January 20, 2011 by USA Post
Jfk Assassination, It is ironic that on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy ‘s first (and only) inaugural speech, the FBI turns over 100 rioters in a sweep of arrests on the East Coast.
The relationship between organized crime and the Kennedy family remains a permanent part in any discussion of the famous – some would say infamous – Massachusetts’s Irish clan.
The links between the Mafia and JFK were well detailed, although much of it is pure speculation and some are downright ridiculous.
Not only the crowd credited with helping reach the JFK White House (after Joe Kennedy has called in some favors and somehow is Chicago boss Sam Giancana to get the key votes in West Virginia), the fall of president (murder) has also been attributed to the Mafia by many observers.
Among the many conspiracy theories behind November 22, 1963 assassination of the President of the theory that top gangsters had killed Kennedy because his brother, Attorney General Robert Kennedy, has campaigned tirelessly to try, convict and gangsters in prison in the country.
New Orleans Mafia leader Carlos Marcello was identified in a 1979 report by the House that the murders probably conspirator behind the assassination.
If yes, Marcello was responsible for the crime of the century and perhaps one of the most famous acts of criminals in world history.
However, the pattern of Marcello seems rather small – the small man of New Orleans was arrested and deported a few months after Kennedy’s inauguration as an undesirable alien. After his return to the United States (with the help of lawyers well connected) Marcello allegedly threatened to kill the president as a form of revenge.
While he was certainly capable of violence (and ordering others to kill for him), it is difficult to believe that a man as skilled and business acumen that Marcello (who led New Orleans with a iron fist for decades) would be foolhardy enough to try to assassinate a president.
If Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed a murderous Mafia (as some claim), it has certainly never received any form of payment for its services.
But questions remain legitimate and some theories point directly to the involvement of the Mafia.
In a book written by Frank Ragano, the attorney representing Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa (an enemy leading Kennedy) and the Mafia boss of Florida, Santo Trafficante Jr., among many others, he said Trafficante confessed that the crowd had killed John F. Kennedy, but they made a mistake – they should have killed Bobby instead.
Unfortunately, Robert Kennedy was himself assassinated less than five years after his brother – and that the murder has sparked even more vague conspiracy theories over the last forty years.
The alleged relationship between the Kennedys, the CIA, J. Edgar Hoover and gangsters (and the spectacle of Hollywood as Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe) apparently entered the realm of American myth and legend. A bit like our own ‘Greek myths. ”
The answers and explanations for these tragic acts will probably never be fully known – and perhaps the eternal questions, doubts and mysteries surrounding them is what makes us really fascinated by cons-current fame, power and violence.
(Photo: Reuters / Ho New)
Document photo of U.S. President Kennedy and the Peace Corps Director Shriver side walk side by side in the White House in Washington
President Barack Obama will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the inauguration Thursday John F Kennedy, in which he urged Americans celebrated: “. Do not ask what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country”
(AFP) – Barack Obama was to deliver a speech in memory of assassinated former president during an event at the Kennedy Center, in marble, the Performing Arts Center named in honor of the 35th president, the White House.
The celebrations are two years from the date after taking the oath of Obama as the 44th president.
Kennedy’s inauguration still remembers his electrifying speech that said, as he says, “that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans.”
His most previous messages online – “Ask not what your country can do for you ask what you can do for your country.” – To set the tone for a presidency activist who has been cut short by the assassination of Kennedy Dallas, Texas November 22, 1963.
At 43, Kennedy was the youngest person to be elected President, and the second youngest to be president after Theodore Roosevelt, who took office after the assassination of William McKinley.
Obama, who was 47 when he was elected, was two years old when Kennedy took office.
Vice President Joe Biden was also to pay tribute to Kennedy at a ceremony in the U.S. Congress.
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