Conspiracy Theories Related to the Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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On the 22nd of November 1963, the 35th president of the United States of America, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime, but was shot and killed two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be taken to trial. The Warren Commission officially determined that Oswald was the lone assassin, however, this conclusion has not been accepted by many. In fact, a 2003 poll reported that 75% of Americans do not believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Most believe that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy, though these same polls also show that there is no agreement on who else might have been involved. Most put forward the idea of involved parties such as Castro…show more content…
forces to participate in the army's Bay of Pigs invasion, which left thousands killed or imprisoned by the Castro regime, and therefore they assassinated him. Also, in the aftermath of the Cuban missile crisis it was widely believed Kennedy guaranteed the Russians that Cuba would be left untouched in return for a withdrawal of Soviet missiles from the island, though the Cuban exiles were not consulted. These men had Kennedy assassinated, and left Oswald, who was somehow duped into following them, as the patsy. This is most likely the weakest theory. While the exiles had the means and reason to kill Kennedy, and little to lose, it seems impossible that they could have escaped the police, covered up their role, and arranged for Ruby to silence Oswald. The theory of the Mafia being responsible requires a deeper look into the policies of Kennedy and his brother, Robert. The Kennedys took a much more aggressive attitude against organized crime than previous presidents. Robert Kennedy was intensely disliked by Teamster's Union boss Jimmy Hoffa, as well as other mafia members. It's clear that the mafia had the desire and the resources to fell Kennedy, and with him, his troublesome brother. And in Jack Ruby, the Dallas nightclub owner with ties to the mob, they even had means to cover up their involvement, however it is unlikely that the mob could have influenced the Warren Commission

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