Amateur snapshot, made with Kodak Brownie camera, of Kennedys and Connallys in the motorcade about two minutes before the shooting in Dealey Plaza.
This untold story is revealed in Chapter three, "Losing Lancer -The JFK Assassination" (pp.58- 89) - where we learn that SS agents Roy Kellerman and William Greer lied in their official reports and gave perjury to the Warren Commission about their actions the day of the assassination. One can understand the reason why the lies and perjury: Kellerman and Greer could have saved President Kennedy that fateful day in Dallas.
The two Secret Service agents -Kellerman and Greer - were in the "death car" with President Kennedy in Dealey Plaza. The agent in charge of the detail was Kellerman in the front seat and Greer was the driver when Oswald's first shot rang out that wounded JFK and the Texas governor. In the six or seven seconds before the fatal head shot, Kellerman froze and Greer slowed the car, instead of speeding up and/or swerving the vehicle to throw off the sniper's shots.
When we were seated in the cafeteria, the reason for the assembly was passed quickly from table to table: "PRESIDENT KENNEDY WAS DEAD!" Many of us shook our heads in disbelief. JFK dead? Impossible! He was too young...and too full of life. He was the husband of a beautiful woman everyone called "Jackie" who set the latest women's fashions. Kennedy was a war hero, the skipper of PT 109 who survived along with his crew a sinking by a Jap destroyer in the South Pacific during WW II. The world famous author of "Profiles in Courage." The patriot who stood down the Communists in Berlin in 1961 and during the October Missile Crisis 0f 1962. The Statesmen who told us, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. The new King Arthur of the New World who with his latter day "Knights of the Round Table" - the Armed Forces of the United States - would liberate mankind from all forms of tyranny over the mind of man!
Then a delegation of teachers led by our dour principal, Schultz, entered the cafeteria. We noticed that the normally unemotional German-American Schultz had red eyes and tears running down his face. We knew then the rumor was true: President Kennedy was dead. This raw display of sadness from a "Man's Man" like Schultz set off a wave of crying in the cafeteria, especially from the girls. My high school girlfriend, the daughter of a Baptist minister, moved her lips in the Lord's Prayer. When it became clear that Schultz couldn't force himself to make the official announcement, the assistant principal, Mr. York, told us that President Kennedy had be murdered in Dallas, Texas. This set off another wave of crying, prayers, remarks and questions. "Who killed JFK? Why didn't the Secret Service stop this from happening, Mr. York?
But York had no answers, although he did have one last announcement to make: Fairland High School was closed until further notice, and we were sent home to be with our families on what turned out to a weekend of national mourning.
Indeed, who killed President Kennedy? An ocean of ink has been spilled and several motion pictures produced that "prove" JFK was murdered by any person or organization other than the dirty little rogue Communist - Lee Harvey Oswald - using a piece of junk Italian army WW II carbine purchased for $19.95 by mail order. Conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory fail to prove anything other than the facts discovered by the Warren Commission, which were that President Kennedy was killed by a lone assassin who fired three rounds that day in Dealey Plaza from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository.
The Wikipedia gives this account of the Kennedy assassination:
In any event, whether there were one, two , or three snipers in action at Dealey Plaza that day the agency with the responsibility for protecting President Kennedy was the U.S. Secret Service. Clearly this branch of federal law enforcement failed to carry out their assigned task, and recently released documents point to gross incompetiency, delection of duty, cowardice, stupidity, perjury, conspiracy and a cover up designed to indict President Kennedy as being responsible for his own death.
THE FIRST: Secret Service Agent William Greer, a high school dropout with a tenth grade education, was the driver of the open car with containing President Kennedy and Texas Governor Connally along with their respective wives. Until that fateful day, Greer had led the life of a lackey, first in his native Ireland, and later as a driver for the Secret Service. Furthermore, it seems certain that Greer was ever given specialized training by the Secret Service on how to conduct his driving should he come under fire. The picture we get of Greer is a low I.Q. servant promoted way beyond his level competiency.
