The U.S. government recently released several classified files from their archive on the assassination of former President John F. Kennedy — and so far, the revelations have been groundbreaking. In particular, one document reveals the possibility of a second gunman involved in the planning of the assassination.
According to the document, a minister named Oren Fenton Potito told FBI investigators James O’Neil and James Wallace that two men collaborated on the assassination of JFK: Lee Harvey Oswald and “Jack Ruby.” Potito said the pair knew each other because they were both members of the American Communist Party (CPUSA) and the Fair Play for Cuba Committee (FPCC).
Of course, it’s important to note that the FBI didn’t explicitly endorse Potito’s theory; they merely recorded it. In any case, the release of the JFK files has spiked interest in one of the worst days in American history. Anything that gets us closer to answers as to what really happened that day is a step in the right direction. (Read More…)
In early September, FOX News host Eric Bolling lost his job — and his only son. According to the toxicology reports, Eric Chase Bolling perished in an accidental overdose after ingesting a deadly cocktail of drugs. The coroner’s report stated that he had cocaine, Zanax and fentanyl in his system.
President Donald Trump has recently declared the opioid addiction crisis a “public health emergency,” pushing back against the harmful fiction that drug use is a “victimless crime.” Trump urged: “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. We can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic. We can do it.”
For families like the Bollings, it’s too late. They lost the their only son to the horrors of drugs. But if awareness and prevention strategies can save other children and family members, then it is a worthy, noble, and necessary cause. (Read More…)
Among the new JFK files recently released was a document detailing a strange phone call that was sent to the British newspaper “Cambridge News” at 6:05 p.m. on the day of the assassination. The unnamed caller rang up the newspaper and told them to phone the American Embassy for “big news.”
The kicker? The phone call came only twenty-five minutes before President Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas. One theory is that the caller was Albert Osbourne, a friend of JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald and a Soviet agent in the United Kingdom.
Few stories have gripped the American imagination quite like the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. With only a portion of the files released, we have more questions than answers. Only time will tell if we will ever know the complete story of that dark day in American history. (Read More…)
This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) admitted in federal court to “wrongfully targeting” the “Tea Party” and other conservative groups during Obama’s presidency.
The IRS apologized, and, according to Jay Sekulow, the head lawyer in the case against the IRS, the organization “is consenting to a court order that would prohibit it from ever engaging in this form of unconstitutional discrimination in the future.”
Sekulow says that the court order will “put an end, once and for all” to the discriminatory treatment practiced by Obama’s IRS against conservatives. We can only hope he’s right. This should be only a first step. The second step is to bring those involved to justice. Where are the indictments? (Read More…)
Just hours before a portion of the JFK assassination files were released, Russian officials sought to preemptively dispel allegations that the former Soviet Union was involved. The Kremlin issued denials hours before the data dump.
Although Russia has taken a firm stance denying any involvement in the death of Kennedy, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova admitted, “I understand perfectly well why the international community – historians, political scientists and many other people who have for many years tried to find out the truth – are so captivated by this topic.”
The JFK assassination took place at the height of tensions during the Cold War. Was Russia doing routine damage control or do they know something we don’t? Without the release of the rest of the files, we may never know. (Read More…)
Following a deadly outbreak of plague in Madagascar, the World Health Organization (WHO) added nine Madagascar-neighboring countries along the East African coastline to its plague watch list. At least 124 people have died in Madagascar since August; nearly 1200 have been infected.
Even worse, nearly two-thirds of the victims were infected with the pneumonic form of plague, rather than the relatively milder bubonic plague. It’s the most contagious and the most deadly form of the long-feared disease — left untreated, it has a nearly 100% fatality rate.
The biggest fear is the possibility that the plague could spread through air travel because the disease has an incubation period, during which infection is not obvious. Let’s hope that the WHO has a strong plan in place that will eliminate this problem before it spreads. (Read More…)