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  2. Cliff Varnell

    Who had advance knowledge?

    I'm on the same page with W. and Chuck on compartmentalization. That's why I don't think it's safe to assume that the personnel involved in the framing of Oswald and his subsequent murder had anything to do with the assassination of Kennedy -- two separate operations coordinated at the highest levels.
  3. Cliff Varnell

    Whistling by the Graveyard

    Was umbrella man a shooter or a spotter...or what? Spotters would have been paired with shooters, right? UM was to Kennedy's right but the trajectory suggested by the throat wound evidence was slightly left to right. Lots of folks want to hang Louis Witt, but for the life of me I can't figure out what for...
  4. Paul Brancato

    Whistling by the Graveyard

    I don’t but I want to know the source too. Evan Marshall is the one on the forum who made the statement, claiming an inside source of some kind. Interesting tidbit on Westbrook. Again for me this brings up the unanswered mystery as to what the 488th Military Intelligence Unit was all about. If my memory is accurate Westbrook, Lumpkin, and Gannaway were all part of that unit, commanded by Colonel Jack Crichton. Also in that unit, according to his autobiographical work Brandy - Portrait of an Intelligence Officer, was Colonel Frank Brandstetter, who reported to Army Chief of Staff Intelligence (ACSI) for two decades beginning in 1956. I mention all this again because there is a direct link between Westbrook and Army Intelligence. Also closely connected to ACSI was General Lansdale, according to Prouty, who would know. I have to wonder if Colonel Lucien Conein was likewise connected. Seems to me he would be the likely source for a SE Asian military sniper.
  5. Steve Thomas

    Records release regarding intercepted messages

    Jim, That's the first time I've ever seen reference to a Russian embassy visit. Steve Thomas
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  7. Chuck Schwartz

    Who had advance knowledge?

    W, I agree with you. Operating on a NTK (need to know) basis is quite common in large organizations such as the US Military, CIA, etc.
  8. Paul Brancato

    Records release regarding intercepted messages

    Richard - I believe Dinkin’s mother is writing to Robert Kennedy. I’ve also read that Dinkin claimed he had done likewise. I wish someone here had RFK Jr.’s ear. Maybe he has not heard this story, has not looked through his father’s letters, which surely must be housed somewhere he has access to. Thanks Jim. The letter from Mrs. Dinkin is new for me. I am pretty sure I’ve read that Garrison had info not actually verified in these PDF’s from the Armstrong collection. No where in CIA files do I see mention of Dinkin monitoring OAS communications. I have seen a CIA doc somewhere that says that Dinkin first went to the US embassy in Luxembourg with his warning, then went back to Metz before he went AWOL to Geneva.
  9. I just realized my tunnel vision regarding the assassination and pictures relating to it. I have never thought about trying to find pictures or film depicting the vice president's departure from Dealey Plaza. Now that I have, I can't seem to find depictions of the VP's car leaving the plaza. I may be overlooking them, but the last instance I have noticed is Altgens 6 where many debate the question of whether LBJ is ducked down in the seat. Can anyone point me to others?
  10. Wade Frazier

    My Edward S. Herman biography project

    Thanks Robert: Yes, people rampantly edit articles about themselves (the CIA, Pentagon, and the like have been very active, for instance), but since they do it anonymously, they get away with it, while honest efforts like mine get erased. This is Wikipedia’s “evenhandedness” in action once again. I certainly did not make the plagiarism “crimes” that I was accused of – the idea of plagiarizing my public-domain self is insane – and even the copyright “violations” that I was accused of are on shaky ground (most of those same quotes live on the Wikiquote page that I built for Ed, and the Wiki-censors don’t seem to have a problem with that), leaving my last “crime,” which was corresponding with Ed over 20 years and offering to make his Wikipedia bio better. I was taken to task by the rude admin for my talk page comments on a death camp Nazi, whose bio has been openly managed by his son into an outright hagiographic article. At Wikipedia, Ed gets smeared, while a death camp Nazi involved in human experiments gets hagiographic treatment, and I get taken to task for pointing it out, in detail. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. That is the kind of behavior for which Ed said “hypocrisy” was not strong enough to describe, so he began using “chutzpah.” But I had the book thrown at me, with my work erased, among insults and threats from the admin. Apparently, my real “crime” was exposing the fraudulent edits made by a disinformation effort that Wikipedia’s co-founder has openly defended, and trying to give Ed’s life a little justice, amongst all the libel thrown at him. I had crashed the smear party, and for that, I was taken out back and shot. Of course, different reasons have to be proffered for the treatment afforded me. The real reasons cannot be stated. Best, Wade
  11. David Boylan

