Thursday, November 20, 2008
JFK ASSASSINATION WAS PLANED FOR TAMPA FL ON NOVEMBER 18TH 1963 BY TAMPA GODFATHER SANTO TRAFFICANTE, SEE VIDEO.
Lamar Waldron the author of Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK, discovered that JFK and RFK had a never-before-revealed plan to stage a coup against Fidel Castro in Cuba on December 1st 1963.
The CIAs code-name for their part of the planAMWORLDhas never appeared in print before, and was withheld from the Warren Commission and later Congressional investigating committees.
As part of the coup plan, in the days and weeks before Dallas, Robert Kennedy even had a top secret committee making plans for dealing with the possible assassination of American officials, in case Castro found out about the coup plan and tried to retaliate.However, the Kennedys coup plan was infiltrated by three powerful Mafia bosses being targeted by Attorney General Robert Kennedy: Johnny Rosselli of the Chicago Mafia, Tampa godfather Santo Trafficante, and Carlos Marcello (godfather of Louisiana and east Texas).
The Mafia dons used parts of the secret coup plan to try and assassinate JFK first in Chicago (on 11-2-63), then in Tampa (on 11-18-63, an attempt never revealed before), and finally in Dallas.
„Threats on Kennedy Made Here,“ Tampa Tribune 11-23-63; „Man Held in Threats to JFK,“ Miami Herald 11-24-63 — „young man linked to the Fair Play for Cuba Committee“ it is bylined „Tampa (UPI),“ so it may well have appeared in other newspapers; and, if so, the fact that it reprints just a few sentences from the Tampa Tribune article may have caused earlier researchers to overlook it. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TAMPA TRIBUNE ARTICLE OF 11/23/1963.
While its been known since the early 1990s that Robert Kennedy eventually told close associates the Mafia was behind his brothers death, the book finally explains how the Mafia did it, presenting a huge amount of new information.
Can you tell us more about these two attempts on JFKs life just prior to Dallas and their connection to November 22nd?
As we were told by Chicago Secret Service Agent Abraham Bolden, they had uncovered a plot by four men to kill JFK during his Chicago motorcade planned for November 2, 1963. An ex-Marine (with several recent parallels to Oswald) was arrested, but the four men remained at large. So, JFK had to cancel his motorcade at the last minute, even as people were lining the motorcade route.
Pierre Salinger told us about the two different excuses he gave for the cancellation. In addition, Salingerwho began his work for the Kennedys as a Mafia investigatorrevealed that Jack Ruby had been in Chicago a week prior to the motorcade, where he had received $7,000 from someone who worked for an associate of Trafficante and Marcello.
Salingers revelation was confirmed by two eye-witnesses and FBI reports in the National Archives.The Tampa attempt had more than a dozen parallels to JFKs assassination in Dallas, including a male suspect in his early twenties linked to the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. The Police and Secret Service warned JFK about the threat, but JFK bravely went ahead with the motorcade anyway, because of an important speech about Cuba he had to give in Miami that night, a speech that was part of the coup plan.
No news reports about the Tampa threat appeared while JFK was alivejust a tiny article the day after this death; by the following day the Tampa Chief of Police and Secret Service werent talking to the press about it. On the very day Secret Service Agent Abraham Bolden went to Washington to tell Warren Commission staff about the Tampa and Chicago attempts, and other Secret Service laxity, he was framed by the Chicago Mafia and arrested. He was sent to prison for six years, even though his main accuser later admitted committing perjury against Bolden.
The book finally explains exactly who framed Bolden, and why. Why did the three Mafia godfathers want to assassinate JFK?
Because Robert Kennedy was waging the biggest war against organized crime that America has ever seen, and the Mafia families of Chicago, Tampa, and Louisiana were under incredible pressure. Rossellis boss was under lockstep surveillance by the FBI, and even Trafficantes family members were being prosecuted.
Marcello himself was put on trial by Robert Kennedys prosecutors the day before the Chicago attempt. Marcello bribed a key juror to ensure his acquittal, which Marcello timed for 11-22-63, when JFK was shot in Dallas. Marcello had a big celebration that afternoon and the only other known celebration after JFKs death was in Tampa, were Trafficante publicly toasted JFKs murder at the very restaurant where JFK had given a speech, just four days earlier.
Santo Trafficante was born in Tampa, Florida, on 15th November, 1914. His father, Santo Trafficante Senior, was a leading figure in the Mafia. In the 1940s he joined up with Lucky Luciano, Frank Costello, and Meyer Lansky to set up gambling operations in Cuba. The dictator of Cuba, Fulgencio Batista, received a large cut of the profits. Santo Trafficante married Josephine Marchese on 17th April, 1938. He worked for his father in Florida and in 1953 he was sent to Cuba to manage some Mafia controlled casinos. Trafficante took full control of these operations when his father died of stomach cancer in August, 1954.
Trafficante also spent time in Florida. This resulted in his arrest and conviction for gambling offences. He was released from prison in January 1957 after his conviction was overturned by Florida’s State Supreme Court. It is believed that soon afterwards Trafficante arranged for Albert Anastasia, his Mafia rival, to be murdered. Trafficante returned to Cuba but his casinos were closed down when Fidel Castro overthrew Fulgencio Batista in January, 1959. Trafficante spent time in prison before being deported to the United States.
In September 1960 Johnny Roselli and Sam Giancana, took part in talks with Allen W. Dulles, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), about the possibility of murdering Fidel Castro. In 1961 Roselli persuaded Trafficante to join the conspiracy. Meyer Lansky also became involved in this plot and was reportedly offering a million-dollar reward for the Cuban leader’s murder.
Trafficante also worked closely with the CIA agent, William Harvey, in this operation.
By 1962, Trafficante and his friends became convinced that the Cuban revolution could not be reversed by simply killing Castro. However, they continued to play along with this CIA plot in order to prevent them being prosecuted for criminal offences committed in the United States.
It is also believed that Trafficante became involved in Mafia plots to kill President John F. Kennedy. He told a friend, Jose Aleman: „Mark my word, this man Kennedy is in trouble, and he will get what is coming to him. Kennedy’s got going to make it to the election. He is going to be hit.“
Just before Kennedy was assassinated on 22nd November, 1963, Jack Ruby made contact with Trafficante, and another Mafia leader, Carlos Marcello, about a problem he was having with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). However, the Warren Commission failed to find any direct link between Trafficante and Ruby concluded that „Oswald acted alone“.
On 14th January, 1992, the New York Post claimed that Trafficante, Jimmy Hoffa and Carlos Marcello had all been involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Frank Ragano was quoted as saying that at the beginning of 1963 Hoffa had told him to take a message to Trafficante and Marcello concerning a plan to kill Kennedy. When the meeting took place at the Royal Orleans Hotel, Ragano told the men: „You won’t believe what Hoffa wants me to tell you. Jimmy wants you to kill the president.“ He reported that both men gave the impression that they intended to carry out this order.
In his autobiography, Mob Lawyer (1994) (co-written with journalist Selwyn Raab) Frank Ragano added that in July, 1963, he was once again sent to New Orleans by Hoffa to meet Trafficante and Carlos Marcello concerning plans to kill President John F. Kennedy. When Kennedy was killed Hoffa apparently said to Ragano: „I told you could do it. I’ll never forget what Carlos and Santos did for me.“ He added: „This means Bobby is out as Attorney General“. Marcello later told Ragano: „When you see Jimmy (Hoffa), you tell him he owes me and he owes me big.“…