Assassination

The message in the Kennedy Kards

The now poignant Kennedy Kards deck was published in early 1963 when the public infatuation with JFK had been revitalized by his statesmanship in the Cuban missile crisis of October 1962.

JFK was the Jack of Hearts, First Lady Jackie the Queen of Hearts, and Bobby Kennedy, the King of Diamonds.

“Long live the King, Queen and Jack,” proclaimed an informational card that came with the deck.

Within the year, the Jack of Clubs, Vice President Lyndon Johnson, would be president. Read more

The KGB’s perspective on Oswald in Mexico City

In this remarkable blog post on Espionage History Archive, Nikolai Leonov, KGB rezident in Mexico City in 1963, talks about his encounter with the man who would be accused of killing JFK.

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On JFK’s 99th birthday

is today. The 35th President of the United States was born on May 29, 1917.

“John Kennedy was urbane, objective, analytical, controlled, contained,

masterful, a man of perspective,” –Arthur Schlesinger.

HIs violent death was a terrible loss for the country. Yet the CIA still hasn’t released all of its JFK assassination files. Next month, I will publish a short ebook that exposes this sorry state of affairs and explains what can be done about it in 2017.

 

JFK as unfinished business

The JFK story remains unsettled well into the 21st century, no matter what the various conspiracy and anti-conspiracy theorists may proclaim. But that could change in 2017.

What Fidel Castro said about Oswald

“Because we have to presume that the enemy is constantly trying to send his agents in here, and that is why a lot of measures are implemented. A visa is not granted to just anyone who requests it, we need to know their background very well. That is why our officer rejected his application.”

From Our Hidden History (H/T David)

Memories of a Parkland Hospital doctor

There was no large wound in the right face. The president’s wounds were a small entrance wound in the pre-tracheal area, a large exit wound in the posterior inferior cranium and bullet entrance wound in the back at T3, 10 centimeters to the right of the spinal column.

A reader writes: Read more

Was there a gun man in the sewer shooting at JFK?

No. Read more

The secret files of JFK’s enemies

CIA & JFK CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files,

Candid interviews  with retired CIA personnel and deep research into declassified records illuminate an untold story: the secret files of JFK’s enemies in the clandestine service.

CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files

 

Trump’s lame conspiracy theories about practically everything

NPR:

Donald Trump’s ceaseless efforts to inject unsubstantiated plots into the American political debate.

 

The launch of the JFK Facts podcast

Its called JFK Facts Online. Each week Alan Dale and I will talk about the latest JFK news and developments. This week we talked about Mark Lane’s death, Dan Hardway’s deposition in Morley v. CIA and my upcoming book,

Listen to the first show here:

Got a question or a comment? Drop us a line here and we’ll talk about it on the show.

 

Comment of the week

leslie sharp – May 20

RIP, Stephen Roy. You remind us of the immediacy. The Kennedy assassintion will either be relegated to history or it will remain in our consciousness as a cold case murder investigation. Our choice.

leslie sharp – May 24

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The Church Committee investigates JFK

In 1976, the Senate investigated CIA plots to assassinate foreign leaders and their possible connection to the assassination of JFK. What they found was disturbing.

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For Australians only: the JFK connection

One place where the peculiar similarities of Australia and the United States converge is interest in JFK assassination story.  Read more

Richard M. Mosk, Warren Commission staffer 

Richard M. Mosk dies at 76; California Court of Appeal justice and Warren Commission staffer – LA Times Read more

Why a Trump blogger quotes JFK

From Lew Rockwell Bloga reminder that JFK knew how to talk like a hawk.

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