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Richard Randolph Carr is a clue to the JFK assassination

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screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-8-02-32-amAlthough the area around Dealy Plaza was loaded with important witnesses who picked up fragmentary clues on who killed JFK, many of the most important ones were culled out and never interviewed by the Warren Commission. In hindsight it appears the more important an eyewitness testimony was, the more likely it would be flushed down a rabbit hole early in the game.

Several people claimed to have seen men acting strangely on the fifth and sixth floors of the Texas School Book Depository that tragic afternoon, and Richard Carr was one of the most important. He was interviewed by the FBI, although the report filed by the agents left out important details. This was not Carr’s fault, obviously, but evidence of FBI manipulation of the case. During his FBI interview Carr was told something along the lines of: “If you didn’t see Lee Harvey Oswald with a gun on the sixth floor, you didn’t see anything and better keep your mouth shut.” So Carr did exactly that until the Garrison investigation emerged several years later.

Although Garrison wisely tried to launch his investigation in secret, it was immediately exposed and denigrated by the media. Immense efforts were made to shut it down, and when that didn’t succeed they surrounded Garrison with spooks on all sides and snowed him under with useless leads to nowhere.

Although some honest journalists appeared early on the scene, there were eight or nine secret agents sowing disinfo for every honest researcher like Penn Jones. The center of gravity was quickly handed off to suspicious characters, two of whom were lawyers: Mark Lane (former army intelligence) and Mary Ferrell (attorney for Mobil). While the FBI and CIA were busy destroying and hiding evidence, fake researchers were snowing the case under with inconsequential details and rabbit holes.

One of the most effective items floated out was Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal by William Torbitt, a pseudonym for a Texas lawyer with intelligence connections. Like most disinfo, it established its bona fides by revealing something real: the participation of a Swiss Corporation named Permidex in helping fund the assassination. From there, it went on to blame the FBI’s Division 5 working with NASA and others. Torbitt implicated many people, most of whom did not play any role in the event. Yet for decades, many researchers took it as unbridled truth, while in reality, it was designed to steer researchers away from the obvious culprit needing investigation: the CIA.

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Here is Carr’s original FBI report documenting the two individuals he saw on the sixth floor during the shooting. As he moved closer to the scene, he saw three men flee in a Rambler station wagon, easily recognized by a unique mini-luggage rack. Carr began receiving death threats telling him to leave Texas. He moved to Montana, where Garrison tracked him down.

When Carr testified in New Orleans, many important details were added to the sketchy FBI statement. He managed to miraculously survive two murder attempts, one by gun and one by knife. When stabbed in Atlanta, he managed to kill one of his two assailants, a remarkable feat. He died in West Virginia on August 4, 1996, and was never located by the Congressional investigation, although they did make note of his contributions to the case.

The part I find fascinating is his description of the team on the sixth floor. One was a stocky Cuban or Spanish man, and the other a taller man with distinctive thick-framed glasses.

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Morales confessed to “taking care of JFK.”

Over the decades, the secret of Permidex was finally uncovered. The company was a cut-out deployed by the Italian CIA officers. At the time of JFK assassination, the head of the CIA in Italy was William Harvey. Harvey was supposed to have been fired after his assassination plots against Castro were called off. Instead, James Angleton and Allen Dulles moved him to Rome, where he no doubt began assisting the secret plans to eliminate JFK.

JFK and RFK tried to get control over anti-Cuban operations and RFK got into a heated argument with Harvey in the White House, resulting in Harvey being removed. Ted Shackley, Harvey’s longtime cohort remained, however, with Ed Landsdale put in charge. In the fall of 1963, the White House created a new entity inside the CIA for the covert Cuban operations, naming it SAS. Because JFK had promised not to invade Cuba as part of his post-missile crisis agreement with the Soviets, anti-Cuban operations needed to be cloaked to insure deniability.

Six weeks before the assassination, documents about Lee Harvey Oswald began floating through the intelligence community. Strangely, the memos made no reference to Oswald’s recent altercations in New Orleans or his participation in pro-Castro organizations, only his defection to and return from the Soviet Union. In fact, they went further indicating that Oswald’s Soviet sojourn had matured his political views. Many signing off on this memo had to realize the information was fraudulent. The appearance of the suspicious Oswald memo may indicate the beginnings of a JFK assassination plot.

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Shackley’s thick-rimmed glasses were his most distinctive feature.

Two of the key players in this plot are Ted Shackley and David Morales, the two key individuals working under Harvey in Miami prior to his removal. It appears Harvey enlisted them along with his friend Johnny Roselli and others from the Chicago outfit, as well as at least one assassin from Europe, and I say this because Shackley went on to run Operation Phoenix in Vietnam, the biggest assassination program in the CIA’s sordid history, and from there became a major player in the international heroin trade.

Morales became a suspect in the RFK assassination before retiring in 1975. He returned to his native Arizona, and died of a heart attack in 1978. A Congressional investigator tracked Morales to Wilcox, Arizona shortly after his death, and talked to his friend Ruben Carbajal and a business associate of Morales’ named Bob Walton. Walton revealed Morales once went into a tirade about Kennedy at a bar after several drinks, and finished by saying “Well, we took care of that son of a bitch, didn’t we?” Carbajal, who had been present at this confession, corroborated it.

