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Subject: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 09:42 AM

Here's some interesting news:

By Carl Hartman, The Associated Press

"Legacy of Secrecy/The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination" (Counterpoint)


By Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann


A new, heavily researched book on John F. Kennedy's murder and its investigation sees links with a bagful of sensational stories, from President Johnson's fear of a nuclear attack by the Soviets to the killing of Martin Luther King Jr.


The links all connect with the main contention in "Legacy of Secrecy" that the assassination was engineered by Carlos Marcello, longtime Mafia boss in New Orleans. That theory is far from new. There's evidence that Attorney General Robert Kennedy, the president's brother, believed it. Authors Lamar Waldron and Thom Hartmann broaden the theme.


Marcello had a special grudge against the Kennedys because Robert, who fought organized crime, once had him deported to an uncomfortable exile in Central America. Born in Tunisia, Marcello carried false papers that gave Guatemala as his country of origin. He soon found his way back to the United States.


Not long after President Kennedy's death, Johnson sought to make sure of a friendly voice on the investigating commission headed by Chief Justice Earl Warren. Johnson is quoted as warning a favourite senator that he'd better join it, to prevent Castro and Khrushchev "from kicking us into a war that can kill 40 million Americans in an hour."


Sen. Richard Russell, D-Ga., was reluctant to serve. Johnson was apparently so vehement that Russell changed his mind and agreed to become a member.


White supremacist Joseph A. Milteer had aroused suspicion when police recorded him predicting, less than two weeks before the assassination, that Kennedy would be killed by a high powered rifle with a telescopic sight, fired from an upper-floor window. That's the official version of what actually happened in Dallas. The new book says a proper investigation of the prediction could have led to Marcello through Milteer's contacts with Mafia figures, and might have frustrated the assassination.


Four years later, the book says, Marcello brokered a deal in which Milteer paid James Earl Ray to kill Martin Luther King Jr. It also finds that Marcello's biographer, John H. Davis, and journalist David E. Scheim made "compelling cases" for Marcello's involvement in the killing of Robert Kennedy.


"Legacy of Secrecy" is the second of two volumes - more than 1,700 pages including 170 of photos, facsimiles and footnotes. Waldron worked for seven years in the criminal justice system in Georgia. Hartmann is a psychotherapist and radio show host. They have worked on the Kennedy assassination since 1988.


Their first volume, "Ultimate Sacrifice," was published in 2005. As the climax to earlier secret U.S. actions against Castro, it presented an elaborate "State-Defense Contingency Plan for a Coup in Cuba," approved by the Kennedys. Execution of the coup was halted by Kennedy's assassination, 10 days before the coup was due to start on Dec. 1, 1963.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Bill D
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 10:39 AM

Like all the other theories, it will sell some books.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:00 AM

Interesting. Thom Hartman has written quite a few BOOKS. I've scanned through The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight...very interesting.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:04 AM

That's a rather jaded and cynical response, Bill. I'm sure you're right that it will sell some books, but it's hardly a useful comment on what is, after all, a pretty significant subject.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Wesley S
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:15 AM

How significant is it really? At this late date - if "THE TRUTH" finally came out - what would it change? In what way would the world become a better place?


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:20 AM

I don't know, Wesley. So...should we also stop being interested in Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Jesus, Buddha, Cleopatra, and the assassinations of Abe Lincoln and Jesse James........just because it's too late now to do anything about any of them? ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: MMario
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:39 AM

The blurb for the book certainly implies that most of the material is just rehashing of things that have already been said. for 17000 pages. yeesh!


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:48 AM

Do any people except boomers read these things any more?

Russ (Permanent GUEST)


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 11:52 AM

No. But boomers are people too, Russ. So KGFY.

Mario, I am not asking you to read the book, am I? Chongo Chimp will shortly be publishing the first volume in his memoires, "Gumshoe On The Vine - Volume 1". I suggest you pick that one up instead, because it makes for much more enjoyable reading. It's light, humorous, and fast moving.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Riginslinger
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 12:14 PM

People will be interested in the JFK assassination long after all the boomers are gone.

                   Frankly, if we could ever really pin it down, it might go a long ways in plotting future actions for American governemt. If it had been proven, for instance, that Johnson had Kennedy killed so he could expand the war in SE Asia, it might have alerted more of us as to what Cheney was up to in Iraq.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Arkie
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 12:30 PM

I kind of like the idea of "truth coming out" even if it does take a few decades. Many may not recognize truth when it finally sees the light of day, but still a society that values truth is preferable to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Rapparee
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 12:48 PM

Where is Kennedy's brain? It was removed during the autopsy and now can't be found. Finding that would solve the problem of bullet direction.

But to rehash old stuff -- it sells books. Until something REALLY new comes to light, well....


