Without a doubt, the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy are some of history’s most studied political happenings.
There are countless hours of documentary films, research papers, books both fictional and factual, and an increasingly robust community of internet sleuths all working to uncover something new and groundbreaking in the five plus decades since the harrowing events in Dealey Plaza.
Much of the information that exists regarding the most public political assassination in modern history has been locked away in CIA storage for the 50+ years following Kennedy’s death. That is all set to change, however, as October 26th, 2017 marks the date in which a great many of these documents will be finally released to the public.
Adding even more intrigue to the impossibly convoluted and near infinite theories that already exist regarding the event, however, is the fact that a large portion of the soon-to-be released documents have been conveniently lost.
“All of the U.S. government’s files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are supposed to be released by October 26. But one batch of CIA records on suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald has gone missing.
“The records were part of a seven-volume file on Oswald held by the agency’s Office of Security. The OS is responsible for protecting CIA property and vetting agency personnel, and maintains a file system independent of the CIA’s Central File Registry. Declassified CIA records show that Volume 5 of the file records existed as recently as 1978.
“The disappearance of the records, discovered by JFK researcher Malcolm Blunt, is significant because the Office of Security was the first component of the CIA to open a file on Oswald, an ex-Marine who defected to the Soviet Union in October 1959 and was later charged with killing JFK in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
“The official story that Oswald acted alone is widely disbelieved. President Lyndon Johnson, First Lady Jackie Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, French president Charles DeGaulle, and Cuban leader Fidel Castro all privately concluded that JFK was killed by his political enemies, not by a lone assassin.”
While this infuriating development will likely stymy the thousands of theorists across the nation who hoped to validate their own hypotheses come October 26th, it will only add to the legend surrounding the assassination.
There is a great deal of weight behind the idea that Lee Harvey Oswald was simply a patsy designated to take the fall for the death of Kennedy. With his files now conspicuously absent, those who put their faith in a wide ranging conspiracy will likely add this omission to their ever-growing list of evidence for the coverup.