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Kathleen Collins

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  1. My theory on who fired the fatal shot

    I am going to examine Robert Turner's theories. At least he's not claiming that James Files did it or that a secret service man on the Queen Mary did it by accident. The identities of "Mary Moorman" and her friend, who arrived on Elm street dressed differently than what we see them wearing in the Z-film. Another person, is the one who claims she was the Babushka Lady. She looks old in the Dealey Plaza pictures, but today is the young Beverly Oliver. And of course there's the Umbrella Man and the "Cuban" waving right in front of Kennedy to signal to others that the President is not dead yet. Kathy C
  2. It Wasn't Ruby

    Because deep down he feared that the Chicago Mob did it, which I believe. They offered to go to Hollywood and investigate the murder but Irv said no. You don't ask the mob to do anything for you because then they own you. Walter Winchell asked Irv to give it his blessing because he wanted to solve the murder and "win a Pulitzer Prize doing so." He drove the cops nuts. The downstairs neighbor was suspicious and she was very depressed. Irv's friends believed she committed suicide but you couldn't tell that to Irv. I'm told that Irv was sorry he hadn't brought in a private investigator. Kathy C
  3. It Wasn't Ruby

    I put this on a Ruby thread below, but I don't think it'll see the life of day. Follow this link and see the real "Ruby." Ruby never shot Oswald. https://youtu.be/KB39U3XVM. It's around 2:26 of "OK Ruby Didn't Shoot Oswald." Kathy C
  4. It Wasn't Ruby

    I don't agree with my own stated opinion. I haven't read what others said, except my old friend, DVP. If Jack Ruby hadn't killed Oswald, Karyn Kupcinet would be 76 years old.
  5. Help David Talbot's Stroke Recovery

    Ron, I will look through Talbot's book tomorrow (if not tonight). Kathy C
  6. Oswald home movie one year before JFK assassination

    Dan, Maybe Marguerite Oswald was doing the filming. Kathy C
  7. Help David Talbot's Stroke Recovery

    I'm glad David Talbot is home for the holidays. My brother had suffered a stroke. When they took him to the hospital they found that his sugar was in the 500's and my girlfriend suffered several and is losing her eyesight. But many people survive without too much trouble. I feel like I'm asking an odd question at this time. Members, in "Brothers", the author said that when Kennedy came back to Washington after Dallas , he was going to have Castro killed on December 1. How true is this? Opinions?
  8. ebay: JFK Assassination AP Wire Teletype Archive

    Too expensive for me. Kathy C
  9. Chesser/Mantik cut from Mock Trial

    About James Fetzer: This man will believe anything you tell him. His acceptance of the Paul is dead theory is incredible. I remember how nasty he got while trying to tell us Judyth was real. He was calling people things like, "You're the leading mediocrity in JFK research." The holocaust never happened. There were gadgets on our satellites that helped bring down the towers. Kathy C-
  10. A Couple of Real Gems from the "Harvey and Lee" Website

    I believe Duncan Macrae has done some wonderful stuff. Do you remember him finding "Tan Jacket Man" in the Hughes film? Prayer Man I never warmed to the topic.
  11. A Couple of Real Gems from the "Harvey and Lee" Website

    LHO did not have a missing tooth. It was a part of his lip that made it look that way. Photographer Duncan, from Scotland, I believe, showed us this picture resized. There was no missing tooth. It's an illusion. Kathy C
  12. A Couple of Real Gems from the "Harvey and Lee" Website

    The first man is Harvey. Someone touched up the photograph. The second is a young Donald Trump. The third might be "Ralph Geb," someone told me years ago. And, of course, Harvey himself, Judyth Baker's lover.
  13. Jim Fetzer's latest conspiracy