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Wesley S
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 12:57 PM

All I'm saying is that if "THE TRUTH" hasn't been revealed by now then it never will be. Also "THE TRUTH" is very subjective. No one will go along with "THE TRUTH" unless it agrees with the scenario they already believe. Anything other than my personal version of "THE TRUTH" is a lie. As in - don't bother me with facts I've already made up my mind.....


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Riginslinger
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 01:05 PM

Wesley - It's very possible that new information can still be uncovered, and I don't think people are going to quit digging any time soon. Look at all the people who have been released from prison since DNA technology has been developed. It could be something like that which will solve the mystery.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: heric
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 01:17 PM

I've been investigating the folk etymology of the acronym KGFY but traditional and advanced sources are failing to explain the first two letters. Please explain?


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: CarolC
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 01:23 PM

"kindly go"?


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: heric
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 01:26 PM

oh of course. Thank you. I could only think of Kick in the Groin.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 01:33 PM

Little Hawk,

But I'm a boomer too.

KGFY?
I am touched.

Russ (Permanent GUEST)


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: heric
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 01:35 PM

That first book, Ultimate Sacrifice, get an average 4 start rating from 116 people on amazon, and has newly revised edition (2008).

Only one person on librarything commented, thusly:

A long, fascinating but badly written book, to the extent that I was constantly on the point of abandoning it, but was always drawn back in by the story that is played out oh so laboriously but ultimately convincingly. JFK was killed not by Oswald but by the Mafia's gunmen, argues Waldron, because Bobby was out to destroy them, and if they had just killed Bobby then JFK would have appointed someone to carry on his work.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 01:51 PM

Okay, then, Russ... (grin)


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: number 6
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 02:06 PM

I heard JFK was wearing a Pierre Cardin shirt at the time of his assassination ... I wonder were that shirt is now ... if we could find it, with new thetechnology available we could prove there was a French Connection involved.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 02:23 PM

Seems completely plausible to me. Moreso than the "official" version, anyway

Also, I have long believed that "the truth ould come out," or MIGHT come out, after about 50 years or so, by which time none of the guilty parties would be alive. Seems like about time now!

Of course, what do I know? ~ I'm just a stupid "boomer" (along with millions of other members of a pretty damn large demographic group)!


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 02:33 PM

There seem to have been a number of assassination plots in the works to get John Kennedy in the months prior to his death. This suggests to me that it was a well-organized conspiracy, not the act of a lone gunman....but the way you shut up further inquiry on something like that is to pin it all on the "lone gunman" theory. Specially handy if he's also rendered dead ASAP.

The forensic evidence presented by the Warren Commission to prove that one almost undamaged bullet fired from behind and above did all that damage to both Kennedy and Conally was simply pathetic in its unlikelihood. Yet they went with it. They tailored the story to suit the perceived need, in my opinion. They wanted to close the chapter on the whole matter, and avoid provoking a deep crisis in public confidence.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 02:37 PM

I guess it was time for another "great revelation" about now.

I'll be pleased when the conspiracy nuts manage to link all the assassinations since Julius Caesar together into one huge construct, revealing just who has been manipulating mankind since the stone age.

Then we can all heave a sigh of relief, and get on with our lives.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Megan L
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 02:44 PM

Little Hawk whit are ye yabblin aboot lad abody wie ony sense kens it wis thon Jackie whit did it the gun shot only grazed him she lent ower the tap o him and belted him wie an icepick thats why they couldny find the brain.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: CarolC
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:03 PM

The Julius Caesar one is easy. Caesar was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: 3refs
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:19 PM

It took 30 years for us to know the true identity of "Deep Throat". I know how I "Felt"(arrh arrh)when his true identity was finally revealed. I was mildly interested, but mostly satisfied that I knew the truth. To be honest, most of the time I think that it's never to late to find out the truth. Paradoxically, the other side of that statement is sometimes I never want to know the real truth. How important is the truth? Was Ty Cobb really that horrible of a person? Was Elvis really that weird? Did Ted Lindsay really say all those horrible things to "The Rocket"? Did "The Babe" really call that homer? Some of it is "who cares", some of it is "what difference does it make". The truth is important because it prevents people from repeating untruths. Turning fiction into fact.
All of these questions and statements pale in comparison to the assassination of JFK. "I want to know" is all I can say.
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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: katlaughing
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:26 PM

Same here, 3refs. Also, I agree with Arkie and Poppagator. I think knowing the truth of it is important. If not there would never be any rewrites of history books. Thank goodness there all, even if they are slow to come about.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: 3refs
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 03:41 PM

Three things really matter! Is it true? Is it just? Is it in the best interest of the public?
Purhaps the third question could create some issues!


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 04:10 PM

The truth IS the best interest of the public.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Riginslinger
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 04:19 PM

"The Julius Caesar one is easy. Caesar was killed by Lee Harvey Oswald."


