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  1. Anthony Thorne

    THE INHERITANCE: fantastic book on the JFK assassination

    I'm assuming Christopher Fulton doesn't personally remember the two excerpts I quoted. And making up stuff - like Clinton personally urging the ARRB to bury evidence, spurred by a quoted CIA daily brief that never existed - won't lead to much understanding. That fictional CIA daily brief described on page 11 of the book concludes with the name of a - again presumably fictional - CIA project name encompassing the agency's efforts to bury the evidence apparently detailed in THE INHERITANCE. I was going to quote that fictional project name, to ponder whether unwary researchers in future would be wasting limited FOIA time and resources to find out more about it - but you've now excluded that page from the Amazon preview. Fair enough.
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    THE INHERITANCE: fantastic book on the JFK assassination

    Kris, Trine Day publishes a lot of great stuff. I own a dozen or more of your books. You say THE INHERITANCE is personal testimony. Was the guy sitting in the corner of the room when Louis Freeh was speaking gruffly to a subordinate? You suggest we look at the documents. Is Clinton’s alleged conference call to all former living Presidents, and his battle plan involving the ARRB, recorded on any document? The issue is that you’ve told us at the outset that parts of the narrative are fabricated, and then wished us luck as we sift through which parts are bullxxxx and which parts might actually be real. If researchers cite Clinton’s anti-JFK research call to his cohorts in future as an actual occurrence, they’ll need to add a footnote, “(CAUTION - This might never have happened).” This doesn’t happen too often in credible JFK research books, for reasons you can probably imagine. I get that the author was probably hoping for a big book tour or movie deal - on his website, he mentions how he nominated himself for the Pulitzer Prize - but I’m frankly not looking for fiction in my JFK research volumes at the moment.
  3. Anthony Thorne

    THE INHERITANCE: fantastic book on the JFK assassination

    The parts I quoted are fiction. I dunno why anyone would want to screw up a decent JFK book with stuff the author had made up out of thin air, but there you go. I’m not expecting much. Mal Hyman’s book will hopefully be out soon.
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    THE INHERITANCE: fantastic book on the JFK assassination

    From page 11 of the book - Immediately after this, there's a paragraph where President Clinton, sitting in the Oval Office, reads a CIA morning brief that refers to the JFK assassination. We get a dramatic half page block of text from Clinton's morning brief - we never find out how the author has obtained the text of it, as no documents are referenced or footnoted - and the brief alerts the President that classified materials have been given to a private citizen. The assassination materials 'require above top secret classification', the whole thing is a 'national security concern', and there's a special CIA code name given in the text, so the spooks can more easily discuss the matter without insiders learning what they've just written in that morning's brief to the POTUS. Alarmed, President Clinton gets on the phone and calls up all the still living previous Presidents - GHWB, Reagan, Carter and Ford - to tell them what he's just read in the PDB. Having heard the news, Bush Sr then tells Clinton to order the ARRB to meet with the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the National Archives, to figure out how to keep a lid on the whole thing. Clinton agrees and tells the whole gang that he'll keep them posted. I'm disappointed that the book doesn't tell us what Reagan's reaction was to the news, as I'm sure it was juicy. Then I go back to the beginning of the book, and Trine Day publisher Kris Millegan has written Did Kris lose some sort of a bet before he sent the final proofs off to the printers?
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    Dirty Tricks: Nixon, Watergate and the CIA

