JFK & the CIA

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Taken from JFK's "Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association" on April 27, 1961 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.


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The New York Times
October 3, 1963 p. 34

The Intra-Administration
War in Vietnam


WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 — The Central Intelligence Agency is getting a very bad press in dispatches from Vietnam to American newspapers and in articles originating in Washington. Like the Supreme Court when under fire, the C.I.A. cannot defend itself in public retorts to criticisms of its activities as they occur. But, unlike the the Supreme Court, the C.I.A. has no open record of its activities on which the public can base a judgment of the validity of the criticisms. Also, the agency is precluded from using the indirect defensive tactic which is constantly employed by all other Government units under critical file.

This tactic is to give information to the press, under a seal of confidence, that challenges or refutes the critics. But the C.I.A. cannot father such inspired articles, because to do so would require some disclosure of its activities. And not only does the effectiveness of the agency depend on the secrecy of its operations. Every President since the C.I.A. was created has protected this secrecy from claimants—Congress or the public through the press, for examples—of the right to share any part of it.

With High Frequency

This Presidential policy has not, however, always restrained other executive units from going confidentially to the press with attacks on C.I.A. operations in their common field of responsibility. And usually it has been possible to deduce these operational details from the nature o the attacks. But the peak of the practice has recently been reached in Vietnam and in Washington. This is revealed almost every day now in dispatches from reporters—in close touch with intra-Administration critics of the C.I.A.—with excellent reputations for reliability.

One reporter in this category is Richard Starnes of the Scripps-Howard newspapers. Today, under a Saigon dateline, he related that, "according to a high United States source here, twice the C.I.A. flatly refused to carry out instructions from Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge . . . [and] in one instance frustrated a plan of action Mr. Lodge brought from Washington because the agency disagreed with it." Among the views attributed to United States officials on the scene, including one described as a "very high American official . . . who has spent much of his life in the service of democracy . . . are the following:

The C.I.A.'s growth was "likened to a malignancy" which the "very high official was not sure even the White House could control . . . any longer." "If the United States ever experiences [an attempt at a coup to overthrow the Government] it will come from the C.I.A. and not the Pentagon." The agency "represents a tremendous power and total unaccountability to anyone."


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Researcher Anthony Frank writes: A "Washington Post" article on September 22, 1963, about Kennedy’s efforts to oust the Diem-Nhu regime, said that “certain elements of the CIA believe that there is no alternative to the Diem-Nhu axis. These sentiments also exist among American military leaders . . . The brass simply feels that any change in American policy would wreck the war effort. The firmest opponents of change, however, seem to be certain top CIA people. There is strong reason to believe that the recent Times of Vietnam story exposing an alleged CIA coup attempt was actually leaked by CIA dissidents themselves in an attempt to forestall any American attempt to dump Nhu . . . CIA dissidents see positive virtues in Nhu . . . Ambassador Lodge cannot fully trust his own staff members.”

On October 5, 1963, nine days after McCone’s memorandum, the "Washington Post" reported: “John H. Richardson, CIA station chief in South Vietnam, is being recalled to Washington . . . Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge is reported on good authority to have requested Richardson’s replacement . . . Richardson has been one of the key men in development of the U.S. Role of helping the Diem government fight Communist guerrillas . . . There have been persistent reports of differences between Lodge and the CIA staff.”

At a news conference on October 9, 1963, four days after Richardson’s removal, President Kennedy “vigorously defended the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in South Vietnam . . . The President devoted a good share of his 30 minute news conference to the subject of the CIA, a normally sacrosanct matter which the White House never airs in public.”

On November 1, 1963, three weeks before JFK was assassinated, the Diem-Nhu regime was ousted in a coup.

“Diem was defended to the last by the special forces troops trained by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.”


"The C.I.A.'s growth was 'likened to a malignancy' which the 'very high official was not sure even the White House could control... any longer.' 'If the United States ever experiences [an attempt at a coup to overthrow the Government] it will come from the C.I.A. and not the Pentagon.' The agency 'represents a tremendous power and total unaccountability to anyone.'
Arthur Krock The New York Times October 3, 1963

"As early as 1961 they knew that Kennedy was not going to go to war in Southeast Asia. Like Caesar, he is surrounded by enemies and something is underway. But it has no face; yet everyone in the loop knows."

X (Fletcher Prouty) Oliver Stone's "JFK"

Several military historians of the Kennedy era, notably John M. Newman and Fletcher Prouty, have written that JFK was trying to reign in the power of the CIA throughout most of his abbreviated term in office. Some have wondered, in the context of an evolving Cuba policy and a planned withdrawal from Vietnam, both hot spots for CIA hell-raisers, if this may have been a motivation for his murder.

Contemporaneous documents suggesting friction between the Agency and JFK are limited, but hardly nonexistent. There is, for example, Kennedy's angry remark following the Bay of Pigs fiasco that he would "tear [the CIA] into a thousand pieces and scatter it to the wind." Although he replaced the Agency's top leadership, he clearly did not follow through completely on his threat. So what did he do?

His first major step, apparently, was to issue NSAM-55 on June 28, 1961. Newman writes, "The crux of NSAM-55, however, was this: Kennedy charged the Joint Chiefs with responsibility for 'defense of the nation in the Cold War' and 'dynamic and imaginative leadership... of military and paramilitary aspects of Cold War programs.' This mandate was _big_ news, since cold war paramilitary operations were--up to this moment--the exclusive fiefdom of the CIA." (JFK and Vietnam, 98)

Here (from Edward B. Claflin, JFK Wants to Know, 68) is NSAM-55 in its entirety:
June 28, 1961

TO: The Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
SUBJECT: Relations of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to the President in cold war operations

I wish to inform the Joint Chiefs of Staff as follows with regard to my views of their relations to me in cold war operations:

a. I regard the Joint Chiefs of Staff as my principal military adviser responsible both for initiating advice to me and for responding to requests for advice. I expect their advice to come to me direct and unfiltered.

b. The Joint Chiefs of Staff have a responsibility for the defense of the nation in the cold war similar to that which they have in conventional hostilities. They should know the military and paramilitary forces and resources available to the Department of Defense, verify their readiness, report on their adequacy, and make appropriate recommendations for their expansion and improvement. I look to the Chiefs to contribute dynamic and imaginative leadership in contributing to the success of the military and paramilitary aspects of cold war programs.

c. I expect the Joint Chiefs of Staff to present the military view-point in governmental councils in such a way as to assure that the military factors are clearly understood before decisions are reached. When only the chairman or a single chief is present, that officer must represent the Chiefs as a body taking such preliminary and subsequent actions as may be necessary to assure that he does in fact represent the corporate judgment of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

d. While I look to the Chiefs to present the military factor without reserve or hesitation, I regard them to be more than military men and expect their help in fitting military requirements into the overall context of any situation, recognizing that the most difficult problem in government is to combine all aspects in a unified, effective pattern.

John F. Kennedy

Note that the President took the unusual step of signing this NSAM himself; most others were issued over McGeorge Bundy's signature.


by Gregory Douglas (Monte Sano Media, 2002; 224 pgs.; $19.95 — ISBN 1591482976).

Your first reaction may be the same as mine — an addition to the several dozen books already written, struggling with the obvious fiction of the Warren Report! This is not the case, however. You should notice the word “Official” in the sub-title. While working on his book “Gestapo Chief,” the biography of Heinrich Muller, Gregory Douglas became acquainted, and then good friends, with Robert T. Crowley, former Assistant Deputy Director of Clandestine Operations of the CIA. Crowley, or “Crow” as he was known within the CIA, had been a close associate and supervisor of Muller when he was brought into the CIA following WWII.

After his retirement and increasing age with an approaching chest operation where cancer was suspected, Crowley turned over his files to the author, Gregory Douglas, with the understanding that they were not to be opened, or used until after his death. On Tuesday, 10 October 2000, on page 6, the Washington Post reported the death of “Robert Trumbull Crowley, 76, a senior CIA official…”
Douglas was now free to use the Crowley papers. This astounding book is the result: “The Official Assassination of John F. Kennedy”! To a major extent it is the reproduction of much of Robert T. Crowley’s files in the typewritten print of those files, with Crowley’s underscoring and emphasis on them, along with the explanations by Gregory Douglas. The book is so astounding that many may find themselves questioning the authenticity of even this original file material as I did. Therefore I refer you to two other sources:

1) The New York Times of 3 October 1963 editorial page (50 days previous to the assassination of JFK) carried a column by the well-known journalist Arthur Krock, “The Intra-Administration War in Vietnam” in which he described the CIA in Viet-Nam refusing to carry out orders from the President delivered to them by Ambassador Lodge. In closing this column Krock says, “If the United States ever experiences an attempt at a coup to overthrow the Government it will come from the CIA and not the Pentagon.”

