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CBS News and JFK Parts (Second to Nun) Parts 33-35

  

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 33)

Dan Rather: The final speech of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was made this morning to a breakfast meeting of the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. This was that speech:

Edit of some kind :….The United States


 Thank you.

 I know uh now why everyone in Texas Fort Worth is so thin having uh gotten up and down about uh 9 times. That’s what you do every morning. Mr. Baulk, Mr. Vice President, Governor Connally, Senator Yarborough, Jim Wright, Members of the Congressional Delegation, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Attorney General, Ladies and Gentlemen.

Two years ago I said that uh introduced myself in Paris by saying that

I was the man who had accompanied uh Mrs. Kennedy to Paris.

I’m getting that somewhat that same sensation uh as I travel around uh Texas. 

Nobody wonders what Lyndon and I wear.

Everyone is laughing hysterically..

I’m glad to be here in uh Jim Wright’s city. About uh 35 uh …….

About uh 35 years ago a Congressman from California, just been elected, received a letter from an irate constituent which said uh during the campaign you promised to have the Sierra Madre mountains reforested. You’ve been in office for one month and you haven’t done so. Well, no one in Fort Worth has been uh that unreasonable, but in some ways he has had the Sierra Madre mountains reforested and uh here in Fort Worth he’s contributed to it’s growth. He speaks for Fort Worth and he speaks for the country. And I don’t know any city that’s better represented in the Congress of the United States than Fort Worth. And if there are any Democrats here this morning I’m sure you won’t hold that against him.  

Three years ago last September I came here and uh Vice President and spoke at uh Burke Burnette Park. I called that speech for National Security Policy and a National Security System which was second to none. A position which said not first but, if, when, and how, but first. That city responded to that call as it has through its history and we have been putting that pledge into practice ever since.

And I want to  say a word about that pledge here in Ft. Worth, which understands National Defense and it’s importance to the security of the United States.

During the days of the Indian War this city was a fort. During the days of WWI, even before the United States got into the war, Royal Canadian Air Force Pilots were training here.

During the days of WWII the Great Liberator Bombers on which my brother flew with his co-pilot from this city were produced here.

First nonstop flight around the world took off and returned here in a plane built in factories here.

The first truly Intercontinental Bomber, the B-36, was produced here.

The B-58 which is the finest weapon system in the world today, which it demonstrated most recently in flying from Tokyo to London with an average speed of nearly a thousand miles per hour is a Ft. Worth product….?

 The Iroquois Helicopter from Ft. Worth is a mainstay in our fight against the guerillas in South Viet Nam.

The transportation of crews between our missile sites is done in planes produced here in Fort Worth.

 So where ever the confrentation

 (sounds like he says confrentation, concentration, con-swen-tration)

 Either he is slurring his pronunciation of the word

because of some drug

or there is another meaning that 

he is imputing as in POSSESSED!

may occur and in the last 3 years it’s occurred at least 3 occasions:

in Laos, Berlin and in Cuba and it will again. Where ever it occurs the products of Ft. Worth and the men of Ft. Worth provide us with a sense of security.

And in the not too distant future….. And in the not too distant future a new Ft. Worth product…. And I’m glad that there’s a table separating Mr. Hicks and myself….. a new Ft. Worth product:

the TFX, Tactical Fighter Experimental.

  Nobody knows what those words mean, but thats what they mean.

Tactical Fighter Experimental will serve the forces of freedom and will be the number one airplane in the world today. 

There’s been a good deal of discussion of the long and hard fought competition to win the TFX contract, but very little discussion about what this plane will do. It will be the first operational aircraft ever produced that can literally spread its wings through the air. It will thus give us a single plane capable of carrying out missions of speed, as well as distance; able to fly very far in one form or very fast in another. It can take off from rugged short airstrips, enormously increasing the Air Forces ability to participate in limited wars.

The same basic plane will serve the Navy’s Carriers saving the taxpayers at least one billion dollars in cost if they build separate planes for the Navy and the Air Force. The government of Australia by purchasing 125 million dollars of TFX planes before they are even off the drawing board has already testified to the merit of this plane and at the same time it’s confident in the ability of Ft. Worth to meet it’s schedule.

In all these ways the success of our National Defense depends upon this city in the Western United States 10,000 miles from Viet Nam, 5 or 6,000 miles from Berlin, thousands of miles from trouble spots in Latin America and Africa or the Middle East. And yet Ft. Worth and what it does and what it produces participates in all these great historic events. Texas as a whole and Ft. Worth bear a particular responsibility for this National Defense Effort. For military procurement in this state totals nearly one and a quarter billion dollars; fifth highest among all the states of the union.

There are more military personnel on active duty in this state than any in the nation, save one, and it’s not Massachusetts. Any in the nation save one where they…. where they combine military civilians defense payroll of well over a billion dollars.

I don’t recite these for any partisan purpose, they’re the result of American determination to be second to none (NUN or No man).

Please read:

Salute No Man

And as a result of the effort which this country has made in the last three years, we are second to none (NUN or No man).

Please also read:

Tell No Man

In the past three years we have:

•Increased the defense budget of the United States by over 20 percent.

•Increased the program of acquisition for Polaris Submarines from 24 to 41.

•Increased our Minuteman Missile Purchase Program by more than 75 percent.

•Doubled the number of Strategic Bombers and Missiles On Alert.

•Doubled the number of Nuclear Weapons available in the Strategic Alert Forces.

•Increased the Tactical Nuclear Forces deployed in Western Europe by over 60 percent.

•Added 5 Combat Ready Divisions to the Armies of the United States and 5 Tactical Fighter Wings to the Air Force of the United States.

•Increased our Strategic Air Lift Capability by 75 percent and •increased our Special Counter Insurgency Forces which are engaged now in South Viet Nam by 600 percent.

I hope those who want a strong America and place it on some signs will also place those figures next to it.

This is not an easy effort. This requires sacrifice by the people of the United States. But this is a very dangerous and uncertain world.

As I said earlier on 3 occasions in the last 3 years the United States has had a direct confrontation.

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No one can say,

or when it will come again.

No one expects,

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uh that uh our life will be easy, certainly not in this decade, and perhaps not in this century. But we should realize what a burden and responsibility the people of the United States have borne for so many years. Here a country which lived in isolation, divided and protected by the Atlantic and Pacific, uninterested in the struggles of the world around it; here in the short space of 18 years  (since 1945) after the second world war we put ourselves by our own will and by necessity into a defense of alliances with countries all around the globe.

On 3 occasions in the last 3 years (1960-1963), he says that we had direct confrontations, but I don’t remember the confrontation with Berlin.

Obviously, another confrontation was about to occur.

I think that was a hint from JFK,

END

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 34)

•Without the United States SouthViet Nam would collapse over night.

•Without the United States the SEATO Alliance would collapse overnight.

•Without the United States the SENTO Alliance would collapse overnight.

•Without the United States there would be no NATO and gradually Europe would drift into neutralism and indifference.

•Without the effort of the United States and the Alliance For Progress the Communist advance onto the mainland of South America would  long ago have taken place.

So this country which desires only to be free, which desires to be secure, which desires to live at peace, for 18 years under 3 different administrations has borne more than its share of the burden,

Has stood watch for more than its number of years.

I don’t think that uh we are fatigued, or tired. We would like to live uh as we once lived, but history will not permit it. The Communist balance of power is still uh strong. The balance of power is still on the side of freedom. We are still the keystone in the arch of freedom and I think we will continue to do as we have done in our past: our duty, and uh the people of Texas will be in the lead.

So I’m glad to come.

I’m glad to come to this uh state which has played uh such a significant role in so many efforts in this century. And to say that here in Ft. Worth you people will be playing a major role in the maintenance of the security of the United States for the next 10 years. I’m confident as I uh look to the future that our chances for security, our chances for peace, are better than they’ve been in the past and the reason is because we’re stronger. And with that strength is a determination to not only maintain the peace, but also the vital interests of the United States.

 To that great cause Texas, and the United States, are committed.

Thank you.

end of JFK’s Speech

Apparently,

JACKIE LIKED THAT SPEECH!

                                                                                                               ALOT!

Does JFK look okay in the picture on the left?

or does he look like something is wrong ….

I think he looks upset.

Because

She or whatever it is

is controlling him!

DEVIL’S BREATH FLOWER

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Do you see the pretty white flowers?

EERILY SIMILAR PHOTO OF JFK. I find it very odd!

I THINK THIS SHOT WAS TAKEN IN MIAMI A WEEK OR SO BEFORE THE PICTURE ABOVE IT.

HE IS WEARING A BOW TIE AND A REGULAR TIE IN THE PICTURE ABOVE AND BELOW THIS PICTURE IN FT. WORTH.

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President Kennedy appears to be wiping his eyes from crying

(which is not a normal reaction….something else is going on)

and away from Jackie Kennedy

and then laughs at the presentations given to him.

Mr. President, your visit with us in Ft. Worth today, the things you have said have refreshed and renewed our appreciation of your great leadership and courage.

You have brought rain to moisten our pastures and our fields.

You have brought sunshine in our hearts

We know, we know that you don’t wear a hat.

 HERE ARE 2 PICTURES OF JFK WEARING A HAT.
IT’S POSSIBLE, IT’S POSSIBLE THAT DR. GRANVILLE WALKER AND/OR HIS WIFE DIFFER
THAN THE AVERAGE MAN BY THE MEANING OF
‘WEARING A HAT’. )

AFTER ALL THEIR MOTTO IS:

TOO BAD YOU NEED TO USE DRUGS ON UNSUSPECTING HUMANITY  TO ACHIEVE THOSE CHANGES! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE EFFECTS OF THE DRUGS DISSIPATE? DO YOU THEN KILL TO COVER UP THE DECEPTION?

OBVIOUSLY, THERE IS A BETTER WAY THAN THAT!)

We couldn’t let you leave Ft. Worth without providing you with some protection

against the rain. 

JFK REPLIES:                  

 -I’ll put it on in the uh White House

on Monday

 if you’ll come up there,

you’ll have a chance to see it,

then.

Another hint from JFK?

Was there an event scheduled for Monday that the public isn’t aware of?

That was the day of his funeral!

Was he aware of that?

That uh that Texas hat is presented to you by our Washer Brothers,

one of the oldest men stores in Texas.

And to protect you against global enemies in the manner you are protecting this nation against our foreign enemies and to keep the rattlesnakes on Vice President Johnson’s ranch from striking you, we wanted to present these this pair of boots. We won’t ask you to put them on ….here. The boots are presented by Mr. John Justin, former Mayor of Ft. Worth, manufacturer of the most walked about boots in the world. 

And Mrs. Kennedy, as you ride to the hounds or walk to the rattlesnakes,

(She did do that, didn’t she!)

we want you to have protection, too. 

Boots, I think.

Gives her a box! 

Before the Benediction

I’d like to present Mrs. Granville Walker, the wife of Dr. Granville Walker, who will

Announce the Benediction.