    Shane, have you and John Newman been communicating your recent discoveries about Veciana to each other? I gather JN looks quite closely at Veciana in his imminent volume 3, INTO THE STORM.
  6. I’m curious about the Mossad angle and will read Metta’s book when I can. Thomas Suarez’s recent STATE OF TERROR: HOW TERRORISM CREATED MODERN ISRAEL is probably the most academically respectable - though still controversial - study on how right-wing elements in Israel used Gladio-style tactics here and there to achieve various goals. Suarez dug into various archives and has a bunch of sympathetic academics giving his volume a good review. It’ll possibly be worthwhile to compare the timeline in that book with the stuff that Metta has dug up. I’d really like to learn more about what Harvey was up to over there through those years though. I asked Philip Willan, who wrote the Gladio study PUPPETMASTERS, if much new stuff had been dug up on Harvey over the past decade or two, and he said a little bit, but not much. Willan has been at work on a book about the Aldo Moro assassination for some years now, which has its own links to the Italian groups mentioned above, and he called it “the Mount Everest of Italian conspiracies..” http://state-of-terror.net/
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    John Newman on Samuel Halpern

    The thoughtful follow up comments are worth a read. JOAN MELLEN - WILLIAM KELLY - LEE SHEPHERD - JOHN NEWMAN - TED RUBINSTEIN - JOHN NEWMAN - RIF 104-10310-10119 is titled MEMORANDUM: INTERVIEW BY SENATE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATORS and contains Ford's comments at length. It's here. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=12643
  8. A five star review of the book has appeared from a poster (not me, I haven't read it yet) on Goodreads -
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    The Skorzeny Papers reviewed by Michael LeFlem

    Just as Russell did a blurb of praise for the Ganis book, he's also lent his support to an upcoming JFK book from Trine Day - Christopher Fulton's THE INHERITANCE - which purports to reveal earth-shaking revelations pertaining to the JFK assassination from papers given to Evelyn Lincoln, then passed down to some guy in Canada. http://trineday.com/paypal_store/product_pages/9781634242172-The_INHERITANCE/index.html I'm personally not expecting any of these volumes advertising previously unseen, privately-held documents to be of much use to researchers of the case.
  10. I’ve never found the JFK assassination to be Ramsey’s strong point. I think I have an earlier edition of that book, which uses the Madeline Brown heresay story as ‘proof’ that LBJ was the kingpin behind JFK’s death. I saw the Dorrill reference archived on Ramsey’s site, but was unfamiliar with RR’s later repetition of the commentary in WHO SHOT JFK? I hope Metta’s new volume gets the attention it deserves.
  11. If Ramsey made those dumb comments about Paese Sera, he’s way off target. I know Paese Sera is respected. Didn’t Dario Argento write film reviews for it before his directorial career? i mentioned the documentation was Italian-language as a heads up for any reader unaware who might have suspected otherwise. Ramsey has frequently attacked books for not including sufficient footnotes or documentation. In my Tweet to him I stressed this volume does not have that problem. I’m looking forward to reading the book.
  12. Great - let us know what you think of it Paul. I've mentioned it to Robin Ramsay as well, so he may cover it in future.
  13. Michele Metta's JFK book was recently published and is available on Amazon now.https://www.amazon.com/ITALIAN-UNDER...=Michele+mettaIt runs for 164 pages and includes the (Italian language) CMC documentation in the back of the volume. The Amazon preview arbitrarily doesn't show the contents page, but offers a preview of the opening chapter. The translation looks pretty good and - happily - the book is heavily footnoted, which is a big plus in any volume discussing political events from that region and that era. UK author Richard Cottrell wrote a fat book on Gladio several years back. It was barely footnoted at all and jumbled together lots of undocumented assertions. UK journalist Robin Ramsay was less than impressed.Metta's book is now on my get list, I'll be curious to see further reviews of it.
  14. Anthony Thorne

    Robert Morrow's updated Box of JFK assassination books

    Robert Morrow told me a few years back that he thought he had a copy of Peter Dale Scott's THE DALLAS CONSPIRACY lying around and was prepared to scan it. I contacted Peter and asked if he was okay if it was put online. Peter thought about it then said yes, so long as he could write a brief introduction for the volume. I said no problem, of course you can, then Robert got back to me and said he couldn't find his copy of that manuscript anymore. If anyone is still in touch with Robert let him know the interest is still there and Peter has given his approval if there's still a copy lying around.