The complexities of the JFK assassination and the role of journalist Jefferson Morley in uncovering truths about the CIA’s involvement. It highlights how Oliver Stone’s film “JFK” sparked public interest and led to the declassification of records related to the assassination. Morley’s investigation into Lee Harvey Oswald’s CIA file revealed extensive agency interest in Oswald before the assassination, contradicting official claims of minimal knowledge about him.
- Oliver Stone’s Film and its Impact: Oliver Stone’s film “JFK,” based on Jim Garrison’s book, stirred controversy and brought widespread attention to the JFK assassination, leading to public demand for more information and the declassification of related records.
- Jefferson Morley’s Investigation: Journalist Jefferson Morley extensively researched the CIA’s files on Lee Harvey Oswald, discovering significant agency attention to Oswald prior to the assassination, contrary to official statements.
- The Warren Commission’s Findings: The Warren Commission’s conclusion that Oswald acted alone was met with skepticism, and later investigations, including the House Select Committee on Assassinations, suggested a probable conspiracy.
- CIA’s Involvement and Secrecy: The article discusses the CIA’s ongoing secrecy regarding the assassination and Morley’s efforts to uncover the truth, including the routing slips in Oswald’s CIA file indicating extensive monitoring.
- Public Perception and Conspiracy Theories: The JFK assassination remains a subject of public fascination and conspiracy theories, partly due to the contradictions and gaps in the official narrative presented by the government and agencies like the CIA.