06 June, 2007

Bush Dynasty of Death

"The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to
destroy America's freedom and before I leave this office, I must inform
the citizens of their plight."

Statement purportedly made at Columbia University, November 12, 1963

(also quoted by the article "Dynasty of Death" further below)

executive summary:

JFK did not say this in a speech .. but maybe he wrote a letter TO SOMEONE
at Columbia University.
The latest submission indicates that other JFK quotes regarding SECRET
SOCIETY are in keeping with the above quote. There also exists a speech
mp3 recording confirming the concept:


In WIKIQUOTE the origin is discussed:


I am strongly against the total censorship of even the most absurd
propositions, but was strongly impelled to remove this from the main quote
page and paste it here instead, as unworthy to be included as if there
actually were some reasonable likelihood of it's authenticity. I recommend
similar response to future additions to quote pages that extensive
research indicate are probably spurious. I originally simply made a
footnote saying see "BS Alert", but do not feel that is a strong enough
response in this case. The following notes trace some points of my
research prior to making that decision: A quote-mark enclosed google
search for a key portion of this passage, provided less than 50 hits for
this quote… nearly all of them on simple message boards about either a
right-wing or left-wing conspiracy. All using the same snippet, and NONE
stating in what context the statement was supposed to have been made, or
why a President of the United States would make such a statement publicly
without giving a clear context.
Further searching did turn up another variant which seems even more
absurdly worded: "The presidential bureau has been used to set up a plot
to annihilate American People's freedom; and before I leave this bureau, I
must inform the citizens of this critical state."
Extensive but not exhaustive searching of Google, and the Columbia
University site gave no further indication of the precise origins of the
supposed statement.

Another use of the "quote" actually provided a "Sourse" [sic] which was
simply another conspiracy page using the same "quote".

ANYONE of any political or delusional persuasion who can actually provide
ANY indication of an AUTHORATATIVE source for this quote is invited to do

It may simply be a case of someone, somewhen, endeavoring to tell a big
enough lie, that they knew many would be eager to believe, and would come
to be endlessly repeated by those who actually believe it. Until there is
more evidence than quotations of other persons "quotations" the accuracy
and actuality of this particular statement must be treated with extreme
skepticism. Moby 15:24, 6 Dec 2003 (UTC)

I am intensely interested in honesty, accuracy, and fairness… and after
using up many hours in searches, and going through all manner of
conspiracy sites from all ranges of the political and lunatic spectrum,
the most that I can come up with is the same quotation with no sources or
references, and some discussions concerning it on message boards declaring
that even among prominent researchers into various conspiracy theories,
who have regularly encounterd the supposed statement there are several who
flat out assert: there are NO reliable indications and NO documented
evidence that President Kennedy even spoke at Columbia University at
anytime between mid to late 1963 in any of the official presidential
papers, nor are their any that I can find in any of Columbia's online
Records, though an interesting dialog with Malcolm X is documented to have
occured there on November 20th, 1963, just two days before the
assassination. My personal assessment: this "quote" is total BUNK. Moby
04:14, 7 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Addition: 2/27/2005 Excellent analysis above. Concerned by such a quote, I
have constructed a timeline of Kennedy's whereabouts for November 1963. No
single source I have researched indicates Kennedy was at Columbia
University in 1963. One such source includes direct contact with Columbia
University officials, who agree there is no record of such a visit. In
fact, historical records place Kennedy in the Oval Office on Tuesday
November 12, 1963 during which time he met with Cartha DeLoach, the then
new FBI Liason to the White House ("The Kennedy Men" by Lawrence Leamer,
page 730).

Another source (James K. Galbraith, "Exit Strategy: In 1963, JFK ordered a
complete withdrawal from Vietnam," Boston Review, October/November, 2003 )
indicates Kennedy also gave a press conference on Vietnam on 11/12/63 but
makes no mention of Columbia University.

Kennedy's public whereabouts are very much public record. Had such a quote
been made at Columbia University, it like all of his real speeches and
quotes would be immortalized in hundreds of documents and websites around
the world. Yet, there are a few small references to this "speech", whose
citations are circular within those few small websites. Cover up? Get real
- there are millions of people alive right now that were around in 1963.
NOBODY has a recollection of this speech. NO VERIFIABLE RECORDS exist of
this speech. However, there are ample witnesses and documents that
accurately record the events of November 12, 1963 - and they all agree
there was no speech given at Columbia University.

