CIA Murdered JFK & Mary Pinchot Meyer
(from Dec 19, 2016 and reposted Dec 16, 2022)
by Henry Makow PhD
Mary's Mosaic, a book by Peter Janney is a memorial to Mary Pinchot Meyer (1920-1964), JFK's confidante, adviser and lover.
Janney was a boyhood friend of Meyer's second son, Michael, who died when he was hit by a car in Dec. 1956. Janney recalls how Mary, despite her own grief, comforted him and the motorist who was hysterical. In Janney's memory, his friend's mother represented the ideal of womanhood.
Janney's mother and Mary were classmates at Vassar College. His father, Wistar Janney and Mary's husband Cord Meyer, whom she divorced in 1957, were both top officials at the CIA.
The book is an act of penance because although CIA Chief of Counterintelligence James Angleton ordered the hit (because she threatened to expose the CIA) Janney's own father and Cord Meyer were both privy to the decision.
Despite the injunction against CIA involvement in domestic politics, the book reveals that the JFK assassination was only the most prominent of hundreds of US political assassinations. Consider names like RFK, MLK, JFK Jr., Vincent Foster and Senator Paul Wellstone. J. Edgar Hoover was probably murdered.
Two earlier Mary Meyer murder researchers, Leo Damore and John Davis, also died under suspicious circumstances. The CIA has many discreet ways of making murder look natural. Janney quotes William Corson, a CIA insider, ¨Murders are easy, suicides more difficult."
Another Janey source is Toni Shimon, daughter of "police inspector" Joseph Shimon, liaison between CIA, FBI, DC police and the Executive Branch from the 1940's-1980´s. He told her that political assassinations are part of doing business in Washington. He carried out a few himself.
Janney also suspects that Washington Post publisher Philip Graham was murdered by the CIA who then controlled the Washington Post through his wife Kathleen Graham and Managing Editor Ben Bradlee. This casts into doubt the Post's role in the Watergate Affair. Janney says the 18-minutes missing from the Nixon tapes included his threat to expose the CIA role in the JFK Assassination.
WHO WAS MARY PINCHOT MEYER?
Mary Pinchot Meyer is often described disparagingly as Kennedy´s "mistress." In fact, by 1963 she was part of his inner circle and perhaps his greatest influence.
An American blue blood, her father was a two-term governor of Pennsylvania. She was raised in NYC and travelled in the same social circles as JFK. A statuesque beauty, she was high-minded and had no time for the young Kennedy who was a philanderer like his father.
Coming of age during World War Two, she was preoccupied with world peace. She married Cord Meyer, an ex-Marine with an artistic temperament. She shared his commitment to the United Nations as a step toward "world federalism." These young idealists didn't understand the real agenda behind world government.
However Cord couldn't find a job in academia and Mary found herself the wife of a rising star in the CIA. She socialized with CIA families but was not afraid to voice her disapproval of CIA programs. After her divorce, she became a painter and experimented with LSD.
Like Aldous Huxley and Timothy Leary, whom she visited, she believed that psychedelics were necessary for people to break the shell of socialization and experience divine consciousness. She started a group of Washington women dedicated to turning on the powerful men in their lives in order to prevent war.
In 1959, Meyer became reacquainted with Kennedy whose marriage was a sham. Mary turned JFK on to pot and LSD. Kennedy was determined to make peace with Russia and Cuba and wind down the Vietnam War. His Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was passed in the Senate. His emissary was meeting Castro on the day of his assassination.
Needless to say, LBJ reversed all of JFK's initiatives. As a direct result, about 1.5 million Vietnamese died. About 60,000 US soldiers died and $700 billion (in today's dollars) were wasted in a war which discredited, divided and demoralized the country.
Mary was privy to the power struggle JFK had waged with the CIA and military industrial complex. Recklessly she voiced her suspicions of James Angleton. She had enough credibility and connections to cause him serious problems.
Her murder Oct. 12 1964, two days shy of her 44th birthday, while walking on a canal tow path, was as carefully orchestrated by the CIA as the President's murder. Mary struggled with her assailant and called out for help but was silenced by bullets to the head and heart. Such is the fate suffered by our truest and our best.
Leo Damore was actually able to interview the CIA hit man, now retired, who confessed. This journalistic coup may have cost Damore his life but he had passed the information on to a colleague who gave it to Janney.