2) In 1973 Col L. Fletcher Prouty, USAF (Ret), after retirement from nine years as the liaison officer for the Pentagon with the CIA, wrote a book, “The Secret Team — The CIA and its Allies in control of the United States and the World.”

These two items by independent authors overlap and support what you will find in this book. It was the compatibility of what Arthur Krock and Fletcher Prouty, independent authors, had written that gave me assurance that I was reading authentic documents.

In the review of CIA “Operation Zipper” in this book you will see CIA agents James J. Angleton and Robert T. Crowley planning the assassination of the president, beginning in early March of 1963. Before the end of March, according to the documents, J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI, Lyndon B. Johnson, Vice President, and General Lyman Lemnitzer, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had been brought into the plan along with the Chicago Mafia and Israeli Mossad. The Chicago Mafia’s recruitment of the Corsican Mafia assassins in Marseille, France, alerted French Intelligence that a political assassination was planned in the U.S. and they alerted the U.S. Embassy, who apparently alerted no one. LBJ was concerned that he was also targeted and had to be assured by J. Edgar Hoover that he was not a target. It seems clear Lee Harvey Oswald was strictly the “patsy” he claimed to be.

Why and how did the CIA persuade so many high government officials to join them in a coup to overthrow the elected U.S. government? It is all here! Crowley was convinced the “Zipper” project was in the best interest of the country! You will find it helpful to review your history of the Cuban Bay of Pigs fiasco and the Cuban missile crisis, which brought about a fatal fracture of trust between the President and his intelligence agency! Also the CIA had discovered that via his brother, Robert Kennedy, and the senior KGB agent in the Washington USSR Embassy, the President had established a private line of communication with Nikita Khrushchev which the CIA considered treasonous.

Where JFK had planned to reduce our commitments and involvement in Viet-Nam, LBJ engineered the Gulf of Tonkin incident and expanded them. JFK was strongly opposing the Israeli development of nuclear weapons — LBJ was complacent and ignored these developments.


Editor’s note: When this series was prepared, a number of conversations were deliberately redacted because they were either very personal in nature or, more important, contained specific material which we felt might have considerable impact and present potential danger in publication. Now that all of the conversations are being readied for publication, along with illustrative specific notes, we are publishing many of the hitherto off-limits examples. Enjoy them!

On October 8th, 2000, Robert Trumbull Crowley, once a leader of the CIA’s Clandestine Operations Division, died in a Washington hospital of heart failure and the end effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. Before the late Assistant Director Crowley was cold, Joseph Trento, a writer of light-weight books on the CIA, descended on Crowley’s widow at her town house on Cathedral Hill Drive in Washington and hauled away over fifty boxes of Crowley’s CIA files.

Once Trento had his new find secure in his house in Front Royal , Virginia, he called a well-known Washington fix lawyer with the news of his success in securing what the CIA had always considered to be a potential major embarrassment. Three months before, July 20th of that year, retired Marine Corps colonel William R. Corson, and an associate of Crowley, died of emphysema and lung cancer at a hospital in Bethesda, Md.

After Corson’s death, Trento and a well-known Washington fix-lawyer went to Corson’s bank, got into his safe deposit box and removed a manuscript entitled ‘Zipper.’ This manuscript, which dealt with Crowley’s involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, vanished into a CIA burn-bag and the matter was considered to be closed forever.

The small group of CIA officials gathered at Trento’s house to search through the Crowley papers, looking for documents that must not become public. A few were found but, to their consternation, a significant number of files Crowley was known to have had in his possession had simply vanished.

When published material concerning the CIA’s actions against Kennedy became public in 2002, it was discovered to the CIA’s horror, that the missing documents had been sent by an increasingly erratic Crowley to another person and these missing papers included devastating material on the CIA’s activities in South East Asia to include drug running, money laundering and the maintenance of the notorious ‘Regional Interrogation Centers’ in Viet Nam and, worse still, the Zipper files proving the CIA’s active organization of the assassination of President John Kennedy..

A massive, preemptive disinformation campaign was readied, using government-friendly bloggers, CIA-paid “historians” and others, in the event that anything from this file ever surfaced. The best-laid plans often go astray and in this case, one of the compliant historians, a former government librarian who fancied himself a serious writer, began to tell his friends about the CIA plan to kill Kennedy and eventually, word of this began to leak out into the outside world.

The originals had vanished and an extensive search was conducted by the FBI and CIA operatives but without success. Crowley’s survivors, his aged wife and son, were interviewed extensively by the FBI and instructed to minimize any discussion of highly damaging CIA files that Crowley had, illegally, removed from Langley when he retired. Crowley had been a close friend of James Jesus Angleton, the CIA’s notorious head of Counterintelligence. When Angleton was sacked by DCI William Colby in December of 1974, Crowley and Angleton conspired to secretly remove Angleton’s most sensitive secret files our of the agency. Crowley did the same thing right before his own retirement , secretly removing thousands of pages of classified information that covered his entire agency career.

Known as “The Crow” within the agency, Robert T. Crowley joined the CIA at its inception and spent his entire career in the Directorate of Plans, also know as the “Department of Dirty Tricks,”: Crowley was one of the tallest man ever to work at the CIA. Born in 1924 and raised in Chicago, Crowley grew to six and a half feet when he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in N.Y. as a cadet in 1943 in the class of 1946. He never graduated, having enlisted in the Army, serving in the Pacific during World War II. He retired from the Army Reserve in 1986 as a lieutenant colonel. According to a book he authored with his friend and colleague, William Corson, Crowley’s career included service in military intelligence and Naval Intelligence, before joining the CIA at inception in 1947. His entire career at the agency was spent within the Directorate of Plans in covert operations. Before his retirement, Bob Crowley became assistant deputy director for operations, the second-in-command in the Clandestine Directorate of Operations.

One of Crowley’s first major assignments within the agency was to assist in the recruitment and management of prominent World War II Nazis, especially those with advanced intelligence experience. One of the CIA’s major recruitment coups was Heinrich Mueller, once head of Hitler’s Gestapo who had fled to Switzerland after the collapse of the Third Reich and worked as an anti-Communist expert for Masson of Swiss counterintelligence. Mueller was initially hired by Colonel James Critchfield of the CIA, who was running the Gehlen Organization out of Pullach in southern Germany. Crowley eventually came to despise Critchfield but the colonel was totally unaware of this, to his later dismay.

Crowley’s real expertise within the agency was the Soviet KGB. One of his main jobs throughout his career was acting as the agency liaison with corporations like ITT, which the CIA often used as fronts for moving large amounts of cash off their books. He was deeply involved in the efforts by the U.S. to overthrow the democratically elected government of Salvador Allende in Chile, which eventually got him into legal problems with regard to investigations of the U.S. government’s grand jury where he has perjured himself in an agency cover-up

After his retirement, Crowley began to search for someone who might be able to write a competent history of his career. His first choice fell on British author John Costello (author of Ten Days to Destiny, The Pacific War and other works) but, discovering that Costello was a very aggressive homosexual, he dropped him and tentatively turned to Joseph Trento who had assisted Crowley and William Corson in writing a book on the KGB. When Crowley discovered that Trento had an ambiguous and probably cooperative relationship with the CIA, he began to distrust him and continued his search for an author.

Bob Crowley first contacted Gregory Douglas in 1993 when he found out from John Costello that Douglas was about to publish his first book on Heinrich Mueller, the former head of the Gestapo who had become a secret, long-time asset to the CIA. Crowley contacted Douglas and they began a series of long and often very informative telephone conversations that lasted for four years. . In 1996, Crowley , Crowley told Douglas that he believed him to be the person that should ultimately tell Crowley’s story but only after Crowley’s death. Douglas, for his part, became so entranced with some of the material that Crowley began to share with him that he secretly began to record their conversations, later transcribing them word for word, planning to incorporate some, or all, of the material in later publications.

