The Assassination Of A President
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In Memory of a President

Exactly 50 years ago John F. Kennedy died – shot while cruising in his limousine in Dallas TX. This is the only fact not disputed by many conspiracy believers around the world.

According to a poll in the year 2003, the majority of Americans do not believe the official version that Lee Harvey Oswald acted as the lone shooter; they believe that the killing has been indeed a conspiracy.

We all know the official version of the assassination. According to the report by the Warren-Commission, Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, was able to fire 3 times in less than seven seconds and never could establish a motive for the act. Yes, LHO was a loner, somewhat deranged and very anti-government.

Many officials discarded the Warren report as being too vague and inconclusive, thus encouraging the conspiracy theories. Let us take a brief look at some of them:

The Garrison Theory

Jim Garrison, a DA in New Orleans at that time, believed that the CIA conspired to assassinate the President. He filed a lawsuit against Mr. Clay Shaw, a respected business owner, charging him with co-conspiracy. On January 29 1969, Shaw was acquitted of all charges. After Shaw’s natural death however, the former CIA chef Richard Helms confirmed that Shaw indeed was a CIA agent.

Garrison made two strong arguments to support his theory:

  • He believed, after reconstruction of the shooting, that is was impossible that a lone shooter could have fired off three shots in less than seven seconds and inflicting the wounds on Mr. Kennedy and Gov. John Connally.
  • He also presented the oftentimes showen footing of an 8-mm film taken by a witness named Abraham Zapruder. This film clearly showed that Kennedy’s head made a backwards motion after being hit by the bullet. Garrison believed that the deadly shot must have come from the front. Therefore, Garrison concluded, that LHO, who was at the time of the shooting inside the school building behind the car caravan, could not have been the shooter.

The Israel Theory

President Kennedy sent a letter, dated July 5 1963, to the newly elected Premier Minister of Israel, Mr. Levi Eschkol.

President Kennedy tried to force the Israel PM to allow America to inspect the City of Dimona on a regular basis, starting that year.

Dimona is not just a city in the desert Negev, but also the location of a nuclear research facility. Kennedy’s suspicions proved to be correct. Israel did manufacture nuclear weapons in Dimona.

Conspiracy theorists believe that the rather harsh requirements for visitation of Dimona led to Kennedy’s assassination.

The Castro Theory

Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed President Kennedy. And that leads to yet another conspiracy theory. Oswald acted not alone, instead he worked for the Cuban Secret Service.

It is a well know fact that LHO called himself a “communist”. He traveled to the Soviet Union on several occasions and even applied for an immigration visa, but was not granted.

The theory has it, that LHO was the ideal person to kill the man that ordered several assassination attempts on Fidel Castro. Lyndon B. Johnson, Kennedy’s successor, so the story goes, learnt about these implications, and in order to prevent an escalation of the Cold War, ignored these facts.

In the year 2006, a German Movie maker, Wilfried Huisman, working on a movie about this theory, interviewed a member of the Cuban Secret Service. It was confirmed that LHO did have contact with the Cuban Secret Service and that he even may have met with Fabian Escalante, Chef of the Cuban Secret Service, on several occasions.

Advocates of the Castro Theory are looking forward to the year 2017. Escalante’s files will then become public domain.

We may never know the truth about the senseless and terrible act that took away the life of the President of the USA, a husband and a father.

In Memory of John F. Kennedy.

Written by John Worthy, 11/21/2013


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