We also now know for a fact that prior to Dallas, information suggests that there were at least 2 other potential assassination plots on President Kennedy, and at least 2 potential patsies too - Crucial for the case against Oswald. Of course in Dallas as we know there was Oswald, assuming he was a patsy which I personally believe he was. In Tampa Florida there was a gentleman by the name of Gilberto Lopez who we suspect was a potential patsy and In Chicago there was Thomas Valle who was undoubtedly a potential patsy, even fitting the description and background of Oswald very well.
According to Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden (above) there was certainly a foiled assassination plot against the President mere weeks before he was to die which had been publicly, in regards to law inforcement and the secret service, uncovered in Chicago, one of the cities Kennedy was set to visit prior to Dallas, on the 2nd of November, this being where JFK was to attend the Army-Air Force football game at Soldier Field and ride in a parade – The route of which was being publicly reported in newspapers prior to the event, as it was in Dallas later that month, all of this forcing Kennedy to reluctantly cancel, the news reporting that he was ill at the time.
In reality he was waved off by the Secret Service according to agent Abraham Bolden firstly due to the threat of a “Right-wing radical and expert marksman” by the name of Thomas Vallee who had a remarkable similarity to Lee Harvey Oswald in terms of their backgrounds as I mentioned above and at time of Kennedy's visit he had also taken a week off work. After being arrested during a routine stop I believe, he was found with an M1 rifle, a handgun and 3,000 rounds of ammo.
And secondly due to a “Cuban Hit Squad” who, at that time, were unaccounted for - According to Bolden they were Initially brought to the attention of authorities after a call from a motel manager who claimed that in a oom of his were 2 suspicious looking Cuban men and she had also "seen lying on the bed several automatic rifles with telescopic sights, with an outline of the route that President Kennedy was supposed to take in Chicago that would bring him past that building.”
They were put under surveillance but Bolden recalled how agents mistakenly made their presence known to the 2 men and they then immediately left the rented room never to be seen again. Officially, they disappeared and were never identified nor were they officially investigated either. According to Bolden “No one was sent to the room to fingerprint it or get an ID. The case was lost and that was the end of it.” Information about Vallee, his similarity in appearance and background to Oswald and details of the Cuban hit squad in Chicago were never given to federal agents in Dallas nor was this investigated by the Warren Commission.
Bolden was told not to mention the incident. But, he wanted to, quite naturally of course. He tried to personally contact the Warren Commission after the assassination of JFK but this rather unfortunately became of him, whether true or not we don't know, but coincidental certainly:
Abraham Bolden later discovered that this information was being kept from the Warren Commission. When he complained about this he was warned "to keep his mouth shut". Bolden decided to travel to Washington where he telephoned Warren Commission Counsel J. Lee Rankin. Bolden was arrested and taken back to Chicago where he was charged with discussing a bribe with two known counterfeiters. He was eventually found guilty of accepting a bribe and spent six years in prison. When he tried to draw attention to his case, he was placed in solitary confinement.(Source)
Sam DeStefano, one of the men who accused Bolden of this crime, was murdered in 1973. DeStefano was close to Sam Giancana, Charles Nicoletti and Richard Cain. It is believed that Cain murdered DeStefano. Soon afterwards, Cain himself was murdered.
Lamar Waldron claims in his book, Ultimate Sacrifice, that according to a Central Intelligence Agency memo, mobsters in Chicago were involved in framing Bolden on the bribery charges.
- 44 Years After JFK's Death, New Assassination Plot Revealed
- JFK Assassination Plot Discovered In Chicago
This leaves the conspirators, again assuming there is any to begin with, one patsy down. Thomas Valle is no longer an option. He was arrested, yes, and the seemingly apparent "Cuban hit squad" were gone. Valle was released with no charge but the attempt here would undoubtedly be off. Next up on the campaign would be Tampa and our potential fall guy by the name of Lopez.
For this I urge you to read the following links and sources of information on the subject.
