We have established, thanks to Sherry Fiester and David Mantik et al, that JFK was removed in a crossfire arising from a conspiracy to commit a coup.
Here we dissect/deconstruct the Baer Naked misdirection from what I consider constructive to cul de sacs, e.g., LBJ, KGB, Castro, Hoover, oil men.
A ,military-intelligence complex supports a consortium of licit and illicit enterprises which dictate to the temporary resident of the Oval Office.
Licit: oil, arms, multinational corporate borgs.
Illicit: arms shipments to national interest cutouts (last war, taliban; this war, moderate terrorists);
Illicit: drug traffic--viz. DOJ/DEA collusion with Zetas/Sinaloa plus Afghanistan We Are the World's Poppy Garden.
In 1963 the CIA-military disgust with the 35th president reached critical mass.
Angleton had a ready-made patsy enriched by Phillips and steered by J. Walton Moore/DeMorenschildt/Paine (the latter Dulles' inner circle)
Curtis LeMay and Lyman Lemnitzer represented the assurance that the military would cooperate--witness LeMay at Bethesda.
McGeorge Bundy's NSAM 273 (see Greg Burnham's presentation and research on this forum) cautioned everyone to get on board--
--just as Ike's psywar chief C. D. Jackson wrote in October 1952 regarding the role of government.
As a branch of the multifaceted maintenance of the ruling myth--Kennedy Killed by Krazy Kommie Ko-opted by KGB--
--so, too, the Noam Chomsky school of La-la-la-la I-can't-hear-you of doublethink teaches JFK/LBJ same same in re Vietnam.
I recommend in the strongest terms the second edition of John M. Newman, JFK and Vietnam as a grand antidote for a half-century of lies.
Just as with the Bay of Pigs provocation, and the Cuban Missile Crisis ambush, the nonsense of JFK's Vietnam War is pernicious.
having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
"the pernicious influences of the mass media"
synonyms: harmful, damaging, destructive, injurious, hurtful, detrimental, deleterious, dangerous, adverse, inimical, unhealthy, unfavorable, bad, evil, baleful, wicked, malign, malevolent, malignant, noxious, poisonous, corrupting;
We know JFK was in Vietnam in 1951 with Bobby, talking to Ambassador Gullion about the plight of the French.
Dien Bien Phu in 1954--the debacle of 15,000 French encircled and captured as U.S. planes stayed on the ground due to bad weather.
JFK recognized one month prior:
I am frankly of the belief that no amount of American military assistance in Indochina can conquer an enemy which is everywhere and at the same time nowhere, "an enemy of the people" which has the sympathy and covert support of the people.
John F. Kennedy Speeches
Remarks of Senator John F. Kennedy on Indochina before the Senate, Washington, D.C., April 6, 1954
In Newman's meticulous research we see the president being fed false intelligence--all the whistling past the graveyard from ten years prior--
Here's an example from his 1954 Senate speech:
In February of 1951, for example, the late Brig. Gen. Francis G. Brink, then head of the United States Military Advisory Group, in Indochina, told us of the favorable turn of events in that area as a result of new tactics designed by Gen. Jean de Lattre de Tassigny. In the fall of that same year, General De Lattre himself voiced optimism in his speech before the National Press Club here in Washington; and predicted victory, under certain conditions, in 18 months to 2 years, during his visit to France.
As we enter 1963 JFK is formulating withdrawal, using the military's false optimism to facilitate such drawing down.
How did we get from 1954 to 1975? In part over a president's dead body--over three presidents:
JFK was terminated and LBJ sent in--
--his incrementalism allowed the Communists to adapt and prosper until he bought Cronkite's melodramatic reaction to Tet
--he would be heartattacked after Hoover, '72-'73 bang-bang.
Nixon was removed by Helms using McCord and Woodward
Watergate Revelations: The Coup Against Nixon, Part 1 of 3
In comes Ford to name Rocky veep to whitewash the Company, and GHWB to sanitize the HSCA witness list--
--and history would be revised by the likes of Chomskiracy.
So, we never conducted the Manhattan Project, Noam?