Testing Bill Simmons' JFK Theory
A simple empirical way to determine who's right about the Dallas ambush
“I have followed a JFK assassination substack that has renewed my interest in the JFK” story, sportwriter Bill Simmons told Chuck Klosterman on his podcast last week. Although he didn’t know my name, Simmons was talking about my reporting on JFK Facts.
“This guy went through and he made a pretty compelling case [about JFK files] about which ones have been redacted and not released and they’re all related to the CIA. And I am more convinced than ever that the CIA killed JFK.”
I appreciate his interest (and his subscription) but I must disagree slightly.
I am not “more convinced than ever” that the CIA killed JFK. On the causes of November 22, I’m with Harry Truman, Jackie Kennedy, RFK, and Fidel Castro. I think the president was killed by his enemies in his own government who had the ability to make the crime look like something else. That’s not the same as saying there was a CIA plot. If there was a conspiracy, non-CIA personnel might have been involved or even in charge.
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