Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Rosselli Chronology - Significant JFK Record 157-10014-10236

SSCIA - Church Committee


“The Church Committee was permitted to review the entire Oswald 201 file, the AMLASH file, Garrison files and selected Office of Security files…..Yet, the possibility still remains that the staff was not shown everything. The CIA has maintained throughout that the Oswald 201 file was a complete compilation of the material related to the assassination of President Kennedy. However, information relating to who Lee Harvey Oswald was, and what he was doing are not included in their files. The Oswald 201 does not attempt to question Oswald’s connection to both pro-Castro and anti-Castro groups or any of the AMLASH information. The most notable subject missing was information relating to CIA/US Government attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro. “

Jack Anderson – 1975

“Four and a half years ago, I broke a story that now is belatedly rocking Washington. I reported that the Central Intelligence Agency had recruited two Mafia figures, John Rosselli and Sam Giancana, to assassinate Cuban Premier Fidel Castro.”

“I tracked down Roselli and questioned him about the story. He had nothing to say. He promised me, however, that he would give me his exclusive story if he should ever be free to talk.”

“Yesterday, John Roselli told his story – first to the Senate Intelligence Committee in secret session, then to me as he had promised four and a half years ago.”

“Roselli is a dapper, hawk-faced man with a thatch of white hair. He has been disciplined all his life to keep his mouth shut. His Mafia partner, Sam Giancana, was slain before Senate investigators could serve him with a subpoena.”

“So it was obviously painful for Roselli to talk. I promised I would make clear that he revealed no names, except for the CIA contacts whose identities the Senate already knew.”

“So here is Rosellli’s own account of a real-life ‘Mission Impossible’ - - the attempt to kill Castro. It’s a story of cash payments, poison pellets, high-powered rifles and powerboat dashes to Cuba.”

“The plot against Castro, Roselli said, began in 1960 – when Dwight Eisenhower was President, Richard Nixon was Vice President and Allen Dulles was the CIA chief.”

“Roselli was recruited in Los Angeles, he said, by Robert Maheu, then an aide to billionaire Howard Hughes. Previously, Maheu had operated a CIA front in Washington. “

“According to Rosellli, the murdered mobster, Sam Giancana, never became involved in the assassination plot. He knew about it; he may even have suggested a Cuban contact; nothing more."

“Roselli identified the CIA project officer, in charge of the Castro assassination, as “Big Jim” O’Connell. Maheu put Roselli in contact with O’Connell, as Roselli remembers it, in New York City on September 14, 1960.”

“Thereafter, Roselli flew to Miami and recruited the assassination squads. At first, they plotted to poison Castro. Poison pellets were supplied by the CIA. They were delivered to the plotters in a Miami hotel room, according to Roselli, by Maheu. He dramatically opened his briefcase, revealing $10,000 in cash and the fatal pellets.”

“The money was distributed to the plotters. Roselli swore he never took any money from the CIA, except for incidental expenses. He paid the big expenses, he said, out of his own pocket.”

“The poison pills were supposed to take three days to work. Supposedly, this would give the poison time to work its way out of Castro’s system before he died, and his death would be attributed to natural causes.”

“Roselli never found out what happened to the plotters or the pellets. But they tried again later with a stronger dose of poison. Not long afterwards, reports reached them that Castro was desperately ill. Roselli doesn’t know whether the illness was caused by the poison or a virus. But Castro survived, and the plotters apparently did not.”

“Toselli (sic) said he also picked up intelligence, which he submitted to the CIA both during the Bay of Pigs planning and the later Cuban missile crisis. After the Bay of Pigs, Roselli said, Maheu was cut out of the plot. Thereafter, Roselli reported to a CIA agent named William Harvey.”

“There were four more assassination attempts, the plotters were smuggled into Cuba with high-powered rifles. The last assassination squad, Roselli heard, made it to a Havana rooftop before they were caught.”
“This was around March 1, 1963. Then the project was abandoned. Roselli saw Harvey for the last time in June, 1963. Five months later, Lee Harvey Oswald gunned down President Kennedy in Dallas. Oswald had been active in the pro-Castro movement. Shortly before that dreadful day in Dallas, Oswald had made a mysterious trip to Mexico where he visited the Cuban embassy. The Warren Commission found no evidence, however, that Oswald was in the hire of Havana.”

