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Offline Tim Nickerson

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Re: Truman recommends shutting down CIA
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2018, 04:35:59 AM »

I well knew the first temporary director of the CIA, Adm. Souers, and the later permanent
directors of the CIA, Gen. Hoyt Vandenberg and Allen Dulles. These were men of the
highest character, patriotism and integrity— and I assume this is true of all those who
continue in charge.


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Offline Howard Gee

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Re: Truman recommends shutting down CIA
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2018, 12:08:07 PM »
The letter was dated December 21st. It was printed December 22.

The paper didn't "save" that letter. They printed it immediately.

Truman wrote it less than a month after JFK was assassinated. If he wanted to avoid making a correlation between the assassination of JFK and the CIA, waiting 24 hours before releasing it would have served that purpose. Waiting until after New Years would have separated the event from his statement even more so. He chose not to do either. He chose to tie his statement about the renegade CIA and the assassination together by balancing tact, the immediate urgency of the message, and  symbolic calendar date with the release of his message.

Uh, No.

Truman never mentions the assassination.

Your assumption that the date of his letter has some sort of symbolic or cryptic meaning is pure speculation.

I'd be interested in seeing any quotes you have from HST indicating he thought the CIA was rsponsible for offing JFK, but somehow I doubt you have any.

Offline Michael Clark

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Re: Truman recommends shutting down CIA
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 12:24:27 AM »
Uh, No.

Truman never mentions the assassination.

Your assumption that the date of his letter has some sort of symbolic or cryptic meaning is pure speculation.

I'd be interested in seeing any quotes you have from HST indicating he thought the CIA was rsponsible for offing JFK, but somehow I doubt you have any.


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Re: Truman recommends shutting down CIA
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