COMMENT on preceding paragraph by one of those witnesses, George J.
Leonard, now Prof of Humanities at San Francisco State University: I was a
Freshman residing in the dorms (John Jay Hall) at Columbia College on that
date. He was not at Columbia. I am an eye witness. The claim is
preposterous. Had President Kennedy honored Columbia with a visit, it
would have been the greatest event of the year-- if not our lives, given
our hero worship for him. We Freshmen were let out of class once just to
shake hands with Peter, Paul and Mary that term, who had stopped by the
Sundial for a photo op. If a sitting president had arrived for any reason?
Just before his martyrdom? (You don't know Columbia's fierce dedication to
its claims to fame. They'd call it "Kennedy's Columbia Address" and have a
bronze plaque on the site by now. The King of England's visit rated a
mural in the Library.) As an eyewitness, I can absolutely state he never
came. Moreover, I stayed at Columbia for another 9 years, until my Ph.D,
and never heard a single reference to this non-event. Today, when I
encountered this webpage, was the first I ever heard of it. We may
reasonably infer that the quotation is as bogus as the event. --G. J.
Leonard, August 18, 2005.

Addition: 3/17/05 I have long been interested in JFK and his Presidency,
and have read quite a bit about him. I also collect quotations, and have
never come across this particular quotation before now. I strongly agree
that it is spurious. I presume, judging from the purported dating (just
ten days before President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas), that whoever
wrote it was trying to imply that Kennedy was silenced by those whose
"plot" he was about to expose.

I stumbled upon this talk page, but remember seeing this quote years ago
as cited as a letter from Kennedy to someone at Columbia... I have no
sources, of course, but i figured I'd share what I remember.

Addition: 04/20/07 I am assuming that this statement from the JFK Library
can be taken as a somewhat authoritative source debunking the existence of
this quote/speech:


Columbia University "Speech" President Kennedy's supposed speech at
Columbia University, November, 1963.

Many references to this fictitious speech exist in assassination theorist
material. Supposedly, the President was discussing changes in the Federal
Reserve and the gold standard, and this topic was somehow linked to his
assassination. Others also claim he said, "The high office of President
has been used to foment a plot to destroy American freedom, and before I
leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight." But the simple fact
is that President John F. Kennedy did not speak at Columbia University in
November of 1963.

Those who believe in the "fact" of President Kennedy having made such a
speech, either at Columbia or some other place, will simply deny this
denial. At best, they will say that because "all or most records" have
been destroyed, we simply don't know the truth; at worst, they will claim
that there is a conspiracy to keep this issue silent. If someone chooses
to believe in the existence of this speech, he or she does so as a matter
of faith, which is fine, as long as that person realizes that it is
religion and not history in which he or she is dealing.

What does warrant suspicion is the absence of any references in the
official archives to several very important events that took place during
the Kennedy administration:

Example #1

Kennedy did make similar statements during his speech to nsnews on
February 12, 1960, the following are a few selected quotes from that

"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"

"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"

"Our way of life is under attack" (sound familiar?)

"we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy
that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of
influence--on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of
elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night
instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human
and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly
efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence,
economic, scientific and political operations" source

It has been asserted by some that Kennedy was referring to communism, this
is very unlikely:

1) Secret societies are not permitted in communist countries.

2) a foreign power could not announce the need for increasing our
security, doing so would require legislation, such as the "patriot act"

3) The last quote is a very accurate description of the Council on Foreign
Relations, which every president we have had since Woodrow Wilson has been
a member of. Except for Kennedy and Reagan - who was also shot by a 'lone

Example #2

Kennedy fired Allen W. Dulles and vowed to break the corrupt CIA "into
1,000 pieces". He also sent the FBI and local law agencies to close down
the agency's training camps in Florida (Jupiter Island) and Louisiana. The
following National Security Action Memorandums were filed for implementing
the necessary changes in protocol:

NSAM No. 55, June 28, 1961 - NSAM No. 56, June 28, 1961 - NSAM No. 57,
June 28, 1961

In addition to these omissions: Allen W. Dulles was among those appointed
to the Warren commission, a clear conflict of interest considering Kennedy
had just fired him. Some of the files from the Warren commission were
withheld from the public, for "national security" reasons.

Example #3

Kennedy issued Executive Order 11110, requiring the Treasury Department to
start printing and issuing silver certificates for the silver then
remaining in the US Treasury. That same day, Kennedy signed a bill
changing the backing of one and two dollar bills from silver to gold,
adding strength to the weakened U.S. currency. After his assassination,
the silver certificates were pulled from circulation without any

Example #4

The official web site still perpetuates the claim that Oswald acted alone
in Kennedy's assassination.

1) It has been proven that Oswald could not have acted alone and the
police in charge latter admitted they could find no evidence that Oswald
had fired a gun that day (negative GSR test). Not to mention the fact that
if Oswald had left the rifle upstairs, he could not have possibly shot the
police officer who was not visible from the window.

2) Several of the witnesses who were interviewed by the Warren commission
were threatened or intimidated to change their stories, other witnesses
died under mysterious circumstances.

