There are few characters in the JFK assassination saga that loom as large as H. L. Hunt. In 1963, Hunt’s personal fortune was estimated at $16 billion, four times the combined visible wealth of the Rockefellers. This was in large part to the oil depletion allowance, which had shielded around 30% of Texas oil profits from taxation for decades. 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, Fred Koch 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. Hunt’s son Nelson helped purchase 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, eventually becoming the mentor for Donald Trump. So 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.
In 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.
You can’t have a major crime without a cover-up and that operation is easy to spot when it comes to the Kennedy assassination. JFK’s body was seized at gunpoint at Parkland Hospital by the Secret Service and flown to a Naval hospital in Washington for a bizarre autopsy in which the notes were immediately burned. The autopsy was conducted by two pathologists with little experience in gunshots wounds. In fact, the wounds were not even properly tracked. The entire autopsy took over three hours and seemed botched beyond belief. And then the notes from the lead pathologist were burned.
Meanwhile Jackie Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy were located on a lower floor and couldn’t understand why the autopsy was taking so long. RFK would soon call John McCone the head of the CIA and angrily asked if any of “his boys” were responsible.
But since McCone had recently replaced Allen Dulles, he’d been kept out-of-the-loop for obvious reasons. I bet RFK put an agent on determining where Bill Harvey was that day, but it was Johnny Roselli he should have been tracking.
Harvey seems to have put out a call to a famous French assassin (code name QJ/Win), and the CIA’s European front Perimidex may have helped cover some expenses, although Sam Giancana claimed the Texas oilmen running the John Birch Society put up the cash to pay the shooters.
Apparently some of the top assassins from different countries actually know each other by reputation. It’s a private club they belong to, characters like Harvey, Roselli, David Morales, Felix Rodriguez and Lucian Sarti—guys who pull triggers. And once you get a rep, you can work for the CIA or anyone else with money.
Notice when Ian Fleming wrote about Her Majesties Secret Service, he mentioned only a handful of double “o’s” and they all knew each other. Being a spook is one thing, but being a spook who kills on command is quite another. The greatest British assassin was probably William Stephenson, code name Intrepid, who didn’t require a Walther PPK to dispatch targets, as he preferred to use a few well-placed karate chops.
Commander Pitzer was a media guy who designed and ran the 16mm system used at the hospital. Apparently, the room used for the autopsy was fully wired and it was hospital routine to keep film records of procedures. After reviewing the tape, Pitzer must have realized something was rotten with the proceedings. Unfortunately, he contacted bigwigs at some major media, probably all three major networks, and began negotiations involving the footage. Pitzer was naive enough to think he could keep those conversations secret. Meanwhile he announced his intention to resign from the Navy.
Maybe you know the autopsy was engineered to support the idea of one shooter from behind. And JFK’s shot in the back could no way be tracked to exit from his throat no matter how contorted you folded his corpse. The autopsy took a long time because they had to reverse engineer the evidence, something that probably happened before the doctors entered the scene. Since the driver William Greer (who had slowed to a near stop just as an umbrella was unfurled in the center of the kill zone) was strangely also present at the autopsy, one wonders what he knew.
On October 29, 1966, Pitzer was found dead from a single shot to the temple a few days before his retirement. He’d been telling people he was getting a job with a major network, no doubt to produce a film about the autopsy and JFK assassination. It was the same weekend the Kennedy family announced they were authorizing release of the autopsy photos and other materials to the National Archives. Pitzer had recently been visited by a pair of officers who had interrogated him regarding the cause of his sudden retirement. Of course, his hands bore no nitrates and the weapon too far away to create powder burn. Nothing added up, but it was immediately ruled a suicide and never investigated.
But in 2006, a former Green Beret named Dan Marvin published an expose on our involvement in Vietnam, a book that also mentioned Marvin had been asked to assassinate a naval officer in 1966 and the excuse given was the officer was about to release national security secrets to the enemy. Marvin said he turned down that mission because he had zero interest in killing an American on home turf, but was not surprised when William Pitzer turned up dead a few days later.
