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I know a lot of readers will reply, “Never.” I hear your cries. Please bear with me.
Since I can’t quite rule out Oswald as a gunman (lone or otherwise) on November 22, 1963, I’m trying to understand what his motivation might have been if he did fire a gun that day.
I ask because I have always found it significant that it is hard to establish Oswald’s whereabouts at the moment of the fatal gunfire. Why wasn’t he outside waving or watching the president of the United States in the flesh? He was very interested in politics. He talked about Kennedy. He told George de Mohrenschildt on occasion that he admired JFK, and other times said he was “just another politician.” He had never seen a president in the flesh. So why did he pass on the chance?
Before I try to answer this most complex of questions, let me say a couple of things.
First, let us stipulate that 99.99 percent of JFK conspiracy theories are BS. Let me repeat that: 99.99 percent of JFK conspiracy theories are BS.
In comment on this post about the first meeting of the Warren Commission more than 50 years ago, a reader notes how former CIA director Allen Dulles reached his conclusion before the Commission’s investigation began.
A friend asks if this article from TheWrap, JFK Assassination: New Motorcade Footage Could Challenge Lone-Gunman Theory, a hoax?
I’ve written here about “Six Washington insiders who suspected a JFK plot.”
Now you can add another name to the list: Secretary of State John Kerry.