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Greg Kooyman

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  1. Reply from the undercover agent: "Regarding Ed Wilson's silence. I believe he will carry his secrets to the grave. I don't think he gives a damn what "people" or the official story says about him. Ed is not about being a historical personage. If I were writing his obit, it would be short and concise...."A Patriot". Hello Fellow members of this Forum: My name is Greg Kooyman, I am an amatuer history buff and a sometime member of this forum. I mostly spent my time in the past reading what most of you fine researchers and members have posted. I have recently gotten back into reading this forum more actively. I feel compelled at this stage of my life to try to do what I can to track down and try to find some of those people that lived the events and times surrounding the assassination of JFK and see if I can glean anything that can be useful to solving this crime of the century. I resurrected this thread on the premise that I disagree that Ed Wilson will carry his secrets to his grave. I think spending all that time in prison and the false charges trumped upon him have made him bitter. I believe he is a fighter which is why he found a way to gain his freedom to get his guilty verdict overturned in the first place. Edwin Wilson was very close to to Ted Shackley, Thomas Clines, Raphael Quintero, and most likely knew David S. Morales, Carl Jenkins and even David Atlee Phillips. While I don't necessarily think he was involved in the assassination, I believe he was aware of the plot and who the players were, even if it was post-assassination knowledge. I believe I have the ability to reach Edwin Wilson, or at the least his brother. He would be 83 years old now, and maybe as a "Flawed Patriot" he may wish to set the historical records straight at this stage in his life. I put this forth to any researchers out there if there are questions you would like to make to Edwin Wilson, please get with me offline via email. If I can get enough interest in this, I will try to approach Mr. Wilson by phone and see if he is willing to talk. -Greg Kooyman
  2. Bill, I can't address about the files you refer to, however, in response to FOIA requests I've been party to, I've gotten responses of: - files not found, even though they were known to be, at one time. - files destroyed [both 'routinely' destroyed, or in a 'fire']. - these are the 'ultimate' 'fall-backs', way beyond 'denied' on the grounds of National Security. I'm sure in a FEW instances they might be truthful, but I think in most they are just excuses.... Yes Peter, but if a report was published, they couldn't have rounded up and destoryed every one, and I know while they - meaning DOD DOA IG office don't really want to find it, somebody else has got to have it. Peter Noyes (In Legacy of Doubt) accused the Camden, N.J. PD of being controlled by the mob because they wouldn't respond to his request for Jim Braden's 1948 arrest report. When my father, then a Lt. in CPD, gave me the report, he said it was in a dirty, dusty corner of the basement where the secretaries didn't want to go, so the secretaries ignored Noyes letters. Somewhere, in some dark corner of some ex-Congressmen's secretaries file cabinets, theres a copy of the Army IG Report from 1973. And you just know THEY do have a copy of it and their just sticking it to us, err the ARRB, and the review board didn't care enough. BK Bill, Do you think if we emailed or contacted the former sentators of the Church Commitee, or anyone that might have gotten a copy of this Army IG report from 1973 that we might be able to land our hands on a copy? My guess is, if it was distributed in Congress, or in Committee one might find it in a senator's library. What do you think?
  3. I have been reading the biography of Bill Harvey, Flawed Patriot, written by a former CIA agent who knew him. At first glance, I thought that this author would focus on Bill as someone who history has painted with a bad brush. What I mean by that is , I didnt think the author would touch very much on the implications that Harvey and the JFK assassination might somehow be linked. If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it. Not only does the author review the assassination and its possible links to organized crime (insert Johnny Rosselli) but more than 2/3rds of the book is dedicated to his fall from grace which was his assignment to ZRifle/ Task force W, his run-ins with Bobby Kennedy, the fallout after the Cuban Missile Crisis, etc. I was surprised to read that Harvey maintained a close relationship to Johnny Rosselli, for years after both had been relieved of their operations, much to the chagrin of the CIA and the FBI. Strangely, the author notes that Dave M. was involved with Bill Harvey and ZRRifle and Taskforce W. I found it strange that since David Morales was a name outed years ago, this author chose to call him David M. Obviously, the author does his best to debunk that Bill Harvey was directly involved with the Assassination, but concedes there are a lot of loose ends in this story. Some things I found compelling are that his wife (also a former CIA agent) was unable to retrieve any documents the CIA may be holding under FOIA until the year 2063. IF Bill Harvey was not part of the conspiracy or had any knowledge or dealings, why would his documents be witheld for exactly 100 years from the date of the death of JFK?? Another compelling note: After Harvey retired, his house was broken into on at least 2 occasions, and after his death his wife interrupted a burglary of Bill Harvey's study. She is also reported to have burned several pages of Classified Material from Bill's safe after his death, this was asserted by Bill's daughter to the author. Very compelling. Any thoughts or opinions?
