If there's one conspiracy theory mucho dificultad to challenge, it's the JFK Assassination. Those who try to debunk it end up either looking like a chump shill or closed-minded skeptic.
I won't cover every angle of it. There's simply too much.
Who do I think was behind the killing? Rogue CIA. It was an inside job. JFK's leftier than thou status may be overrated, but he did present a roadblock for the neocons' ancestors.
I'm not saying there aren't certain things presented by believers that couldn't be socratised. But there is simply too much that cannot be denied. The easy way out is to say kooky is as kooky does, that Oswald acted alone.
I'm not really big into wrestling. One part of it I find quite enjoyable is when the wrestlers, promoters, et al start going drama queen. There are just so many fake metal chairs to the head, quadruple bounces off the ropes, and face rakes one's eyes can take before yawning. But the over the top drama, that never gets stale when done well.
Jesse Ventura brings that kind of schtick to his conspiracy show. It makes for good entertainment. Here are some of his bad points. He includes too many strawmen on his programs. He also tends to overhype his investigative team coming up with new info, when in fact he's merely regurgitating what most already know or is available elsewhere. Yet, he is fairly good at not getting too kooky.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 1
The first segment is tough to accept as proof though possibly true. I find it tough to believe Jesse Ventura has become the Julian Assange of television. Some guy in a wheelchair hands Jesse documents alleged as classified. He says a CIA agent gave them to him years ago, when he had been working on the story.
The documents, according to Jesse, speak of an Operation 40 plan to assassinate JFK, because he wouldn't give them a second chance to kill Castro, invade Cuba, or whatnot after the Bay of Pigs fiasco. Kennedy would be shot, and Castro would take the blame leading to his own demise. That kind of makes sense and would line up with Oswald's claim of being a patsy.
Ventura went on to theorise this could then be tied to Watergate, since JFK assassination suspects such as E. Howard Hunt and Frank Sturgis later were in on that schtick. Jesse said Nixon was probably set up, because he was getting a bit too interested in finding out what really went down with JFK's murder. That could be considering what was revealed in the Nixon tapes. Unfortunately, such conjecture sounds kookified.
Revelations and gaps on Nixon tapes
In the same conversation, Nixon gave new fodder for conspiracy theorists who question whether Lee Harvey Oswald was the only shooter involved in the assassination of President John Kennedy.The grassy knoll has probably been the biggest thorn in the official, lone gunman explanation. Jesse interviewed Bill Newman. Wow, this The Dallas Morning News article features the Newmans as some of the few remaining witnesses still alive. But it doesn't inform the readers where Bill Newman believes the head shot came from. His family was perhaps the closest to the limousine when the fatal shot was fired. I'm not saying this writer is a paid shill. He might simply be the proverbial useful idiot.
Referring to the report by the Warren Commission, "it was the greatest hoax that has ever been perpetuated," Nixon said. He did not elaborate why he questioned the report.
With 45 years of practice, Bill Newman repeats what he saw on Nov. 22, 1963, dispassionately and in quick order....Bugliosi comes off bad on the Ventura show. He ends up going Bill O'Reilly cut the mike style on Jesse. According to Bugliosi, there's nothing to see here, move along.
The presidential murder has been so thoroughly investigated, and the witnesses so often interviewed, that their diminishing ranks won't affect the narrative of that weekend in Dallas, said Vincent Bugliosi, author of the exhaustive Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
"If there's any other witness out there and they haven't told the story by now, you can be 99.99 percent sure they don't have anything new to say," said Mr. Bugliosi, who lives in Los Angeles.
This is what Newman said to Jesse Ventura. He had only been about fifteen feet away from Kennedy, when the most tragic, important bullet was fired.
As the President's car turned left onto Elm Street, probably some 100 feet or less than us, the first two shots rang out.... Just as the car got straight in front of us, the third shot rang out. The side of President Kennedy's head blew off. You could see the brain matter and blood fly up.... I thought the shot had come from directly behind.
Bill Newman was interviewed by the FBI, but the Warren Commission totally ignored him. The photo above this one was taken after the shots had been fired. The Newman's had changed position in order to protect their children. In short, Bill Newman says the head shot came from the grassy knoll. Back and to the left.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 2
I'm not going to give a play by play analysis of the rest of the video. Folks can check it out for themselves. There were a lot of important things covered. I liked the way Jesse tried to reenact how Oswald could have allegedly fired off three shots in such a short period of time and with such a balky weapon.
The segment on E. Howard Hunt was interesting too. It is also beyond belief that George Bush did not know his whereabouts the day of the shooting. Everyone knew where they were when it happened. I wasn't alive, but for similar big events I will never forget where I was, such as when the Space Challenger blew up or 9/11. George Bush had actually been in Dallas that day according to a declassified document. Wow.
Then there's this declassifed FBI document. It's tough to read, but the last paragraph speaks of a George Bush from the CIA. Oooopsies.
Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura JFK assassination deathbed confession part 3
A few years ago, E. Howard Hunt confessed to having been involved in the assassination. He did so on his deathbed. He also looked remarkably similar to one of the famous "three tramps" photographed at Dealey Plaza, as did Frank Sturgis. Debunkers claim professionals deduced differences in the photos that our blind eyes cannot. I think the dudes could have altered their look with makeup. If Hollywood can change an actor's appearance, I'm sure the CIA can. The three tramps had been arrested just to the west of the grassy knoll after being found hanging out in a boxcar. They were well-dressed and clean-shaven for hobos. Somehow the Dallas Police has no record of their arrests, fingerprints, or mug shots. That's not the stuff.
Those adamant Oswald acted alone are full of something stinky. Heck, Oswald might not have been involved in any of the crime. And this is without even asking how the fock Jack Ruby was able to stroll into a police station and kill Lee Harvey Oswald. My gut instinct says the kid was 100% innocent.
Lee Harvey Oswald "I'm just a patsy"
Related links (right click for new windows):
Lee Harvey Oswald interview with William K Stuckey part 1
The Killing Of Lee Harvey Oswald