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Apr 13, 2022Liked by Asa Winstanley

The 3 programmes are available individually on You-tube. They are clearer. This is the link to Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO1rNi7ZPBM

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Thanks for this. Still not perfect, but definitely clearer β€” and no damn timestamp!

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Now Private also

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Apr 14, 2022Liked by Asa Winstanley

Asa, great catch! The CIA actually DID have a heart attack gun: Church Committee 1975-76 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-gztpx-_20

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If someone is able to host it, I have the three part version.

Marcel Ophuls' documentary Hotel Terminus is also very much worth watching.

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do you know of another link for the series? video private

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Apr 20, 2022Β·edited Apr 20, 2022Author

Thanks for alerting me. I've updated the post with another copy. Unfortunately, it's not as good a picture quality as the three part version which was set to private, but it's watchable.

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Yeah, but "Colonel" Oswald Lewinter? To hold the thing together with a professional disinformant who was probably CIA but definitely spent most of his later career lying to the media undermines the whole series (doubtless pleasing whichever spook agency put DeWinter up to taking part).

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Apr 19, 2022Β·edited Apr 19, 2022Author

Given that Oswald LeWinter is a self-described disinformation specialist, it's definitely advisable to be particularly sceptical of his claims in the film. I don't think there's any real doubt he was a CIA officer though, so in my view his presence doesn't undermine the series as a whole. The CIA denial to the Kennedy assassination board is quite carefully worded: a classic non-denial denial. Francovich does treat all his intelligence sources interviewed in the film with scepticism and opposing views are put forward throughout.

Philip Willan (who wrote an excellent book on Gladio) has a good overview of LeWinter and why his claims should be treated with even more scepticism than the average CIA source: http://www.italianinsider.it/?q=node/2964

What's interesting are the things LeWinter said in his interviews with Francovich that didn't make the cut -- presumably because they couldn't verify them. In the Willan article, it's indicated that LeWinter may have said something about the Moro kidnap/assassination.

I think it would be a fair criticism of the series to say that more should have been disclosed about LeWinter's background in disinformation, since, of course, he could have still been engaging in disinformation in those interviews. But of course, the hoax he later attempted on Mohamed Al Fayed hadn't happened yet.

When I rewatched the series recently, I did so with a more sceptical view on LeWinter. What's interesting is that the parts of his interview they used in the series don't add that much new to what the other sources are saying: it's more bolstering the other claims.

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Apr 19, 2022Liked by Asa Winstanley

That's a really well thought out response. Your more nuanced take is better than my kneejerk frustration!

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