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Donaldson on This Week on JFK Assassination: I'd Like to Ask Castro 'Did You Do It?'
NewsBusters.org ^ | 04/19/2009 | Seton Motley

Posted on 04/19/2009 9:14:22 AM PDT by UnalienablyRight

ABC's Sam Donaldson let a little of his inner-conspiracy theorist out this morning on This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

In a discussion of President Barack Obama's lessening the sanctions on Fidel Castro's Cuba, Donaldson began his analysis with one of a number a Kennedy-Truther notions that have been knocking around ever since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963....

Another wild card in this crazy deck was Cuba's El Presidente, Castro. The theory being that Castro was upset with JFK's woefully planned and executed Bay of Pigs attempt at ending his nascent dictatorship, and therefore exacted his revenge by executing the 35th President.

Donaldson's buy-in for this house-of-cards game is apparently the Castro connection.

To wit:

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Cuba; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abcnews; assassinationplot; bayofpigs; bhocuba; castro; conspiracytheory; jfk; jfkassassination; samdonaldson; thisweek
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1 posted on 04/19/2009 9:14:22 AM PDT by UnalienablyRight
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To: UnalienablyRight

I don’t think Oswald did it, but I wouldn’t necessarily say Castro did it, either... :-)

But, really... will we ever know for sure?


2 posted on 04/19/2009 9:16:10 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: UnalienablyRight

Looks like the MSM is not impressed with ZERO/Clinton overtures to Castro and Cuba. First Matthews and now Donaldson.


3 posted on 04/19/2009 9:18:32 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010!)
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To: UnalienablyRight

Holy crap! Sam Donaldson is still alive???


4 posted on 04/19/2009 9:19:07 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Not really.


5 posted on 04/19/2009 9:20:44 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Texas Eagle

I thought ol’Sam came off as clueless, even borderline delusional. Perhaps the dementia is kicking in. Soon he will think he is soon hosting “This Week”.


6 posted on 04/19/2009 9:21:04 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: UnalienablyRight
I'd Like to Ask Castro 'Did You Do It?'

Right Sam. And even if he did have somethingf to do with it, now that he has a fellow traveller in the WH, do you really think he'd say "Not directly, but I provided blah blah blah to those involved." ??? dolt

7 posted on 04/19/2009 9:21:53 AM PDT by theDentist (Obama's media fires insults to blot out the sunlight, so Conservatives shall fight in the shade.)
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To: rbg81

Come to think of it...holy crap! This Week is still on TV???


8 posted on 04/19/2009 9:22:20 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Star Traveler

Oswald did it....was he alone?

?????????????????probably not??

he was someones useful idiot.


9 posted on 04/19/2009 9:23:15 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Vaquero

There are a lot of mob second generation people in Chicago who believe the mob did it. How the manipulated or controled Oswald and then Ruby is hard to tell, but there was definitely motive there. The Mob and Teamsters helped JFK get elected and then he turned on them. This is a lesson that Zero knows and won’t make.


10 posted on 04/19/2009 9:25:42 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: UnalienablyRight

I obviously don’t know the answer, but I will give you odds. I think the probability is high that in was a KGB hit. Who the leg men were may remain a mystery. I think that Castro was an implementer. Time may tell the tale.


11 posted on 04/19/2009 9:25:45 AM PDT by Citizen Tom Paine (Sun Tzu "The Art of War")
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To: Star Traveler

The evidence is conclusive that Oswald fired the shots, but I understand why people like to cling to more extravagent theories. And the leftwing media/entertainment complex feed those theories because they simply can’t accept that a communist loser like Oswald took down their big liberal hero Kennedy (who was not as liberal as he is portrayed, truth be told).

But for me, the big unresolved question in this case is whether Oswald acted alone. Was he part of a conspiracy? If so, did the goals of the conspiracy include Oswald’s assassination attempt on Gen. Edwin Walker on April 10, 1963, or did Oswald act alone in that? Gen. Walker was a prominent and outspoken anti-communist.

Even if Castro had something to do with Oswald, Donaldson is a fool for thinking he would admit it. Perhaps Donaldson’s idea is to have Castro deny it, and then the liberal media/entertainment complex can adopt the party line that Castro is conclusively innocent — after all, the hero of the left would never lie, would he?


12 posted on 04/19/2009 9:27:27 AM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: UnalienablyRight

I wonder if Mohair Sam remembers the big pop radio hit, “The Cuban Marching Song?” How about Cuba Libres? As I recall, that was a rum and coke with a twist.


13 posted on 04/19/2009 9:27:31 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: UnalienablyRight

For what it’s worth...I have been reading about the JFK assassination since 1966...

...here’s the answer...set-up by LBJ/Hoover through Ed Clark, LBJ’s personal attorney.

