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Nazis in New Orleans (#2)

In the most recent Food For Thought post, we began excerpting a recent, massive volume “General Walker and the Murder of President Kennedy” by Jeffrey H. Caufield M.D. In this post, we excerpt text discussing David Ferrie’s Nazi musings and associations. “. . . . Baragona was a Nazi from Fort Sill. . . .Garrison also obtained a transcript of a letter written by David Ferrie to Baragona. Next to Baragona’s name, Garrison wrote: ‘Note Baragona is important.’ The letter had been sent to Garrison by Glenn Pinchback, and a carbon copy was sent to Mendel Rivers, a congressman from Georgia. (Pinchback worked in the Operations Command at Fort Sill, where he intercepted mail.) In the letter, Ferrie shared his dream of the re-unification of Germany and living in a world where all the currency was in Deutschmarks. Pinchback’s summation of the letter described a ‘Neo-Nazi plot to enslave America in the name of anti-Communism,’ and ‘a neo-Nazi plot gargantuan in scope.’ The Ferrie letter spoke of the need to kill all the Kennedys and Martin Luther King, Jr. . . .”


FTR #892 The So-Called “Kennedy Curse”

The recent denial of parole to RFK assassination patsy Sirhan Sirhan calls to mind the so-called “Kennedy Curse”–the media’s rationalization for the deaths of members of the Kennedy family. This invocation of magical forces to dismiss the lethal conspiratorial process underlying the deaths of JFK, RFK and (in all probability) JFK, jr. allows our society to ignore its own political reality. After discussing RFK associate Paul Schrade’s testimony in Sirhan’s parole hearing, we review some of the facts of the case. As Schrade said: “The truth is in the prosecution’s own records and the autopsy, . . . . It says Sirhan couldn’t have shot Robert Kennedy and didn’t. He was out of position. . . . The LAPD and LA DA knew two hours after the fatal shoot­ing of Robert Kennedy that he was shot by a sec­ond gun­man and they had con­clu­sive evi­dence that Sirhan Bishara Sirhan could not and did not do it,” the state­ment said. “The offi­cial record shows that [the pros­e­cu­tion at Sirhan’s trial] never had one wit­ness – and had no phys­i­cal nor bal­lis­tic evi­dence – to prove Sirhan shot Robert Kennedy. . . Evi­dence locked up for 20 years shows that the LAPD destroyed phys­i­cal evi­dence and hid bal­lis­tic evi­dence exon­er­at­ing Sirhan, and cov­ered up con­clu­sive evi­dence that a sec­ond gun­man fatally wounded Robert Kennedy.” Much of the first half of the program is devoted to recounting the experience of Wayne January, an aviation-firm co-owner who sold a DC-3 to a CIA air proprietary named “Houston Air Center.” A former Cuban air force officer, who was a veteran of the Bay of Pigs, had been recruited to refit, and then fly, the aircraft. While working with January, he disclosed that his employers planned to kill JFK, and that they also planned to kill Robert Kennedy and “any other Kennedy who gets into that position.” When JFK, jr. was being bruited about as a possible Vice-Presidential candidate on the 2000 Democratic ticket, he was killed in the crash of his private plane. Program Highlights Include: Robert Kennedy’s plans to re-open the investigation into his brother’s murder after he became President; the fact that JFK, jr. was an experienced pilot, contrary to public pronouncements; that the weather was clear when his plane went down, contrary to public pronouncements; that eyewitnesses saw Kennedy’s plane explode; irregularities about JFK, jr.’s autopsy; indications that JFK, jr.’s plane was experiencing mechanical difficulties.


