‘Honey, it’s like war. The president is a national security threat. If I don’t do it, we’ll be in a nuclear war very soon…matters were taken out of our hands a long time ago.’ – Roscoe White 11/21/63
‘Kennedy has been a pretty good president, but he has to die. He didn’t carry out his own orders. If I don’t carry out my orders, I’ll have to die, too.’-Roscoe White to his pastor, Jack Shaw, 1971
‘I was Mandarin, the man behind the stockade fence who fired two shots. ’ –Roscoe White’s diary
‘The diary said after my father shot the President he handed his 7.65 Mauser to the man standing beside him, hurled over the fence, took the film from the military man, whirled around the fence and went through the parking lot.’ –Ricky White, 1990
‘She had seen Roscoe near the fence soon after the shots were fired. And, he saw her. Maybe that’s why she never heard from the police.’ –witness Beverly Oliver, Nightmare in Dallas, 1994.
‘The CIA had selected White and Tippit(sent in separate cars, with Billy Seymour lying down in the backseat of Roscoe White’s vehicle to keep from being spotted)…Under the guise of self-defense and in the line of duty they were to murder the ‘lone gunman.’ However, Tippit had wavered…allowing Oswald to escape. Thus, White had been forced to kill his partner.’ – Sam Giancana and Chuck Giancana, Double Cross, 1991
‘What he (Ricky White)found were his father’s Marine Corps dog tags, negatives of old family photographs, a faded green textbook with newspaper pictures pasted over the pages, and three cables covered in protective plastic. The cables professed to be orders from Naval intelligence, addressed to Mandarin, using Roscoe White’s serial number. A cable dated October 1963 instructed Mandarin that his next assignment was “to eliminate a national security threat to worldwide peace”
…The green book, or the witness-elimination book, as it came to be called…was some sort of ghoulish scrapbook, apparently compiled at random and embellished with numerical code and hieroglyphics. Inside the front cover was his father’s(Roscoe White’s) name and serial number, and the words “players or witnesses.” Pasted to each page were old newspaper photographs. Some were easily identifiable—Ruby, Oswald, Jack and Robert Kennedy—but others were faces without names. ..Written below (one) picture were the words, “Big Mouth you talked after all.” On another page was a copy of the famous Mary Moorman photograph, taken at the instant the president’s head was blown open. An X drawn across a spot behind the stockade fence marked the place where Mandarin would have stood. Below the picture were these words: “Mandarin kills K uses 7.65 mauser in assassination.”‘– Gary Cartwright, ‘I was Mandarin,’ Texas Monthly , 1990.
Government shills and ‘debunkers’ say that Roscoe White’s tale of shooting JFK, J.D. Tippit and functioning as a member of the JFK witness elimination program has been debunked, but this is not the case, and many facts remain unchallenged. These naïve/dishonest types hope that investigators might be fooled into ‘throwing the baby out with the bathwater’ here in Roscoe White’s case.
In the early 1990’s Sam Giancana’s memoirs were published in a book called Double Cross which named Roscoe White as Tippit’s killer. Some time earlier, a man named Ricky White came upon the scene with his tale of finding out that his deceased father had participated in the JFK assassination. Ricky White told the tale of finding his dead father’s diary and mementos which implicated his father, Roscoe White, in the dead man’s own words and handwriting. Ricky White went on to accuse the FBI of stealing the diary from him while they investigated the matter so that he could not present it to the public.
Sometime later, a dishonest JFK researcher named Joe H. West discovered that Ricky’s mother and Roscoe White’s widow, Geneva White, was in desperate need of money for her medical bills. Evidently, under the advice of Mr. West, Mrs. White concocted a bogus 2nd diary of Roscoe White in the hopes of financial gain. This work was revealed as a hoax shortly thereafter and was used to discredit Ricky White’s factual account of his father’s authentic diary thereafter. Ricky White played no part in the bogus 2nd diary scheme and actually pointed out that its weepy tone and handwriting were much different than the genuine diary of Roscoe White.
Mr. West would go on to work on the bogus/embellished tale of James Files in which Files claimed to have killed JFK from the grassy knoll with a special prototype weapon called the Remington Fireball. No one can corroborate James Files’ claims, however, unlike the other JFK conspirators featured on this blog. At worst Files may not have been in Dallas at all or at best he has embellished his lesser support role in the assassination into something greater than it truly was.(Files may have been a driver, radio person or gun disposal person in the plot.) Additionally Mr. Files named an incorrect JD Tippit shooter!
After the JFK assassination there were dozens of witnesses who would need to be bribed, blackmailed, co-opted, ignored, institutionalized, threatened or murdered to keep the ‘lone gunman’ story straight. Roscoe White, along with the aforementioned dirty mortician/embalmer John Liggett and LBJ goon Mac Wallace likely were assigned to the ‘JFK Witness Elimination Team’ to take care of those who would not go along with the Media and Warren Commission’s version of events.
Some pertinent Roscoe White facts which still stand:
-Lee Harvey Oswald and White had been part of the same Marine unit and served together at least 3 separate bases previously.
-The Whites and the Oswalds both moved to Dallas in 1963.
-Roscoe White’s wife and Ricky White’s mother Geneva White worked for Jack Ruby in 1963 at the Carousel Club.
-Roscoe White was a member of the Dallas Police Force in 1963 and was a photographic expert.
-White worked across the street from Officer J.D. Tippit.
-The Whites prospered financially immediately after the JFK assassination.
-Roscoe White was killed in a mysterious accident thought to have been a deliberately rigged homicide. Reverend Jack Shaw said White told him ‘the explosion was no accident,’ and that, ‘he saw a man running from the fire,’ before he died in 1971.
-On his deathbed Roscoe White admitted to his pastor that he had killed several people under contract for the CIA in the USA and abroad.
-Roscoe White had an original copy of the infamous Oswald backyard photo with rifle, pistol and Communist paraphernalia and an Oswald autopsy photo in his own personal effects. (Was Oswald’s head superimposed on a picture of Roscoe White for this damning piece of evidence? Or did mole/informant Oswald merely take the picture in the course of following numerous other self-incriminating actions from his CIA handlers?)
-Mobster Sam Giancana named Roscoe White as J.D. Tippit’s killer to his brother Chuck in the mid 1970’s. Sam Giancana’s memoirs were not published until 1992.
Below is a documentary called ‘Evidence of Revision.’ It contains a segment on Roscoe White from 15:39 to 30:45 in the clip:
alternate link with just the Roscoe/Ricky White portion below:
Below is another clip of Ricky White discussing his father’s tale with a younger, more-inquisitive, Bill O’Reilly and a disinformation specialist named Harold Weisberg. Evidently, Mr Weisberg’s role was to complain about other JFK conspiracies which he personally did not endorse, while promoting his own personal conspiracy conclusions.
book links below: