#1060 – Jim DiEugenio, Donald McGovern

 

  • At Kennedys and King
  • Sirhan Sirhan Parole Letter by Jim DiEugenio
  • Write to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting him to not overturn the parole board’s recommendation
  • Address: Governor Gavin Newsom, 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814. Phone: (916) 445-2841
  • Larry Schnapf’s letter to President Biden (PDF)
  • Articles: Collateral Damage: Mark Shaw’s Public Atrocity by Donald McGovern: Part 1Part 2
  • The Reporter Who Knew Too Much is probably the best book by Mark Shaw
  • Article: Who Killed Dorothy Kilgallen? (PDF) by Sara Jordan
  • Mark Shaw’s earlier book The Poison Patriarch was a thrashy book
  • It relied on the book Double Cross by Sam and Chuck Giancana
  • Mark Shaw claims that Dorothy Kilgallen and Marilyn Monroe were best friends
  • According to Don McGovern, the two were only acquaintances
  • “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence” – Carl Sagan
  • Mark Shaw’s imaginary trial prosecuting Robert Kennedy
  • There is no fact-checking involved in most biographies
  • Mark Shaw’s publisher is Simon & Schuster
  • Actor Gianni Russo and his claims about having an affair with Marilyn Monroe
  • Russo also claimed the RFK hired a mob assassin nicknamed “the doctor” to kill Monroe
  • There are many problems with Russo’s claims and yet Mark Shaw gives his story credence
  • Russo claimed that Marilyn attacked Bobby Kennedy in his presence
  • And Mark Shaw claims that both JFK and RFK were there which is patently false
  • Thomas Noguchi performed the autopsy on Monroe
  • Sgt. Jack Clemmons was the first police officer to arrive at the scene
  • Eunice Murray, Monroe’s housekeeper
  • Clemmons said that there wasn’t a drinking glass but there was
  • Clemmons also testified in the 80s that he saw Eunice Murray washing Marilyn’s sheets
  • Marilyn didn’t own a washing machine or a dryer
  • Maurice Reis, Frank Capell and Jack Clemmons propagated the RFK-Monroe affair hoax

 

#1059 – Ray McGinnis, Doug Horne

 

