," Kennedy commented to Norman Cousins, "is that Mr. Khrushchev and I occupy approximately the same political positions inside our governments. He would like to prevent a nuclear war but is under severe pressure from the hardline crowd, which interprets every move in that direction as appeasement. I've got similar problems."

Writes author James Douglass,
"Half a world apart, in radical ideological conflict, both Kennedy in his call for help and Khrushchev in his response had recognized their interdependence with each other and the world. They joined hands. After threatening to destroy the world, the two enemies turned to each other in desperation and grace. Instead of annihilation, they chose, in Khrushchev's words, 'a common cause, to save the world from those pushing us toward war.' " (James W. Douglass, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died & Why it Matters.) 


"They had killed Jack because he and his ally-in-peace Nikita Khrushchev were steering the world away from the Cold War toward peace, thereby eliminating the military-industrial-intelligence complex's most treasured weapons- the fear of war, the fear of "Communist takeover," and the manipulative use of Fear itself.  The Cold War was about to end, and with it the covert action arm of the Central Intelligence Agency. The Agency would have been all but neutered, it's funding and resources cut, its menacing grip on public opinion exposed and eliminated. It also meant the eventual curtailment of many of the defense industries, including the proliferation of nuclear arms.  There would have been no war in Southeast Asia or Vietnam; that, too, was about to end.  A rapprochement with Fidel Castro and Cuba was on the horizon.  Both Jack and Fidel wanted 'a lasting peace.'

"Little attention had been paid to the parting words of a previous president.  President Eisenhower had warned the American public in early 1961 of the evil that had spawned since World War II: 'In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, of the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.' 

"Indeed, it had; so much so that in less than three years, anyone who tried to stop it -including the elected president of the United States- would be eliminated.

"Simply put, peace -particularly world peace- wasn't good for business."
                                                                               -Peter Janney, Mary's Mosaic, pg 390.


Connie Waterman said...

Rock, I really liked this post. You and I both share the common desire for peace. With the Deep State so clearly in control, it seems like the impossible dream. I long for peace between all of the people in our country, but it seems like we are more divided than ever. Secret combinations abound. We are watching the warnings of the Book of Mormon come alive right in front of our eyes. Your post makes me long for a younger,more innocent time in my life. On the other hand, it is incumbent upon us to understand the signs of the times. We cannot bury our heads in the sand. I hope that you will write a part two.

Greg said...

I grew up believing JFK was a rogue because those around me held that opinion. If I remember right even ETB was against JFK. I've flipped sides and no longer hold that view. Anytime a political or religious leader does the right thing, tells the truth and exposes lies they don't seem to live very long.

Andrew Teasdale said...

Thanks Rock. Some other books and resources I've recently read that I've found helpful. _Confessions of an Economic Hit Man_ by Perkins. _Kill anything that Moves_ by Turse. _War is a Racket_ by Butler. _Legacy of Ashes_ by Weiner. Also, if you haven't kept up with Scott Horton's interviews, you're missing out on some excellent content. I recently listened to this one about Iran. It should be required content for anyone wanting to understand the relationship between the US and Iran (

Alan Rock Waterman said...

Thanks for those suggestions, Andrew. I'm not familiar with the Scott Horton show, but that list of topics looks like a treasure trove. I've heard of all the books you cite except for Kill Anything that moves. I'll look into that. Big fan of Smedley Butler. He was incredibly famous in his day, a bona fide hero. You would think that the most decorated soldier of all time would still be a familiar name, but when you get left out of the Establishment's text books, you virtually cease to exist after a couple of generations.

I'm going to listen to that podcast you linked to right now.

If any other readers have suggestions to share, I think that would be a good idea. I'm sure there are plenty of readers to whom a lot of this is unfamiliar.

the Garden Mom said...

Wow. Thanks so much for this post.

I hope you're enjoying Sandpoint.

George Schultz said...

Thanks Rock for the perspective you give on the deep state. My parents were working class Democrats back then and never thought a man such as Jack Kennedy would have a snowball's chance at getting elected. So we were among the hoards grieving at his execution. Maybe a good topic to dive into would be the conflicts and/or alignments between the deep state and the Illuminati "one world government" cabal. Both being enemies to peace and liberty.

db schroeder said...

Excellent work Rock.

Leonard said...

