Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Day Innocence Died – The Colonel

4Everyone remembers where they were on the day JFK died. Here is an account from military security analyst Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, like almost everyone else alive at the time, remembers exactly where he was when he first heard news. He was the inspiration for the character "Mr. X" in Oliver Stone’s movie JFK. Concluding an assignment to Antarctica, he was in Christchurch, New Zealand where he was sent on government business when read newspaper reports of the tragedy.

According to Prouty, people within the intelligence and military communities of the United States government conspired to assassinate Kennedy. He maintained that their actions were a coup d'état to stop the President from taking control of the CIA after the Bay of Pigs. Prouty stated that the assassination was orchestrated by Edward Lansdale (Gen. Y" in Oliver Stone's JFK) and that Landsdale appeared in photographs of the "three tramps.

In 1975, Prouty appeared with Richard Sparague at a news conference in New York to present what they believed was photographic evidence of a conspiracy. According to Prouty, the movement of Kennedy after a bullet struck his head was consistent with a shot from the grassy knoll. He also suggested that the actions of a man with an umbrella, the "Umbrella Man", were suspicious.

Prouty provides a very interesting perspective. He said, based on his experience he is convinced that there is more to the initial news accounts than meets the eye. Let us remember that Oswald was arrest for the murder and in less than seventy minutes after the president was shot. He was in custody – case closed!

Most view this as the most remarkable capture of the suspect, considering having in this short period of time, an entire account of his whereabouts and history. It is important to remember this was at a time when there were draconian communication resources and the most important murder case of the century was supposedly solved in an hour, which leads some to wonder if the suspect was known before the “The Big Event” occurred. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

Disclaimer: The information contained in this series is that of the presenters and does not necessarily reflect the views of the author. It is information that is in the public domain provided for the reader to form an opinion. Whereas, it is the author’s position that the most profound sin is a tragedy unremembered and the absence of truth. And that’s my thought provoking perspective…

More to come as the series “The Day The Dream Died”…

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