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(International Business Times)   That Lee Harvey Oswald guy? Just an ordinary, low-skill, underachieving US Marine intel operative, trained in Russian, who defected to the Soviets, then re-defected to the US, (with pay), and then infiltrated J Edgar Hoover's top domestic targets   ( divider line
    More: Weird, Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK, Soviet Union, Warren Commission, Russians, Dealey Plaza, Dallas Police Department, one-shot  
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2013-11-22 01:51:23 PM  
4 votes:
I thought it was, after all, you and me?
2013-11-22 03:45:10 PM  
3 votes:

John Buck 41: Magnanimous_J: mbillips: Jack Ruby wasn't a mobster. He was semi-connected to mobsters, but he was basically a small-time club owner. He was also a cop groupie who was ALWAYS hanging around at the Dallas PD (and security back then was way more informal than it is now), and he was an unstable hothead who worshipped Kennedy and routinely carried a pistol. It's a matter of established fact that he could not have known when Oswald was being transferred, and that Ruby arrived almost precisely when Oswald was coming out two hours later than scheduled. It would have been impossible to set that up other than coincidentally. Ruby was dropping off dry cleaning (they have the timed receipt), and just popped in on an impulse. Unfortunately for Oswald, the timing was perfect for what happened.

I'm not disputing any of that. The way I read it, Jack Ruby was a total wannabe. But the mobsters that he was loosely connected to were the same mobsters that the Kennedy family made their fortune with in bootlegging days. They also lost huge money when Castro kicked all the mob run casinos off Cuba and the same mobsters that the CIA worked with to try and kill Castro.

So you've got this interconnected cast of players that include the mafia, the Soviets, the CIA, the military industrial complex, militant conservatives, an ambitious and mildly deranged vice president and all these other groups; none of whom are uncomfortable with public assassinations. Then you've got Oswald, some hapless serial loser who goes on this charmed tour of the world, comes back and is in precisely the right place at the right time with a rifle and shoots JFK. He's arrested and processed under weird circumstances and then the most notorious man in the world gets popped at random by a wannabe gangster who was dropping off laundry.

I'm not saying I have a theory, but with all these sharks in the water, I find it hard to believe that the seal was eaten by a clown fish.

You and me both. Oswald may have been the lone shooter, but I'll never be convinced he acted alone.

There was the voice in his head that told him to take the scope off his rifle and "trust his feelings"
2013-11-22 02:16:58 PM  
3 votes:
JFK? That's a no-brainer.
2013-11-22 01:59:20 PM  
3 votes:
Kennedy died in Dallas. Elvis died on a toilet. The coincidence is errie.

/thank you Lewis Black
2013-11-22 01:43:07 PM  
3 votes:

dittybopper: 1) [...]Why was the low-achieving, nondescript Oswald assigned to such a top secret and important base?

Because even bases like that need nondescript privates to watch radar scopes, which is what Oswald did.

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2013-11-22 01:39:33 PM  
3 votes:
He also used to bullseye swamp rats with his carcano back in beggars canyon
2013-11-22 02:43:01 PM  
2 votes:

trappedspirit: Who among us doesn't daily bring a weapon into work on the off chance that a presidential motorcade will be rerouted to pass close enough for a shot?

Careful.  There may actually be a few here.
2013-11-22 02:23:22 PM  
2 votes:
It was professor plum in the conservatory with a rope.
2013-11-22 02:16:32 PM  
2 votes:
R.I.P., Kennedy

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2013-11-22 01:57:16 PM  
2 votes:
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HARTMAN: Do any of you people know who Charles Whitman was? None of you dumbasses knows? Private Cowboy?

COWBOY: Sir, he was that guy who shot all those people from that tower in Austin, Texas, sir!

HARTMAN: That's affirmative. Charles Whitman killed twenty people from a twenty-eight-storey observation tower at the University of Texas from distances up to four hundred yards. Anybody know who Lee Harvey Oswald was? Private Snowball?