“Yesterday, Roselli made no apology for his CIA role. U.S. authorities call him a mobster. He regards himself as a patriot.”


1955 - Meets Maheu at insurance friend’s home.

1960 – Late July / early August. Maheu calls. Working for government. Recruit Rosselli only. Meet Brown Derby, L.A. for lunch. Long talk about project in Cuba. Rosselli wants verification……

Early 1961 – Attempts to kill Castro before Bay of Pigs landing by Rosselli team.

April 1961 – Bay of Pigs Landing

Rest of 1961 and 1962 – Possibly ongoing efforts to Kill Castro by Rosselli team.  Last attempt by Rosselli team in 1963, infra.

Early 1963 – Rosselli training a team in Miami area. Wash. Post Greider/Lardener story, supra., states Army Ranger Capt. Ayres saw him.

March 1963 – Rosselli’s last effort to kill Castro.

Sometime in 1963 – RFK stopped further efforts.

August 9 1976 -  Rosselli’s body discovered in oil drum in Dumfounding Bay, Florida.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

President Bush's Signing Statement of October 26, 1992

From Russ Baker's "Family of Secrets" (Bloomsbury, 2009, p. 51) 

"By the fall of 1992, though, things were growing uncomfortable for President Bush. Arkansas governor Bill Clinton's challenge was gaining momentum, the economy was in the doldrums, and now an initiative from Congress and the public posed a new dilemma for Poppy. Oliver Stone's JFK, released in December 1991, had aroused public interest and helped prod Congress to unanimously pass the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. It required each federal agency to collect and forward all records about the JFK assassination to the National Archives, which would then make them available to the American people." 

"...President George H. W. Bush now found himself in the awkward position of potentially outing himself. Should he veto the politically popular JFK Act just days before voters would go to the polls to chose between him and his surging challenger, Bill Clinton? Bush, with little enthusiasm, signed the bill - though, in a move that his son George W. Bush would use without restraint, Poppy issued a 'signing statement' that essentially attached conditions, asserting unilateral executive authority to without records on the basis of several concerns, including national security. Still, Poppy couldn't claim national security about everything, certainly not about documents that some already knew to exist, especially documents that had his own name on them." 


President Bush was on the campaign trail in Paducah, Kentucky on October 27, 1992 when he signed the JFK Act, when the White House Press Office released the following statement:

George Bush Signing Statement of Signing of JFK Act of 1992 http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=21673
Statement on Signing the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992
October 26, 1992
Today I am signing into law S. 3006, the "President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992." This legislation provides for the review and, wherever possible, the release of records about the assassination of President Kennedy that have not yet been made public. I fully support the goals of this legislation.

In the minds of many Americans, questions about President Kennedy's assassination remain unresolved. Although the Government already has released many thousands of documents, the existence of additional, undisclosed documents has led to speculation that these materials might shed important new light on the assassination. Because of legitimate historical interest in this tragic event, all documents about the assassination should now be disclosed, except where the strongest possible reasons counsel otherwise.

While I am pleased that this legislation avoids the chief constitutional problems raised by earlier versions of the bill considered by the Congress, it still raises several constitutional questions. First, S. 3006 sets forth the grounds on which the release of documents may be postponed, but this list does not contemplate nondisclosure of executive branch deliberations or law enforcement information of the executive branch (including the entities listed in sections 3(2) (G) through (K)), and it provides only a narrow basis for nondisclosure of national security information.

My authority to protect these categories of information comes from the Constitution and cannot be limited by statute. Although only the most extraordinary circumstances would require postponement of the disclosure of documents for reasons other than those recognized in the bill, I cannot abdicate my constitutional responsibility to take such action when necessary.
The same applies to the provision purporting to give certain congressional committees "access to any records held or created by the Review Board." This provision will be interpreted consistently with my authority under the Constitution to protect confidential executive branch materials and to supervise and guide executive branch officials.