    Whistling by the Graveyard

    B.A. I did indeed. I fixed the post. HSCA doc on Hargraves. http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-Oct2017/NARA-Nov-2017/docid-32242884.pdf
  12. Richard Price

    Records release regarding intercepted messages

    Having looked at the letter mentioned above and not being very familiar with the Dinkin story, I am a little confused. If his mother were attempting to forewarn President Kennedy of the attempt on his life, as her son had also done, why is her letter dated December of 1963 and addressed to the president who had been dead for some weeks at this point?
  13. Wade Frazier

    My Edward S. Herman biography project

    Hi: I put up what the original Ed Wikipedia articles looked like, before my contributions were erased: Ed’s bio The propaganda model Manufacturing Consent The Political Economy of Human Rights The links won’t all work, but most seem to. What happened was not too surprising, unfortunately. What I hoped was that, of course, my changes would be edited (that is what Wikipedia is all about), but that the basic framework would survive relatively intact, as well as the key information. I could see my sections on Rwanda, for instance, get trimmed down into fewer categories, but that the basic information would survive. I expected the peanut gallery that is “managing” Ed’s bio today would do their libelous best, and I would have to do battle, but my work was erased and I am forbidden from editing anything related to Ed, because I had corresponded with him and he “wished” that I would help make his bio better. Obviously, my changes to Ed’s bio are the most dramatic, turning his bio from the libelous stub that it is today to something that does his life and career justice. Realistically, my only “crime” was predominantly using primary sources, Ed’s writings, rather than the secondary literature, but it was an article about him, and he has not had a professional bio written yet. Ed and Noam’s propaganda model has been written about plenty, but the mainstream “notable” sources are not going to, because Ed and Noam’s work exposes them. That is a Catch-22 that can keep their work forever on the margins, which Ed might have called a structural constraint. I would be have been happy to see what kind of muting of my supposedly POV language would have looked like. I thought that it was pretty neutral to begin with, but I am admittedly close to the material. Editors are nice to have. I was curious as to what an honest edit would look like, and Prop9 began on that, before the admin swooped in and erased everything. One section that I added to the propaganda model, on its predictions, is like adding relativity’s predictions to an article on relativity, and Noam was the author of the model’s predictions. It is hard to take exception to that, and it makes the attacks on Ed and Noam’s writings on Cambodia, Yugoslavia, and Rwanda – nefarious bloodbaths – understandable. That is pretty much all that Ed’s bio at Wikipedia is today. The article as it stands today is an exercise in disinformation. The subsequent assessments section seemed appropriate to me, but I would have expected some editing. I thought that my rewrite of the Political Economy of Human Rights article would survive almost intact, although, of course, Noam’s assailants would come running, to continue the smear campaign against Noam on Cambodia. For the Manufacturing Consent article, I merely added summaries of the book’s chapters, added information from the 2002 edition and balanced out the reception section a little. I left in Gitlin’s inane comments, which Fred Gardner ably critiqued. Prop9 is trying to improve Ed’s bio, but has an uphill battle. I’ll watch with interest. Best, Wade
  14. David Boylan

    Whistling by the Graveyard

    Sorry Michael and Ron. I meant Vidal was WITH umbrella man. (Best Trumpian correction 🙂 ) The identification that Vidal was the radio man/Cuban guy came from James Richards. He had contacted Vidal's family and they confirmed that it was Felipe that was there. Most of the pictures you see of Vidal floating around were from James Richards who got them from Vidal's family members. Vidal's good friend Hargraves was sitting next to him on the curb.
  15. Jim Hargrove

    Records release regarding intercepted messages

    At least some of Garrison’s material on Dinkin, including a hand-written three page letter from his mother also claiming he had prior knowledge of the assassination, can be read and downloaded from the John Armstrong Collection at Baylor University: CLICK HERE.
  16. Paz Marverde

    Warning to Jimmy Carter.