By the way, The Zapruder film of the assassination shows an unidentified
man holding up an open, black umbrella standing alongside the motorcade on
Elm Street, even though the weather was sunny and warm. He was standing in
front and to the right of Kennedy's car at the moment Kennedy was struck
in the throat.

Col. Fletcher L. Prouty identified the man as Gen. Edward G. Lansdale, who
he had known for years, Lansdale was a known CIA assassin.

'Dynasty of Death'

by Schuyler Ebbets

There is no historic parallel that can be drawn, nothing compares with the
accomplishments of the Bush family. No dictator or tyrant can equal the
suffering and destruction they have wrought on humanity, as they are not
mere tyrants themselves, but the makers and breakers of tyrants, the
organizers and profiteers of war and death. They are not alone and solely
responsible for creating the present day military industrial complex,
however since 1915 the Bush family has been directly involved in World War
One and Two, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, numerous CIA secret wars,
the Gulf War, and now a "Never Ending War". The past four generations of
this one family have had a hand in promoting and profiting from most of
major wars that America has waged since the beginning of the
industrialized age.

The nightmare for the world began in 1915, with the establishment of an
unholy partnership between the U.S. Government and the 'War Industries
Board', for-runner of America's present day 'military-industrial complex'.
Some of those seated on the board of directors were Samuel P. Bush, great
grandfather of George W. bush, and so-called chief of Ordnance for the
Small Arms and Ammunition Section, Wall Street banker Clarence Dillon,
Samuel Pryor, executive committee chairman of Remington Arms, and Bernard
Baruch, who, as head of the War Industries Board profited in excess of

The members of the Board aptly came to be known as the "Merchants of
Death." Using the facade of government to legitimize their operations, the
War Industries Board represented the big munitions makers of the day who
dispatched agents around the globe to sell the weapons and materials of
war to both sides of any conflict. They bribed government officials and
used their corporate influence and capitol to increase international
tensions, which in turn generated demand and maximized profit. It was
during the First World War that Samuel P. Bush and the other board members
amassed fortunes selling the weapons and materials of war not only to
America but also to Germany. Most of the records and correspondence
pertaining to Samuel P. Bush's activities on the War Industries Board were
later burned mysteriously, "to save space" in the National Archives. When
their business venture officially ended on November 11, 1918, some
37,508,686 human beings had been killed. It set a dangerous precedent for
the destiny of America and the destiny of civilization itself. A small
group of corporate manufactures, bankers, and industrialists had
formulated a devilishly effective method by which profit is extracted from
human suffering, war, and death, and their dark technique would be
repeated and refined. In 1922 while George Walker, was president at W. A.
Harriman & Co, Averell Harriman went to Berlin to set up a branch bank for
the company. While in Berlin Averell Harriman met with Fritz Thyssen,
prime sponsor of the German politician Adolph Hitler. It was at that time
that preliminary arrangements were made to establish a bank for Thyssen in
New York. Two years later, in 1924, W. A. Harriman & Co. formally began
the Union Banking Corporation in Manhattan, chiefly to handle German funds
supplied through the Thyssen-owned Nazi front Bank voor Handel en
Scheepvaart (BHS), in the Netherlands, for the mass purchase of American
commodities. The W. A. Harriman & Co executives labeled these dealing as
the "Hitler Project". On May 1st 1926 Prescott Bush, grandfather of George
W. Bush, close friend of Bunny Harriman and fellow Bonesmen from their
Yale class of 1917 joined W. A. Harriman & Co. as its vice president under
the bank's president and his father-in-law George Walker. In that same
year an associate of Prescott Bush's father, Samuel P. Bush, and
"Merchants of Death" board member Clarence Dillon, acquired $70 million
dollars from Fritz Thyssen to set up a massive organization named the
Vereinigte Stahlwerke (United Steel Works Corporation, or the German Steel
Trust). This would become Germany's largest industrial corporation.

Although Thyssen's accounts were run through the Walker-Bush organization
and the German Steel Trust did its corporate banking separately through
Dillon Read Company, U.S. government investigations revealed that Bush's
Nazi-front bank had actually worked directly with Fritz Thyssen's United
Steel Works Corporation which had produced; 50.8% of Nazi Germany's pig
iron, 41.4% of Nazi Germany's universal plate, 36.0% of Nazi Germany's
heavy plate, 38.5% of Nazi Germany's galvanized sheet metal, 45.5% of Nazi
Germany's pipes and tubes, 22.1% of Nazi Germany's wire, and 35.0% of Nazi
Germany's explosives.

