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gopiscrap

(23,730 posts)
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 03:58 PM Nov 2023

Who assassinated JFK?

just curious what you all think


67 votes, 2 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Oswald alone
20 (30%)
Oswald with others
8 (12%)
The CIA
3 (4%)
Cuba
0 (0%)
Big Business
0 (0%)
Oswald actually had nothing to do with it
0 (0%)
we'll never know
10 (15%)
a combo of the CIA and big business
21 (31%)
a combo of the mafia and Cuba
0 (0%)
the mafia
5 (7%)
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Who assassinated JFK? (Original Post) gopiscrap Nov 2023 OP
He was hit from the front underpants Nov 2023 #1
It was a mob hit. Jeebo Nov 2023 #2
American Tabloid TexasDem69 Nov 2023 #3
"we'll never know" is sort of a cop-out, doncha think? I'd guess most of us feel that way... hlthe2b Nov 2023 #4
after all of us are deceased and it won't matter IzzaNuDay Nov 2023 #5
Or perhaps, who cares? Chainfire Nov 2023 #6
Ancient Aliens LeftInTX Nov 2023 #7
Oswald wounded him CanonRay Nov 2023 #8
Wow, very interesting Polybius Nov 2023 #12
Watch "The Smoking Gun" CanonRay Nov 2023 #13
It's from a book. TwilightZone Nov 2023 #15
Other. H2O Man Nov 2023 #9
It is a 3 way combo BigmanPigman Nov 2023 #10
I think it was the CIA Tree Lady Nov 2023 #11
Oswald The Revolution Nov 2023 #14

underpants

(182,686 posts)
1. He was hit from the front
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 04:01 PM
Nov 2023

Probably some in the sewer drain.
Oswald may have hit him or others in the car both not the fatal shot.

I answered CIA and Big Business

Jeebo

(2,022 posts)
2. It was a mob hit.
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 04:16 PM
Nov 2023

JFK and RFK were seriously investigating and prosecuting the mob. That's what Thom Hartmann and Lamar Waldron say. They really sound like they know what they're talking about, and I am inclined to believe them.

Another thing: One poster in this thread says the bullet that killed JFK came from in front of the car. If you look at the Zapruder film in full speed, I think it's clear that bullet did, indeed, come from in front of that car. I have no doubt that Oswald was shooting at the motorcade from that window in the Texas School Book Depository building, but the bullet that actually killed JFK came from in front of the car.

Here's one more thing that I heard 35 or 40 years ago: My brother came to me saying that he had just read a short article in USA Today that was very interesting. A retired Dallas cop named Roscoe White who had just died had made a stunning death bed confession: He claimed that he was the shooter behind the grassy knoll, and also that he was the killer of Officer Tippett later that day.

That article was short and buried on an inside page, my brother said, and I never actually read it, but I thought, Hoo boy, there's going to be a huge media controversy over this! I never heard another word about it. Why? Did somebody squelch that story?

I did not choose any of the options in the poll because there was not a button for "It was a mob hit". One button offered the mafia but the mafia and the mob are not exactly the same thing. So I did not vote in the poll.

-- Ron

TexasDem69

(1,697 posts)
3. American Tabloid
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 04:26 PM
Nov 2023

Is a pretty good novel that says it was the mafia. But it probably was Oswald.

Watching JFK One Day in America which is really good so far.

hlthe2b

(102,176 posts)
4. "we'll never know" is sort of a cop-out, doncha think? I'd guess most of us feel that way...
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 04:41 PM
Nov 2023

even if we have a theory of "who did it..."

IzzaNuDay

(362 posts)
5. after all of us are deceased and it won't matter
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 05:00 PM
Nov 2023

to the next generation.
Perhaps in 100 years. folks then will probably say “kennedy, who?”

Chainfire

(17,499 posts)
6. Or perhaps, who cares?
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 05:27 PM
Nov 2023

The person or persons that killed Kennedy are dead. The investigators, for the most part are dead, most witnesses, doctors, etc. are dead. If there was a cover-up (which I don't believe) the architects of it are dead. When us baby boomers die out, the interest in the mystery will probably fade. How often do we think of Garfield or William McKinley.

LeftInTX

(25,187 posts)
7. Ancient Aliens
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 06:22 PM
Nov 2023

Got tired of all the conspiracy theories. I believe Oswald was influenced by factors in his personal life.

CanonRay

(14,093 posts)
8. Oswald wounded him
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 06:22 PM
Nov 2023

but the fatal shot was accidentally fired from a Secret Service weapon in the car following the President. Best explanation I've ever heard. USSS covered up their fatal error.

TwilightZone

(25,435 posts)
15. It's from a book.
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 11:54 PM
Nov 2023

The publisher was sued by the SS agent and agreed to a settlement.

The book was mostly ignored and has been debunked by several sources over the years. It essentially ignores the Zapruder film, eyewitness accounts, physician testimony, and autopsy information in pursuit of its pet theory.

A fairly thorough debunk is in a review of the book here: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1NDDJNK9HO8W3

Link to wiki about the book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Error

There are a lot of similar theories related to a Secret Service agent killing Kennedy. They all suffer from the same issues.

BigmanPigman

(51,573 posts)
10. It is a 3 way combo
Thu Nov 23, 2023, 06:28 PM
Nov 2023

Big $$$, Mafia and CIA. I watched that documentary that was posted here last night...

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