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Filmmakers Claim Author J.K. Rowling Lifted Ideas From Their 1986 Film Troll To Make Harry Potter Book Series.

 

Filmmakers Claim ‘Harry Potter’ Lifted Ideas From Their 1986 Film.

Source: NBCLosAngeles.com

An entertainment attorney claims script theft is “stock and trade of what Hollywood is all about”

Published Jul 29, 2015 at 5:09 PM | Updated at 12:06 AM PDT on Jul 30, 2015

 

The filmmakers behind the 1986 B-movie “Troll” say they used the name Harry Potter long before J.K. Rowling did. Jenna Susko reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. (Published Thursday, July 30, 2015)

With millions of people in the entertainment industry, there are always going to be people who have similar ideas, but at what point does it become theft?

The NBC4 I-Team has learned some of Hollywood’s most prominent entertainment attorneys claim stories are stolen by Hollywood all the time — cheating writers out of the money and fame they deserve.

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Troll director John Buechler, producer Peter Davy and their attorney Tom Girardi believe their 1986 film shares many similarities with Warner Bros. “Harry Potter” series.
Photo credit: NBC4

For years, similarities in scripts have led to accusations, lawsuits and in some cases six-figure settlements.

The filmmakers behind the 1986 B-movie “Troll” say they used the name Harry Potter long before J.K. Rowling did.

“I was ‘Harry Potter Jr.,'” said Noah Hathaway, who starred in the film as a young hero who saves his family from an evil troll.

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The makers of “Troll” claim there are many similarities between their film and the Harry Potter franchise, including the boy hero dressed in a plaid shirt, as seen in screen shots from “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and “Troll.”
Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures and Troll The Movie LLC

Hathaway is best known for his role as Atreyu in “The Neverending Story,” but he claims he still has fans ask him about being the “original” Harry Potter.

The filmmakers behind “Troll” claim the name isn’t the only similarity their film shares with the success of the Harry Potter film franchise distributed by Warner Bros. They argue both stories have witches, wizards and magic, a young hero named Harry Potter dressed in a plaid shirt, an old woman who gives Harry advice and an evil villain who hides his essence in someone close to Harry.

Entertainment attorney Tom Girardi is now representing the filmmakers, who plan to release a new film titled “Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter Jr.” in 2017.

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Writer-director John Buechler’s script for Troll mentions the name “Harry Potter Jr.” several times.
Photo credit: NBC4

“This is our stuff,” he said. “We did that in the late 80s.”

Warner Bros. and J.K. Rowling disagree.

“The claim is ridiculous,” a spokesperson for both parties told NBC4.

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J.K. Rowling’s first book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” was first published in 1997. Warner Bros. bought the film rights in 1999.
Photo credit: NBC4

So why now, after seven J.K. Rowling books, eight blockbuster films, a theme park in Orlando and another soon to be built at Universal Studios Hollywood? Filmmakers John Buechler and Peter Davy want to go on the record with their plans, having now signed Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette to star in the animated remake.

“(It) could be confusing to some people who are big fans of Harry Potter,” entertainment investigative reporter Jenna Susko said.

“We wanted to make sure that we weren’t going to be accused of plagiarism,” Davy said.

Harry Potter isn’t the first Hollywood blockbuster to be hit with accusations of stolen ideas.

It has happened to films like “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” “Avatar” and most recently “Raging Bull.”

Some studios suggest it happens more often with the big moneymakers, because writers may be looking for a piece of the box office success, but Hollywood also has a documented history of using other people’s ideas.

In 1990 a judge determined Paramount’s Coming to America was “based upon” another writer’s story. Paramount settled the case.

And in 1991, a judge determined the comedy “Look Who’s Talking” had “substantial similarity” to another writer’s script. That case settled as well.

The latest high-profile case is FOX’s TV comedy “New Girl,” which two women claim shares many similarities with a script they wrote in 2006, including a young woman who moves into a three-man bachelor pad after a breakup with a guy named Spencer.

They’re now suing for copyright infringement.

Entertainment attorney Neville Johnson takes on cases of stolen ideas in Hollywood.

“It happens all the time with regularity,” he said. “The reason you don’t hear about it is because of the politics involved.”

Johnson argues Hollywood knows it can pay off some writers to agree to confidentiality agreements. That’s why he says the most blatant examples of idea or script theft never make headlines.

But some writers refuse to settle, like the two women who say New Girl stole their script. In court records, they claim FOX offered them “$10,000 to settle” the case.

“Great ideas are hard to come by and are few and far between,” Johnson said. “This is the stock and trade of what Hollywood is all about — is a good idea.”

Buechler, who created the name Harry Potter Jr. for his 1986 film, said family matters prevented him from suing when J.K Rowling’s book series came out.

The Harry Potter logo is now trademarked by Warner Bros., which issued a statement in response to the “Troll” filmmakers’ claims.

“We will vigorously defend our intellectual property rights and challenge any unlawful attempt to capitalize on the extraordinary success of the Harry Potter franchise, as we told the filmmakers years ago.”

But the makers of Troll said that won’t prevent them from remaking their film.

“Even if someone who took it for a while makes it more valuable, that doesn’t take anything away from the fact that this is ours,” he said. “We have the right to make our stuff over and over and over again.”

While the Harry Potter logo is trademarked by Warner Bros., the name itself cannot be trademarked.

When asked whether the makers of “Troll” plan to sue Warner Bros. for infringement, they told NBC4 they just want to be able to make their new film.

 

Taxpayers To Pay For Sex-Change Surgery For Minors In Vermont.

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Written by R. Cort Kirkwood

Saturday, 15 June 2019

The same state that nearly sent a man who says he’s a woman to the governor’s mansion has just upped the ante. Vermont’s health insurance managers will now require taxpayers, via Medicaid, to pay for “sex reassignment surgery” for minors.

“Sex reassignment” is impossible of course, but that scientific fact won’t stop the state’s Dr. Frankensteins who would experiment on mentally-ill children.

So if a 10-year-old boy on Medicaid in the “Green Mountain State” says he is a girl trapped in a boy’s body, if he wants to have the reassignment surgery, and if his parents support having him mutilated, then Vermont will be there, scalpel in hand.

“Woke” Parents

The new rule came down in May. Not only will minors be allowed to get the surgery (with parental consent), the Burlington Free Press reported, but Medicaid — meaning taxpayers — will foot the bill. Twenty-five percent of the state’s residents and 50 percent of them under 18 years old use Medicaid, the newspaper reported.

Noting that the “gender-affirming surgeries include 16 types of genital surgery, as well as breast augmentation or mastectomy, a surgery that removes the whole breast,” the newspaper permitted the director of a “transgender health clinic” to explain why the plan is a great idea: “Having young people have to wait until they were 21 just didn’t really make any sense.”

Another booster noted that a “‘staggering percentage’ of transgender and non-binary youth have reported considering suicide,” which is unremarkable given that such kids are mentally ill and need psychiatric help.

The newspaper’s scribe apparently forgot to find someone who might think taxpayer-financed mutilation of children isn’t such a bright idea. One critic of the policy worried on Twitter about “woke” parents who might actually permit a doctor to butcher their child.

“So it’s within the realm of possibility that one of the toddlers identified as ‘trans’ by Woke parents and their doctors could be a candidate for genital surgery,” tweeted 4thWaveNow. “Why not? If they’re ‘true trans,’ what would be the reason to wait? Cue the next specialty: Preschool SRS surgeons.”

Unsurprisingly, the rules say, “Vermont Medicaid does not cover reversal or modification of the surgeries approved under this rule,” which inspired this skeptical tweet from 4thWaveNow:

Meanwhile, nearly every day a new detransitioner/desister appears on social media — people who transitioned as teens or even early 20s. But grammar school kids just “know” their identities and shouldn’t be questioned. How long will it take before the runaway train is slowed down?

SRS Doesn’t Help

That concern, that SRS doesn’t help these poor folks because they are severely mentally ill, is the reason John Hopkins Hospital stopped the procedures in 1979, largely because of Dr. Paul McHugh, former chief of psychiatry there.

McHugh has been fighting a losing battle against transgender ideology, but in 2015 explained in Public Discourse that sex change is not possible. The idea, he wrote, like “the storied Emperor, is starkly, nakedly false. Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they ‘identify.’ In that lies their problematic future.”

In other words, the surgery doesn’t help men who think they are women, and women who think they are men. When the cutting is done, they’re still mentally ill:

When “the tumult and shouting dies,” it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb. The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people — extending over thirty years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered — documents their lifelong mental unrest. Ten to fifteen years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to twenty times that of comparable peers.

McHugh avers that “transgenders” need psychiatric care, not a surgeon with drugs, scalpel, forceps, and sutures. They need “evidence-based care,” not ideological support from left-wing activists and those who suffer the same mental illness:

Continued McHugh:

Gender dysphoria — the official psychiatric term for feeling oneself to be of the opposite sex — belongs in the family of similarly disordered assumptions about the body, such as anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder. Its treatment should not be directed at the body as with surgery and hormones any more than one treats obesity-fearing anorexic patients with liposuction. The treatment should strive to correct the false, problematic nature of the assumption and to resolve the psychosocial conflicts provoking it. With youngsters, this is best done in family therapy.

In 2017, Hopkins restarted the mutilations.

The Sacrificed King: Zapruder Film In HD Shows JFK’s Driver William Greer Firing Fatal Head Shot Inside The Vehicle.



