- Copyrighted Nov. 18, 2013 Evidence that Josph A. Milteer knew about the plot to kill JFK prior to the assassination. This story starts when Willie AugustusMessage 1 of 1 , Nov 18, 2013View Source
Copyrighted Nov. 18, 2013
Evidence that Josph A. Milteer knew about the plot to kill JFK prior to the assassination.
This story starts when Willie Augustus Somersett, a part-time union organizer in Miami, Florida, became a paid confidential informant for the Miami Police Department. This happened after a bomb exploded outside the home of Miami Herald Editor Don Shoemaker in February 1962, the entire Miami detective force was assigned to the case. Also this investigation was part of a broader investigation into extremist and racist groups suspected of engaging in violence that the police feared might spill into Miami.
Miami-Dade Senior Judge Seymour Gelber, age 94, is among the few who remember Willie Somersett. Gelber remembers taking information from Willie Somersett while Gelber was serving as a top assistant to Dade State Attorney Richard Gerstein and Assistant State Attorney Arthur Huttoe in the 1960s.
Gelber credits the information he provided with leading authorities to identify and convict the bomber – a Nazi sympathizer who worked as a meter reader for the city of Miami.
Somersett had had contact with right-wing groups and became a paid confidential informant for the FBI. Records show the FBI had given him the code name “T-2” and reports described him as “a source who has furnished reliable information in the past.”
At an April 1963 meeting of the Congress of Freedom Party, a confederation of right-wing political groups, Somersett hooked up with Josph A. Milteer, an old friend and a representative of the notoriously violent Dixie Klan faction of the Ku Klux Klan. Milteer was a wealthy right-wing extremist who lived in Quitman, GA. He was a leader of the arch-conservative National States Rights Party as well as a member of other groups such as the Congress of Freedom and the White Citizen's Council of Atlanta. Somersett had infiltrated the States Rights Party.
Somersett saw Milteer again in Indianapolis in October 1963 at the convention of the far-right group Defenders of the American Constitution. As a member of that group’s board of directors, Milteer helped formulate “plans to put an end to the Kennedy, (Martin Luther) King, Khrushchev dictatorship over our nation.”
Judge Gelber kept a diary back then about his work as a prosecutor and in it he wrote, “Somersett frequently uses the expression ‘the most violent man I know’” to describe Milteer.” Gelber suggested the Miami police tape-record Milteer. Somersett’s police department case officer, Detective Everett Kay, set up a tape-recorder in Somersett’s small apartment.
On November 9, 1963, Somersett had a conversation with Josph Milteer and it was tape recorded. The following is a transcript of this conversation.
Somersett: Kennedy’s coming here, I think, on the 18th or something like that to make some kind of speech…
Milteer: You can bet your bottom dollar he is going to have a lot to say about the Cubans because there are so many of them here.
Somersett: Yeah, well, he will have a thousand bodyguards. Don’t worry about that.
Milteer: The more bodyguards he has, the more easier it is to get him.
Milteer: The more bodyguards he has the more easier it is to get him.
Somersett: Well, how in the hell do you figure would be the best way to get him?
Milteer: From an office building with a high-powered rifle…
Somersett: They are really going to try to kill him?
Milteer: “Oh, yeah. It’s in the working…
Milteer mentions the name of a Klansman who might do the job, someone he claimed had stalked Dr. King, “but couldn’t get close enough to him.”
Shortly, the conversation returned to the President.
Somersett: Hitting this Kennedy I’ll tell you is going to be a hard proposition, I believe. Now you may have it figured out how to get him…an office building and all that, but I don’t know how them Secret Service…they’d never cover all them office buildings and anywhere he’s going. Do you know whether they do that or not?
Milteer: If they have any suspicion they will, of course. But without suspicion the chances are they wouldn’t….You wouldn’t have to take a gun up there…take it up in pieces. All those guns come knock down and you can take them apart.”
Before the end of the tape, the conversation returned to Kennedy.
