From a reader:
A group of current and former military/law enforcement called Oath Keepers has posted billboards at the Pentagon Metro station in Washington, including this one aimed at CIA with a JFK theme.
On the Oath Keepers website, the group says
“And yes, we knew exactly what we were doing when we decided to use the JFK swearing-in as the graphic for this sign. Read this.”
The link goes to an article by Jacob Hornburger of the Future of Freedom Foundation, entitled, “No military coups in America? What About November 1963.” The article argues that Kennedy was killed by high-ranking enemies in the U.S. national security officials who opposed to his dovish foreign policy of disarmament.
A quick review of the Oath Keepers website discloses is an organization dedicated to defense of gun rights and the Constitution and opposed to warrantless wiretapping, the targeting of American civilians for extrajudicial assassination and plans for martial law in the United States. Many of its leaders have backgrounds in the military and/or the Tea Party, which gives me pause but they also espouse some views I share. They are part of a growing left-right libertarian consensus that is NOT deferential to the mandarins of the national security agencies. Oath Keepers is vigorous in defense of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, saying he is a patriot, not a traitor.
I hope Oath Keepers succeeds. I’ve been trying for ten years to obtain secret CIA records related to JFK’s assassination (See, “Why I sued the CIA for JFK Records”), only to be stymied by the weaknesses of the Freedom of Information Act and the passivity of the federal courts. We could use a JFK whistleblower.
It is a fact that a large body of records at the CIA that would shed light on the Kennedy assassination and there would be no harm to U.S. national security if they came into public view. To the contrary, release of this material, authorized or not, would be in the public interest.
What is the government still hiding on JFK?
“Top 5 JFK Files Brennan Should Make Public” (JFK Facts, Feb. 5, 2013)
“Two More JFK Files for Brennan’s Review.” (JFK Facts, Feb 12, 2013)
“1,100 JFK documents ignored in Obama’s push to open records” (JFK Facts, May 14, 2013)
“Court upholds ‘public benefit’ of disclosure about CIA officer in JFK story” (JFK Facts, June 19, 2013)