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  1. 1 hour ago, David Boylan said:


    I'd recommend reading Gayle's book. (plug :rolleyes:) She goes into quite a bit of detail on the White Rock Lake picnic. She also interviews Larry Schmidt, Robert Surrey's children and Father Machann. 

    This may be of interest. You have Sylvia Odio's friend Father Machann asking Sylvia Odio's Uncle Joaquin Insua to introduce John Martino at a JBS sponsored event. Also some discussion on changing a bumper sticker from "Kan the Kennedy Klan" to "Kill the Kennedy Klan." It also covers the crew at "Hollandale."


    Oswald giving speeches to anti-Castro Cubans - http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg Subject Index Files/O Disk/Odio Sylvia/Item 35.pdf


    You are so awesome David!  Thanks for the plug and thanks for reading my book.  You know, when I asked him about John Martino, he had no recollection.  I'm hoping that changes as our communications continue!  Happy Easter and thanks again!


  2. 19 minutes ago, Steve Thomas said:



    Here's why I have been asking.

    Mike Kilroy and I have been having a conversation in another thread on the Forum entitled, "CNN: One JFK Assassination Conspiracy Theory that Can't Be Debunked is that the CIA Did It!" that was started by Jim Hargrove, about the speed with which the DRE released biographical background on Oswald on the afternoon of Nov 22nd.


    It was my contention that, by doing so, the DRE got ahead of the story and killed two birds with one stone. They not only undercut LHO by portraying him as a "rat bastard, Castro-loving commie"; but they also undercut the CIA. I think they were whispering behind the scenes that not only was LHO was a commie, but also that he was an informant for the government. I think the exiles has been compiling a dossier on Oswald from a long time back. Every time an "Oswald" was around, their plans were foiled.

    April, 1963 a planned raid in Cuba is waylaid (Alpha 66)

    July, 1963 a training camp in Lake Ponchtrain is raided (MDC)

    August, 1963 Carlos Bringuer voices suspicion that Oswald is an informant (DRE)

    September, 1963 a "Cuban associate" of Sylvia Odio is told to stay away from Oswald (JURE)

    November, 1963 the Miller/Whitter/Jhn Thomas Masen gun deal goes bad (Alpha 66)

    Didn't Gerry Partick Hemming say that Oswald had contacted him and offered to help and Hemming told him to get lost?

    After a while, you have to believe that people are putting two and two together.

    I think this partially explains the CIA's post 11/22 panic over the Mexico City affair. The January 22, 1964 WC Executive Session analysis is spot on.

    The DRE was initially formed as a propaganda arm. In this case, I think they out-Hunted Hunt and Phillips.


    PS: Just as an aside, I read yesterday that the CIA AMSPELL cryptonym for the DRE was developed by Bill Harvey in November, 1962. When you put the DRE in front of it, it spells DRE/AMSPELL. Cute huh?


    Steve Thomas

    Dear GOD Steve!

    I so agree with everything you're saying and it fits in nicely with my "pet theory" that the DRE was the key to the Odio visit...as you remember, when Annie first answered the door, they asked for Sarita.  As I mention in my book, Sarita was a member of the DRE and from all the interviews I did with people who knew her (including Father Machann's sister), she was the political one of the family.  Now, Silvia is affiliated with JURE, not the DRE, and it is my contention (though I cannot prove it) that Silvia was protecting her sister and her sister's politics from these strangers at the door.  Silvia, by all accounts, was very bright and knew Hemming as well. Her uncle, Augustin Guitart, her friend/intimate Father Machann; her cousin Marcella Insua....all these people were aware of her political leanings as well as her sister Sarita's.  I have heard rumor that Silvia also knew Oswald before the visit, but I cannot confirm that.  I interviewed Kiki Masferrer's son and he had nothing positive to say about the Odio family, nor could he confirm or deny the rumor about Oswald.  Father Machann and his sister are just the opposite in regards to the Odio sisters.  I agree with your contention about the DRE getting ahead of the story.  It was the DRE that shared the missile pictures as well.   Dreamspell huh?  WOW!



