Saturday, December 27, 2008

The US Army Document That Proves the US is the World's Number One Sponsor of World Terrorism

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

In a 'manual' which is officially to be released only to 'students from foreign countries on a case-by-case basis only', the US Army outlines a program of what it now calls 'irregular warfare', in fact US state sponsored terrorism, insurgency, and PSYOPS.
1-21. Waging protracted IW depends on building global capability and capacity. IW will not be won by the United States alone but rather through combined efforts with multinational partners. Combined IW [Irregular Warfare, euphemism for TERRORISM] will require the joint force to establish a long-term sustained presence in numerous countries to build partner capability and capacity. This capability and capacity extends U.S. operational reach, multiplies forces available, and provides increased options for defeating adversaries. The constituent activities of IW are:

  • Insurgency.
  • COIN.
  • UW.
  • Terrorism
  • CT.
  • FID.
  • Stability, security, transition, and reconstruction (SSTR) operations.
  • Strategic communication (SC).
  • PSYOP.
  • Civil-military operations (CMO).
  • Information operations (IO).
  • Intelligence and counterintelligence (CI) activities.
  • Transnational criminal activities, including narco-trafficking, illicit arms dealing, and illegal financial transactions that support or sustain IW.
  • Law enforcement activities focused on countering irregular adversaries.
1-22. The above list of operations and activities can be conducted within IW;
--Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare, September 2008[PDF]
Ignoring 1) the mountainous body of evidence that US policy and the CIA, specifically, is the root-cause of the vast majority of the what is commonly called 'world terrorism'; and 2) the equally impressive body of hard evidence that 911 was an inside job, the Army cites 911 as the pretext by which the US should embark above the policy as outlined above.[See: Terrorism is Worse Under GOP Regimes ]
1-18. The 9/11 terrorist attack on the United States highlighted the increased danger of warfare conducted by other-than-state enemies. Recognizing that such irregular threats by nonstate actors would be a likely and even dominant pattern throughout the 21st century, national policy makers dictated that planners must analyze and prepare for such irregular threats. It was clear that previous assumptions about the terms “conventional,” “traditional,” or “regular” warfare, and reliance solely on a “regular” or “conventional warfare” doctrine were inadequate. IW was a significant theme in the 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review Report. In April 2006, the Pentagon drafted the execution roadmap for IW as a means of combating this growing threat from actions beyond conventional state-to-state military conflict.

--Headquarters, Department of the Army, Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare, September 2008 [PDF]
Elsewhere, the document cites the threat posed to the US by "WMD—such as nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons. But I have yet to find a single word, phrase, sentence or paragraph in which the manual mentioned the threat posed the rest of the world by some forty years or more of US meddling, threats, covert operations, US sponsored assassinations, and overt threats of bombing and/or war and invasion. Instead, we get platitudes that are made absolutely meaningless by the remainder of this arrogant, imperialistic document.
A-64. Democracy and the protection of fundamental liberties were the basis for the creation of the United States more than 200 years ago. Since then, a central goal of U.S. foreign policy has been to promote respect for democracy and human rights throughout the world. The DOS— .. Promotes democracy as a way to achieve security, stability, and prosperity for the entire world. .. Helps establish and assist newly formed democracies.

op cit
It is odd that as the US is said to be 'defending' Democracy, it is subverting it. It is said that the United States must be concerned about the possibility that terrorists may acquire WMD, ignoring the fact that the US leads the world in the manufacture, sale and distribution of WMD. Let's put this another way: the US military spending is greater than that spent by the rest of the world's nations combined.
If terrorists should ever obtain WMD, the chances are good that they will get them from the US, perhaps with monies raised selling cocaine to the one of the largest drug dealers on the planet Earth: the CIA!
During the 40s and 50s, most of the public was unaware of what the CIA was doing. Those who knew thought they were fighting the good fight against communism, like James Bond. However, they could not keep their actions secret forever, and by the 60s and 70s, Americans began learning about the agency’s crimes and atrocities. (3) It turns out the CIA has:
  • Corrupted democratic elections in Greece, Italy and dozens of other nations;
  • Been involved to varying degrees in at least 35 assassination plots against foreign heads of state or prominent political leaders. Successful assassinations include democratically elected leaders like Salvador Allende (Chile) and Patrice Lumumba (Belgian Congo); also CIA-created dictators like Rafael Trujillo (Dominican Republic) and Ngo Dinh Diem (South Vietnam); and popular political leaders like Che Guevara. Unsuccessful attempts range from Fidel Castro to Charles De Gaulle.
  • Helped launch military coups that toppled democratic governments, replacing them with brutal dictatorships or juntas. The list of overthrown democratic leaders includes Mossadegh (Iran, 1953), Arbenz (Guatemala, 1954), Velasco and Arosemena (Ecuador, 1961, 1963), Bosch (Dominican Republic, 1963), Goulart (Brazil, 1964), Sukarno (Indonesia, 1965), Papandreou (Greece, 1965-67), Allende (Chile, 1973), and dozens of others.
  • Undermined the governments of Australia, Guyana, Cambodia, Jamaica and more;
  • Supported murderous dictators like General Pinochet (Chile), the Shah of Iran, Ferdinand Marcos (Phillipines), "Papa Doc" and "Baby Doc" Duvalier (Haiti), General Noriega (Panama), Mobutu Sese Seko (Ziare), the "reign of the colonels" (Greece), and more;
  • Created, trained and supported death squads and secret police forces that tortured and murdered hundreds of thousands of civilians, leftists and political opponents, in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Bolivia, Cuba, Mexico, Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Iran, Turkey, Angola and others;
  • Helped run the "School of the Americas" at Fort Benning, Georgia, which trains Latin American military officers how to overthrow democratic governments. Subjects include the use of torture, interrogation and murder;
  • Used Michigan State "professors" to train Diem’s secret police in torture;
  • Conducted economic sabotage, including ruining crops, disrupting industry, sinking ships and creating food shortages;
  • Paved the way for the massacre of 200,000 in East Timor, 500,000 in Indonesia and one to two million in Cambodia;
  • Launched secret or illegal military actions or wars in Nicaragua, Angola, Cuba, Laos and Indochina;
  • Planted false stories in the local media;
  • Framed political opponents for crimes, atrocities, political statements and embarrassments that they did not commit;
  • Spied on thousands of American citizens, in defiance of Congressional law;
  • Smuggled Nazi war criminals and weapon scientists into the U.S., unpunished, for their use in the Cold War;
  • Created organizations like the World Anti-Communist League, which became filled with ex-Nazis, Nazi sympathizers, Italian terrorists, Japanese fascists, racist Afrikaaners, Latin American death squad leaders, CIA agents and other extreme right-wing militants;
  • Conducted Operation MK-ULTRA, a mind-control experiment that gave LSD and other drugs to Americans against their will or without their knowledge, causing some to commit suicide;
  • Penetrated and disrupted student antiwar organizations;
  • Kept friendly and extensive working relations with the Mafia;
  • Actively traded in drugs around the world since the 1950s to fund its operations. The Contra/crack scandal is only the tip of the iceberg –- other notorious examples include Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle and Noreiga’s Panama.
  • Had their fingerprints all over the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Malcom X. Even if the CIA is not responsible for these killings, the sheer amount of CIA involvement in these cases demands answers; [editor's note, see: Evidence That the CIA Murdered RFK]
  • And then routinely lied to Congress about all of the above.
The Association for Responsible Dissent estimates that by 1987, 6 million people had died as a result of CIA covert operations. (4) Former State Department official William Blum correctly calls this an "American Holocaust."

