On today, November, 22, 2013, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we are certain to hear the same old pabulum that we have heard for the past five decades: “We will just really never know what happened to President Kennedy on that fateful day.”
What a crock.
Oh sure, we might not ever know the names and addresses of the shooters or their precise locations when they took their shots.
But as governmental secrecy has slowly been pierced over the years, the overwhelming weight of the circumstantial evidence has, in fact, established the broad outline of what happened on November 22, 1963, and why it happened — and why the government, from the very beginning and continuing to this very day, has fiercely attempted to keep so much of the evidence relating to the Kennedy assassination secret from the American people.
For those who haven’t explored the vast amount of literature that assassination researchers have published in the last 50 years, finding it too overwhelming, and who wish to study this still extremely important and relevant part of lives, I’d like to recommend three easy-to-read books:
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass, a powerful book originally published in 2008 that continues to grow in influence as each year passes. Just Google “JFK and the Unspeakable” both on the Web and in Google News and you’ll see what I mean. This is the book that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. mentioned at the beginning of his remarkable and insightful article published this week by Rolling Stone magazine, entitled “John F. Kennedy’s Vision of Peace.”
Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years by David Talbot, a fascinating account of Robert F. Kennedy’s quest to get to the bottom of his brother’s murder.
Best Evidence: Disguise and Deception in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy by David Lifton, a New York Times bestseller originally published in 1981 that introduced people to the critical importance of the Kennedy autopsy in the context of the assassination cover-up.
For those who are truly industrious I recommend Douglas P. Horne’s excellent five-volume book Inside the Assassination Records Review Board: The U.S. Government’s Final Attempt to Reconcile the Conflicting Medical Evidence in the Assassination of JFK. Horne served on the staff of the ARRB. His book is long and sometimes complex, focusing mostly on the autopsy evidence, but once you finish reading it, you will understand clearly how a false and fraudulent autopsy, carried out in secret by the national-security establishment, was key to the assassination cover-up. If you would like to first read a lengthy review of Horne’s book, see my article “The Kennedy Autopsy.”
Additionally, there are the many easy-to-read FFF articles on the JFK assassination, most of which have been authored by me, that FFF has published in the past, which are listed on this page.
Finally, the following articles that are posted on FFF’s home page today, November 22, 2013, serve as an excellent and easy-to-read introduction into what happened on that fateful day:
The National-Security State’s Assassination of John F. Kennedy by Jacob G. Hornberger
JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated by Douglas Horne (which I believe is the finest description of JFK’s war with the national-security establishment that has ever been published). Part 7, the final part of this article, is posted today. (Also see “JFK vs. the Military” by longtime Kennedy biographer Robert Dallek that The Atlantic published last September.)
JFK and the Unspeakable by Oliver Stone.
The National Security State and the Assassination of JFK by Andrew Gavin Marshall.
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass.
Top 7 Files the CIA Still Keeps Secret by Jefferson Morley.
CIA and New York Times Are Still Lying to Us by David Talbot.
Pursuing Truth on the Kennedy Assassination by Donald W. Miller Jr.
The J.F.K. Flap by Murray N. Rothbard.
Introduction to Mary’s Mosaic by Peter Janney.
John F. Kennedy’s Vision of Peace by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.