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Mon Nov 22, 2021, 08:55 PM Nov 2021

This Is Where Oliver Stone Got His Loony JFK Conspiracies From [View all]

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Mark S. Zaid
Excellent article by @TimWeinerAuthor. Reasonable minds can differ in assessing history & interpreting facts. But that also requires understanding how some "facts" were never facts at all & that our adversaries manipulate info to confuse us. It works.

President John Kennedy rides in a motorcade from the Dallas airport into the city with his wife Jacqueline and Texas Governor Johhn Connally.

This Is Where Oliver Stone Got His Loony JFK Conspiracies From
The CIA-killed-Kennedy myth — which Stone pushed in 'JFK' and 'JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass' — is twistier than a magic bullet.
5:49 PM · Nov 22, 2021


Oliver Stone once made brilliant movies like Platoon, which won Oscars for best picture and best director. These days, he’s a tinfoil-hatted fabricator. His new documentary — JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass, premiering on Showtime on, you guessed it, Nov. 22 — is rooted in a big lie. It comes 30 years after the premiere of JFK, a film unrivaled in the annals of American cinematic propaganda. Both are based on the undying delusion that President Kennedy was murdered by the Deep State: The Central Intelligence Agency, backed by the military-industrial complex.

Do you believe that the CIA killed JFK? Millions of Americans suspect so. Let me ask you, then: Why do they believe it?

The tale can be traced to a Russian disinformation operation. It came from the same arsenal of political warfare that convinced half the world that the U.S. Army created AIDS. The one that monkey-wrenched the 2016 election for Donald Trump. The one now flooding the internet with deadly lies about the coronavirus and vaccines. The goals of these campaigns were one and the same: to divide Americans, to pour salt in our self-inflicted wounds, and ultimately to convince you that there is no truth. That crackpot fantasies are cold hard realities. That “conspiracy theories are now conspiracy facts,” as Stone proclaims in JFK Revisited.

Disinformation works best when it contains a kernel of truth. And, in truth, the Kennedy assassination is the black hole of American history. It has sucked better minds than Stone’s down into darkness. It has taught generations of Americans to be highly skeptical of the Official Government Version of events. It made the grassy knoll our town commons.

But what you believe about it boils down to this: Either Lee Harvey Oswald, trained by the United States Marines as a sharpshooter before he defected to the Soviet Union, got off a million-to-one shot in Dallas. He acted alone. Or he was an instrument of a conspiracy so immense that it staggers the mind.


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The last paragraph is incorrect. former9thward Nov 2021 #1
I saw the film. shrike3 Nov 2021 #6
I agree with the mob hit. former9thward Nov 2021 #8
The CIA and the mob had a long history of working together dflprincess Nov 2021 #10
Garrison was a homophobe. Archae Nov 2021 #11
My impression exactly. n/t shrike3 Nov 2021 #22
I can tell that you never spent any time pulling butts or qualifying on a military gun range. Saboburns Nov 2021 #19
I have qualified on a military gun range, not that it is any business of yours. former9thward Nov 2021 #20
"The CIA did it" makes for an easy punchline to use against alternative theories Re:JFK, but Rustynaerduwell Nov 2021 #2
That is a good point TheRealNorth Nov 2021 #4
I have grown more skeptical about JFK conspiracies as I have gotten older, however TheRealNorth Nov 2021 #3
The mafia theory is one I find most credible. They're good at killing people and getting away with i shrike3 Nov 2021 #7
The mafia are morons greenjar_01 Nov 2021 #21
But they're good at killing people. You don't have to be smart to do that. shrike3 Nov 2021 #23
Not that good greenjar_01 Nov 2021 #24
This guy disagrees. shrike3 Nov 2021 #25
Um greenjar_01 Nov 2021 #26
So you are the final word on the mafia? shrike3 Nov 2021 #27
Not at all greenjar_01 Nov 2021 #28
And yet you know personally that they are morons. shrike3 Nov 2021 #29
Oh for goodness sake greenjar_01 Nov 2021 #30
There is one version blaming the secret service. KentuckyWoman Nov 2021 #5
That all may be true. Kid Berwyn Nov 2021 #9
And Garrison's prosecution of Clay Shaw was a complete failure. Archae Nov 2021 #12
Nor did US Government admit NAZI ties of Dulles and McCloy. Kid Berwyn Nov 2021 #13
I thought it was based on Crossfire by Jim Marss. edbermac Nov 2021 #14
Sure As Hell Wasn't Oswald WHITT Nov 2021 #15
Meh. Our Institutions Fail Us All the Time. In the Age of Transparency That Leaves Us Vulnerable AF Upward Nov 2021 #16
Oliver Stone, like Michael Moore, is very good at painting pictures and asking questions. blogslug Nov 2021 #17
The Stone JFK movie was thoroughly enjoyable... WarGamer Nov 2021 #18
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