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James DiEugenio recently revisited the life, death, and circumstances surrounding the demise of American mobster Sam Giancana, who ruled the Chicago outfit in the 1950s and 1960s. Tap here to check out Part 1 of DiEugenio's article.

Keep reading for a preview of the man the Warren Commission couldn't directly implicate in the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

The Early Life of Sam Giancana

Sam Giancana, originally Salvatore Giangana, hailed from a Sicilian family that settled in Chicago's Italian neighborhood. While growing up under an abusive father, Sam's troubled youth led him to join a gang called The 42s, where he learned criminal skills and how to manipulate the system.

His involvement in bootlegging during Prohibition brought him to the attention of the Chicago mob. He eventually became a driver for Al Capone's gang. Following Capone's imprisonment, Giancana continued his criminal activities.

In prison, he formed connections with Eddie Jones, a leader in the African American lottery racket. It was then Giancana realized the huge profit margin in the racket surpassed other criminal enterprises.

Sam Giancana Joins the Chicago Mob

When Sam Giancana kidnapped Jones and forced him to hand over the racket in exchange for a cut of the profits and a lump sum payment, he piqued the interest of Chicago mob leaders. They elevated Giancana's status within the organization.

Giancana's reign faced challenges, including the Kefauver hearings on organized crime and the exposure of the Apalachin meeting. The formation of the McClellan Committee further intensified scrutiny of organized crime, with Robert F. Kennedy leading investigations. Giancana's encounter with the committee showcased his criminal reputation.

Meanwhile, the FBI began surveilling Giancana and The Outfit with approved wiretaps on their meeting places. Surprisingly, the CIA recruited Giancana to participate in a plot to assassinate Fidel Castro.

President John F. Kennedy on a Dias Facing an Audience

Did Giancana Help John F. Kennedy?

The idea that Giancana helped Kennedy win in Illinois is debunked by author John Binder, who found no evidence of such influence. The claims of mob involvement in the West Virginia primary are also questionable, as no credible sources support them.

These conspiracy theories serve as revenge by criminals against the Kennedy family, but they lack credibility and reflect the shallow culture of sensational tabloid narratives.

DiEugenio's Closing Statements

The 2011 documentary, Momo: The Sam Giancana Story explores the events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination and Giancana's murder in Chicago. While the film features the involvement of Blasi and Accardo, it contradicts Chuck Giancana's version regarding the assassins and the roles played by Tippit and White. There are conflicting accounts regarding Giancana's whereabouts during that day.

FBI agent William Roemer, who conducted surveillance on Giancana, discovered no evidence or discussions suggesting an attempt on JFKs life. The differing narratives provided by Giancana's brothers add further complexity to the narrative.

The limited scope of today's blog cannot entirely encompass the life of mobster Sam Giancana. Check out DiEugenio's two-part article based on Momo: The Sam Giancana Story, and share your thoughts about the claim that he might have had something to do with the John F. Kennedy assassination.

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In his five-part dressing-down of Gerald Posner’s Case Closed, Martin Hay deems the chapters dealing with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to be even worse than those on Lee Harvey Oswald. Click here for a systematic analysis of all the ‘JFK evidence’ featured in the 1993 book.

Below is a snippet of this evidence and what’s wrong with it.

Gerald Posner’s JFK Evidence: The Overarching Theme

Hay begins Part 3 of his five-part review by providing an overview of the JFK evidence shared in Posner’s book. The British researcher concludes that Posner behaves no better than a lawyer with loose morals when portraying the evidence related to the JFK assassination.

Instead of providing all the evidence, Posner includes what suits his skewed perspective on the assassination. He betrays his true objectives by actively hiding the controversial nature of certain evidence.

Take the heavily-contested single bullet theory. Posner loses all credibility when he relies on the Warren Commission’s scientifically improbable theory to make his case.

Twisting the Words of Linnie Mae Randle

Linnie Mae Randle was the sister of Oswald’s co-worker Buell Frazier. She saw the former approaching their house on the morning of the assassination.

Posner’s Perspective: Randle describes the alleged assassin holding a ‘long package’ along his side. Wrapped in brown paper, Oswald held one end under his armpit while the other swung in the air. Posner also claims that Oswald handled the package as if it were heavy.

