No matter who commits a crime, the benefit from being able to cover it up is obvious. However, what is the benefit of instigating the crime itself? Why have a man shoot up a theater in Colorado? Was there someone in the building who was a significant enough target to warrant a public execution? Is there another crime/action that this is supposed to keep our attention from? I cannot think of anything which would make taking the action in the first place worth the time, money, and resources of the government.
On a tangent, personally, I believe the conspiracy to murder Kennedy took a relatively small number of individuals - and a VERY small number who knew the full extent of their involvement. I am not confident in who, precisely, was behind the attack, only that their was more going on than the public has been told and more people involved than a lone gunman.
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