Saturday, January 6, 2018

Skorzeny and the Cuban Eloy Guitierrez Menoyo




Skorzeny (Left) Castro - Eloy Guitierrez Menoyo and American William Morgan

FBI   124-90135-10345

SUBJECTS: ELOY GUITIERREZ MENOYO

AND Otto Skorzeny

Released 11-14-2017

Translated from French from Belgian newspaper “La Derniere Hure”(The Last Hour) of February 12, 1961

Guttierez (sic) MENOYO – “hero of the Cuban Army” – Angola

“revealed himself to be a double agent. On the way back to Cuba, he contacted, in Madrid, OTTO SKORZENY, the man who had liberated MUSSOLINI. No precise details, however, are furnished on this encounter.”


Thanks to Jerry Shinley for finding these docs. 

In tracking the Cuban Eloy Guitierrez Menoyo - 

Some of Paul Hoch's group focused on Guitierrez and came across these docs that claim that while in Spain Eloy Guitierrez Menoyo met with Otto Skorzeny. 

This is another connection between the assassination at Dealey Plaza and the July 20, 1944 plan for a coup and assassination of Hitler, of which the CIA conducted a "detailed study" to provide a plan to use against Castro. 


Skorzeny was the loyal Nazi who rounded up, tortured and executed those behind the July 20th failed attempt to kill Hitler. 

Ian Fleming, of 007 fame, and assistant to the Chief of British Naval Intelligence, considered Skorzeny his opposite number in the German military, and used Skorzeny's special op commando tactics to convince his superiors to use the same tactics against the Nazis, like the liberation of the imprisoned Mussolini, who visited Hitler on July 20, 1944, the day of the coup attempt, as well as the Battle of the Bulge use of English speaking German soldiers dressed in American uniforms for operations behind the lines. 

ELOY GUITERREZ MENOYO: 


Eloy Gutiérrez Menoyo (December 8, 1934; Madrid, Spain—October 26, 2012; Havana, Cuba) led the guerilla force Second National Front of the Escambray Mountains during the Cuban Revolution against Fulgencio Batista and later opposed the government of Fidel Castro over its pro-Soviet leanings.

Gutiérrez Menoyo came from a Spanish family active in the Spanish Civil War and emigrated to Cuba following the victory of Francisco Franco′s forces with his family in 1945.[2]

In Cuba in 1957, Eloy formed and commanded the rebel group Second National Front of Escambray, which fought against president Batista′s dictatorial rule alongside Fidel Castro′s 26 July Revolutionary Movement and the 13th of March Revolutionary Student Directorate. In March 1957, he and his brother, Carlos, were part of an attack on the Presidential Palace of Fulgencio Batista; his brother, Carlos, was killed in that attack.[3] On January 3 of 1959, Eloy and his troops entered the City of Havana, Cuba and few days before Fidel Castro did and Eloy was hailed as one of the Commanders Of The Revolution.[4] Eloy's own army was absorbed into the army of Fidel Castro but Eloy was permitted to retain the rank of 'Major' which was the highest rank in Cuba at the time.[5] However, Eloy and many of his senior officers were never offered a post in the Castro Administration.[6] While being on the outside and looking in, Eloy grew dissatisfied with the Castro Administration and in September–October 1959, Eloy and some of his men from the old 1st Version of the Second National Front - which was formed in 1957 as a pro-Castro group - now form the 2nd Version of the Second National Front - which was an anti-Castro group.

However, in January 1961, events took a turn against these anti-Castro 2nd Version members and now Eloy and about 12 military and civilian supporters took to a boat and fled to the USA.[7] Eloy would settle in the City of Miami, Florida.[8] While in Florida, Eloy helped form Alpha 66.[9][10] Formed in January–February 1962, Alpha 66 was created just too late to take part in April 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion.[11]

However, after the death of John F. Kennedy in 1963, Eloy led an armed incursion into Cuba in December 1964, but was captured, jailed, and abused, on one occasion being beaten nearly to death by guards.[12] After 22 years in prison, Eloy was freed in 1986 after a petition by the Spanish Government.[13] Eloy then went into exile in Spain.[14] Eloy then returned to Miami, Florida where he formed Cambio Cubano or Cuban Change in 1992.[15]

In 2003, Eloy left the USA and returned to Cuba where he would remain for the rest of his life as a "tolerated dissident".[16]

Eloy would have at least three wives. He had a daughter in Puerto Rico with his 1st wife; his 2nd wife, Gladys, would remain in Florida with their three sons.[17] His 3rd wife was Flor Ester Torres Sanabria.