On Oct. 20, 1942, the U.S. government ordered the seizure of all banking
operations being carried out by Prescott Bush for the Nazis, under the
Trading with the Enemy Act, however by that time he and the other
associates at W.A. Harriman & Co. had already made their fortunes
financing and arming Adolph Hitler. Under the Trading with the Enemy Act,
the government was able to take over Union Banking Corporation, and The
U.S. Alien Property Custodian, seized the Union Banking Corporation stock
owned by Prescott Bush, E. Roland Harriman, and his associates until the
war ended. Prescott Bush eventually sold his holding in Union Banking
Corporation for $1,500,000.

Although the "Hitler Project" had resulted in a second world war and
62,537,400 human beings had been killed, Harriman and Bush and the other
Bonesmen in Union Banking Corporation were never prosecuted for helping
Adolph Hitler, and their identities were never publicized by the media.
During his vice presidency with Union Banking, Prescott Bush had shrewdly
hired lawyers, Allen and John Foster Dulles, international attorneys for
many Nazi enterprises, to represent him and Fritz Thyssen. Sons of wealthy
influential families, the Dulles brothers had also worked with the War
Industries Board beginning their lucrative careers along side Samuel P.
Bush and the other, 'Merchants of Death'.

In 1950, President Truman charged International attorney John Foster
Dulles with the task of concluding a peace treaty with Japan. Before the
treaty was signed on September 8, 1951, Dulles used his position to lay
the seeds for yet another profitable war by advising South Korean
president Rhee that, "if he was ready to attack the communist North, the
U.S. would lend help." South Korea immediately launched a series vicious
cross boarder attacks to provoke the North into war. For the benefit of
North Korea, ''U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson (close friend of
Harriman) publicly stated that South Korea would not be defended if
attacked. This was seen by North Korea as an America approval for whatever
actions they decided to take to defend themselves. On June 25, 1950, eight
divisions and one armored brigade, (90,000 soldiers) of the North Korean
People's Army attacked in three columns across the 38th parallel invading
the Republic of Korea. Not surprisingly, Acheson had lied and on June 27,
President Truman ordered U.S. forces into Korea.

Harriman couldn't resist the lure and the profit of the death game. In
September of 1951, using his considerable political influence, Harriman
had himself appointed to serve as President Truman's Mutual Security
Agency director, which also made him the U.S. chief of the Anglo-American
military alliance and an adviser, to "oversee national security affairs".
His business partner, Robert Lovett, became Assistant Secretary of
Defense. It seemed as though things were developing into yet another
profitable war coupled with the spoils of victory. The American military
had easily conquered Seoul and the North Korean capital Pyongyang.

On Oct. 26 the Chinese army under the command of Mao Tse Tung, put an
abrupt end to the scheme. Entering the war with 300,000 men, China beat
the U.S. back to the 39th parallel. By the time of the Armistice
negotiations of 1953, North and South Korea, and China combined had
suffered a total of 3,822,000 casualties mostly from U. S. aerial bombing,
but America had lost 54,000 service men and women and was dealt a crushing
defeat. General Omar Bradley described the entire debacle as "The wrong
war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time and with the wrong enemy." But
it was never the wrong war for the merchants of death and the Bonesmen, as
war made big money. Financing his campaign with Union Banking blood money
Prescott Bush became elected as Republican Senator from Connecticut
In1952. In 1953 President Dwight Eisenhower appointed John Foster Dulles
as his secretary of state and Allen Dulles, became director of the CIA. It
would be the beginning of a glorious era of war and profit. Alan Dulles
immediately pursued a policy of aggression and strength toward the Soviet
Union and China, officially initiating the 'Cold War', and the largest
military industrial buildup in American history.

Prescott Bush knew there would never be a better time to bring his son,
George Herbert Walker Bush, father of George W. bush, into the fold of a
new and emerging military industrial power structure. After Young George
had followed in his father's footsteps through Yale and into the Skull and
Bones society, Allen Dulles welcomed him into the CIA, and John Foster
Dulles acted as his friend and mentor among the right wing power elite.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower was under no allusion about the ominous
changes being brought about by men like Prescott Bush, Averell Harriman,
the Dulles brothers and many others. During his Farewell Address to the
Nation January 17, 1961, Eisenhower tried to warn the American people
saying: "We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry
of vast proportions…we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of
unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the
military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of
misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of
this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should
take nothing for granted".

On January 20, 1961, John F. Kennedy officially took office as President
of the United States. During his brilliant state of the union address
Kennedy said, "The world is very different now. For man holds in his
mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms
of human life." And Kennedy clarified his position by stating his,
"unwillingness to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights
to which this Nation has always been committed".

