JFK SAID MILITARY ARE MAD
The following excerpts are from an article appearing on the internet in December 1997. The article describes the book: THE KENNEDY TAPES and recently declassified government documents from the ASSASSINATION RECORDS REVIEW BOARD.
It should help people understand the kind of forces JFK was up against - not only from the Soviet Union abroad - but from the tyrannical organizations the CIA and the USA Military had become. It gives new meaning to JFK's often-made comment to the American people: "I carry some pretty heavy burdens". ~ Jackie Jura
Secret documents reveal Gov't would kill own troops
to start a war - this was done at Pearl Harbor
by Deirdre Griswold
Anyone trying to make heads or tails out of world affairs should pay close attention to recently declassified U.S. documents.
First released were secret tapes of White House conversations made during the October 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Edited and transcribed by Ernest R May and Philip D. Zelikow, they were published in October (1997) by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in the book "The Kennedy Tapes".
The tapes show that top-ranking generals and politicians close to them tried to get President John F. Kennedy to start a nuclear war with the Soviet Union over Cuba.
Now another set of documents - some 1,500 pages - has been made public by the Assassination Records Review Board, a federal panel looking into Kennedy's assassination. These documents show that the Joint Chiefs of Staff approved developing diabolical plans that would give them an excuse to invade Cuba.
These plans included blowing up a U.S. ship in Cuban waters, and carrying out a campaign of terrorism inside the United States and blaming it on the Cuban government.
Exceprts from the Kennedy tapes were printed in the New York Times Week in Review section on Oct 5 (1997). They show that in 1962 the military wanted to go much further than Kennedy's naval blockade of Cuba.
Gen. Curtis LeMay, chief of the Air Force and architect of U.S. nuclear strategy, argued with Kennedy's crisis team on Oct 19, 1962:
"This blockade and political action, I see leading into war... This is almost as bad as the appeasement at Munich... I just don't see any other solution except direct military action right now."
LeMay is the same general who, during the Vietnam war, wanted to bomb the Vietnamese "back to the Stone Age".
LeMay and Gen David Shoup of the Marines stayed behind after the meeting broke up. Not realizing he was being taped, Shoup said to LeMay:
"You pulled the rug right out from under him. ... Somebody's got to keep them from doing the goddamn thing piecemeal. That's our problem. ... Do the son of a bitch, and do it right".
What did the Marine Corps chief mean by "do it right"?
Three days later, Sen Richard Russell of Georgia, chair of the Armed Services Committee and a close collaborator with the Pentagon, made it clear:
"The time is going to come, Mr President, when we're going to have to take this step for Berlin and Korea and Washington, D.C., and Winder, Ga., for the nuclear war. ...We've got to take a chance somewhere, sometime, if we're going to retain our position as a great world power".
Kennedy replies, "But it's a very difficult problem that we're faced with. ..."
And Russell snaps: "Oh, my god. I know that. A war, our destiny, will hinge on it. "But it's coming someday, Mr President. Will it ever be under more auspicious circumstances?"
It was around this time that Kennedy remarked to one of his aides:
"The military are mad."
...Interestingly, Sen Richard Russell, who so strongly urged Kennedy to start a nuclear war because "it's coming someday" anyhow, became a member of the Warren Commission that investigated the Kennedy assassination.
22.Doublethink ("the prevailing mental condition is controlled insanity")
Reader needs help finding the release date of the secret tapes JFK made of his advisors regarding Cuba
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