Thursday, November 10, 2016

Janet Reno and JFK


When Janet Reno, the first women Attorney General passed away last week there was no mention of one historic thing she did - order the new testing of evidence in the assassination of President Kennedy.

For the Attorney General of the United States to do this was unprecidented, and how it came about was extraordinary.

It was John Orr, a federal attorney in Atlanta who worked tielessly on his own time to research and write the proposal, and then he had to win a prestigious award that the Attorney General would give him to create the occassion for him to present his proposal to her.

Orr noticed in reviews of Warren Commission Exhibits CE  #567 at the National Archives that the distored bullet fragments found on the floor of the back seat of the pesident's Ford limo containbed flesh fragments that should be DNA tested.

It was always assumed that the fragments came from the bullet that hit the president in the head and fractured into bits that hit the front windsheld and its frame and may have caused the chip in the curb that nicked James Tague, that some also suspect was a wayward bullet.

But if the fragments came from a bullet that struck Governor Connally, then the single bullet theory is proven incorrect, and Kennedy and Connally were hit by separate buttlets, as Orr believed.

Orr's detailed report is the kind of report that needs to be written to convince the Justice Department and the NARA - National Archives and Records Administration to conduct similar modern tests on other evidence in the case, including the unidentified fingerprints on the boxes in the sixth floor sniper's nest, the 3D computerized enhancement of the X-rays and other grahics, and using the most modern technology on the other evidence in the case.

Orr not only had to convince the Attorney General, he also had to convince the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) that was in existence at the time, and the NARA who has custody of the evidence, and both balked at the discredited FBI lab conducting the tests.

In the end the FBI belatedly conducted the tests and their conclusion was "inconclusive," when DNA scientists tell me that it can't be inconclusive but either a positive match or negative match for whatever they are testing.

In any case, if it wasn't for John Orr and Janet Reno, the testing of the evidence would never have happened, and for the proper testing of additional evidence, we wil have to prepre legal proposals similar to the one John Orr wrote that convinced Janet Reno to do the right thing - and test the evdence in the most sensational murder case in American history.

For more on this see: JFKCountercoup2 - Another Look at CE 567
from Wednesday March 21, 2012


Monday, October 17, 2016

Joan Mellen's Faustian Bargains

Joan Mellen’s Faustian Bargains (Bloomsbury, NY 2016)

It’s quite refreshing to read Joan Mellen’s Faustian Bargains – Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas, because it fills in the blanks that LBJ’s official biographers leave out while at the same time debunking some of the conspiracy theories that have swirled around LBJ’s alleged role in the assassination of President Kennedy.

Such debunking has usually been left to those who attempt to blame the assassination on a deranged lone nut, so having Mellen, a certified conspiracy theorists do it shows that it’s possible to take the high road and not fall for every silly conspiracy theory that comes down the pike without a real basis in fact.

From Craig Zerbel, Robert Morrow and Barr MacClellen to Roger Stone, we have heard the LBJ did it stories for years, but not until now have we really had a reasonable published response.

LBJ certainly answers the Que Bono? question, he was in the motorcade a few cars back and ducked as shots were fired that killed Kennedy, immediately assumed the presidency and took over the reins of power. But he certainly wasn’t the mastermind behind the Dealy Plaza operation, the covert military style ambush that took Kennedy’s life and subverted the democratic process that American has yet to fully recover from.

I knew this even before reading Mellen’s convincing book, since it is now quite clear that what happened at Dealey Plaza was not so much a plot but a plan, a covert action contingency plan that was originally developed to be used against Fidel Castro but redirected to JFK in Dallas. It was very sophisticated plan that not only included a sniper attack on Kennedy riding in an open car at a key point in a motorcade, but included a psychological warfare twist to blame the murder on pro-Castro Cuban Communists.

That aspect of the plan didn’t work, which gives us a window into the operation that otherwise succeeded – JFK did die and Castro was blamed, but it didn’t stick, not only because it was transparently false, but because LBJ rejected it early on the evening of the assassination.

Holed up with his closest cronies in his office in the Executive Office Building (EOB) next door to the White House LBJ realized that to blame the assassination on Castro and to charge the accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald with furthering a communist conspiracy would lead to not only an invasion of Cuba, as that part of the plan called for, but possibly a full scale nuclear war with the Soviets and the loss of millions of lives. From the EOB LBJ called Texas officials to call off their plan to charge Oswald with conspiracy, but he also used the nuke war excuse to convince Earl Warren and others to be part of the Warren Commission cover-up, and accept Oswald not as a conspiratorial commie but as a deranged lone nut whose motives we will never know once he was killed in police custody.

So while LBJ was incapable of concocting the Dealey Plaza operational plan, especially the psych-war sidebar to blame the assassination on Castro, a disinformation ploy that continues today, he exonerated himself by rejecting that part of the deal, and settling on the lone nut scenario.

Those who continue to blame LBJ often refer to Billie Sol Estes and Mac Wallace, both notably absent from traditional LBJ biographies (ie. Caro), and Mellen fills in the blanks admirably.
Even a cursory review of LBJ’s character reveals the nasty, greedy power hungry maniac he was, Mellen spells it out loud and clear, though in the end, still exonerating him from being responsible for the JFK hit.

