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  1. Allen Dulles

    The Spartacus bio of Allen Dulles contains an error. "Allen Dulles, the son of a Presbyterian minister, and the brother of John Foster Dulles , was born in Washington in 1893....." http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAdullesA.htm Nope. Allen Dulles was born in Watertown, New York on April 7, 1893.
  2. Lyndon Johnson and the Assassination of JFK

    Robert Caro's April 2, 2012, New Yorker article: Transition, Lyndon Johnson and the events in Dallas Abstract only. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/04/02/120402fa_fact_caro Summary http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/26/robert-caro-s-new-yorker-essay-7-new-insights-into-lbj.html Peter Fokes, Toronto
  3. http://www.dallasobserver.com/2012-03-15/news/the-sixth-s-floor-s-message-to-history-just-hush-now/2/ Excerpt from article by Jim Schutze in the Dallas Observer News entitled: "The Sixth Floor's Message to History: Just Hush Now": "John Judge, an assassination historian in Washington, said to me last week: "A moment of silence that denies talking about his death on that day and certainly not talking about the historical truth behind it and the controversy is no longer a moment of silence. It's a perpetuation of silence." Judge said it doesn't matter that we can't see exactly who is behind this push. We can see exactly what they want. "We know the underlying theme. There is going to be a humungous crowd, and they want to catch it and capture the message and control it." Judge was one of a few I spoke to who are already thinking in terms of what to do. "Maybe we have to do 'Occupy the Grassy Knoll 2013,'" he said. What a terrific idea. In fact it would be the perfect marriage of physical occupation — the seizing of a place — with concepts of truth and freedom. And what a grand stage it could be, especially with all those cameras hovering. ... Judge had what I thought were very creative thoughts. Especially if the city goes really Super-Stalin and rings the place with cops, he thought perhaps it might be fun for counter-protesters to re-enact one of the theories about how the conspirators may have escaped. "They could reverse the route," he said. "They could go down to the Trinity River bottoms, enter the storm sewer system, crawl uphill to Dealey Plaza and pop up out of the manhole covers." Oh, wouldn't that be spectacular? Look, I'm serious about organizing something, but only if anybody else wants to do it. My role would be only to put you together. Some sort of steering committee? Or not. The thing has to grow organically. Do it without me. Just do it. Meaning them no disrespect, this cause should expand to include more than the community of people interested in JFK. Everybody with a speech issue should be welcome, even though I know that includes the birthers. Everybody. Come on down. Send me an email at (...) Don't use that little contact dealie on the web page. That may be a placebo. Send me a real email. If you want to anonymize, do so. We'll get it all figured out. End of Excerpt
  4. Here's a snippet: beginning 52 minute mark of tape 1: Voice 1: "The body will be choppered to the Naval Medical Center at Bethesda. Over." Voice 2 "The body will be choppered or go by ambulance to the Naval Center?" Voice 1: "Will be choppered. Will be choppered." ..... Voice 1: "Say again, say again doctor." Voice 2: "The body is in a casket you know, and will have to be taken by ambulance, not by chopper." Voice 1: "Alright I'll tell Capt Shepard that." ..... General Clifton: "We do not want a helicopter for Bethesda Medical Center. We do want an ambulance and a ground return from Andrews to Walter Reed and we want the regular post-mortem that has to be done by law under guard performed at Walter Reed. Is that clear?" <quote off> PF
  5. http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2012/nr12-60.html Peter Fokes, Toronto
  6. I don't think the two are related. IMHO. Kathy C Oh those guys! They look like Operation Phoenix guys Colby (William) and Milberg (Warren). Or maybe their cousins! Cheers PF
  7. I have no opinion on whether or not it "was" the same umbrella, but .... IF it was, and IF I had been the person in Dealey Plaza pumping it up and down in protest the moment JFK was assassinated, then I "would" have kept it to my dying day. Perhaps, an heir would have had the pleasure of selling said umbrella at an auction for an enormous sum ... That umbrella would have been a precious keepsake for me. No doubt about it. Umbrellas are cheap. Where is THAT umbrella today anyway? Regards,
  8. John McAdams wrote: http://www.jfkassassinationforum.com/index.php/topic,5417.0.html At least as good as the Badgeman analysis. But maybe no better. Peter Fokes writes: But that link leads to a page that shows the enhanced sniper nest man resembles Tan Jacket Man from the Hughes film, not Oswald. Does the enhanced sniper nest man really resemble the Tan Jacket Man?
  9. 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King

    If you buy the eBook version, you will not only "read" the book but also "view" a 13-minute film. However, as Amazon notes, "Audio/Video content only available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices." From Amazon: "This Enhanced eBook Edition contains a 13-minute film, written and narrated by Stephen King and enhanced with historic footage from CBS News, that will take you back—as King’s novel does—to Kennedy era America." No DVD accompanies the hardback edition .... I presume. Anyone going to be "reviewing" the book after "readviewing" it? hehe ....
  10. John McAdams and Judyth Baker