William Greer


Introductory notes & commentary from Ken Adachi, Editor

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First posted on August 8, 2007

[Be sure to review the cropped and enlarged Zapruder still fames at the bottom of this article to confirm the phtographic evidence that Secret Service limo driver William Greer -alone- killed JFK at 12:30PM on November 22, 1963 in Dealey Plaza….Ken Adachi]

[Editor’s Note: I read William Cooper’s 1991 book, Behold a Pale Horse, in 1995. This was the book which first opened my eyes to the New World Order gang and their takeover agenda. Among many startling revelations in the book, Bill Cooper said that the Secret Service agent driving JFK’s limo, William Greer, could be seen in the unedited Zapruder film placing a light colored (silvery or light grey) .45 caliber-looking automatic on his right shoulder, turning his head around, and shooting JFK in the right forehead area which blew a huge gaping hole out the right rear of Kennedy’s head.

After studying the Zapruder film, it’s clear that Greer shoots Kennedy after Kennedy had already been shot in the throat (by Greer) which caused JFK to clench his fists with upraised arms in front of his throat (seen very clearly in James Altgens #6 photo taken while he was standing in the street and on the Zapruder film as the limo emerges from behind the highway sign) and turns towards Jackie who was sitting to his left.
According to numerous witnesses, including Jean Hill (in red coat) and Mary Moorman (dark coat) – who were standing in the street at that moment only a few feet way (the doctored Zapruder film shows them standing on grass, but they were actually standing in the street just 3 or 4 feet from the limo as it passed them) – Greer had momentarily brought the limo to a complete stop after the throat shot, to next shoot Connally in the back to get him out of the line of fire, and then to finish JFK off with the fatal head shot in Zapruder frame 313.
He then withdrew the automatic to his left side, leaned forward a bit and sped off. The rifle shot from the Grassy Knoll occurred AFTER the throat shot to divert attention towards the Grassy Knoll and away from the limo as Greer prepared to finish off Kennedy with the fatal head shot. The head shot to Kennedy’s right forehead caused a massive expulsion of blood, brain matter, and skull fragments from the right rear of his cranium to spew onto the trunk of the limo, onto the hood and windshield of the black Secret Service Cadillac follow car (that was only 3-5 feet behind the limo), and onto the motorcycle and person of Dallas motorcycle police officer James M. Chaney who was riding his motorcycle just 3-5 feet away from the limo’s right rear quarter and flanking the right front fender of the Secret Service black Cadillac.
The blood burst “halo” effect seen for only 1/18 of a second on ONE frame of Zapruder was added artificially by government film retouching artists (as was the phony looking “skin flap”) to give the impression that the bullet entered the BACK of Kennedy’s head and exited out the FRONT.

While in the Navy, Bill Cooper had a job with access to a top secret vault which contained a ONI (Office of Naval Intelligence) report that said that Greer delivered the shot which caused Kennedy’s head to explode.

After years of lawsuits, Zapruder finally forced the FBI to return his film, but what they gave him back was severely altered. The doctored version removed critical frames and fudged other frames of the Zapruder film. The doctored film has Greer turning his head much faster than is physically possible, thus leading researchers to conclude that frames were cut from the original print.

[Update Oct 23, 2010. Since posting this article on August 8, 2007, I’ve since discovered that the Zapruder film had been doctored to a far greater extent than I had originally thought. The doctoring had gone FAR beyond merely removing certain, key frames and obscuring details in the frames that show Greer pointing his gun at JFK and firing the explosive shot in Zapruder frame 313 that caused Kennedy’s head to burst open so dramatically. A weekend conference took place a few years ago that dealt almost exclusively with the doctoring of the Zapruder film. I’ll be writing a separate article highlighting the major discrepancies and discoveries presented at that conference. ]

[Update Dec. 27, 2015: Bill Cooper was convinced that Greer had shot JFK with a special designed, electrically-operated weapon that looked like a .45 automatic, but used exploding pellets containing a deadly shell fish toxin. I accepted that assertion for many years until I read Fred Neucomb’s book, Murder From Within, which makes it absolutely clear that Greer had also shot Connally in the back (Connally was turned around 180 degrees and gawking at JFK following the first throat shot) to get him out the line of fire to finish off Kennedy. Since Connally bones were shattered by a conventional lead bullet, I have no other choice than to conclude that all of the shots from Greer’s .45 automatic were lead bullets and not the special shell fish toxin pellets that Bill Cooper described in his book and videos . …Ken ]

In a video taped lecture made somewhere in the late 1990’s, I heard Bill Cooper say that he had closer-to-original Zapruder footage which clearly shows Greer shooting Kennedy. I knew that Cooper was making the video available, but I never actually saw the footage myself until a couple of days ago when I viewed a DVD sent to me by someone who asked me if I wanted to see the Zapruder clip. The clip is only 26 seconds long, but it’s amazing to see. I have software from Nero that allows you to play back video at a very slow speed if desired. I slowed the clip down to 1/8th of its normal speed and watched the critical scenes over and over again. You have to keep your eyes on Greer and watch the clip repeatedly to fully absorb what is plainly there. The critical head shot occurs near the end of the 16th second of the Zapruder clip. The head shot by Greer occurs in Zapruder frame 313.

August 9, 2007: I received a short note today from JB with three links to the 26 second Zapruder film which you can view on-line with your computer. The most impressive video of the three is narrated by Bill Cooper himself. It’s titled ” William Cooper – JFK Assassin Unmasked”.

[Update Jan. 14, 2013. The original Google link which I posted with this article had since become defunct. I’ve replaced it with a current Youtube video link that works…Ken]

It’s 46 minutes long and presents very clear and unmistakable slow motion so you can easily recognize Greer placing the silvery .45 automatic on this right shoulder, turning his head completely around to his right, aiming at Kennedy, and exploding Kennedy’s head with that single shot. Greer then quickly faces the front, withdrawing the gun to his left side, leans forward somewhat and speeds off. .

[Added Oct. 23, 2010. The names of the Secret Service agents who were following JFK’s limo are listed below in a statement made by the Secret Service Agent in Charge, Emory P. Roberts on Nov. 29. 1963 (http://www.jfk-online.com/emroberts.html). In the above video, the same Emory P. Roberts is seen standing up from the front passenger seat of the Secret Service agent’s car and gives the order to SA John D. Ready (running along the right rear of JFK’s limo) and SA Clinton Hill (running along the left rear of JFK’s limo) to stand down and stop running alongside of the President’s limo and to return to the Secret Service car following Kennedy’s limo. It’s SA John D. Ready seen on the right in the video above who had shrugged his shoulders three times and is perplexed as to why he shouldn’t continue running alongside the limo. Perhaps Emory P. Roberts knew something was about to happen that Hill and Ready didn’t know.

11:55 am.

The President (right rear seat), Mrs. Kennedy (left rear seat)

Governor John Connally (of Texas) (right jump seat) Mrs. Connally (left jump seat)

ASAIC Roy T. Kellerman front seat, with SA William Greer driving, (SS car 100 X–top removed) departed Love Field.

SA Donald Lawton of 8 am-4 pm shift remained at Love Field with SA Warner and Rybka to set up security for the President’s departure for Bergstrom AFB, Austin, Texas. The Presidential aircraft was due to depart Dallas at 2:35 pm.

The following persons departed Love Field in Secret Service Follow-up car, 679 X and were located in and on running boards of car as follows:

ATSAIC Emory P. Roberts — front seat — operating radio.

SA Samuel Kinney — driving (did an excellent job)

Mr. Kenneth O’Donnell, Appointment Secretary to the President, left jump seat.

Mr. David Powers, Presidential Aide, right jump seat.

SA Glen Bennett, left rear seat.

SA George Hickey, right rear seat (manning AR-15 (rifle)

SA Clinton Hill, left running board, front.

SA William Mclntyre, left running board, behind Hill.

SA John D. Ready, right running board, front.

SA Paul Landis, right running board behind Ready.

Note: On shift report for Nov. 22, 1963, I listed SA Rybka as riding in center of rear seat, which was in error, as he was not in car. As mentioned above, he remained at Love Field.

In the same Nov. 29, 1963 statement, Emory P Roberts adds the following:

“It is estimated that we were traveling about 20-25 miles an hour at the time of the shooting, and it is believed that the follow-up car was approximately. 25 feet behind the President’s car.”

We now know from statements provided by Jean Hill, Mary Moorman, and others, that JFK’s limo came to a COMPLETE STOP at the moment that Greer shot Kennedy and even though we know the Zapruder film was doctored and has missing frames, we still get the image from the doctored Zapruder film that the car had slowed down to a crawl, otherwise SA Clint Hill (photo right) would not have been able to lift his left foot onto the rear of the limo and hoist himself aboard if the car was moving at 20 – 25 miles per hour at the time of the shooting (as claimed by SAIC Emory Roberts).

You can see from the Zapruder film that Roberts’ Secret Service car was following immediately behind JFK’s limo (perhaps 3 – 5 feet) at the time of the shooting and certainly not 25 feet behind the limo as stated by Roberts in his official report.

The video I received on DVD was an avi file in which the frame by frame quality of the video varies tremendously. Some frames show the video quite sharp and distinct, while other frames are highly pixelated and you can’t see much detail. I tried to capture the sharpest looking individual frames so you could see the moment to moment action of Greer. I’ve posted some still frames at the bottom of the page from the Zapruder clip showing Greer a moment before the head shot, the head shot itself with its attendant explosion of blood and brain tissue, and the milliseconds following the fatal shot as Greer withdraws the gun from his right shoulder and down to his left side. He then speeds away.

Go to the bottom of this page to see the still frames that I captured from the Zapruder film which I enlarged and cropped and adjusted for maximum clarity and contrast, considering the quality of video that I had to work with.

When you enlarge a still frame, although you loose sharpness of detail, you notice things that aren’t apparent when viewed as a normal sized photo. I noticed that the top-of-the head hairline of Roy Kellerman seems to have been doctored to appear higher than it actually was, in order to give the impression that his “hair” meets the bottom of the gun and lead you to think that the gun was just a glint of reflection off the top of Kellerman’s head – as many deceived viewers claim on the blogs attending the on-line videos.

