The Future of Freedom Foundation held its “The National Security State and JFK” Conference on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Dulles Airport Marriott in Northern Virginia. The conference examined the nature, origins, and consequences of America as a national security state since the end of World War II, including such programs as regime-change operations, invasions, occupations, coups, support of dictatorships, assassination, torture, indefinite detention, rendition, and kidnappings.
The conference also focused on President John F. Kennedy’s turn toward peace and friendly relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba and his resulting war against the U.S. national-security establishment.
This once in a lifetime event lined up one of the most impressive array of eleven expert speakers for this conference, including Ron Paul, Jeffrey Sachs, Michael Glennon, Douglas Horne, Peter Janney, David Talbot, Michael Swanson, Jefferson Morley, and Jacob Hornberger.
Oliver Stone with James DiEugenio on “If JFK Were Alive Today.”
Oliver Stone, the noted Hollywood producer and director, received an Academy Award for Best Director for his war drama Platoon, which received the Best Picture award. Stone won another Best Director Oscar for the second movie of his Vietnam War trilogy, Born on the Fourth of July, which was followed by Heaven & Earth. His other movies include Salvador, Wall Street, Natural Born Killers, Money Never Sleeps, The Doors, Nixon, W., and Snowden. He wrote the screenplay for Midnight Express, a movie that received three Academy Awards. He has also produced and directed many documentaries, including Showtime’s Untold History of the United States. In 1991, he directed the movie JFK, starring Kevin Costner and Donald Sutherland, which posits that the U.S. national-security establishment orchestrated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The movie led to the passage of the JFK Records Act, which mandated the disclosure and release of tens of thousands of assassination-related records and documents of the military, the CIA, the Secret Service, and other federal agencies.
Jim DiEugenio is the author and editor of three books on the assassinations of the sixties. They are the second edition of Destiny Betrayed (2012) , Reclaiming Parkland (2016), and The Assassinations (2003). For seven years, from 1993-2000, Jim was also the co-editor of what many considered the finest journal on the subject, Probe Magazine. From 2003-2016 he edited the web site, Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination. Today, he is the editor and publisher of the web site Kennedysandking.com.11:13 am on June 22, 2017 Email Charles Burris