Before Eisenhower left office he allowed the appropriation of $46,000,000
dollars to pay for a CIA scheme to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs. When
Kennedy was told about the plan he voiced serious doubts, but he didn't
want to be seen as soft on communism and his advisers convinced him that
Castro was an unpopular leader with the Cuban people. Dulles and others in
the CIA theorized-fantasized that the Cuban citizens would hear of the
attack and help the CIA trained Cuban exiles to overthrow Castro. Kennedy
decided the plan's requirement of 16 U.S. Navy planes was too obvious and
would reveal American military involvement. He cut the number down to six.
As the date of the invasion neared, Kennedy had second thoughts and
decided against the plan altogether. At a press conference on April 12,
five days before the invasion President Kennedy was asked if the U.S.
government was making preparations to stage an uprising in Cuba. The
President answered; "First, I want to say that there will not be, under
any conditions, an intervention in Cuba by the United States Armed Forces.
This government will do everything it possibly can, I think it can meet
its responsibilities, to make sure that there are no Americans involved in
any actions inside Cuba… The basic issue in Cuba is not one between the
United States and Cuba. It is between the Cubans themselves."

Allen Dulles, ignored the warning contained within Kennedy's announcement
and on April 12, 1961 proceeded with attack preparations, giving the order
to CIA official Fletcher Prouty to make the delivery of three ships to
then CIA agent George Bush for use in the invasion. Bush christened the
ships the Barbara, the Houston, and the Zapata - after his oil company
that later flopped. Bush had spent 1960 and '61 recruiting right-wing
Cuban exiles in Miami for the invasion. He was living in Texas with his
wife Barbara and flying from Houston to Miami weekly. It was during this
time that Bush met Felix Rodriguez, the CIA operative who had hunted down
and murdered Che Guevara. Bush and Rodriguez spent nearly two years
working closely with the right wing Cuban community building their hopes
and trust, and training them as marksman for the invasion.

On April 14, 1961 a total of five merchant ships carrying a paramilitary
force of 1,400 Cuban exiles arrived at the Bay of Pigs, Cuba. The landing
and subsequent battle went badly from the start. Two of the ships were
sunk including the ship carrying most of the equipment and supplies. Two
of the planes that were attempting to provide air cover were shot down.
The CIA requested that Kennedy immediately call in more planes and
military reinforcements, but Kennedy would not allow America to be
manipulated into a conflict with Cuba and a potential war with Russia.
Within seventy-two hours the 'Bay of Pigs' invasion had ended in tragic
defeat. Instead of fueling the conflict into a raging inferno, which
threatened to engulf the world, Kennedy had allowed the flames of war to
flicker and die. The CIA and others in the extremist 'right' were bitterly
angry with Kennedy for his refusal to provide air cover. The CIA had lost
15 men; another 1100 of their faithful Cuban exiles were captured. All
those whom young George H. Bush had inspired to arms with his words, all
those who had believed in him, trusted him, and befriended him were gone -
imprisoned or killed. From that day forward, there was a bitter hatred for
the imagined betrayal by Kennedy.

When John F. Kennedy inherited the responsibility of the presidency he
also inherited the wars that banking and the military industrial complex
were heavily invested in promoting and profiting from. Presidents Truman
and Eisenhower had subsidized the French war against Vietnam under the
auspices of the Marshall Plan from 1948 to 1952, giving France five
billion two hundred million dollars in military aid. By 1954, the U.S. was
paying approximately 80% of all French war costs. In 1951 the Rockefeller
Foundation had created a study group comprised of members from the Council
on Foreign Relations and England's Royal Institute on International
Affairs. The panel concluded that there should be a British-American
takeover of Vietnam as soon as possible. Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles one of the CFR founders and his brother, CIA Director Allen Dulles
and many others immediately championed the council's goals.

Vietnam had fought against the French occupation since 1884. By 1947
Vietnam was considered a valuable colony to be exploited by both French
and American interests. In the countryside, peasants struggled under heavy
taxes and high rents. In corporate factories, coalmines, and rubber
plantations the people labored under abysmal conditions barely able to
survive. The Vietnamese people rose up against the poverty and enslavement
imposed upon them and fought the powerful French Foreign Legion, which was
funded by America, and in 1954 the Vietnamese people took back their
country. With the ejection of the French, the Geneva Agreements were
signed on July 21,1954, officially ending the hostilities in Indochina.
The agreement prohibited foreign troops and arms from entering Vietnam,
and stipulated that free Democratic elections were to be held in 1956,
allowing the people of Vietnam to determine their country's future.