Second, S. 3006 requires the Board to report to the President and the Congress. If the bill were interpreted to require simultaneous reports, S. 3006 would intrude upon the President's authority to supervise subordinate officials in the executive branch. I will construe the provisions to require that the Board report to the President before it reports to the Congress.
Third, the bill purports to set the qualifications for Board members, to require the President to review lists supplied by specified organizations, and to direct the timing of nominations. These provisions conflict with the constitutional division of responsibility between the President and the Congress. The President has the sole power of nomination; the Senate has the sole power of consent.

I note also that S. 3006 provides that, upon request of the Board, courts may enforce subpoenas that the Attorney General has issued at the Board's urging. I sign this bill on the understanding that this provision does not encroach upon the Attorney General's usual, plenary authority to represent the agencies of the United States, including the Board, whenever they appear in court.

S. 3006 will help put to rest the doubts and suspicions about the assassination of President Kennedy. I sign the bill in the hope that it will assist in healing the wounds inflicted on our Nation almost 3 decades ago.

George Bush
The White House,
October 26, 1992.

Note: S. 3006, approved October 26, was assigned Public Law No. 102 - 526. This statement was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on October 27.

Citation: George Bush: "Statement on Signing the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992," October 26, 1992. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=21673.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Missing JFK Assassination Records - Updated

The Black Hole at the Archives  - Top Fifty Missing Assassination Records   

By William Kelly

“I do think identifying the missing assassination records is an important project, not because I think we can make the documents appear, but so we can help make this sleeping nation more aware that America has a deep history.”  - Peter Dale Scott

-        -  A former National Security Advisor to the  president is caught steeling documents under his shirt, some of his own records from the Archives II, where the JFK Collection is kept. 


-       -   The night time janitor at a major history museum sells off major artifacts to a collector for beer and cigarette money and is only caught after the collector showed off his rare relics at a gun show.
-        -   An archivist with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is caught selling rare photos, films and documents over eBay, including JFK Assassination Records.

-        -   John Newman makes copies of Eisenhower era documents on political assassinations that a few years later are no longer available.

              The list of missing artifacts, records and documents from ostensibly secure Archives is growing - especially JFK assassination records.

If Peter Dale Scott's "Negative Template" theory is correct, what is missing from the extant history is more significant than what is in the documentary record.

As researcher Malcolm Blunt has said, "It's amazing we have anything left. It's sickening, just sickening, and a disgrace, an absolute disgrace. The ARRB should have pressured these people into doing a proper search for all of the records."

This list began when, during a March 2017 press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, I asked Federal Judge John Tunheim if anyone was looking for missing assassination records such as the AF1 tapes and ONI records.

Tunheim shrugged and looked at John Newman, who said, “You are.”

So if its up to me I’m going to start looking by making a list of them and prioritizing them as to most significant and easiest to find.

In a private conversation afterwards Judge Tunheim gave me his card and asked me to send him a list and he would look into it.

I began the list with the CIA OS Volume Five file on Lee Harvey Oswald, as it was found missing by Malcolm Blunt and given some publicity.

I added a list of my own and after posting them received a response from a number of other prominent researchers with lists of their own.

I have since divided the list in two - a list of missing evidence - posted at JFKCountercoup2 - and a list of documentary records - and prioritized them according to the likelihood of them still existing and being found.

1. Oswald CIA Office of Security File Volume 5, last seen by the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA).

2. Files of the first chief council to HSCA Richard Sprague, who took his files home with him when he was fired for conducting a real investigation. The Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB), responsible for identifing and obtaining records, missed them because they confused the attorney Richard Sprague with the computer programer of the same name whose extensive files on the assassination are part of the JFK Collection. Sprague's HSCA files, paid for by taxpayers that rightfully belong at the Archives, are currently in Sprague's Philadelphia law office.

3. Soviet KGB records of Oswald's time in Moscow and Minsk that were obtained by Norman Mailer are now in the possession of Mailer's former associate Lawrence Schiller, who refused to turn them over to the ARRB.

