Wednesday, March 11, 2009

George H. W. Bush anticipated John Hinckley's assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan.

Clandestinos.... One more chapter from the infamous annals of the White House Murder INC, of the murderers of the USA.

CIA files contain memo on Vice President Bush's enhanced emergency response role six days prior to attempt on Reagan's life...

George H. W. Bush anticipated John Hinckley's assassination attempt on President Ronal Reagan...

Files maintained by the CIA and obtained by the CIA indicate that then-Vice President George H. W. Bush was placed in charge of a White House "crisis management" team six days prior to John W. Hinckley Jr.'s attempt to kill President Ronald Reagan. The placement of Bush as the head of the team was made over the objections of Secretary of State Al Haig. We have recently learned from an informed source in Washington that when Haig took to the podium in the White House briefing room after the shooting of Reagan and said:

"Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the President, the Vice President and the Secretary of State in that order, and should the President decide he wants to transfer the helm to the Vice President, he will do so. He has not done that. As of now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending return of the Vice President and in close touch with him. If something came up, I would check with him, of course,"

he did so with the knowledge that there was a relationship between the Bush and Hinckley families and that Bush may have been engaged in a coup d'état against Reagan in order to become the 41st President of the United States in 1981.

Haig was roundly criticized for his statement by the media. He later clarified his statement by saying: "I wasn't talking about transition. I was talking about the executive branch, who is running the government. That was the question asked. It was not, 'Who is in line should the President die?'"

On March 24, six days prior to the attempt on Reagan's life, Vice President Bush was named as the chairman of the administration's "crisis management" team. In a written statement by White House Press Secretary James Brady, who would be severely wounded and incapacitated in the attempt on Reagan's life, wrote: "The purpose of this team is to coordinate and control all appropriate federal resources in responding to emergency situations both foreign and domestic. The type of incident that might be involved ranges from an isolated terrorist attack to an attack upon United States territory by a hostile group . . . Vice President Bush's role is to chair the team in the absence of the President."

On March 24, 1980, after newspaper reports circulated that Bush was to be made head of the White House "crisis management" team, Haig told a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee chaired by Representative Dante Fascell (D-FL), "I read with interest and I suppose, a lack of enthusiasm the same newspaper reports that you referred to," adding that while President Reagan had the authority to design his own national security team, "I don't think a decision has been made on this issue, at least it has not been discussed with me if one has been made."

A few hours later, the White House issued the statement naming Bush as head of the crisis management team. No other Vice President had been given so much authority in the past. President Dwight Eisenhower had named his Secretary of State, John Foster Dulles, as his "crisis manager," which was cited by Haig in his disapproval of the decision involving Bush.

It was likely not the first time that Haig questioned Bush's suitability for a critical position. While serving as President Gerald Ford's Chief of Staff in the wake of President Richard Nixon's resignation in August 1974, Haig was likely the "anonymous most trusted Ford adviser" quoted in the New York Times on August 13, 1974, on the nomination of Ford's successor as Vice President. The adviser stated that "Bush's four years in the House and two years as ambassador to the UN were scant training for national office." Bush and former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller were locked in a battle for the vice presidential post, which ultimately went to Rockefeller. Bush seethed over Ford's choice of Rockefeller. Bush only managed to gain the public support for the vice presidential nod from a group of conservatives that included Senators Barry Goldwater (R-AZ), John Tower (R-TX), Henry Bellmon (R-OK), Dewey Bartlett (R-OK), House Minority Leader John Rhodes (R-AZ), and Representatives Alan Steelman (R-TX), C.V. Montgomery (D-MS), and, after Goldwater pulled out of the nomination process, Senator Jesse Helms (R-NC).

After Rockefeller became Vice President, Ford survived two assassination attempts, the first by Charles Manson cult member Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme in Sacramento on September 5, 1975, and the second by Sarah Jane Moore in San Francisco a few weeks later on September 22, 1975. Had Ford been assassinated, Bush, as Veep runner-up to Rockefeller, would have been favored to become the Vice President under the former New York Governor's presidency. Bush became director of the CIA on January 30, 1976.

We have learned that Haig was suspicious of Bush's crisis management move and when Reagan was shot less than a week later by a Bush family friend he grew increasingly worried that something more was afoot. Bush's son, Neil, was scheduled to dine with Hinckley's brother Scott the evening of March 31, the day after Scott's brother shot Reagan. After his attempt on Reagan's life, Hinckley was whisked off to the Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia.

