Skip to comments.What Killed JFK (barf alert: "right wing" hatred threatens Obama..just as it "ended" JFK's life)
Posted on 11/21/2011 8:38:16 AM PST by Seizethecarp
Immediately after the assassination and ever since, the right has tried to deflect any connection between its fevered Kennedy hatred and Oswalds addled psyche with the fact that the assassin had briefly defected to the Soviet Union.
Americas violent culture wars had started before JFK was shot. They were all on display in Oswalds Dallas. At least in 1963, polling showed that only 5 percent of the countrya fringesubscribed to the radical anti-government views championed by the John Birch Society and other militants of the right. These days, that fringe, whether in the form of birthers or the tea party or the hosts of Fox & Friends, gives marching orders to a major political party.
read Manchester or 11/22/63 or any other account of that time, and the vitriol that was aimed at Kennedy in life seems as immediate as today. Its as startling as that You lie! piercing the solemnity of a presidential address like a gunshotor the actual gunshots fired at the White House last week by another wretched waif. In the end, that political backdrop is what our 44th and 35th presidents may have most in common. The tragedy of the Kennedy cult is that even as it fades, the hothouse brand of American malice that stalked its hero stalks our country still.
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And I should have added in my previous post that there WERE plenty of other groups mad at JFK and probably would have killed him given the opportunity. It was just the mob got there first.
I believe old Joe also promised the MOB that his son’s administration would ease-up, not go after them twice as hard.
And there is no disputing the fact that JFK could not have been elected (he didn’t win the popular vote) without Chicago, and the MOB delivered Chicago.
Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.
Besides, Johnson killed Kennedy.
With regard to his life, Obama has zero to fear from the right, but had better watch his back when dealing with the left.
It was a mob/CIA hit..pure and simple. JMHO
Frank Rich is an insane Ruling Class moronic Libtard who hates America.
The Left is exempt from the criticism it heaps upon Conservatives.
It sounds like a repeat of what Clinton did in 1995.
Following the 1994 election, the left started a talking points campaign that the right wing extremist wanted to assassinate Bill Clinton and Rush was leading the charge.
Clinton took a trip to the Philippines in early 1995 and low and behold there was supposed to be an attempted assassination of Bill Clinton by al Quaeda.
Why did they choose the Philippine's for the set up, that's where Terry Nicholes was going.
Clinton knew about the OKC bomb plot well in advance and wanted to make it appear as if the right wing extremist had teamed up with the terrorist.
There was also a story fabricated before the OKC bombing about the Iraq govt. being involved with a bomb plot in the US.
They fabricated that story because the knew Tim McVeigh was running around with an Iraqi.
Shorty after the 08 election, the left started this exact same talking points only instead of Rush leading the charge to assassinate Zippo, the left said it was Glenn Beck leading the charge.
When UBL got popped they found one of the plots was to assassinate Zippo or other members of the adm. except for Biden.
Truly is amazing how the left always has their talking points in place for al Quaeda’s plots.
With the help of J. Edgar Hoover. Robert Kennedy as Attorney General did not bow to Hoover as others had and none of the Kennedys liked LBJ. They considered him a hick. Hoover was protecting the mafia, claiming there was no such organization, and RFK was going after them hard, probably to protect his families own interest in nefarious activity.
LBJ killed others before the Kennedys, starting with an Agriculture Department investigator looking for the phantom silos from which LBJ's friend and close associate, Billie Sol Estes, was collecting storage fees from the government. Exposing Estes would also expose LBJ. The inspector was shot in the back six times with a bolt action rifle that was left at the scene. The coroner's ruling was suicide. The coroner was a friend of LBJ.
After JFK they killed RFK because of his political threat to LBJ and continuing opposition to Hoover. The prize in LBJ's fevered mind, other than continued political power, was Jackie. You should listen to the creepy calls he placed to Jackie, wanting to be John Jr. and Caroline's daddy. She also thought LBJ was behind her husband's death but she only said so in her last interview.
