Keyword: jfk

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • JFK would back Obama, says White House

    12/17/2014 3:08:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 17, 2014 | Justine Sink
    Former President Kennedy would approve of President Obama's decision to roll back trade and travel restrictions on Cuba, the White House argued Wednesday. "I do think that even President Kennedy would acknowledge that after more than 50 years of a policy of isolation [which] didn't bring about the desired result … change was needed," White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. President Obama announced earlier in the day that the administration would ease travel restrictions to the country, as well as restrictions on exports to Cuba. The government is also allowing U.S. financial and telecommunications firms to establish more of...
  • In a Texas Court, a Fight for Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin

    12/12/2014 3:38:32 PM PST · by Theoria · 41 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 Dec 2014 | David Montgomery
    Hours after his younger brother Lee Harvey Oswald, the presidential assassin, was gunned down in the basement of the Dallas police station, Robert Oswald wrote a $710 cashier’s check to a Fort Worth funeral home as he made arrangements for his brother’s burial. The purchase included a No. 31 Pine Bluff coffin and vault, a dark suit and flowers. More than five decades later, the simple pine coffin — now badly deteriorating — is at the heart of an unlikely epilogue to the drama that gripped the nation on Nov. 22, 1963. Three days after he assassinated President Kennedy from...
  • DID THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION TRY TO DRIVE REAGAN OFF THE AIR?

    12/07/2014 6:43:03 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Power Line ^ | 12-6-2014 | John Hinderaker
    DECEMBER 6, 2014 BY JOHN HINDERAKER Did the Kennedy Administration Try to Drive Reagan Off the Air? Ronald Reagan apparently detested Bobby Kennedy, another sign of Reagan’s good judgment since Kennedy was an awful human being. But this is something I hadn’t heard before: Michael Reagan says that Bobby leaned on General Electric to get Reagan off television: [A] few months after [subpoenaing Reagan before a grand jury], Kennedy tried to get him fired from General Electric Theater. Or, at least, that’s what Reagan believed. “Dad told us he had just lost his job with GE,” Reed recalls Reagan son...
  • Did President Kennedy meet extraterrestrials?

    05/22/2009 12:10:43 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies · 3,521+ views
    examiner ^ | May 22, | Michael Salla, Ph.D.
    According to claims in a rare video, George Adamski met with President Kennedy at the White House in late 1961 and passed on a letter to him from human looking extraterrestrials. In addition to giving advice on the Cuban missile crisis, the alleged letter also contained an invitation for Kennedy to meet with the extraterrestrials. If Kennedy did attend such a meeting, it may explain why he was certain about human looking extraterrestrial life; made undisclosed trips to Air Force bases to deal with the UFO issue; and why he instructed NASA to cooperate with the USSR on joint space...
  • 22 November 1963

    11/22/2014 6:13:15 PM PST · by GOJPN · 140 replies
    22 November 2014 | GOJPN
    22 November 1963. 51 years ago. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing that day? I was in phys ed class and had just finished running the cross country course. As I walked up the locker room door, Coach Waite was sitting on the steps with his face in his hands. He was crying. I asked what was wrong and he told me that President Kennedy had been shot and killed. That was a bad day for me.
  • The Truth Behind JFK's Assassination

    11/22/2014 5:32:47 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 162 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 20, 2014 | Max Holland
    On November 29, 1963, President Lyndon Johnson directed the Warren Commission to “evaluate all the facts” in the brutal November 22 murder of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, on a downtown Dallas street in broad daylight. Reduced to its bare essentials, the investigation sought answers to three fundamental questions: Who, why and how? “Why” was entirely contingent on “who,” and that depended on “how.” Thus, the linchpin of the Warren Report—and every subsequent investigation—has always been precisely how Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza. That is the finding from which all the important answers flow; mishandle that question and the...
  • I Killed JFK WORLD PREMIERE (NewsMax TV)

    11/20/2014 6:09:36 PM PST · by Mozilla · 79 replies
    News Max TV ^ | November 20, 2014 | NewsMax TV
    Newsmax TV is running a show on JFK that is a world premiere. Sounds interesting as a guy on the show admits to having killed JFK. You can watch it at the link.
  • Another doctor who treated Ebola came through JFK

    10/26/2014 7:07:53 AM PDT · by Smokin' Joe · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 24, 2014 | By Philip Messing and Lorena Mongelli
    A physician who treated dying Ebola patients in Liberia flew in to JFK on Thursday night — and stayed at an airport hotel, a source told The Post. Colin Bucks, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford University’s medical school, arrived on a Royal Moroccan Air flight, sources said. He spent the night at the Hilton Garden Inn in Jamaica, Queens, where Centers for Disease Control workers also stay, according to a source. On Friday, he was cleared to travel home to Northern California, where he will “be monitored by CDC there,” the source said.
  • Jackie Kennedy believed Lyndon Johnson killed JFK

    10/22/2014 9:56:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 191 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | October 18, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    It has been widely reported that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, widow of President John F. Kennedy, shared with family members she was certain that Kennedy’s Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson, arranged to have her husband murdered. Soon that conclusion will be heard in the late First Lady’s own words, because audio tapes, recorded of discussions with historian and close family associate, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., between March and June 1964, will be released and excerpts featured on an upcoming ABC News program in November marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The tapes, which insiders describe as...
  • DHS: All passengers from Ebola affected countries to fly through 1 of 5 airports

    10/21/2014 9:25:00 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 62 replies
    cbs46.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Vanzetta Evans
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that all people flying from three Ebola affected nations must fly through one of five American airports. One of the airports being Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. DHS says this move is to help prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the United States. Passengers flying from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea will undergo additional health screenings and protective measures that were put into place at the five airports last week. The five airports are JFK, Newark, Dulles, Atlanta and O'Hare. This new mandate will go into effect Wednesday.
  • Fresh fears after passenger flying from to Nigeria to JFK dies in his seat after vomiting profusely

    A 63-year-old man died during a flight from Nigeria to New York's JFK after vomiting profusely - but it was only a 'cursory' exam by the CDC that confirmed he did not have Ebola. The passenger boarded an Arik Air plane out of Lagos, Nigeria, on Wednesday night, but passed away before the plane reached its final destination. Flight attendants called the CDC, Port Authority and customs officials, who then boarded the plane as it touched down, forcing 145 worried passengers to remain on board. The authorities then conducted tests on the body and it was only a short evaluation...
  • Alarm after vomiting passenger dies on flight from Nigeria to JFK

    10/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 163 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10-16-2014 | Philip Messing and Laura Italiano
    A plane from Nigeria landed at JFK Airport Thursday with a male passenger aboard who had died during the flight after a fit of vomiting — and CDC officials conducted a “cursory” exam before announcing there was no Ebola and turning the corpse over to Port Authority cops to remove, Rep. Peter King said on Thursday. The congressman was so alarmed by the incident — and by what he and employees see as troubling Ebola vulnerabilities at JFK — that he fired off a letter to the federal Department of Homeland Security demanding more training and tougher protocols for handling...
  • N.J. town erupts after council votes to rename Kennedy Center as the Obama Center

    08/11/2014 11:10:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 96 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8-11-14 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The governing body of one New Jersey town voted in favor of renaming the local Kennedy Center after the current White House head — and calling it the Barack Obama Center — and some residents aren’t exactly happy. Philly.com reported that the renaming came at the request of Willingboro Township Mayor Jacqueline Jennings, after she recalled how the black population in the region reacted with excitement at the campaign and election of Mr. Obama. “I think that people have a sense of pride about him,” she told Philly.com. “We had so many new people register to vote, people who had...
  • Solomon Islander who helped JFK save PT-109 crew dies

    08/07/2014 9:03:18 AM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/6/2014 | Claire McNeill
    On a moonless night in August 1943, on a pitch-black strait in the Solomon Islands, two vessels collided. A fireball bloomed, and the Navy gave up John F. Kennedy’s PT-109 crew for dead. But Lieutenant Kennedy fought, swimming for hours with his 10 remaining crewmembers, pulling one along by holding his life jacket strap in his teeth. Kennedy’s heroics may have been for naught without Eroni Kumana and Biuku Gasa, two Solomon Islanders. They found Kennedy and his crew six days after the wreck, subsisting on coconuts on a small island.
  • Time for another liberal “right-wingers killed JFK” story

