By L. Fletcher Prouty
The real tale of the guy who encouraged Oliver Stone's JFK—now with a brand new foreword by way of Jesse Ventura.
Colonel L. Fletcher Prouty, the previous CIA operative referred to as “X,” deals a history-shaking standpoint at the assassination of president John F. Kennedy. His theories have been the root for Oliver Stone’s arguable motion picture JFK. Prouty believed that Kennedy’s demise was once a coup d’état, and he backs this trust up along with his wisdom of the safety preparations at Dallas and different tidbits that just a CIA insider might recognize (for instance, that each member of Kennedy’s cupboard used to be overseas on the time of Kennedy’s assassination). His dialogue of the elite strength base he believes managed the U.S. executive will scare and enlighten a person who desires to understand who used to be quite at the back of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. forty black-and-white illustrations
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As a result, the history of the Cold War period that began before the end of World War II has been replete with fantasies. A number of those whom we call “historians” are no more than paid hacks with little or no practical experience, and a fixed agenda. Even the official “History of United States Involvement in Vietnam from World War II to the Present (1968),” popularly known as the Pentagon Papers, contains such amazing propaganda in the chronological record of that period as: 22 Nov 1963 Lodge confers with the President.
Here and in Vietnam. “Col. Prouty had never met with Jim Garrison, but over the years he had written many letters to him and had worked on Jim’s manuscript before its publication. They were well acquainted, by letters. I took the liberty of having a meeting take place between Mr. Garrison and Colonel Prouty because Jim Garrison had brought Prouty’s work to my attention. Some people have misunderstood and claimed that Man X never existed and that I made him up. I never did. ” In summary, Oliver Stone added: “I think Fletcher has served his country well and retired as a full colonel.
Such was my experience in writing Platoon—out of a feeling that Vietnam was an Orwellian memory hole, to be forgotten, realities distorted by newsmen and official “historians,” official body counts, and the official lies that devastated the American character. I experienced it again in the mid-1980s in Central America, talking to fresh-faced American troops in green uniforms with no memories of Vietnam, save for embarrassed stares, once again lining up to shoot Nicaraguans in the invasion of 1986 that never was.
JFK: The CIA, Vietnam, and the Plot to Assassinate John F. Kennedy by L. Fletcher Prouty