Hoover had rid himself of a pesky adversary.
And it only took four days.
Do not ever think that this is not their preferred solution to the enormous problem that Obama poses for them.
Hillary cannot take him out (politically) because she cannot win without 95% of the black vote.
IF, however, the forces that created Obama can destroy him with a plausible right wing patsy, they would consider it very seriously - for that is the one way, the only way, for Hillary or another one like her to go into November 2012 with the black vote intact.
Pray that the Secret Service continues to be as effective as they have been since that day in November, now so long ago.
frank rich is a communist that is deflecting the guilt of the cuban/russian agent known as oswald... the man that killed JFK.
What Killed JFK?
The bullet of a Commie Defector. (and possibly some friends)
Certainly not a person from the “right”.
Are you sure that CIA chart is allowed in the public domain?
My supervisor says it’s EO material and I trust him.
Cuban Mafia payback.
You said it, Brother FReeper. You're right about praying for the effectiveness of the Secret Service in protecting that bastard from being assassinated by his own. Will add it to my prayer list. I'm a big believer in the power of prayer.
You mean like Squeaky taking a shot at Ford, or maybe Hinkley actually shooting Reagan?
There is no stopping a determined individual from doing harm if he decides to do so.
ahh...Frank Rich: Theatre Critic, foreign policy analyst and political pundit all rolled into one....
Or maybe not....
The Cosa Nostra practiced population control by killing a lot of people, so it was liberal.
I’ve seen this factually incomplete accounting of Kennedy’s assasination often, including something on the History Channel.
Kennedy was going to Dallas
Kennedy was facing protests by conservatives
Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald.
While all three statements are true, they leave out the fact that Oswald was a radical Marxist.
A bullet from the grassy knoll area killed Kennedy
As a Physicist there is NO WAY they can convince me otherwise, after seeing the Zapruder film.
When the RATS bring this up ALWAYS REMIND THEM THAT OSWALD WAS A COMMUNIST 8*> JUST LIKE THEM!
I remember as a 10-year-old kid being puzzled at how much difficulty everyone was having trying to identify the killer. As a kid it just seemed like common sense to me that the killer must be the new President.
****the right has tried to deflect any connection between its fevered Kennedy hatred****
There was no such thing as ‘right’ and ‘left’ in the 50’s-60’s. You were a Democrat anti-communist or a Republican anti-Communist. Women loved JFK’s looks and men loved his Navy exploits. He was ‘popular’ not hated.
The movement for racial desegregation was still embryonic and Southern whites were still Democrats - so it was not a racist-motivated assassination either.
Ooh, ooh! I know! I know! A bullet? Am I right, huh, huh? Am I right?
‘Tis the season.
Kennedy Konspiracy Krismas.
Gentlemen, start your goofball theories!
Odd....in this day, Oswald would be part of an OWS event, not the Tea Party.
When someone tells me that I'm anti-government because I am
a conservative I tell them I'm not anti-water just because
I don't want to drown. Too much is too much.
the real danger to Obama’s life and limb comes from Leftists who if his polls continue to drop may come to see him being more valuable to them as a martyr.
Duh! Frank, you're a moron!
As any idiot knows, Oswald killed Kennedy. Why? To impress his hero Fidel Castro!
Yes, Frank, a commie killed your hero.
Progress killed the President. LOL! Live with it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd_JChyrXkU 57-minute radio interview with Oswald August 17, 1963.
Mr. Rich has finally slipped the bonds of reality. It’s like he was up all night desperately trying to blame any and all for the abject failure of his pluperfect marxist President Obama. Isn’t he the guy that commented on how perfect Obama’s pants were creased? I’m afraid he should seek medical help.
This proves that the moron Frank Rich can’t even write good fiction.
“Oswald handing out Fair Play For Cuba flyers...yeah, dead giveaway. He was a Goldwater boy!”
