Skip to comments.Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In Legacy Of Secrecy: The Mafia Assassinated JFK
Posted on 11/20/2010 5:00:12 AM PST by AtlasStalled
Leonardo DiCaprio will star in the film adaptation of the 2008 book Legacy of Secrecy in which authors Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann rather conclusively establish that three mob bosses Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante and Johnny Rosselli were responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as reported by Terri Schwartz for MTV: "DiCaprio will play FBI informant Jack Van Laningham, who befriends the southern mafia leader, Carlos Marcello, a man the book fingers as the potential mastermind of the 1963 murder (he reportedly even confessed involvement)."
With regard to Marcello's confession to Laningham regarding the Kennedy assassination, in reviewing Legacy of Secrecy last year for the Herald Sun James Campbell wrote the following: "The strongest evidence the authors produce is Marcello's confession to an FBI informant in the 1980s. 'The FBI had managed to get an informant inside Marcello's cell and Marcello trusted this guy,' Waldron said. According to a 1985 memo quoted in the book, the informant told the FBI: 'On December 15, 1985, he (the informant) was in the company of Carlos Marcello and another inmate at the Federal Correctional Institute, Texarkana, Texas, engaged in conversation. Carlos Marcello discussed his intense dislike of former President John Kennedy as he often did. Unlike other such tirades against Kennedy, however, on this occasion Carlos Marcello said, referring to President Kennedy, 'Yeah, I had the son of bitch killed. I'm glad I did it. I'm sorry I couldn't have done it myself.'"
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Even though it’s been proven without refute that Oswald acted alone, we still get these stories which of course make millions of dollars for the writers.
There is no proof of this and to the contrary Oswald had been watched the whole time.
This was an event that like Booth an allignment of the stars that allowed it to happen.
Anyone who has seen the PBS Frontline Documentary will be convinced once and for all:
Total waste of time to see a good actor in a ridiculous movie.
Why not a conspiracy movie on our president? That I’ll watch.
If Leonardo DiCaprio is starring in it, it must be the gay Broadway musical version.
The mafia killed JFK in conspiracy with KKK members. Lee Oswald was a patsy/shooter and there may have been more than one shooter. For anyone to think oswald acted alone, they need to grow a brain.
Now now now... it’s not a ‘gay Broadway musical version.’ It’s a version with singers in comfortable shoes.
“Even though its been proven without refute that Oswald acted alone . . . * * * Anyone who has seen the PBS Frontline Documentary will be convinced once and for all.”
Is PBS the new Bible or something? I believe because PBS tells me so. LOL
Joe Milteer/mafia etc...
Next you will be doubting the wisdom or the integrity of the Warren Commission, or indeed Earl Warren himself. He is responsible for the criminal justice system we enjoy to this very day. How could you doubt the integrity of such a man?
Robert Blakey, a mob buster for Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and the principal architect of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, is the author of The Plot To Kill The President in which he too concludes that the Mafia assassinated JFK as reported by David Talbot for Salon: “Blakey would emerge as the Warren Report’s most authoritative critic and a firm believer that Kennedy had died as the result of a conspiracy, masterminded by Marcello and his Mafia ally, Santo Trafficante, the Florida godfather who had been driven t of the lucrative Havana casino business by Castro and who had been recruited in the CIA plot to kill the Cuban leader.”
Curiously, Earl Warren also was a close friend of NYC restaurteer Toots Shur who was a front for mobster Frank Costello.
Yeah....You and Oliver Stone and this latest tripe....
Frontline was one of the few shoes worth watching on PBS.
Anyone who thinks that Oswald was working for the Mafia is an idiot...
Was there another gunman there that day? Don’t know. Maybe. But the autopsy and angles seems to refute that. Also the audio noise capture on a policeman’s radio.
Bottom line. Oswald was being tracked by the FBI the whole time. He acted alone. Maybe another gunman knocked off a shot, but again the FRontline Doc handles this.
Oswald was an expert Marksman in the ARmy.
Sounds like an Oliver Stone movie.
—they have been trying to convince everyone that anyone but a fellow Leftist killed JFK since then.
This is just the latest—so break out the tinfoil beenies again..
I think it already was one.......
I think we need MORE JFK assassination movies.
