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  JFK Assassination Web Sites
Mike Russ' John F. Kennedy Assassination Information Center is strong on witness testimony, and has the invaluable technical reports of the House Select Committee on Assassinations which address issues such as the nature of Kennedy's wounds and the authenticity of the Backyard Photos.
Ralph Schuster's John F. Kennedy Assassination Homepage, from Germany, is further evidence of world-wide interest in the assassination.
JFK Assassination Presidential Limousine SS100X is exactly what the name implies: a site dedicated to the car in which Kennedy was riding when he was shot.
mcadams.posc.mu.edu /sites.htm   (0 words)

  Lilly | In the Crosshairs: Lifting the Ban on Assassination
Properly used, assassination can save lives on both sides of a conflict, and it often serves as the only means of retribution against non-government criminal organizations that resist capture, such as Israel's assassination of the Black September terrorists or the United States' ongoing hunt for Osama bin Laden and the leaders of al Qaeda.
Removing the ban on assassination would also provide officers in the field a choice that they presently do not have: to remove an individual, which is not allowed, or to remove the entire building, which he happens to occupy.
Assassination should be maintained as a military operation in situations where it has a high chance of successfully achieving its goal.
www.unc.edu /depts/diplomat/item/2006/0406/lill/lilly_crosshairs.html   (2025 words)

Chilean President Salvador Allende is assassinated in a military coup led by Augusto Pinochet.
Anastasio Somoza, former dictator of Nicaragua, assassinated in Paraguay.
The assassin Dipendra, who shot himself in the head and was in a coma, was subsequently named King.
www.rotten.com /library/history/assassination   (935 words)

  Israel's Assassination Policy - Israeli Politics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In four of the past five suicide bombings, the timing of the bombing, the fact that group whose senior militant was assassinated carried out the attack, and the explicit claim of revenge for the assassination in all of these cases leave little room for doubt about cause and effect.
But a nearly certain predictor for a suicide bombing is when Israel assassinates a senior commander or political leader of a militant group, especially when it does so during or in the negotiations for a truce by these groups on attacks on Israelis.
The escalation of these assassinations illustrated by the August 22 assassination of the major Hamas spokesman Ismail Abu Shanub in Gaza, widely seen as a Hamas moderate, is a clear sign that the Sharon government is concerned more about its own extremist political agenda than it is for Israeli civilian lives.
www.palestinemonitor.org /israelipoli/Israel_assassination_policy.htm   (1597 words)

 Assassination (Harpers.org)
Israeli soldiers assassinated Dr. Thabet Thabet, a senior Palestinian health official, near his home in the West Bank: Last week, an Israeli general admitted on the radio that the extra-judicial killing of suspected terrorists was an official policy of the Israeli government.
Congo's President Laurent Kabila was assassinated by one of his bodyguards; Congolese, who recently had taken to exposing their bellies as Kabila drove by, to signify their hunger, evidently were unfazed by the news.
Pim Fortuyn, a gay, right-wing, anti-immigrant politician, was assassinated in the Netherlands; police arrested an animal-rights activist in connection with the murder.
www.harpers.org /Assassination.html   (1269 words)

 Assassination: a Primer (Harpers.org)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From “A Study of Assassination,” a training manual written by the CIA and distributed to agents and operatives at the time of the agency's 1954 covert coup in Guatemala, which ousted the country's democratically elected president, Jacobo Arbenz-Guzman.
“Assassination” is a term thought to be derived from “hashish,”; a drug similar to marijuana that is said to have been used by the eleventh-century Islamic leader Hasan ibn al-Sabbah to induce motivation in those of his followers who would carry out political and other murders, usually at the cost of their lives.
Assassination is an extreme measure, and it should be assumed that it will never be ordered or authorized by any U.S. headquarters, though officials may in rare instances agree to its execution by members of an associated foreign service.
www.harpers.org /1997-08-Assassination.html   (1299 words)

 assassination - magazine - central - British Council - LearnEnglish   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word itself is supposed to derive from an 11th century religious sect in Iran called the Assassins or Hashishim, who saw it as their duty to eliminate enemies in this way, their name coming possibly from their habit of eating hashish.
The Anarchists of late 19th century Europe saw it as a legitimate political weapon which would cause the downfall of the whole ruling hierarchy: President Carnot of France, the Empress of Austria, and King Umberto I of Italy were all sacrificed to this philosophy, although the edifice refused to crumble.
Other states are sometimes involved in assassination by proxy: a prime example being SS leader Heydrich in Czechoslovakia during WWII, killed by resistance fighters on the orders of the UK government intelligence service.
www.britishcouncil.org /ZH/learnenglish-central-magazine-assassination.htm   (1394 words)

