Nov 242013
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JFK and Presidential SealWhy did the Bush administration reclassify 55,000 Kennedy Assassination documents under the Official Secrets Act in 2006, making it a felony to possess them? Which documents are now classified? The government won’t tell us because the list of which documents we can no longer have copies of is also “Classified.”

Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, George Noory was joined by a different guest in each hour for a discussion on what occurred on November 22, 1963. In the first hour, investigative journalist Jim Marrs reflected on the nature of the JFK assassination cover-up, noting that it has been maintained for all these years by obfuscation and the presence of “too much information.” As such, he said, the case has spawned endless debates over details both great and small, resulting in confusion for the general public to the point of exasperation and, eventually, apathy. Marrs also decried the Warren Commission as a public relations effort whose goal was to “show the world that America was not a banana republic, where the government can be changed through conspiracy.”

In the second hour, former FBI agent, Walt Brown, Ph.D., shared his thoughts on the infamous shooting in Dealey Plaza. Brown recalled how his suspicions about the JFK assassination were piqued when, while working for the Department of Justice, his inquiries about the case were met with dogged silence from his colleagues. He contended that the vast amount of information about the assassination that remains classified by the government is a clear indicator that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. “If Lee Oswald did this whole thing by himself, there should not be one piece of paper locked away,” he declared. During his appearance, Brown stressed the “overwhelming, non-coincidental presence of US Army Intelligence” throughout the events leading up to the assassination.

Third hour guest, author Jerome Corsi, detailed how the initial findings of the doctors at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital, prior to the intervention of the Federal government, indicated that the gunfire which felled Kennedy came from the front of his motorcade rather than the back, where the book depository was located. Additionally, he revealed that there were two previous attempts to assassinate JFK in November of 1963 and both plots appeared to follow the same layout, with a patsy ‘shooter’ positioned in a tall building on the motorcade route while the team of ‘real’ assassins were also at the location. Corsi also noted that it was “convenient” for the conspirators that Oswald’s murder allowed him to be tried posthumously in the press using manufactured evidence which could not be challenged.

During the final hour, researcher Robert Morningstar talked about a number of instances where Kennedy’s actions as president drew the ire of powerful forces which decided to have him killed. Morningstar pointed to Kennedy using a reporter with connections to the Soviet Union as a conduit to Nikita Khrushchev as one such action which put him “on the wrong side of everybody” within the US government, military, and intelligence community. He also suggested that Kennedy’s demands that the CIA adjust its classification system for unknown aerial objects, in an attempt to prevent confusion caused by UFOs being mistaken for Russian ICBMs, could have been another factor which caused his assassination.

News segment guests: Lauren Weinstein & Peter Davenport