President Kennedy

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President Kennedy Kennedy’s Assassination November 22, 1963. Another shot heard around the world. The assassination of Kennedy is the one of the most trivial events in the history of the United States. Many different people have various opinions to who actually assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Two authors who have written books on the trivial subject of Kennedy’s assassination are: Jim Garrison who wrote A Heritage of Stone, and Anthony Summers who authored Conspiracy. They both share the idea that Oswald was part of a conspiracy, and similarly they think the assassination was carried out by a powerful group of people. President Lyndon B. Johnson was appointed to president after the death of J.F.K. and a commission was set-up by him to investigate the assassination. The Warren Commission, after analyzing the events for ten months, reported that Lee Harvey Oswald was not part of any
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conspiracy, domestic or foreign, to assassinate President Kennedy. The findings of the Warren Commission are questioned in both books and are written about as though the commission was lying about what actually happened. In Anthony Summers book, Conspiracy, he presents to the reader many possible organizations that could be linked to the Kennedy assassination. Summers does not come out and say whom he thinks killed Kennedy, rather he offers different possibilities and allows the reader to decide. Not even one of his possibilities agrees with the conclusion of the Warren Commission of Oswald not being part of any conspiracy. The organizations he presents, as ones associated with the assassination are the Mafia, the government intelligence agencies and Fidel Castro. Similarly, to the conclusions of the Warren Commission, the writings in the Conspiracy give no definite answer to who actually murdered Kennedy. Primarily, Summers associates the Kennedy assassination to have been carried out by the
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Mafia leaders who were affected by the policies of Kennedy. His interviews with mobsters show that it was a probable organization connected with the Kennedy assassination. Summers interviewed Jose Aleman to get information on the feelings of the Florida Mafia boss, Santo Trafficante. During the course of the interview, Aleman spoke about Trafficante’s disgust with the Kennedy’s and their crack down on organized crime. Trafficante was quoted as saying; “Kennedy’s not going to make it to the election. He is going to be hit.”(p.284) The “hit” the Mafia boss referred
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course EDS 103 taught by Professor White during the Spring '10 term at E. Kentucky.

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