It's a very little known fact that the agents that were used at the beginning of the CIA were Nazi agents who were embedded in the occupied countries of the Soviet Union that were recruited during the last days of WW2 through the operation paperclip. It was the Dulles brothers who made the deal with the Nazis to utilize the Nazi network of spies as a basis for the establishment of the CIA. One book I found helpful in understanding this is by Joseph P Farrell PhD called "LBJ and the Conspiracy to Kill Kennedy: A Coalescence of Interests" along with all his well researched books about the Nazis and what they have been up to since the end of WW2 which he coined "The Nazi International"

Unknown said...

Thanks for taking a stab at an almost impossible subject at the heart of our modern world, Rock. Nothing more gentile than lies and deception on a grand scale. I'd second Connie's suggestion for you to explore the subject further. Another title that fits with this theme is, "Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control" by Stephen Kinzer.

"The visionary chemist Sidney Gottlieb was the CIA’s master magician and gentlehearted torturer―the agency’s 'poisoner in chief.' As head of the MK-ULTRA mind control project, he directed brutal experiments at secret prisons on three continents. He made pills, powders, and potions that could kill or maim without a trace―including some intended for Fidel Castro and other foreign leaders. He paid prostitutes to lure clients to CIA-run bordellos, where they were secretly dosed with mind-altering drugs."

Curiously, Gottlieb saw himself in a unique position to serve his country in the cause against the godless communists by any chemical means he could think of. He lobbied hard to sneak top Nazi torture masters past the Nuremberg war crimes trials into his program. He counted it a plus when he could get access to prisoners in secret prisons that he could experiment on until they died with the understanding that they would be quietly disposed of. In true Deep State fashion, he managed to keep the details of his activities hidden for most of his twenty-year career, even from his superiors at the CIA.


Eric Kuntz said...

#1...all politics is theater for the masses...the brain dead masses...I call them's like 99% of the people out there
#2...JFK was no hero...just a puppet of the secret societies like all the rest of them...Reagan, Bush, Carter, Clinton, Obama, Trump, etc..., JFK was no exception
#3...see #1
#4...WAKE UP!! (see 2 Nephi 1:10)
#5...shake off the chains hell (see 2 Nephi 9:45-46)
#6...lay hold upon the word of God (see Helaman 3:28-30)
#7...see #1
#8...remember that it is Christ, on who must build your foundation (see Helaman 5:12)
#9...if you don't do #8...your soul will eventually cease to exist (see Jacob 3:10-11)
#10...Awaken and Believe The Word of God or be Destroyed (see 1 Nephi 14:5-7)
#11...Question...Who killed JFK??
#12...wo unto you who are deaf & blind to the truth (see 2 Nephi 9:31-32)
#13...answer (#11) one...not killed...hoax
#15...time is real short WAKE-UP!! (if you can...I actually don't think most have the ability to wake-up)

Dave P. said...

will be lifted up in pride
and be filled with lyings (#1)
and deceits (#2)
and mischiefs
and all manner of hypocrisy
and murders
and priestcrafts
and whoredomes
and secret abominations
...and the fullness taken from us.
(3 Nephi 16:10)

Remember that the BoM was written to, for, and about the restored church before anything else. The church is just as guilty of all of the above and will be held to the greatest accountability should it not repent.

Eric Kuntz said...

indeed...the BOM was given to the people formerly know as 'Mormons' to wake them up and cast off the chains of hell, but unfortunately they have largely rejected it. They prefer to trust in men rather than God. Whether it's RMN or JS it's all the same idol worship.

...And the day cometh that they (LDS) shall be smitten and afflicted (2Nep 6:10)

Wherefore, because of their iniquities, destructions, famines, pestilences, and bloodshed shall come upon them (LDS) ; and they who shall not be destroyed shall be scattered among all nations. (2Nep 10:3-6)

And awake, and arise from the dust, O Jerusalem (LDS) Moro 10:31

Unknown said...

I once had a friend who was "Persian". He showed me a beautiful Persian book with the spine on the other side of the book --you basically read it from back to front. Being a "lefty" I thought that was way cool. That is how I read magazines anyway.

I chatted with a couple of guys who were bowling in the next lane. One was from Syria and the other from Jordan. They seemed to be just as nice as the Americans who were also in the bowling alley that particular day.