    There was a thread here about Jim Fetzer and how he seems to be losing it. That thread was closed. He now is backing the theory (or claim) that Beatle Paul McCartney was decapitated in a car crash in November. 1966 (same month and year John met Yoko). He has on the link below McCartney's real son and a "researcher." Jim Fetzer is all lit up, but the young man and the woman researcher, for lack of a better title, are seen in partial darkness through skype. Evidently it's all true, according to Jim. They have back-up documents, some partially redacted, and Dicko is the son of the first Paul McCartney. Dicko and his mother are even seen in Magical Mystery Tour, which Fetzer shows. Dicko's mother was born in 1932 and Dicko's father in 1942. Youtube is filling up with these claims. I don't believe it, but there are people who will and who do. Someone really worked hard on this. They have photos, etc. Dicko tells of meeting the other 3 Beatles when he was young. And that John was going to come forth and spill the beans but died himself. They were going to talk about Jane Asher, but they never got to it. Certain forms were signed by those who knew -- non-disclosure. It isn't said what Brian Epstein thought of all this. Below is Fetzer's show. https://youtu.be/TvtIGhh7gxI Yours Truly, Kathy C
  14. Jim Fetzer's latest conspiracy

    I thought it sounded like, "I feel very slow." Kathy C
  15. Nazis as Participants

    I just want to say I have The Nazis Next Store on CDs. I have studied WW2 a lot. However, I tried to read Levi's book on the camp he was in. Maybe I got to page 6 and I couldn't take it anymore. Kathy C
  16. Proof CIA did not plan or execute the JFK assassination

    --tps:/www.youtube.com/user/nightfri&r http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=48091&r I am experiencing problems with my computer. It is driving me nuts. But I plan to finish this soon. Many tales, many shooters. My computer keeps erasing what I write. Kathy C
  17. Caroline Kennedy on JFK: I miss him every day

    Yes, it's John Kennedy's birthday. He'd be 100 years old.
  18. The blond Oswald in Mexico

    Here's a picture of the blond Oswald, photographed in Mexico. It doesn't look like Harvey or Lee. The picture, to me, depicts a slight man with a blond toupee -- like Andy Warhol used to wear. Did the Embassies really think that was real hair? I don't know who first posted this photo, but I found it in my picture archives. Does anyone know anything more about this Blond Oswald? Kathy Collins
  19. It Wasn't Ruby

    A fake Ruby is not my theory. There are 2 Oswalds and 2 Marguretes (sp). Most researchers believe that. Kathy C
  20. TWO MARGUERITE OSWALDS -- NEW DETAILS

    I just saw a photo of "Jack Ruby," waiting for Oswald -- and it wasn't Jack Ruby. I saw this on youtube. I will try to get the link. It's about it's not Ruby. And you see the man at approx. 2:48. This post is at youtube: "OK, Jack Ruby Didn't Kill Oswald." I think this is new and very important. The cops must have been in on it. https://youtu.be/KBuB39U3XVM :
  21. Oswald and Nash Rambler

    QUOTE (Michael Hogan @ Dec 10 2009, 02:42 AM) How do you explain this? On page 44 of MIDP: Deputy Roger Craig, also in the photo, is pictured looking at the man and the station wagon. The Hertz sign, on the top of the Book Depository, shows the time at 12:40 PM. On page 47 of MIDP: This momentary sighting also dovetails with the observation of sheriff's deputy Roger Craig, who also sees a Nash Rambler station wagon, also driven by a dark-complected man, about fifteen minutes after the shooting, heading west on Elm. I've been looking all over the Internet. Could somebody post the photo of a man resembling LHO and the station wagon -Nash Rambler? It was taken by Jim Murray, a freelance photographer, I believe. Kathy C -------------------- Biography: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=8819
  22. A Book

    Amazon has a book on sale, Inga Aarvard. Someone here might like to read it. It costs $1.99 in Kindle format.
  23. Lancer Forum Sign Up Area

