I'd like to begin this thread by stating I hope it serves to complement the many JFK threads on ATS thus far. ATS Moderator Rising Against
authored a substantial number of JFK threads and is our resident expert on the subject. I would like to propose the idea that a forum dedicated to the
JFK Assassination be created, similar to the 9/11 Conspiracy Forum. This thread is not intended to research who "pulled the trigger," but which
organizations and individuals were involved with conspiring to assassinate President Kennedy.
Having Said That.......................................................
An ATS search of the company Permindex
does not generate much information regarding the JFK assassination. Additionally, Googling
Permindex reveals very little information as well. I find this very curious. To be honest, I could not determine if the company still exists today.
The bulk of information that I located on Google regarding Permindex was contained in various threads. Permindex, otherwise known as Permanent
, was a trade organization incorporated and based in Basle, Switzerland in 1956. It has been suggested that Permindex was/is
a front organization for the Central Intelligence Agency. In 1959, Permindex's president was the former prime minister of Hugary Ferenc Nagy. It is
speculated that Nagy was utilized by CIA, as well as Permindex, for anti-Soviet counter-intelligence in Italy. The reason I think Permindex is
integral to the JFK conspiracy is that:
1) Permindex was implicated in the financing of the 1962 Organisation de l'armée secrète (OAS) assassination attempt on French President
Charles de Gaulle.
2) Guy Banister was also linked to Permindex through the attempted assassination of de Gaulle. Banister had strong links to both pro-Castro and
anti-Castro figures in the New Orleans area. He was also accused of being an associate of Clay Shaw.
3) New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison prosecuted Clay Shaw on the charge that Shaw and a group of right-wing activists, including David
Ferrie and Guy Banister, were involved in a conspiracy with elements of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the John F. Kennedy
Garrison arrested Shaw on March 1, 1967. Garrison believed that Clay Shaw was the man named as "Clay Bertrand" in the Warren Commission Report.
Garrison said that Shaw used the alias "Clay Bertrand" among New Orleans' gay society. Garrison states that Shaw had an "extensive international
role as an employee of the CIA". Shaw denied any such connections. In 1979, Richard Helms, former director of the CIA, testified under oath that Clay
Shaw had been a part-time contact of the Domestic Contact Service of the CIA, where Shaw volunteered information from his travels abroad.
Shaw was the head of the International Trade Mart, based out of New Orleans. The Italian Centro Mondiale Commerciale
was believed to be a
subsidery of Permindex, of which Clay Shaw was a board member. It is thought that CMC was responsible for transferring funds to Italy for illegal
political espionage activities.
(March 17, 1913 – August 15, 1974)
(Memo connecting CIA, Clay Shaw, & Ferenc Nagy)
An excellent video series on YouTube is called The Men Who Killed Kennedy
. I believe there are nine or ten parts. The series presents the case
that the actual "shooters" were potentially Italian or French assassins.
Bloomfield, Permindex, & CIA