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Greg Kooyman

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    1. Michael Clark

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  2. Larry, I have read Bill Simpich's work online and found it to be very intriguing. I hope his research has been able to uncover more information about the mystery behind Oswald and Mexico City. I share the belief that has been often noted that the Mexico City story is the "Rosetta Stone" to the assassination itself. From everything I have read about Oswald and the Mexico City visit, I still come away unsure as to exactly what Oswald was doing there. While I believe there is enough evidence to show that Oswald indeed applied for and received his Mexican tourist card, and most likely even traveled to Mexico City, I am still on the fence as to if he was the one who actually visited both the Cuban & Soviet Embassies. If I recall correctly, I believe Sylvia Duran's physical description of Oswald did not match the real Lee Harvey Oswald. But, I am not sure now if that is from her testimony while under arrest and the interrogation she endured at the hands of the Mexican secret police just after the assassination. At any rate, I look forward to Bill's new book and hope it comes out soon!
  3. Pat, I believe your post describes best what John did. I have been a longtime member, but have few posts, simply because I only try to post when I feel it may be of some benefit. I never saw any success in the personal attacks I have witnessed on this forum over the years. They never resulted in changing the other side's opinion about things. Quite frankly, I felt it was a complete waste of time and space on the threads they appeared on. I had hoped as you so aptly put it, that this forum would be "hotbed" of activity in terms of active research and exchanges of ideas concerning the assassination among the research community. With the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaching, it is my hope that this forum can work closer to that ideal goal. That said, I am hoping that John re-considers admitting both former members back to the forum. I greatly admire the work that James DiEugenio has done, and admit that though he is passionate in his views, I believe Jim has a lot to offer this forum in terms of research and historical opinion. - Greg
  4. Larry, My take on Oswald is that ONI saw his potential as a low level operative and Oswald was paid to be a dangle to the Soviets while in Japan. I believe Angleton picked up Oswald along with others that were handpicked for his "Operation Redskin" false defector program. I believe Angleton later picked Oswald as a perfect "Patsy" due to his eagerness to volunteer and that his experience in Russia was the perfect sheep dip for creating his false legend as a communist sympathizer. Oswald in my opinion felt he was doing his patriotic duty by volunteering for this intelligence type work, and later was used by the FBI and CIA in their competing schemes to spot communists and report on their activities. I believe by the time David Phillips got ahold of Oswald and started grooming him as a fall guy for the assassination, Oswald had no clue as to what he was truly involved in. I believe that up until the day of the assassination, Oswald thought he was still operating as an infiltrator of Anti Castro Cuban groups reporting on their activities as well as trying to spot possible communists within their ranks. Just my humble opinion. By the way, I really enjoyed both editions of SWHT and your latest book, Nexus. Both are "Top Shelf" material on the assassination in my opinion! Regards, Greg
  5. While that photo is intriguing, I do not believe Ed Wilson was directly involved in the assassination. However, he was very well acquainted with some of the usual suspects. as a matter of fact I recently got independent confirmation that Ed Wilson knew David Sanchez Morales intimately. Ed's knowledge of certain events and players after the fact is what I am currently researching.
  6. Steve, The United States charged Edwin Wilson with selling 20 tons of explosives to Libya. He was also charged with running guns to Libya, one of which was used to murder a Libyan dissident in Bonn. The U.S. attorney, Larry Barcella used a false statement made by the CIA that Ed Wilson was not employed by the agency when he made these deals with Libya.
  7. It is my sad duty to report that on Sept. 10 2012 Edwin Wilson died due to complications from heart valve surgery. It was my strongly held belief that Ed had knowledge of what Raphael Chi Chi Quintero meant when he hinted about being in dallas in Nov. 1963. Edwin Wilson was on the periphery of several high level Cia officers like Ted Shackley and also knew David Morales. I had been in recent contact with him prior to his heart surgery. He had granted me an opportunity to meet with him once he had healed from surgery. Sadly, I believe we have lost another valuable link in the Jfk assassination mystery. My heartfelt condolences go out to Ed's children and extended family. In my few convesations with Ed, he came across as a very warm an d affable personality. my only regret is our failure to meet in person and fulfill his last wish, which was a memoire in his own words.
