Monday, November 22, 2010
The JFK Assassination Casting Call
, Oliver Stone’s 1991 docudrama, is a decent, although flawed, primer on President John Kennedy’s assassination. While some critics harped on its use of made-up characters, the fictionalization of real people, and the omission of other important witnesses, JFK
manages to get a good number of the major players.
Below are fifteen photographs of real persons depicted in JFK
. Can you match the people in these photos with both their names and the actors who played them?
1. Dean Andrews
2. Carlos Bringuier
3. Edwin Collins (most likely Angelo)
4. Bernardo De Torres (most likely Leopoldo)
5. Jim Garrison
6. Jean Hill
7. Lou Ivan
8. Russell B. Long
9. Jack Martin
10. Sylvia Odio
11. Beverly Oliver
12. Ruth Paine (fictionalized as Janet Williams)
13. Delphine Roberts
14. James Tague
15. Earl Warren
A. Raul Aranas
B. John Candy
C. Kevin Costner
D. Gail Cronauer
E. Lolita Davidovich
F. Jim Garrison
G. Jack Lemmon
H. Walter Matthau
I. Ellen McElduff
J. Tomas Milian
K. Tony Plana
L. Jay O. Sanders
M. Michael Skipper
N. Ann Strub
O. Linda Flores Wade
Scroll down a couple of posts for the answers. For more stuff on the JFK assassination, click here.
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Oliver Stone Didn’t Put Me in His Damn Movie
Here is a brief sketch of three people involved with some aspect of the JFK assassination who aren’t depicted in the Stone docudrama, even in fictionalized form.
Arnold Gordon (1941-1997)
Who the hell is he? An army soldier.
What’s he got to do with anything?
What‘s his story? On leave, Gordon returned to his hometown of Dallas to visit friends and family. Upon hearing of the president’s visit, Gordon took his movie camera with him to the Grassy Knoll.
As Arnold stood on the embankment, a man in a light colored suit flashed a Secret Service badge, and shooed him a few feet away. As the President’s motorcade passed, Arnold heard shots ring out directly behind him. Per his combat training, he hit the turf, while his camera continued to roll. Immediately after the shots ended, a man dressed as a Dallas police officer confiscated his camera at gunpoint.
Abraham Bolden (c.1934- )
Who the hell is he?
What’s his story?
A Secret Service Agent
A former Illinois State trooper, Bolden joined the Secret Service in 1959. He was ordered to secure, of all things, the, um, privy during Kennedy’s visit to the Windy City in 1961. The two met when the call of nature led the President to his station. Kennedy asked him if he had ever been on the presidential detail. When Bolden informed him that no African American had served in that capacity, Kennedy vowed to fix that. Sure enough, Abraham found himself in the Oval Office one month later.
Kennedy probably didn’t arrange Bolden’s transfer because of tokenism, but out of a very pragmatic concern. The President felt animosity from the very agents assigned to protect him, and wanted someone around whom he felt he could trust. Bolden found massive evidence to justify Kennedy’s fears. Among other things, he discovered that a substantial number of agents were ultraconservative (bordering on extremist) southerners who openly expressed their hatred of Kennedy behind the President’s back. There were also alcoholic agents who couldn’t even stay sober on the job. Quite a few agents, drunk or sober, declared in front of Bolden that they wouldn’t risk their own lives to save this
President, whom they regarded as either a communist, or a communist sympathizer.
Bolden, per regulations, tried to address these matters through a hostile chain of command, but to no avail. After three months on the Presidential detail, his superiors transferred him back to Chicago, despite Kennedy’s wishes.
What’s he got to do with anything?
In addition to exposing the lackadaisical attitudes the Secret Service had toward protecting Kennedy (which became more important when Secret Service personnel were caught at an after-hours joint drinking past three in the morning on the day of the assassination), Bolden, along with everyone else in his field office, saw an FBI teletype warning of a plot to kill Kennedy during the President’s scheduled visit to Chicago during the first week of November 1963. As a result of the warning, Kennedy cancelled his trip to Illinois.
When Bolden discovered that the Warren Commission didn’t have a copy of the teletype, he tried to give them one. Someone on the committee tersely told him, “Keep your mouth shut.” So he flew to Washington to contact Warren Commission counsel Lee Rankin, whereupon he was immediately arrested, flown back to Chicago, and charged with discussing bribery with alleged counterfeiters. On the word of mobster Sam DeStefano, Bolden was convicted, and served a six-year sentence.
