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#59 Forum Policy Statement

Posted by Greg Burnham on 09 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

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Overview: Maintaining equilibrium during this process of research and discovery can be, at times, quite a tenuous proposition.  To this end Forum Administrator, Greg Burnham, with the support of the Founding Members, will enforce the Rules of Engagement, which incorporate the principles outlined in the Mission Statement by direct reference. Any enforcement action will be at the sole discretion of the Forum Administrator. This is not a democracy.

 

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#7891 Assimilating the Anguish by Greg Burnham

Posted by Greg Burnham on 05 May 2015 - 07:15 PM

The Warren Report 50 Years Later

A Critical Approach

 

In September of 2014 the JFK Historical Group hosted a conference outside of Washington, DC where select researchers were invited to evaluate the Warren Report on the 50th anniversary of its release. The presentations were filmed and are available on DVD (7 DVD's in all). They are of very high quality and can be ordered through the JFK Historical Group's website.

 

I wrote a short article on my website and have made my presentation available for viewing on YouTube. The DVD version does not have the counter running at the bottom and can be played on any DVD player.

 

Assassination of JFK: Assimilating the Anguish

Presented by Greg Burnham

September 27, 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel

 

Alexandria, VA

 



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#7321 LBJ's War -- 50 Years Ago This Day

Posted by Greg Burnham on 08 March 2015 - 10:41 AM

50 years ago today, on March 8, 1965, the first combat troops arrive in Vietnam as 3500 Marines land on the shores of Vietnam. 1965 was a very seminal year for American involvement in Vietnam.

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January 20, 1965 - Lyndon B. Johnson takes the oath as president and declares, "We can never again stand aside, prideful in isolation. Terrific dangers and troubles that we once called "foreign" now constantly live among us..."

 

January 27, 1965 - General Khanh seizes full control of South Vietnam's government.

 

January 27, 1965 - Johnson aides, National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, send a memo to the President stating that America's limited military involvement in Vietnam is not succeeding, and that the U.S. has reached a 'fork in the road' in Vietnam and must either soon escalate or withdraw. 

 

January 1965 - Operation Game Warden begins U.S. Navy river patrols on South Vietnam's 3000 nautical miles of inland waterways. 

 

February 4, 1965 - National Security Advisor McGeorge Bundy visits South Vietnam for the first time. In North Vietnam, Soviet Prime Minister Aleksei Kosygin coincidentally arrives in Hanoi.

 

February 6, 1965 - Viet Cong guerrillas attack the U.S. military compound at Pleiku in the Central Highlands, killing eight Americans, wounding 126 and destroying ten aircraft.

February 7-8 - "I've had enough of this," President Johnson tells his National Security advisors. He then approves Operation Flaming Dart, the bombing of a North Vietnamese army camp near Dong Hoi by U.S. Navy jets from the carrier Ranger.

 

Johnson makes no speeches or public statements concerning his decision. Opinion polls taken in the U.S. shortly after the bombing indicate a 70 percent approval rating for the President and an 80 percent approval of U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. Johnson now agrees to a long-standing recommendation from his advisors for a sustained bombing campaign against North Vietnam. 

 

In Hanoi, Soviet Prime Minister Kosygin is pressured by the North Vietnamese to provide unlimited military aid to counter the American "aggression." Kosygin gives in to their demands. As a result, sophisticated Soviet surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) begin arriving in Hanoi within weeks.

 

February 18, 1965 - Another military coup in Saigon results in General Khanh finally ousted from power and a new military/civilian government installed, led by Dr. Phan Huy Quat.

 

February 22, 1965 - General Westmoreland requests two battalions of U.S. Marines to protect the American air base at Da Nang from 6000 Viet Cong massed in the vicinity. The President approves his request, despite the "grave reservations" of Ambassador Taylor in Vietnam who warns that America may be about to repeat the same mistakes made by the French in sending ever-increasing numbers of soldiers into the Asian forests and jungles of a "hostile foreign country" where friend and foe are indistinguishable.

 

March 2, 1965 - Operation Rolling Thunder begins as over 100 American fighter-bombers attack targets in North Vietnam. Scheduled to last eight weeks, Rolling Thunder will instead go on for three years.

 

The first U.S. air strikes also occur against the Ho Chi Minh trail. Throughout the war, the trail is heavily bombed by American jets with little actual success in halting the tremendous flow of soldiers and supplies from the North. 500 American jets will be lost attacking the trail. After each attack, bomb damage along the trail is repaired by female construction crews.

 

During the entire war, the U.S. will fly 3 million sorties and drop nearly 8 million tons of bombs, four times the tonnage dropped during all of World War II, in the largest display of firepower in the history of warfare. 

 

The majority of bombs are dropped in South Vietnam against Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army positions, resulting in 3 million civilian refugees due to the destruction of numerous villages. In North Vietnam, military targets include fuel depots and factories. The North Vietnamese react to the air strikes by decentralizing their factories and supply bases, thus minimizing their vulnerability to bomb damage.

 

March 8, 1965 - The first U.S. combat troops arrive in Vietnam as 3500 Marines land at China Beach to defend the American air base at Da Nang. They join 23,000 American military advisors already in Vietnam. 

 

March 9, 1965 - President Johnson authorizes the use of Napalm, a petroleum based anti-personnel bomb that showers hundreds of explosive pellets upon impact. 

 

March 11, 1965 - Operation Market Time, a joint effort between the U.S. Navy and South Vietnamese Navy, commences to disrupt North Vietnamese sea routes used to funnel supplies into the South. The operation is highly successful in cutting off coastal supply lines and results in the North Vietnamese shifting to the more difficult land route along the Ho Chi Minh trail.

 

March 29, 1965 - Viet Cong terrorists bomb the U.S. embassy in Saigon.

 

April 1, 1965 - At the White House, President Johnson authorizes sending two more Marine battalions and up to 20,000 logistical personnel to Vietnam. The President also authorizes American combat troops to conduct patrols to root out Viet Cong in the countryside. His decision to allow offensive operations is kept secret from the American press and public for two months.

 

April 7, 1965 - President Johnson delivers his "Peace Without Conquest" Speech at Johns Hopkins University offering Hanoi "unconditional discussions" to stop the war in return for massive economic assistance in modernizing Vietnam. "Old Ho can't turn that down," Johnson privately tells his aides. But Johnson's peace overture is quickly rejected.

 

April 15, 1965 - A thousand tons of bombs are dropped on Viet Cong positions by U.S. and South Vietnamese fighter-bombers.

 

April 17, 1965 - In Washington, 15,000 students gather to protest the U.S. bombing campaign.

 

Student demonstrators will often refer to President Johnson, his advisors, the Pentagon, Washington bureaucrats, and weapons manufacturers, simply as "the Establishment."

April 20, 1965 - In Honolulu, Johnson's top aides, including McNamara, Gen. Westmoreland, Gen. Wheeler, William Bundy, and Ambassador Taylor, meet and agree to recommend to the President sending another 40,000 combat soldiers to Vietnam.

 

April 24, 1965 - President Johnson announces Americans in Vietnam are eligible for combat pay.

 

May 3, 1965 - The first U.S. Army combat troops, 3500 men of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, arrive in Vietnam.

 

May 11, 1965 - Viet Cong over-run South Vietnamese troops in Phuoc Long Province north of Saigon and also attack in central South Vietnam. 

 

May 13, 1965 - The first bombing pause is announced by the U.S. in the hope that Hanoi will now negotiate. There will be six more pauses during the Rolling Thunder bombing campaign, all with same intention.

However, each time, the North Vietnamese ignore the peace overtures and instead use the pause to repair air defenses and send more troops and supplies into the South via the Ho Chi Minh trail. 

 

May 13, 1965 - Viet Cong attack the U.S. special forces camp in Phuoc Long. During the fighting, 2nd Lt. Charles Williams, earns the Medal of Honor by knocking out a Viet Cong machine-gun then guiding rescue helicopters, while wounded four times.

 

May 19, 1965 - U.S. bombing of North Vietnam resumes.

 

June 18, 1965 - Nguyen Cao Ky takes power in South Vietnam as the new prime minister with Nguyen Van Thieu functioning as official chief of state. They lead the 10th government in 20 months.

 

July 1, 1965 - Viet Cong stage a mortar attack against Da Nang air base and destroy three aircraft.

 

July 8, 1965 - Henry Cabot Lodge is reappointed as U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam.

 

July 21-28 - President Johnson meets with top aides to decide the future course of action in Vietnam. 

 

July 28, 1965 - During a noontime press conference, President Johnson announces he will send 44 combat battalions to Vietnam increasing the U.S. military presence to 125,000 men. Monthly draft calls are doubled to 35,000. "I have asked the commanding general, General Westmoreland, what more he needs to meet this mounting aggression. He has told me. And we will meet his needs. We cannot be defeated by force of arms. We will stand in Vietnam." 

 

"...I do not find it easy to send the flower of our youth, our finest young men, into battle. I have spoken to you today of the divisions and the forces and the battalions and the units, but I know them all, every one. I have seen them in a thousand streets, of a hundred towns, in every state in this union-working and laughing and building, and filled with hope and life. I think I know, too, how their mothers weep and how their families sorrow." 

 

August 1965 - Combined Action Platoons are formed by U.S. Marines utilizing South Vietnamese militia units to protect villages and conduct patrols to root out Viet Cong guerrillas.

 

August 3, 1965 - The destruction of suspected Viet Cong villages near Da Nang by a U.S. Marine rifle company is shown on CBS TV and generates controversy in America. Earlier, seven Marines had been killed nearby while searching for Viet Cong following a mortar attack against the air base at Da Nang.

 

August 4, 1965 - President Johnson asks Congress for an additional $1.7 billion for the war.

 

August 5, 1965 - Viet Cong destroy two million gallons of fuel in storage tanks near Da Nang.

 

August 8, 1965 - The U.S. conducts major air strikes against the Viet Cong. 

 

August 18-24, 1965 - Operation Starlite begins the first major U.S. ground operation in Vietnam as U.S. Marines wage a preemptive strike against 1500 Viet Cong planning to assault the American airfield at Chu Lai. The Marines arrive by helicopter and by sea following heavy artillery and air bombardment of Viet Cong positions. 45 Marines are killed and 120 wounded. Viet Cong suffer 614 dead and 9 taken prisoner. This decisive first victory gives a big boost to U.S. troop morale.

 

August 31, 1965 - President Johnson signs a law criminalizing draft card burning. Although it may result in a five year prison sentence and $1000 fine, the burnings become common during anti-war rallies and often attract the attention of news media.

 

October 16, 1965 - Anti-war rallies occur in 40 American cities and in international cities including London and Rome.

 

October 19, 1965 - North Vietnamese Army troops attack the U.S. Special Forces camp at Plei Me in a prelude to the Battle of Ia Drang Valley in South Vietnam's Central Highlands. 

 

October 30, 1965 - 25,000 march in Washington in support of U.S. involvement in Vietnam. The marchers are led by five Medal of Honor recipients. 

 

November 14-16 - The Battle of Ia Drang Valley marks the first major battle between U.S. troops and North Vietnamese Army regulars (NVA) inside South Vietnam. American Army troops of the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) respond to the NVA threat by using helicopters to fly directly into the battle zone. Upon landing, the troops quickly disembark then engage in fierce fire fights, supported by heavy artillery and B-52 air strikes, marking the first use of B-52s to assist combat troops. The two-day battle ends with NVA retreating into the jungle. 79 Americans are killed and 121 wounded. NVA losses are estimated at 2000.

 

November 17, 1965 - The American success at Ia Drang is marred by a deadly ambush against 400 soldiers of the U.S. 7th Cavalry sent on foot to occupy nearby Landing Zone 'Albany.' NVA troops that had been held in reserve during Ia Drang, along with troops that had retreated, kill 155 Americans and wound 124. 

 

November 27, 1965 - In Washington, 35,000 anti-war protesters circle the White House then march on to the Washington Monument for a rally. 

 

November 30, 1965 - After visiting Vietnam, Defense Secretary McNamara privately warns that American casualty rates of up to 1000 dead per month could be expected. 

 

December 4, 1965 - In Saigon, Viet Cong terrorists bomb a hotel used by U.S. military personnel, killing eight and wounding 137.

 

December 7, 1965 - Defense Secretary McNamara tells President Johnson that the North Vietnamese apparently "believe that the war will be a long one, that time is their ally, and that their staying power is superior to ours." 

 

December 9, 1965 - The New York Times reveals the U.S. is unable to stop the flow of North Vietnamese soldiers and supplies into the South despite extensive bombing.

 

December 18-20 - President Johnson and top aides meet to decide the future course of action.

 

December 25, 1965 - The second pause in the bombing of North Vietnam occurs. This will last for 37 days while the U.S. attempts to pressure North Vietnam into a negotiated peace. However, the North Vietnamese denounce the bombing halt as a "trick" and continue Viet Cong terrorist activities in the South.

 

By year's end U.S. troop levels in Vietnam reached 184,300. An estimated 90,000 South Vietnamese soldiers deserted in 1965, while an estimated 35,000 soldiers from North Vietnam infiltrated the South via the Ho Chi Minh trail. Up to 50 percent of the countryside in South Vietnam is now under some degree of Viet Cong control.

 

Time Magazine chooses General William Westmoreland as 1965's 'Man of the Year.'


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#65 CIA Dispatch: How to Deal with WCR Critics

Posted by Greg Burnham on 11 March 2014 - 12:05 PM

CIA Dispatch: Concerning Critics of the Warren Commission Report

 

In CIA Document 1035-960 the Agency describes several methods to discredit critics of the Warren Commission Report. Their arrogance is palpable as is their disdain for critical thinking. The perfidy is clearly evidenced by the blatant disregard for the truth as demonstrated by the fallacious nature of the rebuttal arguments suggested for use by the Station Chiefs in receipt of this memo. That the arguments offered are clearly fallacious and that their deficit in reasoning was not disregarded, but rather was embraced by the authors of the document, reveals the deliberate nature of the attempt to deceive the American People.

 

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#6497 Bye Bye Jacket Bulge

Posted by Herbert Blenner on 07 January 2015 - 01:15 PM

For the web version of this article click the following link.

http://hdblenner.com/jacketbulge.htm

The first diagram of Gregory Exhibit No. 1 enables calculation of the sagittal angle between a straight line joining Governor Connally's torso wounds and the sagittal plane of his body as a brow raising eleven degrees. During the early Z-220s the forward direction of the limousine would have made a 11-degree lateral angle with the trajectory of a bullet fired from the sniper's nest. This coincidence of the sagittal with the lateral angle requires that Connally was facing directly forward if transited by a bullet on a straight course.
 

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Figure 1 - Facing Forward


Viewing Connally's back and chest wounds from above show that their locations in the plane of view are consistent with a bullet fired from behind and slightly to the right of the victim. The following graphic shows this situation.

Point B represents the inshoot on Connally's back and point C marks the outshoot on his chest. The straight line BC denotes the wound track made by a bullet without deflection. Line segment AB shows the incoming trajectory and the outgoing trajectory is indicated by line segment CD. The straight line AD makes an angle h with the forward direction of the limousine shown as line segment OL. Line segment BF represents a parasagittal plane of the body and makes angle s with the direction of the transiting bullet.