Since Bill Cooper published his book around 1994, it’s possible that Larry was working on the story about the same time. Of course, Bill Cooper saw the ONI report likely in the early 1970’s, so he was privy to the info for a long time before Larry I’m sure, but publication is what counts, so I don’t want to take anything away from Larry’s efforts either.

As you will learn from the story below, agents William Greer and Roy Kellerman took charge of the Kennedy assassination cover-up from the moment they arrived at Parkland Hospital. It was likely Kellerman who placed the magical “pristine” bullet on the corridor stretcher at Parkland which “proved ” that Oswald’s rifle was used in the assassination. According to Larry Jamison, it was Greer and Kellerman who arranged to hide Kennedy’s body inside a military coffin that was taken out the back of Parkland Hospital. It was necessary to surgically alter Kennedy’s head wounds so it didn’t appear that a bullet had entered Kennedy’s forehead. Kellerman even had to pull his gun out to stop the Dallas coroner, Dr Earl Rose, who was attempting to open Kennedy’s “official” casket in order to examine the body. A scuffle ensued with a FBI agent.

Obviously, weights had been substituted inside Kennedy’s “official” casket which was off-loaded in Washington and seen by TV viewers around the world.

I re-arranged some of the paragraphs and photos from Larry’s original article to make the data flow more evenly. You can see the original at the link posted below. I want to publicly thank the fellow who sent me the DVD and the link to the Larry Jamison’s article seen below…..Ken]

by Larry Jamison

William Greer Shown Here Holding On To Vehicle On Right.

Did the Limo Driver Shoot JFK?

This is a special photo of JFK and Jaqueline from happy days in their life. I registered as a Democrat to vote for John Kennedy. I cried as I drove home from Cabrillo Junior College (Santa Cruz County) that closed after the announcement was made about his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, In 1992 I found out who really killed him and your time will be well spent as you read all fully documented proof I have found that the limousine driver, William Greer [left], actually fired the fatal shot that day. I even have a special section of “additional confirmations” coroborating the fact that Greer did, in fact, shoot Kennedy.

 

Overhead view of the Presidential limousine, Nov. 22, 1963

We know from frame 312 of the Zapruder film that just after President Kennedy had been hit in the throat he turned at the last second to his left almost facing Jackie. which exposed his right temple to the front of the car. Statements made by seven different Parkland Hospital doctors including Dr. Robert N. McClelland, Dr. Paul Peters and Dr. Charles A. Crenshaw indicate that the original appearance of the wound to Kennedy’s head was a large gaping entry wound to his right temple (left as you face him) and a much larger exit wound in the right rear of his head. A right side head wound is indicated in the statements of Doctors 1. Malcom Perry, 2. Charles Baxter, 3. Robert N. McClelland, 4. William Kemp Clark and 5. M.T. Jenkins, found at this link: http://www.jfklancer.com/3Patients.html
In this overhead view of the limousine and its occupants, the trajectory of a bullet that would cause this kind of wound has been traced backwards to the point of origin, which is the right shoulder of William Greer, the limousine driver. It should also be noted that Dr. McClelland also made testimony to the Warren Commission that the head wound could have been caused by “a handgun fired at close range.” Ref: Conspiracy of Silence, Dr. Charles A. Crenshaw, High Treason, Robert J. Groden and Harrison E. Livingstone, and Murder from Within, Fred Newcomb and Perry Adams.

JPG scan of personal note from Charles Crenshaw dated 1-26-94

I wrote to Dr. Charles A. Crenshaw in 1994 to get his exact description of how President Kennedy’s wounds appeared to him at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. This reply matches the description in the caption of the car diagram above.

Letter from David Naro to Dr. Cyril Wecht

In Dallas the wound at the back of Kennedy’s head was an exit wound. The direction of the bullet reversed when he was at Bethesda Naval Hospital getting the “official autopsy.”

Cover of the Globe, issue of March 17, 1992

On January 29, 1992, I succeeded in getting a letter to the editor published in the San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune with the headline “Zapruder Film Shows the Ugly truth about Dallas”. the same letter was published in our local weekly paper, “The New Times,” under the headline, “The Limo Diver Did It.” I wrote these letters to the editor based upon my initial viewing of the research video, “Dallas Revisited” done for some local researchers by South Bay Video Productions, right here in San Luis Obispo, CA., where I live.

Shortly after these letters were published, a writer for the Globe, Paul Bannister, contacted me and interviewed me. I showed him my copy of “Dallas Revisited” and some stills I made of frames 312 and 313 of the Zapruder film from a high quality broadcast video. Paul combined my information with work by fellow reporter Bob Boyd who accessed some Dallas Police Dept. files and the
article was written. Before publication, The Globe called me from Florida to make sure William Greer was dead.

I checked with my local sources and was able to assure the Globe publishers that Greer had died of stomach cancer. After the Globe appeared on every newstand in America, I got phone calls from all over the country from people that agreed with me! The most important call came from Maine from one Tyler Newcomb, a musician, who gave me the phone number of his father, Fred Newcomb, who with fellow researcher Perry Adams of Santa Barbara, wrote the still unpublished book “Murder From Within,” which has a 1975 Copyright.

I interviewed Fred for over 3 hours on March 12, 1992 and taped the interview. This was simultaneous with the March 17, 1992 Globe article. Fred commented to me that publishers would not publish the book “because they are scared.” I saw the actual self-published edition and it bristles with documentation. Fred had such a compelling book because he went to Dallas in 1968 when witness memories were still fresh. I will publish on this web page a detailed narrative of much little-known information that will make the case for Greer shooting JFK in a way that as not been previously accomplished. I want to mention here that this is the second time I have had this Globe cover scanned. You see, the first time I had it done, the feds hacked my web tv scrapbook and removed this and a scan of a OP-ED piece that I had published 4-18-92 in the same Telegram-Tribune with the headline “Many People Believe JFK’s Killer Was In The Car.”

Headline from my Op-Ed piece that appeared in the Telegram-Tribune 4-18-92. My article filled the entire page.

A flow chart to show how Oswald was set up as the fall guy in the JFK assasination

I created this flow chart based upon the Torbitt Document, which is a researchers tool written by a Dallas attorney under a pseudonym, William Torbitt, who got his info from two government agents who defected and had to remain anonymous to protect their lives. It shows the little known fact that Walter Dornberger {Werner Von Braun was his superior}, former Nazi in charge of en-slaving and later killing Jews at the German V-2 rocket factory in Dora, was brought in to this country, narrowly escaping death at the Nuremburg Tribunals, and was then placed on the board of directors of Bell Helicopters. The choppers made by Bell, as you can see, were major assets in the Vietnam war following the JFK assination. Dornberger hired Michael Piane, an engineering designer and with the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI). Dornberger’s hiring of Michael Paine was his contribution to the JFK assasination cabal, because Michael, as an ONI operative, had the job of not only relocating Marina Oswald to the U.S., but to have his wife, Ruth Paine, secure a job for Oswald at the Texas School Book Depository for the deep cover. The illuminati cover all the bases. Everything was all scripted out for the blue ribbon Warren Commission…whose finding was that Oswald acted alone.

Tyler Newcomb, East Coast musician

I would have to say that the phone call I got from Tyler gave me the “keys to the magic door” (as one friend put it) in researching the real truth of what happened in the 11-22-63 JFK assassination because his father, Fred, went to Dallas in 1968 and talked to witnesses while their memories were still fresh.

Witnesses make the case for the Limousine Driver shooting JFK

On March 12, 1992, I interviewed one Fred Newcomb, who researched, along with co-author Perry Adams, a book entitled “Murder from Within,” © 1975 derived from original research done in Dallas in 1968 when the memories of witnesses were still fresh.

Mr. Newcomb felt his book made the case for the limousine driver shooting JFK so well that he sent copies of the book to the 1975 Congress and Senate because he felt he would be guilty of “obstruction of justtice” if he did not do so. These are the witnesses whose statement to Mr. Newcomb and sometimes the Warren commission included the words “in the car.”

1. Mary Moorman – school teacher standing next to Jean Hill. She said she saw Greer shooting back but thought he was shooting back at the assassin. SOURCE: Warren Commission and taped interview by Fred Newcomb.

2. Jean Hill – Jean Hill saw Greer shooting too, but when she tried to bring up the subject of a gun being fired in the car, Senator Arlen Spector (a 33rd degree Mason) would change the subject or say “it’s time for a cup of coffee.”

3. Austin P. Miller – Texas Louisiana Freight Bureau, who stood on the railway overpass overlooking Elm Street was asked by Arlen Spector where the shots came from: His reply was “from right there in the car.” Senator Spector just went on to the next question, never asking Miller any specifics. From: Warren Report, New York Times edition, p. 82.

4. Clinton J. Hill. Jacqueline Kennedy’s bodyguard reports in Vol. II, pp 138-139 of the Warren Commission Volumes: “I jumped from the car, realizing that something was wrong, and ran to the presidential limousine. Just as I reached it, there was another sound. I think I described it in my statement as though someone was shooting a revolver into a hard object…it seemed to have some type of echo.”

5. Hugh Betzner – Had picture published in Life magazine and was standing right next to the drivers side of the motorcade: He saw a gun in the hand of one of the secret service agents and heard a sound “like firecrackers going off in the car.”Link to Betzner’s official statement: http://www.jfk-online.com/betzner.html Source: taped interview with Fred Newcomb.

