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  1. The Spartacus bio of Allen Dulles contains an error. "Allen Dulles, the son of a Presbyterian minister, and the brother of John Foster Dulles , was born in Washington in 1893....." http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAdullesA.htm Nope. Allen Dulles was born in Watertown, New York on April 7, 1893.
  2. Robert Caro's April 2, 2012, New Yorker article: Transition, Lyndon Johnson and the events in Dallas Abstract only. http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/04/02/120402fa_fact_caro Summary http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/03/26/robert-caro-s-new-yorker-essay-7-new-insights-into-lbj.html Peter Fokes, Toronto
  3. http://www.dallasobserver.com/2012-03-15/news/the-sixth-s-floor-s-message-to-history-just-hush-now/2/ Excerpt from article by Jim Schutze in the Dallas Observer News entitled: "The Sixth Floor's Message to History: Just Hush Now": "John Judge, an assassination historian in Washington, said to me last week: "A moment of silence that denies talking about his death on that day and certainly not talking about the historical truth behind it and the controversy is no longer a moment of silence. It's a perpetuation of silence." Judge said it doesn't matter that we can't see exactly who is behind this push. We can see exactly what they want. "We know the underlying theme. There is going to be a humungous crowd, and they want to catch it and capture the message and control it." Judge was one of a few I spoke to who are already thinking in terms of what to do. "Maybe we have to do 'Occupy the Grassy Knoll 2013,'" he said. What a terrific idea. In fact it would be the perfect marriage of physical occupation — the seizing of a place — with concepts of truth and freedom. And what a grand stage it could be, especially with all those cameras hovering. ... Judge had what I thought were very creative thoughts. Especially if the city goes really Super-Stalin and rings the place with cops, he thought perhaps it might be fun for counter-protesters to re-enact one of the theories about how the conspirators may have escaped. "They could reverse the route," he said. "They could go down to the Trinity River bottoms, enter the storm sewer system, crawl uphill to Dealey Plaza and pop up out of the manhole covers." Oh, wouldn't that be spectacular? Look, I'm serious about organizing something, but only if anybody else wants to do it. My role would be only to put you together. Some sort of steering committee? Or not. The thing has to grow organically. Do it without me. Just do it. Meaning them no disrespect, this cause should expand to include more than the community of people interested in JFK. Everybody with a speech issue should be welcome, even though I know that includes the birthers. Everybody. Come on down. Send me an email at (...) Don't use that little contact dealie on the web page. That may be a placebo. Send me a real email. If you want to anonymize, do so. We'll get it all figured out. End of Excerpt
  4. Here's a snippet: beginning 52 minute mark of tape 1: Voice 1: "The body will be choppered to the Naval Medical Center at Bethesda. Over." Voice 2 "The body will be choppered or go by ambulance to the Naval Center?" Voice 1: "Will be choppered. Will be choppered." ..... Voice 1: "Say again, say again doctor." Voice 2: "The body is in a casket you know, and will have to be taken by ambulance, not by chopper." Voice 1: "Alright I'll tell Capt Shepard that." ..... General Clifton: "We do not want a helicopter for Bethesda Medical Center. We do want an ambulance and a ground return from Andrews to Walter Reed and we want the regular post-mortem that has to be done by law under guard performed at Walter Reed. Is that clear?" <quote off> PF
  5. http://www.archives.gov/press/press-releases/2012/nr12-60.html Peter Fokes, Toronto
  6. I don't think the two are related. IMHO. Kathy C Oh those guys! They look like Operation Phoenix guys Colby (William) and Milberg (Warren). Or maybe their cousins! Cheers PF
  7. I have no opinion on whether or not it "was" the same umbrella, but .... IF it was, and IF I had been the person in Dealey Plaza pumping it up and down in protest the moment JFK was assassinated, then I "would" have kept it to my dying day. Perhaps, an heir would have had the pleasure of selling said umbrella at an auction for an enormous sum ... That umbrella would have been a precious keepsake for me. No doubt about it. Umbrellas are cheap. Where is THAT umbrella today anyway? Regards,
  8. John McAdams wrote: http://www.jfkassassinationforum.com/index.php/topic,5417.0.html At least as good as the Badgeman analysis. But maybe no better. Peter Fokes writes: But that link leads to a page that shows the enhanced sniper nest man resembles Tan Jacket Man from the Hughes film, not Oswald. Does the enhanced sniper nest man really resemble the Tan Jacket Man?
