Tag Archive for Secrecy

After long denials, CIA admits Pinochet behind 1976 assassination in Washington

“This CIA evaluation has come to be considered the Holy Grail of the Letelier-Moffitt case,” according to Peter Kornbluh who directs the Archive’s Chile Documentation Project. “Since direct evidence from Pinochet’s secret police files disappeared long ago, like so many of his victims, the CIA’s detailed assessment is the most compelling evidence we are ever likely to have.”

Source: US releases CIA report that Pinochet behind 1976 Letelier bombing

Poisonous secrecy: the roots of Flint’s water crisis

“Flint’s water crisis was not the first in this country and, tragically, without greater sunlight and public scrutiny, it will not be the last,” says OTG.

Read more in the Battle Creek Enquirer about how government secrecy contributed to the Flint crisis, and how transparency measures in its wake have not gone far enough to prevent future disasters.

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The CIA’s secret files on Jim Garrison, the prosecutor celebrated in ‘JFK’

The CIA retains two secret files on New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, the crusading prosecutor who inspired Oliver Stone’s hit movie “JFK.”

The files–whose existence was first reported by JFK Facts–are among the 3,600 secret U.S. government records related to JFK’s assassination that are scheduled to be released in October 2017. Read more

How the CIA abets Trump’s JFK conspiracy mongering

The assassination of JFK  is a meme that has eclipsed the historical event. Donald Trump’s contention that Ted Cruz’s father was somehow involved in the death of the liberal president not only endures but flourishes online and redounds to the benefit of its authors. Why?

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What Hillary Clinton said about releasing JFK records

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; and

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Available today: ‘CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files’

CIA & JFKWhat did the CIA know about Lee Harvey Oswald? And when did they know it?

With the publication today of CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, those questions can now be answered. Candid interviews  with retired CIA personnel and deep research into the the classified records illuminate  the untold story of the JFK and the clandestine service.

CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files

 

 

On JFK’s 99th birthday

is today. The 35th President of the United States was born on May 29, 1917.

“John Kennedy was urbane, objective, analytical, controlled, contained,

masterful, a man of perspective,” –Arthur Schlesinger.

HIs violent death was a terrible loss for the country. Yet the CIA still hasn’t released all of its JFK assassination files. Next month, I will publish a short ebook that exposes this sorry state of affairs and explains what can be done about it in 2017.

 

The secret files of JFK’s enemies

CIA & JFK CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files,

Candid interviews  with retired CIA personnel and deep research into declassified records illuminate an untold story: the secret files of JFK’s enemies in the clandestine service.

CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files

 

For Australians only: the JFK connection

One place where the peculiar similarities of Australia and the United States converge is interest in JFK assassination story.  Read more

JFK: the complex reality

Indeed, the complex reality of how a president of the United States came to be gunned down on a sunny day, and no one lost his liberty — or his job — continues to live and grow in popular memory.

So who killed JFK? You know, like, what’s your theory?

“I don’t know,” I says. “It’s too early to tell.”

Should JFK records stay secret after 2017?

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

Coming June 10: my ebook on JFK and the CIA

CIA & JFKI’m pleased to announce the publication of my first ebook, CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files, on June 10.

I wanted to let JFK Facts readers know first because you have inspired me to keep after this subject. The clash of ideas that takes place on this site is a reminder that there are lots (and lots) of people who care about the JFK story and care about getting it right.

Jacob Hornberger, the publisher and I, chose to publish the book on the June 10, 2016 to coincide with President Kennedy speech at American University on June 10, 1963, in which JFK articulated a “strategy for peace.” JFK’s refusal to invade Cuba, his restraint in Vietnam, his determination to ratify a nuclear test ban strategy were all expressions of this strategy. And this strategy earned him enemies in the CIA.

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What would President Trump do about JFK records?

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