Or Fidel Castro. Or Lyndon Johnson. Or the Soviets. Half a century has passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century and the most abundant wellspring for conspiracy theorists in the history of the United States.
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Polls consistently show that a clear majority of Americans believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone, and perhaps did not act at all, in the murder of the 35th president on a Dallas street on Nov. That's many more than those who believe the discredited theories that the Sept. Part of the lure for conspiracy theorists is the irresistible concentration of power that surrounded the crime — held by both the gleaming young president and the forces, from the Kremlin to within his very administration, that would have had a motive. Kennedy and just released a book imagining how history might have played out had JFK lived.
The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone, but it was not the final word on the assassination. A Gallup poll, timed for the 50th anniversary of the murder in Dallas , found that 61 percent of Americans believe in a conspiracy to kill Kennedy, with the Mafia and the U. Kennedy and his brother Robert, the attorney general, were crusading mob-busters, and led the toughest crackdown on the Mafia to date by the federal government. There he is said to have slogged through the jungle in Gucci shoes, swearing he would get revenge.
He was tried two years later in a New Orleans mob case and acquitted — on the afternoon of Nov. The book establishes Oswald as little more than a fall guy — working as a low-level American intelligence operative and answering to people whose true allegiance was to Marcello. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates.
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