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ial figure today?The assassination of John F Kennedy is one of the most controversial eventsin modern times, one could even compare his death with Diana Princess ofWales and her sudden death in a car crash which has had much speculationover recent years with new information coming out all the time in themedia.The continued interest in J.F.K, leading to him still being one of the mostfamous and influential Presidents of America ever, is mostly due to thedramatic manner of his death, his youthful family, his attractive andcultured wife Jackie and his relationships with other women.
One of his most known about relationships was with Marilyn Monroe a veryfamous singer/ actress, she is also still very well known throughout theworld even though she is now dead. Like J.F.K she also died in mysteriouscircumstances which the Kennedy’s have been connected to in some theory’sof how she died, this is a story that keeps him in the public eye quitefrequently, for example in documentaries or films about his or Marilyn’slife or death. There also seems to be a Kennedy curse sincetheassassination of the President, Kennedy’s brother Bobby was assassinated,and also his son died in a mysterious plane crash.Kennedy was President at a time when the Cold War was at its peak. He wasstrongly anti-communist and visited West Berlin, shortly after the BerlinWall was built, where he declared “Ich bin ein Berliner” (I am a Berliner)to show his support.
Kennedy had big foreign policy problems in Cuba andVietnam. Could these have played a part in the death of President Kennedy?The CIA “hawks” and the anti-Castro forces opposed him because he did notuse US armed forces to support the operation in Cuba. Their plan was tooverthrow Castro and install a pro-American government. Kennedy approvedthe operation but refused to give it air cover and therefore ensuring itsdefeat. Also the CIA felt he was going to leave Vietnam. He facedopposition from all sides following the failed invasion at Cuba’s Bay ofPigs.
The Communist governments in both Russia and Cuba described it asAmerican aggression. Were these communists involved in the death ofPresident Kennedy or did the CIA create a conspiracy to cover up theirassassination of the President?He also was not very popular with the mafia at this time. Some people claimthe mafia had helped J.F.K win the 1960 Presidential election.
But wheneverKennedy became president, he and his brother Robert, the Attorney Generalwere determined to use the law to reduce the influence of the mafia. Didthe mafia want revenge on Kennedy for turning his back on them?Kennedy was a very well liked man among the public all over the world. Hewas very popular among the Afro-American community and he believed verystrongly in equal rights. Although he did not play a leading role in theCivil Rights movement, he did send troops to support desegregation inschools and universities.There are so many questions left unanswered about the death of J.F.K.People ask themselves these questions everyday, trying to uncover themystery of who really did shoot John F Kennedy?