Peter Dale Scott: Ask the 2016 candidates to make this JFK pledge

In advance of tonight’s CNN Republican presidential debate, Peter Dale Scott has this question for the candidates:

“How can we best fulfill what we now know to have been the intentions of Robert Kennedy with respect to his brother’s murder?”

I suggest that truth, justice, and an open society will be best served if all of us can persuade presidential candidates in 2016 to pledge:

“2017 is the year scheduled, by law, for the release of all remaining governmental records pertaining to the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

“If elected, I promise to appoint an independent committee to review those records and other relevant evidence, and I promise also to pursue vigorously whatever recommendations that committee may make for further investigation.”

12 comments

  1. David Ace says:

    We must stop living the lie and let history be re-written to reflect what we all know to be true!

  2. Ramon F Herrera says:

    [Peter Dale Scott:]

    “If elected, I promise to appoint an independent committee to review those records and other relevant evidence, and I promise also to pursue vigorously whatever recommendations that committee may make for further investigation.”

    ==============================

    With all due respect that is a terrible suggestion.

    What Mr. Scott proposes is to turn the clock back to 1998. Is he even aware of the status of those documents at all?

    Every single one of the 9,718 postponed in full and the 34,927 released with deletions documents are scheduled to be released on Thursday, October 26, 2,017.

    Now Mr. Scott is asking us to demand the next president to add a block that does not exist right now?

    Why on earth should this “independent committee” study 44,645 records, when -for all we know- perhaps the CIA will object only, to the release of say, 123 of them?

    • Add, a Special Question for Baron John Elias Bush, As a Four time Vietnam Vet Draft Dodging Coward, Who Smoked more Hash at Phillip’s Academy than Dr Hunter Stockton Thompson, Who never Smoked Hash dusted with Cocaine at Phillips Academy in Andover, Ma, Do you think that all the files about your Fathers Drug, running, Arms for Hostages files should be released as well since they involved JM/Wave, Operation 40, Operation Mongoose participants as well,… Further More should Grandfather Prescott’s Banking for Hitler’s Nazi War machine should be released as well? In addition Would you have been a Nazi Banker had you been alive in 1940’s? ….. Do you still want to invade Iraq again like your father and Brother before you? Have you ever applied for a security clearance Mr Bush? and if Yes how did you handle the questions relating to your massive Drug abuse at Prep school and University?

    • Bill Clarke says:

      Ramon F Herrera
      November 25, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      [Peter Dale Scott:]

      “If elected, I promise to appoint an independent committee to review those records and other relevant evidence, and I promise also to pursue vigorously whatever recommendations that committee may make for further investigation.”

      ==============================

      “With all due respect that is a terrible suggestion.”

      I just love it when we can agree on something, Ramon. Mr. Scott has a tendency to be confused about things. For an example, please see his treatment of NSAM 273 among other things.

      • “Mr. Scott has a tendency to be confused about things. For an example, please see his treatment of NSAM 273 among other things.”~Bill Clarke

        That is downright sneaky of you Mr Clarke. Does every thread here have to devolve into that old round’about for you?

        I disagree with Scott on this issue of a committee to review the files to. Can we leave it at that and not contaminate the thread with your personal hobby horse?
        \\][//

  3. Anthony Thorne says:

    I don’t see any mention of a block. If the committee reviews the documents after they’ve been released, what’s the problem?

    • Ramon F Herrera says:

      [Anthony Thorne:]

      “If the committee reviews the documents after they’ve been released, what’s the problem?”

      ====================

      If the committee reviews the documents after they are released what exactly is the purpose of the committee? Among the participants of JFK Facts and other forums we have people as qualified or more than any committee.

      Ah! I see what is the purpose: To recommend yet another investigation LED by the government, correct?

      I am afraid that I am against it.

      =====================================
      “I am convinced that the government does not have the ability to investigate itself”
      – Gaeton Fonzi
      =====================================

      I made my position clear a while back:

      http://jfkfacts.org/assassination/a-question-for-2016-presidential-candidates/#comment-746303

      http://jfkfacts.org/assassination/whats-the-one-thing-people-should-read-or-view-on-november-22/#comment-828396

      … and am working on its implementation as we speak.

      We cannot beg the government to solve this for us. We MUST do it ourselves, or as somebody already said:

      “Ask not what your country can do for you…”

      • I agree with Mr. Herrera,

        Making an appeal for redress to an oppressive tyrannical system is naive, in fact preposterous.

        Putting pressure on the institutional bodies that have already pledged to release the documents in laudable, although I doubt anything will come to pass that the Intelligence agencies don’t want to.

        If the agencies that have held these documents for so long haven’t already doctored them in the half century that they have had the opportunity to do so, then they have surely simply destroyed anything that would prove their malfeasance.

        Personally, I am wondering what the big deal is. I think it is already perfectly clear that the assassination was a coup d’etat by the military industrial complex.

        Those who haven’t figured that out by now are never going to figure it out. They are simply in a state of denial.
        \\][//

  4. Canadian Cinderelly says:

    So proud of you, Peter!

    Thank you for shining a light on the JFK investigation and opening eyes with your challenge to the presidential candidates.

    “Let justice be done though the heavens fall.” – Jim Garrisin

  5. William Connor says:

    The only commission the people would believe would be made up of Non-related government people who would have no ties to the Federal Government or companies who do not do business with them.
    The American People are tired of being lied too.
    Whether your a fan of JFK or not. He was the President of the United States. He was murdered in PUBLIC. The Warren Report is a disgrace to the American People.
    The people who are ramming Falsehoods down our throats should be held accountable.
    Stand up America, this is our country.

  6. Dennis Shank says:

    I agree that the Warren Commision lies should be called out for exactly what they are. These so-called men of integrity sold us probably the largest book of lies in American printed history. That fabrication was also bought and paid for by the american taxpayer and if that was not enough, we all got that cornerstone of a thinker Jerry Ford elevated to the top with a wink and a smile. If we want to protect the young minds from this garbage, gather as many copies as possible and start the bonfire!

  7. J.D. says:

    Interestingly, I haven’t seen much speculation about what might be in these documents.

    Obviously, speculation of this sort can’t go too far, and I understand why serious researchers don’t want to speculate in public. But it’s hard for me to believe that this is simply a case of bureaucratic pedantry. I believe there are people at the CIA, even now, who understand that there’s something in these documents — maybe a number of things — that would destroy the official story beyond a reasonable doubt.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

In seeking to expand the range of informed debate about the events of 1963 and its aftermath, JFKFacts.org welcomes comments that are factual, engaging, and civil. more