The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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"A historical account of John F. Kennedy's assassination, including the events leading up to it, the people involved, conspiracy theories surrounding his death, and the lingering aftermath"--
Publisher: Mankato, Minnesota : Creative Education and Creative Paperbacks, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781608187461
Branch Call Number: J973.92209 K383B 2017
Characteristics: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm


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Aug 20, 2017

This is a photo montage book aimed at the YA or young adult category. The author does actually get two facts correct.
So let us closely examine some glaring errors: the author, Valerie Bodden, states that Oswald shot Dallas Policeman Tippit four times - - this was after the assassination of President Kennedy.
So, were there any witnesses to this shooting? NO!
The Warren Commission brought forward a waitress beset with some emotional difficulties, Helen Louise Markham, who did NOT pick Oswald out of the police lineup.
So, once the four rounds were removed from Officer Tippit's corpse, wasn't ballistics testing performed? NO!
There actually were witnesses who came upon the scene after the shooting and observed two men fleeing the scene and one of them exactly matched the description of Jack Ruby [CIA asset and mob payoff man to the Dallas PD]. They saw these men running in the direction of Ruby's apartment, just two blocks away. None of these witnesses were ever called by the Warren Commission.
There were also witnesses who placed Oswald at the Texas Theatre at the time of the shooting. None of these witnesses were called.
A little known fact is that Mr. Tippit worked at the Texas Theatre after his police shift ended, and Oswald might have been there to meet this police contact on the DPD, Officer Tippit?
So we are left with the following: the only witnesses at the scene of the Tippit shooting and who observed a man resembling Jack Ruby weren't called. There was no ballistics testing after Mr. Tippit's murder - - an absolute travesty of standard police procedures. No court of law found that Lee Oswald had anything to do with either the murder of Officer Tippit nor President Kennedy.
While in the custody of the DPD, Oswald WAS NOT allowed any legal representation - - nor his legally mandated telephone call. Take a listen to this little-heard midnight news conference when Oswald was pleading and pleading for legal representation - - at the link below:
Oh, and those two items the author got right? The president's name [John F. Kennedy] and the fact that the First Lady was given a bouquet of red roses by the mayor's wife - - Elizabeth Cabell - - while all the other women on the presidential entourage were given yellow roses - - easier to target on red roses with a rifle scope. Mayor Earle Cabell was the brother of the recently fired CIA deputy director, Gen. Charles Cabell. [Also fired were CIA director, Allen Dulles, and another deputy director, Richard Bissell, descendant of the founder of the American oil industry, George Bissell.]
Many conspiracy critics have charged that there would have had to have been collusion between CIA, FBI and US Secret Service - - so let's examine the connections.
The following people belonged to the same FBI/SIS [Special Intelligence Service] unit operating in Central and South America during World War II: Cartha DeLoach [on 11/22/63, senior FBI agent, soon to be assistant director who had a cousin who was a doctor at Parkland Hospital in Dallas; William Harvey [on 11/22/63, chief of CIA station in Italy and creator of the CIA's assassination bureau]; J. Gordon Shanklin [on 11/22/63, FBI/SAC in Dallas]; J. Walton Moore [on 11/22/63, CIA's man stationed in Dallas]; Guy Banister [on 11/22/63, CIA paymaster in New Orleans]. Their SIS headquarters was at the Rockefeller Center building in New York City, where they reported to the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, Nelson Rockefeller. Rockefeller's administrator was George de Mohrenschildt.


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