“The CIA was behaving during those years like a rogue elephant rampaging out of control”—Senator Frank Church, Chairman of Select Committee on Intelligence, July 1975.
Theories and speculation abound as to who killed Kennedy and why (50,51). In the discussion which follows, we will focus primarily on well established facts, including those reported by the Warren Commission (52) in 1963.
What we know is that Kennedy had made a number of very deadly enemies, including former CIA director Allen Dulles, whom he had fired. We also know that despite his firing and his hatred for Kennedy, Allen Dulles was appointed to the Warren Commission which investigated Kennedy’s assassination.
And we know that General Charles Cabell, the CIA deputy director fired by Kennedy after the Bay of Pigs, was now working in the Pentagon. Charles Cabell’s brother, Earle Cabell, was mayor of Dallas, the city in which Kennedy was shot.
Who else was in Dallas that morning?
Vice-President Johnson, former vice-President Nixon, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover, Chase Manhattan bank president and future Warren Commission member John McCloy, and a George Bush oil-business partner, George Brown (of Brown and Root). Indeed, according to Madeleine Brown, Johnson’s mistress, these men attended a small party on the evening before the assassination, which was hosted by Clint Murchison. According to Ms. Brown (53):
“The group… went behind closed doors. A short time later Lyndon, anxious and red-faced, re-appeared. I knew how secretly Lyndon operated. Therefore I said nothing.” When Johnson emerged from the meeting, he squeezed “my hand so hard, it felt crushed from the pressure, he spoke with a grating whisper, a quiet growl, into my ear, not a love message, but one I’ll always remember: “After tomorrow those g—d— Kennedys will never embarrass me again – that’s no threat – that’s a promise.”
Perhaps Ms. Brown is mistaken. Perhaps Johnson never uttered such a prophetic message. However, that he disliked the Kennedys and feared he would not be on the ticket for Kennedy’s second term, is well known.
What we also know is that the Kennedy assassination was carried out with military precision, by at least two marksmen who were crack shots.
How do we know there were at least two marksmen?
As based on the testimony of witnesses who heard from seven to eight shots, as based on Kennedy’s movements as he was shot, and as based on the trajectories and the seven bullet holes in the bodies of Kennedy and governor Connolly.
This was also the opinion of Governor Connally who said: “there were either two or three people involved or more in this or someone was shooting with an automatic rifle.”
Lee Harvey Oswald did not use or own an “automatic rifle.”
Oswald was not a marksman. According to expert testimony presented in the Warren Commission report (52): Oswald was a good shot, somewhat better than or equal to better than the average let us say.’”
Kennedy —a moving target— was shot at least twice coordinating to the Warren Report (52), and possibly four times in a matter of seconds (50,51,54,55), i.e. in the throat and the head (52), and in the back (50,51,54,55). According to several experts, the head shot was actually two head shots which were almost simultaneous, one coming from the rear the other coming from the right
In addition, during that same time frame, Governor Connally was struck in the wrist, and in the thigh (52). And, there was a third victim who was also wounded.
Thus, witnesses tell us that seven to eight shots were fired. Seven bullet holes appeared in Kennedy and Connally, and a third man was also injured. The Warren Commission believes that the very first shot missed and was mistaken as a car backfiring (52).
Given that all these shots occurred in less than 7 seconds, and as no automatic weapon, but only a rifle was found, it can be concluded that there were at least two and more likely, three shooters. This latter supposition is consistent with the conclusions of others, as well as the reports of witnesses, some of whom believed shots were fired from the book Depository whereas many others heard the shots coming from the Grassy Knoll. The Grassy Knoll, which was to the right of Kennedy, and also offered the best location for an assassination. A third volley of shot may have come from the Dallas County Records Building.
Even if we accept the Warren Commission report, is it likely that a man who is an “average” shot would have been able to hit Kennedy—a moving target— twice from a distance “of 177 to 266 feet” (52) with a rifle, and in less than 7 seconds? In fact, expert marksmen, using the rifle allegedly used by Oswald, could not duplicate the feat (50,51).
Nevertheless, according to the Warren Report (52) “the Commission has concluded that the shots which killed President Kennedy and wounded Governor Connally were fired from the sixth-floor window at the southeast corner of the Texas School Book Depository Building. Two bullets probably caused all the wounds suffered by President Kennedy and Governor Connally. Since the preponderance of evidence indicates at least three shots were fired the Commission concluded that one shot probably missed the Presidential limousine and its occupants, and that the three shots were fired in a time period ranging from approximately 4.8 to 7 seconds.
On the morning of 11/22/1963, the Kennedy motorcade was slowly winding its way down the streets of Dallas. Kennedy’s wife sat beside him, and Governor John Connally and his wife, were sitting up front in the limousine, behind the driver.
At 12:30, the motorcade arrived in Dealey Plaza and turned right from Main to Houston Street. A few seconds later the motorcade took the 120 degrees tarn into Elm Street passing the School-book Depository Building where Leon Oswald allegedly lay in wait.
Just as the limousine neared the grassy knoll, a man stood up and opened an umbrella, which he pumped in the air—as is apparent from watching the Zapruder film. It was at that moment, as the limousine passed the Stemmons Freeway sign, that Kennedy reached up and grabbed his throat. We know this, because it was caught on film.
Abraham Zapruder was standing near the grassy knoll that day filming the Kennedy motorcade. The film shows the entire assassination including the opened umbrella.
Mrs. Connally reports that she heard gunshots. She turned and saw Kennedy putting his hands to his throat—and this is recorded in Zapruder Film Frame 225.
Mrs. Kennedy also heard the shots, which she thought might be firecrackers. It was at this moment that she heard “terrible noises” coming from her husband. It was gurgling sounds from the gunshot to his throat. She turned toward, and put her hands on him when Kennedy was struck again. As detailed in Zapruder Film, beginning with Frame 232, we see Kennedy, his hands still at his throat, thrown forward as he is struck in the back. We also see John Connally turning to his right, holding his Stetson in his right hand— which means that Kennedy has been struck twice and Connally has not been hit at all. In Zapruder Film 238, we see Connally falling forward, as he is shot in the back. He cries out, “My god, they’re going to kill us all.”
On the Zapruder film, we can see Ms. Kennedy, turned to her right, facing and holding on to President Kennedy. In Zapruder Film Frame 313, Kennedy is shot in the right temporal region of his head and the rear portion of his skull splashes out onto the trunk. Over a third of his brain was blown out of the back of his skull.
We know that bullet entry wounds can be quite small. We know that exit wounds are often quite large. We know that when a bullet strikes an object, the object, such as a person’s head, will move in the direction of the trajectory of the bullet. Thus we know, based on photographic and physical evidence, that Kennedy received at least one shot from his right, which is the direction of the grassy knoll.
Hence, based on the physical and visual (54) evidence, and based on the Zapruder Film, Kennedy was first shot in the throat— meaning that he was shot from the front, then in the back, and then in the head from the right. As is also evident based on the Zapruder film, Connally was shot in the back. However, Connally was also shot in the wrist, and a bullet lodged in his thigh.
In addition to the seven bullet wounds in the bodies of these two men, there was yet a eighth wound in yet another victim, James Tague. Tague was standing near the Triple Underpass watching the motorcade approach. When the shots rang out he was wounded by a passing bullet.
In addition to the physical and visual evidence, a large crowd of witnesses at Dealey plaza reported that shots were fired from the Grassy Knoll (50,51,52). Some witnesses also stated that a whisp of smoke was visible in the area of the Grassy Knoll. Some witnesses even claim to have seen men with rifles in downtown Dallas before the shooting.
Photos taken from the opposite side of Elm street, shows the grassy knoll and the heads of two men standing behind a fence, one of whom appears to be holding an object that some have interpreted to be a rifle (56).
There were also eyewitnesses who reported seeing cars roaming in the area behind the Grassy Knoll, some with out-of-state license plates and extra radio antennas. Some claimed to have seen men speaking into walkie-talkies (52).
Nevertheless, even if we were to dismiss the eye-witness accounts, there remains the physical and visual evidence. Kennedy was shot at least 3 separate times by 3 separate bullets. Connally was struck by a fourth bullet. Two of the shots came from behind. The throat shot appears to have come from the front. The head shot came from the right.
Based on this and additional evidence, the Warren Commission in a report cosigned by the disgraced Dulles, concluded that
1. Lee Harvey Oswald was the only assassin and acted on his own.
2. He shot from the 6th floor of the Schoolbook Depository Building which was behind the President’s limousine at the time of the assassination.
3. He used an Italian Mannlicher-Carchano rifle.
4. There was no conspiracy.
But what about the witnesses who claimed the shots came from behind the grassy knoll?
