As is standard for the Neoliberal media, much hoopla is being made over the prospective release of all documents to do with the Kennedy assassination, by October 25, 2017. For example, we are informed, by Josh Sanburn (TIME, 'JFK Assassination Secrets Scheduled for 2017 Release', Dec. 26, ) that "the last remaining documents pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are being processed, scanned and readied for release".
"For those who believe the clues to who killed JFK are hidden somewhere deep inside the government files, this may be the last chance to find the missing pieces".
Totally missing the point. That is, that most of the missing pieces have already been found - at least by those willing to dig and not be misdirected by propaganda. Sadly, it is clear most of those who write such articles are guided more by propaganda than the facts of the case. But this may be because like so many others who have arrogantly taken the case on (e.g. Michael Shermer, Tom Hanks, Scott Aaronson, Timothy Naftali et al) they are woefully uninformed and only content to skirt the details - preferring the outside superficialities of the events and aftermath. Which is easy to grasp, because scanning the sundry files takes work, and no one is going to do it for you.
The very emphasis on 'who killed JFK' is ludicrous because the "mechanics" - as we call them, are long since dead and in any case were mere tools for the execution of the plan. In terms of import chasing them down - or trying to - is more a fool's errand, because it is the de facto planners- architects who bear much more scrutiny and in fact, can more easily be identified. (For example, William Harvey, who authorized the mutation of the original Staff D plan, with JFK the prime target). . But to read pieces like Sanburn's you'd never know that.
The more serious researcher is not distracted by trying to learn'"WHO" fired the kill shot, but rather addressing the key question (leading to a negative conclusion): Who didn't? And it is clear to anyone who's invested in the physics of the events, including the actual rifle tests, that Lee Oswald didn't fire any lethal head shot. The actual rifle - if indeed legit at all - was so fragile it couldn't be permitted to come in contact with serious handling, or likely even testing the bolt action. If it couldn't then it also meant it couldn't be used to perform any replicative tests. To learn more, go to:
Beyond the fact the actual rifle was useless, one encounters the fact that the Warrenites had to alter the shot trajectory from the rear in order to make their fiction work. Most of this alteration was thanks to WC member Gerald Ford (the guy who also couldn't walk and chew gum at the same time). We have the actual 'smoking gun' for Ford's alterations in files released less than 20 years ago, e.g.
The report of the change appeared in the NY Times:
To understand exactly why Ford had to go to this trouble, study this original WC diagram for the wound placements and subsequent alteration:
As noted before, moving the wound to the back of the neck as opposed to it being parallel to the third thoracic vertebra e.g. of the back, the WC believed it could get people - many otherwise intelligent - to buy into the single bullet baloney and dismiss the original improbable track.
The upper inclined blue arrow shows the trajectory of the bullet that the Warren Commission first believed would be needed in order to account for BOTH the JFK back wound AND the neck wound - then entering Connally to make his wounds.
The problem was that with the upward angle trajectory the shooter would've had to have been firing literally from street level, which would have eliminated a TSBD shooter (alleged to be Oswald). At this juncture, Gerald Ford realized for the SBT to work the Commission's drawing had to reset the placement higher - changing it to the light yellow trajectory through the base of the neck, and a downward angle..
The initial draft of the report(conforming to the blue upward trajectory) had stated:
"A bullet had entered his back at a point slightly above the shoulder to the right of the spine."
Ford altered it to read:
"A bullet had entered the back of his neck slightly to the right of the spine."
Clearly, Ford wanted the document to conform with the single bullet myth (requiring now the yellow shot arrow) and would stoop to altering a document on record to attain the goal. The problem for Ford and the Warrenites is one of basic anatomy. The original autopsy sheet, including the placement and description of the back wound, was signed and verified by Admiral George Gregory Burkley, personal physician to the president who directed the autopsy at
That death certificate revealed the back wound to be, in the Admiral's own words, at the president's "third thoracic vertebra.” The neck has seven CERVICAL vertebrae, and this observed and verified wound was described as three THORACIC vertebrae lower than the neck itself.
The final report then read: "A bullet had entered the base of the back of his neck slightly to the right of his spine." Ford insisted this was “a small change, …intended to clarify meaning, not alter history”. But alter history is exactly what it did! For by altering the original autopsy report, Ford and his cohorts succeeded in conferring a measure of validity on Specter’s single bullet theory. This is despite the fact that analysis of the resulting trajectory doesn’t even conform to basic laws of Newtonian dynamics!
All of this was "out there" with the existing files that anyone with even a basic math or science education could have learned (even the Aussie WC groupie Timmy Brennan), so one could say the "facts were hiding in plain sight". And most have been for the past 25 years.
To get a further handle on this and the physics that eliminates Oswald as the assassin, note the diagram below:
The noticeable backward motion of JFK's head in the Zapruder film is attributed to the reaction of a forward spray outwards - in what has been called the 'jet effect". (Similar to the well known rocket effect, where fuel leaves the exhaust under pressure and the rocket moves in the opposite direction).
The problem, of course, is that this doesn't comport with Jackie's motion backwards over the limo trunk, i.e. in the rear direction- as shown in the lower left graphic.
Her motion attests to the fact (from Newtonian mechanics, transfer of linear momentum) that the kill shot was fired from the front, in order to hurl a piece of skull (occipital bone fragment later recovered) to the rear. Jackie's own secret testimony affirmed she was attempting to retrieve a piece of Jack's skull. Further substantiating this is Bethesda Naval Hospital lab tech Paul O'Connor's sketch of JFK's head at the autopsy, e.g.
The massive rear cavitation end path shows just how much of the skull had to be reconstructed using mortician's plaster to give the illusion of an intact back of head. Floyd Riebe, the medical photographic technician who took photographs of the body at Bethesda, also noted the President had a "big gaping hole in the back of the head" .
He further indicated it displayed more damage than could possibly be done by a military jacketed bullet. The bullet was more likely the explosive or frangible type. Parkland surgeon Charles Crenshaw also validated the rear of the head being blown out and readers interested can obtain his excellent book, 'JFK - Conspiracy of Silence' . This link to a .pdf version of Dr. Crenshaw's superb book can be found below:
Dr. Crenshaw later was shown (and related this in his book, page 10) one of the Warren autopsy photos and asked by Gary Shaw of the Sixth Floor Museum whether it matched what he observed when attending to JFK. Dr. Crenshaw was incredulous, immediately spotting the fake and ascertaining that the head had been "manipulated", clearly showing a conspiracy at work. Below is shown the fake at left, and actual autopsy photo at right. Again, note the rear massive damage discloses the kill shot came from the front, not the rear and the Texas Book Depository where Oswald was claimed to be.
Any actual rear head wound would have been obliterated by the frontal shot's cavitation path backward. In effect, anyone subscribing to such a rear head shot is more than likely misdirected by the bogus mortician's plaster reconstruction which was used to sell the TSBD shooter location.
Again, ALL of this could have been learned by anyone with the skill and will to do so, without succumbing to media distractions, Warrenite groupie naysaying or the rants of known disinformationists, like John McAdams.
The whole point is that taken together these salient physical facts show Oswald could not have been the killer, hence the negative conclusion: Lee Harvey Oswald was not the assassin.
This leads us back to Sanburn's article in which he notes the time for final release of remaining files is October 26, 2017 when we will finally behold "3,000 never before seen documents and 34,000 previously redacted files". Do I expect to find some "smoking gun"? Nope, because we already have the indirect "gun" in hand, from the material presented above (based on already released files, photos, letters etc.), that Oswald didn't do it!
Despite this, Sanburn plays the role of media dupe, writing:
"Many of the files trace back to the House Select Committee on Assassinations from the 1970s and promise to be less about second shooters and grassy knolls and more about what the government - particularly the CIA - might have known about assassin Lee Harvey Oswald"
Again, repeating the "Oswald dunnit" canard despite all the evidence presented showing that Sanburn is either too lazy (i.e.to dig it up himself) or too dumb and uneducated to process. As for the HSCA investigation, I already described in detail how it was literally compromised from the start, e.g.
after Richard Sprague was replaced (he had intended to go full bore) and after CIA "Information and Privacy Coordinator" Jim Lawderman wrote ( on July 27, 1977) the terms of the CIA’s control of Blakey’s investigation. (Mellen, J., ‘Farewell to Justice’, p. 345). One of the terms cited was (ibid.):
“ Certain areas relating to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy should be entirely disregarded based upon our contention they are without merit or corroboration”.
