Contributing Editor: Robert Morrow

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Robert Morrow
Robert Morrow

I was born in Tuscaloosa, AL in 1964. I have a BA in American History from Princeton University in 1987 and an MBA, specializing in real estate, from the University of Texas in 1990. I welcome both phone and email contact regarding the JFK assassination ( 512-306-1510  and

I am a self-employed investor and political researcher who lives in Austin, TX. I have 200+ books relating to the JFK assassination. I have not read them all, but I have read the best ones and skimmed the others. I am always willing to learn more and I am always willing to change my mind. I have a long term interest in history and politics. My US presidential voting record is for Mondale 1984, Dukakis 1988, Andre Marrou (Libertarian) 1992, Dole 1996, Bush 2000, Bush 2004, McCain 2008, Gary Johnson 2012. In 2008 and 2012 I was an ardent volunteer for Ron Paul in the Republican primary. At heart I am a libertarian Ron Paul Republican. I am a 3-time delegate to the Texas state Republican convention (2006-2010). In the near future I will be voting Libertarian in most races.

As for my views on the JFK assassination, I currently think that Lyndon Johnson made a dirty deal with CIA Republicans to murder John Kennedy for many reasons both personal and ideological.

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Contributing Editor John Marke

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John Marke

John Marke is writer/consultant, formerly the senior risk expert at Deloitte’s Federal Practice and an advisor to a Presidential candidate on terrorism.  He is one of the country’s leading authorities on risk, complexity and resilience, and also contributes on asymmetrical warfare and transnational threats.  His clients include The White House, DHS, USJFORCOM, USC’s Center for Risk & Economic Analysis of Terrorism, PriceWaterhouse, and Harvard University.  John was a paratrooper and Marine before a disabling injury.  He later served as a Naval Cryptologist and Intelligence Officer.

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Contributing Editor: Winslow Wheeler

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Winslow Wheeler

Winslow Wheeler is the Director of the Straus Military Reform Project of the Center for Defense Information in Washington, DC.  He has authored two books: The Wastrels of Defense (US Naval Institute Press) about Congress and national security, and Military Reform (Greenwood Publishers) on the serious, fundamental problems that currently face America’s defenses.  He released a new anthology (America’s Defense Meltdown: Pentagon Reform for President Obama and the New Congress) after the presidential elections to help guide the new president out of the national security mess that Republicans and Democrats have jointly created in Washington.

From 1971 to 2002, Wheeler worked on national security issues for members of the U.S. Senate and for the US Government Accountability Office (GAO).  In the Senate, Wheeler advised Jacob K. Javits (R. NY), Nancy L. Kassebaum (R, KS), David Pryor (D, AR), and Pete V. Domenici (R, NM).  He was the first, and according to Senate records the last, Senate staffer to work simultaneously on the personal staffs of a Republican and a Democrat (Pryor and Kassebaum).

In the Senate staff, Wheeler was heavily involved in legislating the War Powers Act, Pentagon reform legislation, arms control and foreign policy, and oversight of the defense budget and weapons programs.

At GAO, he directed comprehensive studies on the 1991 Gulf War air campaign, the US strategic nuclear triad, and Pentagon weapons testing.  Each of these studies found prevailing conventional wisdom about weapons to be badly misinformed.

In 2002 when he worked on the Republican staff of the Senate Budget Committee, Wheeler authored an essay, under the pseudonym “Spartacus,” addressing Congress’ reaction to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks (“Mr. Smith Is Dead: No One Stands in the Way as Congress Lards Post-September 11 Defense Bills with Pork”).  When senators criticized in the essay attempted to have Wheeler fired, he resigned his position.

Wheeler joined the Center for Defense Information immediately after leaving Capitol Hill.

Contributing Editor: Lucius

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From the original Planet of the Apes movie. Lucius is the Zira’s socially-rebellious nephew to whom Taylor tells “to keep the flags of discontent flying”


Taylor: The flags of discontent. Remember, never trust anybody over thirty.

