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  1. The KGB and the JFK case

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  2. Oleg Brykin. He's the KGB guy who was working as a diplomat or some such thing at the United Nations back in the early 1960s, and who, according to FBI's fake double-agent FEDORA (Aleksey Kulak) was "Department 13" and a "wet affairs" contact of both Valeriy Kostikov and TUMBLEWEED (aka AEBURBLE; German national Guenter Schulz). I did a little research on his name a few months ago, and found out that he was later posted to Indonesia, and had the reputation of being a pretty tough guy. Here's an interesting article that mentions him: https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/oct/26/jfk-angleton-world-war-iii/ Also: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/this-is-the-kgb-travel-operation-spy-me-1330194.html BINGO! http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/new-york-a-great-city-to-spy-in-1181487.html Thanks, -- Tommy
  3. The KGB and the JFK case

    James "Fearless Leader" DiEugenio, Yes! Yes! Yes! It was all "Deep State," just like your buddy, Donald Trump, and Julian Assange, and ... and ... and ... OLIVER STONE are saying now! Wait a second ... Or is it the evil, evil, evil MIIC? ... I get SO confused... National Security State??? -- "TG" PS "I think we need an intervention with TG (Thomas Graves) and I hope the mods OK it." -- James DiEugenio, 2/19/18 "We, "James? You, and Paz, Paul B., Jeffries, Dawn, and who else? Oh yeah, and "josephs," too. And ... Hmm. Sounds like a conspiracy. Or am I just getting really, really paranoid like ..... well ..... never mind.
  4. The KGB and the JFK case

    LOL! -- Tommy Hey, I can do that on MY thread, right? (lol)
  5. Paul, With all due respect, are there any TV news programs or any big-circulation newspapers/magazines that you like to get your news from? Big-time websites? -- Tommy I mean other than The Daily Worker and RT, of course. (sarcasm)
  6. The KGB and the JFK case

    Sandy my friend, I can think of several reasons. Despite portrayals to the contrary, JFK was a bit of a hawk. Khrushchev was embarrassed by the Cuban Missile Crisis fiasco. Revenge? Very long-term combo "active measures" and "operational deception" strategy: Make the U.S. (and hence, evil, evil, evil NATO) weaker, and cause it to eventually tear itself apart, by injecting some major trauma and chaos; planting The Mother Of All Seeds for a multitude of "tinfoil hat," non-fact-checking conspiracy theorists and their theories. As evidenced by voter apathy among Democrats during the 2016 presidential election, due largely to ... yep ... fake news from Putin's professional trolls in Saint Petersburg, Putin's bots, etc., etc, oh yeah, and with the help of previously brainwashed, unwitting "fellow travellers" in the U.S. like ...... well .......... never mind. -- Tommy "In one ear and out the other," eh? PS Maybe the Politburo wanted to engage the U.S. in a little proxy war in S.E. Asia?
  7. Operation Tumbleweed?

    To whom it may concern, I've read that the German national double-agent for the FBI , "Tumbleweed" (Guenter Schulz / Schultz), wasn't "from" New York, but from Oklahoma ... -- Tommy PS TUMBLEWEED's crypto wasn't AE/DURBIL, but AE/BURBLE (AEBURBLE)
  8. The KGB and the JFK case

    Sandy "Of Course" Larsen, With all due respect ...... LOL! IMHO, you've been brainwashed by James & Co. Too bad you refuse to read Bagley's "Spy Wars," or even his 30-something page PDF follow-up, "Ghosts of the Spy Wars." If you did, you'd see how right Angleton was, especially about the issue at hand. (Maybe you should have stuck with forensic dentistry, after all ...) Never heard of Oleg Brykin? "Fedora"? Guenter Schulz? OMG -- Tommy
  9. Thanks, Cliff! But to no avail as usual, right? The CIA is still much, much eviler! Right? Even though the "KGB" (FSB and GRU, actually) did install a divisive, Russian-mobbed-up, blackmail-able and expendable "useful idiot" as our president not too long ago ... -- Tommy
  10. Why Would Oswald Have Hidden the Gun?