Answer: They were mistaken.
What about the fact that Oswald was only an average shot? Answer: He was lucky that day.
What about the fact that the shots came in such quick succession, that if there was a lone gunmen, he would have had to be firing an automatic weapon?
Answer: Oswald was a lone assassin and he used a rifle.
What about the fact that foliage from the trees along the roadway would have blocked his view?
Answer: He shot through the foliage.
What about the seven bullet wounds, several of which had different trajectories, and at least one if not two of which, came from the right and not from the direction of the book depository which was in the rear? (52):
Again, however, we are told by the Warren Commission (52) that Ruby acted alone, and that there was “no conspiracy.”
There was no conspiracy, according to the Warren Report. Yet, according to the Dallas Morning Star, which on November 22, 1963, published details describing the route of Kennedy’s motorcade, Kennedy was supposed to go straight down Main Street. However, it did not go down Main street. Instead it turned onto Houston and then Elm Street which not only offered the perfect street for a triangulated assassinated attempt from three directions, but which required Kennedy’s limousine to turn and slow almost to a crawl as it neared the grassy knoll.
The Warren Commission claimed that the reason the route was changed was that it is impossible to go from Main Street onto Stemmons Freeway. Which is not true.
Numerous witnesses, including traffic patrolman Joe Smith testified that nothing would have prevented the motorcade from going directly down Main Street and on to the Stemmons Freeway
Who was in a position to change the route? The secret service? The Dallas police? The mayor of Dallas?
Coincidental, the mayor of Dallas, on the day of the assassination, was Earle Cabell, the brother of the Charles Cabell, the former deputy director of the CIA who, along with Dulles, had been fired by Kennedy in 1961.
Another coincidence. Eighteen material witnesses died during the three-year period which followed the murder of President Kennedy – six by gunfire, three in motor accidents, two by suicide, one from a cut throat, one from a karate chop to the neck, three from heart attacks and two from natural causes.
Yet another oddity. The man who pumped the umbrella was never sought and never questioned by the Warren Commission. Neither was the man who sat next to “umbrella man” even though a photograph of both indicates that he appeared to be speaking into a handheld radio with a long antenna.
And yet another oddity. The Zapruder film, was quickly snapped-up by Life magazine for $250,000.00., and then locked away so that there would be no public viewing. Instead, the magazine published a series of still photos, lifted from the Zapruder film, showing Kennedy being shot. However, Life magazine published several of the photos in reverse order, thus making it falsely look as if Kennedy had been shot in the head, from behind, with his head lurching forward. Until the film was shown to Americans in its entirety, in 1975, no one was the wiser.
Who owned Life magazine in 1963? Henry Luce, a close personal friend of Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA. Henry Luce was an alumni of Skull and Bones (class of 1920).
Who purchased the Zapruder film for Life magazine? C.J. Jackson, formerly a “psj’chological warfare” consultant to the CIA.
And then there is the evidence, presented in the Warren Report (52), which indicates Oswald was an average shot. According to data provided by the “Records Branch, Personnel Department, Headquarters US. Marine Corps” Oswald received a “sharpshooter qualification as a ‘fairly good shot’ and a low marksman rating as a ‘rather poor shot.’”
As stated in the Warren Report (52): “Major Anderson concluded: ‘I would say that as compared to other Marines receiving the same type of training, that Oswald was a good shot, somewhat better than or equal to better than the average let us say.’”
The Warren Commission using a stationary target, “had expert riflemen fire the assassination weapon from a tower at three silhouette targets at distances of 175,240, and 265 feet. The assassination rifle [was] mounted with [a] telescopic sight. Three marksmen, rated as master by the National Rifle Association, each fired two series of three shots. In the first series the firers required time spans of 4.6, 6.75, and 8.25 seconds respectively [in order to get off three shots]. The marksmen took as much time as they wanted for the first target and all hit the target. For the first four attempts, the firers missed the second shot by several inches.”
In another test, “the three FBI experts…fired three shots from the weapon at 15 yards in 6, 7, and 9 seconds. At 15 yards each man’s shots landed within the size of a dime. The shots fired by Frazier at the range of 25 yards landed within an area of 2 inches and 5 inches respectively. Frazier later fired four groups of three shots at a distance of 100 yards in 5.9, 6.2, 5.6, and 6.5 seconds.
