The Gemstone File: A MemoirPresidents fear one thing:Mon Aug 21, 2006 18:27
The Gemstone File: A Memoir
The Gemstone File: A Memoir
Rochefort said: "Presidents fear one thing: An historian, who writes with knowledge of events; who writes of current history—and traces it back. This man has the power to change the inscriptions on tombstones, and shape the course of the history he writes about." Bruce Roberts liked that quote; it may have been one of his favorites. If you think about it, it is a tall order. Who dreams of changing current history through his writing? And yet he set about it, like a scientist. In fact, he dedicated his life to doing just that. His "history" was written from day to day, in the form of letters, or papers. And he never stopped living, investigating, writing, and "pushing the weight further out," long enough to rearrange and organize it into book form.
But he may have accomplished his aim, or at least some of it. At the very least, his writing reflects a point of view that is uniquely his own, quite different from any other account of the time he wrote about. For many, even in the brief, truncated version presented in the Skeleton Key, it has aroused fascinated curiosity.
He left behind huge stacks of unedited writing, none of which have been published before this.
He gave away, or sold to interested buyers, copies of various parts of his work, which he referred to at one time in 1971 as "about the thickness of four telephone books." Many of these copies have been destroyed or lost. Others may still exist in carefully guarded archives, here and around the world.
When I knew him, he was frequently broke; his copying bills at San Francisco’s xerox machines were enormous. Several times I had the distinct honor of buying him a beer at one of his favorite San Francisco bars.
And yet—in his letter to President Anwar Sadat, of Egypt, in 1975, he refers to "a solid performance record."
What record? The man died broke, apparently, and unknown to the public. Biographical facts about his life are hard to come by. A complete stack of his writing—which he began as early as 1968, and which I estimate may have been about six telephone books thick by the time of his death in 1976—is not known to exist anywhere. But it is equally possible that a friend or relative has the complete file stashed away somewhere.
Bruce Roberts was a bold and fearless man, who spoke and wrote his mind with disregard to his own personal safety. Or maybe he just decided that his freedom of speech and thought were more precious to him than his own personal safety. Whatever his reasoning, he was also a scientist, and a careful man in many ways. For instance, he had a safe deposit box or boxes in which he kept his most valuable possessions. As well as precious and synthetic gemstones, these included the collectible coins he inherited from his father, LaVerne Dayle Roberts, and I am sure, a huge stack of his original letters and papers. Someone inherited the contents of that safety deposit box. In addition, he liberally papered the neighborhood of San Francisco with copies of various of his writings. Though many people may have burned or otherwise destroyed them, through fear, or for whatever reason, I believe others may have kept them carefully stashed away. If so, I wish they would contact me, since I think it is time Bruce Roberts and his writings came in from the cold.
People have asked me how Roberts could have had access to so much secret information about the events he described. It appears that some of his relatives worked in intelligence areas. He himself may have worked for the OSS (precursor of the CIA) during World War II.
He had significant family connections with inside information. Bruce’s brother, Dayle, was married at one time to Marina Iglesias, sister of Antonio Iglesias. Antonio Iglesias was one of the CIA-Cuban mob involved in the Bay of Pigs Operation. Roberts told me Iglesias was also present at the JFK assassination, with a camera, taking photos in and around the pergola adjacent to the "grassy knoll" in Dealey Plaza. Excerpts from Iglesias's FBI (FOIA) files appear in Appendix A. Some of the photos were of Eugene Brading; one showed him stuffing his rifle under his coat after shooting at JFK from the shelter of this pergola. I have included one photo here showing Brading at Dealey Plaza in his distinctive X-marked leather sombrero. This photo first turned up in Peter Noyes' book, Legacy of Doubt (Pinnacle Books, October, 1973.) The source of the photo is not indicated.
Roberts also referred to his CIA-connected uncle, C. J. Kimball, and a Kimball cousin who was apparently busy destabilizing Nigeria for the CIA at the time the family black sheep, Bruce, was writing his Gemstone papers.
For all of his obscurity Bruce seems to have pushed history around, deliberately, and quite a bit, during his lifetime. He claims that his writing, and the evidence that he collected to support it, were used by Richard Nixon to gain the Presidency, and later forced him to resign it. Roberts also claims that he used his writing to change the national composition of the United Nations, and to drive various U.S. Intelligence groups crazy.
