Unexpected links in the murders of JFK, John Lennon and Olof Palme
On assassins and assassinations
by Ole Dammegard
We are living in time of great change and lots of information never seen before get uncovered. I would like to join this positive trend by showing some more or less unknown connections between many major assassinations. The implications of these connections are enormous.
Just before the Bay of Pigs invasion, a super secret special team of skilled killers was put together under the name Operation 40. One of the leaders of the group was CIA’s David Atlee Philips, a key player in the plot against JFK.
It is now clear that he, among other things, was the so-called controller / handler of none less than the patsy, Lee Harvey Oswald – as well as being the controller of one of the shooters, the man behind the fence on the Grassy Knoll – James Files!
But he was also the handler of a young Michael Vernon Townley, later to become a notorious assassin involved in many extremely violent assignments, one of which according to my 30 years of research was the Olof Palme assassination. For more information, please read my book “Coup d’etat in Slowmotion”, which can be purchased from my website http://www.lightonconspiracies.com.
This cold-blooded killer was active very early in life. In the late 1960s, David Atlee Philips (backed by Henry Kissinger) sent Michael Townley to Chile with many covert tasks, one of them organizing covert groups to take part of the overthrow of president Salvador Allende.
Two of the group members were the killers Roberto Thieme and Julio Izquierdo Menéndez (both on location with Townley at the time of the Olof Palme-hit in February, 1986).
Operation 40 and Its Evil Spider Web
Operation 40 was a Central Intelligence Agency sponsored undercover operation started in the early 1960s, which was to become active in the United States and the Caribbean (including Cuba), Central America, and Mexico as well as Europe and South Africa.
Allen W. Dulles, the director of the CIA, established Operation 40 after a confidential memorandum from Colonel J. C. King, chief of CIA’s Western Hemisphere Division. It obtained its name because originally there were 40 agents involved, mainly Cuban exiles. It was approved by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and was presided over by Vice-President Richard Nixon.
George Herbert Walker Bush was asked to cooperate in funding the group. The man assigned to him for his new mission was Féliz Rodríguez. This included finding private funding as a result of pressure from American corporations which had suffered at the hands of Fidel Castro.
One member, Frank Sturgis, allegedly told author Mike Canfield: “This assassination group would upon orders, naturally, assassinate either members of the military or the political parties of the foreign country that you were going to infiltrate, and if necessary, some of your own members who were suspected of being foreign agents…”
The members of Operation 40 have kept themselves very busy and are involved in the murders of John Lennon, Che Guevara, President Salvador Allende, Nobel Prize winning poet Pablo Neruda, Orlando Letelier, General Carlos Prats, South African Robert Smit, the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed seventy-three people, the Watergate burglary, the Iran-Contras scandal, and even 9/11 and onwards.
Even attempts to kill the French President Charles De Gaulle and the murder of Italian Enrico Mattei have been mentioned. Not to forget several hundred people that have died in mysterious ways in connection with the JFK-murder.
Who killed them?
Let’s take a closer look at this highly sinister group, which has left a long trail of blood stains through modern history. And please keep in mind who was / is in charge, because that will supply some important clues to guilty parties in other top assassinations and so called “terror-acts”. We will find that many of them are still around.
David Atlee Philips, a.k.a. “Howard Benson”
: The head of Operation 40. Central in countless covert operations, including the hit on JFK. He rose to become the CIA’s chief of all operations in the Western hemisphere.
Theodore “Blond Ghost” Shackley: Station chief of CIA’s Miami Station, a three-time recipient of the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the CIA’s highest honor. In nearly three decades of service, he was on “the front lines”. According to conspiracy expert, Trowbridge H. Ford, Ted Shackley was also head of a team who killed Uwe Barschel. In addition, he is pointed out as taking part in planning the murder of John Lennon, carried out by his collegue, Jose Perdomo.
E. Howard Hunt: A front-line CIA supervisor of the Kennedy assassination and many, many other covert operations, including the Watergate burglary.
David “El Indio” Sanchez Morales: Deeply involved in the CIA covert operation that overthrew President Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán of Guatemala. Acquired a reputation as CIA’s top assassin in Latin America. Through the 1960s and mid-1970s, Morales was involved at top levels in projects plots to assassinate Fidel Castro, the Bay of Pigs Invasion operation, the JFK assassination, the CIA’s secret war in Laos, the capture of Che Guevara and his real killer, and the overthrow of Salvador Allende.
“Stories about him permeated the Agency”, remembered CIA agent Tom Clines. “If the U.S. government as a matter of policy needed someone or something neutralized, Dave would do it, including things that were repugnant to a lot of people.”
