Thursday, August 21, 2014

Garrison and the Still Secret JFK Assassination Files

Jim Garrison and the Still-Secret JFK Assassination Files

Bill Kelly

In regards to Jim Garrison requesting his son to be at the National Archives when the government finally gets around to releasing the still secret records on the assassination, I tried to discover what records remain sealed, but there are so many they can’t tell us how many there are.

I did learn however, that most of the documents that Garrison specifically referred to have already been released, and what remains withheld should be released to the public in late September 2017, unless the President orders otherwise.

In 1996 Garby F. Leon asked the NARA about the status of these records and intimidated that he was going to mention them during a Assassinations Records Review Board (ARRB) hearing, but he is not listed among those who testified at the public hearings, but he did correspond with them. [Series 5: Press and Public Contact Files  ]

Besides having a unique name, Garby Leon was an interesting person, with a doctorate in music from Harvard, he was a Fox film producer whose helped develop the Matrix, and recently passed away [Garby Francis Leon, Fox Executive Who Developed ‘The Matrix’ at Silver Pictures, Dies at 66 ].

Many thanks to Rex Bradford at MaryFerrell.org for making these documents and other significant records available, and I have added the relevant links.



JIM GARRISON'S LIST OF WARREN COMMISSION DOCUMENTS WHICH HE SOUGHT AND WAS UNABLE TO OBTAIN:

On April 9, 1996 Martha Murphy of the NARA responded to the inquiry from Garby Leon and wrote:

“This is in response to your e-mailed request for information regarding the status of Warren Commission Documents. The income tax forms of Ruth and Michael Paine CD 713 and CD 848 have been withheld for privacy and are referred to the Internal Revenue Service for review. These documents are not security classified, as would be suggested by the description of them as ‘secret’ in the book ‘On the Trail of the Assassins.’”

Garby Leon commented: “But they're fudging a bit, because the Paine's tax information, are also 'referred' to the IRS, hence unavailable.  I was amused at how testy the archivist's response was to my quote from Garrison...”

And I agree, whether they are being withheld for reasons of national security or personal privacy reasons, they are sealed from the public and are therefore still ‘secret.’

CD 218 - relating to Michael Paine LALC Los Angeles Local Correspondence
CD 258 - relating to Michael Paine
CD 508 - relating to Michael Paine's sister
CD 600 through CD 629, regarding relatives of Michael Paine.

Of the 51 documents you listed in your letter, three
are still withheld pending review by another agency,

10 CDs are released in part, with information redacted on some pages.  All of the other 38 CDs listed in your letter have been released in full. 


(Files relating to Oswald):

CD 321 - Chronology of Oswald in USSR (Secret)
CD 347 - Activity of Oswald in Mexico City (Secret)
CD 384 - Activity of Oswald in Mexico City

CD 384 “ACCESS RESTRICTED – The item identified below has been withdrawn from this file: File Designation CD 384...In the review of this file this item was removed because access to it is restricted. Restrictions on records in the National Archives are stated in general and specific record group restriction statements which are available for examination. The item identification above has been withdrawn because it contains: X Security – Classified Information
1/16/80”

CD 528 - re: Allegation Oswald interviewed by CIA in Mexico City
CD 631 - re: CIA dissemination of information on Oswald http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11030
CD 674 - Info given to the Secret Service but not yet to the WC
CD 692 - Reproduction of CIA official dossier on Oswald
CD 698 - Reports of travel and activities of Oswald & Marina
CD 871 - Photos of Oswald in Russia (Secret)
CD 931 - Oswald's access to information about the U-2 (Secret)
CD 943, "Allegations of Pfc. Eugene Dinkin re Assassination Plot"
CD 971, "Calls to U.S. Embassy, Canberra,… re:Planned Assassination."
CD 1216 - Memo from Helms entitled "Lee Harvey Oswald" (Secret)
CD 1222 - Statements by George de Mohrenschildt re: assassination
CD 1273 - Helms re:inconsistencies in info provided by CIA(Secret) http://www.maryferrell.org/mffweb/archive/viewer/showDoc.do?docId=11668
CD 1551, "Conversations Between Cuban President and Ambassador";