  9. If you buy the eBook version, you will not only "read" the book but also "view" a 13-minute film. However, as Amazon notes, "Audio/Video content only available for iPads, iPhones, and iPod Touch devices." From Amazon: "This Enhanced eBook Edition contains a 13-minute film, written and narrated by Stephen King and enhanced with historic footage from CBS News, that will take you back—as King’s novel does—to Kennedy era America." No DVD accompanies the hardback edition .... I presume. Anyone going to be "reviewing" the book after "readviewing" it? hehe ....
  10. Linda, can you please provide a link to any time card bearing the initials "JB" as you reference above? To my knowledge, and I did study the cards and was involved in a thread discussing them 2 or 3 years ago, there is NO Oswald time card that bears the initials "JB." His time cards bear various initials ... expected practice in companies where cards were often looked over, hours tallied by hand, and initialed. A few of Oswald's time cards bear what looks like a rather unique "J." Where do you see a "JB" on any card? Researchers have produced many documents that are in direct conflict with claims Judyth has made. Most, but not necessarily all, have been posted both here and on other forums over the last few years. These include, for example, correspondence from Roswell Park Cancer Institute that Judyth did not complete the program there "as she was dismissed" ... annual reports from the National Science Foundation (NSF), from whom Judyth claims to have received scholarships and grant monies, show no such monies given to her or any project she claims to have been involved in ... a letter from the American Cancer Association saying that after thoroughly researching my query, they find NO Judy Vary in their records as ever having received scholarships, funds or equipment from them (this is aside from the $250 science fair prize she received from the local Florida chapter while in high school)... and 3 way documentation concerning her claim that an evening Russian class was started for her at Manatee Junior College, not the least of which is the school class catalog that lists an evening Russian class already in place. Those items would be admissible in your ... or any ... court. Judyth has been telling her story for over a decade now. On the internet, in reams of e-mails to many, many people, in radio and video interviews, in assorted manuscripts and in two published books. She has hardly been stifled by anyone. The claims of any emerging witness require verification .... that should not only be expected, it should be welcomed by all whose interest is in the accuracy of our history and the integrity of any research efforts that may stem from reports of an emerging witness. Bests, Barb :-) Is this the same Linda Minor who runs a blog called "Quixotic Joist: I'm forever chasing windmills"? If so, Ms. Minor is surely engaged in her favourite pastime ("chasing windmills") if she persists in thinking folks offering rational criticisms of Judyth's story are not capable "jurors."
  11. Epstein's released another E-Book, and this one appears to be considerably shorter than his Killing Castro effort. (Did not spend any schekels to download them.) James Jesus Angleton: Was He Right? An EJE Original [Kindle Edition] <quote off> A new biography of James Jesus Angleton by Edward Jay Epstein that asks the question: was he right after all? Angleton was the legendary head of CIA counterintelligence during most of the Cold War.. In May 1987, in one of his last phone calls, he told Dick Cheney, who was then a member of the House Intelligence Committee, that he needed to tell him in person something of vital importance. Even though Angleton died before the scheduled meeting, taking this secret to the grave with him, his mystery lived on. John Le Carre could not have invented a character as intriguing as Angleton. He was ridiculed in the media, Congress, and in the CIA itself, when his mole hunt failed to find a spy in the CIA Investigative journalist Edward Jay Epstein tells of his rise, fall, and the astounding revelations that emerged in the CIA after his death. Epstein .spent hundreds of hours interviewing him to understand the mind of this unique mind warrior. He met with him in orchid greenhouses in Kensington, Maryland, dining clubs in Washington DC, and his home in Tucson, Arizona to follow the convoluted layers of his universe of deception. Epstein also was one of the few journalist to interview his arch nemesis: Yuri Nosenko. In this extraordinary book, he sets out to answer a single question: Was Angleton right that the CIA had been penetrated? Along the way we also learn much about the CIA and KGB during the cold war years, including: + Why KGB defector Yuri Nosenko was imprisoned by the CIA ... + What was Angleton’s role in the CIA assassination plots against Castro ... + How the CIA allowed the KGB to disinform two Presidents. + What weaknesses KGB spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen exposed in the CIA Product Details Format: Kindle Edition File Size: 91 KB Publisher: EJE Publications (September 6, 2011) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services Language: English <quote off> http://www.amazon.com/James-Jesus-Angleton-Original-ebook/dp/B005LPE5SC/ Epstein's getting up there .... closing in on 80.
