Meni ofi Courage
President-elect John Fitzgerald Kennedy speech segment
(also known as the City Upon a Hill speech)
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what America will do for you, but what together
we can do for the Freedom of Man."
(LINK to President KENNEDY’s complete 1-20-61 presidential inaugural speech available in a color
video , audio, or a transcript....LINK to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)
Of those whom much is given, much is required, and when
at some future date the high court of history sits in judgment on each
of us, recording whether in our brief span of service we fulfilled our
responsibilities to the state, our success or failure in whatever office
we hold will be measured by the answers to four questions:
First, were we truly men of courage?, with the courage to
stand up to one's enemies, and the courage to stand up, when
necessary, to one's own associates. The courage to resist public
pressure as well as private greed.
Second, were we truly men of judgment?, with perceptive
judgment of the future as well as the past, of our own mistakes
as well as the mistakes of others, with enough wisdom to know
what we did not know, and enough candor to admit it.
Third, were we truly men of integrity? Men who never
ran out on either the principles in which we believed, or the people
who believed in us. Men whom neither financial gain nor political
ambition could ever divert from the fulfillment of our sacred trust.
Finally, were we truly men of dedication?, with an honor
mortgaged to no single individual or group, and compromised by
no private obligation or aim, but devoted solely to serving the public
good and the national interest.
Courage, judgment, integrity, dedication: These are the qualities
which, with Gods help, this son of Massachusetts hopes will characterize
our government's conduct in the four stormy years that lie ahead. Humbly
I ask His help in that undertaking, but aware that on earth His Will is
worked by men, I ask for your help and your prayers as I embark on this
new and solemn journey.
(President-elect John F. Kennedy, segment of his speech, also known as the "Men of Courage" speech,
given to the Massachusetts House of Legislature, January 9, 1961 . . . .
LINK . . . . audio of JFK delivering the complete speech is
always available for you here)
" The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away
with the debris of history. Only the strong, only the industrious, only the determined,
only the courageous, only the visionary who determine the real nature of our
struggle can possibly survive. "
(President JOHN F. KENNEDY, Address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors, 4-20-61)
as it was, then. . . .
“We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution.
Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike,
that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.
Born in this century.
Tempered by war.
Disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
Proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the
slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always
been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and
around the world.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall
pay any price.
Bear any burden.
Meet any hardship.
Support any friend.
Oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
This much we pledge--and more.”
(John Fitzgerald Kennedy, presidential inaugural speech
segment, 1-20-61. Complete speech here )
“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as
a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths
and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive
and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers
which are cited to justify it. ... And there is very grave danger that an announced
need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its
meaning to the very limits of official censorship and concealment.”
(President Kennedy, speech in New York City before the “American Newspapers
Publishers Assocoation,” 4-27-61.... transcript .... video )
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of the assassination of our President, John F. Kennedy.
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My personal time detailed assassination research instantly started over 43 years ago, on March 6, 1975, with Our People observing a pirated-copy of the Zapruder film during its U.S. first-ever public TV showing in-motion that was provided by Robert Groden on Geraldo Rivera’s very late at night, “ABC”-produced show, “Good Night America.” (Our People being able to view the Zapruder film in-motion was completely hidden and suppressed by the "Time-Life" corporate executive managers for nearly 12 years .... During the following decades we have further learned that "Time-Life" ((and additional outfit's of the lame-stream media)) before-during-after 11-22-63 have employed many, many thousands of now-known and still-unknown C.I.A.-domestic-contacts personnel and former C.I.A. operations officers)
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.... On 5-29-11 Our U.S. Department of Defense announced that Our Navy's next built
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Right on up to the present day, I am a first generation, 11-22-63 related, active, private citizen
researcher who has been personally, publicly, and steadily learning the macro and micro details
and freely sharing new discoveries with respect to the elimination of President Kennedy.
I have communicated directly with 46** of the closest Dealey Plaza assassination
witnesses (including both of the attack-surviving wounded victims, Mr. James
Tague, and the Texas Governor, John Connally), and contacted scores of
additional witnesses to events and things observed before, during, and
after the attack. These witnesses are fairly easy to locate, and 90 to
95% will freely share their witnessed observations and salient details
with you, if and when, you will pro-actively simply contact them.