Silvia Duran (1937- )
Who the hell is she?
What’s her story?
An openly leftist Mexican citizen, Duran took a job at the Cuban Embassy in Mexico City. She immediately aroused the CIA’s suspicion when the Agency discovered her clandestine affair with Cuban Ambassador Carlos Lechuga.
On 27 September 1963, a little over a month after she got the embassy gig, Duran processed paperwork for a man identifying himself as Lee Harvey Oswald, who wanted a visa to travel to Cuba, and then to the Soviet Union. Something about him just didn’t seem right. When she informed him that he needed four photographs to process his information, he came back not just with photographs but with his “Fair Play for Cuba” paraphernalia, a newspaper clipping about his arrest in New Orleans for distributing communist literature, and other stuff to establish his communist bona fides.
To Duran, and her supervisor, Eusebio Azcue, the guy calling himself Oswald had all the earmarks of what spies call a “dangle,” or in other words a false defector trying to penetrate Soviet and Cuban intelligence by posing as a jaded American spy willing to betray the US. She sent the man to the Soviet embassy. The Russians told him he would have to wait for a few weeks in order to process the paperwork. “Oswald” then went back to the Cuban embassy and told them that the USSR had given him special permission to get the visa right away. When Duran called the Soviets to check, she found that the man had lied to her. This led him to cause a scene, whereupon Azcue told him to vacate the premises.
What’s she got to do with anything?
Moments after receiving word of the JFK assassination, Winston Scott, a CIA case officer working in Mexico, ordered local authorities friendly to the Agency to take Duran into custody, over the objections of Assistant Deputy Director of Ops Tom Karamessines in Langley. Luis Echeverría Álvarez, a political party hack who would one day become the President of Mexico, arranged the arrest of Duran, her husband and five others. Echeverria later reported that Duran identified the real Lee Harvey Oswald as the man who walked into her office back in September.
That’s the official story. And the CIA’s sticking to it.
The problem is that Duran supposedly took awhile to make up her mind as to whether or not the man in question was Oswald. Despite the fact that the man caused a scene in her office only a couple of months earlier, and generally made a nuisance of himself, it took her several days to identify Oswald, and she emerged from police custody bearing marks of physical torture. Not stopping there, the CIA attempted to implicate her in the assassination attempt by circulating rumors that Duran and Oswald were lovers. The gossip apparently came from Duran’s in-laws, who probably never liked her after her affair with Ambassador Lechuga. Publicly she has denied the rumor, although “friends” have said she spoke of the affair with them privately.
What’s most important is that Duran has repeatedly stated that the man who visited her office on 27 September 1963 was not Oswald. The CIA had cameras trained at the Cuban embassy to catch American citizens who’d prefer to apply for visas there instead of in the US. Despite the fact that Oswald would have had to pass these cameras at least six times that day, the only pictures the CIA could produce looked nothing like him.
Figure 4. The Fat, Balding, Older Oswald
Shortly before his death, then-CIA Deputy Director of Ops (DDO) Richard Helms admitted that the above pictures were not that of Oswald, although the Agency insisted for years that it was. Yet, the former DCI insisted that Oswald did make the trip to Mexico City. Duran, on the other hand, said that the visitor looked nothing like Oswald, or the guy in the above photo. She and Azcue described the Oswald imposter as being very short (about 5’3”), with blond hair and blue eyes, while Oswald himself had brown hair, brown eyes and stood at 5’9.5”.*
Moreover, a very important witness placed Oswald in Dallas on 25 September 1963, while Oswald was supposedly on the bus ride to Mexico City. Sylvia Odio, a Cuban ex-patriot, received a visit from three men that morning. Two of the men introduced themselves as Leopoldo and Angelo, members of the Junta Revolucionaria, a leftist exile group. They introduced the silent, white man with them as Leon Oswald. The following day, Leopoldo phoned Odio to tell her that Oswald was an expert shot who wanted to kill Kennedy. After the assassination, she recognized Oswald as the man who visited her apartment on that day, as did her sister, Anne.
