New JFK Assassination Bombshells

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Bombshells
in the new trade paperback of a good JFK assassination book are
featured in a new Discovery Channel special, "Did the Mob kill
JFK?" produced by NBC. It premieres Sunday, November 22, 2009,
on the Discovery Channel (US) at 8pm and again at 11pm. Authors
of the book, Legacy
of Secrecy
, Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann, are extensively
interviewed in the documentary, which will continue to air in the
coming months.

The updated
trade paperback’s new information completes the story of how the
top secret plan of John and Robert Kennedy to stage a coup against
Fidel Castro on December 1, 1963 – with the help of Cuban Army
Commander Juan Almeida – was used by three powerful Mafia bosses
to murder JFK.

Documented
from the National Archives for the first time is Watergate burglar
Bernard Barker’s decades-long work for the Mafia, even as Barker
aided the CIA with the coup plan. This let Barker sell out the coup
plan to his mob bosses and help to assassinate JFK in a way that
forced top US officials to withhold key information from the Warren
Commission and the press, to prevent a nuclear confrontation with
Russia.

This legacy
of secrecy also allowed two men who confessed their roles in JFK’s
murder to be involved in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther
King, in 1968. The trade paperback also contains important new information
about the FBI informant who obtained the JFK assassination confession
of godfather Carlos Marcello, which the Bureau kept secret for twenty
years.

The rifle fire
in Dallas that killed John F. Kennedy didn’t just start a frantic
effort to find his assassins. JFK’s murder also launched a flurry
of covert actions by officials like Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson,
and Richard Helms to hide the fact that, at the time of the assassination,
the United States was on the brink of invading Cuba as part of a
JFK-authorized coup only ten days away. The plan’s exposure would
have cost the life of JFK’s coup leader, Cuban Army Commander Juan
Almeida, and could have led to a nuclear confrontation with the
Soviets, just a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis. But the cover-ups
by these top officials also had the tragic effect of preventing
a full investigation of JFK’s assassination, spawning a legacy of
secrecy that would impact Presidents, Congress, and U.S. foreign
policy for the next forty-five years.

Legacy of
Secrecy details the secret attempts of Robert F. Kennedy and
his aides to expose his brother’s killers, while protecting Commander
Almeida. It shows how RFK continued his war against the Mafia by
focusing increased attention on the Mafia bosses behind JFK’s assassination,
until his own murder. RFK’s associates continued his quest, almost
exposing the truth several times. But like a deadly, high-stakes
chess game – at the height of the Cold War – they were
blocked each time by three Mafia chiefs and a handful of CIA operatives.
Legacy of Secrecy details each step taken by mob bosses Carlos Marcello,
Santo Trafficante, and Johnny Rosselli to hide their involvement
in JFK’s murder, and depicts the tragic results that followed. The
long shadow of secrecy surrounding both JFK’s murder and the coup
plan set the stage for the murder of Martin Luther King, ultimately
driving two Presidents from office, and bringing about the murders
of five Congressional witnesses in the mid-1970s.

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November
23, 2009

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