JFK assassination summary

Well, here we are, less than two years from the 60th anniversary of the assassination. I put this page together to briefly summarize the JFK assassination as I see it after 40 years of studying the subject. Is it absolute truth? I don’t know; I wasn’t there, but all I can do is offer my best conclusion until something comes along that seriously throws it into doubt.

The story of the JFK assassination

A guy named Lee Harvey Oswald used to hang out, or at least loosely associate, with a very anti-Castro crowd that included mobster types, others loosely affiliated with the first, some Cuban refugees and various government employees or ex-employees of the CIA, ONI and FBI. While many of these same people were angry at JFK for the Bay of Pigs, some were angry about that and other things, such as race relations and anti-organized crime measures by the JFK administration.

Oswald eventually got involved in a clandestine project to breed a virus that could cause cancer in humans. While he was doing this, he resurrected and promoted a made-up persona of being a Marxist, which began years before when he was being prepared for a Russian assignment. He did this as part of a plan to get into Cuba and somehow give Castro the cancer virus, or perhaps use the virus to gain Castro’s trust, so that he could get to him some other way.

By chance, Oswald found himself working at the SBD in Dallas and learned one day that the presidential motorcade would be passing by the building. Wheels began turning in his head, and he imagined himself assassinating the president of the United States, and in the process, pleasing the aforementioned group of “friends,” as well as impressing Castro and the Russians.

What Oswald’s exact plans were for the aftermath of the assassination may never be known, but it is very possible that he did expect some help escaping Dallas, only to be failed by his partners in crime. It is also possible that Oswald fired off more rounds than he had hoped to, thus allowing the law to zero in on the SBD more quickly than he would have preferred.

After the assassination, there was apparently a campaign by someone to erase anyone whom they feared might talk about the virus project, the resulting string of homicides having much more to do with the virus project than the assassination of JFK.

10/15/23: I have heard it said that the JFK assassination is probably the most exploited murder in history. And to that I would have say, you are damn right it is. Publishers and authors saw an immediate gold mine and have been pumping out books, movies and television shows etc. ever since. A lot of them portend to be dedicated to solving the JFK assassination, but . . . god forbid simply posting their research on the Internet . . . here, buy my book instead. But don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of good objective stuff that has been written or produced on the subject, but I’m sure if a person had a dime for all the books and stuff that pushed the whole widespread conspiracy theory, they would be rich, indeed.

For example, I’m not naming the author, but I borrowed a lengthy book from the library the other day that claimed a certain member of an organized crime group had set the entire assassination up and had explained how he did it in a deathbed confession. Well, he was mobster who was pursued and had his business interests affected by the JFK administration; what a huge surprise that he would try to take credit for the entire thing on death’s door. But the author conveniently skips over any explanation for the most crucial question: How Oswald’s employment at the School Book Depository was so flawlessly orchestrated, and how JFK’s motorcade was routed so perfectly right past the SBD. He couldn’t explain it because no matter how he worded it, it would involve accusing some half dozen miscellaneous people of collaborating with said mobster.

One of the most popular conspiracy theories put forth is that the Warren Commission got it wrong and a second gunman on the grassy knoll actually fired off the round that killed JFK. The problem is, there is no hard evidence to support the theory, so the proponents of the theory have people painting over the autopsy photos, all the autopsy physicians lying, the x-rays faked, and the list goes on.

The point of all this is, the moment you come up with any conspiracy theory regarding the assassination of JFK, you end up with a murder being carried out in the most complex way any murder has probably ever been carried out, to the point of complete absurdity, with Secret Service agents running around like little gremlins faking every little item of evidence collected. But many people can’t seem to see the absurdity in it, and still fall for it, hook, line and sinker. Conspiracy sells.

Now that probably sounds smug of me, but I’m one of those people. I fell for it at one time and it took years of study to realize just how absurd the whole widespread conspiracy idea was. The evidence collected on the JFK assassination, and all the studies that have been done since, constitutes a mountain of data. So in the meantime, my advice is, don’t fall for it.

I’m reiterating, but I doubt anyone besides Oswald was involved, and if he did tell anyone what he planned to do, it probably did not extended beyond a few people. And I would not be terribly surprised if he did not tell anyone.


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2-25-22 , last rev = 10/24/23
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