A comment on ‘JFK Declassified’

Ronnie, a faithful reader, reviews the first installment of “JFK Declassified.”

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9 things you may not know about the Warren Commission

I’m not a fan of the History Channel’s new JFK documentary series, at least of the one episode I’ve seen. But this History Channel article is much better than I expected: 9 Things You May Not Know About the Warren Commission – History Lists

JFK Showdown: CIA’s Bob Baer vs. Jefferson Morley and Dan Hardway

Dan and I will be talking with Bob Baer, the ex-CIA officer who is  host of the History Channel’s docu-series “JFK Declassified.”  The conversation happens at 11:30 ET on Fernand Amandi’s talk radio show in Miami

You can tune in here.

A look at the National Security State and JFK

I’ll be speaking at this event in June with an all-star team of JFK authors, historians, and national security experts. If you’re interested in the so-called “Deep State” and its relevance today, you won’t want to miss this conference.

The Future of Freedom Foundation is pleased to announce one of the most fascinating, important, and relevant conferences in our 27-year history. Entitled “The National Security State and JFK,” the conference will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Dulles Airport Marriott in Northern Virginia. Admission price: $99.

Source: The National Security State & JFK – The Future of Freedom Foundation

History Channel highlights release of DRE material

Without naming names, the History Channel reports the still-secret records of the Revolutionary Student Directorate or DRE, known by the CIA code name AMSPELL, are among the more anticipated JFK records scheduled to be released in October. Read more

How to decipher CIA pseudonyms

In CIA communications, undercover officers are usually referred to, not their real name, but by a pseudonym, or, in intelligence lingo, a cryptonym.

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Prelude to a cover-up: CIA ponders ‘appropriate next steps’ on missing JFK files 

Will Trump Release the Missing JFK Files? asks Phil Shenon in Politico. I now think the answer is, probably not.

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Dan Hardway asks some questions about Antonio Veciana and ‘Trained To Kill’

Trained to Kill

I was very impressed with some of the careful recalling and recording of detail in the book about some of Veciana’s activities.  The detail adds to Veciana’s general credibility.  That holds true through the first six chapters, and, in part, the last three.  Some of those details give possible further confirmation of an association with Phillips.

Real Hillbilly Views: A PROFESSIONAL CONSPIRATOR: Questions About Antonio Veciana and His Book: Trained To Kill

Recycling the ‘Castro sorta done it’ theory

First JFK Conspiracy Theory

The first JFK conspiracy theory, published Nov 24, 1963, and paid for by CIA

In an interview with Time.comformer CIA officer Robert Baer, host of the History Channel docu-series “JFK Declassified,” endorses the “Castro sorta done it” theory.

The theory that Oswald and Castro were “the presumed assassins” was first promoted by CIA propaganda assets in Miami two days after JFK was killed. In 2012, it was revived, with additional evidence, by former CIA analyst, Brian Latell.

You can read my interview of Latell here where he makes his case.

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Reactions to the History Channel’s ‘JFK Declassified’

What did you think of the first installment in this six-part series? I’m especially interested in errors of fact. Comments with links will get preferential treatment.

‘JFK Declassified:’ What the History Channel overlooks

Declassified documents reveal that Oswald met with the Cold War enemies of the United States, both Russia and Cuba, only eight weeks before JFK’s assassination.

This claim, made by the producers of new History Channel docu-series JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, is not new. The claim may just be promotional hype for the series which begins tonight and runs through May 30. But, from long experience with JFK documentaries, my fact checking antennae are tingling.

It is not too soon to say the History Channel’s claim is potentially misleading.

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History Channel’s ‘JFK’: same old, same old

Readers Zandalf writes about the History Channel’s JFK Declassified.

“This new show seems to be another attempt to unveil the “hidden truths” about the JFK murder, yet it also seems to be yet another distraction from the facts. For whatever reason, and to someone’s perverted fear (the deep state’s?), the real truths remain in shadows, obfuscated by propagandists. Same old, same old…”

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JFK Facts Podcast: What will the History Channel say about JFK and CIA?

Alan and I talked about the upcoming History Channel’s JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, a six-part docu-series on Kennedy assassination story, which begins Tuesday, April 25th. Based on what I know, I have mixed feelings about the show.

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How the testimony of a JFK witness was distorted

Her name was Mary Woodward Pillsworth and her obituary displayed the impulse of denial. Millicent Cranor reports in WhoWhatWhy.

 

History Channel, CIA officer to examine ‘The Declassified Oswald;” The Internet will be fact-checking

JFK DeclassifiedThe History Channel’s upcoming documentary series, “JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald” sounds enticing. A videogenic and decorated former CIA operations officer Robert Baer revisits the secret intelligence dimensions of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Baer is not the worst choice for a guide to the JFK story. He is an incisive commentator on CIA affairs, and no apologist. He rejects torture and expresses skepticism on drones. He comes across as a thinking man’s intelligence officer. (The fact that George Clooney played Baer in the movie Syriana gives him a whiff of Cool Liberal cologne.) Read more