4. Unedited AF1 Radio Transmission tapes from November 22, 1963. Two different edited versions of these tapes are available, one on cassette tapes released by the LBJ Library and a reel to reel version discovered among the personel effects of General Clifton. The White House Communications Agency (WHCA) is responsible for these tapes.
 As Vince Salandria has pointed out there was a transcript of the complete AF1 radio transmissions in the LBJ White House, where two reporters - T. H. White and William Manchester were permitted to read it and quote from it. They recount conversations not on either of the extant tapes. 

Possible sources - LBJ Library, Collins Radio,  Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WHCA - Dallas Sheraton, Dallas Civil Defense bunker, SAC Bases, Amateur HAM radio club, governments of Cuba, Canada or Australia.

5. Dan Alcorn notes: Joan Mellen found that the Bruce-Lovett Report on the CIA covert operations, that Arthur Schlesinger mentions, is now missing from RFK's files at the JFK Library. David Bruce was the OSS colonel who accompanied Hemingway to liberate Paris, later JFK’s ambassador to Court of St. James, while Lovett was on board of Moa Bay Mining Company in Cuba and the person who recommended Robert MacNamara and McGeorge Bundy to JFK. It’s inconceivable their report on CIA operations is missing, but it is. Even the CIA now wants a copy, if you can find one,

6. It has also been reported that RFK's daily date book for the entire year of 1963 is missing from the JFK Library.

7.  Peter Dale Scott wants the minutes of the Honolulu Conference of Nov. 20, 1963. “I consider this omission (even the fact of it) extremely important, not just for understanding the JFK assassination, but for understanding U.S. history. For example: The documents about the Honolulu Conference in the FRUS 1961-1963 Volume make no reference to North Vietnam. The first FRUS record to do so is FRUS Doc. 327 [SECRET]. Memo of Conversation Between Hilsman and Lodge, Nov. 24, 1963, 10 AM. [1] U.S. Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963, Vol IV, 632, Doc. 327. Memo of Conversation Between Hilsman and Lodge, Nov. 24.  A SECRET/EYES ONLY second version follows as Doc. 328. There was also a third version, as we learn from this footnote 2 to Doc. 327: “2. Because of different distribution limitations, Hilsman made three separate memoranda of this conversation. The second is infra; the third was not declassified.”[2] U.S. Department of State, Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961-1963, Vol IV, 632, Doc. 327. Memo of Conversation Between Hilsman and Lodge, Nov. 24, 1963, 10 AM, fn. 2

8.. Church Committee interviews with Gerry Patrick Hemming, Orest Pena, Immigration and Naturalization Service and Customs officials, and other Church Committee testimony are missing.

9.  U.S. Customs records on Cubans, especially by Cesar Diosadado,  requested by the HSCA were so volumeous they couldn't be given to the HSCA, but now consist of only a few records at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

10. The audio tape recording of Gaeton Fonzi's interview with Mitch Werbell was erased and the transcript is missing, only Fonzi's notes remain.

11. John Newman says that Eisenhower era reports on assassinations of foreign leaders that he copied years ago are now missing from the NARA, and he believes such records are being delibertly stollen.

12.  Bill Simpich says that CIA Mexico City Station (MCS) cable to Headquarters from September 26-30, 1963 are missing as well as cables from CIA HQ to MCS, JMWAVE to HQ and HQ to JMWAVE cable traffic on the same dates, and all cable traffic between MCS and JMWAVE between September 26 and October 20 and November 22 to December 30, 1963 are missing.

13. The CIA's study of the July 20, 1944 attempt to kill Hitler to be adapted for use against Castro, as mentioned by Desmond FitzGerald in his September 23, 1963 briefing of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is the subject of a FOIA lawsuit by the Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC).

14. Office of Naval Intelligence - ONI Defector File, as identified as an assassination record by Navy Lt. Com. T. Pike, but never turned over to the Archives.

15. ONI 119 investigation reports on Oswald's defection and the assassination, as referred to by the Navy investigators who wrote them and the officers who read them.

16. The assassination files of the Director of the ONI Rufus Taylor, whose office had undercover agents working in Jack Ruby's Carousel Club, installing and maintaing the sound system, who reported, in the only surviving document, that Oswald was seen in the club.

17.  James Mastrovito - the Secret Service Agent responsible for the SS records on the assassination acknowledged to the ARRB that he "culled" - destroyed many records and flushed into a food processor a vile of material labled "JFK brain - Armed Forces Institute of Pathology," with no repercussions.

