posted by forestlady
I have seen a CIA document signed by George Bush in summer of 1963 - which proves he was working for the CIA at the time Kennedy was shot. There was
an excellent article in ‘High Times’ about 10 or 12 years ago. It was widely acclaimed and was excellent investigative reporting. William Cooper
also writes about it in his book, ‘Behold a Pale Horse.’ There is no way the official version is right.
I have to say that in the almost half of a century since JFK's assassination, I've never heard, met or read even ONE person that believed the
official story until seeing this thread, started by the original poster, who doesn't appear to have been alive when the whole thing happened. Ask
anyone, where were you the day JFK was killed? All of them remember and they also remember every exact detail perfectly, it was such a hideous thing,
worse than 9/11. Persons of all stripes, colors, beliefs, Dems and Repubs, all of them don't believe the official version. Also, think about this:
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In regard to your remark that many people did not, and have not, accepted the official version, this same sincere doubt was also true of the Lincoln
assassination report. That debate is on-going. Perhaps someday, Mark Lane or Oliver Stone or another get-rich type will endow a University of
Lincoln-Kennedy Assassination Studies. Maybe located in the old Texas School Book Depository building at Dealey Plaza?
F/L, I hate like heck to be a spoiler. You can no longer say you have never met one person who believed the Warren Commission Report. Now you have. I
was an EM in the USAF stationed at MacDill AFB, when on Monday, JFK and Jackie landed and whizzed pass the BX where I was eating lunch. Both of them
waved back to us 20-30 GIs standing outside, 100 feet from the street, as they passed us in the open Lincoln limousine of fate. They were on their way
to Lopez Field for a Dems rally. The 1964 campaign was starting early. I was a radar mechanic on F84Fs, but was in school by the Litton Industries
tech rep on the new F4C the AF was about to receive.
I was just returning from lunch on that Friday, when we heard the president had been shot in Dallas over the car radio. By the time we got inside the
building, we had heard that he was indeed, dead. Like any normal human, we were devastated. Being also military types, we did not know what to do.
The ranking person was an E6 Tech Sgt and he did not want to take authority to dismiss the class. Finally, we had a vote and he too voted to dismiss
the class. “See you Monday.” We went our separate ways.
I shared an off-base apartment with one other GI but he was out of town for the weekend. So I was alone. I did not cry, but that was more because I
had forgotten how to cry. Crying takes practice. So I just had lots of wet eyes to dry. I went to downtown Tampa Sunday AM to buy out of town
newspapers. As I stood in Walgreens, cheating by reading the papers without paying, the overhead tv blasted out that Oswald had been shot!
Great Scott! (My decent epithet. I actually said something else.) I went back to my empty apartment, absolutely “flat.” The APs closed the air
base except to previously designated personnel of which I was not one. So I had to wait at home, alone, until Monday, to get back into what was barely
a state of normalcy. But, school went on, the AF got its F4Cs and the 12th Fighter Wing was soon despatched to Vietnam. And I was HD from the AF.
Last, why do I believe the Warren Commission Report? Well, I guess I know a little how the bishops at Nicea must have felt when the Emperor
Constantine told them to select books for inclusion in a bible that would be uniform across the empire. (Bible equals bibliography.) An approved
reading list. Some books were accepted (believable) and some were not. (Unbelievable.)
The Commission was made up of its chairman, Chief Justice Earl Warren of California. He had been on the bench 10 years, and had handed down the key
cases in modern Americana - Brown v. Topeka Board of Education. The Miranda case. The Wainwright case. And so many other cases that finally gave life
to a moribund Supreme Court. And a good life it was.
Two senators, Richard Russell of Georgia, known as the Dean of the Senate. John Sherman Cooper, of Kentucky. I knew of him, as he was my senator. He
won in Kentucy 2 times in part because he was an honest man. In politics in Kentucky, that is not a common commodity.
Two House members. Hale Boggs of Louisiana. A leading Democrat. I know you cannot say “honest” and name a Louisiana politician in the same
sentence. That would be an oxymoron. But Congressman Boggs was never caught doing wrong. Louisianans liked him. He died in a plane crash in Alaska I
Gerald Ford, of Michigan. A man with a personality it was hard if not impossible to dislike. And never accused of wrong-doing. And, well enough
regarded to become the only man to be president of the United States never to stand for election to the office. Ex-President Ford is alive and doing
well for his age.
Allen W. Dulles. A man I have disliked all my adult life. He was the brother of John Foster Dulles on whose shoulders I lay blame for everything bad
that happened abroad before JFK’s election. Between John and Allen, America was mired deep into a Cold War that need not have happened. Allen was
the Director of the CIA under Eisenhower and played a large role in the Bay of Pigs fiasco. But for all I disagreed with him about, he was never
accused of dishonesty and he was tough minded on those issues that he deemed important. So, begrudgingly, I’d take his word of the Report.
John J. McCloy, former US High Commissioner to Germany afer War 2, and later president of the World Bank. I don’t know much about him except he was
a Washington establishment insider.
I will not accept the claim - if it was ever made - that these 7 men joined a cabal or a conspiracy to falsify the Report. The staff of the WC was
made up of about 20 men and women, almost all of whom were Phi Beta Kappa or Order of the Coif, the law school’s equivalent. Some of them held both
designations of academic achievement. Senator Arlen Specter was one of the Staff. Everyone knows his reputation. The 19 or so Investigators were
equally competent and likewise possessed impeccable credentials . The names of all those people are available on the www.
My final point. If those 45 odd people all lied, then there is no hope. I think they did not lie. They did their job, they made the report. The
Commissioners reviewed the Report and unanimously accepted it. In a great country, there can be no better review of an unpleasant incident. The
Warren Commission Report will live long after the critics have all died. That’s my option.
I don’t mean to be harsh but I get mad when I look at the list of the above and then look at the critics. It’s giants versus midgets. That makes
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