The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy: lone gunman or conspiracy?.
Throughout our short, but great history there have been many significant events that have altered the course in which the nation's future would be decided by. No one event more important than the action that took place on November 22, 1963. Not only did it cut the life short of what could have been our nation's greatest President but it also turned already changing times for the worse. From this event two stories have emerged. First, the Warren Commission's lone gunman theory and second the possibility of a conspiracy. A great leader once said "The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a great lie than a small one" (Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf). Here this statement couldn't be more true. The conclusion of the Warren Commission was in my mind the grossest lie every forced on the American public. So I ask, what is the truth behind the assassination of our 35th President?.
To begin to answer that question we must examine the day in question. Ironically, the night before President Kennedy and Kenneth O"Donnell, special assistant to the President and close friend, had a conversation about the risks of a motorcade. O"Donnell recalls Kennedy saying, "If anybody wanted to shot the President of the United States, it would not be a difficult job. All one would have to do is get in a high building with a .
telescopic rifle, and there is nothing anybody could do to defend such an attempt" (Belin,3). Despite what had to have been the greatest display of intuition the Texas trip continued and the Presidential airplane landed at Love Field in Dallas at 11:45 the next day. The Kennedy entourage arrived to a large, enthusiastic Dallas crowd. The Presidential motorcade left Love Field at 11:50 on there way to the Trade Mart where the President was suppose to deliver a speech at a luncheon.