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#1 Adele Edisen

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 12:26 AM

Video is 1 hour and 47 minutes long.

 

 



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#2 Christina Gill

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:35 PM

I've watched this a few times and I pick up on different things each time I do. Thank you for posting it, Adele! :)


"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

JFK

 

 

 

 


#3 Adele Edisen

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 02:21 AM

Christina,

 

Many years ago I watched an earlier and shorter version of this video by John Hankey.  John had been a teacher of American History

in a public high school in California before he became interested in the Kennedy assassinations.   In his earlier video he mentioned 

the name of the missing Flight Instructor who often flew with John Jr., and the name is also mentioned in this longer version.   It is 

JOSH KALLENBURG.

 

At that time I did a country wide search for that name.  It is a rather rare name and I found a family with that name in California,

but can't recall the town now.   I  sent this information to Hankey in case he wanted to check it out somehow.  He said he didn't

want to disturb the family with such sad news, if it should turn out to be that family.  In this longer video version he states that 

he could not locate this Flight  Instructor.  There were nine Flight Instructors whom John Jr. had used at John's airport in New Jersey

where he kept his plane.

 

I am quite sure he had a Flight Instructor on board when this fliht was undertaken.   I'll tell you why I feel so sure about this. 

John was planning to land at Martha's Vineyard Airport to let his sister-in-law, Lauren Bissett, off the plane to meet her 

friend, Carole Radziwull, there to spend the weekend with her .  Carole Radziwill was married to Anthony Radziwill who 

was a cousin of John Jr.'s since Anthony's mother was Jacqueline Kennedy's sister.  From that airport John, his wife 

Carolyn, and the Flight Instructor  were to fly to Hyannis Port  for the wedding party on the weekend.

 

In her book Carole Radziwill (WHAT REMAINS: A Memoir of Fate, Friendship, and Love) describes how she phoned 

another Flight Instructor's wife, believing her husband was on John's plane, to tell her that John's plane had not yet landed,

and then being surprised when the Flight Instructor himself answered the phone    Obviously, John has used another Flight Instructor..



#4 Phil Dragoo

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 03:34 AM

There are many dynamite revelations in this 2010 article by Christopher Condon:  https://www.lewrockw...ohnf-kennedyjr/:

 

The bizarreness of Kennedy's sudden dive into the ocean is obvious, but the equally bizarre fact that the fuel selector valve had been turned off requires an explanation that the official NTSB report did not provide.

 

. . .

 

The fact that Kennedy's airplane inexplicably dove straight into the ocean together with the fact that somebody turned off the fuel selector valve suggests that someone aboard Kennedy's plane committed suicide. Whoever he was, he probably first grabbed the controls and forced the airplane into a headfirst dive at 200 mph. He next turned the fuel selector valve off, not to force any engine fire to burn itself out, as indeed there was no fire, but to make it impossible for anyone else on board to correct the situation. With all fuel cut off, the engine stopped working. Without a working engine, no one could redirect the aircraft in time to prevent a crash.

 

. . .

 

Kennedy's own comments to friends before his flight also suggest that a flight instructor likely boarded the airplane. For example, on the day of his fatal crash, Kennedy had lunch with Richard Blow, Kennedy's co-editor at George Magazine. Noticing that Kennedy was nursing a broken foot and was still on crutches, Blow expressed concern about the wisdom of Kennedy's flying. Kennedy told Blow not to worry because he was taking a flight instructor. Similarly, Kennedy had told a Canadian acquaintance that he would continue to fly with a flight instructor until his broken foot healed. Immediately after the crash, Carol Ratowell, a friend of the Kennedy Family, told Channel 5, the ABC affiliate in Boston, that Kennedy was flying with an instructor.

 

Indeed, the NTSB could not find any evidence that Kennedy had ever flown his two-month-old Piper Saratoga airplane without a flight instructor.

 

. . .

 

Between the time that Kennedy's plane went missing and the time that the Coast Guard arrived at the wreckage, over 15 hours passed, time for all sorts of things to happen.

 

. . .

 

Between the time that Kennedy's plane went missing and the time that the Coast Guard arrived at the wreckage, over 15 hours passed, time for all sorts of things to happen. Curiously, the circumstances of the case were such that the Federal Aviation Administration should have ordered a search within minutes after Kennedy failed to land at Martha's Vineyard. According to Coast Guard Petty Officer Todd Burgun, Kennedy contacted the Martha's Vineyard control tower at 9:39 p.m. on Friday night, shortly before what was to be his landing. If Burgun is right, the control tower would undoubtedly have picked up Kennedy's transponder signal and responded by assigning Kennedy's airplane a transponder code. That code would automatically have been entered into FAA computers so that the FAA could track Kennedy's plane for the remainder of its flight. If Kennedy's plane had either dropped below 100 feet or failed to land within 5 minutes, an alarm would automatically have sounded at the FAA, which would then have ordered a search. Inasmuch as Kennedy's plane crashed into the ocean and never landed at all, the FAA had two reasons to order a search, and to focus that search on the approaches to Martha's Vineyard. Instead it did nothing.

