Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Going Deep into the Records - Assumptions, False Assumptions and Hypothesis



                 CASTRO and JFK - CUBA is the KEY TO THE PLOT 

Besides using standard historical research techniques and a few we have devised, such as the “Negative Template” and “Three Time Hits” procedures, we can continue to narrow the search of the universe of more than 5 million JFK assassination records to identify the most relevant and significant ones by applying a few basic assumptions, disregarding a few false assumptions, adopting some hypothetical theories and devising some direct hypothesis, like scientists do.


Before applying a few basic assumptions, we can disregard two false assumptions that many people have accepted as fact, but when upon closer examination, have been proven false, especially the first false assumption that President Kennedy was killed by one man alone – Lee Harvey Oswald.


After the first conspiracy theory was discarded – the Phase One allegation that Fidel Castro Cuban Commies were behind the Dealey Plaza operation, the Phase Two proposal was quickly adopted, that branded Oswald as the lone gunman and pronounced there was no conspiracy, and his murderer Jack Ruby also acted alone, false allegations that required the control of the facts, the destruction of evidence and the manipulation of public opinion through classic psychological warfare techniques.

Since it can be shown, from the evidence, testimony and statements of witnesses, that Oswald was not even on the sixth floor at the time of the shooting – and did not match the description of the only two witnesses who eyeballed the sixth floor sniper – in that he wore a white shirt (Oswald wore brown) and had a very distinctive bald spot on the top of his head, a characteristic not shared by Oswald.

In addition, according to the Warren Report, Oswald was confronted by a Dallas policeman and Texas School Book Depository (TSBD) administrator Roy Truly in the second floor lunchroom ninety seconds after the shooting. In addition he was not seen descending the stairs by two secretaries on the steps, two other employees on the fifth and fourth floor landings, or Truly, who was ahead of the policeman ascending the steps, all of whom would have seen Oswald if he came down the steps in that minute and a half.

For those who still insist that Oswald was the sixth floor sniper, you must read Howard Roffman’s “Presumed Guilty” (that can be read on line at Dave Ratcliff’s Rathouse) or Why Oswald Was Not the Sixth Floor Sniper (JFKCountercoup.blogspot.com)

Complete Book: "PRESUMED GUILTY, How and why the Warren Commission framed Lee Harvey Oswald, A factual account based on the Commission's public and private documents", by Howard Roffman


Therefore we can conclude that very basic assumption that Oswald was the sixth floor sniper is false. Oswald was NOT the Sixth Floor Sniper, and that someone can and should be still identified. Like Oswald, he was possibly a TSBD employee or a Dallas policeman who stayed around and fit in with those searching the building. Or he could have been the Dallas sheriff’s officer that Luke Mooney passed on the steps on his way to the sixth floor.

Since we can conclude that Oswald was not the Sixth Floor Sniper then there was most certainly a conspiracy, and of all the conspiracy theories floating around – ONE of them Must be right.


Those who have tried to promote the lone nut or Castro Cuban Commie cover-stories and realize they will not win the argument or public opinion, always revert to the fall back position that “we will never know,” as Phil Shenon has recently done, and others continually try to do. All without success.
And that’s because we already know that one man alone was not responsible for the crime, and therefore it must have been a conspiracy.

In addition, we will come to know who was responsible for the Dealey Plaza Operation to a legal and moral certainty because of a number of things that are falling in our favor – the first being easy access to computers and the internet. Then there’s the JFK Act that requires the release to the public of all the government’s JFK assassination records, which gives us access to the files and the computerized ability to index, catalog and analyze them, as we are doing now.

We will come to know the total truth of the assassination soon – by continuing to follow these assumptions and hypothesis.

OSWALD – COP – Covert Operative Personality Profile

While Oswald is a controversial character, we can deal with Oswald in a different way however, by recognizing him as fitting  the  Covert Operational Personality (COP) profile, similar to Watergate burglars Frank Florini Sturgis and Eugenio Martinez, soldiers of fortune like Gerry Patrick Hemming, Felix Rodriguez and others who are players in the “Great Game” and  fit the COP profile. They were trained by the military (usually USMC), instructed in a foreign language, traveled abroad, used aliases, codes, ciphers and a Post Office Box to communicate and kept an apartment separate from family, all traits they mutually share as members of the “intelligence community.”

