Remarkably, at the height of his success — when he was making over $1 million a year — an enormous sum at that time — he became convinced that the Warren Commission, which allegedly investigated the JFK assassination, was part of a massive cover-up — and he began discussing the “conspiracy” during his live stage shows, much to the chagrin of everyone except his fans.
Not only did he discuss the assassination during his shows, he actually joined the investigation team of Jim Garrison, the New Orleans District Attorney who indicted Clay Shaw as part of a conspiracy to murder JFK — which became the basis of the Oliver Stone movie, JFK, starring Kevin Costner as Jim Garrison.
Mort Sahl — given all of his personal experience working with Garrison — was mystified why Oliver Stone would not interview him during the making of the film. But considering that Arnon Milchan — the biggest military arms dealer in Israel with deep ties to the Mossad — was the executive producer of Oliver Stone’s movie, it’s not surprising at all that Stone would have avoided that can of worms by consulting Sahl.
To put Mort Sahl’s courage in perspective — imagine Howard Stern openly talking about the 9/11 conspiracy on his nationally-syndicated radio show — something we know would never happen.
Sahl’s refusal to shut up about the JFK assassination got him blackballed in Jewish-dominated Hollywood — and he lost his career for many years as a result — something he never regretted. He eventually did start working again in the 1970s long after the controversy had blown over.
A few years before his death, Sahl did an extensive interview with his friend — celebrity P.R. agent, Elliott Mintz (see below) — and Mintz pointedly asked Sahl who killed Kennedy. Sahl said, “The C.I.A.” Of course, there’s no doubt that Clay Shaw had a ties to the C.I.A., but what Sahl failed to mention was Shaw’s connection to Permindex, the shell company connected to Jewish financier Louis Bloomfield — and his connections to Tibor Rosenbaum and the Mossad — all of which is detailed in Michael Collins Piper’s book, Final Judgment.
And, yes, James Jesus Angleton — who was Chief of Counter-Intelligence and the “Israeli Desk” at the C.I.A. — and also a staunch Zionist — was instrumental in covering up the Mossad’s connections to the assassination. And Israel created two memorials to honor Angleton — for his unspecified “help” with the Mossad.
Did Mort Sahl know about the Mossad’s connection to the JFK assassination? The answer is that — yes — he must have known. By his own admission in that extensive interview with Elliot Mintz, Sahl admitted that he had read Jim Garrison’s “unpublished book” on the assassination. In that unpublished book (not to be confused with his published book from 1981, On The Trail Of The Assassins) Garrison named Israel’s Mossad as the “mastermind” of the plot to kill Kennedy — a fact documented in Piper’s book, Final Judgment.
So why didn’t Mort Sahl ever mention the Mossad’s connection to the assassination? Most likely fear — Sahl said he knew that the same people who killed JFK also killed his brother Robert — he knew both of the brothers personally, so their deaths hit close to home. On top of that, he’d already been blackballed once — if he touched this “third rail,” his career would be permanently over.
Thanks to Oliver Stone’s whitewash, it has become very safe to claim that the “C.I.A.” killed Kennedy — the equivalent of saying the “boogeyman” did it. But if you mention Israel and the Mossad — especially if you are high-profile like Mort Sahl — you’re likely to have an unexpected fatal accident — like author Jack Bernstein — or as Frank Sinatra would euphemistically say, “He took a cab.”