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28 Nov 2003 00:00
Last week saw lots of what I would call rather ignorant press articles about the 40th anniversary of the murder of President John F Kennedy. TV coverage tended to focus on the many ‘conspiracy theories’, almost as a smokescreen for avoiding the reality.
Although many ask what’s the big deal about JFK or his death, simply put it was the last time that America had a genuinely elected democratic and independent President. coup d’etat, and overthrow of all the hopes and ideals that America was rightfully famous for.
And today we live with the consequences of JFK’s killing. From Vietnam and the CIA’s global covert wars on every continent, through to the crack-cocaine epidemic and drug smuggling of Iran-Contra, into the current Military-Industrial-Political-Complex disguised as the ‘George W Bush Administration’ (which staged 911 and the enlarging fake War on Terror), the origins of many of these threads can be traced back to the killing of President Kennedy and the start of the overthrow of democracy in America.
Here’s one little mentioned example of how the murder affected world and US politics and history since 1963. Statistically, it’s almost impossible that more than one future US President would have been connected in any way to the JFK assassination. Yet consider this checklist:
Here’s a declassified memo mentioning Bush as part of a CIA and FBI task force in Dallas a day or two after the killing—Bush JFK Memo Mention
And let’s not forget the information at The Mafia CIA and George Bush
Here’s an Associated Press Report from 1998 when Ford admitted changing the entrance wound: AP Report. Then read about how Ford carefully pardoned Nixon for Watergate. Ronald Reagan, (as Govenor of California) later refused to allow the extradition of a key witness in the Clay Shaw trial, thus helping destroy Jim Garrison’s case for CIA involvement.
So it’s just coincidence that each of these men became a president of the USA? And that Bush Snr went from Head of the CIA to President, and his son Dubya with a lot of deliberate criminal intervention, stole the last US election and become President. What are the odds?
Think about it: from 1963 to 2003, only two presidents (Carter and Clinton) appear to have no real links to the murder of the last great president of the USA. And both of these two ‘unconnected’ presidents were carefully scooted out of office amidst suspiciously well-orchestrated scandal. Carter the hostage crisis, and Clinton the Lewinsky affair.
If you saw the film JFK then you’ll recall the mystery character ‘X’ played by Donald Sutherland. This was based on a real military man by the name of Fletcher Prouty. Read The JFK Assassination. Then read Prouty’s The Guns of Dallas. And then read or download the
full online book by Prouty - The Secret Team
To get an interesting and brief initial overview, read Where Were You When They Had The Coup?. And have a look through Joe’s Essays: JFK.
Gear change. If the above has got you a little interested in looking more closely into aspects of modern life, then how about a website filled with hundreds of downloadable and small sound files of radio programs covering a huge range of topics. Each radio show is around 3 megs in size, and runs for half an hour - go browse for goodies to fill your hard drive, in the archive at Talking History.
If you’ve got time on your hands or enjoy a bit of a challenge, then why not dip into some modern popular history and discover how to Make A Working Cardboard Camera.
For those of you with an analystical bent, you’ll know that the day of 911 is filled with a vast number of suspicious anomalies, ranging from the Bush Administration having ignored warnings of the coming attack from Israel, Germany, Russia and other countries, through to the deliberate ‘stand down’ of US military aircraft as the supposed hijackings were allowed to occur. The rewriting of history continues. Take a look at this deliberate censoring of a strange flash which is visible in the original 911 footage, but which has been censored from the DVD release of the same film. Go to The 911 Missing Flash. And if you believed the official story, then shake your worldview and start your journey towards the truth at The Fake Osama Bin Laden Video Tape, as well as 911 Review
Another gear change. Having been laughing my way through watching the Abbot and Costello machinations of Moe and Mac at the current ‘Spy Commission’ Hearings as they each in turn pretend they’re ‘simple searchers for the truth’ while continually letting slip that they’re actually stinky businessmen involved in billion-rand deals. It seems oddly appropriate to look at a site which ‘rates’ the quality of various prostitutes working in and around London. (This is Adults Only territory mainly because of possible ‘Adult website links’) Go take a look at Punter Net- Reviews of UK Prostitutes
And currently a lady by the name of ‘Barbie’ seems to be the most popular with 110 assorted reviews of her: Reviews of ‘Barbie’.
Then onto much more important earth-shattering news. Not only is Catherine Zeta Jones both a celebrity and somewhat tubby on occasion, she’s also rather touchy about anyone trying to link her to various diets. The Smoking Gun has her lawyers very detailed letters to Court TV from earlier this month. Read Catherine Zeta Jones and the Atkins Diet.
Naturally the use of torture is against the US Constitution, but there are perverse ‘logical’ ways around this. You simply take the prisoners to a country where it is legal. Read this little mentioned report by Amnesty International on US Deporting Prisoners For Torture.
And finally for atrocities of a different sort, be very very afraid. How would you like to see Leonard Nimoy (Spock from Star Trek, if you’ve been living under a rock for a few decades) singing about Bilbo Baggins? To see a frightening and bizarre clip that belongs in any Lord of the Rings fan’s Hall of Shame, do yourself a favor and download the short clip from some long-forgotten TV show, as Leonard Nimoy sings The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins. (Alternate download site). And for assorted Tolkien collectibles, pay a visit to The Tolkien Collector.
Until the next time, if Moe and Mac and Curly and Larry don’t get me.
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