Article 6567 of alt.conspiracy:
From: Mark.Prado@f349.n109.z1.FidoNet.Org (Mark Prado)
Subject: JFK's relevance to now & future
Date: 31 Dec 91 05:10:00 EST
I got into this JFK mess as a PC communications consultant
helping Col. Fletcher Prouty to communicate with Oliver Stone
during the making of the film. That was based on a shady
referral by a guy who I am convinced works for either the CIA or
a private covert organization or the NSA, for a number of
reasons. Anyway, I can resist comments in this newsgroup no
longer, so here comes my diatribe FWIW.
The last thing I have time or an inclination for is depressing
negativity. I'd like to believe that Oswald acted alone and it
was simply bad luck. However, over the ChristMass holydays I
bought a dozen books, both pro and con, on the topic and have
read them. It is OVERWHELMING that there was a conspiracy
involving an elite PART of the U.S. intelligence community as
well as private covert organizations. Anybody thinking otherwise
is either IGNORANT or fooling themself in a fantasy world of
wishful thinking or is part of the Public Relations effort of
that elite group. It's hard for me to imagine anyone invoking
the rule of reason and thinking that Oswald acted alone and shot
the fatal shot.
The case HAS been solved. Read the literature. Read Garrison's
BOOK. Read Crossfire by Jim Maars. Read a dozen others. And THEN
read the article by Time magazine and others. EVEN IF Oswald DID
shoot JFK (ignoring ALL other data), there's still tons of data
that overwhelmingly refutes him acting alone, refutes any
semblance of objectivity by the Warren Commission, and bolsters
Oswald as a counter-intelligence agent who was set up as a
I should add a little bit on my background. I have been part of
the official Top Secret et al. part of the Washington, D.C.,
community.. I am appalled at what I have seen WITH MY OWN
SENSES. Mind you, I may be an idealist/moralist at heart but I'm
a physicist by inclination (and education) and exceptionally
objective in these circles (relatively speaking). I have
observed things worse than rationalization in our system. I've
seen incompetant POLITICAL appointees at the HIGHEST levels
brought in over extremely competant and objective career prople,
I've seen false information fed to the media and the public
(where even the spokesperson was fooled, but that's the necessary
intent), I've seen how and where money flows, and the social
bonds and glitz, and basically the combination of Cold War
ramifications, our system, and human nature. (Power and politics
were fun, but it was not good progress so I quit.)
What we have is:
1. An intelligence community "good 'ol boy network" out of
control and beyond significant Congressional oversight, on the
2. Many private intelligence operatives and organizations that
feed off of money from many covert sources
3. An administration that was brought to power largely on ex-CIA
head Bill Casey's abilities to delay release of the Iran hostages
*AND* obtain President Carter's debate script (something worse
4. A current President who was once CIA Director (and who was
involved with the CIA long before he says, and has not only a son
but other relatives deeply involved in both missing money from
Savings & Loans and CIA clandestine operations)
5. A 1980's-1990's public which for the most part doesn't care
about much more than their personal taxes and health care or
old-time religion, unlike the late 1960's and early 1970's.
I should also add that I have been harrassed and had my life
threatened ever since I quit my "defense" job. While I was
working in defense, I had a guy befriend me and ask me for
classified info to sell to enemies. I reported him to the FBI.
They weren't interested. I was relieved to conclude that he was
"one of us" and quit worrying for my life. Then I found that guy
penetrating many domestic and foreign "peace groups" with
extensive databases on who's who. Yes, Oswald-like. OK, so he's
collecting information, CIA-like. Very personable, though with
many attributes of a con man. I'd see him one day, then he'd
call me from New Zealand within a couple of days and proclaim
that he'd been there for the last six months straight working
withthe Nuclear Free Network (back when they announced no U.S.
ships with nuclear weapons intheir ports). Amusing. Then he
warned me that there would be attempts to discredit me (even
though my previous defense work was the last thing on my mind)
down to the finest of details -- one day he predicted that a van
would come up to me and two guys would offer hot stereo equipment
for cheap and not to take it (as if I would). Sure enough, two
days later, I found my car with a flat tire and up comes a van
with two guys offering hot stereo equipment. (I called the
police and, micro tape recorder in hand, have a recording of the
response to the license plate over the speaker in the police car
-- "We're not sure, but we think it's an undercover officer".
And there's also the case of the guy offering me stolen computer
goods and... guess what? a broker wanting to buy from me...
And I've almost gotten crushed by trucks running red lights a few
blocks from home on my usual route.
Believe what you wish. The reality is that we have a QUITE
CORRUPT SYSTEM here in the United States.
I have seen the enemy, and it is us in deed. What kind of people
ARE we? What kind of system?
The Cold War is over. Now it is time to quit much of our secrecy
and revamp our political system. If we don't, it will destroy
our country and what it stands for.
We can start by declassifying those huge parts of the JFK
investigation, from such big things as the autopsy data to such
little things as the income tax returns of associates of Oswald,
including the person who got him the job at the Texas Book
Depository and her husband and certain relatives.
The same forces at work in the Kennedy era are still at work
today. He who doesn't learn from history is condemned to repeat
There are both the pro's and the con's of classifying
information. While in many cases, it is clear that certain
TECHNOLOGICAL and intelligence information must remain classified
(e.g., counter-terrorism, informants), it is my opinion that tons
of information is classified for INTERNAL political reasons that
truly have nothing to do with national security. And there is no
system to protect us against that. There are vague provisions
that certain material must pose a reasonable threat to national
security, and certain people are given power to dictate
classification in an official sense (though unofficial
designators also do in practice). However, there is no effective
system to protect us against overclassification and political
manipulation of data. It's "a joke".
As I've told many people, I don't want to be a "rear-guard"
person. I have many leading edge projects and I'm pressed for
time. However, it is getting harder and harder to turn the other
cheek in the face of such a corrupt and debilitating
sociopolitical system in this country. And it has not changed
much since the days of the Cold War and the JFK assassination.
Before anyone takes sides on this issue, I recommend that you
read the literature. Only THEN should you choose what side of
history and morality YOU want to be on, and what kind of person
YOU want to be NOW...
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