JFK Assassinaton Essay

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JFK Assassinaton




J.F.K. Assassination
If Lee Harvey Oswald killed J.F.K. and it wasn’t a conspiracy, then why is the government
still withholding reports done on the assassination from the public’s eyes, in the FBI’s
possession?

President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963 on November 22. He was elected president in
1961. First he was a senator. Then he went straight from Capitol Hill to the White
House. Robert Kennedy was attorney general and was J. F. K.'s brother. He was head of
the investigation of the assassination after Kennedy was killed (3: 1-5). Both Robert and
J. F. K. knew that people wanted to kill them. J. F. K. didn’t worry about it. But after
John F. Kennedy was killed, his brother Robert Kennedy ordered that the casket was to be
kept closed to public viewing. Robert thought it would have been him to get killed first,
not his brother (5: 83).

Robert encouraged his brother to sign three anti-crime bills. The bills targeted
organized crime. They were used to stop gambling or at least crack down on it (7: NP).
But even with the bills, the FBI director, Hoover, was afraid to go after the mob before
the assassination because he thought his agents would become corrupt, and because Castro
knew about the conspiracy against him. Hoover even told his agents that if the Mafia
caught them, they would be fired and would be treated as a renegade (5: 84). The
government didn’t approve of the crack down on the mob that was in America. Teddy Kennedy
loved busting the Mafia. People like Jimmy Hoffa. Even Frank Sinatra became close
friends with Teddy, even made trips to the White House (3: 12-18). But just like his
brother John, Robert was also killed (3: 105). After the assassination Robert carried on
the bills and got killed also (3: 105).

In 1962 Cuba was known to have missiles from the Soviet Union in Cuba. They thought Cuba
or the Soviet Union would make a nuclear strike. Accused of helping the soviet union wage
war on the U.S., enemies and suspects were made (7: NP). Neither the FBI nor the CIA
approved of getting into the Vietnam War. They didn’t approve of any of the president’s
decisions (3: 105).

There were three shots, even a possible four. Some people think that the last shot was
one from an agent’s gun going off into J.F.K.’s head after reacting to the shots (5:
84-85). The first shot missed. The second shot hit J.F.K.’s shoulder, back, and throat;
and Connally’s shoulder, wrist, and leg (5: 84-85). But how could one bullet travel with
that much force to go through all of that flesh? The third shot was fatal to Kennedy but
was very far away, very accurate, and deadly efficient (5: 99). Even the FBI’s best
couldn’t shot with Oswald’s gun that accurately (5: 84-85). The gun was tested by the FBI
and was found to be off centered. Many people coming from the grassy knoll heard the
possible fourth shot. Someone was also seen running away from the knoll and was seen
lingering there before the shots rang out. Whoever it was seemed to look like a FBI agent.
The three shots that rang out on that very famous day can not be done in that same amount
of time or with that accuracy even today (5: 84-85).

Oswald was a very simple person with many mental problems. He mail ordered the gun that
he supposedly shot Kennedy with. It only cost 21 dollars and was bought under a bogus
name (5: 90). And after buying the gun Oswald had his wife take a picture of him holding
the gun up by his side (3: 1-3). Why would Oswald take a picture of himself and the gun
if he was planning to kill the President? You can’t expect a very good shot to come from
a mail order gun for 21 dollars and with a mental case handling it.

During the middle of the cold war Oswald ran to Russia and came home disillusioned. Oswald
tried to get citizenship in Moscow and when they refused him he cut his wrists (5: 71).
And soon after Oswald met with Valery Vladimirovich Kostikov, a Russian ambassador, and
with out Oswald knowing, he wrote a memo to his superiors asking if Oswald was in or out
of the assassination plot (5: 90). Oswald was such a bad shot that once while he was
still in the marines he shot himself in the foot while at post in Japan. Oswald wanted to
leave the country so bad that he wanted to go to Cuba and even referred to the leader as
“Uncle Fidel” (5: 72). Why would an American Marine want to go to Cuba where they were
hated?

Oswald’s friends said that Oswald admired Kennedy. He didn’t have a motive to kill
Kennedy. Even Oswald’s wife had a secret attraction to J.F.K., that even he

didn’t know about (5: 71-72). Oswald even tried to get his wife to come with him to
Dallas to see the President. When she refused him, she awoke the next morning to find his
wedding ring and all that they had saved together plus 170 dollars beside their bed (5:
72). No one even actually saw Oswald shoot Kennedy. All that the people saw was Oswald
running away from the scene (5: 94). How could the FBI agents get such an accurate
description of Oswald if he was running away from the scene? The description was
broadcast over the radio right after the assassination. Oswald worked at the book
depositary way before the rote was made for Kennedy to come down (5: 94). How could
Oswald have known that Kennedy would have been coming that way that afternoon? Oswald
denied shooting J.F.K. after being caught and even denied shooting J.D. Tippit after
Tippit spotted him. Tippit was a Dallas police officer that was on the look out for
Oswald and spotted him in the book depository, where Oswald shot him (5: 72).

Jack Ruby shot Oswald as he was being escorted from his jail in Dallas to another jail
elsewhere. The night before Ruby shot Oswald he passed him in his cell (5: 94). Why
didn’t Ruby shot Oswald then? After the incident Ruby was questioned why he did it and he
answered that he thought he was being a hero (5: 94). The day he shot Oswald, Ruby left
his trusted dog in his car. According to his friends he never left his dog in his car (5:
95).
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