jfk paper 3-2-08

jfk paper 3-2-08 - Evan Trenkner 18298- AUCW 212...

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Evan Trenkner 18298- AUCW 212 (12:30-1:20) JFK Assassination Conspiracy Forty-four years and several months later, there still remains no clear jurisdiction of who assassinated the thirty-fifth president on November 22 nd , 1963. United States President, John F. Kennedy (JFK), was shot down during a Dallas motorcade in Dealey Plaza, while promoting himself en route for a second presidential campaign. (John F. Kennedy assassination, 2008) Multiple theories of the killing has flowed through government and public files, yet none of which have been proven completely true. Although the Lone Gunman Theory, by which Lee Harvey Oswald, a self proclaimed “patsy” sniped JFK out of a book depository window, seems most popular and likely, yet remains completely neither invalid nor believable. Possible Mafia work could be a part, or complete reasoning behind the assassination, but has not been apprehended as a major role. On the contrary, the coup d’ etat theory, by which the United States CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and other associated agencies, committed internal conspiracy theories of assassinating the president, seems more compelling and legitimate. But the real question is why would agencies that are supposed to protect the president, kill the president? Multiple reports claimed John F. Kennedy was a target by over four hundred people, with constant threats being reviewed by the Secret Service. Although JFK was a popular president, as helping with multiple racial and interest groups, he was also seen as a large traitor to the United States. The Bay of Pigs invasion was one of Kennedy’s flaws, sending Cuban exiles back into Cuba in attempt to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Yet when they arrived, there was no military backup, and most of which were detained or killed. This angered the CIA, who felt betrayed by Kennedy’s decision to resist additional assistance, to a plan that was supported by
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many. In 1962, JFK ordered a naval blockade of Cuba, with intentions of removing Soviet nuclear bases. Ultimately, Kennedy signed a wartime agreement with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev that would end the hostility of the Cuban Missile Crisis, as well as improving relations with Cuba and Castro, respectively. After this agreement, Kennedy was seen as a terrible and inconsistent leader by giving in to Cuba and the Soviet Union, and seen as a Communist by many. (Ogelsby, 1992) Initially, the general public, the media, and authorities across the country easily believed that Oswald was the only man involved in the shooting, and immediately decided to arrest him forty-five minutes after the death of Kennedy. Right after the shooting, Oswald tried running to a nearby movie theatre, doing so completely conspicuously. On the way there, a police officer,
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course AUCW 212 taught by Professor Cooley during the Spring '08 term at Hartford.

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