  • Ray McGinnis is a Canadian author
  • Ray’s new book Unanswered Questions:
    What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored
    PaperbackKindle
  • How Ray got interested in the 9/11 case
  • Book: Wake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow by Kristen Breitweiser: HardcoverKindleAudiobook
  • FREE Borrowable EbookWake-Up Call: The Political Education of a 9/11 Widow by Kristen Breitweiser
  • Henry Kissinger was supposed to head the 9/11 commission
  • The 9/11 commission began its investigation on a budget of 3 million USD
  • 80 million USD was spent to investigate the Bill Clinton-Lewisnky affair and whitewater
  • The 9/11 Family Steering Committee’s (FSC) website: www.911independentcommission.org
  • The list of the questions that went unanswered
  • Book: The Terror Timeline by Paul Thompson: Paperback
  • How the FSC came into being
  • FREE Borrowable EbookJFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass
  • 8 of the 19 alleged terrorists were found to be alive AFTER the attacks
  • The Taliban wanted to hand over Bin Laden to the Hague (ICC) if the US produced evidence of his guilt
  • The reluctance of the Bush administration to investigate the 9/11 attacks
  • Video: The collapse of WTC Building 7
  • Video: 9/11: The Toronto Hearings
  • Minutes after the first plane hit the north tower, CIA Director (during 9/11) George Tenet called it a “terrorist attack”
  • And yet, he did not notify the New York Port Authority (PA)
  • “You’re safe in the building. Remain seated, or you could be fired” – PA announcement during the attacks
  • 9/11 Commission vice-chairman Lee Hamilton was a close friend of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld
  • The conflicts of interests with the chairman Thomas Kean
  • Philip Zelikow was appointed as the executive director of the 9/11 commission by Kean and Hamilton
  • Zelikow wrote the paper on preemptive war against Iraq
  • Zelikow and Ernest May wrote an outline report prior to the first public hearing on Mar 31, 2003
  • Ernest May was the seniour counsel of the 9/11 commission
  • Suspicious trading of “put” options on United Airlines stock before the attacks of 9/11
  • Why was it that the radar wasn’t tracking the aircrafts?
  • Why didn’t NORAD scramble fighter jets to intercept the aircrafts?
  • All civilian aircrafts were grounded after the attacks
  • But an exception was made for the Bin Laden family
  • Richard Clarke said that it was he who recommended that the Bin Laden family be flown out of America
  • Documentary: 9/11 War Games by James Corbett
  • There is no mention of Building 7 (WTC7) in the 9/11 commission report
  • The FSC asked the 9/11 commission to find out about reports of explosions
  • Most first responders were asked to testify before the 9/11 commission
  • Video: 9/11: A Conspiracy Theory (James Corbett)
  • Bush and Cheney testified in secret and they were not under oath
  • 9/11 commission report was inviting Americans to engage in a national relish for fantasy (Benjamin Demott)
  • “We always said if there are conspiracy theories out there then it is the government’s fault because
    they did not ever really explain, or show, or want us to know what happened” – Lorie Van Auken
  • Book: Conspiracy Theory in America by Lance deHaven-Smith: PaperbackHardcoverKindleAudiobook
  • News: Spike Lee Removes Conspiracists From HBO 9/11 Series After Criticism
  • Bush signed a national directive to go to war in Afghanistan on Sept 9th, 2001
  • Documentary: 9/11: Press for Truth
  • Documentary: In Their Own Words: The Untold Stories of the 9/11 Families
  • FREE Download EbookFortunate: A Personal Diary of 9/11 by Janette Mackinlay
  • Here’s a great place to start your 9/11 reading/research
  • Max Cleland resigned from the 9/11 commission in 2003
  • Ray’s Website: www.unansweredquestions.ca
  • Facebook page of the book
  • Ray McGinnis’ twitter profile
  • Part B: Doug Horne; beginning at 1:14:18
  • Doug Horne’s new book The McCollum Memorandum
  • This is the book of the year
  • Len Osanic highly recommends this book
  • Doug’s blog: https://insidethearrb.livejournal.com
  • Operation Northwoods (PDF)
  • Arthur H. McCollum, American naval officer
  • McCollum was the incharge of the Japan desk at the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) in the 1930s
  • After the second world war, McCollum worked for the CIA
  • Hitler’s success in Europe was weakening the colonial empires: The Dutch, The British and the French empires