    07/25/2014 2:23:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Leon Wolf, one of my favorite genres of lefty revisionism. Liberals have, I assume, been farting out pieces like this since the day Oswald’s political sympathies became publicly known, but semi-respectable left-wing pubs have been picking them up more frequently since 2009 in the name of bludgeoning Obama’s conservative critics. The “logic” runs like this: (1) Dallas 1963 was a very conservative, staunchly anti-Kennedy city; (2) JFK was murdered in Dallas; (3) ergo, very conservative, staunchly anti-Obama tea partiers are basically terrorists. You could kinda sorta forgive this if the assassin himself had been right-wing. It’s unfair to smear...
  • The abortion of JFK’s children was evil – but it’s also a tragic loss

    07/21/2014 4:02:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 21, 2014
    Did you know that John F. Kennedy had more than four children? That writers Christopher and Peter Hitchens had two other siblings? That Marilyn Monroe actually had a large number of children? I’m not particularly fond of the argument that I’ve heard many pro-lifers use: “Abortion is wrong because of all the amazing people we’ve aborted. One of them could have had the cure to cancer!” Abortion is fundamentally wrong because it ends the life of a developing human being, whether that human being would turn out to be a drug addict or the president of the United States....
  • On this Day in 1962: Infantry Nuke Test

    07/18/2014 2:02:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WeaponsMan blog ^ | July 17, 2014
    The USA fired its last above-ground nuclear test at a test site in Nevada on this day, 17 July, in 1962. The operation was a culmination exercise that brought together nuclear warhead tests (code-named Little Feller, as a nod to the W54 warhead’s light weight and low yield) and nuclear weapons employment maneuvers code-named Ivy Flats. The test was a pretty-much full-spectrum test of an actual tactical nuke, and a very unusual one — a nuclear infantry weapon called the Davy Crockett. A lot of tripe is written about the Davy Crockett, including that it could not fire a projectile...
  • Budget Ł149 London to New York flight starts

    07/03/2014 9:37:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:27PM BST 03 Jul 2014 | Natalie Paris
    Norwegian is running direct, low-cost routes on a new Dreamliner plane between Gatwick, New York, Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale. As with other budget flights, seat reservations, checked-in luggage and food will cost extra. The carrier suggests the flights will help spark competition between airlines—Ryanair and easyJet have both previously talked about going transatlantic—and perhaps even start a price war, but the launch has not been without hitch. Norwegian encountered fierce opposition in America over the proposition, with several US airlines, unions and the Airline Pilots Organization (ALPA) teaming up to run a media campaign over the last few months,...
  • Jackie Kennedy wanted to divorce her philandering husband and was given $1m to stay

    06/03/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2014 | Caroline Howe
    ackie Kennedy’s marriage to JFK was headed to a divorce when his life was cut short by an assassin's bullet in November 1963. She was about to become the only First Lady to divorce a sitting president. That's the shocking bombshell in a new book Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince from Blue Moon Productions publisher. Jackie had had enough. Fed up with his constant womanizing, and having her own dalliances that fueled the fire of her desire for liberation, Jackie told her confidantes that she wanted out. Her anger amped...
  • Air China 981 vs JFK ground control (Audio)

    05/29/2014 8:58:37 AM PDT · by Signalman · 38 replies
    LiveLeak.com ^ | 4/11/2014 | LiveLeak.com
  • What White Privilege Looks Like When You’re Poor

    05/26/2014 11:25:00 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 58 replies
    The Nation ^ | 5/22/2014
    Inevitably, when you talk about white privilege someone will ask the question, “What about poor white people? What privilege do they have?” In January 1961, John F. Kennedy was inagurated as the nation’s thirty-fifth president. In February 1961, he signed an executive order for a pilot food stamp program, one based on the model previously used during the Great Depression. During his campaign, Kennedy had spent much time in West Virginia, and according to his speechwriter Ted Sorensen, “was appalled by the pitiful conditions he saw, by the children of poverty, by the families living on surplus lard and corn...
  • The Man Who Killed Kennedy / The Case Against Lyndon Johnson