Lucius by day works for an international organization on security issues. Since 2001 he has been a Linux and Open Source software user. He has also been involved in the Barcamp and Hackerspace movements.

Contributing Editor John Steiner

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John Steiner

John Steiner, Harvard class of ’65, is a networker, organizer, and philanthropist. He brings together people, projects, ideas and money around a common cause – serving “the pattern that connects.” He co-founded the National Commons, a predecessor to the United States Consensus Council, to bring multi-stakeholder, collaborative problem solving tools to the national level. He was a founding board member of Search for Common Ground; a founding member and early leader of the Threshold Foundation; and a founding member of the Social Venture Network. He is a former chairman of the board of CDR Associates (Center for Dispute Resolution). Currently he is the acting chairman of the board of the transpartisan initiative, Reuniting America. He works closely with Robert Fuller and the DIGNITY movement. He is also working with other philanthropists and social entrepreneurs to raise large sums of money for the peace and security field. John lives with his wife Margo King in Boulder, Colorado, where they serve as trustees of the Steiner King Foundation, which is active in a variety of creative philanthropic endeavors.

Contributing Editor: Venessa Miemis

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Venessa Miemis is a futurist and digital ethnographer, researching the impacts of social technologies on society and culture and designing systems to facilitate innovation and the evolution of consciousness. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Media Studies at the New School in NYC.

She is the principal organizer with Doug Rushkoff of CONTACT, a new event.

Contributing Editor: Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (UK)

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Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is a bestselling author and political analyst specialising in the study of mass violence in the context of international security issues.  His doctoral thesis examined genocides sponsored by the European powers from the 15th through the 19th centuries.  He is Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research & Development in London, and Strategy Director for the Creative Education Programme at Arts Versa Consultants where he has consulted for projects funded by the UK Department for Communities & Local Government and the US Embassy in London. He has taught international relations, globalization, and empire at the University of Sussex and Brunel University.

Nafeez is author of five books, his latest – A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: and How to Save It (Pluto, Macmillan, 2010).  Among his other books are  The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001 (2002); and The War On Truth: 9/11, Disinformation And The Anatomy Of Terrorism (2005).

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Contributing Editor: Michael Ostrolenk

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Michael Ostrolenk

Michael D. Ostrolenk completed his Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology atJohn F. Kennedy University and BA in government at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He did post-graduate training in health andsomatic psychology and is certified in Spiral Dynamics and Wade Mindsets. He is currently a licensed psychotherapist (CA).

In the area of health care, Michael founded the Medical Privacy Coalition (2001-present) and was a program manager for the Natural Health Research Institute(2007) and Senior Political Analyst for Global Health Media (2006-2008). He presently represents the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, blogs at and consults for the Swankin & Turner law firm.

Working to promote civil liberties, Michael co-founded and is National Director of the Liberty Coalition, a transpartisan coalition of groups working to protect civil liberties, privacy and human autonomy (2005- present).  He is presently the coalition coordinator and public policy counsel for the Campaign for Liberty working on transparency and open government issues.  He also sits on the Steering Committee for

Michael is the Executive Director of the Transpartisan Center in Washington DC.  He served as President of Reuniting America (2007-2008) as well as Co-Director (2006-2007).  He is also a founding member of the Integral Institute

Michael advocates for American national security interests as a co-founder of the American Conservative Defense Alliance, which works to promote a traditional conservative foreign and defense policy (2008- present).

Michael also consults for HSLEADER (2007-present) and is a registered Personal Protection Specialist in the State of Virginia. He is a member of Class 62 from the Executive Projection Institute and the Nine Lives Associates.

He has written for a wide variety of publications ranging from USA Today to The American Conservative Magazine and speaks frequently about health-care and national security related issues.