--Steve Kangas: The Origins of the Overclass
The US Army document, cited above, is an arrogant, imperialistic and ill-considered response to a growing 'threat' --but a threat that is posed only to US monopolists and death merchants, i.e., the Military/Industrial Complex, a fancy name for Murder, Inc. The US has, in fact, squandered the limitless goodwill that had been extended our nation at the end of World War II.

The US has failed to make positive use of the world support for allied efforts to codify war crimes, to hold Nazi War Criminals responsibility for heinous crimes. But now --we have a recent US military document that the US Army would prefer to keep secret no doubt because it reveals to the world that those principles espoused at Nuremberg are either no longer operative or they were a fraud, the US didn't really mean it. Or perhaps they forgot to tell the world that the laws applied to everyone but themselves.

The Army has now revealed to the world that no nation is safe from US terrorism, US attack, US subversion of indigenous cultures and governments, US bullying or the US use of WMD against them. That is because the US believes itself to be a world-wide empire, in fact, a single nation that presumes to rule the world.
The well-informed countries --western Europe --know perfectly well what our game is. General de Gaulle took France out of NATO because he suspected that we were in the empire--building business, and he didn't want to go along with it yet, simultaneously, France remained an ally in case there was a major war with the Soviets. I don't think we should take too seriously those eastern European countries. In due course, they will wake up, as Turkey did, that we are dangerous.

--Gore Vidal, The Erosion of the American Dream
I have repeatedly stated that the US regime of George W. Bush was not legitimate. How can I make it any clearer? "Illegitimate" means that the regime of George W. Bush was no more legitimate than the crooked regimes of tin horn dictators in banana republics. The Bush regime differed little in terms of competence or statesmanship. Now, in a cynical document that the US Army had never intended be disseminated publicly, we have confirmation that the position of the US vis a vis the rest of the world is based not upon Democracy or legitimacy. It is, rather based entirely upon force, aggression and US terrorism.

Is the United States going to put dictatorship into effect under the guise of the anti-terrorist struggle? What may trigger another major transformation in 2009? The answer is obvious: another 9/11 in the USA.

Terrible and bloody events are in store for the world in the beginning of 2009. Most likely, the world will witness a reality show with a nuclear blast, which will be used as a reason for the US administration to change the world order again and leave the new Great Depression behind. There is every reason to believe that the Russian Federation may suffer as a result of this possible initiative too.

Joe Biden made a sensational statement on October 19, 2008. He said that Barack Obama would have to undergo an ordeal during the first six months of his stay in the White House. It will be the time of a very serious international crisis, when Obama would have to make tough and possibly unpopular decisions both in home and foreign politics.

Biden said that there were four or five scenarios for the development of the international crisis. Afghanistan, North Korea or the Russian Federation may become the source of one of them.

When Obama learned of Biden’s speech, he tried to explain everything with rhetorical exaggerations. However, Biden’s remarks gave food for thought, taking into consideration the fact that former secretary of state Madeleine Albright described his remarks as statement of fact.

--USA needs nuclear explosion to turn the world into dictatorship

A comment among several found on Buzzflash re this article:
But we already knew the US under sociopathic Bush is a terrorist nation..Bush,Rumsfeld,Rice,Hannity,Limbaugh,Cheney,Bolton,et al are all implicators in this world terrorism by threatening Iraq and Iran.It is certainly a terror to the Iraqui/Iranian people by the US.
My response is that it will be argued in 'defense' of the GOP that Bush, Rice et al were just an 'aberration'. But the SIGNIFICANCE of the Army document is that they were NOT an aberration. It's the MIC S.O.P.

As I have said numerous times: the Bush administration is illegitimate. Secondly, the MIC is a polite euphemism for a Murder Inc on an international, industrial scale. Death and destruction are the US's chief exports. Our currency is all but worthless and, like Rome when it invaded Dacia for its gold, the US invades other nations for its resources, primarily oil. At last, The US resembles Rome in that Rome subverted 'fair wages' with 'slavery', in effect, putting working people out of work for good! It became a permanent 'underclass'. The US has accomplished the same thing by enriching ONLY the uppper one percent of the population --a disparity of both wealth and income that clearly parallels that of Rome in its last throes.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Karl Rove Threatened Connell, Suspected of Sabotage and Murder

Did Bush's guru Karl Rove order the Murder of Mike Connell because he knew too much? Attorneys for Mike Connell, recently killed in a suspicious 'plane crash', had sought protection for Connell and his family. Connell was being threatened by Karl Rove, the Republican guru, arguably the 'brains' behind Bush's rise to near absolute power in the White House. If Rove's threats in response to Connell's imminent revelations are not probable cause to arrest Rove immediately, it ought to be. In any case, Rove should be targeted by an exhaustive and relentless investigation of this crime of obvious murder. Connell, who was on John McCain's payroll, had also been 'warned' that his craft had been tampered with.

Connell was killed December 19th when the Piper Lance Saratoga he piloted crashed short of the Akron-Canton Airport runway. Sabotage was suspected immediately. Connell was the GOP IT guru who may have rigged Bush's victories in 2000 and, again, in 2004. Certainly, Karl Rove as well as the GOP leadership and George W. Bush have motive. Connell was the man who knew how the GOP steals elections. Connell was the man who knew too much.

