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The Men Who Knew Too Much

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Submitted by Rebecca Moulds (United States), Nov 21, 2007 at 22:38

Tomorrow will be the 44th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. I was eight years old when, stepping through my front door after school, was greeted by a weeping mother, who told us what had transpired that day. There aren't many people who don't remember where they were on that blackest of days.

I haven't read Mr. Piereson's book, although we all have our own conspiracy theories, and as ridiculous and far-fetched as they sound, perhaps some theories are closer to the truth than we would like to believe. It is a fact that Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald in front of a crowd and in full camera view; most of us saw it happen. Who really was Jack Ruby? Who was Lee Harvey Oswald?

This is my theory: Jack Kennedy knew too much. Lee Harvey Oswald was paid to assassinate him, and succeeded. Then Jack Ruby was paid to kill Lee Harvey Oswald, because he also knew too much. The whole thing was supposed to be a closed case. We were told that Oswald was a communist and hated this country, president included. Unfortunately, conspiracy theories are like the game of Chinese whispers: Somebody out there knows what really happened and why, but since there is only one truth, it got conveniently distorted down the line, hence the conspiracy theories. It is human nature to invent what it doesn't know as a fact.

We will probably never know why these sequence of events happened and perhaps it's better not to speculate because we will end up like the proverbial dog, chasing its tail in vain.

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