JFK Conspiracy

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JFK ConspiracyAfter the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the public, news and media thought the Warren Report was a true account to what happen. But by the mid-1960's people began to doubt the Warren Commissions findings. An opinion poll taken in 1967 discovered two-thirds of Americans doubted the Warren Commissions findings. In 1976, the Senate Intelligence Committee showed that the CIA and FBI may not have thought of all the possible conspiracies. The same year the House Select Committee on Assassinations (H.S.C.A), was made to investigate more. The report was released at the end of March 1979. The report was very different from the Warren Report in many ways. The main difference, the H.S.C.A found probable conspiracy in the assassination of President Kennedy. Who had the motive to carry out the assassination? The main two are the CIA, and Vice President Lyndon Johnson. Also, was Oswald even able to make the shot from where he was sitting? There is some interesting information on how the shot lined up from where he was supposedly sitting.

The CIA was banned from assassinating anyone 25 years ago but has been rumored in assassination plots of foreign leaders many times. No one thought they would ever be accused of shooting their own guy. But after the assassination evidence and rumors began coming out saying they may have had a hand in it. Kennedy said to his coworker, Clark Clifford, shortly after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion that, "Something very bad is going on within the CIA and I want to know what it is. I want to shred the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter them to the four winds."1(Frizzell)2 Kennedy had been down playing the role of the CIA and there were rumors he was trying to eliminate it.