In response to Max Holland’s recent JFK piece in the Daily Beast, Jim DiEugenio writes:
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A possible clue from Russia’s Sputnik International: Thanks to Oliver Stone, Thousands of JFK Assassination Files To Be Released
Stone, 69, said his doubts about ‘Ron’ were dispelled. As a former marine in Vietnam, the film-maker was convinced by the ‘military jargon’ and intricate details within an account that he describes as ‘plausible’ and ‘very authentic’.
Unlike “JFK,” the movie,” this allegation seems uncorroborated. “Military jargon” and “authentic” details do not constitute corroboration.
Our 8th program featuring analysis and discussion of topics relevant to the study of President Kennedy’s assassination. This week Alan Dale speaks with Dr. John Newman:
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Willy Whitten – March 8
Intrigue, complex and convoluted charades; these are the constructs of covert operations.
There are certain things that cannot be proven, other than accepting the word of a participant in the affair. Prouty was the contact officer that would procure military equipment from the services to make such available to CIA. Read more
Because of my fascination over the years with the killing, I’ve been able to directly interview some of the performers and directors of the various John F. Kennedy assassination films….. here is a pastiche of the interviewees and their viewpoints.
Source: Death of a President: Voices from the JFK Filmography – Film Autonomy by Patrick McDonald.
You can count on a good Hollywood director to “cut to the chase.”
John R. Tunheim, the federal judge in Minnesota who served from 1994 to 1998 as the chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), says in a television program to be aired this month that while the Warren Commission “did a thorough job,” the investigation of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 was “somewhat primitive” and riddled with “too many holes.”
“In JFK 3.0 the assassination narrative will not be controlled by Washington insiders or Hollywood myth makers. Rather it is curated the wisdom of crowds (such as it is) as well as the wisdom of experts, scholars, and traditional journalists.”
via JFK 3.0: — Medium.
A half-century ago, two young black people in Dallas found themselves eyewitnesses to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — yet their voices have never been heard. Indeed, a half century later, even their names are unknown.
This young man and woman were sitting on the spot famously dubbed “the grassy knoll” on November 22, 1963. They had a front row seat for a key moment in 20th century U.S. history: the murder of a popular liberal president.
Asked in 1992 what he expected to find in still-closed JFK records, Judge replied,
“Stone’s movie, [David] Belin’s speech, and the likelihood of congressional action prompted several commission lawyers to discuss how we might best respond to the movie and support legislation making assassination records public ….”
After a speech on CSPAN about the impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations by William Nolte, a former CIA counterintelligence official, Karl Golovian asked him about the 1,100 JFK records that the CIA is still keeping secret until October 2017.
Nolte, a critic of Oliver Stone, responded that it sounded like a classic case of over-classification and a disservice to the public, but….
Watch a clip of Nolte’s comments here.
I can’t say enough about Who Killed JFK?, a Web site created by students of professor Don Fulsom at the American University in Washington, DC.
The stylishly designed site features interviews with journalists and researchers, smart summaries of the various theories, and thoughtful reflections on Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK.”
American University, of course, is where JFK gave his prophetic “strategy for peace” speech at the school’s commencement ceremony on June 10, 1963.