Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Rod Serling and the JFK Assassination - Updated

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Peter Falk (aka Columbo) plays Ramos Clemente (aka Fidel Castro) in Rod Serling's "The Mirror."

October 20, 1961

"This is the face of Ramos Clemente, a year ago a beardless, nameless worker of the dirt who plodded behind a mule, furrowing someone else's land. And he looked up at a hot Central American sun and he pledged the impossible. he made a vow that he would lead an avenging army against the tyranny that put the ache in his back and the anguish in his eyes, and now one year later the dream of the impossible has become a fact. In just a moment we will look deep into this mirror and see the aftermath of a the Twilight Zone."

"After seizing power, Clemente is told by General DeCruz, the deposed tyrant, that a magic mirror in his office reveals the faces of one's assassins."

"Looking into it, Clemente sees his compatriots advancing on him with machine gun, knives and poison. He kills them all but this brings him no sense of security. When a priest tells him that the people are appalled by the round-the-clock executions he has ordered, Clemente replies that the people are not his concern, that he sees assassins everywhere and is constantly afraid. The priest tells him that tyrants have only one real enemy, 'the one they never recognize - until its too late.'"

"All alone, Clemente spies his own reflection in the mirror, shatters it, then shoots himself. The priest rushes in. 'The last assassin,' he says. 'And they never learn. They never seem to learn.'"

"The 'tyrants living or dead' invoked at the end of 'The Mirror' was clearly a reference to Fidel Castro, whom Falk, as Clemente, is made up to resemble."

"'The Mirror' holds up an imperfect mirror to the real world and in doing so presents more distortions than reflection."

- Marc Scott Zicree - From The Twilight Zone Companion (Bantam Books, 1982)

According to John Simkin at the Education Forum:

“Gordon F. Sander's book ‘Serling: The Rise and Twilight of Television's Last Angry Man’. Sander says that within days of the assassination the United States Information Agency (an organisation very much under the control of the CIA) commissioned Serling to produce a documentary for international distribution about LBJ. Serling accepted the contract and afterwards LBJ sent him his "profound thanks" for his work.”

[ BK Notes: Has anyone seen this documentary? Can someone try to find it and report back? ]


January 24, 1964, the Los Angeles Office advised that on January 24, 1964, ROD SERLING, 1490 Monaco Drive, Pacific Palisades, California, advised SA PETER J MEANEY JR, that he had recently received a letter from Newsweek Magazine, New York City, referring to a letter allegedly written by SERLING to that magazine concerning the assassination of President Kennedy. SERLING telephonically contacted Newsweek Magazine advising he had not written any such letter. The following quoted typewritten letter was recently forwarded to SERLING by Newsweek Magazine.

December 26, 1964
Newsweek 444 Madison Ave., New York, New York, 10022

Dear Sirs:

From what I have read, the world will not even begin to consider the validity of the ‘one man’ theory --- or the ‘facts’ and ‘evidence’ that seem to support such a theory notwithstanding --- until it is demonstrably proved (by a bona fide demonstration) that one man --- with such remarkable, devastating effect --- could have fired the unreliable Carcano rife three times, at a moving target, within six seconds. So, please, for the time being, clumsy, heavy-handed F.B.I. ‘leaks’ that seem to answer (or should I say cover) everything but the most important question of all --- the matter of how Lee Oswald did the reputedly impossible, alone.

It shocks me to see how faithfully most of the ‘press’ has represented that it tends to corroborate Oswald’s guilt as prime facto evidence, and that it seems to cast doubt on the man’s guilt as ‘wild rumors.’ Let’s isolate this messy thing to one disturbed individual. Let’s not rock our undemocratic, political ‘ship of state.’ Perish the thought!

There’s nothing like the assassination of a president and the murder of his assassin to reveal how economic control and singularly ‘unfree’ our speech (the press) really is.

R. Serling
Culver City, California

P.S. As a result of the Dallas tragedy-fiasco, I fully expect an unusual waive of popular cynicism; lawlessness; a general disrespect for law (which we may as well regard as quasi or ‘do-it-yourself’ revolutionary activity), until government comes to more truly reflect the will – in the false consciousness created by the ‘popular press’ – of all the people.

