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  1. Michael Clark

    Who was QJ/WIN

    That's this thread. Also, Tim Gratz opens this thread up suggesting Mankel. I guess we are trying to figure out who Mankel is as well.
  2. Michael Clark

    Who was QJ/WIN

    Roselli and QJWIN worked together, per Harvey.. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/157-10004-10136.pdf
  3. Michael Clark

    New document releases 2017

    Also mention, Arnold Silver, Corsican assassins, plans for Lumumba assassination
  4. Michael Clark

    Who was QJ/WIN

    I found another QJ Crypto. It is QJBANNER, and it seems to me that I have seen it before. And QJBANNER-1 is on the MFF list. It was either just added or I overlooked it yesterday. P. 2 https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/157-10004-10068.pdf
  5. Michael Clark

    Who was QJ/WIN

    https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2018/180-10143-10076.pdf Review of Office of Security files on E. Howard Hunt p.16 (PDF) p. 8. Sec. 19 Memo for the record from department director of security; PPS; dated 2/8/63. Reports hunt call asking whether wife should register under "Foreign Agents Rregistration Act". Since she was doing translation work for the Spanish Embassy. Hunt is reported as fuzzing (?) an answering a question about OS approval and saying his wife is so independent that she would take the job regardless of what he said. Sec. 20. Memo for the record, undated, by Hunt: "Subject: Procurement of Intelligence by Mrs. Dorothy L hunt." 1. On 25 February 1963, I delivered to Mr. W. Lloyd George, Chief, FI, Thermo-fax copies of a memorandum and a letter of transmittal dated 18 and 20 February respectively. Both were prepared by ambassador Antonio Garrinques for Prrince Stanislas Radzivill and take to the latter in New York by Alfonso de Bourbon, 2d. Secretary of the Spanish Embassy in Washington. 2. The purport of the material was to enlist the aid of Rradzzivill in (a) persuading the President to visit Madrid during his next European trip, and (b) conveying to the Preesident the views of Ambassador Garrinques regarding US Latin American relations.
  6. Michael Clark

    E. Howard Hunt

    Same document as above.... https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/2018/180-10143-10076.pdf P. 24. Section 30. Undated memo (coverslip dated 12/8/64) from C/Investigations Division to C/SRS. Since 11/19/63 three Covert Security Approval requests have been made by Hunt's office (A/00/CA). These are requests for approvals for ghost writers. All these individuals proved to be "of very dubious loyalty. On 11/19/63 Hunt requested a clearance for Alden L.Todd. This case was canceled on 12/5/63 after derogatory information was discovered. On 12/9/63 Hunt requested clearance for Booten Hindon. A clearance with severe rerictions was given over "serious security objection. Hunt canceled the case on 5/14/64 because the burden of the restrictions......
  7. Michael Clark

