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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Kennedy's assassination coming up on 50 years
(Page 4 of 4)
Howard Schwach

Look at some of the Cubans who were later involved with the Watergate break-in; Bernard Barker and his crew. The Cuban ex-pats hated Kennedy because of the Bay of Pigs fiasco, where Kennedy decided not to back a CIA-funded attempt to retake Cuba from Castro and give it back to the mobsters. So did the CIA. The mob hated Kennedy because it lost its final hope of recovering its gambling profits from Cuban casinos when the Bay of Pigs attack failed.

They were essentially one large group, the Cuban ex-pats, the CIA who funded them and the mob that relied on them for control.

They got Oswald, who really thought that killing Kennedy would help his beloved brothers in Cuba and Russia, to do the deed for them and then walked away.

The debate rages (perhaps the word “rages” is too strong in 2013) even today. New books, both fiction and non-fiction, continue to pop up on e-readers throughout America.

Will we ever know the truth? Probably not. So many of those who were conjectured to be involved in a conspiracy are dead. Others have gone to dementia and nursing homes.

Those of us who were old enough to remember, however, keep the memory alive. I had just turned 24 two weeks prior to the assassination. For somebody who was only three years old when Pearl Harbor was attacked, the Kennedy assassination remains a seminal memory, along with the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1945, the 9/11 attacks and the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 into my hometown.

What are your seminal memories? Think about it and let me know.

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