Garb Leon: “In sum, 15 of the 51 Warren Commission items which Garrison wanted to see are still secret, or redacted. That's roughly 30% secrecy maintained, a third of a century later. A question I have: has the ARRB reviewed the 'redactions' these documents are 'released' with? Finally, if I have the opportunity, I intend to ask the ARRB board members if Garrison's wish-list will be fulfilled - or not. This would seem only the very most basic starting point for the release of government documents, pursuant to the ARRB's mandate.  And, a good benchmark for testing how good the USG's word is on their promise to fulfill the intent of the law.”

October 24, 2017 – it’s a Tuesday. Mark it on your calendar – as that’s the day that one of two things will happen.


Either the AOTUS – Archivist of the United States will announce to the President, Congress and the American people that the last government record on the assassination of President Kennedy has been released to the public or the POTUS – the President of the United States – whoever is elected in the next election, will announce that he/she has agreed with the requests by agencies of government and will continue to withhold certain records for reasons of national security. 

Air Force Non-Compliance with JFK Act

Final Report of the Assassinations Records Review Board p. 158:

Chapter 8

Compliance with JFK Act by Government Offices

16. Department of the Air Force

In 1995, the Air Force directed certain Air Force Commands to undertake searches for assassination records. The only assassination record found was an operations logbook from Andrews Air Force Base that had recorded events at the base on the day of the assassination.

The Review Board asked the Air Force to conduct further searches for assassination records. The Review Board asked the Air Force to conduct further searches for assassination records. The Review Board asked the Air Force to: (1) identify and review the 1963-64 files for the highest officials in the Air Force, including the Secretary of the Air Force; (2) more thoroughly review the files of the Office of Special Investigations for any records relating to Air Force One on November 22, 1963 including specifically searching for any audiotapes of transmissions to and from Air Force one on the day of the assassination.

[BK: Please note that this log was retrieved from a trash by a civilian employee of Andrews - probably a custodian, and it appears that that was what became of most if not all of the significant and historical Air Force records of the assassination, as reported by the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) in their final report:: JFKcountercoup: The Andrews AFB Log Book 11/22/63 ]

As the Review Board requested, the Air Force conducted a targeted search. The Air Force did not, however, forward additional records to the JFK Collection. After the Air Force submitted its Final Declaration, the Board requested that the Air Force further account for specific Air Force records, particularly records for the Air Force’s Office of Presidential Pilot and the Historical Research Agency at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. The Air Force, at the time of this Report, had not followed up on the Review Board’s request.

The Air Force submitted its Final Declaration of Compliance dated November 21, 1997.





Monday, August 4, 2014

Garrison asks Son to be there when Secret Records Released

It occurs to me that the 50th anniversary of the Garrison investigation is approaching (early 2017). It looks like both COPA and Lancer have lost key persons and may not be offering seminars in the future. I wonder if there are any people in this group who might be interested in throwing together a weekend seminar/schmoozefest at that time, preferably in New Orleans. I'd love to hear the best observers from "both" sides of the issue, although I recognize that there is some level of impatience between them. Perhaps it could be open to all comers but structured in a way to minimize direct combat. And if we are, indeed, in New Orleans, there should be at least a few of the original personalities available to speak or take a few questions. Anybody interested?

By the way, I'm still interested in assembling a comprehensive online archive of all the available documents relating to the Garrison case. Some are in NARA/ARRB, AARC, Weisberg, Baylor, Georgetown and various other places. I'd like to see them sensibly organized and cross-searchable, and I'm willing to copy any and donate the Ferrie material I have collected. A one-stop site: Documents, bibliographies, articles, photo galleries, video/audio materials, etc.SR

In response I wrote: While New Orleans is a great town to have a party, Sept-October 2017 is when the remaining sealed government records in the assassination are to be released (or continually withheld by whoever is POTUS). Didn't Garrison ask his kids to be there when they are released?

In response Don Carpenter wrote:
Bill, Just to add a little context, Garrison died in Fall of 1992, before ARRB even began to crank up its very basic operations. Garrison may have made the statement about all the still-sealed documents as of 1992, or probably years before when he made the statement (probably in the 1967-69 period), but most of whatever he was talking about has already been released. He was not talking specifically about what is left to be declassified, although I think we all are anxious to see if there is anything in there.”

Don also said that he didn’t think “Garrison was on to something,” though he is willing to be persuaded.
Well I don’t think that the New Orleans crew that Garrison “was on to” – the same Yahoos who carried out the Houma Bunker raid  JFKcountercoup: The Houma Bunker Raid Revisted, could have conducted  the Dealey Plaza operation, which included the framing of Oswald, a professional Level One sniper and the Northwoods disinformation twist to blame Castro. That’s a very sophisticated op, not one that some New Orleans Yo-Yos or the Mafia could have pulled off.

And I think that Garrison also eventually realized that the President wasn’t killed by a deranged lone nut, or by the New Orleans contingent he tried to take to court – but what happened at Dealey Plaza was a covert coup conducted by JFK’s enemies in Washington.

You can argue over whether Garrison was “on to something” but what he said about the sealed government files is pertinent and important, and which Dave Reutzes also thought important enough to quote and try to debunk when wrote in The JFK 100 – Suppressed Investigative Files at www.jfk-online.com.
In Oliver Stone’s JFK, New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner) delivers a monologue about evidence being concealed by the federal government:

“Let’s ask the two men who have profited the most from the assassination – your former President Lyndon Baines Johnson and your new President, Richard Nixon – to release 51 CIA documents pertaining to Lee Oswald and Jack Ruby, or the secret CIA memo on Oswald’s activities in Russia that was ‘destroyed’ while being photocopied. All these documents are yours – the people’s property – you pay for it, because the government considers you children who might be too disturbed to face this reality, because you might lynch those involved, you cannot see these documents for another 75 years. I’m in my 40s, so I’ll have shuffled off this moral coil by then, telling my 8-year old son to keep himself physically fit so that one glorious September morning in 2038 he can walk into the National Archives and find out what the CIA and FBI knew. They may even push it back then. It may become a generational affair with questions passed down from father to son, mother to daughter, in the manner of the ancient runic bards. Someday, somewhere, someone might find out the damned Truth. Or we might just build ourselves a new Government like the Declaration of Independence says we should do when the old one ain’t working – maybe a little out West.” (1)

(1) Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar, JFK: The Book of the Film (New York, Applause, 1992), p. 178.
Of course the 75 years the Warren Commission records were sealed has been overtaken by the JFK Act of 1992, which stipulates that they be released in late September 2017 – or withheld by a presidential order, so Garrison’s son doesn’t have to wait as long as Garrison thought.

But Reitzes also asks, “Has the government really been withholding evidence of conspiracy?”
And the answer is clearly yes, even if one only sticks to the Warren Commission era records – and I will only mention three – the document that the Warren Commission lawyer was reading when he was recorded as saying: “We’ll have to find out what Oswald studied at the Monterey Institute,” (now the Defense Language Institute) and the ONI and USMC investigative records and reports.

In his books Heritage of Stone and On the Trail of the Assassins, Garrison himself lists a series of  Warren Commission documents that were sealed away from public view when he wrote those book, such as Oswald’s Access to Information on the U2 and reports on Ruth and Michael Paine, some of which have been released under the JFK Act, but has anyone gone through Garrison’s lists to see if these documents have been released or not? 

Reitzes falsely answers the question – and knows he is wrong – by quoting “longtime researcher and JFK consultant Gus Russo,” who has also been exposed as a witting CIA asset who continues to promote the discredited original cover story that Castro was behind the assassination. Reitzes quotes Russo as saying that one day when he heard Stone talk about “the sinister sealing of the Warren Commission records for seventy-five years. I was stunned. Although that had been President Johnson’s original intention, public pressure had actually forced the release of most of the Commission’s records within three years of the 1963 murder.”
Actually, it was the single letter from Cedar Rapids, Iowa mayor Johnson that led to the reversal of the seventy-five year policy.

Russo: “I managed to pull Stone aside, and informed him that the records we investigators really coveted were the HSCA’s sealed files, numbering hundreds of thousands of pages, as well as those of other federal agencies whose holdings could be in the millions of pages….”

Russo claims that he conferred with respected Washington investigator, the late Kevin Walsh, who gave him a letter that “corroborated” what Russo had been saying – and Reitzes quotes Michael R. McReynolds of the NARA Textual Reference Division that as of 1992, 98 percent of the Warren Commission records had been released.

Of course those 98 percent of the Warren Commission records released so far don’t include the Monterey document or the ONI and USMC investigative reports, and they are now saying the same thing about all of the government records released under the JFK Act. Millions of them, 98 percent of all government records on the assassination are in the public domain, but they don’t tell you that there are so many documents still being withheld that they can’t tell us how many there are.

“Since that time, of course,” Reitzes wrongly writes, “some may have noticed that Oliver Stone hasn’t said a word about those files. That’s because they prove his JFK monologue to be little more than hot air, there were no documents withheld because they were ‘smoking guns’ proving the existence of a conspiracy.”
What hogwash. Of course Stone has talked about those files – he testified before Congress about them and said he didn’t expect any “smoking gun” documents to be found but instead thought that the existing records would be like the shell of a Mercedes Benz left on a street in Harlem for thirty years, stripped of all its value, which is exactly what we found.

And there certainly are “smoking” documents – such as Col. Higgins report of the September 24 1963 CIA briefing of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – which confirms that the military was giving support to the CIA Cuban operations and that they were conducting a Valkyrie type operation to get rid of Castro – one based on the German generals plot to kill Hitler, the plan that I believe was diverted to Dealey Plaza.
As for Don Carpenter saying “we’re all anxious to see what’s there,” we know pretty much what is there, as we have all of the denials of requests for documents – such as the ONI Defector file, the documents on Collins Radio and Air Force One and hundreds of similar records that have been denied researchers since the passage of the JFK Act.

And now, I’m going to try to take Garrison’s advice and stay healthy so in September 2017 I can stand in line with his son and if the president - whoever she may be, will let us, I will read some of the records that the government refuses to let us read today.



Sunday, July 27, 2014

Negative FOIA Response from USAF

Department of the Air Force
87th AIR BASE WIND (AMC)     
                          
87 CS/SCOK
1901 E. Third St.
JBMDL NJ 08641

21 Jul 14

William E. Kelly, Jr.

Dear Mr. Kelly

This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking a copy of the following documents:

-          Any records, specifically the passenger manifest for Military Air Transport (MAT) flights from McGuire AFB to Europe in October 1959.

A thorough search was conducted by 305 APS and the Base Historian, but did not locate any records responsive to your request.

To appeal this decision or if you consider our “no records” response to be an adverse action, you may appeal it to the Secretary of the Air Force, through our office at the address above, within 60 days of receipt of this letter. Include your rationale and a copy of this letter.

Please direct further inquires to myself at (609) 754-3445.

(Signed)
TRACI L. CHRIST, GS—07, DAF
McGuire AFB FOIA Manager


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Military Air Transport Service

Military Air Transport Service (MATS)


From: Encyclopedia of American Military History.

The Military Air Transport Service came into being in June 1948 through a merger of the Air Transport Command (ATC) and the Naval Air Transport Service. These military airlifters are charged with the transportation of almost anything anywhere at any time and in all kinds of weather. MATS has played an important role in both war and peace, despite substantial cutbacks in peacetime.

The first challenge MATS faced came with the Berlin blockade of 1948–49 and the need to supply the western zones of the city by air. MATS met the challenge, learning important lessons in the experience, including the fact that fewer large transports were more effective than more numerous smaller ones. MATS had originally been flying Douglas C-47 and Douglas C-54 Skymaster aircraft.

The next major challenge for MATS came in 1950 with the Korean War. Major General William H. Tunner, who had directed the Berlin Airlift, organized the Combat Cargo Command for the Far East Air Force, which was responsible for Korea. MATS even provided direct military support. During two days in November 1950 it dropped 140 tons of ammunition to marines engaged in desperate fighting at the Changjin/Chosin Reservoir. During the marines' withdrawal, Combat Cargo Command brought in 273 tons of supplies and evacuated 4,600 wounded. MATS grew substantially in size, and during the entirety of the war it transported 391,763 tons of cargo, 2.6 million passengers, and 310,000 medevac patients. The new Douglas C-124 Globemaster aircraft played a key role.

Following the war, budget cutbacks threatened to do away with MATS all together, and some in Congress wanted civilian airlines to transport passengers and goods. However, the 1960 crisis in the Formosa (Taiwan) Straits showed this to be impractical, and the idea was dropped. In February 1960 Secretary of Defense Neil McElroy created a military airlift policy, giving MATS responsibility for the nation's air transport in times of peace and war. This remained in effect until President Ronald Reagan's national airlift policy of June 1987.

The expansion of MATS coincided with President John F. Kennedy's policy of flexible response, which sought highly mobile conventional forces able to move at a moment's notice. New aircraft included the C-130 Hercules and the Boeing C-135. The Lockheed C-141 StarLifter began development. By the time America entered theVietnam War, the C-130 was the standard MATS workhorse. Suited for a variety of missions, it lifted personnel and cargo, and also served as a gunship, tanker, and medevac aircraft. It continues in use today as the C-130J. General Howell M. Estes, Jr., commander of MATS from 1964 to 1969, developed rapid turn-around procedures known as "quick stop" and "quick change." Howell also established a command post that connected MATS headquarters to the lowest field commanders to monitor airlift operations.

In January 1966 MATS was redesignated the Military Airlift Command (MAC). By 1967 and the height of the Vietnam War, MAC was moving 65,350 passengers and 42,296 tons of cargo per month in South Vietnam. MAC was also involved in combat operations. Operation Blue Light involved landing 2,952 troops and 4,749 tons of equipment of the 3d Infantry Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division from Hawaii directly to Pleiku, South Vietnam. During the 1968 Tet Offensive, MAC rendered particularly important service, transporting additional resources to South Vietnam. Concurrently, in Operation Combat Fox, MAC transferred troops to South Korea from the United States, Japan, and Southeast Asia as a consequence of the Pueblo incident. Other notable operations included delivery of supplies during the 1967 siege of Khe Sanh, the airlift of supplies to South Vietnamese forces during the 1972 Easter offensive, and the evacuation of U.S. personnel after the 1973 Paris cease-fire. MAC also carried out Operation Homecoming, the repatriation of U.S. POWs. In Operation Frequent Wind, MAC evacuated American and foreign nationals when the Republic of Vietnam collapsed in April 1975.

Today MAC continues its mission of serving as the U.S. military's air transport service. Recent successful operations include Operation Desert Shield, the military buildup before the 1991 Gulf War, and operations in Bosnia in 1996.

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Clayton, Knight. Lifeline in the Sky: The Story of the United States Military Air Transport Service. New York: William Morrow, 1957
Ulanoff, Stanley M. MATS: The Story of the Military Air Transport Service. New York: F. Watts, 1964
Williams, Nicholas M. Aircraft of the United States Military Air Transport Service, 1948 to 1966. Leicester, U.K.: Midland, 1999.
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Halin, Jason M. "Military Air Transport Service (MATS)." In Tucker, Spencer C., gen. ed. Encyclopedia of American Military History. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2003. American History Online. Facts On File, Inc. http://www.fofweb.com/activelink2.asp?
ItemID=WE52&iPin=EMHII0274&SingleRecord=True (accessed July 9, 2014).