    E. Howard Hunt

    Surprisingly, I am not seeing a Simkin Bio on E. Howard Hunt http://spartacus-educational.com/JFKhuntH.htm Everette Howard Hunt John Simkin (john@spartacus-educational.com) Everette Howard Hunt was born in Hamburg, on 9th October, 1918. During the Second World War Hunt served in the Office of Strategic Services. After the war he joined the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and for a while was stationed in China. While there he met and married Dorothy Hunt. In 1949 Hunt establish the first postwar CIA station in Mexico City. He also worked closely with President Anastasio Somoza of Nicaragua. In his spare time Hunt wrote spy novels. This included East of Farewell (1942) Limit of Darkness (1944), Stranger in Town (1947), Bimini Run (1949) and The Violent Ones (1950). Hunt was involved in clandestine operations in Guatemala against President Jacobo Arbenz. The plot against Arbenz became part of Executive Action (a plan to remove unfriendly foreign leaders from power). Tracy Barnes was eventually placed in charge of what became known as Operation Success. David Atlee Phillips was appointed to run the propaganda campaign against Arbenz's government. According to Phillips he initially questioned the right of the CIA to interfere in Guatemala: In his autobiography Phillips claims he said to Barnes: "But Arbenz became President in a free election. What right do we have to help someone topple his government and throw him out of office?" However, Barnes convinced him that it was vital important that the Soviets did not establish a "beachhead in Central America". The CIA propaganda campaign included the distribution of 100,000 copies of a pamphlet entitled Chronology of Communism in Guatemala. They also produced three films on Guatemala for showing free in cinemas. David Atlee Phillips, along with Hunt, was responsible for running the CIA's Voice of Liberation radio station. Faked photographs were distributed that claimed to show the mutilated bodies of opponents of Arbenz. William (Rip) Robertson was also involved in the campaign against Arbenz. The CIA began providing financial and logistic support for Colonel Carlos Castillo. With the help of resident Anastasio Somoza, Castillo had formed a rebel army in Nicaragua. It has been estimated that between January and June, 1954, the CIA spent about $20 million on Castillo's army. On 18th June 1954 aircraft dropped leaflets over Guatemala demanding that Arbenz resign immediately or else the county would be bombed. CIA's Voice of Liberation also put out similar radio broadcasts. This was followed by a week of bombing ports, ammunition dumps, military barracks and the international airport. Carlos Castillo's collection of soldiers now crossed the Honduran-Guatemalan border. His army was outnumbered by the Guatemalan Army. However, the CIA Voice of Liberation successfully convinced Arbenz's supporters that two large and heavily armed columns of invaders were moving towards Guatemala City. The CIA was also busy bribing Arbenz's military commanders. It was later discovered that one commander accepted $60,000 to surrender his troops. Ernesto Guevara attempted to organize some civil militias but senior army officers blocked the distribution of weapons. Jacobo Arbenz now believed he stood little chance of preventing Castillo gaining power. Accepting that further resistance would only bring more deaths he announced his resignation over the radio. In 1959 Hunt visited Cuba and decided that Fidel Castro posed a serious threat to the security of the United States: "I wrote a top secret report, and I had five recommendations, one of which was the one that's always been thrown at me, is that during... or... slightly antecedent to an invasion, Castro would have to be neutralized - and we all know what that meant, although I didn't want to say so in a memorandum with my name on it." Hunt played an important role in planning the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Hunt was CIA station chief in Mexico during the early 1960s and was rumoured to have been involved in the conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy. It was falsely claimed that he was one of the men arrested in Dallas on the day of the murder. In 1970 Hunt officially retired from the the Central Intelligence Agency. On the advice of Richard Helms, Hunt went to work for Robert F. Bennett, the head of the Robert Mullen & Co, a small public relations company in Washington. On 7th July, 1971, Charles Colson and John Ehrlichman appointed Hunt to the White House staff. Working under Egil Krogh and Gordon Liddy Hunt became a member of the Special Investigations Group (SIG). The group was (informally known as "the Plumbers" because their job was to stop leaks from Nixon's administration). On 15th May, 1972, Arthur Bremer tried to assassinate George Wallace at a presidential campaign rally in Laurel, Maryland. Wallace was hit four times. Three other people, Alabama State Trooper Captain E. C. Dothard, Dora Thompson, a Wallace campaign volunteer, and Nick Zarvos, a Secret Service agent, were also wounded in the attack. Richard Nixon was deeply shocked by this event. He told Charles Colson, a member of his White House staff, that he was concerned that Bremer “might have ties to the Republican Party or, even worse, the President’s re-election committee”. Colson now phoned Hunt and asked him to break-in to Bremer's apartment to discover if he had any documents that linked him to Nixon or his main political opponent in the presidential election, George McGovern. According