Monday, November 15, 2010

I'm back from Lancer conf. Updates later tonight.

A surprisingly good conference.  Casey Quinlan had a great presentation.  He identified three new witnesses in the plaza.  One was a Black couple, Evelyn and Arthur King.  They ate a lunch on a bench behind the abutment Zapruder was standing on.  They ate hamburgers from Tom Thumb, a chain restaurant that is still in business.  Evelyn was drinking a Strawberry Nihi which she dropped and that is the red stain in that area.  There are pictures of police examining this area in "Pictures of the Pain."  Casey also identified the 3rd man on the concrete stairs leading up the knoll from Elm Street.

Another great presentation was by Bill Simpich.  He was the first to use newly declassified documents.  He talked about Mexico City and how there are 5 main things going on:

1.) Discredit the FPCC
2.) The CIA wants to recruit Azcue
3.) A probe of Kostikov
4.) A mole hunting operation by the CIA that included it's Mexico City station.  This accounts for the 2 Oct 10, 1963 cables with the differing descriptions of Oswald.
5.) And Bill talked about what John Newman called "The Smoking File," in his book LHO and the CIA.  You need to compare the creation of a 201 file on Oswald, which was a year late, supposedly in reaction to his "defection," to Russia in 1959 to the documents on the discrediting of the FPCC.

Simpich thinks "Lee Henry Oswald," was a name created by Ann Egerter when she opened the 201 file on Oswald. Then they create a Mexico City version of the 201 file on Oswald.  So, there's 2, one in Langley, one in Mexico City.

Another Ann, Ann Goodpasture, may have had her own operation going on.  She did not just answer to Winn Scott. She answered to Angleton and Harvey.  She was part of Staff D.

I'll have more on this later.

Malcolm Blunt showed me a photo of the interior of a room where the old Reel to Reel machines were audio recording the phone lines in Mexico City.  I hope to have a copy of that shortly.

Meanwhile here are some of Bill's articles:

The JFK Case: Oswald and His Twelve Handlers

The JFK Case; the Office that Spied on its Own Spies

Rolie Zavada spoke.  It was extremely technical.  But, as Jim DiEugenio said, "he comes across like he's your Uncle Wally."  He was a nice old man, but the stuff was way over my head.  One thing which I think is lost in the authentication debate is that people didn't have copies of the Z film, and other films to be making the kinds of comparisons we are today.  Very few saw the Z film, as a film in November or December of 1963.  Who had copies of the films and photos to do a forensic examination looking for forgeries in 1963 or 1964? No one!

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