MATS


The Military Air Transport Service was activated 1 June 1948. It was created by consolidating the Air Transport Command and the Naval Air Transport Service under the control of the newly created United States Air Force (USAF). The first test of the newly created MATS was the Berlin Airlift--"OPERATION VITTLES". The Soviets had blocked all surface transportation in the western part of Berlin. Railroads tracks were destroyed, barges were stopped on the rivers, and highways and roads blocked. The only avenue left was through the air. On June 26, 1948, the airlift began. MATS transports from around the globe began making their way to Germany, including 2 of the U.S. Navy's air transport squadrons assigned to MATS. This operation would continue for some 15 months until the Soviets lifted the blockade. MATS would provide numerous humanitarian airlifts of global proportions.

Within MATS there were other technical services such as Air Weather Service (AWS), Air Rescue Service (ARS), Special Airlift Mission (SAM), Air Photographic and Charting Service (APCS), and the Aeromedical Transport Wing (AMTW). The U.S. Navy was an integral part of MATS, providing 5 transport squadrons to the joint service effort.

In the early days of MATS, there were 3 divisions, Atlantic, Pacific, and Continental. A later reoganization called for just 2 divisions -- Eastern Transport Air Force (EASTAF) and the Western Transport Air Force (WESTAF). To accomplish the global mission required, MATS has used many different aircraft. The C-47 "Gooney Bird", C-46 Curtis Commado, C-135 Stratolifter, C-141 Starlifter, C-130 Hercules, C-133 Cargomaster, C-124 Globemaster, C-118 Liftmaster, C-121 Super Constellation, C-74 Globemaster I, C-97 Stratofreighter, and the C-131 Samaritan just to name a few. Each of the individual technical MATS services had their own specific aircraft to carry out their mission.

On January 1, 1966 MATS was deactivated and the Military Airlift Command was created to continue the traditions MATS had began.

source: some infomation adapted from the book, "MATS: The Story of the Military Air Transport Service." by Stanley M. Ulanoff.
1964: The Moffa Press, Inc.


The History of the Military Air Transportation Service

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The Military Air Transportation Service, commonly referred to as MATS, is an inactive Department of Defense Unified Command. Although it is no longer active, the Military Air Transportation Service played a crucial role in the Korean War, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. Upon its disestablishment, the Air Force components were reassigned to the Military Airlift Command, and the Navy components were reassigned to the U.S. Navy.

Why Was the Military Air Transportation Service Created?

During World War II, the United States Army Air Forces Air Transport Command was used to meet the urgent demand for reinforcements at U.S. military bases across the globe. An air supply system was utilized instead of traditional, land based transportation. The end of World War II brought the end to this command, however, as it was deemed to be only a necessity during a time of war.

When the United States Air Force was separated from the army and became its own entity in 1947, the Air Transport Command was scrapped. However, the newly created Department of Defense believed that the Air Force needed this troop deployment method, and the Military Air Transportation Service was born.
How Was the Military Air Transportation Service Different From the Air Transport Command?
Although not formally listed as a military mission, the Military Air Transportation Service was controlled primarily by the U.S. Air Force. To further the mission and directive of the Military Air Transportation Service, the Naval Air Transport Service was consolidated into this service as well. This consolidation put the sanctioning power of the Military Air Transportation Service in the hands of the Department of Defense, instead of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force sanctioning two identical services separately.
What Roles Did the Military Air Transportation Service Play in Conflicts?

During the Korean War, the Military Air Transportation Service played a vital role in offering support to the United Nations troops. They operated from the United States to Japan, supplying routes into Japan and providing troop carrier services throughout the war.

With the Cuban Missile Crisis in full swing, the Military Air Transportation Service air lifted thousands of troops for rapid deployment. Additionally, they transported thousands of tons of military gear and other necessities from around the United States to Florida and Guantanamo Bay.

The Vietnam War was also heavily aided by the Military Air Transportation Service. Not only did they provide needed supplies and equipment for the war, but they also helped more than 14,000 troops receive proper medical attention and treatment by transporting them to medical facilities.

Why Did the Military Air Transportation Service Cease Operations?

