Skip to comments.Trained to Kill: The Inside Story of CIA Plots against Castro, Kennedy, and Che (Book Review)
Posted on 07/02/2018 8:07:33 AM PDT by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies
Trained to Kill is one of those essential books that our free press is all too likely to ignore, because of all the awful truth between its coversespecially its shattering confirmation that David Attlee Phillips of the CIA did introduce the author [Veciano] to Lee Harvey Oswald just weeks before the assassination of John Kennedy. While thus exploding the old myth of Oswald as lone gunman, this chilling memoir also sheds new light on Che Guevaras murder, Operation Condor, and the fanatic amorality behind the management of US covert operations. Mark Crispin Miller, professor of media, culture, and communication at NYU.
"At long last, the primary leader of the CIA-backed, anti-Castro group of Cuban exiles has come forward to shatter the Warren Commission's finding that the assassination of President Kennedy was the work of a 'lone nut.' Antonio Veciana's story should revise the history books." Dick Russell, NYT bestselling author of The Man Who Knew Too Much
"This inside story of the CIA plots to kill Fidel Castro, President Kennedy and Che Guevara not only makes for riveting reading, it also shines a stark light on the darkest corners of US covert operations in the 1960s and '70s...This is a real history of American power, one that is destined to disturb and enlighten any citizen who can handle the truth."
Veciana had a compelling crusade in life- to help free his countrymen from a ruthless dictator. As an octogenerian, it appears that Veciana is setting the record straight. "Now I am old. My wife is gone. My children are grown. I have survived cancer and a heart attack. Now I can reveal the truth about my double life." Veciana discloses how the CIA really operated during the 1960's -1970's. His confession confirms Jim Garrison's conclusions that Oswald was a member of the intelligence community and that there were active plots in that community to kill the president. Veciana met LHO at a meeting with his own CIA handler in Dallas a few weeks before the assassination.
Veciana later came to realize that his Agency handler (Bishop) was actually the CIA's chief of operations for the Western Hemisphere (David Atlee Phillips), who recruited him to organize Alpha 66- the terrorist group intent to kill Castro. Veciana relates how the CIA trains its operatives to lie, cheat, steal and kill with an allegiance to the Agency that was above all else - including that to their families, their religion and their moral values.
So should we just assume now that the CIA killed JFK?
It would not surprise me to find the CIA was involved.
It was always clear that Lyndon Johnson had the most to gain from President Kennedy’s assassination.
Oswald was a Patsy.
There is a mountain of evidence the CIA killed JFK—this just adds to the pile of books on the subject:
Deathbed confessions: https://www.amazon.com/Bond-Secrecy-Watergate-Conspirator-Howard/dp/1936296837
FOIA document releases: https://www.amazon.com/Oswald-CIA-John-Newman/dp/0786701315
And yes, Oswald was a patsy:
Sure, why not, They are the ones blocking all the JFK record dumps.
Apologist have claimed that the Agency was just blindly unknowing -incompetent and negligent regarding Oswald’s activities.
All the existing circumstances and coincidences prove the contrary- he operated in some capacity for them. And he was used by them. And it worked, well enough.
I had a suspicion for many years that Oswald was really a CIA operative.
Having seen recorded interviews in which SS agents swore there were gunshots from forward of the presidents limo, confirmed for me that there was a conspiracy. To me Oswald literally stunk of CIA. The SS agents said the shot cadence was more of a ‘bang... Bang, bang’ than a ‘bang.. bang.. bang’ both of these impressions were held by multiple members of President Kennedy’s SS detail who were present thar day.
These facts and the veracity of the witnesses have led me to firmly believe that rogue CIA agents were involved. I don’t believe that CIA director John McCone had any prior knowlege of the assassination attempt.
Was the Milk Marketing Board involved somewhere?
“...Che Guevaras murder...”
They say this like it’s a bad thing.
McCone was a JFK loyalist and kept out of the loop.
Former CIA Director Allen Dulles was fired by JFK and he was one of the key conspirators. Others included counter-intelligence chief Angleton and the Western Hemisphere operations team.
LBJ and J Edgar Hoover were conspirators as well.
For more on LBJ’s role, Roger Stone’s book on the subject is the best:
Many still refuse to speculate about the very notion of who was responsible for the assassination (other than LHO) but the finger is squarely pointed in the right direction...
Who is the only organization in the world that had the means to not only commit an organized murder, but also manipulate so many government agents, politicians and agencies to:
1.) effect such a murder
2.) to cover up such a murder, and
3.) create false perpetrators on an international level.
Our very own... See- Eye- Aye!
After reviewing dozens of theories of how JFK met his maker... the one that seems to fit the actual evidence the best is that after the shot that hit Kennedy and Connally, the driver hit the brakes. The car carrying the secret service agents directly behind had to hit the brakes as well to avoid a collision. This caused an agent who was standing to lose his balance. The M16 style rifle being carried by agent Hickey dropped to approximately level and accidentally discharged blowing Kennedy’s brains out. This is detailed in the book by Bonar Menninger, Mortal Error.
This does not invalidate many of the “conspiracy” theories such as this one, but it fits the evidence extremely well and explains much of the bizarre behavior of the secret service in the days following... Weird nonsense such as Kennedy’s brain being taken from the hospital and then disappearing. Then there is the inconvenient fact that the entrance hole in Kennedy’s skull was smaller than the diameter of the full metal jacketed projectiles that came from Oswald’s rifle.
The supposed full metal jacket projectile that hit Kennedy’s head fragmented into tiny particles and turned his brain to mush. This is not consistent with the characteristics of a 6.5x52mm full metal jacket projectile. It is consistent with what happens when someone is shot at close range in the back of the head by the type of rifle that Agent Hockey was carrying on that fateful day.
“It was always clear that Lyndon Johnson had the most to gain from President Kennedys assassination.”
IF you look at it as a plain murder investigation(forget JFK was the President) it is obvious the LBJ had the motive.
If you recall a few years back the History Channel did a series of documentaries about potential theories/suspects on who killed JFK. One episode blamed LBJ. People went nuts. I thought that flack is always heaviest when you are over the target.
I have a typo... should say not consistent with the full metal jacketed projectile from a 6.5x52mm cartridge.
And Android changed Hickey to Hockey as well.
Yea, that’s a fun and simple story. But it doesn’t explain why Lee & his family were being ‘handled’ by the agency.
Here’s some more on Veciana’s role with the agency.
I said in my post that this theory does not invalidate other conspiracy theories. It explains the sequence of events and fits the forensic and other evidence. The shot that Oswald took that went through Kennedy’s neck most likely would have killed him regardless of bumbling by the Secret Service.
Given Oswald’s history and the details surrounding his death I do not think that there are many who doubt that he had contact with unsavory characters connected to foreign and domestic intelligence agencies. At this point there is not much that would surprise anyone regarding this.
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