    05/19/2014 5:16:44 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 72 replies
    C-SPAN Book TV ^ | November 22, 2013 | Roger Stone
    Rober Stone discusses his book on the murder of JFK by LBJ.
  • Letters to priest provide rare insight into life of Jackie Kennedy

    05/13/2014 9:48:15 AM PDT · by NYer · 40 replies
    Irish Times ^ | May 12, 2014 | Michael Parsons
    Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy’s thoughts about her marriage to , their life in the and her reaction to his assassination are revealed in newly discovered letters she wrote to an Irish priest before and after she became first lady of the United States.The archive of her 14-year-long correspondence with – a Vincentian priest who lived in in in Dublin – will be sold at an auction in Ireland next month.In the previously unpublished letters, Jackie tells Fr Leonard how Kennedy, who was then a rising star in American politics, was consumed by ambition “like Macbeth”. In a letter sent in...
  • TSA Supervisor accused of having sex with minors; Arrested at JFK Airport

    05/10/2014 5:54:27 AM PDT · by csvset · 19 replies
    WABC ^ | May 09, 2014 | staff
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A TSA Supervisor was arrested at Kennedy Airport accused of setting up a meeting in the Dominican Republic to engage in sexual activity with minors. Vernon Lythcott was arraigned Friday afternoon in federal court. A judge set bail at $250,000. He works as a TSA screening supervisor. He's being charged with elicit sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign country and faces up to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors allege Lythcott engaged in sex acts with two 15-year-old girls during a January trip to the Dominican Republic.
  • JFK: The Smoking Gun and Mortal Error...revealing presentations of investigation [vanity]

    05/06/2014 9:10:00 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 28 replies
    me | 5/6/2014 | self
    I just got done bookending a book with a movie (albeit documentary). I had missed prior threads here at FR here and here (I just got done hunting down whether this had been posted prior). Seeing the posts on the topic, I almost let it go. Then I read the comments. The absolute statements of derision and dismissive/dissension on a plausible explanation for all the (non-LHO/JR) holes in the Warren Commission floored me. I'm posting this as a "Recommendation": If you have any interest at all in the JFK assassination, no matter from what angle, and have an open mind,...
  • JFK has a mugshot?!? Now here's a CLASSIC piece of conservative agitprop!

    04/25/2014 9:25:51 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 42 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-25-14 | The Looking Spoon
    Here's a fascinating piece of history... I had never seen this before, but I find it very fascinating given the fact that conservatives use JFK as a sort of blunt instrument to beat upon how far to the left liberals have fallen. Based on this the truth of that could be questioned.
  • What really happened at the Bay of Pigs

    04/20/2014 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 26 replies
    humanevents.com ^ | 4/18/14 | Humberto Fontova
    “We shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty!” proclaimed Lynch and Hawkin’s Commander-in-Chief just three months earlier. “They fought like tigers,” writes the CIA officer who helped train the Cubans who splashed ashore at the Bay of Pigs 53 years ago this week. “But their fight was doomed before the first man hit the beach.” That CIA man, Grayston Lynch, knew something about fighting – and about long odds. He carried scars from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge,...
  • Lessons learned on Bay of Pigs anniversary

    04/18/2014 7:06:35 AM PDT · by No One Special · 11 replies
    Amrican Thinker ^ | April 18, 2014 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    Fifty-three years ago, my father had a meeting on the other side of town in Havana where we lived at the time. Cuba was in turmoil and opposition to Castro was widespread as more and more people saw communists in positions of responsibility. At mid-morning, my dad called my mom and told her that something was happening in Cuba. Our phone kept ringing as friends and neighbors spread the news. Humberto Fontova recalls the events of that day: ""Freedom is our goal!" roared commander Pepe San Roman to the men assembled before him 48 years ago this week. “Cuba is...
  • Simulated Conelrad Alert (Spring 1962)

    03/31/2014 8:13:49 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jult 11, 2012 | Michael Shaver
    An interesting simulation of 1962 America. A bit hokey, and also that the simulated broadcast comes from Dayton, OH, home of Wright-Patterson Air Force base, and would have been one of the first places on the mark for a soviet nuclear attack, I believe it echoes the times.
  • Mob Threatened To Blind RFK's Kids

