Assassination

What the American Scholar never learned about JFK

In responding to an article by Warren Commission staffers Howard Willens and Richard in The American Scholar, Gary Aguilar and Cyril Wecht make a point that defenders of the Warren Commission cannot refute–and therefore rarely address–because it is undeniably true.

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JFK smackdown: Roger Stone v. Gerald Posner

On November 22, Roger Stone, a master of dirty politics (“LBJ did it”) debated Gerald Posner, a persistent defender of the Warren Commission. (“Oswald did it.”).

I don’t find either theory convincing as I explained on Miami talk radio that same day.  Read more

Dale Myers v. Max Holland on the first shot

In JFK Files: Holland’s Magic Bullet, Dale Myers critiques Max Holland’s recent writing on the first gunshot fired President Kennedy’s motorcade. Holland has argued that the first shot grazed the arm of a lamp post and missed the motorcade, hit a curb and injured bystander James Tague.

In characteristically sharp language, Meyers finds Holland’s version wanting in evidence and logic. Myers argues for the Warren Commission’s version of the gunfire.

JFK Facts contributor Pat Speer responded to Holland’s theory last week.

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RFK & Jackie: ‘He [Oswald] did not act alone’

“Perhaps there was only one assassin, but he did not act alone …. Dallas was the ideal location for such a crime.”

— William Walton, a friend of the Kennedys’, speaking on behalf of Robert and Jacqueline Kennedy. Walton delivered his message in Moscow to Georgi Bolshakov, who had been a backchannel to the Soviet leadership and was asked to repeat it to Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. This incident occurred a week after the assassination.

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October 26, 2017: Mark the date for full JFK disclosure

October 26, 2017 is about 11 months away. Why is this date important? Because it’s the 25th anniversary of the passage of the JFK Records Collection Act of 1992. But the significance goes beyond the normal anniversary nostalgia. Here is a section from the JFK Records Act:

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Will Donald Trump continue the JFK cover-up?

TrumpA reporter from Time magazine asked me this week if I thought the Trump administration would be amenable to full JFK disclosure in October 2017. I said, “Just maybe.”

Some caveats are necessary. We really don’t have much idea how the Trump presidency is going to work, at least not compared to any recent president.  Trump himself doesn’t seem to have a clear plan, and on relevant policy issues, like governmental secrecy, he has no fixed policy positions.

The political reality is this: If Trump wants to be seen as the president who ended government’s ongoing, fifty three year old cover-up of relevant JFK files, he has a golden opportunity.

What will President Trump do come October 26, 2017 when all of the government’s remaining JFK files are due, by law, to be made public?

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Jackie Kennedy: The First Instagram First Lady 

Mr. Larraín’s film, which opens on Friday, presents a Jackie (Natalie Portman) as savvy and exacting in managing her persona as any cinema diva of the day, her fixation on style anticipating the image-drunk culture that was to define the coming decades.

Source: Jackie Kennedy: The First Instagram First Lady – The New York Times

 

The RealClearPolitics polemic on Castro and JFK

The death of Fidel Castro continues to revive memories of and debate about JFK’s assassination.

This RealClearPolitics take on Castro and the Kennedy Assassination falters when author James Piereson asserts

Oswald’s motives in shooting President Kennedy were almost certainly linked to his desire to block Kennedy’s campaign to assassinate Castro or to overthrow his government.

There is little evidence to support this claim.

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Beware of Roger Stone

Andrea writes:

“You of all people Jefferson Morley should understand exactly who and what Roger Stone is and you should also understand your personal responsibility to educate the facts of who and what he is .

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Dorothy Kilgallen on Jack Ruby

Dorothy Kilgallen was one of the first female syndicated columnist in U.S. newspapers after World War II. After JFK was killed she broke a big stories about Jack Ruby, the assassin of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

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JFK authors and investigators call for full JFK disclosure in 2017

This open letter was delivered to the Obama White House last week. We will post the response as soon as we get one.

In an open letter to the White House, a diverse group of JFK authors and investigators are calling on the president’s lawyer to endorse complete declassification of thousands of pages of still-secret government records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.

Source: Featured Letter on 2017 Records

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Castro: target of the CIA’s secret armies

This 1977 CBS documentary exposed the CIA’s never-ending failure to oust Fidel Castro from power.

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Castro: the miracle was that he died in his own bed

Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro, tormenter of empire

The miracle was that Fidel Castro died in his own bed. Never has a defiant antagonist of the United States of America met a more unlikely fate: a peaceful death. Hated, reviled and targeted by the greatest military empire in the history of the world, Castro launched a one-party socialist experiment in Cuba, which was so antithetical to Washington’s vision of a neoliberal world order that the empire struck back hard.

The CIA and its paid agents began plotting Castro’s violent demise in 1959 and continued to do so through the year 2000, concocting hundreds of conspiracies to kill him, 638 times by one well-informed Cuban intelligence official’s account. And the empire struck out every time.

As JFK investigator Gaeton Fonzi asked nearly 40 years ago: And Why, By the Way, is Fidel Castro Still Alive?

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Donald Trump and JFK transparency

My friend Bill H writes of a recent post on Donald Trump,

Jeff, that is one of the more vehement attack dog articles I have read in a long time. I chuckled at her opening sentence. But what the author had to say does not bother me nearly as much as seeing Jeff Morley redirect his focus to the “Trump is like Hitler” bandwagon. Let me know when you get back to JFK Facts.

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Castro and JFK’s assassination: the unknown stories

TrincheraHow the CIA tried to implicate Fidel Castro in JFK’s assassination.

Did Castro figure out JFK’s assassination in just five days?

Cuba’s JFK story: 638 Ways to Kill Castro.

Brian Latell indicts Castro again

Did the CIA seek to hypnotize an assassin to kill Fidel Castro?

November 5, 1963: Listen as JFK considers secret talks with Castro.

What Castro said about Oswald

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