  • McCollum wrote a policy memorandum about how to handle Japan
  • Japan, Germany and Italy signed the tripartite pact on 27 September 1940
  • FREE Borrowable EbookDay of Deceit by Robert Stinnett
  • The memorandum was intended for President Roosevelt but it wasn’t addressed to him
  • It was addressed to rear admiral Anderson, the head of ONI (McCollum’s boss)
  • This was done so that Roosevelt could have plausible deniability
  • The McCollum Memorandum was declassified in 1994
  • This document talks about the possibility that Japan could take over British possessions in the far east
  • And take over the Indian ocean & join hands with Hitler and Mussolini in the middle east
  • McCollum’s recommendation was to knock out Japan before they can take over British possessions
  • The McCollum Memorandum (PDF)
  • “If by these means Japan could be led to committ an overt act of war, so much the better” – from the McCollum memo
  • The codebreaking efforts in the US and Britain during WW2
  • The Polish codebreakers had cracked the German enigma in the mid 1930s
  • JN-25 = Japanese Navy 25
  • The purple code and the purple machine
  • Every single Japanese intercepted message was decrypted during the duration of the war (after Sep 1940)
  • Roosevelt viewed the world as a global chessboard
  • Hitler would declare war against the US if hostilities broke out between Japan and the US
  • Sepp Dietrich, one of Hitler’s confidants, was a SS commander
  • Roosevelt’s primary foreign policy goal was to get America into the war
  • As soon as Hitler invaded France, Belgium & Holland, FDR asked the Congress to increase defense spending by 500%
  • FDR also wanted a two-ocean navy i.e. he wanted to fight in two oceans at the same time
  • The Congress agreed to do both
  • FDR tried to pursuade the American public that they were no longer safe behind the
    Atlantic and Pacific oceans in the age of the u-boat and long-range airplanes
  • At the time of the pearl harbor attack, 80% of the Americans did not want to fight Germany
  • Roosevelt’s strategy gradually shifted from defense to provocation
  • In Aug 1941, FDR promised Churchill in private to convoy British merchant ships from Canada to Iceland
  • The lend-lease act debates took place over two long months in the Congress
  • The Atlantic charter was an idealistic document of post-war aims
  • The Atlantic charter was a public-relations smokescreen
  • The history of the lend-lease act
  • Britain were broke after World War I and declined to repay American loans
  • The US Congress passed the Johnson act in 1934
  • This act prohibited the US govt from making loans to countries who were at war
  • The neutrality acts were also passed in the 1930s
  • If a country wished to buy American weapons, they would have to pay cash and transport the weapons themselves
  • The British were selling their holdings all over the world as soon as they went to war with Hitler
  • The Brits were discussing cutting a deal with Hitler
  • Video: FDR’s Arsenal of Democracy speech
  • Listen to this amazing 2-hour episode featuring Doug Horne about the Pearl Harbor attack
  • Robert Stinnet interviewed on Black Op Radio; episode 72 (year 2002)
  • Buy the complete Season 3 (2002) of BOR for just $10 here
  • Doug Horne dedicated the book to FDR
  • Hitler was vehemently anti-communist
  • Hitler invades the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941
  • Roosevelt levied the oil embargo on Japan on July 26, 1941 to make sure that they wouldn’t go north
  • The Japanese wanted to avoid the attack on Pearl Harbor if the negotiations with the US were successful
  • FDR didn’t want the negotiations to succeed
  • FDR wanted the Japanese to attack Pearl Harbor
  • On Nov 25 1941, the US Navy issued the ‘Vacant Sea’ order
  • “We were prepared to divert traffic when we believed that war was imminent. We sent the traffic
    down via Torrens Strait, so that the track of the Japanese task force would be clear of any traffic”
    – Admiral Richmond K. Turner, War Plans Officer for US Navy in 1941
  • “The question was how we should maneuver them into the position of firing the first shot
    without allowing too much danger to ourselves” – FDR (from Henry Stimson’s diary)
  • “If hostilities cannot, repeat cannot, be avoided the United States desires that Japan commit the first overt act”
  • On Dec 11, Hitler declared war on America
  • “It (Pearl Harbor) was a pretty cheap price to pay for unifying the country” – Joseph Rochefort