Mrs. Granville Walker.

No woman stands up so I guess I should assume he is Mrs. Granville Walker,

however there was a break in the film so could be she did her introduction in the break not shown.

JFK licks

After Dr. Walker

Gives the Benediction

we’ll ask that  you please remain seated

until the President and Mrs. Kennedy have made their exit.

Dr. Granville Walker.

Dr. Walker takes the podium.

– Let us be in the spirit of prayer. The Lord bless all nations with a desire for peace. The Lord bless our own beloved nation with rectitude and prosperity and grant us to achieve justice for all within it. The Lord bless our President and all in places of responsibility with wisdom and with health equal to their tasks. And now the Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and be gracious unto you. The Lord cause his face to shine upon you and give you peace both now and forever.

Aye—-men.

Uh, gee did this mantra help anyone

that day?

Though it sounds real pretty.

……….A little while later JFK goes to Dallas

and he is assassinated by Jackie Kennedy………..

with the help of some religious leaders, the press, the witnesses, and many more.

 AT LEAST, SOW IT SEEMS

It does seem like this is occurring as if back then and also now.

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Back to Walter Cronkite

Lee H. Oswald the 24 year old man whom Dallas Police say is a prime suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy was questioned for 6 hours at the Dallas Police Station this evening. He was arrested shortly after the assassination and has been under questioning ever since. But as he was lead from the interrogation room upstairs in the Dallas Police Station perhaps reporters say for booking, he said to reporters, “I don’t know anything about this. I haven’t done anything.”  Apparently he is still denying any  knowledge of the assassination.

Oswald’s arrest uh resulted from a theater cashier’s tip, Mrs. Julie Postal, telephoning Police from the Texas theater that a man inside looked like he was running from someone, and that was just 45 minutes after the shooting. The theater 3 miles away from shooting scene. She said he kept changing seats in the theater. The police by this time were frantically searching the city for the killer, of course, and two officers raced to the theater and in through a rear door. One of them opened fire. Oswald had a snub nosed 38 pistol on him and he shot, too. It’s not clear who fired first, but Officer J. D. Tippit was shot dead and police say that Oswald’s pistol killed him.

Oswald as we said was local Chairman of the pro Castro Fair Play For Cuba Committee. He went to Russia in 1959 saying he was relinquishing his United States Citizenship. He returned last year complaining that he was disillusioned. Whether or not he ever actually did get Soviet citizenship is not clear. But he did marry while in Russia and is said to have one or two children. His wife is in this country with him and was taken to the Police Station this afternoon, also.

Oswald worked in the building where the murder weapon- a German made Mouser Rifle was discovered. Oswald has been active in propaganda activities as

Bob Jones from Station WWL TV in New Orleans reports.

cuts to film showing Oswald passing out leaflets

Obviously, Oswald was on their radar screen early on.

-This is Lee H. Oswald in October 16th in New Orleans when he was handling out hand bills for the Fair Play For Cuba Committee in front of the International Trade Mart. New Orleans Police know Oswald well. On August 9th he was arrested for disturbing the peace by creating a scene on the cities Main Canal Street by also distributing these hand bills. He resided in an apartment here from May 9th until August 20th when he slipped out in the middle of the night without having paid his rent. The apartment manager said he was quiet and talked to no one. They found several of these pamphlets lying around the apartment after he had left. This is Bob Jones WWL-TV in New Orleans.

END.

That was short!

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 35)

By strange coincidence since 1840 beginning with Benjamin Harrison over our last 8 Presidents who assumed office on the even years two decades apart have died in office. And of the nations 35 Presidents, 4 have died of assassins bullets. President Lincoln in 1865, and Garfield in 1881, McKinnley in 1901, and John F. Kennedy today. In this century 4 Vice Presidents have moved up to the highest office in emergencies: Theodore Roosevelt succeeded President McKinnley. Calvin Coolidge in August 1923 succeeded Warren Harding who died of a stroke. In April 1945 Harry Truman took the Oath of Office following Franklin Roosevelt’s death at Warm Springs, Georgia. And today Lyndon Johnson took the oath aboard an Air Force jet liner at Dallas, Texas. For a report on the man who is our new President, here is Eric Severeid.

Eric Severeid reads his propaganda and it seems to be the exact monologue he read before .

-Walter on this day of misfortune (clears throat) perhaps some measure of comfort can be taken from one circumstance: This time the successor to an assassinated President is a man of first rank ability. This was not so when Abraham Lincoln died, although some historians disagree about Andrew Johnson. It was not so when Garfield died and was succeeded by Chester Arthur. It was so when McKinnley died and Theodore Roosevelt became the President, and it’s so again. Lyndon Baines Johnson is no throttle-bottom, no political accident. He is 55 years old. He’s in the prime of life for the responsibilities of the Presidency at a point where a man’s experience and his energies meet at a high mutual level. Johnson was born in Texas near the hamlet called Johnson City where the family flag flies over the LBJ ranch. He’s a lawyer by education, a politician by instinct and by great success. sticks out tongue 1:59/10:50.

                 It was not so….. It was not so…. It was so…… and it’s so again.  SOWHAT?

I’m sorry but this is soweird.

He was a very young age of Franklin Roosevelt during the New Deal Days. He worked on the Youth Project. He first went to the House of Representatives in 1937. He was only 29 years old. And there in the House he became the personal protege of Sam Reaper a great Texan who ran the House as Speaker longer than any man in our history including Henry Clay. licks 2:21/10:50 Johnson went to the Senate in 1949 winning in Texas by a tiny majority of just 87 votes. And he became, without much doubt, the most effective Majority Leader in the whole story of the Senate. Sticks out tongue. 2:34/10:50. His energy there was prodigious. he lived in a whirl of activity. He put most Senators in his personal debt by one kind of service or another. His fame became great in Washington itself during the years of Republican rule under President Eisenhower. His power then as Senate Leader was greater by far than it has been since in the Vice Presidency. sticks out tongue 2:55/10:50. Johnson was called a liberal by instinct, and intellect, a conservative by geography. His political alliances in Texas were with the more conservative Texans who have managed that state for a good many years. But in most national matters he was regarded as progressive including on the matter of civil rights. Again, this was in the pattern and the image of his patron Sam Rayburn. He is a fairly wealthy man his family holdings, some in the name of his wife Lady Bird include television stations, as well as the ranch. sticks out tongue 3:26/10:50. In 1955, when Johnson was making a visit to the uh Virginia Farm of Mr. George McGhee another Texan our ambassador to Germany, Mr. Johnson felt ill. He thought it was acute indigestion. Senator Clinton Anderson of New Mexico was present and he said at once, “You’re having a heart attack.”  Mr. Johnson was taken to a hospital where he slowly recovered. sticks out tongue 3:48/10:50. 

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In part one of this series Frank McGeehee is mentioned by Eddie Barker reporting at the Trade Mart who said  that Frank McGeehee was the leader of the National Indignation Convention a group of extreme rightists here tried to interrupt the uh ambassador. I sort of think he is connected somehow to Ambassador McGhee. Here us that same snippet from that section:

Is Frank McGeeHee related to Ambassador McGhee?

Former German Chancellor Considered Buying East Germany

“For Erhard, the issue was more than a theoretical scenario, as several dossiers and transcripts from US diplomats show. In confidential discussions with the US ambassador in Bonn, George McGhee, the German chancellor spoke of

a “necessary sacrifice” or a new gesture.”….

“……The Christian Democrat wanted to entice the communists on the other side of the Iron Curtain with enormous sums of money. His closest confidante, Chancellery Chief of Staff Ludger Westrick, even went so far as to name them at a dinner with Ambassador McGhee on Oct. 21, 1963: Loans of perhaps $2.5 billion a year for 10 or more years, or approximately 100 billion deutsche marks at the currency exchange rate at the time…”

George Crews McGhee, 93, Oil Prospector and Diplomat, Dies

“…..With the arrival of President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration, Ambassador McGhee returned to the oil business but was recalled as a consultant to the National Security Council and as a member of the president’s commission on the military assistance program.

President John F. Kennedy appointed him counselor to the State Department and head of its policy planning council. During the Cuban missile crisis he was under secretary for political affairs, the No. 3 job in the department……”

Was the sacrifice President Kennedy?

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Back to Eric Severeid hyping the Talents of Lyndon Johnson:

For some time after that his strength was diminished. He told his reporters once on Monday mornings I’m full of fire by Wednesday night I’m all tired out. But all this changed. His full strength came back and in recent years he has demonstrated his old energies in a daily whirl of activities including a great many trips around this country and abroad. sticks out tongue 4:09/10:50. He is now personally acquainted with virtually all of the world leaders of President Kennedy was acquainted with, including Mr. Kruschev. His grasp of domestic politics is very great at the general and intellectual level and at the practical working level of this total human machinery that makes our rather cumbers (def:to hinder, to slow, to weigh down) system work.

His fierce fight against Mr. Kennedy for the Democratic Nomination in 1960 seems only yesterday. But his great prestige in Washington, at that time, was not matched by his prestige in the country at largeSo it was a tremendous struggle right down to the final hours of the convention. Mr. Kennedy chose Johnson to be his running mate partly because he had to have strength in the Southern states. Johnson was the one man who could conciliate the Southern Conservatives. And this he did. In fact, there were many later on who said that Mr. Kennedy owed his election to Mr. Johnson. In any case, Johnson became the President’s Lieutenant in full fidelity (adjusts his glasses) not only in his public actions, but in his private talk. sticks out tongue 5:15/10:50. But he began to fade from the national consciousness as Vice President, as most Vice Presidents under an energetic President are bound to do.

When the president, President Kennedy died today, both he and the Vice President were engaged behind the scenes in trying to settle the feud within the Texas Democratic Party between the Johnson Connally forces and the liberal forces led by Senator Ralph Yarborough. And now all that which does seem so petty in retrospect, all that doesn’t matter very much. Mr. Johnson is the President. Texas is his personal political base in its totality. Well, when the sorrow of today begins to fade and when the President has been laid to rest the machinery of the national government will take up again. And again Americans will think ahead not only as to what lines of policy and action the new President will follow, but also after a while to the election of next year. Mr. Johnson will be nominated at the Democratic Convention next August, if he wishes it and I think most observers tonight would predict that he will wish it. All estimations as to the outcome of the election itself a year from this November, of course, are right now without meaning. That election like the course of this great country itself lies with faith and with the continuing nature of the times (takes off his glasses) and of the world itself. Now, Walter.

Very Smoooooth!

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Back to Walter Cronkite.

Dallas, Texas a name and a place that bore the romance of the great oil state and its almost legendary wealth in an instant, in the flash  of an assassin’s bullet, has been saddled with an unwanted memory. The mayor of Dallas is Earl Cabell. He is with Eddie Barker in our KRLD-TV Studios in Dallas right now.

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Eddie Barker folds his arms leans over his table and speaks.