6. Senator Ralph Yarborough – 3rd car back “Smelled gunpowder in the car.” (statement made to press but not to Warren Commission) He was challenged by Newcomb on the phone and he then said “I must have smelled it coming down from the book depository”

Nose witnesses

It is reasonable to assume that if a gun were fired in the limousine, then there would be the smell of gunsmoke. There was and Mr. Newcomb located 6 “nose witnesses”:

1.Senator Ralph Yarborough

2. Patrolman Joe W. Smith

3. Congressman Ray Roberts

4. Thomas C. Clifford

5. Elizabeth Cabell, wife of Dallas Mayor.

6. Robert W. Jackson

[Larry Ed. Note: Elizabeth Cabell was the wife of Earle Cabell, mayor of Dallas. His brother, Charles Cabell, was fired by JFK for his failure in the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. She …. Timeline – JFK Assassination, Nov 22, 1963

This timeline of events during the JFK assasination was compiled from “The Torbitt Document”, “High Treason” by Robert J. Groden and Harrison Edward Livingstone, and “Murder from Within,” by Fred Newcomb and Perry Adams.

[ Ken Adachi Update, Nov, 22, 2013: Larry Jamison was working with the best info he had at the time in compiling this timeline for his article, but we now know that the statements made below concerning what happened between 12:29 PM and 12:31:02 PM are inaccurate. These statements do not match the timelines and actions described by Fred Newcomb in Murder from Within (published in 2011), which is the most credible book in print on the JFK assassination, in my opinion. William Cooper accused Robert Groden of being a government disinfo agentand gatekeeper. According to Fred Newcomb (and I agree), there were NO shot fired from the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository. The two shots that hit Kennedy and the single shot in the back that wounded Connally ALL came from Secret Service Limo driver William Greer. More details available at this link: http://educate-yourself.org/cn/drivergreershotbothjfkandconnally05feb13.shtml ].

12:1 5 p.m. CST – Jerry Belknap faints in Dealy Plaza. C.L. Bronson does motion pictures that include two men moving near the 6th floor window of the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD)

12:25 p.m. – Depository employee Carolyn Arnold sees Lee Harvey Oswald near the front door of the TSBD.

12:29 p.m. – Geneva Hine, the only employee in the TSBD second floor notices electrical power and phones go dead. [Larry Ed. note – assassinations are always “allowed to happen.”]

12:29 p.m. – Dallas Police Radio, Channel One, reserved for Presidential security goes dead for 4 minutes. Again, assasinations are ‘allowed’ to happen.

12:31 p.m. – William Seymour, FBI Division 5 team shooter fires three shots from the sixth floor of the TSBD, hitting Kennedy once in the back. Two shots miss. Seymour is a known Oswald look alike. Deputy Sherriff Roger Craig even identifies him as Oswald as he leaves the rear of the building. Craig was later shot to death…it was ruled suicide. [Ken Adachi note: JFK was first shot by Greer in the throat which EXITED out of his back. There were no rifle shots from the School Book Depository]

12:31:02 – FBI Division 5 Team shooter Emilio Santana fires one shot from the Dal-Tex building striking Connally in the back. This was possibly to distract Nellie. There was no “magic bullet!” [Ken Adachi note: Connally was shot by Greer in the back when he turned around to gawk at JFK following the throat shot. Connally was blocking Greer’s line of fire to shoot JFK again, so he had to shoot Connally to get him out of the way].

12:31:03 – “Hatman”, who some researchers say is Ricky White’s father, fires a rifle, striking JFK in the throat. He is located on the right side among some bushes. He is identified photographically in the “Dallas Revisited” video and in “High Treason” stills. [Ken Adachi note: As already stated, it was Greer who fired the first shot into JFK’s throat]

12:31:04 – Permindex (a CIA front group) President Ferenec Nagy sometimes called “umbrella man” gives his umbrella signal for the fatal shot sequence that follows immediately. He leaves right away and is later seen in the basement of the Dallas Police Department hoping to “secure two of his employees.” Oswald and Ruby?

12:31:06 – FBI Division Five professional Manual Gonzales, sometimes called “Badgeman” fires once from behind the stockade fence with the only rifle that has smoke coming from the barrel. His 75° angle could not have been the fatal shot as many claim because JFK has not been slammed back against the seat nor is there any spray of blood visible in the Moorman Polaroid from which the badgeman image is taken. This most likely was a distraction [diversion] shot. Covert operations are literally done with “smoke and mirrors!”

12:31:07 – William Greer – The limousine driver, brakes the car, turns and sees he still has a live passenger, and then takes the already drawn .45 Cal. Colt pistol in his left hand and rests it on his right shoulder firing the single shot that causes Kennedy’s fatal head wound. At least six people see him as noted above and five more people smell gunsmoke coming the car. Fred Newcomb maintains that the gun was etched with bleach in the doctored Zapruden film into a highlight and aligned with the top of the head of Secret Service agent Roy Kellerman in the front passenger seat, to make you “think” that this was just a highlight [sun reflection] on Kellerman’s head. This is the source of many researcher arguments. Existing photos of Kellerman show him to not have a flat head, nor a butch haircut. If we are to believe that is his head…..then it is FLAT AS A BOARD!

12:33 p.m. – The phone grid to key offices in Washington, D.C. went dead and stay dead for one hour.

12:35 p.m. – A teletype message about the assassination to cabinet members on a military plane enroute to Japan can’t be verified because a needed code book is not on board.

12:37 p.m. – SAC [Strategic Air Command] bombers in the air at the time also can’t verify a message about the assassination because of the lack of a necessary code book. And, since these code books have to pass through 17 hands before getting on board the bombers, it seems likely that this may be a conspiracy. This particular item came from a interview by researcher John Judge at Wright-Patterson AFB.

Transcript of Hard Copy narration of zapruder film, broadcast 11-21-91 – “The Final Frames

“Despite the theories, despite the movie scripts, the answers to who shot President Kennedy are right here in this film shot by a Dallas business man. It all depends on what you see.”

[Larry Ed. note – The timing of this broadcast would sugguest that it replaces a Hard Copy telecast that was to show “Dallas Revisited” and the story of William Cooper who lectures on the Kennedy assassination, alleging that he saw Office of Naval Intelligence briefing papers that confirm that JFK was shot by the limousine driver, William Greer. Cooper says in his book, “Behold a Pale Horse,” that an NBC executive ordered that the original episode not be aired and that the producer who arranged it, Bubs Hopper, was fired by Hard Copy.]

Additional confirmations that JFK was shot by Greer

¶ A retired Arroyo Grande police officer, Darrell Puckett, asked his firing range instructor if it was true that the limousine driver shot JFK. The instructor replied: “It is common knowledge in military circles that Greer shot Kennedy.”

¶ A woman named “Amy” who I know, had a uncle who was in the CIA and he told her as a child that it was Greer who shot Kennedy. Thoughout the years she noted white vans parked near her house. There were suspicions about the untimely death of her uncle as well. ED NOTE: Often while I was chatting with Amy in the back parking lot behind DaVinci’s, I would notice single helicopters hovering just behind the auto body shop behind our restaurant. I later confirmed the chopper sighting with Amy.

¶ A man visiting in San Luis Obispo where I live was known to be a neighbor of one of Gov. Connally’s golf partners. He was given a copy of “Dallas Revisited” to show to Connally’s golf partner. In Texas, after seeing the video, he replied “so now you know,” and left without another word.

¶ A caller to the Art Bell show wanted to speak privately to Art about something special. Art said that he only handles callers on the air. So, the man told of a death bed confession from a Uncle who was in the Military….that Greer had shot Kennedy. Art replied: “That’s old stuff sir, that’s old stuff.”

¶ A former radio station owner who I had shown “Dallas Revisited” to, called me long distance from San Diego to tell me that the TV tabloid program known as “The Reporters” had shown the same “Dallas Revisted” video that I had shown him. Within weeks “The Reporters” was no longer on the air. Draw your own conclusions.

¶ A local woman whose brother was in the Office of Naval Intelligence got a call from him after the assassination. He told her: “Sis, if people really knew what happened, they’d be rioting in the streets.”

Frame 313 of the Zapruder film

This vid cap of frame 313 of the Zapruder film sickens some people when they realize that this clearly shows Secret Service Agent William Greer, shooting JFK. Many would say that this is just a highlight on the passengers head – Roy Kellerman. Don’t kid yourself! The gun has been etched into a highlight to make you “think” it is Kellerman’s head. And Robert J. Groden thinks that the gun is the chrome on the drivers door. Now, how come we can see this chrome through Greers body? New kinda chrome?

Greer and Kellerman

William Greer, the driver of JFK’s limousine, and Roy Kellerman, the Secret Service agent who was in the front passenger seat, controlled everything that happened at Parkland Hospital in Dallas while the presidents body was there. They stood next to the doctors trying to save JFK’s life, telling them “what happened.” It was Roy Kellerman that placed the bullet on the stretcher that matched the ammunition used by the Manlicher Carcano rifle that was placed in the Oswald-patsie snipers nest. {ED Note: The Manlicer Carcano rifle abounded in Illuminati symbolism because it costs $23.00 and recycles in 2.3 seconds – “23” is one of their Big Time numbers.}This planted “stretcher bullet” was necessary to corroborate the hole in Kennedy’s back that was put there by an cabal operative to further convince us that he was shot from the rear. When Roy Kellerman was asked about this bullet, he replied: “it probably worked itself out during cardiac massage.” [Larry Ed Note – bullets cannot work themselves out because the inflammation process would hold them in.] Newcomb found out from his research that within 48 hours of the assassination before Oswald was arrested, the FBI questioned both Greer and Kellerman, treating them like suspects. Kellermans statements to the FBI, found in the National Archives by Newcomb, all support JFK being shot from the rear. His statement was that President said “‘my God, I’m hit,’ and then reaches around and grabs his back.” Anyone who has seen the Zapruder film knows that Kennedy first grabs his throat and then is slammed violently backward by a shot from the front. i.e. Kellerman is lying through his teeth to save his butt!

