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Offline John Iacoletti

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Re: “Something to think about”
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2023, 05:10:59 PM »
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What we have is the evidence.  And the evidence links Oswald to this crime beyond doubt. 

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Re: “Something to think about”
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Offline Jon Banks

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« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2023, 05:58:12 PM »
Absolute certainty is an unreasonable standard in human affairs.  No conclusion could ever be reached if absolute certainty is the standard.

But that IS the standard for most complex historical events and I think we can agree that the Kennedy assassination is a complex historic event. Even among the LN side, there are disagreements about some of the specific details. 

There's often more than one interpretation of historic events depending on the context and consensus views among historians can and does change sometimes.

So I don't think it's fair to imply that there are no legit questions left to discuss and debate about the Kennedy assassination. Even if you're absolutely certain that Oswald acted alone, you can't be certain of what his motive was because he was so secretive and didn't leave any clues that point to any animosity towards JFK.

Oswald himself probably couldn't articulate his motive with absolute certainty.  His act was not a rational one.  What we have is the evidence.

You are certain that Oswald acted alone therefore his alleged motive is not relevant to you. That's fine. But not everyone agrees that the case is closed. Many view the evidence as inconclusive.

Often times evidence can be interpreted in more than one way. Two experts can view the same evidence and reach different conclusions and that's been the case throughout the JFK assassination research community.

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Offline Tom Scully

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Re: “Something to think about”
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2023, 06:48:23 AM »
Pricilla Johnson had a long relationship with the CIA. Which is why I find it hard to believe her interview with Oswald in the USSR occurred by chance, just as she didn't accidentally gain access to Marina Oswald, Soviet defectors and others.

From JFK Facts:

https://jfkfacts.org/why-cia-ties-were-omitted-from-obituaries-of-priscilla-johnson/

Pricilla Johnson had a long relationship with the CIA. Which is why I find it hard to believe her interview with Oswald in the USSR occurred by chance, just as she didn't accidentally gain access to Marina Oswald, Soviet defectors and others.

From JFK Facts:

https://jfkfacts.org/why-cia-ties-were-omitted-from-obituaries-of-priscilla-johnson/

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Alpha Theta Chapter of Sigma
Chi, in June, 1944, was still suf-
fering from the lack of active
members caused by the induc-
tion in the summer before of all
save one member into the En-
listed Reserve Corps.

William Ritchie and “Tod”
Howland were the only civilian
active members; those in the
Navy  were John Frei-
berger, Jack Brannan, Robert
Fauvre, Winchell Hayward, John
Taylor, Stuart Ed-gerly, Robert
Spoerl. Of the ofñcers, Ritchie
was Consul, Freiberger was
Pledge Trainer, and Howland
was Magister. Hunter M. Ben-
nett, Jr., “Gary” Coit, Jr., and
Bruce Mayer were then pledges.

Accordingly, the chapter con-
ducted a vigorous and successful
July Rush Week. John Taylor
was Rushing Chairman and
among his most active assistants
were  Howland, Freiber-
ger, Brannan, Bennett and Coit.
A large class was pledged,
headed by Norman Meullen and
followed by Carl Bergmann,
Thomas Devine, Bradford Endi-
cott, Robert J enkíns, Perry N ies,
Howard Hendershott, Robert
Drye, James Langley, Robert
Hirsch, Watt Webb, James Ry-
der, William Edgerly, Austin
Marx, Kenneth Conger, Otto
Wetzel and Philip Starin. The
(îhalptet` house was then full.

A regular initiation was held
on July 30 and the chapter mem-
bership was augmented by Ben--
nett. Coit and Mayer.

Students Don Ear Muffs to Shut Out Band Music
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Pay-Per-View -
Daily Boston Globe - Aug 14, 1947
... Day which drew no enthusiasm from the group IRowland Vance of Columbus 0 ., one of 16 Tech students livings in the adjoining Sigma Chi fraternity ... Other student were Thomas Devine of Rochester who told of taking refuge in an attic and

Gary Coit lived in the M.I.T. Univ. Sigma Chi frat house with close friend of Bush, also a future CIA officer, Tom Devine, assigned
three weeks after DeMohrenschildt, before leaving Dallas, had asked, "Lee, how could you miss?" to find out all he could about DeMohrenschildt.

Devine, his two fellow Rochester native friends, Joseph Dryer and William Macomber, as well as Macomber's Andover secret society residence housemate, Bush, were  all "read in" on Devine's and Dryer's simultaneous surveillance of Charles and DeMohrenschildt.

David Lifton, defender of Priscilla and Marina, ignored my question about her excuse for the long delay in completing
"Marina and Lee,"
https://educationforum.ipbhost.com/topic/8045-priscilla-l-johnson/?do=findComment&comment=272768

..inferring in her HSCA testimony that her father's sudden death in 1969 was a "concealed suicide." The last man
to see her father alive reported him missing to Locust Valley police. This is a description of his sister, Eleanor.


Note the names attending Eleanor Lansing Thomas's reception. They include Allen Dulles's wife and Dulles's brother Foster's wife.

https://archive.is/esTuB

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Re: “Something to think about”
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