In 1998, when Crowley was slated to go into the hospital for exploratory surgery, he had his son, Greg, ship two large foot lockers of documents to Douglas with the caveat that they were not to be opened until after Crowley’s death. These documents, totaled an astonishing 15,000 pages of CIA classified files involving many covert operations, both foreign and domestic, during the Cold War.

After Crowley’s death and Trento’s raid on the Crowley files, huge gaps were subsequently discovered by horrified CIA officials and when Crowley’s friends mentioned Gregory Douglas, it was discovered that Crowley’s son had shipped two large boxes to Douglas. No one knew their contents but because Douglas was viewed as an uncontrollable loose cannon who had done considerable damage to the CIA’s reputation by his on-going publication of the history of Gestapo-Mueller, they bent every effort both to identify the missing files and make some effort to retrieve them before Douglas made any use of them.

All of this furor eventually came to the attention of Dr. Peter Janney, a Massachusetts clinical psychologist and son of Wistar Janney, another career senior CIA official, colleague of not only Bob Crowley but Cord Meyer, Richard Helms, Jim Angleton and others. Janney was working on a book concerning the murder of Mary Pinchot Meyer, former wife of Cord Meyer, a high-level CIA official, and later the mistress of President John F. Kennedy. Douglas had authored a book, ‘Regicide’ which dealt with Crowley’s part in the Kennedy assassination and he obviously had access to at least some of Crowley’s papers. Janney was very well connected inside the CIA’s higher levels and when he discovered that Douglas had indeed known, and had often spoken with, Crowley and that after Crowley’s death, the FBI had descended on Crowley’s widow and son, warning them to never speak with Douglas about anything, he contacted Douglas and finally obtained from him a number of original documents, including the originals of the transcribed conversations with Robert Crowley.

In spite of the burn bags, the top secret safes and the vigilance of the CIA to keep its own secrets, the truth has an embarrassing and often very fatal habit of emerging, albeit decades later.

While CIA drug running , money-launderings and brutal assassinations are very often strongly rumored and suspected, it has so far not been possible to actually pin them down but it is more than possible that the publication of the transcribed and detailed Crowley-Douglas conversations will do a great deal towards accomplishing this.

These many transcribed conversations are relatively short because Crowley was a man who tired easily but they make excellent reading. There is an interesting admixture of shocking revelations on the part of the retired CIA official and often rampant anti-social (and very entertaining) activities on the part of Douglas but readers of this new and on-going series are gently reminded to always look for the truth in the jest!

Conversation 72

Date: Monday, March 31, 1997

Commenced: 9:12 AM CST

Concluded: 9:46 AM CST

GD: I have been trying to work up an article on the BCCI and thought, Robert, you might have some knowledge of it, seeing as Corson told me you knew about them.

RTC: Bill has a motor mouth but yes, I know about them. What are you looking for?

GD: There has been quite a bit of comment on and off in the press about this and, as I said, Bill commented on this.

RTC: Well, BCCI was, is, a Paki bank, set up by a high-rolling con man and fraud expert named Abedi. We had connections with him and some of his people and he was willing to help us fund the anti-Russian rebels in Afghanistan but off the books. Critchfield had a hand in all of this gun business as you know. These people were a farce, setting up all kinds of off shore banks and basicially, it was nothing but a Ponzi scheme but one that we got into and were able to shut up a number of trouble makers along the way. And the Abedi people had connections with the Paki ISI…

GD: Pardon?

RTC: Called the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence. A Limey set it up at the time the Pakis broke off from India in the late ‘40s,. They basicially were the power behind the throne in Pakistan…ran everything, took huge bribes from us on one hand and the Russians on the other. Typical bunch of worthless raghead scum. Never turn you back on any of them,, ever, Gregory, or you get a knife in it. My, what a game that turned out to be. We had such a stake in all of that mess that we had to make sure it was kept quiet, at least until we managed to get Ivan out of Afghanistan. Oh yes, there were complaints because the BCCI people were not only outright frauds but very obvious to the legitimate bankers here. Oh, a nice conversation there and someone falling off a cliff there but these greedy crooks just got too much hubris and finally it began to unravel. You must have read about this. F. Lee Bailey was a front for them and God knows how many throughly rotten Congressmen, regulatory people and so on were on the take. I mean there was so much bribe money flowing out of those people you couldn’t wonder how high it went. They dragged old Clark Clifford into it and others. Of course Clark has a great opinion of himself and had no problem taking money for his services.

GD: And your people?

RTC: I have pounds of filched files on this. Poor Trento thinks he’s going to get them and write a Pulitizer Prise winner out of it. I ought to send them to you. Would you like that?

GD: And have Paki assassins lurking on my front porch, cunningly disguised as piles of dog droppings? Probably not…although…

RTC: Well, Trento is far too stupid to know what to do with them so if I don’t send them to you, I might burn them. Emily shouldn’t have to deal with it when I’m gone and Greg…my son, not you…wouldn’t have a clue. Yes, I can send them to you and you can do what you want with them. My God, Gregory, billions of dollars in taxpayers funds lining pockets from here to Karachi.

GD: Critchfield?

RTC: Among others…but not me. Jim made so much money from the rag heads that I’m surprised he didn’t buy the Capitol as a barn for his stupid horses.

GD: And Atwood…

RTC: Small potatoes. The roster of the anointed reads like the Washington social calendar. Senator this and Director that.

GD: Kimmel?
RTC: Oh, God, no, not Dudley Doright. And don’t mention any of this to him. He wouldn’t have the fantest idea what to do with it and if he tried, he would join brother Colby in the boneyard. I tell you, Gregory, when we started the Company in ’48, believe it or not, we were a bunch of idealists. Of course the Cold War was a fake but we were really interested in fucking up old Joe Stalin and also thwarting the liberal kikes inside the Beltway. Still, idealists at heart. The thievery started later. Gregory, put a poorish man in a room full of gold coins and a few will stick to his feet. Sometimes more than a few. I ran the CIA’s business section and believe me, it was a wonderful rerlationship with the latter-day robber barons. The slide rule Shylocks. I rather like you, Gregory and if I gave you come of the papers I collected, you would either die or become very, very rich. I think they call it blackmail.

GD: One has to be careful what that, Robert. For instance, you tell me Angleton was in with the mob…

RTC: And the kikes too, don’t forget that. I really liked and admired Jim but…

GD: Yes. That’s like having a best friend from college who pimps autistic children to fat old men,

RTC: Yes, more or less but Jim had terrible friends. They got more out of him than he ever got out of them, let me advise you.

GD: I got the better of a Jew once and I thought the bugger would explode. On the other hand, I would never try to get the better of a Mafioso. I’ve known a few and I get on fine with them but try to screw them? I think not. Well, most of them have a really well developed sense of honor and the Jews do not. And they hate the Jews.

RTC: But Lansky…

GD: An exception. There is always an exception. Well, I might take some of your background material on the BCCI people if you have it to hand and it isn’t too much trouble. I always thought Clark Clifford was a triple plated phony anyway. Him and Alan Cranston.

RTC: Agreed but why stop there?

GD: I’d be on this call for three days straight, just reading off the names. Isn’t America blessed to have to many thieves that get away with it?

RTC: Well, if you steal a dollar, you are a thief but if you steal ten million, you are a financier.

RTC: Or a Republican.

(Concluded at 9:46 AM CST)

Editorial comment: The Douglas book on the Kennedy assassination was not received by official Washington and the FBI cut a deal with Mr. Germar Rudolf, the publisher. In return for securing the copyright from author Douglas, they would guarantee he could stay in the United States although the German government was seeking to extradite him to serve a prison sentence. The plan fell through but during its death struggles, it became very evident that ‘Regicide’ was not on the CIA’s Book-of-the-Month Club list. For this reason, we are going to publish the entire book, a chapter at a time. ‘Regicide’ sold very well until the government rounded up all the copies still unsold and locked them up in storage. We hope you all enjoy it!


