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J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover - The Untouchable

You can’t get much closer to the truth (?) than you will today because by this time next week we will have reached the conclusion of the conspiracy theory, COUP D”ETAT.  Over the past several months, week by week,  inch by convoluted inch the theory has taken us on a path leading to the highest offices in the land.  Haven’t you been amazed at the array of characters and players in this unfolding tale.  Gangsters, CIA, Mafia, FBI, politicians, actresses, dictators and the list goes on….This week’s title: The Untouchable and  I don’ t mean Elliot Ness!  Who was the most untouchable of all – J. Edgar Hoover.

The Untouchable

J. Edgar Hoover hated the Kennedys and refused to cooperate with them in their crackdown on organized crime, because, in his opinion, organized crime didn’t exist. Yet he spent his vacations gambling at Delmar racetrack and relaxing at the Del Charro motel, notorious hangouts for top-level mobsters (and both owned by his pals, the Texas Murchisons), and he often met privately with Mafia “Prime Minister” Frank Costello.  It has been alleged that Hoover had a secret hit squad of mob assassins recruited with Costello’s help.  The day after Kennedy died, the FBI taped gangster Chuckie Inglese telling his boss, Sam Giancano, “two months from now the FBI will be like it was five years ago.  They won’t be around no more.”

Hoover’s power resided in the confidential files.  During the  Warren Commission Investigation, for instance, he collected derogatory materials on Commission members and their staff.  He also investigated the sex lives of prominent people, especially homosexuals, but ironically, it is rumored that Hoover’s own alleged  homosexuality may have subjected him to blackmail by gangster, Meyer Lansky.

Private corporations, government, and the media were infiltrated with ex-FBI agents who, while no longer on the payroll, remained loyal to Hoover.  This may shed light on the true role of ex-FBI agents like Guy Bannister, William Harvey, Robert Maheu, Jim Garrison, and Secret Service Chief James Rowley.  The true nature of FBI links to Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby have never been revealed, but there certainly were ties between the FBI and both men, and by controlling the investigation, Hoover was in a position to obscure the trail of the assassins.


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Not Every Conspiracy is a Theory!


My friend Gail sent me this cartoon so I thought I would liven up this Wednesday’s installment in the conspiracy theory about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

For 20 weeks, I have been retelling the conspiracy theory known as COUP D’ETAT.  Stay with it, you  will be shocked if you’re not already by what you have read these past many weeks.


In 1067, New Orleans D. A. Jim Garrison arrested New Orleans businessman Clay Shaw for conspiring with Oswald and the recently deceased David Ferrie to kill John Kennedy.  The ensuing scandal laid bare Shaw’s closeted homosexuality, but although Garrison convinced the jury that Kennedy was the victim of conspiracy. he failed to prove that Shaw was involved with Oswald or Ferrie.  The case hinged on whether Shaw used the alias “Clay Bertrand.”  In 1964, New Orleans lawyer Dean Andrews told the Warren Commission that on November 23,1963, a client named Clay Bertrand asked him to represent Oswald, who had previously visited Andrews’ law office in the company of some Latin “gay kids”.  Andrews, who also represented Maia boss Carlos Marcello, refused to divulge the true identity of his mystery client to Garrison, saying it would be “Bon voyage, Deano” if he did.

In 1977, a CIA document surfaced showing that Shaw, a former OSS colonel, had a long history with the Agency.  Shaw was director of the International Trade Mart in New Orleans, a subsidiary of the Rome-based Centro Mondiale Commerciale.  The CMC was in tun linked to Permindex, a shadowy company with, according to French Intelligence agents, funneled $200,000 to the French Secret Army Organization for a 1962 coup attempt against Charles De Gaulle.  allegedly both Shaw and Schlumberger corporation president Jean DeMeni sat on the board of Permindex. Along with names of prominent European fascists, Shaw’s address book contained the listing: “Lee Odlum, P.O. Box 19106, Dallas, Texas.”  Oswald’s address book contained the same P.O. Box number, with no name attached.

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