Charles asks a good question:
Q. How do we define and effect justice for JFK and the untold millions of collaterally damaged victims of the Dealey Plaza attack? What is to be gained by the seemingly endless search for proof of conspiracy that in fact we have long possessed in abundance? Have we learned so little from our decades of labor in the morass of deep event studies that we continue to petition the deep state for relief from the oppression for which it is responsible?
A: The endgame is full JFK disclosure. I’m not searching for proof of conspiracy. That is the work of a cop or a prosecutor, and I’m not either. I’m looking for the whole historical record of the assassination, and we don’t have it yet. Some will say the truth lies in people’s hearts and minds, not the government’s documents. Which is true. But truth endures for young people and generations to come in the historical record. Which is why full JFK disclosure is a radical act.
Others will say there’s “no smoking gun” proof in the last of the JFK files. That’s probably true. The proof lies in a more comprehensive understanding of November 22, 1963. Our understanding is now a mosaic with missing pieces. The opportunity of 2021 is to complete the JFK mosaic.
Q. Do the last of the JFK files contain anything really important?
A. Yes, they do. They include:
1) Details of CIA assassination operations (such as ZR-RIFLE and AMLASH);
2) Files of undercover operations officers (such as Anne Goodpasture, Jim Moore, George Joannides, and Birch O’Neal) who monitored Lee Harvey Oswald before November 22; and
3) Records of CIA personnel (such as David Morales and Howard Hunt) who implicated themselves in the crime.
A ‘deep state’ CIA will ferociously resist disclosure on these key points. An intelligence service accountable to the American people will not. The CIA’s response to the JFK Records Act in 2021 will be telling.
Will President Biden enforce the JFK Records Act? Not if he doesn’t have to. The CIA wants to keep the rest of the JFK files secret because they have the most to lose, and the Agency has a lot of influence in the White House. Biden is an institutionalist, which means respecting the institution of the CIA.
But the interests of an elected president are not identical to those of a secret service. The law is clear. It mandates full disclosure. Is the JFK Records Act enforceable? Right now that is open to question. So full JFK disclosure is both a historical imperative and a real and symbolic test of the rule of law in America.