Excerpts from the Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File:

1932: Onassis, a Greek drug pusher and ship owner who made his first million selling “Turkish tobacco” (opium) in Argentina, worked out a profitable deal with Joseph Kennedy, Eugene Meyer and Meyer Lansky: Onassis was to ship booze directly into Boston for Joseph Kennedy. Also involved was a heroin deal with Franklin and Elliott Roosevelt.

1941-1945: World War II: Very profitable for Onassis, Rockefeller, Kennedys, Roosevelts, I.G. Farben, etc., etc. Onassis, selling oil, arms and dope to both sides, went through the war without losing a single ship or man.

1956: Howard Hughes, Texas millionaire, is meanwhile buying his way toward control of the U.S. electoral process—with a view toward his personal gain. He buys senators, governors, etc. He finally buys his last politician: newly-elected V.P. Nixon, via a quarter-million-dollar non-repayable loan to Nixon’s brother, Donald.

Early 1957: V.P. Nixon repays the favor by having IRS-Treasury grant tax-free, non-accountable money funnel or laundry, for whatever Hughes wanted to do. U.S. Government also shelved anti-trust suits against Hughes’ TWA, etc.

March, 1957: Onassis carries out a carefully planned event: he has Hughes kidnapped from his bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, using Hughes’ own men (Chester Davis, born Casare in Sicily, et al.). Hughes’ own men either quit, get fired, or stay on in the new Onassis organization. A few days later, Mayor Cannon of Nevada (now Senator Cannon) arranges a fake “marriage” to Jean Peters, to explain Hughes’ sudden loss of interest in chasing movie stars. Hughes, battered and brain-damaged in the scuffle, is taken to the Emerald Isle Hotel, in the Bahamas, where the entire top floor has been rented for the “Hughes party”; there he is shot full of heroin for 30 days, and later dragged off to a cell on Onassis’ island, Skorpios. Onassis now has a much larger power base in the U.S. (the Hughes empire), as well as control over the V.P. Nixon and other Hughes-purchased politicians. L. Wayne Rector, “Hughes” double since 1955, becomes “Hughes.”

October, 1968: Jackie Kennedy was now free to marry Onassis. An old mafia rule: If someone welches on a deal, kill him, and take his gun and his girl: in this case, Jackie and the Pentagon.


Mae Brussell Reader

Mae Brussell

“Starting with her research into the JFK assassination, Brussell uncovered the cast of characters in an international fascist network which was strangling the American democratic system. Her meticulous research and documentation make it impossible to ignore her political analysis of contemporary America. The anthology contains: ‘The Nazi Connection to the John F. Kennedy Assassination’ (1983); ‘Why Was Martha Mitchell Kidnapped?’ (1972); ‘Why Is the Senate Watergate Committee Functioning as Part of the Coverup?’ (1972); and ‘Why Was Patty Hearst Kidnapped?’ (1974).”

Publisher: Prevailing Winds
Paperback: 119 pages

NASA, Nazis and JFK: The Torbitt Document and the Kennedy Assassination

Kenn Thomas and David Hatcher Childress

“In 1970, a photocopied manuscript began circulating among conspiracy researchers entitled ‘Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal’ by William Torbitt, (a pseudonym). The Torbitt Document was a damning exposé of J. Edgar Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, John Connally and Werner von Braun, among many others, for their role in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This first-published edition of the Torbitt Document emphasizes what the manuscript says about the link between Operation Paperclip Nazi scientists working for NASA, the Defense Industrial Security Command (DISC), the assassination of JFK, and the secret Nevada air base known as Area 51.”

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited
Paperback: 224 pages

Nomenclature of an Assassination Cabal (The Torbitt Document)

“William Torbitt”

“‘William Torbitt,’ the pseudonym of a prominent conservative Southwestern lawyer, sifted through the Warren Commission volumes and Jim Garrison’s files, then pursued his own leads to track down JFK’s murderers. FBI, CIA, DISC, Nazis, Big Oil: ‘Torbitt’ names the conspirators, explains how they interlinked, and provides a comprehensive study of the plot. Yes, he names the gunmen… This researcher’s edition of Torbitt is set in larger type and contains a detailed index of all the names in the document to facilitate tracing the many threads ‘Torbitt’ weaves together.”

Publisher: Prevailing Winds
Pamphlet: 32 pages

Oswald Talked: The New Evidence in the JFK Assassination

Ray and Mary La Fontaine

This is actually a new spin on the JFK-assassination-theory material. The La Fontaines are respected journalists with a good track record for accuracy in reporting and no preconceived agenda on the subject. The really big revelation of this book is that after Oswald was initially arrested, he had a cellmate to whom he spilled his guts. Using a lot of previously unreleased materials from the Dallas Police Department and re-interpreting other information, the writers have pieced together a compelling narrative. This is the book that lured Marina Oswald back into the open in hopes of clearing her husband’s name. Even though an avid follower of conspiracy theories might not find a pirate’s hoard of new information here, aside from the cellmate’s revelations, it is the presentation, lacking the usual sense of hysteria, that ultimately makes the case airtight. SA

Publisher: Pelican
Hardback: 456 pages

Plausible Denial

Mark Lane

“Mark Lane, author of this book and the best-seller Rush to Judgement, as lawyer for the defense in the case Hunt vs. Liberty Lobby, won a verdict from a jury of our peers that upheld, against a claim of libel, a news story that Howard Hunt, a long-time Office of Strategic Services and CIA employee, was in Dallas on the day the president was shot. The testimony at that trial gave more credibility to the notion that the CIA was involved in the assassination. Did you read about that verdict in your local newspaper? Did you hear about that verdict on your favorite TV or radio network news program? Of course not. They are not allowed to write that. This book tells that story in a way that will make accounts of the historic ‘Scopes’ trial read like the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood.’”—L. Fletcher Prouty

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth
Paperback: 351 pages

Project Seek: Onassis, Kennedy and the Gemstone Thesis

Gerald A. Carroll

Project Seek is an attempt to verify the information contained in a document circulated samisdat-style named “The Skeleton Key to the Gemstone File.” The Gemstone File is an overview version of recent history in which Aristotle Onassis is the main figure in the JFK assassination and Howard Hughes is kidnapped and replaced by a double. “The Skeleton Key” purports to be a summary of a larger body of work, but is condensed so that it is easier to circulate clandestinely. The source of the information is supposed to be Bruce Porter Roberts, an artificial-gem manufacturer who claims that his work was stolen by the Hughes Corporation.
Gemstone was known to conspiracy researchers, but not examined by them. The first serious look at Gemstone was The Gemstone File by Jim Keith. Although this book brought forward new information and broadened public awareness of Gemstone, it was lacking in many ways. In particular it failed to shed much new light on Roberts. The best aspect of Carroll’s book is that he is a former newspaper reporter and follows up on as many facts as he can, and reveals that much of the information that sounds incredible in Gemstone has a factual basis. He tracks Robert’s paper trail extensively, and has even found a photograph that may be of the elusive whistle blower.
One oddity in Gemstone that Carroll leaves unexplored is Roberts’ use of the Canadian tabloid Midnight twice for verification of his claims. Why would Roberts taint his tale by using what is considered such an unreliable source? Perhaps his use of a tabloid source shows that Roberts knew something John Q. Public doesn’t. The connection of the CIA and Organized Crime to the tabloids is something that is only now getting scrutiny. TC

Publisher: Bridger House
Paperback: 388 pages