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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-12-07 04:28 PM
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27. Appears Harriman answered to a higher authority than President Kennedy...
Corporate McPravda tells the story that JFK ordered the coup in South Vietnam resulting in the death of President Diem. E Howard Hunt even planted, on behalf of the turd Nixon, phone cables implicating JFK in the assassination. So, of course, ABCNNBCBSFalseNoiseNutworkWaPoNYTEtc's has worked overtime to miss any true accounting of Prescott Bush Sr's pal, Averell Harriman's, involvement in Vietnam:



Who changed the coup into the murder of Diem, Nhu and a Catholic priest?

From The Secret History of the CIA by Joseph Trento"


Who changed the coup into the murder of Diem, Nhu and a Catholic priest accompanying them? To this day, nothing has been found in government archives tying the killings to either John or Robert Kennedy. So how did the tools and talents developed by Bill Harvey for ZR/RIFLE and Operation MONGOOSE get exported to Vietnam? Kennedy immediately ordered (William R.) Corson to find out what had happened and who was responsible. The answer he came up with: On instructions from Averell Harriman. The orders that ended in the deaths of Diem and his brother originated with Harriman and were carried out by Henry Cabot Lodges own military assistant.

Having served as ambassador to Moscow and governor of New York, W. Averell Harriman was in the middle of a long public career. In 1960, President-elect Kennedy appointed him ambassador-at-large, to operate with the full confidence of the president and an intimate knowledge of all aspects of United States policy. By 1963, according to Corson, Harriman was running Vietnam without consulting the president or the attorney general.

The president had begun to suspect that not everyone on his national security team was loyal. As Corson put it, Kenny ODonnell (JFKs appointments secretary) was convinced that McGeorge Bundy, the national security advisor, was taking orders from Ambassador Averell Harriman and not the president. He was especially worried about Michael Forrestal, a young man on the White House staff who handled liaison on Vietnam with Harriman.

At the heart of the murders was the sudden and strange recall of Sagon Station Chief Jocko Richardson and his replacement by a no-name team barely known to history. The key member was a Special Operations Army officer, John Michael Dunn, who took his orders, not from the normal CIA hierarchy but from Harriman and Forrestal.

According to Corson, John Michael Dunn was known to be in touch with the coup plotters, although Dunns role has never been made public. Corson believes that Richardson was removed so that Dunn, assigned to Ambassador Lodge for special operations, could act without hindrance.

SOURCE:

The Secret History of the CIA. Joseph Trento. 2001, Prima Publishing. pp. 334-335.



It appears that Harriman was working with his counterparts at the top of the CIA, rather than the Kennedy White House. It's also alarming to read John Newman's report the Pentagon was providing two sets of information -- one to JFK stating the advisor's role in South Vietnam was leading to victory and another to Vice President Johnson stating that only intervention by U.S. troops would lead to victory.

Thanks for giving a damn, loudsue!



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