Both Fascinating and Frustrating
James H. Fetzer

[Editor's Note: The author has had numerous contacts with Gregory Douglas and has reviewed his book no less than three times, twice for Amazon.com and once for this journal (see below). While much of their content has been similar, their conclusions have varied from moderately qualified enthusiasm to moderately qualified skepticism. This preface explains why.]

Without doubt, Gregory Douglas has published one of the most fascinating books ever written on the assassination of JFK. REGICIDE (2002) purports to lay the origins of the death of our 35th President at the feet of officials of the CIA, the FBI, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The scenario it describes suggests that the decision to removed JFK from office was motivated out of concern for the national security of the US, after James Jesus Angleton, legendary Chief of Counterintelligence for the CIA, concluded that JFK was betraying the country and that any alternative, legal means of action would be unlikely to succeed.


According to Douglas' reconstruction of the sequence of events, because the CIA and the Mafia both wanted JFK out, it was easy to draw in the mob, which eventually led to the recruitment of French assassins from Marseilles. The FBI was bought on board, then the Vice President, and finally the Joint Chiefs, who were enthusiastic about removing him from office. (This accords with James Bamford, BODY OF SECRETS (2001), whose new disclosures about OPERATION NORTHWOODS were discussed in "On the origins of the assassination of JFK", ASSASSINATION RESEARCH 1/1 (2002).)

The plan to assassinate JFK was called OPERATION ZIPPER because the target allegedly had trouble keeping his up. According to Douglas, the assassination weapons were two 7.65 surplus Argentine Mausers and a specially constructed .223 calibre rifle, which was supplied with mercury-filled bullets. (In his video, "The Murder of JFK: Confession of an Assassin" (1996), James Files, describes a highvelocity .223 Remington "Fireball" as his weapon, which was a pistol but one that was shoulder-supported and could be misdescribed as a "rifle".)

Serious students of this case will find much here that has the ring of truth. The recruitment of Marseilles shooters, for example, has also been endorsed in the British video series, "The Men Who Killed Kennedy" (1988), first shown in the United States in 1992. My personal opinion is that those who wanted him dead would not have entrusted the shooting to a group of Frenchmen, whom they would have considered to be unreliable, undependable, and even pansies, but would have assigned this mission to men they knew personally and could trust.

Additional evidence on this point, however, might cause me to reconsider. The reconstruction of the shooting itself falls short on all of these accounts, since we now know much more about what happened in Dealey Plaza and how it was covered up. Jack alone was hit four times--once in the throat from in front, once in the back from behind, and twice in the head, once from behind and once from in front--while Connally was hit anywhere from one to three times; another shot missed and injured a distant by-stander; another missed an hit the chrome strip above the limousine windshield and another was retrieved from the dirt opposite the grassy knoll. So there were actually some eight, nine, or ten shots fired from at least six locations. It seems odd that all the studies offer three shot scenarios.

Nevertheless, those familiar with Noel Twyman's BLOODY TREASON (1997) and with James Bamford's BODY OF SECRETS (2001) will appreciate the extent to which the big picture fits. The very existence of the ZIPPER document is likely to generate the most controversy, since it is difficult to imagine that principals to the assassination would record their meetings about it. But if they were utterly sincere in their belief that JFK was a traitor and had to be removed to protect the nation, then that becomes more plausible. According to the ZIPPER document:

(1) the removal of the President and the Attorney General had been determined
to be necessary because of acts of high treason;

(2) removal by impeachment or other legal means had been discussed but was
considered to be impractical and too protracted;

(3) therefore, an alternative solution--presumably, an assassination--had been
decided upon to effect this removal;

(4) this removal was the result of consensus between the official agencies that
had been consulted in this matter;

(5) that this operation was under the direction of James Angleton assisted by Robert
Crowley and William Harvey, all of the CIA;

(6) where the government agencies directly concerned with the assassination
were the CIA, the FBI, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and,

(7) following the assassination, the new President, who had been fully briefed
prior to the event, agreed to appoint a special commission chaired by the Chief
Justice for the purpose of "setting public concerns to rest".

According to this document, Angelton would be in complete control of all the evidence that would be presented to the commission and work closely with William Sullivan, Deputy Director of the FBI, to make sure that nothing came before the commission's members that they would not want to acknowledge. There is much more here, including LBJ's reluctance to invade Cuba again, even though such a plan was strongly supported by the Joint Chiefs and the CIA, but that he would be supportive of military action in French Indo China (Viet Nam). The problem is that all of this seems too good to be true. Douglas has advised me that he had had the documents examined by an expert on typewriters and that the Soviet/DIA studies (one record with two parts), an FBI memorandum from J. Edgar Hoover of 29 November 1963, and the ZIPPER document were all typed on different machines of kinds that were in contemporary usage. If this book has been intended as a scam, the point would be to present an essentially correct account of the assassination in a publication that can later be discredited, where the public is then taken in by assuming that, since the book itself is not credible, the account of the assassination that it presents is not credible, either.

If appearances are reality and these documents turn out to be authentic, then the true origins and character of the government's conspiracy to kill its own President will have been established by a documentary record complementing what we already know about the death of JFK. Douglas makes clear that Crowley's willingness to assist him in these ways was largely motivated by a driving desire to attain a sense of exoneration by explaining why he and others who played crucial roles were convinced that JFK had to be removed. It is a chilling scenario.


When Crowley retired from the CIA in the 1980s, he took a significant quantity of important historical documents with him and, prior to his death, gave a number of these to various historians with whom he occasionally cooperated.

Among these documents was a lengthy paper prepared by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in 1978 as a commentary on Soviet intelligence evaluations of the Kennedy assassination.

The Defense Intelligence Agency, a branch of the Department of Defense, specializes in the analysis of foreign military technical intelligence.

This document was considered highly sensitive, for reasons that shall shortly become very evident, and its distribution was limited to a handful of copies with severely restricted circulation.

Crowley had a copy of this explosive document because he had personal knowledge of the factors and personalities behind the assassination and had, in fact, prior professional knowledge of the information contained in the DIA secret paper.

The second and certainly even more important document is a 98 pages long paper entitled “OPERATION ZIPPER Conference Record.” This document is a long list of decisions and activities of various U.S. authorities in a project with the code name “Operation ZIPPER.”

The distribution of this document was restricted to five persons, one of them being R. T. Crowley, in whose papers a copy of it was found.

This book uses the official DIA Report and the “Operation ZIPPER” document as its framework. In addition to that, the author uses the notes he made during endless hours of conversation he had with R. T. Crowley in the years between 1993 and 1996, and has dug deeply into the great body of literature on the assassination of J. F. Kennedy to flesh out what has proven to be a very ugly skeleton. In sum, it puts sinews and flesh on the bones of a monster.

The loss of faith is a terrible matter and one can say after reading these papers and with bitter truth: “Who then will guard the guardians?”


Barry Seal, “the biggest drug smuggler in American history”, while working for the CIA, was funneling the immense amount of cocaine of the Iran-Contra Operation right through Mena, Arkansas, under the watch of Bill Clinton. The purpose of the Iran Contra affair was to accumulate funds to secretly finance the Mujahideen, particularly Gulbuddin Hekmetyar, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and later bin Laden.

Again, this was the chief strategy of the Neoconservatives. So it ties into the other video I recommended, the Power of Nightmares. The whole thing was headed by George Bush Sr.

Well, it turns out Barry Seal had been recruited at the age of seventeen, along with Lee Oswald, by CIA agent David Ferrie, at a two week summer camp of the Louisiana Civil Air Patrol in 1957. David Ferrie is the fiend and pedophile portrayed by Joe Pecci in Oliver Stone’s JFK. (Mad Cow Morning News)

Hopsicker also has a very interesting movie about Seal, called American Drug Lords: Ties to JFK:

A career U.S. intelligence agent, Ferrie was a participant in the assassination of President Kennedy, and the first focal point of Jim Garrison’s investigation of Kennedy’s murder. The assassination team went by the name of Operation 40, established by Allen Dulles, which played a major role in the Bay of Pigs invasion. The group was presided over by then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon and recruited former Batista-regime intelligence officers and mob henchmen, mercenaries like Frank Sturgis and CIA case officer Howard Hunt, who would later become one of the Watergate burglars. As revealed by John Hankey, in his film JFK II, at a 1975 Senate re-investigation into the case, William Colby, as head of CIA, testified that George Bush Sr. and Hunt headed the Kennedy assassination, but said that “…they weren’t really in charge. They were just taking orders from civilians like Allen Dulles and the Rockefellers.” Colby was then promptly dismissed, and George Bush was appointed to head the CIA in his place.




