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JFK at 50: Details on Oswald Still Murky

Even after a half-century, Kennedy’s assassin remains an enigma to many

November 11, 2013

Within hours of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, most Americans were familiar with the name Lee Harvey Oswald....

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Nov-11-13 7:07 PM

Oh and BTW the actual window in the Book Depository is NOT bricked over, it is surround by a steel cage and has not been painted in 50 years to keep people away but to preserve any potential clues for any future investigation. Or to keep out gun slayer wannabes.

Visitors can stand at the NEAREST window to the actual one used.

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Nov-11-13 3:35 PM

WWU he hit a target with a gun that had to be repaired before the FBI and mil sharpshooters could USE it?

I don't Oswald could find his****with both hands, he was a stooge put up by the real deals.

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Nov-11-13 11:34 AM

I still maintain that one of our so called friends did the dirty work. If everyone thinks Oswald was the bad guy, then why are there still classified documents????? Makes me wonder.

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Nov-11-13 10:58 AM

The truth is out there!

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Nov-11-13 10:56 AM

Triton, REALLY??

"Oswald’s Marine Rifle Marksmanship Scores

In the late 1950s, US Marines were categorised at three levels of shooting ability, according to the scores they achieved at a standardised test of their accuracy:

Expert: a score of 220 to 250.

Sharpshooter: 210 to 219.

Marksman: 190 to 209.

According to his Marine score card (Commission Exhibit 239), Oswald was tested twice:

In December 1956, after “a very intensive 3 weeks’ training period” (Warren Commission Hearings, vol.11, p.302), Oswald scored 212: two marks above the minimum for a ‘sharpshooter’.

In May 1959, he scored 191: one mark above the minimum for a ‘marksman"

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Nov-11-13 10:55 AM

Triton, Really???

Simulating the JFK Assassination For the benefit of the Warren Commission, expert riflemen from the US Army and the FBI attempted to duplicate the assassin’s task, using the rifle that had been discovered on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository.

Even after fixing some of the gun’s mechanical problems, and despite firing at stationary targets from an easier vantage point, they failed to achieve the combination of accuracy and speed demanded of the lone gunman: two hits out of three, within about six seconds (see Warren Commission Hearings, vol.3, p.446 and pp.403–10).

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Nov-11-13 10:54 AM

Triton, REALLY?

A Moving Target and a Poor Rifle

• Although the distance from Oswald’s supposed location to JFK’s car was never more than about 90 yards (82 metres) during the shooting, several factors increased the difficulty of the act:

• the presidential limousine was moving away from the gunman’s location;

• the car was obscured for some of the time by an oak tree;

• all the shots had to have been fired within a very short space of time;

• and, most importantly, the only rifle that could have been used was awkward and unpredictable.

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Nov-11-13 10:50 AM

Triton, yeah and Strip Club owner with no political affiliation but terminal cancer with a few months to live just "decides" to shoot Oswald in front of TV cameras???

And everybody staring at the grassy Knoll INSTEAD of the book depository??

This is the same government that SPIES on all of the world leaders via NSA and denied the whole thing-- Until CAUGHT.

The difference is there was no WikiLeaks and No Internet back in the day.

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Nov-11-13 9:50 AM

the idea that he could not have made those shots is just folklore. When I was in the Army I saw three separate SGTs make the same shots within the same time periods with the same accuracy with no problem. That a former Marine marksman could not make the shot is silly. That there were two different rounds is a non point, the rounds were readily available. Wanting to believe that it had to a massive conspiracy is part of wanting to believe that a crazy person could not have killed a well liked person. The King family did the same thing, even embracing the man who killed Dr. King. We don't know what kind of President he would have been and cannot assume. A couple of million people got to serve in Vietnam because Kennedy started that war (as a conspiracy) and LBJ continued it. YOu cannot find five people who actually know that JFK started the war and Nixon ended it. We live in a land of media myth and fantasy. People think TV drama is real life. Truth is hard to find in America.

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Nov-11-13 7:54 AM

Where was George Bush that day? And why did he have grass stains on his shoes?

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Nov-11-13 7:49 AM

I've been to "Book Depository" memorial in Dallas, as do 6 MILLION people per year. Dallas biggest tourist attraction, very well done and somber. EVERYBODY exits in a somber mode.

Standing at the window NEXT to the one Oswald used to ALLEGEDLY kill Kennedy, it is obvious there is NO WAY in HADES he could get off 3 shots in 4 seconds with a BOLT ACTION rifle from WWII war surplus that he paid $12.95 for back in the day.

FBI sharpshooter could not hit a STATIONARY target with the same gun on a range, much less a moving target.

Sound prints indicate a shot from a different weapon.

A new conspiracy theory now says he was shot by a Secret Service agent perhaps accidentally returning fire to the grassy knoll!

Anyway, Lee Harvey was just a pawn.Kennedy and his brother pizzed off the UNIONS, the MAFIA, RUSSIA, Cubans, etc. PLENTY of motives.

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Nov-11-13 6:40 AM

and it would have had to happen to one of our good presidents.

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Nov-11-13 5:57 AM

Oswald fired full metal jacket bullets that struck the President and went on to stick the Governor. A different type of round struck the Presidents head that actually blew his brains out. This bullet exploding on contact was from another weapon than what Oswald had. Gee, could he have been firing two different guns at the same time? One fact is clear. The killer or killers will never tell the American people why he, they murdered our leader.

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