Mafia gunmen...hired to kill castro...it was turned on Kennedy.


14 posted on 04/19/2009 9:28:50 AM PDT by kjo
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To: UnalienablyRight

Lee Oswald was an excretory little commie. An insignificant little man working a minimum wage job when one day he discovered the President would be driving right past his building.

The conspiracy theories surrounding the Kennedy assination are a tribute to the power of leftist propaganda. Even though they couldn’t deny his leftist affiliations - he’d lived in Russia and tried to immigrate to Cuba in 1963, they have still been successful at getting a vast number of otherwise reasonable people to believe that there was some vast conspiracy and that Oswald the leftist was either a helpless pawn or completely innocent. In so doing they have absolve themselves of one of the greatest crimes the left has ever perpetrated.

Oswald did it. He planned it. He carried it out all by himself.

No I don’t want to debate you.


15 posted on 04/19/2009 9:29:26 AM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Be There >>> http://www.secondamendmentmarch.com)
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To: UnalienablyRight
>>>>>ABC's Sam Donaldson let a little of his inner-conspiracy theorist out this morning ...

Donaldson also showed this morning that as he's lost his mind.

Guess the kooks on FR will see this thread as another opportunity to spew nonsense about some JFK conspiracy theory. Oswald killed Kennedy. There was no conspiracy.

16 posted on 04/19/2009 9:29:38 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Texas Eagle
Holy crap! Sam Donaldson is still alive???

Yeah, who knew?

17 posted on 04/19/2009 9:30:44 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Star Traveler
Read Case Closed by Gerald Posner and you will know for sure that Oswald did it. It was the left that started the conspiracy theories. They did it to confuse the public and deflect the blame from Oswald, a fellow leftist -- not because they had any great love for Oswald but because they knew his being blamed would be bad PR for the movement.
18 posted on 04/19/2009 9:31:59 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: UnalienablyRight

And he expects Castro to saw, exactly, what — “Yeah, I did it”? There appears to be no limit to the stupidity and naivete of Liberals.


19 posted on 04/19/2009 9:32:10 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

You said — The evidence is conclusive that Oswald fired the shots, but I understand why people like to cling to more extravagent theories. And the leftwing media/entertainment complex feed those theories because they simply can’t accept that a communist loser like Oswald took down their big liberal hero Kennedy (who was not as liberal as he is portrayed, truth be told).

I think it can be shown that Oswald was a double-agent for the CIA, and was able to infiltrate into the Soviet Union, under that cover. There’s evidence for there being a second “Oswald” which was used for “cover” to perpetrate the double-agent fraud on the Soviet Union and get the real Oswald in there. And then Oswald was working undercover to try and infiltrate the groups who were tied in with Cuba (Fairplay for Cuba or something like that), and trying to get intel on them (in New Orleans).

Also, there wasn’t time for Oswald to do the shooting *and also* to be seen where he was seen in the Texas Schoolbook Depository building. I think Oswald didn’t have a single thing to do with it and it was all a “set-up” in regards to him.

I do believe that Oswald was shot to silence him from telling the true story which would have exonerated him, exposed some of the CIA actions in what Oswald was doing (on some of those other things he was involved with). But, as far as the shooting, no..., I don’t think Oswald had a thing to do with it...


20 posted on 04/19/2009 9:33:02 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: UnalienablyRight

Sam’s back on the sauce, I see.


21 posted on 04/19/2009 9:33:23 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: UnalienablyRight
Donaldson: I'd Like to Ask Castro 'Did You Do It?'

And then when Castro says, "No", Donaldson would say, "Okay, I'm good with that."

22 posted on 04/19/2009 9:33:23 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: UnalienablyRight
I can just visualize it happening:

DONALDSON: Fidel, did you have JFK killed?

FIDEL: Why yes, I had hiiim killlled. I did. Do you forgiiive me?

(2 minute pause while Castro puffs on his cigar) DONALDSON: Yes!!! (gets weepy, drops to his knees and hugs Fidel Castro's legs).
23 posted on 04/19/2009 9:33:27 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: Yardstick

I’ll have to check it out then... thanks...


24 posted on 04/19/2009 9:34:14 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: UnalienablyRight

Only a complete fool would expect him to tell the truth now.


25 posted on 04/19/2009 9:34:42 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Reagan Man

You are exactly right. This thread should be about Sam and anyone who saw him on this mornings program would have to agree he has lost his mind and should quietly “go into the good night”.


26 posted on 04/19/2009 9:37:10 AM PDT by Balata
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To: Star Traveler
I think Oswald did it.

I am not sure that Oswald acted alone.

Oswald WAS a Communist at heart.

So, you have a Communist, Oswald, killing JFK.

You have a Muslim, Sirhan Sirhan, killing RFK.