Harvey, Shackley and Morales were all named as participating in the event by Howard Hunt’s death bed confession. It’s unfortunate that Morales and Shackley were never investigated, nor were they ever put in the same room with Carr to find out if they were the mystery couple he saw flee the scene.

Written by Steven Hager

December 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

H. L. Hunt is a key to the JFK assassination

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h-l-hunt-1There are few characters in the JFK assassination saga that loom as large as H. L. Hunt. He was one of the richest men in the world in 1963, thanks in large part to the oil depletion allowance. I guess you know JFK wanted to end that tax break in order to reap millions for the Treasury. That alone would have been enough to put Hunt into action since Hunt controlled a vast private intelligence network, one that included the John Birch Society.

When you sift through the facts of this case, two nexus points emerge: one in Miami called JM/WAVE (the largest CIA station outside Langley), and the other based around the Texas oil barons who funded the John Birch Society and other right-wing hate groups, a list that included Clint Murchison and both Hunt brothers. These rich Texans were very close with right-wing elements in the military, and, in fact, had funded the political campaign of General MacArthur and supported retired General Edwin Walker, who’d been drummed out of the Army after distributing John Birch Society material to his troops. Supposedly, Oswald took a shot at Walker shortly before JFK’s assassination.

jfk_24_flyer1Hunt’s son Nelson helped purchased a full-page ad in the Dallas newspaper the day JFK arrived. It accused the President of betraying the Constitution. In addition, a leaflet appeared all over town that accused JFK of treason. These were not random events, but obvious propaganda ploys intended to soften up the city for what was about to happen. In fact, I’ve always suspected James Angleton wrote a secret report accusing JFK of being a Communist mole high inside the government. Angleton was convinced this mole existed based on information provided by a fake defector. Throughout the Cold War, Russian spooks like Kim Philby were dancing circles around the CIA, and manipulating the paranoid Angleton in the process.

Sam Giancana and Richard C. Nagell both claimed the Texas oil crowd put up the money to fund the assassination, and Nagell placed H. L. Hunt at the epicenter of the conspiracy. Keep in mind, Hunt was the money man behind both LBJ and Joseph McCarthy (who was actually very close to the Kennedy family). Robert Kennedy learned how to play dirty tricks from being on McCarthy’s staff, where the professor of dirty tricks was a lawyer named Roy Cohn, who would soon rise to great influence.

wantedfortreasonSo Hunt was a major player in the realm of secret societies. Strange, though, how the Hunts and Murchison eventually got busted down to almost nothing at one point after becoming three of the richest people in the world, which just goes to show how the real money power resides in the Eastern Establishment trusts and banks on Wall Street, and not the individual billionaires who can come and go with market trends.

Funny how the John Birch society was so peppered with Freemasons of the 33rd Degree, high-ranking officials of the Federal Reserve banking system and members of the Council on Foreign Relations. They started out attacking Communism, which they blamed on the Rockefellers and Rothschilds. But if you know anything about Communism, you know spooks set most of it up. Was there ever a time when spooks weren’t running the American Communist Party? So it’s only appropriate to suspect the anti-Communist movement would have been similarly set-up and run by spooks. Deep politics is a wilderness of mirrors.

mrhuntIn 1975, Penn Jones received this anonymous letter, which some think was written by Lee Oswald and others claim is a forgery. This letter would soon feed right into the E. Howard Hunt rabbit hole, but, in fact, it’s far more likely a note like this would have been written to H. L. Hunt, who actually lived in Dallas and is someone Oswald might have conducted secret meetings with, at least that’s what Nagell claims. Unless, of course, the letter was just a rabbit hole, which seems likely.

There are a couple more noteworthy points. We know one of the assassins was likely positioned inside the Dal-Tex building. Jim Braden (aka Eugene Hale Brading) was one of three men taken into custody for acting suspicious in the lobby. Braden claimed to have come to the building for a meeting with Lamar Hunt, another son of Hunt’s sons. Since Braden had a long record and known association with Sicilian men-of-honor, one wonders why he was never interrogated as to what he was doing in Dallas that day. Braden would later turn up at the scene of Robert Kennedy’s murder.

Another suspicious factoid is that immediately after the assassination, H. L. Hunt was rushed to the airport and taken out of the country by the FBI. Supposedly, they’d received notice of a plot to kill him. But instead of protective custody, they moved Hunt to a secret destination in Mexico. Does this story make any sense except to indicate Hunt wanted to remove himself from the scene? Murchison, on the other hand, held a massive victory party at his ranch, a celebration that bothered some of his domestic staff who liked Kennedy.

But then an alternative story came out more recently that claims Hunt only pretended to hide out in Mexico, and was really holed up in a five-star hotel in Washington DC, where he could more easily guide his boy LBJ in a direction favorable to the Texas oil barons. And when you talk about that Texas oil crowd and the John Birch Society, one detail to keep in mind was the name of one of the inner circle: Fred Koch. His sons now run the second largest private company in the US and created and fund the right-wing Tea Party Movement.

(Excerpted from Dirty Money, Secret Societies and Killing JFK, link below.)

http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Money-Secret-Societies-Killing/dp/1503283984/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1417691672&sr=1-1&keywords=steven+hager+jfk

Written by Steven Hager

November 27, 2013 at 10:15 am

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