The last key witness that Oliver Stone mentioned in the film JFK
(1991), the one who could have solved and proved the conspiracy surrounding JFK’s assassination, has finally been found. Her name is Judyth Vary Baker and her 606 page testimony titled Me
& Lee, How I came to know, love and lose Lee Harvey Oswald has just been published at Trine Day Press. Jim Marrs, the long-time investigator and author of the New York Times bestseller Crossfire:
The Plot That Killed Kennedy, upon which the JFK film was based, asked in the afterword of Baker’s book how she can still be alive today. Good question.
It has not been easy. Baker decided to talk after 36 years of frightened silence, but after being confronted with death threats she had to leave the United States. She returned to the US twice, only to flee overseas due to ongoing stalking, harassment and several hospitalizations caused by what Marrs termed "freak accidents." In 2007 she was accepted as a political asylum seeker in Europe, the first ever non-combatant American woman to succeed in gaining asylum seeker status in the world. She is still struggling with character assassination over the Internet by people intent on destroying her as a credible witness, but her book is out now, and it changes everything. So much so that Oliver Stone could finally do a final and less static version of his film. Instead of telling us about what might have happened, he could now show us what really happened in 1963 in New Orleans and Dallas.
What happened is far more impressive and sinister than anyone could have imagined. Beyond the facts that the death of JFK opened the way to more wars, such as in Vietnam, ostensibly to fight communism while enriching the war industry, with the Mafia free of Bobby Kennedy’s pesky presence countering corruption, we now know there is now a whole new angle to the story. And it is perhaps more important and worrying than even the assassination of a beloved President. Behind it all was the development of a biological weapon capable of killing anyone by injecting virulent cancer cells. Any such murder would, of course, look like a natural death.
This is what Lee Harvey Oswald, a US government agent, was working on with Judyth Vary Baker in the summer of 1963 in New Orleans, along with David Ferrie, Dr. Mary Sherman, and Dr. Alton Ochsner from the Ochsner Clinic, with the government and the Mafia waiting in the wings. That fact alone warranted that many witnesses had to be eliminated. If you check carefully, two of these witnesses died of a powerful cancer that spread quickly, without detection, that death ensued soon after its diagnosis – the assassin of Oswald, Jack Ruby, who claimed to have been injected with cancer cells, and Clay Shaw, the central figure in the Garrison trial in Stone’s movie, “JFK”, who died in Ochsner’s Clinic and was buried within 24 hours. Part of the whole story had been previously published in another significant book – Dr.
Mary’s Monkey – written by Edward T. Haslam. Dr. Mary’s Monkey has become an underground bestseller. Haslam, the son of a prominent New Orleans doctor, wrote the foreword to Baker’s book.
The extraordinary story of Judyth Vary Baker certainly came as a surprise to all main investigators, who had never heard of her before, although there are actually many oblique references to her in the extant body of evidence, as well as living witnesses who have verified that she was Oswald’s close companion and lover in the months before the JFK assassination. Some still insist she made it all up, while others have concocted see-through lies to discredit her, preferring to protect their own theories and book sales. Strikingly, after nearly 50 years, new evidence and witnesses such as Baker are still being largely ignored in favor of well-financed TV specials and YouTube presentations. Foremost in these efforts is Vincent Bugliosi, who received a million dollars for his book, Reclaiming
History, which supports the Warren Commission’s findings, and Gerald Posner (recently indicted for blatant plagiarism). To this day, witnesses such as Baker are still not safe or free to talk, just like most significant classified information about the matter has still been kept from the public.
authors do not dare have book signings?" Baker asked. "For
my own safety, I’m unable to do so." Baker has turned down
countless requests for interviews: in the past seven years since
the History Channel presented Baker’s story in a documentary (The
Love Affair), only Dr. James Fetzer has managed to get an interview
with her. Now that Baker’s book has been published, it will become
evident to all that no one could possibly make this up, especially
when it answers and brings together all the pieces of a puzzle that
so many have tried, unsuccessfully, to solve over the years. Those
who read the book will also understand why so many witnesses died
mysteriously, one by one, following the double assassination of
JFK and Oswald, and why the various official investigations conducted
were charged to convince the public that a demented lone nut –
Lee Harvey Oswald – was Kennedy’s assassin. If Jim Marrs, Edward
T. Haslam, Fetzer and the producers of The Love Affair were
convinced that Judyth Vary Baker was telling the truth, it was because
she has told her story with striking candor, with a large amount
of evidence supporting her testimony.
Baker had only one wish when she was a young and promising lab researcher
hired by Dr. Ochsner – to discover a cure for cancer –
and everyone believed then that she could do it. She and her fellow
research associates were led to believe that the New Orleans Project
– developing a biological weapon designed to assassinate Fidel
Castro – could have prevented the death of JFK and World War
Three. Then, after Kennedy was killed, she was told to keep her
mouth shut and to never again work in cancer research. But the little
girl from Bradenton Florida still has up-to-date knowledge of the
research being done today. "I still believe I could cure certain
kinds of soft tissue cancers inexpensively," she says, "within
five years, using modified bacteriophages." Bacteriophages
are simple viruses that literally ‘eat’ bacteria, Baker explained,
but they could be "genetically altered" to seek out certain
cancers and literally eat them alive. "Bacteriophage therapy
could also be applied to fight bacterial diseases such as tuberculosis,"
she said. "Resistance to antibiotics is becoming a problem
that bacteriophage research could very possibly solve."
But Baker fears
that as long as so much cancer research is financed by private pharmaceutical
companies, that expensive chemotherapy will continue to be the center
of research efforts, since bacteriophage therapy would be much cheaper
and therefore less profitable. "We could have cured cancer
decades ago," Baker insists. Because of the "profit factor,"
Baker believes that "if we ever develop an inexpensive cure
for cancer, it will be due to independent research at universities,
or in government-funded labs. An inexpensive treatment, such as
one involving the direct use of bacteriophage, will not come from
Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald by
Judyth Vary Baker and
Dr. Mary’s Monkey by Edward
T. Haslam and Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy
by Jim Marrs, offer the big picture – and finally link together
– all the major players in the conspiracy surrounding JFK’s
assassination. It is time for us to appreciate what transpired then
and draw parallels as to what is happening today. Oliver Stone should
produce JFK II so we can be aware and move on to real and
tangible change and a durable peace. Such was, after all, the main
dream of John F. Kennedy.