Compilation of writings on the death of JFK...


So it begins to grow. You have the Parliament, the legal establishment, the military, the local police, the bankers, and the journalists. And when I say there is a coup d' ├ętat in this country to overthrow the government, whether it's John Kennedy or Robert Kennedy or Martin Luther King, it involves members of Congress, it involves justices of the Supreme Court, judges, members of our army, members of the police department, particular bankers, and newspaper syndicates to keep a lid on it. All of those elements in our conspiracies and assassinations are linked also to the secret society that is less secret this week because the stories are breaking.

It could be that a lot of this is coming out because Mehmet Ali Agca from Turkey—who is linked to this, and the assassination attempt on the Pope—is sitting in jail in Rome and he might be talking; he might be giving out connecting links. And that's [maybe] why this story broke this week, because he's laughing and joking, and they have a scandal which maybe they were going to tap some wrists for the $2 billion going to Argentina. But with the shooting of the Pope and [Agca] sitting in the jail, it just may be that this is why this story of the scandal had to come out on the Parliament, the judges, the army, the police, the bankers, and the journalists.

Mr. Licio Gelli, G-E-L-L-I, as I say, is the grand master for the spying, and he holds dual citizenship. Another member of his gang, Mr. Sarti, a member of the Christian Democratic Party—they said it was inconsistant to belong to both—is also a part of the secret society of the [P-2] lodge.

Now, the New York Times had another section in this article on the members of the government who were involved and has a list of their names and the grand master's affiliation to Argentina and the fascist organizations. The goals of the grand master, according to the New York Times:

...has been to bring under his contol a large number of powerful and highly placed persons and thus to break down, for the first time in Italian history, the separation between political, administrative, military and economic spheres.

This is what happened when Hitler took over in Germany in 1933. And this is what happened after John Kennedy was killed in November of 1963. The continuous killing of particular leaders, like John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Adlai Stevenson. I even think that Drew Pearson and Walter Winchell were murdered. Journalists or people who do not play the game runs into the hundreds.

The goal isn't any different than stated in the New York Times this week: The grand master wants to bring under the control a large number of powerful people, highly placed, to breakdown for the first time in Italian history the separation of the political, administrative, military and economic spheres.

This is what happened in Dallas in 1963, to breakdown, in the United States, the separation of the elements of our government and put them under the control of one large heirarchy which they've been trying to do from Dallas up to the Reagan Administration.

Gelli, according to the New York Times, constructed a state within a state. A very real state within a state. And that's exactly what Allen Dulles did in planning the assassination of John Kennedy. I wrote about that in my first published article "Why Was Martha Mitchell kidnapped"—a state within a state. And now in Italy a piece of that is being exposed.

The method they used, according to the New York Times, was blackmail. They promised favors, advancement, and bribes—but blackmail. I've talked many times on the women; the organized crime links to public officials; the sexual pictures that people like Edward Bennett Williams, the attorney for John Hinkley, holds in his pocket; the blackmailing of all political figures and military officials, generals, and admirals that the Howard Hughes Organization had; the sexual exploits; the use of the mob for blackmail and entrapping various people. The same technique was used in Germay; it was used by Bobby Baker and Lyndon Johnson; it was used by J. Edgar Hoover and William Sullivan of the FBI; The techniques aren't any different.

The important thing is that all the techniques that I've been talking about for the past years are surfacing now at this time because there are very few countries or people that can survive if we allow these things to keep going. And the Italian courts are arresting people and putting them in jail and making these charges.

The banks in Italy have been charged with exporting large sums of money because of the dual citizenship. They are also charging Mr. Gelli with the fake kidnapping of Michele Sindona. When Sindona was arrested in the United States for the bank fraud and the financial shinanigans, he took a little trip to Luxemberg and Italy to see his buddies, and a few judges were killed; dropped dead on the spot. Sindona took a trip to Italy to either get his payoff or his message, and then he came back to the United States; he had passports to travel. This group is responsible for the, in quotes, "kidnapping". They simply put him on a plane and our Secret Service and Interpol and the American officials allowed him to go to Italy to clean up the loose ends; this group was involved with Sindona leaving the country and coming back.

This Roberto Calvi, the president of the Banco Ambrosiano and of La Centrale Finanziaria—I may not pronounce those properly—these important banks in Italy, financial organizations, are involved in this scandal. Six members of the board of the La Centrale, a large bank in Italy, were arrested this week. And the head of a large investment financial company, one of the four largest in Italy, has been arrested for his dual allegiance to the Odessa down in Argentina and not to Italy; the world fascism, as [opposed to] taking care of their own country at home.

Okay, this is Mae Brussell, talking about the scandal going on in Italy; the government behind a government; the secret team. This has been taking place in the United States for the past 17 or 18 years. It's more open since the murder of John Kennedy. That secret team was caught sending $2 billion out of Italy to Argentina, for purposes of a fascist organization with allegiance larger than the Italian government.

We hear talk about the Soviet Union and world communism, but there's very little talk about world fascism, even though very many countries have been overthrown in the past 30 years for the expressed purpose of the resurgence of the Nazi regime. As soon as Pinochete was in power in Chile the swastikas came out. And I can go on and on about the various countries that are linked and funded by this activity.

Going back to the New York Times article on the Italian elite embroiled in the Masonic scandal: Henry Tanner said the financial establishment has been decapitated by the arrest of the various banking officials; in Milan the story came out that they have literally been decapitated; the financial establishment is in limbo. Also, the same banker that is involved with these shinanigans, this Roberto Calvi, recently bought 40 percent of a particular publishing house, the Rizzoli Publishing Group. And he owns Corriere della Sera, a leading newspaper in Italy.

You can make the same comparisons to the major news media in this country: CBS, NBC, ABC Broadcasting, the talk shows, the news that comes over these stations, and the major newspapers, such as the AP and the UPI in the United States. They have an allegiance that goes much farther than to the United States. It is to a world order, and the world order is fascism. They do not tell the truth on these assassinations, whether it's the Manson Family, the SLA, the multi-murders of the mind control zombies, the John Lennon killing, the Jonestown killings. The newspaper media is controlled in this country like it is in Italy: by pay-offs, by people placed in top positions in order to allow that world fascism.

A perfect example is Gerald Ford, who was a member of the House of Representatives, and was appointed to the Warren Commission when John Kennedy was murdered. He was appointed there by former vice-president Richard Nixon. And the very first meeting—I've had this many times on the air—the subject came up, Earl Warren said: "What should we do about handling the local press?" Handling meant to keep from the American people Lee Harvey Oswald's links to the world Nazi organization, or the breaking up of Detente at the time Eisenhower and Khruschev wanted peace (that was before Kennedy was in power, when Eisenhower wanted peace). Having the U2 flight come down so Khruschev would call off the Peace Conference. Earl Warren hid the Nazi links to Lee Harvey Oswald after that great feat.

They said in their meetings: "What should we do about the local press if they want a story?" And Gerald Ford said: "Well, gentlemen, I can handle the AP"—the Associated Press—"and the UPI." Meaning, "I control the two major sources of news coming out of the country and the small newspapers will have to take them on their own."

Whatever goes to the major newspapers comes over the wire services. It was that kind of protection, and it now is more important for you to realize the role of Gerald Ford on 15 or 16 major corporations, and with Anna Chennault and the Flying Tigers and the Pebble Beach Corporation. He's a multi-national millionaire with links to the same fascist organizations from the Dallas-Fort Worth area that work with John Hinkley, Sr. and Jr., and his fangs of fascism haven't changed one bit since he was appointed to the Warren Commission.

Richard Nixon was working with Nicolae Malaxa of the Romanian Iron Guard that had headquarters down in Argentina. They used Nixon's office in Whittier as a cover dummy front for Western Tube Corporation—a non-existent fascist organization.

