The Presidency and Assassination of John F. Kennedy with Peter Janney

By Catherine Austin Fitts

I was standing in the subway station in Philadelphia when I heard the news. “The President has been shot.” My first thought was the same as millions of people around the world. “They killed him.” The grief that day was unbearable. Camelot had come to a sudden, brutish end.

Next week marks the 50th anniversary of that day. A president who was leading a profound change was replaced by public execution in an invisible coup d’etat.

This Thursday we will post my interview with author Peter Janney about the Presidency and assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jr. and what it means to the state of the state today.

If I could read only one book on those times, it would be Peter’s Mary’s Mosaic.  Peter’s history centers around Kennedy’s lover and confidante, Mary Meyer, who was assassinated after Kennedy. It reflects a deep understanding of the policy tensions in the Administration that resulted in the decision to remove Kennedy from the Presidency by force.

Peter’s story is an intimate one. His father was a member of the intelligence community. Through personal and family relationships, Janney describes the intimate betrayals that occurred at the highest levels of government and Washington society, between colleagues and within families. His authorship is a hero’s journey. He “comes clean” as he faces the threads of corruption that run through his personal history — as we all ultimately must do if we are to find true solutions to the ills that beset us.

In Money & Markets, I will cover the latest developments in geopolitics and the financial markets. Post your questions for Ask Catherine on the blog.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review Thirteen Days, the 2000 docudrama about the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. Prepare to stay on the edge of your seats as President Kennedy and his “Irish Mafia,” brother Bobbie and top aide Kenneth O’Donnell, maneuver through the Russian build up on Cuba after the failure of the Bay of Pigs invasion. We reviewed this one on The Solari Report once before. We present it again, as it is recommended for those who would like a highly entertaining review of the tensions leading up to Kennedy’s assassination.

Talk to you Thursday!


  1. About last week re: Google is the NSA … if your Android phone is set to use your home wifi network to save on those expensive cellphone airtime minutes, Google/NSA already has your password, they hardly have to break a sweat to get into your computer.

  2. If the Kennedys would have lived.. There would have been no Vietnam decade of war, an end to the Cold War, a joint space program with the Russians and other developed nations, oil corporate welfare would have disappeared with the Federal Reserve, colonization of the Moon in the 70’s.., mining the asteroid belt in the 80’s, space factories during that same time frame, Mars exploration in the 90’s with the help of the He3 from the Moon and who knows.. Maybe, an invite to the Galactic Federation thanks to our ability to act in a proven responsible and productive fashion..

  3. I copied this quote from Counterpunch today; originally from Doris Lessing:

    Quote of the Day
    “We spend our lives fighting to get people very slightly more stupid than ourselves to accept truths that the great men have always known. They have known for thousands of years that to lock a sick person into solitary confinement makes him worse. They have known for thousands of years that a poor man who is frightened of his landlord and of the police is a slave. They have known it. We know it. But do the great enlightened mass of the British people know it? No. It is our task, Ella, yours and mine, to tell them. Because the great men are too great to be bothered. They are already discovering how to colonise Venus and to irrigate the moon. That is what is important for our time. You and I are the boulder-pushers. All our lives, you and I, we’ll put all our energies, all our talents into pushing a great boulder up a mountain. The boulder is the truth that the great men know by instinct, and the mountain is the stupidity of mankind.” – Doris Lessing

  4. I was shocked the judicial, legislative, and executive branches immediately gave their approval of a competing currency given past history with precious metals that have inherent value, unlike computer code in cyberspace. Bitcoin exploded in price upon Ben Bernake’s positive comments last week on its model. Digital currency with a digital wallet seems be the future. I knew of Bitcoin for some time, but never considered investing, in part, due to questioning the legal status of the currency, as it appeared to compete or possibly “mimic” the dollar. I also thought of the Liberty Dollar case where a man lost millions for issuing currency that was construed to imitate the US dollar. Learning the Federal Government had little issue with this new currency threw me for a loop given the demonic mainstream mantra on gold and silver, and the Liberty Dollar. Please explain the difference between legal tender, competing currency, capital gains and losses on precious metals bartering transactions in contrast to buying a house with gold in Utah. Furthermore, I would like to learn the legality of Bitcoin as a currency and why gold and silver are legal currency in Utah but not DC. Meanwhile Bitcoin appears to be legal currency any any state of the Union?

    Below is a short video on our new digital age. I hope the electric grid works as well as an old fashioned magnet!

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