In 1965, the U.S. Navy withdrew its components to reallocate its resources to different programs. This led to the Military Airlift Command being activated, which took over all responsibilities of the once commissioned Military Air Transportation Service. The method of deployment and functionality of the program stayed the same, but fell under specific U.S. Air Force command and assumed a new name.

Created as a result of consolidating two different programs, the Military Air Transportation Service played a crucial part in all military action taken by the United States from 1948 to 1966. Although the program has changed names and branch delegations a number of times, the basic functionality of air lifting troops and providing equipment and resources is still carried out by the U.S. military today.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Psycho Assassins and Witnesses?

Are These People Crazy or What?

It didn’t take long for someone to claim that Lt. Commander Terri Pike is an unreliable source because she was a mental case – when in fact, the two JFK Assassination Records she calls our attention to – the ONI Defector File and Oswald’s 119 Reports, stand alone and do not change whether or not Terri Pike padded her expense account, traveled without authorization and was a total mental case.

I think a close look at the Terri Pike Affair clearly shows that the charges she was brought up on – unauthorized travel, was a trumped up charge and she was railroaded by the military brass who didn’t want her to complete the job she was tasked and dedicated to – locating the government records related to the Assassination of President Kennedy.

When given the chore – over a year after the head of ONI merely replied to the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) request for ONI documents related to the assassination, that they didn’t have any, Pike located significant clearly related records, some of which she said she found “by accident” because they were “misfiled.”

She was given very high marks by the Review Board staff for her work ethic and cooperation, and was made the task leader, along with a number of other US Navy Reserve (USNR) Lt. Commanders, neither of whom were charged or dissaplined for the same infractions, or psychologically evaluated and discharged.
Instead, the officer she traveled with – LTCM Doolittle, was brought into the regular Navy and given another assignment while the other LTCM B., a legal aide – ala – was described by ARRB staff as being a “pit bull” and uncooperative, signed off on the ONI statement that all relevant documents had been turned over to the ARRB for inclusion in the JFK Act, under penalty of perjury. He too should be called as a witness before the Congressional hearing on JFK Assassination Records, whenever they decide to exercise their oversight responsibilities.

 ARE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE CRAZY, OR WHAT?

In light of the false public allegations that LTCM Terri Pike - the ONI records officer assigned to identify JFK assassination records is a mental case – and therefore a bad source for the clearly relevant and now believed significant ONI Defector File and still missing 119 Reports, I think it worthwhile to revisit a number of other “mental cases” that could be significantly relevant –

1)      US Army General Edwin Walker, relieved of command after distributing right wing literature to his troops, psychologically evaluated at Springfield medical facility and released from the service. A doctor at Springfield (MO.) also prepared a report on mental patients there who threatened the president, a Warren Commission document.

2)      DINKIN, EUGENE. Official at U.S. mission, Berlin. Involved in Richard Case Nagell’s release from East Germany in 1968. Eugene B. Dinkin studied psychology at the University of Illinois and enlisted in US Army in 1961, trained at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and assigned to National Security Agency counterpart Army Security Agency (ASA) as a ‘crypto operator” with a crypto level clearance, one of the highest.  On September 24, 1963 Dinkin was given a psychiatric evaluation and transferred to other duties, his security clearance revoked after he gave a speech on stockpiling nuclear weapons during a troop information class on the subject of “Duty, Honor, Country.” Dinkin also said a few months before the assassination that “a conspiracy was in the making by the military of the United States, perhaps combined with an ultra-right economic group…”  On October 22, 1963 Dinkin wrote a letter to Attorney General Robert Kennedy warning about an assassination attempt on President Kennedy in November that would be blamed on Communists, a conspiracy engineered by elements of the military and a military coup might ensue. On October 25 Dinkin tried to contact ambassadors to Luxemborg, “in hopes that his message would filer through the intelligence networks back to the United States.” (ala Dick Russesll, TMWKTM, p. 554) On November 2, 1963 Dinkin got leave and then went AWOL, attempting to contact the editor of a Geneva publication. After the assassination (May 1964), Richard Helms of the CIA called attention to Dinkin, who was hospitalized at Landstuhl General Hospital psychiatric ward immediately after the assassination, when he was interviewed by the Secret Service. Dinkin was transferred to Walter Reed in December 1963. Dink said he was able to draw his conclusions about the Kennedy assassination from images in news photographs. I think the news photo Dinkin saw was one of the Venezuelan Arms Cache. Dinkins filed a lawsuit against the government in 1975, and may still be alive.

