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  1. (Re: the article link posted by Doug Caddy above:) Was Roy Cohn a "genuine anticommunist." or an opportunist? Could he have been blackmailed into the anticommunist crusade through the same type sexuality-based extortion that Cohn/Rothstein described? Not that Cohn deserves any excuses.
  2. I would say that a dozen years later Walker couldn't get arrested in Dallas, but...
  3. Did it have to be Dallas? And Walker didn't do-it.

    Once upon a time, I admired The Man who Knew Too Much very much, and dreamed of buying the option so I could write and pitch a screenplay. (A thankless and unprofitable task in the Mockingbird universe ruled by Bob Baer.) I still give the book the benefit of the doubt, as I do Richard Case Nagell, his obfuscations notwithstanding. However, the portrayal of Oswald in the book is infuriatingly vague, and at odds with some of the later scholarship on Oswald in Mexico City, Oswald contra Kostikov, etc. That's a timeline and a set of intentions that needs to be aligned with later research. Dick Russell: Who was Oswald? Did Nagell really confer with Raul and Fidel in Cuba because of him?
  4. Delete, please - posted incorrectly.
  5. As Bob Dylan might say: "How many rogues must a man walk down Before he discovers a plan? How man rogues does it take till he knows Not to blame it on the Ku Klux Klan? How many rogues will it take till he sees That it's CIA to the last man?" The answer, my friend....
  6. As Christopher Walken might say, "You...you got a lotta rogues here, fella. I mean -- a lotta rogues."
  7. There were a few rogues at CIA who worked in a plot to kill JFK. There were a few rogues in Army Intelligence who worked in a plot to kill JFK. There were a few rogues in the Mob who worked in a plot to kill JFK. As Al Pacino might say, "You got a LOTTA ROGUES, FELLA! We are UP TO OUR @#% IN ROGUES, HERE!"
  8. Wait - were LBJ, Cord Meyer, and William Harvey civilians? My remark was to qualify a possible explanation: Sturgis spoke (if it happened this way) for Morales to give Morales deniability. Who the hell would give the world to Frank Sturgis? Only notoriety saved him from a hole in the head.
  9. Detectives Rothstein and Rosenthal appear quite frequently in the past threads on Sturgis on this Forum.
  10. I believe that Hunt's confession admits that he was involved in Dallas, but totally denies the actual circumstances and drags in a combination of plausible villains, some of whom were involved in ways misrepresented by Hunt. I think the line of descent here is: Dulles - Helms/Harvey - Hunt/Morales.
  11. One would think that Sturgis would be subordinate to Hunt, as in the past, and not empowered to offer deals to a CIA officer. An explanation is that Sturgis is now Morales's operative, and Morales left the room so that Sturgis could communicate the offer, giving Morales deniability. Apparently alliances with Sturgis would have been fluid, and Sturgis would again be Hunt's soldier in the Watergate break-in period. A more plausible explanation would be that this incident did not occur, or did not happen as reported, and that Hunt went to work on the Dallas 1963 project under Dick Helms' authority.
  12. Being on the payroll implies conditional ownership. Ask Alex Rorke. However, an agent is - by the CIA book - strictly a foreign national. Because, of course, CIA does not operate domestically. I prefer the word operative. I don't know what the Company prefers.
  13. Frank Sturgis was a gun for hire. Anti-communism paid the best, and he absorbed the Ideology. Why do you think Sturgis fought beside Castro? Because the CIA backed Castro over Batista until Castro rejected us for the Soviets. Where's Gerry Hemming's paperwork? Roy Hargraves'? Bill Seymour's? Nonetheless -- all paymastered by...the company. Like I said, Fiorini was no CIA officer. He didn't need no stinkin' paperwork.
  14. I was speaking generally, Doug. I understand that the ops at the hotel were arrested much later, after police and press investigation. I am not knocking Marita's deposition per se, only asking Jim Hargrove what he makes of the "Oswald" described on the Miami-Dallas car trip, the dates of which Marita is conspicuously vague about.
  15. Paul: Sturgis is arrested at the Watergate with Howard Hunt and James McCord, plus Cuban CIA flunkies. Of course Sturgis/Fiorini isn't a CIA officer, but how is he not "company"?