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Operation Mongoose: A CIA Proposal, Approved by the Pentagon, to Kill Innocent Americans or Cuban Refugees and Blame it on Castro to Provoke an Invasion

Operation Mongoose: A CIA Proposal, Approved by the Pentagon, to Kill Innocent Americans or Cuban Refugees and Blame it on Castro to Provoke an Invasion

Failure at the Bay of Pigs did not deter the Kennedy administration from seeking ways to topple Castro. In November 1961 Operation Mongoose was created to coordinate these efforts. This was not a strictly CIA operation - General Edward Lansdale was tasked with coordinating activities between the CIA, Defense Department, and State Department. The Special Group Augmented (augmented by the President's brother Robert Kennedy and General ...
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President Kennedy Issues Document 7277 Entitled 'Freedom From War: The US Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World'

President Kennedy Issues Document 7277 Entitled ‘Freedom From War: The US Program for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World’

In the interest of peace, many Americans have been persuaded to support disarmament programs and to create as a substitute for each nation's military a United Nations Peace Force. Most feel certain that their own rights and the independence of their nation would in no way be placed in jeopardy. But there is a vital question few seem willing or able to ask: Who would be ...
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The Plane Carrying the UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld was Shot Down over Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)

The Plane Carrying the UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld was Shot Down over Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia)

[Harold Julian, the only (temporary) survivor of the plane crash that killed United Nations secretary general Dag Hammarskjold:] "[There was] an explosion aboard the plane and then several smaller ones." Eyewitnesses claim a second aircraft fired at the plane raising questions of British cover-up over the 1961 crash and its causes New evidence has emerged in one of the most enduring mysteries of United Nations and ...
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Senator Strom Thurmond: "The aim and purpose... is now world socialism, which communism seeks to achieve through revolution... socialism... through evolution."

Senator Strom Thurmond: “The aim and purpose… is now world socialism, which communism seeks to achieve through revolution… socialism… through evolution.”

Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina in a letter to the editor of the Washington Post penned these words: "...Both socialism and communism derive from the teachings of Marx and Engels. In fact, the movements were one until the split over methods of approach, which resulted after the Russian revolution in 1905 . . . The aim and purpose of both was then and is now world ...
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Congressman John Ashbrook of Ohio Delivered a Speech to the House Entitled “The Myth of Federal Aid to Education without Control.”

Congressman John Ashbrook of Ohio Delivered a Speech to the House Entitled “The Myth of Federal Aid to Education without Control.”

Congressman John M. Ashbrook of Ohio expressed his concern over the radical shift in the direction of education before the U.S. House of Representatives in a speech he delivered entitled “The Myth of Federal Aid to Education without Control.” With extraordinary foresight, John Ashbrook warned that: 'In the report A Federal Education Agency for the Future we find the vehicle for Federal domination of our schools ...
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Torcaso v. Watkins: The Supreme Court Ruled it Unconstitutional for a Person Seeking Public Office to Have to Declare Their Belief in the Existence of God

Torcaso v. Watkins: The Supreme Court Ruled it Unconstitutional for a Person Seeking Public Office to Have to Declare Their Belief in the Existence of God

In A.D. 1961, the United States Supreme Court decided the case of Torcaso v Watkins.  The case hinged on the right of a man who had otherwise qualified for the office of Notary Public in “Maryland” to assume that office without first confessing (as required by the Maryland Constitution) that he believed in God. The man was an atheist and refused to falsely confess that he ...
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The Bay of Pigs Invasion: A Failed Attempt to Invade Cuba by the CIA. Did JFK Lose His Nerve or Did the CIA Sabotage the Mission to Force JFK Into a Full Invasion of Cuba?

The Bay of Pigs Invasion: A Failed Attempt to Invade Cuba by the CIA. Did JFK Lose His Nerve or Did the CIA Sabotage the Mission to Force JFK Into a Full Invasion of Cuba?