The appearance of Facing Forward differs from the usual diagram showing Connally's torso wounds. Normally they align the vertical with the forward direction of the limousine and show the trajectory of the bullet as upward and slightly to the left. Instead of using the direction of the limousine as a reference, Facing Forward takes the direction of the incoming bullet as its reference. So the direction of the bullet is upward and the direction of the limousine is upward and slightly to the right. I invite readers who are uncomfortable with the appearance of Facing Forward to rotate the graphic so that OL becomes vertical and observe that the angular relationships do not change.

The advantages of using the direction of the incoming bullet as a reference direction and placing the origin of the coordinate system at Connally's center of rotation becomes obvious when considering the effect of the considerable right turn of the torso upon the trajectory of a bullet that connected the inshoot and the outshoot.
 

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Figure 2 - Turned to his Right


If Connally were facing forward then the straight line joining his wounds, BC, would have made a zero degree angle with the direction of the incoming bullet, AB. Rotation of his torso did not change the direction of the incoming bullet nor the locations of the inshoot and the outshoot. Hence the trajectory of the incoming bullet makes an angle b with the straight line joining his wounds. This angle b conveniently measures the rotation of Connally's torso from facing straight ahead since angle h equals angle s.

Researchers disagree on the magnitude of Connally's rightward rotation on any given frame of the Zapruder film. So rather than invite quibbling by assigning a disputable value to the rotation angle b, I choose to use a variable that can have any value.

A rotated torso necessitates deflection of the transiting bullet by an angle larger than the rotation angle b. This situation arises since the bullet cannot follow the path of A to B, undergo an instantaneous deflection and continue toward the outshoot along the path of B to C. Instead the bullet gradually turns toward the exit and emerges at a deflection angle larger than the rotation angle.

The medical evidence documented an elliptical inshoot and a small tunneling wound track extending to at least the lateral chest wall. Under these conditions the bullet would have continued along a straight path for some distance before the onset of deflection. This delayed deflection would have further increased the net deflection angle of the emerging bullet. So the model of a bullet that began deflecting upon entry gives the lower bound on the actual deflection angle.
 

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Figure 3 - Curving Wound Track


Placing the origin of a new coordinate system at the inshoot simplifies analysis of the curved path of the deflecting bullet. The coordinates of the inshoot are both zero and the ordinate of the outshoot, y0, equals the abscissa of the outshoot, x0 divided by the tangent of the rotation angle b. In terms of symbols the equation y0 = x0 / tan ( b ) ensures that the curved trajectory passes through the outshoot.

Assuming that a constant force acting along the positive X' axis deflected the bullet gives a parabolic trajectory of the form x = ( y2 / x0 ) tan 2 ( b ). Taking the derivative of x with respect to y gives dx / dy = ( 2 y / x0 ) tan 2 ( b ). This derivative vanishes at y = 0 and has the value of 2 tan ( b ) at y = y0. These derivatives give the trigonometric tangents of the angles between the Y axis and the geometric tangents to the curve. So the difference between these derivatives at the outshoot and the inshoot equals the tangent of the deflection angle d. Hence tan ( d ) = 2 tan ( b ).

If the trajectory had the form of a nth power law then the tangent of the deflection angle would equal n multiplied by the tangent of the rotation angle.

The deflecting component of the force upon the bullet decreases as deflection reduces the yaw angle. However, slowing of the bullet increases the time for a diminishing deflecting force to act. So these deviations from simple parabolic motion have opposite effects upon the shape of the trajectory. Although cancellation of these deviations does not occur, the opposition of their effects diminishes their importance.
 

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Figure 4- Broad Maximum


The excess angle, e = invtan ( 2 tan b ) - b, representing the deflection of the bullet away from a thigh that rotated with Connally's torso through an angle b has an interesting property. This angle has a maximum when b equals the inverse tangent of one divided by the square root of two. So a rotation angle of b = 35.3 degree maximizes the excess angle as 19.5 degree.

This excess angle is weakly dependent upon the rotation angle b. For a 5-degree error in a 35-degree rotation angle, the error in the excess angle is 0.35 degree. Allowing an unreasonable 10-degree error for the 35-degree rotation angle produces a barely perceptible 1.3-degree error in the excess angle. When the error of the rotation angle becomes 15 degree the excess angle has an error of less than 3 degree.

A moderate right turn of Connally's torso is devastating for a single bullet event. Assuming that the deflection to the right is possible then the course toward the inner aspect of the thigh requires a leftward deflection of angle e to undo the effect of the rightward deflection and a further leftward deflection of about 20 degree to reach the inner aspect of the lower left thigh. The wrist was between the thigh and the chest wounds. This location would have directed any deflecting component of its force upon the bullet in an upward and rightward direction. So the bullet that exited the rotated torso had no obstacle to sharply defect it leftward.

The impossibility of a bullet having inflicted Connally's torso wounds during the early Z-220s disallows the prevalent explanation of the abrupt changes seen on ZC-223 and Z-224. During this one-eighteenth second interval, the right lapel of Connally's jacket flipped leftward purportedly in response to debris that exited from the large hole in his chest. Further some have attributed the 20-degree leftward rotation and a lesser 7.5-degree forward rotation of Connally's torso to transferred momentum from the bullet. Viewing frames ZC-223 through ZC-225 without clipping reveal an alternative and plausible cause of these abrupt changes.

http://hdblenner.com...files/zq224.jpg

http://hdblenner.com...files/zq222.jpg

http://hdblenner.com...files/zq223.jpg

The brightness of the spot in line with the left breast of Governor Connally's jacket that increased between ZC-222 and ZC-223 abruptly decreased and became invisible on ZC-224 is the first strike against the jacket bulge. This abrupt change of the spot in line with the breast is evidence of alteration that fall short of proof since the source of the bright spot is not recorded on these frames. The next strike against the jacket bulge does not have this shortcoming.

http://hdblenner.com...files/zq224.jpg
 

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Figure 5 - WC-224"


The arrows surrounding WC-224 direct our attention to the north peristyle where a person stood with a raised arm. One numerical frame earlier on WC-223 the arm of that person hung by their side.
 

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Figure 6 - WC-223


The Warren Commission published Time/Life frames of the Zapruder film that reported an arm rotated through an angle of sixty degrees in one-eighteenth of a second without leaving a motion blur. By contrast the clapping hands of a spectator on the north infield grass that moved a few inches as opposed to more than one foot show motion blurs on WC-223 and WC-224. The absence of a motion blur of the arm on WC-223 and WC-224 required that the arm accelerated after exposure of WC-223, reached a maximum angular speed and decelerated to near rest prior to exposure of WC-224. I contend that these motions in 1/37 second between exposures are humanly impossible and constitute proof of tampering with the Zapruder film.

Recognition of the sixty-degree rotation of the spectator’s arm as proof of alteration resolves the problems of an impossible posture for a single bullet event, a change in momenta comparable to the back and to the left motion of President Kennedy and an immaculate ejection of debris from the chest that bulged the jacket without staining Connally’s white shirt.
 

Appendix 1 - Physics of the Rotating Arm


At t = 0 an arm accelerates from rest, reaches a maximum angular acceleration, decelerates and comes to rest after rotating through an angle of θ = π / 3 radian at time T.

Equations one through four give the particular solutions for the angular displacement, θ(t), the angular speed, ω(t), the angular acceleration, α(t), and the angular jerk, j(t) on the interval 0 < t < T.
 