 The Straight Dope Mailbag: The Straight Dope Mailbag: Did psychic Jeane Dixon predict JFK's assassination?
But he will be assassinated or die in office 'though not necessarily in his first term.'" Less equivocal than most "psychic" predictions, but really just a lucky guess which grew in the retelling.
Although she is credited with predicting his assassination because of her 1956 statement, her 1960 one is routinely ignored by those who perpetuate this myth.
Instead she made a lot of vague predictions, some of which contradicted each other, and then relied on people to only remember those which could somehow be worked into a claimed "hit" with 20/20 hindsight while forgetting the far-more-numerous misses.
www.straightdope.com /mailbag/mdixon.html   (484 words)

 Beyond "Bobby": Exposing the continuing conspiracy and cover-up of the RFK assassination
The RFK assassination was, like the assassinations of JFK, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other prominent figures, a political murder committed by operatives and agents of the US government (including, but limited to, the CIA and FBI), in conjunction with local police (operating as CIA cutouts), and intelligence-connected organized crime figures and mercenaries.
The RFK assassination physical evidence was, predictably, destroyed, manipulated, and subjected to a massive and continuing cover-up shortly after the murder.
Philip Melanson was a professor of political science, a specialist in the study of political violence, and the former director of the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Archives.
www.onlinejournal.com /artman/publish/article_1471.shtml   (1167 words)

 The Kennedy Assassination in the Age of Open Secrets
All records identified as relating to the assassination must be opened by 2017, with the exception of records certified for continued postponement by the President.
Yet they are all related to the assassination, and therefore assassination records, because the HSCA, an entity of the federal government investigating the Kennedy murder, requested them.
Nonetheless, the recent discovery of a large collection of materials dealing with the assassination assembled by Russell Holmes, who worked as a file manager for the CIA, prompts some members of the Board to believe that there are still other documents collections in the Agency that deserve close scrutiny.
www.oah.org /pubs/nl/97feb/khall-feb97.html   (4265 words)

 CNN.com - Robertson apologizes for assassination call - Aug 24, 2005
Bonhoeffer was hanged by the Nazis for his involvement in a 1944 plot to assassinate Hitler.
"I didn't say 'assassination.' I said our special forces should 'take him out.' And 'take him out' can be a number of things, including kidnapping; there are a number of ways to take out a dictator from power besides killing him.
Assassinations of world leaders have been forbidden since President Ford signed an executive order in 1976.
www.cnn.com /2005/US/08/24/robertson.chavez/index.html   (862 words)

 Sharon risks much with assassination - OpinionEditorial - www.smh.com.au
The Israeli Deputy Defence Minister, Ze'ev Boim, said in January that the founder and spiritual leader of Hamas was "marked for death" because "he and others were behind the terror framework in the Gaza Strip".
Using Sheik Yassin's responsibility as Hamas leader for the suicide attacks by his followers as the justification for assassinating him is one thing.
If the decision to ensure that the missiles found their mark this time was essentially made to serve a political need of the moment for Mr Sharon, he has taken a terrible risk.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/03/22/1079939578494.html?from=storyrhs   (767 words)

 Abraham Lincoln Assassination
I taught American history for 28 years and was particularly interested in Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
"Assassination is not an American practice or habit, and one so vicious and so desperate cannot be engrafted into our political system.
, The Trial: The Assassination of President Lincoln and the Trial of the Conspirators edited by Edward Steers, Jr.
members.aol.com /rvsnorton/Lincoln.html   (0 words)

 JFK / The Kennedy Assassination Home Page
The "lone nut" theory of the assassination is really the "two lone nuts" theory.
What we think about the assassination is dependent on what we think about history, and about the behavior of government officials and bureaucrats.
Recording devices monitored the two radio channels used by the Dallas Police Department, and these recordings are a vivid "real time" account of the frenzy of activity that followed the shooting.
mcadams.posc.mu.edu /home.htm   (0 words)

 USATODAY.com - Pat Robertson calls for assassination of Hugo Chavez   (Site not responding. Last check: )
VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) — Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson suggested on-air that American operatives assassinate Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to stop his country from becoming "a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism."
Chavez has emerged as one of the most outspoken critics of President Bush, accusing the United States of conspiring to topple his government and possibly backing plots to assassinate him.
"You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if he thinks we're trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it," Robertson said.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-08-22-robertson-_x.htm   (493 words)

 The Korea Times : Japanese Apologize for Assassination of Empress   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The descendants of Japanese assassins, who killed Empress Myongsong of the Choson dynasty, have apologized for their ancestors' brutal actions 110 years later.
Tatsumi Kawano, 84, whose mother's father, Shigeaki Kunitomo, led the assassins, and Keiko Ieiri, 77, granddaughter-in-law of another assassin, Kakitsu Ieiri, knelt before the tomb of the empress in Hongnung, east of Seoul, Tuesday, to pay homage to the victim.
The Japanese government was keeping a high alert on Queen Min, because she wielded such a large influence and was trying to forge closer ties with Russia than Japan to prevent Japanese predominance in Korea and their ambition to occupy the country.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/200505/kt2005051017071968040.htm   (736 words)

