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One Reason the JFK Assassination Matters 59 Years Later
Investigations into JFK's murder revealed a massive CIA assassination program involving the covert use of biological weapons. What can this tell us about the origins of COVID-19?
The truth about the November 22, 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy is still being hidden by the government. This tells us everything we need to know about what happened.
Understanding the JFK assassination is essential to making sense of what’s happened since. A good place to start is Francis Richard Conolly’s Everything Is a Rich Man’s Trick.
My conversation with Francis about his film is available here.
For a deeper dive, watch Oliver Stone’s documentary feature JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS:
And his four-part documentary series JFK: DESTINY BETRAYED:
JFK and his brother Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy tried to assert control over this cabal that…
attempted to kill Cuba’s Fidel Castro and French President Charles de Gaulle;
secretly assassinated U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold; and
overthrew and murdered South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu
…under their watch.
The Kennedys were overpowered by the military-industrial complex that President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address.
The military-industrial complex had outgrown the Presidency long before the Kennedys took power. Major General Smedley Butler called it when he revealed the 1934 Business Plot to assassinate President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In a last ditch effort, President Kennedy fired CIA director Allen Dulles, vowing to “splinter the C.I.A. in a thousand pieces and scatter it to the winds,” but it was too late. The dogs of war were unleashed. They continue to wreak havoc today.
It is well-known that Allen Dulles’s Poisoner in Chief Sidney Gottlieb was tasked with developing biological weapons for use in assassinations, including attempts on the lives of Castro, De Gaulle and Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba of the Congo.
What is less well-known is that Jim Garrison, the New Orleans district attorney who launched his own probe into the JFK assassination, found connections between the conspirators and a CIA-sponsored biological weapons program aimed at developing a fast-acting cancer virus to kill Castro.
The details of this history were fleshed out by Edward T. Haslam in Dr. Mary’s Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics, and confirmed by Judyth Vary Baker in Lee Harvey Oswald & Me: The Weaponization of Cancer, the Monkey Virus, and the Kennedy Assassination.
This program, run by the famed Dr. Alton Ochsner out of Tulane University, was one of 159 covert CIA research centers.
As far as Judyth Vary Baker knows, the cancer-causing virus she and Lee Harvey Oswald helped Alton Ochner’s team to develop never made it to Cuba, but she suspects that it was used to kill Jack Ruby who was “examined” in jail by CIA scientist Louis Jolyon West.
Is Tulane still a CIA research center?
Do its scientists continue to produce biological weapons for covert uses?
What the U.S. Intelligence establishment does with its nearly $90 billion annual budget is top secret—not even reported to Congress—so it’s difficult to answer these questions.
The narrative that Garry helped to construct for the origin of AIDS is the one that’s most disturbing to me. In 1987, Garry got major news coverage for finding HIV in blood samples taken from Robert Rayford, a 16-year-old boy who had died in 1969.
With a shocking lack of concern for their young patient, Garry’s colleagues claimed—without evidence—that the black St. Louis teen had gotten AIDS selling sex:
''He was the typical 15-year-old who is not going to talk to adults, especially when I`m white and he`s black,'' said Dr. Memory Elvin-Lewis, a microbiologist at Washington University in St. Louis who followed Robert`s decline for more than a year.
''He was not a communicative individual. He knew the minute I walked into the room that I wanted something more from him-more blood, more lymph fluid, more something.''
Between extractions and injections, Robert did tell his doctors a few key facts: that he had been born in St. Louis and had never traveled outside the Middle West, much less the country. Nor, he said, had he ever received a blood transfusion.
He also admitted having had heterosexual relations; according to his autopsy report, ''the patient dated his physical disability from an instance of sexual relations with a neighborhood girl.''
Robert was never asked about the possibility of homosexuality, but circumstantial evidence suggests that he may have been the recipient of anal sex, the variety of intercourse believed most likely to transmit HIV.
''We knew from the very first that he wouldn`t let us do a rectal examination on him,'' recalled Dr. Marlys Hearst Witte, a professor of surgery at the University of Arizona who was closely involved with the case of Robert R.
''We knew that he had genital edema and severe proctitis, which is an unusual problem in a 14-year-old boy-the stigmata, almost, of homosexuality. At autopsy he had Kaposi`s sarcoma of the rectum and anus, which is an unusual place for Kaposi`s sarcoma to be.
''So if you`re asking me, do I think this boy lived in an environment or engaged in practices that one would now associate with transmission of AIDS, I would say I think that was rather likely. He could have been a male prostitute. He certainly lived in the environment where that was possible.''
In another article, Dr. Elvin-Lewis said, "We have to call it for what it was—a boy who was repeatedly sodomized."
And, yet they made no effort to protect him!?
Dr. Elvin-Lewis also theorized that other cases existed in the 1960s, “but the disease didn’t take hold. The real epidemic required the excesses of the sexual revolution of the 1970s. That condition was met when gay promiscuity and drug addiction gave the virus the amplification it needed to survive.”
Wow. Just, wow. So, AIDS in a black boy from the St. Louis ghetto was one thing, but it required a whole other level of depravity to create the AIDS crisis?!
This scenario, where doctors stand by and do nothing while they observe the demise of a boy that they suspect to have been raped or prostituted, is bad enough, but there’s another even darker possibility. Were these doctors experimenting on Robert Rayford?
Dr. Elvin-Lewis wasn’t your average clinician. She was a microbiologist who collaborated with the US Naval Medical Research Unit on Chlamydia. She worked with a scientist who was conducting trachoma (Chlamydia trachomatis) vaccination trials around the world.
Barnes Hospital (Washington University) wasn’t your average clinic. It turned up, along with Tulane, on a secret 1946 list of institutions qualified to receive radioactive isotopes for human experimentation from the U.S. Army’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, a Manhattan Project site.
Knowing that scientists have often conducted human experiments without informed consent, I have questions.
What Edward Hooper, author of The River, writes here gives me reason to doubt Garry's claim that the Robert Rayford samples tested positive for HIV. No one can check Garry’s work because he says Robert Rayford’s samples were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Uncovering Tulane’s sordid history, from developing cancer-causing viruses to kill Castro to constructing false narratives for the origins of Ebola, AIDS and COVID-19, is just one example of how delving into the details of the events surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy can help to illuminate our current situation.
The JFK assassination may have happened 59 years ago, but it’s never been more relevant.