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Articles by Lisa Pease, Jim DiEugenio, David Mantik, Gary Aguilar, Carol Hewett, Don Gibson, Bill Davy, John Armstrong and many more. Articles about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. included. Also includes declassified documents by the ARRB and transcribed speeches that you will not find anywhere else.
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Back Issues Index
Issues are listed in reverse order, starting with the previous volume. Contents listed below do not include the Chairman's letter in each issue, nor the Notebook section from each issue, in which snippets of current media events that relate to our study of the assassinations of the sixties and the major players, are discussed. Contents are incomplete, although the bulk of the issues are fully documented.
Jim Douglass writes a literate and informative exposÈ on important evidence that surfaced during the King family's civil suit against Loyd Jowers, confessed conspirator in the Martin Luther King assassination. This is the best summary to date of what transpired during the trial, the background of the events and the importance of the revelations. Anyone with a serious interest in the King case must read this piece.
Mind-Control Part 2: From Implants to Microwaves: A Case Study
Here, Tyner tells of mind-control history through a study of one woman and her bizarre encounters with the doctors and psychiatrists involved in mind-control experimentation. While much of the victim's story is hard to believe, and even more difficult, if not impossible, to prove, we know from other cases that these kinds of horrific treatments do, in fact, exist, and wanted to present this story on behalf of all victims whose true stories are so unbelievable that they becomes victims of another kind of abuse, ridicule and humiliation from those who can't accept that such experiments have really been conducted by respected doctors and public officials in our country.
The Two-Brain Memorandum
Former Assasssination Records Review Board staffer Douglas Horne put his career on the line with the ARRB by writing up the story of how two different brains, both of which were claimed to be Kennedy's, were examined, and how the evidence cannot be reconciled. This landmark memo which has been summarized elsewhere is presented here in the whole.
What did Sibert and O'Neill See?
Milicent Cranor debunks the notion that if Sibert and O'Neill, two of the more honest FBI observers to the autopsy, didn't see it, it didn't happen. Cranor shows simply that honest people cannot honestly report on something they didn't witness; but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Remembering Jim Rose
Consummate author, researcher, and former FBI agent William Turner illuminates one of the significant background players to this case, E. Carl McNabb, who used the alias Jim Rose while participating in Garrison's investigation of the Kennedy assassination conspiracy. Lisa Pease and James DiEugenio add a note regarding their own experiences with this extraordinarily compassionate, intelligent, and slightly Puckish character. We miss him terribly.
Cover Story: The King Trial: What the Media Didn't Tell You
Tennessee author Mike Vinson recounts some of the key events from the recent conspiracy trial, and his talks with some of the people involved in the case.
The Testimony of Marina Oswald Before the New Orleans Parish Grand Jury
Steve Jones discusses the contents and contradictions within Marina Oswald's testimony to Jim Garrison's Grand Jury during his investigation of the assassination. Among the more unbelievable claims is the
McNamara's Meeting, McNamara's Silence, McNamara's War
Jim DiEugenio continues to study the evidence that shows, ever more clearly, that Kennedy did indeed plan to withdraw all troops from Vietnam, and that the 1000 he ordered withdrawn was simply a first step towards total withdrawal. Documents included in this article show how serious Kennedy ws to get us out of that morass. And documents also show that McNamara was well aware of that fact, despite his fuzzy statements regarding what he knew and when he knew it.
Mind-Control Part 1: Canadian and U.S. Survivors Seek Justice
Arlene Tyner debuts in Probe with this detailed look at documented, proven cases of abusive mind-control experiments conducted on Americans and Canadians through the CIA's MKULTRA program. Tyner lays out some of the history of the program, and some of the suits survivors have brought against the agency for programs that ruined their lives.
Interview with Richard Sprague Part II
This is a continuation of the interview printed in the previous issue of Probe. Sprague describes how the HSCA and the CIA, which had a clear-cut conflict of interest, nonetheless colluded with each other to keep key evidence from seeing the light of day.
Cover Story: The Media Buries the Conspiracy Verdict in the King Case
Jim DiEugenio shows how the major media twists and distorts the evidence to downplay the incredible significance that a jury found that there had been a conspiracy to assassinate Dr. Martin Luther King, and that Loyd Jowers was involved.
Bill Davy shares with us some of the latest releases to have come out regarding QKENCHANT, the CIA operation for which Clay Shaw and E. Howard Hunt (at different times) were given covert security clearance. Davy also talks of new information regarding ZRCLIFF, William Harvey's operational aliases, and more.
Noted Film Director Alex Cox contributed this amazing, detailed chronology of the events leading up to and following the assassination of Mexican presidential candidate Luis Colosio on March 23, 1993. The parallels to other assassinations continue to amaze. Was the suspect truly the person caught on camera holding a gun, or was he an unfortunate look-alike? These and many other serious questions arise from the data Cox has compiled. Truly, this case is deserving of a good book on the subject.
A Tale of Two Official Stories: JFK's "Authenticated" Autopsy Photographs and the "Authenticated" Magic Bullet
Dr. Gary Aguilar examines how even the "official" versions of what happened with the alleged murder bullet and the autopsy photos are in dispute by the "official" sources for the matter. What emerges is a masterful illumination of how the discrepancies in these cases server to illuminate deeper truths about the case.
Professor John Williams again graces us, this time with his interview of Richard Sprague, the original leader of the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA). Sprague is forthcoming about his own naivetÈ going into the case, and the hard lessons learned, as well the curious questions raised by his forced ouster.
Jim DiEugenio explores the recent comments by Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura, and finds them amazingly to the point about the Kennedy assassination, as well as on other topics. While we don't agree with all of Ventura's comments, it's still refreshing to see an official in a high public office take such a forthright stand on important topics, especially when such stance puts him at variance with the establishment. Courage is a rare and refreshing thing to see in a public official.
Bill Davy turns the tables on Dave Reitzes, an Internet propagandist for the lone nut theory, who wrote a "review" of Davy's recent (and excellent) book, Let Justice Be Done. Davy shows how the "facts" in Reitzes' piece are anything but, and sets Reitzes' rhetoric ablaze.
Kennedy's Quest for Détente with Castro
Slowly the press is starting to acknowledge, after years of misinformation, that Kennedy was maybe not the Cold Warrior they've tried to paint him to be. Jim DiEugenio shows how new information continues to show that Kennedy was making serious efforts at reaching some sort of peaceful coexistence with Fidel Castro just shortly before his assassination.
Waco: The New Evidence
The Branch Davidians' suit against the Federal Government has brought to light interesting information regarding what appears on the Forward-Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) tapes shot at Waco on the final day of the siege, when the fires broke out. Lisa Pease examines new discoveries, and the effort to restage that final day to resolve the question of whether or not FBI agents fired at the compound. They have always denied that they did, but three separate FLIR experts concluded the FLIR tapes show gunfire from FBI positions.
Jim DiEugenio looks closely at the record of one of the earliest critics, Edward Epstein, and questions whether he was ever a critic at all. Epstein's later work showed him to be little more than a wonk for the establishment. So how good was his first book, Inquest? DiEugenio answers that and other questions about Epstein, and talks about Epstein's work with the CIA and notably, James Angleton.
The First 72 Hours
Professor Donald Gibson examines in detail the first 72 hours after the assassination. How does what, when, and what is the significance of those actions in forestalling the growing evidence of conspiracy? Gibson discusses this and more. This article is excerpted from Chapter Two of Gibson's latest book, The Kennedy Assassination Cover-Up.
The Martin Luther King Assassination Case is in Court - But Who's Telling?