    Excellent point. Which more or less proves it was a Ruskie "throw down," nyet? (LOL) -- Tommy
  11. The KGB and the JFK case

    Sandy, I wonder if the weirdo name of the mysterious double-agent "Byetkov" mentioned in Angleton's testimony (notice the little "question mark" above his name in the transcript?) might not have been an artifact of JJA's fading, overworked memory and/or a "typo" thereof, and that the dude in question might in reality have been KGB-boy Oleg Brykin, whom fake double-agent "Fedora" (Aleksey Kulak) told FBI was "Department 13," and with whom FBI double-agent "Tumbleweed" (Guenther Schulz/Schultz from Oklahoma(?) or New York(?) ) had made contact in NYC? Just sayin' Excellent work, btw, Sandy! -- Tommy Oh, my goodness! HERE's an interesting article! -- https://www.muckrock.com/news/archives/2017/oct/26/jfk-angleton-world-war-iii/ And this little goodie from 11/27/63: https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=7334&relPageId=5&search=tumbleweed HINT: The "KGB colleague of KOSTIMOV'S (sic) was Oleg Brykin at the UN in N.Y.C.
  12. Cliff, With all due respect, ... In ... (gulp) ... The United States??? Well, off the top of my head and in no particular order, either chronological or importance-wise: 1) "Anna Chapman" and what I call "The Eleven Dwarfs Network" (uncovered in 2010) 2) "Fedora"/Kulak, Aleksey (who not only vouched for fake defector Nosenko, but told FBI that Kostikov's KGB buddy (and Tumbleweed's contact at the UN), Oleg Brykin, was "Department 13," therefore Kosti himself must be Dept. 13, too, right? ... Right?) 3 and 4) Loginov, Yuri - Still thriving in Russia as a "very grateful to be repatriated defector" for all I know. Ditto: Yurshenko, Vitaly 5) Polyakov, Dmitri (before this high-level GRU-boy was torn away from the all-too-gullible FBI and transferred to Burma/India from D.C. and made the really bad career move of starting to give CIA some juicy stuff he wasn't supposed to ...) 6) Smith, Edward Ellis -- One of my personal favorites. Was known to have told a former State or CIA colleague (going from memory here, Cliff) in 1957 in D.C. (where he was living at the time, having recently been fired-but-not-prosecuted by CIA) that he was just "kinda killing time waiting for a job to open up" (iirc) and "going to a lot of movies." LOL. Intimately connected, undoubetly, with three KGB "American movie buffs": Kovshuk, Guk, and Kislov (aka "The Three Musketeers"). Later a Stalin scholar at the Hoover Institute and, ironically, a bank officer! Died instantly in 1984 in a fairly mysterious temporary hit-and-run accident. Hint: Very likely "Popov's Mole") 7) Oh, yeah. I knew I was forgetting somebody. How about those 13 Ruskie "illegals" indicted by one of Mueller's grand juries a few days ago? Do they count? (sarcasm) 8) Nosenko, Yuri? (Hint: Read the book, or at least the 30-something-page PDF. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08850607.2014.962362 ) 9) Do "Moles" count? (I mean other than E.E.S., above?) Okay, how about Pelton and Howard and Walker and Ames and Hanssen, et al.? 10) Philby, Kim? 11) MacLean, Donald? 12) Burgess, Guy? Sorry, that's all I can think of at the moment, Cliff. Must be one or two more, though. 13) OH YEAH! How about a "probable"? -- GdM !!! -- Tommy
  13. Cliff, With all due respect, have you read Bagley's 2007 book "Spy Wars," and / or his much shorter 2015 follow-up PDF, "Ghosts of the Spy Wars"? If not, why not? I'm guessing: "Don't need to, Tommy. I read The Monster Plot and The Ghost." Regardless, you say I've only given two examples: The JFK assassination, and the 2016 hack. Examples of what, Cliff? CHEKA, OGPU, etc, etc, NKVD, KGB, FSB-SVR "active measures counterintelligence ops" and/or said "active measures" ops artfully interwoven with 58 years of Second Chief Directorate Department 14 "strategic deception" / "operational deception" ops against us and our (basically NATO) allies? You want me to list some examples of that? Question: How much time you got? -- Tommy PS Yes, Cliff, I am aware of all of that. After all, I did see "JFK," and I did read "Crossfire: The Plot that Killed Kennedy," and I did read ... blah blah blah ... , and, most importantly, I have read (and re-read) all of your posts, with great interest I might add, since either you or I joined The Forum. (lol)
  14. Cliff, With all due respect, you don't believe Russian intel shared a fake Russian counterintelligence memo with Comey/FBI? -- Tommy
  15. Cliff, What "chain of other FBI moves" that Comey's July announcement allegedly "set in motion" do you think the article is referring to? -- Tommy
  16. Was Bernard Barker found on the grassy knoll?

