Review

 JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 5

Arnaldo Fernandez on the History Channel’s misguided, and now disappeared, JFK series.

After mixing Oswald with the anti-Castro and CIA-backed paramilitaries of Alpha 66 in a weird pot made of “special intent to kill President Kennedy soup”, Baer keeps on blighting a big-budget TV show by ignoring the body of the evidence, writes Arnaldo Fernandez.  With an insert by Milicent Cranor on the History Channel’s version of the “jet effect”.

Source: Kennedys And King – JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 5

 JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 6

In this final installment of his review of the History Channel series, Arnaldo Fernandez concludes: “With Castro as vantage point instead of the CIA, Baer was not tracking Oswald to articulate a true picture of the past, but to drive the historical truth away.”

Source: Kennedys And King – JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, Part 6

‘If he was my lawyer I would fire him.”

In response to Vincent Salandria’s talk on the alleged role of Ruth Paine in the assassination, Ed writes:

“I listened to all 39 minutes of Vince Salandria’s speech. If he was my lawyer I would fire him.” Read more

Joan Mellen on the USS Liberty attack

Joan Mellen sends word she is writing a book about the attack on the USS Liberty in 1967. I recently posted about James Angleton’s role in the incident. Read more

Antonio Veciana: the Army Intelligence connection

In his review of Trained to Kill, Bill Kelly calls attention to Antonio Veciana’s work for Army Intelligence. He nails the point that Veciana’s critics strive to avoid. Phillips did use the alias “Maurice Bishop” and his physical description of “Bishop” bore an uncanny resemblance to Phillips.

Kelly offers an original thesis, supported by documentation: Read more

Plots against Castro and the JFK case: a CIA agent’s story

He is a native of Cuba, who now resides in Miami, FL. He is 88 years old and in failing health. He insisted that he wrote the book because he no longer feared a Cuban-inspired assassination attempt on himself. Veciana said it was time to reveal “the truth about his double life.”

Source: Plots against Castro and the JFK case: a CIA agent’s storyLos Angeles Post-Examiner

Two different views of Antonio Veciana

After I published my review of Antonio Veciana’s book, Trained to Kill, for Newsweek, several people asked me about Dan Hardway’s review of the book AARC web site and W. Tracy Parnell’s blog, purporting to debunk Veciana’s story.

The former is an investigator’s take, the latter a prosecutor’s brief. Dan looks to get beyond Veciana’s self-presentation. Parnell seeks to impeach his credibility. Dan sees Veciana’s story as “modified limited hangout,” Parnell sees it as a fantasy.

Both are worth taking seriously.

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Antonio Veciana talks

After years of silence, a former CIA operative speaks out about Castro, Oswald and the assassination of JFK.

Source: The CIA’s Secrets About JFK, Che, and Castro Revealed in New Book By Former Operative

William Matson Law’s ‘In The Eye of History’

I mentioned William Matson Law the other day, and I thought I should amplify. I want to recommend Law’s JFK research. It is lucid, original, factual and untainted by speculation. It is amazing that no one else had thought to conduct these essential interviews. Law went where news organizations and congressional investigations did not tread. The story he tells of the Kennedy autopsy speaks for itself.

In his own words: Read more

The CIA’s secrets about JFK, Che, and Castro revealed in new Book by former operative

In the early 1960s, Antonio Veciana was the CIA’s man in Havana.

So begins my review in Newsweek: The CIA’s Secrets About JFK, Che, and Castro Revealed in New Book By Former Operative.

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‘JFK Declassified,’ episode 4: the samizdat version

In the Soviet Union banned publications and writings that circulated privately were known as “samizdat” (Russian for “I self-publish”). Now that History Channel’s “JFK Declassified” has been taken off the air for unknown reasons, we must rely on samizdat reports to learn about what we cannot see.

Reader MDG reports the substance of episode 4: Read more

Another question about ‘JFK Declassified’

Reader Diana says “JFK Declassified” is showing in Canada. But not apparently in the United States. Why would that be?

“I watched in Canada the third episode of ‘Tracking Oswald’ on the History Channel last night Wed May 17,” she writes Read more

Reporting on the Kennedy Assassination

Most saliently, Reporting on the Kennedy Assassination offers an intimate look at Oltmans’s collaboration with de Mohrenschildt on the book that would later become Lee Harvey Oswald as I Knew Him, and at the circumstances surrounding de Mohrenschildt’s death and his possible implication in Oswald’s actions.

Source: Reporting on the Kennedy Assassination

Pre-order now: The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

James Angleton testifies

James Angleton, spymaster

Be the first among your friends to pre- order this book and you will not be sorry. Read more

If Oswald were living today and went to Syria to meet with ISIS

A reader, Richard, notes the most interesting observation made by CIA man Robert Baer in the otherwise disappointing  “JFK Declassified.”

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