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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: THE ORVILLE NIX FILM OF THE KENNEDY ASSASINATION – FOOLISH WRITER CALLS IT THE LAST MYSTERY – A GOOD EXAMPLE OF IGNORANCE BEING PASSED OFF ON THE PUBLIC   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN THE GUARDIAN

 

Last JFK murder mystery?

Good God, the author should do some serious reading before writing on the subject.

Far from it, I could supply a list of mysteries.

There are CIA and FBI files never released, presumably some of the most damning.

For example, those involving his easy acceptance back from the Soviet Union after being there for more than two years at the height of the Cold War, and with a Soviet bride.

How did Oswald begin learning Russian in the Marines?

We know Oswald did some paid informant work for the FBI, we even have his informant number, but many details remain unknown.

We still do not know whether it was Oswald or someone else who went to Mexico City because CIA supplied the wrong picture taken by its surveillance camera and said voice recordings were routinely destroyed.

Why was the limo hurried off to Ford in Rouge River to be rebuilt almost right away? Several who saw it in front of the hospital briefly said there was a bullet hole in the front windshield and a mark in the chrome trim.

Why is the chain of evidence in Dallas, as handled by the Dallas Police, broken for a number of key pieces of evidence, including bullet shells?

Why are there huge conflicts over the autopsy photos, as there are? It seems certain two sets were made at two different times and they do not show the same things according to a number of witnesses.

Why, to this day, can’t experts agree on aspects of the autopsy? There are a number of absolutely crucial details left unknown, including whether the body was sectioned to follow bullet paths.

What is the reference to “surgery of the head” noted at the start by two FBI agents who watched the autopsy? There appears for this and other serious reasons to have been two procedures at two hospitals, the one we call the autopsy being the second.

JFK’s head literally exploded, and doctors at the emergency treatment said much of the back of the head was missing with brain material hanging out. That cannot have been a shot from the back.

Further it cannot have been the kind of “jacketed” bullets supposedly used by Oswald. Only a dum-dum or hollow or soft-core bullet acts that way. Never explained.

The shot in the neck was certainly also from the front since the emergency doctors agreed it was a wound of entrance.

The Texas Governor’s wounds could absolutely not be explained by the “single-bullet theory” and the Governor himself always believed he was hit by a separate shot. The Warren Commission ignored him. The bullet residue left in him were never retrieved, even when he died.

There is still no evidence that Oswald even bought the junky rifle attributed to him. The paperwork trail leads nowhere.

As does the matter of his postal box. Someone else had access, and mail was received there many days later.

Well, there’s a start, and there’s plenty more without paying any attention to far-out theories.

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Response to a reader asking why Kennedy assassination still important with all the world’s other horrors today:

I agree, but just think how important it is that America’s government never solved this. Actually, I think it did, but it never told us what it found for still secret reasons. If it can do that and get away with it, it’s no surprise about the secret horrors it inflicts in places like Syria and keeps lying about.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: KENNEDY ASSASINATION: RESEARCHERS CLAIM FAMOUS BACKYARD RIFLE PHOTO GENUINE – IF SO, WHY IT STILL PROVES NOTHING – REVIEW OF SOME KEY FACTS AND EVIDENCE AROUND CARCANO RIFLE   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENTS POSTED TO THE INDEPENDENT

This article tells us very little worth knowing while ignoring some tremendously important facts.

Apart from leaving out two unexplained cut-out mattes we have of someone standing in the backyard, the kind of thing used in forging composite photos in those days, even were the photo of Oswald authentic as claimed, it proves precisely nothing.

We know Oswald was carrying on a deception campaign about being a communist. In fact, he was a paid FBI informant (we even have his identifying number) during this effort which included everything from writing letters to handing out pamphlets.

He had previously been a phony defector to Russia for over two years in a program created by the Office of Naval Intelligence, a brainchild of the CIA’s legendary and often bizarre James Angleton. As a young Marine, one of above-average intelligence, Oswald was selected for Russian language training and suddenly started receiving communist literature at his barracks, to the amusement of his fellows. This was unquestionably to help build a “legend” for his future phony defection in a rather questionable program intended to discover what day-to-day life was like in the Soviet Union.

There is also absolutely no evidence Oswald actually purchased a mail-order rifle from Klein’s Sporting Goods in Chicago. It is too detailed to go into, but it remains completely unsettled whether he or someone else made this purchase. There is significant evidence that another unknown person had access to Oswald’s postal box.

