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The Russ Cassell Show 11/22/2013 Hour 2

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JFK assassination 50th anniversary memorial and observance

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This is the rust castle show Howard and charge my batteries specialists. Thought about getting all the help they go they only a matter of minutes before you glad that the trademark. Out of don't celebrate where there they've on the freeway were down back but a bitter -- -- -- -- the president of the maiden voyage toward the trademark. They're they're a bit of Obama Obama Obama and the -- -- -- something I would say about an animal owner did good. They're -- able running -- very well OK okay did you have either got a good way of hopefully I don't dirt already. I'm going good bad and then I. But all the -- public -- available -- good -- upgraded. So the dark about all of that and then the hubbub about the book -- -- that -- And the voter data in the downtown area. -- -- Fifty years ago today the assassination of John FitzGerald Kennedy in Dallas Texas. Where were you. What do you remember. What do you think did it. Ron is in more -- They don't they just aren't all of them -- screw them. He's great remember that when and I commend. They're called us air America. Another agreement -- also talked not only our teacher there was Asian roles and she just failed to look for our knees. And we all know you know and that the there they told everybody what we're there and them station shut the school that -- sent everybody -- And by the military. Is initially certain. In the summertime my neighbor they're very Osama and -- highest pregnant so are you a small course. And my daddy. I envision -- time that it Geraldo Rivera as the Kennedy. And most. Elite -- -- it is early in Gettysburg. Kennedy at a time. And plenty right concerned that children my bodyguard -- -- high school. Any legitimate government job. Issues -- was a page board. And they are truly close an -- And we are doing from a little -- in Massachusetts. And let them my body. -- picked out a career podium he was emboldened. And the Washington and I'm sure there are anywhere from 08 million men are always people world. He absolutely no chicken lunch or go it -- I had diabetes very bad and and it is pure and this little town in Massachusetts. I never happened to a very. Working with circular and -- game to a funeral. -- about six months ago and little else I couldn't make it but. I don't. Know they're absolutely right are we stable and that go to school -- always there aren't. -- a whole funeral thing and everybody everybody our families orders grew through TV sit there. -- -- -- -- -- -- thank you so much. Appreciated. Eagles advantage talk lines Greenville 2329673. Spartanburg 5749673. Easier way perhaps to remember and -- don't choose three to WORD. Spartanburg 574. WORG. WORD text line number is 71307. -- a friend gave -- talk. To -- northwestern university law class. Criticizing the FBI for having six agents in the room during Oswald's. Polygraph exam. Within moments. IRS audited his firm. -- I was at the Woolworth's food counter having lunch in Greenville Texas. My thoughts were all know someone actually did it because rumors were everywhere. That this would happen Kennedy was advised not to go to Texas. And he ignored. The warnings. This -- no comment no judgment just an observation. JFK and blackbeard the pirate to both died did on the same day. -- I was in the fifth grade attending a school sponsored fare in the church basement I went to a Catholic grammar school. -- for first heard of the assassination. Don't know who did it but the one thing I do believe is that Oswald didn't act alone just recently saw a documentary which explained. How -- Secret Service that service agent riding behind Kennedy. Might have donated that was a new one. The shenanigans after the shooting is what mostly makes me believe it was a conspiracy day after bad I personally watched on TV the shooting of Oswald. By Jack Ruby again some sort of conspiracy. That's from John and one that was coming earlier. I was nine years old. I was coming home on a school bus from Taylor's elementary school. When the bus driver pulled over to the side of the road in totals the president had been shot. I remember when I got home. -- made her drive just got off usually road where I grew up. All the neighbors old neighborhood everybody's in their yard. Everybody had a -- look at everybody was talking and there was shock there was confusion and everybody was going oh my goodness what is next. And then I two. Even at nine years -- -- just became glued to. To the TV. And I too I remember just. Go and why when we watch ruby being let out and a guy who -- the whole basement there was full policeman. The guy just walked up out of the crowd. And shot until -- point blank and then out of all the pictures what any of us ever forget. The picture of JFK junior. Saluting the casket. I mean -- you ever forget that few. I mean we very president since bad but my goodness. Nothing quite like. The funeral of John Kennedy. -- -- I was ten years old in my fifth grade classroom. The school office called the teacher on the in room -- Our teacher was crying she told us that the president had been assassinated everyone was silent and solemn. School dismissed early but no one was happy about that I also. Remember watching the funeral on TV etched into a young brain. -- when they say it happened is the way it happened. I was out of school that day had the chicken -- remember everybody cried for days. C -- I haven't read. Ross I was only six. But I do remember the great sense of grief and genuine sadness felt by everyone regardless of politics