SNOWBALL: Sir, he shot Kennedy, sir!

HARTMAN: That's right, and do you know how far away he was?

SNOWBALL: Sir, it was pretty far! From that book suppository building, sir!

HARTMAN: All right, knock it off! Two hundred and fifty feet! He was two hundred and fifty feet away and shooting at a moving target. Oswald got off three rounds with an old Italian bolt action rifle in only six seconds and scored two hits, including a head shot! Do any of you people know where these individuals learned to shoot? Private Joker?

JOKER: Sir, in the Marines, sir!

HARTMAN: In the Marines! Outstanding! Those individuals showed what one motivated marine and his rifle can do! And before you ladies leave my island, you will be able to do the same thing!
2013-11-22 01:53:34 PM  
2 votes:

Magorn: And was a nephew of a bookie for the New Orleans Mob which just happened to be run by Carlos Marcello who had a pretty big Grudge against JFK and RFK for getting him deported and nearly mugged and murdered in Guatemala

My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Oswald sitting with a mobster at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
2013-11-22 01:41:19 PM  
2 votes:
Get this man, Lincoln's secretary  was Kennedy and Kennedy's secretary was Lincoln.

And how come droids owned by Darth Vader were on the Death Star just before it was destroyed?
2013-11-23 03:46:48 PM  
1 vote:

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Fano: Cat's paw, not monkey's paw.

Cat, monkey, what's the difference? They're all canines. :)

Maybe JFK was a monkey's paw, because wishing on his dead body turned everything for the Kennedys after that into horrible shiat.
2013-11-23 12:54:00 PM  
1 vote:

bullsballs: This...

The President is a media personality selected by the real rulers. They make it look like there's an election and that Americans pick their leaders, but the truth is that the President is chosen for his ability to perform and distract. He's one part actor, one part monkey's paw, and one part scapegoat.

The real rulers are the plutocrats and robber barons. They've always been in charge. They've always made the rules. They've always let you believe you have a choice when it comes to who leads you.

You don't.

Kennedy was a monkey's paw that had outlived his usefulness, and so he was dramatically and very publicly killed. It sent a message, fixed whatever problem they needed to fix, and opened them up to having a guy in there who was more willing to play his role and dance to their tune.

That is why corporations are able to contribute to the buying of the office of president.

Cat's paw, not monkey's paw.

Then again, that's the authentic sort of gibberish I expect.
2013-11-22 07:24:41 PM  
1 vote:
Okay, so I finally got around to reading this article.
Good grief are those 18 questions lame, and most if not all can be answered, (And some have been by other posts here)

14) As noted, Oswald was portrayed by the Warren Commission as being a low-achievement loner and a very ordinary person. Yet, throughout his life, Oswald was surrounded by high-achievement, extraordinary people: David Ferrie, Priscilla Johnson McMillan, George de Mohrenschildt, Ruth Hyde Paine and Michael Paine, to list a few. How can one reconcile the Warren Commission's profile of Oswald with the relationships Oswald had with these accomplished individuals during his adult life?

****Not to disparage the people mentioned in that question but I would not characterize any as high-achievement or extraordinary.
David Ferrie was a former airline pilot with a shady past and glued on hair and eyebrows. He was doing his own research for a cure for cancer - in his apartment.
McMillan was a reporter living in Moscow who did a single interview with Oswald following his defection.
George de Mohrenschildt was part of the Russian emigre community in Dallas who had several failed businesses. And, no, he was not with the CIA.
The Paines were a typical lower middle class couple - Michael worked for Bell Helicopters, Ruth, the pacifist Quaker, was a housewife who befriended Marina Oswald to help improve her (Ruth's) Russian speaking skills.
2013-11-22 06:43:47 PM  
1 vote:
DarkViking mmmmm...Lacey

Cindy Morgan's great, she told me Ted Knight thought it was hilarious this family of WASP Paragons troubled by a coarse Polish noveau riche fellow were played by "a couple of Polacks"
2013-11-22 05:51:17 PM  
1 vote:

Resident Muslim: Theoretical question:
If, IF, it was an inside job...who has the authority to sanction this?

