Conspiracy theories: Uncovering America’s secrets?

Tables turn on the CIA

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December 13, 2018


Many conspiracy theorists accuse the CIA of planning Kennedy’s assassination.

In the midst of what might become World War III, I have found a strange catharsis in conspiracy theories. Every week or so, I manage to get borderline obsessed with some outlandish theory about the government, the universe and everything in between.

This past weekend on a Sunday afternoon, I began unraveling some of the world’s greatest mysteries. Or so I thought.

Throughout my research into the depths of the United States government, I continued to notice one recurring subject: The CIA.

In July, the National Archives released documents regarding former President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The release of these previously mysterious documents spiked much curiosity throughout the conspiracy community.

An article published by CNN discussed the possibility Lee Harvey Oswald’s assassination of Kennedy was not a one-man plan. In fact, many theories point the finger at the U.S. government.

According to Dave Perry, a 76-year-old conspiracy theorist, there is substantial evidence the CIA may have had something to do with Kennedy’s death in 1963.

“Supposedly Kennedy was fed up with the shenanigans that the CIA was pulling,” Perry said. “He found out the CIA was trying to kill Fidel Castro … So, the argument is that the CIA felt that Kennedy was going to disband them … they were the ones that ordered the killing of Kennedy.”

Perry explained Lee Harvey Oswald, the man convicted of killing Kennedy, was seen at the Russian Embassy in Mexico City. Just weeks later, Kennedy was dead. Coincidence? I think not.

Perry hypothesized the CIA hired Oswald to kill Kennedy before he could disband the organization altogether. After the deed was done, the CIA hired mobster Jack Ruby to kill Lee Harvey Oswald to cover their tracks.

Although many conspiracy junkies try to place blame on Russia, Perry debunks that theory. While tensions between the U.S. and Russia were high, Perry explained the Russians would never have used Oswald to get rid of Kennedy.

At this point, Oswald had clear ties to Russia after his visit in Mexico City. The Russians would not have chosen someone with such obvious connections to carry out such a plan, Perry said.

This leaves the CIA. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the CIA was trying to oust Fidel Castro by any means necessary. Allegedly, Kennedy was not pleased by this and threatened to shut the operation down.

My theory is the CIA had to nix Kennedy in order to continue their plan. So, they hired Oswald to get the job done. Then, to cover their tracks, they hired Jack Ruby to kill Oswald.

A perfect plan, right? Oswald’s appearance at the Russian Embassy could have been a ploy to arouse suspicion that the Russians were the perpetrators.

Oswald was also vocal about his disapproval of Kennedy before the assassination and was even pictured with pro-Cuban activists just weeks before the assassination. If you ask me, all of this makes too much sense.

At the risk of making myself seem completely insane, I urge all of you to take a closer look at the world around you. Dig a little deeper; things aren’t always what they seem.