Dallas '63: The First Deep State Revolt Against the White House (Forbidden Bookshelf)
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Beneath the orderly façade of the American government lies a complex network, only partly structural, linking Wall Street influence, corrupt bureaucracy, and the military-industrial complex. Here lies the true power of the American empire: This behind-the-scenes web is unelected, unaccountable, and immune to popular resistance. Peter Dale Scott calls this entity the deep state, and he has made it his life’s work to write the history of those who manipulate our government from the shadows. Since the aftermath of World War II, the deep state’s power has grown unchecked, and nowhere has it been more apparent than at sun-dappled Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.
The central mystery of the JFK assassination is not who fired the guns that fateful day, but the untouchable forces behind the shooters. In this landmark volume, Scott traces how culpable elements in the CIA and FBI helped prepare for the assassination, and how such elements continue to influence our politics today.
In his 1993 publication Deep Politics and the Death of JFK, Scott looked closely at the foreground of the assassination: Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and their connections to Dallas law enforcement, to the underworlds of Dallas and New Orleans, and to Cuba. This new book, in contrast, looks at the assassination as an event emanating from the American deep state, including actions of the CIA and FBI in Washington and Mexico City, and apparent continuities with later deep events, notably Watergate, the Iran-Contra affair, and 9/11. Dallas ’63 concludes with an overview of the 2 pivotal decades between the death of JFK and the Reagan Revolution, when all 4 presidents following Kennedy were increasingly at odds with deep state ambitions for world hegemony and saw their presidential careers prematurely terminated.
Boys network and … especially close to CIA Director Allen Dulles.”)29 My chief criticism of Carrozza’s excellent biography is that it repeatedly highlights Pawley’s image as a maverick lone entrepreneur. In fact Pawley consistently acted in concert with other influential figures from the overworld, united in lobbying groups for the military-industrial complex like the American Security Council [ASC] and the Committee on the Present Danger [CPD]. Carrozza does note how in 1969 Pawley used the
group of persons secretly united to bring about a change or overthrow of government. A very similar situation existed under Jimmy Carter, when some of those who would later figure in Iran-Contra (notably George H.W. Bush and Theodore Shackley) worked with chiefs of foreign intelligence services (the so-called Safari Club) “to start working with [former DCI Richard] Helms [then U.S. Ambassador to Iran] and his most trusted operatives outside of Congressional and even Agency purview.”52 This group
post-Watergate reforms, 120, 152; private support for, 137; and Safari Club, 168, 175–76; and Sierra Martinez, Paulino, 127; Staff D, 37–38; suppressed records of, 7–8; Thailand “flap” in, 11; and Wall Street overworld, 8; and White House antagonism, 174–75, 177; and withholding of records, 96 CIA-Mafia plots against Castro, 127, 132, 149, 155; and Kennedy assassination, 146–47 CIA-Oswald operations, 43 CIA Station, Mexico City, 38–39, 42 CIA Station, Rome, 41 CI/OPS, 42 CI/SIG
interview, all of them “Phase Two”. None of the “Phase-One” or “Phase-Two” versions mention what Silvia told the Cuban Ambassador after her release: that the DFS asked her “if she had personal relations and even if she had intimate [i.e. sexual] relations with him.” (In his phone call reporting this to the Cuban President, overheard by the CIA, the Ambassador also commented on the bruises inflicted on Durán during the interview.)47 From whatever source, rumors of a Durán-Oswald sexual
to have Silvia Duran arrested (MEXI 7029). Originator of MEXI 7127: As of morning of 29 Nov 63, “LITEMPO-4 ‘doubts’ story and will begin work to ‘break’ Alvarado” (MEXI 7127 of 29 Nov). Also originator of MEXI 7156 of 29 Nov: LITEMPO-4 (“who is a very intelligent officer”) on morning Nov 29 saw Alvarado for one hour, “believed Alvarado story a fantastic lie;” saw Alvarado for three hours in afternoon “‘inclined’ believe Alvarado telling truth in general outline; but believes he mixed up on