Eloy Gutiérrez-Menoyo, Cuban Dissident, Dies at 77 - The New York Times









Joe Smith on the Big Con

 Joseph B. Smith in “Portrait of a Cold Warrior” (Ballantine 1976, p. 75) writes:

….In the early winter of 1952…I got the chance to attend Paul Linebarger’s seminar in psychological warfare. Linebarger had served as an Army psychological warfare officer in Chungking during the war. He had written a textbook on the subject in 1948. In 1951 he was serving as the Far East Division’s chief consultant. He also served as the Defense Department in the same capacity, giving advice on U.S. psychwar operations in Korea, and he was a professor of Asian politics at the School for Advanced International Studies of the John Hopkins University. His book by this time had gone through three American editions, two Argentine editions, and a Japanese edition.

He was far from a textbook warrior, however. He best described himself when he wrote in the introduction to his book, “Psychological warfare involves exciting wit-sharpening work. It tends to attract quick-minded people – men full of ideas.” His wits scarcely needed sharpening, and he was never at a loss for an idea.

The seminars were held for eight weeks, every Friday night at his home. Going to Paul Linebarger’s house on Friday evenings was not only an educational experience for those who attended the seminar, it was also an exercise in clandestinity. Learning covert operational conduct was considered part of the course. Each seminar was limited to no more than eight students. They were told to pose as students from the School of Advanced International Studies, to go to Paul’s house via different routes, and to say they were attending a seminar in Asian politics.....The School of Advanced International Studies had its campus in Washington, but over in Baltimore at the main campus of the John Hopkins University, Owen Lattimore, the expert on Asian geography, held sway…..

It would be difficult to say whether it was the political atmosphere in general, the office routine of the day just closed, or the drawn drapes in Linebarger’s living room, but students at the seminar met in an appropriately conspiratorial mood that raised the level of their appreciation of their subject.

The mood was fitting if not essential to an understanding of the material. The first point that Linebarger made was the purpose of all psychological warfare is the manipulation of people so that they are not able to detect they are being manipulated.

Wartime psychwar had been a matter of undermining the enemy civilian and military will to continue to fight. The audience, in brief, was very clearly defined. Determining just who it was they wanted to manipulate and for what ends was also pretty clear to the OPC personnel. Their targets were the Communists and their allies. Having this firmly in mind, any methods of manipulation could be used, especially “black propaganda.”

Black propaganda operations, by definition, are operations in which the source of the propaganda is disguised or misrepresented in one way or another so as not to be attributable to the people who really put it out. This distinguishes black from white propaganda, such as news bulletins and similar statements issued by one side in a conflict extolling its successes, of course, or other material just as clearly designed to serve the purposes of its identifiable authors….the United States was faced everywhere with an enemy that was using an untold array of black propaganda operations to undermine the nations of the world in order to present us with a fait accompli one fine morning when we would wake up to find all these countries under Communist control. Hence, it was vital to understand all about such operations from a defense standpoint if nothing else. 

There was, however, something else. This was an attitude produced by the mixture of ancient wisdom that a good offense is the best defense, and the spirit of the times that made the existence of conspiracy seem so real. It was good to feel that we were learning how to beat the Communists at their own game.

Paul Linebarger’s was a seminar in black propaganda only. He loved black propaganda operations probably because they involved the wit-sharpening he loved to talk about. Also, he was so good at them that his was one of the inventive minds that refined the entire black operations field into shades of blackness. Linebarger and his disciples decided that propaganda that was merely not attributable to the United States was not really black, only gray. To be called black it had to be something more…This left the term black propaganda for a very special kind of propaganda activity. Black propaganda operations were operations done to look like, and carefully labeled to be, acts of the Communist enemy.

Not only was the attribution given the source of the propaganda activity used as a criterion for defining what kind of propaganda it was, but equally important was the kind of message used…Black propaganda operations, being attributed to the enemy, naturally did not (support US policies). In fact, black propaganda, to be believable, supported the enemy’s positions and openly opposed those of the United States….

