The following paragraph is a very astute and insightful quotation from another author that I came across on the Internet. It's a quote that goes to the very heart of the James Files matter, and is certainly something that conspiracy theorists ought to consider before swallowing (wholesale) the idea that a Mr. James E. Files fired the fatal shot into President John F. Kennedy's head on November 22nd, 1963:
"JFK conspiracy believers don't care that the technical elements of their arguments are derisively rejected by almost all pathologists, criminalists, forensic scientists, ballistics experts, and historians who examine them."
In other words, except for perhaps Dr. Cyril Wecht, a conspiracy theorist would
be hard-pressed in finding a single pathologist (including all three of the main autopsy doctors who examined Kennedy's body on the night of 11/22/63 and concluded, to a man, that JFK was struck in the head by only one shot from behind him), or a single scientist, or any reputable researcher or historian who believes that James Files (or anybody else for that matter) fired a bullet into JFK's brain from the Grassy Knoll in Dallas, Texas.
In my opinion, that large list of Files non-believers is a pretty big hurdle to overcome, even for the boldest of conspiracy promoters. Even a goodly number of CTers regard the Files story as pure hogwash. And yet this ridiculous book was published in 2005 anyway. (And 604 pages of Files-related tripe, to boot.)
Man, that takes someone with some giant-sized gonads -- to place on the market something like the book "Files On JFK". I've got to give the author (Wim Dankbaar) that much praise at least. He's got guts. He's got no proof of any conspiracy, of course. But he does own some industrial-sized family jewels.
And in addition to the book, there's also an equally-ridiculous video that came out in 1996 -- "The Murder Of JFK: Confession Of An Assassin" -- in which James Files was videotaped confessing to the murder of JFK, in elaborate detail.
Of course, why a person would want to voluntarily brand himself for the rest of his life as the murderer of the President of the United States when he really wasn't the murderer at all....well, I guess that's another discussion altogether. For it's quite obvious, based on every scrap of physical evidence in the JFK case, that NO ONE (not James E. Files or anyone else) fired a "frontal" gunshot into the head of President John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.
If you want a few laughs associated with a complete non-event, then you might want to pick up a copy of this VHS videotape or Dankbaar's book. But for a truthful account of President Kennedy's assassination, this film is essential viewing.
In an Internet forum conversation with "Files On JFK" author Wim Dankbaar in early 2006, I was greeted with the following lovely dialogue from Mr. Dankbaar (which should give everybody an idea as to the strict conspiracy-only agenda that Wim adheres to on a routine, daily basis):
"Hey Von Pein, another lying lone-nutter! Found an audience to deceive here?" .... I am never nice to lone-nutters, since I consider them treacherous liars. Get used to it." -- Wim Dankbaar; January 2, 2006
A similarly silly type of "All LNers Are Liars And/Or Crackpots" comment was made by Wim in 2005 after I asked him the following question concerning Vincent Bugliosi:
"Can you tell me, Wim, what is your opinion of Vincent Bugliosi and his pro-LN position (which equates, in essence, to an 'anti-Vary-Baker' position)?"
Mr. Dankbaar responded with this infantile remark:
"As you know, my opinion is that everyone who advocates a LN [Lone Nut] position is either ignorant, talking out of his ass, or part of the cover-up." -- Wim Dankbaar; July 23, 2005
And here's another brilliant comment (not!) by Mr. Dankbaar, via his own "JFKMurderSolved" Internet Forum:
"I have not substantiated two teams [of JFK assassins]. I believe there was more than one team; probably three. .... But there were at least 6 shooters." -- Wim Dankbaar; January 5, 2006
"At least 6 shooters."
That deserves yet another replay -- "At least 6 shooters."
And yet (somehow) -- Where does EVERY SCRAP of ballistics evidence in the "real" JFK case lead? Right straight into the Mannlicher-Carcano rifle owned by Lee Harvey Oswald -- that's where.
So, regardless of the evidence that plainly says otherwise, Wim believes there were "at least 6 shooters" in Dealey Plaza on 11/22/63 (one of which was the stealth-like Mr. Files, of course).
What kind of losers and blind-as-a-bat professional assassins made up this team of "at least 6 shooters"? And, a better question still -- WHY in the world would a professional "hit" like the JFK assassination possibly even REQUIRE the use of so much extra firepower to eliminate just one nearly-stationary target?
Did they WANT to complicate their "plot" needlessly and recklessly with so many shooters there would be virtually no hope of having all these bullets and bullet holes in the victim(s) funnel down to just their one "patsy" (Oswald) in the Texas School Book Depository?
A Six-Shooter Patsy Plan is completely idiotic, and even a lifetime conspiracy theorist should be able to figure out why.
Therefore, via that theory of "at least six shooters", either EVERY shooter other than a gunman using Oswald's #C2766 Carcano rifle totally missed everything and everybody in Dealey Plaza.
Or -- a humongous amount of trace evidence leading back to the OTHER FIVE-PLUS shooters' weapons was all magically eradicated before a single Parkland Hospital witness could gaze upon even ONE of these many non-Oswald bullets and/or fragments.
Is the above a likely or reasonable scenario? Only on Wim's planet of "Conspiracy" is it likely. But in the real world of sunrises in the east and snow in Minneapolis in the wintertime? No. It's not likely. Nor is it even remotely possible. Because not even on the luckiest of days for these "six shooters" could that large-scale "patsy" plan be successfully achieved.
