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Fidel Castro: ‘Oswald Could Not Have Been the One Who Killed Kennedy’

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The Zapruder film: A moment before the Assassination

Jeffrey Goldberg travelled to Cuba, per Fidel Castro’s request to talk with him about a cover story he did on Israel’s threat to strike militarily at Iran’s nuclear facilities. The conversation got onto Kennedy, and this is what Fidel Castro had to say.

via The Atlantic

Fidel Castro shares at least one belief with the majority of Americans: He is convinced that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not the work of a lone gunman, but was the culmination of a broad conspiracy. According to a recent Gallup poll, 61 percent of Americans believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in Dallas 50 years ago. But Castro suspects that Oswald might not have been involved in the assassination at all. Here is what he told me–to my great surprise–over lunch one day in Havana: “I have reached the conclusion that Oswald could not have been the one who killed Kennedy.” Castro is of course a confident man, but he said this with a degree of surety that was noteworthy.

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Kerry Thornley, Discordianism, and the JFK Assassination

Kerry ThornleyIt’s been fifty years since the Kennedy assassination.  Fifty years since the conspiracy subculture came screaming out of the hivemind’s womb.  Fifty years since the CIA made “conspiracy theorist” a derogatory term (if you believe some people).  I planned to acknowledge the day with some kind of drinking game associated with the Zapruder film, but I couldn’t make it work.

Everyone remembers where they were when Kennedy died, but no one seems to be able to pinpoint the moment they were dragged into conspiracy land.  I was ripe for it.  I believe everything I hear for at least five seconds.  And there’s something sexy about an intricate web of connections.  Thankfully, I was exposed to Robert Anton Wilson’s playful brand of agnosticism at an early age and escaped delusion’s evil clutches.

So, of course, he just had to be tied into the JFK assassination.

Wilson, in his introduction to the Prankster and the Conspiracy, says he was accused of being a CIA “handler” by author Kerry Thornley, who was convinced that he had been the subject of MK-Ultra experiments along with his army buddy, (here it comes) Lee Harvey Oswald.… Read the rest

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The Oswald Conspiracy

OswaldThe television show In Search Of is a strange little chestnut from my childhood. I knew the show’s host, Leonard Nimoy from his turn as “Spock” in Star Trek repeats, and In Search Of’s focus on unexplained phenomena, missing persons and extraterrestrial encounters was right on target for a kid who already loved Sci-Fi.

I remember being terrified by the “Bigfoot” episode of the show and equally traumatized when the program took its cameras beneath the deep green waters of Loch Ness. But, not all of the show’s subjects were so “out there.” In 1980, their “Lee Harvey Oswald” episode dramatized the circumstances surrounding the assassination of JFK, including key evidence from authors and experts along the way.

The result is an insightful portrait of the self-proclaimed “patsy” that challenges the “lone gunman” contentions of the Warren Report. The centerpiece of the show is a Dallas police dictaphone recording that proves that there were four shots in Dealey Plaza that day in 1963.… Read the rest

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Secretary of State John Kerry Doubts Lee Harvey Oswald Acted Alone

oswaldleeharveybioSecretary of State John Kerry won’t go so far as to suggest the government’s involvement in the Kennedy assassination, but he recently told Tom Brokaw that he’s not sure Oswald acted alone.

Via Las Vegas Guardian Express:

To this day, I have serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I certainly have doubts that he was motivated by himself, I mean I’m not sure if anybody else was involved — I don’t go down that road with respect to the Grassy Knoll theory and all that — but I have serious questions about whether they got to the bottom of Lee Harvey Oswald’s time and influence from Cuba and Russia. I think he (Oswald) was inspired somewhere by something.

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Even JFK’s Secretary Thought Lee Harvey Oswald Did Not Act Alone…

Evelyn Lincoln Suspect ListA handwritten note by JFK's personal secretary is up for auction and it is very interesting. On it she lists people she believes were involved in the assassination of her boss. The first person she list in none other than LBJ!! As Susannah Cahalan writes in the NY Post:
John F. Kennedy's closest aide was the queen of conspiracy theorists. Evelyn Lincoln, his personal secretary, wrote down a list of suspects in her beloved boss' assassination — and it included both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. The never-before-seen personal note, scribbled by Lincoln as she sat aboard Air Force One returning to Washington on the day of JFK's death, lists those she thought might be behind the president's murder. The note, estimated to be worth $30,000, is now on the auction block. Her note listed "Lyndon, KKK, Dixiecrats, [Teamsters boss Jimmy] Hoffa, [the] John Birch Society, Nixon, [South Vietnam President Ngo Dinh] Diem,Rightist, CIA in Cuban fiasco, Dictators [and] Communists."
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JFK Fans To Bid On Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin

Nearly 50 years after the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, the many people still obsessed with the neverending “whodunnit” have a chance to buy various related items from Californian auction house Nate D. Sanders, including a bloodied piece of leather from the seat that the president and his wife were sitting on when he was shot, the coffin of supposed lone assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, and an Easter card signed by Oswald with a personal inscription to his brother Robert. Reuters reports:

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For the JFK-assassination conspiracy junkie who has everything: Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin. Body not included.

A Los Angeles auction house said on Tuesday it would sell the simple pine coffin in which the suspected assassin of President John F. Kennedy was buried for almost 20 years.

Bidding will start at $1,000, but the item is expected to fetch strong interest from museums and collectors of presidential memorabilia when it goes on the block on December 16.

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“I Met Lee Harvey Oswald” on The Black Fridays

The Black Fridays Bonus Episode 3 — “I Met Lee Harvey Oswald”

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“Peggy” joins us to talk about her meeting with Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. A chance meeting shortly before  he changed history . We find this interesting that he was looking for work, as well as, he was listing his aunt’s telephone number on job applications even though she hadn’t seen him in weeks.

This is a bonus show which will lay some ground work for Episode 25. As will be obvious, “Peggy” was very nervous and so decided to read her story rather than re-telling it from memory.

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The Strange Case of Lee Harvey Oswald

From Nick P. at Black Sun Gazette: Few events have captured the American imagination more than the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The American public and our greatest intellectuals have poured over the evidence over and over again. It nags at national consciousness like a wound that won't heal because you keep picking at it. The solution to the problem always lies on the tip of our collective tongue. Of course, a great deal of the evidence is locked up, hidden away in the vaults of the intelligence community. This article will not attempt to shed new light on the assassination. Much of the information presented here is available elsewhere, and has been repeated ad nauseum. I wish to concentrate on the subject of the man Lee Harvey Oswald, a singularly fascinating figure in American history.
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