Specifically, there is the Zapruder film of the shooting which shows the President's head thrown violently backward as it explodes, the ejecta travelling to the rear of the vehicle. Thus, the photographic evidence proves, contrary to the Warren Commission Report, that the President was killed not by a bullet fired by Lee Harvey Oswald from a sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository Building directly behind the President's car, but by a bullet to the head from somewhere in front of the motorcade. Moreover, there is explicit confirmation of the video evidence concerning the direction of the fatal bullet in the testimony of doctors and surgeons (and here) attending on the President at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where he died.
But as we noted yesterday, if the Warren Commission Report was a cover up, then it almost certainly covered up government complicity in the assassination of the President.
So who in the Government was responsible? Surely, it would have been that branch of government specializing in the assassination of heads of state; namely, the CIA. But as we argued, yesterday, the CIA would not have assassinated the President of the United States without bi-partisan approval. Lyndon Baines Johnson, Kennedy's VP, a man said to have had a maniacal desire to be President, would surely have been the go-to Democrat, and his consent would surely not have been withheld.
But who on the Republican side? Who but Richard Nixon? Nixon, as the Republican presidential candidate defeated by Kennedy in 1960, was in effect the head of the Republican Party, and a man with no great affection for Kennedy.*
But even politicians, or indeed especially politicians, must rationalize their actions, particularly their most questionable actions. What then was the rationale shared by both Democrats and Republicans that would have justified the unconstitutional removal of a president by means of assassination?
Wanted for Treason A handbill circulated
on November 21, 1963 in Dallas, Texas,
one day before John F. Kennedy visited
the city and was assassinated.
Tens of millions had died in the great European civil war, at the end of which the United States stood almost alone as the bulwark of Western freedom against the Communist tyranny of the Soviet Union and Red China.
It was under those circumstances that Kennedy's posture in relations with the Soviet Union was judged. And it was in this that he was judged to have shown weakness, not once, but again and again.
During the Cuban missile crisis, Kennedy failed to force a Soviet stand down. Instead, he opened a back channel with the oafish Khrushchev and agreed to remove American nuclear-capable Jupiter missiles in Turkey in exchange for the abandonment of the Soviet missile base in Cuba.
During the Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, Kennedy refused to authorize US Air Force cover to the invading anti-Castro rebels when they became pinned down on the beach where they were soon destroyed by Cuban forces.
Then, as the Presidential election of 1964 approached, Kennedy revealed his intention, after the election, to pull US forces from Vietnam, abandoning the pro-Western, i.e., nominally democratic, South Vietnam regime to its fate at the hands of the Chinese- and Soviet-backed Communists of North Vietnam.
Under the prevailing circumstances, Kennedy's reluctance to play hardball with the Commie bastards was more than a weakness, it was treason. And for those convicted of treason, it is universally agreed that the penalty is death.
* Nixon's involvement in the decision, if he was indeed involved, would would tie together the CIA, events in Dealey Plaza on November 11, 1963, and the Watergate Hotel burglary on June 17, 1972, the link being E. Howard Hunt. Hunt was (a) the CIA station chief in Mexico City, where the CIA monitored Oswald’s contacts with the Soviet and Cuban embassies; (b) a self-confessed assassination “bench warmer” and, with Frank Sturgis, possibly one of the tramps arrested in Dealey Plaza the day of the assassination; and (c), with Frank Sturgis, arrested during the Watergate Hotel break-in, checking, perhaps, to see whether the Dems had evidence of Nixonian complicity in the JFK assassination.
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