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Mon 25th Nov 2013 16:43
JC - Interesting to read in his book - just
published: JFK- An American Coup D'Etat - Col.
John Hughes-Wilson (ex-MI6) mentions (p.137)
that on the 11th October 1963 - a month or so
before his death - JFK had (quote) "signed a crucial National Security Action Memorandum, number 263, signalling his intention to pull
1000 troops out of Vietnam by the end of the
year and eventually run down the US's commitment to Vietnam."
Col. Hughes-Wilson continues: "We now know that Kennedy was seriously considering getting
all U.S troops out of Vietnam by the end of
1965, after the presidential election. There
were only 16000 American soldiers in Vietnam at that time, so that removing over 1000
represented a significant withdrawal."
(We should remember Vietnam also represented a
significant source of revenue for certain
On a matter of presidential assassinations (and
attempts), I find it worth mentioning that
ONLY JFK's was effected "at long range).
ALL of the others could be called "Up close and
personal"...much more in keeping with a lone
nut and his/her obsessions. JFK's demise had
all the hallmarks of a military style organisation and planning...and the grotesque
failure by the SS and FBI to follow basic
chain of evidence procedures (even destroying
vital evidence) only adds to the suspicion
that powerful hidden forces were at work that day.
Comment is about Kennedy (blog)
Original item by Simon Austin
Mon 25th Nov 2013 15:37
Beauty was the tree
leaves made a shelter
which covered a heart
that shines new light.
Comment is about why (blog)
Original item by Irina Sunrise
Mon 25th Nov 2013 14:26
I wonder if this one is inspired by what's happened in the world of cricket?
Great analogies for just losing it here. The important thing is what's going on behind the eyes - very sad.
Comment is about He knew the score (blog)
Original item by Ray Miller
Mon 25th Nov 2013 12:15
Hello, what does 'reddit' mean ?
Comment is about John Coopey (poet profile)
Original item by John Coopey
Mon 25th Nov 2013 07:37
' lowest point in a depressive, soul cancer,cycle'I couldn't have worded that better,I totally understand this line and I empathize with you.
Thank you, I loved your comment, it tickled me :)
Comment is about Philip Fletcher (poet profile)
Original item by Philip Fletcher
Sun 24th Nov 2013 23:35
Jarrow was sacked by the Vikings in 794, the year after Lindisfarne (the island; not the band).
"Walha" or "Waelsh" was what the Saxon invaders 350 years earlier called the indigenous British (literally = "foreigner")
"Sais" = Saxon. From whence the Picts call us Sasanachs.
"Wyrd" was the pagan Saxon concept of Fate.
Comment is about If They Come (blog)
Sun 24th Nov 2013 21:15
Yes - I could never understand that mother of young kids, who went off to conquer some dangerous mountain and died in the process. I mean, what is the point? Even it you do it, so what?
I'd get much more enjoyment from writing the perfect poem - which still eludes me... each to their own, I suppose.
buried in the sky."
That sums it up perfectly for me - though I can see some sadness in the way people strive to achieve - at such a personal sacrifice.
Comment is about People who climb K2 (blog)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Sun 24th Nov 2013 20:11
thanks for the update MC - got the Anthony Summers book 'Not In Your Lifetime' to read next - offers an alternative perspective to my own. I must have about 20 programs sitting on my Sky+ to watch that have been on various Sky channels in the past fortnight - will probably archive them to DVD as I watch them - just need to find the time
Comment is about M.C. Newberry (poet profile)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Sun 24th Nov 2013 20:04
thanks for the comments on 'Glam' I know what you mean about the tainted stars - it wasn't just glam though - you should read some of the stuff the big bands like Zeppelin and Motley Crue got up to!!!!!
I still love glam rock - it was the music I listened to when I got my first record player, kiss, long hair and attitude - so it will always be MY music - irrespective of the arseholes who have muddied its name
Comment is about Isobel (poet profile)
Original item by Isobel
Sun 24th Nov 2013 20:01
Thanks for the comment (and correction) on 'Glam' Laura - amended and glad you liked it
D'Ya wanna be in my gang? ;-)
Comment is about Laura Taylor (poet profile)
Original item by Laura Taylor
Sun 24th Nov 2013 19:59
thanks for the supportive comments on 'Glam!!!' Starfish - I'm pleased you liked it
Comment is about Starfish (poet profile)
Original item by Starfish
Sun 24th Nov 2013 19:52
glad you liked M.I.A Philipos - your comments are much appreciated
Comment is about Philipos (poet profile)
Original item by Philipos
Sun 24th Nov 2013 19:51
thanks for the comment on M.I.A tomas - much appreciated
Comment is about Tomás Ó Cárthaigh (poet profile)
Original item by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Sun 24th Nov 2013 19:20
Thanks all-changed me'stuffed swallow'(now a 'bird figurine')It detracted a little from the sombreness-mefinx.x
Comment is about Fakery of truth (blog)
Sun 24th Nov 2013 19:06
Comment is about Poem: For Your Review (blog)
Original item by Joseph J. Breunig 3rd
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:57
nice,when everything becomes fixed,even if it is only for five minutes-lol!x
Comment is about Out,but not down (blog)
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:49
me likealot..last line though,maybe...