The airmail envelop forwarded by Newsweek, postmarked Los Angeles, California, December 28, 1963, addressed “Letters to the Editor” Newsweek, 444 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10022, contains the return address of “R.S., MGM Studios, Culver City, California.”

The Los Angeles Office pointed out that ROD SERLING is a well-known television and motion-picture writer and producer currently producing the television program “Twilight Zone” with offices at MGM Studios, Culver City, California. Mr. SERLING also advised he had recently received a letter from Senator THOMAS KUCHEL, Washington, D.C. dated, December 31, 1963, referring to SERLING’S recent letter urging complete inquiry regarding the KENNEDY assassination. 

SERLING stated he has not written any such letter to KUCHEL or any other person or magazine and has no suspects at this time.

Under date of February 10, 1964, the FBI Laboratory furnished the following information concerning a document examination requested by the Los Angeles Office on February 3, 1964:

Specimens received 2-5-64

Q486 Envelop postmarked “LOS ANGELES, CALIF. 28 DEC 1963 – AM” bearing typewritten address “Letters to the Editor’ NEWSWEEK 444 MADISON AVENUE NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022, “ and accompanying one-page typewritten letter dated December 26, 1963, with heading “Newsweek 444 Madison Avenue New York, N.Y. 10022,” beginning “Dear Sir” From what I have read…” and ending “…of all the people.” Signed “R. SERLING”

Available in Bureau

Q487 Two-page typewritten letter dated December 19, 1963, with heading “Senator Thomas H. Kuchel California United States Senate Washington D.C.” beginning “Dear Mr. Kuchel: From what I have read…” and ending on second page “…the Press, television, etc.” Signed “R. SERLING”
Result of examination:

It was concluded that the typewriting on Q 486 and Q487 was prepared on the same typewriter equipped with Corona pica type, spaced ten letters per inch.

It was further concluded that the Serling signatures on Q486 and Q487 were written by one individual.

The typewriting on Q486 and Q487 was not identified in the Anonymous Letter File. Appropriate photographs will be added to the file.

CD 46 FBI Estep Report -


Leave it to Rod Serling to put it into perspective for us. As his daughter Anne once noted on her blog:

“After President Kennedy’s assassination, my father wrote something perhaps intended as a letter to a newspaper or magazine editor. It was written on his letterhead and clearly typed by him, not his secretary.”

Rod Serling’s Real Comments after the assassination.

It read:

More than a man has died. More than a gallant young President has been put to death. More than a high office of a land has been assaulted. What is to be mourned now is an ideal. What has been assassinated is a faith in ourselves. What has been murdered is a belief in our own decency, our capacity to love, our sense of order and logic and civilized decorum.

To the Leftists and the Rightists, to the Absolutists,  to the men of little faith but strong hate, and to all of us who have helped plant this ugly and loathsome seed that blossomed forth on a street in Dallas on last Friday — this is the only dictum we can heed now. For civilization to survive, it must remain civilized.

And if there is to be any hope for our children and theirs, we must never again allow violence to offer itself as an excuse for our own insecurities, our weaknesses and our own fears. This is not an arguable doctrine for simply a better life. It is a condition for our continued existence.

BILL KELLY NOTES: Rod Serling attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where Ruth Paine, Coretta Scott King and Max Holland also went to school. Ruth Paine’s brother lives in Yellow Springs today. I attended the nearby University of Dayton, but took classes at Antioch, including one in 1971 on this history of Vietnam taught by a former CIA Siagon Station Chief. I also attended graduate school for one semester at the Antioch Center for Social Research and Action in Baltimore. So it was a bit surprising to learn that Oswald also tried to enroll there after he had dropped out of high school and before he enlisted in the Marines, as detailed in the following documents. 