Obviously that was just misdirection to hide his true right wing roots.
But seriously only a leftist could twist the facts to blame Kennedy’s death on disapproval from the right wing instead of the USSR/Cuba loving marxist who actually pulled the trigger.
After all, it was you and me.
I like you, friend.
It is unreadable. I made it only halfway through the first page -- and there were 3 more pages.
It is flowery, indirect, and makes a million loop-de-loops without actually GOING anywhere.
Brevity, it is said, is the soul of wit..... and Frank Rich is witless.
I was 13 years old on that day, and I vividly recall how the assumption was made that the assassin had to be a right-winger, until Oswald was captured. The left has never gotten over the reality that Oswald was one of them.
Oh good, I'm glad I'm not the only kook who said a missle hit TWA 800. I was boating in Long Island Sound and I heard someone on the VHF Radio that he saw somthing around the time 800 exploded.
that fuel tanks just occasionally explode on planes and that is what happened.
wait a second...that is what happened on 9/11. It wasn't TERRORISM it was a spark from the fuel tanks!! /s
Of course, with the amount of flying I do...why hasn't it EXPLODED on my plane??
Everyone needs to read:
“Me and Lee” by Judith Vary Baker
“Dr. Mary’s Monkey” by Ed Haslam
“The Virus and the Vaccine” by Bookchin and Shumaker
I have my own theory on why JFK was assassinated, if not who was responsible for the assassination.
1) JFK had Addison’s disease, an established fact, among all his other medical problems. It is a chronic endocrine disorder in which the adrenal glands do not produce sufficient steroid hormones.
2) For years, JFK had been taking the only known treatment for Addison’s at the time, large doses of very expensive natural cortisone.
3) However, in the early 1950s, a drug company had devised a way to inexpensively synthesize cortisone. It was a new wonder drug used for all sorts of problems. But it was *mistakenly* believed that large doses of cortisone could make a person dangerously insane. Paranoid. This is not true, but it is what the medical community believed at the time.
4) In 1955, one of America’s top box office actors was James Mason. He starred in a movie called Bigger Than Life (1956), as a man with a deadly disease whose life is saved by taking cortisone. But he takes too much, and it turns him into a murderous maniac. Mason’s performance in the movie was reviewed as “chilling”.
5) This meant that not only doctors, but the public at large suddenly thought of cortisone as a dangerous drug that could drive people insane.
6) Everyone around JFK that knew he had Addison’s kept his secret, but one of the oddities of the disease is that it can, and in JFK’s case, *did* cause a significant change in the appearance of the upper body and facial skin. A change that could be seen from a good distance, and can even be seen in some of the videos of JFK at the time.
7) So put the pieces together. Any doctor could tell just by looking at JFK that he had Addison’s disease. He would also know that the only treatment for Addison’s was large doses of cortisone. And that cortisone could or would drive a person dangerously insane.
And this insane person could start a nuclear war, and had already come close during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Added up, with the “common knowledge” of the time, and there is a superb motive for the assassination of JFK.
Well afterall, it was you and me.
I've read many books about the Kennedys and I've reached the same conclusion. If old Joe had not been incapacitated, he would never have allowed RFK go after the mob. He was an old scoundrel, but a smart one. He only screwed over other people when he knew he could get away with it.
That’s been printed out and placed on my sheep pen wall...........:o)
That’s a keeper! I’ll print it tomorrow and stick it to my wall too! :-) Thanks!
As a shooter there is NO WAY I'd shoot from the "grassy knoll" with a target moving left-to-right across my field of view. I want the target effectively stationary (moving away from me). At 60-70 yards it's an easy shot.
The shot did not come from the front as many have stated, because the windshield is in the way. A shot from the rear is ideal.
What killed Kennedy: Two 160gr 6.5mm rounds from a Italian Mannlicher-Carcano rifle moving at approximately 2200 fps.