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End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy (Heritage live event 10am ET)
Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/6/2013

Posted on 11/06/2013 5:08:32 AM PST by iowamark

James L. Swanson’s Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer was a New York Times bestseller, won the Edgar Award, and became mandatory reading for official Washington. Its fans included President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Now, for the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy, Swanson returns with End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, a gripping account of the murder and its aftermath. JFK’s trip to Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963 set in motion a chain of unprecedented events: a man with a rifle in the window of a tall building, the death of a president recorded on a home movie, a frenzied manhunt, multiple murders, nationwide mourning, a public funeral that rivaled Lincoln’s, and the fatal shooting of the president’s killer on live TV as a horrified audience of millions watched. End of Days recreates four of the saddest and most terrifying days in American history.

Swanson then asks larger questions. Who was Lee Harvey Oswald? Why did he do it? How was the “right wing” wrongly blamed for the assassination? Who was the real John F. Kennedy – was he a closet conservative? And finally, what explains the dizzying number of conspiracy theories, and how have they undermined our faith in our institutions and democracy?

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham calls Swanson “a master” and praises End of Days as “grand narrative at its finest.”

James L. Swanson is Senior Legal Scholar in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

Event hosted by Edwin Meese III

Click on the link to watch online.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; History
KEYWORDS: dallas; dealeyplaza; jfk; johnfkennedy; kennedy; kennedyassassination; mafia; texas
Amazon: End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
1 posted on 11/06/2013 5:08:32 AM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark
Oswald was a “patsy” and was playing the role of a Pro-Cuban, anti-Right wing, Commie sympathizer when in fact he was a low level INTEL person, groomed for his role.

Figure out who this man REALLY was and you cannot accept the Warren Commission Report (WCR). Ballistics and forensics have been misreported and altered.

All the arguments boil down to this man.

This WCR was assembled by partial and limited information supplied to it by the CIA, FBI, NSA and Johnson administration. Of course it was incomplete and faulty. The conclusions had to fit the concept.

Any person who has read the Warren Report (How many?) and the “normal” books, understands this.
Nobody really believes that LHO was the only shooter that tragic day.

2 posted on 11/06/2013 5:25:30 AM PST by Netz
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To: iowamark
Look at the date o my 1963 Eagle Scout Card - 11/20/63 - issued by BSA w/JFK as Hon Pres' signature, partly worn away at bottom before lamination a few years ago:


3 posted on 11/06/2013 5:44:31 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Netz

So you’re saying we should have nuked Russia just because they sent Oswald here to kill Kennedy?

The KGB won that round. Maybe were smart to accept it.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 6:13:50 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
No, I am not saying that. Oswald worked for the US government, not the Soviet one. He did renounce his American citizenship (at the height of the Cold War?) in 1959 and actually moved there, settling in Minsk. Then, he miraculously asked to come back and was given the red carpet with his new Russian bride and baby.

JFK was more of a threat to so many different elements inside the US, the Soviets did not have to make the hit.

One of the key persons in figuring out who fielded Oswald was (he committed suicide just before testifying before the House Subcommittee on Assassinations, (HSCA) in 1978, was George de Mohrenschildt.

This individual is one of the key persons that actually survived so late, into the late 1970’s. The rest were knocked off. Look up de Morenschildt and you begin to understand how evil this whole thing was.

5 posted on 11/06/2013 6:22:58 AM PST by Netz
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To: Netz

Sorry FRiend, but Oswald was a Commie. He did it by himself. There was no conspiracy.


6 posted on 11/06/2013 6:25:50 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: iowamark

I read “Manhunt” and found it incredibly well-written, so I most definitely will want this book. Hope it’s on Books-a-Million, though, as I avoid dealing with Amazon.


7 posted on 11/06/2013 6:34:01 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: iowamark

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/End-Days/James-L-Swanson/9780062083487?id=5810662797811


8 posted on 11/06/2013 6:36:12 AM PST by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: BenLurkin

OK, whatever. I won’t get into a arugment with you here but can I ask you a question?

Why, would a minor underworld figure, like Jack Ruby silence Oswald before he could talk? The Mob had to eliminate LHO.

