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The JFK Facts Online podcast: Brian Latell, Arnaldo M. Fernandez, The Castro Obsession, Ramsay Clark’s panel, Oswald in Japan

Our fifth podcast. This week we discuss:

— Former CIA Latin America specialist Brian Latell’s public call to release all JFK records

— Professor Arnaldo M. Fernandez recommendation and articles

— Secrecy instincts of the National Security State

— The Clark Panel’s contradiction of the Warren Commission and a critical response

— Dr. Gary Aguilar’s presentation to the AARC on Confirmation Bias

— Lee Harvey Oswald in Japan

— Mary Ferrell Chronologies

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‘The role of certain CIA officers in the events of 1963’

Richard writes about “CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files”

“You’ve done yeoman’s work on this one and a great service to the research community. Those of us who have followed this case for decades owe you a great debt of gratitude in so many ways.”

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Analyst to CIA: release all JFK files in 2017

On Friday, I talked about the JFK story with retired CIA analyst  Brian Latell, who had  a clear message for his former employer: release all the JFK files without redactions.

Rob Tannenbaum’s ‘spellbinding’ presentation on the HSCA’s thwarted JFK investigation 

We were trying to investigate like we would any other murder case,” Tannenbaum said, but added it was not possible to do so. He cited examples of evidence that disappeared, a CIA agent providing false testimony, and numerous other examples of improprieties which led him to believe that the “search for truth” in the case was going nowhere.

Source: Spellbinding presentation at Mystery Writers fest | KeysNews.com

Talking JFK on WIOD in Miami

I’ll be talking about my new JFK book with WIOD radio talk show host Fernand Amandi in Miami on Friday morning at 11 am ET.  Want to talk about it? Read more

Tragedy preempts history

Needless to say, my previously announced appearance on WIOD Radio in Miami has been postponed because of the mass shooting in Orlando.

5 JFK theories of U.S. presidents

Donald Trump isn’t the first.

While the front-running candidate’s fact-free claim that Ted Cruz’s father once associated with accused assassin Lee Oswald, has provoked criticism, at least five previous inhabitants of the Oval Office have expressed strong opinions related to the Kennedy assassination story. Read more

The last secret JFK assassination files

The CIA’s last assassination-related files might help us answer that question. These files constitute a significant body of material — more than 1,100 files containing up to 50,000 pages of material.

Source: The Secret Assassination Files – LewRockwell

The JFK Facts Online podcast: the CIA & JFK, those RFK autopsy photos, and Dan Hardway’s remarkable story

On our third podcast (now downloadable!) featuring analysis and discussion of topics relevant to the study of President Kennedy’s assassination we:talked about the 48th anniversary of Robert Kennedy’s assassination, Jeff Morley’s new ebook, CIA & JFK,  and his next  book on James Jesus Angleton (2017). We delved into Dan Hardway’s remarkable declaration and his recent articles at aarclibrary.org and 2017JFK.org.

We took a reader” question about DNA testing of Oswald-related materials and revisited the rich story of Oswald in Russia, We closed with recommendations for books that focus on President Kennedy’s life rather than the circumstances of his murder: Read more

Exclusive: JFK investigator on how CIA stonewalled Congress

Dan Hardway

Dan Hardway

In a new sworn declaration filed in federal court, former JFK investigator Dan Hardway tells the story of how the CIA stonewalled him and other investigators for the House Select Committee of Assassinations in 1978.

Hardway’s first-person account is perhaps the clearest accounts of how the CIA obstructed Congress’s attempt to investigate JFK’s assassination in 1978 since Gaeton Fonzi’s book, The Last Investigation. Hardway adds new detail to the story Fonzi told by detailing the obstructionist tactics of George Joannides that he personally experienced.

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JFK Facts Online: the KGB and Oswald

Our second program featuring analysis and discussion of topics relevant to the study of President Kennedy’s assassination. This week we discuss Nikolai Leonov’s Mexico City encounter with Lee Harvey Oswald, President Kennedy’s birthday, an update on Stephen Roy’s work regarding David Ferrie, the challenge of attracting new students to JFK studies, recently published works by Carmine Savastano, Jacob Carter, and Jeremy Bojczuk, and our recommended books that focus on President Kennedy’s life rather than the circumstances of his murder.

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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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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)

Trump’s lame conspiracy theories about practically everything

NPR:

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

 

Why a Trump blogger quotes JFK

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

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