("Quid coniuratio est?")
DAVE EMORY -- JULY 5, 1992
Observations on America's 216th Birthday
DAVE EMORY [continues]:
For many years on this broadcast I have been discussing the assassination of President Kennedy. It was an extremely important political event. It was basically a fascist coup in the United States. Kennedy had run afoul of many powerful elements of this country, including the national security establishment or large elements of it. And they ultimately took his life.
And the significance of studying the Kennedy assassination is to understand, first of all, that there is a continuity of covert action from what the United States does abroad, to what it does at home. Many liberals, and conservatives as well, accept that the United States and its intelligence system and military foment coups and set up death squads in other parts of the world -- the Third World in particular. But yet there remains an obvious blind spot that, if the U.S. national security establishment will do that to preserve its hegemony, and that of the multi-national corporations abroad, they will certainly do that here. And they have done it, and have been doing it for a long time.
It's also worth understanding the assassination of President Kennedy in order to understand that the core group of that coup were basically fascist. In "The Guns of November, Part 4", in Radio Free America [i.e., the other program of that name] shows #11, #12, #13, #15, and the miscellaneous archive show called "Lee Harvey Oswald, Edwin Walker, and the Fourth Reich", I go into the numerous Nazi connections and fascist connections to President Kennedy's assassination. In addition to elements associated with the Gehlen spy organization, the Nazi eastern front intelligence unit which was brought into the United States at the end of World War II, elements associated with the closely intersecting anti-bolshevik block of nations put together by Adolph Hitler in 1943, as well as domestic fascists, were deeply involved in the assassination of John Kennedy.
The people who killed Kennedy were explicitly fascist, many of them Nazis. But to give you an idea of just how extreme the political views of that coup group were -- a fellow named George De Mohrenschildt, who was one of the Oswald family's many "babysitters" in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. De Mohrenschildt had been a German spy during World War II. He had been arrested, although never convicted or even indicted as far as I know. But he had been arrested for spying on the Aranzas(?) Pass coast guard station during World War II. He was very close to Baron Constantine Mehdel(sp?) and worked with him. Mehdel for a time was in charge of all Obfehr(?) activities in North America -- the Obfehr being the Third Reich's military intelligence service. It should be noted that De Mohrenschildt's father used to call himself George Von Mohrenschildt, but when World War II broke out he changed it, because it was not fashionable to have a "Von" in your name. His father had managed the Bakuu oil fields for the Nobel family in Tsarist Russia. After the war, he went to work for U.S. intelligence.
But one of the other White Russian/Gehlen/ABN [Anti-Bolshevik Nations] associated people who were involved with handling the Oswalds, a fellow named Illya Mamantov, in speaking of George De Mohrenschildt (now bear in mind, George De Mohrenschildt was a Tsarist and a German spy during World War II -- a pretty ripe piece of fruit, all in all.), in referring to De Mohrenschildt, Mamantov referred to him as an Eisenhower Republican and a leftist, in the same breath. Kennedy was viewed as a card- carrying communist by the people who ultimately took his life. He did pursue a cold war policy in many ways, that has been a source of criticism on the part of many on the "left" of John Kennedy. They ignore the fact that anyone who was gonna be elected President of the United States in 1960 would have to have been a cold warrior. Otherwise, they simply would not have been elected.
Fact of the matter is, John Kennedy ran afoul of the national security establishment, and in a variety of ways:
He refused to provide air cover for the Bay of Pigs invasion in 1961. He then fired much of the leadership of the CIA, including Allen Dulles, who was CIA director and lied to Kennedy about the Bay of Pigs. Allen Dulles later served on the Warren Commission, supposedly investigating his assassination.
In 1962... Of course, that firing of much of the leadership of the CIA did not endear him to that institution. It should also be noted that Kennedy, in 1962, proposed joint space exploration between the United States and the Soviet Union. That was absolute heresy in 1962.
And later, during the Cuban missile crisis, Kennedy refused to either bomb or invade Cuba, and opted for a blockade instead. That greatly angered the military, who wanted him to use more force.
Kennedy, in 1963, was moving in the direction of detente with the Soviet Union. [He] made a very important speech at American University in which he acknowledged the Soviet Union's sacrifices during World War II. That speech made a tremendous stir in the Soviet Union.
In August of 1963, Kennedy signed the atmospheric test ban treaty, the first substantive arms limitation agreement between the United States and the USSR. That was bitterly opposed by the military. And what that did was oblige both the US and the USSR to stop testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, which they used to do. Because basically, nuclear fallout was being distributed around the world.
Kennedy also was working in the direction of a diplomatic rapprochement with Castro's Cuba. A quid pro quo had been set up: Castro, although a socialist, was also a Cuban nationalist. And he recognized that, ultimately, the best, the best thing for his country, would be to have at least a non-hostile, if not friendly, relationship with the enormous power to its north. Kennedy, in turn, wanted to move Castro away from the Soviet Union. So a quid pro quo had been set up. The Kennedy administration had set up a back channel, a back-door diplomatic channel, to Cuba. And Castro, in exchange for moving away from the international communists in his own circle, was going to receive from the United States not only diplomatic recognition, but Kennedy was going to take responsibility, on behalf of the United States, for the brutal dictatorship of Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista -- which, in fact, was set up by the United States. This greatly angered not only the CIA, but the anti- Castro Cuban community as well.
And Kennedy also was moving in the direction of pulling the United States out of Vietnam. He issued National Security Action Memorandum 263 [NSAM-263] in October of 1963. That called for a phased withdrawal of all U.S. personnel from Vietnam by Christmas of 1965. And then four days after he was killed, the troop withdrawal was cancelled by NSA-273, and troop increases and covert operations were scheduled. I have read those documents into the record in their entirety. And in "The Guns of November, Part 3", an addenda to it, you can examine those, as well as hearing from Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, who was in charge of joint, in charge of special operations for the joint chiefs of staff, and who drew up the report from which President Kennedy made his decision for a phased withdrawal from Vietnam.
Kennedy certainly was a cold warrior in many respects. Again -- no one was gonna be elected President in 1960 without being a cold warrior.
But all of those things greatly, greatly angered the military. And ultimately, they took the law into their own hands and they eliminated President Kennedy.
Typically, however, anyone who examines President Kennedy's assassination has to run the gauntlet of not only being called a "fool" or a "kook", but basically being, to a certain extent, personally and politically ostracized. Anyone who is willing to deal with the truth of Kennedy's assassination is gonna be writ out, not only of the mainstream media and culture; but in fact the "progressive" media, as well, dump all over anybody who goes near the Kennedy assassination.
During the recent furor over the Oliver Stone film, JFK, I would note that both Oliver Stone and New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison came under fire from the "progressive" political community just as much as they did from the mainstream media and the government itself. Such publications as The Nation, In These Times, Z Magazine, The Progressive, The SF Weekly -- all of these publications joined together, and many of their pundits joined together, to dump all over Oliver Stone and Jim Garrison.
This is singularly unfortunate, because when any group of people chooses to ignore its own history, they do so at their own peril. And in many ways, ignoring the events of 11/22/63 has gotten us to the present situation. We experienced not only a coup, but a fascist coup. And the results of that coup are very much with us, very much with a great many other people, both living and dead, around the world.
Unfortunately, though, it remains a basic principle of "intellectual" orthodoxy that there was no conspiracy behind Kennedy's assassination, despite massive evidence to the contrary. And in particular, on the part of "progressive" political forces, Kennedy is viewed as a demon and somebody who basically, if he was killed [then] "good riddance to bad rubbish".
[...to be continued...]
I encourage distribution of "Conspiracy Nation."
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