18, 2003 | Letter
ASSASSINATION By Anthony Summers , Elias Demetracopoulos, G. Robert Blakey, Gerald Posner , Jefferson
Morley, Jim Hougan, Jim Lesar , John McAdams, John Newman, Norman Mailer , Paul Hoch, Richard Whalen, Robbyn Swann Summers
To the Editors: As published authors of divergent views on the
assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we urge the Central
Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense to observe
the spirit and letter of the 1992 JFK Assassination Records Act
by releasing all relevant records on the activities of a career
CIA operations officer named George E. Joannides, who died in
1990. The records concerning George Joannides meet the legal
definition of "assassination-related" JFK records that
must be "immediately" released under the JFK Records
Act. They are assassination-related because of contacts between
accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and a CIA-sponsored Cuban
student group that Joannides guided and monitored in August 1963.
Dec. 17, 2003 | Celebrated
authors demand that the CIA come clean on JFK assassination
Gerald Posner, Norman Mailer and Don DeLillo back lawsuit to
open secret files on CIA mystery man tied to Lee Harvey Oswald.
By Jefferson Morley
A diverse group of authors and legal experts have announced their
support for a lawsuit that demands the release of secret CIA
records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
24, 2003 | Newsweek,
In the late 1970s the CIA informed the House Select Committee
on Assassinations that it had routinely destroyed any audiotapes
of Oswald in Mexico City prior to JFK's murder, and that its
surveillance cameras were not working on the days Oswald visited.
However, in 200 pages of documents released by the CIA to the
review board in September 1995, there are two memos, dated Dec.
10 and 12, 1963, that conclusively establish the agency had inadvertently
discovered copies of Oswald's intercepts after JFK was murdered.
Where are those intercepts? In 1971, when Winston Scott, the
CIA station chief in Mexico City, died of a heart attack, counterintelligence
chief James Angleton raced to Mexico and emptied Scott's safe
and files. Scott was running the Mexico City office at the time
of Oswald's visit, and Angleton had headed the CIA's minimal
investigation into JFK's death. | Gerald Posner
TOPIC 1 - JFK LANCER
TOPIC 2 - "NOVEMBER IN DALLAS 03" CONFERENCE
TOPIC 3 - JFK ASSASSINATION NEWS
JFK Lancer is a Dallas area historical research
company specializing in the Kennedy assassination. Its document
collections and publications have been distributed in more than
15 countries and have been source material for numerous documentaries
and media interviews. Recently it has served as a primary source
for an upcoming feature film produced by Gala Films.
JFK Lancer is active in obtaining and publishing
document releases from the National Archives and well as interviews
with individuals associated with the JFK assassination and its
related inquiries. Information is published on CD, in print and
in a series of chronicles. A key source of this information is
the research presented in its annual Dallas conferences where
the focus is on primary historical research as well as related
technical studies relating to forensics associated with a study
of the President's murder.
Lancer is presently publishing two new research
books. The first is a study of individuals with inside knowledge
of both the conspiracy and subsequent cover-up entitled "Someone
Would Have Talked". This work is by Larry Hancock and is
some 340 pages in length with an reference CD of approximately
1,400 pages of documents. The second book "The Eye of History,"
is an in depth series of interviews by William Law with primary
witnesses to the President's autopsy including not only medical
personnel but the two FBI agents who acted as observers and reported
the findings to Director Hoover.
Lancer's publications, resources and activities
including various online forums can be found at www.jfklancer.com
"NOVEMBER IN DALLAS" CONFERENCE:
The November conference is an annual and unique
event that has been ongoing since 1997. Presentations are selected
for their contributions to the historical record and are based
on new document releases, new forensics work or experiments and
new witness interviews. The conference normally runs from 9 a.m.
to 9 p.m. and involves workshops in Dealey Plaza where participants
from outside Texas can gain a personal familiarity with the crime
Individuals involved in this year's 40th anniversary
Jim Tague, who was actually injured by one
of the shots fired in Dealey Plaza and whose information invalidated
the first FBI recreation of the shooting resulting in the Warren
Commission creation of the single bullet theory.
James Hosty, the FBI agent who was responsible
for monitoring Lee Oswald at the time of the assassination and
who will describe some very confidential information from FBI
and other personnel in Mexico City which was apparently withheld
from the Warren Commission.
A video interview with Jim Siebert, one of
the two FBI agents who observed the autopsy of the deceased President;
Siebert takes great exception to the so called single bullet
and describes the fact that the final statement he was given
by the Doctors contradicted many of the things he had seen and
heard said during the autopsy.
Dr. William Zedlitz, a Parkland Hospital staff
member present at the treatment of the fatally wounded President,
who describes wounds at odds with those shown in the Warren Report.
