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I am just posting this for idle curiosity's sake.

 

The Military Intelligence Story: A Photographic History. Second Edition

by John P. Finnegan

 

http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/virtual_disk_library/index.cgi/1383026/FID3217/IACS_MH/MISTORY.PDF

page 10 of the book. Page 25 of the pdf file.

The man seated is Col. Ralph M. Van Deman

Standing above him is a very young Allen Dulles.

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Steve Thomas

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Who's Dulles looking to? would be a question.  That guy below him smacks of the fading past.

Thanks for the book.

Edited by David Andrews

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Allen Dulles was always an odd, psychopathic bird.

One of the creepiest passages in David Talbot's biography, The Devil's Chessboard, was the story (told by a sister) about young Allen Dulles standing motionless on the shore of a lake in upstate New York while his younger sister was drowning.

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10 minutes ago, W. Niederhut said:

Allen Dulles was always an odd, psychopathic bird.

One of the creepiest passages in David Talbot's biography, The Devil's Chessboard, was the story (told by a sister) about young Allen Dulles standing motionless on the shore of a lake in upstate New York while his younger sister was drowning.

Is that drowning sister/no reaction Dulles story true? If so...Dear God!

Kind of reminds me of the story of Barbara Bush and what she put young George through after his sister died.

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7 hours ago, Joe Bauer said:

Is that drowning sister/no reaction Dulles story true? If so...Dear God!

Kind of reminds me of the story of Barbara Bush and what she put young George through after his sister died.

I could be having a "senior" moment, but I recall reading that story in The Devil's Chessboard.  Fortunately, Dulles's younger sister was rescued, and did not drown-- no thanks to young Master Allen.

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9 hours ago, Joe Bauer said:

Is that drowning sister/no reaction Dulles story true? If so...Dear God!

Kind of reminds me of the story of Barbara Bush and what she put young George through after his sister died.

Yes Joe it's true.  You've not read the book?  About liking watching the look in the eye of the mice just before the trap breaks their neck?  About turning over his contact/date/girlfriend(?) to fellow intelligence associates to never be seen or heard from again? 

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Ruthless  and capable of making even the wily serpent in the Garden of Eden blush @ Allen Welsh Dulles.

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RE the telegram.  Imagine that.  A Cabell of Dallas kissing up to Dulles, the "former" boss of a couple of them.  A month before the assassination.  Was he one himself?

This takes us back to the fact that Dulles was in Dallas for only like the second time in his life, a month before the assassination.

Who laughed about what the public would think about the connections.  Ruth Hyde Paine, Ruth Forbes Young, Mary Bancrofft, Ruth Forbes Paine.  Michael Paine.  Henry Cabot Lodge.  Blue blood Boston Brahmins, no use for the new money Kennedy's. 

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The Cabells themselves are old money from Virginia. Big family with lots of branches that connect to New England families. Ann Cabell Standish married Robert Swan Mueller III. (She was distantly related to Charles Pearre Cabell & Earle.) RSM3 is first cousin once removed to Richard Bissell (fired along with Dulles & Charles that same day in ‘61.)

Charles and Earle Cabell had a brother Benjamin. He died in March 1964. I don’t know how he died or if it was suspicious (age about 65.) I’m still looking for an Obit.

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