The Scuffle

A little known event that I learned about from my interview with Fred Newcomb can best be described as the “hospital room scuffle.” In order to cover-up the shooting of JFK by Greer, the wounds had to be altered to make it appear that he was shot from the rear instead of the front. Control of the president’s body was paramount. The Dallas coroner at one point wanted to open the ceremonial coffin to do a autopsy in Dallas. Secret Service agent Roy Kellerman pulled a gun to stop him and in the process a FBI agent tried to intervene and got knocked over in the scuffle.

The Coffin was Empty!

We know from public lectures by David Lifton, author of “Best Evidence,” that when Jackie arrives at the front of Bethesda Naval Hospital with the bronze ceremonial casket that a X-Ray technician also arrives at the front desk with a already completed X-Ray of the presidents head in his hand. How can this be? Well, this ties in very neatly with what Fred Newcomb found out in Dallas from interviews with Parkland medical staff including nurses. These are the little known facts that explain why the coffin had to be empty and why Secret Service agents had to pull their guns to prevent the Dallas Coroner from opening it:

¶ A secret service agent was running around the hospital asking for a “basket, casket or a bag – anything to put a body in.”

¶ A Secret Service agent was also asking where the rear entrance to the hospital was.

¶ After Kennedy’s body was in the ceremonial coffin, Greer and Kellerman asked for and got some time of privacy with everyone else out of the room.

There’s really only one way to connect these dots together and that is that Kennedy’s body was transfered by the agents from the ceremonial coffin into the plain military container that Lifton shows in his lecture slides. And Newcomb has in his book, a photo of medical personnel wheeling a plain looking coffin on a gurnery out the back entrance of Parkland Hospital. For a detailed discussion of the two caskets and their different arrival times, follow this link: http://www.jfklancer.com/backes/horne/Backes2b.html

It is unclear at this point where the wound alterations took place that resulted in the reversing of the direction of the bullets from front entrance to rear entrance (by enlarging the entrance wound) which then allowed that X-Ray technician to have a completed X-ray of Kennedy’s head when Jackie arrives with the ceremonial coffin at Bethesda. I have one local researcher who maintains that the alterations took place at Walter Reed Army Hospital. What really matters in understanding all of this is that the president’s body was a roadmap to what really happened and that the wound alteration DID TAKE PLACE, to create a body with rear entrance wounds that agrees with a Warren Commission report not even written yet.

Governor Connally’s Clothing

When a handgun is fired at close range, powder burns are left on anything in the vicinity. As one can see from this diagram, when Greer fired, Governor Connely’s suit coat was close to the muzzle blast. This would explain why one of the first orders of President Johnson was to have Congress man Henry Gonzales (now diseased) take Gov. Connally’s clothing out of the hospital in a sack. Gonzales then took them back to Washington D.C. where they hung in his closet for at least a week. When they were given back to Nellie Connaly, she laundered them. When the FBI finially caught up with them, they were useless to test for powder burns. {ED note: At least the FBI thought of trying!}

Damage Control

Because of the National Security issues involved in true knowledge that it was, indeed, the limousine driver, that shot JFK, the government has had to practice “damage control” to contain this knowledge.

Murder of primary witnesses

On page 215 of his book “Behold a Pale Horse,” the late William Cooper says that “all of the witnesses who were close enough to the car to see William Greer shoot Kennedy” were themselves murdered within two years of the event.

Media Control

¶ Soon after The Reporters tabloid TV program aired “Dallas Revisited,” they were taken off the air.

¶ When educational TV channel KQED aired “Dallas Revisited,” the feed went out to all cable systems in California on their 6 p.m. broadcast. When the 2nd broadcast went out at midnight, only viewers in San Luis Obispo county got to see it. This is a good example of damage control because it was here, at South Bay Video Productions, that Lars Hansson and crew made that film.

¶ When CNN was sent a copy of “Dallas Revisited” they wanted to air it but someone told them not to or they would lose their FCC license.

My personal mail problems!

¶ When I tried to mail the manuscript of my OP-ED article to Fred Newcomb for approval of the text, he never got it. When I resent another copy via United Parcel package service, he got it. Damage control.

¶ When I mailed ad copy to sell copies of my radio interview on “Sound Off” on our local KPRL to “The Spotlight” newspaper along with a check prepaying the ad for 5 weeks, they never got it and my check never cleared the bank. I got under the “radar” of the Feds by sending the ad copy and a new check using the return address of a friend in Morro Bay but with my correct P.O. Box and phone number on the ad form. This time the ad ran but only for 4 weeks. For some reason I did not get the free 5th issue. Again, a attempt at damage control.

¶ When I sent a dub of “Dallas Revisted” to The Weekly World News via Certified Mail, I never got the little green postcard back. More damage control.

The Bullet Hole In The Limo Windshield

Mr. Newcomb was able to locate witnesses including a journalist and a Dallas Policeman who all stated emphatically that the limousine windshield had a bullet hole in it “that you could stick a pencil through.” What’s more, it was on the driver’s side of the windshield” (this clearly shows in the Betzner photograph,) What does this possibly mean ? We know from the Zapruder film that this bullet hole occurs at frame 333, twenty frames after the fatal shot was fired which could not have been fired from the sides or above. Could it could also have been gunfire being returned from within the car? It was well known that Gov. Conally carried a pistol strapped to his ankle. Could it be that he returned fire to shoot Greer?

The Windshield Switcheroo!

The appearance of the bullet hole in the windshield was an embarassment to the feds covering up the murder and since the “returned fire” could have been the case, something had to be done. A different windshield was “prepared” for the Warren Commission to fit the rear shot script. This windshield had a scar on the outside in a slightly different area than the original hole and was smooth on the inside. This covered all bases. No shots from the front or from inside the car. The WC could write their “report” as it was originally scripted out.

Little known facts about the JFK Assassination

¶ Hugh Betzner, who had a picture of the follow-up car published in Life magazine “saw a gun in the hand of one of the Secret Service agents and later heard a sound like “a firecracker in the car.”

¶ There were witnesses who saw what really happened in the car but later changed their minds after Oswald was arrested and charged.

¶ Greer’s son, an attorney, recently admitted that his father, who was Irish-Protestant had serious religious differences with JFK who was a philandering Catholic.

¶ Austin P. Miller, of the Texas Lousiana Freight Bureau, was standing on the railway overpass overlooking Elm Street and was asked by Sen. Arlen Spector “where the shots came from?” His reply: “From right there in the car” Senator Spector just went on to the next question, never asking Miller any specifics.

¶ President Johnson gave the order to remove the president’s body from Parkland hospital. In fact it was his first order as President.

¶ Immediately before Oswald was arrested, the FBI questioned Greer and Kellerman as suspects.

¶ There exists in the National Archives {but not the Warren Commission files} a statement made by Kellerman to the FBI that president Kennedy said “my God, I’m hit.” and then he says that the President reaches around and grabs his back. In the Zapruder film, JFK grabs his throat and slumps forward and to his left onto his wife’s shoulder.

¶ Kellerman and Greer were standing next to the autopsy surgeons in Bethesda telling them what happened.

¶ The hole in Kennedy’s back just below the shoulder ws not reported in Dallas.

¶ When Kellerman was asked why there was no bullet in the back wound he said “it probably worked its’ way out when we were giving him cardiac massage.” We? Cardiac Massage? More lies.

¶ Seven different Dallas doctors all reported that the right rear of Kennedy’s head was missing and yet Life magazine photographs taken from the Zapruder film show hair in the same place.

¶ The bright orange burst of blood spray we see in the Zapruder film does not appear on the Muchmore and the Nix films. i.e. Do HEADS really contain this much blood?

¶ Chief Dallas homicide investigator Will Fritz got 3 calls from President Johnson telling hime to “back off the investigation because National Security is involved. Fritz was interviewed by an investigator from Washington and his reply is now classified for 50 years.

¶ There is a new book entitled “Mortal Error” by Bonar Menninger which promotes the idea that SS agent Hickey in the follow-up car accidently discharged his AR-16 killing the President. Could this be the second cover-up? Notice that this still maintains that the fatal shot came from the rear.

¶ A quote in Mortal Error states that “it was common knowledge among higher eschelon officials of the NSA (National Security Agency) that Kennedy had been killed by his body guards.” (are they trying to drop some hints about the upcoming release of CIA documents?)

My Summary and Conclusions

Did the limo driver shoot JFK? – 40th Anniv. update [November 2003]
by Larry Jamison

On February 13, 1992, The New Times published a letter to the editor under the headline “The Limo Driver Did It,” which led to a chain of events that gave me “the keys to the magic door,” (as one friend put it.) enabling me to verify that William Greer, the Secret Service Agent driving the presidential limousine on November 22, 1963, fired the fatal shot with a hand gun that killed President Kennedy, our 35th President that day. I was to eventually meet a researcher and author, Fred Newcomb, who, with co-author Perry Adams, of Santa Barbara, wrote a book based on original interviews with witnesses in Dallas in 1968 and a review of the National Archives in 1974. Their book, entitled “Murder From Within,” carries a 1975 copyright and makes such a strong case that it reads like an indictment. The case was so strong that Newcomb distributed copies to law enforcement authorities and to members of the Senate and Congress at that time because he felt he would be guilty of obstruction of justice if he didn’t.

