Something which has been around for over 49 years now-did the man accused of shooting President Kennedy from the Dallas Book Repository do what they say he did? I was stationed at Lackland Air Base, San Antonio the Thursday it happened studying to be an air policeman and it really came over as a shock as we got the news while waiting in line for lunch at the Mess Hall. It only sank in when an officer told us classes had been cancelled for the day out of respect for the "Commander in Chief" who wasn,t expected to live. With our appetites lost we drifted back to the day room to watch events unfold on tv (unprecented as normally the tv was off limits till 5 pm). It seemed so handy as the police had found a suspect for the shooting in less than an hour of the event and then before Oswald could say a word Jack Ruby was so easily allowed to gun down the suspect in supposed custody of no less than two armed deputies-and then Ruby contracts an aggresive cancer and conveniently dies while in prison. Too many loose ends weren,t there. Surely crimes and assassinations just don,t fall into place so conveniently. Unfortunately I don,t imagine we,ll ever discover the real truth behind the shooting and it is a shame which hangs over the american government of that time. I,d, just like others thoughts on this either positive or negative as I have Always thought there was a massive cover-up and have not canged my mind
Edited by oldsoldier, 20 December 2012 - 03:08 PM.
People that accept the official story on this one are either not too bright, or don't care enough to examine for themselves how fishy the whole thing seems to be.
My view is that it is NOT a matter of intelligence. It is a matter of psychological defense mechanisms, as to whether one believes the official story or doubts it.
Nobody really wants to come to terms with the fact that government lies to the citizenry, even though politicians and leaders have been assassinating each other for as long as they have existed. Cognitive Dissonance is the term.
The Warren Commission was a deception, just like the 911 Commission. It was meant to protect the guilty parties while paying lip service to the gullible public.
There was circumstantial evidence connecting Jack Ruby to the assassination of MLK too. Small world, eh?
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced that a lone gunman wasn’t solely responsible for the assassination of his uncle, President John F. Kennedy, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a “shoddy piece of craftsmanship.”
... “The evidence at this point I think is very, very convincing that it was not a lone gunman,” he said, but he didn’t say what he believed may have happened.
... He said his father had investigators do research into the assassination and found that phone records of Oswald and nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who killed Oswald two days after the president’s assassination, “were like an inventory” of mafia leaders the government had been investigating.
... He said his father, later elected U.S. senator in New York, was “fairly convinced” that others were involved.
Edited by Slate, 13 January 2013 - 03:54 PM.
"That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence." - Christopher Hitchens