On November 22nd, 1963 at 12:30 P.M. in Dallas, Texas, president John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a gunshot wound in his car. His alleged murderer: Former U.S. Marine, Lee Harvey Oswald. While sitting in his convertible limousine minutes before his death, Mrs. Kennedy turned towards her husband and told him; “Mr. President, you can’t say Dallas doesn’t love you,”. To which he responded, “No, you certainly can’t.” In fact, it was estimated that about 200,000 people came to see him drive through the streets of Dallas.
The assassination was located on Elm Street and the gunshots came from the Texas School Book Depository. People claim they heard three shots, which one of them struck the president in a fatal head shot. They arrested Lee Harvey Oswald, 70 minutes after the assassination for the murder of Dallas police officer, J.D. Tippit. This officer had received a radio message describing the suspect of the assassination. This description looked oddly like this man walking on the street, so he called Oswald over to his car. That’s where Oswald shot him 4 times. However, before he went to trial, he was murdered by Jack Ruby, a man supposedly overwhelmed by this tragedy.
We never got to truly know what Oswald’s motives were or if he acted alone. Now, 50 years after this incident, Donald Trump agreed to release the CIA files involving the JFK assassination. Whether you like Trump or not, this may be the greatest decision he ever made. Conspiracy theorists have been waiting for this moment, the actual truth about the mysterious situation. Although much to the chagrin of those who crave answers, the CIA doesn’t want Trump to release all of these files, claiming some are too sensitive to release to the public. Here are some pieces of information we did find out from these files.
Firstly, a British newspaper received a phone call 25 minutes before the assassination saying that something big was going to happen in the United States of America. In other words, the British were tipped off.
Secondly, the FBI received a call from a man claiming to be a pet of some organization with the goal of killing Oswald, the night before he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby. Thirdly, the CIA had many plans on how to kill Fidel Castro and take over Cuba. They either wanted to poison him or hire the mafia to take care of it.
Fourthly, it is said that Oswald met with a member of the KGB, the committee for State Security. It was the main security agency for the Soviet Union at the time, agent two months before the assassination. He asked this Soviet if there was “anything new concerning the telegram to Washington.” Finally, the Soviets believed Vice-President Lyndon Johnson was being the Kennedy assassination. They claimed to have data proving that nothing was released of the sort.
In the end, conspiracy theorists might never get their answer on whether Oswald is the true killer. If he was, did he work alone? Hopefully, those remaining hidden files will be released someday.
Written By: Chloé-Alexandra Vicente-Sarmento