Friday, July 28, 2023

Why the Assassination of JFK Matters to Us Today By David Neal

 (The assassination of JFK is not new information in DaLimbraw Library, but I am archiving this because it is an excellent summary of it. As to RFK Jr - my contention that politics will not save us still stands. - CL)

To keep the peace and defend the country are a U.S. President’s primary duty.

Contrary to many shallow historians, President John F. Kennedy was not going into Vietnam with ground troops; he was pulling 1000 “advisors” out in Dec 1963, all the rest of them by 1965. (see NSAM 263).  He was murdered on Nov 22, 1963, one month before the first 1000 could be pulled out.  Lyndon Johnson reversed this order with NSAM273 four days after the murder and by March 1965 500,000 American soldiers were in Vietnam.

The war in Southeast Asia, as part of the Cold War Strategy, had been in the works during Eisenhower’s Presidency, and since JFK had begun to show he was not going to go along with that plan, a cabal of powerful US officials, businessmen and intelligence people in collusion with military leaders, and some foreigners, decided to remove him. They did it surreptitiously, criminally, and with sophisticated planning, and covered their tracks with the help of compliant media. (See books by John Newman, James Douglass et al.)

Since the assassination involved so much of the hierarchy of the government and private business, particularly prominent individuals associated with the Texas oil industry, intelligence, defense communities, and powerful political figures, it was essentially a “government” decision – an official act of the State. This is the basic and honest reason why, if there are papers in the archives that prove this, they cannot be released.

This coup d’état set the US on the course we’ve been on since 1963, namely hegemony and military dominance on the world stage, driven by the needs of a thriving war machine.

First, the war in Vietnam, a ten-year debacle started by Lyndon Johnson in 1964, but planned years before, made a lot of money for those who promoted it, and devastated thousands of families in America and millions of people in Southeast Asia. People who began to speak out against this war policy were removed violently: not only John F Kennedy on November 22, 1963, but Malcolm X in February 1965, Martin Luther King in April 1968, Bobby Kennedy in June 1968 and even a monk, Thomas Merton in Dec 1968, among others.

Lyndon Johnson decided not to run for President again in 1968 after nearly 28,000 Americans had been killed in Viet Nam.  Richard Nixon continued the war until he was run out of office by “Watergate,” and nearly 30,000 more had been killed.  Both Nixon and Ford were aware of, if not actual participants in the cabal that took over – and their policies reflected this regime change – but Ford was so bad that a relatively unknown peanut farmer, Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, easily beat him in 1976.

George H W Bush, as Director of CIA under the short term Presidency of Gerald Ford, 1974-1976, was able to keep a lid on the CIA’s criminal and illegal activities until the Church Committee’s (1975-76) disclosures.  CIA Director William Colby, after Bush’s short stint, admitted a lot of the crimes to that committee, exposing the so-called “family jewels.” Jimmy Carter’s CIA  Director, Stansfield Turner, did some major house cleaning at the agency after this disclosure.  Colby later probably paid with this life in a strange drowning incident in 1996 for his honesty, as he began to publicly question and discuss controversies surrounding the Franklin Scandal, among others.

The 1980 “October Surprise” was  a secret deal facilitated by future CIA Director Bill Casey and Reagan’s future VP and ex-CIA Director George H. W. Bush between Republicans and Iranian mullahs who were promised weapons and money if they held the Carter era US Embassy hostages until the election and defeat of Jimmy Carter. They held the hostages until the day of Reagan’s Inauguration.

Ronald Reagan continued the hegemonic war policy in South America by illegally funding Contras, supporting death squads and letting his Vice President George H.W. Bush run everything, until they got caught in the Iran-Contra scandal and Reagan had to publicly admit what they were doing – running guns and drugs all around the world.

“The Cabal” got back in the driver’s seat later in 1989 when George H. W. Bush assumed the Presidency. It is possible he would have ascended to the Presidency sooner than he did, as a member of the cabal that took over in 1963, but Reagan survived an assassination attempt in early 1981 and was elected twice.

William Clinton and George H. W. Bush were both part of this “Cabal,” this “deep state,” a sort of “League,” often referred to as the Uniparty, that was in charge.  Like the offense and defense scrimmage squads on the same team in football, they came from different “squads.” In 1992 Red squad member George H.W. Bush’s discrepancies, his CIA connection, his personal perversions, exposed by the Franklin Scandal, and a J Edgar Hoover memo exposing him as CIA in 1963, probably put Blue squad Clinton in the White House.  Actually, Ross Perot, a rare third party candidate received 21%, split the Republican vote, and essentially helped to inadvertently  elect Bill and Hillary Clinton.