 

 

According to the official explanation, the FAA did nothing because it did not know that Kennedy's plane had crashed because Kennedy had not contacted the FAA at the Martha's Vineyard control tower. The official explanation thus implies that Burgun was in error when he said that Kennedy had contacted the control tower. But Burgun's statement that Kennedy had contacted the tower at 9:39 p.m., made to Channel 5 News on live television, had a ring of truth to it because it dovetailed so well with proven FAA data. The latter showed that Kennedy had still not contacted the Martha's Vineyard tower by 9:38 p.m. and that his airplane plunged into the ocean at 9:40 p.m. Therefore, if Kennedy had contacted the control tower at all, he must have done so at exactly 9:39 p.m. Unless Burgun was an incredibly lucky guesser, he must have gotten his information from the FAA itself. We can therefore assume that the information Burgun passed on to Channel 5 News was correct.

 

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Around 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, the aforementioned Carole Radziwill gave up on the FAA and called the Coast Guard. Now the FAA, facing grave embarrassment, had to do something, so it called the Air Force, which in turn ordered the Coast Guard to search for Kennedy's plane but at the same time ordered the Coast Guard to do only what the Air Force told it to do. Specifically, the Air Force told the Coast Guard to search an area that was far away from the approaches to Martha's Vineyard. Needless to say, the Coast Guard, which did not know the precise location of the crash, came up with nothing. Around 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, a desperate Senator Kennedy telephoned John Podesta, President Clinton's Chief of Staff, and explained his frustration. Podesta then telephoned Clinton immediately. Clinton responded by telling Podesta to call the Air Force and demand that it begin a search within 15 minutes. The Air Force responded by telling the Coast Guard to take 2 boats and 2 helicopters on a wild goose chase across 20,000 square miles of ocean. Once again, the Coast Guard, which still did not know the precise location of the crash, came up with nothing.

 

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The Air Force defended its failure to help the Coast Guard narrow down its search with precise information by claiming that it did not have that information, but Hankey provides ample evidence that the Air Force did have it. We have already seen that Kennedy had contacted the Martha's Vineyard control tower, and that the FAA must have known that Kennedy's airplane had gone down in the approaches to Martha's Vineyard. But other sources of information available to the FAA also located the crash site. Indeed, anyone watching Hankey's documentary can see the site pinpointed on the same Channel 5 television picture that viewers in the Boston area saw on that Friday night. The captioning on the Channel 5 screen makes it clear that it was the crash-activated emergency locator transmitter aboard Kennedy's plane that had pinpointed the wreckage. But even if the emergency locator transmitter had not done so on Friday night, the FAA radar analysis did so when it was completed at 5 a.m. on Saturday morning. Despite all the tools now at its disposal, the Air Force still refused to order a focused search on Saturday morning. Instead it kept the Coast Guard spread out over a vast expanse for another 5.5 hours. In the end, of course, the Coast Guard did get to the crash site, but not with any help from the FAA or the Air Force. Around 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, a piece of luggage from the crashed airplane washed up on the beach, and it was this that enabled the Coast Guard to pinpoint the site and to get to the wreckage.

 

. . .

 

Around noon on Saturday, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Stanley of the Civil Air Patrol said that he had seen helicopters that he assumed belonged to the Coast Guard near the crash site at around 7 a.m. that morning. But since the Coast Guard did not arrive until 1 p.m. that afternoon, the Coast Guard was not what Stanley saw. Then what did he see? Probably persons sent to do three things: first, remove the body of the flight instructor, who Hankey suspects was a Manchurian Candidate hypnotized into crashing Kennedy's plane. This would explain why the Coast Guard did not recover the body of the flight instructor. Secondly, remove Kennedy's flight log, which would have listed all persons on board the airplane. This would explain why Kennedy's flight log, which might have proven that there was a flight instructor aboard, disappeared even though the turquoise duffel in which Kennedy always kept his flight logs was intact. Thirdly, remove the backup battery from the cockpit voice recorder. This would explain why although investigators recovered the cockpit voice recorder, they were not able to get any information out of it. A cockpit voice recorder records whatever the crew says in the last few minutes of a flight, but it needs a backup battery to retain this information. Once the battery goes, so does all the data.

 

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The Pentagon got right to work by telling a long series of lies designed to portray John Kennedy as a reckless pilot. Among other things, it insisted that there had been no flight instructor on Kennedy's plane despite the testimony of Carole Radziwill that there had. It insisted that Kennedy had not contacted the control tower before landing, in spite of the testimony of Todd Burgun that he had. It also made the dubious assertion that Kennedy had not filed a flight plan with the FAA in spite of the fact that he had done so on all 8 of his previous flights along that same route that summer. The Pentagon insisted that nobody reported the plane missing until 2 a.m. on Saturday morning, in spite of the fact that members of the Kennedy Family and others had been calling the FAA starting as early as 10 p.m. Friday night and continuing into Saturday morning. Honest reporters who tried to make sense of what was happening, like Linda Killian of People Magazine, were cut off.