The failure of the invasion of Cuba in April, 1961 by 1500 CIA-trained anti-Castro expatriates is generally attributed to President Kennedy's loss of nerve at the critical moment, when he cancelled the air strikes which were supposed to incapacitate Castro's air force.  As a result, more than a hundred men were killed, the rest surrendered, and the Cuban exiles in America never forgave Kennedy for this ...
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JFK: "The Very Word "Secrecy" is Repugnant in a Free and Open Society; and We Are as a People Inherently and Historically Opposed to Secret Societies, to Secret Oaths..."

JFK: “The Very Word “Secrecy” is Repugnant in a Free and Open Society; and We Are as a People Inherently and Historically Opposed to Secret Societies, to Secret Oaths…”

This is a portion of the speech that President John F. Kennedy gave at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on April 27, 1961. "The President and the Press" before the American Newspaper Publishers Association. Below is copied from the transcript: "The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths ...
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Russian Hoax: Was Yuri Gagarin the First Man in Space or was it a Provable Fraud?

Russian Hoax: Was Yuri Gagarin the First Man in Space or was it a Provable Fraud?

Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was ‘officially’ the first man into space. But did Gagarin really go into space? Kennedy warmly congratulated Khrushchev for their achievement, but the fact that Kennedy did not contest this exploit was seen by the Russian people, and the whole world, as the confirmation that Gagarin’s exploits was fact. Yet, some days later, articles appeared in several American newspapers which were describing ...
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FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover on Communists: “They have infiltrated every conceivable sphere of activity: ...T.V. and motion picture; church, ...educational...; the press...”

FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover on Communists: “They have infiltrated every conceivable sphere of activity: …T.V. and motion picture; church, …educational…; the press…”

FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover, gave this testimony on 6 March 1961 before the House Committee on Appropriations regarding the communist conspiracy: “They have infiltrated every conceivable sphere of activity: youth groups; radio, T.V. and motion picture industries; church, school, educational and cultural groups; the press; nationality minority groups and civil and political units.”  ...
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John F. Kennedy Presidential Inaugural Address: "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You; Ask What You Can Do for Your Country!"

John F. Kennedy Presidential Inaugural Address: “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do for You; Ask What You Can Do for Your Country!”

[Taking the oath of Office] Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, reverend clergy, fellow citizens: We observe today not a victory of party, but a celebration of freedom -- symbolizing an end, as well as a beginning -- signifying renewal, as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath ...
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Eisenhower "In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex."

Eisenhower “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.”

Eisenhower's farewell address (sometimes referred to as "Eisenhower's farewell address to the nation") was the final public speech of Dwight D. Eisenhower as the 34th President of the United States, delivered in a television broadcast on January 17, 1961. Perhaps best known for advocating that the nation guard against the potential influence of the military–industrial complex, a term he is credited with coining, the speech also ...
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The CIA-Directed Murder of Patrice Lumumba, the First Elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo who Sought Independence from Belgium

The CIA-Directed Murder of Patrice Lumumba, the First Elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo who Sought Independence from Belgium

US plans to eliminate Patrice Lumumba went as high as the President himself. On August 25, 1960, a subcommittee of the National Security Council known as the Special Group met. Thomas Parrott, the secretary of the Group, began the meeting by outlining the CIA operations that had been taken by ‘mounting an anti- Lumumba campaign in the Congo,’ and the meeting ended with the group “not ...
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A Jewish Defector, Benjamin Freedman, Warns America About the Pagan Conspiracy to Take Over the World

A Jewish Defector, Benjamin Freedman, Warns America About the Pagan Conspiracy to Take Over the World

A speech was given before a patriotic audience at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., on behalf of Conde McGinley's patriotic newspaper of that time, Common Sense. Freedman gives an insider's viewpoint (as a high-level insider of Jewish organizations) of history over the last 100 years and beyond, as he discusses that the so called Jews are actually a Pagan and Barbarian tribe that adopted the ...
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