JFK files renew saga of secrecy
WASHINGTON: Botulism pills. Conspiracy theories. What the government still won’t say about Lee Harvey Oswald.
The release of thousands of records relating to the assassination of President John F Kennedy hasn’t settled the bestknown, whodunnit in UShistory. But the records offer riveting details of the way intelligence services operated and are striving to keep some particulars a secret even now.
“The Kennedy records really are an emblem of the fight of secrecy against transparency,” said Peter Kornbluh, senior analyst at the private National Security Archive research group.
“The ‘secureaucrats’ managed to keep this long saga of secrecy going.”
The 2 800 records released on Thursday night include some that had dribbled out over the years but are getting renewed attention. – AP