I have friends in Ecuador, Argentina, Mexico, Guatemala, etc.

These are lovely human beings. They deserve to live in peace and prosperity.

I am sorely ashamed at the evil practices of the US military and don't mind calling them out. People who know of my anti-war stance accuse me of hating America. What dunderheads!
Anyone who confuses loyalty to country with blind allegiance to the military is reacting, and certainly not thinking for themselves. Dunderheads indeed!

changy said...

Alan, Thank you for the timely article! Check out the worldwide movement 30M strong, with the motto Where We Go One We Go All ( WWG1WGA), found on An alternative site monitored by a few military intel who work closely with POTUS. Their aim is to red-pill all those who are asleep with the hope they can be awakened. The rot permeates our societies from head to toe. Putin rightly said the New World Order worships Satan. This includes many in high positions: politics, entertainment, news, royalty, religion--those whom you trust the most. POTUS says this is not your normal 4-year election. We are fighting against pure evil, which hides on both sides of the aisle. The attacks on the administration are attempts to prevent their being outed--treason, crimes against humanity, slavery, murders, worship of strange gods, and all the gentile afflictions. The Lord gave me the key to choosing a candidate: Never mind their failings, only God has the right to judge that; instead, choose the candidate most likely to defend the Constitution. AND God wants a people of power. Never throw your vote away on someone who has no chance of winning. Moroni was commanded to warn us about the secret combination. That tells me we have a chance to rid ourselves of it. Ether 8.

from Aunt Judy

SMSmith said...

Speaking of deception: If things are so great, as Trump and others allege, WHY are there so many staggering layoffs, foreclosures, and store closures? Is the Stock Market the measure of health when companies inflate earnings, hide debt, buyback their own shares? What numbers cannot be manipulated? like medium household income? What incongruities will we tolerate? Classic example: They begin: “... We have to go all the way back to December 1969 to find a time where the U.S. job market looked this strong, as a whole. // Yet even this impressive of a performance hasn't been able to save workers at select companies from losing their jobs in the U.S. and around the world.” Then they list 25 top companies (e.g., Ford, Disney, Deutsche Bank, Lowe's, Oracle, Bed Bath & Beyond, HSBC, HP, GM, Uber, Wells Fargo, Verizon, and on and on) who have had huge layoffs in 2019. SO who is employing these newly unemployed to keep the unemployment rate so sweet or has the term “unemployed” been redefined? To ignore this and other incongruities of this administration is to invite deception. The plain, ugly truth: this economy is a house of cards (and has been under both Rs & Ds for years) concealed behind manipulated numbers by hidden players who care for nothing but their own agendas and timeline.

changy said...

SMS I am impressed with your research and knowledge. I understand from an econ teacher friend the market is not the measure of the economy; it is consumer credit spending. Also that the market has gone thru a recent "Dead Cat Boounce". Lots of fluctuation with COVID19, etc. I follow an econ blog that suggests China was intended by the big bad guys to become the world $ leader after the previous administration got through weakening the US, and the flu was started there to punish them for cooperating with the US. That is no more outlandish than a lot of theories, who knows for sure? If POTUS is reelected, the blog suggests he wants to take the US off oil-based fiat money that, I think, Kissinger put in place, get rid of the Fed, and go back on the gold standard, which should be more stable. But there would be some bumps in the road during a transition. One thing I am sure of is that the Lord has His hand in the world's affairs and is making sure His will for the future comes to pass. Can anyone say ZION? So if He is influencing our current administration, one might think that He needed a street fighter. Now is the time to join hands and pray for our nation, and the world.

Colt H. said...

Interesting enough blog, in addition to Legacy of Ashes, by Tim Weiner (as has already been suggested) his other book Enemies: A History of the FBI is a good read, and also All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer is as good read as well.

Yet in reading through your essay, concerning the Kennedy assassination, you offered nothing but pure conjecture on his assassination. With the power of the called Deep State I find it beginning to strain credulity in the absence of evidence that they were responsible for Kennedy's assassination.

Think about this logically: if they wanted Kennedy out of the White House and with the backing and funding of the media outlets, that they would simply have had to make some placed phone calls to newspaper editors or newsmen regarding his Kennedy's many numerous extra-marital affairs? In the late 50's early 60's that was a pure political death knell, not to mention Kennedy's Addison's Disease which all but rendered him invalid.

