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I agree that this theory makes absolutely no sense, but the whole anti-Castro/mob thing never made sense to me, either. I think it's just another smokescreen. Why would anti-Castro forces assassinate someone who was planning on killing the object of their disdain (Castro)? So, the premise is that JFK was planning on having Castro killed on December 1, 1963? If the reason behind the conspiracy to kill JFK was the fact he was insufficiently anti-Castro, how come those who eliminated JFK didn't go on to eliminate Castro, on December 1, 1963 or anytime since then? Cuba as an issue effectively died with JFK, so if the motivation for assassinating him was to overthrow Castro, the plot certainly wasn't successful.

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Senator Kennedy devoted his life to our country and I will miss him. I have deleted any remarks that I made about him not pushing for justice in his brothers and nephew's assassinations.

What he did, and why he did those things will probably never be known. What will be known is what Senator Edward Kennedy did for his country as a United States Senator.

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Sen. T. Kennedy - Release All the Records

JFKCountercoup2: Sen. T. Kennedy - Release All the Records

Kennedy won’t see ‘JFK’ but urges open records


WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said Friday he won’t see the controversial Oliver Stone film “JFK,” but agreed with one of its conclusions: all the secret records about the Kennedy assassination should be released.

The comments by Mr. Kennedy came as the former chairman of the House investigation into the Nov. 22, 1963 killing of President Kennedy indicated he may propose releasing hundreds of boxes of records.

Rep. Louis Stokes, D. Ohio, told a former staff member of the House Select Committee that he may relent and propose releasing some 848 boxes of records locked up by the committee until the year 2029. The decision to seal the records has come under sharp criticism by researchers and is noted in a printed message at the end of the “JFK” film.

“I spoke to Lou Stokes. There’s been a change,” said Kevin Walsh, a former assassination committee staffer and now counsel to the Association for Advancement of Historical Research, aWashington based group lobbying for the release of records.

“He now feels that this continued reference to information being concealed is no longer acceptable. His position is that the select committee is not hiding anything,” Mr. Walsh said. A majority vote of the House would be required to release the records before 2029.

Mr. Stokes did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Mr. Kennedy told WCNC-TV, a cable television station based inWorchester, Mass., that although he doesn’t dwell on the assassination, scholars should have access to all the files.

“I think you’ll find out over any period of time that the Warren Commission was clearly the most responsible result. But I respect other people’s conclusions,” he said.

The Warren Commission, in an investigation begun immediately after the assassination, concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in murdering the president. The House committee, based on acoustical evidence, concluded in 1978 that Kennedy was “probably” assassinated as the result of a conspiracy involving a second gunman. The panel also said there was a “likelihood” that the 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King stemmed from a conspiracy.

[bK: This news article was found among the records of correspondence between Harold Weisberg and Kevin Walsh, made available from Baylor University Library collection.]

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