Lisa Pease wonders aloud why the major media have given next to no attention to the only serious trial to ever have been conducted regarding the assassination of Martin Luther King. Pease pulls together the little information that has come out to present to the readers what the major media isn't telling them.
Professor John Newman takes us through the Mexican maze presented by the CIA's files on Oswald and shows how the communications in these files serve as the Rosetta Stone to the assassination. This article is a landmark in terms of advancing the argument for the CIA's culpability in the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963.
The Other Side of Six Seconds In Dallas
Milicent Cranor examines one of the early books on the assassination and compares what we now know was available to the author with his presentation of the evidence, and finds it sorely wanting.
The Mutation of a Quote
Cranor also examines how a quote from John Connally about when he was hit and what he was doing has evolved over the years to something less truthful, but more convenient to those still struggling to maintain that the single bullet theory is viable.
Interview with Gaeton Fonzi
Fonzi was an investigator with the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) in the 70's. The HSCA has been the topic of many interesting Probe articles. But it's always most interesting to hear what happened from the participants directly. John Williams, a Professor with the University of Wisconsin, is working on a book about the HSCA, and has generously shared this interview he conducted with us.
The Alleged MLK Murder Rifle
Mike Vinson contributed this interesting article about how Jerry Ray, James Earl Ray's brother, has been attempting to gain possession of the alleged murder weapon in order to do legitimate testing on the rifle. Ray is convinced a genuine test would clear his brother's name in terms of the shooting of Martin Luther King.
The Siege of Berkeley: The Day KPFA Disappeared
Did this really happen in America? Dennis Melendez, a San Francisco Bay Area resident, describes the horrific, bizarre efforts to shut down free speech at KPFA, a Pacifica network radio station, and how the activists in Berkeley proved to be alive and well and ready for the fight. This is a serious indictment of one of the few "public" radio stations left in this country.
Geraldo Abandons the Critics
Geraldo Rivera was once on the side of the research community in the JFK case. Lately, he appears to have sold out, and hosts propagandists such as Gerald Posner instead of researchers. DiEugenio dissects a recent show in which Dr. Cyril Wecht, author Jonathan Vankin, Gary Mack, Dr. Michael Baden and Gerald Posner discuss the case.
Jim DiEugenio recounts the amazing story of Rose Cheramie. Two days before the assassination, a woman in a drugged state who had been hit by a car was brought into a hospital in Louisiana. When she was lucid enough to speak clearly, she told a policeman and others at the hospital that a plot was afoot to kill Kennedy. She even predicted that Jack Rubenstein, i.e. Jack Ruby, would be involved. Read about her amazing tale. When you find out who some of her cohorts were, you'll understand why she had foreknowledge of the assassination, and why many have worked hard over the years to discredit her important story. The article includes the text of several documents from New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's files on the case.
The Silver Slipper?
Lisa Pease notes that the Silver Slipper, the club which figures in the story above, showed up in another context. Find out what a woman in Pennsylvania found leftover from her Cuban neighboor's bonfire. Clearly, It appears Cheramie was not alone in her foreknowledge of the assassination.
Boring: A Postscript
Vince Palamara continues his examination of the curious Secret Service Assistant Special Agent In Charge Floyd M. Boring and his participation in the events that precipitated the assassination of President Kennedy.
Barry Chamish generously allowed us to reprint this article that became a part of his book by the same title. Chamish draws interesting parallels between the assassination of Rabin and the assassinations of major leaders in America. Why did Rabin keep walking after Yigal Amir supposedly shot him in the back, severing his spine? Read about this and many other major discrepancies that show the official story is as flawed as any of the others we have dealt with.
The Mainstream Media & the Medical Evidence: Inattention to Detail
Dr. Gary Aguilar reviews what the mainstream does and does not report concerning new findings regarding the medical evidence in the JFK case. Aguilar presents a serious indictment of the media, questioning their objectivity and honesty. Heavily documented, the footnotes to this article are as interesting (and nearly as long) as the article itself!
Perry Russo vs. Phelan and Lambert
Lisa Pease compares the last-recorded statements of Perry Russo with Patricia Lambert's rendition and finds Lambert's version sorely wanting. Lambert's book, False Witness, is discussed in detail in the previous issue.
Garrison experts Jim DiEugenio and Bill Davy team up to combat the latest anti-Garrison propaganda, this time from Patricia Lambert in her new book, False Witness. The authors present examples of clear bias, showing how she used rumor and innuendo and selectively presented evidence to make her case. The authors show that it is Lambert herself who is a false witness to the record, and question whether her close associate and friend (and vehement Garrison detractor) David Lifton will follow in her footsteps when he completes his new book on Oswald.
The Real James Phelan
We share the contents of a private investigator's report on James Phelan. The report's author confronted Phelan with evidence of his complicity as an agent of the government while posing as a reporter, and Phelan's response is enlightening. Lisa Pease adds a personal anecdote of her own run-in with Phelan a few years back, and of Phelan's close association with David Lifton and apparently Gerald Posner as well.
Let Justice Be Done
Bill Davy's new book, Let Justice Be Done, is out. We excerpt here a chapter from this new work on the Jim Garrison investigation, based largely on files released since 1992. We also present information on how to order Davy's book. This is one book no researcher should be without!
Boring's Interesting ARRB Interview
Vince Palamara has been researching the activities of agents of the Secret Service before, during, and after the assassination of President Kennedy, and has made remarkable discoveries. He has focused in on the particularly significant person of Floyd Boring, who was responsible for the President's security in Dallas. In this piece, Palamara explores new information garnered from the ARRB's interview of Boring. Palamara also explodes a few myths, such as the persistent one that Kennedy insisted on less security. Not true, Palamara proves.
Lisa Pease presents an in-depth examination of the Wallace shooting, and finds an all too familiar story. Too many bullets, weird trajectories, a would-be-assassin that seems not in control of his mind, and the likelihood of a second shooter. You will be surprised at how much was never written about this case, given the discrepancies in the evidence. Wallace himself pleaded for researchers to take an interest in what he felt was a conspiracy. Read the evidence and make up your own mind.
David Lifton's Letter to the ARRB on Palmer McBride
David Lifton refuses to accept the word of Palmer McBride that he knew Oswald in 1957, insisting that because Oswald was not in America, McBride must simply be in error. In this letter, made public by the Review Board, Lifton asks the Board to pursue the work records of Oswald and Palmer McBride for this period. (Lifton has never believed that there could have been two people sharing the identity of Oswald, even though J. Edgar Hoover himself postulated this in a now-famous memo.)
Palmer McBride's Response to Lifton
When McBride found out what Lifton had written to the ARRB, he composed this straightfoward response, citing additional witnesses beyond himself who can support his contention that Oswald worked for Pfisterer's in 1957 and 1958, and not in 1956. McBride challenges Lifton to deal accurately and fairly with the record, the whole record.
What's With Walt Brown?
Walt Brown published a glowing review of Patricia Lambert's book False Witness. While that act alone shows Brown's monumental misunderstanding or lack of knowledge of the Garrison case, it gets worse. He allowed a known propagandist, David Reitzes, to do the dirty deed. Jim DiEugenio asks the salient question: Why is Walt Brown doing this?
Cover Story: Zapruder Film Suit Filed
Jim DiEugenio explains how the Zapruder Film came to be in the government's possession, and examines the case behind the recent filing of a suit against the Zapruder family. The ARRB recommended the government purchase the film from the Zapruders for millions of dollars. But the Zapruder family wants to retain legal rights to the film. So what, exactly, is the government paying for? The privelege of taking care of the film without allowing researchers to reprint frames and truly, finally, examine fully this film which some argue has been doctored.