The fact that Connell was reportedly planning to 'tell all', perhaps implicating the White House, is motive enough for murder.
On October 31, Mr. Connell appeared before a federal judge in Ohio after being subpoenaed in a federal lawsuit investigating the rigging of the 2004 election under the direction of Karl Rove. The judge ordered Mr. Connell to testify under oath at a deposition on November 3rd, the day before the presidential election. Velvet Revolution received confidential information that the White House was extremely concerned about Mr. Connell talking about his illegal work for the White House and two Bush/Cheney 04 attorneys were dispatched to represent him.

An associate of Mr. Connell's told VR that Mr. Connell was involved with the destruction of the White House emails and the setting up of the off-grid White House email system.

Mr. Connell handled all of John McCain's computer work in the recent presidential campaign. VR has received direct evidence that the McCain campaign kept abreast of the legal developments against Mr. Connell by reading the VR dedicated website,

VR demands that the Ohio Attorney General and the United States Justice Department conduct a complete investigation into the activities of Mr. Connell and determine whether there was any foul play in his death. VR demands that federal law enforcement officials place the following people under protective custody pending this investigation.

Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash: Non-Profit Demands Full Federal Investigation

This case stinks! If it is not fully investigated, there should be hell to pay. Rove's threats, the stolen elections, Rove's extremely close ties to George W. Bush, himself a war criminal and mass murderer, are just a few factors that literally scream: investigate! If a fair and thorough investigation implicates George W. Bush and numerous others in the GOP leadership --so be it! It's time to dispose of the garbage and hose down the stench that will be left in the White House.
A tipster close to the McCain campaign disclosed to VR in July that Mr. Connell’s life was in jeopardy and that Karl Rove had threatened him and his wife, Heather. VR’s attorney, Cliff Arnebeck, notified the United States Attorney General , Ohio law enforcement and the federal court about these threats and insisted that Mr. Connell be placed in protective custody. VR also told a close associate of Mr. Connell’s not to fly his plane because of another tip that the plane could be sabotaged. Mr. Connell, a very experienced pilot, has had to abandon at least two flights in the past two months because of suspicious problems with his plane. On December 18, 2008, Mr. Connell flew to a small airport outside of Washington DC to meet some people. It was on his return flight the next day that he crashed.

On October 31, Mr. Connell appeared before a federal judge in Ohio after being subpoenaed in a federal lawsuit investigating the rigging of the 2004 election under the direction of Karl Rove. The judge ordered Mr. Connell to testify under oath at a deposition on November 3rd, the day before the presidential election. Velvet Revolution received confidential information that the White House was extremely concerned about Mr. Connell talking about his illegal work for the White House and two Bush/Cheney 04 attorneys were dispatched to represent him.

An associate of Mr. Connell’s told VR that Mr. Connell was involved with the destruction of the White House emails and the setting up of the off-grid White House email system.

Mr. Connell handled all of John McCain’s computer work in the recent presidential campaign. VR has received direct evidence that the McCain campaign kept abreast of the legal developments against Mr. Connell by reading the VR dedicated website,

VR demands that the Ohio Attorney General and the United States Justice Department conduct a complete investigation into the activities of Mr. Connell and determine whether there was any foul play in his death. VR demands that federal law enforcement officials place the following people under protective custody pending this investigation. Heather Connell who is the owner of GovTech Solutions, Randy Cole, the former President of GovTech Solutions, and Jeff Averbeck, the CEO of SmartTech in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Both GovTech and SmartTech have been implicated in the rigging of the 2000 and 2004 elections and the White House email scandal. Our prior request to have Mr. Connell protected went unheeded and now he is dead.

--Velvet Revolution
As I have said repeatedly for over ten years --the GOP is NOT a political party. It is, rather, a crime syndicate, a mob, a kooky, malevolent cult!

Hat tip: Le The de Vierotchka


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Monday, December 22, 2008

The Movement to Try George W. Bush et al for War Crimes

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

Members of the Bush administration and George W. Bush personally conspired to violate the Geneva Convention, the Nuremberg Principles and US obligations to both. Bush and key members of his administration deliberately violated US criminal codes and tried to make their crimes legal after they had already committed them. Bush and his minions embarked upon this subversive action when it was made clear to them that they could be put to death for violations of US Codes which bind the US to Geneva and other treaties that were almost insisted upon by the United States.

These are not abstract principles, politics, spin or PR. These are legal principles upon which a distinguished American --Justice Robert Jackson --help codify at the Nuremberg trials of major Nazi war criminals.
It is encouraging that, of late, there is a growing chorus demanding that George W. Bush and members of his criminal regime be held to account for the crimes of aggressive war, mass murder, and torture.
Can there be a better reason for prosecuting George Bush and his administration for war crimes than those words from the chief prosecutor of the Nazis, a U.S. Supreme Court Justice, with the full support of the U.S. government? Robert Jackson’s words and the values this nation claims to stand for provide sufficient moral basis for putting Bush and Cheney, their underlings who implemented their policies and the perverted legal minds who justified them all in the dock. If those are not sufficient reasons, there is a long list of binding law and treaties – written in black and white in surprisingly plain English.
Bush imagined, and his attorneys advised, that he could simply wave aside these laws with “they don’t apply.” Imagine how a judge would treat even a simple traffic court defendant who brazenly stated the law was only a quaint notion, just “words on paper?”
--Mike Fermer, Why we must prosecute Bush and his administration for war crimes
The Bush administration itself is aware that it is in deep, deep trouble. 

...there is one group of people that has always taken the war crimes charges seriously--the members of the Bush administration themselves. They have good reason for doing so, because they have exposed hundreds of Americans to possible prosecution for violating US law. As long as George Bush is president and controls the Department of Justice, there will no prosecutions for war crimes, but after Bush is gone, anything could happen and hundreds of Americans could be charged with war crimes.  
--David Wallechinsky, Is George Bush Guilty of War Crimes...and Who Cares?
Unless Bush plans to make his escape to Paraguay while still 'President', his exit from the Oval Office will make him vulnerable to process for violations of the War Crimes Act of 1996 passed by both houses of Congress without dissent. The act covers every crime that may be charged to Bush as of this moment and as of the time Bush will exit the 'cover' of the Oval Office.