Walter, I think that uh most Dallasites feel at this hour, as I do, still in a state of shock. But as the grim reality takes hold that in our town the President of our United States could be gunned down by a fiend, I shutter and feel sick in the pit of my stomach. And Dallas feels that way, too. For as  you know, Dallas is not that kind of town. To Easterners who come here they often say wha this is sort of a little New York. It’s known as the town in the Southwest with the culture. It’s had a lot of problems with its extreme elements, but uh this is something today that certainly has this town shocked. Mayor Earl Cabell who was in that Presidential Parade today and was only a cars length away when the President was shot. Mayor?

-Eddie, what you say about Dallas is true. Dallas has been proud and it has been known as a friendly, as a gracious city. And that is what has added so much to the shock of what happened today. Along 12 or 14 miles of the route of the caravan, the parade, it was so obvious the friendliness, the warmth that was just coming from all of those people. Never in all of my life and I’ve lived in Dallas all of my life. I’ve ridden in dozens of parades, but never have I seen such multitudes, such thousands on the street. And never have I seen such enthusiasm, such warmth that expressed themselves and that was so spontaneous as the cars passed. And then almost at the end of that route for those shots to ring out and with the realization as to what was going on even before we realized what had actually happened. Uh Eddie  the shock of it uh is just unbelievable and and it hadn’t been two minutes prior to that that we had been talking to Congressman Roberts of Mckinney of this tremendous ovation that had greeted the President uh and then, of course, the rest is history.
Eddie speaks
Mayor, we’ve uh had some bad light shed on this city of ours in the past few weeks what with the incident here and not too long ago when Adlai Stevenson was hit with a sign and spat upon and now the uh President of the country is assassinated here. Uh. What uh, what is Dallas going to do?
-Well I, I cannot ascribe that to being the feeling of the true Dallas citizen or the preponderance of Dallas citizens. That, those people represent only a handful of the radical right and uh I don’t ascribe criminal tendencies to them. Possibly, uh they might have incited a a lower grade of brain to have committed an act like this, but I I can’t point my finger. This is no time to point fingers. This, this is a time of of prayer and sober reflection. Uh, we all have to search our souls with reference to what we might have said or done uh to have brought about a calamity of this sort.
Eddie speaks
Mayor, I would uh think that the feeling is that in the broad moral sense, at least, that all of us share in what has happened here today, but this city uh you say is not a city where things like this are done. The minority, it’s a loud one, and today uh this tragic thing that happens really once in a life time.
-This is a guilt that doesn’t belong to a few, this a guilt of of the nation. We’re all responsible for this.
Now, it is our nation that is guilty in the assassination of President Kennedy!
How about the trigger person or the thing in the car sitting next to President Kennedy with an extra long right arm and smoke and heat rising from the weapon she/he/it was holding? 
Why do they seem to look everywhere else to lay the guilt?
WHY ARE THEY PROTECTING THE REAL ASSASSIN?
Eddie Barker obviously knew Jackie Kennedy was responsible implicit in his comments with Dan Rather,
 so why is he playing this guilt game?
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CBS News and JFK (The Great White Way) Parts 37-38

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 36)

For the reaction of some Dallasites here is CBS Newsman Nelson Benton:
-This is the corner of Elm and Akard Street in Dallas, Texas late afternoon and these are average citizens of Dallas, Texas.
Could we ask your reaction to the President’s death.
(someone in background says Hey in a VERY weird voice)

–Well, uh we were just horrified when we heard that. Uh, we couldn’t believe that he had been shot. I heard, we were working and uh someone came in and told us that uh (again the light voice saying hey) the President had been shot and we didn’t, we just didn’t believe it. And it we didn’t think that anything like that could happen.

Is this your wife? –Yes it is

May I ask  you what was your reaction? -I just couldn’t believe it. I had only seen him just moments before alive, and then….

You watched the parade? -Yes, I did. It was horrible. (witness?)

How do you think the city of Dallas feels about it? -I think they think its  horrible.

–Everyone I’ve talked to has just, they just cant believe anything like this could happen here.

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-Didn’t believe it at first. They came down here to the bank and telling us. And we just didn’t believe it, because we just walked down just a few minutes before it happened.

You were at work at the time? -Yes, I was at work at the time so I I couldn’t believe it.

What was the uh reaction among the people at the bank? -Well, none of us could believe it until we got phone calls from our friends, and relatives, and everything. Hearing it on the radio, and them telling us, and then we came to realize it that it had happened.

We just couldn’t believe it.

Thank you very much.   


Could I talk to you a moment, Ma’am? -Yes

How what is your reaction to the tragic events that occurred here today? – I just can’t believe it. I still can’t. I just can’t believe it.

Where were you when you heard about it? – I was at work.

Had you seen the parade? -No, we hadn’t gone down.

How did you hear about it? -Uh one of – a department head from another department came in said that President Kennedy was dead, and none of us. We just couldn’t believe it.

-Well, when I heard the news I was so stunned and it’s so shocking and I’m still nervous. We lost a good man.

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Walter Cronkite in the CBS Studio

In Havana, the Havana radio is reporting the assassination of the President without comment. The announcers appear to be reading a straight copy from the Press Service Wires. They rep they do report that the prime suspect Lee Oswald was Chairman of the Fair Play For Cuba Committee, but they’re making no comment on that fact.

In Washington, the death of the President seemed as if someone had pulled the keystone out of the firm arch of government. For reaction from the nation’s capitol here is Roger Mudd:

By the way, Roger Mudd sounds just like Neil Stauuser CBS Correspondent in Washington. Check out part 1 of this series to hear his voice and compare their voices with their faces and you might see that there is a mix up of some kind or deception.

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IN THE PAST 97 years Washington has been shocked by the assassination of 3 Presidents,

but today in this era of instantaneous communication the news of ’s death struck so suddenly here it felled the city

as if she had been hit in the solar plexis.

“….pit of the stomach.

A blow to that area, if it penetrates to the true solar plexus,

not only causes great pain,

but may also temporarily halt visceral functioning.

They wanted to cause great pain because

the US did win WWll and Naziism/Fascism was exposed!

Since I do believe time is traveled,

I think this was a “first shot”

having to do with the relevance of the Synoptic Gospels

and specifically the preeminence of the Gospel of Matthew

and the deception therein.

The participants involved and noticed at the airport in Dallas are a very good clue to this theory,

the timing of the Vatican ll, and of course, Israel. 

Replacement Theology

The-kill-love-when-you-see-it

degrade men, women, boys and girls

by those that have the foreknowledge to do sow

and the capability to thwart and retard truth

kind of theology for “whatever reason.”

That is my opinion!

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On the Senate floor a younger Republican from Kansas whispered blankly: “I feel sick at my stomach.”

The only word Albert Gore of Tennessee could utter was: “Horrible.”

Hubert Humphrey issued a public statement then, but then later told his office staff: “I can’t contain myself. I feel the loss of a part of my own life.”

Aside from President Johnson, probably no elected official inWashington was more deeply affected than the Speaker of the House John McCormack of Massachusetts.

Speaker McCormack the 72year old Democrat from South Boston tonight stands directly behind Lyndon Johnson in succession to the Presidency.

The tragic deaths of President Kennedy is a great loss not only to our country, but to the entire world. President Kennedy was giving to our country and to the free world visionary, sterling, and courageous leadership so necessary during this trying period of the world’s history. The bullet of the assassin has taken from our midst one of the great Americans of all time.

The world, in addition to our country, the people of our country will mourn not only the passing of this great man, but the dastardly manner in which his death took place. I have lost a dear and personal friend. And I and Mrs. McCormack with the rest of the people of the nation mourn the passing of our great President and our outstanding leader. I know that all Americans join with me and Mrs. McCormack in extending to Mrs. Kennedy and the other loved ones of the family of our late President our deepest sympathy in their bereavement.

While he has left us, he takes his place in history. And I know that if he could speak to us from the great beyond that he would say to you and I all Americans whether we occupy official life or not: Carry on and see that your children and your children’s children live under the same form of government that we have today. So from the sacrifices, the leadership to dedicate its service of President Kennedy. Let us renew our confidence in the future of our country. Let us renew our love of our country. And let us go forth determined to follow the spirit of President Kennedy with faith and with confidence, meeting all challenges and all obstacles that might occur, and to lead us to the leadership his spirit of the spirit of the President Kennedy and the leadership of President Johnson to a world peace.

The first report of the shooting of the President reached the Capitol Hill this afternoon shortly before 2:0o o’clock. The House was not in session, but the Senate was considering routine business. Presiding was the President’s younger brother, Senator Edward Kennedy, one of  half a dozen Freshman Democrats who take turns in the presiding officer’s chair. The Call for a Quorum had been issued and the role was being read when Richard Ridell, a Senate employee who serves as Press Liason, spotted the first bulletin in Dallas on the news ticker in the lobby behind the Senate Chamber:

This part is a repeat of the same interview he gave which is found in Part One or two of this transcription with his picture so it should be easy to find and you can check it out for yourself there or on the you tube. I don’t want to waste time retranscribing the same thing. So I will skip past this interview to the next part in this youtube:)

Senator Kennedy then left the Capital immediately, went directly to Andrews Field with his sister Mrs. Sargent Shriver, flew to Hyannis Port, Massachusetts to be with their parents.

On the Senate floor it was 1:55. Majority Leader Mansfield suspended the Quorum Call and recessed the Senate to await the call of the chair. Mansfield and Minority Leader Dirkson then called the White House and stayed in touch with the White House until there was official confirmation that the President had indeed been shot. Mansfield then recalled the Senate and Chaplain Frederick Brown Harris offered a prayer and the Senate adjourned until noon Monday, but not really.

 What in the world?

Obviously, this is a synopsis because how would he know. This is an addendum to what was occurring then and obviously re-edited to spin and ridicule IMO

but to be fair he could be leaving a clue, as well, because he has no other choice.


The Senate just stood there bewildered, aghast, and dumbfounded.

Why did he say that I wonder? See this is what I mean about the twists and turns of the powerful elite who know what is going on but not offering the truth to anyone and mocking in an odd sort of way the reaction of normal human beings. I have used the But Not Really quite often in my writings because of the deception I have encountered and am trying to show through this blog and others, to anyone who will care to care. I am still dumbfounded as to the deception because it is soooo HUGE.  This man is a reporter who mutates therefore not a normal man. He has the capability with his comrades to cloak and deceive normal average men and women to push their agenda with their coup, to quell the truth by deception for whatever reason, keeping mankind down, and women even more so. You know, I don’t mind if someone mutates as long as they let me know. It is unfair, evil, cruel, and demonic to do otherwise. Obviously, he knows that and doesn’t care. Just because you have the power to do so, doesn’t mean that you should.

Around those news tickers in the lobby stood some of the most powerful Senators in Washington listening as Richard Russell of Georgia read aloud to them each word of Dallas as it was laid down by the teletype. Finally, the bulletin that seemed blacker than all the others started moving. President Kennedy is dead.

Then one after the other, the Senators gulped, lowered there eyes, bumped into each other seemingly in a daze.

See what I mean? That is mockery!

The first expressions of grief came from Republican Leader Dirkson of Illinois:

 “There are some things that are simply incredible and leave one absolutely speechless.

This is one of them.”

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What interests me is the obvious monumental coverup of this assassination more than anything that has happened in my lifetime and the resulting coverups of the other crimes that are certainly related to this coverup. There are so many things about this assassination that are biblically related besides some of the names of the people involved.

I started researching this assassination when I was writing a post on my blog about the Covenant with Many and it led me to Jackie  Kennedy’s marriage to Aristotle Onassis etc. Then to the Zapruder film which clearly shows Jackie Kennedy with a weapon in her right hand emitting smoke and vapors rising right after the fatal head shot of President Kennedy. Smoke doesn’t emit from bullets, but does emit from a gun.

I noticed a few physical differences between Jackie Kennedy early in their marriage and soon before the assassination. The reason I noticed  these differences is because it was hard for me to believe that she would kill her husband from what I had seen in early pictures and read about her. She was altered somehow or replaced at some point with a double. Not sure which.

We all assume that time only runs forward. I do not assume that anymore. In the bible and specifically in the Gospel of John Jesus is in the Garden of Gethsamane being confronted by a group of men who asked if he was Jesus of Nazareth.

They fell backwards when he said I AM!

I believe the meaning is in time because they did not believe who he was.

There is a verse in the bible about The Son of Man not having anywhere to lay his head. The controversy over whether Jackie Kennedy held John Kennedy’s head in her lap seems to be a point of contention. A BIG ONE. And I believe the reason for this contention is because of the implications of this prophecy and its fulfillment

in JFK and his assassination.

First of all this is a painting of Jackie with President Kennedy on her lap.

Some people said that President Kennedy fell in Jackie Kennedy’s lap when he was fatally shot, yet the film shows otherwise. The Zapruder film. In fact, shows her with something in her hand that emits a vapor after he is shot in the head. Bullets don’t emit a vapor but a weapon does.With great speed and agility she leapt to the trunk of the limo to pick up what I think were two small objects that rolled like a tube of lipstick would roll (sideways) which made me think the objects were cylindrical that is why they stayed on the trunk of the limo. I think there were two of them that she retrieved from the trunk of the car before the Secret Service Agent reached her. I think they were caps or what is ejected from a weapon upon firing.

She said she went to pick up his brain yet she doesn’t remember doing so.

Everyone else is reacting in normal time yet Jackie or her double in the limo at the time is acute, aware, and quick moving comparatively…..like a machine or robot.

I think when JFK raised his arms right after they pass the Stemmon’s freeway sign is when something went through his body from the back and held him in place and for the purpose so as not to  arouse immediate suspicion of the people in the limo such as John Connally to be assassinated by Jackie with relative ease. The sharp aul went through his back pierced his tie but did not go through it and then retracted through the same entry wound and that is why there is not a normal exit wound as would occur if it were a bullet. That is probably why they did a tracheotomy to make an exit wound or the appearance of an exit wound. If you read Kellerman’s testimony there was a discussion with doctors why and where a bullet went if there was no exit wound. Then a bullet miraculously appeared  later on a stretcher to cover that mistake in this assassination.

I don’t know why witnesses said he laid in her lap unless the film is a fake to implicate her. Which of course is a real possibility.

I think the witnesses were purposefully placed to add credibility and to cover the hit woman who looks very much like Jackie Kennedy yet is not her. That is why they made an alteration in the route of the parade at the last minute so that only a few witnesses would witness this assassination and the ones that were placed would give false testimony. They were seeded so to speak.

But it is possible some witnesses were there by accident also and or because God wanted them there.

It is possible that power of suggestion may be involved in some of the witnesses observances and actions and even Jackie Kennedy. I am not so sure she knew what she was doing. Why? Because right before she does the deed she looks at something in a altered state (seemingly to me anyway) and then she does the assassination.

I think she may have been controlled by something else or under it’s influence and power. 

This is the GREAT DECEPTION that is supposed to occur in the END TIMES.

THIS IS IT! 

It has to do with Vatican ll, Israel, Deception of the Mainstream RELIGIONS (Which I believe is all of them.)

IT is worth investigating and taking seriously instead of as mere casual entertainment or tourist attraction.

Minnesotan’s JFK painting bound for Vatican

painting referred to as “Pieta” meaning pity donated to the Vatican


In order for him to be on her lap she would have had to jump back in to her seat on top of the blood that spilled from his head onto the seat and pick up his body to rest upon her lap and she did not do that. Was there blood on the back of her skirt?….I don’t think so. There was blood on the back and front of her legs though and on the lower front part of her skirt..but not her lap!!!!! I think the Zapruder film and the films shown by CBS News of her appearance at the airport with the body of President Kennedy in the coffin provided being transported from the airplane to the Hertz at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland clearly show the blood on her outfit as lower than it would be if his head had laid in her lap. In order for her to have his head in her lap she would have had to sit on the bloody seat and the blood would have transferred to the back of her dress and from what I witnessed of the condition of the car from pictures is a mass of blood on the seat and no imprint of her skirt soaking it up. Here are some still shots from part 2 of this series of Jackie getting off the ramp from Air Force One with the coffin carrying President Kennedy to a vehicle at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. First 3 are the front of her suit and the last two are of her standing and you can view the back of her suit for blood stains:

Why isn’t there blood higher up on her dress? Because she was on the trunk of the car, thats why! She should have blood on her jacket as well. There was a lot of blood. There was also a frayed material which I believe was the puppet used to make a volley of noise such as in fireworks to cause confusion in the car as Kellerman testified about.

And of course if she is the shooter why shouldn’t she have blood on her dress?

Also the direction of the spray of blood from his head implicates her big time.

The spray of blood from the back and neck doesn’t occur. If your neck is shot there happens to be an aorta that would have sprayed a ton of blood

and it didn’t.

I think she may have rested him on her lap in the floor of the car afterwards for appearance sake by the time she reached the hospital. 

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Why isn’t there blood on the back of the dress from the seat?

 The pictures show massive amounts of blood on the seat of the car. 

Because she did not get back into the seat but huddled in between the seats.

If she had returned to the seat there would be blood on the back of her skirt!!!!!!!

Why does everyone romanticize her having his head in her lap and why is it so very important for people to have to lie about this point?

Because they don’t want you to know that his head was not in her lap.

You have to ask yourself why have they made such a big deal about lying about that particular point since she remembers why she went to the trunk of the car -to retrieve his brain parts, but doesn’t remember going to the trunk of the car which is so ridiculous, its scary.

She doesn’t remember that she did, but she does remember why she did.

The reason is because of the verse in the bible about the Son of Man hath nowhere to lay his head.

Now that they have figured out this verse they want to make his head in her lap.

The people involved and present at the airport in Dallas before the assassination during and after seem to be Men of the cloth, religious leaders and their associates and the Press.

I have heard rumors about John F. Kennedy having all sorts of sordid affairs even supposedly from Jackie Kennedy. I have not seen one proof of evidence of this rumor. I have seen a picture of Marilyn Monroe who isn’t Marilyn Monroe with some men posing with the back and sides of their head who are purported to be John and Robert Kennedy, but I am not convinced one iota. I believe they are fakes and I think that the Hogans Heroes star was one of the men involved in the  false photography and probably was murdered because of that involvement. The woman in the picture looks like the actress that starred in the TV series called Dallas. Joan Collins with a blond wig. She does not look like MarilynMonroe …not nearly so pretty and soft. Don’t forget that Marilyn Monroe supposedly committed suicide. Joan Collins was in Dallas the night before the assassination with Richard Nixon at a night club, I have read about anyway.

I believe that the double or altered Jackie Kennedy was involved in affairs because of whatever it was that altered her. I believe that the double of Jackie who later worked for Double Day Publishers which coincidentally happened to be the publisher of the Warren Commission Report was involved in evidence tampering and murder of witnesses that might implicate her and used others under her spell.

I think whatever she was

was evil beyond imagination. Possessed!

Now whether the assassination is just a huge deception and JFK wasn’t really assassinated has occurred to me. I am not convinced he was killed in downtown Dallas. The reason I say that is because of the film at the airport with Billy Graham acting like Secret Service Agent Jack Ready and the other people identified seem to treat JFK as a hologram or something manipulated. However, they do seem to be highly sensitive and protective of Jackie Kennedy. Of course JFK could have been drugged with the drug called Devil’s Breath or similar drug and so might have been Roy Kellerman, and for that matter, Jackie. She and he might have been killed way before their trip to Dallas. 

 In the bible there is also a statement said by Jesus in the Gospel of John to his brethren who did not believe in him at the time

and wanted him to prove himself and go to the Jewish Feast in Jerusalem :

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John 7:4-8

  4For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly.

If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.

  5For neither did his brethren believe in him.

  6Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready.

  7The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

  8Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast: for my time is not yet full come.

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Jack Ready and his body double Billy Graham may seem unbelievable to connect to this assassination,

but I think it may not be so unreasonable to believe. Even Billy Graham says that that is what the Devil counts on is disbelief.

The death of Robert Kennedy and the death of JFK’s son with his pregnant wife and sister in law and the family’s relationship to Billy Graham and Cardinal Cushing and Roman Catholicism. The death of JFK’s other older brother before by a mistake of a robot. 

The Second Vatican Council (also known as Vatican II) occurred that same year 1963!

(Seems to be a collision of some kind in time!)

Not to mention the warnings about Secret Societies by JFK.
There isn’t much said about what Kennedy was going to say at the Dallas Trade Mart which he was unable to say because of his death. No one really knows or is revealing, but they have hinted in various strange ways such as Nellie Connallys statement to him immediately before the shots rang out. Jackie’s comments about it-will- never -be -that -way -again -Camelot -type -stuff and being a hunter when needed such as in biblical terms I believe such as Nimrod, etc. His secretary Lincoln and her odd statements about him in prophetic terms. Billy Grahams statement to Golda Meir about not being the man: I am not the man God called me to preach. which if you punctuate in different ways has a few differing meanings and same goes for what Nellie Connally said to JFK before he was shot the first time. And CBS Walter Cronkite also hints about what he was going to say early on in the CBS News coverage of the Assassination of JFK. I wrote and highlighted it in Part one of this transcription of that coverage.

After seeing the identity switches in this post I think when John F. Kennedy was warning us about Secret Societies

he was not excluding The Secret Service and the Press.

Whatever it was that was going to be said at the TradeMart in Dallas I believe was going to implicate certain people and institutions and very BIG ONES who preferred his silence no matter whether he is the Son of Man or not.

The degradation of the Gospel of John by all the other gospels and their related epistles has helped me to see the following:

The odd coincidences, nuances, and names involved in the assassinations of our Presidents in the past that relate to the JFK assassination and the Covenant with Many in the first 3 Synoptic Gospels. A vicious cycle seems to be occurring and I believe it is related to the Covenant with Many spoken of in the Book Of Daniel and in the Synoptic Gospels,

but does not occur in the Gospel of John.

The Synoptic “Q” mishap that Billy Graham utters at the beginning of the funeral for President Nixon. His and many other clergys relationship to the British Royalty and the Pope of Rome , the Vatican and all the other religions Hinduism and the like reuniting with her now and globbing on so to speak

because of fear, I believe. Dan Rather’s comments about Well wishers.

Roman Catholicisms and other religions as well perpetuating lies and deception about God,

veiling their evil with their PUBLIC works but some of their work is pretty bad stuff

in order to rule, deceive, profit and ABUSE!

Another odd point that seems to be a point of contention by differing factions of the press and clergy is the time of JFK’s death. Was it at noon or one o’clock. In the bible prophecy says that he will change times and laws. The strange back and forth in the press of whether Dallas time is Standard Mountain Time or Central Time seems to be intertwined in this event. I have no idea if we have had a change but I don’t think anyone is going to reveal that change because of the implication of whether JFK died at noon and its relation to the Gospel of John and the woman at the well. He meets a woman at the well in Samaria

John 4:1-6

When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,

2(Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)

3He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.

4And he must needs go through Samaria.

5Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

 6Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well:

and it was about the sixth hour.

I have read that the Sixth hour is noon.

John 4:23-26

23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

 24God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

 25The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

 26Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

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Jackie and the Kennedy’s called John Kennedy by the name of Jack.

Jack comes from the name of Jacob.

The funeral and the crowd of people in lines that formed an M could well be a a W if you look at it from a different perspective. The Preeminence of the Gospel of Matthew promoted by Bishop Butler  who was heavily involved in the Vatican ll and his appearance at the airport in Dallas the day of the assassination. The burial of JFK at St. Matthews. The riderless horse.  The Warren Commission and Rick Warren’s relationship. The alteration of the bible at Dallas Theological Seminary in the last 30 years. The flood of evangelical teachers and tele-evangelism, speaking in tongues, making a spectacle of everything. The incessant drive to prop Mary up as Queen of Heaven and intercessor, etc. The trickling of information about the JFK’s assassination by her own daughter and our government. 

Whether or not JFK died at noon, before noon or at one o’clock seems to be a point of contention in the JFK assassination at least between factions of the press even within the same network such as Walter Cronkite, Eddie Barker and Dan Rather

but mostly centered around what Dallas time is.


I think the reason for that is the implication of the timing of his death relating to these verses above.

The film of JFK at the airport in Dallas talks about a woman who waited 69 years to shake the hands of a president. That also seems to be related in a biblical way as the person in the bible who meets the Messiah at the temple who had waited to set their eyes upon the Messiah before they died. Only difference here is the number 69 which seems to be a mock of that event in the bible.

Then there is the Federal Judge that swore in LBJ to office on the plane is called Judge Sarah T Hughes,

who also was involved in the case called

 Roe Vs. Wade 

and if you are not familiar that case it has to do with the legalization of abortion.

The assassination of JFK was definitely a Turning Point for our country and I think this event

deserves careful attention and reflection. 

The 2nd Vatican Council occurring that same year

and the beginning of the Neocatechumenal Way!

Not to mention Evangelical crud dished out on Television and Radio

from Benny Hinn to Billy Graham!

By the way if you get over the assumption that time only goes forward  it will help you to perceive the

spiritual war taking place in time and space for the truth.

Time can stop and it can go backward as well as forward

like ripples and currents in bodies of water that are under and on top and in between.

What we attempt to learn now might well affect the past and the future and hopefully for the better.

But I will not stop until I do know the truth (even though I am tempted often to do just that and worse)

Because it is important!

What is occurring in the news around the world today should worry any reasonable person.

The control of people we love by something should worry any reasonable person.

In one or two of my posts I wrote about the Son of Man in a Synoptic gospel asking Peter “Whom do men say the Son of man am?” and in another part of the Synoptic gospels Jesus asks Peter,”Whom do ye say that I am?” Any way this article is about that subject.  I hope you read it because it should shed light on the silliness and confusion that engulfs the Synoptic Gospels.

Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 37)

President Johnson’s few emotional words, his brief speech at the airport upon his arrival here in Washington, his first words spoken to the nation as President of the United States have recalled to many people here at the White House the first words of President John F. Kennedy, his Inaugural Address. Two passages particularly seem to echo in the White House. You’ll remember that the President said, “Let the word go forth from this time an place to friend and foe alike that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.  Let every nation know,” said President Kennedy, ” whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.” 

 And you will recall that he closed with these ringing words, “In the long history of the world only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility,  I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other people or any other generation: the energy, the faith, the devotion, which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve us, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. And so my fellow Americans,” said Kennedy, “Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.”

And now we have President Kansatease answer to that question.

?????Slip of the Tongue?????

 No joke he actually said Kennedys like Kansatease. I can’t help but think of the Wizard of Oz.

Is that what he meant?

Is that mocking President Kennedy by the Press,

or the spirit of the Press?

 This is George Herman at the White House. Now back to Walter Cronkite:

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Walter Cronkite at CBS Studios  

A man who hoped to win his parties nomination to oppose President Kennedy in next November’s election:

New York’s Governor Nelson Rockerfeller received word of the President’s death in New York.

 This is a shocking and terrible tragedy for the nation and the world.

Mrs. Rockerfeller and I join with all New Yorker’s and every American (LICKS)

in extending heartfelt sympathy to Mrs. Kennedy and the President’s family.

May God grant strength and guidance to Lyndon Johnson

as he assumes his grave responsibilities under these tragic circumstances.

The prayers of all of us will be with him.

I have proclaimed for the state of New York a 30-day period of mourning

and I have directed that all state offices shall be closed on the day of the President’s funeral.

Back to Walter Cronkite at CBS Studios
Senator Barry Goldwater was on his way to a political dinner in Muncie, Indiana when news of President Kennedy’s assassination reached him. The scene was Chicago’s Ohara Airport in Chicago, of course. Senator Goldwater expressed shock and grief to passerby’s, but otherwise uh had no comment there.
  Obvious Film Edit and back at 3:16/10:07

The power of the Presidency of the United States is felt, in one way or another, in every nation on earth.
From Washington Marvin Kalb reports on how the nations are feeling the death of the President:
   “Kalb spent 30 years as an award-winning reporter for CBS News and NBC News….>
Kalb was the last newsman recruited by Edward R. Murrow to join CBS News,
becoming part of the later generation of the “Murrow’s Boys.”
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Walter, the diplomatic colony here in Washington was as shocked as any other group of people wh here in the nations capitol when they heard about the President’s assassination. Perhaps it was best expressed today to WTOP-TV by French Ambassador Hervé Alphand:

The tragic death of President Kennedy has deeply moved the French people

since ever and forever the friend of the American people.

President Kennedy has displayed a great fondness for my country,

especially during his trip in Paris in 1961.

And I must add that he was also my personal friend (licks)

who had always shown to me profound affection and understanding.

And our General De Gaulle said, “He died like a soldier. We shall not forget his example, nor his memory.”

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Back to Marvin Kalb:
They used to say at the State Department that John F. Kennedy was his own Secretary of State listening with due respect to Dean Rusk’s advice,
but rarely relying upon it. 

This relationship between White House and The State Department is now expected to change.

Big Clue Here! 

Yes, because President Kennedy was assassinated.

Now the diplomats are under the care of Mrs. Kennedy or rather

“her imitation”

the agile hit woman

with the red roses and a lamb-chop puppet

and who knows what else betwixt her fingers and in her arms (weaponry, that is.) in the limo!

Go to part 62 about the funeral she arranged

CBS News and JFK (The Day America Was Restored) Parts 61-65

and see her courageous all male following,

except for the Queen of Greece,

her new “privileged female”

and her next stepping stone.

Which reminds me of Josephus and his use for women:)

 
Until President Johnson acquires the self confidence necessary for his new responsibility and the knowledge of his new world wide power, he will have to depend to an enormous extent upon Dean Rusk his Secretary of State to run this nation’s foreign policy. That means that there will be no change in American Foreign Policy. No change in its commitments abroad. No change even in nuance. Only the personality of the Office of the President has changed. Someone might say that this is really the glory of America,  that in a moment of national tragedy there is an orderly transition of political power not internal political chaos. Secretary Rusk is now on his way back to Washington and expected to arrive here shortly after midnight. He heard about Mr. Kennedy’s assassination while on route to Tokyo for an important conference there with business leaders from Japan. Other members of the Kennedy Cabinet are with him and the Secretary ordered his plane turned around back to Washington immediately upon hearing the news.
American ambassadors all over the world have been notified formerly by The State Department about
President Kennedy’s passing.

Reminds me of:

John 8:59

Then took they up stones to cast at him:

but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, 

and so passed by.

Messages of condolences from world leaders in foreign capitols have been pouring into the Department all afternoon.
The big and immediate question raised here waswill the Russians try to take advantage of this moment of confusion and bewilderment in the western world to press their own communist cause? There are no easy answers to this question here tonight, but the drift of informed opinion is that they will not. Confusion exists in Moscow too when there is confusion in Washington. And both capitols in the last 3 years have developed a healthy respect for one another’s nuclear power. Neither side wishes to push the other in a moment of national crisis. The Late President Kennedy did not last fall after the Cuban Crisis when he could have. Premier Kruschev was very low with that time. And now Premier Kruschev is not expected to push the new President of the United States at this moment of American national tragedy and crisis. Instead, both sides are expected to sit tight, take it easy, not rock the boat; certainly not until Kruschev has had a prolonged opportunity to examine the United States and the Western world under the new tutelage and guidance of President Johnson.
This is Marvin Kalb in Washington. Now back to Walter Cronkite:
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For how Moscow did react to the news of President Kennedy’s death we switch to Stuart Nobins? a radio report from Moscow.

 Walter  Cronkite is listening to a headset

(….garbled) news of President Kennedy’s by assassination came into this country by way of Voice of America’s English news broadcast at shortly after 10:00  o’clock tonight. The city was dark. Snow had just begun to fall. The streets were utterly empty of people. At 10:30 pm radio moscow interrupted its program to publish the bulletin of the assassination attack. The bulletin said that President Kennedy had been shot apparently by right wing extremists. That his condition was serious. At 10:45 also television made the same announcement and then added a further bulletin that the President was in critical condition. At 10:50, (1:50 Dallas time, unless there has been a time zone change since 1963?) the English language version of Tass, the overseas news agency, carried this report. It said, “It has just been officially announced that United States President John F. Kennedy has died in the hospital after an attempt was made on his life by persons believed to be from among the extreme right wing elements. At 10:57, Radio Moscow again interrupted its regular service to announce that the President had been murdered. The announcement was brief, respectful, and it was followed immediately by the playing of slow sad music.

