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Today's Episode will be from the A-Info Radio Project, "Unwelcome Guests."
Gorton begins his analysis with a look at the assassination of John F. Kennedy, referred to throughout his essay as the "Coup of '63". The treason of the plotters, he notes, did not stop with that single crime and its immediate cover-up by the Warren commission. RFK was aiming to become president and expose the truth, so the plotters' mutual interest bound them to one another and lead not just to the RFK assassination but to innumerable subsequent murders of those who threatened to expose the truth. Fear of exposure, explains Gorton, "quickened" the original cabal, galvanizing them into a potent political force which would come to dominate US politics. After reading Gorton's essay up to the point at which Ronald Reagan becomes US president, we switch to a short section of Peter Dale Scott speaking in 2013 about the US "overworld", including what the origins of the CIA and the Safari Club can tell us about their role in subservience to higher oligarchical interests. In our second hour, we hear a 2007 interview by Webster Tarpley on "The Ford Presidency", which deconstructs Watergate and comes to concurring conclusions about its actually constituting a coup d'etat - a two stage process to wrest control of the presidency from Nixon. First, replace the vice president, next remove the president. Robin says about Mark Gorton's essay what Lyn Gerry said about episode 87: "I think that this is the most import, provocative, and difficult material that we yet have presented on this program in the 14 years of its existence."
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