A Call to Reinvestigate American Assassinations

To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day a group of academics, journalists, lawyers, Hollywood artists, activists, researchers and intellectuals, including two of Robert F. Kennedy’s children, are calling for  reinvestigation of four assassinations of the 1960s.

On the occasion of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a group of over 60 prominent American citizens is calling upon Congress to reopen the investigations into the assassinations of President John F. KennedyMalcolm XMartin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Signers of the joint statement include Isaac Newton Farris Jr., nephew of Reverend King and past president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Reverend James M. Lawson Jr., a close collaborator of Reverend King; and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, children of the late senator. The declaration is also signed by numerous historians, journalists, lawyers and other experts on the four major assassinations. 

Other signatories include G. Robert Blakey, the chief counsel of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which determined in 1979 that President Kennedy was the victim of a probable conspiracy; Dr. Robert McClelland, one of the surgeons at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas who tried to save President Kennedy’s life and saw clear evidence he had been struck by bullets from the front and the rear; Daniel Ellsberg, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower who served as a national security advisor to the Kennedy White House; Richard Falk, professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and a leading global authority on human rights; Hollywood artists Alec BaldwinMartin SheenRob Reiner and Oliver Stone; political satirist Mort Sahl; and musician David Crosby.

JFK: November 22, 1963.

The joint statement calls for Congress to establish firm oversight on the release of all government documents related to the Kennedy presidency and assassination, as mandated by the JFK Records Collection Act of 1992. This public transparency law has been routinely defied by the CIA and other federal agencies. The Trump White House has allowed the CIA to continue its defiance of the law, even though the JFK Records Act called for the full release of relevant documents in 2017.

The group statement also calls for a public inquest into “the four major  assassinations of the 1960s that together had a disastrous impact on the course of American history.” This tribunal – which would hear testimony from living witnesses, legal experts, investigative journalists, historians and family members of the victims – would be modeled on the Truth and Reconciliation hearings held in South Africa after the fall of apartheid. This American Truth and Reconciliation process is intended to encourage Congress or the Justice Department to reopen investigations into all four organized acts of political violence.

Signers of the joint statement, who call themselves the Truth and Reconciliation Committee, are also seeking to reopen the Robert F. Kennedy assassination case, stating that Sirhan Sirhan’s conviction was based on “a mockery of a trial.” The forensic evidence alone, observes the statement, demonstrates that Sirhan did not fire the fatal shot that killed Senator Kennedy – a conclusion reached by, among others, Dr. Thomas Noguchi, the Los Angeles County Coroner who performed the official autopsy on RFK.

The joint statement — which was co-written by Adam Walinsky, a speechwriter and top aide of Senator Kennedy — declares that these

“Four major political murders traumatized American life in the 1960s and cast a shadow over the country for decades thereafter. John F. KennedyMalcolm XMartin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were each in his own unique way attempting to turn the United States away from war toward disarmament and peace, away from domestic violence and division toward civil amity and justice. Their killings were together a savage, concerted assault on American democracy and the tragic consequences of these assassinations still haunt our nation.”

The Truth and Reconciliation Committee views its joint statement as the opening of a long campaign aimed at shining a light on dark national secrets. As the public transparency campaign proceeds, citizens across the country will be encouraged to add their names to the petition. The national effort seeks to confront the forces behind America’s democratic decline, a reign of secretive power that long precedes the recent rise of authoritarianism. “The organized killing of JFK, Malcolm, Martin, and RFK was a mortal attack on our democracy,” said historian James W. Douglass, author of JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (2010). “We’ve been walking in the valley of the dead ever since. Our campaign is all about recovering the truth embodied in the movement they led. Yes, the transforming, reconciling power of truth will indeed set us free.”

The Truth and Reconciliation Committee’s Calls for Action:

MLK Jr.: April 4, 1968 (Wikimedia Commons)

*  We call upon Congress to establish continuing oversight on the release of government documents related to the presidency and assassination of President John F. Kennedy, to ensure public transparency as mandated by the JFK Records Collection Act of 1992. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform should hold hearings on the Trump administration’s failure to enforce the JFK Records Act.

*  We call for a major public inquest on the four major assassinations of the 1960s that together had a disastrous impact on the course of American history: the murders of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. This public tribunal, shining a light on this dark chapter of our history, will be modeled on the Truth and Reconciliation process in post-apartheid South Africa. The inquest — which will hear testimony from living witnesses, legal experts, investigative journalists, historians and family members of the victims — is intended to show the need for Congress or the Justice Department to reopen investigations into all four assassinations.

* On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we call for a full investigation of Reverend King’s assassination. The conviction of James Earl Ray for the crime has steadily lost credibility over the years, with a 1999 civil trial brought by Reverend King’s family placing blame on government agencies and organized crime elements. Following the verdict, Coretta Scott King, the slain leader’s widow, stated: “There is abundant evidence of a major, high-level conspiracy in the assassination of my husband.” The jury in the Memphis trial determined that various federal, state and local agencies “were deeply involved in the assassination … Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame.” Reverend King’s assassination was the culmination of years of mounting surveillance and harassment directed at the human rights leader by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI and other agencies.

*  We call for a full investigation of the Robert F. Kennedy assassination case, the prosecution of which was a mockery of a trial that has been demolished by numerous eyewitnesses, investigators and experts — including former Los Angeles County Coroner Dr. Thomas Noguchi, who performed the official autopsy on Senator Kennedy. The forensic evidence alone establishes that the shots fired by Sirhan Sirhan from in front of Senator Kennedy did not kill him; the fatal shot that struck RFK in the head was fired at point–blank range from the rear. Consequently, the case should be reopened for a new comprehensive investigation while there are still living witnesses — as there are in all four assassination cases.

A Joint Statement on the Kennedy, King and
Malcolm X Assassinations and Ongoing Cover-ups:

1. As the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded in 1979, President John F. Kennedy was probably killed as the result of a conspiracy.

2. In the four decades since this Congressional finding, a massive amount of evidence compiled by journalists, historians and independent researchers confirms this conclusion. This growing body of evidence strongly indicates that the conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy was organized at high levels of the U.S. power structure, and was implemented by top elements of the U.S. national security apparatus using, among others, figures in the criminal underworld to help carry out the crime and cover-up.

RFK: June 5, 1968.

3. This stunning conclusion was also reached by the president’s own brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, who himself was assassinated in 1968 while running for president – after telling close aides that he intended to reopen the investigation into his brother’s murder if he won the election.

4. President Kennedy’s administration was badly fractured over his efforts to end the Cold War, including his back-channel peace feelers to the Soviet Union and Cuba and his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Vietnam after the 1964 presidential election.

5. President Kennedy has long been portrayed as a Cold War hawk, but this grossly inaccurate view has been strongly challenged over the years by revisionist historians and researchers, who have demonstrated that Kennedy was frequently at odds with his own generals and espionage officials. This revisionist interpretation of the Kennedy presidency is now widely embraced, even by mainstream Kennedy biographers.

6. The official investigation into the JFK assassination immediately fell under the control of U.S. security agencies, ensuring a cover-up. The Warren Commission was dominated by former CIA director Allen Dulles and other officials with strong ties to the CIA and FBI.

7. The corporate media, with its own myriad connections to the national security establishment, aided the cover-up with its rush to embrace the Warren Report and to scorn any journalists or researchers who raised questions about the official story.

8. Despite the massive cover-up of the JFK assassination, polls have consistently shown that a majority of the American people believes Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy — leading to the deep erosion of confidence in the U.S. government and media.

Malcolm X: February 21, 1965.

9. The CIA continues to obstruct evidence about the JFK assassination, routinely blocking legitimate Freedom of Information requests and defying the JFK Records Collection Act of 1992, preventing the release of thousands of government documents as required by the law.

10. The JFK assassination was just one of four major political murders that traumatized American life in the 1960s and have cast a shadow over the country for decades thereafter. John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were each in his own unique way attempting to turn the United States away from war toward disarmament and peace, away from domestic violence and division toward civil amity and justice. Their killings were together a savage, concerted assault on American democracy and the tragic consequences of these assassinations still haunt our nation.

People who have signed the statement:

Dr. Gary L. Aguilar

Daniel Alcorn

Russ Baker

Alec Baldwin

G. Robert Blakey

Denise Faura Bohdan

Abraham Bolden

Rex Bradford

Douglas Caddy

Rodnell Collins

Debra Conway

David Crosby

Edward Curtin

Dr. Donald T. Curtis

Alan Dale

James DiEugenio

James W. Douglass

Laurie Dusek

Daniel Ellsberg

Karl Evanzz

Richard A. Falk

Isaac Newton Farris Jr.

Marie Fonzi

Libby Handros

Dan Hardway

Jacob Hornberger

Douglas Horne

Gayle Nix Jackson

Stephen Jaffe

James Jenkins

Robert F. Kennedy Jr

Bill Kelly

Andrew Kreig

John Kirby

Rev. James M. Lawson Jr.

