Suspicion that Trump getting everyone to focus on the JFK assassination (again) is to distract from the torrent of corruption of his regime may be well founded, but unlike more contemporary conspiracy theory much of the JFK work focuses on power and shines a light on the most romanticised era of recent US history. This is parapolitics “a system or practice of politics in which accountability is consciously diminished”…or “one manifestation of deep politics, all those political practices and arrangements, deliberate or not, which are usually repressed rather than acknowledged.”
The Winter 2017 edition of the magazine has a series of articles returning to the issue. In it he argues:
“Many JFK researchers are waiting for the disclosure of all the remaining CIA documents, apparently hoping they will show something significant. They won’t: no collection of official papers will have been more carefully ‘weeded’. We are probably stuck with what we have. There may be some further revelations in memoirs and confessions, but on past performance JFK researchers will ignore or trash them as they did the accounts of Chauncey Holt and E. Howard Hunt.
It was in the early 90s that Holt first publicly claimed that he was one of the three ‘tramps’ photographed while under police escort on Dealey Plaza after the assassination. His testimony is almost universally ignored these days, however, having apparently been discredited. But as I have shown,6 Holt’s critics got that wrong. The trashing of the confession of Hunt has been no more rational.7 I find this strange. You might think that the researchers would welcome such insider memoirs/confessions, especially when both accounts refer to the CIA, the solution to the assassination favoured by most of them; and Holt’s posthumous memoir confirms the picture of the Agency which had been pieced together over the last half century by the researchers: it was working with the Mob and illegally operating within the USA.
Chauncey Holt reported that he was sent to Dallas by his CIA contact to take part in an anti-Castro event being run by the then head of the CIA’s Cuba desk, Desmond Fitzgerald; and while he was there saw other CIA contract agents like himself.
‘The area of Dealey Plaza was swarming with contract agents of the CIA, dissident Latins and terrorists, right-wingers and many organised crime figures.’
Holt implied, rather than stated, that the Agency was behind the assassination but believed that the real authors of the conspiracy – which he thought was a brilliant operation – would never be identified.”
See Still Thinking About Dallas by Ramsay.
See also ‘A bullet to the head for the James Files JFK ‘confession’ by Garrick Alder and ‘Deception and distraction strategies relating to the John F Kennedy Assassination’ by the same.
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