Questions, Answers & Little Known Facts
Lee Harvey Oswald : U.S. Marine trained in Russian language and based at top secret U.S. base in Atsugi Japan. Defected to Soviet Union in October 1959 and returned to the United States in June of 1962. Oswalds Marine rifle testing (for accuracy) results in a rating of “marksman”. The lowest military ranking of “expert”, “sharpshooter” and “marksman”.
This may seem simple enough until one asks a few questions such as how did someone with little over $200.00 in his bank account pay for a $1500.00 trip to the Soviet Union? Oswald asked for and received a new passport from U.S. Consulate in two days as well as clearance to bring his Russian wife back with him to the U.S. Oswald is never arrested for treason upon his return to the United States, never interorgated by the F.B.I. or the C.I.A. In fact, the U.S. State Department loaned Oswald the money to return home. Oswald worked on the top secret U2 spy plane program while at Atsugi. The Soviet Union shot down a U.S. U2 play over Soviet territory and thought was Oswald may have provided enough information to the Soviets to allow them to gun down Francis Gary Powers spy plane in 1960.
I find that the ease with which Oswald moved from the United States to the Soviet Union and back highly suspicious. My feeling is that Oswald went to Russia as part of a covert spying operation run by the C.I.A,. and or military intelligence. I can find no other reason for him not being arrested or interrogated upon his return to the United States.
Oswald begins working at the Texas School Book Depository on October 16th 1963. A little more than a month before the assassination happens. A very convenient job opportunity.
J.F.K. cancelled a scheduled visit to Chicago on November 2nd 1963 after a plot to assassinate him in a motorcade from O’Hare airport was reported to the F.B.I. and the Secret Service. According to former Kennedy body guard Abraham Boldin the warning came from an informant named “Lee”.
This has always struck me as more than just coincidence. Was Oswald a low level C.I.A. operative infiltrating subversive groups and reporting information back to his superiors?
At 12:25pm on Nov 22 1963 Oswald is seen eating his lunch alone in the 2nd floor lunch room of the T.S.B.D. An odd place to be five minutes before shooting the President from a 6th floor window. Mere moments after the shooting Oswald is seen purchasing a coke from main floor vending machine. This is allegedly after doing the shooting, hiding the rifle at the far end of the 6th floor, running down six flights of stairs while passing two coworkers who never saw him and calmly walking to coke machine where building superintendant Roy Truly confirms to a Dallas police officer that he was a building employee. No panic, no sweat? Incredible that the assassin could be so calm immediately after murdering the President.
Oswald then simply walks out of the Depository and heads for home. Oswald hails a taxi but gives it up to an elderly lady and takes a public bus instead. Odd behavior for a fleeing assassin don’t you think?
Oswald returns to his rooming house in Oak Cliff, picks up a jacket and his handgun. Lady that ran the rooming house reported that while Oswald was there a Dallas Police car pulled up out front and honked twice. She states the police car had the number ten on it. Records show that on Nov 22 1963 the Dallas Police Department had no car marked as number ten in its records.
Oswald then departs the rooming house and proceeds on foot to the Texas Movie Theater.
Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippet is gunned down on the street in Dallas suburb called Oak Cliff after stopping a pedestrian to question him. None of the eyewitnesses identify Lee Harvey Oswald from a photo lineup and instead claimed the shooter was a heavy set man. Bullets recovered from shooting are marked with identifying symbols by Dallas police. These marks are missing from the bullets when checked for verification later. Lee Harvey Oswalds handgun would not fire when he attempted to use it when being arrested at the Texas Theater. In fact, the firing pin was so damaged it had to be replaced by Dallas Police in order to fire it before matching bullets to the Tippett shooting. If Oswalds gun wouldnt fire in the movie theater, how could he have used it to murder Tippett?
Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested in the Texas Movie Theater after a neighboring store employee reported witnessing someone sneak in without paying. The police response for this two dollar crime? Thirty police cars, FBI and Secret Service agents flood the area and theater to make thecarrest. This strikes me as an overly excessive response for a minor offence.
Oswald claimed he was “just a patsy” and “no sir, I didnt shoot anyone” after being arrested. Oswald held and questioned in Dallas police department. He makes public request for legal assistance at which point any and all questioning should have ceased. No mention of Oswald receiving his miranda rights is ever noted. No recording of his interrogation is made by recorder or written.
After his arrest Dallas police give Oswald a Paraffin test which is used to check for chemicals, on his cheeks. Anyone firing a rifle or handgun ends up with residue from the gun on their hands and face if firing a rifle or on the hands if they’ve fired a handgun. The nature of Oswalds job handling books can also give a positive result due to to the compounds that make up inks used in print. The results? Negative, clearly indicating Oswald had not fired a rifle on November 22 1963.
Oswald is shot by Dallas night club owner Jack Ruby in police department cellar while being transported to Dallas County Jail.
Who gave Ruby access? How did he know what time Oswald was being transferred?
The Shooting: The official record states that Oswald shot President Kennedy from a sixth floor window of the Texas Schoolbook Depository as he traveled down Elm Street in a motorcade. According to the government findings Oswald fired three shots in 5.9 seconds into the motorcade. One missed and hit bystander James Tague. The second hit Kennedy in the back, exited his throat and injured Governor Connolly. The third hit Kennedy in the head.
I find it curious that Oswald as a lone assassin waited to fire until the motorcade turned onto Elm Street at which point he was forced to fire into a car moving away and in a downward slope from him and through a tree obstructing his view. A much easier shot would have been while the motorcade was on Houston Street. Moving directly towards the Book Depository on a level street and slowing to make a left hand turn. If you were going to try and kill the President wouldnt you take the easiest shot option available? To me this clearly indicates multiple shooters waiting for the car to be in the best place for multiple gunmen to fire. This is often referred to as triangulation of fire.
The Weapon : The official record states that Lee Harvey Oswald used a 6.5mm Italian made Mannlicher Carcano rifle allegedly obtained with a mail order to Kleins Sporting Goods company based in Chicago and delivered to a A. J. Hidell (a known Oswald alias) at a Dallas mailbox rented by Oswald.
Original police report stated the rifle found in the Book Depository was a German made Mauser. The original police report also notes only two spent cartridges were found on sixth floor floor. Updated report stating three shells were found after a Dallas police officer stated he carried the third shell in his pocket for two days before reporting it.
The Mannlicher Carcano was a cheap Italian made WW2 rifle. To test fire it the Warren Comission experts had to use shims on the scope to make it useable. Why use such a poor weapon to commit such a major shooting? Ive never understood why Oswald would order the weapon and have it delivered to a mailbox rented in his name when he could have walked into any store in Texas, given a false name and purchased any weapon he chose which would have made it untraceable.
The F.B.I. sent all evidence including the rifle to Washington for testing. J.Edgar Hoover, head of the F.B.I. reported that the rifle had been completely disassembled but no fingerprints were found anywhere on the weapon. Yet incredibly, once the rifle was returned to Dallas the police report that they had a palm print on the gun barrel that matched Oswald. How can that be? Well, the funeral home that had Oswalds body stated that F.B.I. agents had been at the funeral home to inspect Oswalds body before burial and had the rifle with them. Mortician also reported he had a difficult time removing ink from Oswalds hand in time for the funeral. On this I truly believe the Dallas police or F.B.I. fabricated evidence by putting the rifle in Oswalds dead hand. An attempt to seal the deal and prove guilt.
The Presidents Car: While watching the Zapruder film it is easy to see there are no Secret Service agents on either the Presidents cars siderails or on steps at back of the car. Odd behavior considering the hostile environment and warnings received about assassination attempts being made. The windshield has clearly easy to see bullet damage in it as seen in pictures taken at Parkland Hospital. This damage is only possible from a bullet coming from in front of the car.
Lyndon Johnson almost immediately has Kennedys car cleaned, torn down and reassembled destroying any possible evidence in it.
Parkland Hospital Oddities: Jack Ruby is seen by local newsman Seth Cantor carrying tv equipment into Parkland. Ruby denies being there to Warren Comission which states Cantor was mistaken.
Bullet found on a stretcher in hospital hallway. Stretcher is never confirmed as either Kennedys or Connollys. This bullet, found in almost pristine condition becomes Comission Exhibit 399 (CE399), also known as the “magic bullet”. Possibly planted by Ruby?
Parkland Doctors report a small entrance wound in Presidents throat as well as massive exit wound in the right occipital (right rear) area of his head. Incredibly autopsy report states throat wound is an exit and head is an entrance wound. Completely different observations from two completely different sets of Doctors.
Kennedy is wrapped in a sheet, his head also wrapped in a white sheet and body placed into high grade bronze casket for trip to Washington. This conflicts with reports from Bethesda Hospital that body arrived in grey body bag inside cheap transport casket.
Secret Service demands body be released by Parkland for autopsy in Washington. Dr Earl Rose insists Texas law be followed and autopsy be completed in Dallas. After a lengthy confrontation the Secret Service leaves with the casket for Love Field and Washington.
