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John W. Rice

May 29, 2010
Thanks to Vince Palamara for this photo, about which he says:
“The only known photo of New Orleans Secret Service SAIC J W Rice (glasses, top row, left), attending Secret Service school in the 1950’s (via the very obscure and out of print Secret Service/ AFAUSSS book ‘Looking Back and Seeing The Future’ from 1990)!”

BK Notes: I think TS came up with a photo from a newspaper clip about Rice serving as SAIC at a border town in Texas before moving up in ranks to Houston? and New Orleans.

I showed this to Adele, who said that her recall of Rice was that of a slight, dimunitive man, who may have lost weight from the time, as pictured, when he was in SS school.

Special Agent Rice was in the office of Special Investigations US AF at Barksdale AFB in Northeastern Louisiana when President Kennedy was killed. Rice received a call from his New Orleans office that Dallas SS agent Steuart had called and said that one John Martin was a suspect in the assassination and for agent Rice to discretely investigate Martin’s home in Northern Louisiana.

At the end of the day, when SAIC NOSS John Rice returned to his New Oreleans office, Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested, and another John Martin ties David Ferrie to Oswald when he lived in New Orleans that past summer. The Jack MartinRice investigated is forgotten, and there are no reports on why Agent Steuart in Dallas suspected Martin as an assassin so early in the investigation, or what ever became of him.

SAIC NOSS Rice wrote most of the Secret Service reports on the assassination out of New Orleans, personally investigated the Ferrie angle, and also took the calls from Adele and met with her on Sunday when Oswald was shot. Rice and FBI agent Orrin Bartlett then flew to Dallas, but there are no Secret Service or FBI records on these aspects of Rice’s investigations,  the reason he was at Barksdale AFB at the time of the assassination or why he was led on a while goose chase over Martin.

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FBI JFK Assassination Files

May 27, 2010
FBI Files

FBI JFK Assassination Files Released Under JFK Act

The FBI files are a good example of Peter Dale Scott’s “negative template” thesis, in which the names not included in the index and the items left out are more important than what they give you.

The JFK Assassination and the Origin of Distrust in Government

May 26, 2010
Earl Warren Hands LBJ the Warren Report

Earl Warren Hands LBJ the Warren Report

THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIENT KENNEDY & THE ORIGIN OF DISTRUST IN GOVERNMENT TODAY – By William Kelly (bkjfk3@yahoo.com)

 The Tea Partiers may be taking credit for making distrust in government an issue, but actually the American public’s distrust in government didn’t begin at the Tea Party but at Dealey Plaza with the assassination of President Kennedy, and continues today because of the continuing cover-up of the conspiracy behind that crime.

 

At Dealey Plaza on the 35th anniversary of the assassination, Washington attorney Dan Alcorn introduced a number of speakers from a nearby conference of the Coalition on Political Assassinations (COPA) by saying said that, “We have experienced a decline in the public’s trust in government since November 1963, a blimp in the charts that notes the significance of these events. Today, a majority of people don’t even bother to vote. The largest turnout of voters in American history was in 1960. The decline in public confidence in the government began with the ambush at Dealey Plaza and has continually declined since then. These trends are very troubling.”

 

When Dan Alcorn testified at the first public hearings before the Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB), assembled to declassify the government records regarding the assassination of President Kennedy [Oct. 11, 1994], he cited [Kevin Phillips’ Arrogant Capital as the source of] the public opinion poll when he said, “…In terms of public confidence in the Federal government, what is striking to me is how the confidence had peaked out in 1964 on this graph, and it has been a rather startling, serious and troubling deterioration in the polling data from 1964.” [See Pew Poll ]

 

 https://jfkcountercoup.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=242&action=edit 

 

http://people-press.org/report/95/how-americans-view-government

 

An LBJ biographer from Boston, interviewed during this Great Impasse on National Public Radio (NPR), drove the significance of this point home when he chronicled the decline in public confidence in government directly back to the assassination of President Kennedy, then followed its continued fall through the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam, Watergate and the Iran-Contra affair. Then clicking off the primary suspects in the assassination of Kennedy – he named the CIA, Mafia and Cubans, and concluded, “of course, that’s all nonsense.” But the Tonkin Gulf, Watergate and Iran-Contra were all confirmed conspiracies, as was the shifting in Constitutional powers that occurred at Dealey Plaza, where one bullet counted more than all of the ballots cast in the election.

 

If the Constitutional Crisis brought on by the assassination of President Kennedy was sparked by a deranged, “lone-nut” madman, then that indeed would be nonsense, but the more we learn of the details of the murder of President Kennedy, the more it makes sense. The first step in bringing the murder of JFK to a final resolution is to recognize that the assassination was not the work of a deranged lone nut but the result of a well planned and successfully conducted covert operation and conspiracy. What happened at Dealey Plaza is at the very root of the public’s distrust in government, and the distrust won’t go away until that issue is publicly addressed and properly resolved.

 

The decline in the public trust in government can be directly tied to Dealey Plaza because it was the assassination that sparked the decline, as routinely noted in the Pew polls that show the majority of people had faith in the government until the assassination and the trust has been in decline ever since. After Dealey Plaza, the public’s faith was shaken a second time shortly thereafter, in September 1964 with the Warren Report’s conclusion that a Lone-Nut was responsible, an unbelievable contortion of reality, anchored and pillared by Specter’s Single Bullet theory.

 

Specter himself hits the nail on the head – “the issue about cynicism in government is far more important” than any other issue. “A central problem in America today is distrust of government,” Specter continues. “It goes beyond cynicism. Many Americans believe that their elected representatives are for sale and that their government lies to them. When momentous historical events occur, such as the assassination of President Kennedy, the popular reaction is that the government deceives and covers up through an explanation like the Single-Bullet Theory….In the three decades since President Kennedy’s assassination, voter participation has plummeted, threatening our democratic process; militias have sprouted in more than forty states; and public confidence in America’s institutions has gone into free fall.”

 

While polls consistently show only 20% of the people actually believe one lone-assassin killed the President in Dallas that day, they seem to be the same people who have the most to loose if the truth is determined – politicians, law enforcement and those in the mainstream media who failed to get the real assassins when they could have and whose reputations are on still on the line.

 

So it’s not a coincidence that the same percentage of people – 80% – distrust the government and disbelieve the Warren Report conclusions. They can’t be different people. It is also noteworthy that most of those 80% who believe the President was killed by a conspiracy don’t have radical, fanciful or fringe beliefs about who was behind that conspiracy, and they are united only in the idea the government was behind the murder, responsible for covering it up and continuing the cover-up today by allowing the guilty to go free.

 

Even though the eighty-percenters (80%ers) have always pretty much blamed Specter for the bogus official position on the assassination, it was never an issue that actually hurt Specter before and only became a serious issue during this election, though most of the mainstream media analysts won’t acknowledge it was an issue at all.

 

While the Tea Partiers would like to take credit for and harness that 80% who distrust the government and wield it as a political football, distrust in government didn’t begin at the Tea Party, it began at Dealey Plaza. And it is the accredited author and primary promoter of the Single Bullet Theory that started it all who has the only answer to what can restore public trust in the government. According to Sen. Specter, “To combat distrust in America, senators – along with all others in government – must simply tell the people the truth.”

 

“Sometimes this is tough,” he says. Sometimes it’s embarrassing. There is never a time when the alternative is better. If there is cause to suspect a governmental cover-up, the Senate or the House, through prompt oversight, should ferret out the facts. Had congressional oversight on Waco been as effective as it was on Ruby Ridge, the militia movement would have been less motivated to mobilize. It is even conceivable the Oklahoma City bombing could have been avoided.” On the same token, I make the proposition that if the murder of JFK had been properly investigated and those responsible prosecuted, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King and most of those that have followed could have been avoided, and assassination remains a political threat today and will continue to be a threat as long as the JFK case is left a mystery.

 

 
Everyone should agree with Sen. Specter when he says: “Congress should work to restore public trust by acting on key problems of public concern in a bipartisan way. People are sick of partisanship and politics as usual. President Kennedy said it best: ‘Sometimes party asks too much.’ I am thoroughly convinced that trust is the glue that holds a democracy together. Public trust must be earned, nurtured, and insulated from the effects of a sound-bite society that too often encourages the white lie or the whitewash.”
 
Now the first step towards the restoration of public trust is for the government, beginning with Congress, through public hearings, is to review the JFK Act, the work of the Assassinations Records Review Board and the reactions of the various government agencies to that law.
 
Since the pursuit of those records is a non-partisan if not bi-partisan effort, that is beyond party lines, the recently established bi-partisan Transparency Caucus could become the champions of the proper oversight of the JFK Act, though that has yet to happen.

 
 In the end, the bottom line is the basic fact that the public’s confidence in government cannot be restored until all the records are released and all of the questions are answered as to what began the decline – the circumstances surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Only the truth will vanquish the distrust.

 

After the issuing the official verdict of the assassination of President Kennedy – the Warren Report, Chief Justice Earl Warren was asked if we will ever know the truth, to which he replied, “Yes, there will come a time. But it might not be in your lifetime…”  The Warren Commission records were then secreted away until 2039, and an Act of Congress was required to open the JFK assassination records to the public, but that law has been ignored in many circumstances and there’s not been any Congressional oversight whatsoever. 

 

In that regard Sen. Specter said, “I believe that public confidence requires full disclosure of all the Warren Commission records, and have felt that way since I served as assistant counsel to the Commission in 1964. I personally know of no material which ought not to be released,” but then he pauses, and upon reflection concludes, “…though perhaps there is something that ought not to be released.”

 

Okay, let’s see, we have the on-going FOIA dispute Morley vs. CIA in which the CIA refuses to abide by the JFK Act or FOIA and release records related to George Joannides and the Cuban DRE group that the accused assassin had run-ins with. Then there’s the thousands of other CIA documents the CIA acknowledges that it has legally withheld from the public and should be released in 2017, but could be withheld forever. And there’s the tapes and transcripts of the radio transmissions from Air Force One, and many other records that should be open to the public under the JFK Act that have been purposely destroyed, are said to be missing or are being illegally withheld. Those JFK assassination records are at the core of the American public’s distrust in their government, and they must be released before that distrust can be regained.

 

“Public confidence is very, very important,” Sen. Arlen Specter said when he testified before the Congressional hearings on the JFK Act. “I am personally confident that the Warren Commission conclusions will stand, but if they don’t, so be it.”

 

Yes, release the records and let the chips fall where they may, and let Justice be done.

 

Doug Horne says that the members of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) had the same attitude, and ordered the release of many secret records, mainly because they were under the misimpression that the records would support the official version of events, when in fact, as Horne concludes, the records reflect that what ever happened at Dealey Plaza, it was a coup d’etat and those behind the assassination took over the government of the United States.

 

And they are not inclined to give it up, and will fight the release of  the evidence and records for as long as it takes.

Did the Single Bullet Take Out Specter?

May 24, 2010

Did the Magic Bullet Take Out Specter?

DID SINGLE BULLET THEORY SINK SPECTER? By William Kelly

 

Was Arlen Specter shot down by a still ricocheting bullet from Dealey Plaza?


Did the Single Bullet Theory play a role in Arlen Specter’s recent election loss?

 

The Single Bullet Theory is a long discredited legal theory that Arlen Specter still tries to promote as a fact, a small point in a long and powerful political career that’s spanned decades, generations and political parties.

 

While Specter has done many notable things in his public life, he will always be best remembered by most people as the proponent of the Single Bullet Theory that provided the legal loophole that allowed the Warren Commission to officially conclude President John F. Kennedy was killed by one lone assassin from above and behind in a three shot fuselage that also wounded Texas Governor John Connally.

 

Specter is the man who is credited with crafting the legal perogative that helped frame Lee Harvey Oswald as the patsy for the assassination and allows those really responsible for the murder to go free. If it didn’t happen according to the Single Bullet Theory then there had to be more than one shooter and thus a conspiracy, with the co-conspirator(s) gone free, since nobody’s bothering to purse them, having officially rested the case on the lone assassin scenario as conceived by Specter.

 

Specter was just another Philadelphia lawyer until he got a phone call from a former Yale law school chum Howard Willins asking him to work on the Warren Commission, where he would make his name and “single-bullet” reputation, thanks mainly to Howard Willins, W. H. Adams and George Ball. 

 

Even if you know all about the Single Bullet Theory you probably never heard of Willins, Adams or Ball. Willins offered him the job, but Specter only got a big role on the commission because the senior lawyer W. H. Adams decided not to be a part of the cover-up. On recognizing the whole commission idea was a raw deal, Adams didn’t bother to show up and let Specter fill in for him, and it is Ball who Specter credits with helping to devise the Single Bullet Theory in the first place.  

