Files on JFK: Interviews with Confessed Assassin James E. Files, and More New Evidence of the Conspiracy that Killed JFK

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Contrary to the belief that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin in Dealey Plaza at the time that President John F. Kennedy was shot, this account maintains that a gunman located on the grassy knoll delivered the final, fatal shot. Based on interviews with James E. Files, the alleged gunman, the chronicle proposes that the assassination was initiated by the CIA in collaboration with organized crime—Sam Giancana, Charles Nicoletti, and Johnny Roselli, in particular. Subsequent discoveries made through the ...

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Overview

Contrary to the belief that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin in Dealey Plaza at the time that President John F. Kennedy was shot, this account maintains that a gunman located on the grassy knoll delivered the final, fatal shot. Based on interviews with James E. Files, the alleged gunman, the chronicle proposes that the assassination was initiated by the CIA in collaboration with organized crime—Sam Giancana, Charles Nicoletti, and Johnny Roselli, in particular. Subsequent discoveries made through the assistance of a number of retired FBI agents also implicate two anti-Castro terrorists protected by prosecution from the Bush administration—Orlando Bosch and Luis Posada Carriles.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780979406317
  • Publisher: Trine Day
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Pages: 664
  • Sales rank: 273,527
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 7.36 (h) x 1.43 (d)

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Wim Dankbaar is a businessman, an entrepreneur, and the webmaster of JFKMurderSolved.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This May Be What Really Happened

    Just like an "I love you" note from your kid that's all misspelled and smeared with dirt or peanut butter, the message is more important than the presentation.I mean, words are misspelled, the name of Russian premier Khrushchev is spelled "Kroetschov," big blocks of text within emails or letters are printed again after appearing once earlier in the book.Nevertheless, I can believe that the story in this book MIGHT be the truth.The big picture is that the JFK assassination originated in elements of CIA and organized crime. The familiar names are named -- David Atlee Philips, Rosetti, Nicoletti, Giancana, George HW Bush, etc the like -- but with insight from James Files aka James Sutton aka a lot more names.You see, in November 1963 Files was a 21-year-old ex-military guy who had become not only the driver and go-to guy for a Mafia hit man, but also a CIA asset. When CIA and other US intelligence agency members began to percolate angrily over their being "choked off" during the Bay of Pigs aborted invasion, along with other perceived failings in JFK's behavior or character, they decided to do something about it.So they got together with some of their hand-in-hand friends in the Mafia and did it. This was NOT an agency thing, this was a few guys using their connections. Probably some other acquaintances were drafted in after the fact, presented with the most drastic fait accompli that I, anyway, could imagine.By this I mean that members of the FBI and the Secret Service also participated in the hiding of evidence, forgeries, and lies. It was the Secret Service that switched the windshields on the "Assassination Lincoln." It was J Edgar Hoover himself who stressed repeatedly on November 22nd (and forever after) how important it was that the country and the world believe that Oswald alone was the patsy -- oops, I mean believe that he was the assassin.At any rate, this is a long and rambling lead-up to the especiality of THIS book.And in this book, James Files tells a very credible story of being the (semi-reluctant) shooter on the grassy knoll, behind the picket fence.In my opinion the single most convincing part of Files's tale refers to the cartridge from the bullet he fired into JFK's right temple. Files says that after firing the head shot, he removed the .222 cartridge and bit it.Well, in 1987 a guy and his son found a .222 cartridge down a ways in front of the wooden stockade in Dealey Plaza. After Files's story was told in 2004 or 2005, investigators went back to look at that cartridge. After examination from at least one dentist, the indentations previously thought to be "just dents" were found, in fact, to be human teethmarks.Sounds pretty authoritative to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    James Files know's too much

    An interview that finally puts to rest the notion that Lee Harvey Oswald was a 'Lone Gunman'. James gives testimony to some of the inner workings of the crime network that was actually responsible for President Kennedy's death. It's is a 'Must Read' for the serious assassination researcher!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Excellent Primary Source Book on new developments in the JFK Assassination

    Being familiar with the story of James E. Files for years now, I had always wondered about his motivations for confessing to being one of the shooters on the grassy knoll. What kind of crazy man would do such a thing I asked myself?? When I read Wim Dankbaar's Files on JFK this past month, many of my burning questions were answered. For example, Dankbaar demonstrates who Files really is through detailed correspondence with the late Joe West and later Bob Vernon, wherein the reader learns that James Files never intended his story for the media, that the lead on James Files came from the FBI of all sources and not from Files himself 'for all those skeptics who think that Files is just some sick prankster who is just seeking attention', and that Files is sorry for ever revealing his role in the assassination and that his life has only grown more difficult as a result. Apart from excellent primary sources like the correspondence, the book is jfkmurdersolved.com in book form, which anybody who has visited the site can attest, is loaded with a gigantic amount of relevant and sometimes new information on the assassination. Kudos to Wim Dankbaar for compiling such a well researched book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    Most decisive book for JFK-murder-truth-seekers

