The price of peace: why Kennedy died
This is a book I haven’t read yet, but it looks very interesting.
Hat tip to The Pittsford Perennialist: The Unspeakable who quotes from this interview with the author Why Was JFK Murdered?: A transcript of the Lew Rockwell Show episode 150 with James W. Douglass:
Why did Kennedy die? He died because he was turning towards peace. That can be established. It’s in all kinds of documents, and I’ve cited hundreds of them, and there are tens of thousands behind the hundreds I’ve cited. He turned toward peace, so that’s the reason why he’s assassinated. What if he had not turned toward peace? Of course, he wouldn’t have been assassinated because that’s the critical issue right there. If he had not turned toward peace, if he had not, in the middle of the Cuban Missile Crisis, turned toward his enemy, Nikita Khrushchev, and said, I need your help, and had Khrushchev, for that matter, had not turned toward his enemy and said, yes, now we need to let Kennedy know that we want to help him – he said that to Gromyko, who was standing beside him, his foreign minister. Had that not happened, you and I wouldn’t be talking about this right now, nor would anyone else be doing much talking. We’d be in a nuclear wasteland. That is hopeful. Had John F. Kennedy not gone up against the Powers That Be in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis and turned with his enemy towards peace, there would be no hope for anything right now. That is hopeful.
That is certainly different from the impression that I got at the time. At the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, it seemed that Kennedy was the warmonger, prepared to have a nuclear war because he didn’t like the idea of Soviet missiles in Cuba, close to the USA, but being unwilling to remove American missiles from Turkey, on the border of the USSR.