From studying his writing, I conclude that what he said and wrote may have been a truthful account. However, even if it is exaggerated, or even tragically limited because it is from his own point of view, perhaps too self-centered, and does not take into account enough other factors to be called "history", it is still the most astonishing story I have ever read, far beyond the most daring derring-do of fictional spies and adventure heroes. But I will add that research efforts by others, recent publications and historical developments have confirmed many if not all of Roberts’ statements.
The pale fractional 23-to-30-odd page shadow (in several versions) of his story that I wrote in a hurry and distributed free, urgently and out of what I deemed to be a necessity, early in March through July 1975, which I called "A Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File," was too brief and fragile to hold Roberts’ entire story of the huge network of top-level conspiracy that surrounds us and robs us of our freedom every day. Looking at a battered, lop-eared "original" copy that has survived all these years, I am amazed at both its longevity and its brashness. It certain doesn’t look strong enough to make it on its own. But like the Flying Dutchman, it has drifted, rudderless, around the world many times over, inspiring fear, ridicule, belief, disbelief—but also research, to prove or disprove its claims.
On the way, it has engendered millions of copies, many in formats and languages that I know nothing about. And at least six books, several movies, and countless TV episodes. The Gemstone File, itself unseen, has become a popular catchword for all the secrets of deliberate high-level government involvement in "population control", worldwide wars, "secret" military actions, incredible financial rip-offs by the military supply systems, drug trafficking on a world scale, tax free money laundering, media control and suppression, electoral fraud, and the general human devastation that we live with every day. Books and movies use the term freely and it is understood.
Not bad for 23 pages! I’m proud of it. It has served its purpose well.
On the negative side, its unchaperoned, uncopyrighted state has led to its being "claimed" and distorted by several "Skeleton Key" wanna-be writers, co-opted for causes which it was never meant to serve, condemned as hogwash by some reputable folks who appear to miss the point completely, and sliced, diced and served up in formats and satires which are nearly unrecognizable. I regret this, but I had no control over it.
Today, thirty-five years later, the Skeleton Key is still available on the Internet in a variety of languages, in thousands of copies and references, most of which were not posted by me. It has been reprinted innumerable times, in "unauthorized" and frequently "anonymous" versions, in various newspapers and magazines including Penthouse and Hustler, "others whose names I know not" and most of all, in the "conspiracy" magazines and web sites around the world. Frequently with a disclaimer: "We don’t believe a word of this, but here it is anyway. You decide."
Though it has been called an incredible notorious rant (and other less complimentary things), it has outlived many other "theories" and a loud, persistent chorus of nay-sayers. In fact, it is sometimes termed the "granddaddy of all conspiracy theories." Though why the phrase used is "conspiracy theory," I can’t imagine. As Kenn Thomas puts it on his Steam Shovel Press website: "All Conspiracy; No Theory." A generation of Americans has grown up with it. Its statements, though shocking to many when it was first released, are now almost commonplace, at least among those who are interested and informed on such subjects.
To me, a "conspiracy theory" is an attempted explanation of a number of isolated facts, cooked up by someone who is attempting to shape a coherent story from these isolated facts. But Bruce Roberts' Gemstone file is not a conspiracy theory; it is a personal history, written on a day to day level, as he experienced it. As a "history," if it is valid, the story will connect with other contemporary accounts and evidence. And the Gemstone File does connect as history, in this way.
The world has changed around the Skeleton Key. Most people now recognize and understand that we live in a society dominated by the Mafia, by whatever name you choose to call it: High Society, the moneyed elite, the military-industrial complex, the Company, the Organization, the Outfit, the CIA, the Good Guys, the Wise Guys, Big Business, International Corporations, the New World Order, etc. Thirty years ago, many people preferred to pretend that the Mafia didn’t exist as a real force. Today, it is promoted as popular entertainment on TV shows such as The Sopranos and Vegas, and various "Mafia Princesses" parading their culture of brutal violence for us, on TV stations busy nonstop in brainwashing us to think this is how life is, ought to be, and will be forever.
Bruce Roberts, who hated it with a passion, referred to it as "MMORDIS" which stood for "Moldering Mass Of Rotten Dribbling Infectious Shit." But then, he always did have a way with a phrase.