    Douglas, Interesting post. Thanks for posting it. It's interesting that Bernard Barker was connected to mafia don Santo Trafficante, whom some people believe Castro let out of prison early-on because Barker agreed to spy for Fidel from his base of operations in Florida. -- Tommy
  17. The KGB and the JFK case

    James, Not surprisingly, you and I are not on the same page, this time maybe even literally. With all due respect, after sharing this forum with you for some ten (very) odd years, I know "where you're coming from," Mister DiEugenio, and therefore don't pay much attention to your generally all-to error-filled, incredibly biased, and windy (as in gaseous) posts. In my humble opinion. Take this case, for example. Bottom line, all I noticed was Paz's two very short-sentences post which didn't add anything to "the debate," which "post" immediately followed my very well thought out and fairly lengthy one, and which two-sentence post of hers, iirc, had come shortly after another humdinger of hers (either on this thread or another one) which consisted of no words, just a "smiley face" emoticon or some such thing, and which she had posted in response to another of equally brilliant posts. And to top it all off, Paz was doing this on MY Thread! (You DID create it for me, didn't you, James? You know, in the hopes that I'd stop trying to derail" your precious post about ... The Post?) LOL -- Tommy
  18. 30 Unavoidable Questions: Yuri Nosenko

    For all of you Nosenko lovers (LOL) out there, here's the "prologue" to Mister Simkin's friend's long-but-excellent post: Originally posted April 24, 2009 High CIA officials [like Hart, McCoy, Colby, Solie, Cram, et al.] have repeatedly expressed their total faith in Yuri Nosenko as a genuine defector. You can feel the power of that faith in the following certitudes, all expressed in writing or sworn testimony (and cited in the 2007 book Spy Wars: Moles, Mysteries and Deadly Games by Tennent H. Bagley): • "There is no reason to believe that Nosenko is other than what he has claimed to be." • "He defected of his own free will and has not sought to deceive us." • "Anything he has said has been said in good faith." • If any contradiction appeared in his reporting, it "is in no way indicative of KGB dispatch." • Any untruths that Nosenko might inadvertently have told were "not at the behest of the KGB." • "Any claim we [in CIA] may have left to having served in an honorable and dignified profession dictates that we accept the Agency's judgment in this case - that Nosenko was always bona fide and our colleagues [who suspected him] made a terrible mistake." Many general reasons have been cited to support such conclusions. Here are some of them: i) As every intelligence professional is aware, neither the KGB nor any other intelligence service would, all other things being equal, send one of its own genuine staff officers as a false defector into enemy hands. The risk would be too great that he might be influenced or pressured there to tell what he really knows - including the very truth the deception operation was intended to hide. ii) The Soviet regime sentenced Nosenko to death in absentia and several KGB sources have said that the KGB was looking for him with the intent to assassinate him. iii) Real KGB staffers are said by insiders to have suffered real punishment as a result of his defection or as a result of their misbehavior uncovered by the KGB investigation of it. iv) After he was cleared of CIA's suspicions, Nosenko remained in the United States for the nearly forty years remaining in his life, became an American citizen, and helped Western operations against the KGB -- things hardly compatible with a motive to deceive. v) Later defectors from the KGB have testified to the genuineness of his defection and its damage to the Soviet regime (though none has confirmed details of his KGB career). vi) Repeated CIA reviews and analyses of the case over thirty years have again and again cleared Nosenko of all suspicion. vii) CIA insiders have stated under oath that Nosenko has told only the truth as best he could and that nothing he has said contradicts what genuine KGB defectors have reported (though in fact much does). viii) Nosenko named a lot of KGB SCD officers, and exposed many "cases" - never mind that not one of the KGB spies (or "cases") he revealed was (at the time he revealed them) still active, producing NATO-government secrets, and previously unsuspected by Western counterintelligence -- i.e. not one exceeded what the KGB would willingly sacrifice to build credibility of a false defector. ix) An official KGB document in the so-called "Mitrokhin archive" tells of the (genuine) defector Nosenko's ranting about questions of his rank. (Never mind that this document contradicted Nosenko's own account of his career and never mind that many documents with false or misleading information are known to have been inserted in official KGB files to hide or obscure sensitive information.) BUT THESE ARE ONLY GENERALITIES. Even if true - which many of the above are not - generalities cannot dispel specific doubts that arise in counterintelligence investigations. It is by their errors of detail, sometimes tiny, that deceivers inadvertently betray their deceit. Given the depth of CIA's faith in Nosenko, one might suppose that it has considered and satisfactorily resolved every such specific doubt. If it has not, its faith rests on shaky ground. IN FACT, THERE IS NO INDICATION that CIA ever answered the extraordinary and unprecedented number of questions that arose about the defector Yuri Nosenko. HERE IS A SAMPLE OF THIRTY OF THEM, with references to the pages where they are discussed in Bagley's "Spy Wars." ..... Emphasis added; to be continued ... -- Tommy
  19. The KGB and the JFK case

