JFK SECRET SERVICEMAN BREAKS SILENCE
B.W. shared this article, and I am grateful for it because we're fast approaching the 60th anniversary of the sad murder of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. It's a tragic anniversary, because in a certain way - and as I've argued and stated in many interviews - the country changed on that day, and dramatically for the worse. Most regular readers of this website know that what happened that day was a "regime change" operation; it was a coup d'etat by rogue elements in the deep state, a "deep event" in the sense that it was more than just a coup d'etat, but a political event designed to change the structure and fabric of the country. The deep state which pulled off the murder (and many more after that), didn't suddenly come into existence on that day. It was already there, and an arguable case could made that it had been there since at least the days of Woodrow Wilson, a character about whom any remarks or assessments are best left charitably unstated.
The country certainly changed that day. Within a few months(actually, literally within days), the hideous Lyndon Johnson - who managed to avoid severe scrutiny for his activities because of the assassination - managed to begin the massive build up of American troops in Vietnam. The bodies piled up while victory eluded General Westmoreland's forces. After four years, Johnson had had it, and refused to run for a second term as president. Robert Kennedy Sr., the president's brother and head of the department of Justice during his brother's administration, had tossed his hat in the ring, and after a stunning California primary victory, appeared on his way to a successful nomination of his party at Chicago, before he too was gunned down in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. I was visiting my youngest sister at the time, and I watched that one being reported in real time too. Anyone investigating that murder closely will be aware of the same bloodstained hands with their fingerprints all over the event. A few months earlier, Dr. King had been gunned down by another "lone nut" in Memphis, Tennessee. It is worth noting that both the King family, and Robert Kennedy Jr., have expressed their extreme doubts about the truthfulness of the government's explanations of all these events, with RFK Jr even going so far as to state that his father's convicted killer - Sirhan Sirhan - probably did not commit the murder, and noting that it was probably security man Thane Eugene Caesar, the only one in the Ambassador kitchen appropriately positioned to inflict the kind of gunshot wounds that killed his father.
Since The Triple Assassinations, it's been one scandal after another: Watergate, Iran-Contra, the Savings and Loan, Nugan Hand Bank, and BCCI banking scandals, Waco, the Oklahoma City bombing, and of course the two World Trade Center "events". All of these are "deep events" as Professor Peter Dale Scott has defined the term, and all of them without exception have something in common: the appearance of figures in the events who are also connected to Continuity of Government planning and operations.
I remember what set all this madness in motion, because when President Kennedy was murdered, I was six years old, home from school, and laying on the living room floor eating some soup my mother had made me, while she sat on the couch sewing and watching her "show," the CBS soap opera As the World Turns. A few minutes into the show (my memory tells me it was a few minutes after 11 AM but that may not be true... after all it was 60 years ago) the network interrupted to report that there had been an incident in Dallas and to stay tuned for further bulletins, and thus began a day of horrible announcements. We were all glued to our television sets the whole weekend. I remember Walter Cronkite - "America's anchorman" - reporting first that the murder weapon was a Mauser, then that was changed to a "Mannlicher-Carchanto" (he mispronounced the name). I remember him reading a statement from the former Soviet Ambassador to the UN Security Council, Victor Zorin, the same Zorin with whom Adlai Stevenson had crossed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, who made the astute observation that President Kennedy's security had been stripped, and that therefore, the murder was the result of a conspiracy, and by implication, those inside the government had to be involved. Cronkite, before reading Zorin's statement, made quite a fuss over the fact that Zorin was a "Communist shill" and spokesman for the Kremlin, as if this were sufficient to dismiss the observation. Cronkite himself was reduced to being a shill that day, and along with his network dutifully backed "the narrative" not only about the assassination but about Vietnam, until, that is, the Vietnamese "Tet offensive" of 1968 punctured a nasty hole in the theory that victory was just around the corner.... home before the leaves fall... &c &c. There is even a documentary about that day called Evidence of Revision. I mention this documentary because its copious citation of CBS's (and to a lesser extent, the other two major networks') coverage was, for me, like reliving that day and watching the reports in real time all over again.
What changed that day was not the emergence of the deep state, but rather, its open proclamation of itself to the American people, and its willingness to force the public and its institutions to agree with a nonsensical narrative it - and anyone with half a brain - knew to be untrue. It's sort of like that narrative that one can create an entirely new injection of radically new gene therapies, redefine the word "vaccine" in dictionaries, then all but force the public to take it, while claiming masks and social distancing will protect you from the dreaded plague. The more ridiculous and outrageous the narrative, the more it is pushed. "We dare you to question
the magic bullet lone nut theory the efficaciousness of mask wearing the riskiness of the entirely safe injections the soundness of the financial banking system that we didn't build a firebreak around the compound and set it on fire there was no John Doe #2 and McVeigh was not seen still breathing after his execution by some of the witnesses present the towers were brought down by airplane fuel and an airplane did crash into the Pentagon and it was all done by Arab terrorists none of whom had any more suspicious associations." My point is that the outlandish narrative - the "revelation of the method" - is as important a feature of the twisted thinking and modus operandi of such people as is the actual nefarious deed itself.
