What is the Last Word on the Kennedy Assassination?

Oswald? CIA? LBJ?

Will we ever get to the last word on America’s most compelling political assassination?

To get to the last word it probably makes sense to start with the man who asked some of the first questions—New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison. According to KLAS-TV Las Vegas:

Haunting questions about the assassination of President John Kennedy will be raised and explored on Friday, Jan. 31 when a panel of the best known JFK researchers meet at UNLV.

The event, dubbed “The Last Word on the JFK Assassination” is open to the public and will also be carried live on the Internet. It’s being produced by filmmaker and former television host John Barbour of Henderson.

Barbour’s documentary film “The Garrison Tapes” will be shown in its entirety and then the panelists will interact with the audience.

John Barbour, a longtime fixture on television and creator/producer of the hit show Real People, spent years trying to get Garrison’s story on film and the result of his perseverance was The Garrison Tapes. It was released just after Oliver Stone’s JFK, and it plays like an amicus brief for Stone’s film. The full documentary is available to watch here: The Garrison Tapes

This free event features a panel of best-selling authors—Jim Marrs, Dick Russell, and Joan Mellen—and it airs at 7 pm PST on January 31st. It will be available to watch live via Livestream.

Trailer/Promo for the event: Garrison Event Promo

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  • Liam_McGonagle

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Garrison did it. Just like firebugs are often the first to show up at the scene.

    • InfvoCuernos

      Maybe it was Joe DiMaggio.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    P.S. I think the author means “most compelling political assassination TO DATE.”

    It bodes ill for a nation’s enterprise and ambition when the yardstick of all achievements are those of their ancestors.

    • InfvoCuernos

      Its a constant source of amazement to me that there haven’t been more assassinations since then. Could be that all the politicians do what they are told now? Or did the CIA get a hold of a time machine and they just go back in time to stop random assassinations from happening(coincidentally, I think this is why there have been no more terror attacks on US soil. Not saying the CIA was or wasn’t in on 9-11, just that after 9-11 you would expect some copycats.)

  • VaudeVillain

    I don’t think I will ever understand why it is that so many people believe that Oswald pulling the trigger in any way, shape, or form precludes anyone else from being involved. Half of the theories out there pretty expressly require that somebody other than the primary motivator actually do the shooting anyway. It sure as fuck wasn’t Castro, LBJ, Dulles, anyone important in the Mafia, or anyone important in general, personally firing any guns. Frankly, at this point I’m not sure it matters who actually held the gun… it matters who told them to, and why.

  • mannyfurious

    At this point we’ll never know exactly what happened. I think the evidence (or, at least the evidence that is available, most of the actual evidence has been destroyed) is fairly conclusive that a cabal of extreme-right-wing lunatics, anti-Castro Cubans and the Mafia played a major role and probably carried out the mission. The answer to “Who gave the direct order?” is any of a myriad of options. The only people who actually liked Kennedy were populace. The professional politicians and moneymakers and warmongers all hated his guts. It’s interesting to note that instead of just making public all of JFK’s private indiscretions, they shot him in the head in broad daylight. I wonder what message they were trying to send and to whom.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      “Who killed the Kennedys? When after all, it was you and me.”–Sir Mick

      Diffusion of responsibility. So many people wanted to–or at least had a motivation to–that it may not even matter who pulled the actual trigger.

  • InfvoCuernos

    At this point, I think its safe to say that due to the possibility of fame or monetary gain for declaring that you “know” what really happened, we will not ever see “the last word” on the assassination. Its like saying we’ve seen the last word on reality shows, or zombies, or new hairstyles-only this involves the public killing of one of the leaders of the Twentieth Century. Its too big to die, and we’ll never hear a deathbed confession.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      And really, even if we did hear a deathbed confession, would we believe it? Supposedly some old mobster striving for Jesus spilled the beans about Jimmy Hoffa’s whereabouts, but I don’t think anyone takes it seriously.

      • InfvoCuernos

        I wouldn’t believe it-unless it fit into my own mythology of what happened.