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What the Warren Commission didn’t know

The Assassination Archive and Research Center will hold a conference on the 50th anniversary of the report of the Warren Commission in Washington next week — and it is going to be great.

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Why Castro met with the Warren Commission

Fidel Castro, tormenter of empire

Investigators probing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy held a secret meeting with Cuban president Fidel Castro, according to Philip Shenon’s new book, “A Cruel and Shocking Act.

CBS News, The Hill, and the Daily Mail have touted the story of the previously unknown contact between the U.S. government and the revolutionary firebrand as newsworthy. It is.

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Missing witnesses: two African-Americans on the grassy knoll

Grassy knoll aftermath

This photo, taken about 30 seconds after the assassination of JFK, shows a Dallas policeman running toward the so-called “grassy knoll” where two young black people were having lunch.

A half-century ago, two young black people in Dallas found themselves eyewitnesses to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — yet their voices have never been heard. Indeed, a half century later, even their names are unknown.

This young man and woman were sitting on the spot famously dubbed “the grassy knoll” on November 22, 1963. They had a front row seat for a key moment in 20th century U.S. history: the murder of a popular liberal president.

 

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CIA chief told RFK about two shooters in Dallas

RFK and John McCone

Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and CIA Director John McCone (photo credit: CIA)

Why did Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy believe that his brother President John F. Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy, as his son recently said?

Did RFK have any evidence for his belief, asked readers of the widespread coverage of RFK Jr.’s comments?

It turns out RFK had it on good authority that two people were involved.

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What George de Mohrenschildt knew

I am a Patsy! – The Lost Tapes of George de Mohrenschildt from E2 Films on Vimeo.

From Shane O’Sullivan, director of the excellent documentary, “Killing Oswald,” and editor of Doug Horne’s fascinating interview with CIA photo analyst Dino Brugioni, comes another revelation: tapes of George de Mohrenschildt talking about his friend Lee Oswald.

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Solomon Islander who rescued JFK passes away

Eroni Kumana, the Solomon Islander who helped rescue JFK and his PT-109 crew in 1943, died earlier this month.

Pass or fail? The Warren Commission report reviewed 50 years later

Warren CommisionOn the upcoming 50th anniversary of the publication of Warren Commission report in September 1964, not one but two conferences in the Washington DC area will take a close look at the report and its account of JFK’s assassination, which most Americans do not believe is accurate. Read more

Present at the cover-up: how a CIA man stonewalled Congress


Earlier this week JFK Facts reported that the CIA admitted in a recent court filing that George Joannides, a  deceased undercover officer who played a mysterious and still unexplained role in the JFK assassination story,  had a residence in New Orleans in 1964.

Why is that significant?

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The hidden history of the first JFK conspiracy theory

Last week, Joseph Lazzaro of International Business Times followed up on a JFK Facts story with some historical perspective.

Lazzaro wrote:

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The whole Bay of Pigs thing

In face of a persistent legal challenge from the National Security Archive, the CIA continues to resist releasing an internal history of the failed invasion at the Bay of Pigs more than a half century ago. The struggle for Volume 5, as the history is known, is an epic legal contest

Why the secrecy about something that happened so long ago?

That question was the subject of a recent historian’s roundtable: National Security Archive v. Central Intelligence Agency.

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Investigative theater in Chicago on August 9

“The thing about the assassination I’d most like to dispel is people simply accepting the idea that this is a mystery that can never be known. I believe a great deal of it can in fact be known — that it is not unfathomable,” he said.

via Arts Center of Oak Park show investigates killing of JFK | Oak Leaves.

What Judge Leon didn’t see

In his July 23 decision that the CIA did not have to pay legal fees in my Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for the records of a deceased CIA officer, Judge Richard Leon stated, correctly that I had argued that “the news media has shown interest in covering the disclosed records but he fails to tie any of the coverage to any of the newly released documents rather than those that were already available to the public.” Read more

Tea Party advice: follow the ‘Kennedy family secret’ and invest in cannibis

I received this video from the Tea Party Update urging me to invest in the cannibis industry in advance of the presumably imminent end of federal marijuana prohibition–just as Joseph Kennedy invested in the alcohol business in 1933. Its the most sensible thing I’ve ever heard from the Tea Party.

Wikipedia blocks bogus anti-Castro JFK edits from U.S. Congress

via BBC News :

“One of the acts highlighted was an alteration to the page on the assassination of John F Kennedy, which was changed to say that Lee Harvey Oswald was acting “on behalf of the regime of Fidel Castro”.

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‘Terminate the States of Emergency’

Peter Dale Scott’s response to the Ellsberg Challenge:

“The first step towards an end to excess secrecy and rule by unchecked agencies (the American deep state) is for Congress to terminate the two States of Emergency proclaimed after 9/11 under Executive Orders 13223 and 13224, presumably authorizing Continuity of Government (COG) procedures, such as the warrantless surveillance so amply documented by Edward Snowden. Read more