THE SECOND: Secret Service Special Agent Roy Kellerman, Greer's supervisor, who sat next to him in the front of the Kennedy's limo in Dealey Plaza. As the Secret Service Agent-In-Charge of President Kennedy's security, Kellerman made many mistakes. First of all, standard operating procedures for the Secret Service were to place agents at rear of the presidential limo and along the sides. at Love Field where President Kennedy and company started their tour of Dallas, two Secret Service agents took station at the back of the car, but were ordered off by Secret Service Agent Roberts, with no objection from Kellerman.
"He (Kellerman) did not relate how he had frozen for those six or seven seconds after the first shot - a time span that allowed the "kill shot" to the president's head.
Agent William Greer, the driver of Kennedy's car, neglected to admit how he had failed to hit the gas after the first shot or swerve the vehicle to throw off the unseen sniper's aim. The limo continued rolling at a snail's pace down Dealey Plaza. Worse, he actually slowed down almost to a complete stop.
As Greer followed the established procedures and waited for a command from Kellerman, the president was a proverbial sitting duck. The agents had those six or seven seconds to do something, anything, before the president's head was nearly blown off. They did nothing and covered up their actions - or lack of them - to the Warren Commission and others."
Perhaps Greer and Kellerman's lack of judgement and slow responses were the result of another little reported activity by the Secret Service agents charged with protecting President Kennedy that fateful day in Dallas, Texas: At least nine of the agents were seen drinking on the night of November 21 - 22. A bad hangover experienced by Greer, Kellerman and other SS agents would go along way in explaining the death of a young president. The Warren Commission called this a “breach of discipline” and according to Sercret Service regulations, agents “On Call” are forbidden intake of alcohol.
Said Melanson of the testimony of Greer and Kellerman before the Warren Commission:
"At least two agents lied to the Warren Commission . Even worse, as they created the fiction about how thorough they had been, they implicitly pinned the blame on the fallen president himself, hinting that Kennedy's recklessness or fatalism - not anything the agents had done in Dallas - ignited a tragic sequence of events. Kennedy's critics still chant the mantra that the president brought it on himself. These outright lies and half-truths cannot absolve the Secret Service for losing the life of a president for the first time in its history."
Additional mistakes made by the Secret Service that made the assassination of President Kennedy almost inevitable: The dog leg turn at Dealey Plaza that made the Kennedy limo a sitting duck; the Secret Service allowed the Dallas newspapers to publish the Kennedy's exact route from Love Field to Dallas on November 19, 1963; the follow up car was too far behind the Kennedy limo and the eight agents in it, four or whom had been out late drinking, were not effective.
- Agent Winston G. Lawson of the Secret Service Presidential Detail in the company of Agent Sorrells of the Dallas field office drove the proposed Kennedy motorcade route on November 14, 1963, and thus were well aware of the dog leg at Dealey Plaza that had to be taken at slow speed that exposed President Kennedy and his party to gun fire coming from the high rise structures in the area.
- Secret Service agents assigned to the Kennedy motorcade were allowed to drink the night before into the early hours of November 22, 1963 with the knowledge of their superior officers. Secret Service regulations state clearly that “On Call” agents be alcohol free at least 24 hours in advance of a protective mission. This did not happen, nor were the hung over agents replaced with sober agents for the fateful day.
- On November 19, 1963, the Dallas “Times Herald” and other local newspapers printed the exact route the Kennedy motorcade would take on November 22, 1963. It is certain that the Secret Service was aware of this breach of security, yet they did nothing to modify or change the Kennedy motorcade route. This was another major error on the part of Agents Lawson and Sorrells.
- Agents Greer and Kellerman – the driver of the Kennedy limousine and his supervisor – froze when the three shots were fired by Oswald in Dealey Plaza. Agent Greer stopped the car briefly and looked back to the passenger compartment where President Kennedy was being killed and Governor Connally seriously wounded. This was in complete disregard of Secret Service regulations that required the car to speed up and make evasive moves to throw off the aim of an sniper in case of an assassination attempt. Agent Kellerman is recorded as freezing when the shots rang out. It was only when Agent Hill jumped aboard to keep Mrs. Kennedy in the car did Agent Greer put on the gas and exited the kill zone.
