Morality issues, facts, and the grim results of War.
Written by: Michael Smith Sept. 2007 (Part
5) Updated; April 2008 & Aug. 2009
*Patriotism is believing that your country is the
best simply because you were born there*
Human rights violations and war crime atrocities committed by American
forces in Vietnam 1954 to 1975 (Part 5)
Kennedy & The CIA
Meet the old war, same as
the new war;
Vietnam to Iraq; American Criminal Foreign Policies.
American Atrocities in Vietnam: (Part 4)
Data and format compiled by Mike Smith
April 2007. Updated April 2008.
Vietnam Video; The Tunnels
Video of Vietnam & The CIA
In his book Colonel
Fletcher Prouty captures both the secret history of the United States from
1945 to 1975 and the reasons behind the plot to kill President Kennedy.
Herein, the courageous Colonel illustrates quite clearly that the
clandestine history and the assassination plot were intrinsically linked.
The war in
Vietnam actually began on September 2, 1945, when Ho Chi Minh was
established as the new leader of Vietnam by our OSS, the predecessor of the
CIA, and the US Army. The United States was thoughtful enough to provide all
the weapons, ammunition, and supplies necessary for Ho and Giap to pursue
their war against the French, which culminated in the French defeat at Dien
Bien Phu. Following that defeat, the CIA arranged for the transfer of 1.1
million "refugees" from the North of Vietnam to the South. These folks
caused such disruption in the fragile agricultural economy of the South that
their arrival ultimately drove the original residents to banditry in order
that they might survive. These displaced bandits became what was later known
as the Viet Cong. Hence, the CIA created the conditions necessary for a full
scale war in Vietnam.
On coming to office, Kennedy, a brilliant and studious man, came soon to
understand the perfidy of the CIA. One of first his acts on realizing this
was to fire CIA director Allen Dulles. Soon thereafter, he issued one of the
most important, and unknown, documents of US history, NSAM 263. Issued in
October of 1963, this document called for 1,000 US military personnel to
come home from Vietnam by that Christmas. The remainder were to be out of
Vietnam by the end of 1965. Had John Kennedy lived, what Americans know as
the war in Vietnam would never have happened. Is it really such an odd
coincidence that he was killed? The war would and did stimulate the US
economy to great heights. He also created many additional powerful enemies
when he created a bill to admonish the Federal Reserve. To take the money
control from the Jews and also take the war from the mongers and
industrialists would definitely get anyone killed!
Prouty's book he demonstrates herein that the powers that be ultimately made the
decision that they could not allow Kennedy to live. He makes it clear that
assassination researches who make a career of examining the details of the
government's false cover story truly miss the point. What matters is not how
the President was killed, but why. And the answer to that question is that
the assassination was a coup d' etat, transferring control of the government
of the United States to a power elite, which has been in control ever since.
Hence, we have the strange silence of every succeeding President on the
issue of the cover up of the Kennedy assassination.
The book is well written and extraordinarily important. To understand
our nation and how it all started it would be
well advised to read this terribly important book very thoroughly.
Tim Canale from
California , January 6, 1999 - 5 stars
Highly Recommended Reading!!
Prouty gives us
the point of view of both an ace historian and an insider taking us from
the origins of the cold war up through the assassination of President
Kennedy, and then on up through tomorrow night's evening news. It's
haunting how the power elite's patterns of military strategies and
propaganda tactics of that era correlate with many of today's current
events. Just the other day somebody on TV was screaming, "Why wasn't
there an objective in Desert Fox?!" while at the same time I'm reading
the answer in Prouty's book, yet the book was written 6 or 7 years ago.
This isn't a book only on the Kennedy assassination, but Kennedy's bold
decisions which led to his death and the forces behind it all. He
explains clearly the post-H-bomb military strategy of aiding both sides
of the fence in Vietnam to win the REAL war - big business. We get an
inside look at the Dulles brothers and their direct line to the "High
Cabal" which overrules even the White House.
I once heard Col. Prouty say in an interview that he's never read a page
of the Warren Commission's 26 volumes of hearings on the assassination.
He said he didn't have to because he knew who did it. I thought that was
a bit odd, but after reading this book I understand what he means.
Prouty had worked with these guys! These are the same forces that
overthrew the Philippines, Greece, Iran, Bulgaria and Guatemala (to name
just a few).
Out of all the books written about the Kennedy assassination this is
easily one of the best. Check out his website!
from San Diego, California , December 24, 1998 - 5 stars
"The Truth Shall Set You Free" - Plaque at CIA's entrance. Obviously not
for the CIA.
