Since there have been numerous conspiracies in American history
(the sinking of the USS Maine before the Spanish-American War, the
Gulf of Tonkin, or the USS Maddox Incident), it is entirely
probable that the assassination of John F. Kennedy was, indeed, a
conspiracy. Here are some facts:
- Joe Kennedy, father of JFK, made a deal with Chicago's
underworld boss, Salvatore, Sam, Giancana to assure that Chicago's
voters went "early and often" to the voting polls. Also
Gianacana made certain that dead people's names were used by
- When Kennedy won Illinois, he was assured of the
- The association between Giancana and JFK is indicated in the
"Exner File" written by Judith Campbell Exner
- As Attorney-General, John's brother, Bobby Kennedy launched a
huge attack upon organized crime despite its help in getting JFK
elected. This investigation of organized crime by Kennedy
enraged many of the bosses. In his The Franch
Quarter, a Sequel to The Gangs of New
York, author Herbert Ashbury writes of Carlos Marcello,
born Calogero Minacore of Sicilian parents. He became the mob
boss of New Orleans and was brought before Bobby Kennedy's
committee to tackle organized crime. After Marcello pleaded
the Fifth Amendment, B. Kennedy had him deported. Undercover
informants reported that Marcello made several threats against John
F. Kennedy once he returned to the United States.
- Right before Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963,
Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby contacted Marcello, and Tampa,
Florida boss Santo Trafficante, about a labor problem he was having
with the American Guild of Variety Artists (AGVA). Jack Ruby,
of course, is the man who shot Lee Harvey Oswald.
- Sam Giancana was killed shortly before he was scheduled to
appear before a U. S. Senate committee investigating supposed CIA
and Cosa Nostra collusion in plots to assassinate President John F.
Kennedy. The man who came into his home after polic
protection was called off one night was believe to have
been known to Giancana because there was no forced entry and
Giancana had his back to him as he fixed sausage and peppers, which
he himself could not eat with stomach problems.
- JFK's explosive relations with Cuba cost the Costra Nostra
millions of dollars as Havana had been a type of Las Vegas for
it. Kennedy's death could possibly change these
There have been questionings of things that were written in
the Warren Commission. For instance, while the Warren
Commission concluded that Marcello was not involved in the
assassination attempt of Kennedy, it also concluded that he was no
mob boss, but, "a tomato salesman and real estate
investor." [Marcello, the "tomato salesman"
has arrests that are a matter of record. Also, his
activities as a boss are recorded, too.]
The sinking of the Maine wasn't a conspiracy, it was a
conclusion jumped to out of public hysteria and a desire to go to
war. It's not like anyone knew at the time that the Spanish
didn't blow it up.
The Gulf of Tonkin Incident wasn't a conspiracy. It was an
ambiguous incident in difficult circumstances that politicians
chose to use for their own purposes.
More importantly, the issues about both of these came to light
fairly soon after they happened. So how come there's been no
one in government who has come forward and admitted the JFK