David Andrews

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  1. Are those white sox with a high-heeled shoe? Sporty!
  2. I wondered down a lot of paths before fixing on Ruby, but in the end he fits so well and a micro analysis of his activities supports him as the guy so well that I have focused on him as the key element in the local "means". Makes a better explanation for Ruby's "hiding in plain sight" in the DPD halls and at the midnight press conference than his "Twistboard Jack" act. Everybody wanted to give him access, nobody wanted to acknowledge him. Henry Wade defers to his expert pronouncement on the "Fair Play for Cuba Committee" title without challenging his credential as a reporter, and gives radio interviews with Ruby as middleman. Larry, might the existence of reserve intel units in Texas be a means of monitoring border traffic and securing the border during any incident, or was their existence and placement all some sort of porkbarrel action? Was every reservist a Texas native or longtime resident? (Not quickly answerable questions, I know.)
  3. I don't have anything against Walker's sexuality, or anybody's - but the circumstances are indicative. A supposedly powerful man that allegedly had a president killed was busted twice, 13 and 14 years later, for soliciting sex in a park. In 1976 and 1977, when homosexuality was on the verge of being socially acceptable and partners were easily available (viz. Roy Cohn, Esq.), and after his own sexuality had been an open secret for a number of years (viz. Roy Cohn, Esq.). That was the length Walker had to go to for fun, and nobody let him take a powder after the arrests. He got the Dallas police to assassinate a president and cover it up, but 14 years later he couldn't cover up two sex raps when the complainants were themselves DPD. This is not the fate of a privately acknowledged mastermind and world-beater who controlled a city police force and an immense, multi-state, and perhaps international, rightist network. This might have been a fate for someone at the level of a David Ferrie.
  4. Are you referring to the fact that Ted Walker wasn't allowed to skip on indecency charges? Did they set him up for a fall by lifting his little black book so that he had to go cruising in the park? The very act and circumstance are indicative of Walker's status after the "crime of the century." Ted Walker was a useful tool of bigger powers. His ending a few short years after JFK proves, Q. E. D., that he had no real or enduring power of his own. He was bought off and kept in line by the restoration of his pension at the end of his life - if he had had real power the pension would have meant as much to him then as when he threw it away under JFK.
  5. He was trying to win the Viet Nam War. Getting the Chinese to back off would help. ...By dealing with the Chinese independently of the Russians. Another reason why his trips would be opposed by the Eastern Establishment, who hoped to be invested longer in Vietnam..
  6. I do have one question - why is it that when Kennedy wanted to reach out to Russia and Cuba he was basically pilloried, while crooked ba##ard Dick Nixon goes over to Russia and China in the 70's and he's hailed as an esteemed statesman? This from a guy who disrupted peace talks for Vietnam in '68 and who used one of the most outrageous foreign policies in US history (the "madman theory")? Just to mention, Michael - if you check Rick Perlstein's books (I think this is in Nixonland, but it may be in the sequel, The Invisible Bridge), Nixon's Russia and China overtures were frowned on by the Rockefeller-centered Eastern Establishment, and the trips may have contributed to the climate that led to the resignation. The visits seem to have been Nixon's attempts to create a legend as a statesman for himself, and were not more than icebreakers policywise, though Nixon surely also explored and exploited the divisions between Russia and China. Rockefeller protégé Henry Kissinger may have been caught in the middle on these trips, though his own vanity was surely stoked.
  7. The problem I continue to have is that the best CT is that the Dallas Police killed JFK And no one in national-level intelligence, law enforcement, or the military took this as an insult or a usurpation? Why not? Surely there were prerogatives of power to defend from the likes of Jesse Curry, not to mention upstarts like Rousselot and Gabaldon. If LBJ was willing to deliver a smackdown to fellow Southerner and Democrat George Wallace over civil rights resistance not very much later, would not some yankee in DC be upset that the cowboys had snuffed JFK? Unless...
  8. And he implicated Lyndon Johnson on news film. But who did he leave out among his close associations? The Mob, the Cubans, the CIA. Ruby's playing a game here, and in all he said after his arrest. P.S. - I knew you were going to go all Bircher on me when I wrote that, so it's not like I let you sweep across the board to checkmate. Like the groups I named above, were the Birchers capable of managing all levels of the assassination and coverup?
  9. Paul, I prefer to interpret the nature of the influence on Ruby from the hints he dropped on news film and in his Warren Commission testimony. Even in the places where he was speaking irrationally, real fears may about "forces" may have been expressed.
  10. BlackOp Radio is the premier assassination-related podcast, bar none, The rest is hype, sniggering sensationalism, and disinfo. Len's choice of subjects is superior and his interviewing most judicious. The show, for my interests, could use more 9/11 topics - once a part of its purview - but I can understand Len's preference for abstention. Looking forward to Greg Poulgrain.
  11. Is there not film of JR, leaning into the frame at left to correct Henry Wade, as the camera pans away from Wade discussing Oswald's associations?
  12. He hasn't yet achieved Harry Truman's proportions, but military killing has always gone, of necessity, with the office. Optimists are hoping his remarks spell an opposition to extra-judicial murder, but, from the nonchalant tone, we may doubt it. Being that Putin's political enemies are often journalists and whistle-blowers, we might wonder about Trump's remark in the context of the most bad press at the dawn of any administration.
  13. Roger Stone, in his e-mail ads for his book The Making of the President 2016 (original!) mentions that when Trump first began backing presidential candidates, his prime question would be, and I paraphrase because I don't want to read Stone's ads again: "How are we going to get him to 270?" As in electoral votes. Being a much larger nation than we were at the founding, why do we not constitutionally adjust the role of the electoral college to permit an accurate toting of the popular vote? France, a nation about the size of New York State, doesn't hold an Election Day - it takes an entire week, including a controversial Sunday vote. It's time to examine the US electoral history and review past legal precedents for change after systemic turmoil.
  14. John, I see some of the "open field" view you describe. However, there is film of the limo driving out of Love Field, including the infamous "Why me?" footage or the SS agent ordered off the limo. If I recall right, the limo was kept in an area secluded from the tarmac crowds. Do images exist of Jack, Jackie and Connally looking to the left and right, as if acknowledging waving crowds at Love Field? Or are they excised from Dallas street scenes and added to the limo in the photo above, which shows these behaviors? I myself have said in past threads that the grass on the Elm/Main median strip seems to go on unfathomably long and without interruption in Zapruder once the camera is focused tight on Kennedy. I've referred to this as the "sea of green" effect (after the "Yellow Submarine" lyric), and think it is one of the biggest indications of alteration in Zapruder. And the climactic tight focus on Kennedy - accompanied by a black bar below the limo cockpit - also cuts off the reflection of the north side of Elm Street in the side of the limo, and any possible aberrations such as a motorcycle cop riding past the limo on that side, which has been discussed in past threads. That is, if, indeed, Elm Street reflections are what is cut off there.
  15. Sandy, I know it's a different day, but the perspective is close to Altgens 6, allowing for different focal settings on the still and movie cameras. I was wondering if Tindel was a useful comparison tool for people who cry foul about the appearance of the front of the TSBD and the shadows on the median strip as seen in Altgens, cited in posts above in this thread. Brad, let me take some time to consider your points.