18. The Secret Service destroyed many records, including the Advance Reports for the Tampa trip after the JFK Act was passed by Congress, although copies of some of these records were found among the personal effects of Agent Gerald Blaine, who wrote the Tampa Advance report. Do other agents also have copies y of official records among their personal effects? Is anyone looking?

19. The "Homme Report" from a Congressional subcommittee reportedly contains information on Robert F. Kennedy's knowledge and approval of CIA plans to kill Fidel Castro.

20. RFK's date book for 1963 is missing from the Kennedy Library.

21. Four boxes of witness testimony turned over to NARA in April 1965 by US Attorney now missing.

22. OSI - Office of Special Investigation military intelligence review of Oswald's State Department file is missing.

23. When former US Marine officer Oliver Revill joined the FBI he reported on an investigation of Oswald and files on him at a US Marine base in North Carolina, records not in the public record.

24. The Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel had documents excluded from the Warren Commission, according to a memo sent to ARRB and NARA archivist Steve Tilly, "more stuff lost in the shuffle," says Malcolm Blunt.

25. The ARRB tried to obtain Oswald's New Orleans court records but were told they were accidently destroyed when sent for microfilming.

26.  Army Intelligence files on Oswald were kept from the Warren Commission and then "routinely" destroyed.

27. In 1976 when the CIA Counterintelligence (CI) staff were reviewing JFK assassination files the Security Office did not hand over their "secondary files" on Oswald, aka "research files," that were not seen by HSCA or any other component of the CIA, as Malcolm Blunt says "they are like a whole separate agency."

28. Larry Haapanen notes, White House Situation Room Incoming-Outgoing Message Log for 11/22/63-11/30/63 (the extant log for November 1963 ends abruptly on the morning of 11/2263).

29. Records of the Dallas-based 488th Military (Strategic)  Intelligence Detachment (Counter-Intelligence) unit histories and rosters 1962-1963.

30. Records of FBI wiretapping of Oswald while in police custody as well as post assassination taps of Ruth Paine and Michael Paine and Marina and Robert Oswald phones, as reported by Irving police chief Paul Barger.

31. White House Communications Agency (WHCA) records for 11/22/63 including tape of Secret Service motorcade security radio channel that included Roy Kellerman talking as the third shot was fired, and radios in LBJ's car, the AF1 cockpit and the WHCA base station at the Dallas Sheraton hotel.

32. Missing Mexico City records include LILYRIC (Soviet embassy photo records, Sept. '63); LIFEAT (wiretape records, for all of 1963), daily resumen wiretap summaries for 1963, and records withheld by ARRB at request of CIA and FBI that may be released in the October 26, 2017 data dump.

33. Many relevant FBI 134 Informant records are missing or being withheld.

34. FBI dispatch tape of Dallas calls for 11/22/63 is missing.

35. The National Photo Interpetation Center (NPIC) report on their study of the Zapruder film and Art Lundal's briefing of CIA Director John McCone is missing, though McCcone told RFK that the CIA said there were two gunman.

36. The JMWAVE NPIC records and other NPIC assassination records were, according to a NPIC secretary, boxed and at the orders of Robert Kennedy sent to the Smithsonian Institute instead of the NARA.

37. FBI’s Mexico City file MX 105-2137. Let me begin with the Board’s explanation of why this file, brought to their attention by me, was not seen by them:

38. Malcolm Blunt: FBI espionage "65" File on Oswald, Correspondence between Office of Security (Bruce Solie and David Slawson during WC investigation....second part of Bruce Solie HSCA Security Classified Testimony, full debriefs of INS and Customs officers at the Department of Justice following their testimony to the Church committee (all missing)

39. Mexico City Station to Headquarters (September 26–30, 1963); Headquarters to Mexico City Station (September 26–30, 1963); JMWAVE to Headquarters (September 26–November 21,1963); Headquarters to JMWAVE (September 26–November 21, 1963); and all traffic between the Mexico City Station and JMWAVE for the periods September 26–October 20, 1963 and November 22–December 30, 1963.
40. Records of the Dallas-based 488th Military Intelligence Detachment (Strategic) and 349th Military Intelligence Detachment (Counter-Intelligence) -- for example unit histories and unit rosters from 1962-63..

