Two-thirds of Americans believe that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was the main plotter behind the 1963 assassination of former US President John F. Kennedy, a political commentator says.
Dr. Kevin Barrett made the remarks in a telephone interview with Press TV on Sunday, commenting on the death of James Tague, a key witness to the Kennedy assassination.
Tague, who died on Friday at 77, was standing by Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, when the assassin(s) fired shots on Kennedy on November 22, 1963. A bullet presumably meant for Kennedy instead took a weird curb near where Tague was standing and sent debris flying into his face, leaving him slightly injured.
Tague was called by the Warren Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy to testify on July 28, 1964. The commission endorsed the so-called lone gunman theory, which is largely dependent on the so-called magic bullet theory. Tague’s testimony contributed to the magic bullet theory.
Barrett said that the magic bullet theory basically “exposed the fact that this was a big lie.”
He added that by end of 1963 “pretty much everyone in the world who bothered to look into this issue has come to the same conclusion that the corrupt forces in the US killed President Kennedy.”
“And the question is what forces and for what reason, and how they covered it up? The answers are mostly in today. Most Americans understand this, as early as 1990s more than two-thirds of Americans said responding to a poll that they believe the CIA had killed President Kennedy. And that is largely true,” Barrett said.
“There is a group called Operation 40, which was made of CIA case officers who basically were at the heart of the assassination plot… Organized crime also had a hand in it, and this is where many of the links to Israel come in,” he stated.
“John F. Kennedy not only wanted to pull out from Vietnam, make friends with Cuba, and disarm the United States, along with the USSR, but he was also working very hard to shut down Israel’s nuclear weapons program,” Barrett noted.
So it appears that Israel, the CIA and Lyndon B. Johnson, the then vice president, who gave the OK nod for the assassination, all were involved in the killing of Kennedy, he concluded.
Kennedy was shot as he rode in an open car through in Dallas, Texas.
Although official inquiries have determined Lee Harvey Oswald, a former Marine Corps veteran, was responsible for the assassination, Kennedy’s murder is still shrouded in mystery.
Reprinted from Press.Tv.