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“We Did It!” — Wink Wink

12:05 pm in Uncategorized by pm247

During his swearing-in as president aboard Air Force One, with a grief-stricken Jackie Kennedy to his left, Lyndon Johnson flashed a grin to one his Texas cohorts, Congressman Albert Thomas. In a famous photograph Thomas is seen grinning back and also sending a wink to Johnson.

Albert Thomas was chairman of the congressional subcommittee for defense appropriations. He and Johnson were members of a corrupt business alliance known as the Suite 8F Group. This alliance was one of Johnson’s main vehicles for funneling government contracts and other benefits to his wealthy right wing political supporters.

The Suite 8F Group was tied in with the infamous Bobby Baker, Clint Murchison, Edward Clark and Billy Sol Estes, all of whom are also linked to the JFK assassination. The Group also included George and Herman Brown of the Brown and Root company — which became part of Halliburton in 1962. Halliburton profited tremendously from the Vietnam war after the full-scale escalation by Johnson.

Anyone concerned about the Kennedy assassination or the LBJ corruption story or the history of Halliburton should be familiar with the Suite 8F Group. An informative article on the Group can be found here.

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If Adlai Stevenson Had Been Vice President…

12:01 am in Government by pm247

There are two short but interesting video clips of Jack Ruby speaking to reporters after the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. These statements are rarely brought up in articles about Ruby, which only adds to their significance.

In the first clip Ruby says, "When I mentioned about Adlai Stevenson, if he was vice president there never would have been an assassination of our beloved President Kennedy." The reporter asks him to explain and he replies, "Well, your answer is the man in office now [referring to LBJ]."

The second clip has Ruby telling reporters, "The world will never know the true facts of what occurred, my motives. The people who had so much to gain, and had such an ulterior motive to put me in the position I am in, will never let the true facts come above board for the world." A reporter asks, "Are these people in very high positions, Jack?" to which he replies "Yes!"

Ruby desperately wanted away from the prison in Dallas, and he pleaded with the Warren Commission to have him transferred to Washington. Ruby said he would tell the whole story if they would get him to a safe facility. This was refused. Ruby told Earl Warren, "Well, you won’t see me again. I tell you that a whole new form of government is going to take over the country, and I know I won’t live to see you another time."

While awaiting a second trial, Ruby suddenly became ill and was diagnosed with lung cancer. Ruby maintained he had been injected with a cancer bioweapon in prison. He died within one month of the diagnosis, an extremely rapid progression. Ruby was a non-smoker.

The theme of a cancer bioweapon comes up again in the story of Judyth Baker. She claimed to have worked on developing such a weapon for the CIA in the early 60′s. She also claimed to have been involved with Lee Oswald, who introduced her to CIA contacts in New Orleans. The embedded video features Baker and is an episode from The History Channel’s series, The Men Who Killed Kennedy.

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“It Would Be Very, Very Bad To Have A Rash Of Investigations”

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LBJ: Are you familiar with this proposed group that they’re trying to put together on this study of your report?

JEH: No, I haven’t heard of that. I’ve seen the reports on the Senate investigating committee that they’re talking about.

LBJ: I want to get by with JUST YOUR FILE AND YOUR REPORT.


LBJ: Well, the only way we can stop ‘em is to probably appoint a high level one to evaluate your report and to put somebody that’s PRETTY GOOD on it, from… that I COULD SELECT and tell the House and Senate not to go ahead with their investigations.

LBJ: How did it happen THEY hit Connally?

JEH: Connally turned to the president when the first shot was fired and I think in that turning it was where he got hit.

LBJ: If he hadn’t turned he probably wouldn’t have got hit?

JEH: I think that is very likely.

LJB: Would the president have got hit with the second one?

JEH: No, the president wasn’t hit with the second one.



LBJ: You’re more than the head of the Federal Bureau, as far as I’m concerned, you’re my brother and personal friend. You have been for 25 to 30 years. SO I DON’T WANT — I KNOW YOU DON’T WANT ANYTHING HAPPENING TO YOUR FAMILY.

JEH: Absolutely not!