John Armstrong: Bill, You might also want to include the following:

41) employment records of LHO collected by the FBI from the Pfisterer Dental Lab have disappeared

42) Stripling Junior High (Ft. Worth) records of LHO's attendance in 1954, collected by the FBI, have disappeared

43) the "original" US postal money order, allegedly used to pay for the MC rifle, has disappeared

44) documents relating to LHO's discharge from the Marine Corp in March, 1959, reviewed by asst Provost Marshall William Gorsky at El Toro, CA., disappeared

45) LHO's Texas drivers license (and file), seen and handled by numerous employees at the TDPS, disappeared

46) the Oswald wallet, produced by Capt. Westbrook at 19th & Patton and shown to officers and FBI agent Barrett, was last seen in the hands of Capt. Westbrook.

47) film taken of anti-Castro Cubans training in Louisiana, which also showed Oswald, has disappeared

48) all original NYC school records disappeared while in FBI custody. Only photographs remain in the National Archives.

49) FBI file on LHO in NYC from Sept, 1961- March, 1962

50) interviews by Epstein of US Marines, who knew LHO in Japan, kept for years at Georgetown University, are now missing

51) complete files of LHO's  attendance at radar school in Keesler (2 files with two different numbers; two different graduation dates; two different class numbers, etc)

52) Marine Corps unit diaries for LHO at El Toro, CA from December, 1958 thru March, 1959

53) Interviews by John Hart Ely of Marines who knew LHO at El Toro, CA are missing

54) all employment records of MO from 1955 thru 1963

55) SS records for Marina and LHO - 

Bill Simpich says: 

The National Archives has the duty to index the files themselves, and send a demand to the CIA for the missing files. The Act is in effect until "the Archivist certifies to the President and the Congress that all assassination-related records have been made available to the public in accordance with this Act."

Monday, September 18, 2017

21st Century Forensics - Sonalysts and the Dealey Plaza Matrix


Re: "21st Century Forensic Science demonstrates that Oswald was almost certainly the lone gunman in Dallas." 

BK Notes: "almost certainly" is almost certainly an oxymoron. 

Dear Professor Sabato:

In the article you wrote with Philip Shenon (“How the CIA Came to Doubt the Official Story of JFK Murder” – Politico, August 3), there is the following statement –“21st century forensic science demonstrates that Oswald was almost certainly the lone gunman in Dallas”.

Would you be so kind as to send me your information regarding this reference.

Thank you.
Very truly yours,
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. 

Dear Cyril,
Thank you for the note. Prof. Sabato discusses this subject at some length in his book, “The Kennedy Half-Century.”   I have not read Mr. Shenon’s book but I would imagine he addresses the issue in his book (“A Cruel and Shocking Act”) as well.

Kyle Kondik
Managing Editor, Sabato’s Crystal Ball
University of Virginia Center for Politics

Dear Kyle,

Thank you for your prompt response to my recent inquiry.

I have checked the reference you gave me to Professor Sabato’s book. The only “scientific” 
discussion I note therin deals with the acoustics analysis that the HSCA relied upon. 

I would like to receive a more specific response to my question re: “21st century forensic science demonstrates that Oswald was almost certainly the lone gunman in Dallas.”

I am certain you can appreciate the fact that as a forensic scientist deeply involved and interested in the JFK assassination for more than 50 years, such an important reference has great significance to me.

I have had no hesitation or problem in relating to major WCR defender – proponents over the years. Indeed, I developed good relationships with Specter, Bugliosi, and Posner.

I am not seeking to engage in a personal dispute with Professor Sabato. However, I cannot ignore the statement made by him and Mr. Shenon in a widely disseminated article that will be given much weight by thousands of readers.

Their comment is quite specific. Accordingly, the basis for that comment must be quite specific, also.
Just exactly what are the 21st century forensic scientific studies that buttress and validate the WCR’s conclusion re: Oswald as a lone gunman?

I believe this is a fair and logical question to be addressed to a high level academic entity.