we were proud of our president had respect for him. Contrast those feelings without many of us feel about our puppet. Pure shame I'm praying for a leader we can be proud of again. -- I was sitting in my high school English class. And my whole class cried I remember also watching that funeral it was very somber sad time. I believe a CIA Johnson and the ones involved with the Bay of Pigs were involved with Kennedy's death. Would have been interested in seeing what our country would have been. There had Kennedy lived. To share instinct thing. Written about that. Later on and our program today they way every time -- I see the picture of John John. It's still today brings tears and especially now that he has to that I also think he was killed that was not an accident -- I'm gonna stay out of politics. Thanks for helping us remember. If we don't know where we came from how can we move forward wake up people before it's too late that one comes. From Sheila and finally this one. -- you and I. Are the same age wade -- class of 72 I remember the LBJ series scenes from that day. Still intrigued me today as well as bring tears. Even now. Interest. So sure -- us and again -- advantage talk once they're jammed right now as soon as someone gets through didn't you dial quickly you can get a line. The number who rebuilt 2329673. Spartanburg. 574. 9673. Let's go to Spartanburg where we have Marge Marge. I'm there. Good morning to you is that went into your life thank you so much. I within. Belton Texas at the time my husband was in the military stationed at -- -- it. He wouldn't work I was in the backyard any diapers. And I had the radio on the stoop. And heard the first announcements. Shooting. Which items picked up the phone immediately called my husband at the station. And they can't hurt yet. So it kind of created. The rolling. Ball that got everything going for Fort Hood right. -- -- -- -- -- About my story is that I had to -- partner based in Hyannis Massachusetts. And as a teenager. He used to park cars for the Kennedys. And in our later years. We moved back to Massachusetts. And it went there we. They've met up with an old friend. Annual trend has become one of Teddy Kennedy's best friends. And battlefront. Got permission for us to tour the Kennedy home. Also you do you actually had a chance to go in their home. We have -- -- I have a seventeen pictures of the interior of the Kennedy home. -- which I know has ever been seen before. Did you ever get to actually meet him or you destroyed their home. We met Teddy. And his -- can't have two or three times and I had pictures that myself with caddie. On several occasions. I had different functions in Hyannis -- do they -- the fourth of July trade. On the boat we went out with -- And just you know we did become good good transit but we were good acquaintances. Hand pictures I have -- or outstanding and I am one of my has -- -- -- the JFK rocker by the fireplace. And I have others have grown. JFK spectrum. And where he recuperated. From his back surgery. We have the dining room I have the basement I have the -- could be -- remnick the realm that they showed all the pictures that where. JFK's death -- announced Gloria Swanson. A lot of pain and -- So -- here we are fifty years later you're in Spartanburg, South Carolina with -- all these photographs these memories right what do you think happened. You know my husband. Has been an interesting jobs. In the shelter. And one of his. Occasions. Was to have dinner with the Tabasco mafia boss. And he has always felt that it was the mafia. That had something to do with it. -- either hired. Bill Oswalt I think did pull the trigger. I think that's because. After the event. He was walking along the streets. And a policeman stopped him and he's shouting why wouldn't shooting. But that doesn't make any sense to me if he had no guilt. Nothing was wrong with his wife. They're also mentions interest in things because that police officer died in Canada and there indications dead he actually was looking the other way when when the shot was fired there so people right. Who you're looking at that I I think as evidence that Oswald was guilty. There are some other folks out there but I bread. Who who think that Oswald really didn't shoot that office. There's somebody else shut offs. And yeah I mean -- we've been talking about this for five Beckett. Went to -- his -- -- people trump has gone so well was pleasant. Well I don't know they. It applies. Where you know there is so much collusion involved in the death of Kennedy and bearish so much that we don't know and we will never know. A lot of the -- -- -- -- let me ask your subjects. Why did ruby. Walk right up how could ruby. Walk right up point blank. Would all those police officers standing around. Was it because they were ticked off that they thought Oswald had killed an officer. Was was it for some other reason did they let it happen. I think because it -- Press fashion. Yeah -- network an area nightclub -- right yeah I think he knew a lot of those police and I think that's -- it was allowed to get so close. They all know. He wasn't a stranger to them. So let somebody. Else -- about the -- to dead men don't talk you know. Good -- that know. Because that's what lost in this whole -- -- so many people have passed away there's nobody to really tell you the truth and I don't think. Will we ever know I don't think so I don't think so either. Thank you march -- -- talk to kid in Greenville high. He's as well I don't bet you an OK I hope you are our don't want to coordinate I'm kind of cool -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Our new commander -- the first time ever heard of before burial site especially candy meanwhile -- what. Would go probation. And