New book claims Mossad killed JFK
They couldn’t taken out his brothers while they were at it?
Another disappointment in the collected letters of JFK: Close to the end of the book, which is only 352 pages long, the editor devotes eight pages to an exchange between President Kennedy and Israeli leaders on Israel’s nuclear-weapons program, which the U.S. president viewed as a threat to world peace. Editor Martin W. Sandler introduces the section as follows:
In March 1992, Representative Paul Findley of Illinois, wrote in the Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs, “It is interesting. . . . to notice that in all the words written and uttered about the Kennedy assassination, Israel’s intelligence agency, the Mossad, has never been mentioned.” Two years later in his book Final Judgment, author Michael Collins actually accused Israel of the crime. Of all the conspiracy theories, it remains one of the most intriguing.
No it doesn’t. It’s not one of the most intriguing theories about the JFK assassination; it’s one of the crankiest, craziest, and nuttiest. (Though I reserve final judgment on the question of whether it is the crankiest, craziest, and nuttiest until I read GOP political consultant Roger Stone’s forthcoming book alleging that LBJ was responsible for the assassination.) Let me lay my cards on the table: Owing to an accident of my biography, I developed a passionate interest in the Kennedy assassination when I was a boy, and have been reading books — conspiracy books, and Oswald-was-the-lone-gunman books — about this event all my life. It would not be too much of an exaggeration to say that, even today, I know more about this subject than any sane person I have ever met. (Which conveniently excludes the sort of people who go to conspiracy conventions.) And I can tell you that just about every other conspiracy theory on JFK I’ve ever heard has more evidence lending it plausibility than that one does.