United States Ambassador Kholer told me when I was able to reach him at the residence Spaso House that he felt devastated.
He almost mumbled as he talked to me in what obviously was great grief.
He said that he and Mrs. Kholer had been at home alone, not a social evening, when the news came in.
He said, “I feel terrible. I can’t even say what I feel. I’m devastated.”
At Moscow University, where several American students are living and studying, they too heard the first reports over Voice of America.
Since the signing of the Nuclear Test Ban Voice of America in English has not been jammed here.
The students had first refused to believe the report. Then when doubting was no longer a refuge there was silence, shock, and half-whispered reactions:
what will happen now? It’s terrible.
One man just stood and wept.
Russian students, friends of the Americans, came in quietly and shook hands and expressed sorrow. One Russian said, “Kennedy was a liberal. What will happen in the world now?”  Friends of this reporter are among some russians here telephoned immediately when they heard the news. They offered their sympathy and condolence. One thought almost as if they too could feel what an American must feel when his President has been assassinated.
This is (?Stuart Nobins?) in Moscow.
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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 38)

The news, of course, brought this nation of ours almost to a standstill.

The Stock Market closed shortly after the news after uh stocks had dropped precipitously

with the greatest drop since Black Monday of the Stock Market Crash.

Throughout the country theaters closed.

And in Times Square the heart of the amusement industry in the United States that great street of Broadway is almost dark tonight.

 Bernard Eisman is there. Come in Bernard (0:43/9:05 tongue): 

Broadway is not the Great White Way tonight. All of the lights on the spectacular advertising displays have been dimmed. Put out.The movie houses with the flickering, twickering banks of neon they too have doused their lights and closed their box offices. In the streets off Broadway, the scores of legitimate theaters and plays on the boards, those that are successful and those are not. They too are closed. Even the little frankfurter stands here and there are closing down. As evening came, Broadway paid it’s tribute to the President. It went dark. Something it hasn’t done in the memory of very many people. Even the crowds and the traffic on Broadway are unusually light. The automobile traffic is not a tenth of what it would be on any ordinary weekend night. And the crowds walking the streets they too are very light. Usually here, it’s elbow to elbow and knee to knee as people fight to get to one amusement palace to another. Not so tonight. Now, they carry little radios and listen for more news of the Presidents death, or they read newspapers as glaring headlines brings home the reality of a tragedy.

This is Bernard Eisman on a very dark and dim Broadway.

What psycho babble! Talk about rubbing it in.

What is the GREAT WHITE WAY, Sean?

Is he speaking of 

THE ROMAN CATHOLIC POTPOURRI?

IS HE PROUD OF THAT WAY?

He sounds just like another newsman in our day

who seems to be not who he seems to be,

Seanin’ itself

and presenting a new word

‘twickering’


I hate these kind of reports! 

I’m speaking of Sean Hannity. HIS VOICE BUT NOT HIS FACE!

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Back to Walter Cronkite :) YEA

No corner of America had any corner on grief tonight.

 Across this great land the shockwave of President Kennedy’s assassination left a nation of stunned citizens.

Obvious EDIT and probably an OMISSION!!!

CBS News Correspondent Dan Shore reports some reaction from Bonn

and that it’s the German Chancellor Eirehart shocked,

has said that he and former German Chancellor Conrad Adenauer will fly to

Washington to attend the funeral services of the late President Kennedy.

Let’s go now back to Washington to the White House and to George Herman:

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The White House of the United States is empty. President Lyndon Johnson is working in the office he occupied across the street, the Executive Office Building, the office of the Vice President of the United States. Ms. Kennedy is not coming back to the White House at all. Her children left the White House at 5:30 this afternoon presumably to join Mrs. Kennedy who is going into seclusion. President Johnson has talked to former President Truman and to former President Eisenhower, both of whom have apparently indicated that they will be here for the viewing of the President’s body tomorrow.

                                                                                     President Hoover apparently is not going to be able to make it. (licks mouth 3:20/9:05)

President Johnson met with McGeorge Bundy the President Kennedy’s Aide on National Security matters with Secretary of Defense McNamara (licks mouth 3:29/9:05) and with Undersecretary of State George Ball for his first briefing as President of the United States. ???????

As I say he’s working now in his Executive Office Building office. Oh really?

The President also met with the Legislative leaders of both houses of congress and both parties. He asked for their united support in this tragedy which has befallen the country. He said it’s more essential than ever that  this country be united and he asked them to help with the help of God for them all. This is George Herman at the White House. Back now to Walter Cronkite:

Mr. Kennedy’s parents, Joseph and Rose Kennedy, are in seclusion tonight at their Hyannis Port Massachusetts home. They learned of the news of the assassination of their son from a workman at the house who heard it over the radio house and they immediately went into that seclusion. Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the President’s younger brother and his closest advisor, was having lunch at his  Washington home when the tragedy uh tragic news uh reached him. The President’s other brother, Senator Edward Kennedy, was presiding over the Senate when word of the assassination reached him he rushedout of the Senate Chamber and he and his sister Mrs. Eunice Shriver later flew to Hyannis Point to be with their parents.

  Another sister Mrs. Patricia Lawford was placed under a doctors care at her home in Santa Monica California

(4:50/9:05 rubs left eye with left forefinger)after receiving word of the assassination.

 Next week was to have been a big one for the Kennedy family particularly for Caroline

who will be 6 years old on Wednesdayand for John Jr. who observes his third birthday on Monday.

John-John,as the President called him,

was to have been celeb uh celebrated uh with his playmates at the White House on Tuesday.

And the next day Caroline was to have been the star of a big family birthday party up at Cape Cod.

And all of the Kennedy’s had been planning to get together

for their traditional Thanksgiving gathering at Hyannis Port on Thursday.(licks mouth 5:29/9:05)

For the two Kennedy children and for the entire family, of course,

Mr. Kennedy’s death today was the second family tragedy about which uh they had to be told this year.

The first the death uh in the case the children of their infant brother

Patrick Bouvoir Kennedy last August the 9th.

To recapitulate where some of the other principles in today’s tragedy are at this hour. The Kennedy family as we have said gathering in Hyannis Port.President Lyndon Baines Johnson at 54 by ascension now the 36th President of the United States is working as George Herman told you a moment ago in the Executive Office Building across the uh street from the uh White House. Mrs. uh  Lyndon Johnson is at their home in Washington. The uh two Johnson children, daughters, one is at school in Washington the other was at Austin, Texas planning to be a part of the weekend on the LBJ Ranch outside of Austin at which President and Mrs. Kennedy were to have been the honored guests. Whether they are going to fly now to Washington uh is not known at this hour. 

(licks mouth 6:37/9:05)

And the body of the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy uh lies at the US Naval Hospital at Bethesda, Maryland. The body will be taken back to the White House to Lie in State at the White House tomorrow. On Sunday it will pay be taken to the Capital Building to remain in the Great Rotunda until noon on Monday. It is understood, at the moment, that the actual funeral services which will be a uh full-dress State Ceremony we will be held in Boston but a funeral mass will be said in Washington by Cardinal Cushing who married the uh Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy uh the uh couple of years ago.

(licks mouth 7:18/9:05)

Down in Dallas, Texas one other individual who may have been a principle in this tragedy today, the man whom the Police say is a prime suspect; Lee Oswald, a member of a Free Cuba committee. A man who went to Russia and attempted to take up citizenship there in 1959 and returned here only last year has been booked for the murder of a Dallas Policeman shot in the Texas theater three miles from the uh site on the Dallas street where President Kennedy was assassinated and Governor Connally was shot. Seized some 45 minutes later in a gun fight after the teller at the theater said that a man who looked like he was running from something had come into the theater. He was interrogated for more than 6 hours this afternoon. He has been booked now for the murder of the policeman, but there has been no charge leveled regarding the murder of the President of the United States. (licks mouth 8:17/9:05)

 

In case he, or the culprit is found and charged, it is a simple murder charge in the State of Texas. That is not a federal offense. And he would face electrocution by the laws of the State of Texas in the Huntsville, Texas State Penetenciary.

We are going to continue our coverage of this tragic day in a moment with special broadcasts recounting the career of the late President and a visit with the man who succeeded him.

This is Walter Cronkite.

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Picture of flag at half mast.

END    

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CBS News and JFK (Freedom of Man) Parts 44-46

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 44)  

The Kennedys frequently went to church as a family group. These pictures were taken when they attended Easter services in Palm Beach. And the President brought both children to the hospital at Otis Air Force Base to see their mother after the death of Patrick. That was not long ago. Mrs. Kennedy has just begun to make public appearances following a period of mourning and a vacation abroad.

The President and the children also went to the airport to meet Mrs. Kennedy

after her recent return from that vacation in Greece.

The one that she met Onassis and he kissed her hand and gave her red roses? That one?

Red roses she found to be strange to be given in Dallas on her arrival the day she received a lamb chops puppet that she hid in those red roses. 

Both Mrs. Kennedy and the President

said all along part of their main job was to be parents.

The President always seemed to enjoy it.

One of the last times that father and son were together

was when the President went to Arlington

to lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns.

John went along, but stayed behind at the car

fascinated by the uniforms and salutes of the military.

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With the coming to power of Fidel Castro in Cuba the spectra/specter (not sure which is said but both seem to fit) of Communism was raised only 90 miles from our own shores.

What is funny about that is Arlen Specter who worked on the Warren Commission and became a senator

 was also the first to offer the one bullet theory for the death of JFK

looks eerily similar to Oswald. That is my opinion!  

Less than 4 months after John Kennedy took office an assault was mounted on Cuba in the predawn hours of April 17th, 1961. Anti-Castro rebels landed on the swampy beaches of Las Villas Province. The attack was directed by the Cuban National Revolutionary Council which was based in the United States. Cuban forces beat off the attackers. The Debacle became known as The Bay of Pigs Disaster. Kruschev blamed the Kennedy Administation. Mr. Kennedy blamed security leaks and breaches of secrecy for the disaster.

Kennedy’s speech:


“If the Press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the self discipline of combat conditions then I can only say that no war ever posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of clear and present danger then I can only say that the danger has never been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent. This deadly challenge imposes upon our society two requirements of direct concern both to the Press and to the President. Two requirements that may seem almost contradictory in tone but which must be reconciled and fulfilled if we are to meet this national peril. I refer first to the need for far greater public information and second to the need for far greater official secrecy. And I hope that every group on America unions and businessman and public officials at every level will ask the same question of their endeavors and suffer their actions to this same exacting task. I have no intention of establishing a new office of war information to govern the flow of news. I am not suggesting any new forms of censorship or new types of security classifications. I have no easy answer to the dilemma that I have posed and would not seek to impose it if I had one. But I am asking the members of the newspaper profession and the industry in this country to reexamine their own responsibilities to consider the degree and the nature of the present danger and to heed the duty of self restraint.”