When I read that Serling had suffered a heart attack while giving a lecture in upstate New York, I wrote him a short letter in care of the hospital, mentioning our mutual association with Antioch and gave him a short poem by William Butler Yeats on the problems of the heart and the mind. A few days later I read that he had died of second massive heart attack. Then, the day after he died, I received a letter from him, and could hear the Twilight Zone theme song as I read the short note thanking me for the poem and saying his illness was worse than reported, and wishing me well.

I also must mention that the real Rod Serling wrote the screenplay for Seven Days in May, a film that JFK encouraged to be made by making the White House available to the film crew when he was out of town. 



Sgt. DONDALD SWARTZ, Intelligence Unit, Columbus Police Department, advised on November 29, 1963, he had received the following unverified information from a source he declined to identify:
LEE HARVEY OSWALD alleged attended Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, using his true name for a short period of time in 1957 and was dismissed because he was unable to prove his graduation from high school.

OSWALD had lived c/o MICHAEL PAINE and wife, RUTH PAINE nee HYDE, Irving, Texas. RUTH HYDE is a graduate, Class of 1955, of Antioch College…


Domestic Intelligence Division concurs with the recommendation of the SAC of the Cincinnati Office that no further action is necessary in this matter. Personnel of the Cincinnati Office who were responsible for the poor wording in the report of SA Charles E. Chapman dated 3-25-64 at Cincinnati, Ohio, in the Oswald case have been issued sharp error slips by the SAC of the Cincinnati Office and have been issued emphatic admonitions. The report in question has not been disseminated outside the Bureau. The allegation that Oswald was receiving money orders through the Miami Deposit Bank of Yellow Springs, Ohio, has been completely run out and has proven to have no basis in fact. Amended pages forwarded by the Cincinnati Office are being inserted in the instant report of SA Chapman and the report will then be disseminated to the President’s Commission in our next regular dissemination to the Commission.

FBI operation against New Left at Antioch

Ruth Paine & Dr. Carl D. Hyde, M.D. WC Vol. XXIII pg. 504

From the Yellow Springs News:

Yarn Registry BLOG – Rumor has it Lee Harvey Oswald was in Yellow Springs

By Dylan Taylor-Lehman
Published: May 7, 2016

From Rod Serling to Hollywood stars, Yellow Springs has its fair share of celebrity associations. But one of its strangest connections is likely its most infamous. According to some theorists, at one point Yellow Springs was said to host none other than Lee Harvey Oswald, the man behind the Kennedy assassination. Was he really here? Why? How? Was it all just part of a larger CIA-led plot?

In the 1960s, Antioch was a hotbed of left wing activism and as such was frequently on the government’s radar. The government kept files on students and student groups connected with the College. When an Antioch grad named Ruth Paine was connected to Oswald, Oswald was in turn connected to the College.

Ruth Paine graduated from Antioch in 1955 and eventually moved to Irving, Texas with her husband and their children. There she befriend Marina Oswald, Lee Harvey’s wife, who had come to the United States with Oswald following his years in Russia. Paine spoke Russian and met Marina through a friend. When Lee Harvey moved around Texas looking for work, Marina and their two children would stay with Paine. In October 1963, Lee Harvey got a job at the Texas Book Depository. On November 21, 1963, he came to retrieve some of his belongings from Paine’s garage, including the rifle he would use to kill Kennedy the next day.

Paine was promptly questioned by the FBI and later testified at the Warren Commission, the official government inquiry into the assassination. Her testimony discusses her time at Antioch where she admits having read The Communist Manifesto as part of a class. She said she had no interest in it later, nor did she have any interest in Das Kapital. (“I have seen the size of the book, and I certainly would not want to read it,” she said in her testimony.)

Paine also discovered by accident that Lee Harvey had attempted to assassinate another government official, who was not wounded. But she was not considered to have any sort of involvement with Oswald and was able to go about her life, eventually becoming a school psychologist. The home where the rifle was concealed was eventually purchased by the city of Irving, Texas and turned into a museum.

The rumors connecting Oswald to Yellow Springs started a few weeks after the assassination. Every city probably seized on the most tenuous Oswald connection.

