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It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder.  We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

Frederick Douglass

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By Steve Erdmann

(Copyright 2015, Steve Erdmann – All Rights Reserved) 

<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>


David Ferrie at St. Charles’ Seminary in the early 1940s



Judyth Vary Baker knew David Ferrie as a man of many faces:  legal advisor for New Orleans Mafia DonCarlos Marcello, aircraft pilot for several Mafia families, CIA asset, defrocked priest, anti-Castro adventurer, seducer of men and teenage boys, participant in an anti-Castro bioweapon plot, and a key to the JFK assassination.


“The Coup d’ Etat in 1963 took control of an inconvenient two-party system to run its self-protecting corporate agenda, with the CIA, FBI, banking interests and the military-industrial complex cooperating,” says Baker …

“And when the Supreme Court recently ruled that corporations could, in essence, buy any and all political candidates through ‘donation,’ with no limit on what could be spent to influence votes, the American government became a prostitute whose services were purchased by the highest bidders.”


DAVID FERRIE: Mafia Pilot, participant in anti-Castro Bioweapon Plot, Friend of Lee Harvey Oswald and the Key to the JFK Assassination, Judyth Vary Baker, TrineDay LLC, P.O. Box 577, Walterville, Oregon, 97489, 1-800-556-2012.   For details, Contact: P[email protected]www.trineday.com, 2014, 521 pages, $24.95.

David Ferrie’s connections to the Military-Industrial-Complex began in early 1952 when he became involved in the New Orleans Civil Air Patrol (CAP).  There, Ferrie began instructing air cadets, often in summer encampments at the local air force bases.

Ferrie became a CAP commander in 1953.  Lee Harvey Oswald enrolled as a CAP cadet only July 27, 1955  (Serial No. 084965).

Oswald attended meetings at Moisant CAP Squadron, Lakefront and Abita Spring, Louisiana.

Eddie Voebel, a friend of Oswald, said that Oswald “had been a cadet in Ferrie’s CAP squadron in 1955 and that the recalled Oswald attended a party at Ferrie’s then-home at 209 Vinet Street.”

Researcher Lee Farley mentioned that David Ferrie was instrumental in “grooming” Oswald and his consequential enlistment in the United States Marines.  Ferrie told the local Marine Corps recruiter that Oswald would be good in the CIA because “he could keep his mouth shut.” (Page 73.)


In 1953, David Ferrie developed an interest in philosophy and took a course at Tulane University, site of the Tulane University School of Medicine

At this renown clinical research center, Dr. Robert Heath, M.D. (a CIA-funded medical researcher, was charged with finding “the human pleasure center” in the mammalian brain), had 120 psychiatric patients on whom he used subcortical electrode stimulation.   One of the fascinating people who would “drop by” to visit Heath’s clinic was David Ferrie.

Dr Robert Heath - Tulane University    Dr. Robert G. Heath 


In 1954, Ferrie began studying for a doctorate in psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Ferrie spoke of his “bringing patients” to Heath’s office and, also, flying “sensitive” psychiatric data between Tulane’s Psychology Department and other hospitals and departments.  CIA agents approached Heath to conduct human and animal tests of bulbocapnine.


Bulbocapnine is an alkaloid found in Corydalis and Dicentra, plants in the family Fumariaceae that can cause fatal poisoning in sheep and cattle. — Wikipedia

The 1957 CIA Inspector General Report stated that “the knowledge that the agency is engaging in unethical and illicit activities would have serious repercussions in political and diplomatic circles.”

The U.S Army funded a Tulane Electrical Brain stimulation program conducted by Dr. Robert Heath, and (according to Australian psychiatrist, Dr. Harry Bailey) used blacks because “they were everywhere and cheap experimental animals.”

In June-July, 1967, Ferrie wrote a thesis for his PhD in psychology about hypnotherapy and received his PhD. in psychology.


It was speculated that Ferrie was involved in a matrix of activities including his Civil Air Patrol activities, his job as a pilot at Eastern Airlines, pilot for mobster Carlos Marcello’s lawyers (and flying to Guatemala to smuggle Marcello back into theU.S. after his deportation by AG Robert F. Kennedy), and, according to Victor Marchetti“had in fact been employed by the CIA.” 

Victor Marchetti was Deputy Assistant to the CIA Director. — Richard Helms (p. 82).


To Develop a Bioweapon Against Fidel Castro

David Ferrie was additionally connected, it was speculated, to the CIA’s MKULTRA (mind control) program through Dr. Alton Ochsner (one-time friend of Office of Strategic Services [OSS] Chief “Wild Bill” Donovan), and Dr. Mary Sherman, a cancer researcher .

Ferrie met Dr. Oschsner through Dr. Sherman, both cleared for work on a “Sensitive Position” (p. 97.)  Baker later learned that it was referred to as “The Project”: A cancer experiment to develop a cancer serum as a bioweapon to be used against Fidel Castro.

In order to convince Baker of the reality of The Project, as government sponsored, she is introduced to a gruff detective and CIA/FBI asset, Guy Banister, who speaks at length of his clandestine contacts:

“Ferrie’s project was legitimate.  Even the CIA was backing it, along with the city’s crime boss, Carlos Marcello,” says Baker. “Banister was quite serious.”

Banister’s agency was involved, not only with Mary Sherman’s bioweapon project, but also with the CIA, crime boss Carlos Marcello (because of the Intelligence alliances), and a spy ring against Castro and Communist activities (Banister was a former FBI agent (once, at his height heading the Chicago FBI Office).  After leaving Chicago, Banister continued to gather evidence against the corrupt New Orleans Police Department.

“When Dr. Sherman shows me a powerful new cancer developed over the past year, I am stunned by its vigor,” says Baker about 1963.

“I agree to do what I can to stabilize the cancer and help transform it from a mouse cancer to one that will attack human tissues, only later will I realize that the cancer could be stolen and used to silence political enemies ‘forever.’”


