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Offline Jerry Freeman

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The Theory of Theories ...Book Report
« on: May 23, 2018, 01:45:52 AM »
Hard to read with a straight face...

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Oswald left the boarding house at 1:03 p.m., zipping up his jacket to hide his pistol as he walked out the door. Where was he headed? It is clear that his was not a suicide mission. Oswald set up the shooting to allow himself an easy escape (at least as easy an escape as possible from the sixth floor of a building in a crowded downtown area swarming with law enforcement officials). He had a direct frontal shot at the president as the motorcade moved toward the book depository building on Houston Street. Instead, Oswald allowed the car to make the sharp left turn so he could shoot the president from behind, confusing the Secret Service, and allowing an opportunity to escape.

But escape to where? It is impossible to know for sure, but there are a several possibilities. First, there are a group of improbable conspiracy theories. Some have speculated that Oswald planned to meet with his ?handlers? at the Texas Theater, where he was to be eliminated as part of a larger plot. Of course, those who maintain Oswald?s innocence accept the version he later told police. He was not in a hurry to go anywhere: he left the building after the shooting because he assumed it would be closed. He went home, grabbed his gun, and went to the theater.

There are a few other scenarios that fall into the same highly improbable category. Some have suggested Oswald was on a broader mission that day and that Kennedy was only his first target. Michigan Congressman Harold Sawyer, a member of the House Select Committee on Assassinations, suggested that Oswald grabbed his handgun at home in order to kill a man who had been identified in the Dallas press as a communist informer. According to Sawyer the man lived only a few blocks from where Oswald later shot and killed officer Tippit during a chance encounter on Tenth Street, just past the Patton Street intersection......
 John McAdams, the creator of a conspiracy debunking website The Kennedy Assassination Homepage, also believes Oswald had not given serious thought to getting away. ?It looks to me like he was improvising,? he told the author. ?He never expected to get out of the book depository building without being captured or killed.?

Then why didn't he take the frontal shot? One theory cancels out the other.

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Offline John Iacoletti

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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2018, 10:20:53 PM »
Did Joe Elliott write that?  Something doesn't automatically become "highly improbable" just because someone has decided that something different must have happened.

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« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2018, 12:47:35 AM »
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Did Joe Elliott write that? 

Yes. Other than that book review I could find nothing else about that author.
Apparently, Joe Elliot [of Def Leppard] is a lot more famous.

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