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There have been countless theories, crazy and somewhat plausible, about exactly what was up in the sixties, with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Bobby Kennedy. Was there some kind of connection? And much of the aftermath, the suspects, the politics of the day. . .it just seems so odd to a person too young to remember it. All of it was history by the time I was old enough to think about it. But even I wondered if Marilyn Monroe figured into it somewhere.
Anyway, the following excerpted material comes from one of my favorite authors (also a radio host), Thom Hartmann. He's not a wacky conspiracy nut guy, he's a level headed intellectual. And so, I figure if he's involved, there must be something to this. I haven't had time to read it all yet, so maybe I'll read along with you.
Robert Kennedy, National Security, the Mafia, and the Assassination of Martin Luther King
The rifle fire in Dallas that killed John F. Kennedy didn’t just start a frantic effort to find his assassins. JFK’s murder also launched a flurry of covert actions by officials like Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Helms to hide the fact that the United States was on the brink of invading Cuba as part of a JFK-authorized coup only ten days away. The plan’s exposure could have cost the life of JFK’s coup leader, Cuban Army Commander Juan Almeida, and led to a nuclear confrontation with the Soviets, just a year after the Cuban Missile Crisis. But the cover-ups by these top officials also had the tragic effect of preventing a full investigation of JFK’s assassination, spawning a legacy of secrecy that would impact Presidents, Congress, and U.S. foreign policy for the next forty-five years. . .
Read more at: Legacy of Secrecy