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When I look at Edward Lansdale's detailed knowledge of black ops like Mongoose, it seems like a very short leap to imagine him organizing the 11/22/63 op in Dallas.

Interesting also to contemplate the "Special Group" list involved in Mongoose in the weeks prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis  -- LBJ, Bundy, Lemnitzer, McCone, and Bill Harvey, among others.

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On 10/31/2018 at 8:49 PM, W. Niederhut said:

When I look at Edward Lansdale's detailed knowledge of black ops like Mongoose, it seems like a very short leap to imagine him organizing the 11/22/63 op in Dallas.

Interesting also to contemplate the "Special Group" list involved in Mongoose in the weeks prior to the Cuban Missile Crisis  -- LBJ, Bundy, Lemnitzer, McCone, and Bill Harvey, among others.

To mention, the Dallas Action podcast host that I cited on another thread held up multi-level, stepped planning (similar to the paper presented in DJ's first post) as the reason Harvey and McCone turned on Lansdale and urged Helms to take him out of the loop. 

Harvey wrote of requisites like Lansdale's that “Under these conditions, units will lack the flexibility and professionalism needed.”  This was in response to a 16-point paper of Lansdale's on Mongoose, not the one DJ linked to.

For the Dallas Action podcast host, this reaction was a signal that Lansdale was not used in the assassination planning.  Helms' written refusal to sideline or remove Lansdale from Mongoose (saying EGL should be handled politically and not bureaucratically) may indicate otherwise.

However it fell out, it would be good to look at the Harvey-McCone memo and Helms' response to get a better read on Lansdale's activities, foreign and domestic.  Here's the podcast link:

https://www.spreaker.com/user/7338953/107-april-8-2017-the-lansdale-deviation

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