Thursday, March 7, 2013

50 Years Since JFK Assassination Retrospective: Cabell's Nixon Connection

The mayor of Dallas on November 22, 1963, Earle Cabell, was the brother of former CIA Deputy Director Charles Cabell. After being fired by President Kennedy following the failure of the CIA's 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, Dallas Mayor Cabell's brother was hired by both Billionaire Howard Hughes and NASA as "a consultant." He also was introduced by Clay Shaw at a Foreign Police Association meeting in New Orleans which he addressed in May 1961. And prior to former CIA Deputy Director Cabell's 1971 death, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison was preparing to accuse him of conspiring to assassinate President Kennedy.

Around three years before President Kennedy was eliminated, Cabell was one of the CIA officials who "briefed Vice President Nixon about the plans to assassinate Fidel Castro" and "In October [1960], just a few weeks before the national elections, Nixon and CIA Deputy Director Cabell meet secretly with [Cuban Exile Leader Mario Garcia] Kohly on the golf links of the Burning Tree Club in suburban Washington consummating a deal," according to former CIA contract agent Robert Morrow's The Senator Must Die book. (Morrow was hired by the CIA to work as Cuban Exile Leader Kohly's technical advisor and consultant in the early 1960s). According to Morrow, at the secret October 1960 meeting between Cabell, Nixon and Kohly, Nixon "had agreed that Kohly could eliminate all of the prominent Cuban leftist leaders after a successful invasion" and "the plot would assure Kohly of being the new president of Cuba."

The Senator Must Die also revealed in 1988 that:

"In a Warren Commission document (WCD 279, still classified), Marion Cooper, a former CIA operative, disclosed that on January 1, 1955, he attended a meeting in Honduras with Vice President Richard Nixon, at which the planned assassination of President Jose Antonio Remon of Panama was discussed in detail. Among those present: the hit team hired to kill the Panamanian leader.

"The following day, Remon was machine-gunned to death at a racetrack outside Panama City."

(Downtown 7.22/92)

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