Some things in life are certain. Like for example the fact that on November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was shot twice while riding through downtown Dallas in his presidential convoy. Other things can be a bit more hazy. While Lee Harvey Oswald was accused of killing him and an official investigation declared him to be the lone assassin, it seems that a majority of people even today (70% in fact) are not buying it. Was there another gunman? Did the CIA want revenge for the Bay of Pigs? Were mobsters upset that his brother was cracking down on organized crime? Perhaps the world will never know.
Malaysia’s military also believes that it tracked the aircraft 200 miles off course over the Strait of Malacca, a new revelation that sparks memories of the disappearance of the Korean airliner carrying Rep. McDonald (D-Ga.) in 1983 during the final apex of Cold War tensions. According to the official account, Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down by a Soviet Su-15 interceptor in the Sea of Japan after violating Soviet air space during its flight from Anchorage, Alaska to South Korea. McDonald, whose body was never recovered, was perhaps the staunchest anti-communist and anti-globalist in Congress at the time, a fact that helped fuel the ongoing controversy over the circumstances surrounding the flight of which little, if any, debris was ever found. After only 10 minutes after take-off, Flight 007 deviated from its assigned route and continued to fly in this direction for the next hours, leading it straight into Soviet air where it was allegedly destroyed by a Kaliningrad R-8 missile according to the official report.