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The Origins of America’s Warfare State

•,by Jacob G. Hornberger
Not so, as Michael Swanson shows in a new book, The War State. Swanson points out that America’s warfare state didn’t come into existence until more than 150 years after the country’s inception. More important, he shows how the warfare state has not only altered our constitutional order in fundamental ways but also how it continues to pose a grave threat to the freedom and well-being of the American people.
Swanson begins by reminding people of the warning issued by Dwight Eisenhower in his Farewell Address in 1960. Eisenhower, a retired general who had served as the Allied commander in World War II, warned Americans of the dangers of the new massive “military-industrial complex” that had come to characterize American life:
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry…. We have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment. We annually spend on military security alone more than the net income of all United States corporations.

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Did George H.W. Bush Coordinate A JFK Hit Team?

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"The photo (2) depicts Lansdale (OSS/CIA) walking past “the three hobos” at the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dailey Plaza, Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.  Lansdale and the Joint Chiefs (Lyman Lemnitzer - USArmy, Maxwell Taylor - USArmy, Curtis LeMay - USAF) were the chief architects and engineers of the Kennedy assassination.  Source: (1) “Emperor of Ruins: Photos of Hirohito in Post-War Japan, 1946”,  (2) Simkin J., “Edward Lansdale”, Sept. 1997-June 2013.  (3) Col. L. Fletcher Prouty, USAF, "Ed Lansdale in Dealey Plaza Nov 22 1963", YouTube  Source:  (for "The photo (2)", and the above data):

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Others to be considered/researched:  Col. Edward Lansdale and the Joint Chiefs (Lyman Lemnitzer - USArmy, Maxwell Taylor - USArmy, Curtis LeMay - USAF) were they the chief architects and engineers of the Kennedy assassination? 

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I Hope these CONNECTIONS (listed below) will give someone out there pause, and perhaps wake someone up. Clearly, far too many are still asleep, while new revelations emerge rapidly via the internet.

And, as for this recent spate of banker deaths:

CIA-involvement in the rash of recent Banker deaths (some ruled “suicides”) would NOT be surprising, at all. The OSS/CIA was created by International Central Bankers & Nazis, after Operation Paperclip brought them to the U.S., after WWII. Prescott Bush, a banker, funded the Nazis, during WWII. His son, George H.W. Bush was in the CIA, when JFK was assassinated. In the “Bay of Pigs” Operation, there were two ships named 1) Barbara, and 2) Houston. The “Bay of Pigs” Operation was codenamed “Zapata”! (G.H.W. Bush’s Oil Company was called ZAPATA OIL!) All the Bushes, Prescott, G.H.W. and Dubya were members of the “elite” “secret” society at Yale, called Skull and Bones, who gave us our two “choices” for President in 2004: 1) Dubya, and 2) John Kerry – both Yale graduates, and both members of Skull and Bones.

“Operation 40″, a CIA International Assassination Unit, began under the Eisenhower Administration, with Richard Nixon at the helm, as Vice President. When JFK took office, as President, LBJ took over “Operation 40″, as Vice President. (In 1954, Allen Dulles of the CIA overthrew the Arbenz government, of Guatemala, in which E. Howard Hunt was a participant. In 2007, E. Howard Hunt gave a deathbed confession to his son, St. John Hunt, that he was in Dallas, on Nov. 22, 1963. It has been argued that the Arbenz government overthow/coup, was the template for the JFK hit.

All wars are bankers’ wars. After JFK was murdered in broad daylight, before the national and international media – the perpetrators had LBJ reverse all of JFK’s actions during his Presidency, and perhaps most importantly, no new “money” was printed by the U.S. Treasury, but continued under the so-called “Federal” “Reserve”, and the Weapons-manufacturers and Pentagon had their war in Vietnam, after the FALSE FLAG non-EVENT, called the “Gulf of Tonkin” incident.

After the death of JFK, far too many eye-witnesses died under other than natural circumstances. This is documented in Richard Belzer’s book, entitled HIT LIST. Today, it is bankers. Not too long ago, it was Microbiologists. In the 60′s and 70′s, it was eye-witnesses, as well as some who actually participated, in some way, in the JFK Assassination, like Johnny Roselli, before he could testify.

I neglected to mention, that in the 1960 Presidential Election, Prescott Bush was backing Richard Nixon with his endorsement (if not financially, as well). Nixon was Prescott Bush’s pick for President, in the 1960 Election.


Further connections (some more obvious than others):

1) G.H.W. Bush’s wife’s name is BARBARA, and they lived in HOUSTON (TX).

