I turned 60 on Wednesday.th The anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the 35th youngest president. The events of that horrible day in Dallas still haunt me. Especially for those who were there, like Clint Hill, who was assigned to Jacqueline Kennedy’s Secret Service.
“We failed to protect the President of the United States as we should have…” There is a famous photo of Hill climbing into the back of the president’s limousine after shots rang out.
Was it a reaction to the change of government as part of the “”?The Kennedy brothers’ obsession with Cuba and the spending of millions of dollars of CIA funds on raids on Cuban exiles”, or is it the revenge of the mob after Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy targeted the Mafia with fervor, or is it simply the mad work of the communists known as the Communists, no one really knows. I don’t know where. (Related: Former Congressman Jason Lewis: Mike Johnson’s appointment as speaker signals a break from the status quo)
As author Gerald Posner so eloquently points out, forensically, incident resolution Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald’s fingerprints, motive, and erratic nature would be enough to convict him in most courts. Vincent Bagliosi, who would later prosecute Charles Manson, said: coup d’etat Among his best works, bring back history—Includes, but is not limited to:
- Testimony from Hill and numerous other witnesses along the parade route quickly identified the source of the gunfire as coming from the Texas Book Depository. Several people said they saw the murder weapon.
- A New Orleans-based cabal claimed by Jim Garrison and made famous in 2015. John F. KennedyOliver Stone’s film failed to convincingly connect the dots with the seamless aspects of David Ferry and Clay Shaw’s The Big Easy.
- The “magic bullet” in the chilling Zapruder movie was not “magic” at all, considering that the President and Governor John Connally were sitting in a makeshift jump seat when the second shot was fired.
- Jack Ruby, a prominent Kennedy supporter, would not have arrived at the police station in time to shoot Oswald if the suspect had been removed at the scheduled time. The only thing that came close to Ruby after her trip to Western Union was an unknown delay for Ruby.
- of Assassination Records Review Committee released a statement from the autopsy surgeons who said they destroyed records of the procedure to hide the instability of JFK’s health (for example, there was no evidence of adrenal glands due to Addison’s disease).
Still, what was left of the failed autopsy was sloppy. Even though all the pathologists identified only one wound, the surgeons incorrectly placed the entrance of the fatal shot at the base of the skull, less than 10 centimeters higher, allowing the second gunman to The theory arose that he was on a “knoll of grass” in Dealey Plaza.
However, as time passes, questions only increase. I still believe that Oswald was the only gunman, but the question of why he did it remains unanswered. Or who imposed it on him? Thanks to Ruby, we may never know.
However, taking that into consideration, Recent “deep state” revelations Conspiracy, full and complete release of everything not edited The record of assassinating a sitting U.S. president in broad daylight is more justified than ever. Unfortunately, the Biden administration is hesitant and continues to keep the lid on the most “sensitive” state secrets.
After 60 years, this goes beyond legitimate “national security” interests (as does the spread of “classified documents” in general) and at the very least turns out to be clearly embarrassing and undermines the “swamp” There is a high possibility that it is being used to stop those who want to do so. ‘Power grab.
RFK, Jr., as I wrote in an earlier edition Jason’s NewsletterI think it’s worse, much worse — said the father’s.first instinct” It was that the CIA had something to do with my uncle’s death.
To say that the agency was intimately involved in the Bay of Pigs fiasco would be an understatement. That does not mean that the then relatively new CIA was directly involved in Dallas. But what did Castro and the Mafia know about getting back at JFK?What did we learn from the FBI’s public files about Oswald’s activities with agents? fair play cuba Committee?
There’s no way to know. And, no, as a practical matter, members of Congress do not have access to all classified or redacted documents that the executive branch routinely keeps secret.
However, one author notes that President Richard Nixon (JFK’s adversary in 1960) asked CIA Director Richard Helms about the “Who Shot John” angle as a possible “deep state” inoculation against Watergate. It is somewhat ironic that there is pressure on the government to clarify this.
That didn’t happen. What happened was that an FBI informant spilled the beans on the White House in an attempt to get the White House to shut the lid on “third-rate theft”…or perhaps a jaded President Nixon decided it was just him. Was he threatening to reveal what he knew? What is your position on Dallas?
Corrupt intelligence officials like John Brennan and James Clapper make it difficult to dismiss anything out of hand. How long have partisan intelligence chiefs been abusing their power by falsely claiming and discrediting things like Hunter Biden’s laptop as “Russian disinformation”?
The latest work is now available 103 page staff interim report From the House Judiciary Committee Special Subcommittee Weaponizing the federal government In collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), specifically the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and Stanford University,false information” For the 2020 contest, a group known as the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP) came on board.
In fact, to an open-minded person, let alone a well-informed person, what the “deep state” evokes no longer seems completely outlandish.
JFK campaigned on “new frontiers,” but his feud with General Curtis LeMay over weapons systems and nuclear first-strike capabilities demonstrated his opposition to Eisenhower’s burgeoning “military-industrial complex.” No doubt they shared the concerns.
Kennedy and his “kid genius” Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara actually preferred covert operations to the expensive B-70 Valkyrie bomber as a more agile counter to the communist threat. After the Bay of Pigs, the administration continued a number of secret programs, including Operation Mongoose, to carry out its mission to overthrow Castro in Cuba.
JFK was no dovish, and in one of his last television interviews with Walter Cronkite in September 1963, he said of Vietnam:I don’t agree with those who say we should retreat.that would be a big mistake”
But Kennedy, believing the CIA had deceived and even betrayed him at the Bay of Pigs, began to view the issue with increasing skepticism, despite his own costly indecision. Additionally, his 1963 “Peace Speech” at American University (after the Cuban Missile Crisis) included:Change due to signalAs concerns grow over what appears to be a race to nuclear war. (Related: Sen. Eric Schmidt: It’s time to dismantle the deep state)
My own view of that terrible day in Dallas hasn’t changed much in that regard since Oswald’s time as the gunman. What has changed is that I am much more forgiving given what we now know about the rogue “deep state” and its stubborn refusal to release all assassination records. That’s it.
What on earth are they hiding after 60 years?
Former Congressman Jason Lewis is the author of Party Animal, The Truth About President Trump, and Power Politics and the Partisan Press. He also writes at his jasonlewis.substack.com.
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