There are now two weeks left before the National Archives releases CIA records relating to the President Kennedy assassination, records that the CIA has succeeded in keeping secret for more than 50 years, on grounds of "national security" of course.
The JFK Records Act, enacted in 1992 in response to public outrage over continued official secrecy in the JFK assassination, required the CIA and other federal agencies to release all their records relating to the JFK assassination.
Someone, however, slipped a provision into the law entitling the CIA (and other federal agencies) to wait another 25 years to release their records. Taking advantage of that provision, the CIA withheld tens of thousands of pages of records, no doubt thinking that another 25 years was a long time away.
Yet, here we are — 25 years later.
But guess what: An October 4 article on PR News Channel quotes bestselling author Roger Stone saying, "I know CIA Director Pompeo is urging the President to delay release of these records for another 25 years." According to a post today by Steven Aftergood at the website of the Federation of American Scientists, "Officials would not say if any such requests have been forwarded to the White House…."
Really? Another extension? On grounds of "national security"? Ever since the assassination, there sure have been many "national security" concerns arising from what was supposedly a lone-nut murder.
There's another possibility: the need for continued secrecy to cover up a crime, the crime being a U.S. national-security state Cold War regime-change operation, one based on "national security" — one no different in principle from the Cold War regime-change operations in Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Chile, Congo, Brazil, and elsewhere.
CIA officials know that despite all the hoopla about "conspiracy theories," over the decades assassination researchers have succeeded in discovering the broad parameters of this particular regime-change operation. Those parameters have been set forth in the following ebooks that have been published by The Kennedy Autopsy by Jacob Hornberger; JFK's War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated by Douglas Horne; Regime Change: The JFK Assassination by Jacob G. Hornberger; The CIA, Terrorism, and the Cold War: The Evil of the National Security State by Jacob Hornberger; and CIA & JFK: The Secret Assassination Files by Jefferson Morley.
The CIA knows that much of the circumstantial evidence leading to the discovery of those parameters came out in the 1990s pursuant to the records release mandated by the JFK Records Act.
For example, consider Navy official Saundra Spencer, who worked closely with the Kennedy White House. She testified under oath before the Assassination Records Review Board (the agency charged with enforcing the JFK Records Act) that the official photographs of the JFK autopsy were not the ones she was asked to secretly develop on the weekend of the assassination. She said the ones that she developed showed a big exit-sized hole in the back of Kennedy's head.
Her testimony confirmed repeated statements by Dr. Robert McClelland and other Dallas physicians who treated Kennedy at Parkland Hospital and who stated what Spencer stated: that the back of Kennedy's head contained a large-sized exit wound, contrary to what the autopsy photographs in the record reflect.
It would be virtually impossible to find more credible witnesses than Saundra Spencer and Dr. Robert McClelland. There is no reasonable possibility that either of them perjured themselves or lied. There is also no reasonable possibility that they got together to concoct a fake and false story about the JFK autopsy.