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  1. I think it is a simple title abbreviation, Here it is used in context. https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1964-68v06/d40 "COS and EXO will spend night in Station, with a backup commo command post in another area of the city. " COS, Chief of Staff DCI, Director of Central Intelligence DCM, Deputy Chief of Mission EXO, Executive Officer
  2. https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10052-10198.pdf On a Routing Sheet, there is a listing of Mr Russ Holmes, O/CI/EXO
  3. See : https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10014-10057.pdf https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10014-10058.pdf possibly https://www.archives.gov/files/research/jfk/releases/104-10014-10056.pdf ====================== IJDECANTER was 2nd Chief Directorate KGB Officer
  4. The production reminds me of Finding Bigfoot 'documentaries' .
  5. WOW. Is this amateurish and lame. The story is titled 'declassified files' but they are wandering Mexico City, looking at buildings 50 years after the fact & making wild statements. And NOTHING to back any statement up. So far it is crap.
  6. I thought this was a joke at first . . . George H.W. Bush honored by JFK Foundation ------------------------------ http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/04/us-usa-kennedy-bush-idUSBREA4308G20140504 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush showed courage in breaking his "read my lips: no new taxes" campaign pledge to broker a 1990 budget compromise that may have cost him re-election two years later, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation said on Sunday.
  7. Wasn't Garrison also working on decoding messages? "When Orleans Parish, Louisiana, District Attorney Jim Garrison sought to make a name for himself by implicating various people in the assassination of President Kennedy, one of the claims he made was the translation of “P. O. 19106” from Lee Oswald’s notebook into Jack Ruby’s unlisted Dallas phone number. The problem was, the scheme was too elaborately tailored to this specific translation." http://specularphoto.com/blog/2012/08/06/the-codebreakers/
  8. Try : http://jfk.ci.dallas.tx.us/ and then slelect a box to look through. Office of the City Secretary / Dallas Municipal Archives John F. Kennedy/Dallas Police Department Collection In 1989, and later through City of Dallas Ordinance 92-0438, the Dallas Police Department transferred to the Dallas Municipal Archives, Office of the City Secretary, all police records relating to the assassination. These records have been available to researchers since the transfer. The collection contains 11,406 documents and photographs, including homicide reports, affidavits, witness statements, newspaper clippings and correspondence. The collection is also available on microfilm. The Municipal Archives possesses the original files, except those that have been transferred to the federal government permanently.
  9. You know the 3D software they always use to validate the SBT? Did you ever look at the path from the sniper's nest to the Tague curb? Assuming the bullet flew straight, the bullet path would travel about 20 feet over the limo and cross Elm about where Elm merges with Main. How could a sniper miss that badly, yet, in theory, hit JFK twice. I bet if you plotted all the possible bullet paths from the Tague curb to a point about 1/2 foot over JFK as he moved down Elm - and extended the line to the TSBD and Dal-Tex, I bet it would show the shot had to come from the Dal-Tex, likely the 2nd floor. I was playing with : http://sketchfab.com/show/6d7e22cb0968419482cfddc092c80e54
  10. - Time Inc. sold the original film and its copyright back to the Zapruder family for the token sum of $1. - In December 1999, the Zapruder family donated the film's copyright to The Sixth Floor Museum, - The Zapruder family no longer retains any commercial rights to the film, which are now entirely controlled by the museum. Not sure someone couled sell an original Zapruder film or a copy , if they do not own the copyrights.