 

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On the Saturday morning after the crash, the perception that Kennedy was a reckless pilot was given a big boost when persons identifying themselves only as "the family" told Channel 5 both that Kennedy may not have had a proper license to fly an airplane and that he did not have a flight instructor on board. These two pieces of information, the first of which was certainly false and the second almost certainly false, strengthened the belief that Kennedy's own carelessness was the cause of his crash. Of course, in the heat of the moment and without time to do research, the Channel 5 understandably accepted this information at face value. But inasmuch as we have more time than Channel 5 had to reflect on this matter, we should ask some questions that they did not ask. Just who were these mysterious persons who identified themselves as "the family?" Why did they not give their names? Were they even members of the Kennedy Family at all? If they were really members of the Kennedy family, did they know that Kennedy had a private pilot's licence? Did they believe that Kennedy had been flying for seventeen years without a licence?

 

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To top it all off, the NTSB report seemed to put all doubters of the official version on the defensive with a stunning revelation. It said that Robert Merena, one of Kennedy's flight instructors, had told the NTSB six months after the crash that he had offered to fly with Kennedy. According to Merena, Kennedy turned down Merena's thoughtful offer with the explanation that he wanted to "do it alone." This revelation made headlines and confirmed the view of Kennedy as a reckless pilot. But quite apart from the fact that Merena's own lawyer later denied that Merena had made that statement, there are reasons to be skeptical about Merena's revelation. For one thing, the NTSB memorandum in which Merena revealed that Kennedy wanted to "do it alone" was suspiciously irregular. It did not say when and where Merena gave this interview, nor did it have Merena's signature. These were all serious violations of standard protocol. And why did Merena wait 6 months after the crash to come forward? Why did he not mention it in the earlier interview he gave the NTSB five days after the crash? Merena's statements there imply that Kennedy did have a flight instructor on board. For example, Merena did say that to the best of his knowledge, he never saw Kennedy flying his plane without a flight instructor, and left it at that. Since Merena did not say anything about Kennedy's either wanting or not wanting to "do it alone" this one time, one would infer that Kennedy had a flight instructor on July 16 as well. Merena tried to clear up the confusion by saying that he did not mention Kennedy's statement that he wanted to "do it alone" in his interview five days after the crash because he had already mentioned it in his letter to the NTSB earlier on the same day that he gave the interview. Yet that letter contained no mention of it either.



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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:48 PM

The fact that the Pentagon took control of the news flow is another major red flag in my opinion. Just for the simple fact that John Jr was NOT a public official. Not military and not a politician (yet). Yes he may have been the son of a slain President but he wasn't elected to any public office at all.


"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie -- deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." -President John F.Kennedy

 

"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." -President John F. Kennedy

 

"Forgive your enemies but never forget their names." -President John F. Kennedy

 

JFK

 

 

 

 


#6 Phil Dragoo

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 03:10 AM

This misdirected vectoring of the search is perfectly reminiscent of the misdirected vectoring of the tardy 9/11 interceptors.

 

Clinton's response to Senator Kennedy was to place the Air Force in control.

 

Under Clinton and Deutch, Colby took his canoe ride.  CIA had a long memory of one of its own telling tales out of school.

 

Under Bill, Ron Brown flew into a moutain thanks to a beacon stolen from a base where the commander subsequently committed suicide.

 

Now comes Lady Macbeth who didn't have to contend with the challenge of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s, charm, intelligence, idealism, appeal.

 

Mirror, mirror, on the wall. . . .



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Posted 11 April 2015 - 05:42 AM

As I've noted previously, an emergency beacon of the sort JFKJR's aircraft would have carried began to "ping" in western Long Island Sound.  I saw the graphic that pinpointed the location on one of the news channels during the morning-after coverage.

 

The signal disappeared as quickly and inexplicably as it appeared.  But not before invaluable search and rescue assets had been misdirected and critical time wasted.

 

Can you say "Diana treated in rescue vehicle instead of in hospital"?


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#8 Don Jeffries

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 09:49 AM

I tried to contact Carole Radziwill during the writing of Hidden History, but she never responded to me. 

 

Hankey's video contained some important information, which I used in the book. Most everything else of significance was written in the immediate aftermath of the event, circa 1999. 

 

I communicated with two of JFK, Jr.s old friends, one of who remained an intimate during his adult life. He was intensely interested in the assassination of his father, and never believed the official story. A local reporter gave me some great insight into what he experienced that day, and volunteered his own doubts about what happened. We certainly haven't been told the truth. 

 

http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/1629144843  



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 10:27 AM

For those who are interested, here's  a recent article I wrote, which summarizes much of my work on the death of JFK, Jr.:  http://henrymakow.co...-Accident .html






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