William Boardman: Kennedy Assassination. No One Knows the Full Story!
of what happened. Fifty Years Later, Kennedy Shooting Less Certain than Lincoln Conspiracy. 50th anniversary commemorations of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will include a tickets only memorial at the scene of the crime, Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas. No doubt there will be celebrations in some places, just as there were in the aftermath of the November 22, 1963 killing. Whatever events are held, whether formal or impromptu, they will all have one thing in common: no one knows the full story of what happened. The official version put out by the Warren Commission is long since discredited, but independent investigations have yet to present a coherent alternative narrative. That there is such a narrative is certain, since that would be the event as it happened. One reason we don't know what happened is that our government has kept assassination related material secret, protecting national security secrets say secrecy defenders. Others say stonewalling. Polling in April 2013 suggests a waning interest in the Kennedy assassination, since only 59% of Americans now believe the official version is false. That number is considerably lower than a 2003 Gallup poll, in which 75% of Americans said the Kennedy killing was a conspiracy. In 1978, the US House Select Committee on Assassinations lengthy inquiry concluded that JFK was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. In 1978, the US House Select Committee on Assassinations lengthy inquiry concluded that JFK was probably assassinated as a result of a conspiracy. The official version holds that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and fired only three shots. The House Committee produced evidence that at least four shots were fired. While coming to the inevitable, evidence-based conclusion that a conspiracy killed Kennedy, the committee did not reach a conclusion as to who was part of the conspiracy. We know it was a conspiracy, but not who were the conspirators. Myriad books have been published arguing various versions of events, but for the most part, the big money from publishers has gone to writers, Gerald Posner, Vincent Bugliosi. But other, conspiracy centered writers, Mark Lane, Jim Marrs, Anthony Summers have far out sold the official version.