David Belin: Accessory Unto Death
Jim DiEugenio comments on the recent death of one of the original members of the Warren Commission, and examines his contributions to that probe and to the Rockefeller Commission, tasked with investigating the CIA's domestic activities.
Mike Vinson explores the inaccuracies and misleading sections from Gerald Posner's book on the King assassination, Killing the Dream. He also goes after some of Posner's sources and shows why they should not have been trusted.
Barbara LaMonica recounts an interesting and rarely-reported incident from the earlier part of the century. She discusses not only the planned (but failed) coup attempt against a sitting President, but further examines the backgrounds of the conspirators, drawing parallels to the people opposed to Kennedy's policies.
Traces of Witness Tampering
Milicent Cranor continues her in-depth exploration of evidence from the ARRB's newly released medical documents, and compares and contrasts some of the earlier witness statements with some of the later ones, with startling results..
Lisa Pease follows up Jim DiEugenio's earlier work on Africa during the Eisenhower and Kennedy years with an in-depth look at the CIA's plot to assassinate Lumumba and possible CIA involvement in the death of the peace-mongering UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold. Included in the print version is the famous picture of a grief-stricken President Kennedy receiving news of Lumumba's death.
Ruby and the Ramp
R. F. Gallagher presents a compelling case based on a microscopic examinination of the evidence that Ruby entered the basement to shoot Oswald with assistance from the Dallas Police.
Unmasking the King Probe
Jim DiEugenio explores information from an interview that researcher Jim Douglass conducted with ex-FBI agent Don Wilson. Wilson claims the Justice Department is stonewalling interesting evidence in the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King.
R.I.P. Pearl Gladstone
Probe was deeply distressed to hear of the passing of one of the great Kennedy activists of our time, Pearl Gladstone. Read about this amazing woman, and the passion with which she conducted a personal campaign of truth-telling regarding the Kennedy assassination. We miss her dearly.
Cover Story: No Conclusions in the Review Board's Final Report
Lisa Pease explores the information in the Review Board's final report, and notes some interesting leads for further research, such as Allen Dulles' personal appointments calendar, or the phony U-2 documents Oswald was alleged to have carried.
Media Watch: Graff & Posner Spin the Final Report
Jim DiEugenio explores the shoddy press coverage of the ARRB's Final Report, led by lone nut ringleaders Gerald Posner and ARRB member (and former Army Intelligence officer) Henry Graff.
Max Holland Spins the Progressive Press
Max Holland is printed in magazines such as The Nation and Z. But does he deserve his status as a liberal? Jim DiEugenio shows how Holland has been less than forthcoming about the record in the JFK case.
Gus Russo has recently published a book on the JFK case, Live By the Sword, which promotes the notion that somehow Castro killed Kennedy. Funny, in the past this stance was exposed to have been manufactured by assets of CIA biggie David Atlee Phillips. Why is Russo following in such footsteps? Jim DiEugenio takes a close look at Russo's background and includes some personal anecdotes.
On the Rim of the Black Hole: Exploring the New Medical Evidence in the JFK Case
Milicent Cranor introduces us to some of the interesting evidence in the newly-released ARRB medical depositions and documents, and reviews the strange new evidence that apparently a second brain was examined and said to be Kennedy's, a notion disputed by those who had seen the brain while it was still in Kennedy's head.
Jim DiEugenio illuminates a telling and long-overlooked portion of JFK's foreign policy. By examining Kennedy's efforts in Africa, DiEugenio continues to dispell later-day myths of Kennedy's so-called conservatism, and exposes how right-wing elements, represented by Thomas Dodd, father of the current Senator Chris Dodd, and Allen Dulles, bitterly opposed Kennedy's policies there.
Chris Matthews: On Assignment?
As with Max Holland, Matthews is another writer with only questionable left-wing credentials and even more questionable truth-telling ones. DiEugenio explores Matthew's misrepresentations regarding Kennedy, Vietnam, and Oliver Stone.
Brad Ayers and Three CIA Secrets
Brad Ayers was a former CIA employee who worked out of the CIA' JMWAVE station before the Kennedy assassination. Jim DiEugenio recounts Ayers' current efforts to obtain five sealed envelopes regarding his history with the agency that neither the CIA nor the Review Board will release, and suggests possible reasons why.
Grace Stephens: A Sacrificial Lamb?
Mike Vinson takes us in for a close look at one of the hidden tragedies of the MLK assassination case. It's bad enough that the wrong shooter was convicted, and that the King family hasn't been given the truth about who killed Dr. King. But an innocent bystander, who happened to view something she shouldn't have, and wanted to tell only the truth about it, was sent confined to a mental ward to destroy her credibility as a witness.
Cover Story: King Family Files Suit Against Suspect in MLK Assassination
Lisa Pease relates the efforts of the family of Martin Luther King to rekindle the Justice Department's interest in this case. The King family has filed suit against Lloyd Jowers, who told ABC in 1993 that he was involved in the conspiracy to assassinate Dr. King. She also explores the background of the man handling the case, Barry Kowalski.
For the Love of Money: Brother Against Brother in the King Case
Tennessean Mike Vinson interviews Jerry Ray and discusses with him the allegations of brother John Ray. Included is an interesting episode involving Conrad Baetz of the HSCA.
The ARRB Shuts its Doors
Jim DiEugenio details the final days of the ARRB and comments on the behavior of some of the board members.
Jim DiEugenio continues his exposÈ of the efforts of Chief Counsel Robert Blakey, among others, to suppress key evidence in the assassination of President Kennedy during the House Select Committee on Assassination's investigation.
Establishment Radicals and Kennedy: Lamont, Chomsky, and Russell
Donald Gibson's interesting article describes some interesting connections between the establishment conservatives and some of the high profile, supposedly liberal radicals. This will be an eye-opener to fans of Chomsky.
We excerpt a chapter from Stuart Galanor's excellent book, Cover-Up, replete with many photos and diagrams. He shows how the Warren Commission's own "best evidence" is irreconcilable with its conclusion of a lone gunman. This is a succinct primer piece for those unfamiliar with the core facts supporting conspiracy.
We reprint here a transcription of former HSCA leader Bob Tanenbaum's speech at the Chicago Symposium where he excoriated the way the HSCA (and the Warren Commission before it) handled the investigation.
Speech by Eddie Lopez
Eddie Lopez, like Tanenbaum, was a key participant in the HSCA's investigation and remained for its duration after Tanenbaum had left. We reprint his also highly-critical speech where he details CIA interference in the investigation.
Cover Story: Journalism's "Valley of Death": Telling the truth about covert operations
Lisa Pease compares the Abrams-Kohler report that led CNN to retract its "Valley of Death" segment on the use of nerve gas by Americans in Vietnam during Operation Tailwind with the rebuttal prepared by the producers of the segment. Is it any wonder that the truth, however ugly, is on the side of the producers and that the retraction seems indeed a response to pressure from the government? Read CTKA's Open Letter to Ted Turner of CNN in response to the cowardly behavior of CNN management regarding their pre-approved, legally vetted broadcast.
Jim DiEugenio recounts the odd history of this startling home movie of President Kennedy's assassination. Follow the chain of possession to understand who benefited from the suppression.
ARRB Update: Down the Home Stretch
The ARRB is in the process of closing up shop and producing a final report. Read about the last days of the Board, and one final and important victory.