θ(t) = 2π / T2 [ t2 / 2 - t3 / ( 3 T ) ]


ω(t) = 2π / T2 [ t - t2 / T ]


α(t) = 2π / T2 [ 1 - 2 t / T ]


j(t) = - 4π / T3


The change in orientation of the arm, Δθ, over the interval from t = T /2 and t = T is Δθ = π / 6. Hence the clearness of the arm on frame 224 shows that the angular acceleration ceased before the exposure of this frame began. This consideration enables estimation of T as one quarter of the 55-millisecond interval between frames 223 and 224. Hence the largest permissible value T becomes 11 millisecond.

Taking the weight of an adult arm as W = 8 pound gives its mass as M = 1/4 slug. The length of this arm, L, being 2 foot gives the moment of inertia, I = 1 /3 M L2 as I = 1/3 slug foot 2. The largest angular acceleration from equation three is 2 π / T2. Under this most favorable condition the angular acceleration becomes 5.19 X 104 radian / second2.

Equation five gives the peak torque, N, required to produce the filmed motion of the arm.
 

N = I α = ( 1/3 ) ( 5.19 X 104 ) = 1.73 X 104 slug foot 2 / second2


The peak external force acting at the free end of the arm, F, to affect this filmed motion is F = N / L. Hence F = 1.73 X 104 slug foot 2/second2 / 2 foot = 8650 pound. This required force is two orders of magnitude larger than any muscular force of a human arm.
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#64 Forum Spying

Posted by Admin Staff on 11 March 2014 - 06:48 AM

Forum Spying

 

Will be detected and will not be tolerated.


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#4045 The Preordination of Assassination

Posted by Stan Wilbourne on 18 August 2014 - 08:33 PM

This topic fascinates me.  Charles introduced the possibility to me some years ago, and it is one I can't seem to let go.

 

If JFK was chosen for assassination, what was the purpose?  Charles points out the metaphysical.  What do you give the power that has everything?

 

I have a few thoughts which I'll attempt to keep sparse ("my Crash, you do love to make speeches"), so here we go:

 

If oil is owned, if gold is owned, if the drug trade is owned, if all resources on earth are owned, why wouldn't consciousness itself be owned?

 

Power wants to control. Power is control.  What offers more power than controlling perception?  We don't think of consciousness as a material thing, but isn't it?

 

Human suffering is a fuel of sorts.  It shapes being.  We have our personal sorrows that we carry throughout are lives, but how much collective fuel would be supplied into the general pool of consciousness by the slaughter of the King of Camelot?  Young, vibrant, full of ideal and hope, slaughtered like a dog in the street at noon in an American city.  Shockwaves move through humanity, not just on 11-22-63, but throughout time.  If human consciousness is shocked with huge volts of energy (suffering) does it become more malleable? more easily shaped to a purpose?

 

The United States has become a nation of overweight zombie consumers, unable to act upon anything of importance, watching celebrity news and sports while the walls crumble around us.  If you believe the polls, a vast majority believe that President Kennedy was killed by a conspiracy.  And yet...nothing.  The citizens of the free world do nothing.  Fifty years and we're still discussing "if" there was a conspiracy in some circles.  And some mine for details  thinking if the right stone is unturned truth and freedom will ring across the land and justice will shine for all.  That detail is never going to arrive.  The game is rigged, you see?  It's the owners ball we're balling with. They control the clock.

 

The truth is there, now, for anyone to see who gives themselves over to the discovery.  It may take years, but it is there.  More than anything this is a personal journey.  The assassination of President Kennedy is personal to us all.  I firmly believe that.

 

The middle class shrinks, the poor multiply in numbers, wars are perpetually fought that no one understands, while the power elite grab more of the material collective pie.  We, the citizens of the "free world," respond as if in a deep coma.

 

Has the consciousness of the country been taken over?  We view ourselves as "free," believing that the parameters of our thought is unlimited, that it can go anywhere, but I wonder if that is the case at all.

 

JFK, chosen for the slaughter well before his election in 1960.  Why?  To shape and control being.  To shock consciousness into an inert state of being, thinking and believing so much in its "freedom," while it has no ability to act.  We are the children of the assassination.  We are the products of this crime.  It is not separate from any of us.  Conscious or not.


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#7630 YouTube Channel -- Content Update

Posted by Greg Burnham on 11 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

Forum Members,

 

I have removed all videos from my Youtube channel that contained any "third party" content. I still have over 90 videos available and will be adding more. I regret having had to take these steps, but I felt it was necessary. About 6 months ago I had the film "Thirteen Days" on the channel. The Copyright holder allegedly filed a complaint out of the blue. If true, this action was arbitrary and without merit.

 

Indeed, the film was clearly offered solely for purposes of education and critical review and thus its reproduction was therefore governed under the provisions of Fair Use. After filing the proper appeal forms with YouTube, I was informed that my appeal wouldn't even be forwarded to the complainant for their consideration! As a result, my account received a "copyright strike." Such a "strike" expires automatically after six months. During the interim I was not allowed to upload any videos in excess of 15 minutes in length and other minor restrictions also applied.

 

Even though that was the only strike I received I decided to remove any other videos that were flagged for matching third party content, such as, The Men Who Killed Kennedy series, among a few others. If more than one strike is garnered in six months, YouTube can delete the holder's account. I think that having a YouTube channel is very important to what we do here. I did not want to run the risk.

 

Fortunately, the videos I took down are available elsewhere on YouTube for parties who are interested in viewing them.


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#7553 Some Music Speaks of a Voice

Posted by Jim Hackett II on 02 April 2015 - 05:41 AM

 

Old but makes valid point to me.

 

Or Try this one:

 


 


 

Fuck the censorship of music by the moguls.

 

Anyone else....

 

Come on y'all I just hit one band and an old one @ that.

 

Billy Joel n Start the Fire?


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#56 A Day in the Life of JFK

Posted by Greg Burnham on 09 March 2014 - 09:31 AM

This section will contain JFK's day by day schedule (President's Diary)  from 1963. I will update it daily with the diary entry corresponding to today's (current) date. For instance, we will begin with Saturday March 9, 1963 (since today is Sunday March 9, 2014) and continue from there. Note: As to be expected, some days are much less eventful than others.

 

There are 258 days remaining.


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#4833 Interesting BBC Documentary on JFK Assassination

Posted by Adele Edisen on 28 September 2014 - 09:27 PM

BBC Documentary - JFK II - Video

 

One hour and 28 minutes long.

 


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#33 In the Blossoms of Our Sins - Charles R. Drago

Posted by Admin Staff on 07 March 2014 - 05:03 PM

In the Blossom of Our Sins

An Eleventh Hour Plea for War and its Absolutions

by Charles R. Drago

 

This essay was first delivered as a speech to the November in Dallas conference on November 22, 1996. It later appeared in The Fourth Decade (Vol. 4 No. 4, May 1997).

 

I say we had better look our nation searchingly
in the face, like a physician diagnosing some deep disease.

-- Walt Whitman

 

O, how incomprehensible everything was, and actually sad, although it was also beautiful. One knew nothing ... And sometimes it seemed that something never seen yet long desired was about to happen, that a veil would drop from it all; but then it passed, nothing happened, the riddle remained unsolved, the secret spell unbroken, and in the end one grew old and looked cunning ... or wise ... and still one knew nothing perhaps, was still waiting and listening.

-- Hermann Hesse

 

* * *

 

PREFACE TO THE 2014 www.assassinationofjfk.net UPDATE  

                                                                         

“[JFK harbored] an acute and anguished sense of the fragility of the membranes of civilization, stretched so thin over a nation so disparate in its composition, so tense in its interior relationships, so cunningly enmeshed in underground fears and antagonisms, so entrapped by history in the ethos of violence.”

-- Arthur Schlesinger, A Thousand Days, pp. 724-25

 

Half a century passes, yet our focus remains not on the moon but on the finger pointing to it.