    I and the spirit of Karyn Kupcinet are in. Kathy C
  24. Nixon and Viet Nam

    jimhougan.com/wordpress/?tag=Kennedy-Assassination Posts Tagged ‘Kennedy assassination’ Nixon In the Jungle Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 “Did Richard Nixon—then Citizen Nixon—jump-start the Vietnam War on a secret mission to Saigon in 1964? The following piece suggests that he may have. The following story originally appeared in the anthology, Nixon: An Oliver Stone Film, edited by Eric Hamburg (Hyperion, New York, 1995).” Richard M. Nixon 37th President of the United States It is one of the most mysterious incidents in the Vietnam War, and I can’t get it out of my mind. It was the spring of 1964, and the former Vice President of the United States, who was also the next President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, was standing in a jungle clearing northwest of Saigon, negotiating with a man who, to all appearances, was a Vietcong lieutenant. Wearing battle fatigues “with no identification,” Nixon was flanked by military bodyguards whose mission was so secret that, when they returned to Saigon, their clothing was burned. [“Secret Nixon Vietnam Trip Reported,” New York Times, Feb. 17, 1985.] At the time, Nixon had been out of public office (though not out of politics) for more than three years. After losing the Presidential election in 1960 and the California gubernatorial race in 1962, he’d gone into private practice as an attorney with the Mudge, Rose law firm, subsiding into what amounted to an enforced retirement from the world’s stage. It’s all the more surprising, then, to find this political castoff on a secret mission in the Orient – only a few months after the Kennedy and Diem assassinations. Not that Nixon was a stranger to intrigue. On the contrary, his political career might easily be graphed as a parabola of Cold War conspiracies. As a Red-baiting congressman in the forties, he’d made the most of a lovely “photo opportunity” by uncovering stolen State Department secrets – in a Maryland pumpkin field. In the fifties, while Vice President, he’d run a stable of spooks – actually run them – in an off-the-books operation to destroy the Greek shipping tycoon, Aristotle Onassis. [Jim Hougan, Spooks (New York: Morrow, 1978), pp. 286-306. Onassis was targeted because of an agreement he’d reached with the Saudi government, monopolizing the export of oil from Saudi Arabia] In that operation, Nixon acted as a case officer to Robert Maheu (himself a linkman between the CIA and the Mafia) [Hougan, Spooks, pp. 286-300, and Donald L. Bartlett and James B. Steele, Empire (New York: Norton, 1979), pp. 282-285.] and a former Washington Post reporter named John Gerrity. Gerrity later recalled that “Nixon more or less invented the Mission Impossible speech, and he gave it to us right there, in the White House. You know the spiel, the one that begins, ‘Your assignment, gentlemen, should you choose to accept it. . . .” [Hougan’s interview with Gerrity.] Years afterward, when the Eisenhower Administration was drawing to a close, then Vice President Nixon served as the de facto focal point officer for the Administration’s plans to overthrow Fidel Castro. In that role, he was in regular contact with the CIA and with some of the darker precincts of the Pentagon. It’s fair to say, then, that Richard M. Nixon knew what he was doing when it came to covert operations – but what was he doing in the jungle in 1964? The story surfaced, briefly, some 20 years later, when the New York Times reported that Nixon, “while on a private trip to Vietnam in 1964, met secretly with the Vietcong and ransomed five American prisoners of war for bars of gold. : . .” [“Secret Nixon Vietnam Trip Reported,” p. 3.] In reporting this, the Times relied upon a report published in the catalog of a Massachusetts autograph dealer. The dealer was selling a handwritten note that Nixon had given to one of his bodyguards. The note read, “To Hollis Kimmons with appreciation for his protection for my helicopter ride in Vietnam, from Richard Nixon.” The value of the note was increased by the circumstances that generated it, circumstances that Sergeant Kimmons described in the catalog: When Nixon arrived at Ton Son Nhut Airport in Saigon, Sergeant Kimmons was assigned to security detail and was accompanying Nixon on all excursions away from the 145th Aviation Battalion where Nixon was staying. On the second day, Nixon dressed in Army fatigues with no identification and climbed aboard a helicopter with Sergeant Kimmons and a crew of four. [Fatigues typically have the owner’s last name sewn on a plaquet on the breast.] Base Ops sign at Tan Son Nhut Air Base, 1967. They proceeded to Phuoc Binh, a village northwest of Saigon, where they met with Father Wa, a go-between that arranged the exchange of the gold for U. S. prisoners. The following day, Nixon