Robert Blakey took over the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) after its leaders Dick Sprague and Henry Gonzalez were ousted through what now appears to be an orchestrated campaign. Read how Blakey took the investigation underground, to emerge with conclusions that were belied by the long suppressed but recently released evidence. Included are excerpts from Representative Thomas Downing's amazing and courageous speech before the House of Representatives in prelude to the formation of the HSCA.
What is to be Done?
Dennis Bartholomew lays out a plan of action for the research community, what the obstacles to resolution of the case are, and what we would need from the government to overcome those obstacles. A thoughtful piece that all interested in further action in the pursuit of justice should read.
When Did Oswald Order the Rifle?
There have long been problems with how the rifle allegedly used in the assassination of President Kennedy came to be linked with Oswald. Raymond Gallagher shows us, astonishingly and with documentation, that the rifle was shipped before Oswald had ordered it. How could that be?
Dick Russell provides a transcript of Judge Joe Brown's comments, some quite revealing, about the latest events in the case of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Earl Ray's attempts to obtain a new trial.
Clinton, RFK and the Fall of Suharto
Indonesia's history has a long trajectory. Many of the current problems stem from Suharto's rise to power, a rise greatly enabled by the assassination of President Kennedy. Jim DiEugenio asks us to compare and contrast what JFK and RFK were seeking with what Clinton has wrought by his policies towards Suharto's dictatorship.
Michael Paine and his $300,000 Trust Fund
How is it that a man descended from the rich ruling families of the Forbes and Cabots ended up living in a poor suburb of Dallas posing as an ACLU supporter when he was worth over $300,000? Why did this man hook up with Oswald? Barbara LaMonica delves into Michael Paine's curious background.
The White House Tapes: Something is Missing?
Don Gibson writes of some glaring ommissions in Michael Beschloss' book on tapes made during the Johnson years. How is it that he could leave out so much as to be able to misrepresent the events leading up to the formation of the Warren Commission. The errors are so odd that they beg the question of deliberate ommission.
Lisa Pease's cartoon of what we are asked to believe in the case of the King assassination.
Gordon Novel: Agent Against Garrison
Lisa Pease wraps up her summary of the new information mined from Gordon Novel's deposition to Playboy during his efforts to undermine New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy.
Jim DiEugenio looks at Gerald Posner's latest book Killing the Dream. Unsuprisingly, his inattentiveness to accuracy from Case Closed makes a reappearance in his new book. For example, Posner claimed to have scoured 1967 articles from a newspaper that did not exist until 1971. Is the man just sloppy, or is something more deliberate at work? DiEugenio takes that question to task in light of Posner's representation of David Ferrie.Compare the documents we provide with Posner's characterization and make your own decision.
Jeremy Gunn at Stanford University
Jerry Gunn, former Chief Counsel for the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), spoke candidly at Stanford University about the problems with the official story of Lee Harvey Oswald. View Lisa Pease's cartoon summarizing one of the most glaring obstacles.
Fading Spirits: A poem by Peter Kerns
CTKA is honored to have the contribution of this fine poet, recalling the Cold Warriors of the recent past.
Jim DiEugenio sums up the developments that took place in Ray's case up to his recent death, and discusses the implications of his death regarding the King family's latest efforts to get at the truth about the case.
Lisa Pease continues her two-part investigation into the assassination of Robert Kennedy and Sirhan's questionable role. Was Sirhan a mind-controlled patsy? Was Sirhan's defense team compromised? Did he receive an adequate defense at all? And if Sirhan did not kill Kennedy as a lone nut, who were the likely conspirators? These are questions Lisa Pease sheds some light on in this landmark article.
DiEugenio asks some interesting questions about Dan Moldea, his methods, the curious timing of his books, his associations with Walter Sheridan and especially Carl Shoffler. Shoffler was the first cop on the scene after the Watergate break-in, and the circumstances surrounding Shoffler's involvement are such that one wonders if he had been tipped off in advance of the break-in. Why would Moldea need the help of a DC cop with apparent ties to intelligence to answer questions about a Los Angeles murder? Also, Sirhan Sirhan responds to Moldea and flatly denies a comment attributed to him in Moldea's book.
Jackie Kennedy Replies to Seymour Hersh
In what can be termed a prescient piece, Probe reprints with permission excerpts from Theodore White's book In Search of History. We find that it was Jackie who suggested to White that Kennedy's years be remembered in the context of Camelot, and that what she feared most was that history would be left to the "bitter old men". How did she know??
...And So Does Bobby
Probe reprints an amusing FBI document in which the FBI duly notes yet another false sexual allegation made in regards to Bobby Kennedy.
The King Case: The Ball Bounces to Reno
Jim DiEugenio focuses on Coretta Scott King's efforts to have a new hearing on the evidence in the Martin Luther King case, and how the ball is now in Janet Reno's lap. Will she do the right thing? Or will she pass on this political hot potato?
The Kennedy Tapes
In an exciting exclusive, Probe reprints, with permission, excerpts of actual transcripts from President Kennedy's long discussions with the Joint Chiefs over the Cuban Missile Crisis. Commentary is provided by Ted Sorenson (also reprinted by permission) and is enhanced with a foreword by Jim DiEugenio and an Afterword by Marty Schotz.
The Kennedy that emerges is hardly the one Sy Hersh would have you remember. We see instead a strong, sensitive, thoughtful man who refuses to rush headlong into invasions and airstrikes, even when he and his brother Bobby are the last two holdouts in the room.
Lisa Pease begins a two part article that explores Sirhan's role in the assassination of Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles in 1968. Part 1 deals largely with the forensic and ballistic evidence that strongly indicates Sirhan's gun could not have fired the shots that hit Kennedy. This portion of the article is largely indebted to Sirhan researcher Rose Lynn Mangan and her exacting research in this regard.
Monicagate: Clinton in the Starr Chamber
Jim DiEugenio explores Starr's case and the latest revelations regarding Monica Lewinsky and others. Is it any wonder that many of those making accusations turn out to share some curious associations with known CIA assets? DiEugenio recounts the First Lady's comment re this being a "right wing conspiracy" and shows that Hilary was closer to the truth than much of the mainstream press.
Media Watch: The Hidden History of the Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles Times has an exceedingly poor record when it comes to the major political stories of our time. Jim DiEugenio explores some of the Times more egregious errors, and discusses some of the history of the Chandler family that owns and runs the paper. (Remember the movie Chinatown? How many people recognized the Chandler character in that film?)
Letters to the Editor
In a break with tradition, Probe includes in this issue a series of letters to the editor, with responses from Editor Jim DiEugenio. Letters include those from Thomas Samoluk of the Review Board, Tony Summers, and a lengthy back and forth between Marty Schotz and Jim DiEugenio.
Friends in High Places
Steve Jones adds new information regarding Oswald's friend George De Mohrenschildt, and how his brother worked with a nephew of Allen Dulles during the 40's. Some of the research in this piece is credited to Bruce Adamson, a geneologist who has done extensive digging into the life and associations of George.
Lisa Pease explores CBS's recent efforts to extract an interview from Sirhan in prison. CBS has a long history regarding this case, and based on that history, their latest efforts seem to substantiate suspicions that their interest was more in discrediting recently surfaced evidence that giving it a fair hearing. CBS's long and favored association with the CIA is also discussed here.
The Review Board Releases JFK Vietnam Documents
Jim DiEugenio recounts the odd twists and turns of the recent developments in James Earl Ray's bid for a new trial. Probe has followed this story in several issues, but this is the first piece that allows you to step back and look at the evidence put together from a bit of a distance. As with anything, the bigger the lens, the more you can see the whole picture. This one isn't pretty.