I hate to correct you but Oswald was a Marine. You are also right about his marksmanship. From a distance of 250 yards he hit 246 bulls eyes out if 250 shots with open sights. The longest shot from the bookstore to Kennedy was 82 yards. He used a 6.5 mm bolt action Carcano with a scope.
Oswald was a so-so shooter with a crappy gun. He fired but did he hit?
Oswald was in the Marines.
That’s right and the Prime Directive of the USMC is (or was?)
IF YOU CAN’T SHOOT YOU DONT LEAVE BOOT
I’m not sure why people don’t want to believe Oswald acted alone. I suppose I would have understood if this was 1965. Then, maybe you could say, there’s someone else still on the loose. But unless you’re talking about Castro, there isn’t likely anyone on the loose still today, and soon even Castro will be a bad memory.
Say what you will, LBJ was in on it...
You forgot the /sarcasm tag....(I hope)
Oswald killed Kennedy.
Castro killed Kennedy.
The Mafia killed Kennedy.
Daffy Duck killed Kennedy.
And on, and on, and on, and on.
Somebody really knows who actually killed Kennedy, but for sure, the public will never find out...for "National Security" reasons. HA!!
Take the time to watch this interview with LBJ’s mistress from that time...it will change your mind.
Or, read the book Kingfish. I don’t know the truth for sure, but there’s, IMHO, some compelling info in that book.
Your’re right the Marines.
Did you see the Frontline reinactment of the shooting? He could easily have knocked off the shots within the time frame.
They had Oswald’s shooting scores in his basic training.
They also had the doctors who performed the autopsy.
They had KGB managers who knew Oswald.
They also had Oswald’s brother, whom they interviewed at length along with the wife.
So how do they link Oswald with the Mafia?
Wrong Jack Ruby Breath.
I stand corrected. As I’ve posted here, the Frontline doc supports your information about Oswald’s ability. He easily, with a telescopic site, could have knocked off the shots that he did, in the 6 or 7 seconds, (an eternity really) that he had. In fact, Frontline re inacts it.
I respectfully disagree, and again suggest that anyone who really wants to review the truth on this, should watch the Frontline Documentary.
Also see Post #10. The Marines released Oswald’s shooting records in the Marines. The guy was an expert marksman.
I’m sorry, post # 14 not #10.
JFK was a leftie GOD.
You can’t topple a GOD with just a single ill-armed Commie, no matter how inept his security.
IT’S GOTTA BE BIGGER!
BIGGER, DO YOU HEARME!! BIOGGERBIGGERBIGGER!!!!!
My father was a Special Agent (FBI) at the same time Jim Garrison was. They went through training together. My father pegged Garrison as a liar and an opportunist, unsually harsh for dad. The whole Oliver Stone JFK fable was based on Garrison being exactly what he was not.
Where’s Chicago boss Sam Giancana’s name? He had two good reason’s to off Kennedy: 1) the prez was tapping Sam’s mistress, Judith Exner, and 2) the Outfit stole the election putting JFK over Nixon in Illinois and got nothing in return.
Yeah you’re right. The wink proves it. Absolutely. No point to review anything more here. LBJ was totally behind it.
“Dad, do you remember the day Kennedy was shot?”
“Yes, Son. I remember it well like it happened just yesterday. I was about your age.”
“They say that Lyndon Johnson was behind it. What do you think?”
“Well, son. I’ve read many books on the subject, and I’ve watched some documentaries. Read the Warren report too. And there’s been a whole boat load of new information that’s come out recently with the release of information act. I didn’t think LBJ was behind it at all, until I saw a post on Free REpublic. It showed a “wink” that someone gave LBJ on the plane, just after he was sworn in as president. Jackie and Lady Bird are standing right there, and probably didn’t see it. I think there’s a guy in the background about to pop champagne too. After seeing that photograph, I’m now convinced, that YES LBJ pulled it off.”
“Gee, Dad, you are the most smartest man in the world.”
“And you’re a great son.”
I was in college at the time. Garrison was traveling around the country trying to get people to buy his story. He actually came and had lunch with us. The Sigma Nu house at the Universiy of Idaho. OF course, we all lapped up his crazy theory. Especially regarding all the people connected to the assasination who had died suddenly.