  3. 20 hours ago, Steve Thomas said:



    On the contrary. I have come to believe that the name Oswald was well known in the Cuban exile community as somebody to stay away from. His name goes back as early as August in New Orleans, when he visited Bringuer and offered to "help"; and probably as early as late March/early April when an "Oswald" tried to board a ship in Miami bound for a commando raid. That person was so obnoxious that Jerry Buchanan had to punch him in the mouth and knock him down. (Does that "Oswald" behavior sound familiar?)

    According to Buddy Walthers, Oswald was seen going in and out of that house on Harlendale in the months prior to November 22nd.

    I will be on the lookout for references, not in the U.S. spy community, but in the Cuban exile community to an "Oswald".


    Steve Thomas

    I too believe that Oswald was known to many in the Cuban Refugee Community, thus the thrust to "find" Father Machann and interview him.  By the way, Machann told me it wasn't the Secret Service that interviewed him and asked him to call Silvia, it was his parishioner, James Hosty.  Thanks for this enlightening thread Steve, it's right up my alley!


    Gayle Nix Jackson

  4. James Wagenvoord has written a chapter in my soon to be released book.  Yes, his story has been sourced and yes he is the real deal.  As Mr. Hancock says, we should be wary of "sources' but we should also, IMO, seek and try to validate stories from living witnesses as I have tried to do and let the reader decide for themselves if they are telling the truth or not.  So many of us in the JFK field, have agendas.  Mine is to find my grandfather's film as well as the truth as to what happened.  James Wagenvoord's only agenda is truth.  He has written 40+books that have nothing to do with the JFK Assassination.  The stories he tells in my book are from a personal memoir he wanted his daughter to have regarding his times at Life Magazine.  I'm indebted, honored and happy to call him a friend and have great respect for his whistle-blowing words.

  5. Hey Gayle

    if you are still following this thread there is some info on "Lefty Clark" here:


    Apparently, he invested a lot of money into the "San Souci" which was just outside Havana.

    He'd have to know Mike McLaney

    Thanks so much Chris!

    One of the chapters in my book has to do with these things, though you guys know so much more than I so it will be trivial to you. I do appreciate the link though. I have visited that site before but didn't look up "Lefty" Allen or Clark or about whomever Castorr referred in his tape to Harold W.

    Thanks again!


  6. Hey Gayle!

    I don't know enough about the political agendas of all the people involved with these training camps yet. It seems like a there were like ten hands in the "cookie jar", if that's possible.

    Mike McLaney certainly had connections everywhere from the Kennedy brothers and the Mob to John Birchers and Minutemen. It was his brother, William McLaney, whose cottage was raided for the explosives cache. I don't think that implicates Mike McLaney of anything on it's own.

    Good luck with your search! - Chris

    Thanks so much Chris!

    It is so very interesting isn't it? I would agree about Mike McLaney. I don't think he was part of anything sinister other than greed :) Thank you too Tommie, Larry and David! You guys are great!


  7. This is all of great interest to me! Thanks so much Mr. Newton and Mr. Graves. I am interviewing some local people and wanted to add a piece of trivia and ask a question about all this. It seems that many of the Right-Wingers in Dallas also knew of Mclaney, in fact, Colonel Castorr asked if Mclaney was ever interviewed along with someone named Lefty Allen in regards to the Lacombe Training Camp. I don't know if this is of help to you two, but if you know anything about it, it would be a great help to me! :help

    Great work!