In November 2006, BBC’s Newsnight presented a report by filmmaker Shane O’Sullivan, alleging that three senior CIA operatives were present at the Ambassador Hotel on the night Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated: JMWAVE Chief of Operations David Morales, Chief of Maritime Operations Gordon Campbell, and Chief of Psychological Warfare Operations, George Joannides.
The program featured an interview with Morales’s former attorney, Robert Walton, who quoted Morales as having said, “I was in Dallas when we got the son of a bitch and I was in Los Angeles when we got the little bastard”.
Gordon Campbell at The Ambassador(?)
Féliz “Max” Rodríguez Mendigutia
: A former Cuban cop under the Batista regime, a notorious “freedom fighter” who later became a key Iran Contra operative and a special confidant of President George Herbert Walker Bush
. Was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam and later involved in much of the illegal drug handling around the Mena airstrip in Arkansas together with Bill Clinton
, George H. W. Bush
and Barry Seal
among others, as well as being in charge of the capture and execution of Che Guevara
. Since 2004 president of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association.
Frank Fiorini, a.k.a. “Frank Sturgis”: CIA-operative, mercenary. Heavily involved in planned attacks on Fidel Castro, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the JFK assassination and later, a member of the team that broke into the Watergate complex in 1972.
Orlando “Dr. Death” Bosch: Founder of the counterrevolutionary Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations that organized the 1976 murder of Chilean former minister, Orlando Letelier, with a car bomb in Washington D.C.Bosch was also present in Dallas at the JFK assassination as well as guilty of hundreds of bombs and terror acts against Spain, England, Japan, Mexico, Poland, and other countries that traded with Cuba.
Barry Seal: Was recruited at the age of 17 along with Lee Oswald, by CIA agent, David Ferrie. According to his wife, Deborah, “Barry Seal flew a getaway plane out of Dallas after JFK was killed”. Barry Seal was a very successful cocaine smuggler and helped facilitate the exchange of drugs for arms in support of the Contras in Nicaragua. He also helped launder that drug money in some of the Arkansas banks tied to the Bill Clinton family. Seal was later willing to testify against George H. W. Bush in the matter and was shot dead in his car on 19 February 1986, just a few days before Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was taken out.
Luis “El Bambi“ Posada Carriles: Cuban-born anticommunist extremist. CIA agent involved in the Bay of Pigs invasion and many other covert operations. Was present in Dallas on 22 November 1963. Convicted in absentia in Panama of various terrorist attacks and plots in the Americas, including the 1976 bombing of a Cuban airliner that killed seventy-three people. Admitted involvement in a string of bombings in 1997 that targeted fashionable Cuban hotels and nightspots.
Bradley Ayers, former US Army Captain assigned to JM/WAVE, identifing David Morales at the Ambassador
A key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal alongside Felix Rodriguez. In addition, he was jailed under accusations related to an assassination attempt on Fidel Castro in Panama in 2000. Has been referred to as “one of the most dangerous terrorists in recent history” and the “godfather of Cuban exile violence.”
Porter Goss: Later appointed to CIA Director by President Bush, only to mysteriously resign. He served for a time as the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Goss was a co-sponsor of the US Patriot Act and a co-chair of the Joint 9/11 Intelligence Inquiry. Goss was also present at the infamous breakfast meeting at the Capitol, on the morning of September 11, 2001, with General Mahmoud Ahmad, head of the Pakistani ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence).
Marita Lorenz: Operation 40’s only female member. Had an affair with Fidel Castro and in January 1960 was part in an assassination attempt on his life. She later had a child with the Venezuelan former dictator, Marcos Pérez Jiménez. In the 1970s she testified about the John F. Kennedy assassination, stating that she was involved with a group of anti-Cuban militants, including Lee Harvey Oswald, shortly before the assassination.
Tosh Plumlee: Piloted and co-piloted clandestine CIA flights for over 31 years. Picked up Johnny Roselli from Tampa, Florida, early on 22nd November, 1963. After picking up three more men in New Orleans, Plumlee took them to Redbird Airport in Dallas. In an interview in April, 1992, Plumlee claimed that he was told that the objective was “to abort the assassination” of John F. Kennedy.
Herminio Diez Garcia: Worked as a bodyguard for mafia boss, Santos Trafficante. Killed “Pipi” Hernandez in 1948 at the Cuban Consulate in Mexico. In 1957 he was involved with an assassination attempt against President José Figures of Costa Rica. Diez Garcia was also part in an unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro. Diaz Garcia moved to the United States in July, 1963, where he worked for Tony Varona, another infamous member of Operation 40. Believed to be one of the shooters/spotters on the 6th floor in the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas.