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February 28, 1989 James Cates and Vincent Brown, senior federal detention officers, are the men on duty watching Carlos Marcello who is in ill health at the Wadley Regional Medical Center. Marcello is asleep, restrained to a hospital bed and hooked up to an IV line and a heart monitor. In his ill health and senility, Marcello mistakes Cates and Brown for his own Mob bodyguards. At 2:30 A.M., Marcello awakes and says: “That Kennedy, that smiling motherf---er. We’ll fix him in Dallas.” On two more occasions, Marcello says, “We are going to get that motherf---ing Kennedy in Dallas.” Marcello is flown out of the Wadley facility in Texarkana the very next day and rushed to the Federal Medical Center in Rochester, Minnesota, whereupon the FBI immediately orders a troop of agents to observe Marcello and determine “the most effective manner in which information can be obtained from him.” TOD March 3, 1989 An FBI memo, dated today, describes a senile Carlos Marcello mistaking his prison guards for his own personal bodyguards. He mumbles that he has just driven back directly from New York to New Orleans after a meeting with Tony Provenzano and they are going to get Kennedy in Dallas.
Tony Provenzano delivered $500,000 to Richard Nixon in exchange for favors to Teamsters Union President Frank Fitzsimmons, to help Nixon in the Watergate affair when he had urgent need for $1,000,000 of hush money to bribe an ex-CIA officer, E. Howard Hunt.
July 24, 1989 Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s mother, Janet, dies at the age of eighty-one of Alzheimer’s disease.
August, 1989 JFK Jr. is hired as a Manhattan prosecutor. He resigns in July 1993, after attaining a 6-0 conviction record.
May 20, 1990 With CIA and NSA intelligence reports revealing that Pakistan and India are on the verge of a nuclear exchange, President George Bush sends his top nuclear expert, Robert Gates, to Islamabad. Gates warns President Khan and his top general that Pentagon war games have demonstrated that there is no way that Pakistan could win a war with India, and that Pakistan need not expect any help from the US despite the fact that Pakistan had been an ally of the US in the long, supposedly “covert” war in Afghanistan. Gates extracts a promise from the Pakistanis to close down their training camps for Kashmiri insurgents. [Richard J. Kerr, deputy director of the CIA described the crisis as “the most dangerous nuclear situation we have ever faced since I’ve been in the US government.... far more frightening than the Cuban missile crisis.” Throughout the ‘80s Reagan administration officials “looked the other way” as Pakistan developed its nuclear arsenal of six nuclear bombs with illegal purchases from US vendors of millions of dollars’ worth of restricted materials. In 1985 Congress passed the Solarz Amendment which mandated the termination of all military and economic aid to any supposedly non-nuclear nation that imported or attempted to import nuclear-related materials from the United States. It also passed the Pressler Amendment which required the President to certify each year that Pakistan did not possess any nuclear weapons; otherwise Pakistan would not be allowed to continue receiving its very large amount of foreign aid from the United States. The Reagan and Bush administrations falsely certified that Pakistan was nuclear-free in 1987, 1988, and 1989.] August - 1990 Mrs. Geneva White dies of lung cancer. She is the wife of Roscoe White, also deceased. (He died in n a mysterious fire.) Mrs. White claimed, before her death, that her husband had been a professional hit man. She further says that at one time, she overheard Jack Ruby and her husband discuss a plan to assassinate JFK. She said that Roscoe (a former Dallas police officer) and Lee Harvey Oswald had been friends and had used a nearby firing range together. Geneva had been employed by Jack Ruby as a B-girl.
Ricky White, son of Roscoe and Geneva, claims he found a secret diary his father had kept containing evidence, including CIA cables, that the CIA had ordered his father to kill JFK. The diary and cables vanished soon after Ricky’s revelation. There is no hard evidence to support Geneva and Ricky White’s claims, although in 1975 a burglary occurred at the White’s Texas home. When the burglars were arrested in Arizona, among the White possessions they had stolen was a never-before-seen version of the famous backyard photograph of Oswald. The FBI obtained the photo and turned it over to the Senate Intelligence Committee. It finally came into the possession of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, but it was never determined how the White family came to have the photograph in their home.
