On this day 55 years ago, a strange American visitor appeared at the Soviet and Cuban consulates in Mexico City. His name would soon be world famous: Lee Harvey Oswald. Within 24 hours, a joint US-Mexico intelligence gathering operation received wiretap reports on his unusual actions.
John M. Newman, former U.S. Army intelligence analyst turned historian, has just published “Countdown to Darkness,” the second volume of his history of the JFK assassination. I’ll just say I learned how to report on the CIA and JFK from Newman 25 years ago and I’ve never stopped learning.
Yesterday, November 22, I talked JFK for an hour with WIOD talk radio host Fernand Amandi and friends David Talbot and Bill Simpich. David talked about JFK in the Age of Trump. Bill talked about What We Know Now. I offered some thoughts about what we might learn in October 2017. Listen here.
David Talbot, Bill Simpich and I, will be talking about the JFK story on Miami’s WIOD talk radio on Tuesday November 22 from 11am to noon, Eastern Time.
I promise a theory-free discussion. We will only be talking about the facts of November 22.
With host Fernand Amandi, we will make the point that the JFK story is not some ancient historical debate but a live political issue in the new maelstorm of American politics. I will talk about why full JFK disclosure is coming in 2017. What does that mean? You can tune in here.
That’s the Al Bogard story – the entire saga of the Lincoln-Mercury dealership near Dealey Plaza is one of the best double Oswald stories, a “great impersonation” if there ever was one. His story is well corroborated.
If you’re in Dallas, you’ll want to check out the usual array of excellent speakers, inlcuding David Talbot, Bill Simpich, Marie Fonzie. Larry Hancock, and Bill Garnet, to name just a few. It is a chance to drill down on the key issues raised by the unresolved events of November 1963 with some of the most knowledgable people in the world.
‘In my previous article, I asked the question ‘Who found Oswald’s wallet at the murder scene?’ Here, I pose another question: Was a phony identification card for ‘Alek Hidell’ inserted into the wallet after Oswald’s arrest?’
In DB’s clickbait gambit we can see the reductio ad absurdum of a certain conspiratorial mindset, the paranoid style of the American media as it is hard-boiled into a punchy headline.
The problem with this question is that it is based on the pervasive but erroneous assumption that the only way to understand the story of how an American president (JFK) lost power and his life (on November 22) is to talk about conspiracies as depicted in Hollywood movies and crime fiction.
Next up: Did President Nixon supply masking tape to the Watergate burglars?
At the close of his book, You Are The Jury, David Belin, attorney for the Warren Commission, cited 10 major contentions as the foundation of the case against Lee Harvey Oswald.
I examine these 10 points in my recent Op-Ed News article, How the Warren Commission Covered Up JFK’s Murder. In this article I address the chain of custody for the so-called “magic bullet,” otherwise known as Commission Exhibit 399 (or CE399). According to the Warren Commission, this bullet wounded both President Kennedy and Governor John Connally.