THIS Friday will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy.
Half a century later, following a man being charged with the crime, suspicions are still at large amongst people today, with numerous conspiracies circulating as coverage of the event rises in conjunction with the anniversary.
With trust at a historic low in the U.S. today following questioning of the legitimacy of the moon landings, along with a whole host of conspiracies in relation to 9/11, looking at the most popular conspiracies offer some reasoning as to why suspicions continue to exist.
Lyndon Baines Johnson, who was sworn in as President following the killing, being responsible for the assassination is one the most popular ideas.
American woman Madeleine Brown claimed to have an affair with Johnson and also claimed she had attended a party with ex-Vice President Richard Nixon, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, and numerous others the night before the shooting.
Brown claims Johnson that night whispered into her ear: ‘After tomorrow, those Kennedys will never embarrass me again. That’s no threat. That’s a promise.’
Another conspiracy popular amongst Americans is that the military industrial complex did it.
The claim is that Kennedy was going to pull American troops out of Vietnam when the military wanted to pour more people in, and the appointment of a new president could make this possible.
The Chicago, Miami and New Orleans mob or mafia have all been linked with the killing, also.
The CIA being responsible for the assassination is one of the most wide spread conspiracies.
With Kennedy supposedly very fed up with the shenanigans of the CIA, including trying to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro, they reportedly felt that Kennedy was going to disband them. And as a result of that, ordered the killing.
The whole truth of this case may never be released or known.
Did one man act alone or was this attack part of something larger?
Although a long closed case that is no longer being investigated, one thing is for sure; suspicions will continue to exist and possibly rise as the fatal day is remembered in light of the anniversary.
[Vox Populi by Stephen Mooney]