I wanted to share an very informative article just prepared for posting by my friend Rex Bradford.  The article is taken from a presentation Rex gave at a Lancer conference in 2008 and is the sort of overview work that we truly to see brought forth for the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.  I should note that Rex is doing the same sort of overview for this November’s conference, focusing on the period following the assassination. He will address the obfuscation which occurred during what was supposed to be an open investigation of the murder – but which we now know was something a good bit different.

Rex’s piece, just published online, deals with remarks and insights from those individuals who know or felt there was something more to the assassination than you would find in the Warren Commission report. Overall it gives a quite chilling view of what people did not want to face up to, including people in a position to have some very legitimate concerns. It definitely should be shared with as many people as possible as we move forward to November.

Whispers from A Silent Generation,  Rex Bradford

http://www.maryferrell.org/wiki/index.php/Essay_-_Whispers_from_the_Silent_Generation

— Larry

 

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About Larry Hancock

Larry Hancock is a leading historian-researcher in the JFK assassination. Co-author with Connie Kritzberg of November Patriots and author of the 2003 research analysis publication titled also Someone Would Have Talked. In addition, Hancock has published several document collections addressing the 112th Army Intelligence Group, John Martino, and Richard Case Nagell. In 2000, Hancock received the prestigious Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award for the contribution of new evidence in the Kennedy assassination case. In 2001, he was also awarded the Mary Ferrell Legacy Award for his contributions of documents released under the JFK Act.

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  1. Dear Larry–I love your work and I like to post it on my blog–The Ronnie Republic and I have been following you for a long time. I have two very important things to say…First and foremost…what do you suggest for the average JFK buff on attending Dallas in November. I previously read about a Dealy Plaza Tour on Sunday and I think it was by Lancer. What do you suggest one does to join in on the interesting things that will be taking place in Dallas this November. I would love to hear you speak. Looking forward to your suggestions…

    Second, and this is only a comment….reading further on your post provided by the link. I really enjoyed reading this info by Mr. Bradford but it started reminding me of the time I read in Vanity Fair ages ago about the Chappaquiddick incident of Teddy Kennedy. Of course it was an accident, but instead of just going to the police and going on with it, the Kennedys did everything they could do to make the thing proper in light of their public office and the whole thing turned into a big mess. Instead of fixing it up as they set out to do it just became more complicated and grounds for ridicule. This is the problem I have with Bobby Kennedy.

    Now I feel like there are about 4 major problems with info on the JFK incident. First, I think it was all on a need to know basis, and involved seedy individuals witch would include mob and CIA. Those people are never going to talk and even within those groups there are probably many who suspect most of the facts but there is not and never will be any certainty. The problem with that is, and I hate to say it, but if there is never a solid 30 second take away for the American public of who actually pulled the trigger and why, the whole thing is never going to fly….especially now because I think that most people cannot take time to be bothered to understand this highly complicated story.

    Once I read and saw the movie, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, I realized there are way too many Roddy Martindales out there. The info is like stocks and stars in the sky. It is right there but we are never going to be able to see it clearly because there is so much counter information or obfuscation to go along with it. Thirdly–think about it–with members of the Kennedy family living and active in political society–what is the government going to say–oh, we accidentally killed your family member or allowed it to happen. I just don’t think the people in charge are going to let those facts come to light in a clear fashion that everyone can understand. The last thing–once we start finding out all of this information there is always plenty of real unflattering info about the Kennedys themselves, everything from Mary Meyer, many other women, the health of John Kennedy, the arrogance of the family, particularly the dad and Jack and Bobby. Really, I want to know the answer–I saw Oswald shot trying to watch cartoons that morning 50 years ago–but I think the whole thing is just too much. When I start hearing some of these facts its like I just can’t take anymore and have to move on to aonther subject. Well, what do you think? Seriously, your book and your ability as a speaker is one of the best approaches because their is a certain subtlety to it that can be more tolerated and believed and accepted. And that’s the other thing–once all the arguing starts among the researchers the listeners shut their ears, their eyes glaze over and everything is lost. I hate to say all of this because I have been following it forever–my family teases me–but I am beginning to have my doubts. And I don’t intend any of this in a mean way–I actually mean it all as a compliment by an interested observer who has been following this info forever. I really think The Men Who Killed Kennedy is one of the best things out there because its understandable and it tells a somewhat reasonable story. Well, what do you think? Thank you for your time and letting me speak–I really appreciate it and I appreciate your work. I appreciate the work of all the researchers. cl

    • First thank you for the re-posting and for your kind remarks…both are much appreciated!!

      In regard to Dallas, the JFK Lancer conference will be a key vehicle not only to connect with a great number of the most experienced researchers on the case but to have a considerable amount of personal time with them. In addition to four days of presentations (the schedule runs from 8 am to 9 pm each day) a number of focus group sessions where you have the chance to engage in a small group discussion on various topics. For myself I will be moderating focus groups on the cover up and on the Cuban exile aspect of the conspiracy. If you have not been in Dallas before, there will be separate tours that you could take, lead by a real expert on not only Dallas but the physical and people aspects of Nov. 22, 1963 – Jerry Dealey will be leading those tours and he is a Dallas historical docent plus one of the major gurus on both physical nature of the plaza and of the TSBD. In addition to that both Jerry and I will be leading walking tours of the plaza area on Sunday.

      In regard to your other points, it is pretty obvious that for various reasons the Kennedy family chose not to engage in the investigation, at least publicly, and their control of various pieces of evidence has been a serious hindrance – as a counter, there is some reason to believe that Bobby specifically may have held certain information and even material in the hope of becoming president and moving into a position to order a true investigation. That was never going to happen with Johnson in power, for reasons I discuss in SWHT. So, from my perspective, the whole Kennedy family track is simply something to set aside – the fact that we have a document showing Bobby actually signing for a full autopsy negates a lot of speculation. Bottom line, the family could have done a lot more but then that could be said of a lot of people in positions of political power who knew there was a lot more to the story than a lone nut.

      On the next point, actually I do think there is a solid 30 second take away and even a sound byte – “Senior CIA officers let certain key individuals involved in the anti Castro effort know that JFK was entering into negotiations with Castro about taking Cuba neutral, those officers passed the information to extremely militant Cuban exiles who were already trying to kill Castro along with the message that JFK was a national security threat and a traitor to the Cuban exile cause…the result was the attack in Dallas.” The attack had three goals, revenge on JFK for the Bay of Pigs, elimination of him as a threat to a revolution against Castro and thirdly a plan to frame Castro for the attack. The first two elements worked, the third aborted when Oswald was taken into custody. Now that’s easy for me to say, but it takes over 400 pages in SWHT and another couple of hundred in NEXUS to present the case for that conclusion.

      Bottom line, will we ever know all tactical details of the Dallas attack, the answer is not with any total certainty – although a bit more of that may come clear this November. Will we know why JFK was killed and generally who was behind it, the answer is that I believe we do but its a matter of circumstantial evidence and sources. Could you win a criminal trial, probably not, a civil trial, most likely. And in terms of the cover up, we could absolutely present sufficient evidence of that as well as perjury and obfuscation to convince any group of 12 random individuals.

      Long winded answer but I hope it helps, we can go further if you wish. Best regards, Larry

  2. Reblogged this on ronnierepublic and commented:
    some very interesting info from Larry Hancock…..

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