JFK ASSASSINATION 40 YEARS LATER -- CONSPIRACY THEORISTS WERE RIGHT
Connie Cook Smith's "What America Needs to Know"
According to UPI reporter Don Fulsom, a Nixon White House tape from May of 1972 was released last year, and it reveals Nixon saying that the Warren Report was "the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated."
Anybody who ever spent a few minutes looking at the Warren Commission's shoddy, "Oswald acted alone" conclusions LONG ago knew THAT. Outrage over this cover-up finally resulted in a 1977 House committee investigation. It quietly concluded in 1979 that there were at least two shooters, and that Kennedy likely was "assassinated as a result of a conspiracy."
About that conspiracy, Bay of Pigs/CIA veteran Rafael Quintero has said publicly if he were ever granted immunity and compelled to testify, what he knows about Dallas "would be the biggest scandal ever to rock the nation." On this 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's murder, I say, "Lets' rock!"
According to H.R. Haldeman's book, The Ends of Power, whenever Nixon talked about the Kennedy assassination, he used a code phrase: "the Bay of Pigs thing." This takes on startling significance considering that Nixon's June 23, 1972 White House tape, known as "the smoking gun," features discussions on how to stop the FBI investigation into the Watergate burglary -- because it would connect Nixon to "the Bay of Pigs thing."
Amazingly, Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis openly stated in a May 7, 1977 San Francisco Chronicle interview: "the reason we burglarized the Watergate was because Nixon was interested in stopping news leaking related to the photos of our role in the assassination of President Kennedy."
Photos of "tramps" arrested but released in Dealey Plaza that day have long been thought to be Frank Sturgis -- and E. Howard Hunt, who later was given a private office in Nixon's White House, and whose wife was killed in a plane crash as she carried $10,000 in cash as a pay-off to someone in Chicago.
But the part that might "rock the nation" isn't limited to the deceased Mr. Nixon. When he was re-elected in 1972, the first thing he did was to demand the signed resignations of his entire government. According to Sidney Blumenthal's book, Pledging Allegiance, Nixon told Ehrlichman: "Eliminate everyone, except George Bush (Sr.). Bush will do anything for our cause."
Nixon was indebted to the Bush family because, according to Nixon's own memoir, Prescott Bush financed Nixon's first political aspirations, and paved his way to become Eisenhower's vice-president. It needs to be realized that this power behind Nixon was so entrenched that even Prescott Bush's decade of money-laundering for Adolf Hitler, which was forcibly stopped by Congress in October of 1942, didn't hurt the Bush family reputation.
(These facts about the Bush family's more-than-a-decade's support for Hitler are in the previous column -- and they appeared on the CNN crawl and in AP news stories on October 17th, 2003.)
The real tragedy is, profitable deals with dictators is the Bush family business up through the present day, resulting in body bags for our soldiers -- and money bags for themselves! If the media and the American people will trace back these facts, the reasons why JFK was murdered will become clear.
JFK represented World Peace and Equality -- but the Bush Machine perpetually stands for War Profits and World Domination. Obviously, the latter's assassinations and machinations are triumphant now -- thanks to ignorant American compliance.
Yes, it would be -- will be -- "the biggest scandal ever to rock the nation." But I pray it all boils over and spews out. We need this cleansing -- and reversal -- of the disastrous direction in which America is being taken.
Connie Cook Smith