The Evidence that Convicts the CIA of the JFK Assassination, Part 4 – Jacob G. Hornberger 8/16/23


The Evidence that Convicts the CIA of the JFK Assassination, Part 1
The Evidence that Convicts the CIA of the JFK Assassination, Part 2
The Evidence that Convicts the CIA of the JFK Assassination, Part 3

If I were to present the evidence set forth in my three articles “The Evidence that Convicts the CIA of the JFK AssassinationPart1, Part 2, and Part 3, to a jury in a criminal case in which the CIA was being charged with complicity in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am confident that I could secure a conviction, especially since the CIA and its team of attorneys would have only one continuous response to the evidence I presented, “Conspiracy theory!” I do not believe that a jury composed of reasoning citizens from the community would accept that response as an adequate defense to the overwhelming evidence that establishes the CIA’s guilt.

But just in case there might be one holdout on the jury who just could not bring himself to acknowledge that the CIA does, in fact, assassinate people who it deems to be a threat to “national security,” including a U.S. president (See JFK’s War with the National Security Establishment: Why Kennedy Was Assassinated by Douglas Horne), I’m going to present one last piece of evidence to complete my case. That evidence consists of expert testimony from three witnesses — Paul Rutan, Jr., Garrett Smith, and Dr. Roderick Ryan.

In my book An Encounter with Evil: The Abraham Zapruder Story, I include a partial transcript of an interview of Rutan and Smith, both of whom closely examined a high-quality copy of the extant Zapruder film — that is, the film that is in the National Archives that is purported to be the original film but that is actually the altered, fraudulent copy of the film that the CIA secretly produced at its top-secret Hawkeyeworks facility in Rochester, New York. 

I was fortunate to be able to include a portion of that interview in my book. The interview was conducted by Thom Whitehead, a Hollywood television and feature-film mastering editor specializing in motion pictures. The interview was conducted as part of a documentary on the Zapruder film that is being produced by Whitehead and his colleague Sydney Wilkinson. 

Douglas Horne, the author of the watershed book Inside the Assassination Records Review Board and who served on the staff of the ARRB, requested permission from Whitehead and Wilkinson to include a portion of the interview in my book, and they graciously agreed. As far as I know, my book is the first and only place where that portion of the interview has been published.

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