An article in the April 19th online edition of the Daily Mail asks: “Was JFK killed because of his interest in aliens?”
Apparently the CIA has just released a memo showing that just ten days before his assassination, President Kennedy demanded access to confidential files regarding UFOs. This has understandably led to conjecture that he was assassinated by Mysterious Organization X in order to prevent him from learning the terrible secret of space.
Let’s simplify this conspiracy as much as possible. Mysterious Organization X arranged for Lee Harvey Oswald (or whichever “true assassin” you prefer) to shoot the President, and presumably covered it up by paying a mob-connected nightclub owner to kill Oswald.
Fun idea, but real life has to be a different story. Wouldn’t it be easier to simply say, “What memo?”, stonewall the matter and spare yourself some effort? Never mind stonewalling, wouldn’t it be easier to burn the memo and claim no knowledge of it? I imagine you’d risk less trouble by destroying a few documents that most of the government doesn’t know about anyways than by assassinating the Leader of the Free World.
Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time an agency went about achieving something in a convoluted way. Maybe MOX operatives are hourly.