Dr. Alton Ochsner in Surgical Garb

Judyth Baker’s early career into cancer research and her connection with Dr. Alton Ochsner was amply illustrated in her book “Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald,” TrineDay Publishers, 2010.

New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison summarized an understanding about the “anti-Castro” Radical right situation, stated in Garrison’s November 22, 1967 Playboy Magazine interview: members of the paramilitary right, anti-Castro exiles, were extremely worried about Jack Kennedy’s policy of détente succeeding.


The CIA was involved in much of this intrigue in a “mixed bag” of Minutemen, Cuban exiles, other anti-Castro “adventurers” training for a “foray” into Cuba. Along with an assassination attempt on Fidel Castro — there was also the bioweapon Project of Mary Sherman.

“David Ferrie, who operated on the ‘command’ level of the ultra-rightists, was deeply involved in this effort,”   says Baker. (p. 224.)


One of the earlier choices by Banister for someone to be Ferrie’s laboratory assistant was Michael Riconusciuto, “a young genius in electronics, biochemistry, chemistry and computers…”  For more information about Rinconusciuto and his place in the espionage web, see “The Octopus from Hell,” Parts I and II:


Riconusciuto may have aided Banister in various “bugging” operations, such as placing devices in Clay Shaw’s house in the summer of 1963;  Riconusciuto was adept at installing “bugging devices” and electronic surveillance equipment.

Baker lists witnesses that saw Banister and Ferrie together, such as Vernon Gerdes, Dr. Michael Kurtz, George Higgenbotham, Rick Bauer, William Gaudet, and Sergio Arcacha Smith (pp. 240-242).

Baker was concerned for the rapid expansion of the Ochsner-Sherman “Project.”

About August 1, 1963Baker says: “…deep-freezing this new backup material suggests that we aren’t developing this biological weapon just for Castro.  We are about to make this cancer truly immortal…the city is a hot bed of Cold War operations of all kinds.  The Project has required massive funding.  Only one entity could afford everything happening here in New Orleans.”  (pp. 245-246.)


One of the bits of evidence of Oswald’s participation into the CIA’s various escapades was the “training film” of anti-Castro infantry near Bedico Creek near Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana in early September 1963.  The film was seen by several people, such as Robert K. “Bob” Tanenbaum of the House Select Committee on Assassination (HSCA), researchers Larry Hancock and Dick Russell, and Banister associate, Delphine Roberts.

The film showed, according to Tanenbaum, Antonio Veciana of Alpha 66, Guy Banister, David Atlee Phillips, Lee Oswald and David Ferrie (pp. 253, 264).


Baker describes a trail of incidents and witnesses showing that Oswald, Ferrie, the CIA, FBI, and the Mob were intricately connected; we can only highlight a few points, but the reader is welcome to search out the further connections described and exposed in the book.

The Fair Play For Cuba Committee (of One)

Oswald in New Orleans

Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans

An FBI informant, Joe Hauser, in his assisting FBI wiretaps of mobster Marcello’s phone (161 reels of tape), told author John H. Davis that agent Hauser “personally knew Oswald.” (p. 265.)

Another witness was FBI agent Warren DeBrueys (pp. 266-267).  Oretas Pena also said he saw Oswald with local chief Warren DeBrueys in August, 1963 (p. 269).


Baker speaks about prisoners from the Angola prison who were often used for “secret research” in a special Tulane University Research Unit at the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson.  “These experiments were supported by a grant from the Commonwealth Fund,” says Baker, “later identified as a CIA front.” (Comparative Effects of the Administration of Taraxein, d-LSD, Mescaline, and Psilocybin to Human Volunteers [Heath, Silva].)

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East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, LA

William Livesay, a prisoner at Angola, told Baker about his experiences with these experiments.  If the patients survived, they were sent directly to the “zombie colonies” at Jackson State Hospital where “they wait to die and are buried in the Jackson graveyard so that security can be maintained and the truth about what was done to them completely covered.”   (p. 275).

According to Baker, Lee Oswald was selected to make a trip to Mexico City to transport the biologically engineered materials that would eventually kill Castro of “natural causes,” which would actually be “lung cancer.”  Following this venture, Oswald and Baker would continue to do blood tests at Jackson State Hospital.





The following are multiple tidbits that tend (in the opinion of Judyth Baker and others) to support Baker’s Ferrie/Oswald scenario:

Texas Theater Manager Butch Burroughs said that he sold Lee Oswald popcorn in the Texas Theater at the time that Officer Tippit was shot.

David Ferrie carried with him a file, which author Prof. Joan Mellon said Ferrie referred to as “the Bomb,” along with a diagram in a “file, 1963” portraying an automobile in an aerial view of Dealey Plaza…” (HSCA report of January 11, 1978). (p. 321.)

An “Abort Team” was mentioned by Lee Oswald and William “Tosh” Plumlee (CIA contract pilot), and mentioned to author Jim Marrs.

The infamous November 21, 1963 “party” at the oil baron Clint Murchison mansion in Dallas, Texas consisting of Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, H.L. Hunt, John Curington, George Brown of Brown + Root, former Texas Republican Congressman Bruce Alger, and John J. McCloy.  

John J. McCloy, in turn, would be placed on the Warren Commission within a week of the murder of JFK:


JFK Researchers Edgar Tatro and Harrison E. Livingstone confirmed Madeline Brown’s story (LBJ”s mistress), and wrote on September 3, 2014:

“The party happened.”  (pp. 330, 331, 334.)


The famous “Altgens photo” showed that when the first shot was heard, Secret Service agents did not look up at the 6th floor of the Book Depository but, rather, they looked ahead, or at the Dal-Tex building.

