Bruce Roberts and Carmen Miranda from magazine photo, ca. 1952:
Note: Author Gerald Carroll discovered this photo in the archives of the San Francisco Examiner in 1989. Stephanie Caruana assured me this was the same Bruce Roberts she knew in San Francisco. It shows not only that Bruce Roberts existed but that he had knowledge and interest concerning artificial gems. SH
New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison prosecuted the only legal case in the assassination of President John Kennedy. He lost, of course, because th CIA was protecting certainÂ witnesses and permanentlyÂ silencing others. Still, Garrison was able toÂ secure enough historic information in the public record thatÂ we can now formÂ reasonable conclusions aboutÂ whatÂ happened. What is so amazing is that GarrisonÂ is telling us thisÂ in 1967!
It took other researchers thirty or more years to reach similar conclusions. At the time, mostÂ citizens were simply intellectually or emotionallyÂ incapable of comprehending even a fraction of the truth Garrison revealed, and as a population we remain far too passive and naÃ¯ve.
Hitler recognized this convenient truth as “The Big Lie (GroÃŸe LÃ¼ge). Yet onlyÂ four years after JFK was conveniently disposed of by “The Secret Team” (see Col. Fletcher Prouty), Garrison had essentiallyÂ solved the mystery of who did it and why.Â Paid detractorsÂ and their unpaid volunteersÂ continue to insultÂ Garrison’sÂ memory with the constant trivial dickering over inconsequential details (see Gerald Posner), yetÂ this is what nowÂ passes forÂ political discourseÂ in the United States.
The mediaÂ fawns and toadies that catered toÂ the military-industrial complexÂ Eisenhower warned us aboutÂ as he was leaving officeÂ really outdid themselves in theirÂ trashing of Jim Garrison, resorting to all sorts of dirty tricks, illegalÂ orÂ otherwise.Â Considering that those few of us who have examined the evidence have littleÂ trouble understanding the forces whoÂ killedÂ JFK, RFK, MLKÂ along with the acronymically unknown,Â it appears that much of their hushÂ money was primarily wasted on fools.
Jim Garrrison was oneÂ American maleÂ withÂ balls of brass. He knew the truth about what happened in Dallas onÂ November 22, 1963, and he tried to make people understand it even as his life was being threatened. He’s what I would call aÂ hero if I engaged in that sport.Â He didn’t just stand up for what he believed in;Â anyÂ foolÂ can do that right or wrong. GarrisonÂ verified theÂ factsÂ behind him, which made his pronouncements even more threatening, yet heÂ shouted them to the nation anyway!