    Damn, I would had loved to send him an email to ask for more, just like you did when still alive, Ron
  17. Ron, yes, already read them, thank you. That's the problem. We need a confirmation
  18. Mike Kilroy

    Records release regarding intercepted messages

    The story is told on this Canadian broadcast starting about 3:30 in: The JFK Files : The Murder of a President - The Fifth Estate
  19. James DiEugenio

    Angleton's Testimony

    Let me say something else. When congress locked up the files of the HSCA, they sure as heck knew what they were doing. Because the stuff that was classified was about ten times more interesting and relevant than what is in the HSCA volumes.
  20. Jeff Carter

    I agree with Trump

    hi Kirk you asked for names and I gave you some names…a couple of quick searches easily found material which described hawkish figures in the mix for a Clinton administration, and all of those articles anticipated that Clinton would herself be hawkish in her foreign policy. That’s just the mainstream stuff skimmed off the top. Fluornoy was a bit beyond "prospective" for the Defense Dept job. Hillary had already destroyed Libya and encouraged the Honduras coup. The substantive link in my post was the “rough blueprint for several crucial aspects of American foreign policy, which we believe the next occupant of the White House should adopt…” https://www.cnas.org/publications/reports/extending-american-power-strategies-to-expand-u-s-engagement-in-a-competitive-world-order This report is from Fluornoy’s own think tank advocating US hegemony, higher military budgets, and more assertive military activity across the world utilizing “ new approaches or more consistent application of time-honored approaches.” Just read the introduction, it says enough about where these people are coming from. A lot of information at the time indicated this thinking would be informing Clinton’s foreign policy decisions. The report advocates the application of military force under the assumption that US military power was without equal and that adversaries would not choose to challenge it. If this doctrine was tested in Syria, Russia certainly would have challenged. The pressure on Clinton to escalate against that challenge coupled with her psychology…. her cackling over the death of Gaddafi was a big reveal on her character. Obama did actually resist enormous pressure to escalate in Syria i.e. intervene using all military assets, while Clinton had consistently endorsed establishing a no-fly zone.
  21. Ron Bulman

    Did LBJ Duck?

    So in regard to the initial thread question, per respected researcher Jim Marr's interview of Senator Yarborough he said "Johnson And Youngblood ducked down as the shooting began". Is that a key point? If they both ducked at the first shot and nobody else did... were they listening for shots, did they have fore knowledge? Pure conjecture and speculation on my part. But based in realistic possibility?
  22. W. Niederhut

    Who had advance knowledge?

    A theoretical consideration about foreknowledge. Isn't it possible that some people involved in the complex 11/22/63 "op" -- including Oswald -- may not have known that JFK would be assassinated? If tasks were compartmentalized and some of the "pawns" were informed about the big picture only on a "need to know" basis, perhaps they were simply performing certain limited tasks (e.g., Ruth Paine helping Oswald get his job at the TSBD) without knowing that the POTUS was going to be murdered.
  23. Ron Bulman

    Angleton's Testimony

    Yes B.A., you know better than I and Jim better than both of us Sprague's downfall was intentional. He was smeared by the mockingbird poop in the MSM and influence with congressmen and senators was brought to bear. Blakey dumped on the mafia and stonewalled the real investigators. The CIA on top of the Operation Mockingbird stuff brought Joannides (DRE in 63) out of retirement to stonewall Lopez and Hardway. Your right, it is stomach turning, a sad time in our history. We all got bamboozled. And still are to this day.
  24. Ron Bulman

    Did LBJ Duck?

    However, former Texas senator Ralph Yarborough, who was sitting beside Johnson that day, told this author: 'It just didn't happen.... It was a small car, Johnson was a big man, tall. His knees were up against his chin as it was. There was no room for that to happen.' Yarborough recalled that both Johnson and Youngblood ducked down as the shooting began and that Youngblood never left the front seat. Yarborough said Youngblood held a small walkie-talkie over the back of the car's seat and that he and Johnson both put their ears to the device. He added: 'They had it turned down real low. I couldn't hear what they were listening to.'" --Jim Marrs, Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy Edited August 26, 2010 by Robert Morrow
  25. Joseph McBride

    Who had advance knowledge?

    A likely addition to the list is Dan Rather.
  26. Joseph McBride

    Did LBJ Duck?

    For a discussion of why LBJ ducked during the shooting, see my book INTO THE NIGHTMARE, in which I interview Sen. Ralph Yarborough about LBJ's behavior during the motorcade, including at the time of the shots and immediately thereafter.
  27. Michael Clark

    CIA code name research

    ODTEST https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10529-10289.pdf
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