No one can rightly argue any more that the US federal government and its FBI agency worked to cover-up the truth of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22,1963. So now you know there was a cover-up, you can start asking who did it – and why…
‘One of the parties’
The Secret Service stood down…
Dallas and Texas law enforcement stood down.
Military intelligence, which is normally enrolled to provide presidential security, stood down.
The FBI stood down.
These elements opened the door to the assassination, but did not have the resources to deliver the shooters and the complicated cover story and witness elimination program that followed.
Corrupt elements of the CIA and their long term friends and colleagues in organized crime did.
And they did it because their very survival was at stake.
After decades of non-investigation by the epically corrupt J. Edgar Hoover, organized crime was on the receiving end of a massive attack by Robert Kennedy – the president’s brother and Attorney General.
At the same time, his brother was going after organized crime, JFK was going after the criminal elements that had taken over the CIA.
Few people understand that organized crime and the CIA (and its predecessors) work closely together both inside the US and outside and by the time of the Kennedy assassination had done so for decades. (Watch for our upcoming program “The Curious Case of George White.”)
Neither of the Kennedy brothers were choirboys, but what they were undertaking was a heroic effort on their parts and one done for the good of the country. Had they succeeded, they would have averted many of the catastrophes that have befallen the US – and other countries (effecting many hundreds of millions of people) – in the last 49 years
The Kennedy brothers knew the risks involved in their operations. What they attempted required great moral and physical courage the likes of which have rarely been seen in the history of this country.
It’s noteworthy that this story, one of the most important in post-war 20th century history, has been completely erased from the public mind and the mass media, through bullshit books (ex. Vincent Bugliosi’s latest) and endless snarky gossip pieces designed to diminish President Kennedy’s stature.
Note: These are the same group of people who were involved in the wave of US sponsored overseas coups in the 50s and beyond, the same people who set up the military and CIA supported drug operations that supply the US with narcotics from politically approved sources (Iran Contra etc.), and staged 9/11.
Specific operatives have come and gone, but one of the guys who was around for all of these either either on the front lines or behind the scenes: former CIA Director and son of Nazi banker George H.W. Bush.
In case you didn’t notice, the reign of his son Bush the Idiot (2000-2008) was completely run by veteran George H.W. Bush operatives.
Fifty years later: Photographer creates chilling 'then-and-now' images melding shots from JFK's fateful 1963 Texas visit with present-day pictures
Scenes from Dallas related to the assassination of John F. Kennedy are seared into the memories of people around the world — Dealey Plaza, the Texas Book Depository, the ‘grassy knoll,’ the corridor of the city police headquarters where Lee Harvey Oswald met his bloody end.
Several of those locations look very similar today, despite the passage of time. Others have changed markedly over the last half a century.
Cody Duty, of the Houston Chronicle, has created ‘then-and-now’ photographs that juxtapose archival photos from Kennedy’s fateful 1963 Dallas visit and subsequent assassination — with contemporary images.
‘I wanted to take the viewer on a history lesson,’ Duty said, as well as a visual tour of the slaying and its aftermath.
Final flight: On Nov. 21, 1963, of President John F. Kennedy is seen shaking hands with 22 prominent Houstonians after he and the first arrived at Houston International Airport, juxtaposed against the current William P. Hobby Airport
Backward glance: This image taken Nov. 21, 1963, of University of Houston Phi Kappa Theta fraternity members lining outside the Rice Hotel to greet their fraternal alumni brother President Kennedy, juxtaposed against the current scene in Houston
Procession: People lining Travis Street near Texas Avenue to see President Kennedy's motorcade a day before his assassination - and the same location depicted 50 years later
Curious: Throngs of people pictured November 21, 1963, waiting to catch a glimpse of the leader of the free world and his wife on Travis Street near Rusk Street
In creating the compilation in honor of the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination, Mr Duty revisited key locations around Dallas and Houston, beginning with Houston International Airport, where Air Force One touched down on November 21, 1963, carrying the commander-in-chief and the first lady.
The historic photo from the airfield showing the president greeting 22 Houston dignitaries has been juxtaposed upon a present-day shot of the airport, which was renamed William P. Hobby Airport in 1967. Among some of the more striking images in Duty's series is the famous picture of Jacqueline Kennedy and Secret Service agent Clint Hill climbing on the back of the limousine, melded with a present-day image of Dealey Plaza.
Witnesses to history: Houston Chronicle employees leaning out the window waiting on President John. F. Kennedy's motorcade, juxtaposed against the current scene
Chilling snapshot: Jackie Kennedy and Secret Service agent Clint Hill are seen climbing on the back of the limousine after President Kennedy was gunned down
Tense moments: Spectators are seen lying on the ground in Dealey Plaza as a motorcycle police officer drives by after Kennedy's killing, juxtaposed outside of the current day Elm Street
Crime scene: Police and detectives guarding the front entrance to the Texas School Book Depository building less than an hour after the assassination
Second victim: The scene where Lee Harvey Oswald shot Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit, an 11-year veteran
Duty also stopped by Texas Theatre, which looks today much like it did November 22, 1963, when police officers arrested Lee Harvey Oswald as he was watching a movie after murdering the president and a veteran Dallas police officer.
The final chilling collage is that of the moment when a battered-looking Oswald was shot dead from a point-blank range by Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby inside the Dallas Police Headquarters.
In the hot seat: A Dallas police officer pointing to the seat at the Texas Theatre where Lee Harvey Oswald was sitting when police entered to arrest him
Chaos: Lee Harvey Oswald's arrest scene is melded with a modern-day photo of Texas Theatre, in Dallas
Violent end: On Nov. 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of President Kennedy, was gunned down by Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby, foreground, in a corridor of Dallas Police Headquarters