Synopses & Reviews
Ten months after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Warren Commission reported that Lee Harvey Oswald alone, killed the president on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Oswald, had no confederates, nor did any foreign power aid him in his deadly deed. Case closed. However, what most Americans did not know was that one day after the assassination, the FBI deported a known French assassin, and a member of the militant, anti-Charles de-Gaulle organization the OAS-Jean Souetre-to either Mexico or Canada. Souetre was involved in anti-De Gaulle terrorist activities in Europe and even tried to recruit the CIA in his efforts to oust de Gaulle. During his career, he used at least 11 aliases, including those of two real people. Why was a known French assassin in Dallas, on the exact day that the president of the United States was killed and what role, if any did he play in the monstrous deed? This book describes the French Connection to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in a way that most assassination literature has failed to do. This book tells the story-using documents and other written sources that were not available years ago. The Warren Commission never fully investigated the activities of Jean Souetre, or why he was in Dallas that day. The book delves into three major areas of study: the investigation of Jean Souetre and the two other men whose identities he used; the investigation of the identities of two European assassins, QJ/WIN and WI/ROUGE; their use in the CIA's assassination unit called ZR/RIFLE-Executive Action; and the role of the CIA in the drug trade after World War 2. This book puts the entire story of the French Connection in historical perspective, as the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy opens new interest into one of the most terrible days in American history.