Years later, I met a couple FBI agents who were about the same age as GArrison. They corroborated what you say. If you have some credentials, you write a book, and you make a some money.
Americans love conspiracies. For example, I love the one about our president not being who he says he is....The truth should come out any day now on that one.
PBS is an unimpeachable source for all matters and Frontline is the best of the best of PBS.
It’s been nice discussing this with you, but, hey, look at the time - I'm due back on planet Earth - gottago...
I just picked a PBS transcript to source Oswald's attempted assassination of Army Major General Edwin Walker. At the time he was a former general. He resigned from the Army in protest of the JFK policy vis-a-vis the cold war defending against the Soviets. JFK and RFK targeted the General for his outspoken opposition to communism.
The PBS pundit's account of Walker and his role in the University of Mississippi riots were not entirely accurate -- yes the MSM reported that Walker led the violent demonstrations. But Walker sued and lost only because SCOTUS decided that the MSM employees meant no harm they just got it wrong.
Nevertheless, the PBS discussion did say that Oswald's hatred of Walker stemmed from Walker's vocal opposition to Castro and his (Walker's) role in the emerging modern conservative movement (my description). PBS's description of the movement was that it was "racist and ultra-right-wing." Strike two.
Obviously it's not likely that the Mafia had any grudge against General Walker; but because of Walker's anti-communism and anti-Castro actions Oswald did.
Didn’t know anything about this, but the Frontline Doc on the Kennedy assasination is very compelling and put alot of questions to rest that I had in my mind for many years.
What bothers me is the flagrant falsehood’s in Stone’s JFK. And now we have another movie coming out.
The most gullible people are these liberals who pour money into movie projects thinking they’ll make some money out of it, and endear them to the Hollywood Left.
What’s the latest one to come out? With Sean Penn on the Valarie Plume thing. What garbage. They totally lost their butts, but who cares? The actors, director and producer made out like bandits.
The entire Kennedy assassination industry was started by left-wing attorney, Mark Lane, who was the attorney for Oswald’s widow.
Anyone who identifies PBS as a factual source has a serious reality problem. Or the person is a lurker or worse.
Well of course...once you apply Spectre's Magic Bullet theory...
I remember those days. LBJ was not likely to be on the ballot in 1964.
One of Senate Majority Leader LBJ's top (if not the top) aide Bobby Baker was in big trouble and facing prison. LBJ would not be far behind. RFK's DoJ was closing in fast.
Then there was the "suicide" of U.S. Department of Agriculture employee Henry Marshall who was nailing LBJ friend Billie Sol Estes for criminal activity. Lots more. And over the years the truth about Mr. Marshall's murder finally came out. If I am not mistaken Billie Sol Estes provided the details years later (1980s?).
.. no, no way could LBJ be denied the protection of a high government job (VP) and a good chance to be president in 1968. In crime look for the money -- sure, but also look for who had the most to lose if the crime was not committed. IMO.
Everyone knows that the Kennedy’s killed Marlyn Monroe and Mafia plotted their revenge against the brothers. Nothing like a good conspiracy in the morning!
Interesting that you bring up the name of Sam Giancana. After his death, his surviving brother wrote a book on the Kennedey assassination (sorry, cannot recall title). The scenario he laid out was that the Mafia, in conjunction with certain post-Bay of Pigs disaffected members of the Cuban exile community carried out the assassination. The stated motivation was that the Kennedy clan had solicited the assistance of the Mafia in “delivering” certain key states to Kennedy - a task which which the author asserts was carried out. My recollection (I read the book 20-25 years ago) was that the Mafia delivered Kentucky for Kennedy in the Democratic primary, and at least Illinois in the ‘60 election. In return, the Kennedys are alleged to have promised a “hands off” policy toward Mafia “business” activities. Of course, immediately after Kennedy gained the White House, he appointed his brother as Attorney General and the federal government undertook an outright war to crush the Mob. This infuriated the national leadership of the Mafia and ..... as they say ..... the rest is “history”.
An interesting book with a plausible presentation of facts and events.
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Yep, Arlen Specter convinced me with that magic bullet theory of his and I haven't looked at another theory since then. Not!
Double Cross: The Explosive, Inside Story of the Mobster Who Controlled America by Chuck Giancana and Sam Giancana
It was an excellent book.
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