You’d think all the JFK assassination records would be public after 50 years but did you know CIA files on seven individuals are withheld for reasons of “national security?” The CIA may be withholding as many as 50,000 pages of documents related to the assassination. But it doesn’t take much imagination to realize what they don’t want released might help reveal what they are trying to hide, so let’s look into these seven mysterious people.
1) George Joannides. Joannides was head of Psychological Warfare at JM/Wave in Miami, the CIA’s largest and best-funded satellite station, although he apparently lived in New Orleans much of the time, where two training camps were located north of Lake Pontchartrain. One of his primary duties was supervising the Cuban Student Directorate (DRE), an anti-Castro exile group. When Oswald first arrived in New Orleans, he attempted to infiltrate the DRE before starting a one-man chapter of the pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba. Soon Oswald had a confrontation with some members of the DRE in the streets of New Orleans that led to newspaper and radio coverage, sheep-dipping Oswald as being pro-Castro.
Immediately after the assassination, all information the press initially received about Oswald was released through DRE members in Miami on orders of Joannides. In other words, in his role as a propaganda expert, Joannides shaped initial press coverage on Oswald. Keep in mind, the assassination was essentially organized through JM/Wave’s ZR/Rifle Program. So Joannides’ work in this area must be viewed as psychological warfare conducted on the unsuspecting American public.
When the House Committee on Assassinations was formed in the 1970s, Congress sent two researchers to investigate the CIA files on the assassination, which could not be removed from Langley. Strangely, Joannides was brought out of retirement to stonewall and block those two investigators so all trails into JM/Wave could not be followed. But how transparent can you get, really? There should have been massive objection to Joannides as anything but a suspect in this case, and he certainly should not have been allowed to become the primary gatekeeper on CIA files.
2) William K. Harvey. Harvey became the go-to guy at the CIA’s Berlin station after he engineered the building of a tunnel under the Berlin Wall used to tap into Soviet communications. But after the fall of the Soviet Union, it would be revealed the Soviets had been tipped off to Harvey’s operation and manipulated this listening post to leak disinfo, once again proving the KGB was often somewhat strangely one step ahead of the CIA throughout the cold war thanks to their double agents in MI6.
After Harvey was moved from Berlin to head “Group W,” he placed Ted Shackley in charge of JM/Wave. The code name given to their new Executive Action Program was ZR/Rifle and Johnny Roselli was recruited to help kill Castro, an introduction made by Robert Maheu. But after JFK converted to work on world peace and wanted the anti-Castro operations shut down, ZR/Rifle was soon directed toward a new target: JFK.
Harvey instructed his wife to burn all his papers upon his death. When asked why this was done, John M. Whitten, who briefly investigated the assassination before being replaced by Angleton himself, replied: “He was too young to have assassinated McKinley and Lincoln. It could have been anything.” Strangely, Harvey’s obvious connections to this case have never really been been explored in the mainstream media.
3) David Morales. Morales was already the CIA’s top assassin in Central America when Harvey recruited him into the ZR/Rifle to become his number one go-to in-house assassin. According the E. Howard Hunt’s deathbed confession, Morales tried to recruit Hunt into the assassination plot, but Hunt apparently turned it down, which may be why he became an official CIA fallback patsy backstop. There’s a famous quote Morales gave while drunk one night, taking credit for being on the scene when both Kennedy brothers were killed.
4) David Atlee Phillips. Phillips was one of the few CIA officials seen in the company of Oswald prior to the assassination (under the name Maurice Bishop). This sighting occurred while he was Mexico City’s anti-Cuban officer, working under Winston Scott, but not really reporting to Win in regards to Oswald. After the assassination Phillips would quickly rise to become head of the western hemisphere operations and later created the anti-conspiracy propaganda operation known as the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), which became an important tool for holding back citizen researchers from uncovering the truth about the CIA’s involvement in killing JFK.
5) Anne Goodpasture. Goodpasture had an interesting trajectory through the CIA. She became a special agent of James Angleton’s and eventually ended up down in Mexico City working for Win Scott. Whether Scott fully trusted her, I can’t say, but she was involved in hiding evidence of Oswald in Mexico and later became very close with David Phillips. Although she looked like a librarian, she was a master spook and wrote a 500-page secret history of the CIA in Mexico that hopefully will one day be released.
6) E. Howard Hunt. As team leader on the Bay of Pigs, nobody seemed to hate JFK more than Hunt. And Hunt did become Angleton’s patsy in a way because he was falsely ID’d as one of the three tramps and then an Angleton memo placed him in Dallas that day. I suspect Hunt had little to do with this case, however, and was used as the in-house dead-end. His close association with David Phillips may have afforded him a window on what was going on, although spooks are often left in the dark when it comes to covert operations. But of all the people listed here, Hunt seems the most removed from the central core.
7) Yuri Nosenko. In April 1964, Nosenko tried to defect to the USA. He was a high-ranking KGB official who had recently reviewed the files on Oswald, someone the Soviets always suspected was an American agent and not a true defector. The CIA is hiding over 2,000 pages on Nosenko and his torture under the orders of James Angleton, who sought to break down Nosenko’s personality because he was contradicting Antoliy Golitsyn, a previous KGB defector who had become Angleton’s pet project. Golitsyn was also favored by British intelligence, but his material was wildly unreliable. Meanwhile, the more believable Nosenko, a true defector, was treated as harshly as possible, possibly in part due to his efforts to brand Oswald an American agent. You see, Oswald was an American secret agent, and he worked directly under James Angleton, which completes this circle of info and hopefully reveals some shadows of the team that killed JFK as well as some of the major players who helped cover up that event.
After Kennedy was killed, CIA chief Richard Helms put John Moss Whitten in charge of the CIA’s internal investigation of the assassination, which probably goes to show how little knowledge had seeped into the agency outside Miami. Like most in the CIA, Whitten had no idea that people at JM/Wave had been secretly working with members of the Sicilian men-of-honor society on assassinating Fidel Castro.
Whitten was doing a good job, despite being initially swamped by a blizzard of crackpot material provided by the FBI. If you want to understand why so much crazy material appears immediately after an event like JFK or 9/11, just realize it’s manufactured as chaff to be tossed out of a jet shaking off a heat-seeking missile. But once Whitten spoke to Win Scott, CIA chief in Mexico, who had been conducting his own secret investigation, he realized CIA files on Oswald were being withheld by Helms and Angleton.
Whitten’s investigation was narrowing down to the CIA’s largest station outside Langley known as JM/Wave. The key figures posted there were Ted Shackley, David Morales, George Joannides, Rip Robertson, Thomas Klines and (formerly) William K. Harvey. In fact, Harvey had been in charge of an executive action program for removing foreign heads of state. But JFK wanted that program halted and was furious when Harvey kept moving forward with operations against Cuba, so he ordered Harvey sacked. Instead, Angleton quietly moved Harvey to Italy, while the executive action project re-assembled for a new target: JFK.
Funny how just when Whitten began poking around JM/Wave, Helms took him off the investigation and arm-chaired him out of the picture. And guess who replaced Whitten? Why, James Angleton, of course. Now watch the dead bodies pile up around Angleton, starting with Win Scott. Funny how George Joannides was brought out of retirement to act as the CIA’s liason with the Congressional investigation. But you can probably understand why they keep putting the fox in charge of the hen house when it comes to this story. Joannides was in charge of the anti-Castro Cuban group Oswald had some staged encounters with in New Orleans, a group that seems to have participated in the cover-up.
Sam Giancana got whacked while alone with someone he trusted, making breakfast when he got a unexpected bullet in the back of his skull. According to some highly placed CIA officials, the shooter was William K. Harvey, who would have been covering his tracks on the Kennedy killing. They lived fairly nearby, Giancana in Chicago and Harvey in northern Indiana.
After Giancana was gone in the summer of 1975, Roselli lost his power base and fled to Florida seeking refuge with the Trafficante organization. Within a year, Harvey was dead, and two months later, Roselli wound up diced up in little pieces in a barrel in Biscayne Bay.
Much later, Whitten was asked during the Congressional investigation why Harvey’s wife burned his papers after his death, implying that there might have been a smoking gun. “He was too young to have assassinated McKinley and Lincoln,” replied Whitten. “It could have been anything.”
