Since lots of the Eisenhower Mil/Ind Network issues sprang out of Germany and the remake of Europe, it is interesting to consider General Walker and
his German associations. General Walker was one of the Dallas people that hated JFK as a Communist.
It is interesting to see how the extreme General Walker was nailed in Germany for his John Birch Society games. The person that wrote the article in
Frankfort, Germany has an interesting recount of his story on Sept. 22. 2010:
I’ve had some great stories in 50 working years in journalism. Most important to me was getting Maj. Gen. Edwin A. Walker fired from the U.S. Army.
He was a clear and present danger in that Cold War period in Europe when his brand of activism could have triggered a hot war - which I think is what
It was 1961, and the headline story in the Overseas Weekly in Frankfurt, Germany, had my byline accusing Walker of politically indoctrinating his 24th
Infantry Division troops at Augsburg and promoting a “first strike” against then-communist Czechoslovakia.
Walker was a convert to the John Birch Society, a communist-conspiracy, GOP-oriented, extreme-right-wing group. (Before the Birchers we had the
Liberty League and now we have Take Back America.)
Walker had Birch literature inserted in books at the base library. His base newspaper ran stories that praised conservative, Republican members of
Congress while pointing out the “softness” of liberal, Democratic lawmakers or candidates. His sub-commanders recommended OK candidates for
Congress for soldiers to vote for absentee.
Walker had brought German avid anti-communists to speak to his brigades about the need for a pre-emptive strike against Soviet armies to the east.
All were activities against the Hatch Act, a federal law prohibiting federal employees from active participation in partisan politics.
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General Walker became hard against the Kennedys and likewise, they against him. Walker wanted to start a war against Communism and he considered the
Black Civil Rights movement Communism. Walker was on a campaign to have JFK killed, and allied with buddies like Pro-NAZI oriented HL Hunt in
Then some of the other connections go back to Germany on the Joint Chiefs of staff and it is good to review some of the history of Lyman Lemnitzer
with General Eisenhower:
General Lyman L. Lemnitzer (US Army) was a troubled man. Maybe it was the excess of Ls in his name, maybe it was just the tense times. He had been a
military protégé of General Eisenhower in World War II, helping plan the early invasions of North Africa and Sicily. At war’s end he was involved
in securing the surrender of the Axis leadership, working closely with Allen Dulles, who would later head the CIA; Lemnitzer has been accused of
helping some former Nazis move to South America, and he helped others to stay behind in Europe, under the auspices of NATO, as spies against the USSR.
By 1960, Lemnitzer was chief of staff for the Army, and Eisenhower was finishing his second term as President of the U.S. In November it became clear
that Democrat John F. Kennedy, not Eisenhower’s vice president Richard Nixon, would be the next president; at this point, Eisenhower turned to his
old aide Lemnitzer, appointing him Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest military post in the country, in regular contact with the
president. According to James Bamford in Body of Secrets (2001) Lemnitzer’s view of Eisenhower at this time of this promotion reportedly “bordered
on reverence.” By leaving Lemnitzer behind, Bamford wrote, “Eisenhower would have a window onto the next administration,” and as would become
clear in due time, Lemnitzer would also “become a landmine in the Kennedy administration.” 
Lyman was a hard line anti-Communist, an immaculate planner and control freak. According to Bamford, upon becoming chairman, “he sent out elaborate
instructions outlining exactly how his fellow chiefs were to autograph group pictures – they were to sign their names directly under his, and they
must follow his slant.”  He was reportedly not pleased to be working under Kennedy, and he wasn’t the only one. Fears were widespread,
especially in the military, that Kennedy, his brother, and the rest of their team were inexperienced, liberal, and/or soft on communism. These
concerns were very serious, and would come to a head very quickly over response to the revolution in Cuba.
While the military mistrusted the Kennedies, much of the public and their Congress at the time were worried about the military. Eisenhower himself had
warned in his farewell address, January 17 1961, of the dangers of the “military industrial complex.” He emphasized the need for “an alert and
knowledgeable citizenry” to “never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes.” Such fears were
widespread in the following years, as evidenced by the later success of the 1964 film Seven Days in May. Starring Kirk Douglas and written by Rod
Serling, the film was about a military coup against a president perceived as soft on communism, led by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Congress stepped in with a 1961 Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigation of right-wing activity in the military, and Lemnitzer himself came
under their microscope. Among the most critical of the JCS chairman in the hearings was Sen. Al Gore sr. (D-TN) Citing recent right-wing military
revolts and coups in France and elsewhere, the committee published a report on their findings of a “considerable danger” in the “education and
propaganda activities of military personnel.” 
The origin of the name “Northwoods” is not clear, but is possibly a reference to the London suburb of Northwood, home of the Permanent Joint
Headquarters (PJHQ), the British equivalent of the JCS, possibly indicating a British connection or inspiration. In March 1962, Operation Northwoods
was completed, and Lemnitzer signed off on it. The “special distribution” document opened:
”As requested by Chief of Operations, Cuba project, the Joint Chiefs of Staff are to indicate brief but precise description of pretexts which they
consider would provide justification for US military intervention in Cuba.” 
In fact Bamford notes Northwoods as a precedent for events to come. On the subject of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the August 1964 alleged attack by
North Vietnamese forces on American ships that led to direct U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, he wrote:
“In light of the Operation Northwoods documents, it is clear that deceiving the public and trumping up wars for Americans to fight and die in was
standard, approved policy at the highest levels of the Pentagon. […] One needs only replace “Guanantanamo Bay” with “Tonkin Gulf,” and
“Cuba” with “North Vietnam.” The Gulf of Tonkin incident may or may not have been stage-managed, but the senior Pentagon leadership at the
time was clearly capable of such deceit.” 
Bamford described Northwoods as “what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government.”  But that’s not to stay it didn’t
have stiff competition, nor that other nations at other times have not trumped the JCS, nor that the U.S. itself hasn’t trumped this in the period
after the book’s release. To act like Lemnitzer and his people invented such cynical thinking is disingenuous – such deceit is standard operating
procedure for politicians and leaders worldwide and throughout history. But this report shatters the belief that America is somehow different,
protected by a bubble of Democracy.
So, one can see the JCS associated with Germany and Eisenhower were a large problem for JFK, and one JBS General, in particular, wanted to kill JFK.
But there were others just as militant that saw Walker and Hunt working to kill JFK and could easily gain an upper hand. Some that saw these Dallas
New Money upstarts as screwing up their games on Cuba, didn't mind framing up the frame up artists from Dallas.
After the JCS, Lemnitzer is transferred to NATO Britain---home for Northwoods.
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edit on 16-12-2011 by MagnumOpus because: Northwoods