The Warren Commission was apparently reluctant to brand Odio a liar, and instead simply dismissed her testimony as mistaken. The House Select Committee on Assassinations, however, sincerely believed that Odio was neither lying nor wrong when she said that Oswald visited her when he was supposedly traveling south of the border. Later, researchers identified (per Odio’s description) Leopoldo as Bernardo De Torres, an extremely right-wing anti-Castro Cuban exile who served as an intelligence officer during the CIA’s ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion. Angelo was identified as Edwin Collins, a US Marine with ties to the KKK, the John Birch Society, and the CIA.
This tale of the two Silvias (or Sylvias) strongly suggests that elements within the CIA had a plan to finger Oswald as early as September 1963, and then link him with the Cuban government. One could thus see Duran’s immediate arrest as Win Scott executing that phase of the plan. Karamessines’ rejection suggests that CIA elements connected to the assassination decided not to push the Cuba connection narrative, opting instead for the lone-nut hypothesis. They subsequently attempted to establish a (false) romantic connection between Duran and Oswald in case it might come in handy in provoking war against Cuba later on.
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The JFK Assassination Casting Response
Here are the answers to the JFK casting quiz. In each, the real person is shown on the left, the actor on the right. Feel free to rate how closely the actor resembles his or her real-life counterpart on a scale of one-to-ten.
Figure 1. Sylvia Odio (10) played by Linda Flores Wade (O)
See the story immediately above for more about Odio.
Figure 2. Bernard De Torress, aka Leopoldo (4) played by Tomas Milian (J)
See the story immediately above for more about Leopoldo and his partner Angel.
Figure 3. Edwin Collins, aka Angelo (3) played by Raul Aranas (A)
See the story immediately above for more about Angel, and his partner Leopoldo.
Figure 4. Lou Ivan (7) played by Jay O. Sanders (L)
Ivan worked closely with Orleans Parish DA Jim Garrison on the case.
Figure 5. Beverly Oliver (11), aka The Babushka Lady played by Lolita Davidovich (E)
Oliver saw David Ferrie and Lee Oswald at the Carousel Club where Jack Ruby introduced the latter to her as a friend.
Figure 6. Carlos Bringuier (2) played by Tony Plana (K)
Oswald approached Bringuier to join his anti-Castro group in New Orleans. Later, the two had a very public confrontation when Bringuier saw Oswald handing out pro-Castro leaflets. The confrontation led to Oswald’s arrest, and later, a radio debate with Bringuier.
Figure 7. Dean Andrews (1) played by John Candy (B)
Andrews was a local New Orleans attorney who helped Oswald upgrade his discharge status from the US Marine Corp. He initially claimed to have been Oswald’s attorney for the shooting of President Kennedy and Officer J.D. Tippet, but then recanted saying that he had gotten confused because of a mild overdose of painkillers. Garrison convicted him on a perjury charge
for testimony leading up to the Clay Shaw trial.
Figure 8. Earl Warren (15) played by Jim Garrison (F)
One of the quirks one can find in an Oliver Stone movie is the casting of the biographical subject as his real-life nemesis. In The People Vs. Larry Flynt
, for example, Stone cast Flynt as a judge hostile to Flynt as played by Woody Harrelson.
Figure 9. Delphine Roberts (13) played by Ann Strub (N)
Roberts was Guy Banister’s secretary and mistress. She and Banister’s partner, PI Jack Martin, stipulated that Oswald frequented their office, along with David Ferrie.
Figure 10. Jack Martin (9) played by Jack Lemmon (G)
Guy Banister used his private detective agency as a front for anti-Castro operations, while Martin handled the legitimate caseload. Along with Delphine Roberts, he stipulated Oswald’s frequent presence in Guy Banister’s office.
Figure 11. Ruth Paine (12), fictionalized as Janet Williams, played by Gail Cronauer (D)
Paine introduced Lee and Marina Oswald to the White Russian community of Dallas, and generally managed them (presumably looking out for them). Paine dropped a trail of breadcrumbs designed to implicate Oswald in the assassination.
Figure 12. Jean Hill (6) played by Ellen McElduff (I)
As stated in last year’s post, Hill was the closest civilian witness to the JFK assassination not participating in the motorcade.
Figure 13. Jim Garrison (5) played by Kevin Costner (C)
Often vilified, often ridiculed, Garrison saw Oliver Stone’s movie, and the public reaction to it, as sweet vindication.
