Tim Gratz Posted June 16, 2005 Share Posted June 16, 2005 (edited) I know this will probably be as popular here as my "Fidel Did It" scenario but I think we need to consider the possibility that the assassination was a mob hit, pure and simple. I guess that is the Blakely-Billing thesis. I think it is rather clear that Trafficante was involved, and probably Marcello as well. And possibly Hoffa. You will of course recall that Ragano claims that he delivered a request from Hoffa to Trafficante and Marcello to kill Kennedy for him. Some people think the Hoffa murder may be related to the Kennedy assassination. I have posted elsewhere that while Marcello was under the influence of medication in a hospital and being watched by FBI agents he made reference to being involved in the assassination. And Trafficante was caught by FBI tape stating after ther Rosselli murder that "now only two people" know who killed Kennedy. Of course the mob have both means, motive and opportunity to kill Kennedy. The mob believed JFK had "double-crossed" it by naming RFK his AG and having RFK diligently pursue the mob. Some of the mobsters certainly had as much potential of being imprisoned as LBJ did. The cover-up could have been a result of LBJ's sincere concern over the possibility of a foreign conspiracy leading to a war. Then again it is also possible that the mob blackmailed LBJ. There are, of course, reports that LBJ took regular bribes from a bagman from Marcello. The Mafia could have also blackmailed RFK into going along with the cover-up, possibly with the tape recordings of Marilyn Monroe entertaining JFK and RFK. Reportedly Spindell (sp?) was making those tapes at the request of Hoffa. The mafia also probably realized that the country could not afford an investigation since the CIA had contracted with the mafia to kill JFK. That gave the mafia its "get out of jail free" card: its chance to kill JFK with impunity. Rosselli's propounding a "Castro did it" scenario could then have been a ploy to direct investigative attention away from the mafia. The possibility that the JFK assassination was simply a mob hit deserves careful consideration, in my opinion. Given Ruby's involvement we know that the mafia was at least involved in the assassination. The question is: did it have partners? Edited June 16, 2005 by Tim Gratz Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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