The Hinckleys hired the law firm of CIA-connected Washington power attorney Edward Bennett Williams to defend their son John after his attempt on Reagan's life. The Houston Post had reported that the Hinckleys were large donors to Bush's failed 1980 presidential campaign against Reagan. John W. Hinckley, Jr. has reportedly stalked President Jimmy Carter during the 1980 presidential campaign.

Bush was in Austin, Texas aboard Air Force Two, along with Texas Republican Governor Bill Clements, shortly after Reagan was shot. John W. Hinckley, Sr., the would-be assassin's father, was a resident of Clements' hometown of Highland Park, Texas before moving his family and his Vanderbilt Energy Company to Denver. Clements was also involved in the Texas oil business but claimed he did not know Hinckley...


Humility and Intelligence, JFK on a newly released audio tape


Executive order 11110 is what brought President JFK down by the infamous White House Murder INC's predecessor in the 1960s...

JFK also wanted to disband the CIA, due to the political manipulation he thought they had played on him with Cuba and the Bay of Pigs...

He had privately submitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee a suggestion that the CIA’s responsibilities be placed under the Joint Chiefs of Staff (military) to avoid politicizing of intelligence reports.

Several months later, he was dead....

JFK attended Parliament during the time his father was the England during the rise to power of fascism in postwar Europe.

Almost of the eve of WWII. That experience made him much tougher in debate, and he elevated the vocabulary of politics while showing no quarter, he witnessed the failure of appeasement but learned at the same time that certain interests drove policy.

He had apt ways of welding together competing themes. The history and literature he studied, the philosophers, rhetoric, all were developed from the kind of vast, epic frames of reference from which he shaped the narrative of the Cold War and world development through visionary policy such as the Peace Corps.

Fight darkness with light, transparency illuminates the body politic. Speak to the higher purpose of humanity and the people will share in this agreement, in government and society. The basis of our social contract differs none from the tenets of our Constitution, thus we can advance the conversation of the world community and likewise gain from others, in expanding our own recognition of stated rights and implied liberties.

He spoke too much the Truth to Power and paid the ultimate price....

jfkjackie.jpgA new audio tape was released this week of John F. Kennedy at a dinner party with Toni and Ben Bradlee (of Watergate fame), journalist James M. Cannon, and Kennedy’s wife Jacqueline. The conversation was recorded shortly after Kennedy announced that he was running for president. It’s about politics, of course, but it’s also a philosophical conversation on politics as a vocation and raising children.

For all that has been written on Kennedy, he is in many ways a mystery. The first books written after his death, by grieving aides and friends, are often one-dimensional in the way they describe the character of the 35th president.

Although Schlesinger’s A Thousands Days sparkles, the human quality of John F. Kennedy is only hinted at. Ted Sorensen’s Kennedy, published in 1965, was written by a man closer to Kennedy but oddly it was even a more distant portrayal of Kennedy, as if criticism of Kennedy or details of his thinking would undermine the martyred president’s memory.

However worshipful the early biographies were, the attacks on Kennedy are just as one-dimensional. He was a complex man who was intensely private for a public person. He was both flawed and heroic, and a real intellectual who projected a vigorous image in an effort to conceal his poor health. (Audio below the fold)

Kennedy was dedicated to self-improvement. As he makes clear on the audio, his father didn’t think he had the health or personality for politics. Kennedy forced himself to be outgoing.

One of my favorite stories about Kennedy — if I remember correctly — took place shortly after he returned from the war and immediately prior to running for a seat in Congress. He was suffering from malaria, Addison’s disease, and a bad back which had been aggravated when the boat he commanded, PT 109, was split in half by a Japanese destroyer. In order to heal, he went to a clinic in Arizona. While he was there, Kennedy met a prominent labor leader who was also convalescing. In order to be educated on labor issues, Kennedy sent for a box of books on labor issues. This labor leader was shocked to discover that Kennedy would stay up half the night reading so that he could hold an intelligent conversation the following day.

After all the books and rumors, this audio gives the best feeling of his personality I’ve heard or read. He’s intelligent, gracious, and humble. What a concept....