 

#1058 – Lisa Pease, Munir Sirhan & Paul Schrade

 

  • Board recommends parole for Sirhan Sirhan on 16th attempt
  • The two developments that made Sirhan’s parole possible
  • Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon has prohibited prosecutors from going to parole hearings
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s call to Lisa Pease after Sirhan’s parole recommendation
  • Douglas Kennedy, RFK’s son, testified before the parole board in Sirhan’s favor
  • 6 of RFK’s children, led by Kerry Kennedy, seek to overturn Sirhan’s parole
  • Senator Ted Kennedy’s handwritten letter to the Judge (PDF)
  • FREE Borrowable EbookRFK Must Die by Robert Blair Kaiser
  • Write to Governor Gavin Newsom requesting him to not overturn the parole board’s recommendation
  • Address: Governor Gavin Newsom, 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173, Sacramento, CA 95814. Phone: (916) 445-2841
  • Maxwell Taylor Kennedy’s op-ed in the Los Angeles Times
  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Ethel Kennedy (RFK’s widow) did not sign the letter
  • Video: Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Reconsidered (Lisa Pease)
  • Video: Douglas Kennedy (RFK’s son) on why he supports the release of Sirhan Sirhan
  • Thane Eugene Cesar was a CIA contract agent
  • Robert Maheu and the CIA plots to kill Castro
  • Video: RFK receives a 22-minute standing ovation at the 1964 Democratic National Convention
  • Shortly after the assassination, it was decided that Sirhan was the lone assassin
  • Other suspects were released after Sirhan was decided to be the lone shooter
  • Sandra Serrano
  • Two guys and a girl in the polka dot dress went into the ambassador hotel
  • After about 20 mins only one guy returned with the girl in the polka dot dress
  • Hank Hernandez and Manny Pena were running the conspiracy investigation for the LAPD
  • Both of these cops moonlighted with the CIA in different parts of the world
  • Book: A Lie too Big to Fail by Lisa Pease: HardcoverKindleScribdAudiobook
  • The plot to kill Jimmy Carter
  • The would be assassins were identified as Raymond Lee Harvey and Osvaldo Espinoza Ortiz
  • Lisa Pease’s twitter account
  • Please sign this petition addressed to Gov Gavin Newsom to free Sirhan Sirhan
  • Part B: Munir Sirhan & Paul Schrade; beginning at x:xx:xx
  • Rerun of episdoe 931 (2019)
  • Munir is the brother of Sirhan Sirhan
  • Paul Schrade served as RFK’s 1968 presidential campaign Labor Chair
  • The trial was no trial but rather a farce
  • Grant B. Cooper was the chief defense attorney of Sirhan Sirhan
  • Cooper cliamed that Sirhan would be out of prision in 3.5-7 years
  • Cooper did not have a defense investigator on his team
  • He accepted the story given out by the media as the truth
  • Bullets from RFK’s neck wound did not match Sirhan’s gun
  • “I know you didn’t murder my father” – RFK Jr. to Sirhan
  • Paul Schrade does not believe that Scott Enyart was in the pantry
  • Enyart and his friend were in the lobby at the time of the shooting according to Schrade
  • The prosecution knew that Sirhan didn’t kill RFK
  • The prosecution also knew that there was second gunman in the pantry
  • Schrade is working with RFK Jr. to get Sirhan released
  • Cooper was working on his own agenda
  • RFK wanted to end the Vietnam war
  • The parole board’s animosity towards Sirhan
  • Rose Lynn Mangan’s website: www.sirhansresearcher.com
  • Metallic powder from the bullet found in RFK’s hair

 

#1057 – Bruce de Torres, Larry Schnapf & Mark Adamcyzk, Jeremy Kuzmarov, Scott Enyart

 

 

#1056 – Paul Bleau, Benjamin Cole

 

  • For the first part of this talk by Paul Bleau, please listen to episode 1055
  • Articles: Exposing the FPCC by Paul Bleau: Part 1Part 2
  • Antonio Veciana, the Cuban exile who was recruited by the CIA to kill Fidel Castro
  • Veciana was the founder and a leader of the anti-Castro group Alpha 66
  • Veciana also claimed that he saw David Attlee Philips speak to Oswald
  • Philips had a huge rule in setting up and managing Alpha 66
  • FREE Borrowable EbookThe Last Investigation by Gaeton Fonzi
  • What was Oswald doing with a bunch of right-wingers if he was pro-Castro?
  • FREE Borrowable EbookOn the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison
  • Oswald distributed pamphlets with “544 Camp Street” stamped on them
  • The FBI DID NOT infiltrate the New Orleans chapter of the FPCC !!
  • Oswald with David Attleee Phillips in a training film as seen by Robert Tanenbaum
  • This film seems to be lost
  • Did the FBI deliberately lose sight of what Oswald was doing around Aug 5th 1963?
  • Articles: The Three Failed Plots to Kill JFK by Paul: Part 1Part 2
  • 3 of the potential patsies got employment at offices on the motorcade route
  • The similarities between the potential patsies
  • Jack Ruby corrects DA Henry Wade at the press conference on Nov 23
  • According to E. Howard Hunt, Phillips founded the DRE
  • Ed Butler and Bill Stuckey
  • On the evening of the assassination, police officers found FPCC material at Ruth Paine’s house
  • Plan A was to blame Castro for the assassination of Kennedy
  • For Plan A to succeed, Oswald had to be killed to avoid getting arrested
  • But because Oswald was arrested, the conspirators chose to go the ‘lone-nut’ route
  • David Attlee Phillips’ confession to his brother Jim Phillips
  • Part B: Benjamin Cole; beginning at 1:21:33
  • Article: The Death of the Tumbling Magic-Bullet Theory by Benjamin Cole
  • How Ben Cole became interested in the case
  • The Gen. Edwin Walker shooting on April 10 1963
  • The bullet passing through Governor John Connally
  • The Mannlicher–Carcano fired a 6.5mm bullet
  • Was the bullet tumbling when it entered Gov Connally?
  • The bullet hole in Kennedy’s shirt is larger than the bullet hole in Connally’s shirt
  • Dr. Robert Shaw’s testimony to the Warren Commission: Read onlineDownload PDF
  • Dr. Shaw was of the opinion that the bullet entering Connally was not tumbling
  • Oval shape wound found on the back of Connally
  • Oval shape suggests an acute angle of fire with respect to the skin
  • There is no evidence that the bullet was tumbling
  • Dr. Shaw personally performed 900 surgeries during world war two (shrapnel and bullet wounds)
  • Zapruder film frame-by-frame
  • Connally was shot around frame 296
  • And Kennedy’s fatal headshot was at frame 313
  • This shows that the two shots were 17 frames apart
  • As the Zapruder camera operated at 18 frames per sec, the two shots were a second apart (roughly)
  • It takes around 2.5 to 3 seconds to rearm and fire a bolt action rifle
  • This proves that the shots did not come from the same rifle
  • The testimony of Seymour Weitzman: Read onlineDownload PDF
  • Connally’s clothes were hidden for months after the assassination
  • HSCA Chief Counsel Robert Blakey interviewed on Black Op Radio episode 697
  • Purchase the entire 2014 season here for just $10