Since Oswald fits the Covert Operational Personality (COP) profile it doesn’t matter what Oswald’s true role was – sniper or patsy, either way, if he had anything to do with the assassination, then whatever occurred at Dealey Plaza was a covert intelligence operation and must be appreciated and approached as one by a Counter-Intelligence CI operation, as we are now conducting.

If that assumption is true, then a number of other corollaries fit in –1) standard covert operational procedures were used that can be recognized, 2) the scene of the operation, especially the Grassy Knoll, Dal-Tex building and Texas School Book Depository were totally controlled, 3) the operation was timed to the minute if not seconds, and 4) the operation was conducted by a very powerful covert operational intelligence network that still exists and today.


If those assumptions and corollaries are true, then the operation was not just a conspiracy and covert operation by what they call “Rogue” agents, it was a coup d’etat and those responsible took over the powers of the presidency and government. This must be the case because the government did not go after those actually responsible as they would have if it was a “Rogue” operation, and gave them a pass.

If that is the case, and it is accepted that the assassination was not only a covert operation but was also a coup, then standard coup d’etat rules and procedures were utilized, as outlined in Edward Lutwak’s book “Coup d’etat – A Practical Handbook,” in which the details of overthrowing a government are outlined, especially the control over communications and the use of deception and propaganda.

If these assumptions are correct, we have limited our suspects to those who controlled the scene, especially the TSBD, those who assumed the powers of the presidency (LBJ-JEH), and those who controlled the communications (Mockingbird and WHCA/Collins Radio).


Another assumption that can be made is that whoever pulled of the Dealey Plaza Operation (DPO) were experienced operators, trained in covert operational procedures, who had conducted similar operations both before and after November 22, 1963.

Other, similar covert operations conducted by the same personnel include Operation SUCCESS in Guatemala (1954), with Lansdale in the Phillipines, with Harvey at the Berlin Tunnel, the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis and operations that came after Dealey Plaza, especially those in the Congo and Southeast Asia.

There are also a few lesser known, minor operations such as the Houma Bunker Raid, the Parrot Jungle incident, the New Orleans training camps, the Venezuelan Arms Cache, the Mexico City story, Syliva Duran and Sylvia Odio incidents, and the failed black propaganda ploy to blame the assassination on Castro Cuban Commies.

Most successful covert operations go unrecognized, are not read about in the newspapers or reported on in the media because they were successful, but when they go wrong, such as the Bay of Pigs and Watergate, they expose entire intelligence networks that were responsible for the operations.
Because the aspect of the Dealey Plaza Operation failed to convince the authorities, the investigators or the general public that Oswald and Cuban Castro Commies were behind the conspiracy, it gives us a window of insight into the responsible intelligence network – and those who promoted the Castro Cuban Commie cause can and have been identified, and the original source for the story determined.


As the Microsoft AI team discovered when they pumped the most recently released digital records on the assassination into their cognitive search engine, two things popped up – Cuba and Nosenko. We will deal with Nosenko and the defectors later, but the focus is certainly on Cuba.

Well we already knew that Cuba was a key, as Kennedy, Oswald and Ruby were all intensely involved in Cuban situations. Cuba was a major preoccupation for President Kennedy and he spent more time on Cuban issues than anything else. Oswald’s open support for Castro, his founding the New Orleans chapter of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee (FPFCC) and Jack Ruby’s travels to Havana to see his gambler friend McWillie, puts JFK, his accused assassin and the guy who murdered the accused all in the Cuban orbit, and Cuba is the key to figuring out how and why JFK was killed.

As Jeff Morley has pointed out at his JFKFacts.org site, that Cuba was a key to understanding what happened at Dealey Plaza was already understood by all serious researchers before Microsoft got involved and made that announcement, but they are just catching up.

I recall the same revelation as I perused the Warren Commission’s 24 volumes of documents, evidence and testimony at the University of Dayton library – many of the most significant documents concerned Cuba and Cubans.

But that Cuban key gives us another lead that we can follow, especially the history of the Cuban revolution, the Castro take-over of Cuban power, and the role Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy and RFK played in dealing with Castro.


Most significant are the CIA-Mafia plots to kill Castro, especially the second phase of those plots when William Harvey assumed command and the plans to poison Castro were replaced by bombs, bazookas and high powered rifles.

 If William Turner’s conclusion is correct, and that the assassination of JFK was a CIA and CIA-Mafia plot to kill Castro that was redirected to JFK at Dealey Plaza, then that narrows down the significant records considerably, as JFK was not killed by poison or bombs, but a high powered rifle, so we can focus on those CIA plans that were devised to utilize a high powered rifle to kill Castro while he rode in an open vehicle, as he often did in a jeep.


According to researchers who have investigated him Gene Wheaton: “heard from people involved in the ‘secret war,’ who knew that Cuban exiles were incited to execute President Kennedy. These individuals had their own agendas. The exile shooters considered themselves above all as patriots. They had been trained to assassinate Fidel Castro, but in the end they turned their guns on John Kennedy.”
In a videotaped interview shortly before he died, Wheaton said: “The straight story is that there was a CIA fronted program to assassinate Castro, and Carl (Jenkins) was in charge of training the Cubans in Miami to assassinate Castro, and it was paid for by the CIA. They would go from Texas down to Mexico  to shoot at convertibles, set up watermelons in the back seat – they called it - triangulation shooting team –  in their own words.”
“According to them. They were the ones that diverted the Castro funds and training for their own agenda to snuff Kennedy. It was a paid element – and they were CIA people, but they were training to assassinate Castro. But if you are trained to assassinate one man you can assassinate anybody with that same training. They were using the paid training program to divert from getting Castro (to JFK). Because of the imprisonment of those guys, and the failed Bay of Pigs things, and JFK backing off at the last moment on supporting the Bay of Pigs invasion, they were furious, and still are today – those who are still alive. ”


As Larry Hancock has reported: “In October, 1995 Gene Wheaton faxed a communication to John Tunhein, Chairman of the newly organized Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB). Wheaton simply informed Tunheim that he might have some relevant information regarding the Board’s inquiry. Wheaton included a four page personal biography as background, as well as a letter of commendation from the White House, signed by President Nixon, in recognition of Wheaton’s work in the global war against heroin (awarded for his activities while working in Iran).”

“….John Tunheim responded to Wheaton‘s offer of information with a brief letter on October 25, 1995, thanking him for his interest and informing him that a Review Board staff member would be in touch with him. It appears that no further communication was directed to Wheaton until a blanket ARRB notice went out to individuals who had contacted the Board. In response, Wheaton faxed the Board a one page CV he’d prepared for a retired CIA officer whom he describes as a ‘very close friend’ in the 1980’s (February 15, 1996).”

“After receipt of Wheaton’s second communication, Tom Samoluk of the ARRB wrote to Jeremy Gunn in regard to the Wheaton letters. Samoluk pointed out that the Board would need to decide whether or not it should assign an investigator to respond to such correspondence, to evaluate the person’s credibility and value in the Board’s search for documents. He also noted that he would be available to discuss the correspondence and any larger relevant issues.”

“Apparently as a result, ARRB staff member Anne Buttimer was assigned to contact Wheaton. There are records of contact with Wheaton in an April telephone call (Buttimer recorded as a ‘outside contact report’ for that call). Wheaton informed Buttermer that he had no specific documents that would offer information about the conspiracy but that he could produce documents which would substantiate the nature and general activities of the people through he had obtained information about the assassination conspiracy. 

He cited his sources on the assassination as Cuban exiles who had confirmed that exiles originally trained for attacks on Castro had killed JFK, considering him to have been a traitor. He also stated that ‘people above the Cubans wanted JFK killed for other reasons.’ Wheaton concluded with the cryptic remark, ‘the matter is not complex, but it is convoluted.’”

“On May 16, 1996, Buttimer followed up the telephone call with a letter to Wheaton in which she offered to meet with Wheaton should he find himself in the Washington D.C. area. We have also a copy of another letter from Buttimer to Wheaton in which she refers to a personal meeting with him in July 1996, at which time Wheaton delivered additional reference material to Buttimer. Unfortunately no contact report has been found for this meeting.”

“There is no further record of any contact by Buttimer or anyone else from the ARRB with Wheaton. In March, 1998 he again faxed the Board and noted that Buttimer seemed to have departed from the Board. He was never contacted again and only received generic Board news releases. The only response to his effort at follow-up is a very general reply from Eileen Sullivan, Press and Public Affairs Officer. In this “form letter” response, she refers to the Board as having received thousands of leads and suggestions and not being able to link any document releases to information provided by a particular individual. Apart from this generic ‘thank you,’ there is no expression of further interest form the Board. And there was no further record of any comment from Gene Wheaton on the subject….”


Just as Adele Edisen turns us on to Colonel Dr. Jose Rivera, Wheaton delivers on the names of those who claimed involvement in the assassination – beginning with Carl Jenkins, a paramilitary specialist who ran one of the JMWAVE training bases in Florida, and some of his Cuban agents and operatives – Rafael “Chi Chi” Cuintero, Nester Pino and Felix Rodriguez to name three. Wheaton and Jenkins were best friends and Cuintero was a trained sniper.

“After a long career with the U.S. Army’s Criminal Investigations Division, including several years in Vietnam and Iran, Wheaton went to work for the Anaheim (Calif) based autonetics division of Rockwell International in 1976….”

[BK Notes: Rockwell International eventually merged with Collins Radio, which became Rockwell-Collins. ]

Wheaton: “The way I became acquainted with Carl Jenkins is in 1976 three managers of a program in Iran - Rockwell Corporation – who were fronting for the CIA in a program called the IPEX program - they were assassinated in Tehran. Bill Catrell was the program manager and two assistance were machine gunned in the car they were hitching a ride to the office, they were  in the wrong place at the wrong time – August 1976.”

“Research confirms that beyond a doubt, Carl Jenkins was indeed a senior CIA officer who worked on paramilitary activities in support of the Bay of Pigs project and that by 1963-64 he was indeed directly involved with the AM/WORLD project, with Artime (AM/BIDDY) and Quintero (AM/JAVA-4). …It should be noted that these AM/WORLD activities were completely segmented from JM/WAVE and communications from Jenkins and (Henry) Hecksher were not run through JM/WAVE. In fact the AM/WORLD group operated its own facility in Miami (cryptonym ‘LORK’).”

“It appears that Carl Jenkins’ paramilitary activities in support of Cuban operations were exactly as described to Gene Wheaton and exactly as summarized in the Jenkins CV submitted to the ARRB. There is also no doubt that Jenkins was very closely associated with Quintero in this period, as described by Wheaton. There two books in print that also confirm these descriptions of Jenkins.” (p. 488)

“In Death Merchant: The Rise and Fall of Edwin P. Wilson, author Joseph Goulden presents information from the CIA officer who Quintero went to when he became suspicious of an assassination assignment being promoted to Quintero and other exiles by Ed Wilson. The officer….talks about entering the CIA on detached duty from the Marines, being career paramilitary, and running CIA paramilitaries out of JM/WAVE. It seems clear that…was in fact Carl Jenkins.” 

“In his book Manhunt: The Incredible Pursuit of a CIA Agent Turned Terrorist, Peter Maas mentions Carl Jenkins by name as the case officer for Quintero prior to the Bay of Pigs. Quintero was part of an advance team sent in before the invasion by Jenkins. After the landing failed, he hid out in Cuba for six weeks before making his way back to Florida. Afterwards Clines would assume a case officer role for Quintero, who would go on to make a number of sabotage an assassination missions into Cuba.”


David Atlee Phillips, in his unpublished manuscript “The AMLASH Legacy,” says that, “I was one of the two case officers who handled Lee Harvey Oswald. After working to establish his Marxist bona fides, we gave him the mission of killing Fidel Castro in Cuba. I helped him when he came to Mexico City to obtain a visa, and when he returned to Dallas to wait for it I saw him twice there. We rehearsed the plan many times: In Havana Oswald was to assassinate Castro with a sniper's rifle from the upper floor window of a building on the route where Castro often drove in an open jeep. Whether Oswald was a double-agent or a psycho I'm not sure, and I don't know why he killed Kennedy. But I do know he used precisely the plan we had devised against Castro. Thus the CIA did not anticipate the President's assassination but it was responsible for it. I share that guilt.”

Just before he died David Phillips sat down for a drink with Kevin Walsh, a former Congressional investigator with the House Select Committee on Assassinations and told him, "My final take on the assassination is there was a conspiracy, likely including American intelligence officers."


At one of the COPA Conferencces in Dallas, former FBI agent and original JFK assassination investigator Bill Turner said: "We now know to a fairly good degree of certainty what happened at Dealey Plaza. The motives were piling up - the Bay of Pigs, Cuban Missile Crisis, Vietnam, the backchannel to Cuba, - the motives were piling up to the point they had to assassinate him. I think its' pretty obvious, with the compilation of the information we have today, that the mechanizm of the crime came out of the alligence between the CIA and the Mafia. They already had an assassination apparatus set up for killing Castro, and they just switched targets and killed Kennedy instead."


So there we have three reliable sources – Security specialist Gene Wheaton, CIA officer David Atlee Phillips and former FBI agent Bill Turner all saying that the assassination of President Kennedy was a covert intelligence operation originally designed to kill Fidel Castro but redirected to JFK at Dealey Plaza.

So that narrows the focus on those CIA plans to kill Castro that involved shooting him as a drove by in an open jeep, which brings us to a number of related plots – the bazooka plot to kill Castro that involved both Antonio Veciana, who got away, and Sylvia Odio’s father and mother, who were caught an imprisoned.

Then there was the Hemingway House proposal, that in retrospect, is said to be by Kennedy baiters and accusers, as the best demonstration of RFK’s intentions to kill Castro.

The most likely plan – not a plot, was the Pathfinder contingency plan to shoot Castro that involved AMLASH (Rolando Cubela). The Pathfinder plan was only uncovered because of the four NPIC – National Photo Interpretation Center technicians assigned to JMWAVE who recalled the Pathfinder files being kept in their section of the station rather than in the regular files where they should have been kept.

These and others, similar plans, will be given a close examination, especially the training of anti-Castro Cubans at the JMWAVE bases in Florida, especially the one associated with William Harvey and John Roselli. 

Roselli, like Turner, Wheaton, Jenkins and Phillips, says that one of the CIA trained teams of Cuban commandos who were planning to kill Castro, redirected their target to JFK at Dealey Plaza, the most formidable conspiracy theory yet expressed, one that fits all of the facts and evidence. 

So stay Tuned and follow this trail, as we pursue these assumptions and hypothesis that will lead us to the killers.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Working Hypothesis on the Assassination of President Kennedy

BILL KELLY’S HYPOTHESIS on the Assassination of JFK

After reading and posting John Newman's Hypothesis from his new book Countdown-to-Darkness (1), I recalled having put together my own hypothesis at the request of counter-conspiracy Professor Ken Rahn, some years ago

An hypothesis is "a supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation." 

So I decided to give it another crack and here goes: Bill Kelly's Hypothesis on the Assassination of JFK


1) Regardless of the role of Lee Havey Oswald,  it doesn’t matter whether the chief suspect was the lone assassin or a patsy, Oswald fits the profile of the Covert Operational Personality (COP), and the crime fits the MO – Modus Operandi of a covert intelligence operation, therefore – H1 -whatever happened at Dealey Plaza was a covert intelligence operation - CIO - that utilized standard covert operational procedures, techniques and deceptions designed to protect the actual sponsors. Since all Covert Intelligence Operations are referred to by a code name – we will call it the Dealey Plaza Operation (DPO).

2) H2 – Cuba is the key. The domestic anti-Communist intelligence network responsible for planning and executing the Dealey Plaza operation had performed similar operations in the past and continues to do so today, and at the time - 1963 - was deeply entwined and overlapping operations in Cuba, and Cuba is the key to unlocking the identity of the network.

As the Microsoft engineer who assisted in the application of their recently developed Azure Search and Cognitive Services to the recently released (2017-2018) JFK assassination records of the JFK Collection by the National Archives and Records Administrations (NARA), immediately recognized the correlation among the Cuban interests of many of the main participants in the assassination story. Cuba is the key to unraveling the covert mysteries of the assassination.

3) H3 -  The Operational Plan for the Dealey Plaza Operation was originally devised to have snipers kill Castro with high powered rifles as he rode in an open jeep in Cuba, as he often did,  a plan (like Pathfinder) that was "disapproved by higher authority," taken off the shelf by those who conducted it, and used to kill the higher authority himself.

4) H4 - This Operational Plan (alao Pathfinder) included a black propaganda psychological warfare disinformation twist to blame the murder on Oswald and Castro Cuban Communists.

5) H5 - The Dealey Plaza operation was designed to be publicly viewed and officially investigated as a conspiracy of at least two snipers - albet a Cuban Communist conspiracy, but this part of the Operational Plan was rejected by President Johnson the evening of the assassination and replaced with the (Phase Two) deranged lone nut scenario. [See: The Tipping Point ]

6) H6 - Since there is no statute of limitations on murder, the legally unresloved homicide of the president and those murders associated directly with it (Tippit, Oswald, Kothe, Giancana, Rosselli, Meyer, et al) should be active investigations, especially with the upcoming release of previously sealed records that could help resolve these cases.


From: VOLUME II – John M. Newman 

Major Working Hypotheses. The following working hypotheses pertain to the entire series of volumes in the present work. Hypotheses Three and Four was presented in the 2008 edition of my previous work, Oswald and the CIA. We will build upon them as the volumes of this series unfold.

(1)   1-          Hypothesis One: At some point in 1962, regardless of how much earlier someone might have wanted President Kennedy to be assassinated, the contours of the plot that eventually emerged began to fall into place: an American Marxist, Lee Harvey Oswald would assassinate JFK and APPEAR to have done so for Fidel Castro with the assistance of the KGB.
(2)   2-          Hypothesis Two:  The plot was also designed to make it APPEAR that the Kennedy brothers’ plan to overthrow Castro had been successfully turned around by Fidel, resulting in the assassination.
(3)   3-          Hypothesis Three:  Lee Harvey Oswald was sent by his agent handler to New Orleans in the summer of 1963 to build upon his pro-Castro Cuban legend that he had begun to establish in Dallas at the beginning of that year.
(4)   4-          Hypothesis Four: Oswald’s CIA files were manipulated by CIA counter-intelligence in the weeks before the assassination to support the design mentioned in Hypothesis One and Two.

In this connection, Oswald (or an imposter) traveled to Mexico City (28 September-3 October 1963) and met with a Soviet diplomat, Valery Kostikov, who was known to U.S. intelligence to be the head of KGB assassinations (Department 13) for the Western Hemisphere.

(5)   5-          Hypothesis Five: An essential element of the plot was a psychological operation to raise the specter of WWIII and the death of forty million Americans. 7.  

      [Note: 7. See the discussion in David Talbot’s Brothers – The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years (New York: Free Press, 2007, p. 252-253). Talbot discusses the threat of nuclear war, and also Castro’s remark, “You watch and see, I know them, they will try put the blame on us for this thing.”].

      This threat of a nuclear holocaust was then used by President Johnson to terrify Chief Justice Earl Warren and some of the other men who served on the Warren Commission to such an extent that they believed there was no alternative to writing a report stating Lee Oswald alone had assassinated the president.

(6)   6-          Hypothesis Six (New): The deaths of Patrice Lumumba in the Congo and Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic – without regard to who actually pulled the triggers – were ultimately the result of President Eisenhower’s top secret plan according to which their elimination was an indispensable requirement for the success of his covert plan to overthrow Castro.

(7)   7-          Hypothesis Seven (New): President Kennedy’s April 1961 decisions against direct U.S. military intervention in Cuba and Laos spawned the deep hatred in many circles that gathered momentum during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and later became a critical part of the motivation for his assassination in 1963.

(8)   Further Assumptions

(9)   -          Neither Fidel Castro nor the Soviet Union was involved in the assassination of JFK.

(10)                 -          For the plot that was used in the JFK assassination to work, Castro had to be alive after the president’s death. Rolando Cubela would have to be denied the means to easily kill Castro until after – several months at a minimum – the assassination in Dallas took place.

(11)                 -          Many of the post-assassination lies and cover-ups were carried out by people who had nothing to do with the pre-existing plot to assassinate the president. Many of these people mistakenly thought that what they were doing was in the best interest of the country.

(12)                 -          We would be mistaken to assume that just because there is no written evidence for an event that it never took place.