  4. Tony, I have seen your posts on another forum; JFK Lancer. I do not believe you ever implied you were a "former CIA agent". I saw constant requests for information that was readily available in the NARA archives. Any real agent worth his salt would have accessed these records on his own. My biggest question for you is.... How can we believe your bonafides?? do you have government paystubs, government records on yourself to substantiate just who in the heck you are? As a former member of the military, I can surely say that you can an should have records of some sort that can substantiate who you claim you are. And while I am at it, what does this if anything have to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy? I see nothing in your posts that tells me you offer any new evidence to the puzzle. I have some questions for you; 1) what year were you born? 2) How were you recruited? 3) When was your last assignment? 4) How could you in a compartmentalized Agency be privy to compartmentalized information outside of your own assignment? 5) To which division were you assigned? 6) Name some code acronyms to which you were assigned to? Answer these and provide proof of your bonafides and I think everyone here will lend an ear. a manuscript does NOTHING. Government documents offer evidence. By the way, I am former military, held a Secret Clearance, and served my country for 6 years. The CIA was molded in the cast of the military intelligence and there is very little by which you can B.S. me. Care to indulge me??
  5. John, Dan Mitrione is certainly an interesting character and no doubt he was a CIA operative. However, he appears to be a specialist, one used in getting information via torture, and in that vein, I do not think he had any involvement in the assassination of either JFK or RFK. As we all know intelligence is compartmentalized and my feeling is that he lived thru these time periods but was not directly involved. Just my opinion FWIW.
  6. John, this is extremely interesting information. In your searches, did you find out if Manny Pena is still living? Any idea if he retired locally to the Los Angeles area? What about Thane Cesar? If Manny is close to the end of his life he may change his story, or have something to add regarding his past. I have long suspected that Thane Cesar was the gunman who murdered Robert Kennedy as he was directly behind him, and the fatal bullet entered Kennedy's brain from behind. I just never read about the fact that he had sold his .22 caliber pistol 3 months after the assassination. If either of these two men are still in the Los Angeles area it might be of interest to try to interview them.
  7. I am currently the Director of Credit for one of the largest publicly held HVAC distributorships in the United States. (Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment) I have an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education. My majors were History & Political Science. Though I chose not to teach, I will someday turn to that profession when I get ready to retire. I also have a Masters Degree in Business. I spent 6 years in the Armed Forces in the Navy serving my country from 1986-1992. My reasons for wanting to join your forum is that History and Politics are my passions, and in the last 7 years I have been fascinated by the relevations in the AARB's release of documents concerning the Assassination of President Kennedy. I have reviewed JFK lancer's debate forum and yours as merely an observer for the last 2 years. I have read books on the Assassination, and most recently, Larry Hancock's book "Someone would have talked". I am wanting to ask questions of some of your regular members who are researchers in the Kennedy Assassination, as well as some of the people who you have had on the forum who lived through some of the events that took place in the 1960's. If anything I guess I would describe myself as a history buff and love what I have read in your forums in addition to the Kennedy assassination forum.
  8. Tim, I believe that Desi Arnaz hated Castro, was definitely here in the United States because of Castro and definitely supported Anti Castro politics. I also feel that you haven't proven your theory that the assassination was organized by Castro to any believable degree. IMHO, the Exile Cuban Community has more fingerprints on the Kennedy assassination than any one political group. My notation about Desi Arnaz was a footnote. I am more appalled by Jorge Mas Canosa. In my mind he raped this country of tax dollars, caused more political mayhem and singlehandedly was more responsible for the sagging world view of US affairs in not only Cuba but Latin America than anyone I have ever read about. This guy was a thug pure and simple. Unfortunately, his unsavory political lobbying, bribery, and cavorting with known terrorists will forever grant him a footnote in U.S. history. I wish more U.S. citizens were aware of him and other people like him. Maybe more people would participate in elections and rid this country of the scum that permeates our political system.
  9. Hi James, Interesting bit of information. I find the notation of Oswald having a slight Spanish accent intriguing. I wonder why he thought Oswald only appeared to be 5'6". Thats a big difference from say maybe 5' 9" or 5' 11". Greg
  10. James, I am particularly amazed at his brazen attitude. It appears to me he was literally untouchable politically. If there ever was a man more connected to the CIA and the Cuban Community I cannot think of one. He definitely knew about plenty of political skeletons and garnered many favors. His links to Felix Rodriguez and Luis Posada are well documented. Very Interesting character indeed.
