November 11, 1963: a right-wing racist talked about how JFK would be shot

“13 days before that dark day in Dallas, Somersett elicited a chilling, police tape-recorded threat from a right-wing racist who talked of how the President would soon be shot ‘from an office building with a high-powered rifle’ and how ‘they’ll pick up somebody within hours after … just to throw the public off.’”

via A Miami police informant, a prophetic racist and fresh questions about JFK’s death | Broward Bulldog.

The story is worth a read.

These days the merest suggestion that organized right-wing forces in America might have secretly organized a plot to kill liberal president John F. Kennedy 50 years ago is scoffed at in most televised discussions of JFK’s assassination.

Conservative pundits such George Will, Bill O’Reilly, and Charles Krauthammer indignantly scoff at the idea. Liberals commentators from Doris Kearns Goodwin to Chris Matthews disdain the “conspiracy theorists” who say such things.

Yet on the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination it is an inescapable fact that JFK’s enemies on the right did talk about killing him in late 1963, and doing so in a way that the blame would fall on others.

The story of Joseph Milteer, as recounted here by ace investigative reporter Dan Christiansen of the aptly name Broward Bulldog, illuminates the murderous thinking of JFK’s enemies on the right-wing fringe in the days and weeks before he was assassinated.

The Milteer story is well documented and not much disputed by JFK scholars. Don Adams, the former FBI agent quoted in the story, is a credible law enforcement source.

To be sure, the Milteer tape is not proof of a right-wing racist plot to kill JFK. But it is proof that killing Kennedy was talked about in right-wing circles in Miami in November 1963.

Thanks to the Mary Ferrell Foundation, you can listen to the Joseph Milteer tape and read the entire transcript by clicking here.

Postscript

And after JFK was shot dead in Dealey Plaza, his right-wing foes celebrated in Miami.

Milteer was jubilant about Kennedy’s death, Somersett told the Miami Police.

“He said, ‘Well, I told you so. It happened like I told you, didn’t it?’” Somersett said, according to one report.

“I said, ‘That’s right. I don’t know whether you were guessing or not, but you hit it on the head pretty good.’

He said, ‘Well, that is the way it was supposed to be done, and that is the way it was done.’”

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See also:

The John Martino story:  “If there was a conspiracy, wouldn’t somebody have talked?” (by Larry Hancock, JFK Facts,  Jan. 2, 2013)

12 comments

  1. TLR says:

    Defenders of the official story will say that Milteer was just a blowhard shooting his mouth off, he didn’t really know anything, the man in the photo in Dealey Plaza is not Milteer, etc.

    Personally, I think Milteer did get wind of the plot through the right-wing underground grapevine. And Somersett would later hear from his sources about the plot to kill Martin Luther King.

  2. Neil says:

    Milteer may have gotten some details wrong in his predictions but ultimately his story combined with the chatter among anti-Castro Cubans, the Rose Cheramie prediction, and other examples of foreknowledge of Kennedy’s assassination is not so different from the chatter that goes on between Jihadists groups before a major terror attack. People who may not be directly involved in the plot may be aware of them and will often talk to others about the imminence of such plots.

  3. John Kirsch says:

    Some months ago I remember reading a story in a supermarket tabloid, i forget which one, which claimed that the original, unedited Air Force One tape contained a brief comment or conversation re: Milteer. I know, consider the source. Still …

    • Photon says:

      I can’t believe that a relative would even consider a supermarket tabloid as a reputable source.

    • John Kirsch says:

      I think I acknowledged the dodgy nature of the publication. I would also note that it was a supermarket tabloid that did some of the best reporting on John Edwards.

      • Photon says:

        Got a reference?

      • Peter says:

        That came from the January 16, 2012, issue of the National Examiner. It builds on a story it first published on January 10, 2011, which is essentially the same story referred to in this post–former FBI agent Don Adams and his suspicion of Milteer. What the later article says is that the AF-1 tape had come from Army General Chester “Ted” Clifton Jr., who died in 1991. The tape supposedly became available after his wife died. The article says that a “source” said of the AF-1 tape: “In the course of discussions about who killed the president, an unidentified male voice suddenly brings up the name ‘Joseph Milteer’…. There’s silence for about 13 seconds — then another voice barks: ‘Let’s not discuss that now.’” I’ll let my suspicions run wild here and posit that, since the tapes had suddenly become available, and may have in fact contained this passage (along with who knows what else), the powers-that-be decided to get ahead of it by leaking it to a publication easily dismissible, like the NO. So if it came out later, they could easily poo-poo it.

        • D. Boyer says:

          So, nobody has any demonstable evidence that the tape(s) actually included someone making reference to Joseph Milteer???? It is all but hearsay???
          Who, if anyone, is trying to find ALL these tapes? Is there evidence to suggest they still mightexist somewhere??

  4. LMB says:

    The JFK assassination bears remarkable resemblance to a coup d’etat in Guatemala engineered by the CIA under the direction of Allen Dulles during the Eisenhower administration in the 1950s, contends WND senior writer Jerome Corsi, author of the newly released “Who Really Killed Kennedy? 50 Years Later: Stunning New Revelations about the JFK Assassination.”

    The CIA plan was to shoot and kill the Guatemalan head-of-state and place the blame for the assassination on a “patsy,” a person innocent of the crime, who in turn would be murdered to frustrate any subsequent criminal investigation or trial.

    Both assassins, as Corsi points out, were ex-military who left the service expressing distinct sympathies for communist Russia.

    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/cia-hit-in-1950s-mirrors-jfk-assassination/#ich7XjiyVByx78dJ.99

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