The above are excerpts from a long and rambling recorded phone conversation between President Lyndon Johnson and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, on November 29, 1963 (one week after the assassination in Dallas).

Both parties knew it was a recorded line, and most of the conversation reflects a conscious attempt to avoid incriminating statements and keep it innocent-sounding. There are references to Oswald as a lone gunman, for example. However, there are some astounding remarks that slipped in.

In the first block we have the rationale for what would become the Warren Commission: to "stop" Congress from doing an independent investigation into the Kennedy assassination.

The second block was a major slip-up by these two characters. It reveals that both were aware of shots being fired from IN FRONT of the president’s limo. In other words, they both knew that there were multiple shooters and therefore a conspiracy.

The third block took place at the very end of the phone call. Johnson, always suspicious and paranoid of everyone, delivers a blunt threat to Hoover. And Hoover clearly knew enough about LBJ’s methods to take it very seriously.

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Notorious Assassin Confesses; Mainstream Media YAWN

11:09 pm in Uncategorized by pm247

This is a story which should be old news, but painfully few know it ever happened. Now there ought to be a few more.

During the heyday of the Cold War — swashbuckling years for secret agents — one man seems to have been everywhere: CIA operative E. Howard Hunt, a regular Dirty Howie.

Hunt was very involved in the numerous anti-Castro operations of the late 50′s – early 60′s, including Bay of Pigs. Many JFK researchers tied him to the Kennedy assassination. He has also been placed at the scene of the still-mysterious Chappaquiddick incident. But Hunt is most famous for being convicted in the Watergate burglary.

Hunt had always denied any involvement with the Kennedy assassination, even though he was implicated by fellow CIA operative Marita Lorenz in sworn testimony. The big news — duly suppressed by all the mainstream media — came in 2007. Hunt, near death, made a series of videotapes in which he confessed that the Kennedy assassination was in fact carried out by CIA.

According to Hunt, the assassination was authorized by Vice President Lyndon Johnson; this point had also been theorized for decades. The agents put in charge were two of Kennedy’s CIA nemeses: Cord Meyer, whose wife had an affair with Kennedy, and William Harvey, who was on the outs after a big confrontation with Robert Kennedy, the attorney general.

Others implicated by Hunt were also well known to researchers, especially Frank Sturgis, David Philips and David Morales. Hunt minimized his own role in the operation and he completely omitted the person believed to have been his direct supervisor in Dallas: George H.W. Bush. Nonetheless, what should have been earth-shattering news was relegated to obscure corners of the internet.

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Who Invented The Southern Strategy? Not Who You Think

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RNC Chair Michael Steele raised eyebrows with his confession last Tuesday that the "southern strategy" is very real and still very much in play.

In the wake of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the entire South became a solid block of Republican red. This shift propelled Nixon into the White House and made possible the "conservative revolution" that has left the country in tatters.

But Nixon never masterminded anything. The real inventor of the southern strategy was — hold on to your hat — the most Machiavellian of all US presidents: Lyndon Johnson.

Johnson’s vast trail of corruption is well known to historians, going back to the rigged "Box 13" Senate election of 1948. As shown in the embedded video, Johnson and his favorite henchman Malcolm Wallace have been tied to numerous murders between 1951 and 1963 — culminating with the assassination of President Kennedy.

But isn’t Johnson our hero? Didn’t he go to the mat for the Civil Rights Act? He did, and as with everything he got involved in, there was an ulterior motive.

Johnson was a conservative, pro-war Texan. There was nothing in his personal or political background to explain the sudden fervor for civil rights. But after the murder of Kennedy, Johnson wanted to ensure that the bad guys — people like Nixon and Bush who were in on the conspiracy — would retain control of the White House. That way the cover-up could be perpetuated indefinitely, as it has been.

Look at what Johnson said when he signed the Civil Rights Act: "I’m signing away the South for the next fifty years." Johnson knew that the backlash on civil rights would put his Republican co-conspirators in power and thus keep them all out of prison.

Please watch this video, final episode of The History Channel’s series, The Men Who Killed Kennedy.