Tuesday, December 04, 2012

"Dark Legacy": a theory connection Bush family and Nixon to the JFK Assassination


A Dark Legacy: The Bush Connection to the JFK Assassination”  (2009)  by John Hankey, is a somewhat crude argument about an ultimate conspiracy theory explaining the JFK assassination. That is to say, the CIA has already arranged a cabal to protect the “military industrial complex” which President Kennedy had said he wanted to completely dismantle.
   
The film has two quick prologues:  first, and expansion of Napoleon’s claim that victors get to tell the story of history, and second, “through the looking glass”, before it gets to its long “Op. 111-style” finale, namely, “Who kiiled JFK?”  

Hankey describes J. Edgar Hoover’s probing of the CIA, which would continue into the Nixon days.  One of the Watergate henchmen, E. Howard Hunt would have a hand in it, after a libel trial had about an article in “Spotlight” Magazine had established that Hunt had something to do with it.  The trail leads to the Bush family, particularly Prescott Bush, working for Union Bank, considered a “Nazi bank” during WWII.  Eventually son George H. W. Bush, according to the film, would become involved, using his oil company in Cuba, “Zapata”, as a front for the Bay of Pigs.  (Nixon had apparently used the term “Bay of Pigs Thing” as a euphemism for Watergate.)  Bush tended to drag “all that personal stuff” into the nomenclature of his operation, including naming his boats after his wife Barbara.
   
The early scenes in the movie also document the evidence that the shot that blew apart Kennedy’s skull had to come from the Grassy Knoll, and claims that Kennedy’s body was stolen twice to provide a fake autopsy that would cover up a conspiracy.

The style of the film is “bare bones”.  There are a lot of grainy stills of the Dallas material and of various memos (a lot of photos and drawings of Kennedy’s remains), and then a lot of animated charts showing the web of business and family relationships among the conspirators, while the narrator merely talks-- fast.


The film is available on Netflix, or on Vimeo here

The film does play most of Kennedy's famous inaugural address, including not only "ask not" but the rare challenge to defend freedom; here it its text

In discussing the Spotlight litigation, the documentary mentions the 1999 film “My Little Assassin”, which I just put on my rental queue from Netflix. 

The movie also mentions the History Channel 5-part series "The Men Who Killed Kennedy" from about 2003. 

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