Saturday, September 19, 2009

Right up there in the annals of stupidity...

A President was killed the last time right-wing hatred ran wild like this September 18, 2009 9:10 am ET by Eric Boehlert That being John F. Kennedy, who was gunned down in Dallas, of course.

I was born around the time of President Kennedy's assassination so I am in no place to opine on "right-wing hatred" of that era, but I don't see how such hatred could motivate a Communist like Lee harvey Oswald to act against the target of the "right-wing hatred".

Kennedy may have been liberal for the time he lived in, but he was without a doubt an anti-Communist cold warrier. That is a much more obvious reason why a Communist like LHO wanted to kill Kennedy.


Trooper York said...

Kennedy was murdered by Carlos Marcello. Oswald's uncle was a numbers runner for Marcello. Bobby Kennedy had Marcello scooped up on an immigration beef and dumped in the jungle of Guatamala as he was technically a Guatamalan citizen. They left him in the jungle without any money or even shoes. Now Carlos had been a partner with old man Kennedy in the bootlegging days and was tapped to give a lot of money for the brides in buying the West Virgina primary. So he was really pissed and set up Oswald as the pasty. Then the Chicago mob had Jack Ruby rub him out because he had cancer and was expendable. Dead men tell no tales.

Trooper York said...

Get "American Tabloid" by James Ellory which is a fictionalized account of all of this.

But you know what? It is really true.

You will be amazed.

dbp said...

I have come across Marcello before and there are interesting connections all over the place. No doubt Marcello wanted Kennedy killed but I don't think he had anything to do with it. I think he wanted other mobsters to think he did and so had Jack Ruby hit Oswald.

I don't think anybody can really know at this point in the story what exactly happened. It is pretty clear though that none of these nogoodniks were by any stretch of the imagination right-wing haters.