(PART 238)


>>> "I'll never forget the impact of Vince [Palamara's] initial screening, to a JFK Lancer audience in Dallas, of the footage he discovered of Henry Rybka being ordered to stand down at Love Field." <<<


This is a laugh. Charles seems to think that Vince Palamara "discovered" (or unearthed for the very first time ever) the long-ago-available WFAA-TV footage of the Secret Service agent shrugging his shoulders with his arms outstretched as the motorcade left Love Field on 11/22/63.

[EDIT -- And the agent in question is probably not Henry Rybka, as long thought. It's probably Donald Lawton. More here.]

But, in fact, that WFAA footage at Love Field has almost always been readily available to view and scrutinize, and that's because that very TV footage is shown (in its entirety) in the 1964 feature film "Four Days In November", which premiered in USA theaters in October and November of '64, just weeks after the Warren Report was released to the public.

And the "Four Days" movie has been available on a home-video format since 1988, twenty years ago. Which means the Love Field footage had been easily obtainable and viewable for 9 years prior to Palamara's "discovery" at the 1997 Lancer conference.

It's quite possible, of course, that nobody really paid much attention to the footage in the "Four Days In November" movie prior to Palamara's '97 Lancer appearance. I really don't know. But that footage was certainly far from being buried and unavailable as of 1997.

I wonder, too, how the conspiracy theorists who think that David Wolper and his people who put together the lone-assassin-favoring "Four Days In November" film in 1964 (the CTers, that is, who view "Four Days" as nothing but junk and a work of pure propaganda) get around the fact that something was placed into that movie (the bewildered Secret Service agent) that they feel virtually proves a conspiracy existed to murder the President in Dallas?

Were Wolper's people just stupid for placing such an obvious sign of conspiracy in their feature film -- a film that was designed, to hear certain CTers tell it, to skew the truth of JFK's death?

Or maybe the "Four Days" crew just didn't realize that the agent's arm-waving antics at the airport signalled anything "conspiratorial" at all?

Fact is: the actions of the shrugging Secret Service agent at Love Field on November 22, 1963, prove absolutely nothing with respect to the assassination of the President which followed about a half-an-hour later. And no conspiracy theorist alive can possibly prove otherwise.

David Von Pein
May 25, 2008