Why?


9 posted on 11/06/2013 6:37:42 AM PST by Netz
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To: Netz

“Why, would a minor underworld figure, like Jack Ruby silence Oswald before he could talk?”...............That is THE question.

My take on it from ‘reliable’ sources,....revenge for the Bay of Pigs slaughter. Gave his word he’d help, and at the last minute turned his back - and let them get slaughtered.


10 posted on 11/06/2013 6:50:20 AM PST by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: Netz; BenLurkin

Oswald’s aunt, Mrs. Lillian Murret ... for whom did she work?


11 posted on 11/06/2013 9:50:57 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (WWID? What would Impy do?)
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To: Netz

You’re such a fool. Such a freakin’ fool. Please go away.


12 posted on 11/06/2013 9:58:17 AM PST by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Netz

What evidence is there that Jack Ruby was a “minor underworld figure?”


13 posted on 11/06/2013 10:06:37 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Did you know that a river goes right through the heart of ...http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/SA(full).wav


14 posted on 11/06/2013 10:08:27 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: slipper

My theory - and it is just that, a theory, is that the Mob hit JFK with a little inside help from the CIA and possibly the FBI.

The Kennedys turned on the Mob after the Mob helped get JFK elected (Illinois, West Virginia primary). The Mob depended on JFK to help them get back into the Cuban casinos (Nixon may have been willing as well seeing as Bay of Pigs started on his watch).

The Mob helped train Cuban expats along with Mob hit men at CIA camps in Florida and Louisiana. When Bay of Pigs went bad fast and Kennedy turned yellow on the issue of support, he turned the Mob against him and may have been on borrowed time.

When Bobby started going after the Mob hard and high profile, he sealed big brother’s death. After all, kill Bobby and JFK brings the weight of the government down on the mob. Kill JFK and Bobby gets sacked by LBJ who absolutely loathed Bobby.

The CIA put Oswald into the picture. The mob put Ruby in to silence Oswald.

Again, JUST a theory. I have ZERO evidence on any of this.


15 posted on 11/06/2013 11:29:30 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

If you talk about Mob being inside figures, CIA/FBI...agree.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 2:58:55 PM PST by slipper (The best is yet to come)
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To: slipper

But elements within the CIA and other INTEL organization felt betrayed by JFK, from the Bay Of Pigs fiasco, not the young punk Oswald.

The Mob would go through the effort to kill Oswald who was supposedly a Communist? It does not make sense.

Apparently Oswald did everything in his power to restrain himself before he could figure out what his real position was and what he needed to do. He was never given the chance. He did not blow his cover, even after 3 days. He was waiting for something or someone to (as he requested) “...come forward and provide consul”, which they never did.
Ruby had the last option and was ordered to “rub out” Oswald, which he did.
The Communist allegations were a cover.

Why was he filmed early on, passing out “”Hands off Cuba Committee” leaflets a year before in New Orleans? It was a rouse.


17 posted on 11/06/2013 10:36:29 PM PST by Netz
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To: safeasthebanks

OK, that’s very polite of you in this forum. You could be a little more diplomatic but I guess you’re just not there, are ya?


18 posted on 11/06/2013 10:38:21 PM PST by Netz
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To: BenLurkin
There is a lot of evidence that he was more than just the owner of a burlesque club.

He was a gun runner and a low level person in the mob. He was connected to Cuban affairs and was a sleazy figure even in the 1920’s (bootlegging), 1930’s all the way through 1959, when Batista was toppled in Cuba.

One thing was known about Ruby, he knew how to keep his mouth shut and that is why he was considered a reliable hit man to take out Oswald.

Ruby had connections with the entire Dallas syndicate and Police force. That is why he had no problem entering the underground parking structure to kill Oswald. Cops were very familiar with him and he was part of the good old boys network. Hey Jack, watcha’ doin’ here”?

In addition, Ruby was present in the Dallas police HQ, the night Oswald was paraded in front of the press. When Dallas DA Henry Wade stated that Oswald was the member of a pro-Cuban committee, it was Ruby, (standing in the background) that corrected Wade by blurting out, “That's the Fair Play for Cuba Committee”. Ruby corrected Wade's mistake.

Why was Ruby there? Why did Ruby correct the DA? Why was he in the room, a short distance away from Oswald? Ruby tried to enter the interrogation rooms several times and was stopped. Why? Because he was trying to get to Oswald and kill him BEFORE he actually did, in the parking garage.

Ruby was a known quantity to the Dallas Police and the Mob. He did not kill Oswald as is stated in the Warren Report, to “spare Mrs. Kennedy and her children the anguish of a trial”.

Wake up folks, it's been 50 years.

19 posted on 11/06/2013 10:49:39 PM PST by Netz
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I think it was you that I replied to on another thread on this subject. Repeating, E. Howard Hunt (possible railway tramp) and Cubans involved in Watergate. Hunt trained same Cubans for Bay of Pigs, then used them for “Dirty Tricks” stuff.

Right before the infamous gap in the Watergate tapes Nixon says something about how Watergate could “bring up the whole Cuban thing” or something similar. The tapes already talk about the dirty tricks stuff and the Bay of Pigs fiasco, so I wonder what was deleted?


20 posted on 11/06/2013 10:58:39 PM PST by 21twelve
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Why is she relevant?
Why did Oswald’s mom always claimed he worked for the government? OK she was a greedy old lady but why did she always assert that?


21 posted on 11/07/2013 12:12:16 AM PST by Netz
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To: iowamark

Operation Mongoose turned their guns inward.


22 posted on 11/07/2013 12:19:50 AM PST by Despot of the Delta
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To: BenLurkin

A year after his conviction, in March 1965, Ruby conducted a brief televised news conference in which he stated: “Everything pertaining to what’s happening has never come to the surface. The world will never know the true facts of what occurred, my motives. The people who had so much to gain, and had such an ulterior motive for putting me in the position I’m in, will never let the true facts come above board to the world.” When asked by a reporter, “Are these people in very high positions Jack?”, he responded “Yes.”


23 posted on 11/07/2013 12:35:28 AM PST by Netz
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To: Netz

Oswald’s uncle and surrogate father, Dutz Murret, was a bookie in the XXXXXX organization ... Lee’s cousin (?) Marilyn Murret had all 23 pages of her testimony to the HSCA in 1977 classified. ( It should be noted that the HSCA had to get permission from who to interview her? ...

...

Warren Commission Document 942 says that it had been alleged that Marilyn Dorothea Murret (Oswald’s cousin) was linked in some manner with the apparatus of Professor Harold Isaacs. And Warren Commission Document 1080 (CD 1080), an FBI report entitled “Marilyn Dorothea Murret,” is entirely about Isaacs’ background and contains no mention of Murret. This document describes Isaacs as a disillusioned leftist intellectual who had become a professional anti-communist — which also reveals the true nature of the secret goals of CENIS. This report had been classified by the Warren Commission as a withheld file open only to the federal government and the Commission. It would probably still be secret if an assassination researcher had not discovered it misfiled in the National Archives in the mid-1970s.”


24 posted on 11/07/2013 3:48:41 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (WWID? What would Impy do?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Could be Oswald took on right wing views as a result of a Leftist upbringing?

Look, his Aunt's, Uncles and relatives were whatever they were but Oswald’s life path, choices and direction should be examined.

How could he land a job in Texas in 1963 with a Defense Mapping Agency? What was his job at the Japanese Air base when he was in the service? So on and so forth...

25 posted on 11/07/2013 4:36:51 AM PST by Netz
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To: Netz

u miss my point

her relatives were career cia and also in marcello mob


26 posted on 11/07/2013 9:20:54 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (WWID? What would Impy do?)
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HIS relatives


27 posted on 11/07/2013 9:21:20 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (WWID? What would Impy do?)
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To: campaignPete R-CT
Marcello did it too.

In 1975 the FBI investigated where I worked, looking for clues about Hoffa's disappearance. I worked in the Detroit area.
We had a huge trash compactor.
They asked us if we saw/heard/noticed anything strange or activity near the compactor on the night of...

Hoffa knew.

28 posted on 11/08/2013 12:13:39 PM PST by Netz
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