    James E. Files is telling a lot, not all though, to protect people still alive, but more than enough to let us have a deep look behind the scenes of what really happended in Dealey Plaza. He is telling the truth and all the other many persons interviewed or giving statements in this book do the same. Wim Dankbaar together with other people did a great job in collecting all this data, asking critical questions and letting things mostly speak for themselves. We owe both James E. Files and Wim Dankbaar a lot for speaking out and spreading the truth at their own risk and cost in this pretty truth-resistant world. It's a pity that this book is not translated into all languages of the world yet. It should be an obligatory reading at all schools and parlaments.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2008

    A Big Book Reviewed

    Just like an 'I love you' note from your kid that's all misspelled and smeared with dirt or peanut butter, the message is more important than the presentation. I mean, words are misspelled, the name of Russian premier Khrushchev is spelled 'Kroetschov,' big blocks of text within emails or letters are printed again after appearing once earlier in the book. Nevertheless, I can believe that the story in this book MIGHT be the truth. The big picture is that the JFK assassination originated in elements of CIA and organized crime. The familiar names are named -- David Atlee Philips, Rosetti, Nicoletti, Giancana, George HW Bush, etc the like -- but with insight from James Files aka James Sutton aka a lot more names. You see, in November 1963 Files was a 21-year-old ex-military guy who had become not only the driver and go-to guy for a Mafia hit man, but also a CIA asset. When CIA and other US intelligence agency members began to percolate angrily over their being 'choked off' during the Bay of Pigs aborted invasion, along with other perceived failings in JFK's behavior or character, they decided to do something about it. So they got together with some of their hand-in-hand friends in the Mafia and did it. This was NOT an agency thing, this was a few guys using their connections. Probably some other acquaintances were drafted in after the fact, presented with the most drastic fait accompli that I, anyway, could imagine. By this I mean that members of the FBI and the Secret Service also participated in the hiding of evidence, forgeries, and lies. It was the Secret Service that switched the windshields on the 'Assassination Lincoln.' It was J Edgar Hoover himself who stressed repeatedly on November 22nd 'and forever after' how important it was that the country and the world believe that Oswald alone was the patsy -- oops, I mean believe that he was the assassin. At any rate, this is a long and rambling lead-up to the especiality of THIS book. And in this book, James Files tells a very credible story of being the 'semi-reluctant' shooter on the grassy knoll, behind the picket fence. In my opinion the single most convincing part of Files's tale refers to the cartridge from the bullet he fired into JFK's right temple. Files says that after firing the head shot, he removed the .222 cartridge and bit it. Well, in 1987 a guy and his son found a .222 cartridge down a ways in front of the wooden stockade in Dealey Plaza. After Files's story was told in 2004 or 2005, investigators went back to look at that cartridge. After examination from at least one dentist, the indentations previously thought to be 'just dents' were found, in fact, to be human teethmarks. Sounds pretty authoritative to me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2008

    Must read!

    This book should be read by all true blooded Americans who care about their government and democracy, if you want to call it that. It should be mandatory in all public schools throughout the United States. Next to the Natalee Holloway special by Dutch crimereporter Peter R. De Vries, his 3 hour TV special on Dankbaar's research should also be shown on US national TV, and be honored with an Emmy award.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    People who have kept their mouths shut for 40 years are now talking

    I think this is the most compelling book laying the case for a conspiracy in the JFK assassination. Well researched, this book provides more than just suspicious coincidences, but testimony from people who have decided to speak openly after all these years. I have long thought that if the conspiracy was real, there must be people in the know who would talk, and this book contains interviews with people with more than just a peripheral knowledge - they were part of it. The author's interviews with people like James Files, Judyth Baker, and Chauncey Holt make it very real. The topic remains relevant, I believe, because it points to how rogue elements in the government can do their dirty work without scrutiny, which can and surely does happen to this day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    A BOMB SHELL OF INFORMATION

    Any one who wants to know what went down at dealey plaza in dallas, needs this book!!!!! no matter what the government says about files, this guy is for real!!!! the author is due a lot of respect for writing this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2008

    Finally it is Case Closed!