 

Establishing the template for how not to properly investigate a political homicide, as explained by Specter: “The Commission had divided the investigation into six major areas…Area 1 Covered President Kennedy’s activities from his departure by helicopter from the White House lawn on November 21, 1963, to his body’s return to the White House early in the morning of November 23, after the autopsy. Area 2 covered the identity of the assassin [Lee Harvey Oswald]. The Area 2 team would treat it as an open question, despite Oswald’s arrest. Area 3 covered the life and background of Lee Harvey Oswald, except for his foreign travel and his activities the day of Kennedy’s assassination. Area 4 picked up Oswald’s foreign travel. Area 5 covered the background and activities of Jack Ruby, who shot Oswald to death in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters on Sunday morning, November 24, 1963, two days after the Kennedy assassination. Area 6 covered presidential protection for the future.”

 

When he addressed the Warren Commission, Mark Lane pointed out that these six panels cover everything except “Who killed John Kennedy.” There was no panel established to review any evidence that anyone other than Oswald was responsible for the murder.
 

In his book Passion for the Truth From Finding JFK’s Single Bullet to Questioning Anita Hill to Impeaching Clinton, with Charles Robbins. William Morrow/Harper Collins, 2000), Specter wrote, “…I chose Area 1, the president’s activities. It seemed the most compelling. Obviously, John F. Kennedy was the focal point of the entire event. I had no idea at that point of the turns the medical evidence would take or where Area 1 would lead….At the first staff meeting,” Specter specifically recalls how, “Warren stressed that our mission, and our obligation, was to find the truth and report it. From the very start, the commission understood that we should not be advocates out to prove a case but must act as independent, disinterested professionals with a duty to find and disclose all the facts, regardless of their implications. ‘Your client is the truth,’ the chief justice told us.” Well the truth was badly misrepresented.

Once they got down to business Specter learned that his boss, F. W. Adams, the senior attorney in his area, wasn’t going to do much of any work, and one would be hard pressed to determine why his name is on the Warren Report. [BK Notes: I noticed that Max Holland has announced that he will cease updating his Wasington Decoded blog as he is trying to wrap up his Reconstructionist history of the Warren Commission, so maybe he’ll fill us in on W. H. Adams, but for some reason I doubt it.]

 As far as I can tell Francis William Holbrook Adams was a former New York City police commissioner (1954-1955) who was quoted in the New York Post as calling the Kennedy assassination, “just another first-degree murder case,” but once he realized that there was not to be any real investigation he decided not to participate.

 

Specter himself acknowledges that, “Adams thought the commission should conduct an incisive, piercing investigation, wrap up the matter, and file its report.” According to Specter, “Frank Adams had been New York City police commissioner and had been asked to join the Warren Commission staff when Mayor Wagner sat next to Chief Justice Warren at the funeral of former Governor and former Senator, Herbert Lehman. Mayor Wagner told Chief Justice Warren that Frank Adams, the police commissioner, knew a lot about Presidential protection and had designed protection for motorcades in New York City, with dangers from tall buildings, which was an analogy to what happened to President Kennedy.” But the analogy ended there.

 
“Of course,” as Specter said Adams usually began a sentence, when Adams realized that no such incisive, piercing, first-degree homicide investigation would take place, he left most of the work up to the junior attorney, who wrote in his book Passion for the Truth that, “The commission had hired a team of lawyers from around the country, accomplished but with limited courtroom and investigative experience. The commission deliberately chose a geographically diverse team with limited government connections to avoid any appearance of a whitewash. We lawyers used to laugh that many documents were marked ‘Top Secret,’ even though we would not get our security clearances for more than a month.” So a whitewash we got.
 
More than anything else, one truth that had to be established in order for the assassination to have happened according to the official whitewashed scenario, and that is for one bullet to have inflicted all of the non-fatal wounds to both John F. Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connolly. Otherwise there had to be two gunman and thus a conspiracy.

 

 The Single-Bullet shot didn’t kill Kennedy, and had he been pulled down and not been shot in the head, he could have lived, the assassination would have failed, the government wouldn’t have changed hands, and the coup would have been exposed then rather than now. And even if there was only one gunman, if that gunman was Lee Harvey Oswald then it was most certainly a conspiracy because Oswald fits the covert operative profile and the assassination was a covert operation.

 

The government, the Justice Department of the United States, uses the Single Bullet Theory and the official conclusion that there was only one assassin as an excuse not to pursue those actually responsible for the murder, mainly because those responsible took over the government and controlled the investigation and the Warren Commission, and compromised every official atempt to get at the truth since then.

 

Specter said that while, “The Single-Bullet-Theory has been debated….I think it is correct,…but if it isn’t, so be it. Let someone come forward and disprove it. Was there a conspiracy? It is not possible to prove a negative, it can’t be done conclusively.”

 

But the Single Bullet Theory can be scientifically and conclusively proven to be wrong by simply adding up the weight of the bullet fragments taken from Connally and what remains in him, and if they are more than what’s missing from CE399 – the pristine “magic” bullet, then the Singe Bullet Theory is wrong. You do the math. See, it doesn’t matter what the truth is, as long as the theory holds water, no matter how many holes are punched in it, the official take is the legal take, and there’s nothing you can do about it other than be one of the statistics, 20% who believe the Single Bullet Theory or the 80% who don’t. It doesn’t really matter, your vote doesn’t count. See how much the Single Bullet Theory weighs? Quite a lot, huh?  

 

Since Specter made the Single-Bullet pitch to the commission, he is given credit for the Single-Bullet theory, but Specter actually gives some of the credit for devising the theory to another Warren Commission attorney, Joseph Ball. 