    Linda, can you please provide a link to any time card bearing the initials "JB" as you reference above? To my knowledge, and I did study the cards and was involved in a thread discussing them 2 or 3 years ago, there is NO Oswald time card that bears the initials "JB." His time cards bear various initials ... expected practice in companies where cards were often looked over, hours tallied by hand, and initialed. A few of Oswald's time cards bear what looks like a rather unique "J." Where do you see a "JB" on any card? Researchers have produced many documents that are in direct conflict with claims Judyth has made. Most, but not necessarily all, have been posted both here and on other forums over the last few years. These include, for example, correspondence from Roswell Park Cancer Institute that Judyth did not complete the program there "as she was dismissed" ... annual reports from the National Science Foundation (NSF), from whom Judyth claims to have received scholarships and grant monies, show no such monies given to her or any project she claims to have been involved in ... a letter from the American Cancer Association saying that after thoroughly researching my query, they find NO Judy Vary in their records as ever having received scholarships, funds or equipment from them (this is aside from the $250 science fair prize she received from the local Florida chapter while in high school)... and 3 way documentation concerning her claim that an evening Russian class was started for her at Manatee Junior College, not the least of which is the school class catalog that lists an evening Russian class already in place. Those items would be admissible in your ... or any ... court. Judyth has been telling her story for over a decade now. On the internet, in reams of e-mails to many, many people, in radio and video interviews, in assorted manuscripts and in two published books. She has hardly been stifled by anyone. The claims of any emerging witness require verification .... that should not only be expected, it should be welcomed by all whose interest is in the accuracy of our history and the integrity of any research efforts that may stem from reports of an emerging witness. Bests, Barb :-) Is this the same Linda Minor who runs a blog called "Quixotic Joist: I'm forever chasing windmills"? If so, Ms. Minor is surely engaged in her favourite pastime ("chasing windmills") if she persists in thinking folks offering rational criticisms of Judyth's story are not capable "jurors."
  11. Killing Castro: An EJE Original

    Epstein's released another E-Book, and this one appears to be considerably shorter than his Killing Castro effort. (Did not spend any schekels to download them.) James Jesus Angleton: Was He Right? An EJE Original [Kindle Edition] <quote off> A new biography of James Jesus Angleton by Edward Jay Epstein that asks the question: was he right after all? Angleton was the legendary head of CIA counterintelligence during most of the Cold War.. In May 1987, in one of his last phone calls, he told Dick Cheney, who was then a member of the House Intelligence Committee, that he needed to tell him in person something of vital importance. Even though Angleton died before the scheduled meeting, taking this secret to the grave with him, his mystery lived on. John Le Carre could not have invented a character as intriguing as Angleton. He was ridiculed in the media, Congress, and in the CIA itself, when his mole hunt failed to find a spy in the CIA Investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein tells of his rise, fall, and the astounding revelations that emerged in the CIA after his death. Epstein .spent hundreds of hours interviewing him to understand the mind of this unique mind warrior. He met with him in orchid greenhouses in Kensington, Maryland, dining clubs in Washington DC, and his home in Tucson, Arizona to follow the convoluted layers of his universe of deception. Epstein also was one of the few journalist to interview his arch nemesis: Yuri Nosenko. In this extraordinary book, he sets out to answer a single question: Was Angleton right that the CIA had been penetrated? Along the way we also learn much about the CIA and KGB during the cold war years, including: + Why KGB defector Yuri Nosenko was imprisoned by the CIA ... + What was Angleton’s role in the CIA assassination plots against Castro ... + How the CIA allowed the KGB to disinform two Presidents. + What weaknesses KGB spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen exposed in the CIA Product Details Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 91 KB Publisher: EJE Publications (September 6, 2011) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services Language: English <quote off> http://www.amazon.com/James-Jesus-Angleton-Original-ebook/dp/B005LPE5SC/ Epstein's getting up there .... closing in on 80.
  12. Stephen King's new novel, 11/22/1963

    I never understood either Me neither,(fornit some fornus) Dean! I have never read one of King's books. I prefer "literature." I just re-read Mrs. Dalloway, and some short stories of Flannery O'Connor. At the moment I am reading John McAdams book, JFK Assassination Logic. It is an enjoyable read especially if you do not feel threatened by an intelligent fellow who is able to make strong arguments in support of the Warren Commission. I am also reading Enduring Violence: Ladino Women's Lives in Guatemala by Cecilia Menjivar. I have commented elsewhere that McAdams is a courteous critic of chameleon witnesses and many conspiracy theorists and avoids the bombast and ad hominem of Bugliosi. In all likelihood, I will read this King novel, and enjoy it no matter what stance he takes on the assassination controversy. Then I will re-read Henry James' What Maisie Knew and look forward to the upcoming movie starring Alexander Skarsgård and Julianne Moore.
  13. Mary Pinchot Meyer

    For some background on the permutations of this book, see: Beware: The Douglas/Janney/Simkin Silver Bullets By James DiEugenio http://www.ctka.net/djm.html PF I'd like to hear John Simkin's view of these events, if he can put it into fewer words. BK I dealt with all this on 10th October 2007: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=11208 Thank you for drawing my attention to the previous thread. But Janney's "new" book will soon be arriving with -- if you are correct - new interviews. So the debate is ongoing. As Bill Kelly suggests, there is no harm in "reading" the book before "casting judgement."
  14. Mary Pinchot Meyer

    For some background on the permutations of this book, see: Beware: The Douglas/Janney/Simkin Silver Bullets By James DiEugenio http://www.ctka.net/djm.html PF
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