The Columbus Dispatch wrote an article about the Paine-Antioch connection, noting Paine learned Russian from Marina Oswald, that she considers the Russian language a hobby, and that she is a Quaker and a pacifist. The article published the addresses of Paine’s parents and family, who lived in Columbus, in their entirety. In the same piece, the Dispatch reported that Antioch students were among those involved in a “Fair Play for Cuba” demonstration in front of the statehouse in Columbus.

In November 1963, a Columbus, Ohio police officer received information from an anonymous source that Lee Harvey Oswald had attempted to attend Antioch in 1957 but was not accepted because he couldn’t prove he graduated high school. This has never been verified.

An intelligence agent issued a report in early 1964 suggesting Oswald was receiving money orders through a bank in Yellow Springs. But this allegation was “completely run out and has proven to have no basis in fact,” and the report was not disseminated outside of the office. In fact, a declassified document mentions that the people responsible for this particular rumor were chastised: “Personnel of the Cincinnati Office who were responsible for the poor wording in the report [about] the Oswald case have been issued sharp error slips…and have been issued emphatic admonitions.”

However, it is likely that “official” accounts of his whereabouts will be distorted by the government, as many believe that Oswald was a CIA operative who only appeared to be a pro-Castro agitator. The story goes that when the government orchestrated Kennedy’s assassination, they had the perfect person to blame it on, Oswald, because he was already known as a vocal communist.

Following this logic, some say, Oswald’s connection with Ruth Paine, who also spoke Russian, means that she too was likely a CIA operative. And assuming for a moment that the discrediting of the Oswald-Yellow Springs connection was really government disinformation, Oswald’s connection to Antioch coupled with Paine’s connection to Antioch means that Antioch was or still is connected to the CIA.

In addition to past Antioch professors having connections to security agencies, author Bob Fitrakis writes that a few former members of Antioch’s board of trustees have connections to corporations that provide defense technology solutions to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and other intelligence agencies. Fitrakis also says that one shouldn’t fail to notice the college’s proximity to Wright-Patt or The Ohio State University, who works very closely with the “CIA’s favorite nonprofit Battelle,” a mysterious research company whose campus is located right next to the university.

However, Antioch may not be a CIA front in toto, it may just have been infiltrated. “If the CIA or U.S. intelligence services were involved in the subversion of America’s most pro-peace college, it wouldn’t be the first time that the progressive college campuses have been infiltrated,” writes Fitrakis. “The CIA subverted the National Student Association in the late 50s and early 60s. The agency also has been accused of subverting everything from fraternities to Fullbright scholars to Peace Corps workers.”

Was Antioch subverted? Was Oswald actually in Yellow Springs? Did Ruth Paine know more than she let on? Maybe we’ll know the answers to these and the infinite other questions about the Kennedy assassination when the rest of associated records are released to the public later this year.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Castro on the Grassy Knoll


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By William Kelly 

The idea that Fidel Castro was behind the assassination of President Kennedy isn't new, in fact it was the first conspiracy theory that was officially and universally debunked, except in the minds of those who still promote it.

Shortly after his arrest and Fair Play for Cuba Committee activities became known, Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Joe Goulden asked Assistant Dallas D.A. Bill Alexander if he was going to charge Oswald with "furthering a communist conspiracy"

Goulden attended the US Army counter-intelligence school before becoming a journalist and media asset of David Atlee Phillips, whose personal papers Goulden now controls.

That Oswald was going to be charged with “furthering a Communist conspiracy” fueled a rumor that when it got back to LBJ, holed up in his VP office in the Executive Office Building next to the White House, he had his top aid Cliff Carter call the Texas Attorney General to stop it, trying to put an end to the communist conspiracy talk.

But it continued, and continues to this day, making it a newsworthy issue that isn't ancient history.

That night Clare Booth Luce got a phone call from Julio Fernandez, the anti-Castro Cuban JMWAVE commando team leader who said he had a tape recording and other evidence on Oswald.

Within 24 hours the DRE put out a publication blaming the assassination on Castro, and in Mexico, a Nicaraguan (Somoza) intelligence agent Alvarado - said he saw Oswald in the Cuban embassy take money from a red haired black Cuban.

