160. JFK Assassination
Every November 22, people worldwide remember and ponder
assassination in 1963 of President John F. Kennedy.
was sitting in the back seat of a
(the top was down) when bullets fired from
rifle tore into him and a fellow passenger.
assassination was caught on 8mm film by Abraham
. Digital enhancement of that famous film shows part
Kennedy’s skull getting blown off. JFK was barely
as the convertible sped to the nearest hospital;
died shortly after arriving there. The damage to
brain was so great that even today’s medical
couldn’t have saved JFK.
Conspiracy theories have persisted
the time of the assassination: the Mafia did
, the Teamsters did it, the CIA/FBI/Secret Service did
, Congress did it, the Federal Reserve did it,
(the vice president) did it, the Communists did
, the Cubans who hated Castro did it, and
two guys behind the grassy knoll did it.
theorists do not believe that a lone gunman
it. The lone gunman was Lee Harvey Oswald.
didn’t get to say much in his defense
, “I’m a patsy,” implying that he knew who
did it. Two days after Oswald shot Kennedy,
Ruby put a fatal bullet into Oswald.
Commission conducted the federal government’s official investigation of
’s assassination. Its 27-volume report said that Oswald, an
-Marine, acted alone in shooting JFK from a sixth
window of a book storage building. But to
day, and probably far into the future, many
dispute this “lone gunman” theory. They believe JFK’s
was a result of a conspiracy by one
more groups of people who felt threatened or
by JFK. The fact that Oswald was murdered
accompanied by a dozen Dallas policemen only strengthens
suspicions of the conspiracy theorists. The Warren report,
say, is merely a government whitewash of the “