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Hale Boggs - Warren Commission Member and Critic


Hale Boggs


"Over the postwar years, we have granted to the elite and secret police within our system vast new powers over the lives and liberties of the people.   At the request of the trusted and respected heads of those forces, and their appeal to the necessities of national security, we have exempted those grants of power from due accounting and strict surveillance."
--House Majority Leader Hale Boggs, in a speech before Congress, 22 April 1971

"[FBI Director J. Edgar] Hoover lied his eyes out to the [Warren] Commission – on Oswald, on Ruby, on their friends, the bullets, the gun, you name it."
--Hale Boggs, speaking to an aide, cited by Bernard Fensterwald, Coincidence or Conspiracy?


It is a myth that the Warren Commission was united in its conclusion that a lone assassin killed President John F. Kennedy.  On the seven member Warren Commission, there were three dissenters:  Senator Sherman Cooper, Senator Richard Russell, and Congressman Hale Boggs.  As Dallas journalist Jim Marrs pointed out, "The most vocal critic among Commission members [was Hale Boggs].  Boggs became frustrated with the panel's total reliance on the FBI for information.  Speaking of the 'single-bullet theory,'  Boggs once commented, 'I had strong doubts about it.'  On April 1, 1971, House Majority Leader Boggs delivered a blistering attack on [FBI Director] J. Edgar Hoover, charging that under his directorship the FBI had adopted 'the tactics of the Soviet Union and Hitler's Gestapo.'  Boggs, who undoubtedly would have become Speaker of the House and a powerful ally in any reopening of the JFK assassination investigation, vanished on October 16, 1972, while on a military junket flight in Alaska.  Despite a massive search, no trace of the airplane or of Boggs has ever been found."


"Several years after [Hale Bogg's] death in 1972, a colleague of his wife Lindy (who was elected to fill her late husband's seat in the Congress) recalled Mrs. Boggs remarking, 'Hale felt very, very torn during his work [on the Commission] ... he wished he had never been on it and wished he'd never signed it [the Warren Report].'"
--Bernard Fensterwald, Coincidence or Conspiracy?


Links:

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CIA Operative Gen. Ed Lansdale Photographed in Dealey Plaza
The Garrison Investigation
Jim Garrison--1967 Lecture (Audio)
Oliver Stone Answers Audience Questions (Audio)
Dirty Politics -- Nixon, Watergate, and the JFK Assassination
The Right-Wing Shadow Government - Treason on the Right
Did CIA Hawks Assassinate Ron Brown?
Arlen Specter and the Single Bullet Theory
The Intimidation of Dealey Plaza Witnesses
The Senator who Suspected a JFK Conspiracy
Lee Harvey Oswald — The Patsy
Did Militarists Sabotage Gary Power's U-2 Plane?
J. Edgar Hoover - Blackmailed by the Mob
Gerald Ford's Role in the JFK Assassination Cover-up
The Enemy Within - The Pentagon Plan to Terrorize U.S. Citizens and Blame Cuba
Did a Neocon Black Ops Team Demolish the Twin Towers & Building Seven? (Video)
The Plane that Never Hit the Pentagon
Vice President Dick Cheney's Treasonous Stand-Down Order on 9/11
Cheney's Proposal to Dress Up Navy Seals as Iranians and Shoot at Them
The Anthrax Attacks - Were U.S. Senators Attacked for Opposing the Patriot Act?
Using Disaster Drills as a Cover to Stage False Flag Terror Attacks
CIA Assassin David Morales Photographed at the Ambassador Hotel
General Curtis LeMay - Demented Cold Warrior
The Pentagon's Fleecing of America
The October Surprise
The CIA School of Assassination at Fort Bragg
A Timeline of CIA Meddling in Latin America
The Reagan Years - The Real Reagan Record
"Body of Secrets" - Attack on the USS Liberty
CIA Infiltration and Manipulation of the Mass Media
CIA Instructions to Media Assets
Tapes Reveal Nixon Prolonged Vietnam War for Political Reasons
George H. W. Bush -- Was He Part of It?
Fonda was Right and Bush was Lying
Notable JFK Conspiracy Theorists: LBJ, Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover

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