The trouble over Cuba kept reoccurring until it led to a direct showdown with the Soviet Union, but that wasn’t for another year and half in October of 1962.

In between there was that other recurring difficulty that seemed so often to bring the United States and Russia to swords point.

That of course is Berlin. The trouble over Berlin predated the Kennedy Administration and lingers still.

In July of 1961 President Kennedy took the stand on the question:

“Our response to the Berlin crisis will not be merely military or negative. It will be more than merely standing firm. For we do not intend to leave it to others to choose and monopolize the forum and the framework of discussion. We do not intend to abandon our duty to mankind to seek a peaceful solution. As signers of the UN Charter we shall always be prepared to discuss international problems with any and all nations that are willing to talk and listen with reason. If they have proposals, not demands, we shall hear them. If they seek genuine understanding, not concessions of our rights, we shall meet with them. We have previously indicated our readiness to remove any actual irritants in West Berlin, but the freedom of that city is not negotiable. We cannot negotiate with those who say “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable” but we are willing to consider any arrangement or treaty in Germany consistent with the maintenance of peace and freedom and with legitimate security interests of all nations. We recognize the Soviet Union’s historical concern about their security in Central and Eastern Europe after a series of ravaging invasions and we believe arrangements can be worked out which will help to meet those concerns and make it possible for both security and freedom to exist in this troubled area. For it is not the freedom of West Berlin which is abnormal in Germany today but the situation in that entire divided country. If anyone doubts the legality of our rights in Berlin we are ready to have it submitted to International Adjudication. If anyone doubts the extent to which our presence is desired by the people of West Berlin compared to East German feelings about their regime we are ready to have that question submitted to a free vote in Berlin and if possible among all the German people and let us hear at the same time from two and one half million refugees who have fled the communist regime in East Germany voting for Western type freedom with their feet. The world is not deceived by the communist attempt to label Berlin as a hotbed of war. There is peace in Berlin today. The source of world trouble and tension is Moscow, not Berlin. And if war begins it will have begun in Moscow and not Berlin…..”

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Weird because of WWll.

Was the Soviet Union responsible for WWll? I thought the problem was Hitler and Fascism and now Nazism is overlooked? WHY?

This seems very strange! Or is Fascism a product of Communism?

I thought Fascism was a product of

fanatical

Synoptic Christianity!

Makes sense to me!

Please read :

Pope Benedict XVI and His Power of Suggestion

which ought to clear it up so that you may understand the relationship between Fanaticism of Synoptic Christianity

and it’s control over Islam and Roman Catholicism and many others.

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The summer and fall of 1962 saw more concern about Cuba and the presence of Soviet Troops there. Some members of Congress notably Republican Senator Kenneth Keating of New York complained that the Russians were building missile installations which were a threat to our security. The decision regarding Cuba was too important to rush and President Kennedy waited until he was sure that indeed a serious threat did exist. Then at 7:00 o’clock on the night of October 22 President Kennedy took to a national radio and television and he stated the United States position clearly:

“….This government as promised has maintained the closest surveillance of the Soviet military buildup on the island of Cuba that a series of offensive missile sites is now in preparation on that imprisoned island. The purpose of these bases can be none other than to provide a nuclear strike capability against the Western Hemisphere. Acting therefore in the defense of our own security and of the entire Western Hemisphere and under the authority entrusted to me by the Constitution as endorsed by the revolu resolution of the Congress I have directed that the following initial steps be taken immediately:

First, to halt this offensive buildup a strict quarantine on all offensive military equipment under shipment to Cuba is being initiated. All ships of any kind bound for Cuba from whatever nation or port will if found to contain cargo from whatever nation or port (some kind of glitch and repeats) will if found to contain cargoes of offensive weapons be turned back. This quarantine will be extended if needed to other types of cargo and carriers. We are not at this time however denying the necessities of life as the Soviets attempted to do in their Berlin Blockade of 1948.”

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 45)

Second, I have directed the continued and increased close surveillance of Cuba and its military buildup. The foreign ministers of the OAS in their communique of October 6th rejected secrecy in such matters in this hemisphere. Should these offensive military preparations continue thus increasing the threat to the hemisphere further action will be justified. I have directed the armed forces to prepare for any eventualities. And I trust in the interests of both the Cuban people and the Soviet technicians at the sites the hazards to all concerned of continuing this threat will be recognized.

Third, it shall be the policy of this nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba or against any  nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.

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The President liked to take time to talk and philosophize about his office. Just about a year ago he sat in his famous rocking chair and talked on television with reporters from the

3 networks.

 Q: As you look back on your first 2 years in office sir has your experience in the office matched your expectations? You had studied a good deal the power of the Presidency; the methods of it’s operation. How has this worked out as you saw it in advance?

JFK: Well, in the first place I think the problems are more difficult than I imagined they were.

Secondly, there’s a limitation on the ability of the United States to solve these problems.

We uh are involved now in the Congo in a very difficult situation. We’ve been unable to secure implementation of the policy which we supported.We are involved in a good many other areas. We are trying to see if a solution can be found of the struggle between Pakistan and India with whom we want to remain friends, with whom we want to remain friendly relations if they are unable to come to an agreement. There is a limitation in other words upon the power of the United States to bring about solutions. I think our people get awfully impatient, and uh maybe fatigued and tired…..we’ve been carrying this burden for 17 years. Can we lay it down? We can’t lay it down. I don’t see how we can lay it down in this century. So that uh I would say that the problems are more uh difficult than I imagined them to be. The responsibilities placed upon the United States are greater than I imagined them to be and there are greater limitations upon our ability to bring about a favorable result than I had imagined them to be, And I think that is probably true of anyone who becomes President because there is such a difference between those who advice or speak or legislate and be tr between the man who must uh make select from the various alternatives proposed and say that this shall be the policy of the United States. It’s much easier to make the speeches than it is to finally make the judgements, because uh unfortunately your advisors are frequently divided and if you take the wrong course and on occasion I have, the President bears the burdens, the responsibility, quite rightly. The advisors may move on to new advice.

Q:  Well Mr. President that brings up a point that’s always interested me. How does a President go about making a decision like Cuba for example?

JFK: The uh most recent one was hammered out really our policy and decision over a period of uh 5 or 6 days. During that period the 15 people more or less who were directly consulted frequently uh changed their views uh because uhwhatever action we took had so many disadvantages to it and each action that we took raised the prospect that the it might escalate with the Soviet Union into a Nuclear war. Finally however I think a general consensus developed uh and certainly seemed after all alternatives were examined that the course of action that we finally adopted was the right one. Now uh when I talked to members of the congress several of them suggested a different alternative when we confronted them on that Monday with the evidence. My feeling is that if they had gone through the 5 day period we had gone through at looking at the various alternatives the advantages and disadvantage of action they probably would have come out the same way that we did. I think that we took the right one. If we would have had to act on the Wednesday in the first 24 hours I don’t think probably we would have chosen as prudently as we finally did: A quarantine against the use of Offensive weapons.

In addition uh that had much more power than we first thought it did because uh I think the Soviet Union was very reluctant to have us stop ships which carried with them a good deal of their highly secret and sensitive material. Another uh….one of the reasons I think that the Soviet Union withdrew the IAL28s  was because we were carrying on very intensive low level photography. Now no one would have guessed probably that that would have been such a harassment. Mr. Castro could not permit us to indefinitely continue wide spread flights over his island at 200 feet every day and he yet he knew if he shot down one of our planes it uh then it would uh bring back a much more serious reprisal on him.

So it’s very difficult to always make judgements here about what the effect will be of our decisions on other countries. In this case it seemed to me that we did pick the right one. In Cuba of 1961, we picked the wrong one.

Q: I’d like to go back to question of the consensus and your relationship to the consensus you have said and the Constitution says that the decision can be made only by the President. Now what was your relation to the consensus? Did you form no opinion until a consensus appeared or were you part of forming a consensus and had you disagreed with it? What then?

JFK: Well I think that uh well you know that old story about the Abraham Lincoln in the Cabinet he says “all in favor say Aye” and the whole Cabinet uh voted Aye and uh then all opposed no, and Lincoln voted No and he said “the vote is no.” So that uh naturally the Constitution places the responsibility on the uh President. There was some disagreement with the course we finally adopted, but the course we finally adopted had the advantage of permitting other steps if this one was unsuccessful. In other words, we were starting in a sense at the at a minimum place and if that were unsuccessful we could have gradually stepped it up until we had gone into a much more massive action which might have become necessary if the first step had been unsuccessful. I would think that the majority had finally come to accept that though at the beginning there was a much sharper division and after all this was very valuable because uh the people who were involved had particular responsibilities of their own≥ Mr. McNamara Secretary of Defense who therefore had to advise me on the military capacity of the United States in that area.  The Secretary of State who had to advice on the attitude of the OAS (The Organization of the American States) and Nato.  So that uh in my opinion the majority came to accept the course we finally took. Which made it much easier. The Cuba of 1961 the advice of those who were brought in on the Executive Branch was also unanimous and the advice was wrong so that uh and finally, and I was responsible. So it finally comes down that no matter how many advisors you have frequently are they are divided and the President must finally choose. The other point is something that President Eisenhower said to me in January of 19–  There is no easy matters will ever come to you as President. If they were easy they would be settled at a lower level. So the matters that finally come to as President are always the difficult matters the matters which carry with them large implications. So this contributes to some of the uh burdens of the uh the Office of the Presidency which other Presidents have commented on.

Just thought I would add this link for me later to try to read and for the whomever if interested:

13 Days in October

“The thirteen days marking the most dangerous period of the Cuban missile crisis begin. President Kennedy and principal foreign policy and national defense officials are briefed on the U-2 findings. Discussions begin on how to respond to the challenge. Two principal courses are offered: an air strike and invasion, or a naval quarantine with the threat of further military action. To avoid arousing public concern, the president maintained his official schedule, meeting periodically with advisors to discuss the status of events in Cuba and possible strategies….”

Here is another link:
The Organization of American States

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 We’ve been considering the life and career of our dead President but meanwhile in Washington the government goes on. We’re going to interrupt this obituary now for a brief look at the news tonight we go to the White House and George Herman.

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The President of the United States is in Washington but there’s no President at the White House tonight. President Lyndon Johnson worked most of the evening in his office the Executive Office Building the office assigned to him when he was Vice President of the United States before he became President. He left here about 20 minutes ago to return home. Mrs. Kennedy is  not here she is spending the night at Bethesda Naval Hospital where the body of her late husband is also resting.

