Top 4 revelations from the new JFK files

Earle Cabell

Earle Cabell, Dallas mayor and CIA asset

The release of long-secret JFK assassination files by the National Archives has drawn the attention of news organizations nationwide.

Four revelations stand out so far.

1) WhoWhatWhy reported on documents showing that Earle Cabell, the mayor of Dallas at the time of JFK’s assassination, was a CIA asset in the 1950s. His brother, Charles Cabell, was a high-ranking CIA official until 1962.

While the documents don’t show that Earle or Charles Cabell had any connection to JFK’s assassination, they do illuminate that the CIA’s extraordinary penetration of domestic American institutions extended to the city where JFK was killed. If anyone had said over the past 50 years that the mayor of Dallas in 1963 was a CIA asset, they would been derided as a “conspiracy theorist.” Now we know for a fact that he was.

A few hours after the assassination, Cabell talked about his reaction in this video.

Yuri Nosenko, KGB

Yuri Nosenko, KGB defector

2) Ian Shapira of the Washington Post plumbed the new records to recount the secret interrogation of Yuri Nosenko, a KGB intelligence officer who defected to the United States in 1964. Nosenko was detained without charges for four years in what would now be called a CIA black site.

The Nosenko affair (celebrated by HBO) was a key chapter in the CIA’s reaction to JFK’s assassination. James Angleton, the powerful chief of counterintelligence, suspected Nosenko had been dispatched by the KGB to conceal the Soviet ties to Oswald and the assassination. The interrogation of the “foul traitor” Nosenko failed to confirm Angleton’s conspiracy theory, according to the Post.

3) Writing for Politico, professor Larry Sabato and journalist Philip Shenon reported that one new CIA file showed that in the mid-1970s, one of Angleton’s top lieutenants came to doubt the Warren Commission’s finding that JFK was killed by Oswald, alone and unaided. Sabato and Shenon argue that the JFK investigation was “botched” and the possibility of a Cuban government involvement was ignored.

4) On AlterNet, I quoted extensively from the same records to show that the JFK investigation was not so much botched as “controlled’ by top CIA officials, including Angleton. The CIA made at least four false statements to investigators. The effect of these statements was to conceal what top CIA officers, including Angleton, knew of Oswald while JFK was still alive.

Collectively, the new JFK files pour more cold water on the “KGB did it” conspiracy theory, while encouraging questions about the “Castro done it’ theory. Mostly, the new files illuminate how the CIA resisted investigation of Oswald after JFK was killed, and why the public, and CIA officials themselves, came to reject the official theory of a lone gunman.

Officials of the National Archives have told AlterNet they will release thousands of pages of additional secret JFK records before October 26.

**********

You can search the newly-released documents yourself at Black Vault. Send along noteworthy finds to JFK Facts

One comment

  1. Simon croston says:

    Hi
    Thanks for your presentation of the salient facts. I have the new book on pre-order.
    I was at a cyber-security conference recently. There was much talk of how malware attacks were attributed to state actors- Russia,China, often with links to organised crime to allow for plausible deniability.
    It struck me that when it suits nation state actors and agencies are more than happy to make attribution of events with a lot less facts or evidence than that gathered by Dr Newman, yourself and many others.
    If it’s good enough for intelligence agencies to base current analysis on the ‘balance of probabilities’- the reliance on an exaggerated burden of proof should not be a get out clause for such agenciies and main stream media outlets.
    Keep up the good work and hello from England
    Regards
    Simon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

In seeking to expand the range of informed debate about the events of 1963 and its aftermath, JFKFacts.org welcomes comments that are factual, engaging, and civil. more

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

cbd oil: cbd for joint pain cbd bank cbd ethanol extraction can cbd oil be detected in urine test where to buy cbd oil in kentucky spas in sydney cbd is cbd legal in all 50 states 2018 cbd oil and hypertension cbd pdf cbd kief nugs cbd living cbd freeze roll on cbd ointment for pain how is cbd taken anticancer a new way of life is cbd safe for elderly cbd and sleep apnea weller cbd sparkling water cbd oil to replace metformin scare links dolores michaels marijuana cure asthma cbd illegal 2017 quiet brain oil reviews cbd oil causes stroke elderberry juice with cbd oil what temp does cbd vape at 2018 cbd oil for pain miracle zen pills bluebird hemp classic cbd oil reviews cbd for sleep does it work

male enhancement: best exercise to boost testosterone best place to buy generic viagra forum cialis levitra male anime mouth can you really make your penis bigger male reviews chicago his cock is so big sildenafil citrate dosage test booster bodybuilding penis foreskin problems best testosterone at gnc penis hand gnc supplements near me best herbs gnc natural testosterone booster cialis online reviews cock mail top rated ed pills average penis size canada clomid online mens with big dicks lisa ann youtube where can i buy alpha fuel foods that increase erection i love sex hims sildenafil cost verutum rx reviews adcirca tadalafil enlarge your breasts erectile dysfunction pictures

weight loss: weight loss prescription chinese natural diet pills fruit lemon for weight loss 5 month weight loss metformin and weight loss pcos diet pills that burn belly fat weight loss clinic phentermine arbonne weight loss program diet newest weight loss drugs weight loss exercise plan for men weight loss clinic maryville tn breaking through a weight loss plateau middle age weight loss rebel wilson weight loss bikini edamame weight loss good diet supplements loss weight weight loss inspiration stories replacement shakes for weight loss hammond weight loss clinic spin class weight loss pictures generation ucan weight loss xanthohumol weight loss meth diet pills rice diets weight loss diet pills high blood pressure frequent bowel movements weight loss chinese diet pills green diet ideas for weight loss quick weight loss center dallas texas melissa peterman weight loss

exam: Buy Latest CAT-220 New Questions For Each Candidate, Buy Best 642-311 Exam Collection , Helpful 646-202 Brain Dumps With The Knowledge And Skills, Exampassok ACSO-ASG-IPG-02 Practice Exam Pdf With High Quality, Exambible HP2-H15 Real Exam Questions With Low Price, 100% Pass Guaranteed or Full Refund C2070-991 Certificate On Our Store, Provide New C2080-470 Questions On Store, Experts Revised 000-M63 Exam Questions For All Candidates From All Over The World, To Pass Your Exam 000-SS1 Vce Download Online Store, Latest M70-301 Answers , Useful 920-262 Practise Questions Covers All Key Points, Latest Updated 50-658 Certification Are Based On The Real Exam, The Most Effective GED-Science Book Pdf With Low Price, Ucertify 1Z0-263 Real Exam With Accurate Answers, Provides M2020-620 Test Dump Guaranteed Success,

vape: vape a vet smok gx350 review vape paradise murray ky uwell in black best price with shoprunner vip smoke shop what is high vg vape juice wax vapor pen vape i can taste juice irish cream vape juice nike vapor pro iron review diy ejuice voopoo mojo manual smok tpriv update uwell crown funky taste eleaf icare solo kit vaporesso target kit good rda builds vaping drip tips aspire k3 problems how old do you have to be to vape in michigan shop e cigs vape juice pen smok majesty batteries vape juice monthly uwell d1 manual using temp control on uwell coils voopoo vmate 200w modshield vuse e cigarette locations voopoo drag battery size element vape legit