Conspiracy and the Kennedy Assassination
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This paper states that, even today decades after the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the majority of people believe that Kennedy's death was part of a larger scheme possibly related to institutions in and outside of the U.S.A., such as the FBI, KGB, foreign governments and various mafia organizations. Next, the author reviews various arguments for and against various associated conspiracy theories. The paper concludes that it is very likely that the murder was a conspiracy because it is hard to believe that a person like Oswald could have solely been responsible for Kennedy's death and that the motives behind the crime are most certainly not related to Oswald's communist convictions.
From the Paper:"To most, Oswald appears to be the perfect individual who would assassinate a president simply because of his political preferences. The biggest problem is the very fact that Lee had all the reasons to kill Kennedy, thus making him the ideal scapegoat. The young man was a dedicated communist and this meant that his act could not be associated with other people, given that some would consider his background to justify Kennedy's death entirely. Moreover, there are a series of evidence linking Oswald to the murder. The supposed assassin was married to the niece of a KGB colonel and he also had numerous FBI connections in the U.S. This data further contributes to complicate the investigation, since it appears that Oswald is no longer the confused mediocre communist who acted in a moment of madness. Conditions become even more intricate as it turns out that Ruby was connected to the Mafia and that Nixon was in Texas the very day that Kennedy got shot.
"The Warner Commission had clearly went across particular evidence during the trial, as consequent to studying the data produced by it someone would actually tend to believe that Oswald had been a deranged idealist wanting to achieve fame through committing such a crime."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- H. James ed., The Great Zapruder Film Hoax: Deceit and Deception in the Death of JFK (Chicago: Catfeet Press, 2003)
- McAdams, John, "The Kennedy Assassination", Retrieved October 12, 2010, from the Kennedy Assasination Home Page Website: http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/home.htm
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- "The JFK Assassination", Retrieved October 12, 2010, from the Time Website: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1860871_1860876_1861003,00.html
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