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Ian Fleming worked for Naval Intelligence,he also met JFK at a party,were Its quoted he suggested hat he had a way to get rid of Fidel Castro, the Communist leader of Cuba. This got Kennedy's interest, since Castro had been a thorn in the side of Kennedy.Castro's beard was the key to getting at Fidel,Flemming said,without the beard,Castro's Trademark,he would look like anyone else.So Flemming told JFK to announce that they found particles of radioactivity were attracted to beards and bearded people could become radioactive and make them Sterile.This was sure to make,Macho Castro shave it off.

Much to the amusement of JFK.

Oswald was thought to be Naval Intelligence,he also depicted himself as a James Bond style character.

Ensign Kennedy was assigned to ONI,Office of Naval Intelligence.

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Ian Fleming worked for Naval Intelligence,he also met JFK at a party,were Its quoted he suggested hat he had a way to get rid of Fidel Castro, the Communist leader of Cuba. This got Kennedy's interest, since Castro had been a thorn in the side of Kennedy.Castro's beard was the key to getting at Fidel,Flemming said,without the beard,Castro's Trademark,he would look like anyone else.So Flemming told JFK to announce that they found particles of radioactivity were attracted to beards and bearded people could become radioactive and make them Sterile.This was sure to make,Macho Castro shave it off.

Much to the amusement of JFK.

Oswald was thought to be Naval Intelligence,he also depicted himself as a James Bond style character.

Ensign Kennedy was assigned to ONI,Office of Naval Intelligence.

All this is true but I was thinking of something that was happening on the day before the assassination.

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JFK and LHO were reading one of Fleming's novels about this time.

Reading or re-reading the original Bond books is a wonderful way to while away the hours. These were the ultimate beach/holiday books of the 1950's and 1960's. Both John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald were each reading an Ian Fleming novel at the time of the assassination in November of 1963. The books are full of politically incorrect stereotypes and crude misogyny, but are also an enormous source of sheer reading pleasure. Flemings' books are clearly to the right of the Bond Movies--Fleming is a determined anti-communist. His first villain, Le Chiffre, is a sadistic communist paymaster who works as a go- between the Soviets and radical French trade Unions.

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http://americanconservativeinlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/commander-bonds-london.html

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JFK and LHO were reading one of Fleming's novels about this time.

Reading or re-reading the original Bond books is a wonderful way to while away the hours. These were the ultimate beach/holiday books of the 1950's and 1960's. Both John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald were each reading an Ian Fleming novel at the time of the assassination in November of 1963. The books are full of politically incorrect stereotypes and crude misogyny, but are also an enormous source of sheer reading pleasure. Flemings' books are clearly to the right of the Bond Movies--Fleming is a determined anti-communist. His first villain, Le Chiffre, is a sadistic communist paymaster who works as a go- between the Soviets and radical French trade Unions.

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http://americanconse...nds-london.html

Exactly right. Further details can be found in Andrew Lycett's, Ian Fleming (1996).

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Going on pure memory here, but as I recall, the Connery Bond films were pretty non-ideological. The villains were part of amorphous oreganizations like SMERSH and SPECTRE. The Roger Moore Bonds were explicitly anti-soviet and anti-communist.

I don't know that there's any big point to be made of this......just sayin' :unsure:.

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Going on pure memory here, but as I recall, the Connery Bond films were pretty non-ideological. The villains were part of amorphous oreganizations like SMERSH and SPECTRE. The Roger Moore Bonds were explicitly anti-soviet and anti-communist.

I don't know that there's any big point to be made of this......just sayin' :unsure:.

All the films were apolitical, though in several of the books Bond's main opponents worked with/for the Soviet spy agency SMERSH (a cross between the KGB and SMERSH) in the movies they were from SPECTRE a non-ideological mufti-national criminal organization. In fact MI6 (and sometimes the CIA) ended up cooperating with the Soviets or they were mutually targeted. The only political aspect was that some of SPECTRE's operatives had been Nazi or Soviet agents or part of American criminal gangs but none IIRC were ex-agents from US, UK or allied agencies.