to Hunt's autobiography, Undercover, he refused to carry out this order. Bob Woodward reported in the Washington Post: "Within hours of the Wallace assassination attempt, a White House official was asked by the Washington Post about the identity of the governor's attacker. During a subsequent conversation that evening, the official raised the possibility of Bremer's connection to leftist causes and the campaign of Sen. George McGovern, through literature found in his apartment.... One White House source said that when President Nixon was informed of the shooting, he became deeply upset and voiced concern that the attempt on Gov. Wallace's life might have been made by someone with ties to the Republican Party or the Nixon campaign." It later emerged that Federal Bureau of Investigation officers found both left-wing and right-wing propaganda in Bremer's apartment. They also found a diary where Bremer wrote about his plans to kill George Wallace or Richard Nixon. The opening sentence was: "Now I start my diary of my personal plot to kill by pistol either Richard Nixon or George Wallace." The diary was eventually published as a book, An Assassin's Diary (1973). (If you are enjoying this article, please feel free to share. You can follow John Simkin on Twitter and Google+ or subscribe to our monthly newsletter.) Local reporters later claimed that the FBI left Bremer’s home for around 90 minutes before coming back and sealing it. During this time reporters and other unidentified figures took away papers from Bremer’s apartment Later that year the SIG became concerned about the activities of Daniel Ellsberg. He was a former member of the McNamara Study Group which had produced the classified History of Decision Making in Vietnam, 1945-1968. Ellsberg, disillusioned with the progress of the war, believed this document should be made available to the public. Ellsberg gave a copy of what later became known as the Pentagon Papers to Phil Geyelin of the Washington Post. Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee decided against publishing the contents on the document. Daniel Ellsberg now went to the New York Times and they began publishing extracts from the document on 13th June, 1971. This included information that Dwight Eisenhower had made a secret commitment to help the French defeat the rebellion in Vietnam. The document also showed that John F. Kennedy had turned this commitment into a war by using a secret "provocation strategy" that led to the Gulf of Tonkin incidents and that Lyndon B. Johnson had planned from the beginning of his presidency to expand the war. On 3rd September, 1971, Hunt and Gordon Liddy supervised the burglary of a psychiatrist who had been treating Ellsberg. The main objective was to discover incriminating or embarrassing information to discredit Ellsberg. Another project involved the stealing of certain documents from the safe of Hank Greenspun, the editor of the Las Vegas Sun. Later, James W. McCord claimed that Greenspun was being targeted because of his relationship with Robert Maheu and Howard Hughes. In 1972 Gordon Liddy joined the Committee to Re-Elect the President (CREEP). Later that year Liddy presented Nixon's attorney general, John N. Mitchell, with an action plan called Operation Gemstone. Liddy wanted a $1 million budget to carry out a series of black ops activities against Nixon's political enemies. Mitchell decided that the budget for Operation Gemstone was too large. Instead he gave him $250,000 to launch a scaled-down version of the plan. One of Liddy's first tasks was to place electronic devices in the Democratic Party campaign offices in an apartment block called Watergate. Liddy wanted to wiretap the conversations of Larry O'Brien, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and R. Spencer Oliver, executive director of the Association of State Democratic Chairmen. This was not successful and on 3rd July, 1972, Frank Sturgis, Virgilio Gonzalez, Eugenio Martinez, Bernard L. Barker and James W. McCord returned to the Watergate offices. However, this time they were caught by the police. The phone number of Howard Hunt was found in address books of two of the burglars. Reporters were able to link the break-in to the White House. Bob Woodward, a reporter working for the Washington Post was told by a friend who was employed by the government, that senior aides of President Richard Nixon, had paid the burglars to obtain information about its political opponents. Hunt threatened to reveal details of who paid him to organize the Watergatebreak-in. Dorothy Hunt took part in the negotiations with Charles Colson. According to investigator Sherman Skolnick, Hunt also had information on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. He argued that if "Nixon didn't pay heavy to suppress the documents they had showing he was implicated in the planning and carrying out, by the FBI and the CIA, of the political murder of President Kennedy" James W. McCord claimed that Dorothy Hunt told him that at a meeting with her husband's attorney, William O. Buttmann, she revealed that Hunt had information that would "blow the White House out of the water". In October, 1972, Dorothy attempted to speak to Charles Colson. He refused to talk to her but later admitted to the New York Times that she was "upset at the interruption of payments from Nixon's associates to Watergate defendants." On 15th November, Colson met with Richard Nixon, H. R. Haldeman and John Ehrlichman at Camp David to discuss Howard Hunt's blackmail threat. John N. Mitchell was also getting worried by