Monday, March 26, 2018

2017 JFK Conference: The Big Event-New Relevations – Musings From Mystic Maverick

“The Big Event: New Revelations in the JFK Assassination and the Forces Behind His Death” was held on March 9-11 at a hotel and conference center near Dulles Airport. The conference, named “The Big Event” after the phrase CIA operative and convicted Watergate planner E. Howard Hunt used to describe the planned assassination of JFK, was sponsored by the JFK Historical Group and the Conscious Community. Speakers discussed findings from the 34,963 declassified documents released on August 25, 2017; some were held back at the request of U.S. intelligence agencies.
The documents concern the most geopolitically significant murder mystery in history, adding more evidence to the belief that a conspiracy was behind the JFK assassination.
Roger Stone, the political operative and 40 year friend of President Trump, when asked whether the U.S. has had any authentically independent presidents since JFK, answered yes – Nixon, Reagan and Trump. While Trump appears to be coopted to a large extent by the deep state – the military industrial complex and national security state – he is still regarded as an outsider denigrated by elites and snobs who won’t be happy until he does everything they want him to do. Stone said Trump definitely questions the findings of the Warren Commission Report.
Keynote speaker Stone said “many different swirling motives” were behind the assassination. Denouncing the “two political parties who have run this country into the ground,” he said the neocons have been running the US for the past 30 years, and that same deep state that killed JFK is now after Trump. Noting how JFK researchers may disagree on some of the many details, the important point is that they know there was a conspiracy behind the murder and cover up: “We are all right.” Stone said LBJ said a unique relationship with the CIA, organized crime, big Texas oil, the district attorney in Dallas county, the sheriff. “Everyone has their own motive.” He said he called Trump on October 20 to make a case to release all of the declassified documents as scheduled. Trump, a skeptic of government, said he had not had a full briefing on the topic.
Stone discussed the JFK assassination with Nixon, who he said was purposely lured to Dallas. Nixon called Hoover who told Nixon a communist did it, yet Oswald had not yet been arrested. After a couple of martinis, Nixon got loquacious and told Stone he wanted to be president as much as LBJ did but he was not going to kill for it. Warren Commission member Gerald Ford was instrumental in changing the physical location of the JFK’s neck wound up to accommodate what Stone calls the “cockamamie” single bullet theory; Ford signed the autopsy.
The 1992 JFK Records Act, passed after public pressure in the aftermath of Oliver Stone’s milestone film JFK, requires any government agency to publish a justification in the Congressional Record why specific documents should not be released, and this has not been done, a violation of the law. In July, the National Archives released a small cache of redacted documents to test reaction. For 30 years the media has controlled the narrative. Stone, whose Twitter account with his 400,000 followers was deleted, decried the current censorship on the Internet with shadow banning. Protection is needed for ideas, he said. “This is the single greatest fight we face.”
Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht explained how the 18 physicians at Parkland Hospital were not allowed to do an autopsy. They all said JFK was hit from the right side of his temple resulting in an exit wound in the rear area of his head causing extensive damage. His body was illegally taken out of Dallas to Andrews Air Force Base and on to Bethesda Naval Hospital. The two assigned pathologists had never done an autopsy. The magic bullet that supposedly caused seven wounds killing JFK and hitting Connolly was mysteriously found lying on a hospital stretcher by a maintenance man. Wecht showed photos of the bullet which looked in pristine condition. The people involved in the cover up “held back, lied, and were negligent.” Wecht pointed out JFK had fired CIA Director Allen Dulles, LBJ named him a member of the Warren Commission, and the conference was being held “in the shadow of an airport named after him.” He said the assassination a “coup d’état” and called for a real investigation.
Saint John Hunt told a heartbreaking story about growing up as the child of E. Howard Hunt, his father’s confession of his involvement with the JFK assassination, as well as the key players. He also spoke of how his mother Dorothy was killed in a suspicious plane crash while she was carrying payoff money to Watergate operatives. “My entire life was a huge lie.” He started doubting the truth of everything. There was no real love in his family, the children had governesses and he didn’t have friends until he was a teenager. “Dad lied so much he could pass any lie detector test.” His mom worked for the OSS, then CIA, tracking down Nazi artwork. One night his dad ordered him to wipe down the fingerprints off the wires and black boxes used for the Watergate burglary and then drove with him to dump the electronics into the Potomac. He was just thrilled that his father, who had considered him an utter disappointment, finally needed him.