 

#1055 – Johnny Cairns, Paul Bleau

Part A: Johnny Cairns

  • Articles: A Presumption of Innocence: Lee Harvey Oswald by Johnny Cairns: Part 1Part 2
  • Part 3 of the article to be released soon
  • How Johnny got interested in the case
  • FREE Download EbookAccessories After the Fact by Sylvia Meagher (PDF)
  • The bullet (CE 399) does not match the rifle in evidence (Mannlicher–Carcano)
  • No ammunition found among Oswald’s possessions
  • No cleaning products for the rifle (like oil) was found in Oswald’s possessions
  • Oswald was legally innocent of the crime
  • The WC concluded that Oswald owned the Mannlicher-Carcarno rifle
  • However the ownership of the rifle can be seriously challenged
  • Oswald’s time cards have him present at his work when the rile was supposedly ordered
  • Book: The Girl on the Stairs: The Search for a Missing Witness by Barry Ernest: HardcoverPaperbackKindle
  • The pressure to operate the bolt of the rifle was so tight that the rifle was moved off target
  • There is no evidence that Oswald was proficient with this weapon
  • The rifle had to be cleaned up and put together to test it
  • One of the FBI guys did not want to test the rifle because he thought it might blow up in his face !!!
  • No paper sack can be seen in any of the crime scene photographs of the sixth floor
  • The paper bag that never was by Ian Griggs
  • Book: No Case To Answer by Ian Griggs: PaperbackKindle
  • FREE Borrowable EbookRush to Judgement (1967) by Mark Lane
  • The ammunition allegedly used in the assassination was nearly 19 years old
  • The “palm print” on the rifle
  • FREE Borrowable Ebook: Reasonable Doubt by Henry Hurt
  • “Any prosecutor can convict a guilty man. It takes a great prosecutor to convict an innocent man”
  • Documentary: The Thin Blue Line by Errol Morris: Part 1Part 2
  • The case as it stands now isn’t strong enough to get a conviction – Hoover to LBJ on 23 Nov 1963
  • Article: The Impossible One Day Journey of CE 399 by Jim DiEugenio

