why was jfk assassinated?

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  1. SergeantHeretic Eternal student of history

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    No, It's really a very avoidable conclusion. Just say no, man, just say no.
     
  2. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator

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    It is very avoidable. There are lots of people who think about killing infamous murders. This is why you will frequently see these sorts of high profile prisoners transported wearing body armor.

    In my mis-spent youth I put in my term as a JFK assassination bug. There simply is nothing there.
     
  3. SergeantHeretic Eternal student of history

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    Remember kids, Tom Hanks says Just say no to Conspiracy theories.
     
  4. SergeantHeretic Eternal student of history

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    Just say no to COnspiracy theories, DARE to keep kids and grown ups off Conspiracy theories.
     
  5. metastasis_d Full Battle Rattle

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    Male. Real weapons, not knockers for the big metal door. ;)
     
  6. Killer300 Well-Known Member

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    *grabs him* Alright, you're the last person we're letting in.
    *Slams the doors shut behind him.*

    We've got four now, no need for more.
     
  7. SergeantHeretic Eternal student of history

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  8. modelcitizen note2self, no ranting ninjas

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    In one of Haig's books, Haig said that LBJ thought that Castro was behind JFK's assassination.

    In Castro's interview-book, Castro said that he thought an anti-Castro faction was behind the assassination.
     
  9. modelcitizen note2self, no ranting ninjas

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    When's the smiting?
     
  10. SergeantHeretic Eternal student of history

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    ANd only one of us is a chick, dammit.
     
  11. hairysamarian Well-Known Member

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    Surely you recognize the inherent power in such a situation. The oldest version of supply and demand that there ever was. ;)
     
  12. Fiver Curmudgeon

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    It’s hard to get more loony than Jim Garrison, who said, "It was a homosexual thrill-killing."

    Before Garrison was done he had accused lawyers defending people Garrison suspected; Cuban guerillas; Texas oilmen; White Russians; Neo-Nazis; the Thirteen State Regional Democratic Organization, the Minute Men; the governors of California, Nebraska, and Ohio; the Warren Commission; the CIA; the FBI; the Secret Service; the Dallas Police Department; the Military-Industrial Complex; Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, NBC, and CBS; conspiracy theorists Henry Hurt and Anthony Summers; the phone company, the John Birch Society; Ramsey Clark; Lyndon Johnson, and Robert Kennedy.
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  13. Meerkat92 Banned

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    Obviously it was these guys. Think about it: commit the conspiracy, make it look like it was Oswald acting alone, then get to live out the rest of their lives bragging openly about how they killed Kennedy, and nobody will suspect a thing because the conspiracy's two people! The world would see them as raging loons, but they'd still get to die of old age knowing they'd pulled it off! Boom. Airtight logic. :cool::D:p
     
  14. M79 Well-Known Member

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    Depends on whether the source of the quakes is inside or outside.

    A timeline could be written where two or three groups of assassins figure out they're all on the same assignment and work out a deal.

    More seriously is the murder of Oswald by Ruby, it adds to the mystery and infers a possibility that Oswald was killed to keep his mouth shut
     
  15. JoeinOhio Well-Known Member

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    I've never been a JFK assassination conspiracy enthusiast. But the killing of Oswald by Ruby, a Dallas strip club owner and mobster who later died of cancer in prison in 1966, casts doubt on the Warren Commission's "Oswald did it alone" conclusion. It indicates some type of mob involvement in silencing Oswald, if not in the JFK assassination itself.

    There was a conspiracy to kill Lincoln in 1865, so it is not implausible to suppose that a conspiracy could have existed to kill JFK in 1963. A professional mob hit with Oswald--a pro-Castro, communist sympathizer with a Russian wife--as the patsy, or fall guy, to take the blame is a possibility. Oswald could have been part of a team of assassins, who knew of one another's existence and approximate location along the JFK limo route, but little else about one another.
     
  16. CalBear Your Ursus arctos californicus Moderator Moderator

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    Well, no one can say I didn't try.

    I REALLY, REALLY tried to keep the butcher's bill down on this one.

    Kicked for a week for JFK conspiracy theory support.
     
  17. Meerkat92 Banned

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    I'm surprised we've lasted this long with only two mod interventions. We're getting smarter you guys, I can feel it! :)
     
  18. Cook Real friends stab you in the front.

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    Notice how all these nutballs that say Lyndon Johnson was behind the assassination always say that it was because LBJ wanted more American involvement in Vietnam and he knew that JFK was going to withdraw US troops from there? So we have LBJ, a man with no interest in foreign affairs, organising the assassination of JFK, a president who preferred foreign affairs to domestic issues, and a profoundly anti-communist one at that. It’d be more believable if Lyndon ordered Kennedy’s assassination so that he could usher in the Great Society.
     
  19. el grapadura Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm not sure what this site's policy is on replying to suspended posters, but I just have to comment on this and hope the punishment won't be too brutal...

    So in essence, what you're saying is that the mob may well have used Oswald to assassinate the President for their own purposes, but failed to plan how to prevent Oswald from being arrested and implicating them (despite the fact that it was quite foreseeable that Oswald could be able to avoid imminent arrest since he was an employee at the Book Depository, and did in fact avoid arrest there, which would have given the said mob time and opportunity to dispose of him before the police got anywhere near him), and once he was arrested and the mob got scared that they would be implicated, they then chose to dispose of him by using a guy who could easily be linked to them to shoot Oswald openly and in plain sight of the police, reporters and the general public. Right?

    Who is running this mob, 8-year olds?
     
  20. Paul V McNutt Paul V McNutt Banned

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    Why would any conspiracy, let alone one that one that could keep itself hidden for a half a century, use Oswald and Ruby? w Wouldn't they preferred mentally stable people who had actually killed someone.