While Billie Sol compiled a list of a dozen or so murders he blamed on LBJ, usually naming Mac Wallace as the hit man, Mellen finds that Wallace was actually a scholar with a masters degree from Columbia, and an ex-Marine, whose Woodrow Wilson Texas high school mates included Jack Ruby’s pal R. D. Matthews and one Ralph Gleb, who was on the football team Wallace quarterbacked, and is suspected by former classmates as being the muscular round faced fellow photographed in Mexico City that was misidentified by the CIA as Oswald. That is one fact that can and should be confirmed or refuted.

Wallace is also the convicted murderer of a professional golfer whose sexcapades with Wallace’ wife and LBJ’s sister sparked Wallace to murder him in his pro shop with a Nazi officer’s pistol, a crime for which Wallace, with the help of LBJ’s attorney, got off with a suspended sentence.

Wallace then got a job with California defense contractor LTV, getting a security clearance with the help of LBJ and D. H. Byrd, the owner of the Texas School Book Depository, a security clearance that the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) unsuccessfully tried to get revoked for over a decade.

Mellen’s research, as she acknowledges, were greatly advanced by FBI and ONI records collected by former Dallas policeman, the late J. Harrison, who submitted Wallace’s fingerprints and that of a fingerprint taken from one of four boxes that were stacked by the Sixth Floor TSBD window used by the sniper who shot at JFK. The Texas fingerprint examiner concluded that the pinky print found on the box matched that of Wallace, and that supplied the single piece of hard evidence linking Wallace and LBJ to the assassination.

But Mellen discovered that the original fingerprint expert who made that match was not actually certified as a court expert and used a smudged print, so she took a more clear copy of Wallace’s prints and the pinky print found on the TSBD box to another, certified New Jersey fingerprint expert who determined that the prints in fact did not match.

So Mac Wallace was not the mystery man in the Sixth Floor TSBD window with a rifle, and neither was Oswald, so the pinky print belonged to someone else, possibly the real assassin.

Besides that one print, there are 20 other fingerprints that were lifted from those four boxes that have not been connected to anyone, though some did belong to TSBD employees including Oswald and Dallas police officers who handled the boxes. But of the 20 unidentified prints, some of them could belong to the real assassin, and an attempt should be made to identify them, something that is much easier to do today than it was in 1963.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Patsy as a True Believer

The Patsy as a True Believer

By William Kelly

In a (September 9th) New York Times review of Kati Marton's new book, “True Believer - Stalin’s Last American Spy” (Simon & Schuster, 2016), Timothy Naftali writes:

“In these troubling times, we are more likely than our parents to accept on face value that John F. Kennedy’s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald could have been a Lone Wolf, the archetype of the self-radicalized individual - seduced by poisonous ideas into being a soldier for a cause, acting on dark impulses without need of a supporting organization and becoming a stranger to his family and community - now haunts the public imagination.”

While Marton writes about Noel Field as the True Believer in the Eric Hoffer mold, those interested in Noel Field should read what David Talbot says about him in his book “The Devil’s Chessboard," a book the New York Times refuses to review. 

In Naftali'a review he makes a lot of assumptions and tries to re-characterize Lee Harvey Oswald as JFK’s lone killer, a lone nut case and a self-radicalized “Lone Wolf” terrorist acting as a True Believer for a phantom cause.

Now in these troubling times, before we or our parents accept on face value any these three presumptions - 

1) The case against Oswald has been shown over the years to have been weak, specifically including the palm print on the barrel, the evidentiary value of the paper bag, the hair & fiber evidence, the timing of the shots, the condition of the rifle, Oswald's location at the time of the shooting, the line-up identifications, the timing of the Tippit murder and the shell casings.

2) Investigation over the years has shown that Oswald was not a "loner," and had a complex series of associations with a variety of people, such as George de Mohrenschildt, Volkmar Schmidt, Michael Paine, David Ferrie, Sergio Arcacha Smith, Guy Bannister, David Atlee Phillips and others.

3) Far from an archetypal self-radicalized militant, Oswald claimed to have been a Patsy and specifically denied shooting Kennedy and Officer Tippit ("I didn't shoot anybody, no, sir."), an adamant denial is the antithesis of a dedicated radical assassin.  Oswald also said during interrogation that JFK's death would probably not greatly affect US policy toward Cuba, since LBJ would likely carry out the same policy, and even the Warren Commission could not give Oswald a reasonable motive to kill the President. 

In addition, Oswald's defection to Russia may have been a fake defection, a dangle by a US intelligence service as the unusually lenient treatment he received on return to the States (e.g. – no known criminal investigation, no charges) is not characteristic of treatment one might expect to be afforded to a true defector during the height of the Cold War. 

Now apart from Oswald, let's take a moment to properly characterize Naftali, a former director of the Nixon Library and one of those Miller Center scholars who transcribed the Presidential Tapes, along with Philip Zelikow and Max Holland, whose blatant biases have already been exposed.

When they got to transcribing the Oval Office tapes JFK made in October 1962 during the Cuban Missile Crisis, they claimed what the President said in response to Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Curtis LeMay’s statement that “You are in a pretty bad fix Mr. President,” was “unintelligible,” when to others it was clear JFK said, “Your in it with me.”

Philip Zelikow went on to be the chief of staff of the 911 Commission and kept the pre-911 Able Danger reports from reaching the commissioners and then kept the Saudi Arabian connections out of their final report.

Max Holland wrote the “JFK Assassination Tapes” book without mentioning the dozens of Air Force One radio tape transmissions from the Collins Radio Liberty station or the many other Collins Radio connections to the assassination that I have written extensively about and made presentations on at the Wecht and Bethesda conferences.

Zelikow, Holland and Naftali are in the same boat here, so we know where Naftali is coming from and where he is going with this.

As for Naftali's attempted re-characterization of Oswald as an archetypical Lone Wolf terrorist, the idea that Oswald was JFK’s assassin must first be rejected, as the evidence that implicates Oswald is questionable, and it is more likely he was framed as a Patsy as he claimed to be.

So Oswald may have been alone but he was not a wolf, he was a rabbit, Ozzie Rabbit - one set off for others to chase while the real killers slipped quietly away.

It wasn't Oswald who was seduced by poisonous ideas into being a soldier for a cause and a stranger to his family, it is Naftali who is acting on dark impulses with a need for such supporting organizations like the Miller Center and the New York Times.

Naftale says that Noel Field, as a True Believing Soviet spy offers us a “window on the delusion and narcissism that fuel the self-radicalized of any era,” it is Naftale and his Miller Center minions who offer us a window of insight into the Dark Side of the Black Arts and “Wilderness of Mirrors” who wants us to believe JFK was the victim of a Lone Wolf, so let's look more closely at them as well as the organizations that support them.

Let's see, the Miller Center in Virginia is bankrolled in part by the Scripps Howard News Service (SHNS), one of the chief assets of the CIA’s Mockingbird program and source of numerous black propaganda disinformation stories on the assassination. These stories include those furnished Seth Kantor in Dallas by Hal Hendrix in Miami within hours of the assassination, and the bogus NSA report a few weeks before the Hinckley attempt to kill Reagan that falsely tried to blame both presidential attacks on Castro, a familiar CIA “active measure” that continues today.

Then there's Max Holland, Naftali’s Miller Center cohort who unabashedly writes for the CIA’s in-house publication and gets awarded grants from the Columbia-Lucas Foundation that was known as the Columbia-Catherwood Award before the Catherwood Foundation was exposed as a conduit for covert CIA action funds. And Holland lists among his benefactors a German Venetian blind company - how shady is that?

We won't even bother going into the New York Times, the paper of record that recently published an article calling for the release of the secret NSA records on the suspicious death of UN Secretary Dag Hammarskold, but doesn’t mention the still withheld NSA records on the assassination of President Kennedy.

So when Naftali and Holland and others try to describe the Patsy in the Dealey Plaza operation as an “archetypical Lone Wolf seduced by poisonous ideas - a soldier for a cause acting on dark impulses without a supporting organization,” you know they are the ones acting on dark impulses and poisoning ideas as a mercenary soldiers covertly working as a media assets for a nefarious secret organization.

William Kelly is a freelance journalist and historian whose JFK assassination research is partially funded by a grant from the Fund for Constitutional Justice Investigative Journalism Project. He is Secretary of CAPA - Citizens Against Political Assassinations (

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Dear Max Holland - Re: Response to Russian Diz

Dear Max Holland - this is in response to your series of articles on Soviet Disinformation and the assassination of President Kennedy - and the recent reference to it in The Daily Beast .

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"An active measure is a time-honored KGB tactic for waging informational and psychological warfare....The most common subcategory of active measures is dezinformatsiya, or disinformation: feverish if believable lies cooked up by Moscow Centre and planted in friendly media outlets to make democratic nations look sinister....  some of the most famous conspiracy theories to bombinate in backrooms, basements, street corners, college dorms were actually whole-cloth inventions of the Cheka. For instance...Many in 1963 doubted that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in murdering John F. Kennedy; but only a precious few ever saw their paranoid Grassy Knoll explanation transformed into a Hollywood blockbuster. American researcher Max Holland found that the KGB fabricated letter that got planted in the Italian newspaper Paese Sera was the first to allege that one of the suspects for the Kennedy assassination, Clay Shaw, a New Orleans businessman, was actually an operative of Langley. The New Orleans district attorney, Jim Garrison, got hold of a copy of that letter and while he never cited it in court, his film version Kevin Costner most certainly did in the paranoid Oliver Stone movie JFK. Vasili Mitrokhin, a retired KGB archivist who defected to the West and smuggled out six enormous cases of Soviet foreign intelligence files, later recorded that the 'KGB could fairly claim that far more Americans believed some version of its own conspiracy theory of the Kennedy assassination, involving a right-wing plot and the U.S. intelligence community, than still accept the main findings of the Warren Commission.'"  - Michael Weiss - The Daily Beast 

Re: Soviet Disinformation @ Dealey Plaza  - a Primer on American Propaganda

By William Kelly

As with our mutual interest in the Air Force One radio communications, I share Max Holland's interest in official government disinformation at Dealey Plaza though I am not as fixated on the Soviet variety as  Max Holland is.

First off I accept the classic definition of disiformation as intentionally originating from a state government Intelligence source, and not to be confused with misinformation, that's just plain wrong and not originating from an intelligence agency.

So far it is alleged Soviet intelligence sources were responsible for the Dear Mr. Hunt letter, the article on Permindex in Italian paper, and the support of conspiracy theorists Mark Lane and Jochim Joesterin. Mitrokin is the acknoweded primary source and it was Mitrokin  who established his bonifides by identifying (Robert Lipka), a Soviet mole in the National Security Agency.

When the former code and cipher clerk was arrested by the FBI years after the damage was done, he told the court at his arrangement that he saw official NSA documents that identified the real assassin of President Kennedy. The judge then adjourned the court but as the former NSA clerk was led away a reporter asked him the name of the real assassin - to which he replied - Louis Angel Castillo.

You want to follow Soviet disinformation then there's a deep political black hole where im sure you won't venture.

First off, why are the documents refered to by Lipka not among the NSA records released under the JFK Act, as thev should be?

Former FBI agent Bill Turner has disputed your contention that an Italian news article sparked Jim Garrison to initiate the New Orleans investigation, though he later became aware of it, so it's disconcerting for that to be quoted as fact.

The idea the Russians would use psych war, black propaganda and disinformation to influence American public opinion is disconcerting, but not so much as the CiA's own disinformation campaign to blame what happened at Dealer Plaza on Lee Harvey Oswald, Fidel Castro and Cuban Commies, a media campaign that continues today - - what you call "active measures."

While you come up with a half dozen attempts by the Ruskies to influence the public perception on  the assassination of JFK, there are dozens of examples - case studies of this well orchestrafter operation to falsely blame the assassination of JFK on Castro, most of them traced to CIA sources.

Someone on Max Holland's team - I think his wife, suggested that you look for patterns - and here the pattern is quite clear - and decipherable.

In order to understand the very nature of disinformation and black propaganda you must read the basic literature - John Barron on Soviet disinformation and Paul Linebarger's standard text "Propaganda," that he wrote for the US Army.

While Barron focuses on the Soviets, as Max Holland does, Paul Linebarger pretty much created the American variety of such esoteric black arts that he taught at the John Hopkins Center for International Studies. Among his students were Joe Smith,  E. Howard Hunt, Edward Lansdale and David Atlee Phillips. Linebarger was especially proud of Lansdale and Hunt, who he said had "black minds," but he also cautioned his students - espionage agents in the making, that they shouldnt use such secret covert ops and dirt tricks to disrupt American democracy because it would ruin it.

When General William Odom, former Army Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) and a Director of NSA, was asked - what makes a good intelligence case officer? Odom thought it over and said it was like the movie "The Sting," - the con, a response that indicated he took Linebargber's class.

Paul Linebargber's text book breaks propaganda into categories - white, grey and black, and outlines the STASM formula for identifying and determining the real source of black propaganda. But besides using his own book in his classes he also assigned his pupils a linguistic text that was republished as "The Big Con," by David Maurer. That book was the basis of the screenplay of the movie "The Sting," in which sophisticated confidence men swindle a mobster in a Big Con operation they called the Wire.

Maurer was a Kentucky lingustics professor who studied the slang of street thieves, pick pockets and gamblers who led him to the big time confidence men who practicted the Big Con. Unlike theves and gamblers Big Con confidence men designed to get the targeted victim - The Mark, to give up large amounts of money in the belief he can get even more in a shady but believable deal in which everyone except the Mark are actors in an elaborate play.

As the former NSA general said, and as Linebarger taught, Maurer's book "The Big Con," not only gives a good account of how to conduct a covert operation, it also gives good tips and directions on how to recruit agents and dispense with them after they are no longer needed - give them "the brush off," as the Con Artists would put it.

The CIA adopted the techniques, procedures and terminology of the Big Con in their operations as their Cuba affairs in the 1960s indicate. JMWAVE for instance was the largest CIA base ever, using the University of Miami south campus as the bogus Zenith Technologies corporation - a fake front like the fa├žade of a Western town in old movies.

The JMWAVE base was what the con artists called "The Big Store," and as the NSA general said, the best intelligence agents and case officers were like the actors in the movie The Sting. Just as Paul Newman played Henry Gondorf - the smooth "Inside Man," others had different roles, including the "Ropers" - who identify and recruit the Marks, and "Outside Men," who run the play, whatever it is, just as David Morales and David Atlee Phillips were the Outside Men to the Inside Men - Ted Shackley, William Harvey and Des Fitzgerald at Mongoose, Task Force W and JMWAVE.

These techniques, procedures and terminology were taught - not only to the agents and case officers but to all the players, operators and assets "in the field," as they say.

Antonio Veciana was recruited by "Maurice Bishop," his case officer (aka David Atlee Phillips), and before embarking on a twenty year career as a covert CIA operative, he was given special training in psychological warefare that included black propaganda techniques, terminology and covert operational procedures that Linebarger outlined in his course.

Veciana's lessons were given at a language school in Havana and in an office at the Pan Am Bank building in Miami, that Mitch Werbel told HSCA investigator was frequently used by the CIA.

Jack Ruby deposited money in the Pan Am Bank for his Havana casino friends - the Fox brothers and Castro gunrunner Robert McKeown said he was paid in cash wrapped in Pan Am Bank wrappers, so there was some shenanigans going on there, and the Pan Am bank was one of the lines of inquiry Gaeton Fonzi and Richard Sprague were investigating when Sprague was sacked and Fonzi reigned in.

And just as Maurer's The Big Con warns that blowing off the Mark is often hard to do, Phillips had trouble getting rid of Veciana. Marks often want to come back and play some more even though they lost tremendous amounts of money because playing the game itself is addicting.  As it was for Antonio Veciana, who was paid off in six figures by "Maurice Bishop," but at first refused to positively identify Philips as Bishop because he wanted to work for him again.

Now with David Atlee Phillips dead and Veciana singing every song he knows that Bishop taught him, perhaps it is time to review - not the Soviet disinformation, but the all-American variety of black propaganda that purports to show that Fidel Castro was behind the Dealey Plaza operation, an "active measure" as they say at CIA, that continues today.

Additional Links -

Washington Decoded: The Power of Disinformation: The Lie That Linked CIA to the Kennedy Assassination

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Killing Reagan" - A Review by Bill Kelly

"Killing​ ​Reagan"​ ​Again​ ​-​ ​A​ ​review​ ​by​ ​Bill​ ​Kelly. 

Bill​ ​O'Reilly' ​and​ ​Martin​ ​Dugard​ ​in​ ​their​ ​book​ ​"Killing​ ​Reagan,"​ ​​ ​as​ ​with​ ​"Killing Kennedy,"​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​interesting​ ​facts​ ​but​ ​in​ ​the​ ​end,​ ​they​ ​get​ ​it​ ​wrong,​ ​or​ ​just​ ​don't get​ ​it,​ ​and​ ​neither​ ​will​ ​their​ ​plethora​ ​of​  readers,​ ​unless​ ​they​ ​read​ ​more​ ​about​ ​it. 

In the late 1970s, when​ ​he​ ​was​ ​a​ ​young​ ​intrepid​ ​reporter​ ​in​ ​Texas​, O'Reilly​ ​was​ ​on​ ​the right​ ​track​ ​when​ ​he​ ​was​ ​following​ ​up​ ​on​ ​new​ ​leads​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​the​ ​House​ ​Select Committee​ ​on​ ​Assassinations​ ​(HSCA),​ ​seeking out ​interviews​ ​with​ ​the​ ​accused presidential​ ​assassin's​ ​best​ ​friend​ ​George​ ​deMohrenschildt​ ​and​ ​his CIA​ ​contact​ ​G. Walton​ ​Moore.​ ​O'Reilly​ ​then​ ​asked​ ​key​ ​hard​ ​hitting​ ​questions,​ ​some​ ​of​ ​which​ ​we​ ​are still​ ​asking​ ​today,​ ​but​ ​he's​ ​no​ ​longer​ ​asking​ ​them. 

​O'Reilly​ ​spoiled​ ​it​ ​in​"Killing​ ​Kennedy"​ ​by​ ​inserting​ ​himself​ ​in​ ​the​ ​story​ ​by falsely​ claming​ ​to​ ​have​ ​been​ ​knocking​ ​on​ ​deMohrenschiltz's​ ​Florida​ ​door​ ​while​ ​the man​ ​with​ ​answers​ ​killed​ ​himself​ ​in Hemmingwayesque​ ​fashion,​ ​when​ ​O'Reilly​ ​was​ ​not within​ ​ear​ ​shot​ ​but​ ​actually​ ​in​ ​another​ ​state​ ​all​ ​together. 

But​ ​that's​ ​okay​ ​because​ ​O'Reilly​ ​doesn't​ ​believe​ ​there​ ​was​ ​a​ ​conspiracy​ ​anyway,​ ​and now​ ​thinks​ ​a​ ​deranged​ ​loner​ ​was​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​killing​ ​JFK​ ​all​ ​by​ ​his​ ​lonesome​ ​self, and​ ​we​ ​should​ ​all​ ​go​ ​home​ ​and​ ​read​ ​about​ ​it​ ​in​ ​his​ ​best​-selling​ ​book. 

O'Reilly​ ​and​ ​his​ ​sidekick​ ​Martin​ ​Dugard​ ​take​ ​a​ ​similarly​ ​safe​ ​approach​ ​in​ ​"Killing​ ​Reagan," and​ ​paint​ ​John​ ​Warnock Hinckley Jr.​ ​with​ ​same​ ​brush​ ​and​ ​same​ ​colors​ ​as​ ​they​ ​portray​ ​the​ ​Patsy​ ​in "Killing​ ​Kennedy,"​ ​a​ ​troubled​ ​young man ​who​ ​played​ ​with​ ​guns​ ​and​ ​acted​ ​out​ ​his fantasies​ ​on​ ​a​ ​President.  

I​ ​haven't​ ​read​ ​"Killing​ ​Lincoln"​ ​but​ I ​see​ ​a​ ​disturbing​ ​trend​ ​that​ ​says,​ ​as​ ​Allen​ ​Dulles​ ​tried to​ ​sell​ ​the​ ​Warren​ ​Commission​ ​at​ ​their​ ​first​ ​meeting,​ ​that​ ​John​ ​Wilks​ ​Booth​ ​practically acted​ ​alone​ ​and​ ​not​ ​bother​ ​to​ ​mention​ ​the​ ​half dozen Confederates​ ​who​ ​were​ ​hung​ ​for​ ​the​ ​crime he committed alone. 

There's​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​interesting​ ​tidbits​ ​in​ ​this​ ​book​ ​that​ ​I​ ​didn't​ ​know,​ ​even​ ​after​ ​researching and​ ​writing​ ​a​ ​major​ ​feature​ ​article​ ​(with​ ​John​ ​Judge​ ​[​ ​]​ ​I​ ​didn't​ ​know​ ​Hinckley​ ​wanted​ ​to kill​ ​Nixon,​ ​Jimmy​ ​Carter​ ​and​ ​Ted​ ​Kennedy,​ ​but​ ​was​ ​thwarted​ ​at​ ​every​ ​turn​ ​by coincidence​ ​and​ ​happenstance. 

The​ ​one​ ​time​ ​security​ ​did​ ​stop​ ​Hinckley,​ ​at​ ​Nashville​ ​airport,​ ​where​ ​the​ ​x-ray​ ​machine picked​ ​up​ ​guns​ ​in​ ​his​ ​suitcase,​ ​and​ ​they​ ​hit​ ​him​ ​with​ ​a​ ​$50​ ​fine​ ​and​ ​$12.50​ ​court​ ​costs, but​ ​he​ ​stayed​ ​off​ ​the​ ​Secret​ ​Service​ ​radar​ ​because​ ​they​ ​failed​ ​to​ ​note​ ​that​ ​at​ ​the​ ​same time​ ​President​ ​Carter​ ​was​ ​a​ ​few​ ​miles​ ​away​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Grand​ ​Old​ ​Opry.​ ​They​ ​just​ ​didn't put​ ​two​ ​and​ ​two​ ​together​ ​and​ ​connect​ ​the incidents​ ​being​ ​linked,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​wouldn't​ ​have​ ​been​ ​a​ ​crime​ ​if​ ​Hinckley​ ​didn't​ ​conceal​ ​them, after​ ​all​ ​this​ ​is​ ​Tennessee. 

After​ ​mentioning​ ​that​ ​Hinckley​ ​was​ ​born​ ​in​ ​an​ ​obsolete​ ​mental​ ​hospital,​ ​and​ ​his​ ​father worked​ ​for​ ​World​ ​Vision,​ ​a​ ​suspected​ ​CIA​ ​front,​ ​​​O'Reilly​ ​and​ ​Dugard​ ​fail​ ​to​ ​mention​ ​a few​ ​other​ ​salient​ ​facts,​ ​like​ ​Hinckley​ ​Senior's​ ​oil​ ​company​ ​was​ ​connected​ ​too,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​was a​ ​company​ ​psychiatrist​ ​Dr.​ ​John​ ​Hooper​ ​who​ ​treated​ ​John​ ​when​ ​his​ ​psychosis​ ​became apparent. 

They​ ​also​ ​fail​ ​to​ ​mention​ ​that​ ​Hinckley​ ​bought​ ​his​ ​weapons​ ​at​ ​a​ ​Dallas​ ​gun shop​ ​just down​ ​the​ ​street​ ​from​ ​Dealey​ ​Plaza​ ​without​ ​even​ ​an​ ​ID,​ ​just​ ​as​ ​Oswald​ ​could​ ​have​ ​done, but​ ​didn't. 

They​ ​do​ ​get​ ​into​ ​the​ ​psychotic​ ​effect​ ​certain​ ​films​ ​had​ ​on​ ​Hinckley,​ ​especially​ ​Taxi​ ​Driver, that​ ​O'Reilly​ ​and​ ​Dugard​ ​say​​:​ ​"Screenwriter​ ​Paul​ ​Schrader​ ​based​ ​the​ ​character​ ​of​ ​Bickle on​ ​Arthur​ ​Bremer​ ​-​ ​the​ ​would-be​ ​assassin​ ​of​ ​presidential​ ​candidate​ ​George​ ​Wallace​ ​in 1992.​ ​Bremer​ ​shot​ ​Wallace​ ​to​ ​become​ ​famous​ ​and​ ​impress​ ​a​ ​girlfriend​ ​who​ ​had​ ​just broken​ ​up​ ​with​ ​him.​ ​He​ ​had​ ​originally​ ​intended​ ​to​ ​kill​ ​President​ ​Nixon​ ​but​ ​botched several​ ​attempts."  

O'Reilly​ ​also​ ​mentions​ ​in​ ​a​ ​footnote​ ​that,​ ​"Bremer​ ​was​ ​sentenced​ ​to​ ​53​ ​years​ ​in​ ​prison but​ ​was​ ​released​ ​after​ ​35.​ ​He​ ​is​ ​now​ ​a​ ​free​ ​man,"​ ​much​ ​as​ ​Hinkley​ ​is​ ​or​ ​soon​ ​will​ ​be. 

As​ ​O'Reilly​ ​pointedly​ ​describes,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​of​ ​1976​ ​Hinkley​ ​sat​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Egyptian Theater​ ​in​ ​Hollywood,​ ​"Just​ ​fifteen​ ​miles​ ​from​ ​the​ ​home​ ​of​ ​Ronald​ ​and​ ​Nancy​ ​Reagan, John​ ​Hinkley​ ​sits​ ​alone​ ​in​ ​this​ ​aging​ ​movie​ ​palace​ ​watching​ ​a​ ​new​ ​film​ ​Taxi​ ​Driver.​ ​It's​ ​a picture​ ​Hinkley​ ​will​ ​see​ ​more​ ​than​ ​fifteen​ ​times.​ ​The​ ​twenty​ ​one​ ​year​ ​old​ ​drifter,​ ​who continues​ ​to​ ​put​ ​on​ ​weight,​ ​wears​ ​an​ ​army​ ​surplus​ ​jacket​ ​and​ ​combat​ ​boots,​ ​just​ ​like the​ ​film's​ ​main​ ​character,​ ​Travis​ ​Bickle,...​who​ ​is​ ​played​ ​with​ ​frightening​ ​intensity​ ​by Robert​ ​De​ ​Nero."  

Now​ ​that's​ ​interesting​ ​that​ ​Taxi​ ​Driver​ ​is​ ​based​ ​on​ ​Bremer​ ​because​ ​Dallas​ ​radio broadcaster​ ​and​ ​founding​ ​member​ ​of​ ​David​ ​Phillips​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Former​ ​Intelligence Officers​ ​Gordon​ ​McLendon​ ​reportedly​ ​had​ ​a​ ​major​ ​and​ ​influential​ ​interest​ ​in​ ​Columbia Pictures,​ ​the​ ​Hollywood​ ​company​ ​that​ ​made​ ​Taxi​ ​Driver.​

​And​ ​the​ ​Navy​ at the time ​was​ ​studying​ ​the effects​ ​repeated​ ​viewings​ ​of​ ​a​ ​violent​ ​film​ ​has​ ​on​ ​soldiers​ ​and​ ​potential​ ​assassins,​ ​as the​ ​London​ ​Sunday​ ​Times​ ​reported, and I mention in the Hinckley & Company article.

The two pre-assassination attempt incidents that certainly deserve mention are the December 1981 Libyan hit team threat to kill President Reagan [,1841255&hl=en ] and the Castro Plot to Murder Reagan that the Scripps-Howard News Service reported two weeks before Hinckley burst onto the scene, that attempts to blame the murder of Reagan on Castro even before it happens. [], both of which are relevant to what happened and are not mentioned in “Killing Reagan.”

Nor​ ​do​ ​they​ ​bother​ ​to​ ​mention​ ​that​ on the morning of March 30, 1981, while​ ​Hinckley​ ​sat ​in​ ​his​ ​hotel​ ​room​ ​reading​ ​the President's​ ​daily​ ​schedule​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Washington​ ​Post, his​ ​brother​ Scott ​had​ ​a​ ​luncheon​ ​date with​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sons​ ​of​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​Bush,​ ​a​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​the​ ​mainstream​ ​media​ ​called​ ​a "bizarre"​ ​coincidence. 

As​ ​Ron​ ​Reagan​ ​said​ ​to​ ​Joey​ ​Bishop​ ​on​ ​TV​ ​the​ ​day​ ​after​ ​RFK​ ​was​ ​killed​ ​-​ ​though​ ​not​ ​by Sirhan B. Sirhan,​ ​as​ ​O'Reilly​ ​would​ ​have​ ​us​ ​believe​ ​-​ ​"The​ ​actions​ ​of​ ​the​ ​enemy​ ​led​ ​to​ ​and precipitated​ ​the​ ​tragedy​ ​of​ ​last​ ​night,"​ ​which​ ​O'Reilly​ ​translates​ ​to​ ​mean​ ​-​ ​"Because​ ​he (Reagan) believed​ ​it​ ​was​ ​agents​ ​of​ ​the​ ​USSR​ ​who​ ​killed​ ​RFK​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​his​ ​brother​ ​JFK​ ​in​ ​1963."​ ​

The enemy, according to O’Reilly and Dugard say -​ ​"The​ ​enemy​ ​sits​ ​in​ ​Moscow,"​ ​and​ ​they​ ​might​ ​add​ ​–​ ​Havana, as the

The handlers and controllers of the assassins are the enemy, not the Patsies like Oswald, Sirhan, Ray, Chapman, Bremer and Hinckley, and those who promote the cover-stories like O’Reilly and Dugard, are cohorts of the enemy, and like Bremer and Hinckley, are living free to spew their venom among us.

On July 27, 2016 a federal judge ruled that Hinckley would be allowed to be released from St. Elizabeth's hospital on August 5, as he was no longer considered a threat to himself or others. The conditions of his release are that he has no contact with the Reagan family or Jodie Foster and live with his 90 year-old mother and be restricted to a 50-mile zone around her home in Williamsburg, Virginia. 

