What is presently interesting is that a number of witnesses have come forward to tell their stories in often self published books. This has produced a mass of hard data, impressions and people who saw something that they did not understand. Out of that it has come time to propose a conjecture regarding what actually took place. At least we will not try to stuff it all into the long failed and totally discredited lone gunman theory.
All this led to an intensification of anti Kennedy feeling in the CIA led Cuban diaspora in New Orleans and elsewhere. There were plots afoot to assassinate Kennedy although none stood a chance. However it provided a real background cover for a serious plot. Thus we have an angry hive of bees.
At the same time they were also confronting the Mafia successfully under Bobby and LBJ was sliding toward indictment over corruption. This provided two additional motives to a real capability. That meant it was easy to get cooperation for the CIA.
Now we do not know who ordered the Assassination. However. LBJ had to be felt out to ensure his cooperation but not his knowledge. Key American CIA types had to set up the patsy properly and the motorcade had to be managed just right and no one could be in a position to knock these arrangements off track. It was tricky. Recall that the minimum security measure is simply to change the route into town and there were no end of warnings coming into the CIA tasked to provide security as well. This was the dog that did not bark.
Add in that the FBI had to also cooperate as well to control the investigation and J Edgar Hoover also had to be part of this scheme but not as a planning member. He likely knew as much as LBJ and no more. That all means a heads up from a trusted associate and their decision to stay silent.
All this means that several individuals were part of the plan and these were American case officers at least. One person could not do it all but all had to know enough to do his task which included directing the patsy Oswald who was a CIA asset on payroll but no longer deemed reliable. His Mexico trip was CIA business and he thought he was undercover at the Book Depository. However, all this meant he had a CIA handler who had to know something.
Add in the Mafia been tasked to execute Oswald who most certainly would have blown the whole story wide open and we have another key player carefully implicated and demanding a knowledgeable officer. Ruby was ordered to do what he did here.
2 Selecting the kill zone
3 Cleanup and exit
If all that went clean, everyone would soon be on flights out of country. We are talking about six folks who must never talk and this is the best way to protect everyone involved.
What was left was the cleanup. The Mafia took care of Oswald who was a patriot even thinking originally he was on the track of an assassination plot. At that point the FBI grabbed control of the investigation and that was that.
4 Historical Note.
It has been noted that Herbert W Bush was a likely CIA case Officer in the right place and during all material times. He certainly was the right age and running the typical CIA cover story of an independent Texan oil man. That just happens to be a completely plausible cover that anyone can use with a modest amount of oil industry exposure. I personally have made serious coin from the oil industry over the years. I is an oil man:-).
However there is no compelling reason to think that he was important then from any of the evidence available. It is his later career that makes him important and its uniqueness that draws attention. He became head of the CIA at the same time that the Cowboys were finally disbanded. Why was he uniquely tasked? It was not obvious then and it remains clouded today.
Then astonishingly, he became Vice President under Reagan. Yet he was no politician as he showed when he himself became president and finally ran into a real politician in Bill Clinton. This is a question mark that i noted at the time and never had a satisfactory answer. Perhaps more research will flesh out a banal history of no consequence and i do hope so. Yet my own informants suggest that i should trust my gut here..