 IFEX ::
On 16 September, Quintero Torres, editor-in-chief of the local daily "El Pilón", was assassinated in front of two of his colleagues, in the city of Valledupar, Cesar department.
RSF is deeply concerned over Quintero Torres' assassination, the second to have occurred this year, after the 13 August murder of Garzón, journalist and humorist with Radionet and Caracol Televisión.
The three journalists were accused by the ERC of "feeding the war between Colombians." A number of observers suspect that army "extremists", particularly from among the ranks of the intelligence services, are opposed to the peace process and are hiding behind the ERC.
www.ifex.org /alerts/layout/set/print/content/view/full/8788   (557 words)

 Assassination Science
Even the best, MPI's "Image of an Assassination" (1998) does not include frames 155 and 156; does not include frames 208, 209, 210, and 211; has reversed frames 331 and 332; and also does not include (what ought to be) frames 341, 350, and (even) 486 (!).
You will also be supporting assassination research, because royalties from the sale of these books are used to fund new research.
On 29 November 1963, Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, appointed a panel of inquiry--chaired by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Earl Warren--to investigate the death of his predecessor.
www.assassinationscience.com   (0 words)

 Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, 1914
The assassin, 19-year-old Gavrilo Princip burned with the fire of Slavic nationalism.
He envisioned the death of the Archduke as the key that would unlock the shackles binding his people to the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The Balkan Region of Europe entered the twentieth century much as she left it: a caldron of seething political intrigue needing only the slightest increase of heat to boil over into open conflict.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /duke.htm   (943 words)

 Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Theories
The theory of Confederate complicity in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln is accepted by many of the current Lincoln assassination historians, scholars, researchers, and writers.
In 1906 Chiniquy said that "the President, Abraham Lincoln, was assassinated by the priests and the Jesuits of Rome." In 1856 Chiniquy had been defended in court by Lincoln.
Although this trend is a very positive one, those who continue to hope that the assassination may be "solved," in the same manner as a murder mystery may be solved, are destined to be disappointed.
home.att.net /~rjnorton/Lincoln74.html   (2873 words)

 Trenches on the Web - Timeline: 28-Jun-1914 - Assassination in Sarajevo
An assassination of Emperor Franz Josef was out of the question.
The assassins returned to Sarajevo on Jun-3 with pistols, bombs and cyanide to await the visit of the Archduke.
Franz Ferdinand joked that the would-be assassin would probably be given the Medal of Merit in Vienna.
www.worldwar1.com /tlsara.htm   (1385 words)

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For years, remembrance ceremonies to mark the assassination of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin focused on evoking his effort to advance peace with the Palestinians.
But, many believe there is a need to distinguish between "the Rabin heritage" and remembrance day, which they believe should move away from the ideologically charged political discourse and focus on the meaning of the assassination.
I was opposed to Rabin, I voted against Oslo, I protested against his path and his policies, and even after the assassination I didn't change my position … but all this is not related to the assassination," he said.
www.ynetnews.com /articles/0,7340,L-3322531,00.html   (685 words)

 Democracy Now! | Thirty Years After the Assassination of Chilean Diplomat Orlando Letelier, His Son Francisco is Still ...
The assassination was eventually traced back to the regime of General Augusto Pinochet, which was in the midst of a U.S.-backed campaign against Chilean activists.
The assassination was eventually traced back to Pinochet's regime which was in the midst of a US-backed campaign against Chilean activists.
And he was extremely, extremely obsessed and interested in issues of development and how to channel resources to the places in our world, in our nation of the Americas, how to channel those resources to the places that needed them the most and to bring social justice to the corners where it didn't exist.
www.democracynow.org /article.pl?sid=06/09/21/1538247   (2827 words)

 Assassination Tango (2002)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
from Waynesville, OH While watching Assassination Tango -- Robert Duvall's follow-up to his directorial debut, The Apostle --, I was vaguely reminded of this year's similarly themed The Dancer Upstairs (which was also directed by a veteran actor-turned-director -- John Malkovich), in that they both deal with a man-on-a-mission who falls for a dancing instructor.
While The Dancer Upstairs was a dark romance, Assassination Tango is a surprisingly light drama devoid of the required love affair that's been established by its predecessors.
By no means a great film, Assassination Tango is a worthy entry in the resume of a film-maker who clearly knows what he's doing.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0283897   (659 words)

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