Lee Harvey Oswald
All of the U.S. government’s files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are supposed to be released by October 26. But one batch of the CIA records on suspected assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, has gone missing.
The records were part of a 7-volume file on Oswald, held by the agency’s Office of Security (OS), which is responsible for protecting CIA property and vetting agency personnel. Declassified CIA records show that volume 5 of the file records existed in 1978. The contents of the missing file are not known.
The disappearance of the records, discovered by JFK researcher Malcolm Blunt, is significant because the Office of Security was the first component of the CIA to open a file on Oswald, an ex-Marine who defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959.
Yesterday, November 22, I talked JFK for an hour with WIOD talk radio host Fernand Amandi and friends David Talbot and Bill Simpich. David talked about JFK in the Age of Trump. Bill talked about What We Know Now. I offered some thoughts about what we might learn in October 2017. Listen here.
Whatever the contested legitimacy of the Trump presidency, the White House needs to make a decision on JFK secrecy within the year.
Source: Secret JFK Records to Test Conspiratorial Trump | Alternet
As we have learned, huge news stories can grow, mature and break right under the noses of uncomprehending mainstream news reporters. So it is with the JFK story.
Citizens Against Political Assassinations is a new organization with a full disclosure agenda
–Work to get all the government’s JFK records (no, we don’t have them);
This week we focus upon ideas and objectives of the JFK research community in anticipation of the scheduled release of thousands of JFK assassination records in October 2017.
Topics discussed include:
If the United States could survive the release of the Snowden documents, it can withstand the release of the JFK assassination records.
Source: Continued Secrecy in the JFK Assassination? – The Future of Freedom Foundation
Once again Donald Trump is frazzling the custodians of civil discourse. His use of an unfounded JFK conspiracy theory to jab now-defeated rival Ted Cruz is much lamented on the internet. Trump’s “pants are on fire.” Trump “refuses to apologize.” Trump is peddling “tabloid garbage.”
Which is all pretty much true. As JFK Facts said first–and a good USA Today story confirms–there is no factual or historical basis for the claim Trump is repeating. Read more
If you want full JFK disclosure in 2017, join CAPA
“CAPA seeks release of the remaining JFK records with a minimum of redactions, which can obscure vital information,” —CAPA Chairman Cyril H. Wecht, M.D.
An open letter from Bill Kelly, veteran JFK researcher and activist.
In collaboration with the Assassination Archives and Research Center, the Mary Ferrell Foundation, and JFK Facts, there is a new online resource for all who wish to stay informed about relevant developments as we approach the scheduled declassification and release of our government’s JFK assassination files:
NARA has put U. S. government agencies on notice that the withheld material is going to be released in 2017 unless they appeal to the President to prevent it.
The people of the United States must anticipate now that:
- U.S. agencies, including the CIA, will appeal for postponing the release of some JFK Files
- Without significant public pressure the president will assume that Americans are not interested in upholding the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act, and will agree to delaying JFK material
Over the course of the next twenty-five months citizens concerned about the possible continued withholding of these assassination records must:
- Stay informed about the JFK Records Act;
- Organize in ways to increase and share awareness
- Contact elected representatives and 2016 presidential hopefuls see where they stand on full JFK disclosure in October 2017.
Join with us to ensure that our elected officials will uphold and enforce the terms of the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act. Let them know that these records belong to the American people.
Read S.3006 – President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 Summary: S.3006 102nd Congress (1991-1992)
For more information and to sign up for future updates and notifications, please visit http://www.2017JFK.org.
We are entitled to the truth.
Ivan asks a good question about the scheduled October 2017 release of 3,600 still-secret JFK assassination records:
‘If the president decides to withhold a certain number of those still-secret 3600 JFK files, will a list of the withheld files be made public?”