Tuesday, August 1, 2017


by Jacob G. Hornberger
Last week, the National Archives suddenly released a batch of long-secret official records relating to the JFK assassination. This was surprising because the official release date for all the JFK-assassination records, as mandated by law, is coming this October. The still-secret records amount to tens of thousands of pages of documents, many of which are records of the CIA, the super-secret federal agency that has specialized in the art of assassination, cover-up of assassination, and regime change practically since its inception in 1947.
The Altgens6 take just after JFK was hit in the throat by a shot from in front.
Of course, the obvious question arises: Why are there still CIA records relating to the Kennedy assassination being kept secret? After all, the assassination occurred more than 50 years ago. By any standard of reasonableness, the CIA should have released everything at least 25 years ago — that is, during the 1990s, when the JFK Records Act mandated the release of such documents and when the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) was enforcing the law.
It turns out that when the JFK Records Act was being written, someone in Congress — perhaps one of the CIA’s friends or assets — slipped a provision into the law permitting the CIA and other agencies another 25 years in which to keep their JFK-assassination records secret. At the time, that must have felt like a long time for the CIA to continue keeping things under wraps.
But those 25 years are now expiring. The gig is finally up. With one possible exception: The CIA can request President Trump to continue the secrecy on grounds of “national security.” If the president grants the request, the secrecy continues. If it doesn’t, the secrecy finally comes to an end, at least with respect to the CIA’s records that have been in the custody of the National Archives for the past 25 years.
Will the CIA seek another secrecy extension? Will the agency tell President Trump that “national security” will be threatened if the American people are permitted to see its 54-year-old records?
I don’t have any doubts about it, and I’ve been saying that for several months now. Thus, I was struck by a sentence in an op-ed that appeared in the Washington Post last week about the National Archives’ partial release of records last week. The op-ed, authored by historians Larry J. Sabato and Philip Shenon, is entitled, “President Trump, Give Us the Full Story on the JFK Assassination.” It calls on President Trump to strike “a blow for transparency” by refusing to grant any request for continued secrecy by the CIA and any other federal agency with respect to their JFK-assassination-related records.
Here’s the sentence in the op-ed that struck me: “Congressional and other government officials have warned us in confidence in recent weeks that at least two federal agencies will make formal appeals to the White House to block the release of some of the files.”
Just as I and others have been predicting for several months. Of course, there will be those who will cry “National security, Jacob!” or simply chalk it up to the CIA’s customary penchant for secrecy.
But there is another explanation, a much more likely one: to continue the CIA’s cover-up of one of the most sophisticated and cunning assassinations in history.
Do the still-secret records contain a videotaped confession by CIA officials stating that they orchestrated the assassination of President Kennedy to protect “national security,” just as they orchestrated regime-change operations in Cuba, Iran, Guatemala, Indonesia, Brazil, Congo, Chile, and elsewhere to protect “national security”?
Of course not.
Will they contain even any acknowledgement that they did so?
Of course not.
Long ago, when the CIA first began specializing in state-sponsored assassinations and cover-ups, one of its cardinal rules was: Never put assassination plans into writing.
But the CIA knows that the still-secret records will provide further bits of circumstantial evidence that further fill in the overall mosaic of what happened. That’s why they’re going to ask Trump to continue the secrecy — to prevent assassination researchers from getting their hands on those additional pieces of circumstantial evidence.
Think about a giant jigsaw puzzle with thousands of pieces. At one puts the puzzle together, he gets to a point where he has a basic idea of what the picture looks like even if he still doesn’t have all the pieces to the puzzle inserted.
That’s where we are with the Kennedy assassination, in large part because of the massive release of records that the ARRB succeeded in securing in the 1990s. Don’t forget: The original plan had called for secrecy for 75 years after the assassination. As a result of Oliver Stone’s movie JFK, that plan was short-circuited by mandating a release of records earlier than expected.
Was information secured by the ARRB important? Well, just consider the sworn testimony of Saundra Spencer before the ARRB. She was a Navy photography expert who worked closely with the White House on sensitive and secret documents. It would be virtually impossible to find a more credible witness than Saundra Spencer.  On the weekend of assassination, she was asked, on a top-secret basis, to develop the autopsy photographs of the president’s body. Yet , when the ARRB showed her the official autopsy photographs in the official records in the 1990s, she stated directly and unequivocally that those were not the photographs she developed.
Was she contradicted by U.S. officials, including those in the Pentagon, Navy, or CIA? Nope. Don’t you know that if they had felt Spencer was lying or mistaken, they would have rushed over to the offices of the ARRB and said so? They didn’t. They remained prudently silent in the face of her incriminating testimony.
It’s important to keep in mind that they had succeeded in keeping Saundra Spencer’s version of the events secret for more than 30 years. That secrecy came to an end in the 1990s with her sworn testimony before the ARRB.
There was much more than that, as set forth in my ebook The Kennedy Autopsy. One thing is clear about Kennedy’s autopsy: There were shenanigans that are consistent with only one thesis: cover-up.
Until the 1990s, they had also been able to keep secret the nature and depth of the war that the CIA and Pentagon were waging against Kennedy for doing what Arbenz in Guatemala had done and what Allende in Chile would do (and what Trump promised to do): reach out to Russia and the rest of the Soviet Union in a spirit of peace and friendship and in an effort to establish normal relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. For the full story on that, see FFF’s ebooks JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated by Douglas Horne (who served on the staff of the ARRB) and Regime Change: The Kennedy Assassination by Jacob Hornberger.
The CIA was able to keep whatever it wanted still secret for some two decades after the ARRB went out of existence. When someone has engaged in wrongdoing, does it not stand to reason that he will keep the most incriminating evidence secret for as long as he can? There is little doubt that the CIA’s official records still due to be released by October are going to fill out more of the JFK assassination mosaic. That’s why it’s a virtual certainty that the CIA is going to ask Trump to continue the secrecy and, thus, its cover-up.
Will Trump grant it? At this point, it’s impossible to say. But one thing is for sure: If the U.S. national-security establishment succeeds in getting the United States in a war with North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, or some other nation, it is a virtual certainty that Trump will give the CIA whatever extension of time it wants for continued secrecy and cover-up in the JFK assassination. That’s because he will feel dependent on them to prevail in the war and because there won’t be much public outcry over continued secrecy in the JFK assassination in the midst of massive death and destruction from one of the Pentagon’s and CIA’s forever wars for “national security.”

Jon Rappoport: Hillary's New Book: It's Never My Fault

This is an antidote to Hillary’s new book, titled, What Happened,” which I would sub-title, Why Was I So Clueless? The book purports to explain her loss in the 2016 election.

What would Hillary think if she could think?
First of all, she would think about the team trying to get her elected and the problems they faced: they had a candidate who basically had no platform, no cogent ideas, only a slim fileof vapid generalities. She couldn’t deliver a coherent speech.
The team had to devise a way to keep her out of the spotlight on the campaign trail. This, the last time I looked, is not a winning strategy.
“How can we minimize her appearances?” Hillary would think about that.
She would think about why sexism (her favorite), Putin, Comey, WikiLeaks, and “fake news” don’t explain her loss. How they didn’t add up to an Electoral College defeat.
She would think about her supporters whining, “But she won the popular vote.” 
That complaint only highlights the failure of her team to realize the Electoral College system (which any fifth-grader can understand) was the umbrella under which the election was actually conducted.
She would think about why serving as a senator and secretary of state doesn’t automatically entitle her to the job of president.
She would think about her past crimes—there is not enough time or room to detail them here.
She would think about why Americans who have lost their jobs didn’t trust her to bring those jobs back.
She would think about Trump and his resonating messages—regardless of whether Trump intends to deliver on those messages.
She would think about the Left’s political correctness, and all the people who hate it.
She would think about college students who defected from her camp to support an old radical socialist (who owns three homes and has pocketed close to a million dollars from his latest book about income inequality).
She would think about the distance between her vague promises and the interests of non-white voters.
She would think about the numbers of Americans who don’t embrace the growing Welfare State and don’t want to pay taxes to support it.
She would think about what many Americans really think about open borders and unchecked immigration.
She would think about the emotional impact of promoting Globalism and an “interdependent world” (it takes a village) vs. promoting Nationalism.
She would think about the dead rotting core of the Democratic Party.
She would think about effect of the previous president, Barack Obama, harping on racism whenever he could.
She would think about her history of support for a federally dictated national health insurance plan.
