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11/22/13 6:58 A

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The jarring note in my theory is the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby tho. Happening as it did before before trial. Ruby accomplished it with such ease..was in the perfect spot at the perfect time as Oswald was being led into the parking garage. Coincidence seems doubtful. Unlike Oswald,might easily know motorcade routes back in those days of lower security, and be able to wait but how would Ruby know exactly when and by what door law enforcement would be exiting with the prisoner unless someone told him?

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11/21/13 3:34 P

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I believe it's quite possible he worked alone, had a borderline personality, was somewhat marginalized, and at least fancied himself a Marxist with a Marxist agenda. I think perhaps one had to be at least a young adult back then to fully grasp the underlying mutual paranoia of the cold war years. The school children were required to do "duck and cover" exercises in case of nuclear attack at that time forsakes. . Not that they would have done us a lick of good, but it points out how uneasy people were. Kennedy was not just glamor and Camelot..there was also the Cuban Missile crisis, our own CIA backed and unsuccessful Bay of Pigs Invasion , Kennedy's visit to the Berlin Wall and many other things during Kennedy's time in office that did not endear him to those with Communist leanings.

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11/21/13 11:51 A

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I think Oswald worked alone and had very serious mental issues.I do think he hated this country for some twisted reason and Kennedy was the head of the nation at that time.I like almost all of Steven King's books.He draws your attention and then some.

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11/21/13 10:18 A

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JFK assassination is an interesting history point for me. Although I was only 2 months old when it happened (and now you guys now for how long I have been 29 years old! LOL) It was a such important world event and I have seen it on TV so many times that for me is a “memory” as I were there when it happened.

It seems to me that in the US trying to kill the President does not require a specific reason. It happens so often…

I do not have a formed opinion if he did it alone or not. And I think we will never know for sure. It is one of the countless conspiracy theories so common in the US (Elvis did not die. Marilyn was killed etc).

There is a very interesting book by Stephen king (11/22/63) that plays with the facts/info regarding JFK assassination. the book is fascinating.

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11/20/13 4:14 P

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What did McKinley do, or Garfield before that? Harry Truman had two major attempts on his life. Teddy Roosevelt got shot, but survived (and actually finished his 90 minute speech. The man was tough, no doubt.)

I suppose Booth's reasons for shooting Lincoln were more than clear, even without a 24-hour news cycle.

As for Oswald, he was an avowed Marxist, and apparently more than a little unbalanced, a mix which makes a search for logic in his actions possibly futile.

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11/20/13 1:32 P

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I will always question one man's anger and ability to kill a POTUS. 50 years ago the public was limited in the amount of positive or negative information they were able to get.

What could Kennedy have possibly done to ignite such hatred that Oswald would have wanted to kill him? Or was his anger/hatred at the United States?

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11/20/13 11:28 A

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Visited the site about 20 years ago when I was a sophomore in college. It didn't resonate with me as I expected it to. It was just a street. A hot street. Hot and muggy. Don't like Dallas.

Anyway...

I do think Oswald acted alone. Not in a vaccuum. There were certainly plenty of forces that influenced him, but I don't think any of them deliberately manuiplated or helped him.

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11/19/13 10:17 P

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Living in the Dallas metroplex, this past year has been a historical look at JFKs life and assassination on most of the local news stations. Some interesting personal accounts that I've not previously heard.

Curious what folks in Soap think ... do you believe Oswald acted alone?

Have you ever been to visited the grassy knoll or School Book Depository building?

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