#958b – Jim DiEugenio


  • CNN retelecasts the documentary series American Dynasties: The Kennedys
  • Article: CNN Disservices History –– American Dynasties: The Kennedys by Jim DiEugenio
  • Listen to Jim’s interview with David Giglio (Our Hidden Historyhere
  • The documentary series does not mention Edmund Gullion, JFK’s Algeria Speech or NSAM 263
  • Kennedy wanted to back nationlist forces in third world countries
  • Article: The Tragic ‘Years of Lead’ by Rob Couteau
  • Book: Puppetmasters: The Political Use of Terrorism in Italy by Philip Willan: PaperbackHardcoverKindle
  • Rob Couteau interviews Philip Willan for his article
  • Philip Willan compares the JFK assassination to that of Aldo Moro
  • Thomas D. Herman’s article about his documentary Dateline Saigon
  • Herman makes journalistic heroes out of Neil Sheehan and David Halberstam
  • Herman says that Sheehan and Halberstam exposed America’s growing involvement in the Indochina conflict
  • He further adds that this upset President Kennedy
  • Book: Lessons in Disaster by Gordon Goldstein: PaperbackHardcoverKindle
  • Book: Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived by James Blight, et al: PaperbackHardcoverKindle
  • FREE BORROWABLE EBOOKAmerican Tragedy: Kennedy, Johnson & Origins of the Vietnam War by David Kaiser
  • Book: JFK & Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue & Struggle for Power (2nd ed) by John Newman: PaperbackKindle
  • Book: Death of a Generation by Howard Jones: PaperbackHardcoverKindle
  • FREE BORROWABLE EBOOKJFK and the Unspeakable: Why he Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass
  • These six books prove that by 1963 Kennedy had decided that he wouldn’t escalate the Vietnam conflict
  • There were no American combat troops in Vietnam under Kennedy
  • Kennedy turned down eleven requests for inserting American combat troops in Vietnam
  • Halberstam and Sheehan agreed with the escalation
  • Halberstam and Sheehan wanted Kennedy to commit more firepower and troops
  • Halberstam and Sheehan were acolytes of Col. John Paul Vann
  • Vann understood that the ARVN could not win the war on their own
  • In the early 60s, Halberstam criticized every aspect of the Vietnam war as Kennedy did not commit more firepower
  • Halberstam recommends Col. John Paul Vann to supervise the war in Vietnam
  • “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”
  • Book: Conversations with Americans by Mark Lane: PaperbackKindle
  • Neil Sheehan attacked Mark Lane for his book Conversations with Americans in his article (NYT, Dec 27, 1970)
  • Sheehan called the My Lai Massacre a rumor
  • Not one statement in Halberstam’s The Best and the Brightest is footnoted
  • “McNamara became the principal desk officer on Vietnam in 1962 because he felt that the President needed his help”
    – David Halberstam in his book The Best and the Brightest
  • The living-room war
  • Embedded journalism
  • Edwin Lee McGehee, a town barber in Jackson, Louisiana, met Oswald at his shop
  • Jim spoke to McGehee a few days ago
  • Listener questions answered
  • No evidence of a shot fired around Zapruder film frame 160
  • Jim saw Oswald’s photograph at Russo’s place
  • The photo shows Oswald in Florida in 1960 when he was supposed to be in Russia
  • 8mm video taken in summer of 1963 shows Oswald at a training camp
  • Ex post facto laws and Tu quoque
  • Documentary on RFK Assassination: The Second Gun by Ted Charach and Gerard Alcan



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