Figure 14. Senator Russell B. Long (8) played by Walter Matthau (H)
As stated in last year’s post, Garrison publicly said that Sen. Long inspired him to reopen the case. But the person who actually inspired him was US Rep. Hale Boggs, a dissenting member of the Warren Commission. Garrison feared that the inside information given to him by Boggs might lead someone to assassinate the congressman, so he attributed the inspiration to a source with no inside knowledge of the assassination, namely Sen. Long.
Figure 15. James Tague (14) played by Michael Skipper (M)
Tague was the third shooting victim (along with President Kennedy and Gov. Connally) of the gunfire erupting at Dealy Plaza. The used-car salesman was walking under the triple-overpass when a bullet grazed the side of his face. He heard another bullet hit the sidewalk next him.
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Monday, November 15, 2010
first suggested I do a series on frauds and fakes, I thought it a good idea, because I had already thought about doing it earlier. I was planning to get to an example of The Big Lie (specifically, McCarthyism) before election time. But meatspace issues took center stage.
So I’m putting this series on the shelf, for a moment. We will get back to it at a later date.
Meanwhile, I've spent considerable time trying to develp a new feature for the blog itself, so stay tuned for it.
I hope you’re all well and doing fine.
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Monday, November 01, 2010
Legends, Hoaxes and the Big Lie: Fallout Interwoven with Speculation
Abduction writer Budd Hopkins studied Mr. Ed [Walters], and determined that (you guessed it) the Florida contractor had been abducted by little aliens, who needed to learn about human emotions. Media reaction ranged from skepticism to outright laughter. Some veteran ufologists resigned from MUFON, and went back into the ranks of what Dr. Hynek had once called The Invisible College. Skeptics like Philip Klass, who had a field day with these absurd claims, were elated when it was revealed that the ‘pillar of the community,’ Mr. Ed., had several brushes with the law in years past.-
--Jacques Vallee, Revelations
The Gulf Breeze sightings received a lot of publicity in their day, and many die-hard I-wanna-believe ufologists jumped on the story thinking that everything was as it seemed: a solid citizen who only reluctantly came forward out of concern for his community gained solid evidence of not only alien visitation but of abduction as well. This validated the experiences of other Gulf Breeze residents, for they too had seen UFOs. It also seemed to validate the mission of MUFON and other ufology groups, who for years cried to scoffing ears “SOMETHING’S OUT THERE!” Many joined the Ed Walters bandwagon early on, perhaps because of naivete, perhaps because their will to believe superceded their obligation to think.
The subsequent intrigue of the Gulf Breeze Six gives us reason to suspect that the Gulf Breeze incident represented something larger, something more sinister. In many respects, Walters’ photographs, the sightings and the curious behavior of the Army with respect to the GB6 all seem consistent with a military PSYOP designed to achieve several objectives: (1) the obfuscation of actual UFO activity; (2) the discrediting of MUFON and other UFO groups; (3) the dismantling of MUFON; and (4) establish an occult (or religiously themed) narrative for future propaganda.
Hundreds of people in Gulf Breeze, Florida really did see cigar and disc-shaped craft (which they affectionately dubbed ‘Bubba’) during this time, and continue to do so to the present day. I believe that Ed and Frances Walters saw these as well. Moreover, I’m inclined to think that some of their photographs were genuine, unfaked and unstaged, specifically the ones taken with the sealed Nimslo 3D camera given to them by Robert Reid. After all, those photographs were not spectacular, unambiguous shots of a flying saucer similar to Ed’s model, but rather the same fuzzy vague shapes that everybody else photographs. Also, after waiting several weeks, they took those in a park where many people had seen unusual aerial phenomena. That’s odd. Before they got the sealed camera, the ETs were showing up like clockwork on the Walters' porch. This leads me to believe that although he felt adept enough to double expose a photograph with any camera, Ed didn’t think that he could tamper with a sealed camera and get away with it. So he went to a place where people saw UFOs and waited until he could finally get authentic, though unspectacular, pics.
When massive and substantial evidence in the form of witness statements, photographic analysis, and such artifacts as the “smoking model” (as Charles put it) thoroughly and convincingly proved that Waters perpetrated a hoax, everything else produced by Walters appeared similarly fraudulent. Likewise, the whole rash of UFO sightings seemed bogus.
