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Roger DeLaria

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  1. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    I just got back to Dallas 1963 a few days ago, and am getting close to the end. It's a good snapshot of the ugly environment in Dallas at the time.
  2. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    This is in my view the most important tip received from a member of the general public. This letter from Dr Martin Miller has it all spelled out 5 months after the assassination: Jason, This is very interesting indeed. Thanks for posting it, and for going through all the documents.
  3. Number of shots in Dealy Plaza?

    I like what Fletcher Prouty said in regard to the number of shots in Dealey Plaza: "As many as it took."
  4. The Biggest Lies.... Untangled

    I'd like to throw in Ed Lansdale.
  5. Let's see. Allen Dulles, William Harvey, E. Howard Hunt, Clay Shaw........
  6. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    No, I haven't finished it yet. It is a good snapshot of the climate in Dallas during that time. I temporarily put it aside because I'm going through the masters thesis by Chris Cravens that Paul T. mentioned some pages back, "Edwin A. Walker and the Right Wing in Dallas, 1960-1966. I got it through interlibrary loan via my local library.
  7. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    Paul, You make some very good points. The radical right, most certainly thought JFK was an appeaser and had sold out the US to the "reds". To them, Kennedy was a traitor. They wanted to set the clock back. Granted many others outside of the radical right also thought JFK was an appeaser. Interesting tidbits about Hargis. That gives a good example to the motto: "Do as I say, not as I do."
  8. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    During this 1960s time period, the radical right movement most certainly had a lot in common with protestant fundamentalism, and their common battle against communist atheism. I think the most outward symbols of this are persons like Billy James hargis, Gerald L.K. Smith, Kent & Phoebe Courtney, others. Cerainly less visible person could be John Foster & Allen Dulles, many of the Georgetown set with their wasp background. JFK being Catholic was a huge thing. All these groups/individuals whether east coast protestant or deep south/southwest protestant all had a common thought that liberals, catholics, democrats, etc. were all "communist", and it was like a dominoe theory.
  9. I remember reading somewhere (can't for the life of me remember where) that when the body was exhumed, they noticed the bottom of the concrete vault the casket was in was broken, and something not right about the head. The idea being when "they" went to remove the body, they tried raising the vault with a small crane/lift or something, and the vault being too heavy snapped the line and the concrete broke.
  10. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    I recently acquired a copy of "The Case Of General Edwin A. Walker" by Kent and Phoebe Courtney. On the inside of the front cover, there is a sticker with the name Freedom Club, out of Los Angeles, who probably distributed the copies in that area. I couldn't find any information on this organization, but I imagine there were many such groups around the country.
  11. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    Sounds like something I've heard many times, when an intelligence organization is working with an individual in some capacity, official/unofficial, paid/unpaid, will say, "If you get caught, or something comes up, we'll deny we know you, no matter what."
  12. Virgilio Gonzalez

    What was he specifically told the operation was? What was he told his purpose/objective was? I suppose only Oswald would know that, and whoever told him. He was clearly told some kind of fairy tale.
  13. Virgilio Gonzalez

    What I want to know is, what was Oswald told he was participating in? What did he think he was actually doing at the TSBD? Any ideas on that Doug?
  14. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    Here are pronunciations of various letters in polish. J's are pronounced like y in yes. Pronounced Jan. Nothing unusual here, I think. https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Polish/Polish_pronunciation http://www.babynamespedia.com/pronounce/John
  15. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    I was thinking J.B. Society, but I don't see JB sounding like MB.
  16. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    Leander Perez is another radical figure I'm starting to read about a bit. I recently acquired The book Leander Perez: Boss of the Delta, but haven't read it yet. He clearly had no love lost for Kennedy: On the presidential level, Perez, as chair of the Democratic State Central Committee, attempted to deny Louisiana’s electoral votes to liberal candidates. In 1960 he created a slate of unpledged electors in defiance of Louisiana’s vote for John F. Kennedy. In 1964 he backed George Wallace, until the Alabama governor withdrew in favor of Republican Barry Goldwater, who carried Louisiana. In 1968 Perez backed Wallace, who won Louisiana. He donated large sums to conservative candidates, campaigning chiefly in Louisiana. In state and national elections, Plaquemines cast few votes, but Perez could deliver them in a bloc. There was virtual unanimity in the parishwide vote—a combination of respect for Perez and voter fraud. http://www.knowlouisiana.org/entry/leander-perez This is another interesting tidbit from HSCA Deposition of Hemming I came across. The Operation 40 group was the intended new government for Cuba -- they were sponsored by Carlos Marcello and Leander Perez (pp 130-131). http://aarclibrary.org/publib/jfk/hsca/unpub_testimony/pdf/Hemming_3-21-78.pdf Guy Banister, Leander Perez, and Jim Garrison http://www.jfk-online.com/jpsgblpjg.html William F. Buckley Jr. interview with Leander Perez
  17. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    Jason, I can certainly see your points, they may be true. I think it's also possible that one poker player doesn't know the identity of the other players, and doesn't want or need to know. Especially if representatives and layers are used. Self preservation and plausible deniability. No connecting points. But ultimately, I suppose anything is possible. Cheers, Roger
  18. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    Good discussion, Jason. I can certainly see the conflict that you're talking about. Would a shared, common goal with the desired result be enough to overcome that conflict?
  19. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    This is pretty close to how I feel. I think the conspirators' table has more than a few sides, maybe like an octagon. I've started looking at the Radical Right more closely. I have no problem with General Walker and the Radical Right having a place at the table.
  20. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    One of the many things I found interesting so far in reading Dallas 1963 was when Mayor Earle Cabell personally greeted Edwin Walker back to Dallas after Walker had been relieved of his duty. Like minds? Kindred souls? A couple of images from this article: https://extranewsfeed.com/back-and-to-the-left-c935c75205a
  21. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    This is my own subjective opinion, but I don't necessarily think they would see life improving per se; I see them as cowboys doing a job that was brought to them, source immaterial and unknown, and getting paid well and congratulating themselves on pulling off the ultimate op. It is a risky job for sure, but that's where I see tradecraft, cover & deception, and having a patsy to throw under the bus for the public all coming into play. Obscure ultimately who paid handsomely for the bullets. Nothing to lead back to the source. That doesn't mean the CIA was the source of the contract and paid for the bullets, I don't believe that. I see the CIA faction more on the operational side.
  22. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    1.This is a bit fluid and subject to change. Ed Lansdale, William Harvey, David Atlee Phillips, David Morales, E. Howard Hunt, each with their respective assets, contractors, etc., all being very compartmentalized. Even though he was technically out, I think Allen Dulles had foreknowledge(maybe not operationall details), and Richard Helms(although I'm not sure what he knew). 2.I think the faction had major ideological differences, maybe some revenge, financial compensation. Just as an agent does a job that a client brings to them, I think that's how a faction within the CIA would work, operating on another's behalf.
  23. Did the Dallas Radical Right kill JFK?

    I don't think the CIA as an organization was involved, but a faction/s within the CIA, and their various assets, contractors, etc., probably were in a very compartmentalized manner.