Although promoted by CIA officer David Atlee Phillips, Alvarado gave a date when Oswald wasn't there, and failed a lie detector test. "Nice try though," wrote Phillips, who also tried to get Tony Veciana's cousin in the Cuban intelligence to say Oswald worked for them.

A few days after the assassination the FBI visited Frank Sturgis in Florida and he said he knew of a meeting between Oswald and Castro, and when he later told the story, Jack Ruby was there too.

There were so many bogus Castro did it stories being floated about Donald Freed and Jeff Cohen wrote about them in an article "Fidel on the Grassy Knoll" in Liberation magazine.

Mathew Smith wrote a book "The Second Plot" - the plot to blame Castro for the murder of JFK.
And I have been compiling a list of them, and the unique thing about them is that most if not all of them stem from US CIA intelligence sources. 

That Castro was behind the assassination of the president was a psychological warfare black propaganda operation built into the original plan - a plan that was originally devised to kill Castro and blame the Soviets. When the plan to kill Castro was "disapproved" by higher authority, it was redirected to the higher authority. 

Almost every allegation that Castro was behind what happened at Dealey Plaza was disproved - shown to be false, new allegations popped up all the time. 

In 1980, a few weeks before President Reagan was shot by John Hinckley with a gun bought a few blocks from Dealey Plaza, the Scripps Howard News Service (SHNS) put out a report they acknowledged was leaked by the NSA - National Security Agency. It said their radio monitors picked up a broadcast from Cuba that said Castro was going to kill Reagan just as he killed JFK.

Now that is a classic case of black propaganda - real disinformation.

More recently, after meeting with CIA officials Guss Russo and German filmmaker - H - have tried to make a case against Castro, using dubious sources, while former CIA officers Brian Latell and Bob Baer have tried to pin the Dealey Plaza tail on Castro, without success.

Latell's case rests mainly on a Cuban defector who claims to have worked at the Cuban-Soviet listening post they set up on the north shore that was similar to the one the NSA and Australians have in the Outback desert and the subject of some of the first previously secret records released under the JFK Act.

This defector claims that on November 22, 1963 Castro himself ordered them to focus their electronic ears on Texas to pick up the Air Force One Radio communications, and that is proof of Castro's foreknowledge of the assassination! Now that's bad logic. That's evidence of Castro's foreknowledge of Kennedy's itinerary - something anyone who read the papers or listened to the news knew. And if they did pick up the AF1 radio transmissions and recorded them, we'd like to have a copy because our government seems to have lost ours.

After Latell came Phil Shenon, the only Castro-did-it proponent who doesn't appear to have intelligence ties. The former New York Times reporter, in his book "A Cruel and Shocking Act," says that his interest in the case of the murdered president stemmed from a former Warren Commission attorney who complained the Commission wasn't told about the CIA plots to kill Castro and other pertinent events that had a bearing on the assassination.

While others have claimed this anonymous WC attorney with doubts was the late Arlen Spector, I don't think so. If it was, now that he's dead, Shenon would admit it was him, so I think Shenon's instigator was Sam Stern, who raised the same doubts with the HSCA. 

Shenon's book focuses on some of the Warren Commission's inadequacies, though he's clear about his belief that they got the part right about Oswald being the lone gunman, he mainly takes up the chase to get Castro.

Shenon focuses primarily on a Twist Party allegedly hosted by Sylvia Duran and included such guests as Oswald, two American Gringos, and Cuban embassy officials, who encouraged Oswald to kill Kennedy. 

Then we got a piece of Bob Baer, whose six part - six hour long TV "documentary," claimed Oswald - the sole assassin of the president, used intelligence tradecraft - which he most certainly did.

That's a big step in the right direction, but then instead of reviewing all the "spies" Oswald came in contact with from his days in CAP and USMC, Moscow, Minsk, Dallas, New Orleans and Mexico City, he only wants to know about the Cubans and Russians, which certainly limits the investigation.
No matter, although six shows were completed and in the can, after two shows someone pulled the plug and it was removed from the History Channel USA, although it continued to air in Canada, where I am told, it played out as expected - Castro did it.