These people (the Gerald Fords and the Richard Nixons) have allegiance to this same hidden government or fascist organization in Argentina that the Italian government has that's being exposed now. I wrote about that in my Watergate articles in 1972, and now it's coming out in Italy. But don't think the heads of states represent the interests of the people in the United States or their welfare, or are concerned about their savings or security or livelihood or their housing or their health.

The wealth and the profits and the banks that are spilling over, the narcotics traffic profits going down to those funds down in South America—to Uraguay, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina—are part and parcel to the same Italian secret society that got a little exposure this week, and probably will be getting more in the weeks to come. As I say, these men are involved in newspapers and own important newspapers in Italy.

Among the army generals named in this scandal, there's a name that appeared on the list as a mason member of the secret lodge. His name is Rafael Giudici, G-I-U-D-I-C-E, former commander of the Finance Guard. He's the head of the paramilitary force, specializing in border control and anti-smuggling operations. The thing that funds these fascist organizations is smuggling operations: heroine, cocaine, you name it—all over the world. Whether it is, in any form, the hashish, the marajuana, and so forth.

So the head of the anti-smuggling operation (border control) is a member of the secret society with the dual allegiance.

If you wonder how Mehmet Ali Agca traveled from a prison in 1979 and left there in November, and had $50,000 to spend before he ended up in St. Peters where he shot at the Pope—his money comes from those operations. He travelled over the borders, from Iran and back into Turkey and into Bulgaria and Switzerland and Germany and England and down to Palermo and Sicily and Tunisia, he was in Naples and back to Rome, and Myorka. Those people who are part of these assassination teams, whether it's Mark David Chapman, who shot John Lennon; or the man who shot the Pope; or John Hinkley who can travel all around the United States, into New Haven, New York, Alabama, Georgia, Chicago, St. Louis, Missouri, Texas, all over the globe, and back to Hollywood; They zig-zag all around; they have money; In this country they cross state lines with no trouble; In Europe they go all over the place; And if they leave the United States they can travel all around the world like Chapman did: Bankok, Hong Kong, Zurik, Switzerland, London, back to Hawaii, Georgia, and New York—the guy that shot John Lennon.

If the man in charge of border controls and anti-smuggling operations in these countries—if those people are involved with this dual allegiance, that tells you how Interpol can't find them, because Interpol is part and parcel to the same fabric-family.

Another man in jail in Italy at the present time in connection with this fraud—sending money overseas—was another high officer in the army. He worked with this Giudici as a part of the finance operation and the smuggling operation.

These high officials are now being put in jail, but they had important positions.

On this list of traitors was 20 known officers of the organization called the "Carabineri." That's a prestigious para-military police court. That's the equivilant of our SWAT teams in Los Angeles; in San Francisco; in Atlanta, Georgia; the New York City Red Squad; the Chicago Squads—these are select groups. Our Attorney General this week said that the SWAT teams, the select teams, are on the lookout for terrorists, or for people rioting this summer in the streets. Ronald Reagan is going to cut off [people's] occupations, their sources of income, their savings, and we'll have riots. So in came the prestigious para-military police court. They're training down in Camp Roberts with simulated warfare—that's one place in California where they're carrying on their mini-war.

The troops are ready to handle us, the prestigious para-military police groups, similar to Squad 19. [Squad 19 is] the Los Angeles Police Department group that worked with Richard Nixon and E. Howard Hunt and James McCord. They planned to kill Richard Nixon during the 1972 Convention and make Spiro Agnew the President.

A peek at our Watergate is a peek at the Italian affairs now. And 20 officers of the para-military police elite corp, as well as a man in charge of the borders, was picked up.

Also, another man picked up was General Giovani Grassini. He's chief of SISDE, which is the Secret Intelligence and Security Minister. That would be like pulling in George Bush or Alexander Haig—which I think we should do—under house arrest for the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan. I think these people have a direct connection to what happened in Washington, D.C. in front of the Hilton Hotel; I think they are linked to the secret teams. Richard Helms, E. Howard Hunt, William Colby, George Bush, the CIA has been a government. And in Italy they pulled in a biggy in the head of the Secret Intelligence and Security Minister, General Giovani Grassini.

At the time of Watergate, when they were arrested in June—and we should have an anniversary coming up in two weeks of the arrest at the Watergate Hotel—I wrote that Richard Nixon would be out of office because of Watergate. John Mitchell and the entire gang around him were involved in that scandal of the government within a government. And John Mitchell, the attorney General, was removed from office. And Richard Helms was slapped with a perjury charge and was removed from the CIA. And a lot of top officials changed places. Robert Mardian was kicked out of the Justice Department, and Kleindienst, and so forth. We had a change of officials of this hidden governement here: L. Patrick Gray from the National Security Council, who was the acting Director of the FBI at the time. We had that group.

Mardian and G. Gordon Liddy used to go down to the archives and watch Adolf Hitler's pictures, and they hired members of Hitler's Gestapo in Florida and elswhere to work with Donald Segretti. This same ball of wax in the United States that came out at the time of Watergate is coming out in Italy now.

If there were more bank robberies and more money missing when Watergate fell, and people were hurting more, we would have had a better investigation then, but we let it slide and now Italy pulled in the chief of the SISDE, which is the Secret Intelligence and Security Minister. And then they pulled in another general: Josepe Santivito, the head of SIME—the Security Unit of the Defense Ministry—also a member of this Masonic group, this secret group.

The Masonic lodge that Mr. Gelli formed as a double agent from Italy and Argentina began in 1963 in Rome.

Pope John XXIII died June 3, 1963. John Kennedy was killed November 22, 1963. That was the year when Kennedy, Khruschev, and Pope John Paul XXIII wanted peace again. That was the second round for peace, after Eisenhower had wanted it with Khruschev. It was ruined by the downing of the U2 [spy plane] over the Soviet Union and broke up the subject of Detante—a word never heard anymore: Peace or Detante.

We had one try when Eisenhower wanted it, and Allen Dulles, head of the CIA, and his brother John Foster Dulles, made sure it didn't happen.

The next chance came in 1963, but Pope John Paul XXIII, who was close to John Kennedy and Khruschev, died. And a few months later John Kennedy was killed.

Then this secret team was in full power in the United States. They took over here, and that was the end of the peace movement; that was tucked away and forgotten.

And 1963 was when Gelli became very strong. I've mentioned on the program the book "Treason For My Daily Bread", with the links of the Nazis from Argentina and Chile linked to Clay Shaw, who was in the OSS with Allen Dulles, and then the CIA, directly linked to Rome. I'll do programs soon, and update you on the Permendex organization and the meeting of the fascists for world fascism again, after World War Two was over; The Mussolini-Hitler gang in Italy that set up headquarters in Argentina and Chile (particularly Argentina) got ready for World War Three.

In 1963 this Propaganda Due—the lodge—was formed just as the fangs of fascism came into this country. The President was dead here, and the peace-loving Pope was dead in Italy.

Out of the 550 Masonic lodges there are about 15,000 members in the lodges in Italy. It's mainly a particlular group that is involved in this scandal that is coming out. It's similar to speaking to members of the FBI. I've talked to them about Division V of the FBI and William Sullivan, and the use of missionaries and Albert Osbourne to run schools of assassination down in Mexico or South America. The average FBI agent never heard of such a thing. For all of the FBI agents around the country that work to serve their government, that believe they're finding some form of justice or solving bank robberies, kidnappings, or murder, there is a handful in Washington D.C., and in every police department, where these S.W.A.T. teams or special squads belong to fascist organizations, such as L. Patrick Gray—I wrote about him also in 1972, covering up murders that were done by these teams in Los Angeles, specifically. And Ruben Salazar and other people. And U.S. Attorney Robert Myer covering up the Isla Vista Riots in Santa Barbara.

This secret team in Italy really got its muscles and its dual allegiance the very year that John Kennedy was murdered in the United States.

The San Jose Mercury had an article just last Sunday—I'm finished with parts of the New York Times article—this one was titled Italy's Justice Minister Quits In the Lodge Spy Scandal. This is a UPI story coming over the wire services as well as the local paper here. The Justice Minister in Italy, Adolfo Sarti, resigned. He's the first casualty of the Christian Democratic Party with their murky Italian Scandal.

And this goes into another Colonel: Antonia Viezzer, V-I-E-Z-Z-E-R. He was arrested on spy charges. A former official of the military intelligence organization who has been arrested on spy charges against Italy.