Linebarger was always careful to point out that to have any chance of success, these black operations must be based on good solid information about how the Communist Party we proposed to imitate actually conducted its business. He also stressed we needed an equally solid basis of knowledge about the target audience and what it would really find offensive and objectionable if the Communists were to say or do it. This, he liked to emphasize, was why such operations belonged in an intelligence organization where sufficient expertise and specific knowledge of the kind required was most likely to be found. Intelligence information, especially the kind that is clandestinely collected, should serve more than as bits and pieces of the jigsaw puzzle known as enemy intentions. It should be used directly against the enemy while it is fresh. Otherwise, the distinction between intelligence reporting and historical writing tends to blur….

Linebarger undertook a kind of group therapy approach to try to show us that tricking someone into believing black is white comes naturally to everyone and is something that is practiced from childhood.

“Look,” he began, “can’t you remember how you fooled your brothers and sisters and your father and mother? Try to remember how old you were when you first tricked one of them.”

“I want you all to go out and get a copy of David Maurer’s classic on the confidence man. It’s called ‘The Big Con,’ and its available now in a paperback edition,” Paul continued. “That little book will teach you more about the art of covert operations than anything else I know.”

“Your job and the confidence man’s are almost identical…Of course, your motives and those of the confidence men are different. He wants to fleece his mark out of his money. You want to convince a Chinese, Filipino,…a Thai, that what you want him to believe or do for the good of the U.S. government is what he thinks he himself really believes and wants to do.”

“Maurer’s book will give you a lot of ideas on how to recruit agents, how to handle them and how to get rid of them peacefully when they’re no use to you any longer. Believe me, that last one is the toughest job of all.”

We were all soon reading “The Big Con.” The tales it told did, indeed, contain a lot of hints on how to do our jobs. For me one sentence seemed to sum it all up beautifully, “The big-time confidence games,” wrote Maurer, “are in reality only carefully rehearsed plays in which every member of the cast EXCEPT THE MARK knows his part perfectly.” 

He had two leading operational heroes whose activities formed the basis for lessons he wished us to learn and whose examples he thought we should follow. One was Lt. Col. Edward G. Lansdale, the OPC station chief in Manila, and the other was E. Howard Hunt, the OPC station chief in Mexico City. Both of them had what is called “black minds,” and the daring to defy bureaucratic restraints in thinking up and executing operations. He had a number of stories to tell about the exploits of both….


 A note of caution that Linebarger added to these discussions of black operations sounds like a bell down the years. He would explain, after someone had come up with an especially clever plan for getting the Communists completely incriminated in an exceedingly offensive act, that there should be limits to black activities.

“I hate to think what would ever happen,” he once said with a prophet’s voice, “if any of you ever got out of this business and got involved in U.S. politics. These kinds of dirty tricks must never be used in internal U.S. politics. The whole system would come apart.” 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

John Caesar Grossi

New Records on John Caesar Grossi

Any proper investigation of the assassination of the president would inclue everyone who associated with the accused assassin, especially John C. Grossi.

As a prolific reader the investigation took special interest in the books Lee Harvey Oswald checked out of the Dallas and New Orleans libraries.

One peculair aspect of Oswald's Dallas library card is the inclusion of the name John Bowen, ostensibly as a reference. Bowen was an alias of John C. Grossi, who worked with Oswald at the Jaggers-Chiles-Stoval graphics arts firm.

It is curious Grossi used the same alias as Osborne - the guy who sat next to Oswald on bus to Mexico.

Grassi was a Patterson, New Jersey dropout and runaway, the son of an Army soldier who abandoned his family. On the road Grossi was arrested in New Orleans for wearing the uniform and impersonating a US Maritime Petty Officer

He was also somehow affiliated with Joe Bonnano, the New York mafia boss, or possibly his son, the subject of a book by New York Times reporter Gay Talese.

It has also been reported that Grossi lived for awhile at Pete Lacavoli's Grace Ranch in Arizona, and worked at Lacavoli's art studio and store, where he crossed paths with Lansky accountant and self professed con artist Chauncey Holt, who claims to have taught art to Lacavoli when they were in prison together. While I can't support Holt's claim to be one of the tramps at Dealey Plaza, I did visit his home and art studio and can attest to his artistic talent.

According to the recently released FBI files on Grossi, he was married, but took off on a cross country trip with his wife's car and credit card.