 

Shortly after the death of Joseph Ball, Specter rose in the Senate chambers and read into the Congressional Record about Joe Ball and how the Single-Bullet Theory really came about: “…It was on the Warren Commission staff that I came to know Joe Ball…Then, in his early sixties, he was a tower of strength for the younger lawyers. When the commission began its work, I was 33. Most of the junior lawyers were about the same age. We looked to Joe Ball for his experience and for his guidance…”

 

“…And on Friday afternoon, Joe Ball and I went out to Bethesda to talk to the autopsy surgeons….It was my area, but I was looking for some company, so I asked Joe Ball to accompany me – the autopsy surgeons falling in my area. We took the ride out to Bethesda and met the commanding admiral and introduced ourselves….So when Commander Humes and Commander Boswell came down to be interviewed, Commander Humes was very leery about talking to anybody. He had gone through some travail with having burned his notes and having been subjected to a lot of comment and criticism about what happened at the autopsy, and there were FBI agents present when the autopsy was conducted…At any rate, as Joe Ball and I went through it with the autopsy surgeons, we found for the first time – because we had only seen the FBI reports – that the bullet did go through President Kennedy and decreased very little in velocity. It was at that moment when we talked to Dr. Humes and Dr. Finck that we came to hypothesize that that bullet might have gone through Governor Connally. We didn’t come to a conclusion on that until we had reviewed very extensive additional notes, but it was on that occasion that Joe Ball and I had interviewed the autopsy surgeons. It was a marvel to watch Joe Ball work with his extensive experience as a lawyer and as a fact finder…”  

 

So unlike Oswald, who he claims killed Kennedy alone, Specter didn’t come up with the Single Bullet Theory all by himself, but acknowledges the contributions of Joe Ball.

  

As its co-author, Specter said that he is normally asked about the Single-Bullet theory about once a week, and that typically, after his explanation, they agree to disagree, like water off the back of a duck.

 

Even when he was a Republican, Specter was friends with Dr. Cyril Wecht, a former Pittsburgh pathologist and a leading conspiracy advocate for whom the Cyril Wecht Institute of Forensic Science is named. Wecht derides the very idea the Single-Bullet Theory could be taken seriously, yet they remain friends. Specter even attended a conference on the assassination Wecht sponsored, but after giving his regular Single Bullet “conclusion” spiel, he didn’t bother to stick around to answer many questions.

 

Jerry Policoff, a journalist who has written extensively about the media and the assassination noted that, “Specter seemed to think that the fact that he showed up and was Cyril’s guest should have spared him from having to answer tough questions.  He literally walked out in a huff after three or four questions.” 

 

“The first time Specter came to Lancaster as a candidate,” says Policoff, who is now running for Congress in the same district, “he came up to introduce himself and asked me what I did. I reminded him that we had met at Cyril’s symposium and that I was a long-time critic of the Warren Report, and especially of the single-bullet theory. He was a bit startled but maintained his composure and at least continued to act friendly. I had previously been at one of his town hall meetings where he talked about his disdain for Oliver Stone and threatened to sue him some day for slandering him in JFK. I got up and told him and the audience…that I was sure Stone would welcome such a suit and I dared him to file it. That exchange was captured and broadcast around the state.”  

 

“There is a lot of grass roots anger among Pa. Dems over the embrace of Specter by the Democratic Establishment,” and Specter’s failure is generally recognized as a failure of the Democratic Party machine. But did the Single Bullet Theory play a role?  

 

Policoff thinks so, as he said in a widely distributed email note to friends, “Most of you know me from my work on the JFK case, but for those of you who do not know about the new chapter in my life, I am the Democratic candidate (endorsed by the Party and unopposed in the Primary) for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in PA 41.  Last week I endorsed the candidacy of Joe Sestak, and he endorsed mine…. By the way, Sestak and I have discussed the single-bullet theory, and he privately ridicules both the theory and the man who authored it…Lancaster was not the only place where local Dems said ‘hell no,’ and instead endorsed Sestak. People are also pretty savvy about Specter’s ownership of the single-bullet theory, and I never miss an opportunity to remind them. It is not just those of us who have studied the case that know what a crock of shit the SBT is. My history as is JFK critic is well known around here, and it has never hurt me in the least.”

 

A progressive liberal who became active in the overhaul of the healthcare system, Policoff was recruited by the Democrats to run in a heavily Republican district, but appears confident that he can overcome both party machines, and he could make the assassination records an issue like they tried to make the Single Bullet Theory an issue with Specter.

 

Robert Morrow, who doesn’t even live in Pennsylvania, also tried to make the Single Bullet Theory an issue in the election, mounting a high intensity internet campaign to get people from around the country to call in to Pennsylvania radio talk shows and make the topic an important issue, with some success.

 
 “Whenever I see Arlen Specter I just want to vomit,” wrote Robert Morrow, encouraging people to campaign against Specter. “One thing that can be done is for folks like US to contact the Pennsylvania MEDIA and remind them ONCE AGAIN the role that Arlen Specter – creator of the magic bullet theory – had in the protection of the murderers of John Kennedy via his role as a staff lawyer for the Warren Commission.” But even though it goes almost unmentioned in the official election After Action Reports, the Single-Bullet Theory did play a major role in the primary election as the Single Bullet Theory affected the public’s trust in government, and Specter, as he himself ackknowledges, that’s the real isssue – public trust in government.

In mass emails to people networked to conspiracy forums and data bases, Morrow tried to rally people like a coach and a cheerleader, writing: “Gameplan to STOP Arlen Specter: Call LIVE to Philadelphia talk radio…Get on the air and bash Arlen Specter, Warren Commission con artist, creator of bogus “magic bullet theory.” Also the guy who harassed and intimidated key JFK eyewitness Jean Hill, threatening to put her in a mental hospital if she kept saying there were 4-6 shots.”

“Call at night to Dom Giordano Show – Also on the Big Talker,” wrote Morrow, “Get on Dom’s show and bash magic bullet fraud Arlen Specter! We need LOTS of folks to call in. Also, please leave a voicemail (any time of day) bashing Arlen Specter for his fraudulent role on the Warren Commission at this number. Your message might get played on the air: Call (voicemail) to Defeat Arlen Specter – charlatan creator of  “magic bullet theory” – Warren Commission fraud is in close race for PA Democratic primary – let’s put a golden daggar in this joker’s corrupt political career. Read below Specter’s intimidation of key JFK eyewitness Jean Hill threatens to put her in a mental institution.”

“In order to STOP Arlen Specter, please call Philly radio talk show host Michael Smerconish and leave a 15 second voice message telling folks to VOTE AGAINST SPECTER, the guy on the Warren Commission who created the ridiculous ‘magic bullet theory,’ thus protecting the murderers of John Kennedy. Call and tell folks what a fraud Arlen Specter, Warren Commission and the “magic bullet theory” is and to vote AGAINST Arlen Specter!”