Isn't the president supposed to be the top of the pyramid?

You are so cute! :)
2013-11-22 04:26:13 PM  
1 vote:

Resident Muslim: Theoretical question:
If, IF, it was an inside job...who has the authority to sanction this?

Isn't the president supposed to be the top of the pyramid?

George ..   i thought i told you to stay of the computer ...
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2013-11-22 03:47:00 PM  
1 vote:

Sticky Hands: TheShavingofOccam123: Well, he did have the sense to meet with E. Howard Hunt at the US Embassy in Mexico just before JFK was shot.

It's a little disconcerting, if you think the Bush family had something to do with JFK's murder, to realize:

1. JFK murdered
2. next president one term
3. next president forced to resign
4. next president mentally ill
5. Bush

3 out, 1 never there, then Bush.


I was on a roll.

/but still Ford appointed, one term. Carter one term. Nutcase then Bush.
/I know...I need to up my meds I guess
2013-11-22 03:28:23 PM  
1 vote:
When I was younger I wanted to put out a parody of Clue based on all the supposed conspiracy theories around the JFK assassination but have the right answer always be Lee Harvey Oswald, In the Book Depository, with the rifle
2013-11-22 03:08:06 PM  
1 vote:

mutterfark: I thought it was, after all, you and me?

DAmn you!! Now I have the earbug
2013-11-22 02:36:40 PM  
1 vote:
Pretty amazing that if the mafia/CIA/LBJ/Cuba/Aliens wanted to accomplish the most high profile murder in modern history they would pick two flaky, neurotic halfwits like LHO and Jack Ruby to carry it out.    They must have been really hard up for assassins and hit men in those days.

"Who can we get to pull this off?"

"Obviously we get the weirdo nutter who just failed in his attempt to assassinate a Texas Gubernatorial candidate.   He's as reliable as they come.    And to cover that up we'll murder him with the the 3rd rate gangster wannabe, who the mafia made fun of and kept at a distance for being a blabbermouth .... he's the perfect guy to keep our secrets."
2013-11-22 02:29:08 PM  
1 vote:

Conspiracy: R.I.P., Kennedy

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I'm pretending the first letter in that slogan on her shirt is a C
2013-11-22 02:20:37 PM  
1 vote:
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I always wear this hat on this day! It always bring me luck!
2013-11-22 02:02:50 PM  
1 vote:

karmaceutical: liberal

== communist, so yeah.
2013-11-22 02:01:32 PM  
1 vote:

dittybopper: HotWingConspiracy: GORDON: None of this matters, tea baggers killed Kennedy i was told

They were called John Birchers then.

Except that it was actually a commie, a real, honest-to-goodness defected to the Soviet Union, and would have gone to Cuba if he could communist who, prior to assassinating the president responsible for the Bay of Pigs and Cuban blockade, had tried and failed to assassinate a right-wing retired US Army general.

He was the antithesis of a John Bircher.

Got it... Oswald was a liberal.
2013-11-22 01:54:44 PM  
1 vote:

Resident Muslim: Theoretical question:
If, IF, it was an inside job...who has the authority to sanction this?

Isn't the president supposed to be the top of the pyramid?

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2013-11-22 01:53:57 PM  
1 vote:

bionicjoe: there

"they are"

2013-11-22 01:50:54 PM  
1 vote:

Resident Muslim: Theoretical question:
If, IF, it was an inside job...who has the authority to sanction this?

Isn't the president supposed to be the top of the pyramid?

No, you forgot UN Agenda 21 spearheaded by the Illuminati Bilderburger NWO lizard people.
2013-11-22 01:50:49 PM  
1 vote:
The mob connection makes the most sense, but the motive doesn't...
2013-11-22 01:43:20 PM  
1 vote:
He was alive until those two priests got there. Just sayin.
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