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Confidential JFK/LBJ Presidential Breifing material to be declassified today
#1
This just in:

Confidential JFK and LBJ Presidential Breifing material have been declassified and are being released today. I'll edit with a link when it becomes available.

Link to story: https://news.utexas.edu/2015/09/15/cias-...istrations

Link to records: http://www.foia.cia.gov/collection/PDBs

(Alas, the records have been "Sanitized" for release. Hopefully something interesting gets through)

Livestream to symposium with speakers starts 1:00 PM CST: http://www.lbjlibrary.org/events/cia-sept16

Agenda:

1 p.m. - Welcome
Mark K. Updegrove, Director, LBJ Presidential Library
Joe Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, CIA1:10-1:45 p.m. - Keynote Address
John O. Brennan, Director, CIA
1:45-3 p.m. - Delivering Intelligence to the President
Panel Chair: David Robarge, Chief Historian, CIA
Panelists:
Porter J. Goss, Former Director, CIA
Admiral Bobby Inman, Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence, CIA
John Helgerson, Former Deputy Director for Intelligence, CIA
William Inboden, Executive Director, William P. Clements, Jr. Center for History, Strategy, and Statecraft, The University of Texas at Austin
Peter Clement, Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for Europe and Eurasia and former PDB Briefer, CIA
3-3:15 p.m. - Q&A

3:15-3:30 p.m. - Break
3:30-4 p.m. - Featured Speaker: The Importance of Intelligence
William H. McRaven, Chancellor, The University of Texas System
4-4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks
James R. Clapper, Director of National Intelligence
4:30-4:45 p.m. - Wrap Up
Joe Lambert, Director, Information Management Services, CIA
David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States
4:45 p.m. - Adjourn
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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#2
One item of interest:

June 24, 1961: "When Khrushchev was in Vienna to meet President Kennedy, and up until the moment he left Vienna, ..... Khrushchev was evidently engaged in an act of personal diplomacy of such significance to himself that he had no desire to take any but his topmost colleagues in the Soviet hierarchy into his confidence."
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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#3
June 26, 1961:

Sanitized material evidently involves Kuwait, as there is a map but no text.
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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#4
July 28, 1961:

Dag Hammarskjold believes the presence of French troops in Tunisia is a "threat to peace" and will recommend French evacuation to the UN Security Council.


(Hammarskjold died in a mysterious plane crash on 9/18/61.)
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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#5
From the Conference: Allan Dulles was JFK's personal CIA briefer as a candidate for president. Dulles and Bissell briefed JFK as President-Elect on Cuba.

Nixon blames CIA in part for his defeat by JFK. JFK administration prohibited CIA from briefing LBJ. McCone briefed LBJ on 11/24/15.

Semi-joke: "Presidential candidates that refuse daily CIA breifings don't get elected."
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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#6
8/9/61:

Viet Cong troop estimates: ~8000 full time guerillas, ~5800 part time guerillas
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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#7
8/10/61: Material related to the Congo deleted.

(Might be related to the 8/28/61 dawn military operation by UN forces to arrest/sieze "foreigners" Operation Rumpunch(?). Lumumba kllled 12/1/60. Hammarskjöld died in the Congo on 9/18/61)

8/14/61: US has advance knowledge of Ethiopian plot to overthrow Emperor Selassie. (30 years later, the (newish) Emperor is overthrown.)

8/15/61: US notes Castro has changed travel plans and will not be visiting Belgrade.
"All that is necessary for tyranny to succeed is for good men to do nothing." (unknown)

James Tracy: "There is sometimes an undue amount of paranoia among some conspiracy researchers that can contribute to flawed observations and analysis."

Gary Cornwell (Dept. Chief Counsel HSCA): "A fact merely marks the point at which we have agreed to let investigation cease."

Alan Ford: "Just because you believe it, that doesn't make it so."
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#8
http://www.politico.com/story/2015/09/ci...efs-213675
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#9
On JFK's last briefing all of whatever was said of Cuba was redacted...hard to know what that was about. I also note that some country names are redacted [incredibly] along with all content about them. There are no doubt some hidden goodies, but it will take someone[s] lots of time to go through them all!...go for it.
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#10
Huffington Post never misses an opportunity to sneer at conspiracy buffs, and a lot of the comments are the same. Get your naked celebrity stories here, everybody. Don't look at that conspiracy stuff.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/keith-thom...54208.html
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