How the CIA abets Trump’s JFK conspiracy mongering

The assassination of JFK  is a meme that has eclipsed the historical event. Donald Trump’s contention that Ted Cruz’s father was somehow involved in the death of the liberal president not only endures but flourishes online and redounds to the benefit of its authors. Why?

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Comment of the week

MDG – July 26

The CIA is an unreliable source.

Novel was CIA and part of the N Orleans cast of characters in 63.

Did Novel know LHO through the CIA.

I am quoting the 1968 Garrison interview.

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JFK hoaxer vouches for Trump’s JFK hoax

Why did Donald Trump, the mentally challenged Republican presidential nominee, revive his discredited hoax that Ted Cruz’s father associated with accused presidential assassin Lee Oswald?

Maybe because Judyth Baker, an unfortunate woman who pretends she was Oswald’s girlfriend in 1963, told him the story was true. Baker is peddling her hoax on Facebook to support Trump’s hoax.

He is as delusional as she is, and he might become the powerful man in the world. It would be sad if it wasn’t sickening.

 

 

 

Comment of the week

Bill Simpich – February 20, 2015

That’s the Al Bogard story – the entire saga of the Lincoln-Mercury dealership near Dealey Plaza is one of the best double Oswald stories, a “great impersonation” if there ever was one. His story is well corroborated.

Jack Lawrence worked there too – Read more

Reporter’s tape exposes Bill O’Reilly’s big JFK fib


In which CNN picks up on a JFK Facts story.

What Trump’s JFK theories reveal about the candidate

TrumpLee Harvey Oswald alone and unaided killed President Kennedy, according to Donald Trump–but Ted Cruz’s dad helped him do it.

In other words, Trump has no fixed opinion on who killed the 35th president of the United States. He is conspiratorial but he is not a conspiracy theorist. He says whatever serves his purposes in the moment, which is not to say his views are unimportant.

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What Hillary Clinton said about releasing JFK records

What’s the most important piece of new JFK assassination evidence?

I nominate a forgotten tape recording that surfaced a couple of years ago. Read more

JFK Facts podcast: 28 pages on 9/11, another Dallas nightmare, and more…

Our 7th podcast. This week we discuss:

    • What declassified 9/11 pages and withheld JFK records share in common
    • The pernicious function of secrecy
    • A new Dallas nightmare
    • Full government disclosure and the question of meaning in the JFK story
    • Digging into the present by exposing the past
    • Professor Joan Mellen’s 13 September publication date for her new book on LBJ and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas, Faustian Bargains
    • The Kennedy Tapes, Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Averting ‘The Final Failure’ and The Week the World Stood Still by former John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Historian, Sheldon M. Stern
    • One Hell of a Gamble by Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali

 

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The ’28 pages’: Congress releases report on alleged Saudi 9/11 tie

The Congress has made public “the 28 pages,” the long expurgated section of the 9/11 Commission report dealing with Saudi Arabia’s role in the events leading up to the attack.

On first reading, the pages show that U.S. official suspected, but could not prove, that senior officials in the kingdom might have been involved in supporting the hijackers.

This shows that long-secret JFK records can also be forced into the open despite governmental opposition.

Under pressure from the victims’ families and lawmakers, President Barack Obama said in April his administration would declassify the pages.

Source: ’28 pages’: Congress releases report on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties – CNNPolitics.com

Retired CIA analyst advises Langley: release all JFK files in 2017

On Friday, I talked about the JFK story with retired CIA analyst  Brian Latell, who had  a clear message for his former employer: release all the JFK files without redactions.

Would it make any difference if we knew who killed JFK?

Pablo asks a good question:

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Comment of the week

Photon – July 6

Burkley never mentions an entrance wound in the throat. He doesn’t mention ANY wound in the throat.
Therefore, if you accept that Burkley’s Death certificate is complete, infallible truth you must accept that JFK was hit by only 2 shots from behind.
So Willy, there was no throat wound, if we are to believe your only source for the T3 comment. Read more

JFK Facts podcast: Morley v. CIA petition to US Supreme Court, the James Angleton story, and other new developments

Our sixth podcast. This week we discuss:

— Jim Lesar’s petition for a writ of certiorari in Morley v. CIA

— Jeff Morley responds to a question about the 2017 declassification and how that may impact CIA and JFK: The Secret Assassination Files

Dr. John Newman’s planned update to 1992’s JFK and Vietnam

— Diplomatic historians and the evolving understanding of JFK’s attitudes about imperialism and anti-colonial calls for independence throughout the third world

— Richard D. Mahoney’s JFK: Ordeal in Africa (1983) and The Kennedy Brothers (2011)

Betting on the Africans, Phillip E. Muehlenbeck

Kennedy, Johnson and the Nonaligned World, Robert Rakove

— Jeff Morley’s upcoming book on James Angleton

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Dallas shooting kills five police officers

Dallas shootingsThe country’s legacy of gun violence on terrible display.

The shootings, only a few blocks from Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, transformed an emotional but peaceful rally into a scene of carnage and chaos, and they injected a volatile new dimension into the anguished debate over racial disparities in American criminal justice.

Source: Dallas Sniper Shooting Leaves 5 Police Officers Dead; Suspect Is Killed – The New York Times