The assassination of the 35th President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, still ranks as one of the most memorable and one of the most hard-hitting presidential assassinations to take place in U.S. history. The JFK assassination took place in November 1963 and still so many questions have been unanswered to this day.
An 888-page report from the Warren Commision concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and it is pretty much the only thing about the assassination that stands undisputed. There has been so much left unsaid, untold, and remains a mystery for who knows how long. Here are some unanswered questions from JFK’s assassination we still all wonder about today.
1. What we know
On November 22, 1963, JFK and his wife, former first lady Jackie, rode through downtown Dallas in an open convertible when gunshots fired at around 12:30 PM. The president was hit in the neck and head and died soon after. But what else happened?
2. The Warren Commission’s report
The Warren Commission’s report, as stated previously, found no evidence that Lee Harvey Oswald was part of any conspiracy to assassinate the president. They concluded that all gunshots fired were by Oswald himself and he was working alone. However, Oswald was murdered by Jack Ruby before he could be of use to helpful insight. What else could have been said?
3. Everyone was questioning the truth
A year-long investigation went into the JFK assassination, and even then people were still questioning what the truth was. Despite the Warren Commission’s report concluding that it was an act carried out by one man, the American public felt that something was just off. Subsequent investigations have called the report into question, raising questions for what information has been disclosed and what has not.
4. The Warren Commission’s report vs. the entire investigation record
The 888-page report of the Warren Commission is actually very short of what the actual investigation record was, reaching a whopping 5 million pages. It’s now known as The John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection maintained by the National Archives. A 1992 law required that any and all assassination records be disclosed to the public, and by the end of October 2017, America is still waiting for a full disclosure.
5. Lack of transparency
Americans don’t settle for lack of transparency. As mentioned previously, a law had required assassination records to be disclosed to the public, and some information has been released, but not all. Most information will remain out of reach until approximately 2021, and even then, we aren’t guaranteed disclosure. Why is this information being withheld? What else is there? Why?
6. Keeping things under wraps
What makes things even weirder is that despite attempts to keep the assassination information closed away, recently declassified documents point to a real-life conspiracy by CIA offers to hide evidence from the Warren Commission. If there’s a chance that the Warren Commision doesn’t have all the vital information, what else are we missing? What is being hidden from us and what do they not want us to know?
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