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Thanks .. jakeXT

I thought that there was a similar story from the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Of course JFK had his hands full holding off the crazies at our end.

General Curtis LeMay: You're in a pretty bad fix, Mr. President...



President Kennedy: Well, maybe you haven't noticed: You're in it with me.

The Man Who Saved The World (2013)

30 years ago today ...


1983 In the USSR Stanislav Petrov disobeys procedures and ignores electronic alarms indicating five incoming nuclear missiles, believing the US would launch more than five if it wanted to start a war. His decision prevented a retaliatory attack that would have begun a nuclear war between the superpowers...

http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history/september-26

The Gray Man

"Save the Contras"


The "Save the Contras" posters were part of short-lived fund-raising campaign by college Republicans in 1985. It came to a halt after "Save the Children," which it was mimicking, complained.

The Parallax View


was pretty good too.

Executive Action (1973)

Mark Lane co-wrote Executive Action (20 years before JFK)...
The criticism of the film and its suggestion of a Military-industrial complex conspiracy led to the film being removed totally from the movie theaters by early December 1973 and getting no TV/Video runs until the 1980s and mid-1990s, when it got legal release and distribution for TV and video. The film was originally released on November 7, 1973, almost two weeks before the tenth anniversary of the JFK Assassination.

Donald Sutherland has been credited as having the idea for the film and for hiring Freed and Lane to write the screenplay. Sutherland planned to act in and produce Executive Action, however, he abandoned the project and took a role in another film after failing to obtain financing for the film.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_Action_(film)

Pauley Perrette (NCIS' Abby) produced Citizen Lane


@PauleyP: Me #BobTanenbaum #MarkLane #DickGregory and @TheSteveJaffe at my #CitizenLane documentary screening


http://www.citizenlane.com/

Sen. Richard Schweiker[R-PA]:"The Warren Commission has collapsed like a House of Cards"


"The Warren Commission was set up at the time to feed pablum to the American people for reasons not yet known .. One of the Biggest Cover-ups in the history of this Country occurred at that time." -- Sen. Richard Schweiker (6:30 into the 1978 documentary above)

From 1975 to '76, Schweiker chaired a subcommittee under the "Church Committee" that looked into to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In an interview on Face the Nation, he claimed the original investigation "was snuffed out before it even began" and that "the fatal mistake the Warren Commission made was to not use its own investigators, but instead to rely on the CIA and FBI personnel, which played directly into the hands of senior intelligence officials who directed the cover-up." ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Schweiker

A couple of side notes...

1) It's very powerful watching Senator Schweiker's smackdown of the Warren Commission.

2) You will never see a Republican like Richard Schweiker again. The Koch Bros & Co. would never allow it.

The House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) 1976


http://journals.democraticunderground.com/MinM/42

Justice for Victor Jara--40 Years On?

@GregMitch: Chilean folk music star Victor Jara died after U.S.-backed coup. Now his family suing the torturer/murderer. http://bit.ly/X12dft


http://gregmitchellwriter.blogspot.com/2012/12/justice-for-victor-jare-39-years-on.html
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