    01/20/2012 9:24:33 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 8 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 01/20/12 | Friends Of Ours
    Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Robert F. Kennedy, claims that degenerate thugs threatened to blind their "young children in an acid attack to deter" the mob buster's "investigation into labor racketeering" as reported by Lou Lumenick for the New York Post: Speaking out in a documentary by her daughter Rory premiering today at the Sundance Film Festival, feisty matriarch Ethel Kennedy recalls a scary threat when her husband was counsel to a Senate subcommittee probing organized crime's control of labor unions. "There was a journalist for the New York Post they had thrown acid in the face of," Mrs. Kennedy,...
  • This is how fire will be the unifying factor in the legacies of JFK and Obama...

    02/19/2014 1:24:11 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • TSA Tag Teams Conservative Jewish Author, Ignores Nijab Wearing Muslim

    02/08/2014 5:40:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    http://www.conservativeinfidel.com ^ | february 8, 2014 | rick wells
    TSA is becoming more and more like a totalitarian police force every day, above the law and beyond the reach of accountability for their acts. A Colorado woman, Jamelyn Steenhoek, was recently subjected to what she felt was the equivalent of a gynecological exam by TSA and filed a criminal complaint, only to have the Denver District Attorney’s  Office refuse to prosecute. Cherry-picking DA’s don’t want to fight the feds. Now comes word of an incident this past Wednesday in which an award-winning Jewish author, Phyllis Chesler was singled out for special attention by TSA agents in JFK Airport. Chesler’s flight to Florida...
  • 5 men taken into custody as suspects in 1978 Lufthansa heist

    01/23/2014 5:59:25 AM PST · by Doogle · 36 replies
    foxnews ^ | 01/23/14 | FOXNEWS
    Five men have been taken into custody as suspects in the 1978 Lufthansa heist at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, an FBI spokeswoman says, according to Reuters. More than $5 million in cash and $1 million in jewels were netted in the heist, which took place on Dec. 11, 1978 and was made famous in the 1990 film “Goodfellas.”
  • The Killing of Kennedy

    01/20/2014 1:40:53 PM PST · by Nelson Hultberg · 39 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | January 20, 2014 | Nelson Hultberg
    With the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination this past November, I began revisiting the various conspiracy theories that have appeared over the years. I never put any stock in the Warren Commission and the establishment verdict of “Oswald as lone killer.” But among all the conspiracy portrayals put forth, none truly satisfied me as definitive. That is until I read JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters, by James W. Douglass. There are hundreds of “JFK conspiracy” books in print, but Douglass takes the reader to places not visited by others eloquently and hauntingly. And...
  • Jackie Kennedy 'had an affair with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev & so did Bobby Kennedy', new book...

    01/15/2014 9:39:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2014 | David Gardner in Los Angeles
    Driven to distraction by the amorous betrayals of her husband, Jackie Kennedy embarked on a wild fling with ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev while she was still in the White House, according to a new tell-all book. Nureyev, who was nine years younger than the First Lady, was also once spotted with Jackie’s brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy ‘kissing each other passionately in a phone box’, the book claims. Much has been written through the years about President Kennedy’s dalliances while in office. His mistresses were famously said to include actresses Marilyn Monroe and Angie Dickinson, mafia moll Judith Exner and a...
  • Democrats in 2014: The Party of John Edwards

    01/04/2014 3:00:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 2, 2014 | Peter Beinart
    In his inaugural address Wednesday, incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to establish an intellectual pedigree for his focus on economic inequality. He invoked Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Al Smith, Frances Perkins, Fiorello La Guardia, Jacob Riis, David Dinkins, Mario Cuomo, and Harry Belafonte. It reminded me of when Democrats, eager to prove their national-security bona fides, tell audiences they hail from the party of Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. As if there wasn’t some other Democrat after Kennedy who dabbled at war and peace, some guy from Texas. De Blasio’s speech was a bit...
  • John F. Kennedy's Vision of Peace (RFK Jr. barf alert, but did he reveal RFK was a KGB asset?)

