50 years, and still nothing but the truth: Oswald acted alone

  • Article by: Richard M. Mosk , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: October 30, 2013 - 4:42 PM

I worked for the Warren Commission, conducting the most thorough criminal investigation in history.

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buttlesOct. 30, 1312:49 PM

People forget that 3 members of the Warren Commission dissented. Rep. Hale Boggs, Senator Sherman Cooper and Senator Russell Long. All three objected to how heavily the FBI was relied on for information. Long thought the FBI had been far too quick to decide Oswald was the culprit. Cooper publicly said he did not believe Oswald acted alone. A few years later Boggs made it clear that if he became Speaker of the House (as was expected) he was willing to reopen the investigation. He did not become speaker as he was killed in a plane crash in a remote area of Alaska. The biggest flaw with the Warren Commission was that it never asked "Who killed Kennedy?" but only "How do we prove Oswald did it?"

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conchfritterOct. 30, 13 1:00 PM

Thorough, perhaps, but by today's forensic sciences, most of the work would be thrown out as wholly insufficient. Take the magic bullet, as an example. The Warren Commission contends this 6.5mm bullet traversed 15 layers of clothing, 7 layers of skin, and approximately 15 inches of tissue, struck a necktie knot, removed 4 inches of rib, and shattered a radius bone. Ask any forensic scientist today if that is even remotely possible, and they will laugh at you (I know, I've asked one). Only Arlen Specter could propose that answer with a straight face.

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monkeyplanetOct. 30, 13 1:24 PM

If the lone gunman theory is so airtight, why won't the CIA release thousands of still-classified pages of material pertaining to the Kennedy assassination? What could possibly be left in that material that remains legitimately secret after 50 years?

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stevemktoOct. 30, 13 1:37 PM

Sure, Richard Mosk, whatever you say.

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boboboboOct. 30, 13 1:55 PM

The Warren Commission was designed specifically to "prove" that a Coup d'tat did not occur.

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schristeOct. 30, 13 2:01 PM

I see the conspiracy theorists just won't let go.

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DufferHOct. 30, 13 2:12 PM

As the comments demonstrate, an article such as this serves no purpose other than to bait the conspiracy theorists.

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JDNCORKOct. 30, 13 2:34 PM

Yes, Oswald attempted to assasinate Edwin Walker before the Kennedy assasination. He missed Walker as he was sitting still at his desk in front of a window, but then managed to shoot Kennedy, a moving target with 2 of 3 shots fired.

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sultan925Oct. 30, 13 2:49 PM

One of the questions I'd still like answered is how did Jack Ruby manage to get into the Dallas Police garage and into the area where Oswald was coming out while carrying a loaded pistol?

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lonestarwildOct. 30, 13 2:52 PM

I agree, four shots were fired, three hitting JKF, one a bystander. Sound recordings agree. Magic bullet, please no way jose. The gun? not capable of firing three let alone four shots in a row accurately. EVERYONE at Parkland agree that the read of his skull was blown out. and the neck wound. both had to have come from the front. Oswald was on the second floor drinking a COKE and not breathing hard minutes after the shooting. Not possible to do from the sixth floor. Why after killing JFK would he go to a MOVIE????? He was looking for a contact. He said that he was a patsy.

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