House Select Committee on Assassinations
|House Select Committee on Assassinations|
• Thomas N. Downing|
• Henry B. Gonzalez
• Louis Stokes
• L. Richardson Preyer
• Walter E. Fauntroy
• Yvonne Brathwaite Burke
• Christopher Dodd
• Harold Ford Sr.
• Floyd Fithian
• Robert W. Edgar
• Samuel L. Devine
• Stewart McKinney
• Charles Thone
• Harold S. Sawyer
|Interests||Martin Luther King/Assassination, John F. Kennedy/Assassination, Robert F. Kennedy/Assassination|
The US House Select Committee on Assassinations (HCSA) was a followup to the Hart-Schweiker and Church Committee hearings that had revealed CIA "ties" to assassinations. It was established in 1976 to investigate the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. It was given twelve months (later extended to sixteen) and hired 150 staff to complete its work.
Many honest members of the committee were seriously committed to discovering the truth, so the group should not be likened to whitewash investigations such as the Warren Commission of the 9/11 Commission. The HSCA reflected serious concern about the rise of assassination in USA as a political tool. It was semi-controlled by the cabal, but exposed some malfeasance. It was a stimulus to the growth of the supranational deep state.
The HSCA exposed some assassination technologies developed by the CIA. Frank Church dramatically displayed a CIA revealed dart gun that was capable of giving people either cancer or a heart attack (an interesting exposure when considering the fate of Allan Francovich, one of the foremost critics of the agency). It was also revealed to have stocks of shellfish toxin sufficient to kill thousands of people, violating a prohibition against using assassination for political purposes.
“Despite fairly effective efforts within Congress to sabotage the HSCA, the HSCA posed large problems for the Cabal. Honest investigators within the HSCA were more or less on the trail of the conspirators in JFK's killing. Many individuals involved in the Coup of ’63 were scheduled to testify before the HSCA. In order to prevent these actors from testifying, the death squads operated by the Cabal worked overtime. 21 people involved in the Coup who were subpoenaed to testify before the committee died under mysterious circumstances. Many died just before their scheduled testimony. For example, in 1977 seven senior FBI officials called to testify at the HSCA died within a six month period.”
Mark Gorton (2013) — 
Many low- and mid-level spooks assassinated just before they were due to testify. A few more senior ones died sudden and voilent deaths which are widely believed related. George de Mohrenschildt, Lee Harvey Oswald's handler, was killed in March 1977 and John Paisley in September 1978.
In 1978 the HCSA issued its final report, concluding that Kennedy and Martin Luther King were very likely assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. Much of the HSCA's evidence was sealed for 50 years under Congressional rules.
In the light of this pressure, the CIA was no longer seen as a safe base of operations, so "the decision was made to move many mechanisms of the secret government into the private sector". Peter Dale Scott suggests that these offshore milieux - such as Le Cercle and The Safari Club - were probably more or less unknown to CIA Director Admiral Stansfield Turner, so by the late 1970s, the deep state was more secure than ever.
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|The Taking Of America, 1-2-3||book||1985||Richard E. Sprague||An authoritative description of the JFK assassination and succeeding crimes from the photographic expert advisor to Jim Garrison.|
- Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State
- "1. The Problem of Secrecy and the Solution of the JFK Act". Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board. September 1998.
- Document:Fifty Years of the Deep State, by Mark Gorton