Jump to content
The Education Forum
  • Announcements

    • Evan Burton


      We have 5 requirements for registration: 1.Sign up with your real name. (This will be your Username) 2.A valid email address 3.Your agreement to the Terms of Use, seen here: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=21403. 4. Your photo for use as an avatar  5.. A brief biography. We will post these for you, and send you your password. We cannot approve membership until we receive these. If you are interested, please send these  to: edforumbusiness@outlook.com We look forward to having you as a part of the Forum! Sincerely, The Education Forum Team

Brian Schmidt

  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Brian Schmidt

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Profile Information

  • Gender

Recent Profile Visitors

2,931 profile views
  1. I know, it’s quite ironic
  2. At the time, I found it odd that Trump’s first official visit as president was to CIA headquarters for a speech to its officers. It seemed obvious it was meant as an olive branch to mend fences after Trump had publicly criticized them. But I wondered whose idea it was. I’m in the process of reading Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury and in it he talks about all the calls Trump got after he won the election from influential people inside and outside government warning him about the “deep state” and telling him not to piss off the intelligence agencies, who will get revenge on him (a lot of stuff similar to that Chuck Schumer quote from earlier this year). But what struck me was that Henry Kissinger called Jared Kushner and told him Trump needed to make nice with the CIA and that’s why Trump went there immediately after becoming president.
  3. This has been known to researchers for decades (and published in books about the assassination). It's funny how the mainstream meadia picks up on stories like this that have been out there for a long time. Imagine what kind of stories there could be if the MSM were actually fair and paying attention.
  4. Delay in release of records.

    Yeah it's real, Paul. I wonder what changed. We all know Trump is impulsive but it was just announced that apparently Mueller is filing charges Monday. Kinda makes you go "hmmm..."
  5. Delay in release of records.

    Trump's taking advice from CIA and FBI and withholding/redacting some of the files for a six month review period. Official statement to come from the White House soon.
  6. Delay in release of records.

    Supposedly it's documents from the 1990's that refer to people who are still alive, but I'm skeptical. Then there's this: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-jfk-assassination-files-20171026-story.html "Clearly there are documents, plural, files, plural, being appealed to him," said University of Virginia historian Larry Sabato, an authority on Kennedy. Of the pressure on Trump, Sabato said, "I'm told reliably that it continues and that it has intensified." The historian said documents generated in the 1990s that could contain the names of people who are still alive are of particular concern to those who want files held back. It just makes it so obvious that Sabato is a shill.
  7. Delay in release of records.

  8. Delay in release of records.

    Big surprise. This is ridiculous. The law requires the files be completely released today unless the president intervenes. It doesn't say anything about waiting for different agencies to maybe want to have some things withheld or redacted. A little late for that anyway--they've only had 25 years...
  9. Key Documents to Stay Concealed?

    Agreed, James. I've always thought there is probably something pretty damning in those reports. Maybe not a smoking gun, but with operational files of Harvey, Phillips, Morales, etc., there's probably a lot for researching to dig their teeth into. Probably even a handful of shocking things even a lay person would understand. Why else would they create this spectacle and not release everything? It's infuriating nonetheless.
  10. The Umbrella Man Feature Film

    Paul, That's been my long standing belief as well. I'm agnostic as to whether the Umbrella Man was really Louie Steven Witt. I've done a bit research on him. He just died a few years back. I've interviewed some of his coworkers and his niece. His niece said he was a strange guy who didn't talk much. He worked for the Rio Grande Insurance Company, which had connections to Carlos Marcello (which is actually referenced in the movie), at the time of assassination. I checked his criminal record but it was clean. After that, he was a warehouse manager. I found a guy who worked for him but he said he never mentioned the Kennedy assassination or that he was there at all. The guy didn't find out he was the Umbrella Man until years later during the HSCA. Also, it turns out Witt was a union representative--so much for being such a right-winger like he said during his testimony (although to be fair, back in the day before the hyper polarization, some conservatives were union supporters).
  11. Edward Lansdale

    Ron, Lansdale and Harvey ran Mongoose and knew each other well, although they didn't have the greatest relationship.
  12. Thanks, Chris. It seems they've redone the whole collection and it's less user-friendly than it used to be. I remember being able to view the documents at ease but now you have to scroll through a whole series of documents just to get to the later years' correspondences. I found an interesting letter Allen Dulles sent to Charles on December 10, 1963: "Many thanks for your note of December 2. As you know, I tried to get you to tell you of my trip to Dallas and meeting with your brother and sister-in-law. The Mayor was busy with another meeting during my brief stay in Dallas. Since then there have been new tragedies and new problems, and I shall want to talk with you about them as soon as our Commission gets really organized. Clover and I are just back from a few days in Florida, which were interrupted by the first meeting of our Commission. In any event, we had several delightful days - and I had to give an address - at a beautiful resort called Ponte Verde, near Jacksonville. Clover joins me in sending Jacklyn and you all best wishes."
  13. Where specifically did you find the correspondence with Earle Cabell? When I search the Princeton Collection's correspondence section nothing comes up; all I can find is his correspondence with Charles.
  14. The Larry and Phil Show: i.e. Sabato and Shenon

    WhoWhatWhy recently had a good piece on this as well, which you may be aware of. It links an article on Kennedys and King in it. https://whowhatwhy.org/2017/08/08/politicos-challenge-jfk-orthodoxy-isnt/
  15. This is a good article by Bill Kelly about potential ties between Collins Radio and the assassination: http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2012/02/collins-radio-connections-to.html