Author, scientist and dedicated witness Judyth Vary Baker said Amazon had placed her book “Me & Lee,” about her romantic relationship with Lee Harvey Oswald under the cook book section. She says Oswald was a double agent, set up by the CIA and that he was, as he claimed, “just a patsy.” She explained how the news of the assassination was immediately controlled. Only one radiotelephone was in use in the wire car in the motorcade. UPI reporter Merriman Smith reported what happened, and CBS’ Walter Cronkite repeated Smith’s version. The phone went dead when AP reporter Jack Bell tried to use it. She said she and Oswald were working together on a biological weapon to kill Castro and he was planning to deliver it to Mexico City but the trip was called off; an imposter was used instead as photos depict to implicate Oswald as a Soviet agent being paid by the Russians and Cubans to kill JFK. In fact, Baker said Oswald was part of an effort to abort the planned assassination.
Hubert Clark was a member of the Navy Honor Guard that carried the bronze casket supposedly containing the body of JFK out of Air Force 1 at Andrews Air Force Base into the awaiting limousine. He revealed it was only 51 years later at a reunion of his Honor Guard mates did they all realize the bronze casket was empty. Corpsmen who witnessed the autopsy told the Honor Guard JFK’s body had been placed into a grey shipping container and taken to Bethesda Naval Medical Center for an illicit autopsy. A big fight broke out as the men tried to sort out the conflicting memories. At one point Clark could see JFK in the autopsy room and he had a black chop block under his neck. When colleague Bud Barnam later saw the official autopsy photos, he said this is not what he saw in person. He was told the hospital does not use a black block.
Dr. James Fetzer’s research has led him to question whether Abraham Zapruder actually filmed the Zapruder film, citing John Costella as the leading expert on the film. He showed news accounts on November 22ndthat reported the shot to the right temple. The film was shot using a tripod and then created in a CIA lab with the intent of having video photographic evidence which would then be manipulated to support the conclusion that JFK was shot from behind by Oswald. Zapruder is seen on TV giving false testimony that JFK was shot from behind and his head was forced forward, the opposite of what happened. The public was not allowed to view the film until 1975. In the passing years the film had been edited to make it look as Zapruder described. The location of the freeway sign changed, and the people standing while the presidential motorcade goes by are standing motionless when they should be jumping and shouting like the previous parade attendees, indicating the passage of the presidential limo occurs at a different time. All of the doctors at Parkland Hospital stated he was hit in the right front temple and that the exit wound blew his brains out the back of his head.
Former Marine and history professor Casey Quinlan spoke about the fabrication of JFK’s autopsy and the institutionalization of its cover-up. He said the assassination was ordered by the NSA and designed by the Pentagon and CIA in reaction to JFK’s foreign and military policy. At the time, the killing of a president was not covered by federal law so JFK’s body was taken out of Dallas illegally. The swearing in of LBJ on Air Force 1 was not necessary because the 25th amendment provides for the peaceful transfer of power. However, it was an effective diversion because as it was occurring, JFK’s body was removed from the ceremonial bronze casket and placed into a grey pink shipping container. Dallas medical examiner Dr. Earl Rose was prevented from conducting an autopsy on JFK by Secret Service who drew their guns and forced the casket with JFK out of the hospital. The shipping container with JFK’s body had been offloaded on the starboard side of the plane onto a Marine helicopter. The helicopter arrived at Bethesda Medical Center met by a black hearse about 35 minutes before the bronze coffin arrived. Illicit post-mortem surgery was conducted to conceal the shots from the front. All evidence of frontal shots was removed, a modified craniotomy was performed, the spinal cord was severed and the carotids removed. The brain photos in the National Archives are fake.
Organizer Lorien Fenton reached out to hundreds of media outlets, but aside from this reporter and two other independent journalists, it is not evident that any other press showed up, continuing the corporate media blackout on the subject.