    I am convinced James Files is recalling events and not telling a story, especially after viewing the companion DVD. Either that, or he is the best liar I've ever heard. There is no way he could've manufactured the things he said or have even known about some of the details. After viewing both you simply have to believe Oswald was exactly what he said he was... a patsy. And just think, the so called 'experts' like Vincent Bugliosi and Gerald Posner actually believe in the 'Single Bullet Theory' and a 'Lone Nut' assassin, despite all the evidence to the contrary and what has been uncovered in the 44 years since 11/22/63. It's amazing how those with no credentials or expertise whatsoever in criminal investigation, forensics, or pathology can be so sure of what they say while overlooking the eyewitness testimony of the numerous people who heard a shot from the Grassy Knoll, and the opinions of actual experts in forensics and pathology like Cyril Wecht. Of course The Warren Commission also dismissed eyewitness testimony as well as any evidence that didn't fit their predetermined outcome, so none of us capable of critical thinking should be surprised. What is really disturbing is the fact that the national media endorsed the books from Bugliosi and Posner while work such as this gets no coverage. Here's hoping this book and the companion DVD will acquire some major distributorship and national media attention soon!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    It can take 45 years, but the truth will come out.

    This book brings the truth about the JFK assassination and everybody involved. Wim Dankbaar is a Dutch businessman who spend a lot of his own money to pay retired FBI agents to find leads During almost 20 years he pursued every lead that helped him to find the gunman, his associates and the people involved. Not only did he find the shooter who stood behind the picked fence on the grassy knoll, he also found the man {one of the 'three tramps'} that drove one of the shooters from Arizona to Dallas and he located the CIA pilot who flew in a CIA plane the other accomplice from Florida to Dallas on the 22 November 1963 . the pilot was also on Dealey plaza that day and was watching as the killing happened in front of him. First.. buy this book and read it... then look at the web side. and if your not convinced ask questions on the forum like I did and i am sure that he can answer any question you can come up with and more Wim, hats of to you for bringing the truth to the American people. Tony Roozeboom Newport-Beach CA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Great book!!!

    This book presents verifiable and substantial information about the JFK assassination that everyone should be exposed to. It is essentially the confession of a man who was, in my opinion, one of the shooters in Dealy Plaza on November 22, 1963. What is particularly fascinating about this book is that all of the information and facts presented can be researched and verified. It all comes together in this book, as it presents hard facts that connect the JFK assassination to the Bay of Pigs fiasco and to Nixon as well. What is also particularly notable is that the confession of this man, Files, is corroborated by other witness statements and information. There's even a photographic evidence that, I believe, shows Files walking away moments after shooting at JFK. I have been researching the JFK assassination and other related issues for years, and this book provides another large piece to the puzzle of understanding how certain forces in our government can affect all of us negatively for decades! It's a great book! If you're a a skeptic about what the book says, research the facts yourself, and you'll see!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    Add up the facts

    I don't have to waste a lot of words on it buy it and read it. Better yet, buy the dvd as well and watch the interview with James Files for yourselves. There's no way someone could make this up and act naturally like he does in front of the camera. And then there's all the evidence that substantiate his claims. LN'ers WANT to believe LHO did it, sane people add up the factual evidence. Two thumbs up for this one !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    everthing you wanted to know

    THe author, Wim Dankbaar, knows more about the JFK assassination than anyone I know. He has collected everything that the assassin ever wrote in one large volume. This book is very important since it tells you the inside story about the msn who killed Kennedy and there is no question about that fact

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    SINE QUA NON

    This book is rife with important and key information relative to the JFK assassination. It is an excellent gateway for a beginning student of the assassination and a data bank for the seasoned researcher. It is also a fascinating read for anyone interested covert operations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    HISTORY-CHANGING INFORMATION

    This book is REQUIRED READING for anyone who cares about our true history. 25-year FBI Special Agent Zack Shelton - a man with impeccable credentials who has been honored for his service in the Organized Crime Task Force - has established with certainty that James Files was associated with the Chicago Mafia in general and with Chuck Nicoletti in particular - the premier professional hit man for the Mob in the early 60's, whom Shelton has placed in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/1963. The interviews in this book with Tosh Plumlee and Chauncey Holt are also of dramatic historic significance. Tosh Plumlee is another man of impeccable integrity. He served his country in Military Intelligence and Special Ops for many years. He is a hero and he knows of what he speaks. What he has to say about where he was at the exact moment of the assassination is earth-shattering information. Chauncey Holt is one of the most credible witnesses in the entire landscape of the JFK assassination. He has been identified -with professional certainty- by Lois Gibson, one of the foremost forensic experts in the world, as being one of the 'Three Tramps' photographed several times in Dealey Plaza shortly after the shooting. He came forward not for himself, but for the future. As he told his daughter Karyn shortly before his death: 'This is not for me. This is not for you. This is for the American public and my little granddaughter out there.' Every conscientious citizen owes it to themselves, to our true history, and to our future, to hear these men recount the facts that they witnessed firsthand. To understand our real history, men and women as brave as Zack Shelton, Tosh Plumlee and Chauncey Holt are indispensable and we should bless each one for having the courage to come forward.

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