Somersett: Boy, if that Kennedy gets shot we’ve got to know where we’re at because you know that would be a real shake if they do that.
Milteer: They wouldn’t leave any stone unturned there, no. No way.
Somersett: Oh, hell no.
Milteer: Hell, they’ll pick up somebody within hours after, if anything like that would happen, just to throw the public off.
Somersett: Well, somebody is going to have to go to jail if he gets killed.
Milteer: Just like Bruno Hauptmann in the Lindbergh case, you know.
Miami police intelligence officers met with Secret Service agents on Nov. 12,1963 and provided them a transcript of the Somersett recording. The Miami Secret Service case agent forwarded the report and a copy of the recording to headquarters in Washington.
Listen to tape at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdbVyhzCcq4
FBI special agent Adams was identified in several FBI reports as having interviewed Milteer. His boss Atlanta Special Agent In Charge James McMahon told him about a threat to the president and on Nov. 13 ordered to him to do a “top priority” background investigation on Milteer. Adams said, “I interviewed him and spent hours with him.” Adams submitted his report on November 18.
President Kennedy came to Miami on Nov. 18 without incident. In his diary, Judge Gelber wrote that police assured him the Secret Service knew of Milteer’s whereabouts.
President Kennedy was killed on Nov. 23, 1963. (Source: BrowardBulldog.org)
Agent Adams said within hours of the assassination McMahon tasked him to locate Milteer for the Secret Service, and by about 4 p.m. he was knocking on Milteer’s door in Quitman. Milteer was nowhere to be found.
Five hours after the assassination Atlanta Agent-in-Charge McMahon sent an urgent FBI teletype to his counterparts in Dallas and Miami and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover citing a “threat to kill Pres. Kennedy by J.A. Milteer at Miami, Fla., Nov. nine last Milteer’s whereabouts at Quitman, Ga. this date ascertained.”
Milteer’s whereabouts was not confirmed (ascertained).
Adams spent the next four days canvassing Milteer’s known haunts in southern Georgia before locating him in nearby Valdosta, Ga. on Nov. 27. Adams called FBI Agent Kenneth Williams for backup and later that evening the two men stopped and questioned Milteer.
In their Dec. 1, 1963 report they wrote that Milteer emphatically denied ever making any threat against President Kennedy and denied knowing Oswald or Jack Ruby, Oswald’s killer. Because his FBI superiors never informed him that a tape of the threat had been made, Milteer was never confronted with this evidence. Of course, doing so would have compromised Willie Somersett as the informant, risking his life. And of course, no charges were filed against Milteer for making a death threat against the president.
Somersett met Milteer in Jacksonville the day after the assassination before traveling together to Columbia, S.C. for a KKK meeting.
Somersett told the Miami Police Milteer was jubilant about Kennedy’s death. He said, ‘Well, I told you so. It happened like I told you, didn’t it?’”
According to one report, Somersett said, “I said, ‘That’s right. I don’t know whether you were guessing or not, but you hit it on the head pretty good.”
Wherein Somersett reported that Milteer said, ‘Well, that is the way it was supposed to be done, and that is the way it was done.’”
An FBI memorandum sent Nov. 27, 1963 to Assistant Director Alan H. Belmont, the FBI’s No. three official, “Milteer reportedly told Somersett he had been in Fort Worth and Dallas as well as other southern cities. He did not indicate the dates of his visits to these cities.”
Somersett last heard from Milteer on Dec. 4 when Milteer called him and said the FBI had questioned him and some of his extremist pals about Kennedy.
Milteer’s threat “was ignored by Secret Service personnel in planning the trip to Dallas,” according to the House JFK investigation report. Detective Kay and other former police officials said a planned motorcade in Miami was abandoned because of Milteer’s threat, but the House committee later found that was not the case.
FBI agent Don Adams also said that in about 1992 he saw a Dealey Plaza photograph for the first time and noticed Joseph Milteer appeared to him to be in the photo standing in the crowd as Pres. Kennedy passed by. Adams wrote a book, From an Office Building with a High-Powered Rifle, published in 2012 by TrineDay.