South Vietnam's corrupt Prime Minister Diem was completely opposed to the
Geneva Agreements, and the elections. CIA research had proven that if free
democratic elections were held, Diem would lose and Vietnam would become a
unified country. France and America would loose their slave colony and the
profitable Vietnam War venture would end. The Dulles brothers urged
Eisenhower to intervene militarily, and invade Vietnam, but Eisenhower
refused. The potential for arms production profits in an Asian country
divided by civil war were staggering, particularly if the war could be
made to last twenty years or more. Allen Dulles acting independently from
President Eisenhower, with the support of Clarence Dillon's son Douglas,
Averell Harriman, Prescott Bush and many others sent 675 covert military
operatives into Vietnam headed by Air Force officer Edward Lansdale. Their
mission was to help Diem stop fair and democratic elections and to prevent
the establishment of a united Vietnam. The National Security Council's
planning board assured Diem that if hostilities resulted, United States'
armed forces would help him oppose the North Vietnamese. With the backing
of America, the dictatorial Diem claimed that his government had never
signed the Geneva Agreements and was not bound by them, and he promptly
cancelled the elections. In 1958 Civil War started, and within two years
guerrilla war erupted throughout Southern Vietnam. Diem asked Washington
for assistance which resulted in yet another profitable war for America's
military industrialists. Dean Rusk (Secretary of State) and Robert
McNamara (Secretary of Defense) hounded Kennedy into sending 10,000
Special Forces troops to Vietnam between 1961 and 1962. Kennedy was
privately and publicly against the Vietnam War created by the military
industrial complex. He didn't buy into their manufactured propaganda about
the worldwide communist menace. Kennedy said, "I can not justify sending
American boys half-way around the world to fight communism when it exists
just south of Florida in Cuba." Kennedy stressed that Diem needed to win
the hearts and minds of his people in the struggle against communism.
Kennedy said, "I don't think that unless a greater effort is made by the
Government to win the popular support that the war can be won out there.
In the final analysis, it is their war. They are the ones who have to win
it or lose it". Kennedy knew that only with all of the South Vietnamese
people fully behind him could Diem hope to defeat the North. Diem ignored
Kennedy's advice and behaved like a dictator and his heavy-handed tactics
continuously eroded the support of his people. America's ten thousand
soldiers and a constant rain of bombs proved to be inconsequential in the
effort to suppress the Vietnamese population. Allen Dulles, Dean Rusk, and
Robert McNamara kept the truth about the deteriorating Vietnam situation
hidden from Kennedy. The military industrial power structure surrounding
Kennedy would only say that the war was going exactly as planned, that the
Vietnamese people were being liberated, and that they liked Prime Minister
Diem. Kennedy had reasons to doubt their word, as he had caught Allen
Dulles covertly attempting to train a second group of Cuban exiles for
another Cuban invasion. Kennedy had sent FBI agents in to destroy Dulles's
training camps and confiscate the weapons, letting the matter end there.
Kennedy no longer trusted the Dulles brothers, Rusk, McNamara or Dean
Acheson, his so-called Democratic foreign policy advisor, or for that
matter, most of the people in the corrupt government he had inherited.
Kennedy decided that he needed to monitor the Vietnam War and the men
conducting it more closely. He formed a panel, appointing Allen Dulles and
others to keep him apprised on a constant basis as to the status of the
war. On March 13, 1962, the Northwoods document was brought to Kennedy's
attention. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and Allen Dulles had drawn up a plan
to launch a series of terrorist attacks within the United States, combined
with a media blitz blaming Cuba for the attacks. They believed this would
frighten the American public into overwhelmingly supporting a second
invasion of Cuba. The Northwoods plan called for Pentagon and CIA
paramilitary forces to sink ships, hijack airliners and bomb buildings.
When Kennedy heard of their plan, he was furious. The corrupt military
industrial power structure within the American government knew no bounds,
not even the lives of their own countrymen mattered in their quest for
power and profit. Kennedy removed CIA director Allen Dulles, deputy
director Richard Bissell and General Lyman Lemnitzer, head of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, for their parts in the plan. Within weeks Prescott Bush
who had close dealings with these individuals, chose to retire prematurely
from politics for supposed health reasons. Kennedy realized that the CIA
was a focal point of corporate war planning, from which emanated a secret
agenda that threatened the security and freedom of the American people. He
said, "I will shatter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter them to
the winds". Kennedy intended to do battle with a terrible evil and take
America back from the military industrial complex and those who financed
it. He began by founding a panel that would investigate the CIA's numerous
crimes. He put a damper on the breadth and scope of the CIA, limiting
their ability to act under National Security Memorandum 55. With the CIA
temporarily under control he turned his attention to the task of gathering
real information on the war by sending McNamara and Taylor, two aides he
trusted, to Vietnam. Based on their memo entitled, Report of
McNamara-Taylor Mission to South Vietnam, Kennedy decided that America
needed to withdraw immediately from the unwinnable and immoral Vietnam
War. Kennedy personally helped draft the final version of a report wherein
it stated; "The Defense Department should announce in the very near future
presently prepared plans to withdraw 1000 U.S. military personnel by the
end of 1963." Kennedy soon issued National Security Action Memorandum 263,
and forty pages in the Gravel Pentagon Papers that were devoted to the
withdrawal plan. With this new Memorandum Kennedy began to implement the
removal of U.S. forces from Vietnam. Many individuals in the U.S.
government were CFR members, an organization that was openly pushing the
Vietnam War, and these same people had close ties to the privately owned
Federal Reserve banking system, a chief financial promoter and profiteer
of war. Kennedy intended to stop the Vietnam War and all future wars waged
for profit by America. He intended to regain control of the American
people's government and their country by cutting off the military
industrial complex and Federal Reserve banking system's money supply.
Kennedy launched his brilliant attack using the Constitution, which states
"Congress shall have the Power to Coin Money and Regulate the Value."
Kennedy stopped the Federal Reserve banking system from printing money and
lending it to the government at interest by signing Executive Order 11,110
on June 4, 1963. The order called for the issuance of $4,292,893,815 (4.3
trillion) in United States Notes through the U.S. treasury rather than the
Federal Reserve banking system. He also signed a bill backing the one and
two-dollar bills with gold which added strength to the new government
issued currency. Kennedy's comptroller James J. Saxon, encouraged broader
investment and lending powers for banks that were not part of the Federal
Reserve system. He also encouraged these non-Fed banks to deal directly
with and underwrite state and local financial institutions. By taking the
capital investments away from the Federal Reserve banks, Kennedy would
break them up and destroy them. It was at this time that the corrupt
politicos and CFR members, representatives of organizations who stood to
profit most from the Vietnam War and loose the most from the Federal
Reserve deconstruction revealed themselves publicly as a group against
President Kennedy. They were all considered the pillars of right wing
American establishment and their protests and accusations became more
bellicose after initial troop withdrawal plans were announced on November
16, 1963. The Council on Foreign Relations, the Morgan and Rockefeller
interests and the CIA had been extensively intertwined for years in
promoting the Vietnam War and other wars, and their motives were the same.
Kennedy was facing the fight of his young life against a group of wealthy
powerful bankers and industrialists who had their representatives deeply
implanted within American Government and business. The names of some of
these people and the organizations they represented were:

