Betrayal in Dallas

Betrayal in Dallas

LBJ, the Pearl Street Mafia, and the Murder of President Kennedy

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North demystifies the most infamous crime of the twentieth century, arguing that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by Mafia contract killers hired by Louisiana mob boss Carlos Marcello. Critical characters emerge in the plot to murder JFK: Henry Wade, the long-time district attorney turned corrupt; Lyndon B. Johnson himself, who, while a senator in the 1950s, accepted bribes from the mob; corrupt FBI director J. Edgar Hoover; and more. In late 1961, U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy and his brother John, initiated a covert Organized Crime Task Force investigation of the Civello mob in Dallas with the understanding that destroying the Dallas Mafia would also destroy LBJ. Johnson, through Wade and other local federal officials he had placed in power, learned of the plan and cooperated with the Civello mob to have JFK killed. North's conclusions are based on classified federal documents.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, c2011
ISBN: 9781616082369
Branch Call Number: 364.1524 NORTH
Characteristics: xi, 307 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., facsims. ; 24 cm


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" Richard Russell, member of Warren Commission, recanted his advocacy of the 'lone nut theory,' shortly before he died. So did Cooper." "Roger Craig, who saw an Oswald double running from the TSBD after the assassination, committed suicide by gunshot." "Jesse Curry, after retiring from the Chief of the Dallas Police Department, recanted his belief that Oswald had been guilty." "LBJ made a deal to conspire with the Pearl St. Mafia to assassinate JFK so that the Justice Dept. would cease its investigation into his corrupt past, and so that he could be President." " Clyde Tolson loved JEdgar Hoover, and hated the Kennedys." " Albert Thomas played a key role in getting JFK to come to Texas. Thomas died,February 16, 1966." "Joe Valachi went national with his testimony about La Cosa Nostra, on October 6, 1963." " Ruby knew that in 1964 he was due for investigation by RFK's Task Force, for bookmaking. His partner, Isidore Miller, was indicted October 2, 1963. Sparky panicked." Pedro went to Dallas, and reported back, over KNBR airwaves that everyone there said Ruby had done everything. On his own. Pedro lost his radio syndication gig. P.S. let's stay out of the either/or trap in our thinking of culprits in this case. 'Mafia/CIA' Nixon/LBj' 'Giancana/Marcello' 'Kruschev/ Castro' 'Hoffa/ Trafficante' ...obviously these critics don't realize how conspiracies work, both at the local level and in this one, the MOTHER OF ALL CONSPIRACIES.

Apr 14, 2016

As someone who has read more than two dozen books about with JFK Assassination, I tend to side with those who point their figure at the Mafia, which as the HSCA pointed out, had the means, motive and opportunity to kill the president. Building on the works by John H. Davis & Lamar Waldron, Mark North does an excellent job at examining the Dallas Mafia's role in the murder. Acting as a "branch plant" for Carlos Marcello, who admitted on tape to killing JFK, the Big D proved to be the perfect spot to stage such a coup d'etat. With judges, cops and DA Henry Wade (later known for Roe v. Wade) on the payroll, it wouldn't be hard to stage both the murder and the cover-up in this city. Of course, serving as the linchpin was Lyndon Johnson, whose connections to the Dallas Mafia go back decades. On an interesting note, when LBJ took the oath of office on Air Force One, Judge Sarah Hughes was selected to administer it. Since Hughes was known for being bought and paid for by the Dallas mob, was her selection a symbolic move by Johnson to show the mafia that they were now back in business? A good, quick read, but I would also recommend the books by the two authors mentioned previously for the complete story.

Sep 23, 2015

I don't mean to insult and offend the author of this book too much, as his heart is probably in the right place, but one can waste endless hours on information and data presented which can never, ever be verified, and the author makes a number of ludicrous and outlandish suggestions!
The Facts as can be verified:
Gen. Edward Lansdale was photographed beside those three so-called tramps or vagrants, who were photographed by multiple news agencies, and NEVER verifiably identified [Head of the Dallas Sheriffs Identification Division, James Kitchings, solidly testified that the three pictured were never arrested]. The CIA's Lucien Conein [and Gen. Lansdale was CIA as well] was in Saigon when Diem was murdered, and James Altgens' happens to photograph Conein viewing the presidential motorcade in Dallas. ] Also, Allen Dulles was in Dallas several weeks prior to the murder of JFK, as was Wm. Harvey, head of CIA station in Italy.
Much disinformation has been spewed about those three so-called tramps which should indicate their importance [two of them most likely were Moise Maschkivitzan, a contract killer for the CIA and a Belgian criminal - - the one with the upturned collar, the taller light-haired one was most likely Lazlo the Hungarian, while the older hobo was an actual hobo].
Now, the CIA man stationed in Dallas, J. Walton Moore, served in the FBI in the early 1940s, beside William Harvey, the aforementioned CIA Italy station chief, and G. Gordon Shanklin, the FBI SAC in Dallas [top FBI guy there]. Robert Stovall, Oswald's former employer, was the older brother of Richard Stovall, the Dallas Police detective first on site at Mrs. Paine's garage, and the Sorrels family [Dallas Secret Service dude, Forrest Sorrels] and the Nix family [one of the photographers that day] were related, et cetera. Now Forrest Sorrels was a very close friend to the assistant to Gen. Edwin Walker, the guy who was later repeatedly convicted for propositioning underage males in public restrooms.

Book rated horrible! [An important and never asked, never answered question might be: Who was the owner of the Dal-Tex Building?]


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