James T. Tague was standing near the triple underpass and hit on the cheek by a piece of street curb struck by one of the assassin’s bullets, possibly from the Dal-Tex Buildingnot the Book Depository.

The photos of Lee Oswald showing raised handcuffed wrists were his gesture to show newsmen that, to answer their questions, he was indeed handcuffed:  It was NOT a “Communist salute.”

Attorney Dean Andrews confessed that Oswald was just “a patsy,” adding: “I like to live. If they can get the President, they can crush me like a bug” (December 29, 1963). (p. 373.)


Ferrie & Clay Shaw

Near the end of March, 1964Betty Rubio, while working at the Lakefront Airportsaw Ferrie get out of a plane, talk to Rubio, and then go back to the plane and meet Clay Shaw.  They talked for a while and then separated.

Guy Banister was found naked and dead on June 6, 1964 from an alleged “heart attack.”  His wife, Delphine Roberts, said that it was murder, but “it was made to look like a natural death.”

Anna Lewis said in a 2000 videotape: “He had a bullet in him, but they said it was a heart attack.”


On or near July 11, 1965, David Ferrie was associated in flying individuals to Freemason Island.  Matt Milligan of Trans-Gulf Seaplane Service identified photos of Andrew Blackmon and Clay Shaw.

Ruby Friday night press conference


According to Earl Ruby in HSCA testimony, and writer Greg Parker, Jack Ruby’s “cancer” was possibly “artificially induced.” 

Dr. Louis Jolyon “Jolly” West: Baker outlines that Dr. Louis Jolyon West had been cleared at Top Secret for his work on MK-ULTRA.

“CIA documents show that grants were given to Dr. West for studies,” says Baker, “entitled, ‘Psychophysiological Studies of Hypnosis and Suggestibility’ and ‘Studies of Dissociative States.’ ’’  West had examined Jack Ruby in his jail cell (p. 387).

Also read in the works of Colin Ross, MD:  “One such example that Ross writes about is Dr. Louis Jolyon West. While Dr. West’s curriculum vitae doesn’t mention that he received Top Secret clearance from the CIA as the contractor on MKULTRA Subproject 43, CIA documents show that grants were given to Dr. West for studies entitled, Psychophysiological Studies of Hypnosis and Suggestibility and Studies of Dissociative States.”     



David Ferrie had worked as a pilot for Al Crouch’s Saturn Aviation and flight school in November, 1966.  Ferrie was fired on February 7, 1967, and would have been the pilot for a cross-country flight, but Crouch asked another pilot, “Bob,” to fly instead.

Bob’s wife, “J.G,” spoke coincidentally to Baker sometime in 2013 about the crash of the 7th of  February 1967 in Slidell.  According to J.G, Ferrie was fired “because Crouch was scared to death.” 

Crouch needed a pilot right way and J.G’s husband was selected.  The crash was blamed on pilot error for not properly fueling the plane, but “Bob” had a receipt that proved he had refueled.

“From his unique perspective, Bob, trapped as he was in the plane,” says Baker, “could see that the fuel tank had been punctured.” (pp. 393-394.)

Editor’s note:  The implication given here is clear, i.e.  that Ferrie sabotaged the airplane in revenge for being fired.  Why else could Crouch have been “scared to death” of Ferrie?

David Ferrie, at times, says Baker, suffered mentally for his guilt over his bisexuality (and the fact that it prevented him from becoming a priest); sometimes Ferrie would torture and whip himself (pp. 255-260).  The image that came to mind to this writer, was the semblance to the fictional Opus Dei character (the albino) Silas or Simon, in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code,”who would whip himself mercilessly.

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Ferrie began his last days of life by hiding out in the Airport’s pilots’ lounge and rest-overnight area, from about February 8 to 16, 1967.

Flight student Bruce Nolan said of Ferrie:  “One day in early 1967, I arrived for a lesson and found Ferries limped over a desk, crippled by a blazing headache.  He could not fly.  He could barely open one eye.  I shoveled him into my car.  He asked to be taken to his home on Louisiana Avenue Parkway.  I got him to the porch and watched him scuffle inside.”

Nolan never saw him again.

The news media, at that time, was busy covering Jim Garrison’s investigation along with an occasional story written about Ferrie.  In an interview with Garrison investigators on February 18, 1967, Ferrie voiced great skepticism of the single-bullet theory.

Ferrie and Oswald Civil Air Patrol 1955

Civil Air Patrol Camp 1955

David Ferrie (circled) on the left with Lee Harvey Oswald, right

In 1967, the famed group photo of Lee Oswald with his CAP squadron (above)  was “no longer on display on the living room wall, along with other CAP group photos” .  Other evidence of Lee Oswald knowing David Ferrie had also disappeared.

Ferrie’s interview given to DA Jim Garrison’s investigators while he stayed at the Fontainebleau Motor Hotel eventually vanished.   David Ferrie himself vanished from the same hotel on February 19, 1967.

The next day, February 20, 1967, Ferrie called Raymond Broshears, a former roommate, to report his fear of being killed, stating plainly: 

“No matter what happens to me, I won’t commit suicide.”

“A secret report generated by the FBI on May 22, 1968,” says Baker, “confirms that Garrison planned to arrest Ochsner, a Reily coffee executive, and others associated with the New Orleans Project.” (p. 415.)


The body of Ferrie was found deceased about 11:50 a.m. on February 22, 1967 by Jimmy Johnson.  The coroner’s staff arrived at 12:30 p.m.

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Three suspicious “suicide notes” were eventually found.  Dr. Frank Minyard theorized it was a murder because of contusions to the mouth.  “Dr. Minyard says David Ferrie was murdered.” (p. 435.)

On February 23, 1967, Eladio Ceferino del Valle, ex-Cuban congressman, associate of David Ferrie, and an anti-Castro activist, was found dead in his automobile in Miami: beaten, tortured, and shot in the chest.  Eladio del Valle and Ferrie had flown “anti-Castro sorties” in the past, as well as had involvement with Miami mobster, Santos Trafficante.