...until the day,when,
I hope it will start another/new game..?
do I hear boo's or yayes!!?
probably the former-lol! x
Comment is about death in disguise (blog)
Original item by Beautiful monster
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:47
Thank you for commenting on 'Beano.' Appreciated. P.
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:46
Thank you muchly John. Bit of humour never did anybody any harm. CHEERS. P.
Comment is about BEANO. (blog)
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:39
no change there then John ;-)
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:32
Pay for him at Vespers, indeed!
Reminded me of the matchbox pie puzzle where you turn the box over to find a Pi-on-eer.
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:28
I have a similar but opposite memory of dropping No 2 daughter off at University.
We lugged all her stuff up 3 flights of stairs while she nattered to the other freshers in the communal kitchen.
We'd done everything we needed after about 2 hours (unpacked, positioned furniture, hung pictures etc) and I was ready to come home.
Our Gert on the other hand continued to fuss and do stuff for another 2 hours - she couldn't bring herself to leave!
Now they've both left home to live with boyfriends. We had to buy them a house apiece but it was worth it.
Comment is about Touch and Go (blog)
Original item by Cate
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:21
I Looked A Twat.
Comment is about GLAM!!!!!!!! (blog)
Original item by Ian Whiteley
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:18
I don't suppose we'll ever know.
I do feel though that his assassination prevents history from evaluating how he would have conducted the Vietnam War (he had just committed 16000 "military advisers").
Comment is about THE DAY THEY MURDERED JFK (blog)
Sun 24th Nov 2013 18:08
Enjoyed this, Simon (if "enjoyed" is the right word). This was one of those pivotal moments whereby everyone around at the time remembers what they were doing when they heard the news.
MC certainly details correctly the suspects and, although I'm normally no great fan of conspiracy theories, I agree that the lone gunman (Oswald) is a hard one to swallow.
What I also feel is that assassination polished his legacy. Had he lived he would have had to have perpetuated or escalated the Vietnam War (having already committed 16000 "advisers" or withdrawn in ignominious defeat (like Nixon and Ford).
Sun 24th Nov 2013 17:57
Sun 24th Nov 2013 17:56
Comment is about How many more frogs ? (blog)
Sun 24th Nov 2013 17:55
It must take a particular strain of motivation to want to test yourself in this arena, Dave; where not even experience and skill are guarantees of success, only of improved advantage.
Sun 24th Nov 2013 14:09
Thanks for your kind words. The poem was written as a response to the Sylvia Plath poem "Hardcastle Crags" near Hebden Bridge which she always found oppressive.
Comment is about Over the Edge (blog)
Original item by Graham Ramsden
Sun 24th Nov 2013 13:43
I watched Oliver Stone's JFK the other night. I wonder when, if ever, the truth will be fully revealed and who the perpetrators really were.
Sun 24th Nov 2013 13:30
Hi - thanks for the kind comments on my "JFK" blog. History teaches us that he had many
powerful enemies more than capable of the deed.
But America, in its innocence, was ready to
believe the least dangerous of all scenarios.
After all, it is well known for lone nuts!
Comment is about Lady Ha Ha (poet profile)
Original item by Lady Ha Ha
Sun 24th Nov 2013 00:18
Well done, really nice piece,and very true X
Comment is about Love Is No FairyTale (blog)
Original item by sash
Sun 24th Nov 2013 00:14
Comment is about Monkey on the park (blog)
Original item by Kath Hewitt
Sun 24th Nov 2013 00:13
I like this X
Comment is about Sex Addict (blog)
Original item by Mia Darlone
Sat 23rd Nov 2013 16:34
I must arise and go now...
Comment is about If I were a proper poet (blog)
Original item by Gray Nicholls
Sat 23rd Nov 2013 07:25
Thanks for looking in on my JFK offering. As for the truth, somebody knows it, but they're not talking! All the best,
Sat 23rd Nov 2013 07:10
You've painted this tragic moment well Simon, best wishes, Steve
Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 23:18
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 23:16
heres our two penny worth Steve-well done.xx
Comment is about President Kennedy (Re-post) (blog)
Original item by Steve
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 23:05
'Wythy park',our old stomping ground.Very very moving,thoughtful,piece of work.xx
Comment is about Jack (blog)
Original item by Neil Fawcett
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 22:45
Thanks for your kind observations on eleven eleven. the older we get the more permutations flood into the mind for the reasons of past events in history and the consequences of them K.E.D.
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 22:25
Hi Starfish! Glad you liked the book shop. It's a pity so many of them are clsing down.
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 20:56
This is really beautifully and sincerely put.
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 20:53
I like this too. I can feel the pain.
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 20:50
I liked this. As with the assassination of JFK, we'll never know the truth about the death of Marilyn Monroe either.
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 20:44
An interesting read. I suppose we will never really know the truth.
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 20:39
Yes, I agree, great and very well said. Thought-provoking stuff.
Comment is about Fair (blog)
Original item by Steve O'Connor
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 20:35
This is simply stunning.
Fri 22nd Nov 2013 20:11
loved it Steve!and,guess what?
I've got used to your zany profile pikky now.
I referred myself to the book of cool and style ---found you were right,after all.x
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