Conspiracy Theory of John F. Kennedy´s Assassination

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On November 22, 1963 President John Fitzgerald Kennedy arrived in Dallas to an excited crowd of people lining the streets hoping to get a glimpse of the President. At 12:30 in the afternoon, the President’s car made the last, fatal turn. As the car turned left onto Elm Street, past the Texas School Block Depository and headed down the slope that leads through Dealey Plaza, Governor Connally’s wife said, “Mr. President, You can’t say that Dallas doesn’t love you” (Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy 48). Immediately after that, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States was shot once in the neck and again in the head (Report of the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy 48). To this day, the United States mourns the death of its once young and inspirational President. Forty-eight years later, many people are still uncertain as to who is actually responsible for the death of such a significantly powerful and popular President. Since John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated, there have been numerous conspiracy theories such that, the Central Intelligence agency, along with the Federal Bureau of Investigation were linked to the assassination and Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone, but was framed. As loyal Americans, people do not want to believe that the president’s own government would conspire to assassinate him. However, there are numerous possible reasons for its potential involvement in the murder. Tension began to rise when the CIA sent 1500 trained anti- Castro expatriates to seize Cuba. At the critical last moment, President Kennedy cancelled the air strikes responsible for disabling Castro’s air force. The results were horrify... ... middle of paper ... ... very difficult for Americans to accept the idea that someone as inconsequential as Oswald could have killed someone as consequential as Kennedy. The idea that one man alone could kill the President of the United States frightens the public because it threatens the security of the nation. The public feels less vulnerable to believe that there was an organized and collective group conspiring in the assassination plot. The belief that Oswald alone could have outmaneuvered the CIA, the FBI and the Presidential Secret Service is difficult for Americans to accept. The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy will remain as one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American political history. Unfortunately, no matter how many witnesses testify or how much new evidence is found, it is unlikely that the world will ever know the complete truth behind this American tragedy.
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