                He never could have hit him from that distance!


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: PoppaGator
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 04:24 PM

"The truth IS the best interest of the public."

Amen, Amos!

We have enough assholes in public office who believe that their duties include sheltering us lesser mortals from truths, inconvenient and otherwise. We certainly do NOT need fellow nobodies to agree with their warped and arrogant perspective!


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: number 6
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 05:39 PM

It's so far now into history we'll never know the truth.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Riginslinger
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 05:47 PM

I have hope the truth will eventually come out.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 06:02 PM

It may. Or it may not. We'll see.

I am waiting in the meantime to see when Don T dies from terminal smugness. When he does...

"Then we can all heave a sigh of relief, and get on with our lives."


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 07:06 PM

We know the truth. We (most consiracy theorists) don't want to accept the truth because it is too mundane. A person of the stature of a president, and a beloved one at that, cannot have been killed by just any old schlub. We demand that the the death has to have a deeper meaning, an earth-shattering meaning. But folks, like it or not, the simple answer is the answer--Lee Harvey Oswald did it.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 07:27 PM

No, John. We don't know. None of us knows. None of us is in any position to know. We just have our opinions, and they are all worth a bit less than a pinch of salt.

I don't find any deep, earth-shattering meaning in the notion that, for instance, the Mafia might have killed JFK. They had plenty of reason to kill him and Bobby, after all, so what would be earth-shattering about it?

I wouldn't find anything earth-shattering in the notion that the Cuban exiles killed him either. Or Lee Harvey Oswald. Or some CIA people. Nothing earth-shattering about any of that to me. The only one that wouldn't make a whole lot of sense is Oswald, but he still might have done it, after all. It's possible....though the forensic evidence of the bullet and Zapruder's film, does not seem to make it very likely.

However.....we don't know.

Neither do we know whether or not the Warren Commission was deliberately instructed by the Johnson administration to cover up and smooth over things and falsify their findings....in order to avoid great social upset in the USA......or whether they were ordered to do a real and honest investigation.

Again, we have no way of knowing. All we have is our opinions, and the opinions of others. Your opinion is no better than mine or anybody else's when it comes to that.

You. Don't. Know.

And neither do I.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 08:37 PM

Actually I always thought Jackie was behind it...the main suspect is usually the spouse...and God knows he was a cheating bastard. She probably hired the hit man, and prayed he was a really good shot and would miss her. I have no proof of this LH, but nobody can disprove that she wasn't behind his death. Give me a freakin' break here!!


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 09:40 PM

It's all conjecture and folklore, just as it has always been.

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 09:45 PM

I think the whole thing was engineered by the bigwigs at General Motors to improve Cadillac's share of the limousine market. Would you want to buy a Lincoln limo after the President of the US got his head blown off in one of 'em?

(Offered as a joke, but not really much further fetched than most of the other "theories", including the one that Oswald acted alone.)


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jan 09 - 10:58 PM

I am going to give you that break, John. ;-) I promise not to pointlessly ridicule the next serious subject you decide to start a thread about by making up silly stories and dumb jokes about it.

(Grnnnnhhh!!!) Man, it's gonna be tough to keep that promise....really tough...tougher than holding back a sneeze...but I will do my very best.

The most farfetched theory by far is, as Bee-Dub suggests, that Oswald acted alone. That doesn't mean he didn't. It just makes it a lot less likely, that's all. So many people wanted John Kennedy dead by 1963 that you could've filled a stadium with them...and I mean serious people with the means at hand to kill someone, not lost little schmucks like Lee Harvey Oswald.

I don't know who did it. I just thought people might be interested to hear about the new book, that's all. I didn't start this thread so everyone who has a hostility problem with this particular subject can come here and dump their emotional garbage one more time about it. I didn't start it to convince anyone of anything. I just started it so they would hear that there's a new book, period.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: GUEST,bluesmax
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 12:40 AM

Several years ago, The History Channel did a two part series on Joseph Bonnano, long-time head of one of the New York families. His account of what he believed, based on information he got from other mafioso, made more sense to me than any other scenario I have ever heard. At least by his theory, the gunmen were positioned where their shots would have matched the Zabruder film and most if not all the information collected by Jim Garrett.

While the actual bullet that the Warren Commission relies on, is not quite as "pristeen" as the movie "JFK" would have us believe, it still could not have done ALL that damage and come out almost unscathed. As an ex-marine (rifle expert) and a hunter, I've never seen a bullet go cleanly through anything except ballistic test material, and come out with only rifling grooves showing that it had been fired.

So, whether or not Bonnano's version is correct, is speculative, the Warren Commission's version, however, is pure BS.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 12:40 AM

"I mean serious people with the means at hand to kill someone, not lost little schmucks like Lee Harvey Oswald."