What's peculiar about the FBI files on Grossi is there is no mention, at least in the documents I examined, of his name on Oswald's library card or the fact they worked together at JCS, much like the new FBI files on Jim Braden document his swindling of rich windows in the 1950s but fail to mention his being taken into custody at Dealey Plaza as a suspicious person.

Grossi RIF #s :

124-10203-10382
124-10203-10373
124-10203-10374
124-10203-10250
124-10276-10400

Saturday, December 9, 2017

If It Was A Coup

If It Was A Coup

If it was a coup and the assassination of President Kennedy at Dealey Plaza was not the spontaneous and coincidental act of a deranged lone nut case - what Max Holland calls "the Best Truth" at the time, then the mechanism - the MO - Modus Operandi was that of a covert intelligence operation.

If the death of the president was the result of a covert intelligence operation and coup d'etat, then standard covert intelligence operational techniques were employed,which means those in the responsible intelligence network had to have complete and total control of communications and the scene of the operation - Dealey Plaza and especially the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD), as described by Edward Lutwack in his book "Coup d'etat - A Practical Handbood."

Instead of following "Ozzie Rabbit" - the accused assassin, who was framed for the crime, lets pull back and look at the broader picture, and see who had the capability of pulling off such a covert intelligence operation, who had such control over communications and the scene.

Let me introduce you to Mr. Bryd, Mr. Collins and Generals Doolittle and LeMay, who while not co-conspirators, were instrumental in the orchestration of the strategies and policies that allowed the covert operation at Dealey Plaza to happen. Without them, the assassintion could not have occured.

D. H. "Dry Hole" Byrd made his money in the early Texas oil industry, and invested his fortune in early aviation and financial support to the artic expedintions of his cousin, U.S. Navy Admiral Byrd.

And he purchased the building that would become known as the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD) in the 1930s, adding four floors and leasing the warehouse to various companies over the years.

On one of Admiral Byrd's early expeditions he tried to communicate by short wave radio, but the only radio receiver in North America that he  could pick up Byrd's radio transmissions was a young amateur radio enthuisast in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - a teenager named Arthur Young.

Collins went on from his parent's basement to form Collins Radio corporation, whose stock rose during World War II when Collins received military contracts, possibly because of his close, personal friendship with Air Force General Curtis LeMay, himself a HAM amateur radio buff.

It was Byrd's interest in early aviation that led him to form the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) with Cord Meyer, Sr., the father of CIA official Cord Meyer, Jr., and ex-husband of Mary Pinchot Meyer.

At the time of the assassination Byrd was on a hunting safari in Africa with German Barron W. Von Alverslaben, but previously he went on a safari with his good friend General James Doolittle, who was so close to Byrd he is mentioned in Byrd's obituary.

The 78 page Doolittle Report reomends increased secuirty and use of covert operations, especially the deployment of undercover operatives, even if they are not needed.

Another, similar report by Robert Lovitt and David Bruce, has gone totally missing from the Kennedy Library in Boston, and I've yet to locate the strategic report that the inventor of the Bell Helicopter Arthur Young told me about that joint decisions by  defense contractors to relocate to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for security reasons.

That's why Collins Radio, General Dynamics, Bell Helicopter and other major defense contractors were in the area, and provided jobs for Michael Paine, and others to relocate there.

The sudden arrival of multiple defense contractors was a financial boon to the area, but they found a decisive lack of local engineering talent, so they formed an engineering graduate school consortium that trained and funelled the necessary talent to the defense industry there. Arthur Collins was named the first director of the new

After Texas Christian University at first agreed to give President Kennedy an honorarry degree, thus giving him the excuse to give a speech in Dallas, then reniged on the offer, a Texas civic association agreed to allow JFK to give a speech to their annual meeting that was already set to honor the graduate school consortium, led by Arthur Young, that JFK mentions in the first paragraph of his undelivered speech, the original copy of which was kept in his jacket pocket and drennched in his blood.



Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Walker Shooting Revisited

The Walker Shooting Revisited

[Excuse the typos, this is a first draft.]

The April 10, 1963 Walker shooting remains an enigma in the JFK Assassination story.

If the murder of Dallas policeman J. D. Tippit is the "Rosetta  Stone" of the assassination then the Walker shooting is the Prologue to the assassination. Prologue meaning, in the Shakespierian sense that the past sets the stage for the main act that's about to begin - a murder.