They're really spying and working for Argentina. This article discusses the relationship of the justice minister, Sarti, and Mr. Gelli, combined with their work with the Masonic lodge, that it's a power within the state's power, and the involvement of them with Mr. Sindona. And this story that came over this wire services says it's a scandal that involves a labor minister, Franco Foski; Foreign Trade Minister, Enrico Monka; and prominent politicians who are not part of the cabinet directly, but famous politicians in Italy. The Secret Service chiefs—not just one I mentioned, but the chiefs of the Secret Service.

And again, this goes to who protects officials. I know that the Secret Service did not protect John Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, or Ronald Reagan, or the Pope. They were allowed to be shot. The Secret Service chiefs are part of these.

They refer to army generals, the finance police officials, and newspaper editors.

This group, according to the story in the San Jose Mercury, was accused as being a secret organization that has been barred from Italy's constitution for a long time.

If you want to know about the Masons—not the working Masons, but the one that is linked to the assassination teams or the control of a world government—there's a very good book by Neil Wilgus, W-I-L-G-U-S, called "The Illuminoids - Secret Societies and Political Paranoia". There's an introduction by Robert Anton Wilson. This book goes into the beginning of the Masonic fraternities. And as I say, it's not every Mason that is conspiritorily minded. But one group of the Masons may be in each country or each city, may be part of this secret team, and they use that as their cover.

His book goes into the Warren Commission; the murder of John Kennedy; the Bildeberger Society; the infiltration into places like the Carousel Club, where Jack Ruby ran his operation in Dallas; Vacaville Prison; it goes into the CIA; the mob; the right-wing Cuban organizations; the Kent State killings; the Manson family; the SLA; Watergate; the Unification Church of the Moonies; the FBI's involvement in South Dakota Indians; the Phoenix Program of William Colby—which, as I said, came back to the United States [from Vietnam] and formed the SLA [which is] the CIA; the mind control programs; the oil millionaire H.L. Hunt.

This book is a gold mine of information. It links these secret societies (that infiltrate into the Mason group) to all of the operations that I have been talking about for years on this program. It's being exposed in Italy [and you can see it] if you follow the newspapers this past week. Go to the library and get them. And look for the ones that are coming out in the weeks to come.

In this book: "The Chronology of the Illuminoids", he goes back to 1770 with the founding of the modern Freemasonry Society; 1721: How masonry was introduced into France; 1728: It was introduced into Spain; 1731: How Benjamin Franklin and the United States went into masonry.

As a matter of fact, Charles Manson, at his trial, was giving hand signs as a mason to the judge on the bench; They were communicating with specific hand signs that they had learned in the masonry.

This book goes into the chronology in 1735, and the introduction of the Masons into Portugal, Russia, and Italy. And then it updates it to the Council on Foreign Relations in 1921 that was formed in England.

Mussolini, with his links to the Italian and British Intelligence, coming together with the mafia from Sicily.

And then the connecting links of Hitler's National Socialist Party in 1923 in Germany.

And the Tea Pot Dome Scandal with President Harding.

This book has a chronology of J. Edgar Hoover taking over the FBI in 1924.

And the book has an interconnecting link of particular lodges—or suspician of the Masons—being involved in assassination teams and overthrowing of governments and controlling the world power.

So as you follow this chronology through all of the various episodes, it's interesting to see it coming out in terms of a Mason scandal involving assassination teams from down in Argentina and banking scandals, with money that has gone into fascist organizations of heroine traffic and assassination squads, combined with financiers from the Vatican.

The thing that is so unusual about this case breaking this week is pitting it to a lodge in the Masons, because if a person wants to understand them you can read the book "The Illuminoids" and get a vision of it.

There's another book out some of you might know called "The Cosmic Trigger - The Final Secret of the Illuminati", by Robert Anton Wilson. In that book he mentions me. Also, Neil Wilgus mentions our family and myself in his book "The Illuminoids" in his chronology—you'll see us and my research and so forth in that book. In Robert Anton Wilson's "Cosmic Trigger" he wrote:

Mae Brussell, the world's greatest single conspiracy buff, has insisted, over various underground radio stations, that virtually all the terrorist Left is secret CIA operation to discredit the rest of the Left.

And he refers to some of the allegations of the labor party, and he said:

Although neither Mae Brussell nor the U.S.L.P. are better at preparing an evidential case than the late Joseph McCarthy, the Watergate investigations reveal that the FBI's "COINTELPRO" operation did involve agents provaceteur and attempts to divide the Left by inciting crime and spreading paranoia. Maybe all the paranoids are right after all.

So after he begins to think that you are too much of a conspiracy buff by linking them, he has to apoligize, that in fact the allegations I've been making on the radio stations are true. In "The Illuminoids" by Neil Wilgus, he has a continuous series of these conspiracies and assassinations and secret government operations, including the COINNTELPRO operation, the SLA, the Manson Family, and so forth.











On June 4, 1963, a little known attempt was made to strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the government at interest. On that day President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order No. 11110 that returned to the U.S. government the power to issue currency, without going through the Federal Reserve. Mr. Kennedy's order gave the Treasury the power "to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury." This meant that for every ounce of silver in the U.S. Treasury's vault, the government could introduce new money into circulation. In all, Kennedy brought nearly $4.3 billion in U.S. notes into circulation. The ramifications of this bill are enormous.

With the stroke of a pen, Mr. Kennedy was on his way to putting the Federal Reserve Bank of New York out of business. If enough of these silver certificats were to come into circulation they would have eliminated the demand for Federal Reserve notes. This is because the silver certificates are backed by silver and the Federal Reserve notes are not backed by anything. Executive Order 11110 could have prevented the national debt from reaching its current level, because it would have given the gevernment the ability to repay its debt without going to the Federal Reserve and being charged interest in order to create the new money. Executive Order 11110 gave the U.S. the ability to create its own money backed by silver.

After Mr. Kennedy was assassinated just five months later, no more silver certificates were issued. The Final Call has learned that the Executive Order was never repealed by any U.S. President through an Executive Order and is still valid. Why then has no president utilized it? Virtually all of the nearly $6 trillion in debt has been created since 1963, and if a U.S. president had utilized Executive Order 11110 the debt would be nowhere near the current level. Perhaps the assassination of JFK was a warning to future presidents who would think to eliminate the U.S. debt by eliminating the Federal Reserve's control over the creation of money. Mr. Kennedy challenged the government of money by challenging the two most successful vehicles that have ever been used to drive up debt - war and the creation of money by a privately-owned central bank. His efforts to have all troops out of Vietnam by 1965 and Executive Order 11110 would have severely cut into the profits and control of the New York banking establishment. As America's debt reaches unbearable levels and a conflict emerges in Bosnia that will further increase America's debt, one is force to ask, will President Clinton have the courage to consider utilizing Executive Order 11110 and, ifso, is he willing to pay the ultimate price for doing so?

Executive Order 11110 AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 10289


By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, it is ordered as follows:

Section 1. Executive Order No. 10289 of September 19, 1951, as amended, is hereby further amended-

By adding at the end of paragraph 1 thereof the following subparagraph (j):

(j) The authority vested in the President by paragraph (b) of section 43 of the Act of May 12,1933, as amended (31 U.S.C.821(b)), to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or standard silver dollars in the Treasury not then held for redemption of any outstanding silver certificates, to prescribe the denomination of such silver certificates, and to coin standard silver dollars and subsidiary silver currency for their redemption

and --

Byrevoking subparagraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 thereof.

Sec. 2. The amendments made by this Order shall not affect any act done, or any right accruing or accrued or any suit or proceeding had or commenced in any civil or criminal cause prior to the date of this Order but all such liabilities shall continue and may be enforced as if said amendments had not been made.

John F. Kennedy The White House, June 4, 1963.

Of course, the fact that both JFK and Lincoln met the the same end is a mere coincidence.

Abraham Lincoln's Monetary Policy, 1865 (Page 91 of Senate document 23.)

Money is the creature of law and the creation of the original issue of money should be maintained as the exclusive monopoly of national Government.

Money possesses no value to the State other than that given to it by circulation.