Author Phil Nelson said the JFK and MLK assassinations were related. He cited the Washington Post article that the FBI had sabotaged King’s march with violence. The FBI was plotting as early as 1963 to neutralize King. The key players – Hoover, Buford Ellington, Frank Holloman, Henry Loeb, LBJ, and the key planner Clyde Tolson – wanted to avoid a trial and devised the idea to blame it on a lone nut – James Earl Ray. Suspected CIA asset Gerald Posner framed the meme “southern racist and hater, stalker, murderer of MLK, Jr.” but Ray was none of those. Nelson cited William Pepper’s book which is half filled with depositions. Tolson and Russell Adkins planned the assassination on a cruise ship. In 1965, any collaboration between MLK and LBJ ended when the Civil Rights Leader began to oppose the Vietnam War. Petty criminal James Earl Ray was set up as a fall guy and the CIA provided a handler, Raoul, for him. In 2012 the rooming house Ray supposedly shot from was rebuilt to make the shooting seem more plausible. At the behest of the King family, friend and lawyer William Pepper won a civil trial in 1999 which concluded MLK was killed as a result of a conspiracy.
Author Ed Tatro discussed the involvement of the Texas mafia in the assassination. He said LBJ aide Bill Moyers who selected the motorcade route and got the bubbletop removed from the presidential limo couldn’t recall much when he testified before the House Select Committee on Assassinations. At least 10 witnesses testified there was a bullet hole in the windshield, yet the windshield in the National Archives is cracked. “LBJ died a broken, lonely, poor man. Justice. It might be the only justice we ever get.”
Richard Bartholomew of the Center for Deep Political Research argued that 54 years of revelations – all the books, the conferences, the videos, the articles – have failed to make a difference. He called for a new paradigm: the creation of a think tank financed by a permanent endowment. He equated the current situation to a Gordian knot and said official acceptance must be forced. The legal system can do this with mock trials. Bill Moyer needs to be subpoenaed about his route in changing the route in Dallas. Also, exhume the president’s remains.
Trine Day Publisher Kris Millegan talked about his father Lloyd’s work in military intelligence and presented details about the structures of global control over the world’s population. In the ‘60s his father told him “They are trying to opiate your whole generation; you’re still making money for them. Communism is all a sham; the secret societies are behind it.” Millegan explained the how the matrix of mining, metals and money; drugs, guns and oil; and media, movies/music and magic operate to control the world. “Not that many people read,” he said,” so when it comes to making movies they pull out all the stops in terms of propaganda.”
Researcher Larry Rivera spoke about a newly released document of New Orleans bar owner Orest Pena testimony before the House Select Committee on Assassinations that Oswald was a US government agent or informant. Pena said he was an informant who reported to FBI agent Warren De Brueys, the same handler, Pena believed as Oswald’s.
Professor David Denton spoke about a declassified document that was redacted but the words could be seen anyway proving the existence of a CIA interrogation center in Madrid akin to Guantanamo Bay.
Researcher Brian Edwards talked about a declassified document showing James Estes telling the FBI he saw Oswald and Connolly at Ruby’s nightclub. Estes worked for Ruby and met with him prior to the assassination. Money exchanged hands between Oswald and Ruby.
Gordon Ferrie, once attached to JFK’s U.S. Secret Service protective details, spoke about “The JFK Coup Within the Shadow Government Framework.”
The D.C. Metro premiere of “The Searchers” introduced by Academy Award winning documentarian Randolph Benson closed the conference. The film features 31 prominent JFK assassination researchers/truth seekers including Oliver Stone, Mark Lane, Jim Garrison, Jim Marrs, Fletcher Prouty, Jim DiEugenio, John Judge, Mae Russell, Debra Conway, and Sylvia Meagher. Benson traveled to interview many at their homes. Lane displays his 16 volumes of the Warren Commission Report sitting on a shelf next to the Grimm’s Fairy Tales. “The role of the media is bizarre and frightening.”
The film “New Orleans and the Clay Shaw Trial” opened the conference. Mark Lane, author of the seminal book “Rush to Judgment,” described Jim Garrison as “The only public official who gave a damn about how JFK died and was willing to risk everything.” The trial ended up ruining Garrison financially. “It’s almost impossible because of the resources of intelligence agencies for a district attorney to win a case,” Garrison said. “He reminded people of Perry Mason,” former New Orleans Mayor Moon Landrieu said of Garrison. Shaw died in 1974 and was buried within six hours supposedly of a natural death. The film states JFK was killed because he refused to send combat troops to Vietnam.