An assassination is the murder of a prominent or public figure, usually by surprise attack and for political purposes
Assassinations have claimed, among others:
An Australian Federal police Commissioner, 1989.
3 members of Australian state parliaments
4 US presidents
The term derives from The Hashshashin who were as trained killers, responsible for the systematic elimination of o opponents of their religious sect in the Middle Easy from the 10 th – 13 th Century C.E.
The 35 th President of the United States
Born into a family of politicians
Controversial because of the Bay of Pigs Invasion, Cold War dealings, and Cuban Missile Crisis and his private life
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT:
EVERYONE LOVES A CONSPIRACY
On August 5, 1962, Monroe was found dead at her home.
She was 36 years old.
The cause of death was a drug overdose.
Kennedy arrived in Dallas on November 21, 1963
Traveled to Texas for a five city tour for a few reasons:
Lost the 1960 vote in Texas during the Presidential Campaign and wanted to increase his public image in Texas
Starting his campaign for the 1964 election
The Kennedy/Johnson ticket was not particularly popular in the 1960 election and wanted to make themselves more popular with those in Dallas
Jacqui, JFK’s brothers Bobby (right) and Teddy (left) with JKF jnr. saluting the passing carriage of his father.
There are many theories as to who truly killed Kennedy
The Magic Bullet Theory
Multiple shooters/ Multiple locations
Many are not sure what to believe because nobody can identify how many shots were fired
Also, the “back and to the left” theory
A lot of people claim that Oswald couldn't be the lone shooter because Kennedy's head went back and to the left when he was hit, if he were shot from the TSBD, his head would have gone forward and to the right.
Many people believe that there were more shooters than just Oswald that day
This gives way to the theory of a conspiracy, because now we have to figure out who else had reason to kill Kennedy
There are many theories as to who would possibly want Kennedy dead due to different political dealings
The following are two possible locations where the shooters could have possibly shot from:
The Texas School Book Depository
The Grassy Knoll
This is the most famous location
Oswald supposedly shot from the 6 th Story of the TSBD
Would have given him a rear shot at President Kennedy, giving way to the idea of the “Magic Bullet Theory”
The Grassy Knoll is an area on the same side of the street as the TSBD
Many people claim that shots came from a wall in the Grassy Knoll
The most famous person in the conspiracy
The shooter from the Texas School Book Depository
Some claim that there is picture evidence that Oswald was actually standing in front of the TBSD during the shooting
Was apprehended two hours after the shooting, in the mean time he had shot Officer Tibbits
Two day Lee Harvey Oswald was shot after leaving a court after his first court appearance
Local strip club owner
Club was believed to be controlled by the mafia
Many believe that he was sent to kill Oswald in order to silence him from talking because of mob ties to the assassination
President of the U.S.S.R.
Lee Harvey Oswald had travelled to and lived in the Soviet Union for a while
The first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kennedy was going to force Hoover to retire as Director of FBI because he was about to turn 70 years old.
Jimmy Hoffa was the infamous leader of the trade unions and closely linked to the mafia
Kennedy's father, Joseph, and influential government official got John support from the Mafia during the election in return for not going after the mafia
John and Robert were attempting to go after Hoffa in Court
He was last seen in late July 1975, outside a suburban Detroit restaurant called the Machus Red Fox…. Never to be seen again
30 JAN, 1948.
Hindu nationalist who held Gandhi responsible for weakening India by allowing the partition of Pakistan
FEB 21, 1965
Malcolm's assassins, Talmadge Hayer, Norman 3X Butler and Thomas 15X Johnson were convicted of first-degree murder in March 1966.
The three men were all members of the Nation of Islam.
MARTIN LUTHER KING
APRIL 4, 1968:
JAMES EARL RAY
JUNE 5, 1968:
A 24-year-old Christian Palestinian felt betrayed by Kennedy's support for Israel in the June 1967 Six-Day War