In testimony before the Warren Commission in May 1964, former presidential aide Kenneth O’Donnell said the President talked of such an assassination scenario in his Fort Worth hotel room 30 minutes before leaving for Carswell Air Force Base and the short flight to Dallas.
You won’t find Willie Somersett’s name in the 26 volumes published by the Warren Commission. Congressional investigators never contacted Agent Adams.
Who was Joseph A. Milteer?
He was an organizer for the racist National States Rights Party and the Constitution Party. The latter organization's membership included retired Lt. General Pedro del Valle, USMC . (source: Journalist Drew Pearson ) If Milteer's predictions were indeed based on foreknowledge, then the path to Kennedy's killers leads to right-wing segregationists and military extremists.
Biographical summary of
Lieutenant General Pedro Augusto Jose del Valle Barcay Muñoz
Del Valle was born on August 28, 1893 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He was related to Dr. Francisco del Valle, a surgeon who had served as mayor of San Juan from 1907 to 1910. In 1900, two years after the Spanish-American War, the Del Valle family moved to Maryland. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1915 as a second lieutenant of the Marine Corps.
In 1926, Del Valle served with the Gendarmerie of Haiti for three years and, during that time, he also became active in the war against Augusto Sandino in Nicaragua. In 1929, he worked as an intelligence officer in Havana, Cuba in 1933. Upon the outbreak of World War II, Del Valle led his regiment and participated in the seizure and defense of Guadalcanal providing artillery support for the 1st Marine Division. In the Battle of the Tenaru, on October 1, 1942, Del Valle became a Brigadier General. On May 29, 1945, he participated in victory in Okinawa and the subsequent occupation and reorganization of Okinawa.
After retiring from the Marine Corps January 1, 1948, Del Valle worked as a representative of International Telegraph and Telephone (ITT) in the company. Del Valle had turned for help in finding employment from Sosthenes Behn, who was an old friend of his father.
This multi-national conglomerate, ITT, was founded by Sosthenes Behn—an unabashed supporter of the Hitler even as the Luftwaffe was bombing civilians in London—and was responsible for creating the Nazi communications system, along with supplying vital parts for German bombs. According to author Jonathan Vankin, “Behn allowed his company to cover for Nazi spies in South America, and one of ITT’s subsidiaries bought a hefty swath of stock in the airline company that built Nazi bombers.”
Behn himself met with Hitler in 1933 and became a double agent of sorts. While reporting on the activities of German companies to the U.S. government, Behn was also contributing money to Heinrich Himmler’s Schutzstaffel (aka Nazi SS) and recruiting Nazis onto ITT’s board.
In 1940, Behn entertained a close friend and high-ranking Nazi, Gerhard Westrick, in the United States to discuss a potential U.S.-German business alliance—precisely as Hitler’s blitzkrieg was overrunning most of Europe and Nazi atrocities were becoming known worldwide.
In early 1946, instead of facing prosecution for treason, Behn ended up collecting $27 million from the U.S. government for “war damages inflicted on its German plants by Allied bombing.”
Meeting with the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William D. Leahy, in the White House, Behn, as recorded in Leahy’s diary, generously offered for consideration “the possibility of utilizing the service of [ITT’s] personnel in American intelligence activities.”
After some time with the company Pedro del Valle, was named president of ITT for all South America in Buenos Aires, Argentina, a position that he held until 1951. Del Valle was a big help to all the Banana Plantation owners in Central and South America, too, including the Dulles brothers, Gen. Robert E. Wood, and the Cabots and the Forbes all of whom were giant shareholders in United Fruit with HQ in New Orleans.
While working as an ITT executive in Buenos Aires in 1949, Del Valle became involved with a group called the Suvarov Union. This Argentine-based group of White Russian exiles, monarchists, who wanted the Czar back in power in Russia. The leaders of this group told Del Valle that they had some 10,000 supporters worldwide who were eager to open up offensive operations in Siberia with American backing should the Pentagon approve such an operation.