You have liberals in love with Castro, in love with Communism, and unwilling to fight radical Islam -—

Even though Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy: WERE KILLED BY COMMUNISTS AND RADICAL MULIMS???

The liberal world view never makes any sense, does it?

27 posted on 04/19/2009 9:38:06 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I’m actually wondering about Lyndon Johnson, in regards to the Billie Sol Estes fraud, and Johnson having the “job done” in order to get rid of Kennedy because Johnson was going to be dropped from the ticket... LOL...

It was not apparently beyond Lyndon Johnson to do those sorts of things...


28 posted on 04/19/2009 9:38:37 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler
It doesn't matter. Castro did it, whether he's guilty or not.

These old liberal media types have been spouting this conspiracy for 4 decades. In their minds, they OWN the last attack on America. 9/11 is a Bush neo-con conspiracy to politically shift the sympathy to conservatives in the minds of the American peasant.

This is all pointing to a theory I've had about the old Democrat in America. These liberals are Monarchists. They believe that all countries monarchies, regardless of their written and adhered-to laws.

These people are so damned cynical about the everything we know. They think that America (and all other self proclaimed democracies) is a faux Republic. They think that our independence from a monarchy simply means that we transferred one form of monarchy to another, and then re-labeled something to feed the masses. I can imagine what they think, and maybe say to each other behind closed doors. How can we expect to be better than that from which we separated? Don't kid yourself! There is no justice or rule of law! The powerful make decisions for the powerless, and that's the way it will always be!

I know it's hard to believe, but let me tell you something. JFK was EVERYTHING to these people. He was their chosen King in the American Monarchy. The fact that he was assassinated so early in his tenure was a psychological blow to them. Many of these people have never forgiven the world for how they felt on that day.

These people will NEVER admit this publicly, but the world needs to pay for what was done to JFK in their minds. WE'RE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH in their minds. Why? Because no one was ever punished for his murder. 9/11? Hogwash. A great President was assassinated, and no one is seeking justice for him any longer! Those peasants that died in the towers? We're going to WAR for those little people but we never went to WAR for JFK?

This is why they were so against the war. This is mental and quite immature. They're in denial about 9/11 because it MUST be a political conspiracy. They were left holding the bag with JFK's assassination. If that's the way it's going to be, then dammit, this generation can hold the bag for 9/11 and its victims!
29 posted on 04/19/2009 9:39:25 AM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: Kansas58

You said — The liberal world view never makes any sense, does it?

That’s why I’m considering the evidence for Lyndon Johnson being behind the killing of Kennedy... :-)


30 posted on 04/19/2009 9:39:38 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: UnalienablyRight
Donaldson on This Week on JFK Assassination: I'd Like to Ask Castro 'Did You Do It?'

Why ask him anything? Even on his deathbed, Castro will lie through his teeth.

31 posted on 04/19/2009 9:39:38 AM PDT by lowbridge (It's not that liberals are ignorant, it's that they know so much that isn't so - Ronald Reagan)
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To: UnalienablyRight
Sam may be on to something. Seems that Lee Harvey had an alibi, jammin' with his group about that time.

32 posted on 04/19/2009 9:40:03 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money" - Lady Thatcher)
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To: rbg81
At the Bob Dole GOP Convention, in San Diego, I was trading Kansas Flag and Kansas Sunflower lapel pins with other Republicans, at the U.S. Grant Hotel.

Sam Donaldson came up and joined our table.

Sam wanted a Kansas lapel pin. I handed him one. “I said, OK, as long as you wear it on the air.”

Sam said, “I can't do that, it might indicate a bias in my reporting.”

I took the lapel pin back.

A short time later, I saw Sam Donaldson, on TV, reporting from the Democrat Convention.

He was wearing an Arkansas lapel pin!

33 posted on 04/19/2009 9:41:36 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: BunnySlippers

Sam Donaldson was the speaker at my college graduation. I believe he is probably a demon in human form and is therefore immortal. I base this on my up close view of his eyebrows and hairpiece.


34 posted on 04/19/2009 9:41:54 AM PDT by SlapHappyPappy
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To: UnalienablyRight; All
Related Video. The channel itself had a very interesting debunking of a lot of the supposed problems with the "magic bullet", but I can't seem to find it. Maybe that's part of the conspiracy? ;)

Anyway, the end of the video linked above is rather interesting.

35 posted on 04/19/2009 9:42:21 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Kansas58

And..., as a follow-up here...

You were saying — I think Oswald did it.

Well, this proves, to me at least, that the “double-agent” disguise of Oswald (in that he was a Communist sympathizer) worked very well (in that he was a double-agent, working for the CIA to infiltrate into the Soviet Union). And then he came back after his work was done there, and got involved in infiltrating the Cubans down in the New Orleans area, by setting up this “Fairplay for Cuba” front.