Harold Rydberg, the medical illustrator at
Bethesda who prepared the illustration of the President's wounds
which was presented to the Warren Commission and used in its
report; Rydberg will describe the circumstance of being locked
in a room to work on the illustration and not being allowed to
view any of the photographs and X-Ray material as was standard
procedure in the preparation of all such official illustrations.
Sherry Guitierrez, former head of the Forensic
Investigative Unit of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department
and recognized professional in the area of crime scene reconstruction
and bloodstain pattern analysis. Guiterrrez will present her
analysis of the blood stains in the President's vehicle as indicating
the direction of the fatal shot and evaluate probable origins
based on the blood spatter and head wounds.
Bob Dorff, a long time JFK researcher will
present an interview with Dr. Donnie Bowers. Dr. Bowers treated
Rose Cherimie, an individual who described an attack on the President
the day and hours before it occurred an incident which was reported
by the Louisiana State Police to the Dallas Police - with no
Dick Russell, author of "The Man Who
Knew Too Much," is an investigative journalist and will
present an update on Richard Case Nagell, a former military intelligence
officer and CIA contract agent who was involved with Lee Oswald
in Japan in 1957 and again in 1962-1963 in both New Orleans and
JFK ASSASSINATION NEWS:
1) Interviews conducted by the Assassinations Records Review
Board as well as by individual researchers have documented the
fact that many of the personnel involved with the photography
and X-rays in the Kennedy autopsy repute the material now in
the official archive. There is also evidence that a variety of
materials seem to have simply disappeared. Even the camera now
in evidence could not be verified as the actual camera in use
at the time. In addition, statements were obtained that indicate
extreme pressure was used to obtain signatures on affidavits
pertaining to the evidence with individuals signed only under
duress and protest.
2) Researchers have obtained a letter from
the lawyer for the President's personal physician and Doctor
that signed Kennedy's death certificate. This letter is an offer
to the House Select Committee on Assassinations to present evidence
that individuals other than Lee Oswald were involved in the murder
of the President. No evidence has been found that the HSCA responded
to the offer.
3) Tapes and documents have been obtained
which indicate that on the weekend following the assassination,
President Johnson was told that Lee Oswald had been impersonated
during telephone calls to the Russian Embassy in Mexico City.
4) Documents have been obtained which show
that the FBI and CIA were extremely worried in the days following
the assassination about the fact that Lee Oswald had been in
contact in Mexico City with a KGB officer suspected of being
in charge of sabotage and assassination.
5) Researchers have documented several instances
of calls from President Johnson's private aide Cliff Carter to
law enforcement personnel in Dallas the evening of the assassination.
These calls reveal orders from Johnson to avoid any charges or
discussion of conspiracy regardless of what evidence might be
6) Researchers have obtained documents and
statements from several individuals who privately described their
involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy
to family and their lawyers. These individuals were all mutually
associated in 1962-1963 and were involved with CIA and exile
anti-Castro activities. It has also been demonstrated that these
individuals were aware that President Kennedy had begun private
contacts with Fidel Castro in regard to re-establishing relations
contingent upon Castro's breaking his relationship with Russia.
visit thrilled Northland - Duluth News Tribune, MN HISTORY:President
John F. Kennedy's only visit to Duluth ended 40 years ago today,
just eight weeks before he was assassinated. ...
commemoration - Heber Springs Sun, AR
Next week will bring the 40th anniversary of President John F.
Kennedy's dedication of Greers Ferry Dam, and the Corps of Engineers
and area chambers
features photos of 'typical' newlyweds John and ... - Providence
Journal Bulletin (subscription), RI
.... John F. Kennedy, the junior senator from Massachusetts,
studies a document.... The pictures were given to the family
of Robert Kennedy, the president's
of JFK depicted through art at Bruce Museum exhibit - Providence
Journal Bulletin (subscription), RI
.... You might say John F. Kennedy was the first pop culture
president," added Silver, a professor of fine arts at New
York University. ...
Book: Jacqueline Kennedy Contemplated Suicide
Fri Sep 5, 8:10 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A despairing Jacqueline
Kennedy spoke repeatedly to a priest about suicide in the months
following her husband's assassination, according to a new book
about the Kennedy family.
"It is so hard to bear," she told
Father Richard McSorley about five months after President John
F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas in November 1963.
"I feel as though I am going out of my
mind at times. Wouldn't God understand if I just wanted to be
Her frank talk about suicide with the Jesuit
theology teacher from Georgetown University is revealed in author
Thomas Maier's "The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings"
(Basic Books), which is excerpted in the October issue of Redbook
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