As the 50th anniversary of the Dallas operation loomed, petitions were being signed to convince the praetorian guard of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s killers to stand down and allow the truth to be spoken and justice to be pursued during the official observance of the assassination scheduled to be staged – and I do mean “staged” – in Dealey Plaza at 12:30 PM CST on November 22, 2013. 

 

And so it was that in the appointed place, at the appointed hour, the black mass was celebrated.  Cracked bells tolled, crocodile tears flowed, deceit-driven litanies were regurgitated, truth and justice were banished, and sheets of foolscap bearing the names of self-anointed warrior-petitioners were cut into small, uniform squares with which the conspiracy’s contemporary Facilitators would wipe their pocked pink puckers.

 

Half a century passes ...

 

How can we look our nation searchingly in the face if we have neither the wisdom nor the courage to look searchingly at ourselves?

 

INTRODUCTION      

                                                                                                      

Anyone with reasonable access to the evidence in this case who does not conclude that a criminal conspiracy resulted in the murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is cognitively impaired and/or complicit in the crime.

 

And yet ...

 

Why, with few exceptions to the contrary duly observed, do we decline at all costs to know, and instead choose merely to believe – in seemingly limitless, mutually exclusive, self-serving variations – the truth about the genesis, planning, execution and cover-up of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy? Why, fifty years after our self-anointing as investigators and court and jury of record in this case of twentieth century regicide, do we remain incapable of defining, let alone serving, justice? Are our sins, our failures of judgment and will, attributable to the sub-conscious fear that, as a consequence of the attainment of knowledge of truth and the effecting of justice, we shall bring about the destruction of the self? Destruction of the nation? Are we prepared to declare total war on our blood enemies: the assassins and their allies? Should we impose moral constraints on our strategies and tactics? What would constitute victory in such a war? Can we unite to overcome the egotism and greed that from the beginning have divided us and guaranteed our impotency? Who are we? Should we define ourselves as warriors?  Scholars?  Victims?  Whither our passions?

 

 

WHY DO WE DECLINE TO KNOW THE TRUTH AND FAIL TO EFFECT JUSTICE?      

                                                                                

I define justice in the case of the assassination of John F. Kennedy as the utilization of the attainable [1] absolute truth to cleanse or, if necessary, deconstruct and rebuild the system responsible for the assassination and related crimes.

 

We must accept the notion that, at this late date, justice will not be served by sending anyone to prison. Indeed, I herein restate my original call for the extension of blanket immunity – amnesty – to all surviving conspirators, contingent upon their coming forward and telling the truth (the offer to be made by an independent special prosecutor as appointed by the Congress of the United States; there can be no meaningful healing of America's most grievous self-inflicted wound that is not self-administered).

 

Justice will come about only as a function of the revealed truth. And that truth is our last remaining weapon, our most powerful weapon, and the weapon we seem least willing to wield in the war in which we are engaged.

 

Why do we hesitate? When, in the words of Vincent Salandria, one of the first generation of Warren Commission critics, the truth has been, "blatantly obvious ... all the time" [2].  Why?

 

Are our individual and collective identities symbiotically linked to the roles we play as Kennedy Assassination Researchers/Investigators/Gadflies to the degree that the termination of those roles, a certain consequence of our ultimate victory, is perceived to be tantamount to the termination of the self? As sufferers of such a fear, we would be in exalted company.

 

Writing in The End of Science of what he perceives to be scientists' fear of reaching for absolute answers, John Horgan notes: " ...after one arrives at The Answer, what then? There is a kind of horror in thinking that our sense of wonder might be extinguished, once and for all time, by our knowledge. What, then, would be the purpose of existence? There would be none ... Many scientists harbor a profound ambivalence concerning the notion of absolute truth. Like Roger Penrose, who could not decide whether his belief in a final theory was optimistic or pessimistic. Or Steven Weinberg, who equated comprehensibility with pointlessness. Or David Bohm, who was compelled both to clarify reality and obscure it. Or Edmund Wilson, who lusted after a final theory of human nature and was chilled by the thought that it might be attained. Or Freeman Dyson, who insisted that anxiety and doubt are essential to existence ... " [3]

 

And if not death of the self, then what of that of the nation, a necrotic body politic that – as we witness in, among other tableaus, Zapruder film frame 313 – long ago suffered the demise of its moral authority to govern and command allegiance?

 

Allow me a metaphor that will take a moment to develop. The Mt. Rushmore National Monument is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. To the tribe commonly referred to by its vanquishers as the "Sioux," the Black Hills, or Paha Sapa in the language of the Lakota peoples, remains the holiest of places – like the Vatican to Roman Catholics. Assayed and determined to be worthless wilderness by the high priests of Mammon-on-the-Potomac, the Black Hills were formally recognized as sovereign Sioux "property" in a legally binding treaty ratified by Congress. Shortly thereafter, in 1874, a certain young conquistador named Custer led a U.S. Army expedition into the area. Two millionaire miners were with that merry band. They discovered gold in them thar hills. And faster than you can say Eureka! the treaty was unilaterally abrogated. War was manufactured [4]. The Sioux were cast out.

 

Then – this is rich – to add insult to the injuries of grand theft, genocide, and cultural annihilation, one of the most sacred peaks of Paha Sapa was desecrated with the carvings of the likenesses of the leaders of the cutthroats and thieves.

 

It is as if barbarians had occupied post-Renaissance Rome, put its citizens to the sword, looted the Vatican, and on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, over Michelangelo’s masterpiece, painted craven images of their chieftains.

 

Some years later, a Polish immigrant [5] decided to balance the books by carving on a nearby summit the gigantic likeness of the Lakota war leader Teshunka Witko, or Crazy Horse.  Today the artist’s heirs struggle to complete his daunting project.  Tourists visit the site each year, although in nowhere near the numbers who regularly flock to Mt.  Rushmore.  Which I’ve visited.  Where a savage irony hangs thick and dank in the desecrated air.

As dusk falls, hundreds gather in the amphitheater at the foot of the monument to watch a documentary film about the great sculpture’s creation.  At the appointed time all rise and sing their national anthem, and as the lyric “brave” echoes through Paha Sapa, immense searchlights illuminate what I prefer to appreciate as the memorialized prototype for a later, equally portentous (if understandably less overtly celebrated) summit meeting of true American power-brokers: the Appalachin Conference.

 

With the labors of our intellect and, I pray, the furious manifestation of our passions, we are sculpting a Crazy Horse Monument of our own: the popularly labeled “Conspiracy Theory.” We do so to counterbalance the suffocating psychic weight of the Mt.  Rushmore of officially created and sanctioned assassination myths.  But will we ever complete our work?  Do we dare to complete it?  Could we have achieved our goal years ago?  Have we given sufficient consideration to the symbolic/virtual dynamiting of our Mt. Rushmore?

 

The illusion that is projected at Mt. Rushmore is a sine qua non for the survival of America as a morally defensible political entity. So too are the officially sanctioned assassination pulp fictions. [6]

 

Without the succor offered by these (and related) lies-as-history – which is to say, with their long-denied counter-realities (the genocide of North American aboriginal populations by the developers of the USA, the disenfranchisement of the American electorate that took place on November 22, 1963, et al) broadly accepted in their stead – no rational citizen of good character could do less than plot the drastic overhaul, if not the overthrow, of a system of government clearly revealed to be without legal and moral justifications.

 

So perhaps our illusions are more important to that most sacrosanct of crusades, the preservation of the Union, than is the truth. More important than justice. Perhaps truth and justice once again must be sacrificed on the altar of National Security. No matter the nation-in-question's worth.

