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Author Topic: Bugliosi's "Conclusion of No Conspiracy" 5 of 32. The Logical Complexities.  (Read 185 times)

Offline John Mytton

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5. Obviously, the more complicated a plot is, the greater the likelihood that something will go wrong and it won’t work. Everyone intuitively knows this, and hence we can assume that if there had been a plot to kill Kennedy, the plotters would have made it as uncomplicated as possible. But the massive conspiracy envisioned by most conspiracy theorists necessarily would be extremely complex, and this fact is greatly exacerbated by the ineptitude of human beings.       
I’m talking about the staggering incompetence at every level of our society, one that normally prevents any group, large or small, including the U.S. government and its agencies, from performing at anywhere near optimum capacity? Indeed, on a scale of one to ten, they normally operate below five. Incompetence is so widely prevalent that I expect it, and when I find competence I am always pleasantly surprised. Let’s look at just one example among a great many, this one at the CIA, the main federal agency conspiracy theorists suspect of being behind the assassination. In 1994, Aldrich Ames, chief of the CIA’s Soviet counterintelligence branch, pleaded guilty to the biggest espionage case in U.S. history. Ames furnished the Soviets U.S. secrets in return for more than $2 million. His perfidy led to the deaths of several Russian undercover agents working for the United States in the Soviet Union. Ames told his interrogators it was “really easy” to obtain the top-secret information even after he was transferred to anti-narcotics work in the early 1990s.       

In noting that it took an incredible nine years for Ames’s colleagues and superiors at CIA headquarters to catch him, syndicated columnist Mary McGrory wrote that “Ames and his wife did everything they could to arouse suspicion, living it up in the most provocative manner. What G5-14, on a salary of $69,000-plus, pays half a million in cash [$540,000] for a house in Arlington, Virginia, buys a bright red Jaguar [which he drove to work] and runs up Trumplike charges on his credit card?”6 A November 1994 report on the Ames case from the Senate Intelligence Committee found “gross negligence” (“negligence” being a euphemism here for incompetence) at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and reports from both the Senate Intelligence Committee and the House Select Committee on Intelligence “agreed that the agency [CIA] is in deep disarray,” a condition, they said, that long predated the Ames case.7       

I mean, in 1986 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), with billions of dollars spent, and the finest scientific minds available, and with the space shuttle Challenger right in front of their noses for inspection, and with a defective pressure seal wrongly designed and about which they had been advised and warned on numerous occasions, sent seven astronauts to their death because of their dreadful incompetence. Speaking of NASA, on the first day of the Apollo 8 flight that circumnavigated the moon, when Colonel Frank Borman, the commander of the flight, was sending transmissions back to Cape Kennedy, he referred to the Apollo 8 flight as the Gemini 8 flight, a flight he had participated in three years earlier. That’s life in the real world.       

While we’re talking about incompetence, let’s look at an extreme example of it in the Kennedy case itself. Established procedure in the Secret Service during a presidential motorcade is to scan not only the crowds but also the roofs and windows of buildings as the motorcade goes along.8 But apparently, and unbelievably, not one of the sixteen Secret Service agents in the motorcade through Dealey Plaza was looking anywhere near the upper floors of the Book Depository Building. If they had, they would have seen (as several Dealey Plaza witnesses who never had any obligation to look for such things did) a figure or a rifle in the window where Oswald was. But there’s no evidence, from any of the reports of the agents, that they saw anything in Oswald’s window, or even saw the three black Book Depository employees in the two windows beneath Oswald’s window. Pardon my pique, but where in the hell were their heads when the president’s limousine passed by the Book Depository Building, other than up the proverbial place? Special Agent Roy Kellerman told the Warren Commission that in the Secret Service detail protecting the president, “when you are driving down [the] street…and you have buildings on either side of you, you are going to scan your eyes up and down” the buildings.9 Can you imagine that? Thirty-two trained eyes belonging to sixteen men whose duty and responsibility was to protect the president, and not one of these thirty-two eyes saw Oswald, or a rifle, or anything worthy of their attention in the sniper’s nest window. But several lay people did, and they were only there to watch the motorcade, not watch over the president’s security.       

The question is, How could the vast number of conspirators contemplated by the theorists have pulled off this incredibly complex conspiracy to such a degree of skill—never bumbling or slipping in any way that would reveal or even suggest their existence to one outside their group—that eternal secrecy would be guaranteed? Easy. You see, we know human beings are unable to keep their mouths shut and routinely incompetent, frequently stumbling over their own feet. But the conspirators envisioned by the theorists have their mouths permanently zippered and are extraordinarily competent, even prescient, being able to predict faultlessly all of the many uncontrollable variables in their mission to the point where everything worked perfectly, and with mathematical precision.       

As Richard White, professor of history at the University of Washington, and speaking in a generic sense, says, “You can’t trust the government to do anything right—except, of course, to conspire and cover up. Then it becomes diabolically efficient. The very people who are wildest for government conspiracies are often the same people who believe the government is incapable of delivering the mail efficiently.”10 In other words, the conspiracists believe that Murphy’s law (whatever can go wrong will go wrong) doesn’t apply to the alleged conspiracy in the assassination and cover-up.       

The above deals with the murder and cover-up. But with the many groups supposedly involved in the conspiracy, like the CIA, mob, anti-Castro Cubans, and military-industrial complex, how could they handle all the logistical complexities and inevitable disagreements among themselves over details during the planning phase leading up to November 22, without anything they did out of the ordinary (and by definition, they would have had to do things out of the ordinary) coming to the attention of just one person outside their group?
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Wow. You posted two on the same day. You had such a problem with me doing this. What's the difference?

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Wow. You posted two on the same day. You had such a problem with me doing this. What's the difference?



Stop lying, you were posting dozens of threads at a time, as the following statistic shows in graphic detail.



Btw why are you so afraid of Bugliosi?



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Wow. You posted two on the same day. You had such a problem with me doing this. What's the difference?

He gets mad that your excellent series continually doubts the official narrative
like a 2 year old, he'll smear the walls with his feces
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Stop lying, you were posting dozens of threads at a time, as the following statistic shows in graphic detail.



Btw why are you so afraid of Bugliosi?



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The one who is allegic to the truth is you. I self-limited my new threads per day even before you complained about it. IF the board had not been hacked then there would have been no need to repost anything.

Nice cut and paste job by you. You don't even include the cites so we can check them for ourselves.

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He gets mad that your excellent series continually doubts the official narrative
like a 2 year old, he'll smear the walls with his feces

You're right Michael.  All he has to do is post countering evidence, but seems incapable of doing so.

Thanks too for the kind comment about my series.

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