By James McConnachie
Totally revised and up to date, The tough advisor to Conspiracy Theories types the myths from the realities, the allegations from the reasons and the paranoid from the possible.
Who can be attempting to persuade us that weather switch is or is not actual? what's the fact in the back of the demise of Osama bin encumbered and is he nonetheless alive? while did the CIA begin experimenting with brain keep an eye on? the place is the HAARP set up and did it have something to do with the japanese tsunami catastrophe? Why is surveillance in our towns and on-line so frequent and what are the true merits? This definitive advisor to the world's such a lot arguable conspiracies wanders via a maze of sinister secrets and techniques, suspicious cover?ups hidden agendas and clandestine operations to discover these kinds of questions and lots of many extra.
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Upon Oswald’s death, Hoover hurried to have “something” issued to convince the public that Oswald was JFK’s assassin, with LBJ concurring that some hasty FBI report might suffice to “get by”. Summers quotes Congressman Hale Boggs, house majority leader and former Warren Commission member: “Hoover lied his eyes out to the Commission, on Oswald, on Ruby, on their friends, the bullets, the gun, you name it…” More damning speculation has it that Oswald’s New Orleans’ Fair Play for Cuba Committee may have been a CIA trap to snare communist sympathizers, and that the CIA killed Kennedy using Oswald as a decoy.
Their 1975 “Interim Report” found evidence of CIA involvement in the assassinations of the Congo’s Patrice Lumumba, Vietnam’s Ngo Dinh Diem, the Dominican Republic’s Rafael Trujillo and Chilean leader René Schneider, but after a lot of buck-passing and mutual accusations, its conclusions were fairly mild. The report concluded that the CIA had problems with accountability, and recommended that the US should stop trying to kill foreign leaders. President Ford’s Executive Order 11905 duly declared that “no employee of the US government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination”.
Hunt also blamed a raft of CIA men linked to the Bay of Pigs invasion (including Cord Meyer, whose wife slept with JFK), and operatives later associated with Watergate and the Iran–Contra affair. Other conspirators, according to Hunt, included a bevy of top Mafia men, Cuban exiles and David Sanchez Morales (also cited in the killing of Robert F. 34), for various reasons involving their mutual gain and self-preservation. W. Bush’s name appears in the papers of one of Oswald’s CIA handlers and on one of Hoover’s memos, and he was also linked to some anti-Castro Cubans, a clique of Texans, the Mob and the Republicans.