Someday we will find out who had the power to kill a very expensive and popular TV series - and why they did it. Their "limited fallout" hit them in the head.

Now with the sudden and in some quarters unexpected release of the previously with held government files we have Phil Shenon back on the story - asking the Donald to release the remaining records on the assassination in the Washington Post, this time with University of Virginia academic Larry Sabato, author of “The Kennedy Half-Century.”

Then, like a Punch and Judy Show, they started pimping the Castro story in Politico, and I suppose we can expect more of this stuff.

Since I think Sabato was just brought along for the ride to give Shenon some added heavy weight status, I will for the moment discount Sabato's contribution until he responds to Dr. Cyril Wecht's request for the sources of their claim that 21st century forensics support the contention Oswald alone killed JFK.

[See: Dr. Wecht’s Letter and first response: ]

In the meantime Shenon alone appeared on NPR's "Fresh Air," with reporter Dave Davies, and gave a good synopsis on the background of the newly released records, affirmed Oswald's status as the lone gunman and branded Jack Ruby as a crazy misfit and not part of any conspiracy.

Oswald however, was inspired by Castro, "enraged" by an article in the newspaper of an interview with Castro about assassination plots, and encouraged to kill Kennedy by Cuban embassy personnel at a Twist Party hosted by Sylvia Duran, the Cuban embassy receptionist who Oswald dealt with in trying to get a visa to Cuba.

Most reasonable people knowledgeable about this subject - Peter Dale Scott, John Newman and Bill Simpich to name three - stand corrected when they make a mistake and change what's incorrect and sometimes their views on things.

But Shenon harps on, repeating the same old non-sense, parroting the original cover-story built into the Dealey Plaza Operational plan that Fidel Castro was behind the assassination. 

That is what they call an "active measure" a current psych-war black propaganda operation that makes the Kennedy assassination news and relevant today as it was when it happened. 

Now I don't expect a respected former New York Times reporter with a book on the subject - "A Cruel and Horrible Act" to read my review of his book - "A Cruel and Horrible Twist," but if he had he would know more than what's in his book.

Shenon asserts - and continues to assert even when shown to be wrong - that Oswald was the lone assassin of the President and was encouraged to do the horrible act by Castro Cuban Communists in Mexico City.

This event was supposed to have occurred at a "Twist Party" hosted by Sylvia Duran, who worked at the Cuban embassy and did indeed interact with Oswald at the embassy.

Shenon wrote a whole book around this party - and asserts that among those at the party - besides Duran, the Cubans and Oswald were two other Americans - Gringo strangers who stood out from the crowd and who were seen the next morning on the street with Oswald, implying they were together on more than the Twist Party occasion.

Shenon keeps repeating that these two Gringos were never identified, but if he read my review of his book or the records released under the JFK Act he would know that these two fellow Americans were identified by the CIA and named in documents because they were recorded on tape talking to Duran on the telephone seeking visas to Cuba - the same reason Oswald talked to Duran.

One of the two Americans seen with Oswald at the Twist Party and again the next day was said to be a film actor, and that narrowed it down to Richard Beymer - then a star in West Side Story and The Longest Day.

While Shenon and all of his resources and contacts couldn't identify him, the CIA did and I had no trouble locating Richard Beymer alive and well in the mid-west, and talked with him on the phone.
Beymer acknowledged going to Mexico for a few weeks in the fall of 1963, as a special guest at a film festival and while there, trying to get to Cuba. And he took a friend with him.

Beymer gave me the name of his traveling companion, who owned a popular bar in New York City, but is now a Catholic priest.

Beymer was surprised he is named in CIA records related to the assassination, but acknowledged contacting the Cuban embassy about getting a visa to Cuba. That was a popular if difficult thing to do at the time. 

As for the "Twist Party" - Beymer doesn't remember it, but "that would be something we would have done" being two footloose single guys below the border. 

No, he doesn't remember meeting Oswald either, something he believes he would have given Oswald's notoriety after the assassination.