Looking back, people reported the U2 and the Stealth bombers, two weird looking aircraft, as UFOs, which alerted even the dumbest foreign agent that the US had some new war toy it wanted to play with. Thus, if the USAF wanted to run some test flights of weird-looking experimental aircraft that it knew the public would report as UFOs, then discrediting all the sightings as the hoax of a single individual would send up one helluva smokescreen.
Walt Andrus and Dr. Maccabee (who’s still defending Walters) of MUFON obviously lost a lot of credibility over the Gulf Breeze hoax, as did the organization itself, not to mention other UFO research groups. But what arguably hurt more is that the Gulf Breeze incident divided ufology. The Center for UFO Research (CUFOS) broke ranks with MUFON’s enthusiasm in a paper titled “Gulf Breeze: The Other Side of the Coin,” which indicated probable fraud. Within MUFON, Alabama investigator, Bob Boyd, disputed the veracity of the Walters photos in another paper titled “Failure of Science,” in which he expressed concern that MUFON officers were losing their objectivity. Andrus saw the article as heresy, and asked Boyd to resign, which he did. Another top MUFON investigator, Dr. Willy Smith, wrote “The Gulf Breeze Saga,” which criticized the investigation. He wound up resigning too.
Tim Printy and others who have written about this case have pointed out how MUFON really showed its behind in its dismissive treatment of Rex and Carol Salisberry. The Salisberrys did an impressive job of reviewing the model, the witness statements, the paid-for polygraph evaluation, and other evidence. They were the ones who affirmed the integrity of Nick Mock, the teenager who said he watched Walters double expose a Polaroid, and then proved it by providing the picture. It was they who found the president of the Florida Polygraph Association, Billy Rakes, who concluded the lie-detector test Walters had passed was virtually useless.
On 9 September 1990, the Salisberrys alerted Andrus that the Walters case was probably fraudulent. When the MUFON head gave them the cold shoulder, they decided to speak directly to the press. Andrus responded by issuing a press statement of his own, saying, “They [Mr. And Mrs. Salisberry] do not have grounds to arrive at that conclusion until it is submitted to us,” as if MUFON actually spoke with some kind of civic or academic authority.
For Marge Christensen, MUFON’s director of public relations, the putdown of the Salisberrys was the last straw. She resigned, stating:
In my opinion, it is bad enough that trained investigators, including a respected optical physicist and photoanalysis expert, and a former USAF Col. were totally deceived by a con-man such as Ed Walters. However, it is worse yet that these same trained investigators rushed to judgement and made such rash claims not only publicly, but in print. Moreover, these statements were made by these persons not merely as individuals, but as MUFON officers and investigators. Is this serious, scientific investigative methodology? Hardly. Furthermore, making these statements as MUFON representatives is a direct violation of the MUFON public information policy guidelines.
In short, the party's over and it's time for the charade to end. Let's face the facts. MUFON is not a serious, scientific research organization. Rather it has become nothing but a pop club for people with the mutual interest in reading good stories about UFO cases. In my opinion, it will not be possible for MUFON to be in reality a serious, scientific research organization unless there is new leadership of the organization. Since that appears to be extremely unlikely, I see no alternative but to resign from the MUFON Board of Directors and to resign the post of Director of Public Education at this time.
The year 1990 would prove eventful for the Gulf Breeze story. Not only were its primary investigators finding it a hoax (amid national publicity that MUFON brass eagerly welcomed); not only did Walters and Dr. Maccabee have a new book out on the sightings; not only did MUFON stage its annual convention in the town; but six AWOL soldiers from military intelligence converged on the scene. Dr. Vallee, for one, did not see the conflux of these events as necessarily meaningless synchronicity, especially when you recall that the UFO hysteria began with Walters’ hoax:
Is it plausible that six smart soldiers (they may have been deluded, but they clearly demonstrated that they were not stupid) would have taken such a radical step as desertion purely on the basis of telepathic impressions? Is it not more likely that the messages about Armageddon and the salvation by UFOs came to them through the same secure channel they were using in their work, a channel which, by definition, would be above suspicion of tampering? Should we conclude that US military communications channels may have been compromised by one or more cults with extreme beliefs, and with the willingness to exploit the naiveté of the ufologists to further their own goals?
