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" In the 1978-79 period, the ban on the destruction of Angleton's Files ... was lifted, and a number of files were destroyed."

Not informed at all on these reports, but this particular entry reminds us again of the reality of decades of constant destruction of what one must assume are large amounts of high level JFK related files which brings forth the same sad truth question: " Do we really expect any serious deep truth revealing from any new releases from those that held these...ever?

How can there be when we have been told that so much has been destroyed?

 

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I think David is correct, GP Ideal is President Kennedy.

The information on the destruction of Angleton's files was reported I think in Mangold's book.

I have no idea who Decanter is.  (You have to hand it to the CIA with these cryptonyms they dream up.  They actually said at one time they were machine generated.)

I have never seen internal ARRB documents this heavily censored.

Does anyone have access to that LA Times article that is referenced?

Edited by James DiEugenio

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44 minutes ago, Joe Bauer said:

" In the 1978-79 period, the ban on the destruction of Angleton's Files ... was lifted, and a number of files were destroyed."

Not informed at all on these reports, but this particular entry reminds us again of the reality of decades of constant destruction of what one must assume are large amounts of high level JFK related files which brings forth the same sad truth question: " Do we really expect any serious deep truth revealing from any new releases from those that held these...ever?

How can there be when we have been told that so much has been destroyed?

 

David A and David B,  *smile*,

 

Yeah, GPFLOOR was the Cryptonym assigned to LHO in its post JFK assassination investigation

GPIDEAL was the cryptonym assigned to JFK

 

Joe, I'd like to know who lifted the ban on destruction of Angleton's files.

 

PS: Whoever IJDECANTER was, his identity had to be protected at all costs.

 

Steve Thomas

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11 minutes ago, James DiEugenio said:

I have no idea to Decanter is.  (You have to hand to the CIA with these cryptonyms they dream up.  They actually said at one time they were machine generated.)

 

Indeed, some of CIA's cryptonyms seem too apt or too humorous to be machine generated.  So is DECANTER someone who drank a lot?  Or talked a lot?

descant

1 a : a melody or counterpoint sung above the plainsong of the tenor
2 : discourse or comment on a theme
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9 minutes ago, Steve Thomas said:

PS: Whoever IJDECANTER was, his identity had to be protected at all costs.

 

Steve Thomas

IJDECANTER was a fake cryptonym assigned to protect was his real cryptonym was.

Talk about a house of mirrors.

 

Steve Thomas

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51 minutes ago, Brian Benson said:

https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10052-10198.pdf 

  On a Routing Sheet, there is a listing of Mr Russ Holmes,  O/CI/EXO

Brian,

 

Thank you. Just on a hunch, I ran EXO through the Mary Ferrell Foundation web site.

There's about 600 document references to EXO, including these two:

SIGNIFICANT DETAILS REGARDING VISIT BY SENATE COMMITTEE REPRESENTATIVES WORKING ON THE OSWALD CASE

 

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=6926&relPageId=7&search=EXO

 

LETTER TO PATRICK CARPENTIER FROM G. ROBERT BLAKEY

 

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=50776&relPageId=2&search=EXO

 

The first one tells me that EXO is a person.

 

Steve Thomas

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On 11/25/2017 at 11:51 AM, David Andrews said:

Indeed, some of CIA's cryptonyms seem too apt or too humorous to be machine generated.  So is DECANTER someone who drank a lot?  Or talked a lot?

descant

1 a : a melody or counterpoint sung above the plainsong of the tenor
2 : discourse or comment on a theme

I understand Angleton drank alot, and Harvey as well. So who knows?

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On 03/12/2017 at 4:21 PM, Steve Thomas said:

 

The first one tells me that EXO is a person.

 

Steve Thomas

I think it is a simple title abbreviation, Here it is used in context.

  https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v06/d40  

"COS and EXO will spend night in Station, with a backup commo command post in another area of the city. "

  • COS, Chief of Staff
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • EXO, Executive Officer

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6 hours ago, Brian Benson said:

I think it is a simple title abbreviation, Here it is used in context.

  https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v06/d40  

"COS and EXO will spend night in Station, with a backup commo command post in another area of the city. "

  • COS, Chief of Staff
  • DCI, Director of Central Intelligence
  • DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission
  • EXO, Executive Officer

Brian,

 

He, or she, seems to be the "keeper of the files" in some way.

See page 3 of this document:

https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=6926&search=EXO#relPageId=3&tab=page

"seven file folders on the Oswald case which had been kept by CI/R&A in the former SIG vault"

 

Steve Thomas

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