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.

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