Friday, 27 January 2012

Who killed JFK?

On November 22nd of 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed as he travelled in an open-top car through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. Also in the motorcade that fateful afternoon was his secretary of 10 years, Evelyn Lincoln. Hours after the assassination, as she flew back to Washington, D.C. on Air Force One, Evelyn penned the following list of suspects in the murder of her late-boss — a list that began with Vice President Lyndon Johnson and ended with "Communists."

Some years later, Evelyn added the note seen on the list's reverse.

Transcript follows. Image of Evelyn's list courtesy of Alexander Auctions; Image of Evelyn Lincoln and JFK, above, courtesy of Jack & Jackie.

Lyndon –
Dixiecrats –
Hoffa –
John Birch Society
CIA in Cuban fiasco

There is no end to the list of suspected conspirators to Pres. Kennedy murder. Many factions had their reasons for wanting the young president dead. That fact alone illustrates how the world suffers from a congenital proclivity to violence.