I look forward to your response.

Thank you,
Best Wishes,
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. 

Dear Dr. Wecht –

I would direct you to Prof. Sabato’s and Mr. Shenon’s books.

Best, Kyle
Kyle Kondik
Managing Editor, Sabato’s Crystal Ball
University of Virginia Center for Politics

Dear Kyle:
I would appreciate a definitive response to the inquiry I set forth in an e-mail I sent to you on August 10.

I am certain that Professor Sabato agrees with me that forensic scientific analyses of the physical medical evidence is extremely important in studying the JFK assassination.

Thank you.
Sincerely, Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.

Dear Mr. Kondik:

               I am extremely disappointed by your response to my inquiry, directing me once again to “Prof. Sabato’s and Mr. Shenon’s books”.

               The hard fact of the matter is that neither book documents any specific reference to any new  “21st century forensic science” studies, techniques, or tests that prove that Oswald was the lone gunman in the JFK assassination.

               Professor Sabato must know this, and so do you.

               To slough me off as if I were some unknown simpleton is highly insulting, especially since Professor Sabato was an invited speaker at the JFK Conference in 2013, sponsored by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

               More importantly is the harsh fact that Professor Sabato and Mr. Shenon have publicly expressed a statement that is untrue.  Millions of people who have read their article are now misinformed.

               If Professor Sabato disagrees with my comments and does in fact have specific references to “21st century forensic science” tests that confirm the WCR’s conclusion re LHO as the sole gunman,  I assume he will so inform me. (And please don’t tell me he is too busy). I did six autopsies yesterday along with numerous other professional endeavors, atypical day for me.

               I am bringing this matter to the attention of numerous individuals who have been deeply involved in the study of the JFK assassination.  I am certain that they will be anxious to learn what Professor Sabato’s response is to this letter.

               Very truly yours,

                           Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.






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BK Notes: There are numerous submarine connections to the Dealey Plaza operation that might prove relevant. 

1) Clay Shaw, indicted by Jim Garrison for conspiracy to kill the President, wrote a play about men trapped in a submerged submarine. 

2) George deMohrenschildt's DC roomate at one time was a former Navy sub commander. 

3) DeMohrenschildt tried to get Oswald a job with Collins Radio by introducing him to retired Admiral and Collins executive Chester Brouton, a former Navy submarine commander who specialized in sub radio communications. 

4) On April 10, 1963, the evening Lee Harvey Oswald, later accused assassin of the President, is said to have taken a shot at General Edwin Walker, the nuclear submarine USS Thresher went down with all hands, probably because of mechanical failure due to faulty product - O rings. 

5) Employees of Bendix, the defense manufacturer of the Thresher O rings were visited by three men in suits who claimed to represent JFCOTT - Justice for the Crew of the Thresher, who threatened to kill the Secretary of the Navy. 

6) From Russia Oswald wrote a letter to the Secretary of the Navy (John Connally) who he was later accused of shooting, requesting assistance in returning home, and James Reston, Jr. has written speculation that Oswald was trying to kill Connally, not the President. 

7) In August 1963 Ruth Hyde Paine visited her husband's relatives at the Forbes family island off Massachusetts - adjacent to Woods Hole scientific laboratory, where top secret acoustical studies are done for the US Navy and the home port of the ship that located the Thresher. 

8) The novel The Parallax View, written by former OSS officer Alan Segar, doesn't end as in the movie at a luncheon at the Texas Trade Mart, ala JFK, but instead it ends with a murder in the swamp and barrier island bay between Wildwood and Cape May, New Jersey where there was located a large, sealed off US Navy station that included an elongated antenna used to communicate with nuclear submarines. 

9) Larry Sabato commissions Sonalysts - founded by former nuclear sub commander, to do acoustical analysis of the HSCA studies. Sonalysts also do combat simulations for the military and other top secret contracts.  

10) On April 28, 1965 President LBJ appointed retired Admiral William Raborn as the seventh director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), "despite having no intelligence experience." Raborn was previous Director of Special Projects at the Bureau of Weapons tasked to develop a submarine-launched ballistic missile, reporting directly to Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Arleigh Burke and Navy Secretary Charles Thomas.