Contributing Editor: Marcelo Henrique de Ávila (Brazil)

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Marcelo Henrique de Ávila

“I believe Logics, Linguistics, Semiotics, Philosophy and Information Science are disciplines that play key roles in Intelligence. As an Intelligence student and researcher, I am interested in investigating the foundations of Intelligence, focused on Intelligence Analysis, according to an inter and transdisciplinary approach, inspired by Biology and guided by Critical Thinking”.

Brazilian ISR Auditor with interdisciplinary background. Former Chancellery Officer at Brazilian Ministry of External Relations. Bachelor Degree in Agronomist Engineering at the Federal University of Uberlândia, Estate of Minas Gerais. Master Degree in Molecular Biology at the University of Brasilia. Diploma in Strategic Intelligence (CSIE 2009), and in Defence Resources Management (CGERD 2008), both at the Brazilian National War College (Escola Superior de Guerra/Ministry of Defense). Diploma in Intelligence Analysis at the Brazilian Intelligence Agency School. Associate student of the Centre for Research on Architecture of Information at the University of Brasília.

Chief Editor of the Blog Inteligência Brasil and Coordinator of InteLingua Project, a not-for-profit international mass collaboration initiative aimed to translate open source Intelligence literature.   Curriculum Lattes Online

Commentator of Note: Christopher Bollyn

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Christopher Bollyn

As an independent researcher and journalist, I depend entirely on the support of my readers to fund my work. I have spent many years studying the Middle East and Semitic languages and have a degree in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz with an emphasis on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Besides research and writing, I am an editor and translator.  My extensive travels and knowledge of German, Spanish, Norwegian, Swedish, Hebrew and Arabic give me an insight to analyze international politics and events.

I am currently working on a book entitled Solving 9-11, which is dedicated to explaining what really happened and bringing the events of 9-11 into historical perspective.  The research is underway and will take months to complete.  This essential work to increase understanding and clarity of the subject can only be completed with the support of readers and interested citizens.

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Contributing Editor: Thomas Leo Briggs

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Thomas Leo Briggs

Thomas Leo Briggs, was born in Staten Island, New York in 1942. The grandson of Italian and Greek immigrants, he graduated from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware in 1964 with a B.A. degree in history and an R.O.T.C. commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

After one year of law school, Mr. Briggs entered on active duty in 1965 and served for three years as a military police officer volunteering for Vietnam where he served with the 504th Military Police Battalion as a platoon leader. He left active duty with the rank of captain, an Army Commendation Medal and a Bronze Star.

After the Army, he spent three years as a DEA special agent and 26 years as a CIA case officer, retiring from federal service as a GS-15.

During his 26 years with the Central Intelligence Agency Mr. Briggs had assignments in East Asia, Latin America and Europe and was awarded the CIA’s Certificate of Merit and Certificate of Exceptional Service. He finished his CIA career as a manager of computer software development.

After his retirement from government service he worked as an independent consultant, both overseas and domestically, on terrorist targeting, technical operations and computer forensics.

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Contributing Editor: Richard Wright

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Richard Wright

Education: BA Anthropology (UCLA) plus graduate work on international issues (GW) and technical schools.

Career: U.S. Army Security Agency (1962-1965);

National Security Agency(NSA) transcriber translator oriental language (1965-1978);

integrated analyst Defense Intelligence Agency(DIA) 1978-1981;

International Communication Analyst (1981-1991);

Global Network (sic) Analyst incorporating information systems engineering (1991-2002);

principal engineer for a small firm (now part of Lockheed Martin) responsible for developing information systems capable of handling massive amount of information carried over international public telecommunications services.

Retired to consulting and moved to Europe.  Returned to U.S. and in 2009 moved to New Mexico and full retirement.

Commentator of Note: Victor Davis Hanson

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Victor Davis Hanson
Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.


He was awarded the National Humanities Medal in 2007 and the Bradley Prize in 2008.

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We draw from him very selectively, but often enough to merit his own explicatory page here.