    01/01/2014 9:43:28 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 37 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
    Despite the Cold War rhetoric of his campaign, JFK's greatest ambition as president was to break the militaristic ideology that has dominated our country since World War II. In the autumn of 1961, as retired Gen. Lucius Clay, who had taken a civilian post in Berlin, launched a series of unauthorized provocations against the Soviets, Khrushchev began an extraordinary secret correspondence with JFK. With the Berlin crisis moving toward nuclear Armageddon, Khrushchev turned to KGB agent Georgi Bolshakov, a top Soviet spy in Washington, to communicate directly with JFK. Bolshakov, to the horror of the U.S. State Department, was a...
  • I still get emotional about the JFK assassination 50 years later

    12/28/2013 7:38:02 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday November 22, 2013 | Jesse Ventura
    ...The founders of this country had a vision of freedom and liberty that they tried to ensure for generations to come. They tried to design a democracy so full of checks and balances that it was bulletproof. So that no matter how many crooks managed to get themselves elected, the republic still prevailed. There have even been a few brief shining moments when the real potential of that original vision took hold. One such moment was Franklin Roosevelt's presidency. A decimated work force that was shell-shocked from the Great Depression was struggling for its very survival. FDR came to the...
  • Kerry: If North Korea has a nuke, why, that would be a problem

    12/16/2013 10:08:42 PM PST · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    How’s this for a confidence-builder as John Kerry prepares to sign off on a deal with Iran that will supposedly keep the mullahcracy from developing their own nuclear weapons? In an interview with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, the Secretary of State appears unaware that North Korea has repeatedly proven itself to have nuclear weapons with three tests of its devices. Instead, Kerry talks about the DPRK regime “potentially” having nuclear weapons in the middle of discussing the show trial and execution of the new Dear Leader’s uncle:
  • Last surviving member of PT boat crew that saved Kennedy dies

    11/29/2013 9:43:46 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 24 replies
    The Greenville News ^ | November 27, 2013 | LYN RIDDLE
    GREENVILLE, SC — The last surviving member of the crew that rescued John F. Kennedy from an island in the Pacific Ocean during World War II died Wednesday. Greenville native Jack Gardo was 87. He died in his sleep at his home on Farrs Bridge Road, his daughter-in-law Brenda Gardo said. Gardo enlisted in the U.S. Navy when he was 16, two years younger than the legal age, because he wanted to serve his country. In 1943, Gardo’s PT 157 was sent to rescue the survivors of PT 109, which was cut in half by a Japanese ship. The crew...
  • What’s in CIA’s secret JFK files?

    11/26/2013 9:26:40 AM PST · by SteveH · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2013 | James Rosen
    Fifty years after shots rang out in Dealey Plaza, killing a larger-than-life figure and abruptly ushering in what one historian has called “the decade of shocks” – from Dallas to Watergate – the federal agency that stood at the center of seemingly all the intrigues and conspiracy theories of that shadowy era is still holding onto an estimated 1,100 documents relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. [...] One official who has drawn particular scrutiny by researchers is the late George Joannides, an undercover CIA officer who worked in Miami and New Orleans in the early 1960s. Researchers...
  • Why Soviets Were No Fans Of Lee Harvey Oswald.

    11/26/2013 7:40:01 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 56 replies
    CSM ^ | November 23, 2013 | Fred Weir, Mike Eckel
    MOSCOW AND BOSTON — Lee Harvey Oswald’s Russian was still shaky in 1961, when he was working as a factory metalworker in the provincial Soviet city of Minsk. It fell to a young student engineer named Stanislav Shushkevich to help him out. "He was a simple martinet, and I found nothing in common with him. His Russian at that point was passable. We had about a dozen lessons in all, after that we had no contacts,” Mr.Shushkevich told the Monitor in an interview. “My main concern later on was that he would be given the task of fabricating equipment I...
  • Nov. 22, 1963: A look at the lives of JFK, C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley

    11/24/2013 1:14:57 PM PST · by jocon307 · 12 replies
    Desert News (Tip o'the hat Ace of Spades) ^ | 11/21/2013 | Jackie Hicken
    Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but the day also marks the 50th anniversary of the passing of famed authors C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley. Test your knowledge of these three historical giants with this quiz.
  • PBS Whitewashes Oswald’s KGB Connections

