In a past post, we noted the profound relationship between the prestigious “progressive” literary periodical The Paris Review and the CIA. The editor of the Paris Review was the late George Plimpton, who was at Robert F. Kennedy’s side on the evening of his assassination. We are told that he disarmed the attacker, presumably the patsy for the killing, Sirhan Sirhan.
Like Count Dracula, Gerald Posner keeps coming back. Having led the media charges to discredit Warren Commission critics, critics of the official version of Martin Luther King’s assassination and Ladislas Farago’s research on Martin Bormann’s presence in Latin America, Posner is now defending Afghan president Karzai’s brother against credible charges that he has been on the CIA’s payroll, while participatring significantly in the Afghan heroin trade.
Mr. Emory’s political odyssey began with investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy. We note the passing of two people who link to the milieu surrounding the investigation. Gaeton Fonzi was a dogged investigator for the House Select Committee on Assassinations. One of many crooked associates of LBJ, Billie Sol Estes was the focal point of some very “interesting” investigations himself.
America’s political assassinations continue to loom large over our political landscape. A recent New York Times obituary touched on Daniel Burros, the American Nazi Party member whose name, address and phone number were in supposed “leftist” Lee Harvey Oswald’s address book. “Family of Secrets” author Russ Baker informs us that Sirhan Sirhan’s first attorney Grant Cooper was under indictment with possible JFK co-conspirator John Roselli when he represented RFK’s accused assassin.
Contemporary journalists and most historians have overlooked links between the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers (as well as links between their killings and other murders). Liaison officer between the CIA and the House Select Committee on Assassinations, George Joannides had served as the Agency’s liaison to the anti-Castro Cuban militant groups, some of which are imlicated in JFK’s assassination. Joannides never told the committee about his work with the Cubans. Joannides was also present at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles when RFK was shot.
Portrayed by the media as a bunch of wayward hippies, the Manson group, in fact, had participation by neo-Nazi elements, as well as links to the intelligence community. It has been disclosed that phone taps on convicted Manson Family killer Tex Watson have information that may relate to 12 additional murders. One wonders who the other victims might have been?
We’ve produced much programming and posting over the years on the assassinations of JFK, RFK and Martin Luther King. All of these killings are connected and, together, comprise the systematic elimination of viable progressive leadership in this country. Stating the obvious, Robert F. Kennedy’s kids RFK jr. and Rory have stated that President Kennedy was not assassinated by a lone nut. We’ve not seen any statements by Kennedy family members about the assassination of Robert Kennedy. That case is heading back into court. The investigation of Robert Kennedy’s assassination yields evidentiary tributaries leading in the direction of his brother’s killing, Dr. King’s assassination and the shooting of George Wallace.
The death of cinema icon Marilyn Monroe has garnered much press over the half-century since her death. Pop conspiracy theorists and fascists have long tried to portray her death as a murder committed by the Kennedy brothers. Responsible investigators have voiced suspicions that her death may have been a murder that was a precursor to President Kennedy’s assassination a little over a year later. Following the partial disclosure of Ms. Monroe’s FBI file, we now learn that the FBI and J. Edgar Hoover were closely monitoring the late, unfortunate actress because of her alleged “communist sympathies.” Along with Hoover’s passionate hatred of the Kennedys and her close (and probable romantic) links to both Kennedy brothers, that would have been more than enough reason for her to be eliminated. Many observers have opined that, if her death was indeed murder, it may have been intended to provide ammunition to embarrass the Kennedy family in the event that they cried “conspiracy” following JFK’s assassination.
The victim of a GOP political frame-up courtesy of Karl Rove and company, former Alabama governor Don Siegelman’s legal troubles actually had their genesis with the cover-up of the Iran-Contra scandal and the Christic Institute’s suit against some of the conspirators. According to Way Madsen Report and the Legtal Schnauzer blog, Siegelman began investigating some of the intelligence community’s drug and arms smuggling airlines in the early 1980’s while serving as Alabama Attorney General. A current federal federal judge, Mark Fuller, was allegedly hired to keep the lid on the operation.
Central to this analysis is the mail-bomb assassination of Judge Robert Vance, Siegelman’s former law partner.
The first African-American in the Secret Service, Abraham Bolden noted many racist Kennedy-haters in JFK’s Secret Service detail. Several firm leads leading up to, and in the wake of, President Kennedy’s assassination were not pursued and were eventually covered-up by the Secret Service. Some of the leads led in the direction of the intelligence community’s anti-Castro Cuban milieu. Bolden was eventually framed for alleged criminal activity, apparently in retaliation for his criticism of the Secret Service.