Tomorrow, the body of the late President accompanied by Mrs. Kennedy will come here to the White House to Lie-In- Repose here in the White House tomorrow for members of the family to view and for members of the government. The following day on Sunday it will go to the United States Capitol where it will Lie-In-State in the Rotunda and there it will be viewed by the American public. There will be a ceremonial mass a pontifical mass by Rich in Richard Cardinal Cushing on Monday. And after that the burial arrangements which so far are private. Here in the White House tonight Sargent Shriver has been working on the funeral arrangements the President’s brother-in-law taking care of the melancholy last details of the late President of the United States. All else here at the White House is quiet. There is no further Presidential activity here. Only people trying to find out what is going to happen. What’s going to happen to President Johnson. What’s going to happen to the United States. And what is the next order of business at this home of Presidents. This is George Herman at the White House returning you now back to Harry Reasoner.

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John F. Kennedy’s life was brief and busy. Now prematurely that life has been comit.(tape goes silent no sound for a few seconds) Something probably purposefully omitted. (sound returns) 

and to stick by it’s pledge to insure the freedom of the continent.

Wherever he went his reception was enthusiastic but no where more so then in the divided city of Berlin.

  (man in black adjusts his hat

and it seems to be a symbolic gesture of some kind)

Not sure of the meaning of the gesture, but it is in this you tube presentation

and I suspect the meaning has to do with

Human Rights and Freedom…

German, Roman, American, African, Jewish, women hopefully

(notice below that when addressing the crowd he says Ladies)

That is my conjecture.

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 46)

These people had reason to cheer for Mr. Kennedy for in their eyes he was the mainstay between the freedom they enjoyed in West Berlin and the Russian directed domination of the Eastern Sector. The President had this to say at the Berlin Wall:

Thank you. Ladies. I am proud to come to this city as the guest of your distinguished mayor

who has symbolized throughout the world the fighting spirit of West Berlin

and I am proud (huge applause and yelling) and I am proud to visit the Federal Republic

with your distinguished Chancelor who for so many years has committed Germany

to democracy and freedom and progress

and to come here in the company of my fellow American, General Clay who (huge applause by crowd)

who has been in this city during it’s great moments of crisis and will come again if ever needed.

 (huge applause by huge crowd)2000 years ago.

2000 years ago the proudest boast wars

Civis Romanus sum

today in the world of freedom the proudest boast is Ish?/ich? bin ein Beeleener

(by sound not by german spelling 2:13/10:49)

Huge applause

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“Civis Romanus sum (pronounced Cīvis Rōmānus sum) (Classical Latin: [ˈkiːwɪs roːˈmaːnʊs ˈsʊm],

 I am a Roman citizen) implied, in a wide sense, all the rights and duties associated with the status of Roman citizenship.[1]

The Christian New Testament states that Paul of Tarsus, imprisoned and on trial, claimed his right as a Roman citizen to be tried before Caesar, and the judicial process had to be suspended until he was brought to Rome.[2][3]“

“The locution was quoted by Lord Palmerston when called to explain his decision to blockade Greece. In his speech in the Houses of Parliament on June 25, 1850 he claimed that every British subject in the world should be protected by the British Empire like a Roman citizen in the Roman Empire.[4][5]

In 1963, the phrase inspired the American president Kennedy to proclaim “Two thousand years ago the proudest boast was civis Romanus sum.

Today, in the world of freedom, the proudest boast is “Ich bin ein Berliner“.”

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The place where JFK gave the speech was called

Rathaus Schöneberg

Rathaus Schöneberg is the city hall for the borough of Tempelhof-Schöneberg in Berlin.

From 1949 until 1993 it served as the seat of the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin and until 1991 also as the office of the Governing Mayor.


There are many people in the world who really don’t understand, or say they don’t,

what is the great issue between the free world and the communist world.

Let them come to Berlin.

Huge applause

and

end of speech

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After that speech the President went to the wall.

JFK with Bridadier General ………and Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman.

CBS News Correspondent Daniel Schorr was there with him.

…accompanied by Brigadier General ….he’s the commander of the Berlin Light Brigade. The President climbs up on a platform again for a better look into East Berlin. A better look than he had at The Brandenburg Gate.

The Brandenburg Gate

Obama to Speak at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Pretty strange.   Probably mocking the assassination of JFK in his way because he  is crazy and vindictive. Susan Rice’s  potential new post as National Security Advisor is another mock.

Obama has personality defects that are disgusting and he delights in it.

Berlin 1961 by Frederick Kempe

As he mounts the platform he can be seen better and so the cheers rise but most of the people around here are news

people. Those who are cheering are cheering from windows.

Near Check Point   Charlie

Here a close up shot of the Communist barriers, the VoPos, the East German Communist police, with their binoculars want to see from their side too. And on the other side you can see the East Berliners who in spite of everything have come forward knowing the President would be there. There on the corner beyond where East Berliners gathered they wanted to see President Kennedy too. Afraid or not allowed to come any closer. The President stands and just looks. It is an amazing sight. And probably thinks as many others have thought of (not sure if thought of is what is said because garbled but it sounds like it) to come here you have to see it to believe it.

With him General Chester Clifton his military aide.

And there back again looking into East Berlin and see the cluster of East Berliners who have gathered who cannot look over that wall but know that the President is on this side. A remark of, probably a sarcastic remark, about the East Germans from Chancellor Adenauer. We were not allowed to have any microphones at this point. It would be fascinating to know what this conversation was between the President and the Chancellor and the Mayor.

Only recently on the other side of the wall just last week and probably in preparation for President’s visit here the Communists announced a 100 yard strip prohibited to anybody. This prevents any East Berliners coming any closer than 100 yards. One thing the Communists would have hated to see was a series of escapes while the President was here. The perceived blow to them of the President’s visit is already batting up so that Kruschev will be back in East Berlin the day after tomorrow ostensibly to celebrate the birthdate of his puppet  Walter Ulbricht  70th birthday. And the President comes down now from the platform. He has seen the Check Point Charlie which he’s worried about these 2 years.  A place where time (garbled) a war could break out. A place where American and Russian tanks confronted each other and now at last he’s seen it.

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Berlin 1961

Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on Earth

The East German puppet pulls the Soviet strings

 

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That tour with the Chancellor Adenauer was shortly before the old man’s retirement. It would not have been likely that if anyone had predicted at that time that he would outlive President Kennedy.

If the President had to face up to momentous problems overseas he certainly had his problems at home. One of the constant nagging issues domestically was the old one of Equal Rights. Like President Eisenhower before him President Kem Kennedy demonstrated his determination to carry out Federal Court Orders in the entry o f Negro James Meredith into the University of Mississippi.

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50 years later, Medgar Evers’ widow feels anger anew

 

Then on June 12th of this year the nation was shocked by the murder of Negro Leader Medgar Evers.President Kennedy spoke compellingly of the meaning of that murder:

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We are confronted primarily with a moral issue.

It is as old as the scriptures

and it is as clear as the American Constitution.

The heart of the question is:

Whether all Americans are to be afforded Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities.

Whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be treated.

If an American because his skin is dark cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public.

If he cannot send his children to the best public school available.

If he cannot vote for the public officials who represent him.

If, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want,

then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place.

Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay.

One hundred years of delay have passed since President Lincoln freed the slaves, yet their heirs, their grandsons,

are not fully free.

They are not yet free from the bonds of injustice.

They are not yet yet freed from social and economic oppression.

And this nation for all it’s hopes and all it’s boasts will not be fully freed until all it’s citizens are free.

We preach freedom around the world and we mean it. And we cherish our freedom here at home, but are we to say to the world, and much more importantly to each other, that this is the land of the free except for the negroes. That we have no second class citizens, except negroes. That we have no class or caste system, no ghettos, no master race, except with respect for negroes.

Now the time has come for this nation to fulfill its promise.

The events in Birmingham and elsewhere has so increased the cries for equality that no city, or state, or legislative body can prudently choose to ignore them. The fires of frustration and discord are burning in every city north and south where legal remedies are not at hand. Redress (I think that is the word he is saying because it fits for that time, however regress seems to be occurring at this same time, as both seem to be occurring nowadays kind of like one of Newton’s laws of motion) is sought in the streets in demonstrations, parades, and protests which create tensions and threaten violence and threaten lives.

We face therefore a moral crisis as a country and a people. It cannot be met by repressive police action. It cannot be left to increased demonstrations in the streets. It cannot be quieted by token moves or talk. It is a time to act in the Congress in your state in local legislative body and above all in all of our daily lives.

It is not enough to pin the blame on others to say this is a problem of one section of the country or another, or deplore the facts that we face. A great change is at hand and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructive for all.

Those who do nothing are inviting shame, as well as, violence. Those who act boldly are recognizing right, as well as, reality.

End

Pretty amazing that it had been one hundred years since the freedom of the slaves

to JFK’s speech about the assassination of Medgar Evers.

Emancipation Proclamation

Henry Louis Stephens, untitled watercolor (c. 1863) of a man reading a newspaper with headline “Presidential Proclamation / Slavery”.

“The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War using his war powers. It was not a law passed by Congress. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states then in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at that time. The Proclamation immediately freed 50,000 slaves, with nearly all the rest (of the 3.1 million) freed as Union armies advanced. The Proclamation did not compensate the owners, did not itself outlaw slavery, and did not make the ex-slaves (calledfreedmen) citizens.[1]

On September 22, 1862, Lincoln issued a preliminary proclamation that he would order the emancipation of all slaves in any state of the Confederate States of America that did not return to Union control by January 1, 1863. None returned, and the order, signed and issued January 1, 1863, took effect except in locations where the Union had already mostly regained control. The Proclamation made abolition a central goal of the war (in addition to reunion), outraged white Southerners who envisioned a race war, angered some Northern Democrats, energized anti-slavery forces, and weakened forces in Europe that wanted to intervene to help the Confederacy.[2]

Slavery was made illegal everywhere in the U.S. by the Thirteenth Amendment, which took effect in December 1865.”


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Just recently I wrote a post I hope you will read:

Pope Benedict Says “Faith was the True Enlightenment”

“With regard to material things, our knowledge and our technical accomplishments

are legion,

but what reaches beyond,

the things of God and

the question of good,

we can no longer identify,”

Benedict added, saying that faith was the “true enlightenment.”

Seems like there is a conversation in time and some of the answers and tests are occurring

there and back again. 


Then there is Rosa Parks not mentioned:

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an African-Americancivil rightsactivist, whom the U.S. Congress called “the first lady of civil rights”, and “the mother of the freedom movement”.[1]

On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver James F. Blake‘s order that she give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Parks was not the first to resist bus segregation. Others had taken similar steps in the twentieth century, including Irene Morgan in 1946,

Irene Morgan

Sarah Louise Keys in 1955, and Claudette Colvin nine months before Parks, but NAACP organizers believed that Parks was the best candidate for seeing through a court challenge after her arrest for civil disobedience.

 I thought Jane Pittman was a real person, but she was a fictional character.

Funny, because of the business about the death of Officer Tippit

in the aftermath of the assassination of JFK

is quite a mystery in itself.

 

Was he fictional too?

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Speaking of fiction I’m looking forward to

The Hobbit: There and Back Again

 and An Unexpected Journey 

Titlesand Release Dates Announced

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