I do not so known associate of oil major days. And it was so that nobody got them all of them are very martyr. It was Malcolm also fingerprint now the only box and we saw the scoreboard -- toward building. So they do not -- has done no they're committed murder once trailed did you expect an open book but I also would bar the door building. So I am taking it you believe LBJ did it. It's. Probably improperly bar. All long what do parents do more than -- -- but you can. -- the chaos. There he would go to college because that also -- the -- -- -- president or elsewhere where they would -- it actually didn't do not aware of their -- man. And did you go out and Wallace owner it -- -- discovered that I was just like a good in this bill would -- toward building. Our aid kit and thank you appreciate it very much Enron in Greeneville before break your Chiron. I morally that's how I tell you what -- -- all right you're doing very well over cabinet or Christians throughout the year younger than you are gonna. I'll get out Osama might be or whatever. -- I don't understand and it -- -- let's go look it up. Are my two kids bringing any bench got. And I thought you know I don't foreground or something you know running and when I'm now all of a lot to our long television not bode well they're not true that's I don't regret -- -- know -- -- they're -- they're not want to -- Or outlaw -- the shooting. I think it will probably won't but it's in my feeling when you stand there and look that's backed the boat relate that -- and has just happened to -- everybody. I just got a text Tehran. Lee Harvey Oswald was a horrible shot no way he did and LBJ told his mistress. That the Kennedy boys were done the real irony. Is that bush 41 was president and both JFK and the Ronald Reagan -- About how about that. A lot it's very -- -- -- rhetoric about. I don't think yet however but it -- -- it only -- out of state they -- -- airports but you know and I don't know. Are you thank Iran. -- -- yes sir. This one Ross I was a freshman at Winthrop. I'm working in the cafeteria someone came in and told us that Kennedy had been killed I was horrified. I would back to my dorm no one believed to me. And -- we turned on the television we were all just numb for days and still feels so very sad. Today. Russ I wasn't born yet but -- speeches inspire me. I wish we would all ask what we can do for our country. Today JFK was the very last of the decent Democrats. Because they no longer exists. -- my own goal. Was from Texas he passed away earlier this year at the age of 102. And always believed that LBJ. Was behind the JFK. Assassination. Russ this -- in American thinker and the called the Oswald tried to make to Raleigh, North Carolina its interest in. We will never know what really happened but I believe there was more involved than just Oswald. I have that piece out from American thinker dot com it does involve. An interesting story and involving a phone call to Raleigh, North Carolina or Charlotte -- coming up shortly so stand by institute. It is 924 you're listing to the -- castle show keep it real keep it local. Barry got the bottom of the hour news coming up when there's snow this was not a big song. In 196350. Years ago today on means the world countries certainly shocked should. The assassination of John FitzGerald Kennedy. We're remembering where were you what were you thinking and who do you think did it Johnny in Simpson -- high. A rest so great today I wasn't old enough artists and -- -- but I do remember two things one my grandmother always had. Portrait of president Kennedy. In this one room right next to their crucifix. And I mean they're preferred that he was and her eyes the end all and be all. But the one thing that I have assurances that would bring that a lot of this conspiracy thing there's there's still a record and documentation that won't be released. Until narrowing candy gap right in in in that I mean that alone and so is why. And how come. What is in that information that we hear fifty years later. Simply are prevented from knowing. Right in name I think is that that was my dad I've wanted to know yeah. You know maybe she does. Or maybe she got into it you know make sure that the administration the ambassador -- cannot -- and despite that might begin to just say close it could -- that is what furthermore I don't know who did it I don't know boggled down -- the CIA -- Cuba did the -- dated CIA -- you'd -- I did it -- more than I do know is it is information they refused to release. In I don't know if you and however nobody in their curiosity factor just notes fire. It is yet that is a part of it you're exactly spot on thank you Jon -- eight or 930. They -- on the 22 1963. -- President John F. Kennedy is gunned down in Dallas. A crushing blow to the country and a personal affront to FBI agent Don Adams and and devastated and I thought to myself that I can run. -- is retired but still can't shake the assassination. More investigation by the Warren commission. Nothing -- a bunch of liars the Warren commission determined that Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots from the Texas book depository. But Adams says the real person behind the plot isn't even mentioned in their week. Or yeah I know for a fact in my heart that these things happen. Based on his service with the FBI and years researching National Archives Don Adams says at -- the Kennedy assassination. They massive failure to communicate between federal agencies. And then cover up. At worst it's conspiracy to commit murder this embarrassing because I love the FBI -- great organization best law enforcement agency in the business. We also have to face facts and reality that there are bad people on this tour. The army war veteran