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"What you've got in terms of the physical evidence relative to ballistics is frightening.....First, it's not the right type of rifle. It's never been sighted in. It's the wrong kind of scope. With a 30.06, it makes a particularly difficult shot firing at a downward trajectory in that circumstance.....Metallurgical analysis excludes the bullet taken from the body of Dr. King from coming from the cartridge case they say was fired in that rifle" .
"You want to say that a three-time loser, an escaped convict with no obvious financial resources and no technical knowledge, is going to not only miraculously learn how to become a good marksman:This one individual is able to acquire the resources to get identities of deceased individuals, come up with very good forgeries for passports and fake identification, and somehow acquire funds for a very expensive itinerary and travel schedule? Now be real!...What you've got in this case was a stooge whose task was to throw everybody off the trail" .
"The Cosa Nostra [Mafia] agreed to 'broker' or arrange the assassination [of Dr. King] for an amount somewhat in excess of three hundred thousand ($300,000) after they were contacted by representatives of 'Forever White', an elite organization of wealthy segregationists [in the] Southeastern states. The Mafia's interest was less the money than the investment-type opportunity presented, i.e., to get in a position to extract (or extort) governmental or other favors from some well placed Souther white persons, including the KKK and White Citizens' Councils" .
When Leon Ameer, a 32-year-old aide to Malcolm, went to the FBI 10 days after the assassination to talk about a conspiracy that included elements of the government, he was found dead a few days later in his Boston apartment. First it was ruled a suicide, then a drug overdose, and finally "natural causes." 
So it's better to leave the rifle with his fingerprints less than 200 yards from the crime scene than take it with him and dispose of it? No way, I can't believe that a guy who can somehow scrape together the cash to buy a rifle, mustang, fake IDs and passports wouldn't completely screw up the plan by leaving his fingerprints on a weapon that he would leave at the crime scene.
Ray dropped the rifle cuz the cops drove by and he diddn't want it in his car.
NO one has ever seen 'Raoul'.
Ray had long claimed that Raul gave him the funds to purchase the rifle and the Mustang, but then set up in Memphis, however the House committee concluded that Ray's story was "not worthy of belief, and may have been invented partly to cover for help received from his brothers John and Jerry". [color=limegreen]But at the trial, Jowers picked out a passport photo of Raul as the guy who'd bought him the rifle to hang onto before the assassination. Glenda Grabow, who'd known Raul as a gunrunner, testified that he'd once flown off the handle and told her that he'd killed Dr. King
Try reading the thread, there's more than just Ray's own words being used as evidence. Other witness testimonies back up what he says.
Ray was a long time criminal and scammer with zero credibility.
Yeah thanks for bringing this up, I don't know how I left out why the government would want Dr. King dead in the first place.
I do lean heavily towards believing King was assassinated by elements within the government. The reason being that King started to focus attention on not just civil rights, but issues in society as a whole such as war and poverty. He spoke out about the Vietnam War and he planned a Poor People's March on Washington which would involve poor people from all races and backgrounds. It was going to be his major project, probably the biggest thing he'd done.
I think at the point, the government decided they had to do something.
Yeah Robert Kennedy's assassination will be my next thread, and that one has some pretty solid evidence supporting an MK-ULTRA type scenario.
A bit off topic, but considering the conspiracies surrounding Malcolm X and MLK and also RFK, are there any conspiracies surrounding the death of John Lennon. Considering the U.S government felt he was a thorn in their side and especially as he was very outspoken about the war.
Originally posted by Kram09
I've read Hellhound on his Trail which is an excellent and gripping book. It's worth reading even if you believe in the conspiracy.
One thing that puzzled me was that it never (or at least I don't remember) mentioned how or where Ray got all his money from.
Really? It's funny that the big-bad dictator who our country had to assist in ousting was looking out for our best interests at one point.....
Well it doesn't seem that idiotic for Qaddafi to be calling for the re-opening of these cases. Yes. He did so in 2009 in front of the UN.
I agree completely. There was a thread a while back about the history of banking, and most if not all of the Presidents/politicians who have been against the Federal Reserve have been assassinated. That leads me to believe that the rich banksters have much, much more control over things that we can even begin to imagine.
We all know there is a shadow government. We all know they will continually lie to cover their tracks. We may not be able to prove it but there is enough evidence of their activities.