Comment of the week

Ben Holmes – July 5

Tom says: “Limit your comment “dumps” to two per sweep.”

I realize that this is not a forum, and you have to have such rules.

But as there are a number of believers that all jump on any response, and must all be answered individually – that rule prevents me from correcting Read more

‘an engaging look at the most enigmatic Kennedy’ 

Tye can often be refreshingly discerning about the mercurial nature of RFK’s growth as a person and a candidate, but he’s neither a curious nor a rigorous assessor of the facts.

Source: ‘Bobby Kennedy’ is an engaging look at the most enigmatic Kennedy – CSMonitor.com

21 JFK cops who heard a grassy knoll shot

Grassy knoll aftermath

A cop runs toward the grassy knoll on November 22.

Strange but true:

At least two dozen, and perhaps as many as four dozen, of the witnesses to the assassination of President Kennedy in November 1963 thought at least one gunshot came from in front of the presidential motorcade, a claim rejected by the Warren Commission and most U.S. news organizations..

Richard Charnin has proposed a statistical proof of a shot from the front.

Another way to think about the matter is to review the eyewitness accounts, especially those of people with crime scene training.

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Why did Oswald deny shooting President Kennedy?

If Oswald genuinely had been motivated by a desire to get his name in the history books, he could be expected to boast about his crime rather than repeatedly deny that he was responsible. Perhaps he changed his mind after he was arrested.

Source: Why Did Lee Harvey Oswald Deny Shooting President Kennedy?

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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Comment of the week

Willy Whitten – June 25

In reply to John McAdams

“Do you believe the throat wound was an entrance?
If so, what happened to the bullet? Read more

JFK Facts podcast: CIA analyst Brian Latell’s call for release of all JFK records

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

To download the podcast as an MP3: Click HERE; Place cursor on file; RIGHT click and select “Save Audio As.”

Got a question or a comment? Contact us at editor@jfkfacts.org and we’ll talk about it on the show.

‘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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Comment of the week

Gerry Simone – June 15

I’ve read your selective info but don’t buy the spin Professor. Read more

Oswald in Japan

A readers asks: “Where can I find resources with more detailed information about Oswald’s time here in Japan? ” Read more

Dallas police chief Jesse Curry and his JFK assassination file

Dallas police chief Jesse Curry was riding in the lead car on November 22, 1963. When the shots rang out he grabbed his radio and told his men to check the area that would become known as “the grassy knoll.”

That’s where Curry thought the fatal shot had come from.

Source: Jesse Currys, JFK Assassination File. Limited Collectors Edition

‘Before History Dies’ introduces the JFK story to a new generation

Before History Dies by  Jacob M. Carter 

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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

The JFK Facts Online podcast: Talking to CIA officers and Ronald Reagan’s JFK theory

Our fourth podcast (now downloadable!) about all things JFK in which we talk about:

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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