While it is often used by Warren Commission appologists as proof of the accused assassin's penchant for violence and ability to commit such an act, in retrospect and knowing what we know now, it appears to have been a "dry run" mission, not to actually kill Walker, but to establish those penchants and abilities.

Walker was a much easier, stationary target than the President,  moving away from the Sixth Floor of the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD), and as, George deMohrenschildt joked to Oswald, "How did you miss?"

The many outstanding questions surrounding the Walker shooting may be easier to answer than the questions we still have about what happened at Dealey Plaza, and can and should be addressed.

As Volkmar Schmidt told me and as reported in Edward J. Epstein's "Legend - the Secret Life of Lee Harvey Oswald," Schmidt said that in February 1963 he had an extended conversatiion with Oswald in which he compared Walker to Adolph Hitler, and suggested Walker should be assassinated as Hitler should have been, specifically mentioning the July 20, 1944 plot

Shortly thereafter Oswald ordered a mail order Manlicher-Carcano rifle, creating a paper tail directly to him, when he could have just paid cash for one at any Dallas sporting goods or department store, as John Hinckley did as well as a fellow TSBD employee the day before the assassination.

Oswald also ordered the rifle under one of his favorite aliases "Hidel," and had it sent to his Dallas Post Office box that wasn't authorized to receive mail  or packages for ‘Hidel’ , as his New Orleans P.O. Box was.

Unlike the assassination at Dealey Plaza, that Oswald's older brother, the late Robert Oswald called a "spontaniious"  and "coincidental," the Walker shooting was a well planned and executed mission. Oswald cased out the neighborhood ahead of time, took photographs of the Walker house, and left a detailed note for Marina, telling her what to do if he was arrested.

Oswald also had Marina take the photos of him in the backyard, dressed in black, with the rifle and pistol and holding two leftest publications, much like photos military men take before going on a mission.

Marina also said that when Oswald returned home that night, without the rifle (it was burried back at the scene), he was sweating, nervous and hyper ventalating, totally unlike his cool, calm deminier in the minutes after he is accused of blowing open the president's head.

Other anomalies in the Walker shooting story are the undisputed facts that:

1) Oswald is not known to have ever fired that rifle before that April 10, 1963 date.

2) There is no known source for the bullet. Like cigarettes, you can't buy just one bullet, they come in packs, boxes and batches. The mangled bullet from the Walker shooting, now in a vault at the National Archives, cannot be positively identified as having been shot from the rifle found in the TSBD.

3) The three shells that were found under the window on the Sixth Floor of the TSBD were traced to a batch sold to the U.S. Marine Corps in 1954. Because the USMC does not have a weapon in their invitory that can fire such ammo, it has been suggested they were to be usesd in covert operations, possibly in Guatemala, a hot spot that year.

4) FBI agent Hosty was assigned to investigate the Walker shooting and keep tabs on Oswald but didn't put two and two together even in the immedate aftermath of the assassination.

5) The Secret Service advance agents to Texas were never informed by their Protective Research unit or the local authorities, or Hosty and the FBI, that there was a Unknown Suspect sniper on the loose in the area.

6) Two men were seen leaving the scene in a car.

7) There were other suspects including residents in the Walker household.

8) Most significantly, Oswald's connection to the Walker shooting remained a secret and unknown to the Secret Service, FBI, CIA and the news media until a small article was published in an obscure Munich, Germany publication and the story was picked up and elaborated on in the National Enquirer tabloid.

That is a subject dealt with in the Warren Report in a chapter debunking conspiracy allegations, a chapter written exclusively by official Air Force historian Alfred Goldberg and investigated more thoroughly in Europe by Joachim Joestein on one Warren Report lie - The Munich Report on the Walker shooting.

I report on this at:

[ htttp:jfkcountercoup.blogspot.com/2015/11/joachim-joesten-on-one-warren-report-html ]



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Beymer in CIA Chronology

CIA Chronology

7. 2 Dec. 63. 1030
                                Incomplete Check LIENVOY file.