    11/24/2013 12:29:12 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 37 replies
    aim.org ^ | November 21, 2013 | Cliff Kincaid
    It may have been a mystery at one time, but not 50 years later. The fingerprints of the Soviet intelligence service and its Cuban affiliate are all over Oswald. One of the main controversies covered superficially in the program was Oswald’s trip to Mexico City—a favorite place for foreign communist governments to contact communist agents living in the U.S. PBS claimed that Oswald visited the Soviet and Cuban embassies looking for a visa, but was rebuffed by communist officials. It said, “…in the end both the Russians and the Cubans rejected him. All his plans to fight for Castro and...
  • History of the First Thanksgiving -- Berkeley Plantation

    11/24/2013 10:44:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Berkeley Plantation Web Site ^ | 2013 | H. Graham Woodlief
    In 1963 President Kennedy recognized Berkeley Plantation as the site of the first official Thanksgiving when the small ship the Margaret landed at Harrison Landing on the James River (upstream from Jamestown) in 1619, carrying 38 men after a perilous journey from England. The small group of carefully chosen craftsmen immediately marked their arrival on Dec. 4, 1619 with an act of Thanksgiving, led by their Captain, John Woodlief. They fell on their knees on the riverbank, and Captain Woodlief ordained that this day should be commemeorated annually as a day of Prayer and Thanksgiving. This was not Captain Woodlief's...
  • Was the Kennedy Assassination a conspiracy? You don’t have to be crazy to think so . . .

    11/24/2013 3:24:01 AM PST · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | November 20, 2013 | JIMMY AKIN
    Was the Kennedy Assassination a conspiracy? Here are 9 reasons you aren't crazy to think so. The 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination is upon us. John F. Kennedy was the first—and so far only—American president to be Catholic. He was not a particularly good Catholic. His policy on Church-state relations has been widely faulted as contributing to the marginalization of religion in American society. But nobody deserves to be gunned down in the street the way he was, and the Kennedy assassination has left us with an enduring mystery. At present, only 29% of the American public accepts the...
  • John Kennedy's Final Public Address "Texas Hotel Speech"

    11/23/2013 11:06:56 PM PST · by Prospero · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/21/2013 | John Kennedy
    About seventeen years after the murder of John F. Kennedy, I was given the opportunity to watch an archived film of the President's last public remarks, a short speech to the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, Friday morning, November 22, 1963.Having been impressed, I still remembered a line or two, and I briefly searched for what I hoped would be unedited footage. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find what was to be found had been heavily edited.There may be better copies of his full remakrs out there, but I did finally stumble on one unedited whole tape with...
  • Just one more....HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW: The Zapruder Film and the Shot that Missed

    11/23/2013 8:30:47 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 189 replies
    http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/scearce.htm ^ | November 27th, 2007 | Kenneth R. Scearce
    A newly published theory (2007) about the Kennedy assassination demands that we re-examine the Zapruder film, more closely than ever before.
  • Lessons in Succession Throughout the Ages

    11/23/2013 6:22:09 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | November 23, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the succession process, on the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination The historians of ancient Rome – both contemporary and throughout the ages since – have written a great deal about the difference between “bad emperors” and “good emperors.” Nero and Caligula, for example, were off-the-charts terrible, while Augustus, Trajan, Antonius Pius, Hadrian, and Marcus Aurelius were terrific. Of the dozens of emperors in Rome’s long-lasting empire, why were some good and others bad, when they all tended to have similar education, family background, ethnicity, experience, and military background? One of the theories was adoption vs. birth. Not...
  • Will 'long-hidden footage of second shooter' prove Lee Harvey Oswald did NOT act alone?

    11/23/2013 2:12:59 PM PST · by Windflier · 296 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 23 November 2013 | Alex Greig
    A Texas real-estate developer is in possession of footage of John F. Kennedy's motorcade from that fateful day in Dallas that he believes supports the theory that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. Whether or not the footage is genuine isn't yet known, but if it is, it would represent a dramatic development in a story 50 years in the making. Following the 50th anniversary of the death of JFK, Stephen Bowen, who is also a principal in small film production company, decided the time was right to sell the footage, which reportedly depicts a second shooter, to the...