Increasingly popular right wing conspiracy theorist clashes with police at JFK anniversary

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, accompanied by a group of supporters, has clashed with police in Texas during a protest at a public commemoration of President Kennedy.

November 22nd marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy.

Jones and co were demanding that the US government ‘STOP THE COVER UP’ of the facts surrounding the President’s murder.

Jones – who also maintains that the terrorist attacks on September 11th 2001, as well as the Boston bombing were ‘false flag’ operations – has clashed with police on numerous occasions.

When asked by News Anois about the increase in support for conspiracy theorists such as Jones, as well as many American’s insistence on heavily arming themselves, Prof. Noam Chomsky said

“….he’s symptomatic of much deeper currents in the country.  It’s always been a very frightened country, back to colonial days, but these fears have been escalating very sharply in recent years, and the gun culture is one aspect of it. “They” are coming after us, and “we” have to defend ourselves – where “they” can be non-whites, Muslims, the Feds, the UN, aliens,…. ”

Jones has gradually grown in support over the past 12 months – particularly in the wake of the NSA scandal – as Americans become increasingly disillusioned with their government. Increasingly, American’s believe that US authorities are not only spying on them, but are also responsible for attacks on their own citizens.

“…It’s a kind of social pathology…And like other such pathologies, it has a kind of basis.  One element is that whites are becoming a minority, so “they” are taking our country away from us.  Another is the very real fact that the re-design of the economy and political system in the past 30+ years has hit the majority while vastly enriching and empowering a tiny fraction of the population, which leads to bitterness and fear, fanned by propaganda, leading to things like the Jones phenomenon.”

Paul Doyle

50 years of JFK conspiracy theories

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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]

Ann-Marie Donelan