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Richard Schweiker, Critic of JFK Assassination Probe, dies at 89


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A really good guy.

One of the only politicians who had the guts to say that the WC was a bunch of BS in public.

(I know a lot more did that in private, but that does not count for courage.)

According to Fonzi, Schweiker was great to work for also.

Bob Tanenbaum also clued me in on the talk he had with Schweiker, where he told him that the CIA had killed Kennedy.

A real rarity among our gutless public servants.

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On 8/4/2015 at 4:38 PM, James DiEugenio said:

A really good guy.

One of the only politicians who had the guts to say that the WC was a bunch of BS in public.

(I know a lot more did that in private, but that does not count for courage.)

According to Fonzi, Schweiker was great to work for also.

Bob Tanenbaum also clued me in on the talk he had with Schweiker, where he told him that the CIA had killed Kennedy.

A real rarity among our gutless public servants.

 
Good Day Jim .... Mannnn, you sure have THAT right about today's,
mostly, "gutless public servants" (who, imho, have mostly and far too
often "forgotten" that they work for US .... ALL of US)
 
WRT, Senator SCHWEIKER, a quick net-search of some of Mr. SCHWEIKER's
obituary's have not yet mentioned his JFK assassination committee's work, so,
provided here is also his current Wikipedia page general summary about his
"Church committee" and the "Schweiker-Hart subcommittee" work....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Schweiker

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...

Church Committee

From 1975 to 1976, Schweiker was a member of the Select Committee to

Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities, headed

by Idaho Senator Frank Church, investigating illegal domestic activities of the

United States government's intelligence agencies.[10] The "Church Committee"

found that allegations of CIA plots to assassinate Cuban Premier Fidel Castro

during John F. Kennedy's presidency went unreported to the Warren Commission

even though CIA director Allen Dulles was a member of the Commission.[10]

These initial findings led Schweiker to call for a reinvestigation of the

assassination of Kennedy.[10] Church appointed Schweiker and Colorado

Senator Gary Hart to be a two person subcommittee to look into the

"performance or non-performance" of intelligence agencies during the initial

investigation of the assassination.[11] In its final report, the Church Committee

called the initial investigation deficient and criticized the response of CIA and FBI,

but stated that it had "not uncovered any evidence sufficient to justify a conclusion

that there was a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy."[11]

On May 14, 1976, Schweiker told CBS Morning News that he believed the CIA and

FBI lied to the Warren Commission.[12] On June 27, 1976, he appeared on CBS'

Face the Nation and said that the Commission made a "fatal mistake" by relying

on the CIA and FBI instead of using its own investigators.[13] Schweiker also

stated that he felt it was possible that the White House was involved in a cover-up.[14]

...

[ QUOTED RELEVANT FOOTNOTES ]

10. Assassination Records Review Board (September 30, 1998). "Chapter 1: The

Problem of Secrecy and the Solution of the JFK Act" (PDF http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/review-board/report/chapter-01.pdf ).

Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board (pdf

http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/review-board/report/arrb-final-report.pdf ). Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. p. 3. Retrieved March 30, 2015.

11. Bugliosi, Vincent (2007). Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F.

Kennedy. New York: W. W. Norton & Company. p. 370. ISBN 0-393-04525-0.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:BookSources/0-393-04525-0

12. "Warren Commission misled -- Schweiker". Rome News-Tribune (Rome, Georgia).

AP. May 14, 1976. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2015. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XAIuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=RTMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5595%2C2158256

13. "Schweiker cites new leads in JFK case". Beaver County Times (Beaver,

Pennsylvania). UPI. June 28, 1976. Retrieved March 30, 2015. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Zh0vAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cNsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2757%2C6006881

14. "Sen. Schweiker Charges White House Cover-up". Observer-Reporter

(Washington, Pennsylvania). AP. June 28, 1976. p. 1. Retrieved March 30, 2015.

https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2-ZdAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Ll8NAAAAIBAJ&pg=4137%2C3991733

...

<END QUOTE>

.... Here is a photo of Senator SCHWEIKER from 4-4-79 ....

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+ ++Don

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The Church Committee was the best by far of all the various assassination commissions.