3)      G. Garrett Underhill, a high level think tank analyst for government and government defense contractors, Underhill warned friends of a secret government cabal that was going to take over the government, and committed suicide or was murdered, possibly because of his special knowledge acquired from sources inside the government or military.

4)      Richard Case Nagel – primary subject of Dick Russell’s The Man Who Knew Too Much, (TMWKTM) who walked into El Paso, Texas bank and fired a pistol into the air in order to get arrested by federal authorities and be in prison when the assassination occurred.

5)      Lee Harvey Oswald – accused assassin of President Kennedy, who had  no motive to kill him other than an operational one, but is still falsely branded a deranged loner and psychopath, who also took a shot a Gen. Walker (Case Study #1) and killed Dallas policeman J.D. Tippit for no apparent reasons, so he must have been crazy.

6)      George deMohrenschildt – best friend of Oswald (Case Study #5) who saw the rifle, joked about shooting Walker and received a Backyard Photo of Oswald holding rifle alleged to have killed JFK and pistol alleged to have killed Tippit, signed on the back “Hunter of Fascists, ha, ha.” DeMohrenschildt had contact with important CIA and military intelligence officers, was in Haiti at the time of the assassination, and wrote an important manuscript “I’m a Patsy!” before receiving electro shock treatments and allegedly committing suicide after being contacted by a House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) investigator.

7)      Now LTCM Terri Pike is being classified a mental case unfit after classifying the ONI Defector File a JFK Assassination document and being asked to locate the still missing 119 Reports on the official military investigations of Oswald after his defection and the assassination. She certainly was crazy for thinking she should follow the law – and she wrote the law number - 44 U.S.C. 2107 on the side of the ONI Defector boxes – so it would be so classified, and not reclassified as “NBR” – Not Believed Relevant - as the ONI brass wants it. She was crazy for doing such a good job, and finding relevant records “by accident” that were misfiled and for taking on the task of locating the 119 Reports, which was her last assignment before being brought up on false charges of unauthorized travel.



Friday, June 13, 2014

USAF Col. Edward J. Walz

Ed Walz

Handprinted notes from unnamed ARRB staff member (either Doug Horne, Michelle Combs or Jim Goslee) on unlined white page – “Fred Reeves Interviewed on 9/16/97 GS-12 in 1959 12-15 “119” Reports seen in 1959-1960 on defector Oswald. Ed Waltz (underlined) – Friend of BOTH DEMOHRENSCHILDT & REEVES – was virulently anti-JFK. “Hated Him”. Business partner w/DEM.

Walz Also Told Reeves DEM. Was “sleeping w/ Marina”

Also photo copy of envelop with Walden Oil Company – Penhouse, Reserve Loan Life Bldg. Dallas, Texas and photocopy of blank sheet of white paper with same letterhead, with the addition of “Producers of Crude Oil.”

Knew DeMohrenschildts AND Fred Reeves – ONI NIS San Diego?

FROM OTHER SOURCES I determined that:

US Air Force Col. Edward J. Walz – of Philadelphia.

In April 195? DeMohrenschildet Married Dr. “De De” Wynne Sharples, of Philadelphia whose father a Colorado Oilman, and uncle Lt. Col. Edward J. Walz, somehow ? – known to US ONI NIS investigator Fred Reeves of San Diego. ?
With DeMohrenschildt formed the Waldon Oil Company
(Sic: Walden Oil Company – Penthouse, reserve Loan Life Buildg, Dallas 1, Texas

Listed as Air Force Col.  past (1945-1947) Commander 449 Expeditionary Flying Training Squadron,
McDill AFB Florida