Kennedy’s assassination: still paranoid

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It’s been 50 years since John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas by, as the official version still claims, Lee Harvey Oswald. There have been many non-official theories and in these past weeks the media have recollected most of them-. According to Thom Patterson for CNN news

Decades of investigations, hearings, documents, records, books and interviews have failed to satisfy conspiracy theorists with a definitive answer to The Question: Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone when he shot the President?

According to Thom Patterson, Dave Perry, who has been investigating the case since 1976, during these 50 years there have been plenty of conspiracy theories, some of them involving the government itself or the mafia, Let’s revise them one by one so as to discard the non-possible ones.

Here there are the different theories on the assassination:

1. LBJ did it                                                                                   oswald

Perry shot this one down straightaway. In his words

It’s based primarily on statements made by Madeleine Brown,Brown — who died in 2002 — claimed to have had an affair with Johnson. She also claimed that LBJ had attended a party with ex-Vice President Richard Nixon, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and others the night before the attack. Brown said LBJ whispered into her ear, “After tomorrow, those Kennedys will never embarrass me again. That’s no threat. That’s a promise” That’s absolutely not true ,my research proved LBJ couldn’t have been at the alleged party that night, debunking Brown’s story.

2. The military industrial complex did it

Some people claimed that Kennedy was killed because he wanted to pull the troops out of Vietnam, which the military industrial complex would not allow. However it is known that JFK did not actually want to pull the troops out of Vietnam, or at least there is no evidence that can prove it.

3. The mob did it

According to Perry, there is no veracity attributed to this theorybecause there’s at least three different groups that they claim independently did this: There’s the Chicago mob, the Miami mob, and the New Orleans mob. But as he states,  it’s all hearsay.

4. Oswald alone as part of a conspiracy did it

It’s possible there were individuals who helped Oswald, but who weren’t part of any larger group or perhaps unaware of what he was planning.

5. The CIA did it

This is the conspiracy theory that interests Perry the most.

Kennedy found out the CIA was trying to kill (Cuban leader Fidel) Castro, which is a fact. So the argument is that the CIA felt that Kennedy was going to disband them. And as a result of that, they were the ones that ordered the killing of Kennedy.Fidel_Castro_

Perry points out that a former head of the CIA, Allen Dulles, was a member of the Warren Commission, which was very suspicious at that time. The commission determined that Oswald acted alone.

We know Oswald was in the Russian embassy in Mexico City,Perry said.They even knew who he talked to. But it is not known what was said.

When Perry is asked if Is it possible that Russians ordered Oswald to do it he answered that not likely. The Russians would never have ordered Oswald to kill Kennedy because of his well-known links to Russia and his pro-Cuban sympathies. Russia’s leaders knew they would have been the first suspects if they’d prepared an assassination by Oswald. It would have been an act of war, which could have triggered a nuclear attack and mutual destruction.

The answer,  may be contained in still-classified CIA documents. The U.S. National Archives currently holds a number of unreleased CIA documents related to the assassination. Those papers are thought to be made public in 2017 as part of the 1992 Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act.

So, either we already know the truth, Oswald acted alone, or we may never know the whole truth, posing one more question surrounding the killing of JFK. Although, it is true that JFK had lots of enemies and his assassination made many people happy, but the same question is in the air, should we believe the official version or should we trust in  any of the theories proposed before? The fact is that this issue continues to be a mystery and so will be for years to come.

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Bibliography:

Thom Patterson (November 18, 2013) One JFK conspiracy theory that could be true. Retrieved December 19, 2013 from http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/16/us/jfk-assassination-conspiracy-theories-debunked/

CNN News  (November 21, 2013) Is there more to JFK assassination? Retrieved December 18, 2013. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/15/opinion/sabato-jfk-assassination/index.html

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