Part B: Paul Bleau; beginning at 1:20:30

  • Articles: Exposing the FPCC by Paul Bleau: Part 1Part 2
  • Articles: The Three Failed Plots to Kill JFK by Paul: Part 1Part 2
  • Other potential patsies in these failed plots were also linked to the FPCC
  • FPCC = Fair Play for Cuba Committee
  • Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s website: www.americantruthnow.org
  • Oswald’s “defection” to the USSR under the REDSKIN false-defection program
  • The infiltration of the left by the FBI
  • FBI’s CoIntelPro (Counter Intelligence Program)
  • 1.5 million Americans were placed in the “potentially subversive” category
  • The CIA and FBI opened around 380,000 letters
  • The FBI had atleast 25 informants in New York’s and 11 in Tampa’s FPCC chapters
  • Cuban Revolutionary Council was led by Sergio Arcacha-Smith
  • Arcacha-Smith was very close to Guy Banister and David Ferrie
  • The FPCC was infiltrated by the FBI long before Oswald was associated with it
  • Oswald was the alleged organizer and chairman of the FPCC in Texas (not just Dallas)
  • Oswald wanted to talk to the FBI after his arrest in New Orleans
  • Book: Let Justice Be Done by Bill Davy: PaperbackKindle
  • To be continued next week (part 2)

 

#1054 – Joan Mellen, Aaron Good

 

 

#1053 – Larry Schnapf, Mark Adamcyzk, Jim DiEugenio

 

