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Greg Kooyman

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  1. Hi David, You mention that Alfonso Rodriguez was questioned as to why he showed the Z film during a CIA training class. That is absolutely intriguing to me. Do you have a source you can share where you found this?
  2. David, I believe you are correct about the signatures of Anne Goodpasture and Phillips. Also on this stamp is Allen White. That would have been Dave Phillips supervisor at the time. https://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=255&relPageId=11&search=White
  3. Thanks Ron, I have yet to put my hands on my copy of Flawed Patriot. It deserves to be read again by me. I did confirm in Stockton's footnotes that CG Harvey had said there were 2 "attempted break-ins" to her home, and that she was quoted as saying to the effect that she knew that they were after Bill's papers and that she had burned all of them. CG was also a former CIA employee so I believe her when she said she destroyed the papers.
  4. Yes. I remember clearly in the book that Harvey's wife reported a break-in and papers were missing. Definitely sounds like an Angleton inspired entry. A lot less brazen that when Angleton visited Win Scott's wife and used a veiled threat of withholding Scott's pension unless the contents of his safe and files were given up.
  5. -Larry, I do have Stockton's book. I got it and read it right when it came out. It's been years since I read that book and recall that Stockton was a protege of Harvey, so it enabled him to gain the kind of access to Bill Harvey's wife that I don't believe other writers would have achieved. I will have to go back and re-read the section you reference. I remember Bayard Stockton did in fact talk about the Harvey /Angleton relationship, I just did not remember the reference to a letter talking about a secret. Very interesting indeed. Thanks for pointing it out for me!
  6. Ron, There is certainly speculation that the U.S. lured Soleimani to the negotiating table as a trap so they could kill him. I am reading that Israel is wanting to distance itself from what Trump did but that is all smoke and mirrors in my opinion. Thrice before Israel had sought out the U.S. for permission to assassinate Soleimani, and the U.S. had resisted such requests.
  7. Larry, This correspondence between Harvey and Angleton intrigues me. Can you share with us the source of the letters you are talking about? I had never heard about this before. Forgive me if you have mentioned it in any of your books.
  8. And knowing that David Morales and Rip Robertson were tight and also drinking buddies, it boggles the mind to know what they would have discussed leading up to late 1963.
  9. Yes you did show me the flip side. 😊 But Joe Biden was one of the Senate hawks as was Hilary Clinton at the time. The Clinton's influence on the Democratic party is still being felt in 2020 in my view.
  10. Hi Kirk, I think we are trying to say similar things, but my numbers came from Wikipedia.. I was wanting to point out that a significant amount of Democrats in both houses were hawkish on the Iraq War resolution. Wikipedia Quote: Passage of the full resolution[edit] Introduced in Congress on October 2, 2002, in conjunction with the Administration's proposals,[3][8] H.J.Res. 114 passed the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. EDT on October 10, 2002, by a vote of 296-133,[9] and passed the Senate after midnight early Friday morning, at 12:50 a.m. EDT on October 11, 2002, by a vote of 77-23.[10] It was signed into law as Pub.L. 107–243 by President Bush on October 16, 2002. United States House of Representatives[edit] Party Ayes Nays Not Voting Republican 215 6 2 Democratic 81 126 1 Independent 0 1 0 TOTALS 296 133 3 215 (96.4%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted for the resolution. 82 (39.2%) of 209 Democratic Representatives voted for the resolution. 6 (<2.7%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted against the resolution: Reps. Duncan (R-TN), Hostettler (R-IN), Houghton (R-NY), Leach (R-IA), Morella (R-MD), Paul (R-TX). 