The Kennedy assassination is the grand daddy of conspiracy theories. But as I've gotten older I've started to question was has become the conventional wisdom in that the CIA/Mob or what have you was responsible for his death. To many fantastical theories abound, yet none seem to pan out.

Alan Rock Waterman said...

Here we are a week later after I wrote this post, so for the next day or two I'll attempt to respond to some of the comments above.

Leonard, I appreciate you bringing up Project Paperclip. I believe I touched on that in my post "The 181st Semi-Annual Bowl of Pap" but didn't feel there was room to go into it in this post. I left out a LOT of things I had intended to write about because the topic is just too large.

Ditto Kevin's recommendation of "Poisoner in Chief." I only learned of the existence of this book a few months ago. Looks like it contains much-needed documentation on who exactly it was who oversaw the more vile aspects of the CIA's dirty tricks. Project Paperclip provided the CIA with plenty of people willing to do anything in the name of "National Security" for at least two reasons: it gave the former Nazi scientists free reign to continue their nefarious research projects, and secondly these researchers seemed to lack a conscience. As I think I brought up in my previous post "One Nation Under Babylon," the Germans invented Kindergarten for the express purpose of indoctrinating children from a very young age with the importance of loyalty to the Fatherland above all else.

By the time of the Nazi rise to power, there was an entire nation of young people eager to do whatever they were ordered to do in the name of what we Americans call "National Security." This resulted in a mindset among the people that it didn't matter how many individuals one had to sacrifice or kill; the health of the State was uber alles. It was a simple thing to convert former Nazi scientists who devoted their efforts to furthering the interests of the state into loyal U.S. government employees willing to do the same for their new homeland.

Alan Rock Waterman said...

Further on the topic of Kevin's recommendation of "Poisoner in Chief": I can no longer afford to buy new books, so I don't own that one. However, I've found that I can get the gist of most important books I wish I owned simply by googling the name of the author and the title of the book. This often results in video interviews or speeches in which the author discusses his book, so all the high points are usually covered. (In the post above you can find links to two very good interviews with Peter Dale Scott, for instance. There are many more.)

A google search of "Stephen Kinzer Poisoner in Chief" will result in several video options to choose from. Also, I've read a lot of Stephen Kinzer's pieces on over the years and he's always fascinating and eclectic. Also, an Amazon search of Stephen Kinzer showed me that Kinzer has written many more books than I was aware of.

Here's what I found on under Kinzer's name:

That's a good place to start to find short essays by an incredible writer.

Alan Rock Waterman said...

Dave P,
I agree with you that the Book of Mormon was written for God's people above anything else (or as you put it, "the church.") But it was a warning intended to wake God's people up to EVERYTHING that was happening around us in the last days, which, of course, included lies and deceptions in the political sphere as well as the religious. There is plenty in the BofM warning of deceptions taking place among those in positions of power, both religious and governmental. I believe we are commanded to be wary of anyone attempting to rule over us in any way.

Alan Rock Waterman said...

Regarding Q-Anon, I took a stance of careful skepticism when first learning of this movement, because I'm aware of schemes like this might be only purporting to be acting in the interests of the people while secretly being a way to round up the naive into trusting complacency.

But I'm now coming around to the view that Q-Anon may indeed by legit. Still taking a wait-and-see attitude, but the more I see, the more I'm liking what I'm seeing.

Alan Rock Waterman said...

It's important to keep in mind that the president does not control the economy. There is no set of switches and levers in the White House that enable the president to run things. Indeed, his job isn't to run the country, it is to preside over the executive branch of government.

That being said, the president does have the ability to reign in the regulatory agencies under his control, and those actions tend to signal to businesses that they may finally be free to expand without fear of having the heavy boot of government constantly on their necks. This encourages growth of businesses, and growing businesses need to hire more people.

None of this guarantees economic justice. Even now the big tech companies are firing some of their best employees and replacing them with cheaper labor from India through a program Donald Trump appears to have encouraged. Was Trump ignorant of what could result from his trip to India? I don't know; there are some things Trump appears to be ignorant about. Tucker Carlson recently reported on this:

Alan Rock Waterman said...