  12. I never understood either Me neither,(fornit some fornus) Dean! I have never read one of King's books. I prefer "literature." I just re-read Mrs. Dalloway, and some short stories of Flannery O'Connor. At the moment I am reading John McAdams book, JFK Assassination Logic. It is an enjoyable read especially if you do not feel threatened by an intelligent fellow who is able to make strong arguments in support of the Warren Commission. I am also reading Enduring Violence: Ladino Women's Lives in Guatemala by Cecilia Menjivar. I have commented elsewhere that McAdams is a courteous critic of chameleon witnesses and many conspiracy theorists and avoids the bombast and ad hominem of Bugliosi. In all likelihood, I will read this King novel, and enjoy it no matter what stance he takes on the assassination controversy. Then I will re-read Henry James' What Maisie Knew and look forward to the upcoming movie starring Alexander Skarsgård and Julianne Moore.
  13. For some background on the permutations of this book, see: Beware: The Douglas/Janney/Simkin Silver Bullets By James DiEugenio http://www.ctka.net/djm.html PF I'd like to hear John Simkin's view of these events, if he can put it into fewer words. BK I dealt with all this on 10th October 2007: http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=11208 Thank you for drawing my attention to the previous thread. But Janney's "new" book will soon be arriving with -- if you are correct - new interviews. So the debate is ongoing. As Bill Kelly suggests, there is no harm in "reading" the book before "casting judgement."
  14. For some background on the permutations of this book, see: Beware: The Douglas/Janney/Simkin Silver Bullets By James DiEugenio http://www.ctka.net/djm.html PF
  15. Peter, Wow!!! Thanks. That is a great image. If it is possible to do that for the other pages as well you would make me even more happy :-) Thank you so much for your efforts!!! Done! (except for one page) Start here: http://www.toronto.hm/ss_maasdam.html I have included the TIF link near the top of every page (except for one page, 1a). Maybe if I keep searching my old files, I will find the page starting with "Brand" and ending with "Duk." I stored these pages away six years ago, and have no idea where the one missing page has gone! No doubt the CIA snuck in and stole it! Must contain the smoking gun! Ha, ha. Keep smiling. Peter Fokes, Toronto
  16. Years ago I was politely asking this guy, "Perry Vermeulen", for a copy of the ship log/passenger manifest of the Maasdam showing Oswald. He shined me on for weeks. He repeatedly said he would email me a copy. He continued making excuses why he couldn't like he was on a trip, must be a long trip as I'm still waiting to see it. Now I was not asking for it to see Oswald's name, I was looking for other names. Whom else was aboard, etc. I notice he uses crops of the pages with LHO and his ship cabin neighbor. Never going to get him to share it...Does anyone have a Maasdam passenger manifest besides this dead end? The passenger list made its first appearance on the internet in 2006 on my website. After publishing the complete passenger list, I had several online discussions with Perry. Mark Bridger also tried to contact me. The "Oswald" page first appeared in May 2006. Here is the URL: http://www.toronto.hm/ss_maasdam7.html You can go through the list page by page by clicking the "next" at the bottom of each page. Start here: http://www.toronto.hm/ss_maasdam.html If anyone wants paper copies of the list, ask, and I'll dig them out of my old files. Regards, Peter Fokes, Toronto Thanks for the link! I tried to blow the image up, but then the words become a bit grainy (I hope I spelled that word right...) So I hope the original is a bit better. Off course I let you know. Hugh, I have added a link to a TIF version of the image. If you click on the "View in TIF format" link near the top of the page, you will be able to magnify the document to your heart's content and it should not become grainy! Try it http://www.toronto.hm/ss_maasdam7.html If there are requests to see the remaining pages of the list in TIF, I will add the link to the other pages as well ..... but ya gotta ask ... Have fun! Regards Peter Fokes
