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  • What Killed JFK (barf alert: "right wing" hatred threatens Obama..just as it "ended" JFK's life)

    11/21/2011 8:38:16 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 114 replies · 2+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | November 20, 2011 | Frank Rich
    Immediately after the assassination and ever since, the right has tried to deflect any connection between its fevered Kennedy hatred and Oswald’s addled psyche with the fact that the assassin had briefly defected to the Soviet Union. America’s violent culture wars had started before JFK was shot. They were all on display in Oswald’s Dallas. At least in 1963, polling showed that only 5 percent of the country—a fringe—subscribed 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...
  • Nov. 22, 1963: The Death of a President

    11/22/2010 8:45:12 AM PST · by NEWwoman · 125 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 22, 2010 | David S Morgan
    Remembering the Fateful Day in Dallas When President John F. Kennedy Was Assassinated CBS) It seems so long ago, and so recent. Those of a certain age will remember where they were 47 years ago today when they heard about the shots ringing out in Dallas. Subsequent assassinations of public figures did not quell the pain felt by the nation when President John F. Kennedy was killed, less than three years after entering office, at the age of 46. Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was waving to the cheering crowd as his motorcade passed the Texas...
  • Watergate Plotter and Spy E. Howard Hunt Dead at 88

    01/23/2007 10:37:53 PM PST · by mr. mojo risin · 14 replies · 1,767+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1-23-07 | J. Rosen
    Everette Howard Hunt, the man who helped plan the Watergate break-in and wiretapping operation, is dead at age 88, FOX News has learned... With his involvement in Watergate and the Bay of Pigs, Hunt became a magnet for conspiracy theorists of all kinds. Those researching the assassination of President John F. Kennedy began claiming in the mid-1970s that Hunt and Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis appeared in photographs dressed as tramps and being arrested by Dallas policemen near the site of the assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. Hunt vigorously contested the charges publicly and in court, and he and his second...

    01/24/2007 10:56:10 AM PST · by archy · 344 replies · 8,489+ views
    the New York POST ^ | January 14, 2007 | staff
    Only the most far-out conspiracy theorists believe in scenarios like Hunt's. But in a new memoir, "American Spy: My Secret History in the CIA, Watergate & Beyond," due out in April, Hunt, 88, writes: "Having Kennedy liquidated, thus elevating himself to the presidency without having to work for it himself, could have been a very tempting and logical move on Johnson's part. "LBJ had the money and the connections to manipulate the scenario in Dallas and is on record as having convinced JFK to make the appearance in the first place. He further tried unsuccessfully to engineer the passengers of...
  • Explaining the Shooting of Governor John Connally

    10/25/2006 7:54:41 AM PDT · by BILL_C · 458 replies · 10,646+ views
    Shown on FreeRepublic for the first time. | October 25, 2006 | Bill Charleston
    It’s fall, the temperature is falling, the leaves are turning and with November here, we have some repeats to watch on the cable networks. The History Channel will show one of their favorites, ABC’s documentary “Beyond Conspiracy” featuring Peter Jennings and a computer animation which shows a bullet that hit President Kennedy’s back four inches below his collar but then the bullet allegedly exited his neck after nicking the upper part of the knot of his tie, and then it goes down at approximately a 25 degree down angle to hit Governor Connally in his back. It’s amazing what computers...
  • Candy Barr, 70; 1950s Stripper and Stag Film Star Personified the Joy and Danger of Sex

    01/03/2006 5:55:08 AM PST · by Mike Bates · 40 replies · 3,003+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/3/2006 | Myrna Oliver
    Candy Barr, infamous 1950s stripper and stag film star once romantically linked to mobster Mickey Cohen and associated with Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby, has died. She was 70. Barr died Friday of pneumonia in an Abilene, Texas, hospital. She had lived quietly in her native south Texas for several years. Born Juanita Dale Slusher in Edna, Texas, on July 6, 1935, Barr forged a life exotic enough in the mid-20th century to inspire a biopic. (One was contemplated but never produced in the late 1980s, with Farrah Fawcett portraying Barr.) Before the dancer's career was derailed in 1960 by...
  • Woodward Confirms Felt is "Deep Throat"

    05/31/2005 2:24:51 PM PDT · by kcvl · 748 replies · 21,544+ views
    Per MSNBC
  • Did Oswald train at Camp Peary?

    04/27/2005 10:24:04 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 60 replies · 1,962+ views
    Virginia Gazette ^ | Ap 1 05 | Paul Aron
    Did Oswald train at Camp Peary? By Paul Aron The Virginia Gazette A purported CIA memo circulating on the Internet says flatly that Lee Harvey Oswald was trained at Camp Peary in 1958, five years before he assassinated President Kennedy. The document is probably fake. “This is one of those cases where if it seems too good to be true, it probably is,” said assassination expert Jim Marrs in an e-mail to the Gazette. Marrs is the author of the 1990 book, “Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy.” The document, dated March 3, 1964, purports to be written by CIA...
  • President Kennedy has been shot!!