** I have recently pro-actively contacted the 42nd, 43rd, 44th, 45th, and 46th Dealey Plaza witnesses that
I have interviewed, and will soon be publicly providing for everyone their detailed observations and
experiences with respect to events, people, etc that they witnessed before, during, and/or
In 2006 the Mary Ferrell Foundation and JFK Lancer Research honored
my research with the New Frontier Award. This award was, "presented in
appreciation for Don's contributions of new evidence, and, furthering the
study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy."
"Non-fiction is devilishly tough work - eight days a week forever and
not always well rewarded, but it's a privilege. Never, ever dull - and
sometime it feels as though it really matters. It, if one is doing one’s
job right, means striving for the truth, especially when it's been
deliberately hidden, and passing on what one discovers."
(ANTHONY SUMMERS, the Pulitzer Prize finalist author, investigative journalist, and My Friend,
2009 . . . . here is a very interesting NPR Radio interview with TONY on 11-20-13
when he also details his research that militant anti-Castro freedom fighter HERMINO
DIAZ was one of the Dealey Plaza assassins)
For 43+ years, right on up to the present day, I have been documenting a detailed and referenced chronological timeline of events and articles that starts in the mid-1800’s. (currently, the detailed timeline is more than 21,000 pages if printed). The timeline includes related events, persons, groups, places, suspects, etc, that funnel towards and into the assassination in Dallas, the known evidence in the case, key details of the assassination itself, highlights of and details for the many government-controlled investigation discoveries and reports during the decades (and links to the mega-thousands of pages for all of these government reports and its previously withheld classified macro and micro-details), and, our dedicated private citizen researchers personal time investigations, evidence, reports, and new discoveries.
Motivated by my friends and longtime dedicated, private citizen researchers, Mary Ferrell, Anthony Summers, Josiah Thompson, and Sylvia Meagher (along with our 1000's of additional, respected, dedicated, personal time citizen researchers), in helping to continue and carry forward their research with respect to case evidence and witnesses, our timeline is supported with my very comprehensive and detailed, spreadsheets-sortable list of 11,754 persons consisting of named witnesses before, during, and/or after the assassination, named professional and amateur movie filmers and photographers before, during, and/or afterwards, investigators, scientists, and agents of various laws enforcement and intelligence agencies, unnamed witnesses that named witnesses have testified-to and made referenced, detailed, related statements about, politicians, commissioners and their staff aides, and suspected masterminds, conspirators, accomplices, and assassins. For this spreadsheets sortable list each person has at least 12 columns of detailed information regarding their individual 11-22-63-related experiences, actions, re-actions, then-job title, and their precise location during the assassination (when he/she was filmed, photographed, known, reported, or claimed what was their location on 11-22-63 at 12:29:44 PM CDT). Each witness on this list also details his/her 1963 and followup job(s), date of birth/death, nickname(s)/alias(es), and details their key, documented references with respect for his/her witness detailed observations that are directly related to the various governments agencies-gathered and (so far) publicly-released assassination evidence, his/her Dealey Plaza shots source(s) location(s), the very key shots sequences timing's of bunched, close together and/or spaced distinctly further-apart volley’s of shots that were remembered and/or could be heard, the total number of shots they remembered/could be heard, and the evidence, important event(s), other witnesses, persons, and suspects that they witnessed before, during, and/or after the murder-elimination of President Kennedy.
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Reveals critical, previously TOP SECRET government classified, previously hidden, and detailed examinations of the politically-motivated and politically-biased entity known as the “Hearings Before the President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy” (colloquially also known as the “Warren Commission," “Warren’s Follie's," and the “warrenatti-apologists report-canard”).
A report that was publicized only 6-weeks before the 1964 United States presidential election in which President Kennedy's benefactor, Lyndon Baines Johnson, (biography) was the Democrat's liberal candidate.
Exposes the craftings of the Warren Commission formation, its bureaucracies, its investigations, its investigators, what they avoided investigating, their deductions, and its biased speculations and stark, transparent evidence-contradictions.
very anxiously devised by
Lyndon Johnson, the primary assassination
benefactor (but not the only person and several powerful
groups of persons near the pyramid top of the many powers-that-be of those
who also greatly, further, gained and took benefits and additional benefit$ after JFK's elimination).