8. 2 Dec. Incomplete. First page missing

9. 2 Dec.    1003 Check. Not in OSWALD file.
Check Richard BEYMER

Richard BEYMER,, North American, calls Cub Emb from Acapulco and talks with Luisa CALDERON LIENVOY and asks about Silvia DURAN. Luisa says Silvia should be at her house right now. Richard asks if Silvia is hurt. Louisa says no, that she has only bruises probably because they grabbed her arm very tight but that it is not serious. She (Louisa) adds that she cannot explain by telephone and asks when Richard will be coming to Mexico City. Richard says "This depends on you people....Anything (new) known about Cuba?" Luisa, after consulting with someone, responds that there is not an answer yet, but that today a plane will be coming in from Cuba and possibly something will arrive by diplomatic pouch, and for Richard to call again tomorrow. Richard asks if Silvia still works at the Emb. Luisa responds certainly she does. Richard will call tomorrow.


BK NOTES: Beymer told me that he didn't recall Silvia Duran or the twist party she held, that was atteneded by two American gringos, one an American film actor whose name she protected because he was still alive. Of course the question is - how did Beymer in Acapulco know Duran was arrested, interrogated and hurt?

Thanks to Robin Finn for finding this reference in the records.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Part One - The Divine Skein at Dealey Plaza

Part One - The Divine Skein at Dealey Plaza

Former CIA director Allen Dulles brought a book with him to the first meeting of the Warren Commission.

"American Assassins" by Robert Donovan, portrayed most American political assassins as deranged lone nuts, as oppposed to the more rational and ideological European assassins.

Donovan had previously wrote "PT 109," about President Kennedy's World War II exploits in the South Pacific that was made into a major motion picture, and his book on American assassins was popular at the time.

But Warren Commissioner John McCloy took exception to Dulles' suggestion that American assassins were all lone nut cases, pointing out the fact that Lincoln was assassinated as a result of a conspiracy, and a number of people were hung for their roles.

If Dulles was more interested in the truth rather than promoting the false suggestion that JFK was a vicim of a deranged lone nut case, he would have passed around copies of his own then recently published book - "The Crafts of Intelligene," reportedly ghost written by Watergate burgler E. Howard Hunt.

In his own book, Dulles describes the means and methods used by intelligence networks, crafts that have been used for thousands of years, and as he explains, were described in one of the oldest books known to man - Sun Tzu's "The Art of War."

In a chapter of "The Art of War" Sun Tzu describes the roles of spys and secret agents, detailing the five types of agents - inside, native, living, double and expendalbe, each with a different role in the "skein," or net, network.

According to Sun Tzu, when all five types of agents are working in tantum together, they are "the treasure of the soverign," and known as "The Divine Skein," - the Divine Net, as what they acomplish appears to be divine intervention and an act of God.

Before JFK was killed a phamplet was distributed in the Cuban community of Florida that said that an "Act of God" would put a Texan in the White House, a Texan who was friends of the Cuban people.

And Max Holland, in his book "The Assassination Tapes," quotes LBJ as saying that the assassination of JFK was "divine," implying it was an act of God, and he was, as he was called - the "accidental" president.

The head of French Intelligence once said that the assassination of President Kennedy was like a magic trick, complete with smoke and mirrors, while the former head of the Natoinal Security Agency and Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence (ACSI) of the US Army, said that the best covert operators are like the movie "The Sting."

But the assassination of President Kennedy at Dealey Plaza was not an accident, not the act of a deranged loner nor a magic trick or an act of God, but rather was a very distinct and succesfully executed covert intelligence operation.

The idea of the intelligence network and the means and mechanisms of covert intelligence operations are now well known, though they weren't in 1963.

In fact such intelligence networks and covert operations are patterned on the Big Con = confidence games of the early 20th century as portrayed in the movie "The Sting.”

As Joseph Smith details in his book - “Portrait of a Cold Warrior,” part of his training as a CIA agent included taking classes with Professor Paul Linebarger at the Center for International Studies at Johns  Hopkins University. The classes on covert operational methods and techniques were taught at Linebarger’s home in Washington D.C.

Smith relates how Linebarger not only used his own classic text book “Psychological Warfare,” that delineates various levels of propaganda from white to black, but also had his students read David Maurer’s book “The Big Con,” also published as “The American Confidence Man,” that gave good insight into how case officers could run operatives and conduct successful covert operations.

David Maurer’s book, originally a linguistic text on the unique lingo of thieves, con artists and confidence men details the inner workings of the Big Con, and was the basis of the script for the movie “The Sting,” as referenced by the ACSI general.

Just as linguist David Maurer learned the secrets of the Big Con through the study of the lingo of the con artists, we can only learn the means and methods of the covert operators by learning the terminology they use in crafting their covert operations - the Lingo of Dealey Plaza.