The Review Board's Public Comments, Part II
Following up on an earlier piece, DiEugenio tracks the recent publishings and public statements from ARRB members. In particular he focuses attention on Anna Nelson, William Joyce, Kermit Hall and Henry Graff. What you read will probably disturb you, as well it should.
John Armstrong elaborates on an incident he touched on in the past issue of Probe: the shooting of Officer J. D. Tippit. Armstrong presents new, interesting evidence that furthers his thesis re "Harvey Lee" Oswald. Included is an interesting new connection between Tippit and Collins Radio and the CIA.
Kennedy vs. the Early Globalists
GATT, IMF, the United Nations - these global agreements stem from common sources. Professor Donald Gibson takes us on a trip through the globalists of Kennedy's time, the interconnections between these people and institutions and people surrounding the Kennedy assassination. He focuses an interesting analysis on the real role of both the Rockefeller-founded International House and the curious and oft-accused-of-being-Communist Institute of Pacific Relations. Also included is an interesting look at the spy Sorge, and the riddle of for whom he worked.
Were the Kennedy Autopsy X-rays Forged?
David Mantik, both a board-certified radiation oncologist as well as a doctor of physics, takes us on his quest for truth re the official autopsy X-rays. He presents solid, compelling evidence that at least one of the X-rays has cause to be suspect. Written both for the technically inclined as well as the layman, this article,excerpted and edited slightly from James Fetzer's ASSASSINATION SCIENCE, presents a banquet for thought on this matter.
Rest In Peace, Maggie Field
This all-too-little known researcher died recently. Lisa Pease, who met with Maggie last year, recounts a piece of assassination researcher history through the story of Maggie's own interesting involvement in the case.
Cover story: The Posthumous Assassination of JFK Part IISy Hersh and the Monroe/JFK Papers: The History of a Thirty-Year Hoax
Jim DiEugenio continues his expose of the source of the attacks on John Kennedy's character, and how these attacks reveal quite a bit more about the authors than the subject. In this second part, he focuses in on Sy Hersh's latest book, The Dark Side of Camelot, and traces the history of key sources used by Hersh. Other authors examined include Clay Blair Jr., John Davis, Collier & Horowitz, Thomas Reeves, Frank Capell, Robert Slatzer (with the antidote from Donald Spoto), and Tony Summers. DiEugenio shows you the throughline, and how the same threads keep coming from people who just happen to think Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.
Harvey and Lee: The Case for Two Oswalds
John Armstrong's second part of his amazing research into the parallel yet separate lives of two people who shared the joint history presented to us as the story of Lee Harvey Oswald. this article takes us from Oswald's departure to the Soviet Union, up through the assassination, and a bit beyond. Some episodes are familiar, some are startling and likely this is the first you've heard of them, as they've been buried in the record for a long time.
John Davis and the Assassination of JFK: A Critique
Bill Davy is back, and better than ever in this taking apart of John Davis and his "citations." Davy shows how Davis twisted the record to fit his vision, with what could nearly be deemed a reckless disregard for the truth.
What the Paines Know
Carol Hewett continues to expose the curious intertwining of the Paines and Oswald. In this story, she talks about the seeming foreknowledge Ruth seems to have had of the General Walker shooting. She also demonstrates that the lives of the Paines and George De Mohrenschildt interwine more often than we have been led to believe.
A Smoking Hole in the Zapruder Film?
Milicent Cranor launches the opening volley in what is sure to be a protracted discussion of evidence of alteration in the famous Zapruder film of the assassination. Cranor makes cogent observations that beg the question.
The Ministry of Truth
Travis Kelly delights and enrages as he reminds us how Gerald Ford and others want us to remember Oswald.
Jim DiEugenio tells of the troubles the Judge is encountering in his efforts to see justice served in the case of James Earl Ray. Read about the effort that has been mounted to discredit and disempower the judge from moving in any direction that might lead to a genuine trial in this case.
In a breakthrough article, Jim DiEugenio exposes the contradictory and questionnable nature of some of the stories of John Kennedy's various paramours. He traces the origin of the attacks to the days of the Church Committee, born of the Watergate investigation which discredited the Republican Richard Nixon. When Kennedy's hands were found relatively clean, it appears an all-out effort was mounted to find means to discredit him, even where it meant stretching the truth beyond recognition. Sidebars include a taking apart of Ron Rosenbaum and a new look at the "friendship" between Ben Bradlee and Jack Kennedy.
Harvey and Lee: The Case for Two Oswalds
This is the first time John Armstrong's amazing research into the parallel yet separate lives of two people who shared the joint history presented to us as the story of Lee Harvey Oswald. Armstrong has given this information in presentations at conferences, but never before has this detail been available in print. This is the first of a two part series, and discusses the inconsistencies and contradictions in the official history of Oswald from his birth to his departure to the Soviet Union. This article takes us far beyond the reach of Richard Popkin and others who did the early research in this area. Armstrong breaks new ground and presents solid evidence that the truth about Oswald is far different than what we have been told.
Specters from the Past
Jim DiEugenio focuses on recent actions of Single Bullet Theory author and Senator Arlen Specter. He recounts the story of the recently captured Ira Einhorn, a curious murderer who was once defended by Arlen Specter.
Brad Ayers to Jack Anderson: 'Fess Up!
Former CIA/JMWAVE operative Brad Ayers wants columnist Jack Anderson to tell what Ayers knows he knows about the assassination of President Kennedy.
Novel & Company: Phillips, Banister, Arcacha and Ferrie
Lisa Pease summarizes and quotes from Gordon Novel's Playboy deposition to show the interlinking activities of David Phillips, Guy Banister, Sergio Arcacha Smith, and David Ferrie. If you ever had doubts that Gordon Novel was CIA, this article should dispel those doubts, while raising pertinent other questions about the nature of Oswald's associations with this circle of cohorts.
For the first time ever, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, sentenced to life for the killing of Senator Robert F. Kennedy, says that he now realizes that the evidence shows he is innocent. Read about the eerie details of this case, and why the case against Sirhan is not nearly so solid as often presumed.
Jim DiEugenio updates us on Dexter King's pursuit of the case of James Earl Ray and the death of his father Martin Luther King. The Judge in the case has ordered a retesting of the rifle alleged to have been the murder weapon. The results of the test could indicate that this was not the rifle used to shoot King, which would mean that James Earl Ray was convicted on the basis of a weapon that was not even the murder weapon.
Geronimo Pratt: Justice after 25 Years
Jim DiEugenio recounts the freeing of Geronima Pratt, the Black Panther leader who had been in jail for 25 years for a murder he did not commit. Will Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti let the case go, or will he try to appeal Judge Dickey's ruling?
The Review Board and the Zapruder Film
The Review Board held a special hearing earlier this year to seek guidance from researchers on whether to acquire the famous film of Kennedy's assassination taken by Abraham Zapruder as an "assassination record." Read some of the testimony from those who were part of this special session.
Long and Kennedy: Shared Goals, Common Enemies
Professor Donald Gibson elucidates the New Orleans scene and the parallels between what Huey Long was trying to accomplish in New Orleans with what Kennedy later attempted on a national scale. He shows how some of the people involved in the events surrounding Huey Long's assassination resurface later in Jim Garrison's New Orleans.