These words of St. John are displayed at CIA's Head Quarters in Langley,
VA. The DCI, (Director of Central Intelligence), Allen Dulles, was not
known for his ability to write good "original" material... At one time,
he commissioned one E. Howard Hunt to ghost write for him. That might be
likened to a liar who hires a thief to tell the truth! Colonel Leroy
Fletcher Prouty was not cast from the same "mold" that produced the
likes of Colson, MacGruder, Hunt, Sturgis, McCord, Liddy, Mitchell,
Hoover, LeMay, Lansdale, and all the rest... No, he was cast from a very
different mold... a mold of integrity and dedication to his country, the
United States of America.
Imagine a patriotic young man, who enlists into the military, sees
combat as a subordinate on the front lines, is commissioned by his
superiors (as they recognized the leadership capabilities that he
possessed), and is eventually placed in a newly created position: Chief
of Special Operations, as an adjunct to his previous title of "Focal
Point Officer/Military Liaison" in support of all CIA Clandestine
Operations, as per National Security Council Directive #5412. It is from
this very perspective that the good Colonel speaks... and he does, in
fact, speak the truth.
I would do a disservice to those who seek an accurate account of the
CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate JFK, if I failed to mention
Those who criticize or attack the content of this most important "work"
of Fletcher, have failed to understand that: "In the interest of a
LEGITIMATE National Security Agenda" many covert activities were
necessary to insure the continued security of the United States. In such
instances any and all of the brave men and women, be they CIA, military,
or civilian personnel, who have engaged in such activity, including
Fletcher Prouty, are to be commended for their heroism and dedication to
the freedom of us all, as unpalatable as many of these activities may
seem to those of us who have only known "peace" in our home land.
Without the work of the many "human assets" whose dedication to
preserving our security at times included, what is euphemistically
called "Black Ops"-- we would not be free today to speak of these
issues. In this context, "Black Ops" can be seen as a necessary, albeit
"unfortunate choice" - However, choosing the lesser of two or more evils
MUST be made at times.
At what point does one say "enough is enough?" I believe Colonel
Prouty's insight is extremely acute because of the honesty of the man
AND the unique "position" he held at the fulcrum of the meeting point
between the military, industrial and intelligence complex, of the United
States. If one who is in such a position:
1. "Knows the signature of black ops" from years of experience;
2. Witnesses the "breakdown" of the Law mandated by Congress as a
"Control Mechanism" -- i.e., the NSC's ability to DIRECT the activities
of the intelligence community;
3. Ultimately recognizes that the removal of the main member of the NSC,
President John F. Kennedy, was saturated with the "fingerprints" of a
very carefully orchestrated "coup d'etat";
Then, (if such an individual is a true patriot), he is under an
obligation to "right the wrongs" to the best of his ability... even if
it may mean speaking of things that, despite their truth, will tend to
strain the credibility of the messenger.
I applaud Colonel Prouty's courage, dedication, wisdom, excellent
reportage, attention to detail, and finally, his relentless committment...
He is an excellent messenger.
In the words of Jim Garrison: "Do not forget your dying king..."
from Bensalem, PA , December 20, 1998 - 5 stars
Insightful look at the real history from an insider Col. Prouty had an
inside look at the real affairs of state. His description of events may
be shocking to most American's, who get news in sound bites and history
in sterilized censored history books. Col. Prouty points the finger at
the men behind the scenes who really ran this country. Col. Prouty
exposes the real causes behind the failed policies in Vietnam and how
Kennedy's policy of pull out( contained in National Security Action
Memorandum 263) caused Kennedy's assassination.
This book should be required reading on political science courses, it
trumps all other texts.
Canada , December 14, 1998 - 5 stars
Comprehensive, cutting edge truth, not to be taken lightly.
Col. Prouty's rare insight into world events is enhanced enormously by
his unique position in the Pentagon hierarchy. The Col. is not a very
speculative author, to his benefit and to the benefit of us all. His
writings are based on personal experiences, anecdotes which set the
stage for understanding the subtle and not so subtle politics
surrounding the pivotal events of recent history. Col. Prouty was truly
positioned at the nerve center of the military industrial complex.
Having read numerous works by this author, I must say that I agree with
Oliver Stone, I think it is quite likely that future history students
will look at the various works of Col. Prouty as precious materials
useful for gaining understanding of this volatile era. In addition, I
suspect Col. Prouty will go down in history as one of the most memorable
heroes of this age.
Dick Smith from
Dallas, Texas , September 11, 1998 - 5 stars
This vital work is a MUST READ for ALL Americans.
