- Paperback: 382 pages
- Publisher: Quick American Archives; Revised Edition edition (December 30, 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0932551106
- ISBN-13: 978-0932551108
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,199,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Coup d'Etat in America: The CIA and the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Paperback – December 30, 1992
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In his confession, Hunt, after having lied about it and denied it repeatedly under oath in two trials involving law suits and when subpoenaed before the the House Committee on Assassinations, finally admits in his bedside confession that the CIA had planned and carried out the assassination but at the behest of LBJ. He cites himself as having been a "bit player" in the plan, but does not say exactly what that bit part was? According to his confession, the key CIA operatives involved, in addition to himself, were Bill Harvey, Cord Meyer, Frank Sturgis, and David Atlee Phillips. With the exception of Meyers, these are all names that we have seen associated with the assassination over and over in the last forty years.Read more ›
The authors believe that two of the tramps arrested in Dealey Plaza that day were Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis, and that JFK was killed by the CIA and Cuban exiles angry over the Bay of Pigs. The assassination was then made to look like the work of Castro. "Members of a specially trained assassination squad called Operation Forty were briefed on their roles in the conspiracy. A CIA agent named Lee Harvey Oswald, who had a high 'expendability rating,' was chosen to play the role of 'patsy' in the killing...Oswald was led to believe he was part of a plot to assassinate Castro when in reality he was being set up as a pro-Castro scapegoat...But the officials of the Cuban consulate in Mexico City refused to issue Oswald a visa. If they had acted differently, and the visa had been found on Oswald's person after the assassination, most Americans would have been convinced that [he] was an agent of Fidel Castro...His CIA case officer ordered him to bring a rifle to the depository on the same day Kennedy was visiting Dallas and told him that there would be a message waiting for him somewhere in the building around 12:30 that day." There were two men behind the grassy knoll and two phony SS men behind the TSBD. "Meanwhile, the killers, disguised as tramps, hid in some nearby boxcars..." Tippit was supposed to silence Oswald but Oswald shot him first; he then went to the Texas Theater so he would be arrested in front of lots of people to guarantee that he would be taken alive. Ruby was ordered by the mob to kill him. LBJ was not part of the conspiracy.
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This is not a book in the common narrative sencse. It is a collection of official documents arraigned in chronological order beginning with his grade school. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Probably my least favorite book on the JFK assassination so far, But still not without merit. Their is still valuable information in this book that is worth spending time on.Published 15 months ago by D. Cole
The photos prove the CIA killed JFK. This book is banned in Texas. The authors are available to speak at your college today. firstname.lastname@example.orgPublished 20 months ago by Dr Kangas
Many books on the subject of Kennedy's assassination overlook the fact that our sense of democracy was compromised in November 1963. Read morePublished on November 24, 2012 by Twinkie