  17. The last Old Wives Tale I spent any time pondering was written by Arnold Bennett. Too bad Raymond Burr was not well enough to play the role of Garrison. He might have declined anyway. Garrison lost.... in a heartbeat. Of course, Hollywood loves to idealize characters, make them larger than life. But Costner really could never hope to match Garrison's bigger-than-life persona. Costner could only be earnest. Regards Peter
  18. Ah, well, Stone's portrayal is somewhat accurate ... Then again, Stone's portrayal of Garrison was the heart of the movie .... and we all know how accurate that portrayal was(n't)! :-) Having written a book on this subject, and done much archival research on it, and edited an academic journal that did much writing about New Orleans and Garrison, and been asked by Stone to do a thirty minute AV essay for his film on the new documents on the subject, just how off was Stone? 1. Garrison commissioned an investigation of the Kennedy case the day of the assassination. TRUE 2. Ferrie's name came up. TRUE 3. Ferrie was called in for an interview and gave some strange replies. TRUE 4. Garrison referred Ferrie to the FBI. And the FBI not only let him go without batting an eyelash, they then announced it was not their idea to interview him. If you can believe it, the above is TRUE. 5. The WC was then appointed by LBJ with some very strange people involved like Dulles, McCloy and Ford. They issued a cover up which JG did not buy. TRUE. 6. Garrison's interest was later revived. PARTLY TRUE. The latest evidence here says that he never really completely lost interest. 7. Garrison discovered that Oswald was not really a communist, partly through the 544 Camp Street address on his flyers. And partly through Martin's animus toward Banister striking him. TRUE 8. Garrison then discovered the morass that was Banister's office, and that it was a cover for anti Castro activities and the CIA. TRUE 9. Garrison then discovered that the mysterious Bertrand character was Clay Shaw. TRUE. (And by the way, the FBI knew this was so way back in 1963 and they covered it up deliberately to make Garrison look bad.) 10. Garrison's office was wired for sound. TRUE. (What the film does not reveal is that this was done twice. Once by Gordon Novel working with Walter Sheridan, and once by the FBI.) 11. Ferrie died under mysterious circumstances while he was on the verge of cracking and right before JG was going to arrest him. TRUE 12. Garrison met with a mysterious character who told him about the secret Cuba and VIetnam operations as a motive for killing Kennedy. PARTLY TRUE. Garrison did meet with Nagell in NYC, and he told him about the Cuban angle. At the time of his inquiry a professor from Ohio University wrote him a 25 page handwritten letter about Kennedy's intent to withdraw from Vietnam and how this was likely a reason for his murder. JG did adopt this position at the time. Garrison did not actually meet Prouty until well after the trial of Clay Shaw. 13. Garrison called in Shaw for questioning and Shaw gave some rather equivocal answers. TRUE. 14. While preparing for the SHaw trial, Garrison's office was infiltrated and his progress was fouled up and many attempts were made to smear him personally. TRUE. But very much understated in the film. This covert aspect has now been partially declassified as one of the most important works of the ARRB. THe infiltration of JG's office began way before what is depicted in the film. It actually began with CIA heavy Bernardo De Torres walking into Garrison's office in late 1966 and offering to help his inquiry with former JM WAVE Cubans in Miami. A couple of months later, within 24 hours of Ferrie's death, del Valle ends up dead also, his body cut up gangland style right near De Torres' apartment. Needless to say, Ferrie and del Valle worked together and De Torres then split. 