The act deals specifically with his deliberate "killing, torture or inhumane treatment" of 'detainees' at Abu Ghraib, GITMO and the gulag archipelago of 'detention centers' throughout Eastern Europe. Violations of the War Crimes Act that result in the death of a detainee carry the death penalty and there is no statute of limitations.
(a) Offense.— Whoever, whether inside or outside the United States, commits a war crime, in any of the circumstances described in subsection (b), shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for life or any term of years, or both, and if death results to the victim, shall also be subject to the penalty of death.
--TITLE 18 > PART I > CHAPTER 118 > § 2441 § 2441. War crimes
Bush had been planning to commit capital crimes long before 911 and, in fact, tried to make 'legal' the crimes that he had intended to commit.
Wishing to rebuke the unpunished war crimes of dictators like Saddam Hussein, in 1996 a Republican-dominated Congress passed the War Crimes Act without a dissenting vote. It defined a "war crime" as any "grave breach" of the Geneva Conventions. It thereby advanced a global trend of mutual reinforcement between national and international law.
The War Crimes Act was little noticed until the disclosure of Alberto Gonzales's infamous 2002 "torture memo." Gonzales, then serving as presidential counsel, advised President Bush to declare that the Geneva Conventions did not apply to people the United States captured in Afghanistan. That, Gonzales wrote, "substantially reduced the threat of domestic criminal prosecution under the War Crimes Act."
--The Nation, Bush Aims to Kill War Crimes Act
Bush did not succeed in putting himself above the laws that prescribed the death penalty for the very violations of laws that he had planned. Title 18 of the US Code as currently published by the US Government [as quoted above] reflects the laws passed by Congress as of Jan. 3, 2007, and it is this version that is published here.

It was because Bush knew he was guilty that he tried to ram through Congress amendments to the War Crimes Act that would exonerate him EX POST FACTO. Ex post facto laws are unconstitutional. Bush defenders will waste their time trying to convince me that ex post facto prohibition applies only to those laws making one prosecutable for acts that were legal at the time of commission. In other words, if it was legal to spit on the sidewalk at the time you did so, you are immune to prosecution under any law passed after you had so spit!

Clearly --Bush can not commit murder now and expect to escape prosecution by making it legal after the fact. That is nothing less than rule by decree and is utterly inconsistent with the very concepts of 'rule of law' or 'due process of law'. Don't confuse this with amnesty, which, to my knowledge, Bush has not sought nor does he deserve. Rather, Bush has tried to rewrite both laws and history. He tried to make legal those capital crimes that he had already committed, a tyrannical notion that is absurd on its face.

Several yeas ago, I wrote an article that pointed out that any federal grand jury could indict Bush for capital crimes and, in fact, could begin an investigation of Bush upon its own volition. Any federal judge can, upon his/her own motion, convene a federal grand jury to consider any case deemed worthy of investigation. I would suggest that any Federal Judge reading this, get off your bench and convene a jury! It is your patriotic duty to this nation and its laws!

Former LA Prosecutor Vince Bugliosi makes another case, that because Bush deliberately lied in order to send US soldiers to their deaths in an illegal war, Bush is prosecutable for murder.
In the first sentence, we're told:
The book you are about to read deals with what I believe to be the most serious crime ever committed in American history - - the president of the nation, George W. Bush, knowingly and deliberately taking this country to war in Iraq under false presences, a war that condemned over 100,000 human beings, including 4,000 American soldiers, to horrific, violent deaths." (V. Bugliosi, p. 3)
The president "knowingly and deliberately" caused the deaths of US soldiers and Iraqi civilians and that's called murder, plain and simple. This is not a hypothetical case that could happen under special legal interpretations. When the president leaves office, he is subject to the same law as the rest of us. Bugliosi explains the ability to prosecute the case against George W. Bush by a district attorney or states attorney in any local jurisdiction where a life was lost in the Iraq war. Federal prosecutors also have that option. Bugliosi's detailed analysis of this phenomenon offers some of the best analysis in the book and the detailed end notes.   
--E. Pluribus Media, Bugliosi's The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder 
Because he has notoriety, Bugliosi has succeeded in attracting some attention to this issue. My fear is that in the post-election atmosphere of relief that Obama turned back the GOP wave the pressure to bring George W. Bush to justice will subside. That would be a grave mistake, a catastrophic precedent. If Bush is allowed to make good a get away, the signal will have been sent that US presidents are above the law and may perpetrate mass murder and war crimes at will.

Violations of US Codes, Title 18, Section 2441 are NOT to be confused with violations of international treaties which may have the effect of putting Bush in the dock at the Hague. Certainly, Bush had planned to commit acts that were known to be violations of US laws and our treaty commitments. Even before 911 provided Bush the pretext to attack and invade both Afghanistan and Iraq, Tom DeLay sponsored legislation that provided for a US military invasion of The Hague in those instances should Bush find himself in the dock for war crimes. The timing of the bill is material to the case against Bush and speaks to the fact that Bush had been planning to wage war and wished to immunize himself against prosecution for the acts that were known at the time to be violations of international laws to which the US was bound by treaty.

I know of no reason why Bush should be impeached before he is indicted. Impeachment is a political remedy, the purview of Congress. What is discussed here are specific acts that are against the law. Bush should fear the very real possibility of being hauled before a federal judge charged with capital crimes.

There are yet other legal ghosts that will haunt Bush. He may be charged with perpetrating the crime of genocide.
U.S. Code; Chapter 50A; Section § 1091. Genocide
(a) Basic Offense. - Whoever, whether in time of peace or in time of war, in a circumstance described in subsection (d) and with the specific
intent to destroy, in whole or in substantial part, a national, ethnic, racial, or religious group as such.

(1) kills members of that group;

(2) causes serious bodily injury to members of that group;

(3) causes the permanent impairment of the mental faculties of members of the group through drugs, torture, or similar techniques;

(4) subjects the group to conditions of life that are intended to cause the physical destruction of the group in whole or in part;

