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 Coming: Deep Throat, the movie

Director Peter Landesman, says the movie will “change the accepted history of Watergate and the dissembling of the presidency and modern American politics.”

Source: Watergate Deep Throat Movie ‘Felt’: Cast Surrounding Liam Neeson | Deadline

How CBS News aided the JFK cover-up

Jim DiEugenio has a fascinating piece about How CBS News Aided the JFK Cover up, based on the reporting of the late Roger Feinman, a CBS News employee who pushed for a serious, independent coverage of the Warren Commission report and was thwarted by his superiors who were determined to endorse the official theory of a lone gunman.

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Morley on Rafeal Cruz, James Angleton and more

Fernand AmandiI will be appearing on Miami’s WIOD talk radio station on Tuesday April 26 from 10-11 am ET with host Fernand Amandi. We’ll discuss the Rafael Cruz theory, my forthcoming JFK ebook, and the continuing national security relevance of James Angleton. Read more

Why James Angleton is still a national security issue

My story in The Intercept: “How the CIA Writes History.”

Bogus Rafael Cruz conspiracy theory fizzles

The bogus Rafael Cruz JFK conspiracy theory, touted by National Enquirer, gets picked up with appropriate skepticism by Boing Boing and Mediaite. Read more

The facts about Lee Oswald and Rafael Cruz

In response to several queries about the Rafael Cruz (father of Ted) JFK conspiracy theory, I delved into the record with the help of a faithful reader. Here’s what is known: Read more

What do the 9/11 report and a CIA history have in common?

George Will exposes one of the tricks of U.S. national security agencies use to protect themselves from embarrassment.

Documents can be kept forever secret by government agencies declaring them “drafts” or otherwise “deliberative.”

Source: 9/11 Report & CIA Bay of Pigs History Should Be Declassified

Snopes.com dispatches bogus Rafael Cruz theory

The debunking site  snopes.com concurs with JFK Facts on the Rafael Cruz pseudo-story.

Debunking the JFK conspiracy theory involving Rafael Cruz, father of Ted

The bogus question Did Rafael Cruz Kill JFK?  is being peddled by a self-described “conspiracy theorist” with no track record of credible reporting on the JFK story. It echoes on the Internet with Crooks & LIars expressing appropriate derision..

JFK Facts can set the record straight.

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Who did Jackie Kennedy think killed her husband?

Jackie Kennedy’s private thoughts about Dallas

A few things are known for sure. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, 34 years old and dressed in a U.S.-made knock off of a pink Chanel suit, was looking at her husband’s face with concern from inches away when a bullet shattered his head.

After that horrible moment, Jackie had to pull herself together, give Jack the funeral he deserved. She assumed that her husband’s enemies had killed him. A week after the assassination, she and her brother-in-law Robert Kennedy confided in a friend, William Walton. They said they believed Dallas was the work of a high-level domestic plot, meaning JFK’s enemies on the political right.

But mostly Jackie didn’t want to think about who killed Jack. She was close to insane with grief, clutching to her brother-in-law who was devastated as well. She was often suicidal. And so Jackie fades from the crime story. The men who dominate the discussions of JFK conspiracy theories are often united in ignoring the views of the woman closest to the crime.

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Vice on the CIA in Hollywood

Jason Leopold has the story:

The CIA’s involvement in the production of Zero Dark Thirty (effectively exchanging “insider” access for a two-hour-long torture commercial) has already been well-established, but the agency’s role in the production of Argo—which won the Best Picture Oscar for 2012—was heretofore unknown.

Source: CIA’s Work With Filmmakers Puts All Media Workers at Risk — FAIR

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The CIA’s Operation Midnight Climax funded an acid-tripping brothel in San Francisco 

 Weird and twisted (and true)  tale from San Francisco
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Obama nixed CIA regime change plan 

We have a prudent commander in chief in President Obama. Read more

Espionage 101: With Professor Kim Philby

BBC has uneaarthed amazing footage of Soviet spy Kim Philby talking to a group of Stasi agents in East Germany his espionage against the ruling classes of the West.

Play ball: Obama and Castro at the ballpark


The somewhat extraordinary final day of President Obama’s historic visit to Cuba was eclipsed by news of the attacks in Brussels, First there was the  joint Obama-Castro news conference in which the Cuban leader actually had the novel experience of having to answer freely asked questions. Then there was the overlooked story that those notorious communist sympathizers at Google have agreed to provide the country with cheap and fast Internet, confirming fatuous Newt Gingrich’s point that President Obama is a suspected traitor, or something like that. Finally, there was a feel-good photo op: a baseball game between the Cuban national team and the Tampa Bay Rays, which Obama described accurately as, well, “somewhat extraordinary.”

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