Dorothy Hunt's threats and he asked John Dean to use a secret White House fund to "get the Hunt situation settled down". Eventually it was arranged for Frederick LaRue to give Hunt about $250,000 to buy his silence. However, on 8th December, 1972, Dorothy Hunt had a meeting with Michelle Clark, a journalist working for CBS. According to Sherman Skolnick, Clark was working on a story on the Watergate case: "Ms Clark had lots of insight into the bugging and cover-up through her boyfriend, a CIA operative." Also with Hunt and Clark was Chicago Congressman George Collins. Dorothy Hunt, Michelle Clark and George Collins took the Flight 533 from Washington to Chicago. The aircraft hit the branches of trees close to Midway Airport: "It then hit the roofs of a number of neighborhood bungalows before plowing into the home of Mrs. Veronica Kuculich at 3722 70th Place, demolishing the home and killing her and a daughter, Theresa. The plane burst into flames killing a total of 45 persons, 43 of them on the plane, including the pilot and first and second officers. Eighteen passengers survived." Hunt, Clark and Collins were all killed in the accident. The following month Howard Hunt pleaded guilty to burglary and wiretapping and eventually served 33 months in prison. He later told People Magazine (20th May, 1974): ''I had always assumed, working for the CIA for so many years, that anything the White House wanted done was the law of the land. `I viewed this like any other mission. It just happened to take place inside this country.'' In a comprehensive analysis of Hunt’s work published in The New York Review of Books in 1973, Gore Vidal argued that Hunt might have written the diary that was found in the car of Arthur H. Bremer, the man who attempted to assassinate George Wallace of Alabama Hunt continued to write spy novels and titles included Give Us This Day (1973) and The Berlin Ending (1973). Hunt also published the novel The Hargrave Deception. The book was based on the James Angleton investigation of Kim Philby. In August, 1978, Victor Marchetti published an article about the assassination of John F. Kennedy in the liberty Lobby newspaper, Spotlight. In the article Marchetti argued that the House Special Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) had obtained a 1966 CIA memo that revealed Hunt, Frank Sturgis and Gerry Patrick Hemming had been involved in the plot to kill Kennedy. Marchetti's article also included a story that Marita Lorenz had provided information on this plot. Later that month Joseph Trento and Jacquie Powers wrote a similar story for the Sunday News Journal. The HSCA did not publish this CIA memo linking its agents to the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Hunt now decided to take legal action against the Liberty Lobby and in December, 1981, he was awarded $650,000 in damages. Liberty Lobby appealed to the United States Court of Appeals. It was claimed that Hunt's attorney, Ellis Rubin, had offered a clearly erroneous instruction as to the law of defamation. The three-judge panel agreed and the case was retried. This time Mark Lane defended the Liberty Lobby against Hunt's action. Lane eventually discovered Marchetti’s sources. The main source was William Corson. It also emerged that Marchetti had also consulted James Angleton and Alan J. Weberman before publishing the article. As a result of obtaining of getting depositions from David Atlee Phillips, Richard Helms, G. Gordon Liddy, Stansfield Turner and Marita Lorenz, plus a skillful cross-examination by Lane of Hunt, the jury decided in January, 1995, that Marchetti had not been guilty of libel when he suggested that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated by people working for the CIA. As a result of the failed legal action, in June, 1995, Hunt filed for bankruptcy protection from his creditors. Hunt spent his final years quietly in his home in Miami's Biscayne Park neighborhood with his second wife, Laura Martin Hunt. In 2006 it was announced that Hunt had written his memoirs. This included a claim that Lyndon Baines Johnson might have been involved in ordering the assassination of John F. Kennedy. "Having Kennedy liquidated, thus elevating himself to the presidency without having to work for it himself, could have been a very tempting and logical move on Johnson's part. LBJ had the money and the connections to manipulate the scenario in Dallas and is on record as having convinced JFK to make the appearance in the first place. He further tried unsuccessfully to engineer the passengers of each vehicle, trying to get his good buddy, Gov. (John) Connolly, to ride with him instead of in JFK's car - where... he would have been out of danger." Hunt suggests that senior CIA official, William K. Harvey could have been involved in the plot to kill Kennedy: "Harvey was a ruthless man who was not satisfied with his position in the CIA and its government salary... He definitely had dreams of becoming (CIA director) and LBJ could do that for him if he were president.... (LBJ) would have used Harvey because he was available and corrupt." Edward Howard Hunt died of pneumonia on 23rd January, 2007. His memoir American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate, and Beyond was published in May 2007. After his father's death, Saint John Hunt, released a tape where his father claimed that Lyndon Baines Johnson was the instigator of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and that it was organised by Cord Meyer, David Atlee Phillips, Frank Sturgis and David Sanchez Morales.
  8. Michael Clark

