WEIRDLAND: Coup in Dallas (2020) by H. P. Albarelli

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Coup in Dallas (2020) by H. P. Albarelli

James DiEugenio: Edward Epstein implies that Jim Garrison failed to reveal any “hidden associates” of Oswald’s in New Orleans. This is simply balderdash. As depicted in the Warren Report, Oswald was supposed to be a Marxist oriented, pro-Castro sympathizer. Yet, as Garrison showed, here was a communist who had no communist friends. On the contrary, he associated almost exclusively with anti-communist extremists, intelligence operatives, and/or anti-Castro Cuban exiles in both New Orleans and Dallas: George DeMohrenschildt, Guy Banister, David Ferrie, Clay Shaw, Richard Case Nagell, and Orest Peña. Which is an odd group for a communist to be hanging out with. Also, the declassification of the FBI report on the JFK case revealed that Director J. Edgar Hoover did not agree with the Single Bullet Theory. He believed that a separate shot hit Governor John Connally. The former DA Jim Garrison was a reserved, intellectual, literary man who carried the painful scars of his two-year battle against the Washington-New York power center in his prosecution of Clay Shaw. He ended up with a tarnished reputation, a pile of bills, $5,000 in the bank—since he financed most of the expenses of the case—and many death threats. The Kennedy case was the reason he was voted out of office. In fact, it ruined a promising political career. Garrison later stated that if he had it all to do over, he probably would not have done it because of the personal and emotional toll. The way that Garrison came to be interested in Shaw was through the testimony of lawyer Dean Andrews in the Warren Commission volumes. There, Andrews said that he had been called by a person named Clay Bertrand within 24 hours of the assassination. That call was corroborated by at least four sources, including Andrews’ secretary and his investigator. (William Davy, Let Justice be Done) According to former FBI agent Bill Turner, they used one of the best wire men they had to spy Garrison. Hoover wanted to know everything that Garrison turned up, because he knew it was making him look bad: for example, that the FBI had covered up the Clinton/Jackson incident.

When Garrison talked to Dean Andrews, he refused to reveal who Bertrand was. Just as he had previously refused to reveal the man’s true name to Mark Lane, and he would later refuse to do so with Anthony Summers. He claimed he would be in physical danger if he did reveal the name. (Destiny Betrayed, p. 181) Garrison’s assistant Andrew Sciambra first interviewed Perry Russo in Baton Rouge on February 25, 1967. Russo stated that he had attended a gathering at David Ferrie’s apartment in September of 1963. During this gathering, the talk turned to an assassination plot to kill President Kennedy. Sciambra gave Russo photos to identify, and he picked out photos of Ferrie, Shaw and Oswald. Sciambra took notes on a legal pad and marked the photos the witness had identified. He concluded by telling Russo he should come down to New Orleans for further discussion. Garrison wanted to test his testimony, so he was taken to Mercy Hospital and given Sodium Pentothal (truth serum) by Dr. Nicolas Chetta. Dr. Chetta told Garrison's assistant Alvin Oser that there was no chance one could lie under truth serum; what Russo said had to have happened. Russo’s story was corroborated by his friend Niles Peterson, who had left the gathering early but recalled the presence there of a Leon Oswald. On February 28, Sciambra drove Russo by Shaw’s apartment, where Russo identified Shaw from a parked car. Finally, posing as an insurance salesman, he greeted Shaw at his door. This finalized the identification process. When Garrison asked David Ferrie, “Who killed the president?” it is clear that he did not mean that Ferrie was in on it. It was simply an exploratory query. Ferrie said no one knew, not even the assassins. Because these kinds of set-ups are all wrapped up in a layered cover operation. But the odd thing is: If Epstein had looked, there was evidence in Garrison’s files that Ferrie had at least planned an assassination attempt. Ferrie was measuring trajectory angles and distances of shells ejecting out of rifles. One would not need to do that for guerilla fighting or firefights during Operation Mongoose—which Ferrie was a part of. But you might need it for a covert operation that included assassination. So why did Coroner Chetta rule as he did, that the cause of death was a natural one, by aneurysm? As Minyard told me, no one could recall a case in which the deceased left a suicide note and then died of a seemingly natural cause. Chetta apparently wanted to play it safe in the face of the tremendous publicity Ferrie’s death had caused. Which included a phone call to him from Robert Kennedy. 

We know David Ferrie had a diagram of Dealey Plaza in his desk at work. Clay Shaw was Bertrand. And it is not just Garrison who knew it. The FBI and the Justice Department also knew it. But we will never really know the complete extent of Garrison’s files, because so many of them were stolen or incinerated by his successor, the disastrous Harry Connick. But what did survive reduces Epstein’s weird world to rubble. Some information that Jack Martin relayed to Garrison’s office within 48 hours after the assassination. Although Martin did not fully explicate why Guy Banister exploded and pistol whipped his former investigator/employee. Martin had made some rather incriminating comments, like implicating Banister in the Kennedy assassination. Martin specifically said: “What are you going to do—kill me like you all did Kennedy?” Martin later said that if Banister’s secretary had not intervened, he thought Banister might have killed him. (HSCA Volume 10, p. 130) After the assault, Banister threw some money at his victim. On his way to the hospital, Martin told an acquaintance: “The dirty Nazi bastards did it to him in Texas, and to me here.” (Affidavit of Martin and David Lewis to Jim Garrison, 2/30/68). Since Martin was describing events on the day of the assassination, who does Fred Litwin think Martin was referring to when he said, “Did it to him in Texas?” In light of the Martin’s previous comment, it was probably President Kennedy. Source: kennedysandking.com

“I have found that the assassination was much more complex than anyone believed, and that a corner of it— John Kennedy was killed because he was against the war in Vietnam. There is no doubt of that.” ~Jim Garrison (The Garrison Tapes by John Barbour, 1992). JFK has been described as charming, witty, contradictory, elusive, inspiring. The respected American journalist Hugh Sidey covered the White House and the American presidency for Time Magazine for close to half a century. Said Sidey: “The special quality of John Kennedy that still defies those who would diminish him is that he touched something in the American spirit and it lives on.” That mix of personal magnetism and practical idealism made Kennedy the iconic leader who inspired millions although his presidency was cut short after less than three years. Journalist Ben Bradlee (1921-2014) described Kennedy as “graceful, funny, witty, teasing and teasable, forgiving, restless, interesting, interested, exuberant, blunt, and loving. He was all of those and more.” Robert Dallek quotes aide Dave Powers’s whisper to another Kennedy aide, Kenneth O’Donnell, in February of 1960 when, during the presidential campaign, Kennedy stood for hours in the freezing cold shaking hands with workers arriving at a meatpacking plant in Wisconsin: “God, if I had his money, I’d be down there on the patio at Palm Beach.” The sex stories, “legendary love life,” or “obsessive womanizing,” may or may not be true, but there seem to be far more rumors, gossip and allegations without evidence spun for political purposes than documented history. The story that the MSM do not want Americans to know: “John F. Kennedy had a story of iron-willed fortitude in mastering the difficulties of his chronic illness,” as Dallek succinctly puts it. Source: consortiumnews.com

Sharon Weinberger’s review of Stephen Kinzer’s “Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the C.I.A. Search for Mind Control” (2019) states that Frank Olson “jumped, or was possibly pushed, out of a hotel room window in New York in 1953.” According to H.P. Albarelli Jr.’s book “A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the C.I.A.’s Secret Cold War Experiments,” Olson was in fact pushed. Interestingly, Weinberger mentions the docudrama “Wormwood” (2017) but doesn’t mention Albarelli’s book. H.P. Albarelli, Jr. has written a fully detailed, compelling account of the murder of CIA-linked 1950s Army biochemist Frank Olson. The somewhat surprising death of an otherwise little-known Midwestern scientist would become for contemporary historians, journalists, and researchers a crucial nexus connecting a welter of secretive Cold War intelligence and military programs. The Olson case burst upon the public's consciousness in the mid-1970s, along with other revelations at the time concerning CIA and medical experimentation upon unwitting victims. Pursued by Olson's family, attorneys, government commissions, newspaper reporters, and even some CIA agents, the truth behind Olson's death after a hundred-foot fall from a Manhattan hotel window on November 28, 1953, had been obscured over the years by a combination of government misdirection, amateurish "research," and, crucially, a lack of access to essential documentation. H.P. Albarelli has produced his magnum opus on Olson's death, and it has been well worth the wait. Throughout, we are entertained by a kaleidoscopic sequence of characters, including former CIA chiefs Allen Dulles and William Colby, CIA psychiatrists, former CIA agents, hotel managers, dubious informants, U.S. diplomats and politicians. While there remains little direct evidence that Oswald was some sort of programmed assassin or covert operative there certainly are enough circumstantial facts that nudge this possibility into areas for serious consideration. 

The CIA, Dallas, and the Hard Details of the JFK Assassination: Coup in Dallas (2020) aims to leave speculation and theory aside to give the hard details of who killed President John F. Kennedy, how the murder was carried out, and why Kennedy was assassinated. Through exhaustive research and newly translated documents, author H.P. Albarelli uncovers and explains the historical roots of state-sponsored assassinations, finding disturbing parallels to the assassination of JFK. Albarelli goes beyond conventional JFK assassination theory to piece together the biographies of instrumental players in the incident, such as Otto Skorzeny, Pierre Lafitte, James Angleton, Santo Trafficante, and others. Albarelli provides shocking detail on the crucial role that the officials of the city of Dallas played in the maintenance of Dallas as a major hub of CIA activity, and how it led to JFK’s assassination and its cover-up. Go beyond Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby, and read one of the fullest and most definitive accounts of what happened on November 22, 1963—and how it came to fruition. This title will be released on November 17, 2020. You can pre-order it on Amazon. Source: www. amazon.com 

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