In recent years my participation in JFK forums has declined a good bit, to a large extent because the same subjects are debated time after time and after researching the assassination for some twenty five years, I’ve seen enough to know how most of the dialog is going to go. However I still do visit occasionally and respond to questions on some Facebook groups – to the extent that space allows. What I’ve be noticing lately is that even among the most informed groups, some of the information which has surfaced over the years is not widely known. Certainly some of that has to do with individuals not having been immersed in all the political assassinations of the sixties or following the subject over as long a span of time.
The net result is certain things that initially were either very mysterious or seemed to be earthshaking seem to emerge time and again – and since its all on the internet that makes sense given that nothing really “ages” or for that matter “dies”. I joined a conversation the other day, with some very informed folks, who were discussing David Morales – a long time special interest of mine, and his presence at the Ambassador Hotel at the time of RFK’s assassination. Obviously the talk was that his presence confirmed the attack as a CIA covert operation.
The thing is that the perceived fact of his presence there rests in research and conclusions which eventually were shown to have been incorrect, acknowledged as such even by its originator. Yet its still circulating – and give that it was very persuasive in the beginning, it remains convincing if you don’t know the rest of the story. Fortunately some very good researchers pursued the original work, and their efforts (plus further revelations including the actual location of the individuals falsely identified, including confirmation of their presence at of the hotel that evening) needs to be more widely known. Fortunately a good bit of that research is available on the Mary Ferrell Foundation site, at the link below:
I encourage all those interested in either Morales or the assassination of Robert Kennedy to take a look, as time permits I plan to address a few other similar items in the future.