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Why John F. Kennedy was assassinated

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
“Kennedy intended to pull the US out of Vietnam once he was reelected,” Dr. Paul Craig Roberts writes.

Former US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by certain evil people residing in Washington because of his opposition to the Vietnam War and military-industrial complex, according to Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, who as a young man worked at the White House during the JFK administration.

Dr. Roberts, who was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal, made the remarks in his latest article, titled When They Killed JFK They Killed America, published on Saturday.

“Kennedy intended to pull the US out of Vietnam once he was reelected. He intended to break up the CIA ‘into one thousand pieces’ and curtail the military-security complex that was exploiting the US budget,” he wrote.

“And that is why he was murdered. The evil that resides in Washington does not only kill foreign leaders who try to do the right thing, but also its own,” he added.

Kennedy served as the 35th president of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.

The President's Commission on the Assassination of Kennedy, known unofficially as the Warren Commission, was established by former President Lyndon B. Johnson in November 1963 to investigate the assassination of JFK.

The commission's final 888-page report released in September 1964 concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted entirely alone in assassinating President Kennedy.

However, many researchers are unconvinced by the official government account and argue that Oswald was part of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

“Oswald had nothing whatsoever to do with JFK’s assassination. That is why Oswald was himself assassinated inside the Dallas jail before he could be questioned,” Dr. Roberts wrote.

He said Kennedy was “assassinated because of anti-communist hysteria in the military and security agencies.

“The Warren Commission was well aware of this. The coverup was necessary because America was locked into a Cold War with the Soviet Union. To put US military, CIA, and Secret Service personnel on trial for murdering the President of the United States would have shaken the confidence of the American people in their own government,” the scholar noted.

Former US president John F. Kennedy (center) with CIA directors Allen Dulles (left) and John McCone

According to late Iranian journalist Hamid Golpira, “Three future US presidents, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, and George H.W. Bush, were in Dallas on November 22, 1963, the day Kennedy was assassinated.”

“It is said that this strange coincidence was actually arranged to give the future presidents a stark warning of what would happen to them if they disobeyed orders,” he wrote in his article Money behind JFK hit.

Many researchers say Israel also had a motive to kill Kennedy because the president was opposed to the regime's nuclear weapons program at Dimona which he believed could instigate a nuclear arms-race in the Middle East.

Kennedy encountered tensions with the Israelis regarding the production of nuclear materials in Dimona.

Israel resisted pressure by the Kennedy administration to open its nuclear facilities to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspections and misled American scientists who visited Dimona in 1962.

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