The Wegmann Files, Part II: Bill & Ed's Washington Adventure
Jim DiEugenio continues his research from the previous issue. This half deals extensively with the Wegmanns' successful efforts to involve both the FBI and CIA in Clay Shaw's defense. Revealed here for the first time is Allen Dulles's personal contact with Gordon Novel, as well as Herbert Miller's role as a cut-out between Walter Sheridan, the Wegmann's and the CIA. Sidebars include articles about Maurice Gatlin (and Banister's involvement in the 1954 Guatemalan coup), memos from Garrison and the Justice Department, a discussion of Wackenhut (which aided Shaw's defense team), and an article questioning whether Walter Sheridan and other were really the "Kennedy Men" that they are often portrayed to be.
Gordon Novel: My Dinner With Allen
Now that the relationship between Allen Dulles and Gordon Novel is finally coming to light, read from Gordon Novel's Playboy deposition (he sued them when Garrison named him as a possible suspect in the assassination in his famous interview - Novel lost the suit). Gordon is both hilarious and chock full of information, slippery as an eel but revealing at the same time.
Lisa Pease looks at the recent developments in the case. When you see Richard Billings, Priscilla McMillan, G. Robert Blakey and Ramsey Clark all giving reasons why Ray shouldn't get a new trial, you have to wonder. Along with a hard look at such media pundits, the article also points out some of the strongest evidence of conspiracy in that case.
Review Board Seeks Renewal
Jim DiEugenio reviews the ARRB's report on where they are, where they would like to go, and the cooperation they've had from different government agencies in their quest for records. Included in this issue is a call to action for readers to write the appropriate people in Congress who can make a decision on this issue. Included is a list of names and addresses of where to write.
Inside Clay Shaw's Defense Team: The Wegmann Files
Jim DiEugenio has been working for months to digest and synthesize the voluminous and quite important data coming out of the recently released Wegmann files. This is the first of a two part series, outlining what the Wegmann's knew and held back. Sidebars include the evidence of conspiracy in the Wegmann's own files, how the Wegmann's targeted Mark Lane, a very interesting affidavit from Fred Leemans, Sr., J. Walton Moore's memo about Aynesworth wanting to work for the CIA, andmuch more.
Milicent Cranor looks at Baden's own book UNNATURAL DEATH: CONFESSIONS FROM A MEDICAL EXAMINER and finds some real whoppers regarding his presentation of the medical evidence from the JFK assassination. With her usual pinpoint accuracy and sly humor, the article exposes several major misrepresentations.
How Three Investigations of the Medical/Autopsy Evidence got it Wrong: Part Two
Gary Aguilar and Kathleen Cunningham wrap up this two-part look at the latest releases and how they contradict the official myth at every turn. Some real bombshells in here! Meticulously documented.
Jim DiEugenio writes of a most interesting phone call one of the HSCA staffers had with the former Warren Commission Counsel, J. Lee Rankin. Always a staunch defender of the Oswald-did-it line to the public, in private he has far more darker leads he thinks the HSCA should be pursuing. This is an eye-opener!
The Ministry of Truth
Travis Kelly presents another wonderful cartoon - this time of Mark Lane grilling Dan Rather about where he was and what he said on and about November 22, 1963. Hilarious!
John Armstrong shows how the FBI altered the photographic evidence to misrepresent Oswald's belongings as taken from the Dallas police. Included is a piece of testimony to the Warren Commission that was altered before inclusion. A scan of the original testimony shows this deception. In addition, published here for the first time are copies of two letters from the IRS showing that at least two of Oswald's W-2 records of employment were forged in January, 1964!
Feature Section: Focus on Oswald
Jim DiEugenio offers a short commentary on the development of lone nuts from Oswald to Richard Jewel. William Weston joins Probe as a new contributor with his article Oswald: Peace Activist in Pennsylvania?
Lisa Pease offers us a summary of the concerted efforts to oust Otto Otepka from the State Department, and shows how this may have been inspired in part by Otepka's efforts to determine who Oswald was working for at the time of his alleged defection to the Soviet Union. She also notes the surprise appearance of Walter Sheridan in this episode.
R.I.P. Krissa Kearton
Art Pineda, Esq., writes with sadness of the death of his friend and stepdaughter to George DeMohrenschildt, Krissa Kearton.
Lisa Pease talks about the success of the Medgar Evers case, after 30 years. Is there now hope in the Martin Luther King assassination? The King family has voiced their support of a new trial for James Earl Ray. But with his health failing, time is not on their side. Update on the latest from Judge Joe Brown.
Ruth Paine "Finds" Evidence: Oswald's Letter to the Soviet Embassy
Carol Hewett, Esq. reveals the role of snooping Ruth Paine in revealing Oswald's letter to the Soviet Embassy to the Warren Commission, and how this helped cover a covert mail opening project.
How Three Investigations of the Medical/Autopsy Evidence Got it Wrong
Gary Aguilar, MD and Kathleen Cunningham have teamed up to write the definitive piece on how the evidence garnered from three investigations has yet to be successfully dealt with by any official body. This article begins with a review of the key medical issues surrounding Kennedy's can Connally's wounds and what they reveal, and takes us through several interesting revelations from newly released files. This is a two part piece which will conclude in the following issue.
The latest updates on Oswald's IRS records, the New Orleans drama, the departure of Tom Samoluk from the Review Board, the Board's trip to Russia, and more.
Cover Story: Who's Running the Country?
Lisa Pease analyzes the newest version of the HSCA's Mexico City Report (commonly called the Lopez Report). This article compares the struggles over declassification of both the ARRB and HSCA with the Church Committee and Pike Committee in the '70's. Pease focuses on the missing section of the report, the lost photograph of Oswald, the differing teletypes sent simultaneously from the same location. Features quotes from an exclusive interview with one of the authors, Edwin Lopez Soto.
We excerpt two long sections from the new book by Martin Schotz. The first is an analysis of the editorial policy of The Nation toward the Warren Commission from 1963 to 1964. The second, also from the same book, is an excerpt from Ray Marcus' Addendum B, a privately published manuscript. Ray chronicles his experiences in the '60's attempting to get leaders of the left involved in the assassination inquiry. He includes encounters with Martin Peretz and Noam Chomsky. This section also inlcudes an introductory essay by Jim DiEugenio which discusses the non-reaction of the left to the assassinations of th e'60's and postulates on its political effects.
In the last 20 months, three members of the Review Board--Anna Kasten Nelson, Kermit Hall, and Henry Graff--have gone on the record in public forums commenting on the declassified documents they have seen and on the assassination itself. Jim DiEugenio lists some of these personal observations by the Board and comments on their possible significance to the legacy of the Kennedy case.
The Minox Camera Part II
Carol Hewett continues her landmark study of the probable involvement of Ruth and Michael Paine in the cover-up of the Minox camera found in Oswald's seabag in the wake of the assassination. Based largely on newly declassified documents, this one is a real eye-opener.
The alleged assassin of Martin Luther King almost passed away over the Christmas holiday. At the last moment, he was taken to a private hospital and his life was saved. Lisa Pease chronicles those developments and shows what this means to the present process of trying to reopen the King case in Memphis.
Dave Manning concludes his two part article on the recent Scott Enyart trial in Los Angeles. Dave was the only report present every day at that five week proceeding. At its conclusion, Enyart won an important victory over the LAPD, essentially establishing that the LAPD had lost or destroyed his crime scene photos--the Zapruder film of the RFK case--and then substitiuted phonies in their place. Dave details the crucial testimony that turned the case around.
Who's Running the Country II?
In twin articles, Probe outlines two new CIA scandals over State Department analyst Rick Nuccio's exposure of CIA involvement in the Jennifer Harbury case, and CIA analyst Patrick Eddington's whistleblowing on the the cover-up of Gulf War Syndrome.
Cocaine-Contra: The Empire Strikes Back
In this article, we outline and analyze the ambushing of Gary Webb's momentous August 1996 San Jose Mercury News series showing how the rise of the crack epidemic in LA was related to the supply effort of the Contras. We show how the CIA got in on the ground level reaction to the story nad then used its allies in the press to blunt its effect. Unfortunately, we also show how The Nation also chickened out.
Cover Story: JFK Researchers take on the CIA and "Cocaine-Contra" Scandal.
CTKAdetails the momentuous Gary Webb series exposing the latest CIA drug running scandal exposed by the San Jose Mercury News. We draw parallels between this scandal and the Kennedy case, with both those involved in the crime and those trying to expose it. We look forward to the investigations that will come and hope that this time they will not fall short of the true objective.
We examine the latest developments with the Review Board both in the newest releases and on the New Orleans front. Also we note the resignation of a valuable staff member. CTKA begins to address the question of what is to be done after the Review Board's scheduled termination in late '97.
Marina's letter to the Board, delivered by Eric Hamburg in Los Angeles on September 17th, is the fullest, most articulate, most passionate statement from her yet on the case and her feelings about it.
With the ARRB in Los Angeles.
A photo essay of the latest Board hearing in LA on September 17th. Photos of some of the most important speakers and brief synopses of their comments.
Clinton vs. JFK on Indonesia.
This article notes the tawdry way that the Republicans have brought up the issue of Suharto's bloody and fascist regime in Indonesia to score domestic electoral points. Goes into the influence of the Riady family on Bill Clinton's Arkansas, yet scores the pure hypocrisy of the Republicans in raising this issue in a political and ethical vacuum.
The Capehart Caper.
Chronicles the 20 year saga of Claude Capehart, who revealed to those close to him that he was a former CIA operative involved in the Glomar Explorer episode, the CIA coup in Allende's Chile, and the assassination of President Kennedy. We reveal the attempt of a California judge to get the CIA records on Capehart, if any, and what the decision in that case signifies.
This is part one of Dave Manning's exclusive report on the recently decided trial of plaintiff Enyart who tried to get his RFK crime scene photos back after a 28 year absence. We actually report some of the shocking testimony and developments in that case which was absolutely blacked out by the media, even the Los Angeles press.
Lisa Pease analyzes the just declassified Trip Report of Warren Commission counsel David Slawson. This document shows just how compromised the Mexico City investigation of the Commission actually was. It also suggest a naivete about the CIA that is astonishing.
Clay Shaw, Freeport Sulphur, and the Eastern Establishment.
Professor Donald Gibson continues Lisa Pease's examination of this sinister company and its ties to New Orleans, the CIA, and Wall Street. This analysis uncovers new information that connects operatives of Freeport to both the probable conspiracy and the near-instantaneous establishment of a cover story; the same story that will be used by the Commission ten months later.
Working from many newly declassified documents, attorney Carol Hewett examines the role of the Paines in the discovery and cover-up a Minox camera in Oswald's posessions. This camera, specially designed for spies, would be prima facie evidence of Oswald's espionage role. Consequently, the FBI needed to disguise its discovery. The Paines cooperated to the hilt.
The Washington Post Bails out the CIA Again.
CTKA's Washington correspondent, Paul Ruiz examines the recent press coverage of the CIA/Cocaine scandal in light of the press coverage given it by the city's two main press organs, the Post and the Times. Not surprisingly, they are both doing what they can to douse the fire
ARRB schedules a public hearing in Los Angeles with prospective witnesses being HSCA's Bob Tanenbaum and CTKA's Jim DiEugenio among others. This article includes coverage of the escalating FBI-ARRB feud and the also escalating Harry Connick appeal on the cabinet of Garrison files.
What Harry is Hiding
Jim DiEugenio surveys the HSCA index to the Garrison files in Connick's possession. He examines nine major areas where these files could shed light on the assassination and its cover-up. Some of these areas and subjects have yet to be broached in assassination literature anywhere. Some of this will stun and surprise.
Focus on LAPD Part II
Again, in complimentary stories on the RFK trial and the Simpson case, we explore the questionable practices of LAPD in two high profile cases. Dave Manning reports on Scott Enyart's suit over his missing photos of the RFK crime scene, which reached a verdict; and in a totally unique critique, Paul Ruiz surveys and details the holes in the prosecution's supposed "air-tight" case against O. J. Simpson.
Lisa Pease continues her work on the interesting opposition behavior of Sen. Thomas Dodd in JFK's life and death. In this piece, she shows how Dodd and Ed Butler were part of the immediate smoke screen around Oswald's New Orleans activities in '63.
Gary Aguilar details his unfortunate personal experience with the producer of a current video entitled "The Murder of JFK: Confession of an Assassin". Gary traces back its auspices to Joe West and the Roscoe White interlude that also purported to solve the case.
We respond to the recent La Fontaine effort Oswald Talks and take issue with several dubious points in that work, especially its treatment of the Odio episode. Includes the recently declassified summary of Gaeton Fonzi's interview with Odio in 1976. Startling disclosures about Wesley Liebeler and the Warren Commission.
The Probe Interview: The ARRB
In another exclusive, we interview David Marwell, Jeremy Gunn, and Tom Samoluk of the Review Board to measure their progress with one year left on their mandate. Subjects include: Oswald and Mexico City, difficulties with Connick and the FBI, the number of depositions taken, the status of declassifications from the LBJ Library and the NSA.
Basulto's Legacy: Helms-Burton Backfires: We update two stories we did on the February shootdown of a Cuban exile group's planes over the Florida Straits. We thought that this was a deliberate provocation for which Bill Clinton fell for. We further that argument here showing further evidence of Jose Basulto's CIA ties, the agenda behind flights, and how world reaction forced Clinton to back off.
A complimentary update on another story we forecast earlier: the covert U.S. role, with Freeport Sulphur in the Indonesia coup. We detail, with information unavailable in the American press, how that ugly legacy had led to rioting and repression today as Suharto tries to preserve his power.
Postings on the Harbury case,CIA's environmental efforts, more disinformation from Dave Snyder, and a surprise on the Kennedy case at the Washington Times.
Cover Story: Review Board vs. FBI.
We discuss and analyze the newest struggle for the Board, this time two new disputes with the FBI over "sources and methods". We also begin to question Clinton's commitment to the process.
Special Section: Bob Tanenbaum's "Corruption of Blood."
In an exclusive Probe interview, former House Select Committee Deputy Counsel discusses both his recent book and his actual probe of the JFK case and shows what a different inquiry it would have been if he had stayed. Also, Lisa Pease analyzes what Tanenbaum's book only suggests, the possibility that then representative Chris Dodd may have had a secret agenda while on that committee.
We instruct our readers how to make their voices heard on the Board's struggles with both the FBI and Harry Connick. We also detail an activist success story: Roger Peterson's smashing article in the August issue of American History.
Should "Oswald Talked" be titled "Masen Talked"?
Carol Hewett unveils knew information on John T. Masen, a main figure in the LaFontaine book and a suspect in the JFK case. She raises questions about how solid the main thesis of the that book is.
The second installment in the Hewett-Jones-LaMonica investigation of the Paines. This one probes Ruth's strange odyssey after the assassination when she became a figure of intrigue in Nicaragua, seemingly in support of the Contra effort. Features new documents and a stunning letter.