Each series of three shots…were a few inches high and to the right of the target.”
Thus, when experts were given “as much time as they wanted” to shoot at a stationary target, all “missed the second shot by several inches.” Likewise, when their best expert, Frazier, fired the weapon in three separate tests, and at a motionless target, he missed all three times.
And let us be clear. Shooting at a still target is much easier than a moving target, and Kennedy’s vehicle and his body were in motion. And, Oswald did not have “as much time as they wanted.”
Nevertheless, although their own experts repeatedly failed in these tests under stress free conditions and using a still target, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, whose shooting skills were “better than or equal to better than the average” was the lone assassin, and that there was “no conspiracy.”
The Warren Report itself appears to be a conspiracy of incompetence. The Warren Report is an 26 volume, 888 page morass of often irrelevant questions and incomplete answers with witnesses often being cut off before they can reply to questions. A number of witnesses were told they need not answer as investigators had questioned them in another setting—that is, off the record. The report is also padded with hundreds of pages of insignificant and irrelevant testimony and exhibits, such as pictures of Oswald’s pubic hairs and Jack Ruby’s mother’s dental charts. The 26 volumes were not arranged in any logical manner and there is no index. However, whereas often irrelevant witnesses are questioned at length, many of those who were at the scene were never questioned at all. Moreover, many who were questioned complained later that their testimony was altered, or that they were pressured and intimidated by investigators who made it clear that they did not believe the witness.
Who served on the Warren Commission?
The leader of the pack was Allen Dulles, former director of the CIA. A curious choice. Dulles had been fired by Kennedy because Kennedy believed Dulles was untrustworthy and a liar. What kind of man was Allen Dulles? He was a man who had been in business with Nazis, who sought to have SS chief and mass murderer Heinrich Himmler take the place of Hitler, and who had recruited Nazi mass murderers for his CIA and into the Republican party (1,2,5,6,10,11,12,18). Whereas his Nazi partners tortured and killed millions, Dulles and his CIA were directly responsible for the mass murder and torture of 100s of thousands of men, women, and children (13,35). Dulles was a killer. He had a Nazi-mentality.
Second in command: John McCloy, chairman of Chase Manhattan bank (59)—a bank owned by the Rockefellers, and a bank that was used as a Nazi front and which laundered Nazi funds, and which stole tens of millions of dollars from Jews who were being murdered and worked to death in the concentration camps being run by Rockefeller business partner, IG Farben (1,2,60,61,62). Indeed, Rockefeller’s Chase Manhattan bank (like the Bush-Harriman gang) continued its relationship with the Nazis even after Pearl Harbor, and after the Nazis declared war on the U.S. It was because of Chase/Rockefeller collusion with the Nazis that law suits were filed by victims of its business practices (60,61). Chase and other Nazi-banks were forced to pay millions of dollars in compensation to those it stole from and who were murdered and whose property was seized by its Nazi business partners.
Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and a former Dulles-Rockefeller protege, was basically third in command. At the urgings of Dulles and Rockefeller, Earl Warren had been chosen to serve as the 1948 Republican vice-presidential candidate on the ticket headed by Thomas Dewey. They ran against Truman, accusing him and the Democrats of being communist sympathizers. They lost.
Having Dulles and McCloy head the Warren Commission is tantamount to having “murder incorporated” investigate itself. Dulles had the motive and certainly the means to kill Kennedy (63) as did his CIA lieutenants (64). Let us also recall that McCloy attended a private meeting the night before, which was attended by Nixon, Hoover, and Johnson, at the end of which comments were made to the effect that Kennedy would be no more (53).
Other commissioners included, Democratic Senator Russell, Republican Senator Cooper, Republican congressman Gerald Ford, and Democratic congressman Hale Boggs.
And then there is yet another Yale Skull and Bones connection. Arlen Specter, who graduated from Yale Law School, served as assistant counsel and investigator for the Warren Commission. Specter is credited with coming up with the “magic bullet” theory.