I also located Beymer's pal - Father Brad, in upstate New York where he is a parish priest.

He said it was a pretty radical move from owning a bar in the city to being a priest, and could write a book, especially about the bands and celebrities who played at and patronized his joint.

Father Joe recalled the trip to Mexico with Beymer, and trying to get to Cuba, but drew a blank on the Twist Party and doesn't recall meeting Oswald.

In fact, he said, they were there on the day of the assassination, recalling how they learned about it when they got off an elevator in a lobby of a hotel. 

And since they were only in Mexico for a few weeks - and were there on November 22, they weren't there when Oswald was supposed to be in late September.

So if they were at the Twist Party - as the other participants say they were - it wasn't with Oswald.
But even after all of the Castro-done-it leads are run down like this, and go no where, Shenon continues to harp on the Castro angle, as does Bob Baer, Gus Russo and Brian Latelle, promoting the original cover story that just doesn't hold water because it has too many holes in it.

Now the accused assassin did attend a party in Dallas in February 1963 where he was encouraged to engage in a political assassination, but Shenon doesn't want to go there, so few people know about it.
And so the "still unfolding" story of the assassination of President Kennedy continues, and the fake Cuban-Castro-Commie Cover-story gets propagated on NPR, but those who are actually reading the newly released records and can really clear the air of the smoke and mirrors propaganda, can't get air time. 

Shenon's insistence on focusing on Oswald's associations with Cuban and Russian spies rather than including all of the spies Oswald knew, belies his true agenda.

If you are a real investigative journalist seeking the truth then you must include Oswald's associations with his brothers, both military men, David Ferrie, George deMornschilt, George Bouhe, Jean deMeniel, Sam Balen, Volkmar Schmidt, Ruth and Michael Paine and others who had more meaningful interactions with Oswald than the Cubans and Russians. 

For a moment put aside the  bogus Mexico City Twist Party where no one encouraged Oswald to kill JFK,  and focus for a moment on the truly significant February 1963 house party hosted by Volkmar Schmidt for the purpose of introducing the Oswalds and Paines. That's where Oswald was encouraged to commit a political assassination - that of General Walker, who he was later accused of attempting to kill. 

So there was a party where Oswald was encouraged to commit political assassination, but it wasn’t the Twist Party in Mexico City, but a house party in Dallas where the Oswalds met the Paines, and Volkmar Schmidt encouraged Oswald to kill General Walker, which would make him “A Hunter of Fascists,” as was written on the photo of Oswald with the rifle found among the effects of George deMohrenschildts.

But since that party doesn’t lead to the Castro Cuban Commies and cover-story, a dead end alley, Shenon, nor Baer, nor Latell, nor any of those who propagate the discredited Castro did- it theory will go there, because it leads closer to the real truth of who killed JFK and how they did it. 

But that doesn't stop us for going there. 

Stick around and follow me. I'm going there. 
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Castro and Oswald - September 7, 1963

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September 7, 1963 A Harmonic Convergence

By William Kelly

Phillip Shenon, as Jefferson Morley contends, may be a real investigative reporter with an open mind and willing to follow every lead wherever it goes, able to accept new evidence and facts and adjust his opinion and theories if the information warrants it.

Morley says Shenon is not a certified disinformation agent or intelligence asset propagating a demonstrably false story that Castro Cuban Commies were behind the assassination of the President like Carlos Bringuier, Guss Russo, Brian Latell and Bob Baer - all with tight CIA connections and all parroting the same sordid story even after they've been proven wrong.

That Castro Cuban Commiess were behind the Dealey Plaza covert action was a black propaganda psychological warfare operation built into the plan that was originally designed to kill Castro but redirected to JFK in Dallas. And it is one aspect of the plan that failed, as it was and continues to be rejected by all objective observers and only actively promoted by those with direct CIA associations - Bringuier, Russo, Latell and Baer. It's failure gives us insight into the operation, just as Watergate did.

Which brings us back to Shenon - is he a real independent and free thinking investigative journalist pursuing the truth or is he an adherent and proponent of the first conspiracy theory that has been proven wrong?

