Richard Cain: the JFK shooter in the alleged ‘Oswald sniper’s nest’

Richard Cain montage

‘The CIA trained Roselli, Giancana, Richard Cain and other gunmen in the art of assassination, which none of them hardly needed.’ – M. Wesley Swearingen, To Kill a President, 2008.

‘Mooney(Sam Giancana) said that both Cain and Nicoletti were actual gunmen for the hit, being placed at opposite ends of the Dallas Book Depository.  In fact, he asserted it was Cain who’d actually fired from the infamous sixth-story window.’ – Sam Giancana & Chuck Giancana, Double Cross, 1992.

‘Later there would be reports of men apparently running away from the Book Depository.  One witness said he noticed a man in his thirties, in a dark jacket, emerge from the “back entrance” of the building and run down the street.’ – Anthony Summers, Conspiracy, 1980.

‘Sam Giancana had done something to him so foul he had lost all respect for Sam and wanted to bring down the whole organization.’– Michael J. Cain, The Tangled Web, 2007.

‘If anything happens to me, listen to this tape.  It’s worth a lot of money to you.’ – Richard Cain to his girlfriend, Marlene Kennedy, in 1973, Michael J. Cain, The Tangled Web, 2007.

‘Richard Cain let it slip in a bar in the hearing of outsiders that he and his chief had had something to do with an international conspiracy and a political murder on an assignment from the CIA. Exactly 24 hours later two masked men walked into the same bar, ordered everyone at gunpoint to line up face against the wall, singled out Cain, shoved a gun barrel in his mouth and silenced him for good.’ -Iona Andronov, ‘On the Trail of a President’s Killers, ‘ The New Times, 1977.

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Richard Cain(a/k/a Ricardo Scalzitti) was a master criminal who did not look the part of a master criminal.  His harmless, neighborly looks hid a murderous sociopath underneath.  Cain used his estimated 140+ IQ to infiltrate Organized Crime, the Chicago PD, the FBI and the CIA all for the betterment of Richard Cain and his criminal enterprises which included wiretapping, burglary, bookmaking, bribery and murder.

Sam Giancana’s memoirs were written in Double Cross based upon the conversations the mobster had with his younger brother before his murder in 1975.  Giancana spoke poorly of 99% of the hundreds of people in the book and chronicled their seediness and character deficiencies.  One of the few people the mobster actually admired was the mysterious Richard Cain, however.  Giancana practically gushed about Mr. Cain and his criminal skills.  The multilingual Cain served Giancana personally as the mobster’s ‘international protégé and interpreter’ when Giancana fled to Mexico and conducted international crimes in various locales for several years.  Giancana fingered Cain as one of the JFK shooters in Double Cross, as the actual gunman in the alleged ‘Oswald sniper’s nest’ on the 6th Floor of the Texas School Book Depository.  Giancana also mentioned that Charles Nicoletti was positioned as another JFK shooter on the opposite end of the 6th Floor of the TSBD from Cain.

Richard Cain was a skilled marksman who had been trained with many of the Bay of Pigs mercenaries and Cuban exiles in marksmanship and assassinations.  Despite this training, Cain apparently missed JFK entirely with his first shot which hit Governor John Connally, before hitting JFK in the back of the neck with his second shot.  There is some evidence that Cain’s failure to kill JFK from his vantage point in the ‘Oswald spot’ to make the pre-planned ‘Oswald lone nut’ theory seem plausible may have angered the other conspirators in the plot.  If Cain had hit JFK in the head from behind and killed him instantly as planned, then none of the frontal shooters would have had to fire any rounds at all, and the ‘lone nut’ scenario might be more plausible.

Ultimately, Richard Cain’s life of schemes was cut short by a shotgun blast to the face on December 20, 1973.  He was planning to consolidate his own place in the Chicago organized crime Outfit by assassinating several of his enemies on the same day in Hawaii, at the time, and homicidal blowback came in return.  Cain was murdered during an alleged robbery which was more likely the rubbing out of another conspirator who knew too much on topics which included the JFK assassination.  In the time before Cain was successfully assassinated, Cain survived a drive by shooting attempt. Afterwards, he evidently made a cassette tape confessing many of his deeds and gave it to a woman he was dating at the time, but the tape has never surfaced since his murder.  The ‘Al Neri’ character in The Godfather novels and films is thought to have been based on Richard Cain, just as the ‘Hyman Roth’ character is apparently based on Meyer Lansky.

links below:

http://karws.gso.uri.edu/JFK/History/WC_Period/New_Times/1977-1_On_the_trail_I.html

http://www.kenrahn.com/JFK/History/WC_Period/New_Times/1977-1_On_the_trail_I.html

http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKcainR.htm

 

book links below:

http://www.amazon.com/Tangled-Web-Richard-Chicago-Hitman/dp/1602393419/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380231862&sr=1-1&keywords=the+tangled+web%2C+cain

http://www.amazon.com/Double-Cross-Story-Controlled-America/dp/0356208664/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380231899&sr=1-2&keywords=double+cross+giancana

http://www.amazon.com/Kill-President-Finally—-Ex-FBI-secrecy/dp/1419693824/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380231934&sr=1-1&keywords=swearingen+to+kill+a+president

http://www.amazon.com/Someone-Would-Talked-Larry-Hancock/dp/097746573X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1380232039&sr=1-1&keywords=hancock+someone+would+have+talked

http://www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-Anthony-Summers/dp/0070623929/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381693725&sr=8-1&keywords=conspiracy+anthony+summers

Eugene Hale Brading: Radio Coordinator of the JFK assassination

Eugene Hale Brading montage

Dealey Plaza buildings          Dal-Tex view

Above, Eugene Hale Brading montage.  Below left, Map of Dealey Plaza with a view of the Dal-Tex Building, below right, views of and from the Dal-Tex Bldg. from an article published in the Saturday Evening Post.