Jim Lesar

Edwin Lopez

David Mantik

Dr. Robert McClelland

Mark Crispin Miller

Jefferson Morley

John Newman

Len Osanic

Lisa Pease

William F. Pepper

Jerry Policoff

Rob Reiner

Abby Rockefeller

Dick Russell

Mort Sahl

Vincent Salandria

Martin Sheen

Lawrence P. Schnapf

E. Martin Schotz

Paul Schrade

Peter Dale Scott

John Simkin

Bill Simpich

Oliver Stone

Dan Storper

David Talbot

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend

Adam Walinsky

Benjamin Wecht

Dr. Cyril H. Wecht

Betty Windsora

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177 comments for “A Call to Reinvestigate American Assassinations

  1. NIcholas vanderwal
    January 28, 2019 at 17:42

    President Kennedy was assassinated when I was a senior in high school. I believed in Camelot. I returned from 4 years in the USAF and the country was an absolute mess. MLK and RFK assassinations, drugs, riots and continued war in VietNam. Malcom X I know little about. I continue thinking about this mess almost every day. In recent years I have read enough to pretty well know who was behind these murders as well as the corrupt politics of our country. Instead of living in the best country in the world I live in a cesspool. Now I spend time thinking about how we end up electing criminals to be our President and about things I now know as false flags. I am retired from a municipal police department. I locked people up for a living. When I look at what our president’s have done I am ashamed for locking many of those people up. I would love to see this country become what we all thought it was before Nov. 22, 1963.

  2. Raymond
    January 25, 2019 at 23:29

    Please reinvestigate President Mckinley’s assassination. His VP was assassinated, Roosevelt was appointed, then Mckinlye was assinated at the Pan Ameican Expo, Buffalo, NY 1901. everything about that location and Chicago, 1853 is removed from history books and texts for a resaon. i believe technology and much more is intentionally being witheld, directly related to a Coup that removed both Heads of State and Our history, on a Grand Scale.

  3. Jack
    January 25, 2019 at 10:03

    In 1963 :-

    1) John F Kennedy ran out patience with Israel. After years of lies and mendacity over their secret (and illegal) nuclear program, he was determined to put a stop to it. This culminated in several strongly worded letters to Ben Gurion demanding access to Dimona, causing the latter to resign in exasperation. Ben Gurion was obsessed with Israels acquisition of nuclear weapons. This is all a simple matter of record, although tellingly it has ONLY come to light in recent years, having been suppressed for decades. The fact remains that Kennedy was pursuing a neutral policy in the middle east, in accordance with the Tri-lateral agreement. Can you imagine a president today applying such a policy of neutrality? No, of course not. Kennedy was brutally assassinated and Israel was allowed (with LBJ’s complicity) to quietly develop its nuclear bombs, without shining the NPT. As we will see in due course, Israels acquisition of the bomb will turn out to be an unmitigated disaster for the middle east.

    2) The DOJ, under Robert F Kennedy was simultaneously demanding that the AZC (forerunner of AIPAC) register has a foreign agent, which is obviously was. The AZC stalled and dissembled, using the usual legal chicanery for 2 years, until finally in fall 1963 they were given a final ultimatum to register. Then JFK was assassinated and the whole matter was dropped by LBJ and Katzenbach. AZC renamed itself AIPAC and the rest is history. Again, this information was suppressed for decades.

    3) Since 1963, beginning with the utterly corrupt LBJ and his complete dedication to the Zionist project, the United States has gone from being neutral in the middle east to being totally committed to Israel and Israel only. Aid to Israel trebled within 3 years of Kennedys assassination and has risen every year since. No other country has seen this preferential treatment since.

    4) Anyone running for Congress today will be first vetted to see how pro-Israel they are. If they are ‘kosher’, campaign finance is secured by crowd funding wealthy pro-Israel donors around the country, giving the candidate an major advantage over their opponents. This was all detailed in ‘Guilt by Association’ by Jeff Gates, which can be read here (scroll down) https://hiddentaxonhumanity.com/ The McCain-Feingold Act enabled this completely undemocratic method of campaign finance. It must be abolished as a matter of extreme priority.

    5) RFK was obviously going to re-open the investigation into the assassination of his brother.

    6) 9/11 was yet another atrocity committed by the criminal cabal that took over in 1963. Once again, the country that benefited most from this disgraceful act of treachery was Israel. The middle east is now in total disarray.

    Do the math.

  4. John
    January 25, 2019 at 09:01

    Did someone say Israel?

  5. January 25, 2019 at 04:23

    All formal investigations are coverups. Some of the names on the list are obviously interested in reinforcing the official lies, not erasing the lies.

  6. Brian James
    January 24, 2019 at 14:33

    January 19, 2019 Martin Luther King was Killed 50 Years Ago, April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tenn. Court Decision, U.S. “Government Agencies” Found Guilty in Martin Luther King’s Assassination

    Very few Americans are aware of this historical 1999 civil law suit of the King Family against the US Government. (Shelby County Court), Tennessee


  7. Jayeles
    January 24, 2019 at 03:13

    Overheard at a Washington, D.C. bar: “Truth is like poetry. And most people f*cking hate poetry.”

    – The Big Short movie intro

  8. SocraticGadfly
    January 23, 2019 at 21:42

    What’s to investigate?

    Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone.

    James Earl Ray acting alone.

    Sirhan Sirhan acting alone.

    To the degree Oswald or Sirhan can be called either nuts or political assassinations, they’re not alone. Witness the Garfield and McKinley assassinations.

    And on Malcolm X? Agents of Elijah Muhammad.

    So, who assassinated brain cells at Consortium News?

    • Michael
      January 24, 2019 at 07:50

      Like Russiagate. What’s to investigate?

      As Peter Strzok, Chief of the Counterespionage Section, said “There’s no big there there.”

      But someone must get money out of it somehow, or it wouldn’t be happening.

    • Brian M.
      January 24, 2019 at 11:10

      I think a better question would be “what sort of human being accepts a job to support the national security state on obscure message board?” I think I know the answer. It begins with the word “total” and ends with the word “loser.”

      • Skip Scott
        January 24, 2019 at 13:52

        Nailed it!

      January 24, 2019 at 16:35

      Lee Oswald as you well know, WASN’T CONVICTED OF ANYTHING.

  9. January 23, 2019 at 20:16

    Thank you to the men and women who have made up their minds to fully engage in the battle to get to the vital, brutal truth behind the covert assassinations of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy. Besides accomplishing the important, necessary, unfinished work of identifying and prosecuting those who directly ordered and/or carried out the murders and their accomplices withholding facts and evidence, – future generations of students in America and around the Earth must learn the absolute truth from their history textbooks.


  10. dean 1000
    January 23, 2019 at 18:38

    Kudos to the Truth and Reconciliation Committee. I look forward to signing the Petition.

  11. January 23, 2019 at 16:31

    Since James Douglass published a report on the trial of the government by the King family in Memphis TN for a wrongful dath of Martin Luther King, I have seen enough evidence right there that MLK was assassinated by decisions in high places in the US government. Then reading Douglass’s “The Unspeakable” one can see that JFK was killed by a very high level conspiracy and deliberate cover-up. How many witnesses – it seems scores – have been killed beside Oswald who was set up as a patsy just like he said when he was shot?
    Well said by Douglass: “We’ve been walking in the valley of the dead” We have been pretending we have a democracy founded on truth, justice, and freedom.

    • Brian M.
      January 24, 2019 at 11:18

      We live in a form of government centered around a “national security state.” It has elements of the German flavor of fascism from the 1930s and 1940s. It looks like what happened is various industrial interests worked with Nazi Germany and learned some tricks about how to structure government from Nazi Germany. Among these were people like the Dulles brothers and Prescott Bush. After WW2, they brought some of the Nazi leadership and technicians over and began to covertly implement elements of the Nazi government here at home. This included runaway militarism, state control of the media, surveillance of the public, ferocious propaganda and disinformation campaigns directed at the public, infusions of fear and terror into the public, and control of all branches of the government by the military and intelligence communities — via assassinations, threats, and intimidation. This all became much more clear under the W Bush (re:Cheney) administration after 9/11. Scientific evidence proves that the WTC were blown up in controlled demolitions on 9/11, and a variety of evidence suggests the US government is the prime suspect. So, that’s where we are. Appeals to our current government to correct itself are childishly naive, I’m afraid.


  12. Brian James
    January 23, 2019 at 16:09

    January 19, 2019 Martin Luther King was Killed 50 Years Ago, April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tenn. Court Decision, U.S. “Government Agencies” Found Guilty in Martin Luther King’s Assassination

    Very few Americans are aware of this historical 1999 civil law suit of the King Family against the US Government. (Shelby County Court), Tennessee


    Sep 3, 2012 Malcolm X: Black Democrats are “Traitors”

    The second from the Malcolm X series. Although I do not agree with his early philosophy, he sets the record straight and reveals the Truth about the Democratic Party!!