joined the agency in 1962. He was designed to Thomasville Georgia where he began investigating -- -- here and name unfamiliar to many but not the government. He was reportedly one more violent -- in the country the militant activist with ties to hate groups like the kkk. November 1963. And FBI informant named William Somerset says mill tear was threatening JFK. Saying bad things about what they want to Kennedy. Milk here frequently discussed assassinating president Kennedy. Receiving captured on tape. I Miami intelligence officers November 9 1963. And just weeks before Dallas. Real tears talking December sex. He describes -- smuggling and gun into the building. Should stop the president from travelling less than. It didn't and November 22 -- -- is photographed at near the motorcade. Moments before the assassination. They messed up. And all the other agencies messed up. Is there any way we hardly out what killed could kill John F. Kennedy now. That's and former FBI agent and police chief you're you're part of there. There's also a retired FBI agents. Supervisor. Named Joseph left for. And he now lives just down the road in Columbia, South Carolina. And he was interviewed by the state newspaper says he remembers. How beautiful today was fifty years ago today how -- the crowd applause he remembers the motorcade. -- remembers the president and mrs. Kennedy of smiling and waving. And didn't minutes later. After he walked to three blocks back to FBI headquarters he learned the awful news that the president had been shot. He said within an hour we were told to go to -- squared so Joseph -- now South Carolina resident and dozens of other FBI agents. Or fanning out to interview stunned bystanders. Many still weeping. As to what they just witnessed. Left -- 93. Now. A Columbia resident recalled yesterday quote things develop so fast and so quickly. With so many avenues to pursue. And we had to make squads to do it agents worked round the clock. Suffering from exhaustion left bush said he would return home he wouldn't get to return home to his wife and family until Sunday. State newspaper says the report by -- and special agent in charge Alfred Ellington would be logged along with hundreds of other. I would -- -- eyewitness accounts. Following the assassination of Kennedy the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald. And -- killing at the hands of Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby. Agents -- from all around the country to assist the eighty agents assigned to Dallas. They actually took overall hotel. Through Christmas and beyond left -- Who began his FBI career in 1941. As a fingerprint class of fire recalled. We -- know what to -- So many things were developing -- Bay of Pigs but after fifty years. Littler says he still comes down on the side of the Warren commission. Which from as many of you know dismissed the all the conspiracy theories and ruled that Oswald. Acted alone. -- says after fifty years there is no credible evidence that anyone other than Oswald and ruby. We're responsible for the best the Warren commission. Devote involved -- to the investigation. They were seeking to truth and it's my belief they found it. So differing opinions from due to different FBI agents. Just for me I I I don't know what to believe. I mean this has been one of the great questions. For most of my life. I was only nine when it happened. But I gotta tell -- From them just a little bit of research I've done I don't know how anyone. Could believe the Warren commission I really don't. That was talked to Dan on a cellphone I -- I. Can comment. I would people board. On that -- did I clearly remember. Delivered an almighty newspapers. I might buy it in with the big headline. Kennedy is assassinated. It right. But more importantly. I think. The best way for us. Army moved in observed. What took place fifty years ago. -- to pay attention. In demand. The truth for Mark -- government. And this stop the cover up and deception. When it comes through the murders so Fort Hood. Of -- currency to grade point what's going I'm good with the NSA. RS. There's so much this week. And cover up. And why me why our current. Government if we want to honor. JFK. And I believe the citizens of the United States. Should stand up and -- demand. -- truth from our current government there's nothing we can do about fifty years ago. But there are things that we can do. About what we are born through today from our current administration. I think it's a brilliant point -- kudos to you because. If people are hearing this and remembering this and has still have doubts about it your five decades later. There is I think. At unprecedented. To cover up going on now with Obama and his administration excellent point. Gold -- go. Then again you when you go. You can do it. They don't know -- I'm gonna -- really. I want to thank god that we can do. Middle man. 94610s. Next in Spartanburg hi Ted. -- -- good morning good morning about. Good morning I won't comment on what I did it. -- -- Just some low reminisce so well it wasn't what I was doing at the time I was pushed in drafting a player in high school. I was sixteen that the -- And -- GPA system came more which it periodically accidentally when somebody in New York which would hit the switch. So that's like for Portland but with the standard or drafting boards when the announcement came. And everybody kind of just. Quiet it down completely. Stop working and then we went to the next -- sure we have the better which with the mets' class. And that would absolutely -- the thing that they didn't pressure on me it was that's what we know I don't. And the whole weight and high school which -- mutual. And that's it was sitting in the successful for the next period that's