 

Not to fear. We can preserve the self and America with it while continuing to play the role of ace detective in this case. And when, inevitably, push comes to shove, when belief must either metamorphose into knowledge and action or be abandoned, all we need do is scurry backward into our voting booths like light-panicked lobsters seeking the safety of the trap. Nothing sacred will have been damaged. And maybe, someday, if we manage to save enough dough to afford a real vacation, we can visit Mt. Rushmore or return to Dallas and get that familiar, forbidden thrill, the kind experienced when, walking down Main Street with the spouse and kids one day, an almost forgotten extra-marital paramour sashays around the next corner.

 

Or we can fight!

 

A PLEA FOR THE DECLARATION OF WAR      

                                                          

We are at war with the murderers of John F. Kennedy and the murderers of America.

 

And I am sickened by the mercy we extend to a merciless enemy each time we treat with collegiality their disgraced surrogates.

But before we can know our enemy, we must know ourselves. Define ourselves. Be at peace with and possess the courage of our convictions. Unite in a common crusade, the substance of which renders our superficial stylistic differences meaningless.

 

How should any of us who care about truth and justice in this case treat the well-respected JFK newsletter editor, ostensibly on the side of the angels, who wrote (I paraphrase), "We have to be prepared to accept the possibility that Oswald did it alone"?

 

Or the influential and celebrated researcher, ostensibly on the side of the angels, who, at the Boston public meeting of the Assassination Records Review Board, graciously greeted and patronized the infamous, wizened madam of the Warren whores?

 

Or the widely praised journalist, biographer, and FOIA lawsuit-bringing blog owner, ostensibly on the side of the angels, who refuses to acknowledge the truth of conspiracy because he cannot name the conspirators?

 

Or the founder/figurehead of a JFK assassination carnival production house, ostensibly on the side of the angels, who, true to her ONI (Overly Nice Individual) status, publicly blessed the operation launched by conspiracy Facilitators to banish truth and justice from Dealey Plaza on the 50th?

Who are we? Who are our role models? A process of elimination prompts troubling answers.

 

I shall now put forth – only to dismantle – as fine an argument as I know for the perpetuation (and there's the rub) of our collegial treatment of the enemy's pimps, behavior that commonly characterizes "gentlemen's disagreements" among scholars.

 

The historian Gordon Craig, in his New York Review of Books analysis of David Irving's controversial biography of Josef Goebbels, wrote, "It is always difficult for the non- historian to remember that there is nothing absolute about historical truth. What we consider as such is only an estimation, based upon what the best available evidence tells us. It must constantly be tested against new information and new interpretations that appear, however implausible they may be, or it will lose its vitality and degenerate into dogma and shibboleth. Such people as David Irving, then, have an indispensable part in the historical enterprise, and we dare not disregard their views."

 

"Recently," Craig went on, "when Christopher Hitchens talked with Raul Hilberg, author of the classic text The Destruction of the European Jews, he found him unambiguous on this point. 'If these people want to speak,' Hilberg said, 'let them. It only leads those of us who do research to re-examine what we might have considered as obvious. And that's useful for us. I have quoted Eichmann references that come from a neo-Nazi publishing house. I am not for taboos and I am not for repression." [7]

 

Nor am I. But could Hilberg, Craig, or any of us, in good conscience, have entertained the arguments of apologists for Goebbels and the rest of the Bunker Boys at a time when the gas pellets yet tumbled and the piano wires yet tightened?

 

In our time we dare not be about the historian’s cold work, except as a tactic in a greater campaign. Unless, of course, we are willing to concede that the battle for justice in this case cannot be won. Unless we are willing to concede that the case has indeed, as Anthony Summers feared, "toppled over the boundary between current affairs and history." [8]

 

I for one make no such concessions. We are fighting a war about which future historians can in good conscience argue with professional detachment. But be advised: Their judgments of our acts today will be harsh and even damning if we do not comport ourselves as warriors engaged in what is truly a life-and-death struggle. If, instead of making a stand, we fade away without commotion, with all of our failures and all of our sins in full blossom.

 

I am decidedly not about the cold study of history when I ponder the murder of John F. Kennedy. And I am not, by the way, advocating the elimination from our arsenal of the potent weapons of the historian. Rather, I am pleading for our reconsideration of the collective self, and for our unanimous adoption of a more contextually valid and at the same time emotion-driven self-image.

 

Who are we?

 

We are the Lakota – of AIM. We are the Jews – of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. We are the Viet Cong – of Tet. 

We must know ourselves to be freedom fighters [9]. We are warriors who will not hesitate to use pages of the Geneva Convention treaties as kindling for the execution pyres of our enemy. With victory will come the spoil of defining "war crimes."

 

Let us not fear to know our enemy, even if the enemy too closely resembles us. America is not the enemy. America is the enemy's victim. Your patriotism is suspect only if you decline to do battle with the brute wrapped in your flag.

 

We are at war, yet consider: Who do we most often choose to engage? When we level our guns on the Warren/HSCA apologists, proceed to annihilate their specious arguments to the smug satisfaction of our little squad of irregulars, and then insanely decline to press the advantage, we are in effect shooting the messengers while allowing the true enemy to escape unscathed. Worse, we permit the enemy unimpeded use of its most powerful weapon: time.

 

Journalists did not kill John Kennedy. Historians did not kill America. Contrary to what you are asked to believe, our enemy is not Gerald Posner and Vincent Bugliosi and their ilk. How many divisions do Gus Russo, David Guyatt, Larry Dunkel, and Magda Hassan have?

 

John Kennedy was shot in the street like a mad Sochi dog.  The conspiracy was observed and the cover-up initiated before the echoes of gunfire had faded from Dealey Plaza.  Conspiracy in the assassination of JFK is historical truth – beyond all reasonable doubt and to the degree of metaphysical certitude.

 

But fifty-plus years later the conspiracy-lone nut “debate” rages on – to the sweet satisfaction of the cover-up’s Sponsors and Facilitators. For it never was and never shall be their intention to convince an overwhelming majority to endorse the lie.

 

Rather, their intention – the sacred mission upon which their lives and hegemony depend – is to prolong the mind-numbing uncertainty and paralysis-inducing sense of powerlessness that are engendered by the faux debate and that render moribund the global democratic body politic.

 

A CALL FOR PASSION        

                                                                                            

We must understand that, as far as our work is concerned, the repression of passion assures ultimate failure.

In his memoir A Drinking Life, Pete Hamill recalled the reactions of the Irish to the news of President Kennedy's death. Hamill was touring Ireland when the word came.

 

"I let out a wail, a deep scary banshee wail, primitive and wounded, mariachi wail, Hank Williams wail, full of fury and pain ... kids were wailing now ... but I turned, ashamed of my pain and my weeping, and rushed into the night. All through the Catholic neighborhood called Andersonstown, doors were opening and slamming and more wails came roaring at the sky, wails without words, full of pagan furies as old as bogs. I wanted to find my father, wanted to hug him and have him hug me.

 

"But I careened around dark streets, in the midst of the wailing. I saw a man punch at a tree. I saw a stout woman fall down in a sitting position on a doorstep, bawling. I ran and ran, trying to burn out my grief, my anger, my consciousness. I found myself on the Shankill Road, main avenue of the Protestant district. It was no different there ... I saw a man kicking a garbage can over and over and over again in primitive rage. I saw three young women heading somewhere, dissolved in tears ... There was a documentary ... about Kennedy's trip to Ireland in May, smiling and laughing and amused, promising at the airport to come back in the springtime and I thought of the line from Yeats, What made us think that he could comb gray hair?" [10]

 

We are as obliged by our special knowledge – and by the very fact that we are alive to comb gray hair – as was John Fitzgerald Kennedy obliged by his privilege, to do the good that others have not the power to do.