  13. Brian Murphy
    January 23, 2019 at 12:25

    So, the idea is to politely ask the national security state to investigate itself, find itself guilty, undermine its political legitimacy, and hand over its power to some unknown and potentially hostile “forces of democracy”?

    This is a laughable request. It is also incomplete because it leaves out the events of 9/11/2001. With high likelihood, 9/11 was what we got when we failed to grab the government back from the forces that did JFK, MLK, RFK, and Malcolm X. Since they got away with 9/11 as well, God only knows what kind of atrocities are in the works.

    Those forces are REPRESENTED by the Congress that is being asked to perform the requested investigations.


    • Taras77
      January 23, 2019 at 16:03

      Absolutely spot on!

      January 23, 2019 at 17:54

      I firmly believe that the national security state [CIA,MILITARY] murdered President Kennedy. they and they alone are the only entity that could have carried out this horrendous deed and have covered the whole thing up. The MSM and politicians have either through blind negligence or ignorance or not caring to find out what exactly happened since that dreadfull day speaks volumes. Gaeton Fonzi in his book THE LAST INVESTIGATION said there will never be another investigation, that the House Select Committee had their chance to do something but blew it big time. Richard Sprague, along with Cliff Fenton and Gaeton Fonzi and others would have gotten to the bottom of this national nightmare. The Warren Report in September 1964 was issued to assure and calm American fears, instead, the Warren Report became part them. BRIAN, I agree with your central premise, but after 55 years the NIGHTMARE CONTINUES.

      • michael
        January 24, 2019 at 08:06

        When Trump demanded the FBI/Justice Department release the Strzok Page messages, they quickly claimed they were lost due to technical issues. (The Justice OIG released some of them.) These agencies protect their own; they are above the Law. Some individuals like Flynn lose their fortune and go to jail over lying under oath. Others such as Mueller lying about Saddam’s WMDs or Clapper denying his people were violating the 4th Amendment under their oaths, are not touched. Good way to see who stands where in our governmental hierarchy.
        Anyone involved in 1963 was high enough to be untouchable or protected. The two servicemen who tried to publicize advance notice of the assassination plans were quickly incarcerated in mental institutes. The same type of people floated to the top in both the Soviet Union and America.

    • Jim
      January 25, 2019 at 09:17

      It all comes down to campaign finance corruption, as documented in ‘Guilt by Association’ by author Jeff Gates. Reform campaign finance and get america back. https://hiddentaxonhumanity.com/

      • nick vanderwal
        January 28, 2019 at 18:03

        Let’s conduct our presidential campaigns from the back of a train.

  14. M Linda Sullivan
    January 23, 2019 at 10:51

    I have always believed JFK’s murder was more than just one person. I thought it was the mafia

    Is there a way I can help

  15. Goeran Vesterlund
    January 23, 2019 at 07:14

    When JFK was assassinated, I had just turned 30 years. That Friday, I was amazed, could the President of the US be so poorly protected? But on the following Sunday, even in remote Stockholm we could witness the TV images depicting Jack Ruby shooting Lee Oswald dead, inside the Dallas Police Headquarters. At once, it was clear that something here was terribly wrong.

    I read quite a lot of private reports on this, Mark Lane and others. Finally the truth became uncovered by Dr James W. Douglass, and others. Especially, I am thankful for “JFK and the Unspeakable”. Also, for Jesse Ventura’s “They Killed Our President”.

    I do hope this effort will succeed, but I doubt it can happen i Trump’s USA.

  16. January 22, 2019 at 23:18

    As a living witness who has fought for over 20 years for justice for Lee Harvey Oswald and President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther king and others, I hereby request that my name be added to this list. Judyth Vary Baker

    • Bob Van Noy
      January 23, 2019 at 07:36

      Judith Vary Baker, good to see you here, please stay around, you have much to contribute…

  17. January 22, 2019 at 23:12

    Set us free…open all four…Trump’s failure in doing so really disappointed me.

  18. Mark L Beauchamp
    January 22, 2019 at 22:01

    Please publish information on how we long-committed amateur assassination researchers can be involved and support this effort.
    Thanks and keep up the good work.

  19. Jerry Horvat
    January 22, 2019 at 20:03

    I was an undergraduate student studying mathematics at the time of the Kennedy assassination. The major news media reported that a lone assassin used a Mauser rifle from the sixth floor. This resulted in hitting a moving four inch target. I immediately determined the difficulty of hitting such a target that moved ten to fifteen feet per second. I had first used a small rifle at age seven and handled a Mauser at age twelve. I concluded the shot required a very accomplished marksman.

    The, around forty year old, men of my then working class neighborhood were very cynical about the official story. Many of these men were combat veterans of WW-II and Korea. I was shocked by their comments.

    Later the news reported Mauser comments were changed to 6.5×52mm Carcano Model 91/38. This rifle may have a Mauser like design. However, it definitely is not a German 8mm Mauser. As a mater of fact, the inaccurate Carcano has been referred to as “the peace weapon”.

    Although the JFK assassination documents are considered vital “state secrets”, I still look forward to their release. If my memory is correct, the documents were to be released by 1995.

  20. Karin Brothers
    January 22, 2019 at 19:58

    We support full, independent investigations into all of these deaths that have not only crippled American democracy but the possibility of a just society.

  21. Clair Wilson
    January 22, 2019 at 19:25

    We need the truth

  22. January 22, 2019 at 18:06

    When the Bay of Pigs invasion took place, I was in the USMC and expecting that my outfit would be sent to Cuba. But we had a courageous president who knew how to say no, and that was the first nail in his coffin. The deep state decided JFK was not their man, not their obedient servant. So they just gunned him down, and then told us it was all the work of a crazy lone gunman. But their story clashes with rifle range realities.

    That’s just one example, the one I (and many other ex-GIs) happen to be familiar with. The official narrative clashes with so much evidence that numerous independent investigators have carefully exposed. But the media and many pseudo-historians continue to echo the Warren Commission, clearly because it’s not a wise career move to do speak out. Consider what happened to journalist Gary Webb, exposed the CIA’s involvement in drug trafficking. Most journalists choose to investigate what will best serve to further their careers.

    So, thank you Consortium News for helping to promote this discussion of what really happened to JFK and other victims of the CIA and FBI.

    • Skip Scott
      January 23, 2019 at 08:11

      Thanks Daniel. That is a very interesting and common sense perspective regarding his choice of rifle and its limitations.

  23. Marcia
    January 22, 2019 at 16:48

    All four of these assassinations should be re-investigated. And while we’re at it, the 9-11 attacks should be re-opened, too. Many questions about that day have been left unanswered or have been answered in a manner which defies belief: How did the two massively reinforced twin towers drop at free-fall speed into their own footprints? Why did WTC Bldg. 7 drop at free-fall speed into its own footprint later that same day? (Such types of building destruction occur only in cases of controlled demolition, never as a result of aircraft strikes.) Why did the pentagon damage show no imprint of wings if it was hit by a commercial aircraft? Why did people on the ground say the two “planes” which hit the towers did not look like commercial aircraft? Why did people on the grounds say they saw puffs of smoke coming from areas of both towers before each one fell?

    • Mike M
      January 23, 2019 at 17:22

      Also the airliner that crashed in the Pennsylvania field had no debris, parts of the aircraft or any passenger bodies or gear anywhere whatsoever. Clearly impossible what the government claimed as the crash site. Huge cover up there and no logical answers from the administrations then or intelligence agencies up to the present.

  24. Howard Youngs
    January 22, 2019 at 16:43

    Conspiracies? – humbug!; Investigate like your (our) lives depend on it! Without these fine leaders, we have little future for American democracy to look forward to.

  25. Ron
    January 22, 2019 at 15:45

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    James DiEugenio
    January 21, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    The person who deserves a lot of credit for putting this together is the founder of Salon, David
    Talbot. He started it at a private JFK seminar in San Francisco in December. And he managed
    to get a lot of heavy hitters to sign on to it.
    The public will be able to sign on very soon at a designated web site. Once that goes up I will
    let you know.

  26. Deniz
    January 22, 2019 at 15:43

    After JFK, MLK, 9/11, Russiagate, Iran-Contra, etc., it should be beyond doubt by most of the CN bloggers that CIA/FBI are instrumental in colluding with our criminal aristocracy to sell weapons, heroin and steal oil. Although it would be give me endless pleasure to watch MadCow, Wolf and their zombified audience publicly meltdown, I don’t need an investigation to tell me what I already know. In fact, at this point, it is almost one more hoop that needs to be jumped through before discovering the truth.

