Entertainment New JFK Book: 'The Devil's Chessboard,' by David Talbot

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    The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America's Secret Government by David Talbot (Harper, 2015):



    Those resolute voices in American public life that continue to deny the existence of a conspiracy to kill President Kennedy argue that “someone would have talked.” This line of reasoning is often used by journalists who have made no effort themselves to closely inspect the growing body of evidence and have not undertaken any of their own investigative reporting. The argument betrays a touchingly naïve media bias—a belief that the American press establishment itself, that great slumbering watchdog, could be counted on to solve such a monumental crime, one that sprung from the very system of governance of which corporate media is an essential part. The official version of the Kennedy assassination—despite its myriad improbabilities, which have only grown more inconceivable with time—remains firmly embedded in the media consciousness, as unquestioned as the law of gravity.
     
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    So who did it? Lbj or the mob?
     
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    The waters are so muddy now we will never know.
     
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    The Kennedy assassination is one of the conspiracies I give a lot of credence to
     
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    JFK Ask not what your country can do for you. POTY Politics

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    I read a book by Joe Bonnano's kid that rolled out a pretty good theory. he named names. It was mob stuff.
     
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    explains all
     
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    What was the name of the book?
     
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    "supposedly" the new orleans mob.
    kennedy was a mediocre president....he just messed with the wrong people when he fucked the mistress of a mob boss.
     
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    Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story[edit]
    Bonanno's autobiography, Bound by Honor: A Mafioso's Story, was published by St. Martin's Press in 1999.[1]

    In his memoir, Bonanno theorized that Cuban exiles and the Cosa Nostra murdered President John F. Kennedy. He stated that several Cosa Nostra families shared close ties with members of the Cuban exile movement dating back to the mob casinos in Havana before the Cuban Revolution. According to Bonanno, both the Cubans and the Cosa Nostra hated Kennedy enough to kill him. Many exiled Cubans blamed Kennedy for the failure of 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba. The Cosa Nostra felt betrayed when Kennedy's brother and Attorney General, Robert Kennedy, opened a strong legal assault on the mob, despite the mob's alleged support for Kennedy in the 1960 presidential election. Bonanno said that he realized the degree of Cosa Nostra involvement in the assassination when he witnessed on television Jack Ruby, an associate of Chicago Outfitmobster Sam Giancana, killing Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald while in police custody.[9] Bonanno also claimed in the book that he had discussed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with mobster John Roselli and implicated him as the primary hitman in a conspiracy instigated by the mob.[10][11] According to Bonanno, Roselli fired at Kennedy from a storm drain on Elm Street.[10]
     
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    Thanks! Sounds like a great read. I just bought the book from Amazon.
     
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