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this was a message written by someone on Compuserve. "Who Benefited from the Assassination?" Part of the problem with an analysis of the Kennedy Assassination is the microscopic scrutiny focused by the various private investigations. Every conceivable element of the assassination has been analyzed and compared, filed and correlated. Then, motives are extrapolated as connections are sought. If this was an assassination, then disinformation was probably used in abundance. Lee Harvey Oswald obviously had some motive to kill the president, yet the one popularly bandied and most often quoted is that he was "one of those nuts." Possibly, he was. Certainly, he had a very unusual life with a number of anomalies. Still, if Oswald was a lone gunman in the window of the Texas School Book Depository, why didn't he fire at the target when he had the best opportunity rather than when the limousine was either obstructed by tree branches, and then when it had reached the long-shot position of the Grassy Knoll? When the President's limousine was turning onto Elm Street, he had a completely unobstructed view of the limousine as it slowed to make the turn. It was about one-third the distance from where the fatal shot eventually struck the President, and for that matter, he could have easily shot the driver, Mr. Greer, in an attempt to cripple the car. Oswald could have easily shot up the car as it approached, possibly stopped it, and then shot the occupants. In fact, the position of the limousine when JFK was fatally shot was only advantageous to an assassin positioned at the Grassy Knoll. Unfortunately, this data is mesmerizingly intriguing, and myriad private investigators get hung up in Dealy Plaza. If a conspiracy did indeed exist, however, Dealy Plaza was probably a very carefully orchestrated theatrical event tailored to maximize false leads and keep investigators glued to the site of the assassination. There is evidence that rumors of the assassination circulated before the event. Joseph Adams Milteer who was secretly taped in a Miami apartment describing the assassination plan before it occured. It is possible that he was set up by the conspirators as a false lead. There are others like Milteer who were possibly lured to Dallas as decoys to be photographed and implicated in the crime. If there was a high-level conspiracy, the disinformation had to be maximized, perhaps even to the level of the FBI whose only response could be the investigation of every single suspicious element of the crime. This would be frustrating and endlessly fruitless. Consider how many individuals with criminal records are accused of being present in or near Dealy Plaza that afternoon. This confusion would stymie the professional investigators and turn them into fierce defenders of their investigation. The FBI had its reputation on the line like never before, and if it could not find evidence of a conspiracy within the thousands of false leads that may have been presented, it would have to occupy a position that Lee Harvey Oswald was the only good suspect in the Plaza that day. The FBI had nothing to gain, and J. Edgar Hoover, whose own future at the Bureau, had everything to lose. If a conspiracy did exist to assassinate John F. Kennedy, then there had to satisfy an enormously compelling motive because the risk was so great. People with great power understand that it more important to have control of an activity than to own it. Then the real profits can be made through peripheral reactions in the marketplace. People who sell illegal drugs, for instance, want to control the people who legislate the rules of the marketplace. A market where a scarcity illegal drugs exists provides more profitable transactions. This may be the style of the "mobs", but an assassination of a president would have soured any participation they had by corrupt political figures in local or national government. It would have been a very stupid tactic on their part, and as a matter of tradition they have never endorsed attacks on members of the police, government, or political ranks. That's why the motive had to be much more fundamental to a small, insignificant, highly elusive, and probably unknown group of individuals whose benefits were secondary or more removed from the actual event of assassination. Besides, the assassination of JFK wouldn't bring back the casinos of Cuba or change the domestic marketplace. It might have temporarily lulled the anti-mob investigations at that time, but they would have rebounded with a vengeance. The mobs, or Mafia, is just another convenient patsy. The CIA is next on the list. Still, it won't completely wash. What could this government agency possibly gain through such a reckless act? No one in the agency would have directly benefited, and no one would have dared raise such a preposterous plan as assassination without insurmountable risks. If the CIA was involved at all, its involvement was probably limited to a highly secret, small group with enough influence to circumvent the authority of the Director. These people could have been recommended, placed, or injected to these positions by others in government with similar purposes. These would be a kind of cabinet of advisors who, working in covert secret association, distorted, misrepresented, and otherwise orchestrated the information reaching the Director to influence his actions in a way favorable to their designs. Let's call them, for lack of another name, the "Club". In the event that some element of the Club's existence was discovered, the Director himself was immediately incriminated. Someone like Oliver North, a super-patriot might have been included as an unsuspecting backup to the Director in the event, like William Casey, he was needed. In every situation, this "Club" was the first group privy to CIA business. In every emergency, this "Club" had to be consulted. They would have the opportunity and the resources to manipulate and confuse, to distort information to further involve the Director. They could implicate the integrity of the CIA as a whole and throw its body into a defensive posture. A similar situation would have to exist in the administration of the Presidency. The "Club" would have to exists there also, since the President largely nominates the Director of the CIA and the FBI. How many times now have we seen a President thrust into the position of confusion, professing confusion when confronted by highly complex situations such as Watergate and Iran-Contra? Again, a situation no unlike what existed in Dealy Plaza, so many leads, so many anomalies, so many false leads, at last left to the frustrations of investigators who flounder in a sea of conflicting facts and inconclusive evidence. The power structure, if it existed when Kennedy was assassinated, implies something much more ominous. With the FBI, the CIA, and the office of the president controlled by manipulation, the source continues higher. We enter the world of James Bond with megalomaniacs who live above conventional laws. The compare to the domestic Mafia, except that they are far more powerful. They involve themselves in conventional business as a cover, but they profit most from drugs, weapons, etc. They are above the Military-Industrial sector in any one country. With these people, we enter a world of lawless billionaires whose more legitimate members practice crimes of less risk. Their primary muscle is the control of currency, its value, it's international exchange rate, and their ability through one agency to control whole economies. In the United States, many people believe that agency may be the Federal Reserve. There is some reason to believe that Kennedy had some designs to limit the powers of the Federal Reserve, and of course in the subsequent Johnson presidency, the Federal Reserve note became the currency of the United States. It has no intrinsic value. It's value changes. Therefore, it can be manipulated to a profit. These are also the people in a position to manipulate public opinion through their collective strong ownership in the media. The combination of international outlaws with their combined interests in drug sales, military equipment to United States adversaries, and domestic influence in the United States economy through manipulation of the monetary system seems the most plausible suspect in the murder of Kennedy. These people are beyond the range of the FBI, the CIA. Now, these theories are admittedly filled with arguments or rebuttal. My purpose here is to raise the sights a bit and to soften the focus on Dealy Plaza. We have to realize the confusion, both natural and injected (if there were conspirators) that complicates the investigation. Consider, for instance, that the Oliver Stone movie, "JFK", rest largely on the theories of Jim Garrison. This is precisely the way disinformation is distributed. I don't mean to classify this film in that category, but one has to wonder why Jim Garrison, a man whose investigations are so very subject to dispute is raised to the position of "JFK Assassination Conspiracy Investigator Archetype". If, after a huge promotion and profitable run, Jim Garrison can be discredited by truly concerned, reputable members of the media, the whole premise falls apart. A similar taint blemishes others who pursue these investigations. Just a court witnesses are discredited through cross-examination, Jim Garrison, the Archetype, can be the denigration of this whole movement to re-open the investigation into the assassination of John F. Kennedy. All those who live in the legacy of the "conspirators" need do is use their influence to back, distribute, and promote this film. Again, this is not an accusation of Mr. Stone's movie. It is just an illustration of a classic disinformation technique.

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