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If Oswald shot JFK, here’s when he decided to do it

The responses to my last question, “When did Lee Harvey Oswald decide to shoot President Kennedy?” have converged on a consensus: November 19, 1963. Read more

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.

Plausible suspect: William K. Harvey

“William King Harvey is worthy of our attention,” writes Alan Dale. In 1962, Harvey served as chief of Task Force W, the CIA’s anti-Castro operation, and then lost his job after an argument with Attorney General Robert Kennedy. When Congress investigated JFK’s assassination in the 1970s, the CIA pulled a 123-page file on Harvey’s operational activities.

All of that file remains secret, according to the National Archives online database.

Dale writes of Harvey:

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The exorbitant cost of the ‘war on terror’

Regarding the post on the Pentagon burning the Osama bin Laden death photos, Andrew Everett writes:

Recently, I read a 1967 Washington Post column by Art Buchwald in which he estimated that it cost $323,000 to kill one enemy combatant in Vietnam. Mr. Buchwald then questioned whether the U.S. would be better off to offer Viet Cong defectors “a $25,000 house, a color TV, free education for their children and a paid-up country club membership.” Funny — haha. A $25,000 house!!!

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Secrecy expands under Obama

The secrecy that surrounds the JFK story is becoming the norm, says the Huffington Post: Read more

What a Russian leader thought about JFK

A reader, Frankie, writes:

I was at Dealey Plaza the same day that [Mikail] Gorbachev was there.  I met him when I accidentally bumped into him at one of the exhibits.  I watched as he penned a note in the guest book.  He was extremely friendly and even with all the men in long black coats surrounding him, he was very gracious.  For a North Carolina girl, it was quite exciting to meet him.

And here’s what the last leader of the Soviet Union had to say about the causes of JFK’s death.

Amazon@JFK: Who leaned on on the online giant?

We asked Barry Krusch why his respectful, critical review of Bill O’Reilly’s book was removed from Amazon.com.

He replied: Read more