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Ian Fleming worked for Naval Intelligence,he also met JFK at a party,were Its quoted he suggested hat he had a way to get rid of Fidel Castro, the Communist leader of Cuba. This got Kennedy's interest, since Castro had been a thorn in the side of Kennedy.Castro's beard was the key to getting at Fidel,Flemming said,without the beard,Castro's Trademark,he would look like anyone else.So Flemming told JFK to announce that they found particles of radioactivity were attracted to beards and bearded people could become radioactive and make them Sterile.This was sure to make,Macho Castro shave it off.

Much to the amusement of JFK.

Oswald was thought to be Naval Intelligence,he also depicted himself as a James Bond style character.

Ensign Kennedy was assigned to ONI,Office of Naval Intelligence.

All this is true but I was thinking of something that was happening on the day before the assassination.

Mr. Simkin, I swear that in better, less harried days I knew the important event of 21-11-63, but I wish you would remind us.

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Going on pure memory here, but as I recall, the Connery Bond films were pretty non-ideological. The villains were part of amorphous oreganizations like SMERSH and SPECTRE. The Roger Moore Bonds were explicitly anti-soviet and anti-communist.

I don't know that there's any big point to be made of this......just sayin' :unsure:.

We do know that Ian Fleming had right-wing views. So did his wife, Ann, who was having an affair with Hugh Gaitskell, the leader of the Labour Party between 1955-1963.

Gaitskell's biographer, Philip M. Williams, the author of Hugh Gaitskell (1979) seems to be unaware of this affair: "At home at Frognal Gardens his guests were mostly progressive and few were actively Tory. But he kept up a few personal friendships across the political divide, largely through Anne Fleming and her circle. Crosland chided him about it; but, with his Wykehamist sense of rectitude and distaste for the idle rich, Gaitskell was not in the least worried that he might yield to the embrace of the social Establishment, or might be sourly suspected of doing so. He appreciated its comforts, and its intellectual stimulus still more." Williams goes on to argue that this was the view of senior members of the Labour Party.

However, Andrew Lycett, the author of Ian Fleming (1997) sees the relationship very differently: "Ann (Fleming) used to joke that when she went to bed with Gaitskell, she liked to imagine she was with the more debonair Crosland. Much as she enjoyed her unexpected romance, she could only cope with it by being slightly disparaging." Fleming told Lord Beaverbrook: "I suppose I shall have to go dancing next Friday with Hugh Gaitskell to explode his pathetic belief in equality, but it will be a great sacrifice to my country... He (Hugh Gaitskell) saw her (Ann Fleming) as a spirited and amusing antidote to his dour professional life; she liked his brains and political clout, and considered it a challenge to wean him from his puritanical socialist principles to an enjoyment of the more overt pleasures in life. On one level, she promoted Gaitskell with Beaverbrook and ensured that his policies received favourable Express group newspaper coverage in any internal Labour Party dispute with his left wing. On another, she subverted the Labour leader's pretensions to seriousness. Ann Fleming, the political hostess who split the Labour Party and kept the Labour right wing in business: it is an interesting and not implausible thesis."

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Obit for the real James Bond:

Jamesbondauthenticus: James Bond RIP

After discovering the existence of the real James Bond, and his connection to the CIA via the Catherwood Fund and the British via Cambridge, I learned that there was a whole network of real people and their lives that parallels the fictional characters and stories in Fleming's books.

For instance Fleming wrote about the theft of the Soviet cipher in From Russia With Love, but it wasn't revealed that the British had stolen a Nazi cipher until the late 1970s.

Jamesbondauthenticus: In Search of James Bond

Photo of Bond meeting Fleming in Jamaica taken by Mrs. Bond

Jamesbondauthenticus: James Bond Meets Ian Fleming

JFKcountercoup: JFK, Michael Straight, Ian Fleming & Kim Philby

JFKcountercoup: 007, LHO & JFK

Besides 007, other heavy martini drinkers include JJ Angleton, Wm. Harvey and Gordon Campbell.

JFKcountercoup: The Three Martini Lunch Crew

JFKcountercoup: "America's James Bond" at JMWAVE

Most significant, I think, is the connection between Ian Fleming and his friends and NANA associates Cuneo and Bryce.

It is also interesting that Prime Minster Anthony Eton, due to his friendship with Ann Fleming, lived at Goldeneye during the Suez Crisis,

and that one of the Soviet "defectors" who was put up at Camp X in Canada said that Gaitskell, Ann Fleming's paramour, was killed by the KGB.

BK

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