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u/Ian56 · 15 pointsr/EndlessWar

This is a good book on the subject:

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters

And here are some good articles on it

Warning - Graphic pictures:

The undoctored autopsy photos prove that JFK was shot from the front with an entry wound in the throat and an exit wound at the back of his head

The Warren Commission's "Magic Bullet" theory for the lone shooter, is impossible to be true as it defies the basic laws of physics. A bullet cannot go through that much tissue and bone and emerge almost undamaged.

Who gave the order for the Secret Service Protection detail running alongside the car, to stand down immediately before JFK was shot?

James Corbett:-

JFK: A Conspiracy Theory


Dark Legacy: George Bush And The Murder Of John Kennedy

All four major assassinations in the 1960's were carried out by the U.S. government - JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X

To mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day a group of academics, journalists, lawyers, Hollywood artists, activists, researchers and intellectuals, including two of Robert F. Kennedy’s children, are calling for reinvestigation of four assassinations of the 1960s

u/Ethyl_Mercaptan · 10 pointsr/conspiracy

Those are the books that you should read.

Here are also some good resources:

Paul Craig Roberts worked in the Reagan administration:

This is a good multi-part article excerpted from one of the books above:

Michael Glennon’s abstract about his book:

A PDF of the “Confessions of an Economic Hitman” book if you don’t want to buy it:

This is when the reporter asked Bill Clinton about Mena:

Article on the coup attempt in France:

All of is very good. There is probably a lot of good information there most haven’t heard of. The main guy, Russ Baker, is a Pulitzer prize winning journalist.

Bet you didn’t know that Bob Woodward was a state intelligence asset/disinformationist?

All part of the record…. Enjoy.

u/SandersDemocrat · 8 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

If I could recommend just one book on the subject of his death it would be JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters, by James Douglass.

RFK Jr. said about the book:

>In JFK and the Unspeakable Jim Douglass has distilled all the best available research into a very well-documented and convincing portrait of President Kennedy's transforming turn to peace, at the cost of his life. Personally, it has made a very big impact on me. After reading it in Dallas, I was moved for the first time to visit Dealey Plaza. I urge all Americans to read this book and come to their own conclusions about why he died and why -- after fifty years -- it still matters.

u/FactsBeforeFiction · 7 pointsr/politics

You should read "JFK The unspeakable", it's a well research book that makes it difficult to believe Oswald as the lone wolf.

u/spookybill · 7 pointsr/worldnews

The book JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters gives what I feel is the best explanation of why he was killed and by who.

u/send_nasty_stuff · 6 pointsr/DebateAltRight

Thanks for posting. VERY interesting read. I'm not the most versed on the details of either shooting and I'm also a bit weak on my CIA history. I found these two texts in the comments. Has anyone read them?

u/vigorous · 3 pointsr/worldpolitics

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters <---read this year....same conclusion

u/Bmyrab · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

This is the book:

It's a long read but it's the definitive book on the coup. I'd love to know what you think if you read it.

u/stanettafish · 3 pointsr/conspiracy

Good start. But why would you leave out the 1963 coup in which the power elite murdered President Kennedy? It's the Rosetta Stone. I only see a passing mention of him in the Operation Northwoods section.

For that matter, how about RFK?

Back to JFK--

The motives:

-President Kennedy was ending the Cold War with Russia. He reached out to them repeatedly thru both private letters and public speeches, including his landmark “peace speech” at American University. He signed the Test Ban Treaty with Russia. He even suggested combined US and Russian space programs.

-He saved the world from Nuclear War, in spite of massive pressure from his military hawks, by acting with tremendous wisdom and restraint during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

-He was withdrawing from Vietnam and had drawn up detailed plans to do so as described in NSAM 263--in conjunction with the McNamara-Taylor report, which LBJ reversed with NSAM 273 within hours of becoming president.

-He made peaceful overtures to Castro, including thru back channels on the day he was murdered.

-He rejected his military staff’s proposal of Operation Northwoods, a false flag terrorism scheme to frame the Cuban government for (among other things) crashing planes into US buildings (yeah, like 911) and thereby justify invasion of Cuba.

-He showed incredible resolve and courage resisting war in spite being surrounded by blood-thirsty war mongers like Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Lyman L. Lemnitzer (who proposed Operation Northwoods to JFK), and Air Force General Curtis LeMay (who wanted to attack Russia preemptively with nuclear bombs--and was the inspiration for the Jack D. Ripper character in Dr Strangelove). In fact JFK referred to himself as a “peace at any price President.”

-He wanted to eliminate the CIA and took major steps to lessen their power. He fired top CIA officials Allen Dulles, Richard Bissell and Charles Cabell. He dramatically cut the CIA’s staff. And--most significantly--he issued NSAMs 55, 56, & 57 which stripped large scale covert operations from the CIA and put them under the auspice of the military.

-He was pro-union and stood up to US Steel in support of the Steel Worker’s Union.

-He acted to eliminate tax breaks for the wealthy, including the Oil Depletion Allowance.

-He was against the World Bank/IMF.

-He supported independence of African countries to use their own resources to help their own people. In fact Eisenhower ordered the CIA to murder Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba days before JFK was inaugurated, because of JFK’s support of Lumumba.

-He ordered the US government to print their own money instead of the privately owned Federal Reserve.

-He supported civil rights by sending troops to enforce desegregation of the University of Alabama and ‘Ol Miss.”

-He put all his investments in a blind trust when he became President, so his decisions as President were not affected by where his money was. He did this without making a big deal about it; he simply did it because it was the right thing to do.

-JFK was witty and articulate. He was uplifting, charismatic and inspiring. Watch his press conferences. Watch his speeches.

He was a great great president. A true populist president. He made powerful enemies.


I highly recommend these works on the subject:

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters” by James W. Douglass (flawed but good)

“The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government” by David Talbot


In summation:

Kennedy was the president of the 99% so the 1% despised him.

Kennedy was a peace monger surrounded by war mongers.

Kennedy was ethical in an unethical government.

u/Natasha_Fatale_Woke · 2 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

For anyone interested in learning more about the JFK assassination and the political and social context of the early 60s in which it occurred, I highly recommend this book:

“JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters”

Really helpful overview in the first chapters explaining how JFK was trying to end the Cold War.

u/rockytimber · 2 pointsr/worldpolitics

A definitive and indispensable resource on this subject with 100 pages of references.

u/PythonEnergy · 2 pointsr/conspiracy

Read this!

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Don't forget the Chicago plot. Check out JFK and the Unspeakable for a helluva read.

u/bigpook · 1 pointr/todayilearned

That was mentioned in this book. Kennedy sought a peaceful solution to the crises of his time including trying to work with the Russians. There were people that didn't like that. Working with the Russians was seen as appeasement and ulitmately, along with his push to get out of Vietnam before it turned into an unwinnable war caused his assassination. But yes, if we could have worked with the Russians in a joint mission to the moon it would have been awesome.

u/DamnBiggun · 1 pointr/inthenews
u/dbinkerd · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Save JFK = US/USSR Nuclear Exchange? - I don't think so:

u/MrApophenia · 1 pointr/AskReddit

There's a really interesting book on the topic that digs through loads of government files that have been declassified over the years, and pretty persuasively makes the case that it was the CIA.

What I really like about it, though, is that it gets pretty deep into historical analysis of the Cold War and JFK's Presidency, and the author also presents a fairly compelling case not just that the CIA killed Kennedy, but why they did, in a historical context.

Some of the stuff in here that I had never heard of, though, is just crazy.

For instance, did you know that after the assassination, the CIA presented recordings of phone calls showing that Oswald had gone to Mexico City and met with the KGB? The FBI then investigated, proved the person in question wasn't Lee Harvey Oswald but someone claiming to be him. At which point the CIA claimed they had accidentally destroyed the audio. The author even found a memo where J. Edgar Hoover complained about the CIA's "fake Oswald story."

u/introspeck · 1 pointr/pics

Ah, I didn't know that the clip I posted was an excerpt from that.

That film was most excellent. I've said for a long time that the best way to destroy political movements is to co-opt them. I'm glad they mentioned the Progressive movement. It was broad enough that parts of it got co-opted into both parties, but the net effect was the same: trapped and neutered. The IWW was one of the few movements that was smart enough to avoid being co-opted - so it had to be ruthlessly repressed.

I'm currently reading JFK and the Unspeakable which is mostly about his assassination and who wanted it. But it is remarkable where it shows how little control he had over the national security agencies even then. Not that he was a saint or powerful reformer, but when he did start to realize that nuclear war was madness, they isolated him and brazenly blocked his efforts to do something about it. I can only imagine that his assassination is a clear signpost to all presidents since then: "do what we want, or else..."

u/DaisyKitty · 1 pointr/todayilearned

I’ve just started reading The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government by David Talbot. Kennedy really wasn't super Cold-War-ey and didn't play ball at all with Dulles and the CIA. That group of nut jobs wanted to defeat the USSR at all costs, and believed the US would be the victors in a nuclear war. JFK most assuredly did not, and was seeking to create a thaw in the Cold War.

I've scanned through parts of the book that I haven't actually read yet, as one does. And Talbot is so completely matter of fact about the CIA and Dulles being involved in the Kennedy assassination, and how JFK was believed to be a problem that had to be dealt with, that it was shocking to me.

I recommend this book and also One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Princeton historian Kevin Kruse. I think read together they present a very cogent depiction of a hunk of history which has today become a sort of unquestioned consensual reality, but which was actually consciously constructed by special interests. Another good book which details JFKs turn from cold war thinking is JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James W. Douglass

u/qkrnxtl · 0 pointsr/asoiaf
u/clowncar · -1 pointsr/news

I don't want to hold myself up to ridicule, but I will admit here -- I have read about conspiracies within the United States government, its bureaucracies and intelligence agencies -- that I am a wide open to believing the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax. With that said, I have yet to read anything that convinces me of this.

For myself, I am uninterested in "theories". I am interested in anomalies and inconsistencies in official narratives. Some are obviously human error, others are not. I have been reading conspiracy research for 25 years and I have never had any time or stomach for theories. I am interested in reading about the facts that don't match up.

Theories involving "disaster/crisis" actors -- a small, bizarre coterie of people who seemingly earn their living populating national tragedies -- is one of the dumbest theories I've ever come across. Few theories are so lacking in logic and proof. A few grainy photos of people who look alike? Absolutely and utterly ridiculous.

To be fair-minded, I have started reading the PDF book, Nobody Died At Sandy Hook. It's absolute garbage. I'm annotating my copy and may send it to the author.

So, the idea of hounding parents to prove their children existed, to provide death certificates, shows me the pitifully low-level some areas of conspiracy research have fallen to.

I am the audience for this kind of thing and I think this theory is utter bullshit.

EDIT: Books that have convinced me of conspiracies: