Conspiracy or Accident? CIA Files on Oswald Missing from JFK Documents

There must be 100 different theories about who killed JFK. That works to the advantage of the real killers, whoever they may be.

Whatever the truth is, the evidence shows that the Deep State has long done its best to keep the public in the dark by promoting the lone nut gunman theory.

Alternet via Salon

All of the U.S. government’s files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are supposed to be released by October 26. But one batch of CIA records on suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald has gone missing.

The records were part of a seven-volume file on Oswald held by the agency’s Office of Security. The OS is responsible for protecting CIA property and vetting agency personnel, and maintains a file system independent of the CIA’s Central File Registry. Declassified CIA records show that Volume 5 of the file records existed as recently as 1978.

The disappearance of the records, discovered by JFK researcher Malcolm Blunt, is significant because the Office of Security was the first component of the CIA to open a file on Oswald, an ex-Marine who defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959 and was later charged with killing JFK in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

The official story that Oswald acted alone is widely disbelieved. President Lyndon Johnson, First Lady Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, French president Charles DeGaulle, and Cuban leader Fidel Castro all privately concluded that JFK was killed by his political enemies, not by a lone assassin.

As a result, conspiracy theories have proliferated over the years, including President Trump’s bogus claim that Ted Cruz’s father was involved.

New JFK files

The disappearing Oswald file is the latest in a series of remarkable revelations that news organizations have found in long-secret JFK assassination files made public for the first time by the National Archives in July.

WhoWhatWhy reported on documents showing that the mayor of Dallas at the time of JFK’s assassination, Earle Cabell, 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 last 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.

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.

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.

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 story 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.

Inspirational Video of the Day: Desiderata

Spoken by Les Crane. Released in 1971. Less than 5 minutes.

From youtube:

Crane is a San Francisco TV talk show host and husband of Tina Louise, who played “Ginger” on Gilligan’s Island. The Rolling Stones made their American television debut on The Les Crane Show on June 2, 1964.

According to the liner notes for the album, “Desiderata” was a poem written in 1906 and copyrighted under the title “Go Placidly Amid the Noise and Haste” in 1927 by Max Ehrmann, an Indiana lawyer. It was about the search for happiness in life. In the 1960s, the poem made its rounds around hippiedom as “anonymous” ancient wisdom – it was widely reprinted because most people assumed it was in the public domain. Crane read the poem on a street poster (which stated the words “Found in Old Saint Paul’s Church, Baltimore, dated 1692”) and decided to record it.

The musical background was by Fred Werner, who found the poster in a Los Angeles store.

This won the Grammy for Best Spoken Word Recording in 1971.
The first recording of the poem was by the UK group Every Which Way in 1970 as “Child of the Universe.” (thanks, Brad Wind – Miami, FL, for all above)

National Lampoon parodied this on the album Radio Dinner as “Deteriorata.” It starts: “You are a fluke of the universe, you have no right to be here…” The parody featured Melissa Manchester as one of the background singers.

The title is in Latin. It means “something desired as essential.”

This was Crane’s only hit. He later moved into the computer software field. (thanks, Edward Pearce – Ashford, Kent, England, for above 2)

AMERICAN NOSTALGIA: The Thrifty Wife (Early 1960s Social Guidance Film)

Everyone who sees these old films wants to go back in time.

The importance of the housewife is shown very clearly in this journey back to a simpler life, in color.

The newest automobile I spotted in this great little movie was a 62 Chevy Impala. Chevrolet must have has something to do with the production since everyone seems to be driving a Chevy.

Britain’s Most Notorious Serial Killer Dies in Prison at 79

IAN BRADY. THE MONSTER HAS DIED.

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl kill five innocent youths. Both die in prison.

That’s the story of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Myra left this planet in 2002, while Ian checked out yesterday.

And small celebrations were held in Britain by the families of the victims.

Sky News

Moors murderer Ian Brady, who killed five children alongside Myra Hindley, has died aged 79.

The pair carried out the murders from 1963 to 1965, snatching youngsters off the street before sexually assaulting their victims and burying many of their bodies on Saddleworth Moor in the south Pennines.

When he was sentenced in 1966, the judge said he was “wicked beyond belief”.

The couple’s five victims – Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans – were aged between 10 and 17.

Fifty years on, one of the victims, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, has still never been found – despite the belief that Brady knew the location and buried him on the Moors, where he buried three others.

KEITH BENNETT. HIS MOTHER BEGGED HIS KILLERS TO TELL WHERE HE WAS BURIED.

Brady’s death comes hours after he was again urged to “do the right thing” and reveal the location of the Keith’s body.

MYRA HINDLEY. DIED 2002.

Keith’s mother, Winnie Johnson, had repeatedly pleaded with Brady to say where he disposed of the body before her own death in 2012.

The Brady/Hindley trial heard tape recordings of the torture of another victim, 10-year-old Lesley Ann Downey, in which she was heard begging for mercy.

The jury was also shown naked pictures taken of her before she died.

The details that came out in the trial and Brady’s refusal to accommodate Ms Johnson’s last wish led to the pair being regarded as among Britain’s most notorious serial killers.

Link to Wikipedia page on Moors murders

“When A Man Loves A Woman” Singer Percy Sledge Dies at Age 73

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Percy Sledge had a soulful voice that projected the universal suffering that accompanies romantic love. I’ve posted three of the Percy’s best here to honor a gentleman and a fine singer.

The second song video, Take Time to Know Her, was if I recall correctly the followup to his monster hit, When A Man Loves A Woman. It captures the high level of morals prevalent among the Southern Christian black population in the 60s. Like many of Percy’s songs, it sounds as if it could be sung in a black church.

Sky News

The soul singer Percy Sledge, famous for the hit When A Man Loves A Woman, has died aged 73.

The news was confirmed by Sledge’s management agency which said he passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Inspirational Quote of the Day: Golden Age Actor Rod Taylor on Success

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Australian actor Rod Taylor, a man’s man, was a big audience favorite from the 60s forward. He is perhaps best known as the male lead in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.

Recent photo of Rod Taylor.  Click to enlarge.

Recent photo of Rod Taylor. Click to enlarge.

Rod Taylor at the height of his fame.  Click to enlarge.

Rod Taylor at the height of his fame. Click to enlarge.

And here’s one for the ladies: Rod Taylor SHIRTLESS in the science fiction film World Without End.


Rod Taylor and the beautiful Yvette Mimieux from 1960s The Time Machine.  Weena, Miss Mimiux's character, is an Eloi, a helpless race of white people at the mercy of the evil Morlocks.  Savvy race conscious whites often refer to us today as Eloi.

Rod Taylor and the beautiful Yvette Mimieux from 1960s The Time Machine. Weena, Miss Mimiux’s character, is an Eloi, a helpless race of white people at the mercy of the evil Morlocks. Savvy race conscious whites often refer to us today as Eloi.