The Truth: Turn to page 248 of Volume 2 of the Warren Commission, and you’ll see that Randle never described Oswald this way. She said that he carried the package by his side while laying a hand over the top, and it was close to the ground as he walked.

To an unsuspecting reader, this detail might seem ordinary. However, it makes more sense when put in the perspective of the alleged weapon used in the assassination. You see, the Mannlicher Carcano was 34.8 inches long. The bag that held it wasn’t nearly long enough to hold the rifle. As for the package seeming too heavy, Randle said the wrapping paper holding the object, not the object itself, seemed to be a heavy type.


Finding Patterns Where There Are None

Posner claims that Oswald showing up at Frazier’s house was unusual because Frazier usually picked him up for a drive to his place.

There is nothing unusual about Oswald walking to Frazier’s house, as the latter told the Warren Commission that he usually picked Oswald up ‘around the corner.’ Other times, he would pick him up at the house. Sometimes, Oswald would walk down the sidewalk as Frazier prepared to pick him up. On that day, Frazier was running particularly late, so Oswald showing up on his own wasn’t as unusual as Posner makes it out to be in his book.

Check Out the Review for More on the Posner’s JFK Evidence

There is more to Posner’s JFK evidence than meets the eye. Check out Hay’s book review, which is more organized than the haphazardly put-together narrative the book attempts to sell.

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Gerald Posner’s Case Closed came out in 1993, and we must say it has aged like milk. Martin Hay deserves a medal for putting himself through the wringer for something as inane as this book, considering what we now know about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Today’s blog will recap Hay’s five-part review of Posner’s poor attempt at deciphering the most notorious assassination of our time.

Skewed Priorities

At 640 pages, it’s safe to say that Case Closed is a chunky book, and Posner spends around 215 pages on Lee Harvey Oswald. Do we take issue with that? No, but we do take issue with spending more than 30% of the book on non-existent rhetoric.

Indeed, Posner spends those 215 pages painting Oswald as this violent maniac with the makings of an assassin. And not just one of the assassins, but the only person in Dealey Plaza on that fateful afternoon.

A reader who has gone through the forensic evidence that contradicts the lone gunman scenario will have a hard time buying what Posner is selling in this book, not then and certainly not in light of all we know now.

Cherry-picking the Truth

Once Posner established Oswald as assassin material, the next step was to prove that his shooting skills were decent enough to take out a slow-moving target. He went for the low-hanging fruit: Oswald’s time in the Marine Corps.

First, Posner tries to explain why an alleged communist joined the Marines. He quotes Oswald on this, saying he did it to follow in his brother Robert’s footsteps. Posner also mentions Oswald’s brother John’s testimony, citing their mother’s oppression as the reason for enlisting. Although this quote is authentic, it doesn’t hold in the face of Robert’s claim that Lee could handle their mother better than he and John.

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Next, Posner tries to prove that Oswald couldn’t take well to the Corps because other Marines mercilessly bullied him. However, Sherman Cooley, a fellow Marine in the same platoon as Oswald, said other Marines teased him for being a bad shot.

In Henry Hurt’s Reasonable Doubt, Cooley says that Oswald was so bad with a rifle that he would have picked him as his shooter. He also said his coordination with a rifle makes him an unlikely candidate for killing JFK. Cooley isn’t the only one with this opinion. Hurt interviewed over 50 fellow Marines. They agreed on Oswald’s inability to hit the target.

Marina Oswald’s Contradictory Statement

Marina’s testimony seems contradictory to anyone who has studied her statements, as much as Martin Hay. They don’t flip-flop so much as change from depicting Oswald as a loving husband and father to an abusive husband who used physical force to inflict pain in every possible way. Predictably enough, Posner ignores her initial rhetoric and talks at length about Oswald, the abuser.

There’s much more to Hay’s review of Posner’s 600+ page attempt at portraying Lee Harvey Oswald as the only culprit behind the John F. Kennedy assassination. Once you have read the first part, read the next four only at Kennedys and King. Keep supporting our cause to bring the true killers of political figures like Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and the Kennedy brothers to justice.

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President John F. Kennedy Conversing with Robert F. Kennedy

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With all the controversy surrounding the unsolved JFK assassination, it’s easy to forget that we’re just as far from finding the real perpetrators of the RFK assassination. However, Lisa Pease’s A Lie Too Big to Fail reminds us why we should care about the accused and the victim of this unfortunate incident.