• Nelson Rockefeller - New York Governor
• David Rockefeller - Chase Manhattan Bank president, co-founder of the
Trilateral Commission
• Douglas Dillon - Kennedy's Treasury Secretary and CFR member
• The Wall Street Journal
• Fortune Magazine editor Charles J. V. Murphy
• Dean Rusk - Secretary of State and Iron Mountain panel member
• Robert McNamara - Secretary of Defense til 1968, later President of
World Bank (an adjunct of the UN and CFR)
• McGeorge Bundy - National Security Advisor and Iron Mountain panel
• William Bundy - editor of the CFR's Foreign Affairs
• Averill Harriman - director of the Mutual Security Agency, and chief of
the Anglo-American military alliance.
• Henry Cabot Lodge - U.S. Ambassador to Saigon
• The Joint Chiefs of Staff
• John J. McCloy - Assistant Secretary of War (WWII) and Kennedy advisor
• Cyrus Vance - Secretary of the Army
• Walt Rostow - State Department's Policy Planning Council and LBJ's
National Security Advisor
• Dean Acheson - Truman Secretary of State and Democratic foreign policy

Prime Minister Diem was loosing control of South Vietnam and growing
impatient with the American war. He had begun negotiations with Ho Chi
Minh, leader of the North, which unlike the Vietnamese election could not
be prevented or rigged. A potential unification might occur quickly. The
Vietnam War moneymaking engine was in grave danger from both the actions
of Diem and Kennedy. The military industrial complex had their cadre Henry
Cabot Lodge conveniently positioned within the US State Department and the
Kennedy administration as a Vietnam War advisor and U.S. Ambassador to
Saigon. Lodge made secret arrangements with CIA operatives in Vietnam to
have Diem assassinated on November 2, 1963. Kennedy had not authorized
such an order and after Diem's assassination he immediately instituted an
investigation to find out who was responsible. Ten days later on November
12, 1963 Kennedy publicly stated, in a speech delivered to hundreds of
students and teachers at Columbia University; "The high office of the
President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American people's
freedom, and before I leave office, I must inform the citizens of this
plight." Eight days later on November 20, 1963 Vietnam War advisor Walt
Whitman Rostow was somehow granted a personal meeting with Kennedy to
attempt to sell him on the Vietnam War with a plan he called "a
well-reasoned case for a gradual escalation". Kennedy had already rejected
a similar plan to escalate the war in 1961, he had publicly announced his
own plan of withdrawal from the war, but the corrupt power structure
wouldn't accept it. The meeting was Kennedy's last chance. Two days after
rejecting Rostow's transparent plan for war, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, who
alone had dared to stand against the military industrial complex and the
Federal Reserve banking system, was murdered in Dallas, Texas at 12:30
p.m. CST on November 22, 1963, in a bloody "coup d'état". On that day
America ceased to be a democracy of, by, and for the people. From that day
forward the leaders of the American government have only been the willing
puppets of corporations and an international banking cartel that profits
from war.

