Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Oops! Moment


They tell us that Lee Harvey Oswald pulled the trigger that killed the President of the United States. Too bad he didn’t bother to leave his fingerprint on the trigger.

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They tell us that the final kill-shot to the back of President Kennedy’s head was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald as he fired his rifle from the sixth floor of the School Book Depository Building. Too bad there was a live oak tree blocking the view.

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Lee Oswald allegedly snuck his rifle, dissembled, in a long paper bag he allegedly made. It was found in the so-called sniper’s nest on the sixth floor. Two weeks after the assassination, in the Dallas Post Office’s dead letter department, was found a package addressed to Lee Oswald but with the wrong street address on it. It featured no return address and was .12 short on the postage. When opened it was found to contain a second paper bag of the same make and dimensions of first bag. Two bags for one rifle?

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Some people think Lyndon Johnson was behind a conspiracy to have John Kennedy assassinated. The two apparently argued about having John Connolly ride in the Presidential limousine for the trip through Dallas. But did LBJ let the cat out of the bag when he tried to talk JFK out of having Jackie ride in the limousine with him too?

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When Lee Oswald was appearing in a radio debate program, Conversation Carte Blanche, with Carlos Bringuier, Bill Stuckey, and Edward Butler, he was given a hard time about his time in Russia and his communist background. He blurted out the following: “I was under the protection of the...that is is to say, I was was not under the protection of the American government.

Major Oops!

Lee’s Russian wife Marina’s understand of English was supposed to be so bad that she needed a translator when testifying for the Warren Commission. However, during contract negotiations (see next Oops) Marina spoke privately without a translator to her brother in law Robert Oswald, in English, about why her agent’s commission had gone up. Lee wrote her letters when they were living in Russia and many were in English. She could read it but not speak it?

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Marina Oswald signed a contract with Tex Italia Films for them to do a film about her in the spring of 1964. She was paid a flat fee of $132,350. Shortly thereafter Tex-Italia Films went out of business and no film was ever made. Disappeared. Kaput. The three men running Tex-Italia Films were kicked out of their office for non-payment of rent. The FBI checked out their backgrounds and found nothing on them. They could pay Marina $132,350 but they couldn’t pay their rent? Why, we don’t have a key Warren Commission witness being bribed here do we?

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Gerald Posner, author of the pro lone gunman book, Case Closed, used to say he had documents that proved that Lee Oswald and David Ferrie were not in the Civil Air Patrol together in the mid-1950’s. Then the famous CAP bivouac photo was shown on a PBS Frontline special showing David Ferrie and a teenage Lee Oswald at camp.

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When Lee Oswald ordered the 36” model of the Mannlicher-Carcano. The rifle found hidden in the boxes of books on the sixth floor was the 40” model that was no longer for sale at Klein’s Sporting Goods at the time Oswald allegedly ordered it.

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The postal money order that Oswald allegedly used had the following batch number printed on it: #2,202,130,462. As researcher John Armstrong discovered, that was from a batch that should have been for sale in late 1964 or early 1965. The money order was also missing three of the four routing stamps, did not have have Oswald’s fingerprints on it, and was not found in the final resting place, the Federal Postal Money Order Center in Kansas City. It was in fact, found in the Federal Records Center in Alexandria, VA. Who thought to look for it in the National Archives? This is another...

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Philip Willis and his family were in Dealey Plaza the day of the assassination. Phil shot pictures using 35mm slide film that were soon after published in Look magazine. Shortly thereafter, the FBI requested the slides to study them. Years later they got them back though they noticed there was one slide that didn’t look right. It featured an image that was published in Look. Upon comparison from the transparency to the image published in the magazine they found the problem. The train visible in the Look magazine image was missing from the slide. While in Federal custody somebody had airbrushed out the train from the original transparency. Destruction of material evidence is a crime should you and I do it. Can you say...

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Dallas on 11.22.63 was also the convergence of three men that would one day be President of the United States. They were, Lyndon Jonson, Richard Nixon, and George Bush Sr. Nixon in particular was in town for a bottlers convention being a lawyer for the Pepsico Company and flew out that morning. Initially, Nixon denied even being in Dallas the day of the assassination. But later he was reminded of statements made to the Dallas Morning News of his prediction that John Kennedy planned on dumping Lyndon Jonson off the 1964 ticket. He then had to say...

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When former counter intelligence chief James Angleton was giving his testimony to Congress, he was asked about the memoirs of Mexico City station chief Winston Scott. Angleton denied the memoir was fact, instead insisting it was fiction and also denying there was a chapter on Lee Oswald. Scott’s son Michael battled with the CIA for years to get a copy of his father’s book. When he finally got it most of the pages were redacted. Of the 221 pages, only 90 were readable, the rest classified. Of course that includes the blacked out chapter on Lee Harvey Oswald.

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