- New book tells of JFK plot in Tampa
- The Tampa Plot in Retrospect
- JFK Assassination: Fidel Castro Knew Of Plot, New Book Claims
The last possible chance for JFK to be assassinated prior to the 1st was in Dallas. That was it, the very last chance. And It was one they seemingly took - once again of course, acting under the assumption that a plot was indeed taking place and Oswald was not conspiring alone, which very few even today believe. What we do know however for a fact is with the emergence of the new President we know that this project did not go ahead and to this day Castro lives on. Cuba was also not invaded again. I also ask and theorize now, is all of this potentially the very reason why we have so much secrecy surrounding this case, and one of the reasons why we have millions upon millions of documents sealed, many until 2017 still?
After all, If there was plans of coup's in the works, even the remaining U.S., not forgetting Bobby Kennedy himself, would have to go along with it and help to a degree in the cover-up. Revealing the plot would've been disastrous, potentially threatening too. Especially from Castro, in my opinion at least. It is but a theory, but I think It holds a lot of weight. And I think the mafia involvement was undoubtedly there too, just as It was in the plots to assassinate Castro, It was here also and Oswald really as as he said he was, a Patsy:
Now, Carlos Marcello is a person who, personally, I feel played a role in the demise of JFK. Some other research don't think so, some others do. I'm certainly one of those who do. As well as him, I'm a believer in the theory that the mafia in general played a role in the assassination too. Particularly Johnny Roselli, Santo Trafficante and also Marcello himself, 3 men also implicated in the plot by Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann in their book Legacy of secrets for example.
For those not aware, there's seemingly a lot to this, especially when looking back at Marcello, the person I've chosen to primarily focus on over the course of this thread and a primary reason for this is simple - Project Camtex. See, while Marcello was in jail after a sting operation by the name of BriLab due to conspiracy, racketeering, and mail, wire fraud and attempting to bribe state officials. While there his cellmate, a man by the name of Jack Van Laningham, who was there long enough to grew close to Marcello and become his friend, was recruited by the FBI and in return he was responsible for sticking by Marcello in the hope he would talk as he had done before, this time however on tape. Something he did so.
(MMD Newswire) November 30, 2009 -- FBI files at the National Archives say that in 1985, Louisiana-Texas godfather Carlos Marcello confessed to a "reliable" Bureau informant that he ordered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Marcello's confession to the informant was obtained during a long-secret FBI undercover operation, code-named CAMTEX. According to the files, the FBI used a bugged transistor radio in Marcello's prison cell to secretly record "hundreds of hours" of tapes of Marcello talking to confidants about his crimes. The tapes included Marcello talking about his meetings with Jack Ruby, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Tampa-Miami mob boss Santo Trafficante.(Source)
In 1979, the House Select Committee on Assassinations, chaired by Rep. Louis Stokes, published their conclusion that "Kennedy was probably killed as a result of a conspiracy." Their final report stated that "the Committee found that Trafficante, like Marcello, had the motive, means, and opportunity to assassinate President Kennedy." Marcello died in 1993, and Trafficante passed away in 1987, after discussing his role in Kennedy's murder with his attorney, the late Frank Ragano. As for motive, the Committee pointed out that from 1961 to 1963, President Kennedy and his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, had waged a massive war against organized crime. They had especially targeted the mob families of Marcello in New Orleans, Trafficante in Tampa, and the Chicago Mafia.
The Audio is sealed aswell unfortunately and we can only hope in the 2017 release, we get it - which I doubt - but at least we know about the documents and the audio in the first place, that's a plus if anything and we do have access to documents such as the one below detailing his onfession, and taking into consideration the threats, the deportation, the war waged on Kennedy, his eventual death, the previous assassination attempts, Amworld a project the mafia knew about, Oswalds connections to crime, Ruby's connections to crime, Marcello's confession and everything else in between, I really think it's plausible that Amworld fits in the missing pieces here and does help to shed light on the Kennedy assassination.
As I come towards an end of this thread I really do urge you all to not only read what I have here, but to read the links and do some of your own research too. The mafia connection to the case truly is astounding, and also more than plausible in my opinion. If I had to come out and say which theory seems to make more sense, It's this one. These were not small time crooks, the mafia at the time was vast to say the least, and It was certainly capable.
Anyway, with coming an end to this thread here and now I leave with a video from none other Jack Ruby in the aftermath of his assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, if anything at all it makes for some fascinating watching and provides some food for thought..
Thanks to those who took the time to read this thread, I'd love to hear your opinions on this over all theory..
edit on 10-1-2013 by Rising Against because: (no reason given)