15. The media made numerous attempts to smear Garrison. TRUE. But again, understated in the film. We know today that Sheridan was actually in contact with the CIA during the making of his infamous special. We know today that NBC, at the highest levels, cleared SHeridan to do all kinds of unethical things in order to produce his hit job. This means bribing and intimidating witnesses, tailing them at all hours of the day and night, even to church on Sundays. Threatening their livliehoods by contacting their employers and also threatening them with IRS audits. We also know that Sheridan was getting a black budget through a CIA law firm in New Orleans in order to pay infiltrators like Novel. We also know that the Life Magazine special issue on the Mafia was done in part to smear Garrison with the Mob brush and that it was worked on by FBI asset Sandy Smith, Billings, and Blakey. 16. The Paines were suspicious characters who aided the cover up. TRUE. But again very understated. Today its almost overwhelming they were undercover surveillance agents at the time and later. And they willingly participated in the cover up. (IMO at the request of Allen Dulles through his former employee and paramour Mary Bancroft.) 17. George DeM introduced Oswald to the rather odd WHite RUssian community. TRUE. WHat the film leaves out is that it was a the request of the local CIA station chief. 18. Garrison took Shaw to trial even though some in his office resisted it to the point of helping the other side. TRUE 19. Shaw was seen with Ferrie and Oswald in CLinton -Jackson. TRUE. Today there are dozens of witnesses to this and even a picture was discovered. 20. Shaw was taken to trial and Garrison played a part in the proceedings. PARTLY TRUE. Garrison did examine some witnesses and he did deliver a summation. But two assistants handled most of it since Garrison was very sick with Hong Kong FLu and a back injury. 21. Pierre Finck testified at Shaw's trial and blew open the military role in controlling the autopsy. TRUE. Though underplayed. 22. Garrison thought of calling a barmaid at Ruby's who saw Ferrie there with Oswald. NOT TRUE. 23. Willie O'Keefe was a witness for Garrison. PARTLY TRUE. This was a composite character made up of actual testimony from Dave Logan, Ray Broshears and Perry Russo. The scene where O'Keefe is introduced at a prison is based on the Alcock interview with Logan. 24. Clay Shaw had a wild gay sex life. TRUE. But I wish it had not been depicted in the film. 25. Shaw was acquitted and Garrison ran for office again and won. TRUE. But simplistic. The CIA was so angry at Garrison for bringing Shaw to trial that they plotted with local allies on the ground to recruit Harry Connick, a Justice Dept lawyer who had worked on Shaw's defense. They then brought phony charges against him, timed with a later election so even though Garrison was acquitted, it created such a distraction that Connick won. As part of his Faustian deal, Connick then began to incinerate Garrison's files left behind, and even grand jury records. Gary Raymond did not follow instructions so we have some grand jury records. Peter, the Dave Reitzes stuff doesn't fly here. You will have to talk to David Reitzes about his stuff. TRUE. I've never met him or talked to him. TRUE. "His stuff" is not in my cupboard. TRUE. I commend your efforts. TRUE. Our opinion on the accuracy of the portrayal of Garrison differs. TRUE. Regards Peter
  19. Ah, well, Stone's portrayal is somewhat accurate ... Then again, Stone's portrayal of Garrison was the heart of the movie .... and we all know how accurate that portrayal was(n't)! :-)
  20. I did a little bit of digging, and although as a researcher I do not particularly trust him or agree with his conclusions, Edward J Epstein asserts in the article [see link] that he located the passenger manifest of the SS Maasdam, also see Pieter Didenko, ostensible Russian-speaking steward of the Maasdam, and also maintains the SS Maasdam employment history was destroyed. http://www.maryferre...082&relPageId=4 The ship passenger manifest would have approximately 1,400 names if Edward J Epstein is correct, although his citation re Didenko is attributed to Priscilla McMillan, another "researcher" whom I believe echoes the party line, and I don't mean the Commies...lol Thanks Ed for the friendly words! I will do my best. And Robert: thanks for the interesting find. I did some more searches at MFF and found a very interesting article: http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=90661&relPageId=27 Mark tried to contact me in 2006 shortly after I published the list on the web. It appears he used a Printscreen copy of the Oswald page on my website for this Dealey Plaza Echo article. Fine with me :-)
