Jefferson Morley is a specialist on the JFK assassination, and in this long article examines the critical factors people need to consider to come to terms with the mysteries of the assassination.
While there are a number of issues involved, including the CIA’s contacts with Oswald prior to Nov 22, a critical factor for me is the murder of Oswald — as if he knew things that had to be silenced.
Two years from today Americans will observe the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It is likely to be a moment of national introspection, as well as an opportunity to complete the historical record of one of the most painful days in American history. Yet, incredibly enough, the Central Intelligence Agency is likely to object to declassifying all of its records related to the murder of the 35th president in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. The question on the 48th anniversary of the tragedy is whether the CIA’s extreme claims of JFK secrecy — reiterated in federal court filings this year — will be allowed to stand.