I'm very depressed that people know so little of our history that they can invite Lamar Waldron on the air to talk about his provably false story of the Kennedy assassination. His book hinges on a plan he says President Kennedy had to invade Cuba in December. If that were true, neither the CIA nor the mob would have had any motive to kill Kennedy, for one. But the simple fact is, Kennedy provably resisted a last-minute push in November of 1963 to get him to invade Cuba.
Nov. 9, 1963, a New York Times article revealed that a weapons cache had been found on a beach in Venezuela. The article purported the weapons were from Cuba. So if Kennedy was planning to invade Cuba, something he had promised not to do at the end of the Cuban missile crisis, here was his opening. The only way Kennedy could invade Cuba would be if Castro was trying to export his revolution elsewhere. Wasn't this direct evidence of this?
Kennedy actually did nothing, probably because by then he had learned the ways of the world. So Richard Helms, the Deputy Director of Plans at CIA, took one of the guns into the White House on November 19, 1963, in an attempt to convince JFK personally that the weapons were from Cuba. But Kennedy was still unconvinced. So, by the way, was Joseph Burkholder Smith, a CIA officer working in Venezuela, who assumed the CIA had planted the weapons there in an attempt to frame Cuba.
Later that day, Helms, who had no love for the Kennedys, asked for an autographed picture of the president. Did he know that picture would be unobtainable three days later? (Kennedy was killed on November 22, 1963.)
If Kennedy was already planning to invade Cuba with the CIA, this episode makes no sense at all. But in reality, this visit happened, and the Lamar Waldron plot was nothing more than contingency plans. Our government has contingency plans to invade just about every country on the planet. They play out scenarios on paper. What if this happened? What if that happened? But a contingency plan is a far cry from an ACTUAL operation, and for Waldron and his co-author Thom Hartmann to purport this as fact is so wrong as to beg the question of why they are doing it. I can't help but wonder if Hartmann's own ties to the CIA have anything to do with the putting out of this so easily provably false scenario.
For a review of the two Waldron-Hartmann books on this preposterous scenario, see here
And the "mob did it" story is simply ludicrous on the face of it. Could the mob have controlled the autopsy? Did the mob force the CIA to lie about Oswald to other agencies of the government a month before the assassination, as they provably did? Did the mob get CIA asset Priscilla Johnson McMillan to write a dishonest book on the case? Did the mob pay Vince Bugliosi a million dollars to write a book that didn't sell well purporting Oswald acted alone?
Heck no, on every count, and on so many more.
If you want to know what happened to Kennedy, read Jim Douglass' excellent and honest book JFK and the Unspeakable
. Douglass' book provides the historical context that makes it clear who killed Kennedy and why.
If you want to listen to me discussing the JFK assassination on KGO radio recently, click here
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