The "Warren Commission" A.K.A. The Eastern Establishment
Professor Gibson continues his inquest into the start of the WC. Here, with unusual acuity, he analyzes the relations among the men who foisted it on Johnson, and those who dominated its cover-up proceedings i.e. McCloy and Dulles.
Dave Manning reports on the latest LAPD delaying tactics to derail Scott Enyart's lawsuit to recover his "lost" photographs of the Bobby Kennedy murder scene.
John Armstrong's first written article describing his field investigation into the "Second Oswald". Unlike anything you have ever seen, his detailed and disturbing analysis has the most serious implications which Probe will explore later.
The editors describe the newest reissues, two new releases, and a work in progress.
New Orleans News
Connick, the Garrison Files, and New Info on an old disinformationist, Gurvich.
This is a timely story, as Freeport's plant in Indonesia, first set in motion in the early 60's, was shut down this world's largest gold mine by rioting natives for a couple of days in March of this year. Track the roots of this scandal, and how Kennedy's death helped clear the way for Freeport's operations in Indonesia. Did Freeport and the CIA play a role in the events of 1965?
The Speech Clinton Won't Give
After the shooting down of the "Brothers to the Rescue" (not) Jim DiEugenio writes what should have been said, but wasn't. Cartoon by Richard Bartholomew.
Clay Shaw's DCS career
Another great piece by Bill Davy, analyzing the recent releases from his days as a "Domestic Contact" for the CIA. Documents provided by the generous Steve Bochan.
Donald Gibson on the Creation of the Warren Commission
No, it didn't start with Katzenbach... Included is the transcript of a very interesting conversation one of the earlier proponents of this idea had with the new President. Part I of II.
Focus On LAPD
Special section dealing with Scott Enyart's ongoing battle with the Los Angeles Police Department regarding photos he took in the pantry as RFK was being assassinated. Enyart was behind RFK. The judge who will be hearing this case (when the LAPD stops stalling for time) has already claimed, much to Court TV's chagrin, that cameras will not be allowed in her courtroom. Note to TV watchers: Unsolved Mysteries recently aired a segment on the Enyart case.
OJ vs. LAPD
Being based in Los Angeles, Probe is right in the thick of this developing story. You knew there was more to this case than you saw on TV. Probe interviews Alex Constantine who has diligently been researching "the rest of the story." Not surprisingly, the mainstream media isn't giving you half the story.
The Paines Unveiled
By Carol Hewett, Steve Jones and Barbara LaMonica. These three have done great work uncovering the very interesting backgrounds and associations of the Paines. Part I of II.
Assorted news items relating to the case, such as Posner on Chris Matthew's talk show (a love fest) and notices on upcoming conferences of COPA (Coalition on Political Assassinations) and JFK Lancer in the fall.
Connick Begins Prosecutions.
Details the recent legal proceedings and court hearings of Gary Raymond and Richard Angelico by New Orleans DA Harry Connick. These two prosecutions resulted in the first two convictions in the JFK case in nearly 30 years. Reason for the jail sentences: Raymond and Angelico rescued grand jury testimony from the Garrison investigation and gave it to the ARRB, where it belongs. Connick wanted it destroyed, and was humiliated on camera when he implied otherwise to Angelico (see the sample issue of Probe which is online).
Gary Raymond's Plea.
This is a statement that Gary Raymond wrote the night before he took the stand in his own defense. It corresponds closely to what he actually told the court and Judge Frank Marullo. Gary took a reverse Nuremburg position on the issue i.e. not to obey an immoral order.
Long, devastating critique of Gerald Posner's article in the New York Times Magazine in the summer of 1995. Connick needed some publicity since he was being pounded in the press after the above Angelico story was broadcast. He either enlisted, or the New York Times suggested that Posner do a story on the remaining Garrison files that Connick still has and the public has yet to see. Bill Davy exposes his article as being as fatuous as his book.
The Albert Schweitzer Documents.
In 1960, Hoover and the FBI went looking for the young "defector" Lee Harvey Oswald. His mother had complained that her letters to him in Russia were being returned. Hoover considered the fact that Oswald may have been impersonated and went looking for him at a destination he had mentioned going to: Albert Schweitzer College in Switzerland. Last year, the FBI put up a stiff fight in keeping these documents highly censored. They even appealed this case to President Clinton. With reluctance, they relented and they are now almost completely open. They make for a quite interesting tale.
The most current goings on with the Assassination Records and Review Board, bound by law to declassify all records dealing with the JFK case. You won't see any of these bulletins in the mainstream press.
Two issues ago Probe revealed the fact that the ARRB had not yet declassified a very curious document on JFK autopsist Pierre Finck. The Board has since declassified and in unredacted form it raises as many questions as it did when it was secreted away. We print the document in its entirety and ask the pertinent questions.
Manipulating Reality: Operation Mockingbird.
Lisa Pease describes the CIA project, code named MOCKINGBIRD to color and distort news stories in order to fit the CIA's profile and agenda. The origins of the program, congressional hearings into it, and the role of people like Walter Cronkite, Allen Dulles, and Bill Casey are detailed.
MOCKINGBIRD: The Next Generation?
Jim DiEugenio describes some of the attacks the Internet is undergoing from some questionable sources, based on questionable data from the establishment press i.e. Washington Post, New York Times, Time, ABC Nightline. From here he describes the interesting backgrounds and questionable actions of some prominent online characters in the JFK case who, of course, support the myth of the "lone gunman".
Captain George Nonte and those "Cute" Mannlichers.
Ace researcher Carol Hewett illuminates even further a major figure in the current La Fontaine book Oswald Talked, weapons virtuoso George Nonte. Reveals Nonte's associations with FBI agent James Hosty, ATF agent Frank Ellsworth, and Dallas gun shop owner John T. Masen, one of the very few dealers of Mannlicher-Carcano ammo, which was found in the Texas School Book Depository.
This is the first installment of Lisa Pease's special report on the history and associations of Freeport Sulphur (now Freeport McMoRan). This company is currently in the news and on some websites because of the protests and rioting against its practices in Indonesia. Yet no journalist has exposed its curious past especially in relation to Castro's Cuba and how this entangled it with CIA officer David Phillips, and CIA agent Clay Shaw, both of who figure as prime suspects in the Kennedy conspiracy. Lisa's tour-de-force is based on newly declassified documents made available by the JFK Act from both the Garrison investigation and HSCA. It also features a never before seen deposition from a suspect from the Garrison probe that the ARRB does not even know about. It also shows us who was really controlling Freeport when its Cuban operations got in trouble and how these people were in direct confrontation with President Kennedy. Nine pages with four exceptionally interesting sidebars on Freeport's shenanigans with Batista, the relationship between Phillips and CIA journalist Hal Hendrix, a possible connection between Freeport and the Bay of Pigs operation, and a description of the heavy hitters on Freeport's Board of Directors. In the next issue, the report continues with more new ground on JFK, Freeport, Sukarno, and the bloodbath that toppled him.
Newsflash: Brothers to the Rescue?
Flash report on the recent shooting down of Florida based Castro exiles over Cuba and information on who their leader--Jose Basulto Leon-- really is. More intriguing information totally ignored by the mainstream media.
The latest on the death of Richard Case Nagell. Probe has been covering this story for the last two issues since many feel Nagell may have been the most important ground-level witness to the JFK conspiracy. This includes new information about his death and a brief excerpt from one of his letters which sheds light on his encoded correspondence from prison.
Obituaries on Jerry Neuberger and Richard Sprague.
Memorial reminisces and tributes to, respectively, an important JFK activist, and probably the most important photo analyst in the history of this case.