(13)                 -          (New): DCI Allen Dulles was aware, well before Congo’s independence, of Belgium’s plans for the recession of Katanga Province.

(14)                 -          (New): The claims, by top advisors to Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy, that an exile invasion would trigger an uprising of the Cuban population against Castro were known to be false by those who made them.

(15)                 -          (New): The CIA attempt to cobble together a functional government-n-exile from the exiled Cuban leaders was doomed to fail right from the start.

(16)                 -          (New): Given the level and timing of Soviet Bloc military aid to the Castro regime, there was not enough time to adequately prepare, train, and equip a Cuban exile military force capable of toppling the regime.

(17)                 -          (New): DCI Allen Dulles and the Joint Chiefs of Staff knew that the CIA-planned invasion of Cuba would fail, and deliberately withheld this judgement from the president. Furthermore, they assumed that, once the exile forces were being slaughtered on the beachhead at the Bay of Pigs, Kennedy would reverse his policy of refusing to intervene with U.S. military forces.

(18)                 -          (New): Allen Dulles hoped that DDP Dick Bissel would be fired for the failed landing in Cuba, and that Dulles would get to remain as DCI instead of being replaced by Bissell as JFK had originally planned.

(19)                 The Implications of the False Defector Scenario

(20)                 Once you say you are willing to seriously consider that Oswald was sent as a false defector to the Soviet Union to surface a Soviet mole or moles in the CIA and/or MI-6, you have walked into the proverbial wilderness of mirrors. For several reasons, it is best not to aver that this scenario was, in fact, so; rather, it is better to treat it as a hypotheses best described in terms of the probabilities of its many possible scenarios. When considering intelligence operations, “beyond a reasonable doubt” or “by a preponderance of the evidence” are standards of proof that are undercut by plausible deniability. 

(21)                 And like it or not, in this case your choices have important consequences. Whatever permutation you choose, from the many scenarios available, fundamentally affects the way you understand Oswald’s behavior in Japan, and just about all of the major events in his life after his defection to the USSR and re-defection to the U.S

(22)                 To begin with, you must accept as probable, the possibility that neither side (CIA or KGB) in this counterintelligence chess match would have officially acknowledged that Oswald was a false defector. To have done so against the backdrop of the Kennedy assassination would have revealed an embarrassing serious interest in him when both intelligence services were desperate to establish as much distance as possible from the alleged assassin. And if Oswald was not a false defector, both sides would still say the same thing. So the denials get you exactly nowhere. But understanding both sides would deny it if it had been true is important.

(23)                 Oswald’s status as the alleged killer of JFK made him radioactive to both intelligence services. Oswald’s late 1963 Soviet KGB contacts in Mexico caused the KGB – after the assassination – to send a false defector, Yuri Nosenko, to claim that they had nothing to do with the “abnormal” Oswald. In the end, the CIA would be happy to let that fairytale go unchallenged, as it assisted their analogous claim – that the CIA had nothing to do with Oswald’s sojourn in the USSR.

(24)                 In this scenario of moles and false defectors on both sides, you must also accept as probable, the possibility that even when one side discovered a mole in its midst while working for the other side, the mole had to be left in place – perhaps for several years even as more damage occurred – in order to prevent the other side from figuring out how the mole was uncovered. Before arresting the mole, it was necessary to create and sell a secondary and believable story about how the case was solved to divert the opponent’s attention to the true source of the discovery.

(25)                 With so many layers of deception, you must admit that, at the end of the day, you do not have the “true” story or all of the story; rather, what you have is a complicated best-case scenario. In the hypothesis under consideration here, the basic scenario is already complex: using Oswald to surface a highly placed Soviet mole in the West who had betrayed the U.S. U-2 program and also very likely the CIA mole in the GRU, Pyotr Popov. But this scenario was made exceeding MORE complex by a subsequent KGB defector....Nosenko gave the CIA a COMPLETELY FALSE account of that (Oswald’s) file. The KGB, Nosenko said, had no interest at all in Oswald, had not interviewed him, watched him or bugged his apartment in Minsk. Similarly, the CIA’s official position has been that they never had contact with or interest in Oswald. Both sides were telling false tales…..

(26)                 His (Nosenko’s) claim of complete familiarity with the Oswald’s Soviet sojourn was the bait that assured he would be allowed to defect to the U.S. What happened afterward was one of the hardest fought and destructive battles in the history of the Agency…

(27)                 The Soviet denial of interest in Oswald collapsed with the demise of the USSR. We have not suffered a political collapse of similar proportions in America, but instead have witnessed a further entrenchment of a national security state….

(28)                 Little by little, as the small pieces of information were reevaluated in the light of yet more small pieces, new life was breathed into the false defector hypothesis. That story is important all by itself, aside from the JFK case, because it leads so deeply into the spy-counterspy wars of the past and that may still be taking place.

(29)                 If Oswald was a witting tool of an Angleton operation at the beginning of the story, it increases the probability that he might have been witting or manipulated into an operation at the end of the story.

(30)                 A CIA propaganda associate of David Phillips, William Kent, intimated as much to his daughter at a family Thanksgiving gathering: “Oswald was a useful idiot.”

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Supreme Nominee Kavanaugh Rules on Morley vs. CIA

Kavanaugh Rules on Morely vs. CIA and is Nominated to Supreme Court 

Dallas D.A. Henry Wade                                    Judge Brett Kavanaugh 

“The public benefit was small” Judge Brett Kavanaugh concluded in a three judge split decision over whether Jeff Morley’s Freedom of Information Act suit against the CIA was significant enough to have the CIA pay the legal fees of his attorney Jim Lesar.

Kavanaugh’s ruling in favor of the CIA came on the afternoon of Monday, July 9, and a few hours later he was nominated to serve of the Supreme Court by President Trump.

While most of the media and the Senators who must approve the nomination focus on Kavanaugh’s opinion on Roe vs. Wade, a landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision over women’s rights to have an abortion, the Morley case could be even more significant.  

“Jane Roe” was a pseudonym for women who sued Dallas District Attorney Henry Wade over the abortion rights issue. Wade had indicted Lee Harvey Oswald for the murder of Dallas policeman J.D. Tippit and President Kennedy, shortly before Oswald was killed while in police custody.

It was Henry Wade’s assistant DA Bill Alexander, who was prodded by David A. Phillip’s CIA asset Joe Goulden, to charge Oswald with “furthering a communist conspiracy,” before LBJ and Wade put a halt to it, deciding to go with the deranged lone nut scenario instead.

Kavanaugh says that the Supreme Court has already made a decision on Roe verses Wade and it won’t come up again, so it’s a mute point. His decision on the value of Morley vs. the CIA however, is not so mute.

Over a decade ago Morley filed his Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the CIA records of former CIA officer named George Joannides, who few people heard of at the time. After years of wrangling over the records, Morley discovered that Joannides had been the CIA case officer for the DRE – an anti-Castro Cuban group whose New Orleans representatives were arrested with Lee Harvey Oswald, who a few months later was accused of killing President John F. Kennedy.

Joannides was a psychological warfare specialist, and his Cuban DRE agents published a newspaper in the days after the assassination that promoted the false idea that Fidel Castro was behind the Dealey Plaza conspiracy.

A decade later Joannides was called out of retirement to serve as the CIA’s liaison to the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA), whose chief counsel at the time said that he was hoodwinked by the CIA, and would have called Joannides as a witnesses had he known of his association with the DRE.

Morley’s case not only revealed these startling facts about the President’s assassination, that you won’t read in the Warren Report, but other significant details, including the fact that Joannides received a CIA award for his exemplary service to the Company.

Now its quite incredible as to how Kavanaugh could conclude the “public benefit was small” in learning these facts about the murder of the president, when we haven’t even digested it yet, and won’t know all of the facts on the assassination the CIA is keeping from us until 2021. That’s because the JFK Act of 1992 has been extended until then by President Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court a few hours after his decision in support of the CIA.

Bill Simpich also notes the fact that Kavanaugh also kept volume five of the official CIA history of the Bay of Pigs secret, though it is now available.

Whether the public benefit is small or extremely significant is yet to be seen, as the dissenting judge in the three judge decision has made some important points, we have yet to see the still sealed government assassination records and Morley may appeal this decision, that will increase his legal fees but keep these issues in the public light. 

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On JFK secrecy, Brett Kavanaugh sides with the CIA - JFK Facts