And obviously, he was on another undercover job, there in Dallas, but was not involved in the Kennedy assassination — but maybe Lyndon Johnson was (in connection with the fraud stemming from Billie Sol Estes and Kennedy dropping Johnson from the ticket)....


36 posted on 04/19/2009 9:44:26 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: kjo
....I have been reading about the JFK assassination since 1966....

Me too. Have you read "Best Evidence" One of the best IMO.

37 posted on 04/19/2009 9:47:09 AM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: InABunkerUnderSF
Oswald did it. He planned it. He carried it out all by himself.

I agree. But just like with the chemtrail believers, it doesn't matter how much evidence the Kennedy conspiracy people are confronted with, they're steadfast in their belief in their pet conspiracy.

38 posted on 04/19/2009 9:51:30 AM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: UnalienablyRight

I like to ask ol’ Sam “ Do you still get a $50k gov. subsidy check for NOT raising sheep on your ranch?”


39 posted on 04/19/2009 9:52:30 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: UnalienablyRight

Is he gonna ask him what the frequency is at the same time?


40 posted on 04/19/2009 9:52:46 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: jennyjenny

Wouldn’t our old friend Dan Rather be the better choice to ask about the frequencies? ;)


41 posted on 04/19/2009 9:53:57 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven

They’re all the same in my book. kooks.


42 posted on 04/19/2009 9:56:38 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: prismsinc
This is all pointing to a theory I've had about the old Democrat in America. These liberals are Monarchists.

I think you're on to something with their natural affinity for monarchy.

There is a strong thread of slavishness or perhaps more accurately serfishness among the Democrat constituencies, which is contrary to the traditions of a nation founded on republican principles and the sovereignty and freedom of citizens. Which is why the Democrat leaders see it as important to bring into the country the uneducated, unskilled masses from Thirld World cultures in order to increase their constituency to a permanent governing majority.

Hence, the cult of personality built up around John Kennedy and the elevation of the family of a bootlegger and Wall Street banker to the status of literally "American royalty" among liberals - with the nonsense about "Camelot," "Princess Caroline," "Prince John-John" and so on.

43 posted on 04/19/2009 9:56:40 AM PDT by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: UnalienablyRight

Oswald did it. I know because nobody would have hired a nutjob like Oswald to do a hit like that.


44 posted on 04/19/2009 10:02:57 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( AR2, Overdue! = American Revolution II...Overdue.)
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To: Star Traveler
My father wrote a book with a woman, Marita Lorenz who was a spy for the US who, she claims, was sent to CUBA to kill Castro. Fascinating story. But she fell in love with him instead. after receiving the highest advance for a book up until that time, the book was ultimately never published because of legal ramifications.

By the way, my father, who wrote intensively about the assassination and was working on a book about Jack Ruby when he died, subscribed to the single shooter story..always.

45 posted on 04/19/2009 10:03:22 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I believe the Monarchist thinking was greatly amplified in many old liberals after his assassination. It came about as a result of never having quenched the thirst of REVENGE for JFK’s murder. They won’t accept 9/11 because they were forced not to accept justice for JFK’s murder.

As long as these people live, they think it’s become their duty to seek out all those responsible for JFK.

This is becoming increasingly clear. They make movies, documentaries, TV, etc., because THEY CAN’T LET GO of it.


46 posted on 04/19/2009 10:08:40 AM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: UnalienablyRight
This is from a lefty, I admit:

http://crimemagazine.com/06/marcello,1019-6.htm

However, I do believe that the Marcello crime family MIGHT have been involved.

What some forget is the fact that the Mob was mad at the Communist and Castro for cutting off the Mob, from Cuban night clubs and Cuban gambling.

Anyway, interesting reading.

I do believe that the left wants to distance Communists from the JFK assassination.

47 posted on 04/19/2009 10:09:05 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Star Traveler

But, really... will we ever know for sure?

_________

Let me ease your and other minds about this subject.

Yes, we know. Without a shadow of doubt. Oswald killed Kennedy.

There is more evidence against Oswald than there was against O.J. Simpson. It’s all there for anyone with the patience to R-E-A-D.

Calling the Kennedy assasination a “conspiracy” is just as stupid as calling 9/11 a “conspiracy”.


48 posted on 04/19/2009 10:09:16 AM PDT by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn

I read somewhere that the Oswald who returned from the Soviet Union wasn’t the same one the entered..


49 posted on 04/19/2009 10:11:00 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: SirJohnBarleycorn
Remember how Obama dissed the elected leader of Brittan, but fell all over himself with the Queen?
50 posted on 04/19/2009 10:11:05 AM PDT by Kansas58
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