On Thursday, the U.S. authorities launched 2,891 paperwork on the assassination of John F. Kennedy and let’s be actual: you’re in all probability not going to learn them. So listed here are the juicy bits based on the individuals who have already got.
The Guardian studies that the paperwork comprise no “smoking gun” nor a photograph of one other shooter waving, or something like that. However there are many attention-grabbing particulars; as an example, that J Edgar Hoover warned the FBI that somebody may try to kill Lee Harvey Oswald:
“There may be nothing additional on the Oswald case besides that he’s lifeless,” Hoover stated on 24 November 1963. “Final evening we obtained a name in our Dallas workplace from a person speaking in a peaceful voice and saying he was a member of a committee organized to kill Oswald.
“We without delay notified the chief of police and he assured us Oswald could be given enough safety. This morning we known as the chief of police once more warning of the opportunity of some effort towards Oswald and once more he assured us satisfactory safety could be given.
“Nevertheless, this was not performed.”
A Reddit thread posted in /r/AskReddit/ needed to know what the conspiracy theorists combing by the papers with a fine-tooth comb found, or not less than discovered probably the most attention-grabbing, they usually got here up with good things. As an example, /u/heyandy889 directed everybody’s consideration to the Soviet Union’s response to Kennedy’s assassination. The united states mainly renounced Oswald (who some thought was a Russian agent), and believed that his acts have been half of a bigger conspiracy of the “ultra-right,” who needed overthrow Kennedy’s presidency.
On a really completely different word, /u/Slab_Happy wrote that they loved studying Oswald’s fan letters to Marilyn Monroe, saying, “Surprise if he blamed JFK for her loss of life?”
Then there’s this from /u/er_meh_gerd (good identify for this tip):
A reporter on the UK’s Cambridge Night Information obtained an nameless name telling him to ring the US embassy for some huge information, 25 minutes earlier than the homicide of John F Kennedy
Additionally, there’s stuff that doesn’t actually relate to the loss of life of Kennedy in any respect, however which is only a bizarre spy gap into folks’s lives, like this from /u/mookdaruch:
I discovered this considerably adverse worker efficiency evaluation for a CIA (asset/agent) in Mexico. It touches on his hassle with money-management, his fights together with his spouse who’s 25 years youthful than him, and his fondness for his mother-in-law, who, the reviewing supervisor notes, “doesn’t within the case appear to be the issue that one would think about.”
However if you wish to go deep into CIA conspiracy theories (and precise historical past), /y/geeving has bought the products:
Testimony from Dwight D. Eisenhower’s son John Eisenhower that he believed his father didn’t approve of assassination plots (principally geared toward Castro) and didn’t plan to commit any primarily based on the truth that his father would have instructed him, as a result of his father instructed him in regards to the atomic bomb. Fascinating stuff.https://www.archives.gov/recordsdata/analysis/jfk/releases/docid-32423432.pdf
Additionally right here’s an in depth chronological order of the CIA giving weapons together with revolvers, carbines, and probably explosives to the group who killed Rafael Trujillo (chief of the Dominican Republic on the time) in hopes a extra professional US group would take over. Although a few of this was already recognized. Begins on web page 68 https://www.archives.gov/recordsdata/analysis/jfk/releases/docid-32112745.pdf
EDIT: Right here’s one I discovered on the Cubana flight 455 bombing. Apparently Orlando Bosch, chief of the Coordination of United Revolutionary Organizations which was supported by the US, was concerned however meant for the airplane to blow up on the bottom not within the air. One of many different folks concerned Hernan Ricardo additionally tried to bomb two different Cubana planes, a Cuban consulate, and a deliberate bombing of Hong Kong. https://www.archives.gov/recordsdata/analysis/jfk/releases/docid-32297750.pdf
However my private favourite is that this story of Dorothy Kilgallen, from /u/newsydsyder18, a information reporter who was rumored to be researching Oswald and carrying her file for a breaking story on her particular person always—and she or he ended up lifeless. Apparently, Nixon had a file together with her identify on it that was not declassified with these different papers. That’s a thread that may take you down the rabbit-hole. Get pleasure from.