Believing that the United States was in danger of a communist threat, Del Valle tried to convince the CIA and U.S. Department of Defense to form a vigilante minuteman group. He also believed that the CIA should operate behind Russian and Chinese lines. After his ideas were turned down, he decided to form his own group. .
After meeting in Washington’s Army-Navy Club in 1953, Del Valle, Lt. Col. John H. Coffman, USMC (Ret.), and Lt. Col. Eugene C. Pomeroy (Ret.) formed the Defenders of the American Constitution with Del Valle as president to spread the anti “One Worldist” gospel into the highest ranks of the U.S. military. An Executive Committee/board of this group included Major General Claire Chennault, USAF (Ret) and Brigadier General Bonner Fellers (Ret.) as Chairman.
Recall that I wrote in the beginning of this essay that Joseph Milteer attended a convention of the Defenders of the American Constitution.
Idea behind the Defenders of the American Constitution group was to organize the citizens in each state as vigilantes against sabotage and other forms of treason, then link them up in some national headquarters. Although in outward appearance the Defenders of the American Constitution seemed to be an association of intensely anti-Communist former military men, Del Valle and his colleagues never truly believed that there was an independent threat to America from Russia. The group argued that Russia itself was secretly controlled by a “one-worldist conspiracy” led by Jewish banking houses ( Jacob Schiff, Paul Warburg and Bernard Baruch) headquartered in New York City. In their words, a “crack-brained” social scientists paid by wealthy foundations and international bankers were now hard at work pushing for “one universal government in which the industrial economy, religious beliefs and social customs of the human race” would be forced into a common mold resulting in “slavery for all men and freedom for none.” “The social mixing and inter-marriage of the white and black races” as well as “all the other queer little ideological touches so dear to the hearts of the boys with the tinted lips, mincing steps and high-pitched vocal equipment.”
Although Del Valle regularly denounced “big government” for limiting individual freedom – even calling for the abolition of both the IRS and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) – he clearly admired Mussolini’s Italy. Del Valle was also close to Franco’s Spain.
A good Spanish friend of Del Valle headed a rightwing religious movement called Active United Christians Del Valle returned to Spain on other occasions, most notably in 1964 when he tried to help put together an anti-communist “worldwide Christian movement” with proposed financing from Arab nations and far right Texas millionaires.
As a Republican, Del Valle ran for governor of Maryland in 1953, however he was badly defeated.
A March 1963 a planned U.S. military maneuver codenamed “Operation Water Moccasin” helped launch another panic wave among the Defenders of the American Constitution. According to the Army, Water Moccasin was a planned exercise in counter-insurgency involving 2,000 to 3,000 troops – along with “foreign military participation” – that was scheduled to take place over some 2,500 acres in the backwoods of Georgia. They insisted that Water Moccasin was really a cover for “a crash program to disarm the United States of America and make us a province of the United Nations.” The scare set off by them and other far right outlets forced the Army to dramatically limit the scope of the deployment after frantic calls began pouring in to Congressmen about Water Moccasin.
The group saw itself as part of a worldwide “counter-conspiracy” against their imagined enemies. Using conservative rhetoric and patriotic images, they actually expressed deeply radical views directed against the established political, cultural and economic elites of their time. The ferocity of their fervor against the “one world order” strongly suggests that they didn’t simply react to the creation of groups like the UN or the World Bank in a cause and effect way. If anything, I would argue that it was their pre-existing conspiratorial ideology that allowed them to see such institutions as demonic in the first place. Because this was so, their views were largely immune to logical refutation.
Professor Tucker from Rutgers University in his book about Wickliffe P. Draper described the close relationship between Draper and Del Valle for decades. Former Colonel Draper, USA, was a New England textile heir, worth $100 million. He help fund the American Eugenics Society. He founded the racists Pioneer Fund. Draper was outraged by the Supreme Court's 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of Education. It later emerged that Draper secretly sent $255,000 to the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission to support racial segregation and anti-civil rights violence and intimidation. Draper and Laughlin proposed a research agenda to assist in the enforcement of Southern "race integrity laws" by developing techniques for identifying the "pass-for-white" person who might "successfully hide all of his black blood".