quarter. To teach you what I'm speechless than and I kind of -- about the -- I was saying he. Maybe it's brutal war and -- get -- here you don't check. And I would embarrassed because teaching -- it right there. And the teacher says broke the worry about it -- -- don't -- about it. I thought forced myself. But that spirited Tyrone. Was one of the few translational Microsoft and he's shown Penske chassis -- chi -- and watched -- won't get short. Is it spiritually even at that young age that. They had to be some connection between the two. And some kind of conspiracy but you know what the prime to make that be good impression. I think. I had more. Shot. What what traumatic period that phone call important that there it's gonna change -- -- world but the whole world and in general and affect my family and -- in the in the army now and and I didn't that. From them or not gonna happen but that other gentlemen let's just before a little bit earlier he had a problem and it. We need to. Hold the president. -- -- much croatians speak to the fire. Yeah yeah if you're upset by their concept. That here we are fifty years later and there's still all this information. That the government won't let us here receive you know let -- be reported on. Didn't and you think care -- the government's covering up something then man you look at all these issues today. And that's why it -- -- too many people. Well our review all that the criminals and and and what they're really involved in what the real legitimate guys. Our Ted thank you so much let me get -- in here -- They stay right. Significant group event when I was -- -- is that the challenger blow up. All get desire I'm rebellion on the radio and covering that too. I think you're an older person status if you remember they're not. All you can coexist until. There's a lot of history were talking about it there -- times in your life. If you're looking do you get to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of any thing and -- -- celebrated but remember it's. Yeah this is one of the most stunning moments. In American history. Yeah. I say this is my periodic actually went to Dallas a few years ago and -- -- Walked across cannot own period he walked out the window and come up through people and kind of like. It my own little. All -- you know. Saying and I first I'd like to say as a as a deer hunter. And the -- you know shoot the animals from that distance. Through in my past. That would have been a difficult. Looking to do that when you look at where the actual on the street that would have been a difficult thing to accomplish and I think it would have been impossible -- -- off. To a movie -- target. I was not trying to get me that my theory is you know when an officer or that the -- -- -- -- officer. You know people and their well yeah I respect the process of my theory is that we are beyond all was kind of that went all -- -- either the mafia or CIA. And that -- officer was can be killed in America. And as. You know -- but -- -- -- also and that when that didn't happen. Jack Ruby got the orders tend to take you know. To get out there were actually but he -- if you thought about -- what a trial would have been like. I think I think Lee Harvey Oswald would have exposed you know like what. What began as an important -- would have been a domino effect of very powerful people -- -- I think a lot of alcohol industry related things going on our own what Kennedy's yeah yeah -- yeah ultimately yeah. And and now I think it would have been armed incredibly. You know a lot of very powerful people would have been taken out if we are what would have been taken out. Well fast forward to today. What to do some of those folks especially before that we hear the most about who were killed in the Ghazi if they were alive today what can they tell us. Thank you -- appreciate that a couple of text comments here. -- it's no secret in Texas. As one born and raised there. It LBJ did this I personally know families that were benefactors. Because of the war. -- I couldn't care less about this the Kennedy family did great damage to our country overall. And Kennedy's death brought the empowerment of Communists in this country -- I wasn't alive in 63 but after reading a book about the assassination. He did open my eyes to the dishonesty and corruption of our government that's how the assassination affected me as a young. -- 953 now. From 1963. Years ago -- cardinal finish of the hour with Richard in the Simpson -- -- Good morning rest are you going to. Fifty years ago I was in South Korea are aware of the first terribly visit and we ran along the DMZ. And I was -- guard duties. But to criticize and -- -- regards -- -- -- -- intermittent because. Present Camby had just been associated. So if you took away almost -- can give about him. In -- -- to vote will -- -- unsure as to what the north Koreans. Do right because we know so we probably they try to exploit the situation you know and at -- completed -- -- So. I think you're the first military call that we've had. That's another move fast any aspect of -- overseas churning out for second place. Scared to death anyway and then you get this news that the president has been shot you don't know what's coming next. NC and a time to -- was a vote. Troop thirty years short to 40. In the morning there are so annoyed they would depart hotel you know it. This would probably be there had never been so cold tomorrow life slow walker -- you have -- slope. Handle certain regards to that total does this -- okay. And O'Connell -- We're not alert so bit. Just -- amazing story -- thank you sir. We're here at the top of the hour -- 10 o'clock to more big hours ago -- just stand by and stay tuned you're listening to live and local WORD. 1063.