It would indeed be a very good thing if Trump attempted to put the country back on the gold standard, but I wouldn't hold my breath. There are two subjects no one in politics will dare touch: one is the truth about the Federal Reserve, and the other is anything regarding the Kennedy assassination.

Alan Rock Waterman said...

Colt H.,
There is so much more we now know about the Kennedy assassination that to call it a "conspiracy theory" today is just plain naive. Since congress began releasing previously classified documents between 1992-1998 (and the latest bunch since January 2017), there are many more facts than theories involved in this controversy. The title of the book published in the year 2000, "Murder in Dealey Plaza: What We Know Now That We Didn't Know Then About the Death of JFK" is an apt one. Author James Fetzer a scientist who also published "Assassination Science," a forensic study of several aspects of the JFK case.

There are said to be over a thousand books on the Kennedy assassination in print just since 1967, and I own less than 40 of them. There's just too much information out there for any one person to absorb, but it wouldn't be too difficult for anyone to dip into one or two of them and become familiar with the actual evidence. New information has come out recently, for instance, proving that Lee Harvey Oswald, far from being an obscure "lone nut," actually worked for Naval intelligence and was on loan to the CIA. At one point he sent a memo to the FBI's Washington bureau informing Hoover of overhearing a group of anti-castro Cubans talking about assassinating the president. This memo was then disseminated to every FBI bureau in the country. These memos are available if you care to look.

It's also extremely likely that Oswald actually was being unwittingly set up as the patsy (as he himself declared to reporters) to take the fall for the assassination. We know so much about Oswald today because there are thousands of documents in Oswald's CIA 201 file proving he acted as a government agent on various assignments. Those documents appear beginning in 1960, three years BEFORE Kennedy was assassinated. So Oswald was not only known to the Deep State, he was a paid asset.

Colt, you accuse me of "offering nothing but pure conjecture" and speak of "the absence of evidence." Did you not notice I provided the reader with plenty of links? Those links are where the evidence is contained. The footnotes in those books provide all the footnotes and sources you could ever want. I place those links because I assume the honest seeker will want to know where to look for the actual evidence. Surely you wouldn't expect me to provide every evidence I know of within the body of a relatively short essay.

If you're serious about learning what we know now, I recommend the book I linked to "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters." That book is recognized by many as the best account of the JFK assassination, and it's loaded with footnotes and sources. Published in 2009, it contains most of what has been revealed since congress declassified the documents, but it does not contain what has been released since 2017. There are some researchers who have released books in the past year, but I suggest waiting a while until everything has been combed through.

I also linked to Peter Dale Scott's "Deep Politics and the Death of JFK" also heavily sourced. Both his book and "JFK and the Unspeakable" will require an investment of time, but there are also several easier reads, especially beneficial for those who were not alive at the time of the assassination and could use a brief overview.

For those people I would recommend "Hogwash: An Idiot's Guide to the JFK Assassination" by James Hepburn (2016) and "Killing JFK: 50 Years, 50 Lies" by Dr. Lance Moore (2013). An Amazon Search for any of these books is certain to bring up additional recommendations.

Alan Rock Waterman said...

One more recommendation especially for you, Colt. There have indeed been many conspiracy "theories" regarding the JFK assassination. Robin Ramsay was publisher of the now defunct "Lobster," a periodical published in the UK that dealt in deep politics. I used to find it occasionally at Tower Books (also now defunct) in Sacramento in the 1990's.

Ramsay's 156 page, highly readable analysis "Who Shot JFK?" (2009) does a fine job of separating the theories from the actual evidence. I just finished reading it this morning, and I highly recommend it, because there is still quite a bit of misinformation floating about, and unless one happens to be active in the JFK Research Community, one may not have known some of those theories have been discarded by the serious researchers. Ramsay tells you why, he also tells you what there is evidence for, and he tells you where the evidence is sketchy.

Underdog2 said...

Q says "Trust the plan. The Swamp will be drained. Justice will be served. Just wait!"

Yet Stone still has no pardon. Assange is tortured in jail. Amy B. Jackson is allowed to criminally violate flagrantly the Bill of Rights. Big Tech comtinues to censor unimpeded. The Justice Dept indicts nobody. Trump doesn't even speak out against the real enemies-- the Deep State. Who has he named? Who has he prosecuted? On the contrary, he appoints and surrounds himself with strictly DS operatives, from Barr to every key leadership position. Truly the most ignorant man ever to work in the Swamp or he's part of it, as part of the grandest deception of all, acting his part yelling "fake news" while he does NOTHING to protect Americans' rights.

