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UPDATE to Book Review - Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination
UPDATE to Book Review - Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination<br />
Updated paperback released... murder of JFK... Dec. 10th Discovery Channel documentary [...more] Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination

Article Update as of Dec. 4, 2009

Legacy of Secrecy, has just been released as an updated paperback. Three new chapters, link Watergate burglar Bernard Barker to the Mafia and the murder of JFK. These revelations are in never before published CIA and FBI files from the National Archives. This updated version also contains new information about Mob Boss Carlos Marcello's JFK confession to an FBI informant, which the FBI kept secret for 20 years, and about Bernard Barker's ties to Marcello's men like Jack Ruby. Along with files from the National Archives and exclusive interviews with associates of JFK and RFK, the newly updated Legacy of Secrecy documents that Barker may have been the last prosecutable figure in JFK's assasination.

Legacy of Secrecy will be the focus of a prime time Discovery Channel documentary. Titled 'Did The Mob Kill JFK" it airs on Thursday December 10th at 9pm and 12 Midnight.

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Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination

Original Article

Here it is 2009, and we, the American public, still do not know who killed JFK, RFK or MLK. Thanks to the groundbreaking work of writers such as Lamar Waldron and Tom Hartmann, we are now close to fully knowing the truth. Many classified documents have been released on these assassinations, but millions more remain classified.

This may be the final word on what happened to these 3 giants of the 1960's. Extensively researched and never boring, Legacy of Secrecy reads like fiction. But, unfortunately it is not fiction. President Kennedy was killed by the Mafia, which had compromised the US Government, due to their work with the CIA on the many plots to kill Castro in Cuba. There were 3 hits planned on JFK in November 1963 - Chicago, Tampa, and Dallas. We all know that the evil deed happened in Dallas. Carlos Marcello, Santo Trafficante, and Johnny Roselli were all powerful Mafia figures who played a major part in the killing. Tied in to it all was the French heroin connection and numerous drug busts that threatened this lucrative business. Also, Marcello and Roselli were both 'illegal aliens' and were under constant threat of deportation from Attorney General Robert Kennedy. It is frightening when one considers the power that the Mafia had back then, and how they came very close to running America. To stop them, the Kennedys both paid with their blood.

Martin Luther King was hated by not only J. Edgar Hoover and many FBI agents but also by various racist organizations. James Earl Ray was a classic example of a 'patsy' as were Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan. Why our government accepted these men as the 'lone nut' gunmen is inexcusable. Yet, this was the official line.

Legacy of Secrecy is one of the most important books released in 2009. The JFK Act of 1991 called for the release of all the files related to these assassinations. WNTI listeners can contact their Senators and Congressmen to demand that all these files, not just some, are released.

Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination
by Lamar Waldron and Tom Hartmann (Counterpoint Publishers)

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