Capital has its proper place and is entitled to every protection. The wages of men should be recognised in the structure of and in the social order as more important than the wages of money.

No duty is more imperative for the Government than the duty it owes the People to furnish them with a sound and uniform currency, and of regulating the circulation of the medium of exchange so that labour will be protected from a vicious currency, and commerce will be facilitated by cheap and safe exchanges.

The available supply of Gold and Silver being wholly inadequate to permit the issuance of coins of intrinsic value or paper currency convertible into coin in the volume required to serve the needs of the People, some other basis for the issue of currency must be developed, and some means other than that of convertibility into coin must be developed to prevent undue fluctuation in the value of paper currency or any other substitute for money of intrinsic value that may come into use.

The monetary needs of increasing numbers of People advancing towards higher standards of living can and should be met by the Government. Such needs can be served by the issue of National Currency and Credit through the operation of a National Banking system .The circulation of a medium of exchange issued and backed by the Government can be properly regulated and redundancy of issue avoided by withdrawing from circulation such amounts as may be necessary by Taxation, Redeposit, and otherwise. Government has the power to regulate the currency and creditof the Nation.

Government should stand behind its currency and credit and the Bank deposits of the Nation. No individual should suffer a loss of money through depreciation or inflated currency or Bank bankruptcy.

Government possessing the power to create and issue currency and creditas money and enjoying the right to withdraw both currency and credit from circulation by Taxation and otherwise need not and should not borrow capital at interest as a means of financing Governmental work and public enterprise. The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credit needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of the consumers. The privilege of creating and issueing money is not only the supreme prerogative of Government, but it is the Governments greatest creative opportunity.

By the adoption of these principles the long felt want for a uniform medium will be satisfied. The taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest, discounts, and exchanges. The financing of all public enterprise, the maintenance of stable Government and ordered progress, and the conduct of the Treasury will become matters of practical administration. The people can and will be furnished with a currency as safe as their own Government. Money will cease to be master and become the servant of humanity. Democracy will rise superior to the money power.

Some information on the Federal Reserve The Federal Reserve, a Private Corporation One of the most common concerns among people who engage in any effort to reduce their taxes is, "Will keeping my money hurt the government's ability to pay it's bills?" As explained in the first article in this series, the modern withholding tax does not, and wasn't designed to, pay for government services. What it does do, is pay for the privately-owned Federal Reserve System.

Black's Law Dictionary defines the "Federal Reserve System" as, "Network of twelve central banks to which most national banks belong and to which state chartered banks may belong. Membership rules require investment of stock and minimum reserves."

Privately-owned banks own the stock of the Fed. This was explained in more detail in the case of Lewis v. United States, Federal Reporter, 2nd Series, Vol. 680, Pages 1239, 1241 (1982), where the court said:

Each Federal Reserve Bank is a separate corporation owned by commercial banks in its region. The stock-holding commercial banks elect two thirds of each Bank's nine member board of directors.

Similarly, the Federal Reserve Banks, though heavily regulated, are locally controlled by their member banks. Taking another look at Black's Law Dictionary, we find that these privately owned banks actually issue money:

Federal Reserve Act. Law which created Federal Reserve banks which act as agents in maintaining money reserves, issuing money in the form of bank notes, lending money to banks, and supervising banks. Administered by Federal Reserve Board (q.v.).

The FED banks, which are privately owned, actually issue, that is, create, the money we use. In 1964 the House Committee on Banking and Currency, Subcommittee on Domestic Finance, at the second session of the 88th Congress, put out a study entitled Money Facts which contains a good description of what the FED is:

The Federal Reserve is a total money-making machine.It can issue money or checks. And it never has a problem of making its checks good because it can obtain the $5 and $10 bills necessary to cover its check simply by asking the Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving to print them.

As we all know, anyone who has a lot of money has a lot of power. Now imagine a group of people who have the power to create money. Imagine the power these people would have. This is what the Fed is.

No man did more to expose the power of the Fed than Louis T. McFadden, who was the Chairman of the House Banking Committee back in the 1930s. Constantly pointing out that monetary issues shouldn't be partisan, he criticized both the Herbert Hoover and Franklin Roosevelt administrations. In describing the Fed, he remarked in the Congressional Record, House pages 1295 and 1296 on June 10, 1932, that:

Mr. Chairman,we have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal reserve banks. The Federal Reserve Board, a Government Board, has cheated the Government of the United States and he people of the United States out of enoughmoney to pay the national debt. The depredations and the iniquities of the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal reserve banks acting together have cost this country enough money to pay the national debt several times over. This evil institution has impoverished and ruined the people of the UnitedStates; has bankrupted itself, and has practically bankrupted our Government. It has done this through the maladministration of that law by which the Federal Reserve Board, and through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.

Some people think the Federal reserve banks are United States Government institutions. They are not Government institutions. They are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the United States for the benefit of themselves and their foreign customers; foreign and domestic speculators and swindlers; and rich and predatory money lenders. In that dark crew of financial pirates there are those who would cut a man's throat to get a dollar out of his pocket; there are those who send money into States to buy votes to control our legislation; and there are those who maintain an international propaganda for the purpose of deceiving us and of wheedling us into the granting of new concessions which will permit them to cover up their past misdeeds and set again in motion their gigantic train of crime. Those 12 private credit monopolies were deceitfully and disloyally foisted upon this country by bankers who camehere from Europe and who repaid us for our hospitality by undermining our American institutions.

The Fed basically works like this: The government granted its power to create money to the Fed banks. They create money, then loan it back to the government charging interest. The government levies income taxes to pay the interest on the debt. On this point, it's interesting to note that the Federal Reserve act and the sixteenth amendment, which gave congress the power to collect income taxes, were both passed in 1913. The incredible power of the Fed over the economy is universally admitted. Some people, especially in the banking and academic communities, even support it. On the other hand, there are those, both in the past and in the present, that speak out against it. One of these men was President John F. Kennedy. His efforts were detailed in Jim Marrs' 1990 book, Crossfire:

Another overlooked aspect of Kennedy's attempt to reform American society involves money. Kennedy apparently reasoned that by returning to the constitution, which states that only Congress shall coin and regulate money, the soaring national debt could be reduced by not paying interest to the bankers of the Federal Reserve System, who print paper money then loan it to the government at interest. He moved in this area on June 4, 1963, by signing Executive Order 11,110 which called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815 in United States Notes through the U.S. Treasury rather than the traditional Federal Reserve System. That same day, Kennedy signed a bill changing the backing of one and two dollar bills from silver to gold, adding strength to the weakened U.S. currency.

Kennedy's comptroller of the currency, James J. Saxon, had been at odds with the powerful Federal Reserve Board for some time, encouraging broader investment and lending powers for banks that were not part of the Federal Reserve system. Saxon also had decided that non-Reserve banks could underwrite state and local general obligation bonds, again weakening the dominant Federal Reserve banks.

A number of "Kennedy bills" were indeed issued - the author has a five dollar bill in his possession with the heading "United States Note" - but were quickly withdrawn after Kennedy's death. According to information from the Library of the Comptroller of the Currency, Executive Order 11,110 remains in effect today, although successive administrations beginning with that of President Lyndon Johnson apparently have simply ignored it and instead returned to the practice of paying interest on Federal Reserve notes. Today we continue to use Federal Reserve Notes, and the deficit is at an all-time high.

The point being made is that the IRS taxes you pay aren't used for government services. It won't hurt you, or the nation, to legally reduce or eliminate your tax liability.

Related Articles:

JFK vs Federal Reserve

The JFK Myth
by G. Edward Griffin



On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order
11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve
Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at
interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the
privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The
Christian Common Law Institute has exhaustively researched this matter
through the Federal Register and Library of Congress and can now safely
conclude that this Executive Order has never been repealed, amended, or
superceded by any subsequent Executive Order. In simple terms, it is still

When President John Fitzgerald Kennedy - the author of Profiles in
Courage -signed this Order, it returned to the federal government,
specifically the Treasury Department, the Constitutional power to create and
issue currency -money - without going through the privately owned Federal
Reserve Bank.

President Kennedy's Executive Order 11110 [the full text is displayed
further below] gave the Treasury Department the explicit authority:
"to issue silver certificates against any silver bullion, silver, or
standard silver dollars in the Treasury."



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