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On 11/29/2017 at 1:00 AM, David Josephs said:

examine the Zapruder films and raise the same

questions which have been raised by our examination of the films.

Does it strike anyone else as unusual that he uses the plural a few times referring to Abe Z?

Also, while reading Redlich's thought process about the evidence, one is inevitably reminded of how lame,  incompetent  and corrupt, the member's of the media were. They all bought everything---hook, line, sinker.. Trust them. They know. All authority was dented that day; any exercise of it had to be questioned. 

 I still recall friends and I referencing LIFE's description that JFK turned around and waved and that THAT was how he was shot in the throat. Mockingbird is alive and well.

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6 Page document from 1974

Subject: James A. Everett 

Along with E. Howard Hunt, VP of Robert McMullen Co.; also a friend of Hunt. Returns to Washington the day of Watergate Break-in. He is present when Hunt gets the call to which he responds "My God, No!". This, I presume, is the call from Bob Woodward, wondering why his name is in the contact book found on one of the Watergate burglars.

Douglas Caddy might find this interesting so I will ping him here.

James Everett does not sound familiar to me right now.


On 6/11/2018 at 5:59 PM, Douglas Caddy said:



Everett wrote a book. It appears to be about events to which the above document appears to be the nexus.



An interview with Everett.




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Interview Summary

Interview with:  Raymond Rocca

Interviewers: Dan Dwyer and Ed Gressing

Date: 3/15/76

Place: Arlington Virginia


Ed  Geissing and Dan Dwyer of the SSC staff interviewed Raymond Rocco, retired Chief, Counterintelligence/Research and Analysis, CIA, at his home in Arlington Virginia on March 15, 1976. The purpose of the interview was to clarify the role of the CIA in the investigation of President Kennedy's assassination.

(1) The GPFLOOR (post assassination Oswald related matters) Phase.  The GPFLOOR Phase of the CIA's investigation of the assassination covered the period of November 23, 1963 until January 23, 1964. Rocha explained that Richard helms, DDP, delegated Jack Whitten, Desk Chief of the Western Hemisphere Division, to direct and control the CIA's responses to information that was being reported from CIA stations around the globe. Most of the information the CIA received came from Mexico City or Oswald had contacted the Soviet think you've been diplomatic is Stabley Schomann's in late September and early October. Rocha noted that Thomas Karamessines,  Assistant DDP, was probably involved in Helms' decision to have Jack Whitten direct the GPFLOOR investigation.

(2) Warren Commission Phase. Rocca places the beginning of the Warren commission phase around January 23, 1964, when J. Lee Rankin contacted Helms and asked for CIA assistance for the commission. Hello s  delegated Rocha to be there point of contact of the CIA with the Warren commission. Rochus own counterintelligence staff involved in research matters for the commission included Tom Dooley, Paul Hartman and Thomas Hall. Other CIA personnel involved with the commission were Jack Whitten, Murphy (Chief of S.B.) J. C. King, Wigren (Chief SB Research), and Bagley (Deputy Chief SB). Rocca noted that as liaison became more informal, staff members of the Commission had direct contact with Whitten, Murphy, Wigren and Bagley, Helms maintained direct contact with Rankin.

Rocca emphasized that the Warren commission phase was not interpreted by CIA as an investigation.  Rocca said that when the Warren Commission "task force" was established, all cables and materials generated in the GPFLOOR perio from Whitten's desk were made available to the task force. Rocca added, however, that the task force made no appraisal of the GPFLOOR phase. When questioned if the Warren Commission task force reviewed Mexico city traffic to check name traces, for example, Rocca replied the material was left alone except for the allegations such as the Alvarado matter which concerned the Commission. Whitten....

..........missing page........

.....Cuba. Rocca also suggested that J. C. King might have known of some sensitive operations in general but that he would have been left out on specifics. Rocca added that "Whitten might have known about sensitive operations through osmosis" because Whitten as desk Chief, Western Hemisphere, would send out traffic to stations including traffic dealing with operations. Rocca noted that the DDP or Director could have by-passed Whitten by authoring and cabling a message themselves.

