After the shots were fired and the presidential motorcade sped away many people ran up the grassy knoll to see who had shot at the president.
One of the people who ran up the knoll was a Dallas police officer by the name of Joe M. Smith.
A hysterical woman told Officer Smith that behind the bushes was where a shot was fired. Officer Smith pulled out his gun and headed behind the fence. There he encountered a man who saw Officer Smith holding his gun and immediately informed him he was a Secret Service Agent. He wasn’t dressed like a secret service agent. He didn’t look like a secret service agent. His finger nails were filthy but he pulled out Secret Service credentials and showed them to Officer Smith. Satisfied he was who he said he was both men continued searching for a gun man.
Later the secret service stated they had NO agents remain in Dealey Plaza after the shooting. All their agents were in the motorcade and continued on to the hospital.
This story is not a conspiracy theory.
This story is documented inside the Warren Commission report. This is information the Warren Commission received but never followed up on. Anything that didn’t follow the story that one guy did the shooting, and he acted alone, was simply ignored.
So how did this man get secret service credentials if he wasn’t in the Secret Service? Why was he behind the fence on top of the grassy knoll where 51 witnesses heard a shot?
In 1963 if you were not in the Secret Service where would you go to get Secret Service credentials?
I bet the CIA could get those.
The CIA was created in 1948. In 1960 President Eisenhower gave his farewell speech and highlighted his concern regarding the “Military Industrial Complex”. The Military Industrial Complex is the big business of the military and its ability to dictate (and influence) the United States involvement in foreign wars.
If anyone understood the machinery of war it was Eisenhower. He was the only 5 star general in history and was the Supreme Allied Commander in World War II. Plus he was President of The United States (commander and chief) for 8 years.
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence (CIA), whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.”
“Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry (We don’t have that…..) can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.” – Dwight D Eisenhower
On October 3rd 1963 (One month before JFK was assassinated) the NY Times ran an article about the rise and influence of the CIA in Vietnam. In the article the following is quoted.
The CIA's growth was "LIKENED TO A MALIGNANCY" which the very high official was not sure even the White House could control "ANY LONGER." "If the United States ever experiences an attempt at a coup to overthrow the Government, it will come from the CIA and not the Pentagon". The Agency "represents a tremendous power and total unaccountability to anyone".
In December 1963 (One month after JFK was assassinated) Harry S Truman (The man who created the CIA) wrote an editorial in the NY Times expressing concern over what the CIA had become.
“For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and at times a policy-making arm of the Government. This has led to trouble and may have compounded our difficulties in several explosive areas.” (U2 shot down over Russia, Bay of Pigs disaster in Cuba, Vietnam War)
“I never had any thought that when I set up the CIA that it would be injected into peacetime cloak and dagger operations. Some of the complications and embarrassment I think we have experienced are in part attributable to the fact that this quiet intelligence arm of the President has been so removed from its intended role that it is being interpreted as a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue—and a subject for cold war enemy propaganda.”
“With all the nonsense put out by Communist propaganda about "Yankee imperialism," "exploitive capitalism," "war-mongering," "monopolists," in their name-calling assault on the West, the last thing we needed was for the CIA to be seized upon as something akin to a subverting influence in the affairs of other people.”
“there are now some searching questions that need to be answered. I, therefore, would like to see the CIA be restored to its original assignment as the intelligence arm of the President, and that whatever else it can properly perform in that special field—and that its operational duties be terminated or properly used elsewhere.”
“We have grown up as a nation, respected for our free institutions and for our ability to maintain a free and open society. There is something about the way the CIA has been functioning (Murdering people) that is casting a shadow over our historic position and I feel that we need to correct it.” – Harry S Truman
Eisenhower and Truman were not conspiracy theorists. They were highly respected Presidents with great insights into what was going on behind the curtain. Both were concerned. JFK was also concerned about the CIA right up until the point when he was silenced. Then his concern disappeared.
After the assassination the war in Vietnam (Run by the CIA) was rapidly escalated. It would be another decade before anyone again tried to reign in the CIA.
Part 2 to coming tomorrow…….