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The McClellan Clan Spins Cover Stories for War and Political Assassination

Alex Constantine - July 6, 2008

By Alex Constantine

"Lone assassins" and parallel psychological operations: Scott McClellan's book makes GW Bush the "lone assassin" of the Iraq war, leads away from other core culprits at the Pentagon, CIA, State Department, media, etc. Papa Barr McClellan's book on the John Kennedy assassination -- its "LBJ killed JFK" theme reinforced by Roger Stone in "The Man Who Killed Kennedy" -- heads straight for Johnson, makes him the "lone assassin," traipsing merrily away from the culprits ...

By the same token, Sam Giancana and John Roselli did not kill Kennedy, as the cable industry claimed for years. They were tangential chess figures, bit players, really.

John Kennedy knew his assassins:

"... We are opposed, around the world, by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence; in infiltration instead of invasion; on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice; on guerillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined, its dissenters are silenced, not praised; no expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the cold war, in short, with a wartime discipline no democracy would ever hope to wish to match. ..."



by Jane Mayer
New Yorker
SEPTEMBER 22, 2003

download 3barrm - The McClellan Clan Spins Cover Stories for War and Political AssassinationWhen Scott McClellan, an unassuming thirty-five-year-old Texan, took over from Ari Fleischer as White House spokesman in July, it was clear that there would be no honeymoon with the press. American soldiers were being killed almost daily in Iraq. The federal deficit was growing; the likelihood of finding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was not. Few, then, would have predicted that McClellan’s first and most daunting damage-control assignment would turn out to be his own father ...

[Barr] McClellan said that when he joined the law firm, in 1966, another young lawyer at the firm told him that one of the senior partners, Edward Clark, had “arranged” the assassination. The motive, McClellan says, was money and power. After the assassination, he claims, Clark collected millions of dollars from oil and gas companies in Texas whose businesses were supposedly benefitting from having Johnson in the White House. Clark died in 1992, with a reputation as Johnson’s closest and most indispensable ally in the state. Robert Caro, in the first volume of his three-part biography of Johnson, says that Clark, who had been the Texas Secretary of State, was, “of all the men Johnson met in Austin,” the one “who would, over the long years to come, acquire and hold the most power.”
Caro was one of several reputable Presidential historians who last week opted not to pass judgment on McClellan’s book. But G. Robert Blakey, a professor at Notre Dame Law School, who served as the chief counsel for the House Select Committee on Assassinations (and who believes that there was probably a second gunman), dismissed the L.B.J. scenario as “highly implausible.” He pointed out that Johnson was in the motorcade that day. “You’d have to believe he paid someone to fire at a car in front of him, knowing the potentiality for a gunfight. What rational person would draw gunfire down upon himself?”


McClellan: Plame leak case was turning point
Ex-White House spokesman says he had hoped Bush would change D.C.

By Mike Celizic
TODAYShow.com contributor
May. 29, 2008

According to his White House biography, before joining the White House staff, McClellan was the traveling press secretary for the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. He began working as deputy communications director for then-Gov. Bush in early 1999. Prior to joining the governor's office, he served as chief of staff to a Texas state senator, worked on grassroots outreach for lawsuit reform in Texas, and managed three successful statewide campaigns. ...

The McClellan-Soros Connection

We'd merely note that the (McClellan) book's publisher is PublicAffairs, an imprint founded by left-wing editor Peter Osnos and which has published six books by George Soros. PublicAffairs is owned by Perseus Books, which is owned by Perseus LLC, a merchant bank whose board includes Democrats Richard Holbrooke and Jim Johnson, who is now doing Barack Obama's vice presidential vetting. One of Perseus's investment funds, Perseus-Soros Biopharmaceutical, is co-managed with Mr. Soros.

Title: FBI agents lied...Jack Anderson's papers [Papers Link HW Bush to JFK Assassination]
Source: OnLine Journal
URL Source: http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_753.shtml
Published: May 1, 2006
Author: Wayne Madsen
... The Bush family has been known to use retired FBI agents as their political heavies and clean up men in the past -- most notably to erase the Bush links to Dallas. George W. Bush's departing Press Secretary Scott McClellan has a close relative who continued to muddy the waters about the JFK assassination. ...

I am the one who started THE thread on Barr McClellans disinformation book when it came out. The thread is complete with details of HW Bush involvement including directly with Oswalds landlord in Dallas who urged Oswald to assassinate Kennedy.

HW Bush worked directly for Nixon in the WHite Hosue and NSC on Bay of Pigs ops during Eisenhower. He was "in touch" with CIA asset Howard Hughes to provide the Barbara, the Zapata, etc for the operation. He was aware as well of the Hughes owned movie theater in Dallas where Oswald fled and was captured.

