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Alan Dale talks to Peter Dale Scott

Peter Dale Scott
Peter Dale Scott

Alan Dale, moderator of JFK Essentials forum, had been conducting  conversations with JFK authors, including me. But the one I’m most interested in hearing is Dale’s interview of Professor Peter Dale Scott, the author of “Deep Politics and the Death of JFK,” among many other books.

I don’t always agree with Scott — his ideas about the Sept. 11 attacks strike me as more imaginative than credible — but he is a formidable intellect whose provocative writings and deep research on JFK and the national security state are have taught me a lot.

Listen to Dale’s interview with Scott.

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In ‘State Secret’ Simpich solves an Oswald mystery

I’ve been remiss in keeping up with posts on the serialization of Bill Simpich’s remarkable book “State Secret,” now available for free at the Mary Ferrell Foundation website.

“State Secret” tells the story of Lee Harvey Oswald in Mexico City in October 1963 in unprecedented detail and clarity. I told this story, as it was seen through the eyes of station chief Win Scott, in my book, “Our Man in Mexico.” But I can see now that  my account, while not wrong, is simplistic. Using documents declassified after I wrote my book, Simpich shows there was rather more going on than I knew.

Friend your friendly NSA

The Obama administration isn’t asking you to “friend” the Facebook page of the National Security Agency. They don’t offer that option for some reason. We, the customers of NSA, as it were, are not happy about this. We would like the option to “friend” NSA.

Fortunately, you can still “Like” NSA and so you should now. This is the way to express your fealty to Big Brother, just like they did in George Orwell’s “1984.” Honor NSA for capturing your metadata and putting it to good use in programming a drone to wipe out a wedding party on the other side of the planet. It wasn’t your wedding, so don’t worry about it. Just be a pal to the surveillance state.Do the right thing. “Like” NSA.

National Security Archive blog endorses call for full disclosure of JFK files

Echoing a post in JFK Facts last week, UNREDACTED, the blog of the non-profit National Security Archive, has called for prioritizing the declassification of more than 1,100 CIA documents related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy that are still kept secret by the CIA.

Blogger Nate Jones notes that the National Archives has recently “asked for suggestions for which documents 25 years and younger and 25 years and older should be declassified.”

RFK Jr. on JFK’s legacy

The son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy writes in the current issue of Rolling Stone:

“And today, JFK’s great concerns seem more relevant than ever: the dangers of nuclear proliferation, the notion that empire is inconsistent with a republic and that corporate domination of our democracy at home is the partner of imperial policies abroad.”

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