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Response to Jetboy (Reply #51)

Mon Nov 25, 2013, 12:44 AM

55. Since we're treating each other with respect...

Here's the only kind of "conspiracy" theory that I think is plausible. Some pro-Castro people that Oswald associated with recognized that he was an unstable person with delusions of grandeur, and that he might just be nuts enough to take a shot at the president. And knowing this, they talked about how great it would be if JFK were killed in his presence, hoping that maybe he would decide to actually do it.

But that's it. No logistical support at all -- if they had provided him with any actual support, the first thing they would have done is given him enough money to buy a decent rifle, and the second thing they would have done is either had a getaway car, or else killed him immediately after the JFK shooting (the idea that anyone would pass up the opportunity to kill Oswald while he was wandering the streets, but then send Jack Ruby to shoot him on live TV in a room full of cops is absurd).

Even this kind of minor "conspiracy by suggestion" is pretty unlikely, and there's no evidence to support it, so it's just speculation. In the end, the lone nut gunman theory fits the evidence far better than anything else.

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