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Cryptonym: GTDANCER

Definition:
People related to the JFK case.
Status:
Speculative
Sources:

104-10326-10092: [RESTRICTED]

November 1993: "Leonid Ryabchenya, deputy director of the Foreign Liaison Department, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVRR)...raised the name Oleg Nechiporenko, retired senior KGB official. As we know from press accounts, Nechiporenko's book, Passport to Assassination, which involves Nechiporenko's account of Lee Harvey Oswald's involvement in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, is scheduled to be published in mid-November. Ryabchenya said that Nechiporenko is planning to travel to U.S. on book promotion tour. Ryabchenya is bringing the subject up in order to put on record that the SVRR has no connection to the book, its contents, or Nechiporenko's travel. Ryabchenya was adamant that the endeavor was '100% personal'."

104-10326-10078: CABLE:REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE

July 1995, slugline WNINTEL RYBAT GTDANCER: "Please advise if Headquarters would like (the below) question raised with JYVAPOROUS. On 29 July 1995, Ambassador showed Assistant Chief of Station state cable giving him heads-up on official displeasure that JYVAPOROUS, uncooperative in sharing its files on Lee Harvey Oswald with (US government), made some of them available to Norman Mailer for his book, and suggesting that it may be time to ask again.

104-10429-10049: NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS

One factor that must have aided Mailer in obtaining the Soviet documents is his review of Oliver Stone's film JFK: "...(Stone) has dared something more dangerous: he has entered the echoing halls of the largest paranoid myth of our time - the undeclared national belief that John Fitzgerald Kennedy was killed by the concentrated forces of malign power in the land...we are marooned in one of two equally intolerable spiritual states, apathy or paranoia...apathy is easier to endure than livid inquiry; a dubious set of unsatisfactory facts disrupts far less than does an all-out, full-scale investigation. Just as a good lawyer does not ask a question to which he does not have an answer, at least not if he can help it, so the Washington Club does not pursue the assassination...(Stone) was the first to enter the caves of this obsession and live in them through the year and more of writing, shooting, editing and being assailed by the media."

Contributors:
Bill Simpich

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