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    Default simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

    there is another thread somewhere discussing theories, but this is meant as a simple gauge of how people view what happened 50 years ago
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    Default Re: simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

    the only external driving force that ever made sense to me was Cuba, since we had tried to kill Castro many times, two months before Castro had threatened to do the same, and Oswald was openly pro-Castro. But that last part would likely have made Cubans who wanted to kill JFK a little worried, because the trail would be too obvious.
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    Default Re: simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

    It's been years since I intensely read and watched stuff about the assassination, but I'm inclined to think that Oswald did it alone. That being said, I'm certainly open to conspiracy theories and it's certainly interesting to speculate.

    BTW, where is Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist in-chief Olblu when you really need him? I wonder if the smell of motor home fumes is infiltrating the Dallas air today?

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    Default Re: simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

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    BTW, where is Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorist in-chief Olblu when you really need him? I wonder if the smell of motor home fumes is infiltrating the Dallas air today?
    More like Oliver Stone conspiracy movie buff in-chief.....
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    Default Re: simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

    yes, I believe he did it alone.

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    Default Re: simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

    I hadn't seen the theory that the 3rd shot was actually an accidental firing of a secret service rifle until this evening. It would be a weird, chance happening but it also would explain some things.

    It would mean Oswald didn't have to get off the nearly impossible 3rd shot (as far as timing goes), yet it be the best shot of the 3. It would explain the entrance wound allegedly being 6mm in the bone when Oswald's bullet is 6.5mm. The magic bullet has been explained fairly well as not being all that magic, but then arguably why did the 3rd bullet not react the same way instead of exploding in Kennedy's head? But according to this theory the ammo in the secret service rifle would not only explode in that way but also leave a 6mm entrance hole.

    Apparently the agent and the rifle's presence is not in dispute.

    Of course, it would be a mighty unlucky accident for an errantly fired rifle to hit the man being guarded and who had already been shot. Plus, it would've happened from another car in the motorcade so hard to believe there would be no witnesses. Although supposedly there are several people who claimed to have smelled gunpowder which would be hard to explain if they really smelled gunpowder. And you could argue that since the rifle was hidden from view until after the first shot allegedly by Oswald was fired then all eyes might've either been on the source of the gunfire, it's target, or seeking cover. I don't recall any random witnesses in any of the reports seeing the agent draw the rifle yet it's in the Warren Report that he did.

    I'm sure like most of the theories this one has holes too. But this one would explain some of the known parts of the coverup and under the rug sweeping that took place. And this one is fairly simple and doesn't take a whole host of connections and speculation to pull it together. If something like that really did happen, do we really think the government would admit it if it didn't have to via film/video evidence?
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    Default Re: simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

    Remember that the "lone nut theory" is really the "two lone nuts theory": Oswald shooting Kennedy on his own and then Ruby shooting Oswald on his own.

    Even the most fierce lone gunman advocate has to admit that Ruby shooting Oswald is at the very least suspicious. I suppose all it takes is one delusional guy who thinks that they are going to play the "hero" by taking out the hated assassin, but it's still suspicious. It understandably has helped fuel conspiracy theories for 50 years.

    I realize that 1963 was a long time ago, but it's not as if it was the stone age. Why in the hell was some clown off the street able to infiltrate police headquarters and walk right up to Oswald completely untouched? That lack of security is so pathetic that it almost seems as though there was someone on the inside who deliberately allowed it to happen.

    I think Oswald shot Kennedy, but the whole Ruby shooting Oswald thing has always been pretty hard to understand. Though I suppose that if someone is nutty enough to want to kill the President, then it's not too far fetched to to think that someone could be nutty enough to want to take out the assassin on their own. It's still suspicious though.

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    Default Re: simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

    Was Ruby even a Kennedy supporter?

    BTW... I was thinking that there were sealed records scheduled to be unsealed at the 50 year mark... Is that not correct?
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    Default Re: simple question: Do you believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and was the lone gunman, in shooting JFK?

    Knowing the crowd Oswald hung around with, I find it highly unlikely he conspired alone.

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