Friday, October 26, 2012

A new Kennedy assassination theory

Over the years since President John F. Kennedy was murdered in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, there have been many theories about what actually happened. The conflicting ideas are not easy to summarize in a short blog post. But most of these theories fall into two categories: (1) Oswald did it all by himself (2) There was a conspiracy involving other folks.

Well, now you don't have to choose! There's a new theory — propounded by a former British diplomat in Moscow, Robert Holmes — that Oswald was the assassin, but was controlled by a KGB rogue element that wanted revenge for the Soviet Union's humiliation the previous year in the Cuban Missile Crisis. Holmes believes that if Oswald hadn't been shot by Jack Ruby, the KGB somehow would have disposed of Oswald to keep him from talking. A new book by Holmes, A Spy Like No Other, advances the theory. It's apparently only out in Great Britain now, but if you're in the U.S. and you can't wait, Amazon will connect you with some sellers.

Thanks to John Merritt for calling the book to my attention.

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