Who Killed John F. Kennedy?


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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot dead in downtown Dallas, Texas, on Friday, November 22, 1963. According to various investigations by US intelligence agencies, Kennedy was killed by former US Marine Lee Harvey Oswald. However, despite the evidence, many people don't believe that Oswald acted alone, which has almost single handedly given birth to the conspiracy theory.

Official Conclusions
The known facts about the Kennedy killing are that at around 12.30pm, Kennedy, his wife Jackie, and Texas governor John Connally, turned into the Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas in an open-top limousine. After passing the Texas School Book Depository, shots were fired into Kennedy's throat and his head.

Kennedy died before reaching hospital and Connally was also injured by the first bullet. As police searched the Texas School Book Depository, they were informed that employee Lee Harvey Oswald was missing. Less than an hour later, an officer by the name of J. D. Tippit spotted Oswald, but was also shot dead as he attempted to apprehend him. Oswald was found and arrested in a movie theatre an hour later.

The following day, Oswald was charged with the two killings, but denied them both. On November 24, as Oswald was being transferred to a new jail, Dallas strip-club owner Jack Ruby shot Oswald dead on live TV.

The Warren Commission
The most famous investigation into Kennedy's death was set up by Lyndon B. Johnson, the new President, and was known as the Warren Commission - because it was led by Chief Justice Earl Warren. The report took ten months to produce and concluded that Oswald acted alone, and that he fired three shots in Kennedy's direction; two of which connected, while the final one missed. The report states that Oswald, who had fled the Marines to the USSR years before, was a Marxist and Fidel Castro sympathiser who hated American society. Despite the report's findings being made public in September 1964, the 26 volume report was released into the public domain over the next thirty years. The delay has aroused suspicions and criticisms.

Conspiracy theories
Many people argue that Oswald couldn't have killed Kennedy with the cheap rifle he used and from the angle he was said to have fired from. The three shots were all made within ten seconds, with many suggesting that the reload speed and accuracy would be too big an ask for just one man. The Warren Commission were limited to artist impressions of Kennedy's wounds instead of actual photographs, which further compromises the validity of their findings. Some have claimed that the head shot would have had to have been made from the front in order to be consistent with the entry and exit wounds, and that the single bullet, which also injured Connally, would have had to have changed direction in order to do the damage it was said to have done - plus it was in perfect condition all things considered (the "magic bullet" theory). Also, some witnesses spoke of a man with a rifle leaving a grassy knoll near the limousine and a group of three suspicious looking homeless men, who were arrested near the time of the shootings, but were surprisingly clean-shaven and well-dressed.

With doubts in mind, many groups have been blamed for the killing, such as the CIA, the Mafia and the Communists. One of the more interesting theories claims that Richard Nixon had something to do with it. The Nixon theory is associated with the three homeless men, one of whom is said to have been Howard Hunt, who was later convicted as part of the Watergate burglary.
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Hello Boss answered
There were many, unproven, theories about this but Lee Harvey Oswald got the credit for this. We will probably never know the actual truth, in our lifetime, due to the fact that Oswald was was assassinated, on his way to jail, by Jack Ruby, who conveniently died shortly thereafter.
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Anonymous commented
Hey everyone, read Vincent Bugliosi's tome "Reclaiming History" - all your dopey conspiracy theories will be put to rest. Oswald, and Oswald alone killed JFK!!
Mark Profile
Mark answered
"I shouted out who killed the Kennedys, when after all it was you and me"--Mick Jager There's a lot more truth to this statement than most people realize.
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nettie answered
It is said that Lee Harvey Oswald shot him but there is still controversity about the real shooter because some say the governor of Texas had something to do with it,so it has never been made clear but Oswald has been blamed so far and there are no more investigation as far as I know.....
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mike carlsen answered
I saw a recent show on this this summer. I used to be into all these conspiracy theories, but after seeing the new evidence, I'm convinced it was a lone gunmen. Now, it may still not have been oswald, but it was only one person. The original investigation had the people in the car seated improperly and the position of the motorcycle cop was also wrong which threw off the data of where the gunshot echos were coming from. The "magic bullet" thing, well, that's a whole 'nother story ;) lol!
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Lily James answered

John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States. He made to the office on Janurary 20, 1961.

He was assasinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas Texas. His assassination has been the subject of debate and speculation since then. This case was investigated for 10 months and the committe concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald was the person behind it. Harvey was killed by Jack Ruby two days after he was charged with the crime.
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Katie Harry answered
President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed in the city of Dallas, Texas, on the date of 22 November year 1963. Harvey Lee Oswald is known to be the accused assassin. That is Harvey lee killed J F Kennedy but many other cover ups stories are also found.

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Ronda Wilson answered
Anybody who is interested in this topic may also find it very interesting to look up the similarities between Kennedy's death and the death of Abraham Lincoln. Just type into your search bar Lincoln-Kennedy Conspiracy and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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Anonymous answered
Oswald did it for sure but he didn't do it a alone. Some people think the mafia was involved and other think the CIA did it. There also a rumor that the government knows for sure who did it and will say who did it in 2014.

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