On 22 November 2013, the Oswald Innocence Campaign will be hosting the premiere event to commemorate the 50th observance of the JFK assassination in Santa Barbara, Calif. The hosts say “they will be presenting cutting-edge research on the death of our 35th President, which holds the keys to understanding what took place.”
They use a line that I like a lot: They say JFK’s assassination was “a national security event.”
Highlights of the conference include:
Phillip Nelson indicts LBJ for the murder of JFK. I’ve been less skeptical about this theory, thanks to Roger Stone. I see JFK’s assassination more as the result of a “national security event” than a plot of domestic ambition but the more you learn about the LBJ, the more you can’t help but wonder.
John Hankey is going to talk about George H.W. Bush in Dealey Plaza.
Personally, I’m skeptical of the evidence presented so far that Bush was there, much less directing the shooters. The science of matching faces from photographs is not a science at all but more of guessing game. Its evidentiary value is low. I know of no other evidence that George H.W. Bush was in the crowd that day.
You would think somebody would have recalled him. Remember George H.W. Bush was something of a public figure at that time. He was a candidate for the U.S. Senate at the time of Kennedy’s assassination. As chairman of the Harris County Republican party, he had made himself well known to Texas voters in an effort to secure the Republican nomination. There were hundreds of voters in Dealey Plaza on that day. Many were interviewed or gave accounts of what they had witnessed. None reported seeing Bush or even “that East Coast guy who’s running for the Senate.”
I see no evidence that Bush had paramilitary training or command experience in lethal operations. I just don’t think he that kind of guy. He was useful to the CIA in many other ways.
Judyth Varin Baker is the keynote speaker.
The organizers say the their event will be superior to the Dallas conferences sponsored by JFK Lancer and COPA.
“The meetings to be held there will be dominated by nostalgia for the past, not by cutting-edge research,” they say.
Which JFK conference looks most promising to you?