44 Years After JFK's Death, New Assassination Plot Revealed

  1. Just Three Weeks Before Dallas, Feds Uncovered Plot to Kill JFK in Chicago, Says Ex-Secret Service Agent


    By CHUCK GOUDIE, WLS-TV
    Nov. 22, 2007

    A former Secret Service agent has told WLS-TV there was a plot to kill President Kennedy in Chicago three weeks before he was assassinated in Dallas.
    Kennedy was murdered on Nov. 22, 1963. Today is the 44th anniversary of JFK's assassination.

    Lee Harvey Oswald would never have had the chance to kill Kennedy in Dallas, had an assassination plot in Chicago succeeded three weeks earlier, a plot that has been mentioned over the years.

    Kennedy was due to arrive in Chicago the morning of Nov. 2 to attend the Army-Air Force football game at Soldier Field and ride in a parade. Newspapers had even printed JFK's detailed travel plan from O'Hare airport to the Loop.

    Although police were preparing to line the motorcade route, Secret Service officials in Chicago were deeply troubled about the visit because of two secret threats.

    Right-wing radical and Kennedy denouncer Thomas Vallee had arranged to be off work for JFK's visit; Vallee, an expert marksman, was arrested with an M1 rifle, a handgun and 3,000 rounds of ammo. But then there was the phone call to federal agents from a motel manager concerning what she'd seen in a room rented by two Cuban nationals.

    "Had seen lying on the bed several automatic rifles with telescopic sights, with an outline of the route that President Kennedy was supposed to take in Chicago that would bring him past that building," said former Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden.

    Bolden, 72, of Chicago, was a young agent in 1963. After a few years as an Illinois state trooper, Bolden joined he Secret Service and was invited by Kennedy onto the prestigious White House detail. He was the first black agent assigned to protect a president.

    Bolden recalled how agents bungled surveillance of those two suspected Cuban hit men. They disappeared and were never identified.

    "No one was sent to the room to fingerprint it or get an ID. The case was lost and that was the end of it," Bolden said.
     
  2. JFK cont'd . . .


    On Nov. 2, the president was about to leave the White House for Chicago and Bolden says a Cuban murder squad here was unaccounted for.

    "The morning of the game, the special agent in charge of the Chicago office called the White House and recommended the president cancel his trip to Chicago," Bolden said.

    News reports stated that Kennedy didn't show because he was ill or because of a diplomatic crisis. Official investigations of JFK never determined why the president canceled Chicago Nov. 2. But in his first interview in 44 years, Bolden said JFK stayed away because of an imminent threat.

    Bolden said the president didn't come to Chicago because he was basically waved off by the Secret Service, and it wasn't because he had a cold.
    Information about Vallee, his similarity in appearance and background to Oswald and details of the Cuban hit squad in Chicago were never given to federal agents in Dallas.

    Bolden said the information was not known to have been passed on to Dallas.
    In a book that Bolden wrote with his wife, due out in the spring, he will cite another contributing factor in the JFK murder: on-duty drunkenness by Secret Service agents.

    "I told the chief of the Secret Service this, that if anything happens, an emergency situation develops with President Kennedy, that their reflexes are going to be in a condition that they won't be in a condition to respond, and Dallas, Texas, proved I was right," he said. "The president's life was in grave danger because of the inefficiency of security around him, too many weaknesses."

    "When that bullet struck the head of the president, it struck me too because I saw it coming," Bolden said.
     
  3. JFK cont'd . . .

    When the Warren Commission began investigating JFK's assassination, Bolden says, he attempted to inform members about the Chicago plot and misconduct by his fellow agents.

    During that time Bolden was arrested and prosecuted for soliciting a bribe from a counterfeiter and served a six-year sentence. He says it was a setup to silence him. The main witness has since recanted, and Bolden hopes now to clear his name.

    A spokesman for the Secret Service in Washington said that officials "would not have any comment whatsoever about Mr. Bolden's statements."

    (http://abcnews.go.com/US/Story?id=3902495&page=1)
     
  4. Oye ve, this conspiricy stuff has been going around since I was six.

    It's not unusual for everyone of celebrity/national recognition to be threatened by nut jobs, just with the President it's taken much more seriously. The JFK assasination only highlighted the fact that the Secret Service just can't protect government officials enough if someone is totally determined to kill someone.

    There were stories that cropped up immediatly after JFK was killed that the Secret Service hired Jack Ruby to assasinate Lee Harvey Oswald so Oswald would never be brought to justice. And I don't know how many re-enactments they have done saying that Oswald couldn't have pulled the trigger fast enough nor accuratley enough to hit the President twice as well as in such a short time.

    I guess it just keeps coming to light because no-one will accept the fact that Oswald acted alone, and did it only because he was a Communist. He wanted his name in history, and he got it. But certain goverment officials just can't let this go, and they continue to look for people who don't exsist to pay for this, since Jack Ruby took away the number one suspect.

    BTW, Jack Ruby died in prison from cancer. It's been said he knew he was dying when he approached and shot Oswald, and figured he had nothing to lose.

    Geesh, next they'll be digging up more conspiricy theories on the Lincoln Assasination too!
     
  5. I think things keep coming to light because people know that Lee Harvey Oswald was a scapegoat of sorts. And Bolden is right...it has been documented before that the agents on the Presidential detail that day were hung over and some still intoxicated from going out drinking and partying the night before. I always felt that the SS knew the President was going to be killed that day. The true story will never come out because I think the gov't was in on the plot. Sad. I think it is time that everyone just let it go.
     
  6. It IS sad, but I think people could only let it go if they could prove the government (or whatever is powering it) did it.
     
  7. And as a side note, JFK's sister is hospitilized~
    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gCd5NfraYkvbyW73bqUAwIzUQLBwD8T4BV8G1
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    Eunice Kennedy Shriver Hospitalized
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    BOSTON (AP) — Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the 86-year-old sister of President John F. Kennedy, who founded the Special Olympics and championed the rights of the mentally retarded, has been hospitalized.

    Shriver was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital on Nov. 18 and was in fair condition Saturday, said hospital spokeswoman Emily Parker, who did not release any more information.

    Shriver is also the sister of Sen. Edward Kennedy and the mother-in-law of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said in June that she was recovering from a series of strokes.

    Schwarzenegger said that the family had been told that Shriver would never talk again, but that she proved the doctors wrong.

    "She's had a number of health challenges over the past several months," said Daniel Zingale, the chief of staff for Shriver's daughter and Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver. "In every case, she's bounced back. She's a remarkably resilient person. In each case, she's drawn strength from the good wishes and prayers of people all over the world. I would hope and expect it would be true in this case again."

    Eunice Shriver is credited with transforming America's view of the mentally disabled from institutionalized patients to that of friends, neighbors and athletes. Her efforts were inspired in part by the struggles of her retarded sister, Rosemary. She founded the Special Olympics in 1968.

    Shriver last appeared publicly just two days before she was hospitalized, when her children held a tribute at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston to her work on behalf of special-needs children.
     
  8. I love conspiracy theories. JFK has always been one that was of interest to me. I wasn't even a glint in my mother's eye at the time, but it's still something I like to read about.

    Speaking of Lincoln and Kennedy...Did you ever read about the Conincidences with their deaths. Now that was interesting...lots of it has been debunked as trifle, but I still think it's cool.

    http://www.snopes.com/history/american/lincoln-kennedy.asp
     
  9. what is the deal with going in this case anyway? the man or whoever that did it are either already dead, or suffering from mistreatment at retirement homes.