Tag Archive for Dallas

The view from the Triple Underpass

On November 22, 1963, railroad worker S.M Holland was watching the presidential motorcade approach Dealey Plaza from a perch on top of a bridge known as The Triple Underpass.

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Lee Trevino tees up Lee Oswald: he ‘didn’t act alone’

“I know people in Dallas. Trust me, Oswald didn’t act alone.”

— Golf legend Lee Trevino, speaking to “Golf Digest.”

What the Warren Commission didn’t know: the Abe Bolden story

Guns and theories in Dealey Plaza

Via via Latino Post, a snapshot of American weirdness:

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Assassination in the struggle for power in Cuba

Reader Photon asks:

Assassination was not his tactic.

“So ‘LBJ and crew’ murdered John Kennedy, but Fidel ‘most certainly was not [involved]‘? While I consider it unlikely that Oswald could have cooperated with anybody in a conspiracy, his visit to the Cuban Embassy certainly is intriguing. It is not like Fidel had never sanctioned political assassination in the past. For 50 years he has gotten away with knocking off Camilo Cienfuegos after Huber Matos didn’t do it for him.”

The ensuing fast and furious debate in the comments section on this subject is reminder that the history of assassination as a political technique in the struggle for power in Cuba from 1955 to 1965 is definitely relevant to any discussion of the assassination of JFK.

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Toward the decisive clarification of the JFK story in 2014

I had the honor of speaking at the JFK Lancer conference in Dallas on November 22, 2013, and I offered some thoughts about what I think we (meaning the American people and others interested in the assassination of President Kennedy 50 years ago) need to do in 2014.

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Jackie Kennedy’s ‘particular brand of silence’

Jackie Kennedy's private thoughts about Dallas

In a finely reported piece for Esquire last November Chris Jones recreated the scene on Air Force One on the afternoon of November 22, 1963.

Here’s the first meeting of now former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson, now the wife of the President of the United States.

“I don’t know what to say,” Lady Bird says. “What wounds me most of all is that this should happen in my beloved state of Texas.”

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Didn’t do It: George H.W. Bush

It is true that former president George H.W. Bush was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. It is true that Bush became director of the CIA in 1976. And it is true that, as vice president in the 1980s,  Bush was up to his eyebrows in the nexus of criminal activities known as the Iran-contra scandal.

But,rest assured, G H.W. Bush did not supervise gunmen in Dealey Plaza as

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Two items for the JFK agenda in 2014

In my remarks to the JFK Lancer, I talked about what could be done in 2014 to clarify the story of JFK’s assassination. I proposed two types of action: one legal, one historical.

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‘Dallas 1963:’ ripe for an assassination but not to blame

I always thought those liberal pundits who blamed the conservative city of Dallas for JFK’s assassination spoke too glibly. A recent review of Bill Minutaglio and Steven Davis’ book, Dallas 1963, in the Charleston Post and Courier got it right I think.

“While Dallas bore a large portion of the blame and backlash for Kennedy’s death, how much was the city to blame? If one believes Oswald to be the assassin, his ties to the city were not deep. If one embraces the idea of a conspiracy, it is generally considered to extend well beyond the borders of the city.”

 

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JFK at 50: a ceremony not sad enough

Dealey Plaza 50 years later: under control.

The tightly controlled commemoration of the 50th anniversary of JFK’s death in Dealey Plaza proved more a salve for the wounded civic spirit of Dallas than celebration of the life and legacy of President Kennedy.

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The Unspeakable in Dallas

Writing in the New York Times, a native of Dallas notes the oddness of the ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination on Friday.

The reality of Dallas on that day will go unmentioned. It will be, in the words of James Douglass, Unspeakable.

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Fox News on a Dallas travesty

Has anybody noticed that the conservative Fox News network is more open minded about the JFK assassination story than its liberal competitors?

The embedded player above isn’t working. So click on this sympathetic report on James Tague, a Dallas man who suffered a superficial injury from a gunshot that missed President Kennedy’s limousine on November 22, 1963. Fifty years later, Tague has not been invited to the official ceremony commemorating the anniversary of Kennedy’s death in Dallas.

The liberal media isn’t much interested in Tague’s remarkable story but Fox News is.

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Dallas police chief Jesse Curry on the origin of the shots

(H/T Tree Frog)

 

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Obama arrives in Dallas

The president is scheduled to land at Love Field at 5:10 pm ET. He will attend an Affordable Care Act event and a fund-raiser before departing later tonight. Rest assured, no motorcade is on the schedule.