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.