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I'm beginning to think that I'm so out of step with the world these days. Why?
It seems to me everyone is so interested in sensational, headline grabbing, publicity seeking points of view. Is this "media fatigue" on my part?
Picking and poring over details for what reason? To say "ha ha!"??
That it's possible that large numbers of vested interests in such a "right to bear arms" country might possibly have done away with their marginally elected leader.. is a given. The shock at removing a head of state, especially one so popular with the naive "masses" in 1960's America is definitely an attention grabber. With hind sight we learn JFK wasn't such a white knight, riding out of Camelot. Suprise, suprise he was just the first to use a "professional" PR team. His womanising, families links to less than upright citizens, and god knows what else, now barely raises an eyebrow. We're used to politicians nowadays.

The "post shooting" conspiracy is far more telling of the political state the "free world" is lead by. Do Americans really believe that the rest of the world is so naive as to believe they have the perfect shining democracy?

The number of political leaders in America that have been investigated for wrongdoing, sexual misconduct, vote rigging etc, would be enough to raise a slight suspicion. Add to that the fact that any 10 year old can grasp the concept that if you have enough money and your fingers in enough pies (or round enough necks) you can buy or bully your way into public office.
Oh how suprising it is, to Americans to hear "outsiders" say that their government is controlled and driven by those who are willing to get or keep power at any cost. That billionaire oil barons and arms dealers might have more than than their fair share of influence. I have not been to America, but during the 90's I had occasion to meet many Americans(college students "doing Europe" mainly). Genuine, honest, hardworking respectful to a man they were. But the sad truth is, most of them don't even know where Baghdad is. Let alone Mosul, Kuwait or any of the relevent history of the region. Even they admitted after visitting that America on the whole is generally insular. But when suddenly their "Leader" sticks his head up above the parapet, they become worldly knowledgeable. The general view that I have experienced on my travels (I was in a Muslim country, Malaysia, during the invasion of Iraq), is that the Americans are just so naive. Not merely hypocritical, for hypocrisy implies you have a full knowledge of the whole situation and are deliberately misrepresenting it. I doubt there is even a high school educated American who truly believes "Dubya" has even the merest grasp on the world political situation.
Lets focus on what we know. A man orders a gun from a catalogue, carries it through the streets to a place where it known the head of state is visitting. I think that says enough about the truth of the matter.
If as American media/fiction is to be believed. The "right to bear arms" can solve all difficulties/frustrations. Well if that's the way it is in your much vaunted democracy, please feel free to go back to being insular. It is one American export we'd all rather do without.

I don't care "who" shot JFK. When anyone asks me what I believe about the assassination, I answer this;

There is only one certainty in the whole affair.

It was a gun that killed him.

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The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 657 Ahatmose 23-Nov-03 06:24
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Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 562 Kees 23-Nov-03 11:16
Oliver Stone lied to us! 521 Mossad559 23-Nov-03 22:44
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Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 486 RichardC 24-Nov-03 00:03
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Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 522 Mossad559 24-Nov-03 17:36
Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 528 onedrop 24-Nov-03 17:45
Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 523 Bent 24-Nov-03 18:03
Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 511 onedrop 24-Nov-03 18:10
Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 485 Mossad559 25-Nov-03 13:34
Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 510 Bent 25-Nov-03 14:44
Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 507 RichardC 25-Nov-03 14:52
Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 525 onedrop 25-Nov-03 15:06
Re: Oliver Stone lied to us! 493 RichardC 25-Nov-03 15:16
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 544 Briffits 23-Nov-03 09:54
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 590 Bazz 23-Nov-03 17:05
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 527 Ahatmose 24-Nov-03 00:33
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 535 lovejoy 24-Nov-03 10:17
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 1239 Mossad559 24-Nov-03 13:25
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 527 Ahatmose 24-Nov-03 15:27
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 504 Mossad559 24-Nov-03 16:44
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 507 Ahatmose 24-Nov-03 17:54
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 525 lovejoy 25-Nov-03 11:58
Zapruder & the Magic Bullet? 556 Anthony Taylor 25-Nov-03 12:29
Re: Zapruder & the Magic Bullet? 498 RichardC 25-Nov-03 14:01
Re: Zapruder & the Magic Bullet? 498 Anthony Taylor 25-Nov-03 14:05
Re: Zapruder & the Magic Bullet? 524 RichardC 25-Nov-03 14:37
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 516 Mossad559 25-Nov-03 13:31
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 471 Anishinabe21 26-Nov-03 05:15
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 552 Briffits 25-Nov-03 20:01
Re: 'scope' sights v. 'open' sights 546 rainman 24-Nov-03 12:49
Re: 'scope' sights v. 'open' sights 547 Ahatmose 24-Nov-03 13:15
Re: 'scope' sights v. 'open' sights 544 rainman 24-Nov-03 13:21
Re: 'scope' sights v. 'open' sights 537 Ahatmose 26-Nov-03 03:55
Re: 'scope' sights v. 'open' sights 520 Rob R 24-Nov-03 13:43
Re: 'scope' sights v. 'open' sights 548 Cleopatra 25-Nov-03 12:54
Re: The Final Word: The Public Execution of John F. Kennedy 514 Randy 24-Nov-03 15:33
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