Warren Commission investigator Specter was promised a political career leading to a Senate seat by the money men, and Specter was elected, first as a District Attorney (in a heavily democratic district) and then to the senate with their help. Specter became chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. As a Republic Senator, he has been described by his Senate colleagues as “a partisan hatchet man serving at the behest of the Senate Republican leadership” and “he has been criticized by some of his Republican colleagues on the Judiciary Committee for being too loose with the facts. They refuse to put their names on reports he authored” (65). One of Specter’s attributes is the ability to dig up or manufacture “dirt” which he uses to intimidate, destroy, or manipulate his enemies, and those of the Republican leadership
Boggs later complained that FBI director Hoover had ordered his aides to compile secret dossiers on each member of the Warren Commission so he would have adequate dirt in his files to apply certain pressures if a need arose. Boggs also complained that “Gestapo tactics” were applied on Commissioners to accept the Dulles, McCloy, Specter version of the evidence (66). Soon after making these statements, Boggs was killed.
“While in the Air Force, I will be treated like any other enlisted man… Keeping the secret will be a part of my training — learning to live my cover” -Phillip Agee described his experience in becoming a CIA officer with a military cover.
Who was Lee Harvey Oswald?
Oswald had served in the Marines where he received training in the Russian language. While in the Marines in 1957 and 1958, Oswald was also stationed at Atsugi Air Base in Japan (52), the home of the largest CIA station in the Pacific, and the home base of the super-secret U2 spy plane. There he worked as a radar operator (67).
After Oswald left the Marine Corps in September of 1959, he traveled to the Soviet Union where he sought to renounce his citizenship (52). Where he obtained the financing for his trip, $1,500.00 (in 1959 dollars) is unknown, given his low salary as an enlisted man.
On October 31, 1959, while living in the Soviet Union, Oswald went to the American Embassy to renounce his U.S. citizenship. Mr. Richard E. Snyder, senior consular official at the Embassy, testified that Oswald was bright, articulate, self-confident and seemed “to know what his mission was. He took charge, in a sense, of the conversation right from the beginning” (52).
Oswald was given a rent-free apartment in Minsk, near where an espionage training academy was located.
Why had Oswald gone to the Soviet Union?
In 1959, President Dwight Eisenhower took the first bold step to end the cold war with the Soviet Union. He took these steps despite vehement opposition from the Pentagon, his advisers, and the Dulles clique (68). The Dulles brother, Allen, head of the CIA, and John, Secretary of State, were calling for “united action” by the Western and Asian Allies to oppose the communists. John Dulles wanted more than “containment,” but “liberation” from communism, in the form of “massive retaliation.”
In a speech given on January 12, 1954, Dulles called upon the President to develop “a great capacity to retaliate instantly, by means and at places of our own choosing,” including the indiscriminate use of atomic weapons for attacking Moscow.
Dulles was accused, however, of wishing to go to war not because he was against communism, but to make his banking and arm’s merchant friends on Wall Street fabulously wealthy (68). Indeed, he was repeatedly accused in the early 1950s, of acting less like a statesman and more “like a corporation lawyer serving his clients.”
Dulles called his political philosophy, “brinkmanship,” that is, a willingness to go the brink of war, and then over the brink, and to massively retaliate, and destroy, with atomic bombs, all those he deemed to be enemies of Wall Street and the United States.
Eisenhower’s golfing partner, Senator Prescott Bush, was urging the same strategy.
President Eisenhower, however, wanted to end the cold war and the arm’s race with the Soviet Union (69). Contrary to Dulles and Bush, Eisenhower wanted to reduce weapons production and defense spending. Hence, in 1959, Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev agreed to meet in Paris, in May 1960, to discuss a test ban and arms reductions treaty (69,70).
But then an international incident, made the meeting impossible to hold and destroyed all hopes of an arm’s reduction treaty— much to the delight of hawks on both the Soviet and American side.
Since 1956, Eisenhower had authorized the U2, an ultra-light, high-flying spy plane, to conduct secret reconnaissance missions over the Soviet Union (70). The reason he approved these missions was that he did not believe the reports he was getting from Dulles and the CIA, which claimed a Soviet military superiority. Eisenhower hoped that the information obtained from these flights would silence the war-mongers in his administration and on Wall Street. The Soviets lacked the interceptor aircraft and missiles to shoot down the U2, so Eisenhower was confident that he could always deny their existence.
At the insistence of Allen Dulles and gang, Eisenhower reluctantly agreed to one last flight, just as the Paris summit approached. On May 1, 1960, U2 pilot Frances Gary Powers was detected and then shot down as he crossed the Soviet Union (70).
A belligerent Khrushchev was enraged and canceled the summit.
There was jubilation on Wall Street and in the Dulles’ households.