126 (~60.3%) of 209 Democratic Representatives voted against the resolution. The only Independent Representative voted against the resolution: Rep. Sanders (I-VT) Reps. Ortiz (D-TX), Roukema (R-NJ), and Stump (R-AZ) did not vote on the resolution. United States Senate[edit] Party Yeas Nays Republican 48 1 Democratic 29 21 Independent 0 1 TOTALS 77 23 Final Congressional vote by chamber and party, October 2002 29 (58%) of 50 Democratic senators voted for the resolution. Those voting for the resolution were: Sens. Baucus (D-MT), Bayh (D-IN), Biden (D-DE), Breaux (D-LA), Cantwell (D-WA), Carnahan (D-MO), Carper (D-DE), Cleland (D-GA), Clinton (D-NY), Daschle (D-SD), Dodd (D-CT), Dorgan (D-ND), Edwards (D-NC), Feinstein (D-CA), Harkin (D-IA), Hollings (D-SC), Johnson (D-SD), Kerry (D-MA), Kohl (D-WI), Landrieu (D-LA), Lieberman (D-CT), Lincoln (D-AR), Miller (D-GA), Nelson (D-FL), Nelson (D-NE), Reid (D-NV), Rockefeller (D-WV), Schumer (D-NY), and Torricelli (D-NJ). 21 (42%) of 50 Democratic Senators voted against the resolution. Those voting against the resolution were: Sens. Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Conrad (D-ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI), Graham (D-FL), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-MI), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD), Stabenow (D-MI), Wellstone (D-MN), and Wyden (D-OR). 1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the resolution: Sen. Chafee (R-RI). The only independent senator voted against the resolution: Sen. Jeffords (I-VT)
  11. Thank you Larry. You know I embrace your theory on Rip's involvement in the Dallas event. It is definitely interesting to know he had no official work going on in the last quarter of 1963.
  12. I am sorry if this has been discussed on an earlier thread, but I am wondering if Rip Robertson was ever involved in doing any PM training for the AMWORLD project. I know Carl Jenkins was overall in charge of the training as it pertained to Maritime logistical operations, correct? I know that Larry Hancock has written that this project had limited CIA participation and even then, it was in an advisory, and logistics support capacity. I guess I am asking if Rip would have been used in any way given that by 1963 Mongoose was pretty much done. Much thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this for me..
  13. I had heard of him, as he was initially mentioned about a year or two ago as being the one who headed up the Iranian guard who assisted the Iraqi government troops in taking back the towns in Iraq that were ISIS strongholds. In the US mainstream media, he wasn't given much press, and then it was in a negative light if I recall.
  14. Hi Kirk, Not being adversarial here, but to clarify, the House Vote was 128 votes Republican 81 votes Democrat in favor of going to war in Iraq. The Nays were 26 votes Republican 126 votes Democrat with 1 vote Independent. That means 39% of House Democrats voted in favor of the resolution. It was even worse in the Senate with 59% of the Democrats voting in favor. Notable senators who favored going to war in Iraq include: Hilary Clinton, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, Chuck Schumer, John Kerry, Joe Lieberman, and Diane Feinstein. I'd say a fair amount of the senators on that list can be construed as Democratic party elites. My point here is once again, that we do not have anyone in the MSM nor in the Democratic Party that is willing to go out on a limb and question our country's role in foreign policymaking in places like the Middle East, or anywhere we feel our foreign interests lie. This country would never try to pull a regime change intervention in places like, Russia, China, or North Korea. But de-stabilizing countries like Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Venezuela, etc., (countries without Nuclear missile capabilities) we seem to be all in. Again, just my two cents..and BTW I am a veteran with 10yrs of service in the Navy. 😉
  15. What pisses me off about the Democratic Party is they are only upset that they weren't asked before Trump unilaterally assassinated Soleimani. That just tells me that the Democratic Elites want war just a badly as the Republicans do...There is no real opposition to foreign wars in the country. We are a War economy and have been since WWII. It is a fact that the United States killed someone whom Israel has been asking the US for permission to kill for years.. and people wonder why we are hated as a people around the world. Assassinating Soleimani was the equivalent of murdering say Norman Scharzkopf right after the Persian Gulf War victory parade. Soleimani was an icon in Iran who was instrumental in putting down ISIS in the region. I fear for the future of this country..
  16. Thank you for clarifying that point. I will check their webpage for updates.
  17. Does anyone know if any of the presentations that were made at this year's CAPA Conference in Dallas have been posted on Youtube yet? I am particularly interested in Dr. Newman's new presentation regarding Antonio Veciana.