(5) imposes measures intended to prevent births within the group; or

(6) transfers by force children of the group to another group; or attempts to do so, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b0.
--US Codes; Chapter 50A, Section § 1091. Genocide
As this blog has pointed out for years, the crimes prosecuted at Nuremberg apply as well to Bush and those key members of his cabinet with whom he conspired.
At Nuremberg, the foremost crime identified was starting a “war of aggression,” later codified by U.N. Resolution 3314, Art. 5, as “a crime against international peace.” Launching a war of aggression, as Hitler did against Poland, is considered so monstrous that the nation responsible can then be charged with “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity,” spelled out in detail in the Geneva Conventions. As Tom Paine said long before the U.N. formalized the definition of aggression, “He who is the author of a war lets loose the whole contagion of Hell and opens a vein that bleeds a nation to death.”
A small sampling of the contagion of Hell let loose by Bush includes illegally invading a sovereign state, using banned weapons such as white phosphorous and napalm, bombing hospitals and civilian infrastructure, withholding aid and medical supplies, terrorizing and knowingly killing civilians, torturing prisoners, killing a million people and displacing four million more. 
Following World War II, humanity resolved that wars do more than spark a series of loathsome, individual crimes. Leaders responsible for a war actually commit crimes against the entirety of humanity. They inflict harm on every human being, something that must be put right before humanity can be restored. 
There is a final reason why we must prosecute Bush and Co. It is not what some argue, although they point to a serious danger: that Bush trashed the law and usurped powers, encouraging future presidents to expand where he left off. Such reasons are about George Bush and those who hold the office after him, but in the final analysis this is about us.
We are complicit in the horrors of this administration.
We can claim neither ignorance nor innocence. We are complicit by the very fact that we are citizens of the United States, more so because we paid for the war, and even more so for this reason. Listen to a village sheik I met in Iraq describe it better than I ever could. 
--Mike Fermer, Why we must prosecute Bush and his administration for war crimes [
Hat tip to: Above Top Secret
A Congress which did not have the stomach for impeachment shirked it's duty. Impeachment might have saved this nation the nightmare that it has not yet survived. The Congressional leadership of both parties have much to answer for.

I would hope that a hard nosed federal judge will consider the crimes holistically, in accordance with the conspiracy laws that are currently on the books. America's leaders betrayed the people in order to conduct war crimes for which Nazis were hanged! How we do justify to the world a double standard that says, in effect, if Nazis do it, we hang them! But if Americans perpetrate precisely the same crimes for the same purposes, we let them retire and bequeath a library!

I would urge that a federal grand jury be convened immediately to consider upon the probable cause and the evidence whether or not George W. Bush is guilty of capital crimes and whether or not he should be put to death!

How 'Suspicious' Plane Crashes and Assassinations Benefit the Right Wing

by Len Hart, The Existentialist Cowboy

Sometime in the early Fifties someone wrote, 'assassination became an instrument of U.S. national policy.' More recently, the 'weapon' of choice is the small aircraft. The most recent assassination by plane may turn out to be that of Michael Connell, the Bush IT guru who may have helped the GOP rig Bush's 'elections' of 2000 and 2004. He was a man who knew too much. That's always been sufficient to get you murdered.
Michael Connell, the Bush IT expert who has been directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush's 2000 and 2004 elections, was killed last night when his single engine plane crashed three miles short of the Akron airport. Velvet Revolution ("VR"), a non-profit that has been investigating Mr. Connell's activities for the past two years, can now reveal that a person close to Mr. Connell has recently been discussing with a VR investigator how to tell all about his work for George Bush. Mr. Connell told a close associate that he was afraid that the George Bush and Dick Cheney would "throw [him] under the bus."

A tipster close to the McCain campaign disclosed to VR in July that Mr. Connell's life was in jeopardy and that Karl Rove had threatened him and his wife, Heather. VR's attorney, Cliff Arnebeck, notified the United States Attorney General , Ohio law enforcement and the federal court about these threats and insisted that Mr. Connell be placed in protective custody. VR also told a close associate of Mr. Connell's not to fly his plane because of another tip that the plane could be sabotaged. Mr. Connell, a very experienced pilot, has had to abandon at least two flights in the past two months because of suspicious problems with his plane. On December 18, 2008, Mr. Connell flew to a small airport outside of Washington DC to meet some people. It was on his return flight the next day that he crashed.

On October 31, Mr. Connell appeared before a federal judge in Ohio after being subpoenaed in a federal lawsuit investigating the rigging of the 2004 election under the direction of Karl Rove. The judge ordered Mr. Connell to testify under oath at a deposition on November 3rd, the day before the presidential election. Velvet Revolution received confidential information that the White House was extremely concerned about Mr. Connell talking about his illegal work for the White House and two Bush/Cheney 04 attorneys were dispatched to represent him.

--Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash: Non-Profit Demands Full Federal Investigation
Connell was a 'source' for lots of 'dirt' involving the names George W. Bush, Karl Rove, perhaps the leadership of the GOP. Motive enough to 'off' him. I think that's precisely what they did. By 'they' I mean those GOP elites, 'world leaders', politicos that he was prepared to finger. That's the way the mob works. The GOP is a mob.
One of my sources died in a plane crash last night.

I don't usually reveal sources, but I think this is incredibly important! Michael Connell died in a plane crash last night. He was a key witness in the Ohio election fraud case that I have been reporting on. More importantly, however, he had information that he was ready to share.

You see, Mike Connell set-up the alternate email and communications system for the White House. He was responsible for creating the system that hosted the infamous accounts that Karl Rove and others used. When asked by Congress to provide these emails, the White House said that they were destroyed. But in reality, what Connell is alleged to have done is move these files to other servers after having allegedly scrubbed the files from all "known" Karl Rove accounts.

In addition, I have reason to believe that the alternate accounts were used to communicate with US Attorneys involved in political prosecutions, like that of Don Siegelman. This is what I have been working on to prove for over a year. In fact, it was through following the Siegelman-Rove trail that I found evidence leading to Connell. That is how I became aware of him. Mike was getting ready to talk. He was frightened.

--One of my sources died in a plane crash last night
My advice to anyone daring to dissent in this country is this: DON'T FLY! This is no 'conspiracy theory', it's the mathematically calculable odds. In Vegas, the 'odds' are always with the house and that is by design. No 'conspiracy theory' is required. It's the way Las Vegas stays in business. By the way, Las Vegas began as a mobster's dream. 'Bugsy' Seigel himself was 'offed' by the 'mob'. Another thing the GOP has in common with the MOB. It eats its own.

In politics, the GOP is playing the odds you won't ever figure out what they're really up to! The GOP has placed its bet that you are too stupid to figure out that the odds against so many strange deaths happening by accident are astronomical, or that the odds are always with the GOP whenever it comes to suspicious vote recounts and dubious Diebold voting machines. In Vegas, no one beats the house, no one beats the odds against him. But in the GOP mob, the GOP always beats the odds because it is the GOP which rigs the 'game'.

Here's a note to the GOP and its 'muscle' --the CIA: we have computers now. We can load up software that can figure the odds that a primordial singularity would expand into what we call the universe. Working out the stats against a string of obvious murders from which ONLY the right wing benefits doesn't really require an Einstein or a super computer. You don't have to have access to a Cray in order to smell a rat.

