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Plan to attend "Don't Forget About Jack" conference 11/13/16 in Burlington, Vermont

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If it is not too late to do so, you might invite to speak a person who actually lived the events as opposed to researchers after the fact. I refer to retired NYPD Detective James Rothstein who could talk about:

1) Being on the ship Essex in 1961 when two nuclear bombs were loaded on board when the ship was secretly sailing to engage in the Bay of Pigs invasion. Rothstein was one of the few crew members assigned to provide security as the bombs were loaded; all others were ordered to remain below deck. Rothstein was present when the ship's captain received a phone call from JFK calling off all bombing of Cuba. The crew of the Essex was sworn to never tell what they knew about the ship's role. It is only in the last few years that the ship's involvement has been publicly acknowledged.

2) Rothstein later as an NYPD detective arrested Frank Sturgis in New York City in 1976 when he arrived there to assassinate Marita Lorenz before she could testify before the House Special Committee on Assassinations. Sturgis spoke candidly to Rothstein after being arrested once he learned Rothstein had been a sailor in the Bay of Pigs.

3) Rothstein had Sturgis' 1971 hand written confession to Cardinal Cooke read to him in which, among other revelations, Sturgis provided his knowledge of the JFK assassination, including who actually killed Officer Tippit.

4) Rothstein knew NYPD officer "Big Al" Carone who also worked for the CIA and who headed the third team of assassins waiting at the airport in Dallas to kill JFK if the other two teams failed to do so. Rothstein worked with Carone's daughter after her father died to get what was owed him by the NYPD. The NYPD denied he had ever worked for the it, that is until in the midst of the controversy his daughter received in the mail an insurance card from NYPD's personnel dept. renewing her father's insurance as an officer.


People involved in these historical events are getting old and dying off. Why not invite Rothstein to tell what he knows before he takes it to the grave?


Edited by Douglas Caddy
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