Clinton’s Presidency was filled with debacle and murder one after the other. First the WTC bombing in Feb, 1993; the Waco standoff tragedy in April 1993; Vince Foster’s murder in June 1993;  the OKC  Murrah Building Bombing in April 1995; the TWA 800 shoot down in July 1996;  John F Kennedy Jr’s death and possible murder in July 1999, Ron Brown’s death and many other mysterious and yet unexplained deaths distinguished his Presidency along with personal problems with women.  Nevertheless, he was elected twice, although impeached, and barely acquitted. His contribution to the Uniparty war machine was the Bosnian War.

With the help of Supreme Court Chief Justice Scalia, the Presidency was handed back to the Red squad’s George W Bush, son of the former CIA Director, and President, although it  really did not matter who won. The cold war hegemon “cabal” was still in charge.

9/11 undoubtedly would have happened under Al Gore, but George Bush’s election set the stage nicely. Congress’s passage of Homeland Security and the War Powers Act based on the anger produced by the Sept 11, 2001 attacks allowed him  to continue  the slaughter and murder that his dad started in Iraq.

Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Bill Kristol and all the other signatories to the Progress for A New American Century (PNAC) had sent a letter to Clinton on Jan 26, 1998, and a later letter to Bush on Sept 20, 2001, saying we need a “new Pearl Harbor” to ignite the plan to dominate the next Century by force, if necessary. General Wesley Clark’s disclosure of a Pentagon memo identified the countries they intended to ruin and/or loot as Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, and North Korea.  Blaming Iraq for the 911 attack, (The New Pearl Harbor), the Cabal feinted to Afghanistan first, then attacked Iraq in March 2003 to remove non-existent Weapons of Mass Destruction. The mainstream media, MIC, intel agencies, private companies, and war mongering politicians led the charge.

George W. Bush was elected twice, 2000 and 2004, a result of people so whiplashed that they were easily swayed to follow mainstream media and MIC pipers. Some claim the Republicans stole the 2004 election from John Kerry. It may not have mattered since Kerry has shown to have been a Uniparty war machine player as well.

Barack Obama, a Blue squad recruit, was elected on a promise of Hope and Change, but, constantly looking over his shoulder, he was aware of the risk of thwarting the Cabal and became just as dangerous to small countries like Yemen and people who were in the sights of the MIC as the Red squad had been.  He perfected murder by drone and got unwarranted credit for killing Osama Bin Laden and destroyed one of the most modern and progressive countries in the Middle East – Libya, with the help of French President Sarkozy, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, among other minions. He has been handsomely rewarded for his contributions to the War Machine.

Eventually Donald Trump, a non-team player, was surprisingly elected in 2016 and scrambled the chairs of the Cabal. But Trump was an outsider and was not easy to manage. Although a lousy judge of character, he would not easily go along with Pentagon plans as willingly as others had, so he had to go, and with a vengeance. Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and the Blue squad were so incensed that Trump won in 2016 that they would do anything to get rid of him, and they did.

The manipulation of the 2020 election will be debated for years. Now we have Biden, Blinken, Jake Sullivan, Victoria Nuland, Samantha Powers and other like-minded warmongers heading up our war machine. A War Machine whose legacy began in the coup d’état of November 1963.

This nauseatingly tragic history could easily have been avoided had the violent Coup D’état not murdered John Kennedy, and later Robert Kennedy. Every President after JFK understood, either viscerally or subliminally, this reality and was circumspect because of it. None could ignore the significance of the Zapruder film.  Free-rein global bullying continued on into the current century.

So, as we look back upon this history of ashes and  loss of freedoms, industry, faith, decency and truth, ask yourself, why does it matter? What difference does it make to commit “a murder most foul” in broad daylight of the President of our United States and never fairly investigate and hold anyone accountable?

History speaks for itself, and “by their fruits ye shall know them”, say wise old sayings. “Let those who have eyes to see, ears to hear”, and so on…

I voted Democrat all my life. I worked hard for both Clintons and especially Obama. I was very disappointed to see hegemonic war policies continue unabated.  I wrote – in Tulsi Gabbard in 2020. Now I just search out truth and honesty and I don’t care where it comes from.

We’ve been waiting 60 years for honest answers to fundamental questions about why we are not the country we all thought we were supposed to be. This coming election may be our last chance to begin to get some answers. Time has faded and blurred the sharp lessons of this 60 year-old story. We are a good hearted, easily misled hodge podge of cultures and persuasions. We are not perfect, but we were founded on fundamentals, which if practiced could save us all.

Ask yourself, what can you do for your country? I’m supporting Bobby Kennedy, the son and nephew of Robert and John Kennedy. If you know history and have read his books and not listened to the smears, you will, too.

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