  21. Years ago I was politely asking this guy, "Perry Vermeulen", for a copy of the ship log/passenger manifest of the Maasdam showing Oswald. He shined me on for weeks. He repeatedly said he would email me a copy. He continued making excuses why he couldn't like he was on a trip, must be a long trip as I'm still waiting to see it. Now I was not asking for it to see Oswald's name, I was looking for other names. Whom else was aboard, etc. I notice he uses crops of the pages with LHO and his ship cabin neighbor. Never going to get him to share it...Does anyone have a Maasdam passenger manifest besides this dead end? The passenger list made its first appearance on the internet in 2006 on my website. After publishing the complete passenger list, I had several online discussions with Perry. Mark Bridger also tried to contact me. The "Oswald" page first appeared in May 2006. Here is the URL: http://www.toronto.hm/ss_maasdam7.html You can go through the list page by page by clicking the "next" at the bottom of each page. Start here: http://www.toronto.hm/ss_maasdam.html If anyone wants paper copies of the list, ask, and I'll dig them out of my old files. Regards, Peter Fokes, Toronto
  22. Beats me. That's a mystery indeed. Anyway, in her 5/24/11 interview with Gary Stover, she did say that she stepped into the street TWICE prior to the President's car arriving in Dealey Plaza. She took pictures of two different motorcycle police officers prior to JFK's car getting into the Plaza....and she said that she was IN the street when she took both of those pictures. Mary also made a specific point in her May 24 interview to say that the second motorcycle policeman she snapped a photo of was in the CENTER LANE of Elm Street, thereby allowing her to step into the street without risking getting run over. Obviously, such was not the case when she took her famous picture of President Kennedy at the time of the fatal head shot. There were motorcycles taking up the left (south) lane. No way she'd be in the street at that point. Mary Moorman has given very few interviews since '63. She gave at least two on 11/22/63 and was part of the CBS-TV program "November 22nd And The Warren Report" in 1964 -- see my webpage on Moorman and Jean Hill HERE to see or hear all of those interviews. In the KRLD-Radio interview linked above, Moorman does, indeed, say she had "stepped out in the street, we were right at the car" at the time of the fatal shot. Why she would use those exact words "in the street" is a mystery, because it couldn't be more obvious from the Zapruder Film that she was not "in the street" at all. She was very CLOSE to the street, yes. But she certainly wasn't "in the street". Perhaps she meant to say she was "at the curb of the street", instead of using the word "in". ~shrug~ Gosh, I wouldn't stand in the street in front of an oncoming motorcade, especially a Presidential motorcade! Did one of those two fellas, shown sitting on the curb after the motorcade had passed, stand in the street as the limo drove by, or was he on the curb or sidewalk? One of them waved but was he in the street? I would edge back to, at least the curb, and more likely the sidewalk or grass beyond! Shouldn't we allow Mary a slip of the tongue, especially since she HAD been in the street a few moments earlier? Peter Fokes Have a great day!
  23. I wonder why she said that, when during her interview on Elm Street with Gary Mack, he had to prevent her from saying "we stepped out into the street" multiple times? Curious. The video can be viewed here. The Video - Mary Moorman Breaks Her Silence You are a scholar and a gentleman ... thank you very much. Nice to be able to refresh one's memory and notes!
  24. Sounds like you are talking about Jean Hill not Mary Moorman! Cheers
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