#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:
  • 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”
  • 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”


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