Clearly, deals have been made. No prosecution of Deep State actors in exchange for re-election; as well, Trump avoids assassination, and the protection of his family is guaranteed.

IF Trump isn't cooperating with the Deep State now, then he will pardon Stone and start DOING something about the wholesale surrender of the First Amendment to Big Tech, and the blatant election fraud at every level. He lifts not a finger.

I think Trump appears to be the most gutsy president since JFK, but he, as JFK did too, has failed to prosecute the DS. Stone must not go to jail. Amy Jackson needs to be prosecuted. But Trump has zero control over anybody. The 1% of hope I have is that he will do something after his re-election. Perhaps he's waiting till then. But the DS will not stop. This whole CoronaVirus event is no mistake. It's been unleashed to not only destroy economies, but to hurt Trump. But he won't dare go after the scientists who created it and those who paid them, just as he has allowed the Russian hoax to go unprosecuted.

If JFK knew they would kill him, perhaps he would have taken the Deep State more seriously. I think George Washington would have made arrests and had speedy trials and executed thousands by now. It's war. The Deep State means business, but JFK and Trump think they can use kid gloves. General Moroni showed us the example of how to handle traitors who seek our death. The Gadiantons were routed in BoM times, even until they were extinct, but we have failed to heed the warning to not let them get above us, as Ether 8 warns so clearly.

Eric Kuntz said...

From your memory many people where in the car when JFK was shot??

Alan Rock Waterman said...

I Know, I know, Eric!
There were six, though I don't recall all the names;
Jack and Jackie, Governor Connelly and his wife, and two secret service agents, one of whom was the driver.

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Colt H. said...

Thanks for those suggestions Rock, some I haven't read, Mary's Mosaic, for example. It has been a while but I have read some of Peter Dale Scott books, so long ago that I'm not well versed in it. I do remember enough of them that I had made the conlcusion that he was heavy on conjecture, as he grasps at straws, hence you linking to his writing doesn't make your points any less credulous and speculative.

I am not arguing to the point that there is a deep state or that our intelligence agencies don't have hands in shady dealings or nation building. They do as our history with Iran, South America, Cuba, and countless others countries can attest to. Rather that as you fully admit to, there being many theories posited out there that though may seem credible, are not.

As far as your links go, I'm re-reading through your blog to see if there are closer links that to Oswald's CIA ties. I really hope that you're not using Oswald's words of screaming that he was a "patsy" as evidence that he was admitting to being a CIA asset.

"The only problem is that Oswald's declaration has been taken out of context by the conspiracy theorists, who want people to believe that when Oswald said he was just a patsy he was referring to being a patsy for the conspirators behind the assassination. But it appears from the context that he was not. From the TV Footage we hear this exchange:

First Reporter: 'Were you in the [Book Depository Building] at the time [of the shooting]?'

Oswald: 'Naturally, if I work in that building, yes, sir.'

Second Reporter: 'Back up, man!'

Third Reporter: 'Come on, man!'

Fourth Reporter: 'Did you shoot the president?'

Oswald: 'No. They've taken me in because of the fact that I lived in the Soviet Union. I'm just a patsy.'

It is clear from the context that Oswald is saying that the Dallas authorities (who he obviously is not suggesting are responsible for and behind Kennedy's murder)are blaming him for the assassination simply because of the fact that he had defected to the Soviet Union and he was convenient person for them to accuse."

The above quotation I have pulled from the book Reclaiming History by Vincent Bugliosi in the chapter titled "Oswald at the Sniper's Nest and Evidence of His Innocence."

Liberty Ghost said...

Another excellent post Rock!

I've read a couple of books recently that relate to this post: The Killing of Uncle Sam: the demise of the United States of America by Rodney Howard-Browne & Paul L. Williams, details and documents the CIA's drug connections. This was their real source of funding (at least for really deep-state operations) It explores the history of their drug trade involvement and names names.

The Inheritance by Christopher & Michelle Fulton. About how the deep-state tried to suppress some historical artifacts related to the JFK assassination. It's amazing how much effort they still put into suppressing the truth, so many years after the fact.

Dale B.