What The Kennedy Assassination Records Reveal: Uncontrollable Incompetence

By Charles Hugh Smith

Imagine Harvey Weinstein wielding a “top secret” stamp to block any exposure of the uncomfortable truth and you have the FBI, CIA and NSA.

One way to interpret the intelligence community’s reluctance to let all the Kennedy assassination archives become public is that the archives contain evidence of a “smoking gun”: that is, evidence that the intelligence agencies of the United States of America were complicit in the assassination of the President.

I think the agencies fear something larger: exposure of their gross incompetence, their “cowboy” recklessness and their disavowal of elected-civilian control. Their fear of this exposure is based on one simple fact: nothing’s changed since 1963. They were unaccountable and incompetent then, and they remain unaccountable and incompetent now. The only difference is their funding has greatly increased.

We rarely get an insider’s glimpse of the intelligence community’s pettiness, hubris and incompetence. The Ministry of Propaganda is tasked with showing the NSA, CIA, FBI, et al. as super-competent, super-dedicated, and focused on defeating evil (which is always presented as unambiguously evil, i.e. anti-American.)

Although it’s 30 years old, I still recommend this account of a top MI5 (U.K.) officer, SpyCatcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer.

I’ve read many books on the intelligence community, but few (if any) reveal the inter-agency rivalries and bad blood that (as far as I can tell) still exist beneath a formal veneer of co-operation. The CIA and FBI were always envious of the NSA’s SigInt (signal intelligence, i.e. eavesdropping), and so they’ve attempted to create their own versions, with laughably incompetent results in the case of the FBI’s “Russians stole the election” inquiry.

The CIA was also envious of the Pentagon’s Black Ops capabilities, so they created their own Black Ops division as well as SigInt capabilities. They also horned in on the FBI’s monopoly on domestic spying in the 1970s; they wanted it all, and chose to create their own versions of the competing agencies.

Unfortunately for the nation, their petty rivalries, general incompetence and penchant for political vendettas, coups, assassinations, patsies, fall-guys, and other “cowboy” recklessness is vividly revealed by the Kennedy archives.

Rather than protect the nation, these unaccountable and uncontrollable agencies have endangered the nation behind their Iron Curtain of secrecy, a convenient cloak which masks their hubris, incompetence, pettiness and complicity in cover-ups of the truth that cannot be revealed to the American public lest it embarrass the powerful.

Imagine Harvey Weinstein wielding a “top secret” stamp to block any exposure of the uncomfortable truth and you have the FBI, CIA and NSA. Forget the smoking gun, look at the complicity in the cover-ups of incompetence and gross errors of judgment: no conspiracy or tin-foil hat required.

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4 Comments on "What The Kennedy Assassination Records Reveal: Uncontrollable Incompetence"

  1. I almost wish that were the case, but I don’t believe it. They would probably love to use the cowboy/incompetent excuse as a scapegoat, but I think that day went exactly as planned by the people in charge.

  2. Any whole people that can be led by the nose because they trust their big media don’t deserve to be free! The dichotomy between desiring guns to prevent government destruction of liberty and wholly believing everything the government tells you is beyond understanding. Are the American people suffering from some form of collective schizophrenia?

  3. if the answer is Lee Harvey Oswald, chances are you are very likely asking the wrong question
    Lee Harvey Oswald as the answer makes NO sense at all
    and if he actually was the perpetrator, why was he not given his day in court?
    the primary reason why very few of those people who can still think for themselves, without the government holding an “APPLAUSE” board in front of us, keep questioning the OFFICIAL narrative

  4. What it reveals is a vast conspiracy against JFK, far wider, far bigger and far more evil than anything people can begin to imagine. Steven King could never have written anything on such a horrid scale as this. It takes a lot of psychopaths to come up with something so deadly and yet so simple and “in plain sight”. It was right there all the time, but no one saw it because no one was looking at Connelly et al.
    There’s your sign. America’s been broken for a long time.

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