By the time a suspicious airplane crash claimed Sen. Paul Wellstone, it should have been clear: Sen. Paul Wellstone and innumerable other 'liberals' could not possibly be the victims of a perverse turn in the laws of probability. Only the gullible and stupid think so. Wellstone was a 60s still radical, the first to have been elected to the US Senate.

The Bush White House had 'targeted' Wellstone for defeat. Karl Rove himself had hand-picked Norm Coleman --conservative Republican --to run against Wellstone. The motive for 'death by plane crash' was the fact that despite seemingly unlimited spending by the GOP, Wellstone's lead over Coleman was increasing daily. The election was but two weeks away.

Powerful forces would do anything to sweep Wellstone out of the Senate.

Who's agenda was most threatened by Wellstone? Answer: Bush!
On the morning of 25 October 2002, Wellstone was killed after an apparent loss of communication and control that led to the crash of his small plane. He died alongside his wife Sheila, their daughter Marcia, three staff members, and the two pilots, while trying to land at Minnesota’s Eveleth-Virginia airport.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer insisted to his reporter at the scene that foul weather was the lethal factor in the crash, despite statements to the contrary from the CNN correspondent who was actually there. To this day, the public tends to blame the weather. First reports convey enduring impressions but are not always right.

Ph.D. Professors James Fetzer and Don "Four Arrows" Jacobs present the harrowing truth. The plane was not responsible. The weather didn’t cause it to crash. Nor were the pilots incompetent, as the report of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) would eventually maintain.

--American Assassination
The story that you are supposed to believe is that an 'accidental tragedy' occurred on the morning of October 25, 2002 when Sen. Wellstone lost 'communication and control' while trying to land at Minnesota’s Eveleth-Virginia airport. Also killed in the crash were his wife Sheila, daughter Marcia, three staff members, and the two pilots.

Despite statements to the contrary, CNNs Wolf Blitzer insisted that it was foul weather alone that was responsible for the crash. As to be expected in the absence of real or responsible 'reportage', the public believes the first cover story to have been rolled out, i.e, it was the fault of the weather! In fact, the crash was highly, improbably convenient to Bush Jr's legislative agenda.
The balance in the Senate for years 2002 to 2004 was 51 Republicans, 48 Democrats, and one independent. If both Wellstone and Carnahan had not been killed, and Wellstone had gone on as projected to win his race, the balance would have been 50 Democrats, 49 Republicans, and one independent. This would have significantly changed what happened in Congress and in the US, where the presidency and both houses of Congress were Republican controlled over those two years.

Isn't it quite a coincidence that these two Democratic candidates both died in plane crashes only two years apart, both just weeks before the elections? It's even more of a coincidence that both were very progressive Democrats. Wellstone was often labeled the most progressive member of Senate. As a National Review article stated, "Probably no other member of the Senate had been on the losing side of more 99-1 or 98-2 votes. None had voted more consistently against the Bush administration."

--National Review
The 'Bush' reaction to Paul Wellstone's opposition in the Senate is instructive, suspicious, incriminating, shameful, abominable and --given that it is a 'Bush' reaction --completely predictable! After all, it comes from a family that has conspired to betray the nation, the Constitution and the American people.
Wellstone, who ran on a progressive platform, did not think Bush 41 cared one wit about education, health care, and workers' safety issues. [my comment: Bush didn't care 'one wit' about education. See: the Houston Miracle]

So when Wellstone met Bush in a typical White House pro forma reception line, he used the occasion to urge Bush on three different occasions to spend more time on issues like education and cautioning him against the Persian Gulf War. Of course, Bush was more concerned about fighting the war against Iraq (sound familiar?) and could care less about Wellstone's issues. After Wellstone violated Bush 41's sanctimonious White House protocol, Bush was overheard saying, "Who is this chicken shit?"

Now after Senator Wellstone was tragically killed in a plane crash and "General" Karl Rove is obviously busy trying to figure out how the tragedy can benefit the GOP's chances of winning control of the Senate, I think it's time to answer old man Bush's question. Far from being a chicken shit, Wellstone actually cared for people, unlike your pathetic son who could not even find a few minutes to attend one or two funerals of his Washington, DC area neighbors who were tragically shot and killed by a couple of snipers. No, Mr. Bush 41, Paul Wellstone was not a chicken shit, that epitaph is better reserved for you and your moronic son.

--WAYNE MADSEN, Pappy Bush on Paul Wellstone: "Who Is This Chickenshit?"
Wellstone was right! Bush did not and does not care about education! Under the back-to-back regimes of Bush/Perry, Texas won the race to bottom, beating states like Arkansas and Kansas for dead last in high school graduations. It is not merely a case of Bush not caring! It's even worse than that! As education declines, crime rates increase, ensuring that the corporate owned prisons will be full! The corporate owners of the Texas prison system are --not surprisingly --big contributors to the Texas GOP! In the wake of Bush/Perry, one is not surprised to learn that CRIME and PUNISHMENT are the last growth industries left in Texas.

Plane crashes are now obviously the preferred method of political assassination.

Even a cursory Google search will turn up hundreds, if not thousands of cases. The traitors at the CIA 'School of Assassination' find cover in absurd 'scenario' that easily fool the stupid and gullible. They also hope to find cover in the shrinking American attention span.
On April 3, 1996, Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others were killed when their Air Force Boeing 737 crashed into a mountainside in Croatia. One day after the crash, before any real investigation had begun, Defense Secretary William Perry told the Associated Press that the plane crash was "a classic sort of accident that good instrumentation should be able to prevent." The Air Force soon agreed and, in its ensuing investigation, determined that the tragic event was due to navigational error. Since that time, certain anomalies and evidence have come to light regarding the crash:
  • Ron Brown was found with a .45-inch inwardly beveling circular hole in the top of his head, which resembled a gunshot wound. Despite this suspicious wound, the Air Force medical examiners decided not to order an autopsy.
  • Normally in plane crash investigations there is a two step process. The Air Force first determines whether the crash was the result of an accident, hostile fire, sabotage, or mechanical failure. In Ron Brown's case, this determination (called a safety board) was skipped. Instead, the Air Force immediately proceeded to the second part of the investigation, where only accident and legal issues are considered.
  • The Air Force reported that a navigation beacon had been stolen from the airport sometime before the crash. This led some to speculate that the pilot may have been intentionally drawn off course and into the mountainside by a spurious beacon.
  • Three days after the crash, Niko Jerkic--the man who was responsible for maintaining the airport's navigational aids--died by gunshot. This was ruled a suicide. Jerkic's untimely death meant that investigators did not have a chance to question him.

--Did CIA Hawks Assassinate Ron Brown?
Plane crashes are very nearly the perfect vehicle of murder. The crash itself often destroys the evidence of sabotage. The public is conditioned to believe that 'plane crashes' happen. It is also true that murders happen and plane crashes may be the preferred method taught by the experts at the CIA school of assassination. Indeed, airplanes may crash all by themselves but CIA assassins preferred to rig the wheel. They prefer to bet on a sure thing. Certainly --sufficient expertise can ensure that airplanes may explode and/or crash due on cue.

There are some indications that Americas are, at last, awakening to the harsh and grim reality: agencies of the US government are either tasked or have taken it upon themselves a program of political assassination the objectives of which are:
  • Advance an increasingly militaristic, imperialistic, dictatorial right wing agenda;
  • Subvert the Bill of Rights, primarily freedoms of speech and dissent;
  • Protect and defend an increasingly tiny monied, ruling elite;
  • Subvert indigenous 'Democratic' movements abroad;
  • Conspire with 'reactionary' forces abroad to seize and/or exploit the natural resources of 'nations' like Iraq, earlier Iran via the Shah, et al
The US became a 'banana republic' on November 22, 1963. According to a 2001 Gallup poll, 81 percent of the American public does not believe the Warren Commission's cover story that 'a lone nut' --Lee Harvey Oswald --was the lone gunmen in Dealy Plaza that day. Of that 81 percent, many believe what Oswald himself told reporters: "I am a patsy"! They believe that he was set up to 'take the fall'. There is evidence --some of it incontrovertible --of right wing planning and involvement by elements of the CIA.

A few years ago, a British forensic scientist stated that at least two gunmen were certainly involved in the JFK assassination. In a peer-reviewed paper in the British Forensic Science Society's journal, "Science and Justice, scientist D.B.Thomas added much weight to the so-called 'grassy knoll theory' that a 'second gunman' fired at JFK. The Zapruder film supports that conclusion; it is, in fact, proof that the fatal shot was fired from the 'grassy knoll'.

There is common-sense support as well as forensic evidence:
  • A 'grassy knoll' shooter was about one third the distance to his target at the time the 'fatal shot' was fired!
  • A 'grassy knoll' shooter had a completely unobstructed view; A sixth story shooter would have been obstructed at the time the fatal shot was fired by a large tree that was fully 'leaved' as photographs taken that very day prove![check the B and W photo posted. All the cars depicted are outside the shooters extremely limited 'window of opportunity'. The tree poorly depicted. It obstructs any shots a sixth floor shooter might have had.]
  • A 'grassy knoll' shooter had a target whose lateral motion relative to his own position was minimized, perhaps to zero, at the time of the shot.
  • A 'grassy knoll' shooter had 'secure' and, as we now know, unobserved egress. A sixth floor shooter would have had to run down six flights of stairs. A 'grassy knoll' shooter, by contrast and, in fact, just broke down his .222, returned it to a briefcase and walked away!
At last --the Zapruder film indicates without any doubt whatsoever that the 'fatal shot' struck JFK was the front. The 'flack' with regard to the 'magic bullet' is a lie, invented full cloth by Republican Arlen Specter. It is not only impossible, it is completely irrelevant, a red herring. It was not the 'fatal' shot! It was said to have defied the laws of physics --yet it failed to inflict a single, mortal wound. The 'magic bullet' can be seen at JFK Lancer. It remains pristine and completely undamaged by its having shattered flesh and bone in two human beings.

Whoever fired the fatal shot should have been prosecuted for first degree murder. Had it gone to trial, this shooter, a 'man' with connections to both mob and CIA, might have fingered the mastermind, the man who co-ordinated the whole thing for the CIA. That 'co-ordinator' was photographed 'hanging around' the front entrance to the school book depository building just prior to the arrival of the JFK motorcade. Later, that man would ask this of Paul Wellstone: 'who is this chicken shit?'

It is amazing that the 'cover story' and cover up was so ham-fisted, so utterly incompetent. The murder itself was a simple matter of placing 'hired guns' in positions giving them a clear shot at the JFK motorcade which was re-routed to go down Elm toward the underpass. One of the 'hired guns' did his job, firing but one shot, in fact, the fatal shot that came from the front. That is the only scenario that is supported, indeed, proven by the single most important piece of evidence ever recovered in the case: the Zapruder film.

Always skeptical, I became convinced that the FBI, itself, was involved. What cinched it was my interview with a witness to this historic murder --the so-called 'Girl in the Red Dress' --Rosemary Willis. Her father took numerous photos that day, though none are as famous as that short sequence by Zapruder.

She had grown up by the time I met her. She was concerned about how best to archive a large collection of aging, fading slides that her father had taken many years ago. I placed the slides on a "light-table" to assess their density --I was stunned! The photos literally placed me in Dealy Plaza, right on the edge of Downtown Dallas --a location that I know very, very well.

I looked up at her with what must have been a dumb struck expression.

Rosemary Willis can be seen clearly in the famous Zapruder film. She is running merrily along the south side of Elm Street and --for some reason --pulls up short and looks back, presumably at her father whose vantage point was on the south-side of Elm Street looking north and -- as the motorcade neared the overpass --the northwest. There, in the pictures, was the motorcade in front of the School Book Depository building; here was the President's limousine with the north pergola and the famous grassy knoll behind it; then there was the First Lady climbing out onto the trunk. The individual frames were large and sharp compared to the tiny 8mm frames of the Zapruder film.

Looking at Rosemary's father's pictures, I had become an eye-witness to one of the pivotal events of this century.

I lingered over a photograph of the President --the pergola clearly identifiable in the background. Not having a copy of the Zapruder film at my disposal for comparison at the time, I can only estimate that Phil Willis's picture may have been taken at approximately frame 190 of the Zapruder film. My estimate is based entirely on Phil Willis' known position as marked on accurate maps of Dealy Plaza and drawing a straight line to the Pergola on the Grassy Knoll which is clearly seen directly behind the Presidential limousine.

Now —here is the interesting part: Rosemary showed me a well-thumbed issue of Look Magazine. Look had borrowed her father's photos and published the very slide that I lingered over. I compared the slide with the published version.

"Notice anything unusual?", she asked me. Yes! In the published version, a freight train was visible behind the pergola. There was no train in the slide. Since the original slide preceded the published version, where did the train come from?

