Farrell, Joseph P. LBJ and the Conspiracy to Kill Kennedy.
Farrell argues there was a “coalescence of interests” in Kennedy’s murder. There was no single group. This means that other Kennedy researchers are probably right but do not have the whole picture. Kennedy analysis breaks down along the following lines:
Who wanted him dead?
How did they actually kill him (e.g., Spanky the Magic Bullet)?
Who actually had the means to pull it off?
Framing the questions this way lets Farrell show the conspiracy as layers within layers. For example, the Mafia could easily be involved in wanting him dead, but they wouldn’t have had the long-term influence to cover it up. The CIA, and LBJ, by contrast, could fit all three layers.
It is the genius of Farrell’s argument that he acknowledges the truth (and limitations) in each of the angles. The trick is synthesizing them. I think he comes close. What begins to emerge is a coalition–even very loosely formed–of anti-Castro Cubans, pro-Castro Cubans, the Mafia, the Deep State (think FBI, CIA, etc), and the Nazi International.
Towards the end of WWII Allen Dulles made a deal with Nazi general, Reinhard Gehlen. Gehlen would use his German intelligence network, Fremde Heer Ost, to spy on the Soviets in exchange, not only for immunity, but he would head the spy agency himself. The OSS (later the CIA) got its intelligence from Nazis (56ff).
If Oswald was being run by the CIA, then Gehlen’s organization would be the natural point of contact in his getting out of Russia. How else could a defector leave Russia with the daughter of a GRU colonel?
George De Mohrenschildt: he might be the key to the whole thing. He had connections with the CIA, the Nazis, and probably NASA.
The difficulty is that no country was sure with whom he was working (154). After the war he returned to America and got a master’s degree in petroleum engineering, later being hired by the ONI (155).
It is unlikely, though, that he worked for the CIA. He spied on CIA assets in the Bay of Pigs fiasco (155).
Even stranger, his petroleum connection brought him in contact with oil magnates Clint Murchison and HL Hunt (157). Hunt himself had right-wing connections with the Fremde Heere Ost and R. Gehlen. This places De Mohrenschildt in vicinity of Permindex Corporation.
Founded in 1958, it’s actual purpose was to fund and direct assassinations, etc (Torbitt document). It used hotels and gambling casinos as fronts. Its donors included mafioso, NASA, fascists, and the like. It is here that drug trafficking in South America takes off, and “these funds represented a virtually bottomless pit of money that could be kept off the books and used to fund their various black projects and covert operations” (167).\
Key argument: The goal of alchemy is to create, “via a magical operation, a transformation of consciousness in a group of individuals” (191).
Farrell draws heavily upon Michael Hoffman’s Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare. There are at least three elements to this transformation of society’s consciousness:
The Creation and Destruction of Primordial Matter (the atom was split at Trinity Site, NM, which runs along the 33rd degree north latitude)
The Killing of the Divine King. (JFK was killed at the 33rd degree of north parallel latitude between the Trinity River and the Triple Underpass at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Dealey Plaza was the site of the first masonic temple in Dallas. This was also a televised slaughter in a sense).
The Bringing of Prima Materia to Prima Terra (91).
The “Phoenix” lunar landing module, after its return to the orbiting mother ship piloted by Michael Collins, was jettisoned directly into the sun in fulfillment of one of the most persistent themes of alchemical lore and Rosicrucian poetry: the “sexual marriage” of the sun and the moon (98).
But if all this is a conspiracy, then why is it out in the open now? It kind of works this way: if the elite (call them what you will) can reach the point where they tell you how they murdered JFK, and that they know you won’t do anything, then they completely own you.
Dealey Plaza, dedicated to the first Masonic Grand Master of Texas (196).
When viewed from above, the Plaza forms a Trident (think Poseidon, olds gods).
The assassination transfered power from the elected front-man to the unelected invisible college capable of terminating him with impunity (quoting Hoffman).
Nodal points. These are the complexes of facts that place most (or all) of the main factions at one time in one place. There are several nodal points: The Permindex Corporation, New Orleans bars, etc.
It’s not so important as to who killed Kennedy? (I think we can safely rule out Oswald). Where Farrell succeeds is outlining the existence of a structured, multi-national group who had the means to cover-up, including eliminating loose-ends, a murder of this caliber