JFK and the Unspeakable

JFK and the Unspeakable

Why He Died and Why It Matters

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In this fascinating and disturbing work, James Douglass presents a compelling account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and why unmasking and accepting this truth remains crucial for the future of our country and the world. The title comes from a phrase of Thomas Merton, naming of the attitudes, forces and interests that generate and support international tension and conflict.Drawing on a vast field of investigations, including many sources available only recently, Douglass lays out a sequence of of steps over the last three years of his life that transformed JFK from a traditional "Cold Warrior" to someone determined to pull the world back from the edge of nuclear apocalypse. Beginning with the fiasco of the Bay of Pigs invasion (which left the President wishing to "splinter the CIA in a thousand pieces"), followed by the Cuban Missile Crisis and his secret back-channel dialogues with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, JFK pursued a series of actions--right up to the week of his death--that caused members of his own U.S. military-intelligence establishment to regard him as a virtual traitor who had to be eliminated.As the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination approaches, the story of why he was killed--his turn toward peace--is not ancient history, and bears crucial lessons for today in the light of a decade of war and continuing revelations of clandestine national security and military activities. Douglass shows convincingly how those who plotted the death of JFK were determined not simply to eliminate a single man but to kill a vision.Douglass's book has all the elements of a political thriller. But the stakes couldn't be higher. Only by understanding the truth behind the murder of JFK can we grasp his vision and assume the urgent struggle for peace today."In JFK and the Unspeakable Jim Douglass has distilled all the best available research into a very well-documented and convincing portrait of President Kennedy's transforming turn to peace, at the cost of his life. Personally, it has made a very big impact on me. After reading it in Dallas, I was moved for the first time to visit Dealey Plaza. I urge all Americans to read this book and come to their own conclusions about why he died and why--after fifty years--it still matters." -- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, c2008
ISBN: 9781570757556
1570757550
Branch Call Number: 973.922092 DOU 2008
Characteristics: xxxi, 510 p. ; 25 cm

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latest motive I heard that seems plausible, is that Israel was developing their atomic weaponry; jfk was going to stop them, by going public ( as he did so often). so, Mossad, with help of Americans, murdered him in a situation he could not escape. did jfk, at the last possible moment, see his fate? dunno, it was a sunny day. if you take an honest look at the available photographic evidence, it's a case of 'hiding in plain sight.' I've been working this case for decades, whilst being homeless, and otherwise, in California, and in Washington. And I just finished giving my answer away: to a man whose face I never looked in. He said, 'thank you.' I guess being a loser is the hardest habit to break. Who knows what he will do with it: there used to be a time when I believed the only important thing to do was to get the truth out to 'the people.' I'm making a huge effort right now to not kick myself for having been snookered. he wanted to teach me to save it (the photo print) into WOrd, but I waved that off, knowing better, so I thought. well, I've got CHEER DOWN playing in the headphones: how appropriate. I did manage to withhold the name of the trigger man. How did I manage that? Jeez, I told him what to look for that he needs to enlarge to prove to the world that Oswald was a PATSY. He wanted to know, also, about shots from the rear. But I instructed him on my teaching strategy. Well, Namaste, m-f*****. he was white, skinny, maybe 30-50 in age. might have been a 'homeless.' was he wearing a cap? funnily, he resembled the shooter on the knoll. not kidding. as for this book, it fills in the background, well, for those who didn't remember jfk the man, or have never known a politician with a ' profile of courage.' jfk was before cynicism; why some of us cling so strong to his memory, and can't believe that he was taken away from us: this book helps explain why it mattered, and matters, to this day, and beyond. you know how the reality crime shows harp on the closure theme? the nation, the world, needs closure. no more of these antiseptic lies. there have been some who told the truth from the beginning, before being silenced or drowned by shouting of lies. theirs is the tradition, the fallen flag that I have upheld, through the downs of my personal life. I further recommend the book by Phillip Nelson, MASTER MIND OF THE ASSASSINATION.

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AQUILEA777
Oct 28, 2014

Proves that US war-interests led by CIA murdered Kennedy, whom they considered a Communist collaborator because he refused to nuke the USSR, refused to invade Cuba, sought to end the Cold War through dialogue with Khrushchev and Castro, and planned to withdraw from Vietnam. We killed 2,000,000 Vietnamese for nothing, while losing 58,000 Americans, but this catastrophe greatly enriched the war-profiteers. It would not have been possible had JFK lived. The FBI and Warren Commission falsified evidence to uphold the coup.

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StarGladiator
Jun 22, 2012

A fantastic video clip which I believe is as close to factual as one will ever get and includes the eyewitness account, voiced over, of the deaf-mute man covered in this book:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LbNWUNfnaA&feature=player_embedded
Mr. Douglass uses a brilliant investigative technique, among many others, taking the depositions supposedly signed by witnesses, and requesting their confirmation --- sadly, but of course, as is usually the case where the FBI are concerned, far too many of the depositions turn out to be completely falsified. Mr. Douglass's book is a colossal must-read for anyone curious about real American history, not the moronic pablum we are fed from the American Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the John D. MacArthur bunch (before AIG, John D. was the biggest insurance swindler in American history), Fox, CNN, NPR CBS, ABC, PBS, etc., etc., etc. The same pattern runs through each horrible assassination in the 1960s: JFK's, Rev. King's, and Bobby's --- with the police and FBI doing zero investigation --- in fact, witness intimidation and tampering and destruction of evidence. In the case of Sen. Bobby Kennedy, the backgrounds of Thane Cesar, and the bizarre witness who wasn't really there, Valerie Schulte is never covered. (Schulte's aunt and uncle worked at the same classifed area as Thane Cesar at Lockheed, while her father worked at Technicolor Corporation, involved in classified work at Lockheed re: SR-71 and Keyhole spy sat film processing. Also, thanks to the Church Committee Congressional investigation in the 1970s, we know that Lockheed then had a contract with the CIA's MKULTRA program. Possibly, Sirhan, Cesar and Schulte were the products of Richard Helms & Sidney Gottlieb's MK-ULTRA program: programmed perps. The chief of security at that time at Lockheed was the former US Secret Service bodyguard to VP Nixon, who left the White House when Nixon lost the presidential election in 1960, and would then leave Lockheed to join with Nixon's presidential campaign after Bobby's murder.) An enhanced version of the Zapruder film (youtube) was displayed on the boingboing.net web site on 11/15/13, and unmistakably the head shot comes from the front and at a descending angle!

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InSearchOfJustice
Dec 24, 2011

Just a James W. Douglass gives us insights into Kennedy's life, and death, we can also invision a completly different world had this pivotal event not occurred: A world that could hardly be so corrupted by the Powers of War and its ensuing greed factor.

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mennonista
Dec 18, 2009

an excellent, if disturbing, book.

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