If you’re wondering to which goals Dr. Vallee’s referring, he offered a few potential ones. He saw a similarity between Gulf Breeze and:
...other attempts to create and manage high-demand groups based on the belief in alien abduction. If the reader follows my line of reasoning to this point, then he is led to a final question: who could have the bizarre motivation and the highly compartmented knowledge to access an encrypted network, and to target these six soldiers to send them on such an absurd mission? Was it an exercise of the same genre as...Bentwaters, a project that played games with the gullibility of believers in order to test the feasibility of deception within a vital element of the armed forces? And is the American public the target of that deception?
Here, one can easily speculate a complete narrative that began with the US Air Force testing of experimental aircraft, and ended with The Gulf Breeze Prophecies
, a book published by Spec. Vance Davis and Sean D. Morton. Vallee doesn’t exactly tell us what Walters’ “brushes with the law” were, and I have yet to find them, but let’s suppose what might have happened if Ed committed a serious infraction. In exchange for his continued freedom and prosperity, he cooperates with the USAF officials, who persuade Police Chief Brown to let Ed go on unspecified National Security grounds.
The USAF has had a problem with local citizenry buzzing about UFOs when they’re flying their new planes, which in itself is a national security risk should enemies of the US correctly interpret the sightings as a technological upgrade. So they enlist Walters to put on a good, but ultimately disprovable hoax.
Some, like Chief Brown, knew right away something was up because they knew Walters and didn’t trust him. A number of teenagers in Gulf Breeze already knew him as a prankster, who had already performed shenanigans in front of them. These personal connections, in conjunction with the discovery of a model and the eventual proof of photographic fakery, would ultimately provide enough information to discredit Walters.
Through the Pentagon, the Air Force might have persuaded allies in the Navy and CIA, not so much to dictate a course of action to Dr. Maccabee, but rather encourage his belief in the veracity of the Walters photos, despite evidence to the contrary. This fostered a schism within MUFON, with other UFO research organizations distancing themselves from it. Were the ufology community sufficiently splintered, then it would have a tougher time in its mission to unravel the UFO mystery, especially if that mystery had a covert military genesis.
Somewhere along the way, maybe someone thought that the Gulf Breeze okidoke (as Dave Emory likes to call it) might be useful in forming the basis for psychological operations. As I have noted earlier in this series in the Nayirah story, US intelligence already knew of Saddam Hussein’s impending strike on Kuwait by July 1990, the month that the Gulf Breeze Six vanished. So GB6's prophecy might not have come from God, Saphire or an Ouija board, but rather from the same intelligence channels that reported to Ambassador Glaspie.
Some of the other predictions are rather lame. I don’t have to be a psychic, for example, to predict earthquakes in areas prone to them.
Although most of the predictions made by the Gulf Breeze Prophecies never came to pass, it’s interesting to note the types off things they entail: riots in Los Angeles, CA in 1992; the destruction of New York by 1998; the enactment of martial law in major US cities because of epidemic race riots; an increase in terrorist activity beginning in 1995, and so on.* These are events that would have come about due to human agency. Moreover, such events would foster public support for a suspension of constitutional rights in deference to a martial police state. As we saw, in the wake of 9/11, the public, repeatedly told that it had to choose between civil liberties and security (in the form of an increased police/intelligence/military presence, direction and surveillance in their lives), often chose the latter.
Kinda makes you wonder if someone might have planned to put on one or more of these events in order to increase public anxiety and xenophobic paranoia. If so, the Gulf Breeze Prophecies, themselves created by the disappearance of the Gulf Breeze Six, could bolster support among the conservative fundamentalist Christian factions the GB6 claimed to be a part of. After all, these organizations have certainly made their presence known over the past three decades. One can neither doubt nor dismiss their political actions during that time, just as many couldn’t doubt the kind of influence they could wield over such admittedly like-minded politicians as George W. Bush. Supporting the validity of these prophecies even more was the Army’s handling of the Gulf Breeze Six case. Their dismissal of the charges, and the honors given to the Six gave the distinct impression that they acted under orders. To more reactionary segments of US society, the dismissals suggest that they actually did find and kill the anti-Christ. Why else would the Army let them go? Why else would Sen. Dole get involved?
Of course, all of that is not only speculation, but speculation off the deep end. I don’t expect the reader to believe it, for I don’t buy it either. But here’s one thing I can say about it: I would bet a couple of bucks that it’s closer to the true story of Gulf Breeze UFOs than the ones we’ve been given.
*One could construe only two of those prophecies to have come true: the 1992 Rodney King riots
, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing
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