During all this time since the Key’s first appearance, readers have clamored to see the original Bruce Roberts letters—for many reasons. First, they wanted assurance that there really was such a person. Second, they wanted to know whether the Key was an accurate reflection of the original. Third, they were interested in learning more about the events and the people described.
Unfortunately, I was not in a position to do much about that. I had only a small sampling of (copies of) the original letters. The contents of the original Key were based almost entirely on notes I took, from late 1974 to June, 1975, from two of Roberts’ long letters that were in the possession of a foreign consulate in San Francisco, where I read them. These notes were amplified by personal contacts and conversations I had with Bruce at that time, plus memories of earlier Roberts letters that I had read in Mae Brussell's home six months earlier, plus a few more Gemstone letters I got directly from him in late 1974.
The Gemstone File:
by Stephanie Caruana
----- Original Message -----
From: Jack Lancaster
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 10:01 PM
Subject: Who killed John-John?
There is evidence to prove that George H. W. Bush was a member of the CIA on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated--a fact Bush 41 has repeatedly denied, according to Federal whistleblower Stewart Webb.
In his book The Immaculate Deception--The Bush Crime Family Exposed [1991, America West Publishers, pp. 31-39], retired U.S. Army Brigadier General Russell Bowen refers to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) memo unearthed in 1977-78, dated seven days after the assassination on November 29, 1963, describing the full briefing given to “George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency” on the day after the [JFK] assassination. [When Bush 41 was just 39 years old]
[General Bowen was an original member of Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during the 1940s with George H. W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Allan Dulles and others who became known as the secretive “brown-shoe boys,” which later became the CIA. Webb revealed that General Bowen personally told him that Kissinger served as a duel spy for Germany and Russia during WWII before later becoming U.S. Secretary of State under President Nixon; and as of today, Bowen and Webb are still alive to testify and allege that such a spy can hold high U.S. office, the public none the wiser.]
FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover wrote the memo [see link above] mentioning Bush; and curiously, Hoover met with others at the ranch of Texas oil baron Colin J. “Clint” Murchison, Jr. in Dallas, on the night before Kennedy was assassinated, according to retired Army Brigadier General William Penn Jones.
A FOIA lawsuit publicized an FBI report regarding a man identifying himself as “George H. W. Bush” who telephoned the FBI’s Houston office within hours of Kennedy’s death with information about a threat allegedly made against Kennedy by a young right-wing Republican, according to General Bowen.
The FBI report stated “On November 22, 1963, Mr. George H. W. Bush, 5535 Briar, Houston, Texas telephonically advised...that one James Parrott had been talking of killing the president when he comes to Houston.”
Since witnesses have connected George H. W. Bush to JFK Jr.’s airport and the White House assassination plot prior to his murder, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald would be negligent if the grand jury did not also probe the Hoover FOIA lawsuit evidence linking the ex-president to events surrounding the assassination of John Jr.‘s father, JFK.
All this gives rise to serious grand jury questions: Why has Bush 41 denied being in the CIA on November 22, 1963? Why was Bush [at the age of 39] fully briefed on JFK’s assassination on the day after the event? What does he know about Hoover’s meeting in Dallas on the night before? Who else was at the meeting? What did they discuss? Why did Hoover specifically name Bush in the memo?
George H. W. also denied being involved in Iran contra. But according to General Bowen, “investigators obtained copies of Colonel Oliver North’s diaries which documented Bush’s role as a CIA supervisor of the contra supply network. In 1988 Bush issued false statements to Congress, testifying he knew nothing about the illegal supply flights until late November, 1986; yet North’s diary shows Bush at the first planning meeting on August 6, 1985.”
After considering the team's gathered physical evidence, written testimony and our talks with Delbert, who had interviewed most of the investigation witnesses involved, rhetorical questions could be posed regarding how the mainstream media could be so controlled and manipulated that it would be able to cover up the obvious:
How come the media saw things differently than the Division 4 team? Were key editors, reporters and global media executives co-participants in obstructing justice by glossing over a political assassination? Will the media receive the same severe scrutiny by Phi Beta Kappa and Harvard Law grad Patrick Fitzgerald and his grand juries as the alleged perpetrators themselves?
While more than nine families in particular are literally hanging out there in physical jeopardy, knowing that witnesses, credible evidence and a classified report point to three U.S. Presidents
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