Here's another of Mr. Dankbaar's despicable and blatantly false theories (this one regarding the supposed non-Oswald killer of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit):
According to Wim Dankbaar and some of his kooky supporters, this is supposedly a photo of Tippit's "real killer":
But a big problem anybody has in claiming that the man on the right-hand side of the above photograph was the real killer of J.D. Tippit (besides the practically endless wealth of evidence supporting the obvious fact that Officer Tippit's murderer was Lee Harvey Oswald, to the exclusion of every human being on the planet) is the physical HEIGHT of this so-called "real Tippit killer".
I directly confronted Mr. Dankbaar with this height issue in 2005, with Wim predictably skirting around the issue without providing any reasonable kind of an explanation for it.
That is to say, this so-called "real killer" of Tippit is no doubt MUCH TALLER than Lee Harvey Oswald, because James Files (standing next to this guy in the photo above) is 5-feet-11.
And that 5'11" height statistic can easily be confirmed by checking out James Files' official "State Of Illinois Department Of Corrections" prison-related documentation (linked HERE, and pictured below). Files has been in prison for years, serving time for attempting to murder a policeman.
So, since Files himself is 5-11, it means that this so-called "Tippit Killer" is about 6-feet-4 (or perhaps even taller than that), according to that picture of him.
Therefore, per this nutsville alternate-killer theory, not only did all the Tippit murder witnesses identify the wrong person as J.D. Tippit's murderer (via facial features, et al; and this other guy does not look at all like Oswald, IMO) -- but the witnesses also (somehow) positively IDed a man who was only 5'9" tall (Oswald) as the true killer, when the real killer, per Dankbaar and Files, was about HALF-A-FOOT taller than Oswald! A likely mass "mis-identification" (by MANY different witnesses)? Hardly.
Plus: The conspirators have now DOUBLED the complexity of their "Frame The Patsy" plot by making Oswald the unwitting patsy in yet another November 22nd murder (Tippit's).
They now have to frame him for TWO murders, instead of just one. And, what's more incredible than that, these framers/plotters evidently convinced more than a dozen witnesses (when combining the two killings) to FALSELY IMPLICATE OSWALD in both the JFK and Tippit murders.
Conspiracy theorists would be much better off postulating that Howard Brennan and each of the many Tippit witnesses were all "planted witnesses", paid by the plotters/henchmen to point a finger at only Oswald.
Because to believe that ALL of these ordinary people (i.e., "non-plotters") lied about Lee Oswald being the person who killed both Kennedy and Tippit is just plain lunacy and defies every aspect of logical thinking.
Not to mention how such conspiracy theories just toss all the physical evidence against Oswald right into the nearest trash bin, and for no real good reason whatsoever, other than one of sheer "CT convenience".
In fact, the whole "Oswald Is Innocent Of Killing Tippit" hooey really gets under my skin big-time. Because even if CTers want to make up an excuse from whole cloth for Oswald not killing JFK, they still haven't a single leg (or toe) to stand on when it comes to Oswald's undeniable guilt in the J.D. Tippit murder. None whatsoever.
And Wim Dankbaar's bold declaration of actually showing a picture on his website that is captioned "The Man Who Killed Officer J.D. Tippit" is doubly insulting to the intelligence of anyone who has looked into the evidence (in even a cursory fashion) regarding the Tippit murder.
Dankbaar must have a poster of Lee Oswald hanging in his bedroom marked with the words "I Love This Guy And Want To Help Him Get Away With Murder".
Why on Earth so many people seem to own that same poster of Mr. Oswald, and regard this double-murderer so highly, is something that is beyond my way of thinking. Way beyond it. Because conspiracy theorists giving Oswald a SECOND free murder on November 22, 1963, is utterly reprehensible. It stinks to high heaven. Always has; and always will.
The conspiracy theorists have only the following items to bolster the notion that someone other than Lee Harvey Oswald killed J.D. Tippit:
1.) Twisted logic.
2.) So-called "planted" evidence.
3.) Tons of corrupt cops, who (for some stupid reason) WANT the real killer of their fellow police officer to go free.
4.) Gobs of witnesses who either deliberately lied under oath (for absolutely no reason at all) or ALL of these witnesses somehow innocently misidentified the "real killer" as none other than Lee Harvey Oswald.
5.) And Oswald-damning circumstantial evidence which, when put in the hands of conspiracy-happy kooks, amazingly becomes EXCULPATORY evidence!
Boy, that's some fantastic pro-conspiracy case, huh? I'd sure love to take that case into court some day. ~smirk~
And one very big reason (among others) to place Jimmy Files' story about the JFK assassination into the "unreliable" category is due to Files' supposed "association" with someone who is purported to be the "real" killer of Officer Tippit.
Because as anyone with a brain can tell, nobody murdered J.D. Tippit except the man who was charged with that crime in 1963 (i.e., Lee Harvey Oswald).
Two additional huge reasons to know that James Files is full of hot air are:
1.) His claim of having seen Jack Ruby in Dealey Plaza during the shooting of JFK.
2.) His silly boast about leaving a bullet shell with his teeth marks on it on the Grassy Knoll fence as a "calling card".
The "I Saw Ruby" claim is easily debunked through various witnesses who saw Ruby at a Dallas newspaper office at the precise time President Kennedy was being assassinated.
And the "calling card" business is just too loopy and idiotic to even consider. Any professional hit man who just shot the President in the temple and then leaves behind his "calling card" in the form of a shell casing with his potentially identifiable teeth imprints on the thing must be one of two things -- a suicidal nutcase or a liar.
Believe in the Jimmy Files nonsense if that's your bag. But I'll choose, instead, to remain on the side of supportable evidence in the case (and on the much-preferred side of sanity as well).
And the overwhelming majority of hard, supportable evidence in the JFK murder case points the finger of guilt in just a single, solitary direction -- toward a person named Lee Harvey Oswald.
David Von Pein
LINK TO ORIGINAL POST (JANUARY 30, 2007)
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