“Numerous deaths, however, are still classified as ‘natural’ along with a plethora of suicides, murders and ‘accidental deaths’ that can no longer be ignored,” says Baker.


JG, while working for Al Crouch, began to get harassing phone calls about Ferrie’s pilot log books.  JG later disclosed that said log books were confiscated by the felonious “spy” investigator for Jim Garrison, William Gurvich, a turncoat.  “He was going behind Garrison’s back,” said JG.

“That dirty word ‘conspiracy,’ which actually accounts for most evil-doing on the planet,” says Baker, “are avoided most by those who perpetuate it.”

Similar sentiments were voiced by Robert Tannenbaum, HSCA Deputy Counsel, said after Tannenbaum originally discounted Garrison’s suspicions and investigation: “And then I read all this material that came out of (CIA Director Richard) Helms’s office, that in fact what Garrison had said was true. They (CIA agents) were harassing his witnesses, they were intimidating his witnesses.” (Bob TannenbaumProbe, July-August 1996 [Vol. 3, No. 5].) (pp. 431, 435.)

The reader will have to make further analysis of Baker’s book, which has elaborate appendices concerning testimonies, autopsies, and further information on David Ferrie’s life.


Baker has accumulated a number of critics that relentlessly follow her and try to poke holes in her story about her New Orleans experiences with, what she says, are members of the conspiratorial underworld in the Kennedy murder.

The critics feel they have a strong complaint as it is based on the many seeming contradictions in the story and testimony of Judith Vary Baker.

However, as Baker pointed out to Erdmann, this happened often when debunkers are dedicated to finding such missteps and colloquial comments in daily conversation (imagine someone following behind you and perpetually examining your every word or move).

It would not be difficult to blacken one’s name if the critics’ research was not based on the totality of facts and information.  Some critics have even opened websites and blogs dressed in nothing but what appears to be jealous vindictiveness, and according to Baker, the wish to get some type of revenge.

Baker covers some of the attacks.  Take note, in the following, some identifying details are Xed over to afford protection to all mentioned parties:

Speaking of Xxxxxxx’s comments on Baker’s contradictions:

“… so-called ‘contradictions’ come from lifting comments from various parts of my manuscript and making it seemed that I reversed things, as well as form emails. The man altered. Xxxxxxx corresponded with me and pretended to be my friend. Then he demanded that I hand over my book to (another debunking group), or he would publish what you are citing.   He even claimed I said Lee was not circumcised, as if I would talk about such a thing to him, when all we talked about was how to help his Sharpei dogs’ skin condition, before I began sharing emails with him.  

“These emails he cites are using statements taken out of context or deliberately altered! I would make a statement and by adding one word or a question mark, he changed the meanings. Note that Xxxxxxx has NEVER published anything significant after he began attacking me and Jim Garrison, unless you think his ‘Pxxxxxxxx Sxxxxxxxx’ site that he told me was paid for by Xxxxxxx (he denies this now), or his JXX online (another Xxxxxxx site) are to be considered worthy of citing … His JFK 100 list against Stone’s JFK is so unfair, getting on Oliver Stone’s case because Stone made the movie that opened up the ARRB and all those files got released.  Xxxxxxx treated the movie, which took some liberties for dramatic effect, as a DOCUMENTARY.  From that false position he made up his 100 objections to the movie.  He also claimed Dave Ferrie never confessed to Lou Ivon and Moo Moo Sciambra. This is not true…

“(If Erdmann would write questions to Baker) … I would be happy to reply.  But since you are relying on my enemies to bring up questions for you, and want me to write what would be extensive essays in response, for I would have to prove much more than they, and then they would just bring up new objections, as they are not there to learn, but only to destroy.  I am just shaking my head.  What problems do you have with the book?  What questions would you ask?  Xxxxxxx’s ‘contradictions’ were previously answered in my own essays online.  Of course he won’t tell you where the essays can be found (Hint: at -> judythbaker.blogspot. com, etc.).  

“What kind of reputation does Xxxxxxx have?  Has he ever spoken at a conference?  No.  Has he written a book (only for his article on Clinton and Jackson)?  No.  Has he anyone who respects him except the Xxxxxxx contingent?”  (July 28, 2015, 10:13 pm.)

Baker brings up a few “why ifs” that are interesting (but far beyond the scope of this article to include them here in their entirety).  “Second, you should go to my Facebook page and see what I am going through right now. Ask yourself why they are trying to break my password and get into judythbaker.com, after judythbaker.org was taken over and is being used to ruin me.” (July 28, 2015, 9:42 a.m.)

Baker emphasizes that those who have questions about her claims should contact her personally for answers, either through her publishers or contact points on the Internet or Facebook.

What isn’t covered is “why” are some of the rabid and vicious attacks on the veracity of Baker’s claims.

Howard” (howpl) gave some insight in his April 8, 2004 comments:

“I have known Judyth Baker for 5 years.  (I also ‘know’ [Wim] Dankbaar from a Usenet newsgroup, though we have never met.)  I am writing this note in the hopes that this is a group of educators (as opposed to Prof. Xxxxxxx, the immoderate ‘moderator’ of that newsgroup) whose ‘article’ on Ms. Baker, is a pile of trash.  Pardon the immoderate language, but this nominal academic has been particularly destructive.  Anyone who has spent the number of hours it takes to see Judyth’s evidence and hear her story knows that she is the genuine article. Xxxxxxx never even met her, though her door was wide open and her telephone number widely circulated.

“I co-wrote a book with Judyth, and also spent 14 months going back and forth with 60M on their intention, stated quite emphatically on the last go-round, to do a segment favorable to her.  As Don Hewitt later said on C-SPAN, ‘the door was slammed in our face.’  Now what do you think he meant by that.  The forces arrayed against Don Hewitt – the godfather of investigative journalism (on TV at least) were that powerful.  Both he and Wallace believe her story, but as the diligent Nigel Turner segment proved, you really do have to hear the WHOLE story and see the evidence in context.  It was nice, and I am thankful for the courage he showed, but viewers should not have had to rely on the talking head alone.

“Unfortunately, so-called ‘researchers’ in the JFK community, who spent little time interrogating her and viewing her evidence, have — to protect their own books — fought hard and fought dirty to sabotage both the book and the 60 Minutes show.  They tried hard to stop Turner, too.  This may surprise you, but the only thing that surprised me was the intensity of it.  Who knew there were conspiracy theorists willing to go this far.  Case in point:  At the annual Lancer Conference, held in Dallas, panelists have been informed that they may not discuss Ms. Baker’s story.  For this and other atrocities, the head of Lancer has disgraced the research community.  I am sure that Dankbaar has joined this forum in the hopes of finding a true academic sanctuary where open discussion is treasured, not banned.

“As for me, I am not sure that I can respond in a detailed manner to questions that come up here. It has been a wild, tiring, and discouraging five-year ride.  But I do want it on record somewhere that I believe Judyth Baker knew the real Lee Harvey Oswald.  I believe it without a single doubt.  As she told me at the outset, the truth is complicated, but it is logical.  But nobody has time for complicated in today’s world. It takes too much work.”


John Simkin perhaps gave the most concise summary of the events (March 13, 2004, 8:59 am & April 26, 2004, 7:53 am):

“Researchers are divided on Baker’s story: a number of researchers have seen most or all her original evidence files and defend her (such as Jim Marrs, Martin Shackelford, Wim Dankbaar, Howard Platzman) while other researchers attack her story … Baker points out that almost all the researchers who have attacked her story have never met her or viewed her original evidence files.  Far too many people involved in this case are quick to make abusive comments about the people they disagree with.  I don’t see why we cannot disagree politely with each other.  The main objective is to reach the truth.  I believe the best way we can achieve this is by having an open, rational debate.”


One might add to that: that there are bits and pieces of circumstantial evidence that incessantly materializes to bolster her claims, such as Dr. Ochsner knowing Lee Oswald:

“Many people may think there are no documented ties of Ochsner to Oswald, but there are: Here is one:


(Impression by Dr. Alton Ochsner, world famed surgeon and President of both the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation and the Information Council of the Americas [INCA], who perhaps was the only listener who knew of Oswald’s defection before the debate.)

“It’s a record from the kitchen of INCA, the right wing CIA-sponsored organization founded by Ochsner, reiterating the guilt of Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin, with personal comments of Alton Ochsner himself (see middle photo on the back cover).”   (Wim Dankbaar, March 29, 2004, 10:00 am.)


The World of the Unseen – Out of the Cryptex

Reading about and describing some of the multiple attacks and confrontations that Judyth Vary Baker has encountered resembles some of the scarier tactics that intelligence operations have created from their literal and figurative dungeons of torture.


One can speculate that from most outward appearances, the researchers that lean towards conspiracy in the murder of John F. Kennedy, and those elements associated in highlighting a conspiracy, are often confronted by critics that speak from prior dispositions that run together in dark circles, “wolf packs,” and often with vile malevolence.   Such vice (seen so repetitiously) could be associated with various mental states such as xenophobia (fear of the unknown)mythophobia (fear of myths)rhabdophobia (fear of criticism), or heresyphobia (fear of challenges), and can also be aligned with a greater inner sanctum motivator: megalomania and authoritarian personality disorder, particularly in the arena of intelligence and governmental control.

Journalist Cameron Reilly introduced one of the government’s sub rosa intelligence projects this way:

Mockingbird isn’t some conspiracy theory – like MKULTRA and the 638 attempts at assassinating Fidel Castro, it’s a genuine part of CIA history.  Mockingbird has been written about in detail since the late 70’s, but it’s one of those pieces of U.S. history that isn’t talked about much in the mainstream media.  Why?  I assume because they would prefer people don’t know about it as it would make them ask too many questions, such as ‘how do we know the CIA isn’t controlling the media today as well?’ “

“It’s also one of those events in history that should help us all realize that we’ve been manipulated and lied to by the government and the media in the past so it’s entirely rationale to believe they might be manipulating and lying to us still today.”

Reilly went on to describe Operation Mockingbird as a sophisticated ruse by the CIA and the U.S corporate media to spread intentional lies to the American people and international readers.


May 26, 2012

Steven Jacobson and Steve Kangas spoke in a piece entitled Media and Mind Control in America:

“Journalism is a perfect cover for CIA agents.  People talk freely to journalists, and few think suspiciously of a journalist aggressively searching for information.   Journalists also have power, influence and clout.   Not surprisingly, the CIA began a mission in the late 1940s to recruit American journalists on a wide scale … The agency wanted these journalists not only to relay any sensitive information they discovered (and write about and replay information when requested…SE).”

Early progenitors of the project, said Jacobson-Kangas, were Frank Wisner, Allan Dulles, Richard Helms and Philip Graham (Graham was the husband of Katherine Graham, today’s publisher of the Washington Post). The sub rosa project included 25 media organizations and 400 journalists (or more), according to 1975 findings of the Church Committee, and read like a Who’s Who of Journalism:

Philip and Katharine Graham (Publishers, Washington Post) William Paley (President, CBS) Henry Luce (Publisher, Time and Life magazine) Arthur Hays Sulzberger (Publisher, N.Y. Times) Jerry O’Leary (Washington Star) Hal Hendrix (Pulitzer Prize winner, Miami News) Barry Bingham Sr., (Louisville Courier-Journal) James Copley (Copley News Services) Joseph Harrison (Editor, Christian Science Monitor) C.D. Jackson (Fortune) Walter Pincus (Reporter, Washington Post) ABC NBC Associated Press United Press International Reuters Hearst Newspapers Scripps-Howard Newsweek magazine Mutual Broadcasting System Miami Herald Old Saturday Evening Post New York Herald-Tribune, the New York Herald-Tribune, the Saturday Evening Post, Scripps-Howard Newspapers, Hearst Newspapers, the Associated Press, United Press International, the Mutual Broadcasting System, Reuters and the Miami Herald and many others.


It is believed that Steve Kangas was working on a book about CIA covert activities when on 8th February, 1999, he was found dead in the bathroom of the offices of Richard Mellon Scaife, the owner of the Pittsburgh Tribune [Scaife was a person that Kangas believed was a CIA operative].  He had been shot in the head.  Popular status quo was told that he had committed suicide; other people believe he was murdered.

In an article in Salon Magazine [19th March, 1999]Andrew Leonard asked:

“Why did the police report say the gun wound was to the left side of his head, while the autopsy reported a wound on the roof of his mouth?  Why had the hard drive on his computer been erased shortly after his death?  Why had Scaife assigned his No. 1 private detective, Rex Armistead, to look into Kangas’ past?”



The Darkest Part of the Cellar


bUNHAMGreg Burnham, who quoted extensively from Operation Mockingbird: How Democracy was manipulated through the mainstream Media (Staffan H. Westerberg and Pete Engwall), has disclosed additional facets of the intelligence scam:

“In the early 1950’s, CIA launched a propaganda program put together utilizing the expansive media machine within the United States…probably the most important vehicle ever for the power that is behind the CIA to control and manipulate the public…perhaps the most devastating Intel project ever inflicted on the American people and democracy in the United States.  Today most people have never heard of it, and the majority of JFK researchers rarely bring the truth of Mockingbird into their research equation.”

# Reporters on the CIA payroll forcing witnesses to change their story.

# Special assets within the media who affect others to act and report incorrect conclusions, opinions and perceptions.

# CIA directing assets within the media.

# Editors who can review texts and change facts to suit.

# Reporters and other assets in the field become watchdogs for developing news.

# Editors that step in to defend and shift focus.

# Assets that control debates and create diversions.

# News organizations and chief editors who avoid critique and project the official line.

# Media organizations that project false images and scenarios.

# Media Management that work with policies and establish in-house views – which leads to a hidden culture.

# Agency infiltrating social media.

# Photo editors that manipulate images.

Falsification of historical events and interactions and influence with private researchers.

Disinformation campaigns.



Part III:


The Website, http://100777.com/brainwashing, has compiled a comprehensive list of recognized intelligence controls, listed here for the readers’ viewing pleasure, in their entirety:

MUTLIPLE SECRET OPERATIONS in society, document created 25/09/2014 – 10:59, updated 29/09/2014 – 10:43 by cybe: originally from:


These are offered with the admonition, by cybe, that those who discover conspiracies are not crazy, but those who deny same are ignorant.

To wit:

Operation Northwoods
“A series of proposals which called for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), or other operatives, to commit acts of terrorism in US cities and elsewhere”

Editor’s Note: Readers can download the official Department of Defense document (Operation Northwoods)  directly from the National Security Archives by clicking the link below:


Plain Text Copy of Operation Northwoods:


End of Editor’s Note


PART III (Continued)

The Informant named “Curveball” who lied about WMDs in Iraqwas:  

“An Iraqi citizen who defected from Iraq in 1999, claiming that he had worked as a chemical engineer at a plant that manufactured mobile biological weapon laboratories as part of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction program.  His allegations were subsequently shown to be false”

Testimony of Nayirah 
“The Nayirah testimony was a fake testimony given before the non-governmental Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990 by a woman who provided only her first name, Nayirah.”

Operation Black Eagle
“Operation Black Eagle became a network of 5000 people who made possible the export of arms in the direction of Central America, and the import of drugs from the same direction. “

Operation Mockingbird
“a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. “

The Special Collection Service
“A highly classified joint U.S. Central Intelligence Agency-National Security Agency program charged with inserting eavesdropping equipment in difficult-to-reach places, such as foreign embassies, communications centers, and foreign government installations.”

“A U.S. government human research operation experimenting in the behavioral engineering of humans … MKUltra used numerous methodologies to manipulate people’s mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture.”

Operation Paperclip
“was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) program in which over 1,500 German scientists, technicians, and engineers from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were brought to the United States for employment in the aftermath of World War II. “

Downing Street Memo
“…Sometimes described by critics of the Iraq War as the ‘smoking gun memo’, is the note of a secret 23 July 2002 meeting of senior British Labor government, defense and intelligence figures discussing the build-up to the war, which included direct reference to classified United States policy of the time.”


Room 641A
“is a telecommunication interception facility operated by AT&T for the U.S. National Security Agency that commenced operations in 2003 and was exposed in 2006.”

Gulf of Tonkin Incident
“also known as the USS Maddox Incident, is the name given to two separate confrontations involving North Vietnam and the United States in the waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.”  <Editor’s note: Both of which were staged by the U.S. to justify US attacking North Viet Namese targets.>

“an acronym for COunter INTELligence PROgram) was a series of covert, and at times illegal, projects conducted by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) aimed at surveying, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political organizations.”

“MKDELTA, and its associated program MKULTRA, were mind control and interrogation operations run by the Central Intelligence Agency.  Both MKULTRA and MKDELTA involved the surreptitious use of LSD and other biochemical in clandestine operations…”

Rex 84 Plan
“A classified ‘scenario and drill’ developed by the United States federal government to suspend the United States Constitution, declare martial law, place military commanders in charge of state and local governments, and detain large numbers of American citizens who are deemed to be ‘national security threats’, in the event that the President declares a ‘State of National Emergency.’”

