By Caitlin Johnstone, October 27, 2017
Even the Washington Post page-2 banner headline today points directly to the real story: “JFK files: The promise of revelations derailed by CIA, FBI.”
Johnstone’s piece is well worth reading. There is also some useful detail, mirabile dictu, in the Post article – even with its obligatory allusion to how hard it is “to suppress the rampant myths surrounding the murder.”
By far the best book on all this is James Douglass’s “JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.” Reading it will go a long way toward explaining why those 30,000 records are still withheld from publication, even in redacted form, and why we may never see them.
The Deep State
Many cling to the belief that the Deep State is fictional; even some of these remain open to factual material that has been mentioned only fleetingly – or simply banned by Deep State co-travelers in the mainstream media. They may wish to risk having their illusions abused by two real-life case studies, with links, adduced below.
Example A involves a January 3, 2017 Rachel Maddow interview of Washington insider Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in which Schumer tells Maddow nonchalantly about the dangers awaiting President-elect Donald Trump if he insists on “taking on the intelligence community.”
“Insider Schumer?” With 18 years in the House and 18 in the Senate, Schumer is the consummate insider. He has been around long enough to know how the system works. And, as Senate Minority Leader, he is now an ex officio member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is supposed to oversee the intelligence agencies.
Those who missed the Maddow show on January 3 may wish to check out this highly instructive one-minute-23-second clip.
Here’s the transcript:
Schumer: Trump ‘being really dumb’ to fight with intel agencies
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talks with Rachel Maddow on January 3 about Donald Trump’s antagonistic tweeting at U.S. intelligence agencies over evidence of Russian hacking. https://t.co/QbGSmx9Xvp
“Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.
“So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”
Please do not feel embarrassed if you know nothing about the facts and analysis offered in the following two (linked) articles: the first one by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, the second by Ray. They have to do with the intense effort by President Barack Obama, to protect then-CIA Director John Brennan and thwart publication of a redacted Executive Summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s examination of CIA torture based on original CIA documents. The idea was to stop the presses until Republican Sen. Richard Burr could take the committee chair from Democrat Dianne Feinstein and put the kibosh on the entire (already redacted) 6,700-page investigation report.
The Senate won a rare victory over the Executive in getting the redacted Summary published. As for Sen. Burr, he has shown himself determined to retrieve all copies of the report. He just won re-election in 2016, so the CIA torturers can breathe easy for another five years or more.
One lesson here, for those not yet aware: the “flagship” New York Times no longer publishes “All the News That’s Fit to Print” – far from it. And other papers are content to follow their lead.) Sadly, The Gray Lady has become a lady of the night – pimped by the Deep State. Instinctively, you may disagree. Please don’t do so without reading the pieces linked below:
US Media Ignores CIA Cover-up on Torture
Hiding the Ugly Business of Torture