JFK Killing: Lies & Russophobia, by Finian Cunningham

CIA “disclosures,” especially about the CIA itself, should be considered disinformation until proven otherwise. Finian Cunningham explores recent disclosures about JFK’s assassination. From Cunningham at informationclearinghouse.com:

Information Clearing House” – The assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963 was a seminal event in modern American history. Yet 54 years on, the official US state continues covering up the shocking truth about the killing of one of its most popular leaders.

A recent release of secret memos from the Central Intelligence Agency is a classic case of disinformation put out to further contaminate public knowledge about how and why the president was murdered in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.

American news journal, Politico, headlined an article about the latest declassified information: “How the CIA came to doubt the official story of JFK’s murder”.

From a casual glance, one might think that “at last” some new insight into the Kennedy assassination may be forthcoming and on the role played by Lee Harvey Oswald, the young ex-marine accused of pulling the trigger. Not a bit of it.

The latest batch of CIA memos – penned around 1975 – do not in any way “undermine the [official] Warren Commission’s finding that Oswald killed Kennedy with shots fired from his perch on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository… and that there was no credible evidence of a second gunman.”

What the newest release of CIA documents appear to “disclose” is that the agency was involved in a “benign cover-up” by influencing the 1964 Warren Commission to conclude that Oswald acted alone in killing the president. What appears to be revealed now is the CIA had deeper concerns that the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro may have indirectly motivated Oswald. The CIA refers to a New Orleans newspaper article published two months before JFK’s murder, in which Castro is quoted denouncing covert American operations against his own life.

That news report, says the CIA in a 1975 memo, may have inspired Oswald as an American supporter of the Cuban socialist revolution to proceed to Dallas and plot against the US president as an act of revenge.

Other “intriguing glimpses”, as Politico describes the latest declassification from the US National Archives, include CIA misgivings that alleged meetings by Oswald with Cuban and Russian officials in Mexico City weeks prior to JFK’s assassination were not adequately followed up by Warren commission investigators.

 

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