What really happened to President Kennedy?
This is Part 2 of a piece I am writing about my Dad’s carefully researched opinion If you missed Part 1, here is the link to his experience that day: My View of the Kennedy Assassination
You need to know I do not agree with some of the conclusions my Dad has come to. I tend to think that Oswald was probably just a loose canon, acting alone. But…who knows? And I like hearing what other people think.
“I think it was a carefully planned and carried out hit job, by elements of our own government. I think we experienced a government coup, which changed world history.
If you are really interested in learning what happened, get the book “JFK and The Unspeakable…..Why He Died and Why It Matters”, a carefully researched and documented volume by James W. Douglass.
Author Douglass has delved into not only what was immediately available after Nov. 22, 1963 but the documents that have been released by the congressional commission charged with investigating the President’s murder. That commission did reach a conclusion that “it probably was a conspiracy”, but that conclusion was never followed up by our justice department.
Perhaps it will be some day!
One reason I think things were not being told truthfully is that when I asked Dallas police on the phone how they knew that Oswald was the man, five miles away in the Texas Theatre, I never got a really good answer.
I personally think the killing of Officer Tippet was a diversion to give police a reason to find Oswald in the Texas theatre and that he probably had been told to wait there for a pickup. They needed a reason to find him there so the parties responsible for the President’s assassination had someone else kill Tippet and “trace Oswald” to the Texas theatre.
The History Channel did an excellent series of programs over several years time, culminating with programs 7, 8 and 9, broadcast only once, on the 40th anniversary of the assassination.
I believe these three programs were then suppressed by powerful entities in our own government. They have not been aired even once since then.
The three suppressed programs can be seen, although I suspect they will be wiped off somehow at any time, on youtube. Go to www.youtube.com and then enter in the title “the men who killed Kennedy” from which you can see, for the time being, any of the 9 programs. The suppressed programs are # 7, 8 and 9. Well worth your time!”
So, what do you think? I would like to know,
Through late ’65 there was a lot of sentiment in the military that it was the CIA for The Bay of Pigs fiasco. Cuba was heavily connected to the Mafia under Batista but that was alluded to but never stated as fact that they lined up the conspiracy.
Of course, some of the same people told me that Barry Goldwater, during his presidential campaign, asked the Pentagon how to end the war in Viet Nam (And it really hadn’t even started) they came back and said, “Bomb the rice paddy dikes outside Hanoi and the harbor at Haiphong and the war would be over in weeks. It never happened until Nixon wanted out in ’72 and he dusted off those same plans and initiated the “Linebacker II” (Or Christmas) bombing raids with B-52’s. the war was over rather quickly after a few days of that.
So, someone knew something.
In Big “D”
Thanks “in Big D” Tom:) Appreciate your comment and your taking the time to read the post, Jane
Always a fascinating topic. My simple opinion is I’ve never believed it to be possible that Oswald was capable of firing a bolt action, open site rifle that fast with such precision. Grassy-knoll.
Much respect. ~Kyle
Kyle, thanks for much for the comment, appreciate your thoughts! Jane
I don’t really have an opinion on who killed JFK. With that said, I don’t think Oswald fired a shot that day and was exactly what he said he was…..a patsy.
I was in first grade in Denton on that day and Oswald’s niece was in my class. I have been fascinated with the assassination since then and have read countless books on the subject. LBJ probably had the most to gain from JFK being dead and I lean a little in that direction, but I haven’t read anything that seals the deal for me.
I think two things point toward Oswald being innocent of killing JFK. First…..physics and his actions immediately following the last shot. When you watch the fatal shot in the Zapruder Film, you see JFK’s head thrown violently to the left and rear of the limo, spraying blood and brain tissue over that portion of the limo and onto a motorcycle cop following at the left/rear. Only a bullet from ahead and to the right of JFK could have caused that physical reaction. Additionally, a piece JFK’s skull (Harper fragment)’was found a couple of days after the assassination in the grass directly in line from a shot from the Grassy Knoll. There is no way a shot from the rear and above could have caused this.
Oswald was seen on the ground floor of the Book Depository by his manager and a cop within seconds of the fatal shot. There would not have been time for him to be there so soon from the 6th floor. I think when he heard about the killing, he realized that he had been set up. He was the perfect patsy. He’d been a US Marine. He defected to the USSR. He’d been involved with pro and anti-Cuba groups. He’d gotten the job at the Book Depository through a CIA asset originally from the USSR. He also had low level ties with government intelligence agencies. He was the PERFECT patsy.
I think Oswald left the Depository in a panic. He went to his rooming house, grabbed a jacket and a gun (which makes sense if you think you’ll be deposed of as the patsy) and then travelled in the exact direction of Jack Ruby’s house. While in the boarding house, his landlady said a Dallas Police car pulled up in front and honked its horn before leaving a minute or so later. What was that about? Officer Tippit was killed a few minutes later, but there are so many inconsistencies in the evidence and eyewitness reports, that I don’t think Oswald had anything to do that killing either. I think it was part of the set up. Oswald was in police custody for about two days before being silenced by Ruby, yet during the almost constant interrogation, nothing was recorded and no notes were taken……..odd.
If Oswald were alive today, he’d only be 75 years old. So if the actual shooter was about the same age, they could certainly still be alive. It’s a fascinating story. It would be nice to have a definitive answer as to what happened that day, but the more time that passes, the less likely I think that will occur.
There are numerous theories about who killed JFK…….some outrageous, some possible and some just plain nutty. As I said, LBJ had the most to gain…..but who knows? I just firmly believe that Oswald did not kill the President.
Wow Scott, there’s a lot to think about there. I truly appreciate your taking the time to put it all together. Now I’m going to read it again and give it some thought. Again, thanks, Jane