  8. Hi Paul and all,

    So sorry it took me awhile to comment on this thread. I know a man who has the book but he's on the other side of the world and found it at a half-price book store type place. Maybe that's where we should look. There's a phone number on the inside, but it seems to be a number for a law firm that collects debts. I haven't spoken to anyone there have you Paul? Another book that I found, and I seriously don't know how I made it through reading it, is the one mentioned by the LaFontaines..."Kennedy Ripples"....good grief! I have spoken with the son of the author who tells me it's absolutely true but written as fiction because of the "embellishments"...The thing is, the only embellishments are in the love story between Father Machann, Sylvia Odio and the author Marianne Sullivan. She DOES touch on Walker in the story, but only for a moment. She says DPD officer George Butler was a rapist. She says Sylvia Odio was a woman of questionable sexual character...it's just a horrible book, not only in style, but in every other way as well and her only "evidence" is WC exhibits and a few pictures of the Father she called "Michael".

    Speaking of this "will Fritz" pseudonym...I don't believe he's the only writer to accuse Walker and the JBS...didn't John Belivaqua? I have his book as well and need to check to see.

    It is quite the mystery as to who wrote the book and why. It seems more opinion than fact because of the lack of citations. But isn't that the case with many writers?


  9. Oh my! I'm VERY excited to hear about this as I have a chapter in my new book about General Walker and how I too felt he was a compass point for the assassination. I would love to talk to you Mr. O'Niel about my findings and to make sure I'm not repeating information you and Dr. Caufield have uncovered. Congratulations and please let us know when its available for purchase.


  10. I would just like to comment that I appreciate knowing the thoughts of people who disagree with me. Usually, their debate makes mine stronger and that's a good thing. I see Mr. Von Pein this way. He has never been rude to me in the years we've been on the same forums. I applaud his passion in his belief. What I would like to ask you all and him is this. If one were to find DPD reports, coroner photos, or FBI letters and files at this late date, would they be guffawed as tainted evidence or would they be accepted? With so many local Dallas people dying day by day (Just recently, Bill Alexander, Bobby Joe Dale and H.B. McClain) some evidence could likely be found later by members of their family. How will the community take this in your estimation? Thanks in advance for your replies.

  11. My two cents, for what it's worth. I never believed any film was altered. I've heard stories most of my adult life of the "other" Z-film and in the last two years, I've been given names of people (dead of course so I cannot contact them) who say the Nix film was altered as well. And that the Nix film is a training film for Military Intelligence. And that its been destroyed. And it was placed in a bank vault and subsequently demolished...and on and on and on.

    What I do know is that my grandfather always said the film looked different (his, not Zapruder's) when it was returned by the FBI. Was he just ignorant? Would he not know his own film? What's the answer?

    So in regards to alteration, I have changed my stance, as I suggest most do in this case when we realize how much has been tampered with, lied about, obfuscated, denied, shredded, stolen and fictionalized. What do we do? We must keep an open-mind and DEMAND that this case be reopened with a non-partisan panel.

    Yes, this is my agenda. I want to find the Nix film and I truly do not understand why more people not think it important to do so.

  12. It is odd, but just last week I was asking people privately how to get in touch with him. I had heard many bad things about him when I was friends with Robert Groden. In retrospect, I now understand why. Nonetheless, someone had told me to purchase his "Killing the Truth" book in my quest to find my grandfather's original film. Two people suggested there is a passage in this book that would make one think maybe Groden had the original. I bought it. I must say, I laughed as I read it as to his observations in regards to David Lifton, Mary Ferrell, Harold Weisberg, etc. and at times agreed with him as I read it. I wondered how the JFK community (if you can call it that) reacted to this. Then, near the end of the book, I saw that he had mentioned my name in tandem with Madeline Brown's. I never met this man. Nor did I ever meet Madeline Brown. That's when I started asking how to get in touch with him. I heard several more stories about his actions, each of them worse than the one before. Of course, none of these people knew how to contact him. I really wish I could have talked to him. I had no idea he had written so many books and I truly want to read his first one as I do believe it would shed light on his actions. I'm no psychologist, but if the first book is autobiographical as has been suggested, it would explain a lot about this man. With all this said, I am sad that anyone should die alone and with no family and friends. I hope he has passed on to a better place.

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