JFK Assassination archives to be released

The news today reports that the archives relating to the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) are finally to be released to the public. Although, the headline doesn’t really tell the full story.

JFK Official Portrait
Cecil Stoughton, White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

It is only by looking at the text of the article that you find out it is not believed any document released will contradict the findings of the Warren Commission’s report into his murder. The final report of the Warren Commision’s report into the assassination of JFK was presented to the sitting President, Lyndon Baines Johnson on 24th September 1964.

However, the news article today discretely passes by the 1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations investigation that concluded that JFK was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy and that the  Warren Commission’s and FBI’s investigation into the possibility of a conspiracy, was “seriously flawed”.

So all those folk out there who thought the release of documents would lift the veil of secrecy relating to the assassination of JFK, dream on. I personally doubt we will ever know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about this horrific murder.

When a government does not want to inform the public or electorate of something they have enormous amounts of resources to bring into play to ensure what they want to keep secret, remains secret. Whilst the article says that nobody has produced conclusive proof that Lee Harvey Oswald was acting as a lone gunman, I have yet to see any evidence to show that he was. After all, if you don’t go and ask the “right questions”, you’ll never get to know the “correct answers”. A case of “if we don’t ask, you don’t tell us” perhaps? I think you could be forgiven for thinking so.





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