HW Bush and his family have been involved with Ruby, David Ferry (CAP), Marcello and the mob in New Orleans (Jupiter island) since the early 1900s and with the Boston mob (Boston Fruit mob operation in Central America with Porter Goss and CIA) since the 1960s. HW Bush also worked directly with the AntiCuban hit team marksmen who came to visit Oswald. ...

McClellan's "Overwrought Conspiracy Theory"
From Publishers Weekly

McClellan's overwrought conspiracy theory claims that Lyndon Johnson-motivated by power lust, fear of being dropped from the Kennedy ticket, and the need to cover up various scandals-masterminded Kennedy's assassination with the help of his evil "superlawyer" Ed Clark. But his evidence is meager and murky, even by the standards of Kennedy conspiracy scholarship. The main exhibit is a smudged partial fingerprint from Oswald's sniper's nest that may or may not belong to a Johnson associate, depending on which fingerprint expert you ask. Otherwise McClellan relies on what he heard during his years at Clark's law firm-e.g., a partner told him that Clark arranged the assassination-and the description of scenes in which a "a fixed stare," vague, unspoken understandings, and "code words" proved that Johnson and Clark were conspiring. Sample accusations include: "I knew Clark was admitting to the payoff for the assassination even though he never said he received a payoff for assassinating Kennedy...." The book offers many detailed accounts of conspiratorial meetings that turn out to be not fact but "faction" or "journalistic novelization"-that is, conjecture designed to distract reade
rs from the lack of evidence. McClellan styles the assassination as the defeat of Camelot by Texas's sleazy nexus of dirty politicians, slick lawyers and oil money; the unmasking of Johnson, the personification of such back-room power politics, therefore promises a public "emotional purging" leading to the renewal of democracy. His confusingly structured, evasively argued, often nonsensical theories attest to the crime's continuing potency as a symbol of America's mythic heart of darkness.


This Is Your President's Brain on Drugs
Posted by RFKin2008 in General Discussion
Sun Jun 15th 2008, 09:09 AM



Let’s start with the McClellans, who seem to have a fascinating familial habit of writing shocking tell-all books about their former White House bosses.

Scott McClellan’s father, Barr McClellan, penned a scathing (if rather dubious) indictment of the President he once served some 40-odd years ago, Lyndon Baines Johnson — in which he accuses LBJ of participating in the conspiracy to murder President John F. Kennedy.

Barr McClellan was a fellow Austinite and close friend to LBJ, one of his top personal lawyers who reportedly knew where all the bones were buried. For some reason, he chose to reveal much of what he knew (or thought he knew) about Johnson’s alleged involvement in his 2003 bestseller, Blood, Money and Power: How LBJ Killed JFK.

Then you’ve got the Bushes. Suspicions and conspiracy theories abound that the president’s father, former President George Herbert Walker Bush (known to his friends by the curious nickname ”Poppy”) not only profited personally from CIA drug running operations – just as his father had done quite well for himself making deals with the Nazis during WWII — but that he too was a key conspirator in the plot to assassinate President Kennedy.

The killing doesn’t stop there. Nope, some people believe that Lil’ Bush had something to do with the death by plane crash of the president’s late son, John F. Kennedy, Jr. in 1999. I’m not even gonna go down that rabbit hole because I don’t particularly feel like getting shot today, but I’ll just point out that this is what other people have said. Make of the information what you will.

Now, let’s get back to the McClellans and their Big Mouths, shall we?

Just as they used to call LBJ sticking his finger into your chest “the Johnson treatment,” nowadays, when a former president’s trusted aide sticks his penknife in your back, it’s called “the McClellan treatment.”

Of course, Barr McClellan’s allegations about Lyndon Johnson are far more serious and damaging to the former President’s legacy than anything his son is saying about George W. Bush in his new memoir. After all, cold-blooded murder is a much higher crime than a bloody nose caused by overindulgence in cocaine, but if true, Scott McClellan’s suspicions about Bush’s drug abuse would nonetheless prove beyond any doubt that our President is mentally and physically unfit to serve, his judgement seriously affected by cocaine use.

Texas 1963 Australia 1975

In light of the incredible posts about LBJ and his circle, I have reviewed Barr McClellan's Blood, Money and Power and my own notes from the 1970's. The Murchison-Ed Clark- LBJ- King Ranch connection stands out most clearly, but an often unexplored link is also to Exxon and all that entails. In the 1960's then-Esso via Humble had many oil-gas wells on King Ranch land and paid to King Ranch many millions in royalties yearly.

