Thursday, December 09, 2010

Key Players in the JFK Mafia Hit (18" x 24")

Inspired by the amazing new(ish) book Ultimate Sacrifice. I have read many books on the JFK assassination, including Six Seconds in Dallas and Jim Mars' Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy. This book is the best and most comprehensive in terms of background involving Cuba and the Mafia, mainly because of the wealth of documents that were only declassified within the last 10 years. It basically posits the theory that three southern mafia bosses infiltrated the Kennedy brothers plot to overthrow the Castro regime in Cuba. Once involved in this plan, these Mafia bosses used their usual hit tactics: moving vehicle, a communist patsy, and CIA/FBI connections to secure a government cover-up-therefore keeping there own nefarious, clandestine plans secret by way of a sort of governmental blackmail/embarrassment. I can't recommend the book enough.

Soundtrack is Son House performing his salute President Kennedy.


ian said...

dig the song

D. Christie said...

Yeah its my favorite Son House song- he adapted it from one of his other songs-putting new lyrics about JFK to it. I cant remember the name of it right now. A lot of blues musicians were deeply saddened by the JFK assassination and many wrote songs about- famously Sleepy John Estes