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David Andrews

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  1. "This essay is adapted from “Touched by the Sun: My Friendship with Jackie,” to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, in October." Touched by the Sun. Touched by the Sun.
  2. I wouldn't trust the press not to conflate Huber's statements about two different wounds into one wound, especially if the reporter was rushed and emotional, or Huber was emotional and indistinct. On the other hand, a small temple wound may have seemed "terrible" to the good father, seeing it on a young and famous man recently murdered. The fact that a priest giving last rites said anything to a reporter about a president's body suggests Huber was upset. Either way implies that the temple wound wasn't "terrible" by objective medical standards.
  3. I suspect that the audience for network and cable-network TV with commercials is in the boomer demographic, and may include younger people who are not internet oriented, or at least not attracted to CT on the internet. (Their vices being Zillow, Ashley Madison, and good ol' free porn.) So the MSM is preaching here to a choir seeking comfort and relief, chemical or political. Note all the financial and retirement planning ads as well. Lone-nut shows on the History Channel or NatGeo reinforce the assumptions of this class of influencers. "Teach your children well," somebody sang. Teach them to plan for retirement, while not giving in to depression. Something that Oswald guy couldn't pull off with his Marxist-Leninist claptrap. Psychological sets, somebody warned us?
  4. Richard Case Nagell said the ground forces were essentially rogue CIA ("not the CIA as such") and anti-Cuban exiles. Who pulled their strings is debatable.
  5. And the fact that Joshua Brown had been previously shot in another bad drug deal really leans the suspicion angle towards his death being a bad drug deal killing versus something more retaliatory regards his Amber Guyger court case testimony.. You may be right. Though I knew a president who got killed, and people said it was retaliation over some Caribbean misadventure of his. Others said that that plot got co-opted by his internal enemies.
  6. My feeling is that this is not being addressed because the attitude toward Blacks, and all civilians, comes from the attitude of trainers who are above local police forces. Plus idiocy, fear and privilege.
  7. Apparently all the usual suspects are Black: more horror in Texas today -- https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2019/10/atatiana-jefferson-white-cop-fort-worth-killed-black-woman-insider-own-home.html
  8. I can get non-conspiracy blather on any street corner. Why would I come here for it? I wish they still had store windows full of TVs playing day and night. I could stand there drooling like a feeb over the non-conspiracy news.
  9. Part of it may have been that the FBI had documents available showing that Marcello had entered the US illegally through Guatemala, and so could be swiftly deported there, But I agree - why do it if Marcello did not compel the DOJ's attention? Plus it was a shortsighted move by RFK, since Marcello was, after a little inconvenience, returned to the US by his or his peers' soldiers, and his operation was not appreciably dismantled in his absence.
  10. From my post at the beginning. The thing to remember about Nagell is that he'd been burnt many times. that he felt used and undercompensated by the government even before the JFKA, and that he responded to absurd, murderous situations with a trickster's absurdist humor. He was like a character out of Catch-22 come to life. (You can see all these aspects of Nagell, plus his intolerance for corruption, in the several document batches Malcolm and Bart have put up.) To Nagell, a journalist like Dick Russell, who was in those years just developing a political stance against conspiracy, may have seemed to be either one more con-job put upon him, or one more dead-end outlet for his experiences. Nagell had been through Garrison and Richard Popkin with little profit to him. I don't fault him for wanting to profit: he played a game of Chicken with the government and the intelligence services to gain minimal financial support, and have access to his kids again. He was nearly killed more than once for this. The real test for Nagell would have been an appearance before the ARRB, which Dick Russell helped to arrange. Had he appeared, we would have more knowledge of the JFKA, and a better sense of closure on Nagell's character. With all the problems negotiating Nagell's obscurities, I still give Nagell's revelations the great benefit of the doubt.
  11. Rich: From at least 11/22/1963 onward, we haven't lived in a true republic, much less a true democracy. Clear now, OK?
  12. Pages 157-164 in the document file Bart posted above contain an interesting variant on Nagell's cryptic letter to "Verdestein"/Arthur Greenstein.
  13. Larry, was there not a face-to-face meeting between Nagell and Garrison in New Orleans?
  14. Russell was close to Nagell, but seems to have never asked. All we know is that Nagell had a tape of Oswald meeting with anti-Castro Cubans and ostensibly discussing the JFKA; the KGB wanted Nagell to kill Oswald; and Nagell wrote about it to Hoover at FBI. What's missing in the Nagell story is Oswald's purposes, which Nagell seems not to have told Jim Garrison, either.
  15. You'll find the second edition a much better read. The unanswered questions though, are who was Oswald and what was his involvement in the assassination? It would be great if Dick Russell took a stand on those issues. Thanks for the new docs, Malcolm and Bart.
  16. Is the following name or pseudonym from Weisberg, chapter 21, useful to anybody researching Farewell America? That book, by the French counterpart of the CIA, known by its initials SDECE and pronounced sih-dick, was masterminded by the French spook who used, among other names, that of Herve Lamarre. His name on the book when it was published is "James Hepburn".
  17. Just caught up with Shane O'Sullivan's documentary RFK Must Die, and the hypnosis session with Dr. Bernard Diamond is full of leading statements reinforcing what Sirhan supposedly said about the assassination before police hypnosis. Persons interested in MKULTRA should also investigate ARTICHOKE, the CIA's programmed assassin effort.
  18. Weisberg has some things to say in chapters 16-18 about Oswald, Garrison and Bringuier that are worth looking at and evaluating, including info about Oswald's military intel connections. Chapters 3-15 are autobiography and pretty much dispensable. I haven't gotten past chapter 18 yet. Scattered around are comments on Mark lane, Gerald Posner, and [an author who is a member here] that would be libelous if Weisberg were alive and this manuscript published.
  19. Bringuier gets the gloves-off treatment in chapter 16 of Harold Weisberg's unpublished manuscript: http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg Subject Index Files/HW Manuscripts/Inside the Assassination Industry/
  20. I never much cared for the film, but concepts from it have stayed with me for decades, which says something. It's something Paul Schrader could have written, like Hardcore. Now I have to download this and re-evaluate...
  21. Did I say in another thread that there were some things on the internet that I had to turn my face from in disgust? I can't do it with Crazy Days and Nights, though it more accurately than not portrays Hollywood and politics as cesspits of yielded-to temptations outstripping the depravity of any previous age. The trouble is, CDAN has made itself indispensable reading and reference. Recommended to all, with my deepest shame. The Videodrome* of internet sites. *Prizes to you if you know what I'm referring to. Thanks, Anthony, for the tip(-off).
  22. OK, for Michael and others interested, Lansdale's Mongoose "spreadsheet" is docid-32977054, supplied by DAVID JOSEPHS in the first post of the following thread: My finding of Harvey and McCone objecting to Lansdale's ideas, and Helms diplomatically supporting Lansdale's involvement, was sourced from a DALLAS ACTION PODCAST linked to in my later post on this same recent thread. At the end of the thread, MALCOLM BLUNT and BART KAMP provide additional Lansdale-Mongoose documents. My apologies for a bad memory. This is no country for old men.
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