Below are some highlights from our review of what we believe is one of the most insightful reads regarding the RFK assassination.

The Accessibility of A Lie Too Big to Fail

Many things are assumed with a case as old and cold as the Robert F. Kennedy assassination. Writers and so-called experts often write as if the reader would know specific facts about the event that happened nearly 60 years ago.

For some, picking up a book about a political assassination this old is like starting a connected trilogy from the second book. Lisa Pease’s A Lie Too Big to Failis accessible because it covers everything we know about this assassination while avoiding conjecture, conspiracy theories, and disinformation.

She also engages the reader with never-before-explored motives and information, sharing them so that they are instantly hooked on the subject matter.

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Covering All Bases; Claiming Nothing

You won’t find a single line in Lisa Pease’s literature that might indicate a claim. The author’s work is well-researched and thorough, but she doesn’t claim to have solved the case.

Pease analyzes the involvement of the mob, private military contractors, and the CIA in this high-profile assassination. She doesn’t discount Thane Cesar, the anti-Kennedy security guard who stood beside Kennedy the night of the assassination with a gun, as a suspect. Cesar leaving Ace Security right after Kennedy’s death is nothing, if not suspicious.

Lastly, Pease gives Richard Nixon the benefit of the doubt but shows a diary entry that indicates his brother Don might have known about the assassination plot.

A Rational Discussion on Actionable Hypnosis

Most readers struggle to wrap their heads around actionable hypnosis because it being real is the stuff of nightmares. Imagine blacking out and having your body controlled like a string puppet.

While actionable hypnosis sounds like something out of a bad movie, Pease provides a rational perspective on Sirhan’s possible programming before arriving at the crime scene.

She uses existing examples of people who were hypno-programmed to prove how Sirhan could have acted against his will and knowledge.

With a book like A Lie Too Big to Fail, you don’t have to read more into the RFK assassination, but you can advocate for Sirhan’s release. Stay tuned for Sirhan’s next parole hearing, and you can write a letter to the Parole Board seeking his release. You can also explore our archives for more information about the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, and Dr. Martin Luther King.

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Martin Luther King at a Press Conference

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It was a little over 65 years ago to the day that an unknown assailant callously shot down Dr. Martin Luther King when the latter stood on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel. Amid speculations about who might have killed him, let’s take a moment to celebrate the legacy of a great leader gone too soon.

Click here to delve back into the MLK assassination once you’ve had enough of the following facts.

1. MLK was Awarded His Doctorate at the Age of 25

Dr. Martin Luther King became a Ph.D. holder at 25, or according to some records, 26. He began his higher education when he was only 15, entering Morehouse College after skipping two grades. Four years later, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology. He was 19 at the time.

King then enrolled at Pennsylvania’s Crozer Theological Seminary for further studies. Three years later, he graduated as a valedictorian. At last, King enrolled in a doctoral program at Boston University, where he was awarded his Ph.D. at the age of 25.

2. He Wasn’t Born “Martin Luther King”

One of the most interesting facts about Martin Luther King is that, like his father, he was named “Michael King” at birth.

He would have that name for five years, adding “Luther” after his father visited Germany for a Baptist World Alliance conference. It was there he heard about a protestant reformation leader called Martin Luther. A monk and a theologian, Martin Luther’s 95 Theses challenged Catholicism and revolutionized his country.

The story inspired Michael King Sr. so much that he changed both their names to “Martin Luther King” upon returning home.

 MLK and Coretta Scott King

3. MLK’s Mother Met the Same Fate

Six years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, his mother Alberta met the same fate. A 23-year-old assailant fatally shot her at the Ebenezer Baptist Church during a service.

The shooter’s eventual death sentence was commuted to life in prison because the King family opposed the death penalty.

4. The King Family Helped Julia Roberts

In a recent interview, Julia Robert revealed that the King family paid her “hospital bills.” Robert shared that her family was close with the King family before she was born because her parents had enrolled King’s children in their acting school.

When Roberts was born, her family couldn’t afford the hospital bills, but King’s wife, Coretta, was happy to foot the expense.

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No fun fact about Martin Luther King can trump the events surrounding his assassination. At times morbidly fascinating and frustratingly complex, they create enough reasonable doubt to suggest that someone other than James Earl Ray was behind his death. Explore existing evidence and avoid poorly-researched literature regarding the MLK assassination with the help of our platform.

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