Del Valle also believes that the CIA was responsible for letting the US lose the Korean War and along with Willoughby and MacArthur blamed them for decades for allowing alleged Communist infiltrators in the CIA to control US Foreign Affairs.
According to Professor Tucker, the deeper you dig into the background of del Valle, the more you realize that he fit right in with the like of Edwin A. Walker, Charles A. Willoughby, Bonner Fellers, George Stratemeyer, and Albert Wedemeyer, all of whom were either accused of harboring anti-US and pro-Nazi sentiments. They thought that JFK, Dean Rusk and Dean Acheson were going to hand over the country on a silver platter to Communist control.
In April 1961 Major General Edwin Walker was relieved of his command by Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara with the agreement of President Kennedy, after he was Walker was accused of indoctrinating his troops with right-wing literature from the John Birch Society. Walker there upon resigned from the Army.
In September 1961 Walker organized the protests against the enrollment of James Meredith at the University of Mississippi. Another incident the following year resulted in two reporters being killed. Attorney General Robert Kennedy responded by issuing a warrant for Walker's arrest on the charges of seditious conspiracy, insurrection, and rebellion. On 10th April, 1963, Walker was allegedly a victim of an assassination attempt while he sat at a desk in his Dallas home. It was later claimed that Lee Harvey Oswald had taken the shot at Walker, but missed hitting him.
The Defenders of the American Constitution’s involvement with the White Russian community led many of its members to join a far right group known as the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, which was headquartered in the small town of Shickshinny, Pennsylvania. The Military Affairs Committee of the Knights at one point included an astonishing list of former generals and admirals, including Lt. Gen. Del Valle, Gen. Lemuel Shepherd, Lt. Gen. George Stratemeyer, Maj. Gen. Charles Willoughby, Brig. Gen. Bonner Fellers, Admiral Charles M. Cooke and Rear Admiral Francis T Spellman among others.
Major General William Marquat, MacArthur’s deputy was a member of the Shickshinny Knights.
The “Shickshinny Knights” were led by Charles Pichel, a Nazi sympathizer in the 1930s who maintained murky ties to the White Russian community.
And apparently they all hated JFK because he just wasn't anti-Communist ENOUGH for their liking
And apparently they all hated JFK because he just wasn't Catholic ENOUGH for their liking
And apparently they all hated JFK because he just wasn't pro-Fascist ENOUGH for their liking
They would all have agreed with the statements of Gerald L. K. Smith "The Kennedy brothers are nothing but whore-mongering, whisky-swigging, fake Catholics who are trying to take away this country from all the God-fearing, Bible-reading White American Christians like you and me and give it back on a silver platter to all the Spics, the Jews and the Nigg-rows"
Gerald L. K. Smith built a monumental sculpture of Jesus located near Eureka Springs, Arkansas, (Christ of the Ozarks) atop Magnetic Mountain. It was erected in 1966 as a "Sacred Project" and stands 65.5 feet high.
(Source: THE DEFENDERS OF THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTION AND THE LEAGUE OF EMPIRE LOYALISTS: THE FIRST POSTWAR ANGLO-AMERICAN REVOLTS AGAINST THE “ONE WORLD ORDER by KEVIN COOGAN)
The Golden Lily gold and the likelihood that the Defenders of the American Constitution
had control of this secret CIA slush fund.
From the end of 1943, the great bulk of the gold the Japanese Army that had stolen prior to and during World War II was sent to the Philippines. The Japanese strongly believed that they would be able to keep the Philippines as a concession for peace and later this vast wealth hidden there would be used to rebuild their empire. Thus, the relocation of the enormous shipments of war treasure to the Philippines was seen as Japan's only hope of ethnic survival.
However, because of the US Navy’s patrolling of the shipping lanes to Japan, it was too danger
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