Thursday, February 28, 2008

Morley vs. CIA : The JFK Files

Morley's New Book Sheds Light on Oswald & CIA


Mexico City was the Casablanca of the Cold War—a hotbed of spies, revolutionaries, and assassins. The CIA’s station there was the front line of the United States’ fight against international communism, as important for Latin America as Berlin was for Europe. And its undisputed spymaster was Winston Mackinley Scott.Chief of the Mexico City station from 1956 to 1969, Win Scott occupied a key position in the founding generation of the Central Intelligence Agency, but until now he has remained a shadowy figure. Investigative reporter Jefferson Morley traces Scott’s remarkable career from his humble origins in rural Alabama to wartime G-man to OSS London operative (and close friend of the notorious Kim Philby), to right-hand man of CIA Director Allen Dulles, to his remarkable reign for more than a decade as virtual proconsul in Mexico. Morley also follows the quest of Win Scott’s son Michael to confront the reality of his father’s life as a spy. He reveals how Scott ran hundreds of covert espionage operations from his headquarters in the U.S. Embassy while keeping three Mexican presidents on the agency’s payroll, participating in the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and, most intriguingly, overseeing the surveillance of Lee Harvey Oswald during his visit to the Mexican capital just weeks before the assassination of President Kennedy. Morley reveals the previously unknown scope of the agency’s interest in Oswald in late 1963, identifying for the first time the code names of Scott’s surveillance programs that monitored Oswald’s movements. He shows that CIA headquarters cut Scott out of the loop of the agency’s latest reporting on Oswald before Kennedy was killed. He documents why Scott came to reject a key finding of the Warren Report on the assassination and how his disillusionment with the agency came to worry his longtime friend James Jesus Angleton, legendary chief of CIA counterintelligence. Angleton not only covered up the agency’s interest in Oswald but also, after Scott died, absconded with the only copies of his unpublished memoir.Interweaving Win Scott’s personal and professional lives, Morley has crafted a real-life thriller of Cold War intrigue—a compelling saga of espionage that uncovers another chapter in the CIA’s history.
“Every decade or so, a talented writer provides a genuinely new glimpse into the CIA’s shadowy history. Morley’s account of legendary spymaster Winston Scott chronicles a life led in secret, stretching from the agency’s founding through Scott’s tenure as station chief in Mexico City. Morley tells this story with literary energy and an eye for the dark moments when intelligence stops making sense.”—Thomas Powers, author of The Man Who Kept the Secrets: Richard Helms and the CIA
“Here is a rare thing, a biography of a C.I.A. chief that neither dodges shameful truths nor throws gratuitous mud. Packed, to boot, with genuine revelations about the crime of the century—the assassination of President Kennedy. A tour-de-force!”—Anthony Summers, author of Not in Your Lifetime
JEFFERSON MORLEY, formerly the “World Opinion Roundup” columnist for washingtonpost.com, is a veteran Washington journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Review of Books, Readers Digest, Slate, Salon, and other national publications.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Henry Wade's Movie Deal on Murder of JFK


Saturday, February 23, 2008

New evidence in murder of RFK

A new book has been published on the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The authors, Dr. Edward Joling (a past president of the American Academy of Forensic Scientists) and Philip van Praag (an audio engineer) present a strong case for more than eight shots being fired that night. Sirhan's revolver only held eight so this makes it likely there was another gunman. The authors base their case on the tape recording made by a journalist that night leaves little doubt that more than eight shots were fired.
Interested readers can find more here: http://www.anopenandshutcase.com/index.php/foreword/

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Oswald-Ruby Transcript Exposed

New Trove Opened in Kennedy Killing

New Trove Opened in Kennedy Killing

By LESLIE EATON [New York Times]

DALLAS [Texas] -- The Kennedy assassination -- a defining moment in
American history and a never-ending topic of debate among conspiracy
theorists -- re-entered the spotlight for a moment Monday [February 18,
2008], after the Dallas district attorney unveiled the contents of a
safe that had been secret for more than 40 years.

Inside were clothing worn by Lee Harvey Oswald; a small, tooled
leather holster belonging to his killer, Jack Ruby; and piles of
typed, old crackling documents. But nothing that was likely to settle
the longstanding dispute over President John F. Kennedy's death.

Perhaps the most intriguing item was what purports to be a transcript
of a conversation Ruby had with Oswald at Ruby's Dallas nightclub, the
Carousel, in which they plot to kill Kennedy to satisfy organized
crime bosses.
Note: The transcript is most probably from Dallas attorney Carroll Jarnagin's letter to J. Edgar Hoover, from December 5, 1963. He failed a lie detector test in Dallas.

Video here: http://www.wfaa.com/video/wfaageneral-index.html?nvid=219164&shu=1

Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Evidence of Conspiracy in JFK Death?

Friday, February 1, 2008

RFK's Powerful Indiana Speech is Subject of New Documentary

While his speech on April 4, 1968 lasted only six minutes, it is considered by many one of the best impromptu talks ever given by an American politician. As America heard the news of Martin Luther King's murder in Memphis, Robert Kennedy sought to calm citizens in Indianapolis, asking for restraint in a little remembered speech. Although other cities in the USA erupted in riots and arson, Indianapolis remained calm that night. Now a documentary to be released this Spring will focus new attention on RFK's courageous effort in Indianapolis at a time of national shock and horror.

Clinton Pledges to Open Files on JFK Assassination