50 years to get the story
To the Editor:
I have read with interest your articles this year marking the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. Some salient points about the assassination would be painfully obvious to someone living in another country. Say someone living in France, Germany or Argentina. Points overlooked in the past by members of this country, out of national pride or arrogance.
A young, idealistic, liberal president pays a visit to a very conservative state. The president is not liked at all in this state. He is assassinated in a very conservative city, where the hatred for him is very deep. When it comes time to find out who did it, no one knows anything in Texas. All they can produce is an obvious patsy in Oswald. So obvious a patsy, that if it was a Hollywood movie, Hollywood could not have a produced a better typecast patsy.
The vice-president (now president) just happens to come from this same state. He appoints a commission that has one goal in mind. Paint Oswald as the lone gunman, and then build an entire case around this fact. No matter how ridiculous the assertions, above all, we do not want the Russians to know that our prized democracy is turning into an unstable Banana Republic.
Fifty years later, we now have a more believable theory as to what happened in Dallas that day. Rogue elements of the CIA and the FBI, along with well-financed right wing nuts determined that Kennedy had to go. They enlisted the aid of underworld criminal syndicates, who did the dirty work, and had the real assassin in place on the grassy knoll. The getaway and the cover-up and the patsy were provided by the rogue government agents. And the money to make it all happen came from the right wing nuts. A textbook case of a CIA-sponsored coup. It took the hard, painstaking work of conspiracy theorists, crime writers and research investigators 50 years to come up with these truths about that tragic day. These writers and researchers are true American heroes. People that I hope history will not forget about. John F. Kennedy was such a great man that his 1,000 days will last 1,000 years, maybe longer. It is great that justice has been done in this case.