  11. I knew I would get this wrong. On the website, it links to the Cuban Information Archives website in relation to the article written by Gaeton Fonzi. I post it here. The article about the Late Desi Arnaz is found here. http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/exile/arnaz.htm http://cuban-exile.com/doc_051-075/doc0063.html <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
  12. I knew I would get this wrong. On the website, it links to the Cuban Information Archives website in relation to the article written by Gaeton Fonzi. I post it here. http://cuban-exile.com/doc_051-075/doc0063.html
  13. http://www.latinamericanstudies.org/mas-canosa.htm I hope I did this correctly. I recently came across this article after reading a post from Jame Richards about the Latin American Studies website. It included this article on Jorge Mas Canosa which was written by Investigator Gaeton Fonzi in 1993. I have found some very interesting information from this website, and even more interesting was an article that referenced that Desi Arnaz was a huge supporter of the Bay of Pigs Invasion and even assisted financially in the release of Anti Castro Cuban prisoners from Cuba. Jorge Mas Canosa's influence on U.S. Policies towards Cuba are staggering. As an American, it galls me that people like Canosa, can have so much influence in my country, even though he and others like him were not Citizens of this Country, and quite frankly manipulated the political system for his own financial and political gain. I took particular notice at Gaeton's reference that Jorge Canosa's hatred of Kennedy was second to that of his hatred of Castro. It seems that this man totally manipulated U.S. Policy in regard to Cuba steadily for more than 36 years. John, I think this guy deserves to go on your list of suspects as he certainly would have known about any Cuban involvement in the murder of John F. Kennedy. IMHO as an observer, not a researcher of course.
  14. Here's a Blockbuster clue for you Tim... When the moderater of this forum posts a thread...maybe you let him post his thread. If you choose not to, Don't read the thread. You did this to me on another thread and as far as I am concerned, you have started far too many incredulous threads to mention here to postulate your own theories. Please don't misunderstand me. I feel you have every right to post whatever thread you please. However, when you try to decide which threads ought to be moved, changed or whatever, I feel you are out of your element. As an avid reader of this forum, I pick and choose my posts here, however, when I see this kind of pettiness, it only serves me to conclude that as far as researchers go, we ALL have little time to waste making such comments. Stick to research. Isn't that truly what we are all after here? Respectfully, Greg Kooyman
  15. Greg, Over the last few weeks, I have been speaking with several people who were close to Morales during his high school years. I have also spoken at great length with a gentleman who remained friends with him until his death. Some interesting things about Morales have emerged like his early military service; supposedly rejected in 1944 at a time of war and accepted in 1946 during a time of peace. There is obviously more to that than meets the eye. As to his possible role in the assassination of JFK, I have discussed this with his close friend as well as other aspects of his career. Morales did open up a little more towards the end of his life. I have more work to do on this and have scheduled some other people to speak with. I want to eventually present all of this information so people can make up their own minds. Needless to say, if one is looking to figure out the conspiracy which murdered JFK, then one must begin with David Morales. In my opinion of course. James <{POST_SNAPBACK}> James, I definitely agree. Weren't some of David Morales' friends and relatives from Arizona? I will be anxious to find out what your interviews come up with when you get ready to post them. By the way, you have an excellent photographic collection that you have shared here.
  16. After reading several topics about David Sanchez Morales, I am wondering if any of the JFK researchers on this forum have tried finding any of Morales' surviving family or close friends to see if David Morales did any more talking about the Kennedy Assassination. I think I read from an earlier posting here of an article that was written about Morales in which he was extremely proud of his service to his country both military and in intelligence. It seems to me that someone close to Morales may know more about his possible role in Kennedy's assassination. Has anyone tried looking into to Morales' background for family and friends to interview?
  17. Ron, You mention that Jon Anderson's book on Che Guevara refers to a Garry Drecher. Does it mention what Garry's involvement was? This may be where Drecher/Bender ends up next, which is taking some role in the CIA backed capture and killing of Che Guevarra. Seems as though if true that Bender's role in the CIA didn't cease after the Bay of Pigs fiasco.
  18. I am currently a Corporate Credit Manager for one of the largest privately held HVAC distributorships in the United States. (Heating & Air Conditioning Equipment) I have an undergraduate degree in Secondary Education. My majors were History & Political Science. Though I chose not to teach, I will someday turn to that profession when I get ready to retire. I also have a Masters Degree in Business. I spent 6 years in the Armed Forces in the Navy serving my country from 1986-1992. My reasons for wanting to join your forum is that History and Politics are my passions, and in the last 7 years I have been fascinated by the relevations in the AARB's release of documents concerning the Assassination of President Kennedy. I have reviewed JFK lancer's debate forum and yours as merely an observer for the last 2 years. I have read books on the Assassination, and most recently, Larry Hancock's book "Someone would have talked". I am wanting to ask questions of some of your regular members who are researchers in the Kennedy Assassination, as well as some of the people who you have had on the forum who lived through some of the events that took place in the 1960's. If anything I guess I would describe myself as a history buff and love what I have read in your forums in addition to the Kennedy assassination forum.
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