Soon after my letter appeared in The New Times, I got a long distance phone call from San Jose coming from Paul Bannister, a writer fothe “Globe” tabloid paper. He wanted to interview me and see how I had come to my conclusion. For new readers, let me just say that my original letter to the editor was written before I had met Mr. Newcomb. A man who belonged to the San Luis Obispo Public Awareness group, had shown me his copy of the video “Dallas Revisited – The Truth Betrayed,” which had been produced right in this county by South Bay Video Productions for Lars Hanson, who narrated the film and some local researchers. They had obtained a good copy of the Zapruder film from the same source in Canada that Elvis Presley had obtained one from. By looping the head shot sequence, we are forced to see, along with heavy narration of Lars, the terrible moment when William Greer turns to the rear, not once but twice. The second time he turns, he appears to bring his left hand accross his right shoulder and fire the fatal shot that we see on frame 313 of the Zapruder film.

I wrote the original letter to the editor because I was upset by the hard knocks that Oliver Stone was getting for producing the film “JFK” for even sugguesting a larger conspiracy. Soon after Mr. Bannister arrived to interview me, I played my copy of “Dallas Revisited” for him and showed him some 8 x 10 stills I had made of frames 312 and 313 of the Zapruder film that help show the driver’s actions even clearer. Bannister coordinated his writing with another Globe staffer, Bob Boyd who was doing research in Dallas of police records to build the story. After the Globe editorial staff called me to verify that Greer was dead (he died of colon cancer in the Haywood County Hospital, Waynesville, N.C. on February 23, 1985 at the age of 75), they published the cover story with the headline “JFK Murdered By His Own Limo Driver” on March 17, 1992.

Now, normally it would not be good to be featured as a “JFK assassination researcher” in a paper like the Globe, but since it had been distributed at grocery stands across America, I got phone calls from all around the country who agreed with me. These people had used directory assistance to get my phone number. The most important of these calls came from a Maine musician, Tyler Newcomb, who put me in touch with his dad, Fred. Newcomb was one the the earliest researchers to view the Zapruder film. He viewed it in the Los Angeles Bureau of Time-Life magazine after a courier arrived with it hand-cuffed to his wrist. He watched it over and over concentrating on a different passenger on each viewing. He also noticed evidence of alterations in the film. The limousine would suddenly grow in size and a girl would be walking and then land on the wrong foot. The film had been altered enough to hide the actions of Greer although the gun had apparently been etched or bleached into a highlight, according to Newcomb, to make us think it was just a reflection from the top of Roy Kellermans head, the other Secret Service Agent who was the front seat passenger. To verify his suspicions about the driver, Fred went to Dallas in 1968 when the memories of witnesses were still fresh.

Forty years has passed since that fatal day and I feel it it time for me to share more fully with the readers what I learned from that 3 hour interview. First of all, let me say that to this day Fred’s book with a 1975 copyright has not been published. And one can see why because the words of one rejecting publisher was tha t “it is mind shattering.” A publisher from Germany even called me long distance for 45 minutes to pursuade me to have Fred submit the manuscript to him; at least it would have a printing in German. He did not publish it. Fred also tried a publisher in Canada, and still no luck.
What best makes the case for the limo driver shooting JFK is not the Zapruder film, but the witnesses. People saw what happened. In all, Newcomb lists six eyewitnesses, some of which were actually in the Warren Commission report. Mary Moorman the school teacher standing next to Jean Hill saw Greer shooting but thought he was shooting back at the assassin. In a more recent interview conducted by a Japanese video team led by Marie Ueda, Moorman stated that the FBI convinced her to say that Greer was really shooting back at the assassin. This was in the WC report and in a taped interview with Newcomb.

Jean Hill saw what happened too. Every time she tried to bring up the subject of Greer firing a gun, Senator Arlen Spector, a 33rd degree Freemason, would change the subject or say “it’s time for a cup of coffee.”

It would appear that he had an established agenda. Austin P. Miller makes a statement found on page 82 of the Warren Report, NY Times edition that could have turned the whole Warren Commission report in a different direction if they had been looking for the truth. Miller, who worked for the Louisiana Freight Bureau, and who was standing on the railway overpass overlooking Elm Street was asked by Senator Arlen Spector where the shots came from. His response was “from right there in the car.” Senator Spector just went on to the next question, never asking Miller any specifics.

Clinton J. Hill, Jacqueline Kennedy’s bodyguard, reports in Vol. II, pp 138-139 of the Warre Commission Report Volumes: “I jumped from the car realizing that something was wrong, and ran to the presidential limousine. Just as I reached it there was another sound. I think I described it in my report as thought someone was shooting a revolver into a hard object…it seemed to have some type of echo.”

Hugh Betzner, who had a photograph published in Life Magazine and was standing right next to the Secret Service agents and heard a sound “like firecrackers going off in the car.” Source: taped interview with Fred Newcomb. Even Senator Ralph Yarborough, riding in the 3rd car back “smelled gunpowder in the car” in a statement made to the press, but not to the Warren Commission. He was challenged on the phone by Newcomb and then said “I must have smelled it coming down from the book depository.” Besides Sen. Yarborough, Newcomb located five other “nose witnesses” who smelled gunsmoke in the car. Their names were patrolman Joe W. Smith, Congressman Ray Roberts, Thomas C. Clifford, Elizabeth Cabel and Robert W. Jackson.

Secret Service agents William Greer and Roy Kellerman were questioned as suspects by the FBI even before Oswald was arrested. There exists in the National Archives (but not the Warren Commission files) a statement made by Kellerman to the FBI that President Kennedy said “my God, I’m hit,” and he says that the President reaches around and grabs his back. In the Zapruder film, JFK grabs his throat and slumps forward and to his left oto his wife’s shoulder. This statement was a part of he official story line to frame Oswald, the fall guy, and make it look like JFK was shot from the rear. And it was Kellerman who placed the pristine bullet on the stretcher that matches the Manlicher Carcano rifle planted in the snipers nest on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depostitory. Interestingly, the hole in Kennedy’s back, just below the shoulder was not reported in Dallas. When Kellerman was asked why there was no bullet ijn the back wound he said “it probably worked its’ way out when we were giving him cardiac massage. “We?” “Cardiac massage?”

It is my opinion that a cover-up plan was hurriedly hatched on the fly that day. Lyndon Johnson was giving orders even before he was sworn in to attest to that. It was Lyndon Johnson who ordered Congressman Henry Gonzales to remove Gov. Connally’s clothing in a sack from Parkland Hospital. Newcomb points out that when a handgun is fired at close range, powder burns are left on anything in the vicinity. Johnson gave his orders because the muzzle blast from Greer’s gun went past Connally and his clothes and would have had powder burns. Gonzales took the clothing to Washington, D.C. where they hung in his closet for at least a week before Nellie Connally got them back and laudered them, making them useless to the FBI when the finially caught up with them to test them for powder burns.

The actions of Greer and Kellerman at Parkland Hospital show that they were an active part of the cover-up team as well. Newcomb interviewed medical personnel at Parkland and revealed three little known facts:

(1) A Secret Service agent was running around the hospital asking for a “basket, casket or bag – anything to put a body in.”

(2) A Secret Service agent was also asking where the rear entrance to the hospital was.

(3) After Kenedy’s body was in the ceremonial casket, Greer and Kellerman asked for and got some time of privacy with everyone else out of the room

There’s really only one way to connect these dots together and that is that Kennedy’s body was transferred from the ceremonial coffin into the plain military container that researcher David Lifton shows in his lectures. Newcomb has in his book a photo of medical personnel wheeling a plain looking coffin out the back entrance of Parkland Hospital. Earlier, when the Dallas Coronor sought to open the casket to do an autopsy in Dallas, it was Roy Kellerman who pulled a gun on him to stop him. A FBI agent tried to intervene and was knocked down in the scuffle. Newcomb feels that this plot would have been over with at this point because the ceremonial coffin was empty at this point, so Kellerman acted in desperation.

Another phone call I got as a result of my letter to the editor was from a woman in her 80’s who lived in Cayucos who I met on a number of occasions for coffee. We would talk and she would give me eventually all 154 pages of the Torbitt Document that her daughter was copying for me on a office copy machine.

For those unfamiliar with the Torbitt Document, William Torbitt is a trial lawyer in the Southwestern part of the United States with twenty years trial experience. His work is an enlargement of a working paper furnished to him by two government agents – one with the Customs department and the other from the Narcotics Bureau. To protect their lives, their identities were protected. The Torbitt Document was partially the basis for the TV special produced by George Paige Associates entitled “JFK Conspiracy – Final Analysis.” It was hosted by James Earl Jones.

From my reading of the Torbitt Document, I will have to say that the conclusion of Carpenteria author Dean Operman in the New Times edition of December 11 is incorrect. Oswald did not fire a single shot that day. All he did is go to work at the Texas Book Depository where he had been set up as the fall guy.

In his book “High Treason,” Robert Groden cites a witness, Carolyn Arnold, who also worked at the Texas Book Depository who told the FBI that she saw Oswald sitting in one of the booth seats of the second floor lunchroom of he TSBD between 12:20 and 12:25 p.m. The Torbitt Document mentions a photograph that clearly shows Oswald standing at the entrance to the Depository Building as the shots were being fired. That was the famous Altgens Photo [#6] that appeared in Life Magazine that I have a copy of. I did my own photo blowup of that part of the photo and compared it to a known photo of Oswald taken after his arrest. This man has the same forehead height, the same shape nose and is even wearing the same clothes! Taken with the Carolyn Arnold statement, I have to coclude that Oswald was innocent.

When John Judge lectured at Cal Poly, we learned from him that former Nazi General Walter Dornberger was brought into this country under Project Paperclip after his superior Werner Von Braun said he “refused to make rockets for us until his buddy Dornberger was brought into this country.” General Dornberger ran the rocket factory in Dora where he first enslaved and then killed Jews who were no longer useful. Dornberber got a nice job on the Board of Directors of Bell Helicopters once he was in this country and hired Michael Paine as a Engineering Designer who just happened to be a agent for the Office of Naval Intelligence [ONI] as well.