Unfortunately, there are no pictures of Eugene Dinkin, who was an unfortunate victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. At left is a photo of William K. Harvey, the mad dog alcoholic assassin who created an executive action project to eliminate Fidel Castro, a project that diverted to JFK after Harvey was demoted and most of his friends in the agency were about to be torn into a thousand pieces and cast to the wind.
Dinkin was an army code operator stationed in Mertz, France, when he intercepted a message between a CIA-operative in Italy (perhaps Harvey) who had contacted French mafia in Marseilles to recruit their top assassin (who had the CIA code name QJ/Win ) for a plot against President Kennedy. Apparently this plot already had the support of some Pentagon brass and a right-wing group in Texas (Murchinson and the Hunt brothers, no doubt). Apparently, Johnny Roselli was already on board but they needed more shooters. Although the op was first planned for Chicago, and then Miami, it was the Dallas plot that Dinkin uncovered and he made the mistake of telling one of his superiors about the message, as well as his plans to alert the world in order to prevent the President from being murdered.
Pretty soon, word came down that Dinkin was about to be declared mentally ill, so he went AWOL and escaped into Switzerland, where he attempted to alert the press at a United Nations function. He also sent a letter to Robert Kennedy outlining the plot. Keep in mind, this all happened just days before the assassination, and Dinkin was already telling people the exact date and place the assassination was due to happen.
Dinkin was soon removed to Walter Reed Army Hospital and worked on for weeks with drugs and electroshock therapy, and by the time he got out, his story has changed considerably. Instead of intercepting a coded message, now he’d predicted the assassination by reading coded messages in the Stars and Stripes.
She was a Roman Catholic, and worked for William Randolph Hearst, and rose to the top of journalism and even got onto a TV show, “What’s My Line,” on which she displayed her insightful and penetrating mind, although her co-stars were furious when private comments made in the dressing room began appearing in her widely circulated newspaper column.
She mostly covered show business, but loved investigating deep politics and organized crime as well. When a doctor in Cleveland was railroaded into prison for the vicious murder of his pregnant wife, Kilgallen began a crusade to get him released. She became the most famous and influential journalist in America and developed such a regal style that she could upstage a monarch’s coronation with jeweled tiaras and elaborate outfits.
It was likely after a cocktail party with a British intelligence agent that she rushed out her first front-page scoop regarding the existence of UFOs.
“British scientists are convinced these strange aerial objects are not optical illusions or Soviet inventions, but are flying saucers which originate on another planet,” she wrote, in a front-page story. “The source of my information is a British official of Cabinet rank who prefers to remain unidentified. ‘We believe, on the basis of our inquiry thus far, that the saucers were staffed by small men—probably under four feet tall. It’s frightening, but there is no denying the flying saucers come from another planet.'”
Now what are we to make of this? Obviously Kilgallen was used to plant a rabbit hole of immense proportions, one that would soon explode and reverberate across the world: the aliens have landed! The purpose of seeding such disinfo into the press using an unwitting dupe like Kilgallen is obvious and bears all the markings of a Tavistock mind control experiment to see how far the alien rabbit hole could be stretched. Sheep-dipping her as a conspiracy kook was the easiest way to undermine her investigations into deep politics. Anyone asking prying questions is easily diverted with a tale of alien space ships, or “we never walked on the moon,” or those clouds in the sky?—those are chemicals and not just water vapor, or any of the rest of the paranoid rabbit holes disinfo agents like David Icke and Alex Jones keep jamming the Internet with.
But Kilgallen quickly abandoned the UFO story as she was a serious journalist and when zero proof appeared of little green men or a space ship, she moved onto other investigations. She was actually considered the nemesis of Frank Sinatra, who called her “the chinless wonder” and sometimes closed his shows by urging someone to please run her over. She broke the story of Marilyn Monroe’s affair with JFK, and Marilyn was dead within a few days, although Kilgallen never swallowed the story it was an accidental drug overdose and shredded the official story in her column. She may have sensed her column played a role in killing Marilyn, because it certainly appears that way in hindsight.