The day after Kennedy's brutal murder, the 23rd of November 1963, CIA
director John McCone personally delivered the pre-prepared National
Security Memorandum #278 to the White House. The handlers of newly
installed President Lyndon B. Johnson needed to modify the policy lines of
peace pursued by Kennedy. Classified document #278, reversed John
Kennedy's decision to de-escalate the war in Vietnam by negating Security
Action Memorandum 263, and the Gravel Pentagon Papers. The issuance of
Memorandum 278 gave the Central Intelligence Agency immediate funding and
approval to sharply escalate the Vietnam conflict into a full-scale war.
On November 29, 1963 Johnson created the Warren Commission to investigate
the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the
United States. Publicly he directed the Commission to evaluate all the
facts and circumstances surrounding the assassination and the subsequent
killing of the alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald. It had been
prearranged among members of the commission, those with connections to the
industrial and banking cartel, that there would only be one conclusion,
Oswald must be seen as the lone assassin. Incredibly, Allen Dulles, the
man who hated Kennedy for not backing his Bay of Pigs fiasco, and for
stopping his Northwoods plan, and dismissing him as head of the CIA, was
appointed to the Warren commission to preview all evidence gathered by the
CIA and FBI and determine what the other commission members would be
allowed to see! Some of the information that Dulles may have prevented the
other commission members from seeing was a couple of internal FBI memos
from J. Edgar Hoover's office, which raise far more questions than they
answer. The first memo dated 1:45 PM November 22, (an hour and fifteen
minutes after Kennedy's murder) states that: "Mr. GEORGE H.W. BUSH,
President of the Zapata Off-shore Drilling Company, Houston, Texas,
residence 5525 Briar, Houston, furnished the following information to
writer by long distance telephone call from Tyler, Texas. (approximately
90 miles from Dallas where Kennedy was murdered, a fast one hour drive)
BUSH stated that he wanted to be kept confidential, but wanted to furnish
hearsay that he recalled hearing in recent weeks, the day and source
unknown. He stated that one JAMES PARROTT has been talking of killing the
President when he comes to Houston."

The other memo states that: "An informant who has furnished reliable
information in the past and who is close to a small pro-Castro group in
Miami has advised that these individuals are afraid that the assassination
of the President may result in strong repressive measures being taken
against them and, although pro-Castro in their feelings, regret the
assassination. The substance of the following information was orally
furnished by George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency and Captain
William Edwards of the Defense Intelligence Agency on November 23, 1963"
(the day after Kennedy's Murder)

George H.W. Bush made his temporary exit from the CIA, soon after the
Kennedy murder, and in 1964 ran as a Goldwater Republican for Congress,
campaigning against the 'Civil Rights Act' and the 'Nuclear Test Ban
Treaty'. He stated in his campaign speeches that America should arm Cuban
exiles and aid them in the overthrow of Castro. He denounced the United
Nations and said the Democrats were "too soft" on Vietnam. He recommended
that South Vietnam be given nuclear weapons to use against North Vietnam.
Although Bush had powerful backers like, 'Oil Men for Bush', who agreed
with his apocalyptic visions, the American voters were not yet ready for
Bush's brand of fascist extremism and he lost the election.

In 1966 Bush ventured forth again as a political candidate, toning down
the apocalyptic rhetoric. He ran as a moderate Republican and was elected
to the first of two terms in the House of Representatives from the 7th
District of Texas. In 1970 Bush lost a Senate race to Lloyd Bentsen. It
was not the end of his political career, but rather the redirection of it.
A recognized soldier among the corporate military industrial elite, he was
destined for a position of power when the time was right and when America
had been dragged far enough to the right. In the interim, his wealthy
friends kept him busy working behind the scenes in a number of
appointments: UN Ambassador for Nixon in 1971, GOP national chair in 1973,
and special envoy to China in 1974.

On January 27, 1973, in spite of American saturation bombings during the
peace talks, the United States, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the
National Liberation Front's provisional revolutionary government signed a
peace agreement. The treaty stipulated the immediate end of hostilities
and the withdrawal of U.S. and allied troops. The US involvement in the
Vietnam 'slaughter for profit war' had lasted 25 years and resulted in
3,000,000 Vietnamese and 58,000 Americans killed. $570 billion taxpayer
dollars were consumed in the war, generating obscene profits for the
Federal Reserve banking system and the military industrial complex.

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