Relax, no one is going to shoot me, JFK told secret service agents after 1960 election
By DANIEL BATES
Last updated at 12:16 AM on 20th September 2011
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President John F Kennedy ridiculed the idea of being shot – just three years before he was assassinated.
Following the 1960 election he told one of his aides that Secret Service security was excessive and he was not at risk.
Kennedy insisted: ‘They’re making me uncomfortable. Nobody is going to shoot me, so tell them to relax.’
In November 1963, however, Kennedy was gunned down by Lee Harvey Oswald in an assassination that would change the course of history.
Kennedy’s concerns emerged in a series of audio tapes made in the 1960s by his aide Kenneth O’Donnell and recently unearthed by O’Donnell’s daughter.
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Ahh, the hubris of what we think we know. No one is immune.
Wisdom is knowing the boundaries of knowledge.
If nothing, this is a lesson to those charged with “security”. Part of the job is “target management”!
The tin foil hat in me asks: “Who put this idea in his head? Or reinforced his prejudice. And, what was their connection to the assassination cabal?”
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