    What would be more useful is specific information about the criminal aristocracy themselves. Who has the power to subvert the US, for their own private gains? The movie Cheney is a very good start. What I find both fascinating and galling is that Cheney is on the Board of Directors of a Golan Heights, publicly traded oil company, Genie Energy, with Rupert Murdoch, Lord Rothschild, Larry Summers, Robert Woolsley, which is lead by a former Mossad and Likud Politician. But, it also must be beyond that, State Actors, Institutions, perhaps Religious or ideological Cults. Who is capable of destroying the world for their own private gain? We can point to the Nazi’s, which was a clear combination of dark ideology and greed, as an organization that was capable of this large scale destruction. What we have seen in the middle east since 9/11 has been no less destructive or awful.

    • Litchfield
      January 22, 2019 at 19:49

      ” We can point to the Nazi’s, which was a clear combination of dark ideology and greed, as an organization that was capable of this large scale destruction. ”

      With a lot of help from US corporations, which also built up the manufacturing capacity of the Soviet Union, postwar.
      You must read Antony Sutton on this, or watch a 1982 video in which he outlines and details his research while at the Hooever Insitution of Stanford U. War profiteering did not start in the 21st C.

  27. Ron
    January 22, 2019 at 15:18

    Where is this Joint Statement of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee, on the Kennedy, King and Malcolm X Assassinations and Ongoing Cover-ups?

    Write-in Votescotty.com for POTUS 2020

    • David
      January 22, 2019 at 15:24


      Please contact the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the United States

      …we will contact you on the Crew Messaging App at Votescotty.com

  28. January 22, 2019 at 13:11

    Here is a brief discussion around one of the only truly valuable documents ever released by government on the John Kennedy assassination.


    Yet there has been no big controversy or discussion of this. Here are some threads of the real truth, and all but ignored in the press and by the public.

    The authorities releasing this were so confident in the public’s mindset they weren’t concerned, and it appears they were right to think that way. Either that or they blundered, but it still had zero impact.

    None of this historical stuff can make a difference unless the essentials of the way America is governed are changed, and just what are the chances of that?

    Here is a good summary of what I mean:


  29. Paul
    January 22, 2019 at 12:45

    I thought a few weeks ago they opened up 9 11 via the courts ! Can this be clarified by consortium news ?

  30. David Howard
    January 22, 2019 at 11:59

    Paul Wilcher… investigating the “October Surprise” http://www.dcdave.com/article2/990314.html

  31. Charles goldberg
    January 22, 2019 at 09:54

    The truth will set us free

  32. blahWhatever
    January 22, 2019 at 08:58

    Why on earth would ANYBODY trust congress to investigate ANYTHING?!?!?!? That is moronic.

    Have the files unsealed and released to competent historians.

    • Jim Hartz
      January 22, 2019 at 15:36

      That’s a very sensible approach, “blah Whatever.” I would just suggest the inclusion of THOMAS MERTON, who’s death on December 10, 1968, was always speculated about, but never anything definitive. Then, James Douglass, in the research for his definitive collation of all the JFK assassination material stumbled into some hard evidence that MERTON was assassinated by Korean CIA, of course with our CIA looking over their shoulder. I contacted Ray McGovern about this, he kindly asked my permission to contact Douglass, I gave it, and he contacted Douglass. If memory serves, Douglass was riveted on the JFK assassination, and was not allowing himself to be “sidetracked.” To really investigate THAT assassination (of MERTON) properly–in terms of m-o-t-i-v-e–you’d need to know more than a little about Tantric Buddhism, something Merton was especially interested in at the end of his life, switching from Zen to Tantric Buddhism as soon as Merton met Chogyam Trungpa, fortuitously, in New Delhi at a “spiritual summit conference,” and spent the night drinking gin & tonics together, planning to write a book together. Then, a few weeks later, Merton was dead, under suspicious circumstances. Looking into the heart of THAT matter, would bring more important insight into our global predicament than any of the other assassinations, combined.

  33. Charles Drago
    January 22, 2019 at 07:56

    On behalf of Chris Courtwright, William Xanttopoulis, and the late George Michael Evica, I wish to express our gratitude to the powers that be who, knowingly or not, have followed our lead and reinvigorated the concept of a Truth and Amnesty (now Reconciliation) Commission for JFK (currently expanded to include RFK, MLK, and Malcolm X) that we originated and first brought to the public’s attention in 1997.

    Although neither I nor any other surviving founder of the earlier Commission was consulted during formation of its contemporary iteration, we are flattered to have had our concept developed all these years later, and we wish the Commission Godspeed.

    Acknowledgement of our foundational work is neither expected nor necessary. Its origin story may be read at:


  34. January 22, 2019 at 07:09

    The Roman Catholic Church is the primary perpetrator…….www.kw-roadside-services.com. I have been brutally destroyed by this crock of worthless trash for decades. All levels of idiot coward gov are destroying me. I am moving to Russia after 41 years of complete idiot abuse and racketerring upon me.

  35. Heinzpeter Wagner
    January 22, 2019 at 00:25

    There is global interest in a proper clear-up of these four and further cases. I wish I could live another 65 years to see 9/11 clarified.

    • jeff montanye
      January 22, 2019 at 02:16

      at least the current president said, the day it happened, that planes didn’t take down the wtc. it’s a start.


    • Ivan Hexter
      January 22, 2019 at 05:51

      The bad guys ie covert govt. are still running the show. To agree to this would at the very least undermine American political system. Sadly no way it will be agreed too!!

      • Maxwell Quest
        January 22, 2019 at 13:48

        Agreed! The legitimacy of the ruling establishment is already hanging by a thread. Allowing the exposure of the lies, deceptions, and political murders from the past fifty years would only hasten their downfall. No, these records will only become available after the revolution has swept them from power.

  36. Brian James
    January 21, 2019 at 22:35

    January 19, 2019 Martin Luther King was Killed 50 Years Ago, April 4, 1968, Memphis, Tenn. Court Decision, U.S. “Government Agencies” Found Guilty in Martin Luther King’s Assassination

    Very few Americans are aware of this historical 1999 civil law suit of the King Family against the US Government. (Shelby County Court), Tennessee


  37. PaulG
    January 21, 2019 at 22:32

    This is one area where I favor privatization: Congress or any branch of the government will never do a fair investigation; because they are always afraid of undermining confidence in the government. A fair investigation would find government hands in at least three of the assassinations maybe all four. In the cases of JFK and King this has already been adequately proven; for King it was proven in a civil suit by his family that he was shot by a Memphis police sniper.

    This sort of like asking the mob to investigate the mafia.
    The only way this would work is by an independent group with subpoena power.

  38. Joe
    January 21, 2019 at 21:39

    The USA was assassinated on September 11, 2001.

  39. Ariel
    January 21, 2019 at 21:29

    Yes…it is wonderful to dream and wish….but not a snowballs chance in hell that this will ever happen. Why…because the owners of this country, not the politicians, but the real owners will never let it happen. Doing so would pull back the veil of democracy that Americans believe they have and expose the brick wall that they all are heading into. Democracy is a fable that has been told and sold to Americans for generations by its owners, the same white rich men that were founding fathers and crafters of the Declaration of Independence and constitution…wise rich men who crafted documents that assured that their class would forever rule with a golden wallet and iron political fist.

    • jeff montanye
      January 22, 2019 at 02:27

      i’m not sure that the owners are that much like the crafters of the declaration of independence and the constitution. they certainly seem intent on rolling back those documents in one way or another, by hook or by crook. read the bill of rights again and imagine the koch brothers or sheldon adelson or even tom steyer crafting those lines.

    • ML
      January 22, 2019 at 10:11

      Ariel- You might want to credit George Carlin with your erudite verbiage… copied almost directly in parts from his “American Dream” monologue.

  40. January 21, 2019 at 21:20

    What do we as citizens have to lose be aggressively encouraging the seeking of truth. The age of being fed pablum should be over, and we can manage our own affairs instead of abdicating to a ruling clique.

  41. Greg Bragg
    January 21, 2019 at 20:55

    So what’s the problem?

  42. Mike Perry
    January 21, 2019 at 20:53

    I belong to a gym in one of the most densely populated communities of my State. My friend, who is a salesman at this gym, he recently told me that this facility currently has 8,800 members and that on average just 4% will have walked through the door in the past month. .. Think about that, this statistic represents those who have showed up and paid..

    With that in mind, I cannot “Thank each and every one you enough”. (..because I know how committed each and everyone of you are to peace & justice. .. And I have learned so much from all of you (.. authors & commenters..)).

    I just (re)read MLK’s, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”; April 16, 1963.
    Here is a an excerpt, but this is also a very good day to (re)visit the entire document, if you have the time.

    ~”.. I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and that when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress. I had hoped that the white moderate would understand that the present tension in the South is a necessary phase of the transition from an obnoxious negative peace, in which the Negro passively accepted his unjust plight, to a substantive and positive peace, in which all men will respect the dignity and worth of human personality. Actually, we who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive. We bring it out in the open, where it can be seen and dealt with. Like a boil that can never be cured so long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of national opinion before it can be cured.