  11. More on the TV scheduling for this week. --------- JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary TV Roundup: A Complete Guide to Coverage http://www.tvguide.com/News/JFK-Assassination-50th-Anniversary-TV-Coverage-1073547.aspx *all times Eastern Tuesday, Nov. 19 Today (NBC, 7 — 11am): Matt Lauer interviews Mary Ann Moorman-Krahmer, who photographed JFK being shot in his motorcade. Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (PBS, 10pm): Rerun of a 1993 Frontline special Wednesday, Nov. 20 Today (NBC, 7 — 11am): Matt Lauer goes on a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (formerly Texas School Book Depository), where Lee Harvey Oswald worked and fired the shot that killed JFK. Thursday, Nov. 21 Today (NBC, 7am): Lester Holt looks back at JFK's presidency. Good Morning America (7am): Preview of newly released audio recordings featured in Discovery's JFK: The Lost Tapes JFK: The Lost Tapes (Discovery, 7pm): Featuring recently released recordings from Air Force One following the assassination, as well as recordings from Dallas police and reporters who were at the scene The Lost Kennedy Home Movies (H2, 8pm): Footage of President Kennedy and his siblings growing up, as well as footage from his adult life The American Experience: JFK (PBS, 9pm): Documentary featuring footage from the Kennedy archives as well as new information (originally aired Nov. 11) The Assassination of President Kennedy (CNN, 9pm): The first in the 10-part documentary series "The Sixties," produced by Tom Hanks (originally aired on Nov. 14) The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (H2, 10pm): Rerun of a 2009 special highlighting Lyndon B. Johnson's assumption of power Friday, Nov. 22 Today (NBC, 7am): Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw preview NBC's primetime special on the JFK Assassination. Good Morning America (ABC, 7am): Live coverage from Dallas Killing Kennedy (NatGeo, 4pm): Rerun of NatGeo's feature film starring Rob Lowe as President Kennedy and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, based on the book by Bill O'Reilly JFK: The Smoking Gun (Reelz, 6pm): Presents new evidence tied to the JFK assassination CBS Evening News (CBS, 6:30pm): Scott Pelley anchors live from Dallas and interviews Clint Hill, a former Secret Service agent who was in the motorcade with President Kennedy. (CBSNews.com will also offer an online stream of its original broadcast Nov. 22, 1963, beginning at 1:48 p.m. ET.) NBC Nightly News (NBC, 6:30pm): Brian Williams anchors from Dallas. World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC, 6:30pm): Special report on Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, plus coverage of day's events JFK: The Day That Changed America (MSNBC, 7pm ET): Rerun of 40th anniversary special, hosted by Chris Matthews JFK: The Definitive Guide (History, 8pm): An examination of how Americans' views on government have changed since the JFK assassination. Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis (Military, 8pm): Rerun of a 2012 special about the Cuban Missile Crisis The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary (MSNBC, 8pm): Rerun of a 2009 special, hosted by Chris Matthews Where Were You: The Day JFK Died (NBC, 9pm): A documentary nine months in the making, reported by Tom Brokaw. JFK: In His Own Words (HBO, 9pm): Encore presentation of the 1988 documentary, featuring rare film footage and audio tapes 50 Years of Guns (MSNBC, 9pm): Hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton Piers Morgan Live Special: The John F. Kennedy Assassination (CNN, 9pm): Special anniversary coverage Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live (History, 10pm): A minute-by-minute account of the final two days of Lee Harvey Oswald's life before he was killed by Jack Ruby. Nightline (ABC, 12:35am): Descendants from key participants in the day's events go back to the scene in Dallas
  12. Apparently, this is not the first sellout for PBS Nova. All one has to do is look at the bottom of the Nova/Cold Case website : NOVA is provided by David H. Koch. Nova presented a Koch-funded show denying climate change, and loyal viewership revolted and called them on it. So much for the "liberal media" ! Even PBS can be bought and sold. NOVA is provided by David H. Koch, NOVA is en PBSprovided by David H. Koch, NOVA is provided by David H. Koch,ewership
  13. I thought the science in this show was very good. They show the stability of the bullet and how it travels thru matter. They were able to give a reasoned explanation for the path of the tumbling bullet . And how the bullet does not deform. But they cherry-picked the facts and ignored others. They show a bullet hole thru JFKs jacket about 4 inches below the collar, but then use a diagram with a bullet hole up at the base of the neck. They say there is about 1.6 seconds between JFKs reaction and Connelly's reaction, but then do not account for that time difference in their SBT diagram. At one point, they talk about bullet yaw on the SBT theory and show the bullet going straight to hit Connelly. Then in the next segment, they say that obviously, a bullet will change direction when it begins to yaw after hitting the skull. Which is it or why is it different? Overall, it was disappointing. The science was good. But if you use good science on the flawed Warren Comm facts and drawings as evidence, then you prove nothing.
  14. JFK: The Smoking Gun A link for this show says : Five Kennedy Conspiracy Theories Debunked by JFK: The Smoking Gun . . . .presents a straightforward, plausible and logical solution to this long unsolved mystery, many of the ideas that theorists come up with seem quite unlikely. Ballistics expert Howard Donahue and veteran police detective Colin McLaren came to conclusions which are simple and don't rely on unsubstantiated claims, and audiences will get a glimpse of the processes they used when JFK: The Smoking Gun premieres Sunday, November 3rd. As for all those off-the-wall conspiracy theories, we took a moment to examine some of the claims, all of which look just a little more unlikely when compared with the evidence presented in the upcoming documentary. But remember, this is on REELZ : http://www.reelz.com/smokinggun/
  15. The author, Brian Latell, made a point of saying he has no evidence that Castro order the assassination, just that he had advance knowledge. “I don’t say Fidel Castro ordered the assassination, I don’t say Oswald was under his control. He might have been, but I don’t argue that, because I was unable to find any evidence for that,” he said.
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