I've always thought it was more than interesting that Gary Hart was caught with Donna Rice during his 1976 run for president.

Some party (interpret that word broadly) under-mined Hart's campaign.

So, Gary Hart had a fling. So, he was sliced and diced. As if he was the only presidential candidate to wander.

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That was not in 1976. I think it was 1988.

Did he say why Schweiker thought the CIA killed Kennedy?

Yes Chuck. According to Bob, he told him this as he handed him the file Fonzi had put together for him.

Now, let me add, when I asked Schweiker about this in the nineties, he said he did not say that. He said that was probably Dave Marston, the Schweiker Hart chief counsel.

But I believe Tanenbaum on this. He is a really straight arrow.

​That night, Bob and Detective Cliff Fenton went to Bob's apartment and read the whole file until dawn. As Fenton left, he turned and told Bob, "We are in way over our heads."

​In retrospect, I guess he was right.

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A little balance here for the still living for whom Schweiker failed to show any courage at all

Schweiker backs off
As noted in Bill Kelly's article on this incident, Szili eventually sought reinstatement to the Marines by giving his story to Senator Richard Schweiker. Schweiker publicly proclaimed that Szili had been treated unfairly and demanded an investigation. However, a still secret briefing involving Navy Secretary, Fred Korth, commandant David Shoup, Congressional Armed Services Committee members, and a number of unnamed military commanders, was enough to still Schweiker's tongue prompting Szili – decades later in his interview with Kelly to proclaim Schweiker a headline-seeking “opportunist”.
David Shoup
In the syndicated column, Washington Merry-Go-Round of April 26, 1963, Anderson wrote Jackson demanded a court martial, which could not be granted without revealing the incident. When he took his demand all the way to General Shoup, the commandant angrily threatened to call in two officers and hold a court martial on the spot. He made it clear what the verdict would be. Jackson even appealed to the Congressional Medal of Honor Society which, after investigating the facts, intervened in Jackson's behalf. This infuriated Shoup, himself a Medal of Honor winner, who resigned from the society in a pique.(5) The ousted officers, their Marine Corps records cloudy, have had trouble finding work. Jackson finally took a job with the San Jose, Calif., post office, and Szili is trying to sell insurance in Norristown, Pa. The wives of both are expecting babies. For them, it has been a rough penalty to pay.
Can you follow the bouncing Shoup?
As a member of the JCS, he signed off on Operation Northwoods which included plans to capture (fake) Cuban saboteurs inside the base, start riots (using friendly Cubans) near the gates, and/or to blow up ammunition inside the base – all as a pretext to invade the island.
At around the same time he was signing off on Northwoods, he was dealing with Szili and Jackson by locking them up in psych wards, kicking their families off the base and calling Jackson a “disgrace”. All for actions which fit neatly into the Northwoods formula. But even if one takes the innocent view that Jackson did in fact act in self-defence, the same problem arises. Shoup's reaction is way out of proportion. Shoup would later be among those who managed to convince Schweiker to shut up about the incident – after which the story (referred to by Jack Anderson as one of the most explosive incidents of the long Cuban crisis) disappears from the newspapers.

http://reopenkennedycase.forumotion.net/t19-pretextural-obligato-a-symphony-of-lies

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The Church Committee was the best by far of all the various assassination commissions.

I've always thought it was more than interesting that Gary Hart was caught with Donna Rice during his 1976 run for president.

Some party (interpret that word broadly) under-mined Hart's campaign.

So, Gary Hart had a fling. So, he was sliced and diced. As if he was the only presidential candidate to wander.

Gary Hart?

Aw shucks, he was just campaigning his brains out.

--Tommy :sun

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Okay, so we'll just ignore a Northwoods style incident that Jack Anderson called one of the most explosive of all relating to Cuba and how Schweiker was convinced to shut up about it, after which it swiftly disappeared from the news cycle.... leading to what is now a complete lack of interest.

You guys make me laugh. You go on and on about the MSM, while failing to recognize how it has got you all by the balls. If this story had been pursued by the MSM (and Schweiker) as it SHOULD have been, you wouldn't be pretending it never existed. In short, you are behaving exactly as the MSM and the powers behind it want you to behave.

Screw it. And all of you.

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