 

Morrow did this with limited success. On the one hand Specter lost the election, and both Policoff and Morrow played acrtive roles in acomplishing that. On the other hand, they haven’t received any credit or recognition. 

 

One of the one talk show hosts he tried to convince, Michael Smerconish was the only mainstream media political commentator to even bother mentioning the Single Bullet Theory as an issue when he endorsed Specter in the Philadelphia Inquirer in the days before the election when he wrote that “Even conspiracy theorists have gotten hostile, deriding his single-bullet theory in the JFK assassination.” [Sunday, May 16, 2010, p. C3]

 Specter himself hits the nail on the head – “the issue about cynicism in government…is far more important” than any other issue, and that is the issue that must be carried into the November elections and used to get the release of the still secret records on the assassination.

 

 See: The Single Bullet Theory and the Origin of Distrust in Government

 

Arlen Specter and the Single Bullet Theory

May 22, 2010

Fidel Castro and Arlen Specter talk about the Kennedy assassination.

  

Shortly after the death of Joe Ball, Specter rose in the Senate chambers and read the following into the Congressional Record.   


Mr. SPECTER. The Times article details the specifics on the positions held by Mr. Ball in the lawyers associations, his professorial associations as a teacher, his experience as a criminal lawyer, and his experience, most pointedly, as one of the senior counsel to the Warren Commission, the President’s commission which investigated the assassination of President Kennedy.

 

It was on the Warren Commission staff that I came to know Joe Ball.
The original complexion of the Warren Commission on staffing was that there were six senior counsel who were appointed and six junior counsel. That distinction was replaced by putting all of the lawyers under the category of assistant counsel. But if there was a senior counsel, it was Joe Ball.

Then, in his early sixties, he was a tower of strength for the younger lawyers. When the commission began its work, I was 33. Most of the junior lawyers were about the same age. We looked to Joe Ball for his experience and for his guidance. He had a special relationship with Chief Justice Earl Warren, which was also helpful because Joe Ball could find out what Chief Justice Warren had in mind in his capacity as chairman and provide some valuable insights that some of the younger lawyers were unable to attain.

Joe Ball worked on what was called area two, along with the very distinguished younger lawyer, David Belin from Des Moines, IA. Area two was the area which was structured to identify the assassin. Although the initial reports had identified Lee Harvey Oswald as the assassin, and on television, on November 24, America saw Jack Ruby walk into the Dallas police station, put a gun in Oswald’s stomach and kill him, the Warren Commission started off its investigation without any presumptions but looking at the evidence to make that determination as to who the assassin was.

My area was area one, which involved the activities of the President on November 22, 1963. There was substantial interaction between the work that Joe Ball and Dave Belin did and the work which was assigned to me and Francis W.H. Adams, who was senior counsel on area one.

Frank Adams had been New York City police commissioner and had been asked to join the Warren Commission staff when Mayor Wagner sat next to Chief Justice Warren at the funeral of former Governor and former Senator, Herbert Lehman. Mayor Wagner told Chief Justice Warren that Frank Adams, the police commissioner, knew a lot about Presidential protection and had designed protection for motorcades in New York City, with dangers from tall buildings, which was an analogy to what happened to President
Kennedy.

There was question as to how we would coordinate our work, and it was sort of decided that Joe Ball and Dave Belin would investigate matters when the bullet left the rifle of the assassin in flight, which was no man’s land, and when it struck the President. That came into area one, which was my area: the bullet wounds on President Kennedy, the bullet wounds on Governor Connally, what happened with the doctors at Parkland Hospital, what happened with the autopsy, all matters related to what had happened with President Kennedy.

We had scheduled the autopsy surgeons for a Monday in early March. They were Lieutenant Commander Boswell, Lieutenant Commander Humes and Lieutenant Colonel Pierre Finck. The autopsy was done at Bethesda, where President Kennedy was taken, because of the family’s preference that he go to a naval installation because he was a Navy man, so to speak, who had served in the Navy.

The testimony was to be taken on this Monday in March. There was quite a debate going on with the Warren Commission staff as to whether we should talk to witnesses in advance. It seemed to many of us that we should talk to witnesses in advance so we would have an idea as to what they would testify to so we could have an orderly presentation, which is the way any lawyer talks to a witness whom he is about to call. The distinguished Presiding Officer has been a trial lawyer and knows very well to what I am referring. There was a segment on the Warren Commission staff which thought we should not talk to any witnesses in advance, lest there be some overtone of influencing their testimony. Finally, this debate had to come to a head, and it came to a head the week before the autopsy searchers were to testify.

And on Friday afternoon, Joe Ball and I went out to Bethesda to talk to the autopsy surgeons. It was a Friday afternoon, much like a Friday afternoon in the Senate. Nobody else was around. It was my area, but I was looking for some company, so I asked Joe Ball to accompany me–the autopsy surgeons falling in my area. We took the ride out to Bethesda and met the commanding admiral and introduced ourselves. We didn’t have any credentials. The only thing we had to identify ourselves as working on the Warren Commission was a building pass for the VFW. My building pass had my name typed crooked on the line, obviously having been typed in after it was signed. They sign them all and then type them in. It didn’t look very official at all.

So when Commander Humes and Commander Boswell came down to be interviewed, Commander Humes was very leery about talking to anybody. He had gone through some travail with having burned his notes and having been subjected to a lot of comment and criticism about what happened at the autopsy, and there were FBI agents present when the autopsy was conducted. A report had come out that the bullet that had entered the base of the President’s neck had been dislodged during the autopsy by massage. It
had fallen out backward as opposed to having gone through the President’s body, which was what the medical evidence had shown.

That FBI report that the bullet had entered partially into the President’s body and then been forced out had caused a lot of controversy before the whole facts were known. Later, it was determined that the first shot which hit the President–he was hit by two bullets–well, the second shot, which hit him in the base of the skull, was fatal, entering the base of the skull and exiting at the top at 13 centimeters, 5 inches–the fatal wound. The first bullet which hit the President passed between two large strap muscles, sliced the pleural cavity, hit nothing solid and came out, and Governor Connally was seated right in front of the President and the bullet would have to have hit either Governor Connally or someone in the limousine.