2) “Operation 40″ began as “NSC 5412 (Committee)” under Eisenhower/Nixon.

3) E. Howard Hunt is really a key figure, having participated under Allen Dulles, in the CIA’s 5412 Committee/Operation 40 overthrow of the Arbenz government in Guatemala (1954), as well as having been a “bench-warmer” in the JFK Assassination (1963), and then later, was called to testify in the Watergate Break-In (Burglary Scandal) of the 1970′s. Apparently, on the “Nixon Tapes”, whenever he refers to not wanting to open up “that whole ‘Bay of Pigs’ thing” again – he is actually referring to the JFK Assassination. E. Howard Hunt, and Frank Sturgis broke into the Watergate Hotel, to obtain documents that would have inevitably blown the JFK Assassination Coverup WIDE OPEN.

4) The reason why E. Howard Hunt was selected as a “back-up” or “bench-warmer” for the JFK hit, is because shooters had already been procured (as the CIA had “subcontracted” this work to the Mafia, under the direction of Johnny Roselli, of the Chicago Mafia) for purposes of “Plausible Deniability” for the CIA. BTW, Johnny Roselli’s body was found cut up with a chainsaw, and stuffed in a barrel, in 1976, just before he was to testify to the House Select Committee on Assassinations. Had the Mafia-paid shooters not been able to pull off the job – CIA personnel were in place, as a “back-up”, to finish the job.

5) After the JFK Assassination, LBJ and J. Edgar Hoover selected Allen Dulles (fired from his post as Director of the CIA by JFK, after the “Bay of Pigs” debacle) to head up the Warren Omission, to “investigate” the JFK Assassination. How convenient. Their predetermined conclusion was that Lee Harvey Oswald acted ALONE. Lee Harvey Oswald knew he’d been set up, and even stated on camera, that he was “just the patsy”. He never fired a single shot. A forensic expert in fingerprint identification found only ONE fingerprint in the so-called “snipers nest” – it was a perfect match of the fingerprint of (LBJ-hired) hitman, Malcolm Wallace.

6) Not only did “money” continue to be printed by the so-called “Federal” “Reserve” and NOT the U.S. Treasury – after the JFK Assassination – the Weapons Manufacturers (Military Contractors), the CIA, the Pentagon, the Bankers, and the “War-hawks” all got their war in Vietnam, and the Texas Oil men got their much-coveted “Oil Depletion Allowance” worth millions if not billions of $$. Military spending by the U.S. Government spiked in 1964, right after the JFK Assassination, then again during the Reagan Administration, and again after 9-11.

7) Johnny Roselli’s body was found cut up, by chainsaw, and stuffed in a barrel, just before he was to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations, in 1976. George de Mohrenshildt, Lee Harvey Oswald’s CIA-handler, was in correspondence with G.H.W. Bush, requesting assistance from Mr. Bush, before he was to testify before the House Select Committee on Assassinations. He was found dead, from shotgun wound(s). It was ruled a “suicide” despite the obvious fact, that the wound(s) could not have been self-inflicted.

8) JFK was reportedly having an affair with the wife of LBJ’s “man” at the CIA – CORD MEYER. (His wife’s name was Mary Pinchot Meyer). JFK was also having an affair with a woman with whom Sam Giancana was similarly associated: Judith Campbell Exner. Sam Giancana ran the U.S. The CIA and the Mafia worked hand-in-glove, so-to-speak, with the hand being the CIA, and the glove being the Mafia.

9) CIA: Allen Dulles, James Jesus Angleton, Cord Meyer, William K. Harvey, David Morales, David Atlee Phillips, David Ferrie, G.H.W. Bush, George de Mohrenshildt, and PATSY, Lee Harvey Oswald

10) Mafia: Johnny Roselli, Sam Giancana, Santo Traficante, Carlos Marcello

11) Texas Oil men: H.L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, Syd Richardson, D.H. Byrd

12) A housekeeper of the Murchison Family on the night of Nov. 21, 1963, was interviewed for the film: THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY, and, while she admitted that she was invited to the mansion to meet their “special guest” (J. Edgar Hoover), she declined. What she did say, was that, at the time, she didn’t even know who J. Edgar Hoover was. She found that out later. The most interesting thing she said, apart from his presence in the mansion, on Nov. 21, 1963, was that for an entire week, after the Assassination, the mood in the house was FESTIVE or JUBILANT. The Murchison family was CELEBRATING with champagne and caviar, flowing, for a WEEK, after Nov. 22, 1963!




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All wars are bankers wars.

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