In his distinctive military uniform, Charles de Gaulle towered above the other heads of state attending the November 25, 1963 funeral of the murdered president of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. The 6’ 5” French leader, himself the subject of numerous assassination and coup attempts, later told key aides who he believed was responsible for the death of JFK. It was the American deep state.
Charles de Gaulle’s information minister Alain Peyrefitte, wrote a 2002 book which was never translated into English entitled C’etait de Gaulle (About de Gaulle). In it the French president, just home from JFK’s funeral, confides to Peyrefitte that he knew that the CIA was behind the assassination.
What happened to Kennedy is what nearly happened to me. His story is the same as mine. . . The security forces were in cahoots with the extremists. . . But you’ll see. All of them together will observe the law of silence. They will close ranks. They’ll do everything to stifle any scandal. They will throw Noah’s cloak over these shameful deeds. In order not to lose face in front of the whole world. In order to not risk unleashing riots in the United States. In order to preserve the union and to avoid a new civil war. In order to not ask themselves questions. They don’t want to know. They don’t want to find out. They won’t allow themselves to find out.
In his powerful and definitive biography, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of the American Secret Government, David Talbot details this searing assertion. See this three part summary of this statement: here, here, and here.
To many French citizens, Charles de Gaulle, was the greatest embodiment of France since Napoleon. Upon his November 9, 1970 death President Georges Pompidou simply said: “Le général de Gaulle est mort; la France est veuve.” (“General de Gaulle is dead. France is a widow.”)5:48 am on April 2, 2016 Email Charles Burris