    E. Howard Hunt

    Pinging Ashton Gray, in case he may find some of the above interesting.
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    Alternative Assassins (names)

    Hunt plays a limited hangout here. He gets to play the bringer of truth, telling the tale of how Democrats and liberals (JFK, LBJ, Meyer and ex--wife) destroyed themselves. Meyer and Morales (the hangout) are already dead. And, somehow, he is doing the dirty work for LBJ, which I am not buying.
  10. Michael Clark

    E. Howard Hunt

    From the above handwritten document, I am transcribing Buckley's letter and the the opening commentary. I will include the next couple of entries.... ---------------------- 24. Memo for Dir. of Sec.from Chief / FI dated 5/10/63 says: "I have discussed the point raised by you with Mr. Holmes and while we agree in principle, we believe that there is sufficient gain from the contact and certain pieces of information to take the calculated risk...." this will continue until she quits on 6/30 due to pregnancy. 25. Routing and record sheet Gordon Mason, Sp. Asst. to DDP; DDP and Mr. Chritien; from A/DO/CA dated 6/1/64 - under comments: typed: "The attached draft column by Bill Buckley will appear in 75 US newspapers, including the Scripps Howard chain, during the week of June 8. The background of this placement is the fact that Buckley work for me as a staff agent in Mexico 1950 - 51 and we have remained close friends." 14 in script "A copy of this has been sent to the director. Will you please forward to Mr. Elder biographical material on Wm. Buckley." This is initiated by the same person who initialed the box next to "DDP" attached is a letter from Buckley to Hunt dated 5/28/64 and an article entitled "Hate CIA Week". "dear Howard: here it is. You will note we had to cut 15 lines because it was over. But I hope it helps thanks 1 million for all the work you did on it. I managed to read only about 1/3 of the book and depended on you for the rest. Give me a ring soon. Hastily, Bill" The article is a review of "The Invisible Government". 26. Routing and record sheet dated 7/28/64 says "in view of the deferrals in the RIP action since 1962 and the fact that subject was polygraphed in 1953 and 1957 I believe closing of the rip without further action is in order." S/ Liddy. C/TRS ----------------------------- These three entries I have transcribed in order of the handwritten file. The handwritten file is in order by page no..... 12, 13, 14, 15. There is obvious discontinuity between p.13 and 14. I will say, before reviewing, that all entries in this doc. are in regard to Hunt. With the above qualifications , I'll note that it is remarkable that we have these document entries, regarding Buckley, Hunt and Liddy, in order; and, presumably, Liddy commenting on Hunt in June of 1964.
  11. Michael Clark

    Alternative Assassins (names)

    Joe, I think that LBJ and Connally had all loose-ends taken care of on 11-22-63. I don't think that they were entirely sure that they would make it through that day. I don't think Hunt was wrong that LBJ knew what was likely to happen. I likewise don't think that JFK was at ease. If LBJ even gave the nod, which I think he did, it does not mean that Hunt gave us the truth. Michael
  12. Michael Clark

    Alternative Assassins (names)

    Rich, You say things as a matter of fact and present credentials that imply that you may actually KNOW some of the things you are saying are true, or at least have some integrity to protect by virtue of an extensive and expensive education and experience. I am pointing out that you have presented nothing that the community has not seen before in relation to Nicoletti being a shooter, so we have nothing more to go on than the fact that you believe James Files. Regarding your degrees, they do nothing for your claims. If you have nothing more than what James Files has claimed then you have the same credibility as James Files, and all his degrees; with the exception of the fact that Files was a hitman and claims that HE shot JFK. See what I am getting at? I have a lowly State University 4 year Arts degree in English, which took me 5 years to earn, and I would not compromise that for the world by saying that that gives me credibility in this debate without providing anything new to substantiate my claims. I am not insulting your education. I am saying that you are risking any credibility you gain, with you education, by saying that you know who killed JFK because you watched a YouTube video. I would, at least, say "I THINK so-and-so did it". You would hardly suffer any criticism if you did that.
  13. Jim, You are being a bit antagonistic, I think. Prayer Person is beyond doubt a person. Your uncharacteristic characterization seems to doubt even that we are talking, for sure, about a person. You are aware of how testy this debate can get, and I have not known you to unnecessarily fan the flames.
  14. Michael Clark

