November 29, 1963 – Warren Commission

by carl on November 29, 2012

LBJ names Earl Warren to investigate the killing of JFK

By Carl Stieren

President Lyndon Johnson named US Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren to investigate the killing of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 29, 1963 – seven days after President Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas.

Ten months later, on September 24, 1964, Warren presented to President Johnson the 889-page report of the President’s Commission on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy. The Commission’s conclusions were that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the killing of President Kennedy and that Jack Ruby acted alone in the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald.

Faced with some evidence of a second shooter from the Grassy Knoll near where Kennedy was shot and other unanswered questions, the U.S. House of Representatives created the House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) to investigate the killings of President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. and the attempt on the life of George Wallace. The HSCA investigation, which took three years, concluded that Oswald did fire three shots at Kennedy, one of which killed him, but that “Kennedy was probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy.” The HSCA went on to say that they believed neither the Soviet government nor the Cuban government nor “the national syndicate of organized crime” (presumably the Mafia) were behind the conspiracy to assassinate the President. They went on to say that they could not rule out the possibility that individual members of organized crime or anti-Castro individuals may have been involved in the killing of JFK.

A year ago, a friend lent me the book JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters by James Douglass. After reading it, I was deeply disturbed by this book. To completely evaluate it, I would have to write a PhD on the assassination, which I am not going to do. But I can say that it raised some very disturbing questions and introduces evidence, which, if true, would turn the United States upside down.

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