She would think about her duplicitous husband, with whom she is forever linked.
She would think about her husband’s faded ability to mobilize Americans on any political issue whatsoever.
She would think about (cough, cough, stumble, stumble) her health issues.
She would think about her failure to project an aura of strength.
She would think about the wisdom of trying to assume the mantle of president before the election had taken place.
She would think about her decades-long transparent pursuit of power for its own sake.
She would think about her own team lying to her about her “positive impact” on the public during the campaign. 
She would think about why they had to lie, given her ironclad delusions about her own “deserved status.”
She would think about the rebound effect of Hollywood sycophants piling on in her favor.
She would think about these things if she could.
She can’t, because then she would understand.
She would understand why she lost, and why she would most definitely lose a race for dogcatcher.
She would understand her long history of pretending to accrue prestige, based on nothing.
She would understand that her own Party has been humoring her for decades and faking loyalty where none existed.
She would understand that, during the campaign, the news networks, eternally in need of ratings, would cover Donald Trump every day, because she, Hillary, was a ratings washout, and he was a rating magnet.
This last factor is the bitterest pill of all.
Jon Rappoport
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War Is Right Around The Corner: Russia Mobilizes Three Motorized Rifle Division “Strike Forces” In Preparation For Rapid Offensive Assault On Ukraine


“Signing a bill that sanctions Russia would mark a significant shift for Trump. He’s repeatedly cast doubt on the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia sought to tip the election in his favor. The president also has pushed for cooperation between Moscow and Washington on various matters, such as counterterrorism and the conflict in Syria, and more sanctions against Russia could imperil that effort.
Trump’s persistent overtures to Russia drove lawmakers to include a section that mandates a congressional review if Trump attempted to suspend or terminate the sanctions on Moscow. The White House had objected to the review requirement, arguing it would infringe on the president’s executive authority and tie his hands as he explores avenues of communication between the two former Cold War foes.”
“Vast support for Russia sanctions quashes potential for veto”, Richard Lardner, Associated Press 7-25-17
As I wrote in the beginning of the year, the first six months in office make or break a president by setting the tempo for the remainder of his term. The President has not been effective in any area, and he has pulled a complete 180-degree shift in dealing with Russia. After they met in the G-20 summit, relations between the President and Vladimir Putin have steadily declined.
Now we have a Congress who has long desired to go to war with Russia, and a President who is ineffective at every turn. Obamacare will not be repealed, the border fence is a fiasco, and the Democrats (aided by the pseudo-Republicans) are doing the “Rope-a-Dope” on the President. They are bouncing off the actions he takes akin to Ali on the ropes and making continuous counterattacks of their own. Domestically, the President has not lost control because he never had it, and now the shadow government that is hidden behind the pseudo-Congress and the moneyed interests that support it are pushing the United States into a war with Russia.
It’s worse than merely a consortium seeking expansion of empire and all the attached perks. Look at this excerpt:
“The U.S. is actively considering whether or not to arm Ukrainian forces in their war with Russian-backed insurgents in the east, the new U.S. envoy for Ukraine told the BBC.  Fresh from his first official tour in his new role, during which he claimed to be “astonished” with the “hot war” he had seen in the east, Kurt Volker said in an interview on Tuesday that arming Ukrainian troops could shift Moscow’s tactic but would not be provocative.
“Defensive weapons, ones that would allow Ukraine to defend itself, and to take out tanks for example, would actually stop Russia threatening Ukraine,” Volker said. “I’m not again predicting where we go on this, that’s a matter for further discussion and decision, but I think that argument that it would be provocative to Russia or emboldening of Ukraine is just getting it backwards,” he added.
Despite initial concern that Trump’s sympathies for Russian President Vladimir Putin could compromise the U.S.’s position on Ukraine, there has been virtually no change in Washington’s approach to Kiev since the administration came into office.
Members of Trump’s Republican Party—historically in favor of using more kinetic combat means to neuter any expansive visions the Kremlin may have—are rallying around a call for a more hardline policy.
“Vladimir Putin’s violent campaign to destabilize and dismember the sovereign nation of Ukraine will not stop unless and until he meets a strong and determined response,” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee told Trump in February.”