The very same Texas native-son, anxieties-filled Vice President Johnson who, well before the assassination, leading into the trip into Texas, and, funneling to November 22, 1963, and, on the same day of the Dallas attack, was the pinpointed focus and co-focus of many intense, on-going, United States federal investigations concerning his suspected and numerous felony crimes. (and all of these Johnson-focused criminal investigations soon, *simply*, after Kennedy was shot dead and eliminated while inside Texas ---- elevating Johnson to his long self-yearned-for presidency)
Among several additional considerations and motivations that have now been exposed, Johnson was a long time utterly ruthless power-obsessive, control-obsessive, and money-obsessive who also (since his childhood and before he was a politician) was maniacally-obsessed and very often repeated publicly that he would become a United States President.... and who, hidden out of The People’s “eye," Johnson absolutely hated both President Kennedy and, most especially hated (as did F.B.I. Director Hoover) JFK’s brother, Robert Kennedy.
Johnson initially hoped to only be sanitized by his F.B.I. , and then,
have the F.B.I. report be rubber-stamped. After multiple investigations were
strongly and repeatedly called for by citizens all across the United States and called
for by washDC politico’s inside its cocoon, Johnson, instead, crafted (behind locked-
doors guises at the height of the Cold War) with his many key politico-cronies, deliberately
and rapidly raised, then, on-goingly used, emphasized, and fearfully re-promoted and played
on all Our Peoples fears of the then-recent 1962, extremely dangerous crisis of the Cuba based,
very close by, dozens of Communist Russian missiles that were armed with 99 thermonuclear
bombs aimed directly at Our United States, and what liberal Johnson fearfully
would be 40-million
killed during the very first hour
(out of a total United States population in 1963 of 189-million souls),
escalating ultra-rapidly into an all-out nuclear World War III, and the nightmarish specter's of mankind’s near total obliteration.
Decades-longtime F.B.I. Director
JOHN EDGAR HOOVER
stated that the
case of the
would always remain open.
We did not know it then,
but an additional 63 “smaller” tactical
thermonuclear weapons of lesser, still-vaporizing
yields were also deliberately moved by the Russians into
and near Cuba (making a total of 162 nuclear tipped weapons
in that small area) ~ and with the final decision and authorization
of detonation of each of those 63 weapons was given by Communist
Russian leaders to their individual Russian unit Commanders at-the-scene
if the Commander believed Cuba was approached too closely by sea, air, and/or
land by any liberating group attempting Cuba’s liberation out of Communists controls.
Johnson’s investigation also simultaneously and quickly cut-off several other independent investigations being constantly demanded by The People that Johnson knew that he and his federal government would have had little or no control over.
It has also been exposed that the Secret Service very quickly and anxiously took the murdered President’s body out of its legal Dallas jurisdiction; JFK’s body was anxiously whisked away by Secret Service Agents out of Parkland Hospital during a 10 to 15-minutes fight for absolute control over JFK’s forensic body. The struggle for President Kennedy's body was witnessed by many persons, who have detailed for us that several Secret Service Agents cussed and shoved officials, and also went so far as to draw, level, and very threateningly actually aim their weapons at the Dallas persons who demanded that the forensic autopsy be legally performed and completed in Dallas.
After taking total control over JFK’s body away from the Dallas County Coroner, and, after taking control over the investigation away from the Dallas police, Johnson then simultaneously placed his investigation into the hands to be totally monopolized and predominantly-controlled by one of Johnson’s many like-minded, long time friends (who was also Johnson’s long time, washDC, literally, house-next-door neighbor) ---- who was also a Kennedy’s-loathing, government officials-blackmailing, definitely Mafia-friendly interacting-with and probably Mafia-co-opted and Mafia-blackmailed, corrupted-crony ---- J. Edgar Hoover.
