.Patriots seem to have a reached a "consensus" and decided Lyndon Johnson was the mastermind of the JFK assassination: LBJ launched the conspiracy and covered it up, utilizing renegades in the CIA, the military, the FBI and the Secret Service.
Under no circumstances — so patriots say — was there involvement by Israel’s intelligence service, the Mossad. The fact of numerous intimate Mossad connections (at multiple levels) to the conspiracy — not to mention JFK’s bitter dispute with Israel over its nuclear weapons program — is not considered relevant (or ever even referenced).
Now that my book, Final Judgment — documenting Israeli involvement (alongside the CIA) in the crime—is out of print, I am able to reflect candidly upon all of this, since no one can now accuse me of “hawking” my book.
A forceful proponent of the theme that “LBJ Killed JFK” is Alex Jones, who loudly touted Barr McClellan’s book Blood, Money and Power, which actually claims Lee Oswald was one of the gunmen who killed JFK.
(An AFP reader once called Jones’s radio program and mentioned Final Judgment, but Jones shouted him down, and Jones’s guest slammed the book as “anti-Semitic” and to be ignored.)
The response to Final Judgment has been complex and interesting.
A top Council on Foreign Relations figure — Christopher LeFleur (then U.S. ambassador to Malaysia) — tried to bribe booksellers in Malaysia not to distribute Final Judgment (or my other books), but they wouldn’t be compromised.
A lot of self-described “white nationalists” rejected the book since they didn’t like JFK’s racial policies. Others were angry a black nationalist wrote the introduction to the book.
Some critics of Israel wouldn’t endorse the book because they were afraid of being called “conspiracy theorists.”
A pro-Arab magazine (quite hostile to Israel) refused to accept advertising for Final Judgment because, the editor said, it might upset “those [expletive deleted] defamation groups,” referring to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), an intelligence and propaganda arm of the Mossad.
For its part, the ADL orchestrated energetic campaigns to suppress the book and deployed violent thugs from the Jewish Defense League to disrupt my speaking engagements and threaten my life.
The ADL actually said college students were not mature enough to hear my thesis, although, of course, the ADL did consider those kids old enough to join the U.S. military and die in wars to ensure Israel’s survival.
JFK “research” groups denounced me or refused to even mention Final Judgment, despite the fact it sold far better than some more widely publicized JFK assassination books.
Deb Conway from the assassination information group known as JFK Lancer vowed to join pro-Israel groups in picketing one of my lectures. Probe’s Jim DiEugenio — who claims a “WASP plot” was behind JFK’s death — maliciously misrepresents Final Judgment (perhaps because his publishers were funded by a family who bankrolled Israel’s nuclear arsenal).
But I did get some good endorsements from historian Eustace Mullins, ex-Pentagon official Col. Donn de Grand Pre, author William Gill, researcher Brian Quig, Hollywood screenwriter Bill Norton and a powerful nod from former high-ranking State Department official Herbert L. Calhoun.
But don’t forget: “LBJ Killed JFK.”
The following article by Richard V. London appeared on page 12 of the same issue of the American Free Press as the article above by Michael Collins Piper. It contains information that complements Mr. Piper's article:
New Book of Kennedy Letters Supports Thesis:
JFK Opposed Israel’s Nuclear Aspirations
• “Threat” in president’s personal correspondence to Israeli leaders cited by respected author
By Richard V. London
Pro-Israel agitators are in a frenzy. A forthcoming book — the first ever collection of the late President John F. Kennedy’s correspondence — dares to suggest the theory that Israel’s intelligence service, the Mossad, played a part in JFK’s assassination “remains one of the most intriguing” of the many scenarios relating to that crime. The book cites AFP correspondent Michael Collins Piper’s out-of-print underground best-seller, Final Judgment, as the source of that allegation.
Entitled The Letters of John F. Kennedy — and scheduled for November release by Bloomsbury (a “mainstream” publishing house) — the new 352-page volume was edited by respected historian and television producer Martin W. Sandler. Sandler put together this work with the cooperation of the Kennedy Presidential Library at Harvard. But the tome is already under attack, even prior to publication.
Having obtained advance copies and discovering Sandler’s references to Piper’s thesis, influential pro-Israel propaganda voices—such as National Review (founded by ex-CIA operative William F. Buckley Jr.) and The Washington Free Beacon, edited by the son-in-law of neoconservative power broker William Kristol — promptly launched an Internet cannonade savaging Sandler and Piper.
Here’s what was considered so outrageous: In the final chapter of the book — after noting the multiple theories surrounding JFK’s death — Sandler reprinted nine pages of undeniably contentious correspondence between JFK and Israeli Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion and Levi Eshkol, pointing out that JFK was convinced, in Sandler’s words, “that Israel’s pursuit of nuclear weapons capability was a serious threat to world peace.”
As if highlighting these little-known letters were not enough, Sandler inflamed Israel’s partisans by his candid introduction to that selection of letters, writing:
In March 1992, Rep. Paul Findley of Illinois wrote in The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, “It is interesting [to note] that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, has never been mentioned.” Two years later in his book Final Judgment, author Michael Collins [Piper] actually accused Israel of the crime. Of all the conspiracy theories, it remains one of the most intriguing.
What is indisputable is that although it was kept out of the eye of both the press and the public, a bitter dispute had developed between Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, who believed that his nation’s survival depended on its attaining nuclear arms capability, and Kennedy, who was vehemently opposed to it.
Noting that Ben-Gurion quit his post in what Sandler notes “many believed . . . was due in great measure to his dispute with Kennedy,” Sandler reprints a July 4, 1963 letter to Levi Eshkol (Ben Gurion’s successor) in which JFK warns American “commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized” if the United States felt it was being denied “reliable information on a subject as vital to peace as the question of Israel’s effort in the nuclear field.”
Sandler comments that this letter from JFK was a “threat” that “according to one conspiracy theory, led to Israel’s role in Kennedy’s assassination.”
The book closes several pages later, reprinting friendly letters to and from Kennedy’s widow in the wake of JFK’s murder, which — although Sandler doesn’t say this — resulted in a 180-degree turnabout in U.S. policy toward Israel, giving Israel the opportunity to assemble its nuclear arsenal unimpeded.
What makes this volume so difficult for Israel’s advocates to contend with is that the editor cannot be dismissed as a “fringe writer” or “conspiracy theorist.”
A former professor of history at Smith College and at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Sandler is author of some 80 non-fiction books on a wide variety of historical topics, a number of which were published by the Library of Congress as part of its “Young People’s American History Series.” A five-time winner of television’s Emmy award, Sandler was co-creator of the popular “This Was America” series (with William Shatner) and executive producer of such acclaimed documentaries as “American Image” (with Hal Holbrook), “American Treasure” (with Gene Kelly) and “The Entrepreneurs” (with Robert Mitchum).
Whether the JFK-Israeli correspondence or Sandler’s references to Final Judgment survive the pressure campaign and actually appear in the book when it goes to press is a matter that remains to be seen.
. . ..
Michael Collins Piper is the author of Final
, the controversial
“underground bestseller” documenting
the collaboration of Israeli intelligence in
the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He is
also the author of The New Babylon
High Priests of War
New Jerusalem: Zionist Power in America
Judas Goats: The Enemy Within
Secrets: Crime, Conspiracy & Cover-Up in
the 20th Century,
GOLEM: Israel's Hell Bomb
These works can
be found at America
He has lectured
on suppressed topics in places as diverse as
Malaysia, Japan, Canada, Russia and Abu Dhabi.
(Issue Number 34, August 26, 2013, AMERICAN