When does a series of “coincidences” cease to be credible as such?
A great many prominent people have contrived to get themselves shot or otherwise removed from this mortal coil at a time when it is particularly propitious to their enemies.
Much has been written about the JFK assassination, and attempting to contain it all in a single post would likely bring even WordPress to its knees. So I won’t rehash too much of it (here, at least) other than to highlight it as a prime example of a politically inconvenient person being removed.
Kennedy had wanted to ‘scatter the CIA to the four winds’, believing that a culture of corruption was poisoning US intelligence. A (supposedly former) CIA operative, Lee Harvey Oswald, put paid to that plan, and his act saw Kennedy replaced by the CIA-friendly Lyndon Johnson.
He also had a brother with the patently ridiculous vision of an America for all Americans, a guy who happened to be the ideal Democratic candidate for the presidency. A guy who, it emerged much later, was considering that other political nuisance MLK for his running mate. Let’s have them both shot too.
Once the Warren Commission established the Lone Gunman theory once and for all, there was still the inconvenient matter of the single person on the Commission who disagreed – House Majority Leader Hale Boggs. Not only was he unconvinced by the consensus, he was reportedly preparing a statement which would accuse then-President Richard Nixon of complicity in the assassination. He was also no fan of the FBI, going so far as to call for the resignation of J. Edgar Hoover on the floor of the Congress.
His plane went down in Alaska somewhere between Anchorage and Juneau, and was never found. More recent investigations suggest that the FBI picked up a lead on the whereabouts of the plane and of two survivors, but there is no indication of any follow-up.
Nixon himself was forced to resign due to the Watergate scandal; it has been suggested, however, that his resignation was the taking of a less damaging bullet. Had an investigation continued, it has been suggested that evidence would have been uncovered of his and LBJ’s complicity. One of the Watergate burglars, the late E. Howard Hunt, was also in Dealey Plaza when JFK was shot, but held his tongue. In case he needed convincing to hold his tongue, there was another very convenient plane crash which killed his wife as well as 11 other key figures in the Watergate conspiracy.
Boggs had been taken to the airport to start his trip by a young man named Bill Clinton. Did this young man know what was to come?
It is also known that an edit was made to the Warren report before it was released for public consumption… by one Gerald Ford.
Also of note is that an FBI memo clearly states that information regarding the Kennedy assassination was furnished to “George Bush of the Central Intelligence Agency”; could this be our 41st President? While Bush was supposedly working independently in the oil business at the time, diaries kept by Oliver North suggest that he was in fact highly placed in the CIA, and working in a covert operation regarding the Contras.
The Iran/Contra scandal, which tarnished the political careers of both Bush and his predecessor Ronald Reagan, was investigated by the Tower Commission. Are we even surprised that commission chair John Tower has since fallen victim to a plane crash?
Should we also wonder what danger was posed by Senator Wellstone before his own tragic aerial accident? Or perhaps John F. Kennedy Jr.?
Obviously all of this is conjecture. I am, however, curious to know what our current President may know about all of this. He himself was two years old at the time of the JFK assassination, of course, and even the most radical right-wingers would be hard-pressed to link him to the event. But what does he know from briefings? And what could he find out, were he to dig?
Mr. President, I’d like to know more. Please.
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