- The actions of Agent Emory P. Roberts are highly suspect. At Love Field where the Kennedy motorcade begin that fateful day, This was highly irregular and another violation of Secret Service regulations. So unusual was this move one of the bodyguards is filmed holding out his hands as if to ask, “why?” Later when the shots were fired in Dealey Plaza, Agent Roberts ordered his men not to leave the back up car. This order was disobeyed by Agent Hill who managed to keep Mrs. Kennedy from climbing out of the presidential limousine. This was the only heroic action displayed by the Secret Service that fateful day.
- Agent Kellerman and “The Battle of Kennedy's Body.” The actions of Agent Kellerman went from passive to aggressive when he and a Secret Service detail with drawn guns stole the body of President Kennedy and the blooded limousine from Texas authorities, who had jusdiction over the evidence of the homicide. This made detailed analysis of the crime scene very difficult.
Removal of the bubble-top
Reduction of motorcycle outriders
Robert F. Kennedy has been quoted as saying that LBJ was "mean, bitter, vicious -- [an] animal in many ways...I think his reactions on a lot of things are correct... but I think he’s got this other side of him and his relationship with human beings which makes it difficult unless you want to ‘kiss his behind’ all the time. That is what Bob McNamara suggested to me...if I wanted to get along.
WIKIPEDIA: "LYNDON B. JOHNSON"
Central to Johnson's control was "The Treatment", described by two journalists:
- The Treatment could last ten minutes or four hours. It came, enveloping its target, at the Johnson Ranch swimming pool, in one of Johnson's offices, in the Senate cloakroom, on the floor of the Senate itself — wherever Johnson might find a fellow Senator within his reach.
- Its tone could be supplication, accusation, cajolery, exuberance, scorn, tears, complaint and the hint of threat. It was all of these together. It ran the gamut of human emotions. Its velocity was breathtaking, and it was all in one direction. Interjections from the target were rare. Johnson anticipated them before they could be spoken. He moved in close, his face a scant millimeter from his target, his eyes widening and narrowing, his eyebrows rising and falling. From his pockets poured clippings, memos, statistics. Mimicry, humor, and the genius of analogy made The Treatment an almost hypnotic experience and rendered the target stunned and helpless.
WIKIPEDIA: "LYNDON B. JOHNSON"
CONCLUSION: The facts of the Kennedy assassination case point in only one direction: Towards the U.S. Secret Service. I do not think they acted alone. I believe they were ordered to enable the assassination by Lyndon B. Johnson who had been a rival for the presidential nomination in 1960, and hated JFK for coming between him and the Oval Office. The facts of the case indicate that LBJ was a decades long political criminal and psychopath who stole elections and destroyed rivals.
Who else in the government had daily access to the all levels of authority in the Secret Service as did LBJ? Add to the fact that the assassination happened in Johnson's home state of Texas which he knew like every inch of his ugly naked body. The facts are that LBJ had the motive, opportunity and the pull necessary to cause the murder. It is interesting the parallel in what happened in Dallas that fateful day and the movie hit of time, "The Manchurian Candidate" in which a Communist trained assassin is dispatched to murder a presidential candidate with a high powered sniper rifle in order that his Vice President can put on, "The Bloody Shirt" and be elected President.
I know many Americans would find it unbelievable that a president's own body guards would join a conspiracy to assassinate him, so I encourage everyone to review the facts of the case. I am well aware that many Americans would not believe that the U.S. Secret Service is anything other than a band of selfless patriots who would throw themselves in front of an assassin's bullet. I can only say in defense of my thesis that I have had over 17 years experience in dealing with the Secret Service, and my observation is that these people are traitors who often give perjury in court, harass innocent suspects and invent false crimes to sent ordinary Americans to prison.
Did the U.S. Secret Service enable the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson? Kill the king in order to be the king is repeated over and over again in history.