  • Larry Schnapf, Bill Simpich, et al to send a letter to the President asking him to issue
    an executive order instructing the agencies to release the rest of the records
  • The postponement of the release of the final batch of files by President Trump
  • The archivist made a request for the postponement of the release of these files
  • Public Interest Declassification Board to work with the National Archives to review the postponement requests
  • The letter will arrive at the White House on Monday
  • The upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11
  • How and why the release of the files was postponed by President Trump
  • The archivist has no authority under the JFK Records Act
  • No clear and convincing evidence of harm as a result of the disclosure has been produced
  • The criteria for witholding certain records was that they did not receive approval from the CIA!!!
  • In essence, they have eliminated the JFK Records Act
  • The archivist has already received requests for further postponement
  • Starting Monday, please call White House @ 202-456-1111
  • Ask the President to instruct the agencies to release the remaining JFK records
  • Call the White House weekly
  • Call the House Oversight Committee @ 202-225-5051 asking them to conduct oversight hearings
  • Call the Senate Homeland Security Committee @ 202-224-4751
  • The archivist is supposed to give his recommendations to the President on Sep 26, 2021
  • Video record your call and post it to youtube and JFK groups on facebook
  • JFK assassination and Oliver Stone’s documentary on the cover of Paris Match magazine
  • The article on Oliver Stone is titled Oliver Stone : C’est la CIA qui a tiré sur le président
  • Google translation: “It was the CIA that shot the president” !!!
  • Part B: Jim DiEugenio; beginning at 48:55
  • At Kennedys and King
  • Article: Jonathan Chait meets Michael Kazin by Jim DiEugenio
  • Article: The Death of the Tumbling Magic-Bullet Theory by Benjamin Cole
  • Jim DiEugenio reviews Josiah Thompson’s Last Second in DallasPart 1Part 2
  • JFK ranked 8th in the Presidential Historians Survey 2021
  • FREE Borrowable EbookOf Kennedys and Kings: Making Sense of the Sixties by Harris Wofford
  • The indictment of Shelby Jackson, the Secretary of Education for Lousiana
  • The Kennedys and Civil Rights: How the MSM Continues to Distort History – Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4 by Jim
  • Kennedy began affirmative action in March 1961
  • Jonathan Chait says that JFK bungled his way into the missile crisis
  • Book: Destiny Betrayed: JFK, Cuba and the Garrison Case by Jim DiEugenio: PaperbackKindle
  • Chapter 3 of the book titled Bay of Pigs: Kennedy vs. Dulles
  • The bay of pigs invasion was designed to fail
  • Kennedy fired Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell and Charles Cabell fired after bay of pigs
  • Khrushchev gave Cuba a first-strike capability
  • The Cubans even had tactical nukes aka battlefield nuclear weapons
  • The U-2 pilot Rudolf Anderson was the only casualty of the missile crisis
  • Video: Thirteen Days Theatrical Movie Trailer (starring Kevin Costner)
  • Stream Thirteen Days movie: PrimeGoogleVudu
  • FREE Borrowable EbookThe Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House during the Cuban Missile Crisis by Ernest May
  • MSM wants to create the public opinion that there was no big change when LBJ took over
  • Kennedy passed the education bill in Oct 1963
  • Book: The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act by Clay Risen:
    HardcoverPaperbackKindleAudiobook
  • Article: The Shrinking of Lyndon Johnson by Clay Risen
  • Video: Selma Movie – Official Trailer
  • The ‘War on Poverty’ wasn’t started by LBJ but rather by JFK
  • Chait promotes the myth that LBJ was continuing Kennedy’s policies in Vietnam
  • SECDEF (Secretary of Defense) Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, in May 1963
  • The McNamara-Taylor Report
  • Gen. Krulak and Col. Prouty actually wrote the McNamara-Taylor Report
  • Johnson knew that Kennedy was withdrawing from Vietnam
  • “I always thought it was foolish for you to make any statements about withdrawing. I thought
    it was bad psychologically. But you and the president thought otherwise, and I just sat silent.” – LBJ to Mcnamara
  • There was not one American combat troop in Vietnam when Kennedy was inaugurated or on the day he was killed
  • LBJ had Mcnamara rewrite the report
  • The new report went against withdrawing American advisors in Vietnam
  • “We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10 thousand miles away from home to do
    what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves” – Lyndon Johnson prior to becoming the President
  • Neither The Washington Post nor The New York Times published
    the chapter titled Phased Withdrawal of US Troops; 1962-1964
  • FREE Download Ebooks: The Pentagon Papers (The Senator Gravel Edition): Vol 1Vol 2Vol 3Vol 4Vol 5
  • Book: Death of a Generation by Howard Jones: PaperbackHardcoverKindle
  • FREE Borrowable EbookLessons in Disaster by Gordon Goldstein
  • FREE BORROWABLE EbookAmerican Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson & Origins of the Vietnam War by David Kaiser
  • FREE Borrowable EbookJFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass
  • Book: Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived by James Blight, et al: PaperbackHardcoverKindle
  • NSAM 288
  • NSAM 288 listed 94 specific air targets in the North
  • Johnson had planned to send American troops to Vietnam in Feb 1965
  • The first 3500 troops landed in Vietnam in March 1965
  • By the end of the year, the number of troops had increased to 100,000
  • FREE Borrowable EbookThe War Within: America’s Battle over Vietnam by Tom Wells
  • Mcnamara didn’t do anything to stop the publication of the Pentagon Papers
  • The myth of continuity between Kennedy and Johnson was begun by LBJ himself
  • And continued by two hack writers: David Halberstam and Neil Sheehan
  • Halberstam’s The Best and the Brightest and Sheehan’s A Bright Shining Lie
  • Sheehan and Halberstam were hawks
  • They thought Kennedy was too timid
  • “Bombers and helicopters and napalm are a help, but they are not enough”
    – David Halberstam in his book The Making of a Quagmire (1965, Random House)
  • “The lesson to be learned from Vietnam is that we must get in earlier, be shrewder,
    and force the other side to practice the self-deception”
     (ibid)
  • Sheehan and Halberstam wanted John Paul Vann to run the war
  • OPLAN 34A and the DESOTO (DeHaven Special Operations off TsingtaO) patrols
  • Johnson used the Tonkin gulf incident as the casus belli
  • Johnson also reversed Kennedy’s policies in the Dominican Republic
  • LBJ sent 25,000 marines to stop Juan Bosch from regaining power
  • Senator William Fulbright
  • The title of an article written by Michael Kazin:
    “On the Fiftieth Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination Don’t Bother with the Tributes”
  • Please tweet to Jonathan Chait
  • Oliver Stone’s documentary series JFK Revisited is selling very well in Europe
  • Video: Oliver Stone on JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass in Cannes 2021; Standing Ovations
  • Oliver Stone refers to Jim DiEugenio a “wonk”

 

#1052 – Joe Green, Greg Parker

 

 

#1051 – Jim DiEugenio, Aaron Good