    Who was QJ/WIN

    QJWIN related to Spain, speculatively... in bold. It's interesting that the respondent has a "Pavlovian" response of "Spain" with regard to QJWIN, yet the "QJ" portion of that Cryptonym has no other mates, "QJ" is unique. Either we are missing multiple, or numerous, "QJ" Cryptos, or QJWIN is very likely related to Spain, or the respondent is being deceptive. It could also be that I am not very good at this.......
  15. Michael Clark

    New document releases 2017

    https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/157-10002-10084.pdf JMWAVE QJWIN ZRRIFLE AMLASH-1 Artime Fitzgerald AMOT. Details P.12 ------------------- P. 9 Mr.. Baron: how do you heard at any point that Artime was supplied weapons for the specific purpose of assassinating Castro? Mr. Halley: No,, not for the specific purpose of assassinating Castro. Mr. Barron: Was it your general impression that AMLASH-1 was a reliable agent? Mr. Halley: I really do not know that much about him, you know. This was an operation that was run at the time out of Washington and, you know, my knowledge was as I described it to you, the conversations with Fitzgerald, Madrid, newspaper articles, so forth, in that particular time frame. ----------------- Mr. Halley: let me go back. You asked me about ZRRIFLE. This is one of thousands or hundreds of cryptoNYMS. Every day I read, you know, hundreds of pages of traffic, so when you ask me do I know what ZRRIFLE is, I must answer you off the top of my head no. I have tried to be helpful. I have asked you several times if you could give me a steering tip or show me what direction you are going, I might be able to try to comment on it, but ZRRIFLE as such means nothing to me. You really could not expect that it would, given the thousands of these things that come across my desk. Mr. Barron: That is absolutely understandable. I want to try to see what happens in the way of getting in unrefreshed recollection from you, then I will go back over these two, especially the next one, QJWIN. Do you recall a CIA asset who went by the Cryptonym QJWIN. Mr. Halley: No, I do not. Knowing the system, and so forth, normally it would have something to do with Spain. It does not ring any bells with me. That is all I can give you, a sort of Pavlovian response. You flash QJWIN on the screen, I'm telling you now I do not know, but it probably has something to do with Spain.
  16. Michael Clark

    New document releases 2017

    https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/157-10002-10027.pdf Robert Woodward meets with JFK on August 28, 1961; with the following, off the record: Stephen Smith Coerr Edwin Vallon John Crimmins Edward Jamison Charles Toney Richard Goodwin A. Schlesinger Mr. Herbert (CIA) Mr. Barnes (CIA) (Notation made of Judith Campbell, during that meeting) Numerous fascinating entries, including Harvey meets Roselli, RFK talks to Frank Sinatra, Multiple Judith Campbell contacts, and a "CIA objection to Balletti prosecution" entry, which I know nothing about and might make interesting reading. More on Woodward and Goodwin. This must not be the Bob Woodward of Watergate fame. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/157-10002-10083.pdf
  17. Michael Clark

    Alternative Assassins (names)

    None of that means that the argument that Nicoletti fired a rifle at Kennedy from the Dal-Tex Building any more plausible than it was 14 posts ago.
  18. Michael Clark

    Alternative Assassins (names)

    Rich, this is all you offer on Nicoletti. You don't even have this statement couched in one of your redacted sources. You are not claiming that you got this from your CIA experience or sources. You don't say that it came from your father or his neighbor. You are just providing speculation that has been offered before. Nicoletti would have been way to highly connected to try to carry a rifle into the Dal-Tex, try to get out, withoud being seen and without risking bringing a world of hurt down on the Mafia. It is ludicrous to offer this without providing anything more to stem incredulity. And your reply to David.... ... is brimming with logical fallacies and non-sequitors. As a man who claims to have a number of college degrees you must know the weakness of your arguments and, also, that, on this forum, you are dealing with intelligent people who can see straight through your claims.
  19. Michael Clark

    New document releases 2017

    Operation Mongoose: Biological, economic, agricultural warfare. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32281942.pdf
  20. Michael Clark

