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44. Alone
Fri Nov 24, 2023, 03:27 AM
Nov 2023
I'm not sure why it would require intelligence to shoot someone from the building in which one works. He had a gun. The parade route was public information. Doesn't take a master planner to figure that one out.

Agreed. All the Kennedy assassination proved is that by 1963 the world was too dangerous a place for a sitting president to ride through a major metropolitan area in an open topped convertible.

All of the conspiracy books and documentaries cherry pick the evidence to push whatever narrative they are going for. They often conveniently fail to even mention important facts that completely undermine some of their points. For example, the much lauded "MAGIC BULLET" that supposedly would have had to twist and turn in midair in order make all the necessary wounds on both Kennedy and Connally. In their diagrams of the seating arrangement, they always have Kennedy sitting directly behind Connally and on the same level so that it appears impossible for one bullet to have made the wounds to both. But that's not how they were seated. Kennedy was to the right of Connally and on a slightly elevated seat. When you position them in the correct way no "MAGIC" is needed at all. A single bullet path then lines up perfectly with the wounds created. And the conspiracy pushers "know this" yet they consistently either fail to mention it or even worse intentionally misrepresent how they were seated. In other words, THEY INTENTIONALLY LIE in order to sell what they are pushing.

And let's dispel another myth. That being that this was a difficult shot? Please. We have children here in Alabama that could easily hit you from that window. The longest shot was 88 yards with a scoped rifle from a rested position. Hunters here in my neck of the woods would refer to a shot of that distance on a deer as a "slam dunk".

And for those who believe Oswald wasn't involved at all, I ask why then when approached by him did he shoot officer Tippit later that day? Because there isn't a whisp of a doubt that he did that.

Our minds don't want to let us believe that we live in a crazy world where one lone nut can kill the most powerful man in the world, but we do. Just look at the example of the guy who shot Reagan. Hinckley was severely mentally disturbed and possessed no military or gun training. And yet he put a bullet in Reagan's chest that hit a lung. If he had purchased a larger caliber pistol than the 22 he used he may well have killed Reagan.
Did Oswald act alone? [View all] gopiscrap Nov 2023 OP
With all due respect, anciano Nov 2023 #1
oswaldactedalone oswaldactedalone Nov 2023 #2
I don't believe you ColinC Nov 2023 #28
Kennedy was shot from the front. underpants Nov 2023 #3
I will listen to the Rob Reiner podcasts and see what I think after that. n/t rzemanfl Nov 2023 #4
I've listened through episode three dflprincess Nov 2023 #11
Thank you. I have yet to start on it. rzemanfl Nov 2023 #20
Define "Alone" ProfessorGAC Nov 2023 #5
I read he was hoping to eventually catch a bus to Mexico liberalmediaaddict Nov 2023 #17
One writer suggested that Oswald intended to revisit Ret. Gen. Walker. John1956PA Nov 2023 #27
Oswald was a patsy. Butterflylady Nov 2023 #6
I'm not sure why it would require intelligence... TwilightZone Nov 2023 #8
I've always wondered why an innocent patsy would shoot Officer Tippet when confronted. Mister Ed Nov 2023 #16
Then other Presidential assassins were "patsys" too. Archae Nov 2023 #57
My Pet Theory moondust Nov 2023 #7
Good Point nt GuppyGal Nov 2023 #12
Yes he was. LeftInTX Nov 2023 #21
He didn't really fall out with them. moondust Nov 2023 #24
Oswald cared more about being a big man exboyfil Nov 2023 #31
Oswald acted alone but shot him from the grassy knoll. Poiuyt Nov 2023 #9
I just watched a documentary called What the Doctors Saw. intheflow Jan 29 #58
As with any such plan, make sure consistent and confusing realities.. chouchou Nov 2023 #10
I don't care... brooklynite Nov 2023 #13
The dead giveaway is Jack Ruby Polybius Nov 2023 #14
Ruby was a manic depressive liberalmediaaddict Nov 2023 #18
That is not necessarily true. Chainfire Nov 2023 #52
The book Mortal Error is a good read. rickford66 Nov 2023 #15
Doesn't match the forensics exboyfil Nov 2023 #30
I had not heard of this book before. PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2023 #33
Read Posner for a short read or Bugliosi for a massive tome exboyfil Nov 2023 #41
Yes The Revolution Nov 2023 #19
He could have treestar Nov 2023 #22
I think it was a giant conspiracy involving Nixon, the mob, Jackie, the CIA, LBJ, the Bush family, and struggle4progress Nov 2023 #23
Don't forget the Illuminate, UN and UFOs, LeftInTX Nov 2023 #34
Sasquatch and Nessie of Loch Ness were also involved through the Trilateral Commission struggle4progress Nov 2023 #35
Booth was an actor not Oswald Johonny Nov 2023 #25
Message auto-removed Name removed Nov 2023 #26
Posner and Bugliosi convinced me Oswald acted alone exboyfil Nov 2023 #29
Oswald deservedly got pummeled by police at his arrest at the theater John1956PA Nov 2023 #32
Same guy you would expect would scream patsy exboyfil Nov 2023 #40
Forty years from now, they will review episodes from the History Channel and will wonder LeftInTX Nov 2023 #36
If you've never fired a weapon at someone you cannot imagine NoMoreRepugs Nov 2023 #37
We was a trained Marine and was firing at a slowly receding target (not moving side to side) exboyfil Nov 2023 #39
Not this shit again. Aristus Nov 2023 #38
I believe Oswald acted alone. But I also believe Edward de Vere wrote Shakespeare's plays. StevieM Nov 2023 #42
Unless there's evidence that he created plays by Ouija board Aristus Nov 2023 #43
Alone Willto Nov 2023 #44
Excellent reply. Reagan came literally within an inch of death. John1956PA Nov 2023 #45
Good summary exboyfil Nov 2023 #46
Thank you. Your remarks are likewise informative. John1956PA Nov 2023 #47
In Mortal Error the bullet comes from the rear. rickford66 Nov 2023 #49
Agreed exboyfil Nov 2023 #48
Nobody asks such a silly question about ExWhoDoesntCare Nov 2023 #50
I don't think he pulled a trigger. Rustynaerduwell Nov 2023 #51
There's no way an individual could shoot a president, with so many secret service and cops around. (sarcasm) usonian Nov 2023 #53
Of course not. Back and to the left. Rhiagel Nov 2023 #54
Don't think so, he did have the Warren Commission's help in taking credit, thou. republianmushroom Nov 2023 #55
Oswald - 88 yards; Whitman - 500 yards Kennah Nov 2023 #56
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