Kilgallen was no saint: she was a snooty upper class type who frequently put down the lower classes and detested country music. But she was a romantic and a dedicated seeker of the Big Story, and had spent quality time in the Oval Office with the President with her 11-year-old son, and Kennedy had treated them both graciously and with utmost respect, so when he was assassinated later and then his alleged killer assassinated, she wound her way down to Dallas and scored a private jail-house interview with Jack Ruby, a conversation held out of earshot of anyone else. You see, four years earlier, Kilgallen had broken the story of the CIA and mob working together on a hit team for Castro, so it wasn’t much of a stretch to suspect that same team might have been redirected at JFK.
When she returned to New York after her Texas investigation, she told her friends she was going to blow the case wide open and began working on a book, one she probably expected to win another Pulitzer.
The reason Ruby had a conversation with Kilgallen was because he knew how significant she was. And he was also aware of her immense knowledge of organized crime, the CIA, and their connections with a nest of anti-Castro Cubans in Florida. He probably told her everything he knew. Kilgallen did a lot of footwork as well, tracking down key witnesses, including a witness to the Tippit shooting who was never called by the Warren Commission, who said two men, neither of whom were Oswald, fled the scene. She had a source inside the Dallas police department who provided the radio log, indicating the Chief of Police called for officers to rush to the top of the overpass. (Roselli’s shot had come from that overpass, but under it, as he was lying in a storm drain.)
Kilgallen spent a year researching the story and a huge break came when she landed a copy of the 102-page interview the Warren Commission had conducted with Ruby. She began publishing excerpts just to show how ridiculously incompetent it was. While Ruby pleaded with Ford and Warren to take him to Washington because he did not feel safe in Texas and was eager to talk in a safer location, they said they could not arrange that. He then tried to lead their questions deeper, but was rebuffed and the conversation misdirected elsewhere. Don’t you think it odd only two Commissioners, both of them high-ranking Freemasons, were sent to Texas to conducts the official interview with this key witness, instead of bringing that witness to the entire Commission? And why did they ignore Ruby’s pleas to get out of town, while asking the dumbest questions?
The FBI wanted to know where Kilgallen got the transcript and started a whole bunch of surveillance and harassment, although I’m sure Angleton had been closely listening to all Kilgallen’s phone calls as well as reading her mail after that private jail-house conversation with Ruby. Most likely, she’d been under intense surveillance the entire year.
Kilgallen was in close communication with Mark Lane at the time, who’d captured the center of energy on the investigation by posing as an honest researcher. Too bad Kilgallen didn’t know about Lane’s background in military intelligence. Even more suspicious was the sudden arrival of young Ron Pataky, the handsome ladies man who had been cruising Hollywood, stalking the rising ingenues. He was half her age but completely infatuated with her, and quickly became her closest confidant while pumping her endlessly for the latest breaks in the JFK case. He’d later claim the relationship was “platonic.”
On November 8th, 1965, Kilgallen was discovered by her hairdresser. She was lying in bed as if she had fallen asleep reading a book, although she couldn’t read without glasses, it’s a book she finished days ago, and the book is turned the wrong way around. She is fully made up, even wearing false eyelashes, and also wearing some ridiculous outfit, not her usual worn out pajamas. Even more suspicious, she’s not even in her own bed, but one on a lower floor, a room she seldom visited. The hairdresser knows something is amiss with this picture, and calls the in-house staff, so they can notify the police. He immediately exited through the front door, where he was stunned to find a police car with two officers parked directly in front of the house, as if waiting for a call to come in, as if they knew a dead body was already inside and wanted to be the first at the scene.
Obviously, the autopsy was a joke and cause of death listed as “indeterminate.” Funny thing is, the doctor refused to sign the certificate and apparently had another doctor sign it in his name. Mark Lane showed up quickly hoping to score the accordion file on JFK. Kilgallen’s not-so-grieving husband turned him away and when questioned by anyone about the precious files, would only say “I’m afraid that will have to go to my grave with me.” The hairdresser was so upset by some of the attitudes, he refused to attend the funeral. Another strange person missing from that ceremony was Pataky. In front of everyone at the funeral, Kilgallen’s mom accused her daughter’s husband of complicity in murder. It must have been a very dissonant ceremony.