Hawk, You make my point for me. You and many others cannot accept that an important figure can be killed by a non-entity. John Lennon was. James Dean was killed by a quirk of fate, but many didn't believe that.

A survey a few years ago found that about 15% of people still thought Elvis was alive. And you think I make fun!

I apologize for using your post to humorously belittle conspiracy theories. It's not because you wrote it, it's because of the concept in general. Please know I haven't given credence to any of the conspiratorial theories since the days of Mark Lane and Mort Sahl, whom I really respected until that time (Sahl, I mean). I mean were not talking 'a' conspiracy theory...I think Stone had 4 or 5 in his JFK film. Everybody with an imagination has come up with one, and now those two guys as noted at the start of this thread.

My theory reflects Occam's Razor...the simplest answer is probably the best answer. Or as I like to say, sometimes a cigar really is just a cigar. So until there is (pardon the pun) a real smoking gun, I stand by Oswald.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 03:06 AM

There was no coverup, no conspiracy. If there was, it would have been uncovered by now. As Gore Vidal once said, Americans can't shut up. Someone would have piped up.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Lizzie Cornish 1
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 03:43 AM

If the desire to seek the truth dies in us, as a race, then we may as well all give up now.



"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." - Galileo


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Will Fly
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 04:30 AM

Some months ago there was a documentary on UK TV - the name of which now escapes me. It included, among some very thorough investigation into Oswald's background, a computerised 3-D construction of the motorcade minutes, second by second, using very sophisticated software techniques. It analysed the bullet trajectories and the sounds in minute detail.

The conclusion: that Lee Harvey Oswald was a mentally tormented, would-be defector to the USSR - a loner who was rejected by the USSR and, on his return to the US, was filled with a desire to prove himself to the Russians and make an impact by killing the President. His US Marine record proved that he was an excellent and trained marksman - more than capable of firing accurate shots in a short period of time. The detailed computer analysis of the Zapruder film is a model of clarity.

But people do love conspiracies. We have our own conspiracy-theorists over here, with the death of Princess Diana - who died because her chauffeur was drunk.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Riginslinger
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 06:17 AM

It would be easier to believe the official line about Oswald, if it hadn't been for Jack Ruby.


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: number 6
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 06:33 AM

"I shouted out,
Who killed the kennedys?
When after all
It was you and me"

exerpt from Sympathy for the Devil.

now ... back to the conspiracy

Rigin said ... "It would be easier to believe the official line about Oswald, if it hadn't been for Jack Ruby. "

I'll add an extension to that line ... and if it hadn't been for the crime boss Sam Giancana who was gunned down inside his Chicaco home one night while frying sausages in 1975 ... he was scheduled to appear before a Senate committee investigating the CIA and Mafia partnership in plots to assassinate John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. ... btw, Jack Ruby was from Chicaco who had strong connections to the mob there.

biLL


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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Rog Peek
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 07:36 AM

Well John on the SC, isn't he?:

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Subject: RE: BS: New info on JFK assassination?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 09 Jan 09 - 10:43 AM

I agree, John, that "the simplest answer is probably the best answer".

Here is the simplest answer: JFK's death was accomplished by more than one marksman, the fatal shot hit him from the front, as is plain in the Zapruder film, the numerous eyewitnesses who said they heard shots or saw shots coming from the Grassy Knoll that day were not lying....but....it was extremely important to the Johnson administration to quiet things down in America and get the country back to normal after such a traumatizing event. They felt that it was vital to simply "close the book" on the Kennedy assassination and move on. They did not want a revelatory conspiracy investigation to happen at all. So they instructed the Warren Commission (behind closed doors) to find the desired result: Oswald, a lone gunman with a disturbed mind, acted alone.

Their purpose was not to uncover the truth, their purpose was to "save the nation" from opening up a can of worms that could, in their view, tear the country apart with the ever-widening fierce divide between liberals and conservatives at the time. They put it to the Warren Commission in the strongest terms: You MUST pin this on Oswald alone, the fate of our nation rests upon it.

The Warren Commission did their patriotic duty, obeyed their president, and complied. End of story.

That is really quite simple, John, as it required a single decision by Lyndon Johnson, and that would be my best guess as to what happened. But I am also willing to consider that I am wrong, and that Oswald did it. In either case, the answer would be dead simple.

I'm not suggesting Johnson plotted to kill JFK (though he might have), I'm just suggesting that he felt it was absolutely vital to put the thing to rest with the "lone gunman" theory, and move on...

There are a number of possible reasons why he might have felt that way, depending on...who was involved. Castro? The Cuban exiles? The CIA? The Mafia? Texas right-wingers? Johnson himself? A very sticky situation indeed if the wrong people were behind who pulled the trigger(s). A situation that could potentially either tear the USA apart or even cause the Third World War.

It's worth covering up something like that. Think about it.


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