    04/19/2005 9:26:39 AM PDT · by Coop · 171 replies · 5,130+ views
    OurWorld ^ | 4/19/05 | Various
    He was in Dallas, a parade... or maybe a motorcade. Killed in cold blood.
  • TV channel weighs JFK-Johnson film inquiry

    02/04/2004 11:18:03 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 269+ views
    AP | 2/05/04 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former aides to President Johnson met with History Channel executives Wednesday to demand a re-examination of a program that accused Johnson of conspiracy in the Kennedy assassination. "We can't let stand the blatant falsity of the allegation in that program," Larry Temple, special counsel in the Johnson White House and president of The LBJ Foundation, said after the meeting in New York. The aides, along with former Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and Johnson's widow, Lady Bird Johnson, want an independent probe of the claims in "The Guilty Men," which the channel aired in November....
  • Ex-Presidents, Johnson Widow Call for JFK Film Probe

    02/02/2004 6:20:27 PM PST · by John W · 282 replies · 7,539+ views
    AP via TBO ^ | February 2,2004 | Lynn Elber
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two former presidents and the widow of Lyndon B. Johnson are calling on the History Channel to investigate a documentary it aired alleging President Johnson was involved in the Kennedy assassination. Lady Bird Johnson said the film "falsely and irresponsibly" accuses her husband of conspiring to kill President Kennedy. No accusation made against Johnson "has hurt as painfully," the 91-year-old former first lady said in a Jan. 29 letter. Her husband died in 1973. Copies of her letter were sent to the chief executives of three companies that own A&E Networks, which includes the History Channel....
  • JFK's fatal head wound: The truth for those who want to know (very graphic)

    11/22/2003 5:10:59 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 258 replies · 22,956+ views & others | 11/22/03
    The Zapruder film proves itself to be authentic. There is no possibility that any frames could have been cut out of the film or altered. Why/how? Every time a frame was exposed, part of the background scene was exposed onto both the next frame and the previous frame in the sprocket hole areas. This is because the sproket holes are between frames, as shown below: The head shot, frame-by-frame: Frame 312 Frame 313 Frame 313 enlarged: Frame 314 Frame 315 Frame 316 Frame 317 Frame 318 Frame 319 Frame 320 The head wound: The large flap of skull, skin and...
  • Killing of Kennedy may have derailed Cuba pact

    12/01/2003 3:33:13 PM PST · by archy · 27 replies · 538+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald [possibly originated in the *Guardian*] ^ | November 27, 2003 | By Julian Borger in Washington
    Big>Killing of Kennedy may have derailed Cuba pact By Julian Borger in Washington November 27, 2003 Days before his assassination, president John F. Kennedy was planning a meeting with Cuban officials to negotiate the normalisation of relations with Fidel Castro, a declassified tape and White House documents reveal. The rapprochement was cut off in Dallas 40 years ago by Lee Harvey Oswald, who appears to have believed he was assassinating the president in the interests of the Cuban revolution. But the new evidence suggests Dr Castro saw Kennedy's killing as a setback. He sought a dialogue with the next administration,...
  • Running down a footnote to assassination

    11/30/2003 10:28:12 PM PST · by whammerjammer · 103 replies · 823+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 11-23-2003 | Colleen Cason
    Running down a footnote to assassination By Colleen Cason November 23, 2003 In the one day and four decades since President Kennedy died in Dallas, we Americans have been served a cafeteria of conspiracy theories. Almost nothing is too tough for some to swallow. They take heaping helpings of the Mafia and CIA, garnish with an evil cabal of Texas businessmen and sprinkle on LBJ and Castro. Advertisement A recent ABC News poll indicates 70 percent of Americans believe JKF's assassination was a plot. Only 22 percent accept the official finding that Lee Oswald acted alone. Most Americans favor conspiracy...
  • Slaughterhouse of Civilization

    10/20/2003 6:50:16 AM PDT · by boris · 19 replies · 152+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Richard North Patterson
    Slaughterhouse of Civilization For far too long, the United States has been subjected to staggering carnage, thanks to an entrenched gun lobby. By Richard North Patterson We Americans tend to think of gun violence in terms of some traumatic event: Columbine or Martin Luther King Jr. or Robert Kennedy, rather than as a daily fact of American life. All of us know that every assassination of an American president was committed with a gun. All of us who were alive remember the terrible day when John F. Kennedy was murdered. But too few of us know that, since that day,...