    In your statement you assert that our actions, even though peaceful, must be condemned because they precipitate violence. But is this a logical assertion? Isn’t this like condemning a robbed man because his possession of money precipitated the evil act of robbery? Isn’t this like condemning Socrates because his unswerving commitment to truth and his philosophical inquiries precipitated the act by the misguided populace in which they made him drink hemlock? Isn’t this like condemning Jesus because his unique God consciousness and never ceasing devotion to God’s will precipitated the evil act of crucifixion? We must come to see that, as the federal courts have consistently affirmed, it is wrong to urge an individual to cease his efforts to gain his basic constitutional rights because the quest may precipitate violence. Society must protect the robbed and punish the robber. I had also hoped that the white moderate would reject the myth concerning time in relation to the struggle for freedom. I have just received a letter from a white brother in Texas. He writes: “All Christians know that the colored people will receive equal rights eventually, but it is possible that you are in too great a religious hurry. It has taken Christianity almost two thousand years to accomplish what it has. The teachings of Christ take time to come to earth.” Such an attitude stems from a tragic misconception of time, from the strangely irrational notion that there is something in the very flow of time that will inevitably cure all ills. Actually, time itself is neutral; it can be used either destructively or constructively. More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men willing to be co workers with God, and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation. We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do right. Now is the time to make real the promise of democracy and transform our pending national elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. Now is the time to lift our national policy from the quicksand of racial injustice to the solid rock of human dignity..”~

    • Bob Van Noy
      January 22, 2019 at 08:06

      Many Thanks, Mike Perry…

  43. January 21, 2019 at 20:50

    Rob Reiner? The same Rob Reiner who, with actor Morgan Freeman, made that disgusting video claiming that the United States was “under attack” from Russia? That same pig, Rob Reiner? I approve of revisiting the assassinations, but I’m not signing anything he signed.

    • Chang Hall
      January 22, 2019 at 06:14

      I couldn’t agree more. When did solid journalism include trumpeting the fact “Hollywood Artists” agree with the report? The day I listen to the likes of almost everything that comes out of Hollywood, is the day I concede.

      This article would have stood on its own without including those fools as a support team.

    • Kevin Bradley
      January 22, 2019 at 11:54

      He is also on the advisory board of the CIA-sponsored Committee to Investigate Russia. James Clapper is one of the other board members.

  44. January 21, 2019 at 20:36

    Elijah Muhammad ordered Malcolm X’s murder

    FBI and Hoover ordered MLK Jr.’s murder

    JFK and RFK were murdered by conspirators with different motivations–the CIA, the Mob, and possibly Arthur Miller and Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio (revenge for the Kennedy brothers’ murder of Marilyn Monroe).

  45. David C. Pallin
    January 21, 2019 at 20:04

    two things to keep in mind, every Parkland doctor and nurse saw with their own eyes the back of the President’s head blasted out, these highly trained medical personnel knew what exit wounds looked like. I have always wondered if the Parkland doctors written and filed their own reports of how he/she treated President Kennedy that day. You would think that they would have. Two, the Secret Service were up to no-good that day in Dallas, as clearly shown and proven.

  46. Pierre Anonymot
    January 21, 2019 at 19:19

    I was the distributor for France of the 1967 documentary film Rush To Judgement by Emile de Antonio, based on Atty Mark Lane’s book. I’ve followed all of the twists and turns of the evolution of these assassinations. The assassins are our government. The shadow boxers for whom we vote don’t control much of anything. I’d highly recommend watching the most complete doc I’ve seen on JFK:
    Everything Is A Rich Man’s Trick – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1Qt6a-vaNM

    I’d certainly sign, but I doubt that the real US government would auto-indict itself.

    • Bob Van Noy
      January 21, 2019 at 20:27

      Many Thanks Pierre Anonymot for your comment. I’ve followed all of this for many years and Rush To Judgement by Emile de Antonio was only recently presented to me by a fellow CN commenter, and I found stunningly good. I also concur about “A Rich Man’s Trick”, good to hear from you.

    • Litchfield
      January 22, 2019 at 20:04

      Everything is a Rich Man’s Trick has been taken down by Youtube.
      Where can one see Rush to Judgment?

      • Bob Van Noy
        January 23, 2019 at 07:41

        Litchfield, apparently it’s available on “Prme”.


      • Mike Perry
        January 23, 2019 at 12:05

        Hi Litchfield,
        The film was reproduced on vhs in 1986, by ‘Maljack Productions Inc.’ (MPI). They gave it their internal production number of MP-1325.

        These days, the film is extremely hard to find, and unless someone is not aware of what they are selling, the vhs will usually command at a minimum of, $50 to $100.

        .. But, what makes the film so very special is that Emile and Mark built the film around interviewing at least 12 different eye witnesses who were there in the Plaza on November 22nd. They also interview some other eye witnesses, such as an eye witness to the Tibbetts murder, and one of Lee’s army buddies who testifies that Lee’s marksmanship on the Army’s firing range was quite close to abysmal.

        MPI (.. thank you, MPI..)! they also released on vhs Emile’s:
        “In the King of Prussia”; They designated it as MP-1198, and it was reproduced by them in 1982.
        “Underground”; They designated it as MP-1200, and it was reproduced by them, in I believe, 1982.
        “McCarthy – Death of a Witch Hunter”; They designated it as MP-1324, and it was reproduced by them in 1986.

        .. And, you may be familiar with Emiles, “In the Year of the Pig”. .. oh my.. This is my favorite Vietnam documentary. Among other things, it includes some incredible rare footage of Ho Chi Minh, and also the French Occupation. This film has been reproduced a few times on dvd. .. It’s definitely a “must see”; as well.

        I have made dvd copies of “Rush To Judgment”, because it is just so hard to find. .. I have also made dvd copies of “In the King of Prussia”, because I have always really looked up to the Plowshares Movement, and the Berrigan activists, etc..

        You (or anyone else) feel free to email me at: [email protected] …and I will be more than happy to send you copies that I have transferred to dvd.

        Best Regards,
        Mike (cmp)

        • Mike Perry
          January 23, 2019 at 13:32

          PS: … it just hit me,,, and that’s for free of course.

          (.. to me, it’s in my opinion, one of the most important films ever made.. ) … My only intent, is that everyone should see what the eyewitnesses had to say. .. And that, these same eye witnesses, by their own testimony were blocked by the FBI to the Warren Commission and it’s Report.

  47. January 21, 2019 at 18:56

    The person who deserves a lot of credit for putting this together is the founder of Salon, David Talbot. He started it at a private JFK seminar in San Francisco in December. And he managed to get a lot of heavy hitters to sign on to it.

    The public will be able to sign on very soon at a designated web site. Once that goes up I will let you know.

    • Litchfield
      January 21, 2019 at 19:07

      Thank you for the info on how to sign.
      And thank you for your own analyses and reviews over the years.

    • Bob Van Noy
      January 21, 2019 at 20:30

      Many Thanks to You James DiEugenio, nobody has worked harder than you.

    • Skip Scott
      January 22, 2019 at 06:56

      Thanks. I can’t wait to sign it. I am wondering if David and you have thought out how to keep the investigation (if we even get that far) from being co-opted and undermined by Intelligence Agency shills. I can’t help but think that Congress is rife with them. I also can’t help but imagine after all these years that some vital evidence has been “disappeared”. Do you have a rough idea of how many potential witnesses are still living? Are any of the potential suspects still alive?

  48. January 21, 2019 at 18:52

    While I am completely in sympathy with the idea that the major American political assassinations need re-investigation, I know at the same time that it is waste of breath to call for it.

    Why were the original investigations so badly handled?

    And as a long-time student of John Kennedy’s assassination, I can say flatly that it was more than badly handled.

    It was deliberately and consistently mishandled. It was manipulated.

    Who had the power to see that it was mishandled?

    Well, those same interests have not gone away.

    Indeed, I think it easy to argue that their position has only become stronger inside the United States.

    America’s power establishment today lies pretty much around the clock about many subjects.

    It is a way of life for those with great power.


    • January 21, 2019 at 20:52

      That’s no reason to become a surrender monkey, if you’ll pardon the expression. Fight and fight and then fight some more.

      • January 22, 2019 at 12:52

        Oh, yes, I certainly do see a lot of Americans fighting for this or any other truth.

        Sorry, but your rhetoric achieves little beyond raising your blood pressure.

        Americans today are totally indifferent to truth of any kind.

        They, for the most part, couldn’t care less about what America does in the Middle East and other places.

        Truth in America has become a rhetorical, argumentative word, devoid of any meaning.

        In an empire where wars, coups, dirty operations, and assassinations are part of the week-to-week efforts of government – always lying about them as it does its dirty work – there is no such thing as truth.