‘Braden, along with ex-convict Morgan Brown, was staying at the Cabana Motel, the same motel visited by (Jack)Ruby the night of November 21.’ – Jim Marrs, Crossfire, 1993.

‘While visiting the alleged assassin’s grave on the third anniversary of his death he(author William Morris) encountered an agent who’d worked with Oswald in the CIA…Agent X told him that (Loran)Hall was in Dallas on November 22, 1963 as part of the assassination squad which was directed by Eugene Hale Brading.’ – Alan J. Weberman & Michael Canfield, Coup d’Etat in America, 1975.

‘While we were in the criminal courts building we saw Eugene Brading, aka Jim Braden…Braden would later leave Dallas by way of Love Field Airport.’ – Chauncey Holt & Wim Daakbaar, Self-Portrait of a Scoundrel, 2013.

‘Carlos Marcello would utilize Guy Bannister and David Ferrie for (Castro opponent Mario)Kohly’s exile groups at Lake Ponchatrain, Louisiana.  Eladio del Valle was the coordinator and liaison between the two groups.’ – Robert D. Morrow, First Hand Knowledge, 1992.

‘I received a second phone call.  It was del Valle…he asked me to supply him with four transceivers which were not detectable by any communications equipment then available on the market.’ – Robert D. Morrow, First Hand Knowledge, 1992.

‘Hall later told DA Jim Garrison he was offered $50,000 to kill JFK but turned it down.’ – Charles E. Hurlburt, It’s Time for the Truth, 2012.

‘They had better be perfect, compadre.  They are for Texas…Kennedy’s going to get it in Dallas.’ – Robert D. Morrow, First Hand Knowledge, 1992.

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The Dal-Tex Building was located across the street from the Texas School Book Depository.  It offered a great view of JFK’s motorcade from behind, which was not obstructed by trees like portions of the view from the alleged ‘sniper’s nest’ on the 6th Floor of the Book Depository.

In the moments after the JFK assassination a man named Eugene Hale Brading(aka Jim Braden) was arrested for questioning after he was discovered on the 3rd floor of the Dal-Tex Building.  He was a complete stranger to the area and said he was in the building looking for a phone to use.   Brading was known as a Mafia courier for the likes of gangsters such as Santo Trafficante, Carlos Marcello and Meyer Lansky.  Braden was not known as an expert marksman or assassin like some of the other JFK assassination suspects.  He may have served as a radio coordinator for the JFK shooters, whose role would be to give the word for the assassins to fire in simultaneous volleys to conceal the true number of shooters and gunshots that day.  Braden was also in the vicinity of the RFK assassination later on as well in California in 1968.

An electronics expert named Robert D. Morrow wrote a book called First Hand Knowledge in which he claimed that a Cuban exile named Eladio del Valle asked him to make several sets of low band radios and earpieces which would only have to work for a few minutes which no 3rd parties could intercept or monitor.   He assumed they might be used for anti-Castro plots only to learn later on that they may have been used instead to coordinate the JFK assassination.   Braden presumably could have used said transceivers to communicate with the several teams of shooters to coordinate and minimize their shooting to fit with the pre-planned ‘Oswald did it’ scenario.

Presumably the plot called for killing JFK with as few shots fired as possible to make the planned ‘lone nut’ scenario at least somewhat plausible.  If the shooters in the Dal Tex Building, TSBD or the County Records Building in Dealey Plaza had done their jobs more efficiently, and actually killed JFK with their shots from behind, no extra shots would have been needed from the Grassy Knoll or anywhere else!  As it were, one shot from the Dal Tex Building hit JFK from the back, while another missed altogether and hit a curb which in turn splintered and hit a witness named James Tague.  JFK was hit numerous times in the throat and torso and was in bad shape but was still clinging to life before he was finally finished off by the fatal headshot from the right front.

Retired US Steel engineer turned JFK assassination investigator, Tom Wilson, noticed the figure of a gunman with a goatee in the Dal-Tex Building using photonic imaging techniques.  Facial hair was out of vogue in 1963 in the USA because of anti-Castro sentiment.  One such JFK conspiracy suspect who wore a goatee, nevertheless, was a CIA affiliated mercenary named Loran Hall.

A brief clip featuring Eugene Hale Brading and the Dal-Tex Building below:

http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKbrading.htm

book links below:

http://www.amazon.com/First-Hand-Knowledge-Participated-CIA-Mafia/dp/1561711799/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378959971&sr=8-1&keywords=first+hand+knowledge+morrow

http://www.amazon.com/Coup-dEtat-America-Assassination-Kennedy/dp/0932551106/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378960007&sr=1-1&keywords=coup+d%27etat+in+america

http://www.amazon.com/Crossfire-Plot-That-Killed-Kennedy/dp/0881846481/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378960031&sr=1-1&keywords=crossfire+jim+marrs

http://www.amazon.com/Self-Portrait-Scoundrel-Chauncey-Holt/dp/1937584372/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378960086&sr=1-1&keywords=chauncey+holt

http://www.amazon.com/Deeper-Darker-Truth-Donald-Phillips/dp/0615300995/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378960909&sr=8-1&keywords=tom+wilson+jfk

http://www.amazon.com/Its-Time-For-Truth-Cover-up/dp/1480107263/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383186571&sr=8-1&keywords=charles+hurlburt