By Joe Kimball | Political Agenda Mag. Published Tue, Apr 19 2011 5:15 pm
In its April 22 edition, The Week magazine ask former Gov. Jesse Ventura about his favorite books about conspiracies. He lists six:
"JFK and the Unspeakable" by James W. Douglass (Touchstone, $17). The best recent book about the murder of John F. Kennedy, which connects a great many dots we didn’t know about — including the fact that JFK and Nikita Khrushchev were communicating via back channels, including through Pope John XXIII, about ending the Cold War within five years.
"Me & Lee" by Judyth Vary Baker (Trine Day, $25). It was stunning to learn that Lee Harvey Oswald had a mistress. Her book shows beyond any doubt that he was clearly a government agent — because when Oswald was away on a mission in early 1963, Baker punched his time card at work every day!
"The Secret Team" by L. Fletcher Prouty (Skyhorse, $17). This book is tremendous because Col. Prouty, who worked for special operations forces under JFK’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, reveals who really runs our government. These are the high-level bureaucrats who remain while administrations come and go, and run amok without our elected officials knowing what’s happening.
"The New Pearl Harbor Revisited" by David Ray Griffin (Olive Branch, $20). A phenomenal, scholarly book that debunks the official story about 9/11 with a whole lot of facts that haven’t been brought out into the public domain. That includes how the Twin Towers were brought down by a controlled demolition, and much documentation that the mainstream media won’t touch.
"Helter Skelter" by Vincent Bugliosi (Norton, $15). This story of Charles Manson and the Manson Family murders is the most widely read true-crime book in history. I’ve read it seven times, and something new always pops out. If I get bored, I can always pick up "Helter Skelter." It’ll suck you in like a vacuum cleaner.
"Life" by Keith Richards (Little Brown, $30). Okay, this one has nothing to do with conspiracies, but it’s one of my favorite reads of late. I’ve been listening to the Rolling Stones since I was a young teenager, and in Keith’s autobiography, his great sense of humor comes across. He’s a true rock ’n’ roll survivor.
---Thank you, Jesse!---
You can read the original article HERE.
Note that 'early 1963' means May, 1963. Lee would clock in late because until classes let out for the summer, Lee was working mostly with Guy Banister on college campuses. The mission was to ferret out radical liberal students who supported integration, whom Banister called potential troublemakers. This work was being done for the FBI, though this has never been mentioned in any literature. Dr.Michael Kurtz has written how he and his friends witnessed Lee's presence with Banister at such meetings. Lee gave Banister that "college student is with him" impression that made it possible to bring Banister into contact with students.
I had to stay late and clock Lee out those afternoons when he was unable to do so himself.
|Street View of Tulane & Charity, 1963|
As seen on Lee's time cards, he suddenly begins arriving at Reily's to work earlier by early June. Why? College classes are out for the summer, and Banister's mission to smoke out radical students was finished. By the way, the term "smoke out" was used by Lee, as was the term "ferret out." Much of Lee's work in New Orleans,as the book Me & Lee makes clear, was uncovering pro-Castro infiltrators and spies in this important port-of-entry that was burgeoning with Cuban exiles.
At least three nearby training camps existed where private individuals and, in one case, the CIA, were training Cuban exiles to fight against Fidel Castro.