        Much of the rhetoric in the American “fake news” controversies is on the level of Baptist tent preachers blubbering about Satan rather than saying anything about truth.

        Truth and bloody global empire cannot coexist. Lies are an inherent part of all the killing and oppression.

        I don’t care what aspect of American government you talk about, it’s always the same. The FBI is a perfect example. The history of this organization is extremely dark and unpleasant. Yet today we get all these poses about this or that besmirching the FBI’s reputation. It in fact has no reputation, beyond one manufactured by its public relations and the main-line press.. The arguments about it are all phony.

        Here is a piece on the FBI I wrote this piece years ago, and nothing has really changed. Now they are in the business of trying to influence American elections:



        • Litchfield
          January 22, 2019 at 20:08

          Mr. Chuckman, Please get over yourself.
          BTW, you are right about the corsican mafia and the French snipers, but you are wrong about Oswald.
          Please read JFK and the Unspeakable to get a better picture of Oswald’s background.
          You are also wrong about the Cuban motivation behind the assassination.
          Why do you spread such nonsense at your blog?

        • Sam F
          January 22, 2019 at 21:49

          I will read your article. You may be interested that in my inquiries to FBI and DOJ as to whether they wish to see my evidence in a large racketeering case against public officials and party operatives in Florida, who steal hundreds of millions in state and county conservation funds for election funding and for themselves, I received only one absurd form letter in response, from DOJ, pretending to misunderstand the issue.

          So I must presume that they are involved in the racketeering crime, or fear career damage if they oppose it. Either case is corruption.

    • Joe
      January 21, 2019 at 21:50

      The same went for the Pearl Harbor and 9-11 investigations. OKC too! Why expose the real criminals? They control the justice and law enforcement departments. Before anything can be done, they have to come back to our side. Otherwise there will be no arrest warrants, subpoenas or trials.

    • exiled off mainstreet
      January 22, 2019 at 14:41

      I agree with Chuckman that under the present circumstances, the nature of the present regime renders government efforts to reinvestigate these old fundamental crimes futile. Stating this fact doesn’t render Chuckman a “surrender monkey”. I agree with the complainers that pressure should be unrelenting against the power structure to reopen these investigations, since the pressure itself combined with the manifest falsity of the existing official stories exposes the fundamental odious corruption of this structure. I can’t read Chuckman’s mind but I suspect he would agree with this formulation.

  49. Litchfielf
    January 21, 2019 at 18:47

    How/where can one sign the petition?

  50. Hal Womack
    January 21, 2019 at 18:12

    A preliminary review of the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and William McKinley, of Senator Huey P. Long, Lord Moyne and of Count Folke Bernadotte might well prove relevant to the later cases.

    A riddle: What do the following two episodes have in common? A) The murder of some 512 children [hint = GM’14] and B) 28 Standing Ovations [hint = JSOC (civilian)].

  51. January 21, 2019 at 17:26

    Amen! It’s about time! Bless those who made this important effort visible!

    The Deep State may not have pulled every trigger, but it is the driver behind these killings.

    The Nature of the Deep State HAS NOT BEEN SEEN CLEARLY YET.

    The Deep State is not a collection of specific people, not a consciously communicating cabal; it is a System gaining consciousness—like AI it has its Singularity fast approaching.


  52. bfearn
    January 21, 2019 at 17:21

    “Reinvestigate”. How about investigate???

      January 21, 2019 at 19:04


      But that really tells us why this effort is a sad little childish dream.

      The complete lack of genuine investigation could not happen without very powerful interests at work.

      What an effort it was. And at the highest levels.

      And the United States has only become more of a corrupt, driving empire which lies and kills regularly since those days.

      No American gets a word of truth about events in which the United States is engaged right now.

      You may enjoy some of these:


      • January 21, 2019 at 20:53

        This is your second surrender post. I wonder who you are in fact speaking to.

        • Litchfield
          January 22, 2019 at 20:09

          Speaking for, not to.
          Mr. Chuckman is behaving a lot like a troll.

        • anon4d2
          January 22, 2019 at 21:59

          You have not argued that diagnosis and description of problems is “surrender.” Education to recognize the problems is the first stage of individual activism. Mr. Chuckman has not so far to my knowledge advocated surrender. If you have solutions, you are more than welcome to speak of them!

    • David C. Pallin
      January 21, 2019 at 20:16

      bfearn, thank you for your post, you nailed it, who is going to investigate? Please not another investigation that pulls its punches, for Christsakes, we have been lied to for 55 years, we can handle the awful truth that five young progressive leaders of our country were murdered in a five year period and the wheels of justice never moved.

  53. Yahweh
    January 21, 2019 at 15:08

    This would be a fairy tale endeavor. The problems in the USA are multiplying daily as the MSM carries out the agenda of the new “Bolshevik Revolution 2.0”. Sowing polarizing division in every avenue of life…..Ahh, isn’t it a beautiful day you say as the noose tightens around your neck….. Time is very very very short.

  54. Lorraine
    January 21, 2019 at 14:24

    I personally would like to know the truth behind these assassinations as I don’t believe the explanations we got. I also don’t think the government should be able to lock files away from us for fifty years.

    • Kimiko Iwata
      January 21, 2019 at 19:55

      Read, “An Act Of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King”, 2003. ISBN 1-85984-695-5, by William Francis Pepper (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Francis_Pepper).

    • Joe
      January 21, 2019 at 21:54

      We pretty much already know what happened. The real question is, will there ever be justice? Locking files away for long periods is required to both keep the trigger puller(s) safe and the secret from surfacing, so as to keep the illusion of an honorable government alive. Bush Sr. (real last name Scherf (Nazi infiltrator)) just passed away so his secrets went to the grave. Who else is still alive?

    • anne karppinen
      January 22, 2019 at 14:33

      Lorraine, I agree, govt. shouldn’t be permitted to lock files away from public view, and we deserve to know the truth.

  55. January 21, 2019 at 13:43

    I sign this statement too. Former candidate for Democratic Party chair in both Tarrant and Harris County TX. Business owner self employed. The truth must come out.

  56. Lena I. Kanitz
    January 21, 2019 at 13:12

    Thank you for initiating this call. It is as relevant today, as it was in the 60’s, for our nation, and the cause of human survival.

  57. January 21, 2019 at 12:11

    I mentioned Sullivan and Cromwell in a reply to a post, here is a video folks might find enlightening and totally relevant to the subject of assassinations.


    • Joe Tedesky
      January 21, 2019 at 21:10

      Lee after listening to your YouTube link all I thought about was this….

      “A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.” MLK Beyond Vietnam speech

    • Brian
      January 21, 2019 at 23:45

      Yes, it is amazing how few people understand that the CIA’s main function is to protect Wall Street and American corporate interests around the world, not intelligence gathering.

    • Anne Karppinen
      January 22, 2019 at 13:27

      Lee, Since you mentioned Sullivan and Cromwell, I wonder if you read Steve Kinzers book on the Dulles brothers and their powerful influence in international affairs and Central and South America. I haven’t clicked on your link yet which I plan to check out shortly.

    • Llitchfield
      January 22, 2019 at 20:17

      It would be nice if the two speakers, especially the author of the book, would enunciate clearly enough so that one could understand what they are saying. Even the interviewer seems to having difficulties making out wht the author says, as the latter swallows half of his consonants. A transcript would be handy.

  58. January 21, 2019 at 12:04

    Former FBI assistant director was on Fox News with Tucker Carlson. He came right out and said his duties with the FBI included keeping socialists and progressives like Martin Luther King out of government. Folks from the time of Eugene Debs to Bernie Sanders today are imprisoned and spied upon and so on right out in the open to keep our tender eyes and ears from hearing and seeing.


    • Kimiko Iwata
      January 21, 2019 at 19:59
    • January 22, 2019 at 00:19

      O Society – the quote below from former Deputy Assistant Director Terry Turchie on Fox’s Tucker Carlson is quite stunning. As a public confession it stands as a complete indictment of the FBI as the criminal enterprise it in fact is.

      “. . . quite honestly the electorate in some places is putting more and more progressives and self-described socialists in positions. And ironically, years ago, when I first got into the FBI, one of the missions of the FBI in its counterintelligence efforts was to try and keep these people out of government. . . . “

    • anne karppinen
      January 22, 2019 at 13:31

      O Society, Yes, which is also why Edward Snowden is in exile, Julian Assange also, and Chelsea Manning, and Reality Winner, both imprisoned. Discredit messengers of truth.

  59. Bob In Portland
    January 21, 2019 at 11:51

    The MSM is quiet. Not a word. Rachel Maddow, who has towed the line on the assassinations, won’t do it. None of them will.

    Why not? Our talking heads get their do’s and don’t’s from the murderers. Those who stray off the prescribed path find their careers, and sometimes their lives, ended. These murders would show what a lie America is.