So along comes this story about Secret Service agent Paul Landis, who was in Dallas that day:
A former Secret Service agent who was present at President John F. Kennedy's assassination has come forward with a new claim that would debunk the 'magic bullet' theory and raises questions about whether there was a second shooter.
Paul Landis, 88, broke his silence on Saturday, nearly 60 years after Kennedy was shot dead in a motorcade passing through Dallas, to share his bombshell recollection with the New York Times.
Landis, who in 1963 was a young Secret Service agent assigned to protect First Lady Jaqueline Kennedy, said that in the chaos following the shooting, he picked up a nearly pristine bullet sitting on the top of the back seat of the open limousine.
This is, of course, the so-called "Magic bullet," the bullet that supposedly wounded both President Kennedy and Texas governor John Connally, and then was found by Landis in nearly pristine condition, and placed by him on the President's stretcher at Parkland Hospital.
But wait, there's more, and I hope you're paying attention, because note where Landis claims he found the magic bullet:
It was just behind where Kennedy was sitting when he was killed, he says. Landis says he took the projectile and placed it on the president's hospital stretcher to preserve it for the autopsy investigators.
That bullet, the first piece of evidence logged in the murder investigation, has for six decades been said to have been found on the stretcher of Texas Governor John Connally, and was hypothesized to have fallen free from a wound to his thigh.
Landis thinks the bullet may have rolled onto Connally's stretcher from Kennedy's while they were next to each other.
It has long been known as the 'magic bullet' -- the bullet that supposedly passed through Kennedy's neck from the rear, then entered Connally's right shoulder, struck his rib, exited under his right nipple, passed through his right wrist and hit his left thigh.
But Landis' assertion that it had actually exited Kennedy in his Cadillac could lay waste to the magic bullet theory - and bolster the claim that Lee Harvey Oswald did not operate alone on the day of the murder.
Now, Landis says that he believes the bullet he retrieved from the limo may have been undercharged, and dislodged from a shallow wound in the president's back, falling back onto the limousine seat when the fatal shot struck his head.
He theorizes that, after he placed the bullet on Kennedy's stretcher, it may have fallen onto Connally's stretcher when they were jostled together.
It's also possible that the hospital staffer who found the bullet and handed it over to the Secret Service misidentified which stretcher it was from, or that his account was mangled by investigators.
The bullet, which had been fired but was nearly fully intact, was positively matched to Oswald's Mannlicher-Carcano through ballistics analysis.
But if Landis' claim is true, that suggests the bullet tagged as evidence item 'Q1' was not responsible for the injuries to Connolly, and there was no so-called 'magic bullet'.
Landis is, of course, correct: if this is the magic bullet that managed to wound President Kennedy and then to wound Governor Connally sitting directly in front of the President, how came the bullet to be found in the seat of the limousine behind where the President was sitting? If it is not possible, then Landis' theory that this may have been the bullet that caused the shallow wound below the president's shoulder blade, and that it may have fallen out from the physical force of the next two shots sustained by the president, assumes some credibility. And if that is the case, then as the article points out, the Magic Bullet theory falls, and there is a second gunman (at least) at Dealey Plaza that day. And if there is a second gunman, then there is a conspiracy.
There is more that disturbs, and it raises today's high octane speculation (which will be presented in the form of a question):
He was haunted by the day. 'The president's head exploding — I could not shake that vision,' he told the Times. 'Whatever I was doing, that's all I was thinking about.'
Traumatized by the assassination, Landis quit the Secret Service six months later and returned to Ohio.
He never testified to the Warren Commission, and his two written statements immediately after the shooting do not mention finding a bullet.
Landis said that, for years, he tried to put the assassination out of his mind, and did not read about it. He never doubted that Oswald was the lone gunman.
He claims now that he did not realize his experience differed from the findings of the Warren Commission, the investigation established by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
That changed in 2014, when he finally read a book about the assassination that a friend gave him. Called Six Seconds In Dallas, the 1967 book argued that there were multiple shooters.
Learning that the official account of where the pristine bullet was found was flawed, Landis emailed his old partner Hill, who replied warning of 'many ramifications' for speaking out, according to the Times.
Landis grappled with his conscience, and finally decided to write a book, which is due for release on October 10, and titled The Final Witness.
Ok...I can buy all that. You're a young secret serviceman, and on a day like that, in the confusion and chaos of the moment, you might or might not hear and see everything you need to hear and see. And yet, you have the presence of mind to notice a bullet in the seat of the presidential limousine, which you pick up and place on a stretcher at the hospital, allegedly to help the autopsy, but then you forget to mention it in the written report to the Warren Commission? Difficult as that is, I can even buy that one.... but just barely.
What causes me the most extreme difficulty - what I am not buying, then or now, is the silly notion that - in the handling of evidence - the bullet was not immediately placed in an evidence bag, labeled properly with indications of who had found it, where it was found, what time found, and turned over to an appropriate authority personally, and not simply left on a stretcher in the chaos of an emergency room of a hospital after an event like that.
Of course, it's not the first time that a crime scene was deliberately messed up by the government... Oklahoma City, Waco, 9/11, the pattern of the treatment of evidence at the scene of the crime and the convenient omissions of relevant testimony and lapses of memory began long before. The Magic Bullet is its principle symbol. It is, indeed, the "initiatory" symbol.
See you on the flip side...
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