But when the Biden White House announced late in the evening of Oct. 22 that the last of the JFK documents would not be released until December 2022 at the earliest, I began to rethink my caution
I published this piece today, the 58th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination.
Dylan urges us to recognize that November 22, like December 7, was an attack on the American nation. And if that claim makes you uneasy—if you want to believe the reassuring official story that Kennedy was killed by one man alone for no reason—he has achieved his purpose.
Thanks for making yourself accessible. I’m just wondering if you have any thoughts on Biden following Trump and continuing to withhold classification? Stay well and all the best.
Thanks Peter. The only good news in President Biden’s October 22 letter is the announcement that the National Archives plans to digitize the entire JFK collection, which is welcome and overdue. In the digital age, the Mary Ferrell Foundation says the full record of JFK’s assassination should be available to anybody anywhere.
Otherwise, I have four observations for the press and the interested public on the 58th anniversary of JFK’s death.…
I got a nice from The Alarmist after we had this conversation last week:…
Rex Bradford, founder of the Mary Ferrell Foundation explains how he built built the largest online archive of JFK files.
For some reason, retired private investigator Josiah Thompson is known to all his friends as Tink. He enjoys a unique historical distinction. Besides Dino Brugioni, chief of the CIA’s National Photographic Intelligence Center in 1963, Tink Thompson was the first person to forensically analyze the film of President Kennedy’s assassination taken by spectator Abraham Zapruder. This was an investigative breakthrough at the time.…
This is an apt follow-up to James Galbraith’s “JFK Cover-Up Strikes Again “piece in Project Syndicate.
Every government since Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, has had “good reasons” for hiding a truth that might, if revealed to the light of day, cause the nation’s citizens to lose faith in the integrity of its institutions and, more particularly, of its intelligence community.
Source: The Heroism of the Miami Herald
The CIA now has until December 15, 2021 to produce the last of its JFK assassination files. As I told the Washington Post, I suspect this second delay in the legally-mandated release of the files is a “ruse.” I hope the CIA proves me wrong. In any case, we will learn more about the Agency’s intentions in six weeks.
Meanwhile, although BIden’s JFK records embargo is an important development, what we have learned in recent years is just as important as what we might learn. Case in point: this new video from Vince Palamara, the JFK research community’s leading expert on the Secret Service. The video illuminates one aspect of the JFK story that the CIA is still hiding 58 years after the fact.…
Ricardo Morales, the Miami man who told his son he met accused presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in a CIA training camp, was considered a credible source by the Agency and FBI. His heavily-redacted 130-page CIA personnel file, is found among the JFK assassination records whose release was postponed by the White House on October 22.…
From Nora Games Torres, Cuba reporter for the Miami Herald
The claims made by Ricardo Morales Jr. during a show on Miami’s Actualidad Radio 1040 AM, add to one of the long-held theories about the JFK assassination — that Cuban exiles working for the CIA had been involved. But the claims also point the finger at the CIA, which some observers believe could help explain why President Joe Biden backed off last week on declassifying the remaining documents in the case.
James K. Galbraith, is Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas.
I am not accusing Biden, or the agencies whose advice he accepted on these matters, of breaking the law. On the contrary, I take them at their word: that in their view, a full disclosure of all documents would compromise military, intelligence, and foreign relations.
John Simkin writes:
Mort Sahl died yesterday aged 94. Younger people might be unaware of Sahl’s connection with the JFK assassination. …
Responding to President Biden’s Oct. 22 letter on JFK files, Jerry sent this:
“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and u warranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it.” — President John F. Kennedy April 27, 1961.
POLITICO talks to the Kennedy family.