    • Kimiko Iwata
      January 21, 2019 at 20:01

      An Act Of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King, 2003. ISBN 1-85984-695-5
      by William Francis Pepper

      Silence of the Lambs: The Case of Marzieh Hashemi


    • January 21, 2019 at 20:56

      The expression is “toed the line” not “towed”. Rachel Maddow is a spokesperson for the pseudo-left, well-off bourgeoisie. She is a part of the corporate media. She’s not going to suddenly become a genuine political critic of the powers that be. What? And give up her cozy little TV show?

      • Lou
        January 22, 2019 at 07:13

        I agree that Rachel Maddow would not give up her cozy little TV show but neither would Sean Hannity or Laura Ingraham. The garbage News Channels that are CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, etc, have various people who have their own “cozy TV shows” but will NEVER give us the truth, whole truth, and nothing but the truth concerning the lies that our government has put out within at least the past century or more.

      • Skip Scott
        January 22, 2019 at 07:14

        Rachel is Latte-Sipper in Chief. I wouldn’t be surprised if she is a big part of today’s “Operation Mockingbird 2.0”. Today’s “30 pieces of silver” amounts to 7 million a year with inflation. People like her are really worse than the more obvious shills for empire like Dick Cheney, because they pull the wool over the eyes of many of our potential allies.

      • anne karppinen
        January 22, 2019 at 13:32

        Carolyn, Agreed!

  60. January 21, 2019 at 11:51

    I see this came from Spartacus Educational, great site, that covers most all educational subjects. John Simkin leads the discussions on Kennedy and seems extremely knowledgeable on the subject. His credibility and the credibility of Spartacus proves the paranoia around the term, “conspiracy theory,” is wholly unjustified and largely contrived by, who else, the real conspirators.

    I think Martin Luther King had to go because he became more and more popular and turned from civil rights to include a vociferous anti-war, anti-Vietnam message. This was a no no to the military industrial, intelligence, bankster establishment so he had to be removed.

    Kennedy was far more dangerous to the banksters cabal. He wanted to curtail and rein in the Damona nuclear project in Israel, which has resulted in Israel having numerous nuclear weapons, that no congressperson will dare admit to. Kennedy also was going to reduce our involvement in Vietnam, that’s debatable but as the article above states, he was not as enthused about the cold war with Soviet Union as he was portrayed. He also wanted to eliminate the oil depletion allowance for the major oil companies, owned by banksters and symbiotic with military. Kennedy’s biggest crime against the NWO, however, might have been the release of Silver Certificates. As we all know now, virtually every country we’ve invaded and destroyed since Pappy Bush’s Iraq/Kuwait adventure has involved a country trying to pull away from the U.S. dollar. That’s a crime of the highest magnitude. The banksters are socio-psychopaths and will stop at nothing to keep their golden goose alive. Their debt based, fractional reserve international system keeps most working class people perpetually hovering on the brink of financial ruin while handsomely rewarding those who preach the international banksters gospel.

    • bfearn
      January 21, 2019 at 17:25

      $$$ first, everything else a distant second!! This is Amerika!!

      • Mike Lamb
        January 21, 2019 at 19:33

        Personally, I would spell it


      • anne karppinen
        January 22, 2019 at 13:40

        Maybe U$$! Remember that the CIA was also mad at Kennedy for shutting down the Bay of Pigs and cancelled another war on behalf of the mob that lost their golden goose in Havana’s night clubs…

  61. Bill Fawell
    January 21, 2019 at 11:30

    You can add my name for what it is worth.

  62. Jeff Harrison
    January 21, 2019 at 11:23

    The scary part for me is that, if true, we have had a rogue government for a long time. This has not been good for either us or the rest of the world.

    • January 21, 2019 at 20:57

      There is no “if” about it. I’ve known that since the 1960s.

  63. John Parker
    January 21, 2019 at 10:28

    The research community is one of the greatest impediments to this info being much more widespread because they are so paranoid and overly aggressive. I suggest one do a little lurking at the various research websites. You will find endless fighting over ridiculous matters.

    Want to know the real shame ? Many in this pathetic crowd have openly expressed the need for young people to take up the struggle yet they attack these young people when they show up at these websites. It’s simple to understand that one of the main tactics the intel orgs would use would be divide and conquer. Researchers should have been especially wary of those that promoted strife and division. But they played right into the oldest trick. That was incredibly stupid. The truth is the research community is not very smart.

  64. Bob Van Noy
    January 21, 2019 at 09:11

    Yes, Yes, Yes!

    • Joe Tedesky
      January 21, 2019 at 09:54

      And another Yes, as I stand with you Bob. Joe

      • Bob Van Noy
        January 21, 2019 at 09:58

        Thanks Joe…
        More here with additional links: https://www.maryferrell.org/pages/Featured_Call_to_Reopen_2019.html

        • Joe Tedesky
          January 21, 2019 at 21:14

          Bob lately while studying about the life and times of Cecil Rhode, and considering Rhodes racist ideology was spread out among the ‘5 Eyes of the Greater Britain’ all I could think of was how easy it must of been for Rhodes peers to take the Irishmen (JFK & RFK) out.

          • Bob Van Noy
            January 22, 2019 at 08:03

            I think you’re right Joe, Cecil Rhodes was the Empire King. To get a visual sense of the depth of “attitude” at that time one should watch the excellent movie “The Man Who Knew Infinity”.
            Carroll Quigley got it all right in “Tragedy &Hope” and isn’t it interesting that Bill, Hill and Robert Reich we’re in his class?


            Joe,I I look forward to actually standing with several people on this Forum as we take back Our Government…

  65. Eric32
    January 21, 2019 at 08:59

    If people understood what happened in the JFK assassination 55+ years ago, the conspiracy / complicity involving high-up elements of the CIA, DOD, Secret Service, FBI, the garbage “news” media, the Warren Commission, highest elected officials, the fact that successive actors have made the Oswald story hold all this time, then people would be in a position to understand other important elements of US kabuki show history since then.

    That could be the catalyst that would undermine the ability to make “big events” create big turns in US domestic and international actions.

    The fear of that has been creating the carnival we’ve been seeing over the last 2 1/2 years.

    • January 21, 2019 at 12:06

      I agree with you. For instance, the PNAC Neocons new the importance of creating a “catalyzing” event and even went so far as to detail this process in their 2000 Rebuilding America’s Defenses.

      A transformation strategy that solely pursued capabilities for projecting force from the United States, for example, and sacrificed forward basing and presence, would be at odds with larger American Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century policy goals and would trouble American allies. Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.


      So whether they admit it or not, these cretins were setting the stage for 9/11 and you can imagine how easy it was to make profit on war especially when the members of PNAC are largely representing or are directors of the biggest military industrial conglomerates. PNAC was formed out of the frustration of the CENTGAS consortium at not being able to make any breakthrough with the incalcitrant Taliban over the proposed CENTGAS/TAPI pipelines, by the way, George W.’s buddy, Ken, Kenny Boy Lay, also was waiting impatiently for that gas/oil project to begin and be finished because Enron had built a huge electricity power plant in Dabhol, India and needed the gas to run it. The gas never came and Enron’s troubles only magnified, and we can’t ask the project manager in Dabhol from Enron because he was found outside his Houston gated community with a bullet in his head. Clifford Baxter. And so it goes.

      We haven’t even mention Paul Wellstone, probably assassination.

      • Gregory Herr
        January 22, 2019 at 17:32

        And we should mention Dag Hammarskjöld, another victim of CIA assassination.

  66. michael
    January 21, 2019 at 07:06

    Will never happen. All the pertinent paperwork has been destroyed or replaced. When Trump ordered release of the 50+ year old JFK files the Establishment screamed “National Security!” (The only thing I noticed was that the two low level military communications people that received early notification of the assassination and tried to broadcast the info were committed to mental institutions, which I believe “conspiracy buffs” had already noted. ) There clearly is something about Intelligence Agencies (as with the SS, KGB, Stasi, Mossad, SAVAK, etc) which either chooses or changes people that decide THEY, not elected leaders, get to make all the important decisions. The US has, what, 15 Intelligence Agencies? The CIA is one too many. America is a Soviet-style Police State. Deal with it. Or move to a decent country (all of Scandinavia is nice, except the weather).

    • Joe Wallace
      January 21, 2019 at 19:16


      “The US has, what, 15 Intelligence Agencies?” Fifteen would be too few. I believe we have 17.

      • Brian
        January 21, 2019 at 23:31

        Joe, that’s 17 that we know about.

    • Josep
      January 26, 2019 at 19:21

      Or move to a decent country

      I’m thinking of leaving America once I finish my college studies and get a job. For now, I’ve got my mind set on Putin’s Russia. Sure, the lifespan, rate of abortion, etc. there leave something to be desired, but at least it’s not a lapdog of the USA like Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand are. Which brings me to this…

      all of Scandinavia is nice, except the weather

      As I said, they seem to be vassal states of the USA. Sweden in particular is being overrun by Islamic immigrants, homeschooling is illegal, and they’re going cashless. The weather would be the least of my concerns.