And it was Michael’s wife, Ruth Paine, who got Oswald his job at the Texas Book Depository, the site already chosen because it would be on the motorcade route where Oswald would be working and where he would be arrested and accused. Michael Paine was also responsible for helping bring Marina Oswald into this country from Russia. So we have Oswald passing out “Fair Play for Cuba” leaflets to make him look like a Communist sympathizer and getting married to a Russian wife, a process that John Judge said the CIA refers to as “sheep-dipping.” With the motorcade route changed in such a way that it had a zig-zag which would violate Secret Service protocols and place the President in a small park area surrounded by tall buildings on one side and shrubs and trees on the other side, and a fall guy employed in one of the buldings, the stage was set for an assassination that was carried out with precise timing.

My conclusion is that this assassination was always going to be an inside job, the only sure way to ensure the presidents death. Lyndon Johnson’s apparent prior knowledge of JFK’s assassination that we get from his statement “after today the Kennedys would never embarass him again,” made that day to Jess Kellum, the go-between for LBJ and his mistress of 21 years, Madeline Brown, on the nationally televised “Geraldo” program could only be made if the hit was an inside job and not the work of a lone nut. Crossfire was provided both to ensure the death of the president and to confuse future researchers. Magic is performed with smoke and mirrors and the distraction of “Badgeman,” (whose actual location in Oliver Stones “JFK” was shifted to agree with a frontal head shot from the fence area) is a good example of that. He is the shooter captured on the [Mary] Moorman polaroid firing a [loud] rifle that produced a puff of smoke so people would look at him [Badgeman], so a split second later, Greer was able to shoot Kennedy with less people watching him.

It is my hope in writing this that some light has been shed for some of you on this sad day in our history. I feel that knowing the government would use a Secret Service agent to kill JFK casts doubt on the official story of many tragic events from the past including the Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations, the crash of TWA flight 800 and even the tradjedy of the 9-11 events. As Morpheus said in The Matrix “you take the blue pill and the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill and you stay in Wonderland and I will show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.” As he said, all I am trying to do is to show you the truth, nothing more.

Was William Greer a CIA AGENT? Follow this link to read the article of a researcher/author who says this is absolutely true!

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/Was-JFK-Killed-Because-of-Roswell-2003-Doug-Yurchey.shtml#top

[Original url no longer online: http://www.world-mysteries.com/doug_jfk.htm

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Copyright Larry Jamison 2007

Still Frames from Zapruder Film Showing driver William Greer Shooting Kennedy

[Photo enlargements and commentary from Ken Adachi]

Jean Hill & Mary Moorman adjacent to JFK’s limo as Kennedy reacts to Greer’s first bullet to the throat and a moment prior to Greer shooting JFK in the head (.45 automatic already resting on Greer’s right shoulder) Mary Moorman is taking a black and white photo with a Polaroid camera that upon later enlargement would reveal the “Badgeman” shooter behind the white picket fence on the Grassy Knoll. .While other shooters were present in Dealey Plaza and did shoot at the limo, the two bullets that hit JFK and the one bullet that hit Connally in the back, ALL came from Secret Service limo driver William Greer’s gun.

Greer turns his head to take aim at Kennedy

 

Closeup of Greer preparing to shoot (Greer’s left hand, wrapped around the handle of the .45 automatic, have been obscured by photo retouching by ADDING what looks like a “gray glove” to his left hand by government artisans (Greer was photographed with bare hands on the wheel at the beginning of the motorcade) Greer’s shirt was white, but appears light blue in the enlargement seen below.

 

Greer’s fatal shot to the head in Zapruder fram 313 causes Kennedy’s skull to explode

 

Kellerman’s hair was retouched and extended UPWARD as a “black box” to conceal Greer’s hand wrapped around the handle of the .45

A millisecond following Kennedy’s head burst shot, Greer begins to withdraw the gun towards his left side.

Roy Kellerman & William Greer (with bare hands on the wheel) at the beginning of the motorcase through Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963

Roy Herman Kellerman’s hair was short, close to his head, not “greasy” and NOT reflective of sunlight as government gatekeepers and disinfo artists contend.

Notice the “height” of Kellerman’s hair in the above 3 photo enlargements and then notice the ‘height’ of Kellerman’s hair in the enlarged photo below at the moment of Greer’s ‘head shot’. It looks like Kellerman’s hairline was extended upward by government artisans in order to deny a clear outline of the gun with Greer’s finger around the trigger. This apparent doctoring of the original Zapruder frame has caused many unobservant people to think that the gun is merely a “reflection” off the top of Kellerman’s head-as if a man with a full head of dark hair reflects sunlight off his hair!

Related

Murder From Within: U.S. Secret Service Limo Driver, Bill Greer, Shot Both JFK & Connally on Nov. 22, 1963 (Feb. 5, 2013)

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/drivergreershotbothjfkandconnally05feb13.shtml#top

Part 2, The Video Documentary, “JFK to 911, Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick” is Itself a Trick (Nov. 19, 2016)

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/The-Video-Documentary-JFK-to-911-Everything-Is-A-Rich-Mans-Trick-is-Itself-a-Trick19nov16.shtml#top

Part 1, New 3.5 Hour Documentary, JFK to 911 Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick, While Flawed, Presents Valuable Historic Insights into NWO Elite Machinations (Jan. 14, 2015)

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/everythingrichmanstrick14jan15.shtml#top

Bill Cooper Identifies JFK Gatekeepers and Shills (May 23, 1989)

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/cooperkennedyassassination23may89.shtml#top

Jim Marrs: Another JFK Gatekeeper Shows His Colors (Updated, Sep. 26, 2010)
http://educate-yourself.org/cn/jimmarrsgatekeeper31may10.shtml

Gatekeeper Jim Marrs Uses Jeff Rense to Maintain Cover-Up of Secret Service Role in JFK Assassination (July 14, 2009)

http://educate-yourself.org/cn/Gatekeeper-Jim-Marrs-Uses-Jeff-Rense-to-Maintain-Cover-Up-of-Secret-Service-Role-in-JFK-Assassination14jul09.shtml#top

Former CIA Man Latest To Connect LBJ To JFK Assassination (Jan. 15, 2007)

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/january2007/150107ciaman.htm

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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: America Doesn’t Want Far-left ideas Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Marginal Tax Targeting The Wealthy.

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Matthew J. Belvedere

Billionaire former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is no fan of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal to slap a 70 percent marginal tax rate on income above $10 million.

In an interview Monday night, he cited her idea as one of the reasons he could never run for president as a Democrat. Schultz believes the party has moved too far left, and he doesn’t believe in their tax and spending priorities.

“I respect the Democratic Party. I no longer feel affiliated because I don’t know their views represent the majority of Americans. I don’t think we want a 70 percent income tax in America,” Schultz told CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin in New York.

However, polls have shown that voters generally approve of the idea of taxing the wealthy at a higher rate. Indeed, a recent Hill-HarrisX survey of 1,001 registered voters found that 59 percent supported Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal. A Fox News poll published last week found that 70 percent of registered voters backed hiking taxes for families making more than $10 million a year.

The idea of raising taxes on the rich, particularly after President Donald Trump and the GOP-controlled Congress cut taxes for corporations and individuals, including the wealthy, in 2017, is quickly emerging as one of the most crucial topics of the 2020 campaign. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is exploring a run for president, has proposed a wealth tax on Americans with more than $50 million in assets.

Schultz’s veiled criticism of Democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez’s idea to tax earnings over $10 million at 70 percent matched the concerns of many of the uber-rich who attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week. The billionaire elite expressed dismay at the direction the 29-year-old freshman firebrand from New York wants to take the nation.

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez told CBS’ “60 Minutes” that a wealth tax could help pay for a “Green New Deal” that would transition the U.S. away from fossil fuels.

In a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, Schultz, who built Starbucks into a global powerhouse during two tenures as chairman and CEO, said he’s “seriously thinking” of running for president “as a centrist independent, outside of the two-party system.”

“The way I’ve come to this decision is, I believe that if I ran as a Democrat, I would have to say things that I know in my heart I do not believe, and I would have to be disingenuous,” Schultz, a lifelong Democrat until now, further explained to Sorkin.

Schultz said the nation cannot afford the priorities of far-left Democrats, including full government-paid health insurance and college tuition. “We are sitting right now with a national debt of $21.5 trillion on the balance sheet of our country,” he said. “And if we were a company, if America was a company, at $21.5 trillion of debt, adding $1 trillion a year, we would be facing insolvency.”

The possibility of Schultz running as an independent has struck fear in the hearts of Democrats. A strong third-party candidacy from Schultz, provided he didn’t win, could act as a spoiler for Democrats, taking votes away from their nominee and leaving the White House in the hands of Trump or another Republican. Some voices on the left, including in the wealthy donor class, called for boycotting Starbucks to protest a Schultz candidacy.

Democrats want to avoid a situation like businessman Ross Perot’s third-party run in 1992. Perot won nearly 19 percent of the popular vote in the three-way race against GOP incumbent President George H.W. Bush and Democratic challenger Bill Clinton. The enthusiasm around Perot was blamed for giving the presidency to Clinton.

Trump himself weighed in on Schultz’s flirtation with presidential politics. In a tweet Monday, Trump said Schultz “doesn’t have the ‘guts’ to run for President!”

Schultz on Monday evening tried to reassure concerned Democrats, however: “I certainly am not going to do anything to put Donald Trump back in the Oval Office. ”

Former Green Beret Charged With Murder Of Suspected Taliban Bombmaker Who Killed Two Marines.