 

We can begin by looking the nation searchingly in the face. By treating its deep disease.

 

By kicking over a garbage can.

 

POSTCRIPT – 2014   

                                                                                                                                                             

My re-evaluation of this work nearly 18 years after its initial publication continues.  It has been deeply enriched by the historical scholarship and spiritual insights of James Douglass and, of course, my friend and mentor, my confidante and comrade-in-arms, George Michael Evica.

 

Today I am uncomfortable with and mistrustful of the emotions that drive and would justify my bellicose imagery and attitudes.  I am exploring, through the works of Douglass and others, Satyagraha and the non-violent resistance that “truth force” inspires.

 

But I am imperfect.  I cannot claim the right to be thought of as a satyagrahi.  Far from it.  My blood still boils, my fists still clench, and my righteous indignation still prompts me to savage verbally – but savage nonetheless – those who would carry the conspirators’ water or otherwise stymie our quests for truth and justice for John Fitzgerald Kennedy and for the millions collaterally damaged by his assassins.

 

Perhaps my original, long-shelved idea for the creation of a formal, government-run JFK assassination Truth and Amnesty Commission modeled after the South African body of the same name has become timely again.  For details, please review at:

 

http://spot.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_issues/20th_Issue/amnesty.html

http://spot.acorn.net/jfkplace/09/fp.back_issues/20th_Issue/oview3.html

 

Or am I just asking one and all to sign my version of the Dealey Plaza petition?

 

In closing, I share the following slightly amended excerpt from my Introduction to Professor Evica’s A Certain Arrogance.  Thus I take you back to a late November afternoon in Dallas ... 

 

*****

 

George Michael and I, frantic exiles from the high-spirited hijinks of yet another JFK carnival, had found ourselves in Dealey Plaza at dusk, suddenly far from the madding crowd.  Light was filtered thinly through brittle leaves and sorrow.  And I asked if he too sensed the presence of unquiet spirits.

 

As usual, George Michael was years ahead of me.  He had indeed experienced the same feelings on many occasions in that place.  And he spoke at length, his voice subdued yet redolent with conviction, about his certainty that the fight against the forces that struck John Kennedy, the same forces that today prowl the killing fields of the Middle East and Africa and Asia and the Americas, endures into the next world.

 

The quietude of Saint John’s churchyard where his mortal remains rest represents but a temporary respite.

 

The novelist James Lee Burke showed us that he understands this immutable truth when he wrote the following ruminative passage for his fictional Cajun detective Dave Robicheaux:

 

“Down the canyon, smoke from meat fires drifted through the cedar and mesquite trees, and if I squinted my eyes in the sun’s setting, I could almost pretend that Spanish soldiers in silver chest armor and bladed helmets or a long-dead race of hunters were encamped on those hillsides.  Or maybe even old compatriots in butternut brown wending their way in and out of history – gallant, Arthurian, their canister-ripped colors unfurled in the roiling smoke, the fatal light in their faces a reminder that the contest is never quite over, the field never quite ours.”

 

*****

Anyone with reasonable access to the evidence in this case who does not conclude that a criminal conspiracy resulted in the murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is cognitively impaired and/or complicit in the crime.

 

THE END

 

Copyright © 2014, CHARLES R. DRAGO

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Notes

  1. A word may be in order concerning Keats currently fashionable Negative Capability "of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts without irritable reaching after fact or reason. The usefulness of this quality as a medium for the refinement of our investigative focus is defensible: so many possibilities, so little time. Yet it is the very discomfort of which the poet speaks that gives birth to the resolve required to overcome the bastards who would mire us in mystery. And since both "fact" and "reason" remain firmly within our reach, the adoption of Negative Capability as a defining principle for our efforts would be at least stupid, if not immoral. We have no right to the luxury of not knowing.
  2. Gaeton Fonzi, The Last Investigation. (New York: Thunders Mouth Press, 1993, p. 29
  3. John Horgan, The End of Science. (New York: Addison-WesleyMelix, 1996, p. 266)
  4. Was there a "Gulf of Tanka" resolution?
  5. Korczak Ziolkowski, a self-taught sculptor who had worked on the Mt. Rushmore abomination. The idea for the Crazy Horse monument originally was proposed to him in 1939 by Sioux Chief Henry Standing Bear. Work began in June, 1948, and continues today under the direction of Ruth Ziolkowski and seven of their 10 children. With some of the more than $20 million raised through donations and tourist fees, they have purchased the mountain and at least 328 surrounding acres from a semiotically- challenged U.S. government. Yet continued funding is by no means guaranteed. Korczak twice declined $10 million in federal funds, unwilling to give up the nonprofit status of his work and thus jeopardize plans for a medical training center and university for Native Americans envisioned for the base of the fully realized monument. Not to mention the fact that to have taken the cash would have allowed the original thieves to assume control of the project. Estimated time of completion: midway through the 21st century (although June 25, 2076 would be the ideal date).
  6. It should be painfully obvious by now that public debates of multiple versions of the Kennedy murder please the murderers no end. The State ultimately is as well-served by fostering the Mob-did-it, Castro-did-it and/or even CIA-did-it fables as it is by propping up the lone gunman fantasy. These straw man scenarios amount to effective soporifics (firewater, if you will), numbing the mild but nonetheless ominous discomforts of an increasingly skeptical "electorate,H keeping all but the most incorrigible of renegades on the reservation. Where they can grow old. Look cunning and wise. And know not a damn thing.
  7. Gordon A. Craig, "The Devil in the Details." The New York Review of Books, September 19, 1996, p.8
  8. Anthony Summers, correspondence, 1994
  9. Then again ... Riffing on the Contras, George Carlin mused, "If crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?"
  10. Pete Hamill, A Drinking Life. (New York: Little, Brown, 1994, pp. 241-242)

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#292 Wanna Help Us Get to the Top of Google?

Posted by Admin Staff on 21 March 2014 - 09:29 AM

1) Go to Google.com
2) Search for the term "assassination of JFK" without the quotation marks
3) Scroll through until you see the main site: AssassinationOfJFK.net - right now it's anywhere from page 3 to page 5 in the "Google Dance"
4) Click the link when you see it
5) Leave your browser tab open for as long as you can, click a few pages if you have the time

 

 

That's it.

 

When we get to the top of Google for our primary keyword term (assassination of jfk) - and it's "when" not "if" - this project has a chance to gain a lot of traction and to do a lot of good.  We welcome you to be a part of it.

 

This is secret ninja SEO stuff and not to be shared beyond the boundaries of this forum. B)


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#2424 RFK humor...

Posted by Greg Burnham on 10 June 2014 - 10:40 AM

"People say I am ruthless. I am not ruthless. And if I find the man who is calling me ruthless, I shall destroy him."

 

--RFK

 

:lol: 


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#2257 The International Banking Cartel

Posted by Adele Edisen on 31 May 2014 - 01:31 AM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=jLszC3eGa3M

 

Video - 51:04 minutes long

 

Privately owned central banks exist in most countries in the world.   The first such

bank was created in England in 1694.  Colonists in America devised their own currency

and when the US Constitution was written and adopted, only Congress was given

the power and right to create currency.  Although central privately owned banks were

created by law, they did not last, and only small independent banks existed until the

beinning of the 20th Century when the Federal Reserve Act was passed in 1913,

and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson.

 

The twelve Federal Reserve Banks form the Federal Reserve Banking System

and function to lend money to the US Government and to the smaller banks

within their jurisdictions.  The Federal Reserve basically controls the economy

and this countries currency.

