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7 Unanswered Questions About JFK's Assassination

Edited By: Jake Ramirez
 The assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy has more conspiracy theories surrounding it than pretty much any other event in human history. Although the Warren Commission report issued on it concluded that gunman Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, there are many individuals that dispute the official version of what happened. Here are the latest theories:
 
1. It isn’t just conspiracy theorists who thought something was off
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In spite of a year-long investigation into JFK’s assassination, and an 888-page report that concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone, the American public felt like something was off. In fact, subsequent investigation openly called the Warren Commission report into question.

2. What the world knows to be fact

On November 22nd, 1963, crowds lined the streets to see their beloved president and his wife, Jackie, as they traveled through downtown Dallas in an open-topped car. Gunshots rang out just after 12.30pm, hitting the president in the neck and head. He died soon after.

3. The tip of the iceberg
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The Warren Commission report is 888 pages long, but there were actually some 5 million pages written as part of the investigation record. The record is kept in the US National Archives, and it’s not accessible to the public. That’s in spite of a law enacted back in 1992, which decreed that all assassination investigation records were to be accessible. Full disclosure was supposed to take place by October 2017, but that still hasn’t happened yet.

4. A lack of transparency

With the above being said, a portion of the investigation record has been available to the public since the 1990s, however, government agencies have been lobbying – successfully – to postpone full disclosure. Some information is still being withheld, and it will remain out of reach until the fall of 2021 at the very earliest. Even then, it will be up to the president to decide whether to make the information public.

5. An actual conspiracy emerges
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Recently declassified documents have actually shown that there was a real conspiracy by CIA operatives to hide evidence from the Warren Commission. The story goes that the-then CIA director, John McCone, also worked with other CIA operatives to withhold evidence of another CIA conspiracy to assassinate the Cuban leader, Fidel Castro.

6. Questions raised by the House of Representatives

The House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded in 1979 that President Kennedy was likely assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. The committee’s report hasn’t been successfully refuted in the time since. With that being said, experts doubt its credibility.

7.  So if there was a conspiracy, who was behind it?
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Although the HSCA report resurrected the possibility of a conspiracy, as well as the idea that there was more than one gunman (a notion that is backed up by scientific evidence), one of its major failings was that it failed to offer a plausible explanation for such events. It also failed to show who might have been behind such a conspiracy.
 
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