With regard to Western Hemisphere cable traffic and assassination plots, Rocca noted that in April 1975 there was an individual (name unknown) from Western Hemisphere appointed by Dave Phillips to work with the Inspector General. This individual found the memo that discussed Desmond Fitzgerald's having used Robert Kennedy's name in meeting with AMLASH, in the WH files.

(5) Miscellaneous. Rocca saw nothing strange in the FBI report on Oswald's FPCC activities being routed to SAS. He stated that SAS would've seen a reports of relevance to Cuba.

Roca could offered no explanation as to why the WAVE cable discussing anti-Castro group's public statement on the assassination was filed in the "Sensetive  Ops-Kennedy file" and later placed in the Oswald 201 file.

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Robert Woodward meets with JFK on August 28, 1961; with the following, off the record:

Stephen Smith


Edwin Vallon

John Crimmins

Edward Jamison

Charles Toney

Richard Goodwin

A. Schlesinger

Mr. Herbert (CIA)

Mr. Barnes (CIA)

(Notation made of Judith Campbell, during that meeting)

Numerous fascinating entries, including Harvey meets Roselli, RFK talks to Frank Sinatra, Multiple Judith Campbell contacts, and a "CIA objection to Balletti prosecution" entry, which I know nothing about and might make interesting reading.


More on Woodward and Goodwin. This must not be the Bob Woodward of Watergate fame.




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AMOT.    Details P.12


P. 9

Mr.. Baron: how do you heard at any point that Artime was supplied weapons for the specific purpose of assassinating Castro?

Mr. Halley: No,, not for the specific purpose of assassinating Castro.

Mr. Barron: Was it your general impression that AMLASH-1  was a reliable agent?

Mr. Halley: I really do not know that much about him, you know. This was an operation that was run at the time out of Washington and, you know, my knowledge was as I described it to you, the conversations with Fitzgerald, Madrid, newspaper articles, so forth, in that particular time frame.


Mr. Halley:  let me go back. You asked me about ZRRIFLE. This is one of thousands or hundreds of cryptoNYMS. Every day I read, you know, hundreds of pages of traffic, so when you ask me do I know what ZRRIFLE is, I must answer you off the top of my head no. I have tried to be helpful. I have asked you several times if you could give me a steering tip or show me what direction you are going, I might be able to try to comment on it, but ZRRIFLE as such means nothing to me. You really could not expect that it would, given the thousands of these things that come across my desk.

Mr. Barron:  That is  absolutely understandable. I want to try to see what happens in the way of getting in unrefreshed recollection from you, then I will go back over these two, especially the next one, QJWIN. Do you recall a CIA asset who went by the Cryptonym QJWIN.

Mr. Halley: No, I do not. Knowing the system, and so forth, normally it would have something to do with Spain. It does not ring any bells with me. That is all I can give you, a sort of Pavlovian response. You flash QJWIN on the screen, I'm telling you now I do not know, but it probably has something to do with Spain.






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On 5/6/2018 at 12:41 PM, Michael Clark said:






QJBANNER "Agent who in fact help locate QJWIN"


WIROTH-1(Not on MFF) another CIA agent, tries to recruit to QJWIN to join assassination gang. Station says WIROTH "exceeding instructions". WIROTH trained in small arms, demolition and "medical immunizations." (PDF P.6)


Also mention, Arnold Silver, Corsican assassins, plans for Lumumba assassination 

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Just an "as I go" comment on this reading: I find it interesting that Chief of Station, I think Devlin(off memory) had heard nothing about assassinating Lumumba in late July of 60'. Lumumba was assassinated what, 3 days before Kennedy's inauguration? So, I take that as the ones giving orders were banking on Nixon winning, and when Kennedy started to pull away, panic mode was instilled. They realized that the status quo may have been in jeopardy  

15 hours ago, Michael Clark said:



Very frank comments by Dulles and Harvey,

Arnold Silver




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Has anyone heard of Gus Alex?





















All from the following page, and I presume the docs on Alex continue from where I stopped

https://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/release?page=16&_ga=2.18593977.1657956965.1509547456-224044424.1509547456&sort=asc&order=File Num





Gus Alex

Gus Alex (April 1, 1916 – July 24, 1998) was a Greek-American mobster and high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit, who succeeded Jake Guzik as the Syndicate's main political "fixer".

Early lifeEdit

According to William F. Roemer,

"Gus, being Greek, could not be 'made,' but he had done it all. His dad had operated a small restaurant at Wentworth and 26th in Armour Square/Chinatown, which was frequented by many members of the Capone, and then the Nitti, mob. Gus and Strongy [Ferraro] had worked in the restaurant from an early age. Both were sharp guys and came to the attention of the boys. Gus had, therefore, been one of them almost since birth.[1]

Working primarily for Al Capone's Jewish-American associate, Jake Guzik, Alex would later become his protégé as he rose through the ranks of the Chicago crime family. By 1930, he was suspected in the deaths of at least five unsolved murder cases. Two of the alleged victims, later dying of their injuries in hospital, identified Alex as their assailant as well as three others who were killed after reporting to police extortion and death threats sent by Alex.

From Guzik's protege to Syndicate fixer

Under Guzik's guidance, Alex became experienced in securing Syndicateprotection through bribery of city officials. By the mid-1940s, Alex was the main liaison between the Chicago Outfit and city hall officials. He granted control of the Loop's illegal gambling and prostitution operations, including a lucrative call girl operation out of prominent downtown hotels (of which many call girls were paid up to $500 to $1,000) Alex's operations brought in an estimated $1 million a month for the Syndicate.

Described as "one of the wiliest and slickest crooks" within the Chicago Outfit,[citation needed] Alex would decline to answer questions under the Fifth Amendment over 39 times during his appearance before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the U.S. Senate Committee on Government Operations. During the 1960s, Alex would come under suspicion during his annual ski trips to Switzerland as the US government accused Alex of depositing Outfit money in unnumbered Swiss bank accounts. As a result of the US governments protest (although Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen and Congressman William L. Dawson opposed government action, calling to allow Alex to continue his "sporting trips"), Swiss officials banned Alex from entering Switzerland for 10 years.

Later years

Remaining a high-ranking member of the Chicago Outfit for over 30 years, Alex would retain his position throughout the reigns of Felice "Paul 'The Waiter' Ricca" DeLucia, Antonino "Tony," "Joe Batters" Accardo, and Salvatore "Sam," "Mooney" Giancana. Alex would continue to consolidate his political influence during the 1970s and 1980s not only within Chicago but expanding into the state capital Springfield, Illinois. An invaluable resource, Alex's political connections would ensure his position with the organization during the unstable leadership of the decade.

During Outfit leader Joseph "Joey Doves" Aiuppa's imprisonment, Alex would share overseeing day-to-day activities with underboss Samuel "Wings" Carlisi(being supervised by former leader Accardo, based in Palm Springs, California).

Alex died of a heart attack in federal prison after Leonard "Lenny" Patrick, a close Outfit associate, wore a "wire" and taped Alex for the FBI.


“It’s a sucker’s game. You can’t win out there, you understand. We got the percentages rigged all in our favor. The longer you stay, the more you play, the more chances you got of losing. I don’t let nobody around me who gambles. A couple thousand, okay, but no gambling!”[2]

On Las Vegas casinos.

















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On 5/6/2018 at 8:11 PM, Michael Clark said:

I have been digging for location codes and cryptos, at the expense of reading content closely. Here are my location code and Crypto thread links if anyone stumbles upon them .I am coming up with few location codes but many Crypto s that are not listed on MFF.

MFF Cryptonym list.


My threads in the research section.



I wanted to bump this again. I reason is to let people know that I would be grateful to those who share there findings.

Secondly, I wanted to reiterate that I am becoming more convinced that 20 - location codes refer to the CIA HQ, embassy, Consulate or other particular place within a city, as opposed to the city at large. You can see my explanation and some evidence of this in the above-linked CIA Location Codes thread.

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