  67. mike k
    January 21, 2019 at 05:53

    Murder is a stock in trade method for the evil cabal who control our government and mass media propaganda apparatus. Keeping the population ignorant and misinformed is easy with a populace brainwashed by our versions of noneducation. Asking people who have been put deep asleep since childhood is a difficult and almost impossible task, as many sharing here can attest from their long experience in trying to do so with friends and others.

  68. TFS
    January 21, 2019 at 04:01

    JFK. Start at the top.

    One Fact, One Question.

    Fact: JFKs head movved back and to the left.

    Question: Please explain using science (physics, maths) and the replicate in the real world using same gun/bullet, how a shot from the 6 floor TSBD caused the head to move to the back and to the left.

    • January 21, 2019 at 11:28

      They can’t explain what you are asking anymore than they can explain how three steel framed buildings collapsed at free fall rate. Physics don’t lie, the CIA lies.

  69. January 21, 2019 at 03:42

    The American people finally have the right to know who was trully behind these assassinations once and for all.

    • bfearn
      January 21, 2019 at 17:29

      Don’t hold your breath!!

  70. Broompilot
    January 21, 2019 at 02:57

    how about first we investigate the trillions of dollars unaccounted for in the Defense budget. Maybe we’ll have some left over for other stuff after that.

  71. January 21, 2019 at 01:44

    The murders of MLK and JFK, 9/11 and the WMD bait and switch, the 2008 bank bailouts… no wonder Americans don’t believe in their government any more. Why would any sane person?


    • anne karppinen
      January 22, 2019 at 14:09

      O society agreed

  72. January 21, 2019 at 01:22

    I thought everyone already knew about MLK. The FBI killed him. The sniper’s bullet didn’t do it right away. I don’t know if J.E. Ray was even there. The FBI had a couple of army snipers for backup. I forgot who actually shot him. There’s probably no way to be sure. He was alive when they got him to the hospital. A witness said that a man showed up wearing a suit and with a couple of others with him, ordered everyone out of the room King was in and said “let that n#gg@r die.” So, the medical staff all got out of there and let him die. The CIA killed Kennedy, but I’d be curious to see what sort of details an investigation would come up with. I really doubt if any investigation would be allowed to expose things like that. People in our own government perpetrated the 9/11 horror. Do you think the powers behind that would ever allow such a thing to really be exposed? …not until the people of this country wake up and take this country back …and they won’t.

    • michael
      January 21, 2019 at 07:11

      The King family demanded a civil trial and the Memphis jurors exonerated Ray and implicated a conspiracy of government and local business men. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mlks-family-feels-vindicated/

      • bfearn
        January 21, 2019 at 17:31

        So true and yet the average Americkan knows nothing about this. How does this happen???

    • January 21, 2019 at 11:31

      So true, all of it. The CIA and Allan Dulles stemmed from Sullivan and Cromwell, Wall Street’s go to law firm. The big banks fund own the media and give huge endowments to the universities, which is why it is academic suicide to speak of conspiracies.

  73. Taras 77
    January 21, 2019 at 00:51

    I would be very wary about any “new” investigation. It again as always comes down to who is in charge, who pays, who are the personnel, and who has final approval authority.

    The real investigation should not be about the murders by the govt but the resultant cover up by govt agencies. Please read this linked article and in particular the comment by “Seeker.” Obviously he or she has detailed information and experience with these massive cover ups.

    These cover ups are heart breaking for the families and destructive for any sense of credibility for the govt.


  74. Richard Fellows
    January 21, 2019 at 00:46

    This would be a key part of the best possible course correction for the US and for the world which continues to suffer US overt and covert intervention.

  75. January 21, 2019 at 00:35

    How do I sign this?

  76. January 21, 2019 at 00:08

    Amazing. I never thought I’d see the day this would happen. Granted this is only a “request” for new investigations, but this “request” itself speaks publicly and loudly for the many of us who have seen through the murderous machinations of the U.S. deep state forces who blatantly murdered the entire top tier of progressive leadership in America within a five year period during my youth. Whether one came to critical insight early on in these matters, or more recently given what excellent investigative scholarship has unearthed over the years, it has clearly become more and more difficult for the forces of secrecy and lies to keep the public uninformed and misinformed on these assassinations. Thanks to CN for sharing this. I can’t help but notice the lack of Dr. Chomky’s name as a signatory on this list. Though given his public support for the “official stories” I suppose it should not be too surprising.

    • Kiwiantz
      January 21, 2019 at 01:52

      Noam Chomsky is a social critic & Poltical activist who deals with Economic theory & their realities as it affects the general population! These economic ipinions can be quantified & measured in the real World! Chomsky doesn’t do Conspiracy theories & assasinations, he wouldn’t waste his breath on devoting time to crimes that will never be solved such as the devious Political murders of JFK; Martin Luther King or RFK? Everyone with half a brain knows that these men were murdered by their own Countrymen in a Deepstate, CIA operation coordinated with elements of the US MIC? Why? For the almighty Amerucan dollar thats why. Greed & War profiteering. The US Empires Standard operating procedure is War? Peace can never be allowed to break out as there is no money to be made out of peace? And that is why Ameruca spends $700 billion a year on its Military spend & has over 600 Military Bases all over the Globe & is waging War in the Middle East!

      • Tobin Paz
        January 21, 2019 at 13:58

        Chomsky has made his position on the JFK assassination quite clear:

        What Does Noam Chomsky Say About the JFK Assassination?

        Although Chomsky appears to be aware that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy, he considers it not to be a significant political event. His opinion of the JFK assassination follows from his conclusion that there was no substantial change in policy between the Kennedy and Johnson administrations

        • January 21, 2019 at 17:37

          You’re right—that is Chomsky’s position. And though I love and respect him immensely, he failed to adjust for JFK’s late life changes in perspective. Chomsky doesn’t grok what it meant for JFK to say finally that the CIA had to be broken into a thousand pieces. The professor’s not perfect. Almost, but not…

        • Gregory Herr
          January 22, 2019 at 17:44

          Chomsky can’t count to 500,000. Or else he thinks there’s a clever way to show that a half-million servicemen doesn’t constitute a “substantial change in policy”.

      • bfearn
        January 21, 2019 at 17:34

        Would you believe 800 military bases. Check with Nick Turse!

      • bardamu
        January 21, 2019 at 20:40

        Chomsky sees this as a waste of time and energy, in part because he believes that we should conclude that the government is fully psychopathic drawing from more easily available evidence.

        He’s wrong, though. It is not so easy for people to make judgments using third-hand information, and people manage to recognize the importance of some sorts of accounts when they do not manage to relate to others. Government and particularly mis-government “by consent” tends to require a lot of pretensions of legitimacy. American government lays this on particularly thick, and they do so because it gets cheap obedience.

        A clear demonstration that government is lethally illegitimate on its own terms for any member of the society at any level of status.

      • January 21, 2019 at 20:58

        I am not a supporter of Chomsky. He supports Israel. Enough said.

    • Litchfield
      January 21, 2019 at 18:58

      “Amazing. I never thought I’d see the day this would happen. Granted this is only a “request” for new investigations, but this “request” itself speaks publicly and loudly ”

      I agree, and just making this public challenge is big step. The allegations in the statement openly present the assumptions that millions of Americans have long made about these assassinations. The statement/petition puts those who continue to push the official stories clearly on the defensive.

      Just one thing: How does one sign? And whom does the petition get presented to? The Congress?

      • Bob Van Noy
        January 21, 2019 at 20:45

        Excellent thought Litchfield, we should all be imagining what that Commission would look like.
        Sam F and I, have discussed that to some degree on this forum. Think about it thoroughly, and when Jim DiEugenio gets back to us we can discuss it thoroughly.

    • michael
      January 24, 2019 at 08:41

      One of the last real investigative journalists, Sy Hersh, was brutal to JFK and RFK in his Dark Side of Camelot. He was raked over the coals, but much of what was considered outrageous at the time has since been confirmed.

      The weird thing to me was Hersh completely sidestepped the “conspiracy theories” of their assassinations, seemingly accepting the official versions. At first I thought maybe the ‘waters were already so muddied’ for him to even bother, he never seemed interested in re-doing what many other investigative journalists had already done. But increasingly I think he may have made a deal with his sources to stay away from the assassinations in return for help with the other aspects and details of the Kennedys’ lives. Hersh has always been extremely loyal to his sources.

  77. exiled off mainstreet
    January 20, 2019 at 23:30

    While it is an excellent idea and should be acted upon, I think that the present regime is far more odious than the one in which rogue elements performed the assassinations mentioned. Because of this state of affairs in addition to the passage of half a century, my guess is that even if such investigations should be conducted, they will be similarly flawed because of the nature of the present regime, which is in part the product of the facts to be investigated.

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