The Kleberg-LBJ connection from the 1930s was strong and longlasting according to all available evidence. And Big Oil-Murchison,Richardson, D.H. Byrd, H.L.Hunt,et al-were via import quotas and production controls in a symbiotic but subordinate relationship with the US Majors led by Esso. McClellan implies that Esso-Exxon was "quietly" complicit in Clark's claims for a bonus payment for his role in the Kennedy assassination, while also getting a favorable outcome for themselves and King Ranch. Big Oil, LBJ and lawyers like Clark were only powerful while their tenure or oil were current.

These parties had connections in Australia as well. King Ranch came in the early l950s linking up with Establishment familes Baillieu, Hordern and Rupert Clarke, and were secretive yet politically prominent. By l970 it was Australia's largest private landower. In mid-l975, with the Whitlam Labor government in crisis, John Connally attended the 1st ever Santa Gertrudis Breeders Conference in Surfers Paradise, and stayed about a week, visiting Canberra. He had then just begun his run for the US presidency supporting a stronger CIA and was on the Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. Tell me he did not have a powerful message for the anti-Labor forces! After the November 11 coup against Whitlam, Ag Minister Ken Wreidt said King Ranch had distributed US government funds via the NSW Grazier's Association.

Earlier, in 1974, Esso paid Exoil $A450,000 to change its name to Oilmin, as Esso became Exxon. Exoil was the exploration company of Queensland's rightist premier Joh Bjelke-Peterson, who in 1975 broke precedent and appointed an anti-Whitlam senator to change the balance of power after a Labor senator died. This was instrumental in the events that followed.

Meanwhile by July 1965, Murchison's Delhi had a gas field east of Adelaide, when Ed Clark was appointed US Ambassador. (I actually interviewed him as a junior reporter on his return from viewing what I recall he described as US interests in Australia. These included we later discovered the Pine Gap satellite ground station.) According to his wife's book Australian Adventure they hosted John Murchison at least twice. Another visitor was Benno Schmidt "of Abilene and New York" who was partner with David Rockefeller in the large Orleans Farm near Esperance, WA. Also visiting Clark was Mike Wright "who is moving from New York to Houston to be vice president of Esso in charge of Humble", and Gus Wortham of the 8F group and the Austin Round Table.

Clark returned to Texas in Jan 1968 where Barr McClellan takes up the story of the bonus payment from Big Oil with unspecified help from Exxon and King Ranch.

By November 8 1975, the Opposition was blocking government funding in the Senate and over the weekend Ted Shackley pulled the trigger. Described as head of Asia Pacific operations, but I believe Deputy Head of Ops, he dictated a cable damning Whitlam and threatening an official CIA demarche. This and other leverage was enough to compel the Governor General to sack the Government, bringing a dissolution of Parliament, electoral chaos, letter bombs and the destruction of hope for an honest independent Labor Party for at least my generation.

These connections were effective in outcome in Australia and to a degree mirror earlier events in Texas. While the evidence is circumstantial,it is not merely coincidental in my humble opinion. While there were other actors especially underworld and CIA types, the main players were identical.

Possible conclusions-

LBJ and Edward Clark, and Big Oil, considered themselves above the law but were not beyond the power of money, begotten of vast wealth and influence far greater than that of Texas or the White House;

The same applies to the CIA and Mafia. In fact the improbability of such independence of action as the Kennedy assassination or the overthrow of a stable democratic government by subordinate groups in US society is only reinforced by the strained reasoning in, for example, Ultimate Sacrifice.


Barr McClellan

Barr is Scott McCellan's daddy. You might remember ol' Scott. He was the White House spokesman for GWB for several years. And Barr's other son is head of the FDA.

The boys' mother, Barr's ex-wife, is Carole Keeton McCellan Rylander Strayhorn [Strayhorn is notable for several "firsts" in Austin and Texas politics. She is the first woman elected as mayor of Austin and the first Austin mayor elected to three consecutive terms. She was the first woman elected to the Texas Railroad Commission and the first woman elected as comptroller. She also was the first woman to serve as president of the Austin school board and as president of the Austin Community College board. ... Her father was the longtime dean of the University of Texas Law School and a renowned expert on tort law. ... Strayhorn's first marriage was to attorney Barr McClellan, whom she divorced in 1978 during her first term as mayor. ... As Carole Keeton Rylander, she won election to the Texas Railroad Commission in 1994 by beating Democratic incumbent Mary Scott Nabers, an Ann Richards appointee, by almost 300,000 votes. The panel primarily regulates the production of oil and natural gas (but no longer has authority over railroads). She served as commission chairman from November 1995 to January 1997, and from June 1998 to January 1999. ... Strayhorn switched parties and became a Republican in 1986- Wikipedia], an oft-married woman who has held high positions in Texas state politics, including Comptroller, and ran for governor in the last election. She lost, but is now making a bid for mayor of Austin, which was one of the first offices she ever held, back in the 1970's.



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