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JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters

• Edward Curtin for
The general thinking is that the assassination occurred almost a half-century ago, so let’s move on.

Nothing could be further from the truth, as James Douglass shows in his extraordinary book, JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Orbis Books, 2008). It is clearly one of the best books ever written on the Kennedy assassination and deserves a vast readership. It is bound to roil the waters of complacency that have submerged the truth of this key event in modern American history.

It’s not often that the intersection of history and contemporary events pose such a startling and chilling lesson as does the contemplation of the murder of JFK on November 22, 1963 juxtaposed with the situations faced by President Obama today. So far, at least, Obama’s behavior has mirrored Johnson’s, not Kennedy’s, as he has escalated the war in Afghanistan by 34,000. One can’t but help think that the thought of JFK’s fate might not be far from his mind as he contemplates his next move in Afghanistan.

Douglass presents a very compelling argument that Kennedy was killed by “unspeakable” (the Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s term) forces within the U.S. national security state because of his conversion from a cold warrior into a man of peace.


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Comment by GrandPoobah
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And after 45 years not a single person involved in this broad conspiracy has come forward to tell about.   And of course, we must not forget that Ted Kennedy was paid off not to look to closely.   Easy to do, since he was a man with little power and few connections, and a well known hawk.  

 Folks --- This is the CIA.   The ones who screwed up the Cuban invasion, failed to predict the collapse of the Soviet Union, etc. etc.    Of course they did employ KSM (soon to go on trial and repeat the lies) to act as the front for their wonderful operation to fly invisible robot planes into skyscrapers and the pentagon.

 And how did they keep this secrete?   By bribery and fear.  But James Douglas is immune to fear because he is a member of the invincibles and can only be killed by a platinum bullet.  No wait, he is part of the conspiracy.  This is what makes it such a clever conspiracy.

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