posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 09:56 AM
I noted a recent thread here opining that the Golden Age of Conspiracy Theories is over. I can't buy that. I have also quoted William Falkner in
saying "The past is never dead. It's not even past." Most people knew where they were when they heard the Twin Towers had been hit. For my cohort, it
is "Where were you when you heard that Kennedy had been assassinated?"
Over the years, I've had various levels of interest in following the topic, but through Mark Lane, Jim Garrison and such, I've kept tabs and never
have I accepted that it was not a conspiracy. The last one that I read was Dick Russell's "The Man Who Knew
. That's an important read.
So the recent thread that I referenced above prompted me to comment about a book that I'm just wrapping up, entitled
"JFK: The Cuba Files: The Untold Story of the Plot to Kill Kennedy"
What makes it especially interesting is that the author is one Fabián Escalante, the former head of Cuban counterintelligence. I picked it up in Cuba
earlier this year, and it was a good investment. Please note that the link that I provided goes to an Amazon page for the book. To the Mods, I ask
that this be an ok thing. I am not pimping for Amazon, rather I would direct the readers to the very comprehensive Customer Reviews in which the book
is dissected in a much better manner than I could.
JFK: The Cuba Files
is not for the rookie, but it is still eminently readable if you have some knowledge of the various forces at play in
Dallas on that November day in 1963. Yes, it is seen through a Cuban Revolutionary lens, but I did not find that it got in the way. In fact, it is
critical to the story as, quite bluntly, the Cubans (and Russians) were scared #less that the act would be pinned on them.
Cuz that was
edit on 14-6-2016 by JohnnyCanuck because: December? Did I say December? Date corrected, but obviously, more