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president kennedy:  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.
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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
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 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 to is a
word that the Mafia uses when they are going to kill someone
and the hit could have been when Kennedy was shot to death.
Summers also found Ed Becker, a mobster who had testified
for the Assassinations Committee and said that Carlos
Marcello, the New Orleans Mafia boss, had taken out
“insurance” for President Kennedy’s death. Becker also
testified that the “insurance” could have been to, “Set-up a
nut to take the blame.”(p. 290). One of the people on the
committee said after hearing testifiers, “I am now firmly of
the opinion that the mob did it. It is a historical
truth.”(p. 290). Another organization possibly linked to the
assassination, according to Summers in his book is the
government agency called the Senate Select Committee on
Intelligence. In this possibility, he connects Oswald to the
government agencies when he interviewed Senator Schweiker, a
committee member, who said that he strongly believed that
Oswald was related to the assassination. Summers also found
another person who stated that he “firmly believes President
Kennedy was killed as the direct result of a plot by an
element of American intelligence.”(p. 296) A third theory,
also presented in the Conspiracy, is that of Castro plotting
a plan to kill Kennedy. This theory is possible because
Kennedy was an enemy of Castro due to Kennedy’s
“theoretical” plot to kill Castro. Castro discovered this
plan and in retaliation he sent out troops to kill Kennedy
before he could kill him. John Roselli who said “I was a
good friend of Castro and he told me that he had sent troops
to the United States” confirmed the troops that were sent by
Castro. (p. 121). All three theories were well supported by
Summers and the decision of what is true he has left up to
the reader. His interviews and his researching show that all
his theories have substance to them. Similar to the book
Conspiracy, A Heritage of Stone by Jim Garrison also
denounces the conclusions made by the Warren Commission and
he states that they gave the people “unbelievable lies.” (p.
19). “I believe that the Kennedy assassination was carried
out by the force inside the United States government