An F.B.I. that Hoover had deliberately and repeatedly chosen while he was its prior decades-long autocratic dictator control-freak of his F.B.I. regime to barely ever acknowledge and barely prosecuted the ever-explosive growth of the murderous Mafia (a.k.a. The “Cosa Nostra,” meaning “our thing” in Italian) during his more than 39-years before 11-22-63). Hoover was ---- as was also clearly exhibited by his LBJ next-door neighbor that Hoover shared the Hoover "private" files with ---- a "man" who was similarly just another extremely delusional and extremely dangerous power-mad ruthless obsessive who never wanted to retire and give up his immense, over-extended power as the F.B.I.'s king.
soon give Hoover, exactly, what Hoover megalomaniacally-craved the most . . . . when Johnson waived
the then-mandatory retirement age of 70 for any and all non-elected government worker's that Hoover
was fast approaching within a year (and Hoover already knew that the Kennedy’s were
going to, simply, let his mandatory-retirement be enforced), and Johnson officially
gave-made Hoover the "F.B.I. Director-for-life" . . . .
.... washDC politico-speak-translation =
Johnson rewarded Hoover ~ and rewarded him within days
before Hoover’s lies-filled Warren Commission testimony ~ at the very beginnings of
their politically micro-manipulated-F.B.I. investigation
but merely to substantiate the hypothesis which underlies the
conclusions that Oswald was the sole assassin."
(Warren Commission lawyer, Norman Redlich, internal memo he sent to Warren
Commission general counsel, J. Lee Rankin, 4-27-64, during the still-underway
Warren Commission early investigation's)
Four of the seven Warren Commissioners, themselves ~ the majority ~ including Chairman Warren, himself, expressed doubts about the Commission's conclusions within a decade of their report.
In 1964, the New York Times quoted Warren's only public statement of doubt: that full disclosure was not possible for reasons of national security (Warren's statement was originally made to Dallas Morning News reporter Clint Richmond at Love Field the day Warren was in Dallas to interview Jack Ruby). But in 1976 the extent of Warren's private doubt became publicly known. It had been confirmed in January 1967, when columnist Drew Pearson told Warren about a conspiratorial lead involving C.I.A.-Mafia assassination plots. Rather than stand by the Commission's conclusions, Warren referred the information to Secret Service Director James J. Rowley, who testified that Warren "....said he thought this was serious enough ....and that the Warren Commission was finished, and he wanted the thing pursued, I suppose, by ourselves or the F.B.I." They were joined by a fifth Commissioner in 1978, when John J. McCloy told the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA), that "I no longer feel we had no credible evidence or reliable evidence in regard to a conspiracy . . . . "
FBI Attacks on Warren Commission Critics:
The Church Committee found that the FBI, on orders from the White House,
kept files on Warren Commission critics ---- American citizens who were
demanding a further probe into the assassination of John F. Kennedy. FBI tactics
included surveillance and keeping files on their sex lives, it was said to be
similar to the actions taken against members of the Civil Rights movement.
(VIDEO available here )
Gerald Ford (president of the United States from
1974 to 1977, editor’s note) was a member of
the Warren Commission, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing
resumes. "Once I was making a car trip with him,
he was then President as I was myself. I said to
him: 'Let me ask you an indiscreet question:
you were on the Warren Commission, what
conclusions did you arrive at?' He told me:
'It's not a satisfactory [i.e., positive (ntr)] one.
We arrived at an initial conclusion: it was not
the work of one person, it was something set up.
We were sure that it was set up. But we were not
able to discover by whom.' "
(Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, the then-President of France, sharing a conversation
he had with then-President Gerald Ford, the former Warren Commission
commissioner. Giscard repeated the same story to the Le Parisien magazine in 2013.
He said Ford told him, “We came to the conclusion that this assassination had
been prepared. There was a conspiracy. But we were not able to identify which
organization had sponsored it.”)
(RICHARD RUSSELL, former Warren Commission commissioner, to United States Senate investigator
and JFK assassination researcher and author, HAROLD WEISBERG, “Whitewash IV” 1972)
official involvement in a cover-up, which no one would ever penetrate. "
. . . . and . . . .
"I am less certain now that at the time we wrote the Report. Less certain
that Oswald acted alone. Actually, I wasn't all that certain at the time."
