Among the evident primary goals of the intelligence operation undertaken by Edward Snowden is the destabilization of the Obama administration. Intentionally damaging Obama’s attempts at improving relations with Russia, China and Germany/EU, the “op” bears strong similarity to the U-2 incident in May of 1960. That operation appears to have been orchestrated by domestic intelligence elements, whereas this appears to have been a foreign “op,” probably BND/Underground Reich.
This program revisits the U-2 Incident. Deliberately sabotaged and dispatched against the orders of President Eisenhower, the downing of Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane led to the cancellation of a summit conference between “Ike” and Soviet premier Nikita Khruschev. Edward Snowden’s activities have all the indicators of a destabilization of the Obama administration. Traveling to Russia and China and disclosing damaging information about NSA spying on Germany just before or just after Obama’s meetings with President Xi, Chancellor Merkel and Vladmir Putin, Snowden’s actions only make sense as an intelligence operation directed against Obama and the United States.
In this visit with Russ Baker, we introduced some new topics and updated some other inquiries. Noted as a peddler of the untenable “Lee Harvey Oswald as lone nut assassin” hypothesis, Gerald Posner has emerged as a PR functionary for the brother of Afghan president Hamid Karzai. We noted that Bill O’Reilly did some good work on the JFK assassination before conforming to the right-wing ideological dictates of Fox News. Much of the program centered on discussion of the re-opening of the investigation into Robert Kennedy’s assassination. Grant Cooper’s behavior as Sirhan Sirhan’s first defense attorney was stunning.
With the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination fast approaching, two of the organized crime figures who may well have been involved in that assassination have come back into public view in the context of an alleged fixing of the “Battle of the Sexes” tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Alleged to have run up big debts to the mob, Riggs was apparently an associate of the organized crime milieu. His alleged fixing of the match was done to pay off his gambling debts as well, of course, as making money for the mob.
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?