  8. Nathaniel, I read Secret Agenda a few years back, but haven't referenced it in respect to this new book by Don Fulsom.. All I can tell you is he pulls information and interviews from several sources including the tapes recently released in the last few years. One last thing, in case anyone thinks that this is some all encompassing bio on Richard Nixon's life and presidency, rest assured it is NOT. The title should be the dead giveaway. This is a narrow focus on the Secrets Nixon tried to keep from everyone and Don leaves no stone unturned in his expose. I highly suggest the Kindle book. It is an excellent read.
  9. Nathaniel, I read Secret Agenda a few years back, but haven't referenced it in respect to this new book by Don Fulsom.. All I can tell you is he pulls information and interviews from several sources including the tapes recently released in the last few years. AS for the the information he puts out about the JFK assassination, the only criticism I have for the book is he cites the Madeline Brown allegations about Johnson attending a party at Clint Murchison's place the night before and that Hooover also attended. I have been skeptical of that account because I don't believe that Hoover was anywhere but in Washington D.C. at the time. I also have a hard time believing that the "planners" had to have 1 last meeting the night before to discuss the plan. Other than that, I was impressed with the information Don lays out in his book. One last thing, in case anyone thinks that this is some all encompassing bio on Richard Nixon's life and presidency, rest assured it is NOT. The title should be the dead giveaway. This is a narrow focus on the Secrets Nixon tried to keep from everyone and Don leaves no stone unturned in his expose. I highly suggest the Kindle book. It is an excellent read. Please disregard my last post wherein I erroneously attributed the Madeline Brown claim was in Don's book. It is NOT. After going back and re-reading several passages I cannot find where She was mentioned anywhere. I apologize for the posting both to the readers here and to the author, Don Fulsom. I must have read one of his footnotes somewhere where he references the History Channel program, but mistakenly took it for an endorsment. Again my apologies.
  10. Jim, I knew you might be weighing in on Waldron's latest crappy tome. However, I thought you might be interested in another work about Nixon that I just read. Its called, "Nixon's Darkest Secrets" by Don Fulsom, a former UPI investigative reporter and a guy who covered the Nixon presidency along with several other presidential administrations from Johnson to Clinton. I was pretty impressed with the book overall, although it isn't without a few flaws about the JFK assassination in my view. I would be interested in your viewpoint if, and when you may choose to read this book. Greg
  11. Excellent points Pat. While I believe now that Nixon was aware of the Watergate break-in before it happened, I also believe that McCord had a hand in making sure they got caught the second time around. Why? because even though Chuck Colson "hired" this team of plumbers, both Hunt & McCord were very close to Richard Helms. As Don Fulsom points out in his new book, I believe Helms never trusted Nixon, and if the eastern establishment wanted a way to do Nixon in, Helms had the means and the back channel to do so. I also believe Butterfield was another CIA plant that gave up the goods about Nixon having a secret taping system. Once he was setup, Nixon's own paranoia and obsession for secrecy set in and became his own undoing. When the leaks about Hunt and his past started leaking in the press, I believe both Helms and Nixon had reason to fear what Hunt would say, but only Nixon caved first and started sending "hush" money. JMHO...FWIW
  12. Nathaniel, I read Secret Agenda a few years back, but haven't referenced it in respect to this new book by Don Fulsom.. All I can tell you is he pulls information and interviews from several sources including the tapes recently released in the last few years. AS for the the information he puts out about the JFK assassination, the only criticism I have for the book is he cites the Madeline Brown allegations about Johnson attending a party at Clint Murchison's place the night before and that Hooover also attended. I have been skeptical of that account because I don't believe that Hoover was anywhere but in Washington D.C. at the time. I also have a hard time believing that the "planners" had to have 1 last meeting the night before to discuss the plan. Other than that, I was impressed with the information Don lays out in his book. One last thing, in case anyone thinks that this is some all encompassing bio on Richard Nixon's life and presidency, rest assured it is NOT. The title should be the dead giveaway. This is a narrow focus on the Secrets Nixon tried to keep from everyone and Don leaves no stone unturned in his expose. I highly suggest the Kindle book. It is an excellent read.