 

In June of 1963 President John Kennedy, in an effort to stimulate the US economy,

signed an Executive Order requiring the US Treasury Department to print   

4.2 Billion Dollars of US Notes in $2.00 and $5.00 amounts, backed by silver

certificates, to be distributed into the economy.   These US Notes did not bear

interest because these monies were not borrowed from the Federal Reserve

System.

 

It will be important to understand these banking systems and their modes of

controls of nations, corporations, international trading, domestic political and

economic policies, criminal actions, wars, and assassinations.


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#1603 The Autopsy Report

Posted by Stan Wilbourne on 06 May 2014 - 06:23 AM

RFK and the Guns of LA

 

Los Angeles Coroner Thomas Noguchi autopsy reports four shots at Robert Kennedy.

 

  • One shot into the back of his head at "point blank" range.
  • One shot passed through RFK's right shoulder pad and struck campaign aide Paul Schrade in the forehead.
  • One shot entered RFK's back inches below the top of the right shoulder.
  • One shot entered RFK's back, about one inch below bullet #3, but exited the senator's body through the right front chest.

 

Sirhan's gun: Iver-Johnson eight-cylinder handgun, the chamber having expended all eight cylinders — in other words, fired all eight bullets.

 

Five others who had been wounded in the pantry.

 

The fatal shot into RFK was fired directly into him from behind at a distance of no more than an inch and a half.

 

According to all witnesses, Sirhan shot in front of Kennedy and, as far as anyone knew, the senator never had the chance to turn his back towards his hunter.

 

Can't they get another academic whore to write a book about RFK and the Guns of LA?  "RFK and the GUNS of LA - Case Closed."  To take the facts and twist them.  To endlessly "debate" these deaths as a squalid parlor game?

 

Moving On...

 

Watching the "raw footage" that Bernice posted in another thread, watching Robert Kennedy dying in a pool of his own blood, I am not sad.  I am enraged.  Enraged at the act of violence that killed these brothers.  Enraged at the overt nature of both crimes.  What more proof of the world where we live?

 

The Kennedy brothers were the connective tissue we had into the world of power.  They were our representatives, our voice in this theatre of nonsense.  There were slaughtered to silent our representation. To tell us how insignicant we are.  The "investigation" into these crimes is a fraudulent joke, made to twist the knife even deeper into our collective heart.  "What are you going to do about it?"

 

My youngest boy has me watching "Game of Thrones."  I watched at first to placate him.  Now it's for my own pleasure.  An endless world of metaphor.  Wading through the land of human suffering for the pleasure of the few...

 

"Kill the masters."

 

 

Don't you know
They're talkin' bout a revolution
It sounds like a whisper
Don't you know
They're talkin' about a revolution
It sounds like a whisper

While they're standing in the welfare lines
Crying at the doorsteps of those armies of salvation
Wasting time in the unemployment lines
Sitting around waiting for a promotion

Poor people gonna rise up
And get their share
Poor people gonna rise up
And take what's theirs


Don't you know
You better run, run, run...
Oh I said you better Run, run, run...
Finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin' bout a revolution

 

I very much doubt I will be around to see these walls come down.  But, (that's right, a comma inserted B)) they are coming down.  Ownership of the earth will end, because it is a fraudulent principle.  When the poor rise up it will not be to re-create this mess.  Something new will come into existence.  That "new" will derive from perception.  Instead of a life lived in fragmented pieces of suffering, human consciousness will move as an undivided whole.  That's the fucking revolution.  Not another lame ass system that spins nowhere.

 

And, it's always been there.  Waiting for us to awaken from our dreams.


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#10036 Prepping the Battlefield: Readying Alternative Media for Onslaught of New Users

Posted by Charles Drago on 29 January 2016 - 08:21 AM

As the linked 2014 article from "Russian Insider" indicates, mainstream media in Germany has been hemorrhaging readers/viewers -- a trend that extends far beyond the borders of the former Reich.

 

Author Udo Ulfkotte's bestselling Gekaufte Journalisten (to be published in the U.S. later this year as Journalists for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News) is being widely credited for bringing Germans to the tipping point.

 

Committed students of deep politics understand that the deep political state has anticipated (if not engineered) this shift and taken measures to create and infiltrate and re-shape alternative media outlets to ensure seamless continuation of media-driven control of mass perceptions.

 

Nowhere is this phenomenon more clearly demonstrated than in the ever-increasing presentations of sophisticated (or not) JFK assassination False Sponsor and tainted evidence gambits.  They range from book-length hokum (LBJ and General Walker "mastermind" theses) and Internet forum-based efforts to exculpate individuals and institutions beyond exculpation (the Paines, Allen Dulles, CIA-related elements), to celebrations of fatally flawed "smoking gun" evidence for conspiracy (focused with increasing frequency on photos of forever indistinguishable figures in the TSBD doorway and, to a lesser degree, the endless re-presentations of long-discredited documents).

 

The across-the-pond scum at that notorious U.K.-based JFK forum just can't get enough of this bullshit.  The Wheel of Misfortune spins ... 'round and 'round she goes, and where she stops almost nobody knows.  It and similar sites provide safe harbor for acolytes from the First Church of "Colby" -- sinister contrarians who present transparently moronic disinformation and then endlessly demand documentation for already copiously documented rebuttals.

 

The Wheel of Misfortune spins ... 

 

Anyone with reasonable access to JFK assassination evidence who does not conclude that conspirators killed the president are cognitively impaired and/or complicit in the crime.

 

Yet instead of finding ways to weaponize the in-hand legitimate evidence that proves conspiracy to the degree of metaphysical certitude ("the infallible assent of the mind to a proposition; it is recognized as necessarily true because the affirmation is based on the unchangeable principles of being, e.g., the principle of contradiction") and then turning those weapons on the conspirators -- returning the Dealey Plaza fire -- they remain in their circles, jerking away.

 

I often write of the so-called "third alternative" (as George Michael Evica's mentoree, how could I not).  As far as media is concerned, for all practical intents and purposes, alternatives to the poisoned press do not exist.

 

Doubt is preserved.  Control is preserved.  The killers, their heirs, and their systems are preserved.

 

The Wheel of Misfortune spins ... 'round and 'round she goes ... and she never, ever stops.
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http://russia-inside...-coverage/ri885

 

http://www.amazon.co...ds=Udo Ulfkotte


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#10713 Until the Life of the Assassin -- Light & Darkness: Ted Kennedy's Ple...

Posted by Larry Trotter on 04 July 2016 - 06:47 PM

I suppose I continue to believe that as early as, at the latest, 12/31/1963, the Kennedy family had considerable knowledge about the JFK assassination, but strongly limited their public comments. I also believe that said considerable knowledge, but strongly limited public comments, extended through future accidents and/or incidents involving Kennedy family members that occurred in years following 1963.


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#10525 Herrera Watch

Posted by Charles Drago on 07 June 2016 - 04:48 PM

The Tag Team Gambit -- in which two disinformation agents appear almost simultaneously to reinforce a specific prevarication and/or to intensify broader states of confusion -- is to be noted at the Across the Pond Scum forum with the sudden re-appearances, after prolonged absences, of the nightmarish"Herrera" and the poison peddler of "General Walker did it" snake oil.

 

And sure enough, the rubes are climbing all over each other to engage them.


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#10478 And We Are All Mortal...

Posted by Barry Keane on 17 May 2016 - 03:24 PM

From my tribute to JFK on the 50th anniversary of his death.

 

"John Kennedy did use his countries strength with wisdom and restraint... and it is no exaggeration to state that as a result of his courage we enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness: whereas he personally made the ultimate sacrifice! Despite the passing of 50 years the pain has not diminished: and we may never see the like of John F. Kennedy again; and consequently we are all the poorer for it. Adlai Stevenson expressed the loss so eloquently when he said: “We will bear the grief of his death; until the day of our own”


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