“Trump Wants to Arm Ukraine Against Russia, Says New U.S. Special Envoy” Damien Sharkov, Newsweek, 7-25-17
So, this “envoy,” Volker is labeling anti-tank and anti-armor weaponry as “defensive” to “take out tanks” and denying any provocative actions on the part of Ukraine or for the U.S. government to supply it. Russia already informed the U.S. (then Obama) government that any arms sent to Ukraine would be considered an act of war.
“Vladimir Putin’s violent campaign to destabilize and dismember the sovereign nation of Ukraine will not stop unless and until he meets a strong and determined response,” McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee told Trump in February.”
McCain.  The same McCain who destabilized Ukraine in the first place, along with Victoria Nuland and Senator Lindsay Graham. And just in case McCain’s brain illness keeps him from his agenda? Guess who Kurt Volker is? Here, taken straight out of Wikipedia:
“Volker served as a legislative fellow on the staff of Senator John McCain from 1997 to 1998.”
That’s right. Volker was on McCain’s staff. Read the rest of it. He was appointed by Tillerson to his current post as the Special Representative to Ukraine, but he’s basically a State Department “creature” with plenty of liberal-arts education and propaganda, with no military experience and little in the field of diplomacy. Still, he has been employed by large lobbying firms and multinational corporations, so he should “do well” for himself. It is obvious that the “baton” was passed from McCain’s hand to Volker’s, and all that transpires will be a continuance in Ukraine from the Obama years.
The IMF/NATO hegemony really want to kick things off badly in Eastern Ukraine. That’ll be the excuse to go to war with Russia, a nation that believes in a first-strike as a deterrence and believes a first strike to be a defensive measure. The problem is the United States is provoking Russia into a response. The military equipment was already signed off to be delivered to the Kiev government last year by Congress for use against the Separatists rebels of the Eastern provinces, to be delivered this year.
The Russians are not taking it lying down. Sharkov of Newsweek penned another article, entitled Russian Army Arrives at Ukraine Border as U.S. Fears Over ‘Hot War’ Simmer, and here is that article, as it is short:
“As the bloody standoff in Ukraine reaches its annual apex month for violence, Kiev claims Russia is sending more troops near its borders, while the Kremlin has snapped back that it has every right to do so.
Relations between both countries have deteriorated significantly since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014; it has since backed separatist militants in Ukraine’s border regions. However, Moscow has not officially declared war on Kiev and continues to deny official involvement in the fighting on the ground.
Speaking during a military conference, captured in a Facebook video and posted on the military’s official account on Sunday, Ukrainian Chief of General Staff Viktor Muzhenko said his forces had observed new moves on the Russian side of the border.
“The organizational and staff structure, the arms and the military equipment that is approaching for reinforcement, indicates that these Russian divisions are striking forces in their essence and are intended for carrying out rapid offensive actions,” he said.
The units in question, Muzhenko specified, were three motorized rifle divisions, two of which are usually headquartered at the borders of Ukraine’s war-torn Donbass region and one that is usually deployed further north, near Smolensk.
Russian troops have previously dug in near the Ukrainian border, including near separatist-held lands, at times of impending fighting. Observers regularly record peaks in cease-fire violations during August.”
Pretty serious. Three motorized rifle divisions, tasked and trained for performing rapid, strike-force, offensive operations. Look at what is going on in the region for a taste of what is to come: the “hot spots” I have previously focused upon in other articles of Ukraine, North Korea, and Syria. The bottom line here is that although the reins of power are in someone elses hands besides Obama, the establishment is the real power behind the throne (with examples of McCain formerly and his protégé Volker). That establishment is marching on with their own globalist agenda. Domestically the country is still trying to shake the ring of Obamacare out of its nose…and this has been unsuccessful.
Attentions are focused upon this, while the U.S. is being pushed into a war with Russia…this time with the aid of President Trump, who agrees with the sanctions on Russia and the arming of Ukraine “for defensive purposes.”  A war is right around the corner, and the government is fostering it. When the bombs start to fall, they’ll all be safe in their taxpayer-sponsored shelters as the stultified herd is culled, once and for all.

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne).  Mr. Johnson is also a Gunsmith, a Certified Master Herbalist, a Montana Master Food Preserver, and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape).  He lives in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with his wife and three cats. You can follow Jeremiah’s regular writings at SHTFplan.com or contact him here.