A popular misconception is that President John F. Kennedy's assassination was an
isolated event perpetrated by one man. This could not be farther from the truth. Instead, it
was the result of a complex combination of domestic and foreign events. When President
Kennedy was in office, he had to deal with many issues, ranging from business and
finance to crime-fighting and war issues. Perhaps it is not as important to decide who it
was that killed him, but why. President Kennedy's decisions and courses of action were
not popular with everybody, and thus it is not surprising that his assassination was
The people who might have wanted John F. Kennedy dead can be classified into the
following groups: Russians, Cubans, Mobsters (Organized Crime/Mafia), Special Agents
(CIA), G-men (J. Edgar Hoover's FBI), Rednecks and Oilmen (Right-wing Extremists),
and the MIC (Military Industrial Complex). Each group had its own motives for killing
John F. Kennedy. Many of these groups that wanted JFK dead are very closely
intertwined, so in order to understand each group, they will each be analyzed seperately.
In order to better understand the relationship between JFK, the Cubans and Russians,
several important events must be mentioned and discussed. Two of the most important
foreign affairs in Kennedy's presidency were the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile
During Eisenhower's administration, Cuba was torn apart by revolution. The Cuban
dictator, Batista, was an extremely corrupt man. While he was enjoying a luxurious life,
the people of Cuba were in poverty. Thus it was not surprising when a rebellion, led by a
man named Fidel Castro, took place. Batista, knowing that the majority of Cuba wanted
him out, chose to flea rather than be caught and face execution. Once Batista was out of
the way, Cuba was Castro's for the taking.
One of the first actions Castro took while in charge of Cuba was to...