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By LUIS MARTINEZDec 14, 2018, 4:59 PM ET

A former U.S. Army Green Beret has been charged with the 2010 murder of a man he suspected of being a Taliban bomb maker.

The charges follow multiple investigations of Maj. Mathew Golsteyn’s role in the man’s death that he once admitted to Fox News during a 2016 interview.

“Major Matthew Golsteyn’s immediate commander has determined that sufficient evidence exists to warrant the preferral of charges against him,” said Lt. Col. Loren Bymer, a spokesman for U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

“Major Golsteyn has been charged with the murder of an Afghan male during his 2010 deployment to Afghanistan,” he continued.

On Thursday, Golsteyn’s attorney Philip Stackhouse tweeted that he had been charged with “premeditated murder, a death penalty offense for allegedly killing a Taliban bomb-maker during combat operations in Marjah, Afghanistan.”

The announcement of the murder charge against Golsteyn are the result of multiple Army investigations of his deployment to Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan as part of a Special Forces unit.

It was during that deployment that Golsteyn is alleged to have killed a man suspected of having been a Taliban bomb maker responsible for the deaths of two Marines.

Army Criminal Investigation Command’s initial investigation of Golsteyn began after he admitted in a 2011 CIA job interview that he had killed the man he suspected as being the bomb maker.

That investigation did not determine conclusively that Golsteyn had killed the man, but it resulted in his losing a Silver Star for heroism he had earned during the deployment.

A later review resulted in his leaving the Army in 2015 with a general discharge.

A new Army investigation was triggered following Golsteyn’s October, 2016 appearance on Fox News where acknowledged that he had killed the man during his deployment.

Golsteyn was recalled to active duty by the Army to await the results of the new investigation.

Stackhouse, Golsteyn’s attorney, said he would be “relentless in defending him.”

“MAJ Golsteyn is a humble servant-leader who saved countless lives, both American and Afghan, and has been recognized repeatedly for his valorous actions,” Stackhouse tweeted. “We will be relentless in defending him.

The Real Obituary Of George H.W. Bush Is A Evil One.

BY TIFFANY FITZHENRY

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George Herbert Walker Bush spent his 94 years on this planet faithfully continuing what has now been a century-long legacy of creating and then profiting off global, criminal, human atrocities, a legacy begun by his father Prescott, a fellow Yale Man, and fellow member of the clandestine Skull and Bones Society.

Prescott, who provided the financial architecture for Nazism, aided and abetted Adolph Hitler in his rise to power, and even profited off slave labor at Auschwitz, would have no doubt been filled with the kind of pride reserved only for those missing the humanity chip altogether to have watched his son so faithfully carry on the tradition of providing the support for the death and destruction of millions and truly living the Bush family credo that, for some, war can be profitable business.

Just like his father, George H.W. Bush would go on to amass great wealth and political power through the manufacturing of enemies out of thin air, and then in turn personally profit through his covert business dealings with them. In stunningly similar fashion, like a poisonous spider’s web expertly spun and stretching through time and space, George H.W. Bush’s relationship with the Bin Ladin family through the Carlyle Group during the Middle East wars echoes the dark alliance of Prescott and Hitler. This axis of ungodly evil is the bedrock upon which the entire Bush family fortune and political dynasty has been built.

Bush’s deadly political career began with the running of a now legendary ad that was so racist, his campaign director Lee Atwater not only considered it his single greatest regret, but used the final minutes of his own life to apologize for it. Bush, on the other hand, showed no remorse. Rather, he busied himself making what we now know was a stunningly dishonest case for war.

Thirteen years before his son, Prescott’s Grandson, George W. Bush lied about weapons of mass destruction to justify his invasion and occupation of Iraq, Bush Sr. looked square into the face of the American public and without wavering stated that Iraq had invaded Kuwait “without provocation or warning.” Unbeknownst to us however, the U.S. ambassador to Iraq had given a green light to Saddam Hussein just the week before. Imagine Saddam’s surprise when Bush turned around and deployed U.S. troops to the Gulf. To Bush’s credit, using fabricated intelligence in the form of fake satellite images about a completely fictional Iraqi buildup that just didn’t exist, was little more than child’s play for a man who had served as the Director of the C.I.A.

During his year as head of the world’s most clandestine organization, at the top of the list of Bush’s many international atrocities, was without question Operation Condor, a covert campaign of political repression, state terror and political assassinations. The C.I.A. program, which suppressed active or potential opposition movements against the participating South American governments, was directly responsible for at least 60,000 deaths, nearly all civilian victims, which included dissidents, union and peasant leaders, priests and nuns, students, teachers and intellectuals.

But, above all else, perhaps Bush’s most distinguishing trait and what he will no doubt be most remembered for, was his unmatched talent for the dark craft of the cover-up. From his undeniable involvement in the deep state JFK coup, to the drug smuggling and arms dealing of the Iran Contra affair, from his active leadership role in facilitating the events of 9/11 including the wars that followed, to the trafficking of children for the satanic ritual abuse and blackmail of Washington elites during the Franklin scandal, committing unthinkable criminal acts and then systematically burying them from public view came terrifyingly natural to George, a skill which he put to frequent use throughout his long and destructive career.

With his passing, may the Bush reign of deep state terror, devilishly masquerading as democracy and politics, a malignant cancer for both America and planet Earth, finally and forever be eradicated from our fair world. May the satanic axiom by which he and all like him lived, ‘do as thou wilt,’ be understood by humanity once and for all, and forever replaced worldwide with ‘do unto others,’ the light of Christ. And may the evil Luciferian darkness his existence edified be buried with him, never to resurface again.



Navy Creating Attack Sub Aggressor Unit to Train to Fight Against Russia, China.

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Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Missouri (SSN-780) on May 31, 2018. US Navy Photo

By: Megan Eckstein

November 8, 2018 4:00 AM • Updated: November 7, 2018 8:58 PM

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ARLINGTON, Va. — The U.S. Navy submarine force is creating an aggressor squadron as one initiative to ensure all subs are combat-ready as the service trains to take on China and Russia, the commander of Naval Submarine Forces said on Wednesday.

Vice Adm. Charles Richard, who took command in August, drew attention during the change of command ceremony by telling the force to “prepare for battle.”

He has backed up those words with actions in the months since, moving ahead with a plan – updated in March to reflect the National Defense Strategy – that includes refocusing training and certification on combat and developing new tools and concepts to support high-end warfighting.

The plan – called the Commander’s Intent for the United States Submarine Force and Supporting Organizations – led to an overhaul of training for the attack submarine force, Richard said today while addressing the Naval Submarine League at its annual conference.

“We have restructured and retuned the fast attack training period to ensure that we’re ready for that high-end fight, including restructuring what we used to call the Tactical Readiness Evaluation, and it is now a Combat Readiness Evaluation to ensure we’re focused on warfighting,” he said.
“We’ve updated the deployment certification process to eliminate duplication, put the right focus in the right place. I’ll tell you that I am driving to put competition in everything we do inside the submarine force. I want to produce winners and losers just like we do in battle; it does you no good to be at standards if your opponent is more at standards than you are. You still lose, and in this competition, you may not come home.”

The new aggressor squadron fits in with the desire to create more high-end sub-on-sub competitions and ensure the Navy is ready to win. Richard said the plan mimics what the naval aviation community has at “Top Gun.”

Navy spokeswoman Cmdr. Sarah Self-Kyler told USNI News at the event that, unlike Top Gun, the squadron won’t have its own submarines dedicated to training the squadron and fighting other submarines in training events. Instead, the squadron will include a yet-to-be-determined number of personnel – which Richard said would include active and reserve sailors and civilians – and that personnel would get to work with submarines and sub crews as allowed by operational and training schedules.

Richard, calling the new group “a cadre that does nothing but emulate red in all of our training and certification exercises, said “we’re taking a page from naval aviation and we’re establishing an aggressor squadron with a team that will become experts in employing our adversaries’ potential capabilities and then set them up to be able to go head-to-head with our units so that we’re always training against what we think is the highest fidelity simulation I can give them in terms of what they might be able to expect when they go into combat.”

The Commander’s Intent plan also outlines an Undersea Rapid Capability Initiatives (URCI) program that Richard said not only delivers “stuff” but also concepts of operations, tactics, maintenance strategies and more.

“I can’t go into a lot of detail given the nature of the work – it is classified – but I am able to tell you that we are working on 26 major future projects, including the Navy’s number-one priority of strategic deterrence; 13 URCIs; 11 operational initiatives; and a series of advanced workshops and military exercises designed to expand our capabilities in the undersea domain. We are pursuing next-generation weapons, multi-domain sensors, comms systems, navigation aids, and unmanned and autonomous technologies. In some cases, these capabilities are revolutionary and will inform future programs of record.”

On the hardware side of this rapid development, Richard highlighted the work the Navy’s Digital Warfare Office is helping them do to move full speed ahead with “the employment and naval application of artificial intelligence and machine learning.” He also cited DARPA and the Office of Naval Research and their work with prototypes of unmanned systems and advanced sensors that have made significant progress in development and testing in just the past couple of years.

Lastly, he cited the ingenuity of the fleet in embracing additive manufacturing as a means of boosting readiness and helping reduce their logistics footprint.

“Onboard our submarines, we are embracing the future of at-sea maintenance and repair. We are actively experimenting with additive manufacturing and working expediently to provide this capability to all of my ships – all of my boats will get 3D printers in the near-term,” Richard said.

He noted that SUBSAFE standards would still apply but that the printers could still prove to be a useful asset to the crews. The crew of attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN-774) bought their own 3D printer and “in using that, built themselves a part at sea and helped keep their boat on deployment. It is that type of initiative and problem-solving that happens daily across the force.”

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