and his party departed for An Loc, a village south of Phuoc Binh, where in a clearing somewhere in this area Nixon met with a Vietcong lieutenant who established a price for the return of five U.S. prisoners. A location for the exchange was arranged and the crew departed for Saigon. Later the same day, the crew, this time without Nixon because of the extreme danger, departed for Phumi Kriek, a village across the border in Cambodia. A box loaded with gold bars so heavy it took three men to lift it on the helicopter accompanied the crew. At the exchange point, five U.S. servicemen were rustled out of the jungle accompanied by several armed soldiers. The box of gold was unloaded and checked by the Vietcong lieutenant and the exchange was made without incident. The crew and rescued prisoners immediately departed for Saigon, and they were sent to the hospital upon their arrival. Sergeant Kimmons’s mission was secret, and there were no written orders for his duty during this period. His clothes were destroyed as well as the film in his camera, and he signed an agreement not to reveal this incident for 20 years. Nixon’s note to him was hurriedly written at the conclusion of his assignment to guard Nixon on the following day. [The Times article quotes from a catalog printed by Templeton, Massachusetts, autograph dealer Paul C. Richards.] That Nixon traveled to Vietnam in 1964 is a matter of fact. He departed the United States in late March on a round-the-world trip that took him, first, to Beirut, and then to Karachi, Calcutta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Saigon. There, he dined with the American Ambassador, Henry Cabot Lodge, who had been his running mate in the 1960 Presidential race. In the days that followed, Nixon helicoptered into the countryside, [New York Times, Apr. 3, 1964] and then continued on to Hong Kong, Manila, Taiwan, and Tokyo before returning home. [RN: The Memoirs of Richard M. Nixon (New York, Touchstone, 1990), pp. 256-258, and article sin the following editions of the New York Times, covering his trip: March 23-28, 1964; March 30-31, 1964; April 2-10, 1964; and April 16, 1964.] Nixon later wrote that the purpose of the trip was to meet with Mudge, Rose clients and foreign leaders. Contemporary reports make it obvious, however, that the real purpose of the trip was to drum up international support for what was about to become America’s massive intervention in Vietnam. [Ibid.] There is nothing in the Times’ account to suggest that the exchange of gold on April 3 was in any way relevant to the impending escalation of the war, but the possibility is an intriguing one. The Times’ article is anything but conclusive. On the contrary, it simply parrots the cover story that Sergeant Kimmons had been given, while at the same time neglecting to identify the mission’s middleman, the so-called “Father Wa.” According to the Pentagon, which kept meticulous records of American prisoners of war, the POW release that Sergeant Kimmons described could not have occurred. The few Americans in captivity in 1964 were all accounted for in 1965—and most of them were still in cages. (Even so, we needn’t rely on the Pentagon to give the lie to Nixon’s cover story. Whatever else may be said about Richard Nixon, he was a consummate politician and, if he’d risked his life to rescue American prisoners of war, we’d have heard about it – if not in 1964, then most definitely in 1968.) As for the identity of “Father Wa,” Sergeant Kimmons (and the Times) fell victim to phonetics. Far more than an anonymous interpreter, the Rev. Nguyen Loc Hoa was a legendary figure in Vietnam. A bespectacled Catholic priest whose black cassock was usually cinched with a web ammo belt and a pair of holstered .45s, he was the symbol of militant anti-Communism in the south. [Cecil Currey, Edward Lansdale: The Unquiet American (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988), p.220. ] Twenty years before, he’d fought a successful guerrilla war against the Japanese in China. Soon afterward, and as a colonel in the Chinese Nationalist Army, he’d battled Mao Tse Tung’s Communist insurgency. Driven from China, he and two thousand followers lived for a while in Cambodia before moving to a mangrove swamp in the Mekong Delta—where they set up a village and went to war against the Vietcong. Father Hoa’s story was told in an article that appeared in The Saturday Evening Post, a few months after President Kennedy took office. Entitled “The Report the President Wanted Published,” the piece was published under peculiar circumstances. Authored by “An American Officer” whose identity could not be made public “for professional reasons,” [An American Officer, “The Report the President Wanted Published,” Saturday Evening Post, May 20, 1961, p. 31.] the article was in fact written by Gen. Edward Lansdale, an Air Force-CIA officer whose counterinsurgency