Also see: Andrew Kreig’s Justice Integrity Project report:

Friday, August 12, 2016

Three Coincidences - Not

Three Coincidences - Not

1) How the Oswalds met the Paines.
2) How Oswald Got the Magazine Street Apartment in New Orleans.
3) How Oswald Got the Job at TSBD.

The official Warren Commission version of events gives innocent explanations for three significant events that were preliminary tasks that were necessary for the assassination of President Kennedy to happen, events portrayed as happenstance that on closer examination indicates - proves they were pre-planned and contrived events.

1) Rather than the accidental chance meeting at a house party among mutual friends, it’s quite clear that two parties were arranged specifically for Lee Harvey Oswald to meet Michael Paine - at George deMohrenschilt's suggestion.

The idea, they later said, was to connect Michael Paine and Lee Oswald because they both liked to discuss political ideology. But when Michael Paine couldn't make the first party a second one was arranged, though it was the meeting of Ruth Paine and Marina Oswald that would have future repercussions.

More significantly it was at this party when Oswald would met Volkmar Schmidt, the host who would use reverse psychology techniques on Oswald and plant the seed in his mind that General Walker should be killed as the German military officers tried to kill Hitler.

2) While Marina moved in with Ruth Paine for the first time, Oswald took a bus to his hometown New Orleans, where he visited an old neighbor Myrtle Evans, who ostensibly drove Oswald around looking for RENT signs, settling on the magazine street apartment.

But two weeks earlier Colonel Jose Rivera, USA (Reserves), gave the phone number of the apartment landlord to a National Institute of Health (NIH) researcher instructing her to call Oswald at that number. She did, talked to the landlord, then a week later she talked with Marina briefly and then with Oswald himself. Everything the NIH researcher said checked out except the timing of the phone call - how did Rivera in Washington DC know where Oswald was going to live two weeks before Oswald himself ostensibly knew?

Unless the circumstances were contrived.  As they were.

In applying for a job at Riley Coffee, that he got, Oswald listed on his application Sgt. A. Hidell and Lt. J. Evans, both of whom the Warren Commission report said were non-existent, but there was a Hidell Oswald served with in the Marines and he lived in New Orleans at the time. And Myrtle Evans had a husband named Justin who knew Oswald. Did Justin Evans serve in the military?

,3) How Oswald got the job at TSBD. Mrs. Paine heard about the job opening at a morning coffee clatch among neighbors from Lilly Mae Randle, whose brother Buell Wesley Frazer just began working there. Mrs. Paine called Roy Truly and arranged an interview for Oswald and he began work the next day. Mrs. Paine failed to inform Oswald about a higher paying job at Love Field airport.

So Mrs. Paine played major roles in each of these episodes – meeting Marina at the pre-arranged party, giving Marina a place to stay while Oswald and Myrtle Evans found the Magazine Street Apartment, and in getting Oswald a job at the TSBD, that put him in position to be branded the patsy.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

July 20, 1944 and November 22, 1963

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Von Stauffenberg - (left) and Hitler

For many Germans, July 20 is like December 7, September 11 and November 22 is to Americans - a day to remember that will live in infamy.

July 20, 1944 was the day Nazi German officers tried to kill Hitler, take over the government in a coup, come to peace terms with the Allies and try to save Germany from being totally annihilated.

The bomb, planted under a map table in a Wolf's Lair bunker in the Bavarian Alps by Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg, failed to kill Hitler, and resulted in the arrest of thousands, much like the recent failed coup in Turkey, and the execution of hundreds, including Von Stauffenberg.

As seen in the Hollywood movie Valkyrie, in which Tom Cruise portrays Von Stauffenberg, his Valkyrie plan was broken into phases, the first of which was presented and actually approved by Hitler. The first phase of Plan Valkyrie called for the Home Guard army to take over all major government buildings in Germany in the event of a civil emergency, such as a revolt of the 12 million foreign slave laborers.

The second phase of the Valkyrie plan was the assassination of Hitler and his closest aides, the planting of evidence to blame the assassination on the SS and Gestapo, and the control of not only government buildings but radio stations, newspapers and the media so, as Von Stauffenberg put it, "only the conspiracy speaks."

While the original Valkyrie plan didn’t succeed because the bomb failed to kill Hitler, the basic concepts of the plan, as the Higgins Memo mentions, were studied in detail by the CIA in order to be used against Castro.

Since the bomb aspect of the Valkyrie plan failed, it can be assumed that that part of the plan was changed and a more efficient mechanism of death was to be utilized, - a sniper assault on Castro, shooting him with a high powered rifle as he rode in an open jeep, a frequent occurrence.

But when that plan was “disapproved” by higher authority, instead of using that plan to kill Castro, it was turned on President Kennedy at Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

Besides the change in use of a sniper attack instead of a bomb, the major difference between the Valkyrie plan and the Dealey Plaza is that Valkyrie failed, thousands of suspects were rounded up, arrested, sent to concentration camps or executed while the Dealey Plaza operation succeeded, and only the innocent patsy was executed, and no one was held responsible for the crimes associated with the assassination.

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The Stars and Stripes falsely reports Hitler's death