After extensive tests were conducted, it was concluded that the bullet hit Governor Connally. There has been a lot of controversy about the single bullet theory, but time has shown that it is correct. A lot of tests were conducted on the muzzle velocity of the Oswald rifle. It was identified as having been Oswald’s, purchased from a Chicago

mail order store. He came into the building with a large package which could have contained the rifle. He said they were curtain rods for an apartment which already had curtains. The muzzle velocity was about 2,200 feet per second, and the velocity after traveling about 275 feet was about 1,900 feet per second.
At any rate, as Joe Ball and I went through it with the autopsy surgeons, we found for the first time — because we had only seen the FBI reports — that the bullet did go through President Kennedy and decreased very little in velocity. It was at that moment when we talked to Dr. Humes and Dr. Finck that we came to hypothesize that that bullet might have gone through Governor Connally. We didn’t come to a conclusion on that until we had reviewed very extensive additional notes, but it was on that occasion that Joe Ball and I had interviewed the autopsy surgeons. It was a marvel to watch Joe Ball work with his extensive experience as a lawyer and as a fact finder.

He lived to the ripe old age of 97. The New York Times obituary had very extensive compliments about a great deal of his work and focused on his contribution to the Warren Commission, where he had written an extensive portion of the Warren Report, as he was assigned to area two which compiled a fair amount of the report.

America has lost a great patriot in Joe Ball, a great citizen, a great lawyer, and a great contributor. I had the pleasure of knowing him and working with him on the Warren Commission staff and have had occasion to reminisce with him about his work. I noted that on his office wall in California is his elegantly framed building pass.

In the absence of any other Senator seeking recognition, I suggest the absence of a quorum…..

 

 http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2010/01/jfk-lbj-gen-lemay.html

 

 

Bill Kelly Notes: Specter’s position as a key player remained strong, and he was a significant and pivotal mover and shaker in the national political drama, especially as it relates to the U.S. Senate and the Supreme Court, until he ran into the fatal issue of the American public’s confidence in government.
 
 The purpose of his book Passion for the Truth – what he was really was trying to accomplish, was to set a framework to regain the American public’s confidence in their government, despite the fact his legal base is founded on a basic, fundamental lie – that JFK was killed because of the actions of one, lone, deranged gunman.

 
X-RAYS & AUTOPSY PHOTOS
 
Under the Chapter in his book Passion for the Truth entitled “The Biggest Mistake,” Specter writes: “The Warren Commission has been attacked – and rightly so – for not examining the X rays and autopsy photographs of President Kennedy in its investigation,” an opinion shared by fellow Warren Commission attorneys David Belin, Joe Ball and Norman Redlich. As Specter quotes Belin, “It was a decision that gave rise to wild speculation and rumor. It was a decision that violated the basic elementary rules of evidence familiar to every law student in America that when a person testifies he should have the ‘best evidence’ available.”
 
 THE SINGLE BULLET CONCLUSION REVIVED
 
  “Part of the cure demands that Americans move off the sidelines and onto the playing field. Democracy, after all, is not a spectator sport. But our political and social health also rests on government’s doggedly following the facts to find truth and then acting on that truth to create public policy. Generally, when people can agree on the facts, on what is true, they can agree on what should be done in a just society.”

Okay, agreed, Arlen, I’ll take you up on that, get off the sidelines and into the game, and if we can agree on some specific, important facts, we should be able to agree on what should be done and change public and government policy as it relates to political assassination in America.

While his book also contains Specter’s suggestions “for combating distrust in America by showing how congressional and other governmental inquiries can reveal the truth, how Senate hearings on Supreme Court appointments can answer important public questions on nominees’ fitness, and how the Congress responds to international crisis,” this report sticks strictly to the references to the assassination of President Kennedy, which Specter calls “the single most investigated event in world history, with the possible exception of the crucifixion of Christ.”

Specter also calls our interest in the mystery murder of the century as “an almost morbid obsession,” and that, as he continually points out, “questions still linger about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.”

But unlike the Lincoln assassination, which has slipped into the realm of history and for which a number of conspirators were tried and executed, the murder of John F. Kennedy remains an unsolved homicide for which someone can still be indicted, as there is no statute of limitations. And that’s the way we must approach this crime.xxx

“Truth Vanquishes Distrust”
 
According to Sen. Specter, “To combat distrust in America, senators – along with all others in government – must simply tell the people the truth. Sometimes this is tough. Sometimes it’s embarrassing. There is never a time when the alternative is better. I there is cause to suspect a governmental cover-up, the Senate or the House, through prompt oversight, should ferret out the facts. Had congressional oversight on Waco been as effective as it was on Ruby Ridge, the militia movement would have been less motivated to mobilize. It is even conceivable the Oklahoma City bombing could have been avoided.” 
 
http://www.c-spanarchives.org/congress/?q=node/77531&id=8786314
 
On the same token, I make the proposition that if the murder of JFK had been properly investigated and those responsible prosecuted, the assassinations of Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King and most of those that have followed could have been avoided, and assassination remains a political threat as long as the JFK case is left a mystery.
 
I agree with Sen. Specter when he says: “Congress should work to restore public trust by acting on key problems of public concern in a bipartisan way. People are sick of partisanship and politics as usual. President Kennedy said it best: ‘Sometimes party asks too much.’ I am thoroughly convinced that trust is the glue that holds a democracy together. Public trust must be earned, nurtured, and insulated from the effects of a sound-bite society that too often encourages the white lie or the whitewash.”
 
Now the first step towards the restoration of public trust is for the government, beginning with Congress, through public hearings, to review and oversee the JFK Act, the work of the Assassinations Records Review Board and the reactions of the various government agencies to the law.
 
The public’s confidence cannot be regained until all of the questions are answered as to what began the decline – the circumstances surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Only the truth will vanquish the distrust. Let’s have it.
 
It can be positively determined if The Single Bullet theory is true, and that’s to have a proper forensic autopsy. Those specialists called together by the ARRB, after looking at the autopsy photos and x-rays, unamously concluded that a new, proper autopsy was the only way to determine how many bullets hit Kennedy and Connally and what directions they came from.

 

http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2010/01/francis-w-h-adams-arlen-specter.html

 

 Then again with the Tippit photos and X-rays, Mrs. Tippitt wanted to keep “private,” instigated Specter to quote Belin again when he wrote: “One of the basic lesson of the Warren Commission investigation is the ramifications that arise when special treatment is given to a favored few….The reverberations from the decision to withhold publication of the autopsy photographs and X-rays will be felt for many decades as apart of the overall diminution of the confidence that the American people have in the integrity of their elected officials.”

 
“Any investigator likes to have all the facts before drawing conclusions,” writes Specter.
 
