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UK – Oxford Mail – ‘Mobsters murdered Marilyn and the Kennedy brothers’

Title: UK – Oxford Mail – ‘Mobsters murdered Marilyn and the Kennedy brothers’

Media: UK – Oxford Mail

Date: February 26, 1992

By Rosalyn MacFarland

Marilyn Monroe did not commit suicide in August 1962, 30 years ago this summer, she was killed by the Mafia.

Her stage-managed death was an attempt to embarrass and possibly frame Bobby Kennedy, America’s attorney general, who was having an affair with her. The actress had previously had an affair with President Kennedy, Robert’s brother.

The same Mafia “Outfit” went on to arrange the assassination of both John and Bobby. The killings were revenge for the Kennedys failure to “deliver” , according to the book Double Cross, published next week.

In the assassination of JFK the Mafia worked together with the CIA, whose activities Kennedy wanted to curtail.

Double Cross has been written by Chuck Giancana, the younger brother of one of America’s beigest Mafia boss, Chicago’s Sam “Mooney” Giancana.

Giancana was the Mr. Big who claimed to have masterminded the three murders. The co-author is Chuck’s son, also called Sam, named after his Mafioso uncle with his wife Bettina Giancana.

Mooney Giancana had donated millions to John Kennedy’s election fund, confident that the president would be in his pocket once in office.

He also believed John Kennedy would be grateful because Giancana had saved the life of John’s father, bootlegger, Joe Kennedy.

Joe Kennedy, who founded his dynasty during prohibition, had a contract put on him by another Mafia overlord and Giancana use his influence to have it removed.

However, one installed, it was clear that John Kennedy wanted no connection with the Mafia

Moreover, Bobby Kennedy, now attorney general, was set to clean up America, getting rid of the mob.

The hapless Marilyn was a pawn. According to the book, Sam “Mooney” Giancana had the sex lives of the Kennedy’s taped, literally. Indeed the women the Kennedys slept with, including Marilyn, were provided as go-betweens by the Outfit.

Marilyn, the orphan child of a dozen foster homes, was passed from one Kennedy to the other.

However, the Mafia attempt to implicate Bobby in the film star’s death failed.  Told of her death, Bobby had all connections with him removed from her house. Her diary was never found.

She died, we are told, not by an overdose of pills she took deliberately, but with a lethal suppository of the barbiturate Nembutal.

This undignified death was an ingenious as it was macabre. Because the drug was absorbed rapidly and directly into the blood stream, should she have been discovered, there was noting in her stomach to pump out and, since no needle was used, there was no suspicious mark.

The Dallas assassination of President John F. Kennedy, apparently took months for the Mafia “Outfit” to mastermind.

“The politicians and the CIA made it real simple. “Each provided men for the hit. Jack Ruby (a long established Mafioso) was provided by the outfit.

Kennedy’s death was just another coup, says the Giancanas.

“It was little different from the plot to kill Castro and the murders of Vietnam leaders, that of Panama’s president or any of the other dozens of military/CIA sponsored coups propagated throughout the world. We had overthrown other governments in other countries plenty of times before. This time, we just did it in our own backyard.”

According to the book, several leading politicians, including Lyndon Johnson, who succeeded Kennedy as president, knew about the assassination.

The point the book makes is that decency aside (in the unlikely event that these politicians had any) nobody dared defy the Mafia.

  • Double Cross: by Sam and Chuck Giancana with Bettina Giancana is published by Macdonald, price ££16.99.