August, 6, 1990 The JFK Assassination Information Center of Dallas, with the support of a Midland, Texas corporation named Matsu, holds a press conference. At this meeting a 29-year-old Midland man, Ricky Don White, presents information that his father, deceased Dallas police officer Roscoe Anthony White, was the “grassy knoll” assassin.
This year, a draft copy of NSAM 273, prepared for LBJ by William Bundy is discovered in the archives of the LBJ Library in Texas. It was submitted to LBJ for his signature as President. It is dated November 21, 1963 -- the day before JFK’s assassination. This directive, signed the Monday following JFK’s murder, canceled the withdrawal, committed America to support the Diem government in South Vietnam, and gave LBJ sweeping powers in dealing with the Southeast Asia situation.
Also this year, William Kennedy Smith will be acquitted of rape at the Kennedy family’s Palm Beach estate.
In January of this year, during his State of the Union message during the Gulf War, President George Bush, Sr. states: “What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea - a new world order... to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind... based upon shared principles and the rule of law.... The illumination of a thousand points of light.... The winds of change are with us now.” May 30 &31, 1991 Priscilla Johnson McMillan appears on a two-part Donahue program, along with authors Michael Beschloss (The Crisis Years: Kennedy and Khrushchev) and Thomas Reeves (A Question Of Character: A Life of John. F. Kennedy) Also appearing is Richard Helms. Mrs. McMillian has been accused of working for the CIA and/or the State Department when she interviewed LHO in Russia and later Marina in Texas.
August 10, 1991 Joseph Daniel “Danny” Cosolaro is found dead with slashed wrists in a hotel bathtub. He has been n investigating, in some weird way, an entity he has called “the Octopus,” supposedly the brains behind a slew of scandals and alleged conspiracies in the Reagan administration. His notes and papers are missing. 50 Greatest Conspiracies Of All Time December 16, 1991 Tom Bethell publishes an article in The National Review exposing what he considers to be a completely false portrayal of the Jim Garrison investigation in the movie JFK. He also reveals that Garrison’s lawyers and investigators were relieved when they learned of the death of David Ferrie, in February 1967, because it offered an opportunity for Garrison to drop the investigation. According to Bethell, Garrison’s staff felt the investigation had led to nothing more than “a stream of courtroom embarrassments for his lawyers to clean up.” Of Garrison, Bethell writes, “His most striking characteristic as D.A. was a truly astounding recklessness and irresponsibility.” December 20, 1991 Oliver Stone’s motion picture “JFK” opens nationwide, setting off a tidal wave of newspaper, television and magazine articles on the assassination. Jim Garrison has been paid over $1 million for the use of his version of the Shaw story.
(It is reported that native New Orleaneans find Kevin Costner’s portrayal of Garrison “virtually unrecognizable.”) July 29, 1991 After turning 62, Jackie Kennedy Onassis says: “I’m sixty-two now, and I’ve been in the public eye for more than thirty years. I can’t believe that anybody still cares about me or is still interested in what I do.” During this year, Paul Rothermel, Jr., a former chief aide to Dallas oil billionaire H. L. Hunt, tells Dick Russell, the author of THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, that he was dispatched by the Hunt family, in the late afternoon following the assassination, “with a substantial amount of money, to buy the original (Zapruder film). I got the first copy, as far as I know.” This year, former CIA director, William E. Colby and his wife, Sally Shelton-Colby buy a waterfront cottage in southern Maryland, where they love to sail and canoe on the 2-mile-wide Wicomico River near Rock Point.
Also -- during this year -- the LMH Company loan contract specifies that if any copies are made of the Zapruder film, the charge will be $2500 per copy; materials cannot be published or displayed without additional fees; extensions beyond 30 days are limited to 45 days and require an additional $75 fee. The borrower must agree to avoid making “any reference... that the Zapruder Film was ever owned by Time, Inc., or that Time, Inc. ever published any frames from the Zapruder Film in any publication of Time, Inc.” and must prohibit others from making such references. (Zapruder Film loan agreement) LMH Company offers the film (8 mm or video, slides) by loan ONLY for a 30 day limit (unless they agree to extend it) for $75 fee plus costs.
January 6, 1992 Pursuant to a FOIA lawsuit filed by the National Security Archive, the Department of State releases the remaining correspondence between Kennedy and Khrushchev. The eleven letters, dating from October 30 - December 19, 1962, shed new light on the continuing tension between the superpowers in the weeks following the climax of the crisis on October 28, 1962. They reveal, among other facts, that there was no secret deal between Kennedy and Khrushchev that would have constrained the U.S. from future overt intervention in Cuba. The release of the letters generates numerous newspaper articles, including front page stories in USA Today and the Miami Herald.
January 11, 1992 CNN reports that Louis Stokes suggests it might be possible and prudent to release all classified documents now housed in the National Archives regarding the Kennedy Assassination. Ted Kennedy announces that he favors this move.
February 9, 1992 The Houston Post notes that a mysterious matted version of a LHO backyard photo is found in the Dallas archives. LHO does NOT appear in the print. In his place is a white silhouette of a human figure holding an apparent rifle and newspapers. The silhouette (clearly Oswald’s) is an example of matting, a darkroom technique that normally serves as an intermediate step in the combining of photographic images. It is this type of darkroom manipulation that has long been postulated by some photo analysts as the probable means of attempting to frame Oswald by “inserting” his incriminating image into a backyard background. The silhouette is obviously designed to accommodate only the Oswald pose in the backyard photo cataloged as CE 133-C. It was this same 133-C pose that was withheld from Warren investigators, surfacing only in the mid-1970s, when the former Geneva White presented the print, obtained from her late husband, Roscoe White, to the HSCA. However, the 133-C photo was indeed known to the FBI, Secret Service, and Dallas police within days of the assassination. Shortly after this news article, a former Dallas police detective, Bobby G. Brown, admitted his direct involvement in the staging and darkroom manipulation of the unusual photo. Brown did not deny that the matting was intended to accommodate a cutout of Oswald’s image - to allow, that is, the insertion of Oswald into an empty backyard. He insisted, however, that the darkroom manipulation had an innocent purpose. Oswald Talked May - June, 1992 Two assassination books move into “bestseller” status. They are High Treason 2 by Harrison Edward Livingstone and Conspiracy of Silence by Dr. Charles Crenshaw. Crenshaw’s book is the first extensive account released publicly by one of the Dallas doctors who treated JFK as he died. Crenshaw insists that the back of the President’s head was missing and that there was a bullet entry hole in the President’s throat.
May 12, 1992 CIA Director Gates, testifying before the Committee on Governmental Affairs says: “Because of high interest in the JFK papers, I am not waiting for legislation or other agencies to start declassifying documents belonging to CIA. The Historical Review Group, [a new group, created by Gates, in the Agency’s Center for the Study of Intelligence] at my direction, already has begun its review of the documents relating to the assassination of President Kennedy, and I am happy to report that the first group of these records, including all CIA documents on Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the assassination, has been declassified with quite minimal deletions and is being transferred to the National Archives for release to the public.” The CIA’s 124 page file is everything it had (or has) on LHO? Most of the material referred to by Gates has, in fact, already been released.
May 19, 1992 The American Medical Association holds a press conference regarding an upcoming article on the medical evidence in the JFK assassination as interpreted by Drs. Humes and Boswell. These articles -- eventually a series of three -- will release a storm of controversy among researchers and medical personnel all over the country.
May 20, 1992 George D. Lundberg appears on The MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. Lundberg has previously made a statement in The Los Angeles Times that JFK was struck and killed by two bullets. Jim Lehrer is questioning him. Lehrer says that JAMA “is not capable of saying that those were the only bullets fired at the President.” May 27, 1992 JAMA begins what will become a series of articles on the assassination of JFK -- dealing primarily with the medical evidence as interpreted by Drs. Humes and Boswell and reported by Dennis Breo.