A Brief History
One pervasive conspiracy theory regarding the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy is that the American CIA was somehow involved. While such theories are usually treated as forays into fiction, the assassination of the South Korean president by his own CIA show that the idea might not be all that farfetched.
Director Kim used a Walther PPK to shoot his president, but the gun jammed, and the assassin then used a Smith & Wesson .38 revolver to finish the job. Kim and his supporters were later arrested and executed after being tortured.
Do you think the US CIA had anything to do with JFK’s assassination? If not, who was really responsible?
Question for students (and subscribers): Did Oswald act alone? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
Your readership is much appreciated!
For more information, please see…
Ayton, Mel. The Kennedy Assassinations: JFK and Bobby Kennedy – Debunking The Conspiracy Theories. Frontline Books, 2022.
Sifakis, Carl. Encyclopedia of Assassinations: More than 400 Infamous Attacks that Changed the Course of History. Skyhorse, 2013.
The featured image in this article, a photograph by Korea Democracy Foundation of the Park family in a procession from the Blue House after Park’s assassination, is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
You can also watch video versions of this article on YouTube.