The JFK assassination: The day the data deluge began

  • Article by: Peter M. Leschak
  • Updated: October 26, 2013 - 4:09 PM

Is our current cataract of information the reason why JFK’s murder seems more real to me than the 9/11 attacks, or the bagging of Osama bin Laden?

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rms316Oct. 27, 13 7:21 AM

I was in the 5th grade when that awful day occurred. There was a lot of social, political and cultural change happening then and all throughout the 60's. There were anarchists then too who tried to bring down those responsible for change. They used assassination then... now they use big money and propaganda.

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foneboothOct. 27, 13 7:36 AM

It is impossible to relate to younger generations the impact this event had on those living, especially young people, at that time. I took Kennedy's call to "ask what I can do for my country" seriously. I didn't believe in the war in Vietnam, but still devoted my adult life to one of service. It clearly made sense. If we all found a way to give back at least some of what we were getting, it could all work out...right? Some young people think the the boomer generation was too self-indulgent. But it was the generation before us, after years of the depression and an enormous war, that taught us to do it, because they learned how easy it was to die. And you cannot know without being there, the tense standoff between the US and Soviets, and Kennedy's triumph, how proud we were of him and this nation. Kennedy's violent end, captured on TV still in it's infancy, added the exclamation mark to that notion.

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vlombardyOct. 27, 13 9:53 AM

Kennedy, as a Catholic, was an outsider and never trusted by the establishment. When it became apparent that he, and his Commandant of the Marines David Shoup, were both opposed to war in Viet Nam he came under even more suspicion. I think Robert Kennedy's question regarding the CIA was a good one. It's difficult not to question the assassinations of 3 of the leading progressive minds in the country as pure chance.

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karlavsOct. 27, 1311:28 AM

While there are many new books that have come out about the assassination, none of them have covered the real facts and backed them up with proof. None except the not yet released book by Roger Stone: "The Man Who Killed Kennedy - The Case Against LBJ." Thankfully we only have a few more days to wait until Barnes & Noble and Amazon release the book which has been number one in presales. Stone of course knows where all the bodies are buried and received the clues where to perform the most extensive investigation ever from his days at Nixon's side in the Post-LBJ White House. The National Enquirer which itself is currently breaking JFK news has commented that the Stone book will "change history." Even the four volume set written by Caro left out several of the most obvious facts that had great bearing on the scandal. The government may continue to try and keep the facts sealed but in a week we will all finally have the truth thanks to Roger Stone.

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ciamanOct. 27, 13 4:51 PM

The comments from Karaus are right on the target. Now that we know that the first shot aimed at the President, Jack Kennedy, actually hit the arc light and actually hit the bridge where a man and his family thought they had been shot at and, in fact, only two other bullets were left for Oswald to use. Two shots to do all the damage that actually happened? I do not know any person who thought only Oswald did it all by himself. That leaves the CIA or another shooter. What do you think? I will buy Mr. Stones book for sure.

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loop80Oct. 27, 1311:22 PM

karlavs - I read a bit of a Stone interview. It all sounds possible. But, he thena refers to one of his sources, Jesse Ventura, "who’s research confirmed the link between the Bay of Pigs, JFK’s assassination and the downfall of Nixon in Watergate". Jesse hasn't done anything but self-promotion his entire life. His two "careers", Professional Wrestling and politics, and now "host" of an "investigative show". I now have a hard time believing anything Stone is peddling.

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