Project Artichoke
“A CIA project that researched interrogation methods and arose from a Project BLUEBIRD.  The project studied hypnosis, forced morphine addiction (and subsequent forced withdrawal), and the use of other chemicals, among other methods, to produce amnesia and other vulnerable states in subjects.”

“A covert Department of Defense program developed in conjunction with the CIA. A partner program to MKSEARCH, the goal of MKOFTEN was to ‘test the behavioral and toxicological effects of certain drugs on animals and humans’”.

Operation Dormouse
“The idea was that by exposing the MKULTRA program by essentially offering it to the press, any investigative attempts into the Project Artichoke would be diverted.”

Operation Ajax
“The overthrow of the democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the United Kingdom (under the name ‘Operation Boot’) and the United States (under the name TPAJAX Project


The Plot to kill FDR…by BANKERS
The Business Plot was an alleged political conspiracy in 1933.  Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler claimed that wealthy businessmen were plotting to create a fascist veterans’ organization and use it in a coup d’état to overthrow President of the United States Franklin D. Rooseveltwith Butler as leader of that organization.”

CIA Front Companies
“An airline listed as Foreign Corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is alleged to be a front company for the Central Intelligence Agency.”

“A computer worm that was discovered in June 2010, and was designed to attack industrial Programmable Logic Controllers or PLCs.”

Project Merrimac
“A domestic espionage operation coordinated under the Office of Security of the CIA.  It involved information gathering procedures via infiltration and surveillance on Washington-based anti-war groups that might pose potential threats to the CIA.”

Project Resistence
“A domestic espionage operation coordinated under the Domestic Operations Division (DOD) of the CIA.  Its purpose was to collect background information on groups around the U.S. that might pose threats to CIA facilities and personnel.”

The Rendon Group that exports PR and Propaganda
“is a public relations and propaganda firm headed by John Rendon, which specializes in providing communications services both nationally and internationally.  The Rendon Group website states, “For nearly three decades, The Rendon Group has been providing innovative global strategic communications solutions from our headquarters in Washington, DC.  TRG utilizes state-of-the-art technology as well as traditional public relations tools, assisting leading commercial, government and military organizations.”

In-Q-Tel – The CIA’s front company, Venture Capital arm that is heavily invested in Google
“a not-for-profit venture capital firm that invests in high-tech companies for the sole purpose of keeping the Central Intelligence Agency, and other intelligence agencies, equipped with the latest in information technology in support of United States intelligence capability.”

Operation Chaos
“was the code name for a domestic espionage project conducted by the Central Intelligence Agency.”

“Considered to be the sister project for Project MINARET, was an espionage exercise, started in August 1945[1] that involved the accumulation of all telegraphic data entering into or exiting from the United States.  The Armed Forces Security Agency (AFSA)[2] and its successor NSA were given direct access to daily microfilm copies of all incoming, outgoing, and transiting telegrams via the Western Union and its associates RCA and ITT.”


The FISA Court (Secret)
“A U.S. federal court established and authorized under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA) to oversee requests for surveillance warrants against suspected foreign intelligence agents inside the United States by federal law enforcement agencies.”

Russell Welch who tried to expose drug ops at Mena, AK, also poisoned with Anthrax
“Welch sounded the alarm for decades about an alleged CIA smuggling operation of cocaine into the United States via Mena in Arkansas, and claimed that Barry Seal was trafficking more than cocaine, and that there were more places like Mena in Oklahoma … Welch claimed he was exposed to military grade anthrax, a poison only available at that time through the U.S. government…”

Gerry Droller
“was a CIA officer involved in the covert 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état and the recruitment of Cuban exiles in the preparation of the Bay of Pigs Invasion in April 1961.”

The School of the Americas
“is a United States Department of Defense Institute located at Fort Benning near Columbus, Georgia, that provides military training to government personnel of Latin American countries.”

Journalist/Report Gary Webb
“was an American investigative reporter best known for his 1996 Dark Alliance series of articles written for the San Jose Mercury News and later published as a book.  In the three-part series, Webb investigated Nicaraguans linked to the CIA-backed Contras who had smuggled cocaine into the U.S.  Their smuggled cocaine was distributed as crack cocaine in Los Angeles, with the profits funneled back to the Contras.  Webb also alleged that this influx of Nicaraguan-supplied cocaine sparked, and significantly fueled, the widespread crack cocaine epidemic that swept through many U.S. cities during the 1980s.”

Operation Charly
“was allegedly the code-name given to a program undertaken by the military establishment in Argentina with the objective of providing military and counterinsurgency assistance to Central America to combat left-wing subversion.”

Operation 40
“was a Central Intelligence Agency-sponsored undercover operation in the early 1960s, which was active in the United States and the Caribbean (including Cuba), Central America, and Mexico.  The group was formed to seize political control of Cuba after the Bay of Pigs Invasion.”

Op 40 Members Celebrate - Color

Exactly 10 months before the JFK Assassination, on January 22nd, 1963, there was an Operation 40 reunion and night club party in Mexico City.

Op 40 Members Celebrate

Editor’s Note: Let us take note in the photo above, the presence of future CIA Director Porter Goss (wearing glasses) sitting on the left bank, leaning back, next to notorious drug-smuggler, Bobby Seale.   

According to JFK researcher, Paul Kangas, who was personally involved in Operation 40 and the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the actual invasion of Cuba was headed by “my boss,”  front man for the CIA, aka “Mr. B.”: 


 George H. W. Bush  

Paul Kangas wrote:  “Cuba owes its existence today to President Kennedy.  If JFK had not stopped those of us in the US military who invaded Cuba, from invading, Cuba today would be just like Haiti.  Bush was in charge of the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.  I was one of the troops invading Cuba … Nixon always referred to Dallas assassination of JFK as that ‘Bay of Pigs thing,’ according to Halderman in his book on Nixon.”