(8-28-78 House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) interview of
SAMUEL A. STERN, the assistant counsel of the Warren Commission)
" The committee believes, on the basis of evidence
available to it, that President John F. Kennedy was
probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy. "
(The most recent conclusion by the United States government. U. S. House Select Committee on Assassinations report, 1979)
"A Commission Without Commissioners"
(by DR. WALT BROWN, excerpts from his outstanding book, "The Warren Omission")
"These records belong to the American people,
not to the servants of the people."
(DR. JOHN NEWMAN)
"Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed
the Nation and Why."
2014 interview with DR. GERALD D. McKNIGHT
A member of the panel that investigated
JFK’s death now worries he was a victim of
a massive cover-up,
by PHILIP SHENON, 2-2-15
"Half a century after the Warren Commission concluded there was no conspiracy in John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the commission’s chief conspiracy hunter believes the investigation was the victim of a 'massive cover-up' to hide evidence that might have shown that Lee Harvey Oswald was in fact part of a conspiracy. In new, exclusive material published today in the paperback edition of a bestselling history of the investigation, retired law professor David Slawson tells how he came to the conclusion, on the basis of long-secret documents and witness statements, that the commission might have gotten it wrong."
. . . . and . . . .
“ ' I now know that Oswald was almost certainlyi not ia lone wolf, ' Slawson says. ”
This website homepage's will help, greatly, in providing the knowledge for you to separate the assassination’s key empirical facts away from the Warren Commission half-truths, truths, non-fictions, fictions, and the Warren Commission lone-nut-apologists and the federal-washDC government’s continued attempted secrecies and outright failed wall of irrefutable instances of their dishonesties and their lies in the ambush of President Kennedy and his elimination so that you can determine your own, independent conclusions.
Brings the essential and critical assassination facts into the sharply focused bright lights and the ventilations of The Truth for your considerations, which, in many instances, completely pierces and destroys Warren Commission and warrenatti-lone-nut-apologists and their under the very same bright lights of The Truth.
Helps towards your independent debunking of the commission and its lone-nut-apologists welters of their forever transparently exposed, deliberately misleading statements and misinformation-attempts, their mountain of assassination-coincidences . . . . their facts -- far too many of which completely contradict the Warren Commission "lone-nut-commissars, very own, investigatedfacts, the feckless Warren Commission-contrived disinformation attempts and defensively-concocted media leaks in their (failed) attempt to craft and control The Truth to Our People. Exposes the Warren Commission errors of omissions, their claims that are unattended by evidence or analysis, their deliberate irregularities, their consistent pattern of damage control and their attempted evidence management-spin, their commissions of empirical evidence tainting’s, slanting’s, tampering’s, destructions, and preposterous un-related . It’s accurate and in-accurate assassination recreation tests, manipulations and altering’s, and their incomplete/deliberately-incomplete manipulated and altered witnesses statements and testimonies. Brings to light the suborning, intimidations, implied job threats, family members threats and death threats to witnesses (and in follow-up years, someone(s) still worried may have escalated these threats to staged-as-accidents deaths and outright murders of many key witnesses). The commission cowardly evasions by their not fully investigating with follow-up logical investigating of even their own findings, their deliberate Warren Commission-calculated-and-manipulated commissions of distortions, and, the commission and their dwindling percentage of apologists now transparently exposed, blatant, deliberate-and-pre-meditated outright fabrications and lies.
By 1963 Kennedy had become increasingly concerned that Johnson was unfit to assume the only vice-presidential duty that mattered: assuming the presidency. He had made him chairman of the Presidential Commission on Equal Employment Opportunity only to have its members gripe that he showed little leadership. “That man can’t run this committee,” he complained to Bobby. “Can you think of anything more deplorable than him trying to run the United States?” His uneasiness about a Johnson presidency may have also prompted him to ask Charlie Bartlett in September 1963, “How do you think Lyndon would be if I got killed?”
Evelyn Lincoln noticed Johnson’s name appearing less and less often on the lists of invitees to crucial policy meetings in 1963, and her record of the private conferences between him and Kennedy showed them meeting alone for over ten hours in 1961 but only for seventy-five minutes in 1963. By the fall of 1963 their relationship had reached a nadir. An evolving scandal involving the notorious Capitol Hill fixer Bobby Baker threatened to tarnish Johnson, and in the fall of 1963 Johnson had vehemently opposed Kennedy’s decision to sell surplus wheat to the Soviet Union, telling Kennedy aide Ken O’Donnell that it was the worst political mistake Kennedy had made since becoming president, and then adding “Tell him I said that.”