Shortly thereafter, less than 18 months after his defection, and 6 months after Gary Powers had been shot down, Oswald — who had been stationed at Atsugi Air Base in Japan, the home of the largest CIA station in the Pacific and the super-secret U2 spy plane— opened negotiations with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow (52). Amazingly, Oswald was not only granted permission to immediately return to the United States but he was allowed to bring his new Russian wife, with the U.S. picking up the tab!
As detailed in the Warren Report (52) “Oswald’s mother, Mrs. Marguerite Oswald, testified before the [Warren] Commission that a New Orleans branch of the “organization called ‘Fair Play for Cuba,’ he stated his desire that he should be accepted as a ‘friend’ of the Cuban Revolution.” He insisted that he was entitled to the Cuban visa because of his background, partisanship, and personal activities on behalf of the Cuban movement. He engaged in an angry argument with the consul who finally told him that “as far as he was concerned he would not give him a visa” and that “a person like him [Oswald] in place of aiding the Cuban Revolution, was doing it harm.”
According to the Warren Report (52): “Oswald’s activities with regard to Cuba raise serious questions as to how much he might have been motivated in the assassination by a desire to aid the Castro regime.”
The Warren Commission “found no evidence that the extreme views expressed toward President Kennedy by some right-wing groups centered in Dallas or any other general atmosphere of hate or right-wing extremism which may have existed in the city of Dallas had any connection with Oswald’s actions on November 22,1963.”
In 1992 the KGB released dossier #31451: the Oswald file. Among the revelations: the KGB suspected that the American defector was a CIA operative.
Oswald, before he was killed, claimed that he was a patsy, that he had been set up (52). But why?
To justify an attack on Cuba?
As detailed in a book by James Bamford “Body of Secrets,” and as reported by David Ruppe, ABC News.com (5/1/2001), in the months before Kennedy was gunned down the “U.S. Military drafted plans to terrorize U.S. cities to provoke war with Cuba.” The plans included the killing of innocent people and [to] commit acts of terrorism in U.S. cities [in order] to create public support for a war against Cuba. Code named Operation North woods, the plans reportedly included assassination, hijacking planes, blowing up a U.S. ship, and even orchestrating violent terrorism in U.S. cities. The plans were developed as ways to trick the American public and the international community into supporting a war to oust Cuba’s then new leader, communist Fidel Castro.”
The media was also to be manipulated. Top Generals are quoted as saying “casualty lists in U.S. newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation.”
The military and “the Joint Chiefs of Staff even proposed using the potential death of astronaut John Glenn during the first attempt to put an American into orbit as a false pretext for war with Cuba.” The military argued that “the objective” in killing Glenn, “is to provide irrevocable proof… that the fault lies with the Communists.”
According to ABC news, “The plans had the written approval of all of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and were presented to President Kennedy’s defense secretary, Robert McNamara, in March 1962.”
If they were willing to kill John Glenn in order to provoke war with Cuba, given their laundry list of gripes about Kennedy, why not kill him instead?
Fidel Castro was alarmed by the links being made between Oswald and Cuba. According to National Security Agency documents, Castro was terrified the U.S. would retaliate against Cuba in the first hours after the assassination. He feared the assassination would give the U.S. a pretext for invading his country and toppling his rule.
Many in the CIA, Pentagon, and on Wall Street were planning on exactly that.
Was Oswald a CIA agent? An “undercover agent?” Some think so (71), including his mother (52).
It would be a neat trick, indeed, to train Oswald as a CIA agent, use him to provide info resulting in the downing of Gary Power’s U2 spy plane, and then bring him back, set him up for a mission which he knows little about, put him in that book depository, have 3 expert CIA marksmen kill Kennedy, and then, have Oswald, the communist defector and friend of Cuba, take the blame.
At least from the perspective of a “thought experiment” Oswald would have been the perfect patsy and the perfect “patriot.” Oswald not only puts a stop to an arms control agreement with the communist Soviet Union back in 1960, but in 1963, he serves as a trigger that might ignite a war with Russia and Cuba.
However, Cuba was not attacked. Instead, Lyndon Johnson, upon becoming president, escalated the war in Vietnam.
The Wall Street elite, the war mongers, were delirious with joy. Billions of dollars would be spent and were spent fighting the Vietnam war. The war was a cash cow.
War has always been good for business.
The death of Kennedy had resulted in war.
Dulles and the Bush-Harriman-Rockefeller gang, had won.