Of course, those "areas" included additional shooters and shots from the grassy knoll. As I noted in the previous link:
"The HSCA’s own acoustic tests showed it (kill shot) originated on the grassy knoll (also corroborated by the
I believe then, as I do now, the HSCA contorted itself in order to try to satisfy Lawderman's demands. And yet, incredibly, despite all that - the final HSCA conclusion was for a conspiracy (96 % probability) As to what the CIA knew about Oswald or how they used him, we already have ample evidence of their framing thanks to the diligent work of Peter Dale Scott. We thereby learned the extent to which Mexico City station chief David Atlee Phillips employed fake cables to paint Oswald as the guy in the Cuban Consulate in Mexico City. See e.g.
This despite the fact he was nowhere around and besides the image (right) taken by the CIA was not of Oswald at all, e.g.
Thus, Sanburn's claim that the CIA station in Mexico City is where "Oswald showed up weeks before Kennedy's death" is pure hogwash. Oswald never went to Mexico City, period, and this is one of the litmus tests to distinguish a serious JFK researcher from a pretender. The photo at right above, taken by actual cameras mounted outside the Mexico City station (and appearing originally in John Newman's 'Oswald and the CIA') show incontrovertibly that the person who showed up was an impostor. A heavy set guy bearing no resemblance to Lee.
But what I would like to finally see are all the CIA files associated with key spook George Joannides. He was a second key link to the framing of Lee Oswald in conjunction with Atlee Phillips. (But as I already noted, the absence of the Joannides' files doesn't mean the CIA didn't frame Oswald. It merely means we don't have the full picture of Joannides' additional role in doing so via the Cuban Student Directorate, or DRE..)
In mid-1963, one of the main responsibilities of Joannides was the handling of the DRE (Directorio Revolucionario Estudantil ) whose members were all at forefront of the fight to eliminate Fidel Castro. A once-secret memo with portion noting the use of the DRE originally came under control and oversight of Gen. Edward Lansdale and described how the DRE operatives were to be deployed in Miami and New Orleans. (Not long after, Oswald was filmed on Canal Street in New Orleans in an altercation with Bringuier.)
Here’s what we do know: According to declassified CIA records corroborated by interviews, Joannides served as chief of the CIA's anti-Castro psychological warfare operation in
in 1963. The operation was run out of the largest CIA station outside of Miami , called JM/WAVE.
More than 300 CIA agents directed over 3,000 Cuban agents and subagents, out of
a front corporation called 'Zenith Technical Enterprises, Inc.' near
(the then) Crandon Park. (My family used to often visit Langley , especially its popular zoo.) More than 50 other dummy fronts and
organizations were also used for the employment of the anti-Castro (exile)
Cubans, such as Carlos Bringuier. Crandon Park
Bringuier himself was also likely a member of the DRE, given it was one of the biggest and most active CIA-backed groups in
According to a CIA memo found at the JFK Library, Joannides was giving $25,000 a month (about $147,000 in today's dollars) to the DRE at the time when the group's
delegation decided to collect intelligence on
and publish propaganda about Oswald. New
The bottom line is that most of the salient information and key files have already been released and have been sitting under people's noses for two decades or more. The fact is additional files, with the exception of the Joannides CIA ones, will add very little to our insights. This is something to keep in mind as more and more media mouthpieces start exaggerating the importance of remaining files as we near the release date.
What amazed me the most in Sanburn's piece is a quote he attributed to long time researcher Jefferson Morley:
"Sometimes I think we are going to win. Sometimes I think it's a fool's errand. But we're going to find out."
In fact, we've already won, but most - like Morley - fail to see it, for one reason or other. Maybe they are looking for an actual signed letter (accompanied by group photo) of all the assassins. As I showed in this post, the available material ALREADY exculpates Lee Oswald as the assassin of JFK. "Winning" then, means refusing to be a player in the endless disinfo games set up by the WC hacks and their associates - whether in the corporate media, Google groups, or other venues.