  18. David, I don't think The Irishman is anywhere near the type of film that JFK was. I happen to like Martin Scorsese movies in general.. I just don't like this one for the reasons I mentioned above. For example, I thoroughly enjoyed Casino and Goodfellas..both are based on historical facts with a poetic license for taken for dramatic effect. What I dislike about this movie, is that the entire story itself has been discredited as fiction. I don't think we can say the same is true for JFK. While Oliver Stone added elements for dramatic effect, the basic story line was closer to fact than fiction. I agree that "JFK" made a whole new generation stop and think about what happened in this country in 1963. However, I doubt seriously that The Irishman will have the same type of impact on audiences. Just my two cents... 😉
  19. Denny, I think your description of Beverly as a partial fraud fits. I put her in the same league as Madeline Brown. Yes, she was a mistress for LBJ. but that's about it. Beverly Oliver used to be a stripper at a club next to Jack Ruby's Carousel Club. Did she know who Jack Ruby was? I have no doubt she did. But everything else she has said is a fairytale.
  20. I finally decided to watch this movie on Netflix. Even before Jim's wonderful review of this ludicrous film, I had seen the movie trailer and thought what a piece of junk. I couldn't even bring myself to finish watching it. The script writing is horrendous. Forget the fact that Frank Sheeran's story is a fairytale, I could not bring myself to watch 3 aging actors try to pull off the impossible.. act as though they were in their 30's and 40's as this movie unfolded. What was Scorsese thinking when he cast DeNiro in the leading role anyway?? Neither he nor Pacino can hide their distinct New York accents. In my humble view, Jack Nicholson was outstanding as Jimmy Hoffa. Not only does he nail it with Hoffa's mannerisms, his nasal Detroit accent was spot on. (I liken it to a Chicago accent) It is laughable that he couldn't find someone other than Al Pacino for that role in his movie. Jim's great review of Tarantino's movie about the Tate/LaBianca murders kept me away from the theaters also. I agree 100% on Jim's view of Tarantino's movies.. my son, who is in college and an aspiring filmmaker has noted that Hollywood seems to have run out of real creativity. I agree with his view and hope that he and others like him will find a way to turn that around.
  21. Brendan, In addition to the links that David posted above, I highly recommend Larry Hancock's book, Someone Would Have Talked. If I recall, Larry devoted and entire chapter to Gene Wheaton and his associations with Carl Jenkins and Raphael "Chi Chi" Quintero.
  22. -David, Would you agree that the individual named "Gordon" would be Gordon Campbell? That would fit well since Gordon Campbell was chief of Maritime Operations at JMWAVE during that time, correct? Jenkins interviewed and selected certain members of Artime's MRR the DRE's AMHINT crew. He worked with a guy who went by the first name of "Gordon." https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasión_de_Bahía_de_Cochinos Solis was a founding member of MRR. "In these meetings, the Revolutionary Recovery Movement (MRR) was created. Among its founders was Manuel Artime Buesa , who became a lieutenant of Castro's forces, led a group of ACU youth, who had been founders of the LAR, and were moving to the United States to be trained militarily by the CIA. . Beginning in January 1960, the group formed by university students began to move to the United States and on May 17 , 1960 , a group of 10 called José Andreu, Antonino Díaz Pou, Vicente Blanco Capote, Javier Souto, Armando Acevedo Arencibia, Carlos Rodríguez Santana, Enrique Casuso, José Raffo, Ramón Machado Vidal and Humberto Solís Jurado, were transferred to the Marie Antoinette Motel in Fort Lauderdale . At dawn on May 19 , Manuel Artime and Roberto de Varonas showed up at the Motel and were introduced to the CIA members (Carl Jenkins and Gordon) who were responsible for moving them to Useppa Island, in the state of Florida . In that initial group was Carlos Rodríguez Santana.
  23. Hi David, Is it your position that the exfiltrees were directed in anticipation of a Black Op into Cuba in retaliation for JFK's death? That is very interesting. My thoughts when I read that document was that the "exfiltrees" were the assassination squad from Dallas that were trying to get out of the US and back to Artime's camps as an escape from any investigations. The fact that David Morales was looking for the Joanne mere hours after the assassination only underscored my suspicion.
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