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29 May 2017 - the centenary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy

As it goes through the motions of acknowledging the centenary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) on 29 May 1917, the mainstream media will, of course, continue to conceal the true significance of his life and his achievements as United States' President and, before that, as an elected representative in both the United States' House of Representatives and Senate. Heroically, on at least two occasions, JFK overruled plans by the United States' Joint Chiefs of Staff to launch a first strike nuclear war against the Soviet Union. For that alone, the debt of gratitude owed by humanity to JFK cannot be repaid.

President John F. Kennedy's Commencement Address of 10 June 1963 at the American University is included below. It was linked to from an article by Paul Craig Roberts, JFK at 100 (24/5/17). (The video of this speech could not be embedded here. It can be found here on the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Kennedy's vision, kindness, courage and sacrifice must not be forgotten

Update, 27 Nov 2013 : The section, within this article, entitled Kennedy's support for Algeria is further confirmed by the longer and more comprehensive JFK's Embrace of Third World Nationalists of 25 Nov 2013 on Consortium News. (This article was originally published on 22 November 2013.)

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) was an outstandingly courageous, kind, visionary, and hardworking leader. Amongst his many achievements, was the prevention of nuclear war on no less than three occasions. For this alone, all humanity owes Kennedy an unrepayable debt of gratitude. Instead of showing gratitude, the mainstream media and the political establishment have chosen to ignore him for most of the time since his murder, particularly in the two decades since the release of Oliver Stone's movie JFK in 1991. As the 50th anniversary of his murder approached, it was not possible for the mainstream media to continue to do so without seriously damaging their own credibility. Instead they are staging a pretense of 'commemorating' the anniversary, whilst concealing or obfuscating the truth about his Presidency and the conspiracy to kill him.
Another achievement, in contrast to President Barack Obama's recolonisation of Libya and attempts to recolonise Syria, is Kennedy's support for Algeria's fight to free itself from French colonisation.7
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