Bethesda Naval Hospital Oddities : Kennedys casket is unloaded from Air Force One and transported to Bethesda Naval Hospital. Various witnesses report different arrival times of the Kennedy casket. Some of those attending state coffin arrived at front door of hospital while others maintain it came in through the back. Even the casket itself is called into question as some involved at Bethesda state the casket was a high quality bronze casket (the one Kennedy was placed in at Parkland) while others claim it was a plain shipping casket. The body in the bronze casket was wrapped in sheets as it was at Parkland while the body in the shipping casket was allegedly in a rubber body bag. David Liftons best selling book Best Evidence lays out a plot about body alteration to have Kennedys body match a shooting from the rear.
F.B.I. agents Seibert and O’Neil who attended the autopsy made record in their notes that Kennedy had received surgery of the head area as noted by autopsy Drs Humes and Boswell. No surgery was done at Parkland Hospital except a tracheometry to the throat area.
While I feel its unlikely Liftons theory is completely correct it does raise some legitimate concerns about what occured between Dallas and Bethesda. Kennedy did not receive a proper autopsy, that much cannot be disputed. Wounds not matching photos or xrays. Conflicting reports between Parkland and Bethesda over wound locations and direction of shots only add to the confusion. Something is wrong here, but Ive never been able to fully understand how two separate groups of professionals could disagree so much on what should be obvious to them.
Other Strange Facts and Questions : The Magic Bullet. CE399. For the Warren Report to be accurate, and the only way Lee Harvey Oswald could have acted alone you have to believe the following. Let’s assume for a moment the official record is correct. Oswalds first shot missed the motorcade entirely and wounded bystander James Tague who was standing by the triple overpass. The third and final shot hit Kennedy in the head. That leaves the second shot to account for all other wounds in Kennedy and Governor Connolly. Imagine in your mind the trajectory of this magic bullet as its described. The bullet enters Kennedys back then moves upwards in time to exit the Presidents throat. At this point the bullet stops in midair for 1.2 seconds before turning right, then left to enter Governor Connollys shoulder. Bullet then proceeds through Connolly injuring his fifth rib before exiting his chest and entering his right wrist. Damaging Connollys wrist it then exits and does a 180 degree turn and enters the Governors left thigh where it remains until found in pristine condition on a stretcher at Parkland Hospital. Seven wounds, stopping in midair, 180 degree turns passing through tough muscle and bone yet remaining virtually intact. Also, in any shooting the first shot should be the most accurate as it has the most available time for aiming. I have never found this explanation to be either valid or remotely believable. This truly is a Magic Bullet.
Yellow Paint On Curb : A little known fact is that someone painted two areas of yellow paint on the curb of Elm Street very shortly before the assassination. Facing the grassy knoll of the plaza the two stripes could have been used as a visual aid for a gunman on the knoll. The space between the areas painted yellow is where the final headshot struck. Coincidence? Something tells me otherwise.
My Conclusions: President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as the result of a conspiracy involving unknown individuals. I find that Lee Harvey Oswald not only didnt act alone but failed to fire a weapon at all on Nov 22 1963. I believe Oswald was a low level CIA informant reporting to higher level agents on Anti Castro extremist groups. I believe Jack Ruby murdered Oswald as a continuation of the conspiracy. I do not believe that rogue government agents were actively involved in the assassination but did in fact have prior knowledge of it and allowed it to occur. I believe the FBI and the CIA fabricated and destroyed evidence of a conspiracy involving multiple gunmen to avoid any implication that Cuba or the Soviet Union were involved thus avoiding an international incident. My feeling is that Kennedy was assassinated by a conspiracy involving weapons manufacturers fearing loss of income due to Kennedys refusal to invade Cuba and plan to withdraw from Vietnam. The Military Industrial Complex killed President Kennedy to ensure vast corporate earning due to military efforts overseas.
Had Lee Harvey Oswald survived and gone to trial he most certainly would have received a not guilty verdict. Virtually all the evidence used in investigations would have had to have been ruled inadmissable due to the violation of the “chain of command” rules. I believe Oswald was killed by conspirators to make sure he never got the chance to defend himself or expose what he knew about the Kennedy assassination.
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References: Crossfire by Jim Marrs, Best Evidence by David Lifton, Warren Report, House Select Committee on Assassinations, Unredacted.com, Wikipedia, On the Trail of the Assassins by Jim Garrison, http://reversespeech.com/reversal/john-f-kennedy-assassination/ (David Oates), J.F.K. film by Oliver Stone, http://www.rense.com (Jeff Rense), http://www.jimmarrs.com (Jim Marrs).