Press TV, An American political commentator says Israel was behind the assassination of former US President John F. Kennedy because he opposed Israel’s plans of becoming a nuclear power in the Middle East.
Dr. Kevin Barrett made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday, a day after Americans commemorated the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s death.
“Anyone with any common sense knows that Israel getting nuclear weapons was a complete disaster for the world,” he said.
“The Israelis are fanatical extremists who feel that they are being persecuted everywhere they go and they have to be extremely harsh, unyielding and aggressive as well as deceptive and violent with the world. So they have a terrible track record of extreme deception, lies and extreme violence. They are ruthless, they are psychopathic and they are the most likely…to use nuclear weapons,” Barrett added.
“President Kennedy like President Eisenhower and all rational Americans obviously wouldn’t want Israel to have nuclear weapons. Kennedy tried to shut down the Israeli nuclear program. [Former Israeli Prime Minister David] David Ben-Gurion resigned in protest and less than six months later Kennedy was dead and Israel was on its way to becoming a nuclear power,” he stated.
On November 22, 1963, Kennedy was killed by sniper Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas. He was shot as he rode in an open car through the city.
Although official inquiries have determined Oswald, a former Marine Corps veteran, was responsible for the assassination, Kennedy's murder is still shrouded in mystery.
The 46-year-old president, who had been in office only for three years, is often ranked among the country’s most revered presidents.
However, Kennedy is also remembered for ordering one of the most disastrous parts of the Cold War, the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba by a CIA-trained paramilitary force of Cuban exiles.
Kennedy was the fourth US president to be killed in office. Many refuse to believe the assassination could be the act of a single man.