"The train was in the original slide," Rosemary explained. "After the Look story, the FBI borrowed the pictures and kept them for several years. When we got them back, the train was gone." But the original picture, the one depicting the train, had already been published. the FBI was too late to shut the story down.

Certainly --there is a railroad track which runs behind the picket fence, the Pergola, and the grassy knoll. Anyone getting out of a freight train has ready access to cover behind the picket fence. That person --or persons --would also have an unobstructed view of the Presidential limousine. If certain experts are correct and the fatal shot coincides with frames 312/313 of the Zapruder film, then anyone behind the picket fence would have been at one third Osweld's distance to the President. A shooter so placed would also have a much longer window of opportunity. A sixth floor shooter would have, at most, two or three seconds of close, unobstructed view --if that!

Anyone behind the picket fence would have had the best shot, the best chance to change history for the worst. By frames 312/313, the view from the sixth floor of the School Book Depository was obstructed by a tree. Photos taken of that very tree on the day of the murder, indicate that within minutes of the assassination, the tree was fully 'leafed'. Reenactments, even the famous CBS reenactment, leave out that fact.

Some credible persons have interpreted the Zapruder films as indicating a "hit" on both frames 313 AND 319. The difference between frames 313 and 319 is a matter of only six frames. Zapruder's home movie camera was most likely shooting twelve frames per second. At 12 frames per second, the amount of time between the two frames is only one half of a second. If that assessment is correct that means that Oswald shooting alone in the book depository would have had to shoot through a liveoak tree and not only get off two shots with a cumbersome Mannlicher-Carcano and HIT his moving target within a period of less than one second. Impossible!

Finally, due to the angle that Elm street takes from the corner with the book depository to the overpass, there is simply no unobstructed view of the motorcade route from the book depository for more than a few frames at a time. Keep in mind that a 'frame' is 1/12 of a second. Yet -- we are expected to believe that Oswald managed to get off three shots in a matter of a few seconds. One of them --we are expected to believe is the magic bullet that did the work of four or more bullets. Yet --it was found unscathed at Parkland Hospital but on the WRONG gurney!

At last, there is only one reason anyone would have felt compelled to remove a train from a slide and that is this: there was something incriminating about the presence of that 'train'. Knowing 'why' they would wish to remove the train would most certainly reveal the culprit. Clue: it was not Oswald. No one would remove a train in order to convict or protect Oswald. Oswald was never said to have either arrived or tried to depart by train. Why was the train important enough to cover up, indeed, remove?

There is no innocent explanation for attempts to alter evidence in such a blatant manner. The destruction of this evidence is, itself, a crime in any context for any reason. In this case, the FBI may have obstructed justice at the very least. If the FBIs involvement in the cold-blooded murder of JFK extends no further than this, this act alone may amount to complicity after-the-fact, aiding and abetting.

If I should ever learn the specific reason, the precise motive that the FBI might have had in tampering so overtly with evidence in the JFK murder case, I will most probably learn who it was who ordered, planned and coordinated the murder of John F. Kennedy. By their act, the FBI has limited the list of 'usual suspects' to the government itself. The FBI and CIA top the list.

Almost everyone has seen the photos of tramps arrested near the tracks. Certainly --Frank Sturgis, Jeb Magruder, and E. Howard Hunt, were among them.
His connection to the JFK assassination came about almost serendipitously, when in 1974 a researcher stumbled across a photo of three tramps standing in Dallas' Dealey Plaza. It was taken on November 22nd, 1963, the day of Kennedy's shooting, and one of the tramps looked pretty much like E. Howard. In early inquiries, official and otherwise, he always denied any involvement. In later years, he'd offer a curt "No comment." And then, earlier this year, at the age of eighty-eight, he died -- though not before writing an autobiography, American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate & Beyond, published last month. Not surprisingly, those things he wrote down about JFK's death and gave to his eldest son don't make an appearance in the book, at least not in any definitive way. E. Howard had apparently decided to take them to the grave. But St. John still has the memo -- "It has all this stuff in it," he says, "the chain of command, names, people, places, dates. He wrote it out to me directly, in his own handwriting, starting with the initials 'LBJ' " -- and he's decided it's time his father's last secrets finally see some light, for better or for worse.


But then he starts talking about what it was like growing up the eldest son of Everette Howard Hunt, and a different picture emerges. "He loved the glamorous life, cocktail parties, nightclubbing, flirting, all that," Saint says. "He was unfaithful to my mom, but she stayed with him. He was a swinger. He thought of himself as a cool dude, suave, sophisticated, intellectual. He was Mr. Smooth. A man of danger. He was perfect for the CIA. He never felt guilt about anything."

--ERIK HEDEGAARD, The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt, Rolling Stone

Given the involvement that these men and George Bush Sr had with Richard Nixon and the CIA, I find increasingly credible what was once told me by an acquaintance who, when he learned of my involvement in the media, represented himself as a 'former' CIA operative. He told me flatly that the Kennedy assassination was a mob hit with CIA complicity. The fatal shot, he said, came from the front. Oswald was a patsy.

If he is correct, then what are the motives? Kennedy had pledged to "smash the CIA into a thousand pieces". His brother Robert, as Attorney General, had gone after the "cosa nostra". Exiled cubans, the CIA and the mafia had felt betrayed by Kennedy following the Bay of Pigs. See also my previous article: Three Reasons JFK was Murdered.

Who Killed JFK? The evidence points to a right-wing faction of the CIA with some help from its friends. In CIA lingo, friends are referred to as "assets." CIA assets, including media assets, were employed to help cover-up the crime. This CIA faction was angry at JFK for his refusal to commit to a full-scale invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and for his efforts to seek an accommodation with the Soviet Union and Fidel Castro. High-level CIA officers are implicated. They include: Richard Helms, James Angleton, David Phillips, E. Howard Hunt, Theodore Shackley, William Harvey, David Morales, Edward Lansdale, and George Joannides. Typing any of these CIA officer's names into an Internet search engine, along with the words "JFK assassination," will uncover a network of conspirators.

To see evidence that Lee Oswald was framed by CIA operatives click here: The Patsy

--Did CIA Hawks Assassinate Ron Brown?
"Sometime in the early Fifties ... assassination became an instrument of U.S. national policy. It also became an important branch of our invisible government, a sizable business, and a separate technology involving weapons and devices the ordinary taxpayer paid billions for but was never permitted to see, except perhaps in the technicolor fantasies of James Bond flicks."

--Andrew St. George, journalist for Life magazine, Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation