Curtain Down On Las Vegas Shooting

I appreciate all of your supportive comments about my efforts to tell the real from the fake elements in the Las Vegas shooting information.
As several of you noted, it could be a case where some people were shot from somewhere and fake elements were added to blow the scene into a massacre for use in behalf of some agenda or the other. A professor in Canada, who I know and to whose intelligence and integrity I can attest, reminded me that the Northwoods Project, a false flag attack proposal given to President John F. Kennedy by the Joint Chiefs of Staff to produce an excuse for invading Cuba, consisted of both real and fake elements. The professor analyzed the Northwoods proposal and provides this list of the fake/real mixture:
Dear Craig: I thank you for carrying an honest discussion on your website of the difficulties in sorting out whether Las Vegas victims were real or fake. I claim no expertise in this incident; I simply want to remind folks that there is no contradiction between claims of real injury and claims of fake injury. Why would the planners want to choose just one option? Way back in the early 1960s where they were planning the Northwoods operation, they envisioned both options in the operation. A couple of years ago I tried to sort out the planned victims and arrived at this list:
Victims:
[1] (capture: real victim, no injury, false identity) ‘Capture Cuban (friendly) saboteurs’

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on October 12, 2017.

Two lawsuits challenge demands for air travelers’ IDs

Two Federal lawsuits have been filed against the Federal government and officers and agents of the Department of Homeland Security and its component agencies for violating air travelers rights by demanding that they identity themselves and/or provide evidence of their identities.
The complaint in Amadei v. Duke was filed today by the ACLU in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York (the district in which New York’s Kennedy Airport is located) on behalf of nine of the passengers on Delta Airlines Flight 1583 from SFO to JFK on February 22, 2017.
As was reported at the time of the incident, visibly-armed U. S. Customs and Border Protection Officers blocked the door of the plane when it arrived at JFK. Passengers were told they wouldn’t be allowed to leave unless and until they showed the officers their ‘documents’, which they were told meant ‘government-issued ID’.
CBP officials and spokespeople helped make the legal case against themselves and the agency by telling reporters that this was a ‘routine’ practice consistent with agency policy, not an isolated incident or one that could be blamed on mistake, individual ‘bad apples’, or front-line officers.

This post was published at Papers Please on October 12th, 2017.

WEEKS BEFORE HIS ASSASSINATION, JFK ORDERED FULL WITHDRAWAL FROM VIETNAM

Before the Gulf of Tonkin incident was used as an excuse to incite major U. S. involvement in the Vietnam War, the United States was already deploying thousands of troops to Vietnam – and a recently recovered audio recording reveals that the deployments were occurring against the wishes of the president in office.
Former President John F. Kennedy was planning for a full withdrawal from Vietnam during his last months in office. His exit strategy is featured on the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary series on Vietnam, in an episode that looks at U. S. involvement in Vietnam from when Kennedy took office in January 1961, to when he was assassinated in November 1963.
The episode includes an audio recording from Nov. 4, 1963, in which Kennedy shares his reaction to the military coup d’tat that resulted in the assassination of US-backed, South Vietnam leader Ngo Dinh Diem, and his brother Nhu:

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on SEPTEMBER 26, 2017.

JFK, Trump, and Camelot

If Trump was ever sincere, his election has proven that one person simply cannot fight this corrupt system, this horrid swamp. Trump the reformer, the unlikeliest of knights in shining armor, is gone. The renegade billionaire striking fear into the heart of the establishment lasted a brief shining moment, like Camelot. — Donald Jeffries
These are the concluding words of an article listing Donald Trump’s sellouts since January 20, 2017. There have been a lot of them.
I think he is correct about his association of Trump with Camelot. Trump is a lot more like Camelot then Jeffries imagines.
JFK AS KING ARTHUR
We associate Jack Kennedy’s presidency with the 1960 musical that was totally mythical: Camelot.
Why do we do this? What possible connection does the presidency of John F. Kennedy have to King Arthur?
We do it because Jackie Kennedy was one of the great PR masters of the 20th century. Shortly after the assassination, she saw an advantage like only one other in American political history: the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln became mythic in retrospect. It was fake news at its most implausible, but it worked.
She literally designed the whole campaign to connect her husband’s presidency with a mythical King Arthur, taking advantage of the enormous popularity of the musical.
It took 50 years for this story to become public. It still is not well known, but here are some mainstream media articles that tell the story:

This post was published at Gary North on September 23, 2017.

Former CIA Director Resigns From Harvard After Chelsea Manning Named Visiting Fellow

According to her Wikipedia page, Chelsea Manning spent 1 semester studying History and English at Montgomery Community College in Maryland but dropped out after failing her first final. She got her first job with a software company called Zoto, but was fired after 4 months because her boss said she would “just lock up and simply sit and stare.” Manning then served a short stint at Incredible Pizza before joining the army, stealing a bunch of classified documents, leaking them to WikiLeaks, getting convicted of espionage and serving 7 years in prison. Of course, with an impressive resume like that, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government simply had to have her.
That said, while securing a visiting fellow position at Harvard was just the natural progression of what has been an already illustrious career for Manning, not everyone agrees with Harvard’s most recent staffing decisions.
As Fox News points out, Former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell announced his resignation earlier today as senior fellow saying he couldn’t be associated with an organization “that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Sep 14, 2017.

JFK ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ Dies Just Months Before CIA Set To Declassify Docs

Jim Marrs, the author who wrote the book Crossfire: The Plot to Kill Kennedy, died of a heart attack Wednesday at his Wise County home. His death comes just months before the CIA is set to declassify documents about the death of President John F. Kennedy.
Marrs’ book helped inspire the Oliver Stone movie JFK, and he is well known as a ‘conspiracy theorist,’ the title given to anyone who questions the government’s official story on any topic. In fact, Marrs was considered the leading expert on JFK conspiracy theories. Given the timing of Marrs’ death, and the government’s (specifically the CIA) ability to make an assassination look like a heart attack, many are adjusting their tin foil hats accordingly.
The CIA does, indeed, have an assassination weapon that makes a murder look like a heart attack, allowing them to avoid blame. Whistleblower Mary Embree said of the ‘heart attack gun’: ‘The poison was frozen into some sort of dart and then it was shot at very high speed into the person. When it reached the person it would melt inside them, and there would be a tiny red dot on their body, which was hard to detect. There wouldn’t be a needle or anything like that left in the person.’


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on August 7, 2017.

The Beckoning of Nuclear War

The admirable and honorable truth-teller John Pilger warns us that nuclear war is closer than we think.
The 1957 book, On The Beach, introduced awareness that war in the nuclear age is terminable for life on earth. This realization explains President John F. Kennedy’s rejection of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff’s recommendation to launch a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union. Today as evidenced by the behavior of the US government, its European vassal states, and neoconservative pundits, this realization no longer informs US policy.
Pilger speaks of the lobotomy performed on each generation that removes facts from history. Pilger himself is a victim when he chooses to stress that Ronald Reagan defended the Vietnam war instead of emphasizing that Reagan worked with Gorbachev to reduce the threat of nuclear war. The lobotomy that has been performed on the Western world has destroyed knowledge that the US and Russia were on peaceful terms prior to the Soviet collapse.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on August 7, 2017.

How The CIA Came To Doubt The Official Story Of JFK’s Murder

By Philip Shenon and Larry Sabato via Politico Magazine,
After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, the CIA appeared eager, even desperate, to embrace the version of events being offered by the FBI, the Secret Service and other parts of the government. The official story: that a delusional misfit and self-proclaimed Marxist named Lee Harvey Oswald killed the president in Dallas with his $21 mail-order rifle and there was no evidence of a conspiracy, foreign or domestic. Certainly, the CIA’s leaders told the Warren Commission, the independent panel that investigated the murder, there was no evidence of a conspiracy that the spy agency could have foiled.
But thousands of pages of long-secret, assassination-related documents released by the National Archives last week show that, within a few years of Kennedy’s murder, some in the CIA began to worry internally that the official story was wrong – an alarm the agency never sounded publicly.
Specifically, key CIA officials were concerned by the mid-1970s that the agency, the FBI, the Secret Service and the White House commission led by Chief Justice Earl Warren had never followed up on important clues about Oswald’s contact with foreign agents, including diplomats and spies for the Communist governments of Cuba and the Soviet Union, who might have been aware of his plans to kill Kennedy and even encouraged the plot. (There is no credible evidence cited in the documents released so far that Cuban leader Fidel Castro or other foreign leaders had any personal role in ordering Kennedy’s murder.)
The CIA documents also offer tantalizing speculation about the chain of events in late 1963 that explained Oswald’s motives for killing Kennedy, which have previously never been established with certainty – how he may have become enraged after reading a detailed article in his hometown newspaper in New Orleans in September suggesting that his hero Castro had been targeted for assassination by the Kennedy administration. According to that theory, Oswald, who had rifle training in the Marine Corps, then set out to seek vengeance on Castro’s behalf – to kill Kennedy before the American president managed to kill the Cuban leader.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 4, 2017.

North Korea Accuses “Gangster State” US Of “Mugging” Diplomats

North Korea is accusing the US of seizing an official diplomatic package from a team of diplomats headed home from a UN summit on the rights of the disabled – an act it said was tantamount to ‘mugging’ its delegates, who enjoy diplomatic immunity.
The North’s foreign ministry says agents from the Department of Homeland Security, along with local police, intercepted the diplomats at John F Kennedy International Airport on Friday, a day after the North released 22-year old American student Otto Warmbier, who was freed and sent back to the US in a coma, Reuters reported.
The incident marks the conclusion of a brief episode of detente between the North and US that culminated in Warmbier’s release. For their part, officials at the State Department and White House have refused to confirm or deny the story, and won’t talk about it. As evidenced by Warmbier’s release, the US and North Korea appear to have opened a dialogue, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said that the two powers are continuing to discuss the possibility of releassing three other Americans being held by the North.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 18, 2017.

Washington’s Empire Is Not Unraveling

The military/security complex spent seven decades building its empire. The complex assassinated one American president (JFK) who threatened the empire and drove another (Richard Nixon) out of office. The complex does not tolerate the election of politicians in Europe who might not follow Washington’s line on foreign and economic policy.
Suddenly, according to the Western and even Russian media, the complex is going to let one man, Trump, who does not rule America, and one woman, Merkel, who does not rule Germany, destroy its empire.
According to the presstitutes, by pulling out of the Paris Accord (the global climate pact) and stating that NATO members should contribute more to the alliance’s budget for which the US taxpayer has an overweighted share, Trump has caused Merkel to conclude that Europe can no longer rely on Washington. The discord between Trump and Merkel and Washington’s resignation of its leadership position has destroyed the Western alliance and left the EU itself on the verge of being torn apart.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on June 5, 2017.

Putin Hints JFK Was Murdered By The “Deep State” Which Is Now After Trump And Russia

In Megyn Kelly’s much anticipated interview with Vladimir Putin for her debut episode of NBC’s “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly”, the Russian President said he never met Donald Trump during his business trips to Russia (including Trump’s 2013 visit to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant), stated that he was unaware of any proposal from Jared Kushner to set up an alleged “secret line” of communications between the Trump administration and the Russian government, and that it’s ‘nonsense’ to say Russia has collected compromising material about Trump among many other topics covered in the 7 minute interview (see below).
‘I am not aware of such a proposal,’ Putin said referring to Kushner’s alleged proposal. ‘No such proposal ever reached me.’ Putin said many CEOs of major U. S. companies visit Russia and then asked rhetorically, “do you think we’re gathering dirt on all of them right now or something?” Putin asked, before saying: “Have you all lost your mind?”


This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 4, 2017.

Van Cliburn: America’s Greatest Diplomat

The Cold War could have ended in 1958 when Van Cliburn won the Piano Competition in Moscow. Van Cliburn was overwhelmed with Russian applause and his stage with the profusion of flowers.
The judges asked Khrushchev if they were permitted to award the prize to the American. Khrushchev asked, ‘was he the best?’ ‘Yes,’ replied the judges. ‘Then give him the prize,’ said the Soviet leader.
Khrushchev achieved the de-Stalinization of Russia and worked with US President John F. Kennedy to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. Their cooperation opened an end to the Cold War. However, hardliners in both countries removed both leaders from office, thus condemining the world to the ever present risk of nuclear armageddon. Thanks to the insane US governments in the post-Reagan era, this risk is higher than ever.
Take time to enjoy Van Cliburn’s performance in Moscow of Tchaikovsky’s piano Concerto No. 1. Here is Van Cliburn’s 1958 performance.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on May 30, 2017.

Cover Stories Are Used To Control Explanations

Years ago James Jesus Angleton left me with the impression that when an intelligence agency, such as the CIA, pulls off an assassination, bombing, or any event with which the agency does not wish to be associated, the agency uses the media to control the explanation by quickly putting into place a cover story that, along with several others, has been prepared in advance. I suggested that the new story that ‘the Saudis did 9/11’ was put into play to take the place of the worn and battered first cover story. When the Oswald cover story for JFK’s assassination came under heavy suspicion other cover stories appeared in the media. One was that the Mafia killed JFK, because he was having affairs with their molls.
The fact that it made no sense did not stop many from believing it. It did not occur to people more gullible than thoughtful that a gangster would simply get another woman and not take the risk of assassinating the US president over a woman. The last thing the Mafia would want would be for Attorney General Robert Kennedy to bring the law down on the Mafia like a ton of bricks.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on May 25, 2017.

JFK at 100 – Paul Craig Roberts

This Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 2017, is the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.
JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963, as he approached the end of his third year in office. Researchers who spent years studying the evidence have concluded that President Kennedy was assassinated by a conspiracy between the CIA, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Secret Service. (See, for example, JFK and the Unspeakable by James W. Douglass)
Kennedy entered office as a cold warrior, but he learned from his interaction with the CIA and Joint Chiefs that the military/security complex had an agenda that was self-interested and a danger to humanity. He began working to defuse tensions with the Soviet Union. His rejections of plans to invade Cuba, of the Northwoods project, of a preemptive nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, and his intention to withdraw from Vietnam after his reelection, together with some of his speeches signaling a new approach to foreign policy in the nuclear age (see for example, ), convinced the military/security complex that he was a threat to their interests. Cold War conservatives regarded him as naive about the Soviet Threat and a liability to US national security. These were the reasons for his assassination. These views were set in stone when Kennedy announced on June 10, 1963, negotiations with the Soviets toward a nuclear test ban treaty and a halt to US atmospheric nuclear tests.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on May 24, 2017.

RON PAUL ISSUES DIRE WARNING: IF TRUMP DISOBEYS THE DEEP STATE HE WILL END UP LIKE JFK

Former Congressman Ron Paul opined about President Trump’s alleged involvement with Russia. Paul equated Trump’s relationship with Russia to assassinated President John F. Kennedy’s attempts to extend the olive branch to the USSR, a move which got him killed, according to some.
Presumably in light of Thursday’s call for impeachment of the president by Representative Al Green (D-TX), and with the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor to investigate dubious claims the president and his campaign colluded with Russia to undermine the election of 2016, Paul posted a message to Facebook, which reads:
Which President had the following accusations cast against him:
1) He has betrayed the Constitution, which he swore to uphold.
2) He has committed treason by befriending Russia and other enemies of America.
3) He has subjugated America’s interests to Moscow.
4) He has been caught in fantastic lies to the American people, including personal ones, like his previous marriage and divorce.
President Trump?
No, it was President Kennedy.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on THEFREETHOUGHTPROJECT.COM / MAY 23, 2017.

Buchanan On The Ryancare Route: Winning By Losing?

Did the Freedom Caucus just pull the Republican Party back off the ledge, before it jumped to its death? A case can be made for that.
Before the American Health Care Act, aka ‘Ryancare,’ was pulled off the House floor Friday, it enjoyed the support – of 17 percent of Americans. Had it passed, it faced an Antietam in the GOP Senate, and probable defeat.
Had it survived there, to be signed by President Trump, it would have meant 14 million Americans losing their health insurance in 2018.
First among the losers would have been white working-class folks who delivered the Rust Belt states to President Trump.
‘Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan,’ said JFK.
So, who are the losers here?
First and foremost, Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans who, having voted 50 times over seven years to repeal Obamacare, we learned, had no consensus plan ready to replace it.
Moreover, they put a bill on the floor many had not read, and for which they did not have the votes.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Mar 28, 2017.