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  •  After 50 years... (10+ / 0-)

    It's unlikely the story will ever be unraveled to anyone's satisfaction.

    As the years have passed I've had an easier and easier time believing Oswald acted alone.

    If it was a US government conspiracy...and no reason that strikes me as convincing enough for such a dangerous coup d'état has ever been offered...I simply don't believe it would have remained a secret.  Unless you killed everyone involved, and then killed their killers, there are just too many places for it to leak.

    The idea that organized crime would have killed the President to scare the Attorney General...well, that also seems wildly unlikely to me.  If anything, it would have brought the full weight of the Justice Department to bear if Bobby had such a suspicion.

    Castro, as repayment for the many attempts on his life?  Well, that is slightly less unbelievable.  But do you really think our Castro obsessed Cold War era national security apparatus wouldn't have used that as an excuse to wipe him out, and possibly abrogate the Cuban Missile Crisis accord promising not to attack Cuba?

    That the investigation was so sloppy surprises me much less now than it did when I was younger.  I've seen plenty of sloppy investigations since then.

    The Magic Bullet still gives me pause, but on balance, it seems most likely that it was just one sick and lonely misfit responsible for the horrible events of Dallas.

    More's the pity.

    "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

    by Notthemayor on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 02:23:05 AM PST

    •  Getting Johnson into the White House (2+ / 2-)
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      was worth many, many billions to the Texas arms companies.

      Kill the hit team ??? Of course.

      Vietnam was ramping up and that turned into the largest corporate welfare program since WW II.

      Jack Kennedy might not have been able to keep out of it, but he certainly would have kept Bobby on the job preventing outright contractor frauds.

      LBJ ??? Not exactly.

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