Johnson was noticeably absent when Kennedy convened the first formal meeting of his reelection team on Tuesday November 12. Sorensen thought he had been excluded because he was “not part of the inner circle and did not have the warmest relations with—or full confidence of—everyone in that room.” The next day Kennedy stopped at Lincoln’s desk to chat as she was reading the memorandums from the meeting. She remarked that staging a convention as electrifying as the one in 1960 had been might be difficult because everyone knew what was going to happen. “Oh, I don’t know,” he replied. “There might be a change in the ticket.”
(THURSTON CLARKE, “‘It Will Not Be Lyndon’: Why JFK Wanted to Drop LBJ for Reelection”)
. . . . Stated by President KENNEDY to Mrs. KENNEDY in the early morning
of 11-22-63, in their "Hotel Texas" presidential suite.
Earlier LBJ, himself, had gone to the President, and during their last private meeting
---- in what has been described as a very heated and very loud argument that
was not heard totally clearly, but enough of it was heard by several witnesses waiting
in the hallway outside JFK’s presidential suite during its many rises and peaks in volumes
---- LBJ had argued to switch-out
JOHN CONNALLY from riding close to JFK in the limousine
in the Dallas murder-cade (CONNALLY was LBJ’s long time,
close Texas friend who was also his decades-long political-crony
who had managed all of LBJ's campaigns) .... In this meeting LBJ
had heatedly argued with JFK to switch CONNALLY’s murder-cade seat
next to JFK in the limousine away from JFK, and position LBJ’s long time political enemy,
the Texas Senator, RALPH YARBOROUGH ---- near JFK
---- but ----
---- President KENNEDY refused to switch CONNALLY for YARBOROUGH, and then
LBJ was observed by the many witnesses storming furiously out of KENNEDY’s suite,
and his very quickly pump-walking away down the hallway. . . .
“I looked it up: One out of every four
Presidents has died in office.
I’m a gamblin’ man, darlin', and this is the
only chance I got."
(LBJ’s thinking while talking to “Time-Life magazine” owner CLARE BOOTHE LUCE about 20th century
U.S. presidents, and, his odds of becoming the president through a president’s death.
Quoted by Irwin and Debi Unger "LBJ: A Life," page 244)
many persons still do not, yet, know. . . . .
. . . . . that on the very same day
that President Kennedy was
eliminated in Texas,
the . . . .
main assassination benefactor from JFK's elimination,
(along with additional persons, additional corporations, and additional groups and washDC agencies that also benefitted)
and by 11-22-63, the absolutely-desperate,
United States ‘heart-beat away’ vice president,
. . . . . . a.k.a. . . . . . .
the ‘master of the senate’
the ‘senator from the Pentagon’
the ‘straw that stirs the drink’
. . . . had already been in the sharp focus
and co-focus of
four on-going, active, and intense
United States federal criminal investigations
.... All of these LBJ-focused criminal investigations, *simply*,
after Kennedy was shot dead and eliminated while inside Texas ------ elevating Johnson
to his presidency .....…
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Robert F. Kennedy Was Working Behind the Scene with LIFE magazine to Publicly Expose the Corruptions by Lyndon Johnson, Before the 1964 Election Campaign Started to Get Johnson Removed from the 1964 Presidential Ticket
“Beginning in later summer 1963 the magazine [LIFE], based upon information fed from Bobby Kennedy and the Justice Department, had been developing a major news break piece concerning Johnson and Bobby Baker. On publication Johnson would have been finished and off the 1964 ticket (reason the material was fed to us) and would probably have been facing prison time. At the time LIFE magazine was arguably the most important general news source in the US. The top management of Time Inc. was closely allied with the USA's various intelligence agencies and we were used after by the Kennedy Justice Department as a conduit to the public....The LBJ/Baker piece was in the final editing stages and was scheduled to break in the issue of the magazine due out the week of November 24th (the magazine would have made it to the newsstands on November 26th or 27th). It had been prepared in relative secrecy by a small special editorial team. On Kennedy's death research files and all numbered copies of the nearly print-ready draft were gathered up by my boss (he had been the top editor on the team) and shredded. The issue that was to expose LBJ instead featured the Zapruder film.”
