List shows what the public doesn’t know out about JFK’s assassination 

The documents were collected by the Assassination Records Review Board, an independent agency created by the JFK Records Act, which has previously released thousands of documents about Kennedy’s assassination. They should be released by October 2017 as per the JFK Records Act unless the next President decides they should remain classified.

Source:  Daily Mail Online

Sirhan Sirhan denied parole

The 15th time before a California parole board was not the charm Tuesday for Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin.

Source: Robert Kennedy Killer Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole — Again – kcentv.com – KCEN HD – Waco, Temple, and Killeen

The lost ‘truth’ of JFK’s assassination 

Two Australian professors Suzie Gison and Dean Biron says the truth about JFK’ assassination is lost forever. Read more

What Thomas Jefferson’s affair with Sally Hemings can tell us about JFK

I have to disagree with my faithful friend who doubts the release of thousands of JFK records in October 2017 will much affect popular understanding of the assassination of President Kennedy. Read more

What will happen with JFK disclosures in October 2017?

A faithful friend responds to Politico story on JFK disclosures coming in October 2017. Read more

Comment of the week

Photon – February 9

As of 4:46 this AM I posted proof that Talbot obviously lied. It is there, if you are willing to look. Read more

‘Conversations with a Masked Man’ interrogates the CIA

Masked Man John Hadden Sr. was a career CIA officer, station chief in Tel Aviv, and colleague of counterintelligence chief James Angleton.

John Hadden Jr. was a college dropout, Shakespearean actor, and curious about his father’s life in secret intelligence. So he started asking him some questions with a tape recorder running.

The result is “Conversations with Masked Man,” going on sale today, an intimate story of family espionage that explores the legacy of secrets, familial and political.

The Mary Meyer story

This is a decent summary of Nina Burleigh’s fine book, A Very Private Woman. If you want to know the whole story, buy the book.

The Meyers became highly visible members of capital society. Their friends included powerful journalists and even more powerful CIA officials, including legendary counter-intelligence officer James Angleton, who would destroy Mary’s papers after her murder, and Mary and Frank Wisner, who was Cord’s boss. Then there was neophyte Massachusetts Senator John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, with whom Mary would become close.

Source: Mary Meyer’s Most Enigmatic Life & Oh So Weirdly Mysterious Death | Crooks and Liars

JFK assassination in the American mind

A New York Times survey:

In his 1988 novel, Don DeLillo weaves together fact and literary invention to create a fictional biography of Oswald. The would-be assassin is not unlike many angry young men of literature: misunderstood, antisocial and emotionally isolated. He becomes a pawn in a plot by ex-C.I.A. operatives to provoke war with Cuba by trying to kill Kennedy.

Source: In Movies, Books and TV, a Rabbit Hole of Kennedy Conspiracies – The New York Times

A conversation with David Talbot

David Talbot talks to Patrick Marks at the Green Arcade bookstore about “The Devil’s Chessboard,” his biography of Allen Dulles: “It’s a counternarrative about power.”

Will the 2017 JFK documents tell us anything new?

Politico’s Bryan Bender follows up on WhoWhatWhy’s scoop about still-secret JFK records with a resounding “maybe.”

Asked whether there might be any significant revelations about Kennedy’s unsolved murder, Martha Murphy, head of the Archives’ Special Access Branch, told POLITICO last year, “I’ll be honest. I am hesitant to say you’re not going to find out anything about the assassination.”

Source: What the government is still hiding about the JFK assassination

Denied: the JFK records the government doesn’t want you to see

The invaluable WhoWhatWhy has posted a spreadsheet of the 3,600-plus assassination-related records that the U.S. government has never made public.

The existence of the 3,600 records was first reported in JFK Facts last May. The WhoWhatWhy document, obtained by FOIA specialist Michael Ravnitzky, advances the story by providing new details about what exactly the government does not care to share with the American people.  Read more

‘Eyewash’: How the CIA deceives its own workforce about operations

Senior CIA officials have for years intentionally deceived parts of the agency workforce by transmitting internal memos that contain false information about operations and sources overseas, according to current and former U.S. officials who said the practice is known by the term “eyewash.”

Source: ‘Eyewash’: How the CIA deceives its own workforce about operations – The Washington Post

Comment of the week

Photon – February 1

Tom S, please refer to the Washington Post article of Jan 31, 2016: “‘Eyewash’: How the CIA deceives its own workforce about operations”
Please note the following statements from the article: ” …eyewashing was a standard practice that had been in existence for decades.” Read more

Questioning Dale Myer’s JFK animation

Myers Critiqued

Myerr’s re-creation (left) compared to a photo from a near simultaneous moment in Dealey Plaza.

In WhoWhatWhy, Russ Baker and Milicent Cranor call into question Myer’s animated recreation of the first gunshot to hit President Kennedy. Myer’s work was used by ABC News special that affirmed the unpopular lone gunman theory.

Fair criticism?