  13. Blind curiosity caused me to browse Lamar Waldron's book on Nixon. I found it to be an extension of his take on the JFK assassination , and hardly credible. AS luck would have it, I stumbled upon another tome about Nixon, by Don Fulsom. I bought the Kindle version and haven't been able to put the book down. It is an extremely well written documented and footnoted account. Don Fulsom was an investigative reporter during the Nixon Administration and has brought to light some frightening things I never suspected Nixon of being capable of doing. It is one excellent read and I heartily recommend anyone who is interested in Watergate, and Nixon's presidency to get this book. Don also spends some time shedding some new light on the Nixon / Haldeman / Helms "Whole Bay of Pigs" reference to the JFK assassination. My suggestion to John Simkin, can you possibly reach out to this author to see if he would be interested in joining the forum and commenting about his book? http://www.amazon.com/Nixons-Darkest-Secrets-Americas-President/dp/0312662963/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343074729&sr=8-1&keywords=nixon%27s+darkest+secrets Greg
  14. I have just gotten the Kindle version of Don Fulsom's New Book, Nixon's Darkest Secrets..It is absolutely a fascinating read. I had seen Lamar Waldron's Book about Nixon on Amazon and started reading some reviews as well as browsing pages of the book. I found Waldron's book another work of fiction, and read Don's review of it which lead me to his own book. Don Fulsom was an investigative reporter during the Nixon presidency and has compiled an excellent book that is fully footnoted and documented. Not only am I finding this an explosive expose on Nixon, it delves deeply into the Nixon / Haldeman / Helms "Bay of Pigs thing" reference to the JFK assassination. I suggest everyone get this book as it puts Nixon into a whole new historical perspective, and leaves the reader wondering if Nixon had any prior knowledge of the assassination. I was wondering if John might be able to invite this author to the forum to discuss Nixon and any ties there may be to Nixon and the JFK assassination. Here is a link to his book on Amazon; http://www.amazon.com/Nixons-Darkest-Secrets-Americas-President/dp/0312662963/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343074729&sr=8-1&keywords=nixon%27s+darkest+secrets Greg
  15. Yes, John, they talk in their snotty way about the Mooners, Jews, the French Revolution and the need to have a secret explanation for everything, including the assassination of JFK. Let's see, there's a whole slew of academic scholars who think such hair brained conspiracy theorists are worth studying, rather than the events they find were the result of conspiracies - Ken Rahn, John McAdams, Olmstead,....a little industry set up to counter conspiracy theories, and sidetrack the real debate. I am not concerned with the psychology of nut-cases, and I think that the proper way to proceed is to disassociate the assassination of JFK from the other theories, and by approaching Dealey Plaza as an issue of National Security, and insisting that it be discussed as such. Once the issue of the assassination is isolated, even from other political assassinations, most of the arguments can be bypassed by the simple acknowledgement that even if Oswald had anything to do with the assassination, the MO for what happened at Dealey Plaza was that of a covert operation - and any serious analysis must begin with that approach. It's not a question of whether Oswald could have done it all by himself or was a patsy, the question is who manipulated him? Who controlled his network and directed the operation, including the cover-up? And not knowing the answer makes it a question of national security, and instead of thinking of it in terms of "conspiracy theories" and "lone-nut" cases, it should be viewed as a homicide that can and should be solved and understood, not for the sake of truth or justice, but so that it doesn't - can't happen again. Those who want to continue the debate over insignificant issues can continue to do so, and those who want to try to answer the outstanding questions about the murder can just solve it. BK JFKcountercoup Center/Study of Political Assassinations Excellent post Bill. I share your viewpoint on the assassination entirely. We need to focus on solving this murder. I believe a step in that direction would be the release of the remaining documents still held by the CIA. We also need to do an interview blitz on the remaining persons still alive that were close to some of the suspected conspirators and get their stories before they are lost forever.
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