(LIFE magazine editor JAMES WAGENVOORD, to JOHN SIMKIN, 11-3-09)
" Those fellows on the Warren Commission were dead wrong. "
(Senator RUSSELL LONG to New Orleans District Attorney JAMES GARRISON, late 1966)
" WHERE THE WEST BEGINS "
given code name was “Lancer”) in his
speech to several thousand people outside
the Hotel Texas in Ft. Worth, Texas during
a slight rain at 8:45 AM CDT on 11-22-63
as it was, then . . . .
"We are, still, the keystone in the arch of freedom."
President KENNEDY, at about 9:20 AM CDT during
his Ft. Worth, Texas, Chamber of Commerce breakfast
(last ever) speech, complete in VIDEO segments starting here....
“KENNEDY's Breakfast Speech," part 1
“KENNEDY's Breakfast Speech," part 2
“KENNEDY's Breakfast Speech," part 3
On November 22, 1963,
(the 1036th day of his administration)
at the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce breakfast,
President KENNEDY's last publicly spoken words were....
". . . . to that great cause, Texas and the United States are committed."
"Committed" was President KENNEDY's last public word in his last speech.
The 1037th day never came.
presidential limousine hard top was ordered to be removed, with
an additional order to not install its clear, non-bullet-proof,
plastic “bubble top"....
Now-known, official Secret Service-originated joint security plans were in
the final steps to bullet-proof JFK’s limousine -- like the two bullet-proof
limousine’s that had already been long-protecting F.B.I. Director HOOVER....
.... On 11-22-63 JFK’s limousine was within one month of
being permanently, protectively bullet-proofed.
"Either, there was no motive, at all, like in these
crazy kind of murders that you read in the
newspaper, or, there was very good
motive: one that makes terrific sense."
(PETER FALK, "Columbo" episode, "Make Me a Perfect Murder" 1978)
" 'Perfect murder', sir?
Oh, I'm sorry; there is no
such thing as a 'perfect' murder.
That's just an illusion."
(PETER FALK, "Columbo" episode, "Now You See Him" 1976)
“ SNOWFALL~~ SWORD~~ DOCTOR ” ~~SITREP for all~~UPSET CHOP TEAM~ players for~ today's~ game . . . .
“ LANCER ”~~ ‘ box-top ’ ~~has~~been~~eliminated.
“ LANCER ”~~~is~~~now~~~authorized~~execute target,~~
All ~~UPSET CHOP TEAM ~~mission~~primary,~~deflection,~~and~~equipment-supplying shadow players~~tool-up,
the Ft. Worth airport, and a, right-next-door, mere minutes close by,
Air Force One (a.k.a. “ANGEL”) jet flight that ~ instead of
a motorcade from Ft. Worth to close by Dallas ~
forced into and tightly funneled President
Kennedy to a specific starting
point into Dallas, aiding
in forcing the
~~ “ LUCIFER”~~is~~airborn~~on~~his~~ANGEL.
President Kennedy said to a visibly upset Mrs. Kennedy and others
during his very short flight into Dallas, after they were shown the
“Welcome Mr. Kennedy” political advertisement-questions
that were approved by the “Dallas Morning News”
to be printed in its newspaper.
“Pre-arrival comments at Dallas Love Field airport, part 1
“Pre-arrival comments, arrival of vice president, dignitaries and media,
Air Force One arrival at Dallas Love Field airport, part 2
“President and First Lady arrival, dignitaries greetings, and, mostly, very friendly crowd welcome
at Dallas Love Field airport, part 3
Breaking away from
the official party of greeting
dignitaries, then the President and
Mrs. Kennedy immediately go to the fenceline
where they exchange greetings, shake the hands, and
thank the mostly enthusiastic people that have been waiting for hours.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~
11:51 AM CDT
departing Love Field Airport
~~is~~inside~~his~~‘ box ’~~ and~~rolling.
the ~~GAME~~is~~ .
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