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​ ​[​http://jfkcountercoup2.blogspot.com/2016/08/hinckley-company.html ​]​ ​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 [https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1338&dat=19811204&id=mUFYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=U_kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6706,1841255&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. [http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2012/11/castro-plot-to-murder-reagan.html], 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.