Col. Prouty's most informative book exposes the vicious, greedy, and
super-anonymous hand of the "High Cabal" as none other has dared
attempt. It clearly demonstrates the bizarre and disgusting chain of
events (created by the OSS and CIA) that began before the end of WWII;
events that led to President Eisenhower's unprecedented farewell address
(and warning) to the nation. These events also led to the creation of
President John F. Kennedy's National Security Action Memorandum #263,
which called for de-escalation of the Vietnam War and withdrawal of all
troops from Vietnam; the memorandum that ultimately led to his death.
This work exposes the planned genocide of millions of innocent,
non-combatant Southeast Asian civilians, under the guise of such noble
sounding terms as "pacification." Readers learn that none of these
attacks on the peace-loving Southeast Asians were undertaken to protect
any nation or preserve any ideology. Rather, they were thrust upon the
Southeast Asians to further feed the exceedingly bulging pockets of
greedy international bankers and the insidious military-industrial
complex. These events also served to further perpetuate the High Cabal's
iron-fisted, though ultra-secret, control over American government,
among others, and the world economy. Vietnam is but one homeland that
the High Cabal has decimated to serve its own purposes. There have
indeed been many others throughout history. The question is: who's next?
Perhaps us? Every American should read this vitally important book. And,
think about it...
Hats off to Col. L. Fletcher Prouty. A truly great American! I proudly
salute you, Sir.
A reader , July
28, 1997 - 5 stars
America's Wake-Up call
Col. Fletcher Prouty is one of America's greatest patriots. He has
chosen to come forward and show the people how our government truly
operates- from the propaganda in the media to formulated coups. I could
not put this book down. I found it as shocking as it was interesting.
I'm not sure what we as a nation can do to get our government back, but
this book certainly woke me up. How can we be so apathetic to the lies
spewed out by the power elite? I hope someday the government comes
clean, but I don't think it will happen. Why should they when they have
no accountability? If we don't see and hear Dan Rather talk about, it
doesn't exist, right?
A Shopper ,
June 15, 1996 - 5 stars
Very, very good.
I am a fan of Col Prouty, ever since I read The Secret Team. Oliver
Stone is in excellent company, because both of these men aren't afraid
to tell the truth. It is exactly the lack of truth that is killing the
Those who attack this book, and Stone, with the usual ignorant
hysterics, are part of the cancer that is destroying the very innards of
the last, great democracy on earth. JFK's assassination was just a
symptom of disease that is ravaging us today. This book supports this
point. By the way, if you believe the results of the Warren Commission,
(the House Select Comm. on Assassinations didn't, in 1976-78), then you
are part of the problem.
This book gives an excellent pre-text to the take-over plans of the
war-industry complex, starting after World War II. Prouty clearly states
how the US Navy took part in the destabilization of Viet Nam by
assisting in exporting tribes to the south. The resulting mess fell into
Kennedy's hands. You can understand why the fascists would have to
dispatch a man like Kennedy, because he tried to do what was right. He
was too charismatic, and he was correct. He could move too get
emotionally involved, and then to act. This was viewed to be a dangerous
thing. Kennedy's Presidential Memorandum #263 was the spark the could
ignite a conflagration, pulling the armed forces out of Viet Nam. This
correct moral action would lead to other positive events, such as the
deconstruction of the war machine at home. If this course was allowed to
be taken. It didn't , of course. The Military Right Wing and Ultra Hawks
of the US had to liquidate Kennedy. Then, later, Bobby, Malcolm X,
King... and I am sure that it was They were all done in by the same
smoking gun. They couldn't stand in the light of truth, like a vampire
can stand the light of the sun.
The problem is still rampant today, Ladies and Gentlemen. Read this book
before revisionist history forces it from the shelves. Keep it alive,
talk about it. You'll find that you will defend it when you see the
context that is carefully presented by Prouty. Also, think about how
(now) Sen. Arlen Specter told us how the "magic" bullet is proof of the
single assassin theory. Then think about how he told us that this same
bullet decided to wait in the air 1.6 seconds before striking Gov.
Connelly, and then move on to kill President Kennedy, and still later
was recovered with absolutely no loss of mass. Think, then reject the
fantasy tale outright. Specter was a liar, then as he is today, and the
Warren Commission's finding are pathetically false.
You should then read this book.
It's not fantasy. The cancer grows as you read this, but it is not too
late... I think. If enough people get informed, and then act according
to their conscience, they can then eradicate the cancer. There are not
enough liar/fascists to stop a revolution of the truth. Today, they are
afraid, and for good reason. Thank you.
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