John Simkin Posted September 1, 2005 Author Share Posted September 1, 2005 John, these are the same historians who are still leaning towards the "Oswald-did-it" scenario. They are by nature conservative This is not true. Several of these historians believe there was a conspiracy to kill JFK. Wayne S. Smith, Richard D. Mahoney, Joseph Trento, Fabian Escalante, Warren Hinckle & William Turner. That is not to say the rest of these historians believe that JFK was killed by a lone gunman. They refuse to believe what was not so hard for the Senators of the intelligence committee--people who actually had dealings with the CIA-- to believe--that the CIA during the cold war was given a free reign to beat the Reds by any means necessary, and that they failed to respond appropriately when Kennedy came along and wanted to bring them under his control. Since the CIA blamed the interference of the White House and State Department for the Bay of Pigs, they just stopped telling the White House and the State Department what they were up to. It's really that simple. None of the historians I have listed, except maybe for Victor Lasky, falls into this category. It seems to me that people like Victor Marchetti, John D. Marks, Thomas Powers, John Prados, John Ranelagh, Michael R. Beschloss, David Corn, Evan Thomas, Seymour Hersh, are genuinely looking to discover the truth and in no way could be described as CIA apologists. The idea that William Harvey would lie to protect Bobby Kennedy's reputation is absolutely ridiculous. By ALL reports, Harvey hated Kennedy with a burning passion. No way in hell would he allow himself and Helms take the heat if Bobby was responsible. It's amazing that someone like yourself who is so willing to consider that men like Helms and Harvey would kill Kennedy is so unwilling to consider that they would refuse to take the blame for decisions he made. I agree that Harvey hated Bobby Kennedy. I don’t see what this has to do with it. Nor have they tried to defend JFK and RFK. Harvey and Helms have both claimed that RFK put them under extreme pressure to “get rid” of Castro. In his autobiography, Richard Helms states: “With all of the customary Kennedy vigour, and in the most forceful language, Bob informed us that Castro’s removal from office and a change in government in Cuba were then the prime foreign policy objectives of the Kennedy administration.” (page 201) For the record, I have never accused William Harvey or Richard Helms of being involved in the assassination of JFK. Although I do believe that Helms played an important role in the cover-up. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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