On the 54th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, experts and scholars weighed-in on their theories of who was really behind the assassination, and how it was carried out. Appearing in the first hour, author Lamar Waldron talked about behind-the-scenes factors involving the CIA and the Mafia, who had worked together on an attempt to assassinate Fidel Castro, and later how mobsters such as Carlos Marcello likely masterminded JFK's murder. The mob was said to hate John and Bobby Kennedy because of their investigations into organized crime. Marcello, Waldron reported, was recorded telling a cellmate that the two main assassins of JFK came from a small town in Italy and got into the US through Canada.
Investigative reporter Mark Shaw has characterized the JFK assassination as the greatest murder mystery in history. He reviewed another mystery, the death of reporter and TV star, Dorothy Kilgallen, who was found dead from an alleged overdose after researching the JFK assassination in 1965. At Shaw's insistence, the Manhattan DA had said it might reopen the case of Kilgallen's death, but that has not happened in an official capacity. Regarding the recently released JFK files, Shaw said he was disappointed there was not info about who planned Kennedy's trip to Dallas, and the route through Dealey Plaza.
Next up, author Jerome Corsi talked about how JFK had planned to expose the truth about secret societies and organizations, including the CIA and the Mob, and this could have been one of the reasons people wanted him eliminated. In that era, he continued, the CIA went rogue, deciding it could conduct assassinations, and set up situations to start wars. They collaborated with the Mob to kill Kennedy, and blame it on a patsy, he suggested.
Investigative author Russ Baker detailed a number of curiosities surrounding the assassination including how George H.W. Bush couldn't remember where he was on the day that JFK was killed; the Texas Book Depository was run by a company that had ties to the spy establishment; and that Jack Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald actually knew each other in advance of the shooting. Last hour guest, Prof. Paul DeBole outlined how facts and coincidences clearly point to a conspiracy. He also noted that a number of items found on Oswald's possession (related document) seemed odd, such as a very expensive Minox camera. George dedicated this show to the late researcher Jim Marrs.
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