“That applies to corroborative evidence, such as photographs and X rays, as well as to general testimony. A picture is usually worth a thousand words. The photographs and X rays could have gone a long way toward resolving the controversy over the direction and location of the shots.”
 
“The bullet wounds, as shown on the photographs, were consistent with the Single-Bullet Conclusion. The entrance wound on the neck was about an inch below the shoulder line in the president’s back. The exit wound, at the site of the tracheotomy in his throat, was lower. The massive head wound was also consistent with a shot from above and behind.”
This lie is important to uphold, at least for those in power, because the truth, if legally established, breaks the line of democratic succession and begins a line of illegal governments that maintains power today. Like the line of heavyweight champions of the world that stems back to Jack Johnson, or the succession of Popes, the legitimacy of the Presidency and the American government depends on this lie being maintained.
 
And thus, even though it is in total opposition to the truth, we have Specter and the 20% of the citizens allegedly believing and in this case espousing this lie. The basic truth that’s understood by most Americans and people of the world is that John F. Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy, a covert intelligence operation and a coup d’etat that can and should be exposed, but whose perpetuators have yet to be held accountable for their actions.
Specter however, can, should and will be held accountable for his actions. Specter himself has been blamed for the continuing decline in the public’s confidence because of his “Single-Bullet Theory,” the “Conclusion” reached by the Warren Commission that the assassination of President Kennedy was the result of the actions of one individual – Lee Harvey Oswald.

 

Trust in Government Poll

May 21, 2010
Poll

Pew Poll on Public Trust in Government

Transparancy Caucus Formed

May 19, 2010

Over Sunshine Week (March 2010) two members of the House Oversight Committee, including the ranking Republican minority member and an important Democrat, formed the Transparancy Caucus, a bi-partisan group who profess a belief and promotion of open government and transparancy. We hope to convince them that they must begin with the government records on the assassination of President Kennedy and have their committee fullfill its responsibilities and hold public oversight hearings on the JFK Act. Here’s their princples, the same as ours. – BK

Congress of the United States

Washington, D.C. 20515

Congressional Transparency Caucus

Our Principles

March 2010

Transparency in government is crucial to our democracy because our government derives its power from the informed consent of the governed. We believe:

1)      The American people have the right to public access to all of their government’s information. All of the federal government’s information, with a few well-defined exceptions, should be freely available online.

2)      The American people have the right to analyze their government’s information. The federal government’s information should be published in its raw format, downloadable in bulk and machine-readable, so that citizens and watchdog groups can collaborate on new ways to examine it. The government should adopt consistent data standards so that different agencies’ forms, filings, and records can be all searched together. All documents should be published at permanent Web addresses so that links to them remain valid.

3)      The American people have the right to interactive access to federal laws, regulations, and rules. All federal laws, regulations, and rules should be published online in a format that makes them easily searchable, sortable, and downloadable, so that citizens can electronically participate in the development of laws, regulations, and rules.

4)      The American people have the right to track all federal spending and scrutinize the federal budget. Data on how taxpayers’ funds are spent, and the federal budge itself, should be searchable, with every earmark and appropriation electronically identified.

5)      The American people have the right to demand, transparent performance standards for all federal agencies. Federal agencies should track their goals and achievements using a format that is electronically searchable, sortable, and downloadable, so that spending data can be associated with performance.

6)      The American people have the right to aggressive, independent oversight. Inspectors general at federal agencies should be kept independent and active, and should regularly evaluate transparency in government. The House and Senate committees on government oversight and operations should conduct regular hearings and investigations on transparency. Disclosures by regulated entities – such as filings by lobbyists, federal contractors and grantees, banks, and public companies – should be published online, in formats that make them easily searchable, sortable, and downloadable. Citizens should scrutinize these disclosures and collaborate to expose corruption, fraud, and other abuses.

7)      We must institutionalize a culture of open government. For the government’s default setting to change from a presumption of secrecy to one of openness a cultural shift must occur. Through education and outreach, Congress should strive to encourage decision-makers throughout all branches of the federal government to chose openness over secrecy.

 

To read the “Dear Colleague” letter introducing the Congressional Transparency Caucus, click here (PDF).

 

House transparency caucus vows to regain public’s trust in government

 

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100429_5206.php

Twenty-seven House Republicans and Democrats kicked off a congressional transparency caucus on Thursday with a panel discussion on how the government can earn back Americans’ trust.

“We’re going to do a review and find out whether the public accepts the current disclosure,” said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., co-founding chairman of the caucus and ranking Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

One of the group’s first actions will be to ensure that information posted on the Web from every branch of government is consistent, searchable and downloadable, he said. The uniform level of reporting would allow citizens to have a better context for comparing spending figures such as federal officials’ compensation and earmarks, or appropriations for lawmakers’ pet projects.

The goal of the caucus, which was announced in March, is to advance transparency and accountability across government. Measuring these goals will require online access to government information in formats that can be searched and downloaded for free, according to the caucus’ principles. The group plans to make such information available by educating lawmakers, taking legislative action and overseeing existing polices.

“Our greatest challenge and mandate in government is regaining the public’s trust,” said Rep. Mike Quigley, D-Ill., the caucus’ other co-founding chairman. “It means not just paying lip service, but taking financial responsibility, transparency and ethics as seriously as the voters want us to. If we can make the tough decisions and prove these as our priorities to the public, trust will follow.”

Thursday’s event included a dialogue among leaders from several government transparency groups, including the Project on Government Oversight and the Sunlight Foundation.

POGO General Counsel Scott Amey, who focuses on contract oversight, said he hopes the caucus will eradicate the stovepipe mentality in agencies that has created numerous databases and systems but little useful information. Too often, he said, he has to search one database to find a contract, another to locate a request for proposals and a third for the track record on the contractor’s past projects. “Due to the lack of transparency, unhealthy programs are allowed to fester for far too long . . . and that leads to waste, fraud and abuse,” Amey noted.

Following the panel, the packed room in the Rayburn House Office Building asked activists questions and commented on the formation of the caucus.

J.H. Snider, president of iSolon, a nonprofit institute focused on using information technology to bring about democratic reform, said, “You’ve got a very impressive caucus here, but I don’t see the democratic leadership,” referring to influential representatives such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, D-Md.

