The assassination was directed within the CIA through JM/Wave’s “Executive Action” program, which was headed by Ted Shackley. The recently demoted William “Mad Dog” Harvey knew about the event in advance from his post in Italy and the event involved “Handsome” Johnny Roselli, a Sicilian man-of-honor who’d made his bones through the Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago. Charles Harrelson and Charles Nicoletti also deserve consideration as potential shooters. There were four shooters and five shots, one of which missed. There were two shooters firing from the rear, one from the front, and one from behind the picket fence.
After RFK had a huge blowup with Harvey at the White House, JFK wanted Harvey sacked, so Angleton transferred him to Italy. Soon thereafter, Harvey’s pet project: the executive action program was put back into action, only this time, the target was JFK, not Castro. This could have been justified by a secret meeting of the National Security Council acting on some continuity of government law that enabled them to put the CIA into action without the knowledge of the President. Possibly a “mission impossible” file was shown to the council that painted Kennedy as a secret Soviet mole. Kennedy was trying to make world peace and had fired the heads of the Pentagon and CIA, and engineered the first nuclear disarmament treaty, so painting him as a secret Communist agent was not a stretch at all.
The connection between Roselli and Harvey had been initiated through Howard Hughes’ second-in-command Robert Maheu in discussions with Chicago Godfather Giancana. Maheu had started his career as Chicago FBI second-in-command under Guy Bannister, who also figures in the assassination. Bannister was a leader in the John Birch Society, the Minute Men, and the Masons. The connections between the Sicilian and Jewish organized crime families and the CIA run much deeper than people realize (Giancana called them “two heads of the same coin”), and it seems the coalitions might have been sheltered inside certain secret societies and lodges. Lucky Luciano cut a deal with Naval Intelligence during WWII. Maybe it started there. Oswald was an expendable patsy who worked undercover for the CIA and FBI.
According to Giancana, the shooters were paid $50,000 each, cash provided by the Texas oil crowd. Current evidence hints at involvement from a French mercenary. As you move higher up the chain, you find George H.W. Bush of the CIA reporting to J. Edgar Hoover on the activities of “misguided Cubans” in Dallas that day. Bush’s father helped fund the rise of Hitler and was certainly a player in the eastern establishment after liberating Geronimo’s skull from its burial site at Fort Sill and bringing it to that occult house of worship, Skull & Bones at Yale University, where, no doubt, the present inductees gather round it for ceremonial photographs.
(Excerpted from Killing Kennedy: The Real Story.)