    Paul, With all due respect, iirc, Golitsyn didn't offer an opinion on the assassination. Probably because he was "only" a major in KGB's Second Chief Directorate, stationed in Vienna, Austria and then Helsinki, Finland, and had no "need to know" about such things, if indeed "such things" did occur. Please bear in mind that the Soviets'/Russians' intelligence services have always been more highly compartmentalized than ours. Regardless, it is interesting to note that Golitsyn said that Second Chief Division's Department 13 had a standing policy to interview/ interrogate ANY defector to the USSR who had had some military experience in the U.S., and that it was inconceivable that the KGB hadn't interviewed and monitored Oswald, as Nosenko so implausibly claimed. I hope that answers your question. If not, why don't you read Tennent H. Bagley's fine book "Spy Wars," or Golitsyn's 1990 book, "New Lies for Old" (which I haven't read yet)? -- Tommy
  20. 30 Unavoidable Questions: Yuri Nosenko

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  21. The KGB and the JFK case

    Bye david. PS With all due respect, WHAT uncorroborated idea? That Leonov didn't look anything like Oswald? LOL -- Tommy
  22. The KGB and the JFK case

    David, With all due respect, are you trying to get yourself kicked off the forum again? -- Tommy Simply because you can't explain why Duran and Azcue described the guy they did or did not meet with in such a way that perfectly described KGB-boy Nikolai Leonov, and why Leonov, many years later, would claim that only he had met with the crazy, dangerous-looking (but invisible) Oswald at the Soviet Consulate / Embassy?
  23. The KGB and the JFK case

    Wake up, Neo something or other. PS I assume your response means that you can't explain those two things ...
  24. Cliff, I agree that it ended up being a big "nothing burger." But the way it was closed down in July and then reopened about ten days before the election it was, with all the fake news (Russian, as it turns out) going on in social media, very damaging to Hillary Clinton's chances of being elected, wouldn't you agree? https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/how-a-dubious-russian-document-influenced-the-fbis-handling-of-the-clinton-probe/2017/05/24/f375c07c-3a95-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html?utm_term=.22e4f756f91c -- Tommy PS I voted for her. Is that "politically acceptable" on this forum? Or should I be banned, again? LOL
  25. The KGB and the JFK case

    Davis, With all due respect, sorry, but I don't have a full-blown Trejo-like theory for you. But don't you find it interesting that Duran and Azcue (and especially Azcue) described the person who did, or did not, visit them on Friday, September 27 in such a way that so closely resembled the English and Spanish-speaking, suit-wearing KGB "diplomat" Nikolai Leonov? (Who, ironically, was caught on film down there on October 2, one day after the mysterious "Kostikov" phone call.) And don't you find it interesting that many years later, Leonov thought that it was so important to dissociate himself from the real or imagined Oswald impersonator role that he (effectively) contradicted his Mexico City KGB colleagues by claiming that HE alone had met one-one-one with the very same emotional-and-pistol-brandishing Oswald on Sunday, September 29? So, a question for you now, David. Will you be able to incorporate these facts into your grand, all-inclusive theory, or will you, like Bill Simpich, have to end up brushing the Duran and Azcue dealie off as a "red herring"? A "red herring" thrown out into the middle of the street by whom, and for what purpose, David? -- Tommy