Daniel Schuman, policy counsel at the Sunlight Foundation and panel moderator, acknowledged the caucus was a work in progress. Sunlight announced on Thursday it will serve as an advisory committee to the caucus. Schuman, who is the director of the new advisory committee, pointed out that the caucus includes about 6 percent of the House and some of its members hold leadership positions on committees.

“Doing this across party lines, across ideologies . . . I think that is an encouraging sign,” he said.

Caucus members include:

Melissa Bean, D-Ill.
Bruce Braley, D-Iowa
Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah
Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas
Vernon Ehlers, R-Mich.
Bill Foster, D-Ill.
Wally Herger, R-Calif.
Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C.
Steve Israel, D-N.Y.
Darrell Issa, R-Calif.
Walter Jones, R-N.C.
Jim Jordan, R-Ohio
Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.
Daniel Lipinski, D-Ill.
Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa
Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo.
Patrick McHenry, R-N.C.
Walt Minnick, D-Idaho
Scott Murphy, D-N.Y.
Jared Polis, D-Colo.
Mike Quigley, D-Ill.
Tim Ryan, D-Ohio
Aaron Schock, R-Ill.
Mark Souder, R-Ind.
Jackie Speier, D-Calif.
Mark Steven, Kirk, R-Ill.
Greg Walden, R-Ore.

Confidence in Government

May 19, 2010

Polls Show A Distrust In Government Since JFK Assassination

Pew Poll shows American citizen’s confidence in government has decreased steadily since 1964, but only Dan Alcorn will say what it was the started the decline – the assassination of President Kennedy, and what must be done before that confidence can be restored. – Bill Kelly

Americans continue to distrust the government, although there are signs that hostility toward government has begun to diminish. There is also considerable evidence that distrust of government is strongly connected to how people feel about the overall state of the nation.

Today, personal satisfaction is soaring, the economy is thriving and confidence in state and local governments is growing, but neither satisfaction with the condition of the country nor confidence in the federal government has been transformed. The national mood and trust are both up from the mid-1990s, but still just 20% of Americans are highly satisfied with the state of the nation and only 34% basically trust the government.

http://people-press.org/report/95/how-americans-view-government

Is it a coincidence that there same statistics are cited year after year, that only 20% of the people believe the government’s Warren Commission Report that President Kennedy was killed by one man alone? And 80% believe there was a conspiracy that the government continues to cover-up?

It’s pretty clear that the distrust in government didn’t begin with the Tea Partys, but with the assassination of the President in November 1963.

At noon on Sunday, November 22, 1998, COPA board member, and Washington D.C. attorney Dan Alcorn began the memorial service at Dealey Plaza.

http://www.umsl.edu/~thomaskp/plwordb.htm

http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html

Dan Alcorn : The federal board – The JFK Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) discovered that many of the records have been destroyed, and we do not have a complete record. Yet we have a much more of a documentary record than we have had ever before.

There’s a memorial down on the street that has a quotation from the bible: “Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.”

That quote is also enscribed on the wall of the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in McLean, Virginia, so there is a commonality of thought there. Many of us are here today because we have never believed that the government has told us the truth about the assassination, and we believe that unless we know the truth, we are not free.

Unless we know the truth about these events we are not a free people and we have not been a free people as long as we have been lied to about the events that occured here. The spirt of our commemorative event is to take those words to heart, and until we know the truth and the full truth of what occured in the street before us today on a day very much like today, a clear, sunny day in the fall of 1963.

On behalf of our organization I will make a challenge to you. Everyone here must be here because you care very deeply about the meaning of this event and what it means to our history as a nation. I will make the challenge to you to join us in our efforts in seeking the full truth about the assassination of President Kennedy. And not just the truth as pieced together by citizens who put in the time and effort to this, but to actually cause the government to tell the truth about this event, and for the government to come forward and give us a full and truthful acounting of what happened here in 1963. Otherwise, we in fact are not the free people we want to be, have been and we should be as a nation.

You know, it is a crime for a citizen of this country to tell a lie to a federal investigator, but it is not a crime for your government to lie to you. And we feel this is an unfair relationship. If it’s a crime for us to lie to our government, it should be a crime for us t o lie as well.

It is in that spirit of investigation and of honest inquiry that our organization has worked closely with the Assassinations Records Review Board to get materials out. They ran into an obstructive wall of secrecy at the federal agencies. They told us thet they ran into a Cold War system of secrecty that refused to relent on the documents and information as it related to this event. And this was thirty-five years after the event occured, and after a federal board was set up by the Congress to try to get information released about what happened here.

So we call on you to join us in our efforts. We think that great nations and civilizations cannot survive the kinds of doubt and turmoil that have been raised by the events that happened here. If you study the history of great civilizations you will find that when they lost their way in terms of truth, self-governing, democratic and republican institutions began their decline and was one of the reasons for their ultimate colapse. We do not want the decline and decay of our public and political system. We want to be a part of a healthy revival of those institutions.

We have experienced a decline in the public’s trust in government since November,1963, a blimp in the charts that notes the significance of these events. Today a majority of people don’t even bother to vote. The largest turnout of voters in American history was in 1960. The decline in public confidence in the government began with the ambush at Dealey Plaza and has continually declined since then. These trends are very troubling.

So we ask you to join us and support the effort we have started to try to pursue the truth of these events, to try to pursue credability, honesty and openness on behalf of our governmental institutions. And by that effort to try to turn our nation in a healthy direction, to build stronger democratic institutions, to build a stronger faith between the pubic and its government. We feel that is essential, and we call on you as free citizens of this nation to join us in that effort.

 

New Blog Address

May 18, 2010

When I started the JFKcountercoup blog in December 2009, I thought going with Google was a good thing.

I had heard horror stories of entire photoalbums, journals and books being placed on line for sharing and safekeeping only to have them disappear when the blog company was sold or went under. I thought Google was a good bet to be around for awhile, but boy was I wrong. When my FTP was obsolete, I was cut off and so had to move the blog to this new location, for reasons Idon’t really understand.

This may be better however, since it does have a counter and I will be able to tell how many people stop by and there are other advantages.  In any case, what was once here:

http://jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/

Is now here:

https://jfkcountercoup.wordpress.com/

Now I have to figure out how to post pix.

Bill Kelly

The Wink is Missing from NARA

May 4, 2010
 

The negative of the Wink photo is missing from the National Archives and Records Administration and no one is looking for it. There have not been any Congressional Oversight hearings or any oversight whatsoever of the JFK Act or of the JFK assassination records.

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