Israel called shots from Grassy Knoll?



by Kevin Barrett


We know far more about the JFK assassination than is generally recognized. We know the names of many of the players. We even have a good idea who all of the shooters were, and where they were located.

I recently published two JFK assassination articles at Press TV. The first discusses CIA involvement. The second, published today, is headlined:

Israel called shots from Grassy Knoll?


Despite the accumulating body of data, the real power structure behind the JFK hit – and other crimes including 9/11 – is not yet fully understood. Abundant circumstantial evidence, as I discuss in the above article, implicates Zionists.

But if the Zionists were pulling the puppet strings of the CIA and the mob, who was pulling the Zionists’ puppet strings?

Dr. Michael Salla thinks there is an ET hand – or at least an ET-coverup hand – behind the JFK hit.

And if that isn’t weird enough for you…let me tell you a story from my days as a punk rockin’ JFK-assassination buff.

In 1981 I was in a Madison, Wisconsin band called The Comicosmics. The drummer, Sarah Bellum (who later rocketed to stardom, sort of, with the world-touring band Tribe 8) and the bass player, Amy J, thought they had mutually-reinforcing psychic abilities. They claimed that they once saw a guy standing on a pier and said to each other, “let’s make that guy fall in the water.”


They closed their eyes and revved up the old PK. Sarah, it later emerged, imagined herself pushing the guy into the water, while Amy visualized pulling him in. Sure enough, the hapless target started rocking back and forth, saying “whoah – whoah – WHOAH!” SPLASH!  The guy came up sputtering for air, yelling “What just happened?”

Something equally weird happened one night while we were playing at a punk-rock dive called Bunky’s. We had a JFK assassination song that went like this:

CIA killed JFK / with the M-A-F-I-A / but it don’t matter what I say / they’re gonna kill me anyway

The song ended with a long drum roll and a final rim-shot that sounded like gunfire. At the rim-shot, I would feign getting shot and fall from the stage into the audience.

This particular night, we added some convincing special effects. I had a confederate in the audience with a realistic looking pistol that fired only blanks. And I was prepared with a baggie full of ketchup. When the song ended with “they’re gonna kill me anyway” (rimshot) the confederate leaped from the audience and fired at my head; I simultaneously slapped the baggie of ketchup on my forehead and took the dive into the audience.

Simultaneously with the gunfire and rimshot another, louder explosion went off at the back of the room. As I got up, my face covered in ketchup, and started reassuring startled club patrons that I was okay, I noticed an anxious crowd gathered around a table further back. I walked back to see what was up. A guy was passed out on the floor, and blood – real blood – was oozing from his arm. WTF?!

It turned out that at the same moment as the rimshot and blank shot, a beer glass sitting on the table had just…exploded. And the glass had injured someone close to Sarah and Amy.

They should have started their own band and called it “The Poltergeists.”

The blood and ketchup got cleaned up. The injured man healed. The band broke up. Life went on.

And the mystery of why the beer glass exploded for no particular reason, at almost exactly the same time the blank pistol and rimshot went off, remains unsolved. Apologists for the Official Story of Everything say that it must have been some kind of weird acoustic coincidence. Psi advocates blame the Amy/Sarah PK effect.

But we’ll never really know for sure, will we?

For what it’s worth, we know a lot more about what really happened to JFK than we know about what happened to that beer glass.




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Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly LIVE call in radio show. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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  1. So let’s give some more money to them, so they can wreak more havoc on this world. Our government leaders have no backbone, and most certainly less brains. I am tired of reading about Israel. Keeping priorities in order, I choose to give to the ASPCA on a monthly basis. A more worthy cause, and I encourage
    my government to do the same. The money we send to Israel would go for a much more worthy cause, and probably be much more appreciated. Dogs and cats have a purpose in life. They are loyal, and more trustworthy. Whatever happened to the U.S.A.’s backbone? Maybe the same ones who stole Geronimo’s skull also confiscated America’s spine.

  2. “Israel called shots from Grassy Knoll?”

    should read

    “Israel called shots from Glassy Knoll?”

    There — fixed it for you.

  3. The ancient Christian church (before Romanization) and up until the Enlightenment and Darwinisim allowed for the possibly of ET, and including paranormal phenomenon. Why can’t you? This includes both hostile and friendly ET. The occult has always existed. To acknowledge somethng does not mean one has to condone it. To deny valid existence of something is a most immature gesture. People need to wake up to the world (and universe) in which they live, and acknowelege its realities. Denial of such, borders on childish ways. People that might frown on the full plethora of topics offered at VT, need to grow up.

  4. After years of reflection on November 22, 1963 [I was traveling in Europe at the time.] one conclusion I have come to is this: a great deal of the evidence has been either deliberately tampered with or unintentionally contaminated. So any recreation (e.g. the one detailed on NPR today–“Science Friday”) must first determine what evidence is sound and what is not. The NPR presentation accepted the autopsy that is official and had some questionable ideas about how to account for JFK’s violent movement backwards. Not once did they say, “assuming the autopsy is genuine” or anything else along those lines which is bad science. Good science is cautious and acknowledges assumptions.
    Nations like people lie about their pasts. Often they can no longer disentangled what happened from what they invented. Soon 9/11 will be an ineradicable part of our history like many other tall tales. Worse the university history professors go along with these not exactly myths but more than just lies or falsehoods. This is what confronts a psychotherapist when the average client arrives and can make no sense of his life . . . and a painful life at that. If ET’s come let’s hope they can do national psychotherapy!

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