I know Lane has been sheep-dipped as a Knight in Shining Armor since the beginning of this saga. And he defended a famous libel case against Howard Hunt, but I am afraid it was all most likely a staged operation because Hunt was a rabbit hole Angleton had placed in the story, and numerous ops were run to point towards Hunt and Sturgis and make them the shooters, but if you check on Lane today, you’ll find him closely related to the Holocaust Denial movement, something obviously created by spooks.
The JFK assassination was orchestrated by members of JM/Wave, the CIA’s largest station outside Langley, and the shooters included Johnny Roselli, and possibly Charles Harrelson and/or Charles Nicoletti and/or Charles Rogers and/or a French team that may have included CIA asset QJ/Win. There were five shots and two shooters from the rear, one on the knoll and one inside the triple overpass.
Harrelson and Rogers were photographed being led from the scene by two men in police uniforms that nobody on the Dallas police force could ever identify.
Sometime in 2017, the government was supposed to release all the suppressed files from the JFK assassination, something that could have shed light on whether anyone inside the National Security Council knew about the assassination in advance.
The CIA takes its marching orders from the NSC, but what if a majority of the NSC decides the president is an imminent threat to national security? Before WWII, American intelligence penetrated the Japanese codes but they did not share this info with the White House because they didn’t trust people on FDR’s staff, so there’s a documented history of crucial reports circumventing the president and going to the heads of the Armed Forces and intelligence agencies instead.
Just who was on JFK’s NSC?
McGeorge Bundy was a Yale Bonesman and protege of Secretary of War Henry Stimson (also a Boner). He was an Army intelligence officer during the war and wrote Stimson’s official biography after the war. (Stimson had devised the highly illegal Black Eagle Fund to hide billions in stolen loot taken secretly from the Nazis and Japanese.) Bundy’s role inside the Council on Foreign Relations reveals his close relationship with Rockefeller and Dulles, both of whom had become bitter enemies of JFK’s liberal policies.
General Maxwell Taylor was the first American officer to parachute into France prior to D-Day. He later drafted the first honor code for West Point. JFK made him his chief military advisor and brought him out of retirement due to his harsh criticism of the Pentagon’s reliance on nuclear capability over conventional warfare. It’s doubtful Taylor would have participated in any plot against JFK as he was viewed with suspicion from inside the Pentagon, possibly due to his squeaky-clean reputation.
Lyndon Johnson was a intensely corrupt Texas politician with ties to organized crime and big oil. He would have done anything if it meant elevating himself to the presidency. A cloud of scandal was hanging over him at the time and it was obvious JFK planned to dump him from the ticket for the second term.
Dean Rusk was a colonel during WWII and closely allied with the Rockefeller Foundation later in life, indicating that he, like Bundy, may have taken Rockefeller’s side in the confrontations over policy.
Robert McNamara was an accountant for Price Waterhouse before the war. During the war he applied his Harvard Business School degree to analyzing the effectiveness of bombing raids in order to maximize their impact. He went on to run Ford Motor Company, the first CEO from outside the family. Like Maxwell, McNamara pushed for enhancing conventional war capability. During JFK’s term, he increased troops in Vietnam from 900 to 16,000. After the assassination, he became the primary architect for the Vietnam War, although in 1967, he penned a memo to President Johnson recommending a troop freeze, end to all bombing and turning the ground war over to the South Vietnamese, a proposal rejected by Johnson. Later in life, he became president of the World Bank.
John McCone was a Berkeley graduate (like McNamara) and rose to the top of the American steel industry. He served on the Atomic Energy Commission and was alarmed when Israel’s nuclear installation in Negev began secretly producing materials for a nuclear bomb. Apparently, JFK appointed McCone to replace Dulles as the head of the CIA based largely on a fixation with monitoring Israel’s race to join the nuclear weapons club. After the assassination, McCone aided CIA’s efforts to conceal information pertinent to solving the crime.