The “killer” shot – the one to the right temple which explosively exited the rear of Kennedy’s skull, the occipitoparietal area, with a spray of material, including half his brain. Police outriders were hit with some of this gruesome stuff. Mrs Kennedy’s famous reaching back on the limousine was about reaching a piece of his skull blown back on the trunk. Such damage cannot ever be caused by a jacketed bullet of the kind used in the Mannlicher. It was caused by a soft nosed or explosive bullet. And it cannot ever be caused by a shot from the rear. Simply impossible.

In any event, that rifle is completely unsuitable for an assassination. It was not sighted correctly and was notoriously inaccurate as well as being subject to jamming. The World War II Italian army had utter contempt for it calling it a widow-maker.

Still further, there were several witnesses that the first rifle found at the Book Depository was a good one, a larger-calibre Mausser. It disappeared and the cheap Mannlicher–Carcano appeared later. Also the shells supposedly fired by Oswald were unrealistically lined-up on the floor for bolt-action shooting. The Dallas Police handled all evidence unbelievably badly – the chain of possession of key items having been violated many times – and there is strong reason to suspect some members were in on the conspiracy, including the one said to have been shot by Oswald later on a suburban street, Officer Tippet, a known right-wing militia type with highly questionable associations.

It is very likely that one of the assassination team – there were at least three men firing – fired ammunition suitable for the Mannlicher-Carcano with a device called a sabot, which allows a rile to fire smaller ammunition without making new barrel markings, from a different rifle. This provided actual strikes of such ammunition in the limo.

The limo had damage never formally investigated, including a hole in the windshield. After Kennedy’s body was taken to the hospital, the car was rushed off, ending up soon after to Ford’s Rouge River plant where it was cleaned-up and partially re-built, a totally inappropriate treatment of evidence. For the brief time it was at the hospital, despite Secret Service efforts to keep people away, several, including a reporter, saw the windshield bullet hole. There was also damage to chrome trim.

No honest and rational person who studies the evidence available to us can deny Kennedy was attacked from the right front (the general area of the grassy knoll). The first non-fatal neck wound was also an entry wound from the front. Other shots were fired from behind, but none of them would have seriously hurt him. I say “honest” person because there has been a stream of writers and apologists who have worked to muddy the waters, likely all in the pay or with the encouragement of the CIA, which has been covering up from day one with key files still not released.

By the way if you want to see an intriguing bit of photo analysis, see: http://oswaldinthedoorway.blogspot.ca/2015/10/the-following-paper-was-written-and.html

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Response to a reader saying we already knew backyard picture authentic from Marina Oswald:

Yes, she authenticated the photos, under pressure from FBI and Secret Service men who controlled her every movement and could determine her fate, and that of her children, as to staying in the U.S. Marina’s testimony is simply riddled with contradictions and uncertainties, making her sound almost insane at times.

JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: ON THE IDEA THAT ISRAEL WILL NOT GIVE UP ITS NUCLEAR WEAPONS   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN
 
POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY PATRICK MARTIN IN TORONTO’S GLOBE AND MAIL

Contrary to the assumptions of Patrick Martin, Israel may, before long, have no choice.

How in God’s name can we accept all the noise and pressure over Iran and North Korea when Israel keeps a nuclear arsenal, threatening others with its potential, including sometimes blackmailing the United States?

The sensational, just-announced publication of secret papers from apartheid South Africa, something Israel has fought hugely against, proves definitively Israel’s role as the world’s most dangerous nuclear proliferator.

See the immensely important article:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/may/23/israel-south-africa-nuclear-weapons

I do think the day is fast approaching when Israel’s arrogance and brutality will tip the international political balance which has protected its excesses. People and governments everywhere are tiring of Israel’s utterly unethical and savage behavior and its endless demands.

Of course, on the same news day as the story of the publication of secret South African papers, we have news of two countries – Australia and the UK – removing Israeli diplomats in response to Israel’s abuse of their passports in committing its political murders. Israel has done this many times, including abusing Canadian passports in the past.

It is simply a fact that Israel has behaved over the last half century as one of the most peace-threatening nations on earth.

With its black-ops, its creation of the circumstances for the 1967 war it desired (because it would win), its never-explained attack on an American spy ship, its unparalleled spying inside the United States (including documented spies who were hot on the trail of the 9/11 terrorists and did nothing to alert U.S. officials), its illegal creation of nuclear weapons, its playing with proliferation with South Africa, and its ghastly brutality in Gaza and Lebanon, Israel is straining the patience of all its supporters.

John Kennedy knew that Israel was working on nuclear weapons, and we know he completely opposed it. More than a few suspect that that fact represented the real motive for his death.

Israel is very vulnerable to revelations of the many bodies it has buried, and that is what is remarkable about the publican of the South African papers. The publication clearly points to the United States tiring of all the dirty games. It could easily have suppressed this.