Comment of the week

Bill Simpich – February 20, 2015

That’s the Al Bogard story – the entire saga of the Lincoln-Mercury dealership near Dealey Plaza is one of the best double Oswald stories, a “great impersonation” if there ever was one. His story is well corroborated.

Jack Lawrence worked there too –

he’s a guy who was connected with some weird stuff at Dealey Plaza on 11/22. Many writers have told their stories, I’ve taken a turn at it. Google their names or look at the essays at Mary Ferrell Foundation.

11 comments

  1. Tom S. says:

    Prior Cotw – http://jfkfacts.org/comment-week-21-11/

    …the military brass laden, Downtown Lincoln Mercury dealership…

    http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=48767&search=inkol_and+lawrence#relPageId=9&tab=page
    Jack Lawrence Responds
    “….He would later describe the Colonel as being retired from the Air Force….It could not have been retired Air Force Major Phil Willis, who also worked at Downtown Lincoln Mercury….”

    http://digitalcollections.baylor.edu/cdm/ref/collection/po-jfkjones/id/123

    http://jfk.hood.edu/Collection/Weisberg%20Subject%20Index%20Files/T%20Disk/TV-Radio%20Transcripts%20From%20Trunzo%20Russ/WBBM-Radio/68-02-01-B.pdf
    page 22

    http://maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=60410&relPageId=59&search=willis_and%20lincoln
    Philip Willis Exec. Salesman, Downtown Lincoln Mercury

    http://www.maryferrell.org/showDoc.html?docId=48761&search=inkol_and+lawrence#relPageId=3&tab=page
    Jack Lawrence: Assassin or Fall Guy?

  2. My question is who was the “McAllister” of the Lincoln Mercury Dealership at the time Jack Lawrence was hired? Whoever owned the dealership was ultimately responsible for hiring Pizzo, Lawrence, and the mysterious Col. Why was Pizzo called to testify before the commission but Lawrence was not? According to Pizzo, McAllister went on to another dealership and the LIncoln Mercury national office took over “Downtown”.

    The links provided in this thread indicate just how serious some respected researchers have taken the Jack Lawrence story; I remember following it some years ago, intrigued by the apparent coincidences. If we are to believe that a conspiracy was devised and executed by elements of a “deep state” as described by the likes of Peter Dale Scott and Vince Salandria, we must come to grips that the plans to assassinate a president in broad daylight were comparatively elaborate and would be “deeply” hidden in the fog of the immediate aftermath involving many whose roles were entirely compartmentalized; only thru “deep” research and yes a “deeply” intricate hypothesis, can we match the planning and execution of the assassination and cover up. Ocam’s Razor was applied by the Warren Commission but in fact served only to divert from the complexity of the conspiracy.

    Jack Lawrence’s subsequent (and for some, convincing) insistence that he had nothing to do with nor knowledge of the assassination is very compelling; but the fact is his military history, his interactions in the days leading to 11.22.63 and actions the morning of the assassination beg renewed investigation if for no other reason than to understand the phenomenon of coincidence. In light of the failure of the WC to consider him as interesting a character as Mr. Pizzo in the McAllister Lincoln Mercury drama, I think it’s reasonable to reopen the discussion on this forum. Perhaps he is the ideal example of a person oblivious to serving a compartmentalized role.

  3. Bob Prudhomme says:

    My “Comment of the Week” didn’t last long. What happened?

  4. Peter says:

    Whoever it was, it was a nice little touch going to Tower Insurance near where Oswald was staying and enquiring about car insurance.

    If anyone can work out what the tattoo on Bill Seymour’s left arm is, you might just have the answer.

  5. Stephen Dale says:

    I think it’s plausible that it was indeed Oswald at the dealership. It really sounds like him. I tend to think that Ruth Paine could not remember where he was all the time. WC makes her a savant of Oswald’s activities. Regarding, Marina, I think she just told them what they wanted to hear. Can’t really blame her.

  6. Avinash says:

    It might have been Oswald himself at the dealership.Ruth Paine had been giving him driving lessons.So perhaps he knew how to drive by then.

  7. Ronnie Wayne says:

    I thought the Bill Simpich link described Bogard and Lawrence.
    Someone please refresh my memory or expand my limited knowledge.
    Bogard was a salesman who took “Oswald” on a test drive where Ozzie hit 90 MPH on Stemmons Freeway a few weeks before the assassination. O said something about having more money soon, and, going back to Russia. Some of this was backed up by other salesmen.
    Lawrence was hired shortly before the assassination and left a day or two after. He borrowed a car the night before it but showed up way late for work after the assassination on foot. Muddy(?) nervous and immediately got sick. The car was at the grassy knoll parking lot or nearby (?) (no proof of last part, thought I’ve read something about this, if anyone can help appreciated).

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