FTR #883 The Times They Have A’ Changed: JFK and the Steel Crisis of 1962

On the cusp of a new year–a Presidential election year at that–analysis of President Kennedy’s handling of the steel crisis of 1962 illustrates just how far we have descended in the 50-plus years since his death. After brokering an agreement between the United Steelworkers union and United States Steel aimed at holding down inflation, Kennedy was blindsided by United States Steel, acting in concert with other large steelmakers and, behind them, the luminaries of corporate America. Whereas the union rank and file embraced a contract encompassing lower wages, U.S. Steel promptly announced a 3.5 percent price increase. Kennedy used the full force of the Federal government against U.S. Steel, forcing rollback of the price increase. This earned Kennedy the hatred of big business. Program Highlights Include: Henry Luce’s “Fortune” magazine’s publication of an editorial foreshadowing JFK’s murder; big business’ view of JFK as a quasi-communist; the vigorous action taken by Robert Kennedy’s Department of Justice against the big steel makers; JFK’s public excoriation of the leaders of Big Steel as enemies of the people; JFK’s re-direction of defense contracts to smaller steel firms that had not raised prices.


Reflections on the Film “Selma” and the Recent Martin Luther King Holiday

The film “Selma” depicts the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Selma, Alabama. In AFA #8, we note profound evidentiary tributaries between that event and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. Links between King’s murder and those of Robert F. Kennedy and his brother are discussed in AFA #9. Others are covered in The Guns of November, Part IV. Even as people celebrate the remarkable Dr. King’s life, our society manifests what the late playwright Arthur Miller warned against in “The Death of a Salesman”, speaking through Willie Loman’s widow: “You can’t just eat the orange and throw away the peel.” Neither his friends, nor those who profess to honor him, will break their silence about the circumstances of his death, despite the extensive body of information on the public record documenting a conspiracy behind his murder. All of the contents of this website as of 12/19/2014–Dave Emory’s 35+ years of research and broadcasting–as well as hours of videotaped lectures are available on a 32GB flash drive. Dave offers his programs and articles for free–your support is very much appreciated.


FTR #809 Days of Future Passed: All in the [Manson] Family?

It has been disclosed that phone taps on convicted Manson Family killer Tex Watson have information that may relate to 12 additional murders. 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. One wonders who the other victims might have been? Might one of them have been Marina Habe, daughter of Hans Habe, an anti-fascist activist and journalist who worked for U.S. intelligence during World War II and afterward–something that would not have sat well with the Underground Reich. One case that has more to it than reaches the eye is the murder of Sharon Tate. Deeply involved with Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign in the Los Angeles area, Tate had been present at a dinner shortly before Kennedy’s assassination at which he reportedly said that he would re-open the investigation into his brother’s murder after getting into the White House.


FTR #801 The Sportin’ Life

With much of the human race foaming at the mouth over the World Cup competition currently underway in Brazil, we pause to note the profound connections between the world of sport, international fascism and organized crime. After highlighting fascist soccer fans in attendance in Brazil, the program notes the cesspool that is the International Olympic Committee, imprinted with fascist participation by Juan Antonio Samaranch, Francisco Franco’s former Minister of Sport. The 1972 Olympics massacre in Munich featured possible complicity by elements of the German government and the Underground Reich. The program concludes by looking at American organized crime links to the milieu of the NFL and the probable Mob fixing of Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King’s “Battle of the Sexes.”


FTR #789 RFK Assassination Reopened

Robert Kennedy’s assas­si­na­tion was not the work of a “lone nut,” any more than were the killings of his brother, Mar­tin Luther King and many oth­ers. Robert Kennedy was dis­patched by the same forces that killed his brother. The assas­si­na­tion of Robert F. Kennedy has been moving toward a for­mal re-opening. In addi­tion to new sci­en­tific infor­ma­tion con­firm­ing that more than eight shots were fired (Sirhan’s gun only held eight), that the “girl in the polka dot dress” was real and indi­ca­tions that Sirhan was indeed hypno-programmed, a wit­ness has come for­ward claim­ing that there was more than one gun­man and that her pre­vi­ous tes­ti­mony was distorted.


FTR #751 Interview with Russ Baker

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.


Was The Battle of the Sexes “Rigged’ by the Mob?

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.


VERY Curious George: George Plimpton, the Paris Review, the CIA and the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

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.