In his Politico article  (w/ Sabato) Shenon offers three primary documents as evidence of Castro's complicity, or Oswald being encouraged or supported by Castro Cuban Communists - 1) an official CIA historical account of director John McCone and the assassination; 2) a letter from JE Hoover, not seen by the Warren Commission, calling attention to Castro's September 7 interview threatening JFK, and 3) a CIA report on these activities prepared at the request of David Belin and the Rockefeller Commission in the 1970s.

While Dan Hardway deals effectively with Shenon's falty analysis of the official McCone history in his review - [ See: Thank You Phil Shenon. ], I will give further analysis of the September 7 Castro interview and why Shenon's spin is incorrect.

Shenon, and Hoover and Belin and the CIA report all discuss the September 9 (Daniel Harker) AP report as Castro threatening the President - taking it out of the context it is set, a context that gives meaning and sense to it.

The Monday September 9 article that Shenon says so enraged Oswald to kill JFK was on page 7 of The New Orleans Times Picayune paper and is headlined  "Castro Blasts Raids on Cuba." It refers directly to the CIA JMWAVE support of such raids, including industrial sabatoge and the infiltration of commandos with high powered rifles, some of whom were captured by Castro forces and confessed to CIA support and training. Similar articles were published in the two Communist papers Oswald subscribed to including the issues he holds in the "Hunter of Fascists"  backyard photos.

The CIA JMWAVE maritime fleet included a few large mother ships like the Leita and the Rex, and small boat commando teams including one led by Julio Fernandez and trained by Army Ranger Brad Ayers, and a sniper team trained at Point Mary off Key Largo by Army Ranger Ed Roderick that was supported by Colonel Rosselli - John Rosselli - whose case officer was William Harvey.

Harvey's official biographer says that when Harvey was replaced on the Cuban project by Desmond Fitzgerald, some of the covert ops started by Harvey, continued unknown to Fitzgerald.

Rosselli later said his team was captured when it was infiltrated and paraded on Cuban TV, and Rosselli said they were tortured by Castro and turned and sent back to kill JFK.

There were some National Security Council Special Group approved missions as well as some unapproved Alpha 66 missions that attacked Cuban industrial targets and deposited infiltration teams. In his book Red Friday Carlos Bringuier lists the names of some of the anti-Castro Cuban commandos who were captured by Castro, some with high powered rifles that Rolando Martinez, a JMWAVE boat captain, said "were not to be used for hunting rabbits."

But it wasn't just the maritime raiders that so upset Castro to say that if the "US leaders supports those who attack Cuban leaders, they themselves are not safe," it was Rolando Cubella (AMLASH).

While the AP article was published on Monday, September 9, the interview took place at the Brazilian embassy on Saturday night September 7.

That just happens to be the day Alpha 66 founder Antonio Veciana met with David Atlee Phillips and Lee Harvey Oswald at the Southland Center in Dallas, as well as the day Manuel Rodriguez arrived in Dallas to set up a branch of Alpha 66 and leased the safe house on Harlandale Avenue in Oak Cliff.

Most significantly Saturday September 7 is the day Cubella met his CIA case officer IN BRAZIL where they discussed organizing a coup and assassinating Castro.

Given the expressed belief in some CIA circles that Cubella was a double agent, it is supported by  Castro's unexpected selection of the Brazilian embassy to give his speech and interview threatening Kennedy, all relevant facts that give the Castro interview meaning and sense, but all ignored by Shenon, who wants the article used as a false motive to "enrage" Oswald to kill JFK in support of Castro.

Of course the CIA was well aware of all these relevant facts but kept them out of their lengthy report in response to David Belen's request, but as the files released under the JFK Act tell us, and we ourselves know, so should Shenon.

Will Shenon follow up on the leads he provides that go directly to the JMWAVE maritime operations, Alpha 66 and AMLASH?

Or will Shenon now that the deranged lone nut story is determined to be untenable, follow the certified disinformation agents - and fall back to the original preconceived but false cover-story - that Castro Cuban Commies were behind the assassination?