Paul Kangas concluded:

By doing so, Nixon ‘confessed’ to the assassination of JFK.  On the White House tapes, you can hear Nixon telling  Bush and Halderman, ‘We have to pay Hunt $ 1 million dollars to keep quiet about our role in the Bay of Pigs.’



End of Editor’s Note


PART III (Continued)

Operation Midnight Climax
“The project consisted of a web of CIA-run safehouses in San Francisco, Marin, and New York.  It was established in order to study the effects of LSD on unconsenting individuals.  Prostitutes on the CIA payroll were instructed to lure clients back to the safehouses, where they were surreptitiously plied with a wide range of substances, including LSD, and monitored behind one-way glass.  Several significant operational techniques were developed in this theater, including extensive research into sexual blackmail, surveillance technology, and the possible use of mind-altering drugs in field operations.”

Operation Washtub
“was a CIA-organized covert operation to plant a phony Soviet arms cache in Nicaragua to demonstrate Guatemalan ties to Moscow.  It was part of the effort to overthrow the President of Guatemala, Jacobo Arbenz Guzmán in 1954.”


Acoustic Kitty
“A CIA project launched by the Directorate of Science & Technology in the 1960s attempting to use cats in spy missions, intended to spy on the Kremlin and Soviet embassies.”

Amalgam Virgo
“was the codename of an Italian Air Force C-47 Dakota aircraft, registration MM61832, used by the Italian Secret Service and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in covert operations. Officially, those operations were limited to electronic surveillance over the Adriatic Sea and interference with the Yugoslavian radar network.”

Project FUBELT
“is the code name for the secret Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operations that were to prevent Salvador Allende rise to power before his confirmation, and promote a military coup in Chile.”

Stargate Project
“was the code name for a project established by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency to investigate claims of psychic phenomena with potential military and domestic application, such as remote viewing, which is the purported ability to psychically ‘see’ events, sites, or information from a great distance.”

Tepper Aviation “is based at the Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview, Florida. The company has a long association with the CIA.  In the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was widely reported to be flying weapons into Angola to arm the UNITA rebels.  More recently, it has been linked with the practice of extraordinary rendition.”

The Church Committee “was the United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities.”

Family Jewels “is the informal name used to refer to a set of reports that detail activities conducted by the United States Central Intelligence Agency.  Considered illegal or inappropriate, these actions were conducted over the span of decades, from the 1950s to the mid-1970s.”

The Pentagon Papers – “a United States Department of Defense history of the United States’ political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967…..The papers revealed that the U.S. had secretly enlarged the scale of the Vietnam War with the bombings of nearby Cambodia and Laos, coastal raids on North Vietnam, and Marine Corps attacks, none of which were reported in the mainstream media.”

Operation Gladio –“a NATO stay-behind anti-communist organization.”


(No Free Press)


Writer Mary Louise explained that CIA assignments ranged from intelligence-gathering to serving as go-betweens (aka “cut outs”) at hundreds of businesses and universities, often using Ivy League graduates (such as Yale figures like George Herbert Walker Bush and the Skull and Crossbones Society):

“Many Americans still insist or persist in believing that we have a free press, while getting most of their news from state-controlled television, under the misconception that reporters are meant to serve the public,” said Louise. “Reporters are paid employees and serve the media owners, who usually cower when challenged by advertisers or major government figures.”   — Mary  Louise,  Mockingbird: CIA Media Manipulation [2003].


Mary Louise highlighted the work of newsman Robert Parry who wrote about news-breaking affairs in the Iran-Contra episode for the Associated Press:

Parry found that his stories were often ignored by both the press and Congress.  Parry, when working for Newsweek, further witnessed the actual retraction of a true story for political reasons.

In Fooling America: A Talk by Robert Parry, Parry said:

“The people who succeeded and did well were those who didn’t stand up, who didn’t write the big stories, who looked the other way when history was happening in front of them, and went along either consciously or just by cowardice with the deception of the American people.”


Recent history included the famous whistle-blower Edward Snowden who exposed the National Security Agency breech and use of private communication of the citizenry, and according to researcher Kristan Harris, “are attempting to manipulate and control online behavior even going to the extreme of setting people up using what the GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters [UK]) calls ‘Honey Traps.’   They then go on to force you into behavior you may not have been in and use the information to discredit American patriots who oppose the current establishment.”

Glenn Greenwald, a journalist who leaked the information, had stated:

“Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about ‘dirty trick’ tactics  used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group).”

“These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking ‘Five Eyes’ alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group) document, in full, entitled ‘The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.’”

“The files showed how shill agents infiltrated the internet to manipulate stage and attempt to corrupt reputations,” said Harris, and Harris strongly questioned the use of espionage against its own citizens. 

“Are these extreme tactics of deception by our government honorable?” Harris asked. “These documents show how the GCHQ trains and engage in ‘false flag operations’ to purposely deceive and set individuals up (online).”



 Perhaps the American public will need to hunker-down, in some respects, to an on-coming flood of evil, as herewith forewarned in the feelings and words of the late Jim Garrison (On the Trail of the JFK Assassins, page 100 [Russell Baker, p. 432]):

‘“We’re investigating a conspiracy which appeared to have occurred in New Orleans … if they (the government, SE) want to help me, I’ll welcome their help.  But I’m not reporting to anybody.’  Those were strong words…before long,” says Baker, “the most powerful machinery of the government had been uncorked against Garrison…the full story of how Garrison was ham-strung would fill a volume.”

******gARRISONJim Garriso

In Memoriam 

Thank you, Jim, for being the only person in America with the profile and the courage 

to bring about a trial in the assassination of John F. Kennedy,

a trial you should have won, and which America lost.



Steve Erdmann


Edited by Robert D. Morningstar


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where she was conducting cancer research with mice in 1960



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