Y-12 National Security Complex -

Y-12 produced some of the uranium-235 for Little Boy, the
nuclear weapon th...

7. Nuclear based crimes--JFK vs The Y-12 Nu...

Apr 28, 2002 ... The national security types at the Oak Ridge
nuclear bomb ...

It was one of the Y-12 national security types that set up the
plan to take out JFK. A Y-12 national security person with good
CIA connections and also good connections to Jack Ruby set up
the plot to knock off JFK and save jobs in Oak Ridge and the
nuclear network.

The Y-12 JFK hit connection is the missing piece of the whole
JFK conspiracy that is kept hidden by USA's utterly corrupt
Government, beyond redemption, But when one knows that
little missing piece, then all becomes quite obvious.
It is the missing bit of information that is the glue
that ties all the JFK assassination conspiracy together.


The idea that superwarriors should act in secrecy and deny those
acts so as not to become accountable to the public was dealt
with by Senator William S. Cohen (R., Maine). He expressed
skepticism that deception should "be practiced upon Congress by
deletion, or official documents reduced to confetti, while false
statements are given to public officials" in covert operations......
Talk about the Fox guarding the chicken coop....

All senior clerical appointments in the Soviet era were made by
the KGB and mediated through the government's Council for
Religious Affairs (the public face of the 4th department of the
KGB Fifth Directorate) - and many junior appointments besides.
Aleksi's collaboration was nothing exceptional - almost all
senior leaders of all officially-recognized religious faiths -
including the Catholics, Baptists, Adventists, Muslims and
Buddhists - were recruited KGB agents. Indeed, the annual report
that describes Aleksi's recruitment also covers numerous other
agents, some of them in the Estonian Lutheran Church.

Although in public the KGB never acknowledged its role in
controlling religious affairs in the Soviet Union, in private it
made no secret of it. The KGB leadership approved a briefing
paper No. 48s `On the use by the organs of the KGB of the
possibilities of the Russian Orthodox Church in counter-
espionage measures within the country and abroad' on 28 July


HOW: The dropping of "Little Boy," scientists' nickname for the
9,000-lb., 10'-long, 28"-round uranium bomb encasing the
equivalent of 20,000 tons of TNT, which had been achieved at a
cost of $2 billion over a 2 1/2-year period, was the most
controversial decision ever made in military history. '

No warning had been given, other than the half-million leaflets
that had shimmered down from the skies like so much confetti
2 days earlier.

These warned, "Your city will be obliterated unless your
Government surrenders.".....


It is instructive to note that Wikipedia does not carry any article that is critical of either Israel or any of the nasty activities of the CIA and should any reader be injudicious enough to post such material, Wikipedia will rapidly take it down and notice the poster with stern warnings about daring to repeat their negative activities. One can get more accurate information from the Weekly Reader.

Conversations with the Crow: Part 72

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!

Regicide — The Official Assassination Of John F. Kennedy by Gregory Douglas

by Frank Turberville, Jr., Milton, NC phoney

Military Magazine

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. Date: Monday, March 31, 1997

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.


The Official Assassination

of John F. Kennedy


Gregory Douglas


The assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, continues to generate an enormous amount of popular controversy, more so than any other historical happening in recorded memory. The killing took place in a major American city in full view of hundreds of people and in broad daylight, yet years after the event, a dispassionate overview of the incident is impossible to achieve. The act and its consequences are as cluttered as the dense Indian jungle that so thoroughly hides the gaudy tiger from the sight of its prey.

The initial stunned confusion in Dallas has continued, with much official connivance, into succeeding decades, with an immense proliferation of books, magazine articles, motion picture productions, and television dramas, which are equally divided between assaults on previous productions and the presentation of even more confusion, theory, and supposition.

One camp consists entirely of what can best be termed the “official version” and in the other camp are the “revisionist versions.” There is only one of the former and a multitude of the others There is no question in the minds of anyone that John F. Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas, Texas, in November of 1963. The real issue is who shot him and why.

Is the report of the official Warren Commission correct?[1] Was the President killed by a disaffected man who acted entirely alone? Was his subsequent murder perpetrated by another disaffected man who also acted entirely alone?

Are the legions of revisionists correct? Was the Kennedy assassination the result of a plot? And if there was a plot, who were the plotters and what were their motives?

