John Fitzgerald Kennedy the 35th president of The United States and also the youngest to become president by election. His presidential tenure lasted from 20 January 1961 – 22 November 1963. He was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. Now with his assassination lots of questions came up, lots of theories floated around and still do. Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of the assassination and he was killed 2 days later by Jack Ruby. The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established on 23 November 1963. It concluded that President Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald and that Oswald acted entirely alone. It also concluded that Jack Ruby acted alone when he killed Oswald two days later. Commission’s report was very controversial and has been challenged by further studies. I mean c’mon what they are trying to say is that the president of the most powerful country was assassinated by a man alone without any help? We also need to keep in mind the political scenario of that time, it was the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis and the beginning of the cold war. So was USSR involved or maybe the CIA or the umbrella man or was it a mob hit. So Buckle up we will go through every conspiracy theory on point and in detail.
Perhaps the most frightening theory in circulation is that the Kennedy assassination was an inside job. According to biographer Philip Shenon, that was Bobby’s first thought. “Apparently Bobby Kennedy’s first suspicion was that it was someone from the CIA,” . However, after a meeting with CIA Director John McCone, Kennedy changed his mind.
The public opinion was harder to change. Of course, an organization that’s shrouded in secrecy and has a motive (CIA leader’s were notably angry with Kennedy over the Bay of Pigs Invasion), is always going to be suspect, but the organization maintains it had nothing to do with the crime.
“While the CIA conspiracy theories make good fodder for movies, they are pure fiction,” CIA spokesman Edward Price told.
And not to forget Oswald’s “best friend” in Dallas was a curious and well-connected oil geologist named George DeMohrenschildt. Long suspected of early ties to French intelligence, or perhaps German intelligence, DeMohrenschildt himself admitted an association with the CIA’s Dallas office head, J. Walton Moore. So he can be the one who recruited Oswald or he could also be his handler.
The Umbrella Man
Why would someone carry an umbrella on a sunny day?. Louie Steven Witt carried a black umbrella with him to Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963, and was caught in the famed Zapruder film raising it into the air as Kennedy’s car drove past. Some have claimed he was giving a signal; others think he could have shot a poison dart from the umbrella. But the truth is much less exciting. During a 1978 interview with Witt, he revealed that he simply wanted to heckle the president. Apparently, Witt, a “conservative type fellow” had heard the umbrella was a “sore spot” with the Kennedy family, due to its association with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who, like JFK’s father Joseph Kennedy supported appeasement prior to World War II.
It Was a Mob Hit
The Kennedy’s were no strangers to organized crime. In fact, some believe the mafia helped JFK win the election in 1960 by securing votes in the key state of Illinois. However, another conspiracy theory has the political dynasty at odds with the mob.
This theory moves on the fact that Kennedy was unsuccessful in overthrowing Fidel Castro in Cuba, meaning the mafia-run casinos remained shutdown, and that his brother, Robert Kennedy, was cracking down on the mob in his role as attorney general, pursuing a case against Jimmy Hoffa.
“Robert Kennedy had a fear that he had somehow gotten his own brother killed,” according to biographer Evan Thomas. “That Robert Kennedy’s attempts to prosecute the mob and to kill Castro had backfired in some terrible way, had blown back, as the intelligence folks say…Bobby thought that he’d be killed, not his brother and now he has this daunting, horrible realization, or fear that all of his attempts to get the mob and to get Castro have in some terrible way blown up and come back to haunt his family and, and resulted in, in the death of the president, his brother.”
Cuba is central to a number of conspiracy theories. One theory, that the Cuban government was responsible, gathered steam after the Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations revealed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had made several attempts to assassinate Cuban leader Fidel Castro. In denying the allegations, Castro argued that such an action would have posed too great a risk of retaliation by the United States. This line of thought finds great significance in a trip that Oswald made in late September 1963 to Mexico City, where he remained until early October and made repeated attempts to contact the Cuban and Soviet consulates, just few months before he assassinated the President.
In my opinion i am convinced with only one theory and that is CIA was involved, other theories are not practical. Russians or Cubans 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 engineered an assassination by Oswald. It would have been an act of war, which could have triggered a nuclear attack. Mob didn’t do it as per my opinion there’s at least three different groups : There’s the Chicago mob, the Miami mob, and the New Orleans mob. But it’s all hearsay, there is no fact or truth to that. Now coming to CIA. They had a the motive so, Kennedy was fed up with the shenanigans that the CIA was pulling. He 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 and interestingly former head of the CIA, Allen Dulles, was a member of the Warren Commission. The commission determined that Oswald acted alone.
We know Oswald was in the Russian embassy in Mexico City. We even know who he talked to. But we don’t know what was said. Then a few weeks later, he shoots Kennedy. It may have been something that they overheard involving him and the Russians.Or, maybe the CIA had Oswald on the payroll. He might have been a double agent. The answer to all the question lies on what happened in mexico city?
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