Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Remembering JFK on the 49th anniversary of his assassination


Exactly 49 years ago today, John F Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. On the very same day, Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested at the Texas Theatre for murdering Police Officer J.D Tippit, later to be charged for also assassinating the President from the 6th floor of the Texas School Book Depository.
With only 365 days remaining until the 50th anniversary of that tragic day in Dallas, there remain many questions and mysteries surrounding the death of a man whom I consider to be one of the greatest US Presidents ever.
After 49 years since his death, it pains me deeply (as it does many people in the United States and across the world) that we will likely never know the whole truth behind the assassination of President Kennedy. Had it not been for President Kennedy’s courage in standing up to his military advisors during the Cuban missile crisis, and had he not swallowed his pride and negotiated with Nikita Khrushchev to bring the crisis to a peaceful end, I would most likely not be here today writing this article.
We should always be grateful to John F Kennedy for preventing what would almost certainly have been a nuclear holocaust. We should also always be grateful to the countless number of people across the world, who have dedicated their time and energy into trying to make sense out of his tragic death. It is due to the inspiration from people such as Vincent Salandria, Mark Lane, Sylvia Meagher, Josiah Thompson, Jim DiEugenio, Patrick Speer, Lee Farley, Greg Parker, William Kelly (to name but a few), that I have dedicated my own time and energy into trying to make sense out of President Kennedy’s assassination.
I would never pretend to be a great researcher. However, as someone who wholeheartedly believes that Lee Harvey Oswald was framed for the murder of President Kennedy by the true culprits, nothing will prevent me from seeking the truth behind his assassination.  
I would also like to send a not so kind message to the JFK bashers out there: You can waste as much time as like you like talking crap about President Kennedy’s character and legacy. However, it isn’t worth squat as far as the most of us are concerned. When you sit there writing bullshit about John F. Kennedy, perhaps you should bear in mind that if it wasn’t for him, you wouldn’t be able to write the bullshit you write about him. Got that!
Most of us are also educated and informed enough to see through your garbage. But keep wasting your time and life vilifying him if you like. You’re not fooling us. Most of us will remember President Kennedy as a hero who saved the world from nuclear annihilation in 1962.
Rest in peace President Kennedy. Rest assured - you will never be forgotten!

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