Part two of the study, in which professor Bleau focuses on what interested historians could easily learn from the official investigations and the opinions and statements from the actual investigators, lawyers, and staff members who were involved in six investigations that were mostly government initiated and managed, if they weren't so predisposed to accept blindly the conclusions of the Warren Commission.
Jim DiEugenio examines the recent (post-ARRB) revelations and discusses how the mass media continues to pursue its half-century complicity in the cover-up by totally ignoring these developments.
The Railroading of Officer Terri Pike
by Bill Kelly, At: JFKCountercoup
There is much of value [in this book], if you are willing to spend a lot of time sifting through five volumes. If it had been half as long, it might have been twice as good, writes Jim DiEugenio.
What follows isn't so much an examination of Operation Northwoods, but how it came to be so entwined with the Kennedy assassination, very often incorrectly, writes Seamus Coogan.
Jim Lesar, president of the Assassination Archives and Research Center in Washington, sent the following letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The Committee has oversight responsibilities for the JFK Records Act, but in ten years has held no hearings.
Former Assasssination Records Review Board staffer Douglas Horne put his career on the line with the ARRB by writing up the story of how two different brains, both of which were claimed to be Kennedy's, were examined, and how the evidence cannot be reconciled. This landmark memo, which has been summarized elsewhere, is presented here in its entirety.
While still backing the ARRB's mission, Jim DiEugenio criticizes some board members for publicly implying they have read all the declassified documents and that it doesn't matter, Oswald still did it – a judgment that does not fit the facts, or their own experience.
Marina Oswald Porter's letter to the Review Board was one of the most candid statements she has made in public.