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Excellent overview of JFK assassination conspiracy and coverup in the inimitable Jesse Ventura style
on 3 January 2014
Jesse Ventura (with some additional help from authors Dick Russell and David Wayne) has put together an excellent presentation of a multitude of facts pointing towards a conspiracy to assassinate the US President John F. Kennedy. Jesse is easy to read, and his style - while perhaps somewhat common - is nevertheless very typical of the man himself, and quite entertaining.
The good points of the book are, in my opinion, the following: Jesse and the co-authors use a lot of recent material (including research into the topic), so it is very up-to-date. The actual assassination and the coverup that followed are covered very well from different angles. Granted, there is perhaps not that much new, but on the other hand, it all runs very well, and throughout the book Jesse poses a lot of very good questions, the kind that make sense even and especially for the layman. Jesse makes also a good case for the derestriction of the assassination-related documents still being withheld.
The issue that I had was with the latter part of the book, the witnesses and different theories as to who did it (cf. section IV; the why, who and how). Jesse and his co-authors present a wide array of possible culprits and back the stories up sometimes with evidence that has been discarded as dubious by the "respectable" research community. Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of interesting avenues they follow, but when there is not much source criticism applied, all these very different theories start to sound plausible, when in fact, some of them are clearly more plausible than others. And then there are clearly some that seem, well, simply flawed, like the LBJ storyline.
But all in all, I think "They killed our President" is an excellent presentation of the conspiracy and the coverup in the JFK assassination in the inimitable style of Jesse Ventura.