    E. Howard Hunt

    As late as 1975 the idea that Hunt may have been acing Station Chief in MC in 1963 was still being sorted-out. Oddly, the cover sheet for this document indicates the subject as LAOS ASSASSINATIONS https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32281845.pdf
  21. Michael Clark

    157-10011-10121

    A document regarding a Charles Wiley, with reference made to the YAF. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32203888.pdf
  22. Michael Clark

    New document releases 2017

    Charles Wiley, Young Americans for Freedom https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32203888.pdf
  23. Michael Clark

    Alternative Assassins (names)

    Rich, I am trying to understand what I am reading. The first two paragraphs, italicized, are written in the first person. The rest is not written in the first person. Are you the author of the above? Are the redactions yours? Do you know what names are hidden by the redactions?
  24. Michael Clark

    New document releases 2017

    https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/docid-32203718.pdf Interview Summary Interview with: Raymond Rocca Interviewers: Dan Dwyer and Ed Gressing Date: 3/15/76 Place: Arlington Virginia Ed Geissing and Dan Dwyer of the SSC staff interviewed Raymond Rocco, retired Chief, Counterintelligence/Research and Analysis, CIA, at his home in Arlington Virginia on March 15, 1976. The purpose of the interview was to clarify the role of the CIA in the investigation of President Kennedy's assassination. (1) The GPFLOOR (post assassination Oswald related matters) Phase. The GPFLOOR Phase of the CIA's investigation of the assassination covered the period of November 23, 1963 until January 23, 1964. Rocha explained that Richard helms, DDP, delegated Jack Whitten, Desk Chief of the Western Hemisphere Division, to direct and control the CIA's responses to information that was being reported from CIA stations around the globe. Most of the information the CIA received came from Mexico City or Oswald had contacted the Soviet think you've been diplomatic is Stabley Schomann's in late September and early October. Rocha noted that Thomas Karamessines, Assistant DDP, was probably involved in Helms' decision to have Jack Whitten direct the GPFLOOR investigation. (2) Warren Commission Phase. Rocca places the beginning of the Warren commission phase around January 23, 1964, when J. Lee Rankin contacted Helms and asked for CIA assistance for the commission. Hello s delegated Rocha to be there point of contact of the CIA with the Warren commission. Rochus own counterintelligence staff involved in research matters for the commission included Tom Dooley, Paul Hartman and Thomas Hall. Other CIA personnel involved with the commission were Jack Whitten, Murphy (Chief of S.B.) J. C. King, Wigren (Chief SB Research), and Bagley (Deputy Chief SB). Rocca noted that as liaison became more informal, staff members of the Commission had direct contact with Whitten, Murphy, Wigren and Bagley, Helms maintained direct contact with Rankin. Rocca emphasized that the Warren commission phase was not interpreted by CIA as an investigation. Rocca said that when the Warren Commission "task force" was established, all cables and materials generated in the GPFLOOR perio from Whitten's desk were made available to the task force. Rocca added, however, that the task force made no appraisal of the GPFLOOR phase. When questioned if the Warren Commission task force reviewed Mexico city traffic to check name traces, for example, Rocca replied the material was left alone except for the allegations such as the Alvarado matter which concerned the Commission. Whitten.... ..........missing page........ .....Cuba. Rocca also suggested that J. C. King might have known of some sensitive operations in general but that he would have been left out on specifics. Rocca added that "Whitten might have known about sensitive operations through osmosis" because Whitten as desk Chief, Western Hemisphere, would send out traffic to stations including traffic dealing with operations. Rocca noted that the DDP or Director could have by-passed Whitten by authoring and cabling a message themselves. With regard to Western Hemisphere cable traffic and assassination plots, Rocca noted that in April 1975 there was an individual (name unknown) from Western Hemisphere appointed by Dave Phillips to work with the Inspector General. This individual found the memo that discussed Desmond Fitzgerald's having used Robert Kennedy's name in meeting with AMLASH, in the WH files. (5) Miscellaneous. Rocca saw nothing strange in the FBI report on Oswald's FPCC activities being routed to SAS. He stated that SAS would've seen a reports of relevance to Cuba. Roca could offered no explanation as to why the WAVE cable discussing anti-Castro group's public statement on the assassination was filed in the "Sensetive Ops-Kennedy file" and later placed in the Oswald 201 file.
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