Seven percent of conspiracy-loving Americans blame the Central Intelligence Agency for Kennedy's death. After the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba in 1961, Kennedy and the CIA were on rough terms, leading conspiracy-minded individuals to suspect the CIA retaliated by having the president killed. CIA conspiracies often overlap with mob conspiracies because of revelations that the agency worked with organized crime on its Castro schemes. * The Cubans were also a popular candidate for conspiring on the President’s life. The American government made numerous attempts at killing the infamous Fidel Castro, but it is believed that Castro got to JFK first.
High Noon in the Cold War By: Max Frankel Max Frankel was a reporter for The New York Times during what some call one of the most frightening times post-World War II. In the book High Noon in the Cold War, Frankel tells his in depth coverage of the game of “nuclear chicken” played by John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev in October 1962, when Soviet missiles were secretly planted in Cuba and aimed at the United States. Drawing on secret government documents and his own familiarity with the story, Frankel describes the disastrous miscalculations of the two superpowers. The US thought the Soviets would never deploy missiles to Cuba, while the Soviets thought the US would just have to accept their deployment. “And so jointly, with the help of some foolish bases in Turkey, they miscalculated themselves into a flaming crisis” (P. 20).
Ruby, who was immediately detained, claimed that rage at Kennedy's murder was the motive for his action. Some called him a hero, but he was nonetheless charged with first-degree murder. With all this evidence on Lee Harvey Oswald he must have been the one who killed Kennedy right? But what about all the other conspiracy’s? And why did Jack Ruby kill Oswald?
The Effects of the Tet Offensive on the Outcome of the Vietnam War By Jordan Alvarado Outline Thesis: The Tet Offensive of 1968 while a military victory for the United States, was the turning point during the Vietnam War ultimately resulting in the complete withdrawal of the United States military before its mission was complete. 1. Background a. The United States commits to fighting Communism in South East Asia b. 1965, the ground war begins c. The North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong plan a major offensive 2.
Possibly theory’s to the cover up have been: that the mafia black-mailed the government or in exchange for the cover up they would kill Castro. Castro’s Cuba Another popular theory is that Fidel Castro killed Kennedy by hiring Oswald. The motive for would have been that the CIA supported the mafia in their attempt to kill Castro and Castro said to JFK that his attempts would back fire on him. Faults in this theory is that as point out by Castro in 1991 is that ever since the Missile Crisis himself and John Kennedy had been improving relations and that if they had killed JFK Cuba would have suffered too much. The Soviets The motive for the soviets is that Khrushchev was humiliated in the missile crisis and could have easily instigated the assassination and people say that a soviet
Brian Bauersfeld Book Review of: The Massacre at El Mozote The Massacre at El Mozote is a brilliant piece of writing that illustrates mankind’s brutal way of life, and the recklessness of Latin American countries, while questioning the United States’ lack of intervention during the end of the Cold War. Mark Danner’s first addition of The Massacre at El Mozote was published in the United States by Vintage Books in 1994 and it consists of 304 pages costing $15.00. This book takes the reader through the reasoning, planning, killings, and aftermath of the destruction of Salvadorian civilians, hamlets, and cities by Salvadorian army forces. The book demonstrates in detail the multitude and severity of the killings along with eyewitness accounts of the killings from survivors at El Mozote. Danner worked to illustrate the story from a variety of viewpoints, including how the United States came into the picture, how the guerilla rebel forces reacted to the mass killings of civilians by the Salvadorian army, along with how all of these relationships interacted with one other.
It is a well known fact amongst them and others that neither they, nor any other person can provide a completely accurate and unbiased document stating past history. To try to achieve this, historians use creative writing, artifacts such as paintings and sculptures, letters,
Elective dictatorship is a big issue when discussing uncodified constitutions. As there are no laws discussing the separation of the executive, legislature and judiciary powers in UK, an example of this was the Lord of Chancellors who sat within all three of the powers. America’s written constitution states there needs to be a separation of powers, meaning Obama the President has control over the sword however no control over the purse. This stops elitism and kleptocracy, whereas the UK doesn’t have any laws against this. However on the other hand a separation of powers undermines the idea of political sovereignty, because even though they have gain legitimate power, they are not able to run the country as they wish in terms of financial and economic policies.
actively surveilled him until the time of his death. Although he was a charismatic and eloquent speaker, his messages of hate of whites negatively affected the public’s view of Muslims. After a falling out with the NoI leadership, a conspiracy to assassinate him was put into motion which culminate in his murder on February 21, 1965 during a lecture he was giving at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem, New York. Three members of the Nation of Islam’s New Jersey Chapter were convicted of the murder of Malcolm X. Alex Haley’s “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” (which was released nine months after his death) has helped to shape in to a martyr and hero to the black community by revealing the man behind the larger than life persona that was Malcolm X (Mamiya, 2013). In the early nineties hip hop and rap performers began to use the influence of Malcolm X to help usher a modern resurgence of the black power and pride movement.
Understandably, we would all like to have the ability to alter the physical world, including ourselves, as we see fit, or even to live forever by means of the sheer force of our will. Yet, not one iota of scientific evidence lends support to the claim that any human being has ever had any such ability. Nor can we alter facts by virtue of our inclinations or passions when it comes to history. Admittedly, no person can truly know any particular past that the person did not experience firsthand. In this sense history is a construct, created for us by reporters, archivists, and historians.