theories and practice had inspired at least two books (The Ugly American and The Quiet American). [Currey, Edward Lansdale, p. 225.] According to. Lansdale, President Kennedy personally telephoned him to ask that he arrange for publication of what, until then, had been a secret report. The article, and a follow-up piece that came out a year later, were blatant propaganda. [Don Schanche, “Father Hoa’s Little War,” Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 17, 1962. ] In sentimentalizing Father Hoa’s ferocious anti-Communism while demonizing the Vietcong, the articles did much to prepare the American public for the larger war to come. Whatever President Kennedy’s motives may have been in pushing General Lansdale to publish his secret report, Nixon’s visit to the jungle is even more mysterious. Why should a former Vice President of the United States, accompanied by a legendary guerrilla fighter with excellent ties to the CIA, dress up in battle fatigues and adopt a cover story to facilitate a journey into the Vietnamese bush? The answer, obviously, is to make a very secret deal. But if, as we’ve discovered, Nixon was engaged in something other than ransoming prisoners, what was he buying with so much gold-and who were those guys that came out of the jungle near Phumi Kriek? Recently declassified reports of the top-secret Military Assistance Command/Studies and Observations Group (MACSOG) raise the possibility that Nixon’s mission may have had to do with OPLAN 34-A. This was a covert operation to undermine the North Vietnamese by inserting “specially trained” Vietnamese commandos behind enemy lines. [“Once Commandos for U.S., Vietnamese Are Now Barred,” New York Times, Apr. 14, 1995, p.1.] The operation was run by the CIA from 1961 to 1963, and by the Pentagon from 1964 to 1967. We’re told that the activity was paid for with money the CIA had received from the U.S. Navy and then laundered offshore. [Ibid.] Since Nixon’s mission had nothing to do with prisoners of war, it seems likely indeed that the Americans who dashed from the jungle at Phumi Kriek were CIA operatives or paramilitaries. This likelihood, coupled with the large amount of untraceable gold, suggests a mission of surpassing sensitivity – which, in turn, suggests OPLAN 34-A. But what makes the incident at Phumi Kriek seem important, however, is not just the secrecy that surrounded it, or even the large amount of gold that was involved. It is, instead, the presence of Richard Nixon. Why him? What could such an outre politician have possibly brought to a covert operation in Vietnam? The answer, of course, is nothing – except his face. Which is to say, the unmistakable face of American political authority. With Richard Milhouse Nixon present at the negotiations, and with the fabled Father Hoa as his interpreter, the supposed “Vietcong lieutenant” (himself, perhaps, a MACSOG operative) would never have questioned the legitimacy of the mission on which he was being sent. He would have known that, no matter how improbable, the mission was sanctioned by the highest echelons of the American government. But what can that mission have been? With Nixon, Hoa, and Kimmons dead, one can only speculate. But it’s worth noting that four months after the meeting at Phumi Kriek, OPLAN 34-A commando raids were carried out against the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin. Two days later, an American destroyer, the Maddox, was attacked in the Gulf by North Vietnamese patrol boats – which led, almost instantly, to American air raids on North Vietnam and the passage of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution, escalating America’s involvement in the war. In his recent mea culpa, [Robert S. McNamara, In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam (New York: Times Books, 1995), p. 133.] former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara writes that the attack on the Maddox was “so irrational” that “some believed the 34-A operations had played a role in triggering North Vietnam’s actions.” Though McNamara does not say so, his implication is clear: OPLAN 34-A operatives deliberately provoked the North Vietnamese and, in so doing, transformed “a small, out-of-the-way conflict into a full-bore war.” [“Once Commandos for the U.S. . . . ,” p. 1.] If that is what happened, it’s understandable that OPLAN 34-A operations should be so secret that their very existence was omitted from the Pentagon Papers. [This, according to Sedwick Tourison, a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) analyst, who called OPLAN 34-A operations “the secret” of the Vietnam War (“Once Commandos for the U.S….,” p. 1). ] What’s less clear is whether or not Richard M. Nixon was directly involved in the secret funding of operations that may well have jump-started the Vietnam War.
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