The overwhelming majority of the public, who are the final arbiters of whatever may pass for historical truth, has, in the intervening years, come to believe less in the determined certainty of officialdom and more in the questions raised by those who cannot accept official dictums.

In a very strong sense, the Kennedy assassination marked an important watershed in the relationship between the American public and its elected and appointed officials. Before that event, what the government said was almost universally accepted as the truth. There was unquestioning and simplistic belief, and more, there was trust in the pronouncements from the Beltway and its numerous and often very slavish servants in academia and the American media. It is true, people would say, because it is printed in my newspaper and supported by important and knowledgeable savants.

That the media and academia might be influenced by, if not actually commanded by, the government rarely occurred to anyone outside of a small handful of chronic malcontents.

The questions that were raised by the Warren Commission’s lengthy and thoroughly disorganized report were certainly in many cases very important. That there were many errors in this hasty attempt to allay national anxieties is clearly evident, but in retrospect, and in view of recently disclosed evidence, these are more errors of commission than omission.

The Warren Report was prepared and released to the public not to encourage questioning but to silence it as quickly as possible. There are many cogent reasons for this desire for silence and acceptance, not the least of which was the urgent desire for self-preservation and the maintenance of the integrity of the governmental system.

In actuality, the American currency is not backed by gold or silver holdings but by the blind faith of the public. If the concept of unquestioning belief in governmental currency stability is questioned, economic chaos can be the result and this applies equally to government probity.

To quote from the title of the first and very important revisionist work on the Kennedy assassination, there was a great “rush to judgment” and a frantic desire on the part of the official establishment to completely bury not only the murdered President, but also any questions his killing might have engendered with him.

Was the primary reason for this desire for closure merely a desire to placate public opinion or were there other, and far more sinister, reasons for this rush to judgment?

Those who question the official chronicle have been severely hampered by the fact that all the records, documents, interviews, and other evidentiary material are securely under governmental custody and control. It is beyond the belief of any reasonable person to think that an official agency would release to the public any material that would bring the official judgment into question. This is not only institutional maintenance but also, all things in evidence now considered, a frantic effort at self-preservation.

Not all documents, however, lie under government control, and there exist reports that do not only question the Warren Report’s findings but are also of such a nature as to both thoroughly discredit it and, in the final analysis, bring it to ruin.

Such a historical land mine lay for years in the personal files of Robert Trumbull Crowley , once Deputy Director for Operations for the Central Intelligence Agency. Crowley, who had authored books on Soviet intelligence, died in October of 2000 after a long illness.

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?”


It is generally the custom for beginning writers to thank anyone and everyone even remotely connected with his book. Book editors, typists, library personnel, former teachers, family members, and pets are all given their five seconds of fame (or far less depending upon the sales of the book).

However, that having been said, the author would like to offer the most sincere and grateful, albeit posthumous, thanks to the late Colonel Robert T. Crowley of Washington, D.C., and his co-worker, Colonel William Corson , USMC (United States Marine Corps), of Potomac, Maryland, for all of the very important advice and assistance they have rendered to the grateful author. Also their friend and co-worker, Joe Trento of Front Royal, Virginia, for his valuable commentary and excellent advice, especially concerning the activities of James Jesus Angleton .

As opposed to acknowledging others who aided in the actual preparation of this study, recognition ought to be given on the author’s part for research into American intelligence matters.

David Lifton ’s work, Best Evidence,[2] is a brilliant analysis of the Kennedy autopsy; Thomas C. Reeves , A

Question of Character[3] is one of the best revisionist views of the life and political career of John F. Kennedy; Thomas Dale Scott ’s work, Deep Politics and the Death of JFK[4] is a sensible and studied work on the backgrounds of Kennedy adversaries; and Seymour Hersh ’s work The Dark Side of Camelot[5] gives a far more detailed revisionist look into JFK and provides considerable background on his Soviet connection. Almost every book on the subject, regardless of how bizarre it might appear to the average reader, contains small nuggets of value to be mined by the thorough researcher.

Former CBS news director and documentary producer, Los Angeles-based Ted Landreth has done prodigies investigating certain highly sensitive CIA operations inside the United States.

Also, an important work is Gerald Posner ’s Case Closed.[6] This work is an excellent overview and defense of the official establishment point of view. That the American media lavishly praised it when it appeared in 1993 is a commentary on the objectivity of the media

To be continued…....