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  1. https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2021/10/07/a-florida-tie-to-the-jfk-assassination-shows-why-secret-records-need-releasing-column/
  2. I recently reread JFK:The Book of the Film by Stone and Zachary Sklar. Published in 1992,it is the screenplay of the film with annotations and research notes. Another section contains journalism from 1991 and 1992 on the film-reviews,editorials,letters,and articles attacking and defending the film. The reader can see all of the contemprary attacks and hand wringing in the mainstream media over a film being made that dared to question the Warren Commission,such as this gem from David Belin and Gerald Ford in the Washington Post- “When will the responsible leaders of our free press,who owe so much to Earl Warren,stand up for truth,expose the techniques that have been used to disseminate the big lie and fully defend Earl Warren’s name from the slanderous charges that have been made against him and the Warren Commission?”
  3. I wonder if Hunt "drafted" the Roselli story about a Castro assassination team being turned ?
  4. Outline for Phillips' book can be viewed here as a part of the Harold Weisberg collection.
  5. former CIA officer Glenn Carle: "During the 1960s, Maurice Bishop was the alias used by an infamous CIA officer in Mexico City, whom conspiracy theorists believe met Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before President John F. Kennedy was murdered in 1963. The alleged meeting is cited as clear evidence that CIA officers were somehow involved in Kennedy’s assassination. I knew Maurice Bishop, whose real name was David Atlee Phillips. A long time ago, he got me into the agency." http://glenncarle.com/tag/central-intelligence-agency/ from the 2013 edition of Anthony Summers' book Not in Your Lifetime: "In conversation with Phillips, he recalled in 2013, he asked him about the allegation that he had been “Bishop.” The response he received is startling, given Phillips’s history of flat-out denial." “He did not say, ‘Yes, I am Maurice Bishop,’ Carle remembered, “It was clear to me, however, that he was the man who had used the Bishop alias… . Phillips’ reaction was to acknowledge that he was the man in question… . He tacitly accepted its accuracy; but he did not explicitly confirm to me that he had done what he was accused of doing: meeting with Oswald. He avoided discussing this point.” "The quote used here is from a February 5, 2013, letter from Carle to the author’s principal colleague Robbyn Swan, who had noted that—in a book review—Carle had written: “I knew “Maurice Bishop,” whose real name was David Atlee Phillips.” In his letter to Swan, Carle also wrote: “Another case officer colleague—a contemporary of Phillips, now long dead—in fact the man who introduced Phillips to his second wife, also spoke to me in a way that indicated that Phillips had been “Bishop.”
  6. The same ploy that had been used in 1963-a purported meeting with an intelligence officer from a hostile country(LHO and Kostikov in Mexico City)-was used again in the aftermath of 9/11 when it was falsely reported that Mohammed Atta had met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague in the months preceding the attack. Other parallels with 1963 are found in Kevin Fenton's Disconnecting the Dots-CIA hiding what the agency knew about hijackers being in the U.S. because they were possibly using them as part of an operation.
  7. More photographs of DeTorres https://tangodown63.com/de-torres-bernardo/
  8. Somehow two different documents were merged into one release here: http://documents.theblackvault.com/documents/jfk/NARA-Oct2017/2018/180-10110-10100.pdf The second is an account of the interview of Phillips by Hardway that Fonzi discusses in his book and that Hardway writes about here.( Phillips became nervous when he realized Hardway had proof that all of the sources pushing the "Castro did it" angle immediately after Nov.22 were directly linked to Phillips). I believe one of Phillips' sources of disinformation linking LHO to Cubans was Salvador Diaz Verson. If I remember correctly, all five were named in a Lobster magazine article in the 1980s, "The Search for Maurice Bishop."
  9. How convenient that an article pushing "Castro did it" is published the week that more files are due to be released. Funny how this part got left out...
  10. NSA web site has PDFs of released VENONA messages organized by year of origination. There doesn't seem to be a search feature for them.
  11. This is from a CIA Latin American Task Force Report of Possible Cuban Complicity in the JFK Assassination that was done in the 1976-77 time frame. It claims that only one call was made to or from Duran on September 27? Where is the call to the Soviets to ask about LHO's visa???? No mention of the September 28 call.
  12. This is from one one the ARRB e-mails. What a joke-Escalante met LHO in Mexico City and was the"mystery passenger" on November 22 !!! David MarwellI met with Gus Russo, David Marwell and Cinda Elser on June 26, 1995. Cinda is an independent private investigator who specializes in finding hard to locate individuals. She is a friend of Russo's and has performed investigative work for him.... Russo provided information concerning Marty Underwood and his knowledge of Fabian Escalante, the alleged "mystery passenger" on flights in and out of Mexico City and Havana in September, 1963 and just after the assassination. According to Russo, Underwood became a Kennedy family confidante and assistant when he helped In 1968, during the "height of feuding between RFK and LBJ" the latter was concerned about "two cancers; Vietnam and allegations I killed JFK." LBJ allegedly told Underwood to find out "what your friend down south knows." This was LBJ's order to Underwood to go to Mexico City to talk to Win Scott. Underwood allegedly made the trip and Scott told him "Marty - we screwed up." The CIA apparently by then knew that Fabian Escalante had been in Mexico City in September 1963. Russo is wondering if there are CIA records which would indicate if Escalante, who is now a high ranking member of Castro's government, met LHO in September 1963. Escalante was apparently the "mystery passenger" on the Cubana airlines flight from Mexico City into Havana on 11/22/63. Russo said he has a section in his upcoming book about this. Underwood also provided Russo with what the former claims are his handwritten notes from his 1968 Mexico City trip. The photocopies of the notes Underwood gave Russo, which Underwood claimed were stored in his papers at his family's home in the Midwest, were heavily redacted. (Also of interest to this investigator is that the notes were written on White House stationery. If Underwood was really in Mexico City on a "quiet" mission for LBJ in 1968 I find it highly questionable that he'd take notes on clearly marked White House stationery. It is possible he made the notes after returning to this country. When I asked Russo about this he did not know the answer.
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