John F. Kennedy

INTRODUCTION
On November 22, 1963, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. He was in a motorcade traveling through the city, on a trip to ease tensions in the Democratic party in the south. He started the parade at Love Field and continued through the city, ending at the Trade Mart in Dallas for a luncheon with Democratic party leaders. The President had been urged by his wife, Jacqueline, and his brother, Robert, not to travel to Dallas due to the anti-Kennedy atmosphere in the city. The people of Dallas, Texas did not want John F. Kennedy as their President. That was a fact of the times. However, the President insisted on going there to A soothe the ruffled feathers of the Democratic [email protected] It was essentially a good will tour, which ended fatally.
The motorcade was passing smoothly through the city. There appeared to be no threat, since the crowd, for the most part, was embracing Kennedy as their President. Nellie Connally, the wife of the Governor of Texas, said to Kennedy, AMr. Kennedy, you can=t say that Dallas doesn=t love [email protected] It seemed as though the city of Dallas did love him. They cheered the President as he passed through the streets of Dallas (Crenshaw, pp.58-65).
As the President=s vehicle traversed Elm Street, it passed by the Texas School Book Depository, and slowly made its way towards Stemmons Expressway. A grassy knoll with a fence was to the right front of his vehicle, the Texas School Book Depository was to his right rear. The parade was almost over, and Kennedy was looking forward to his luncheon at the Trade Mart. At that instant, gunshots ripped through the air. The President=s head jerked violently backward, and then forward again. The crowd saw Kennedy=s head literally explode as the bullet tears through his skull. Mayhem broke out on the streets of Dallas at that moment. It was a moment of great horror and everyone had one question on their mind: Who shot the President (Crenshaw, pp.63-64)
Many experts at that time believed that there was a conspiracy to kill the President. Evidence of this exists not only in Dallas, but in Chicago. There was a plot to kill Kennedy during a parade similar to the one in Dallas. The FBI station in Dallas was notified of the killers= intent on an assassination in Chicago. The President was notified of this and canceled his visit to the city. Lee Harvey Oswald had no ties to organized crime. The people conspiring to kill the President in Chicago were identified as organized crime gang members. The FBI office in Dallas received an almost identical warning two days before Kennedy visited Dallas. This is clear evidence that there was n organized plot to kill President Kennedy, and Lee Harvey Oswald was set up (Kurtz, pp.34-36).
At the time of the murder, and the days and even years afterwards, there were certain circumstances that point to a conspiracy. The evidence of Lee Harvey Oswald=s innocence is overwhelming. There are too many questions that are unanswered and too much evidence that would make Lee Harvey Oswald=s guilt both medically and logically impossible. Many of these medical and logical impossibilities are discussed in Dr. Charles A. Crenshaw, M.D.=s book JFK: Conspiracy of Silence. Crenshaw is the surgeon who operated on both John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald in the three day span that shook the nation in 1963.
Since he saw the initial Kennedy wounds, he can attest to the medical impossibilities that exist in the Warren Report, the official report published about the assassination by a special commission appointed by Lyndon B. Johnson. The Warren Commission used only evidence from an autopsy performed by doctors at Bethesda Naval Base. The doctors at Parkland Hospital were never allowed to share their knowledge of Kennedy=s wounds (Crenshaw pp.65-66).
The evidence of a conspiracy is so abundant that one must keep in mind that only a few points can be argued. The evidence, though, goes far beyond anything anyone could discuss in just one book. A conspiracy did exist, and Lee Harvey Oswald was set up.
At the time of the murder, many questions were raised as to whether it was logically possible for Lee Harvey