CONSPIRACY THEORIST ROBERT CAPRIO:
>>> "Only two countries stamped "Mauser" on the gun, and they were Argentina and Chile." <<<
DAVID VON PEIN:
Any source for this information?
And: Even if ONLY the single word "Mauser" was normally stamped on
some Mauser rifles, it still wouldn't make Craig any less of a
liar....because Craig specifically said he saw "7.65 Mauser" printed
on the gun. Not just the word "Mauser".
Did Chile or Argentina ever print "7.65" on the barrel too (along with
the word "Mauser", as you claim)?
Some verification of your claim that just "Mauser" was stamped on some
guns would be appreciated as well.
>>> "Do we have any sources that are not John's [McAdams] or Bugman's [Vince Bugliosi]?" <<<
Gobs. I am constantly citing the Warren Commission Report and the
26 volumes of exhibits and testimony. Naturally, though, you (being
an "Anybody But Oswald" kook) must disregard everything connected
with the Warren Commission.
That's what gives you free reign to be a kook 24/7....because you can
always fall back on the CT-Kook's motto of: "The Warren Report is
useless and worthless".
Nice tactic. If you're a nutcase, that is.
>>> "He [Saint Roger Craig] was not the rifle expert, Weitzman was. Why are you pinning the misidentification on him [Saint Craig]?" <<<
You aren't REALLY this stupid, are you Robby?
I'm not "pinning the misidentification" only on Roger Craig. I know
that both Boone and Weitzman initially said they thought Oswald's
rifle was a Mauser too.
What I'm "pinning" on Craig is the PROVABLE LIE that Craig told when
he said he saw "7.65 Mauser" stamped on the rifle, because that is
simply not true. No way. No how. No other officer said they saw "7.65
Mauser" stamped on the rifle's barrel. Only Craig made this outrageous
Boone and Weitzman, in fact, both fully retracted their statements
about the rifle being a Mauser, with both of those officers later
admitting that they were definitely mistaken about their initial
"Mauser" identification. .....
VINCENT BUGLIOSI (While questioning Deputy Sheriff Boone during the
1986 TV Docu-Trial, "ON TRIAL: LEE HARVEY OSWALD") -- "Mr. Boone, did
the FBI ever show you a rifle which they said was the rifle found on
the sixth floor?"
EUGENE BOONE -- "Yes sir."
MR. BUGLIOSI -- "And what did you say when you looked at that rifle?"
MR. BOONE -- "It appears to be the rifle that I saw on the sixth floor
of the School Book Depository."
MR. BUGLIOSI -- "Well, didn't you just tell Mr. Spence that you could
not identify it?"
MR. BOONE -- "I could not identify it positively because I did not
have an identifying mark on the weapon."
MR. BUGLIOSI -- "Okay. But it appeared to be the same rifle?"
MR. BOONE -- "It appeared to be the same weapon."
SEYMOUR WEITZMAN (During a CBS-TV interview in 1967) -- "Mr. Boone was
climbing on top and I was down on my knees looking. And I moved a box
and he moved a carton, and there it was. And he, in turn, hollered we
had found the rifle."
EDDIE BARKER (CBS NEWS) -- "What kind of gun did you think it was?"
MR. WEITZMAN -- "To my sorrow, I looked at it and it looked like a
Mauser, which I said it was. But I said the wrong one; because just at
a glance, I saw the Mauser action....and, I don't know, it just came
out as words it was a German Mauser. Which it wasn't. It's an Italian
type gun. But from a glance, it's hard to describe; and that's all I
saw, was at a glance. I was mistaken. And it was proven that my
statement was a mistake; but it was an honest mistake."
But Roger Craig not only wouldn't retract his Mauser statement, he
decided to go one step further into fantasyland by adding the provable
lie of physically SEEING THE WORDS "7.65 Mauser" printed on the rifle
picked up by Lt. Day and Capt. Fritz....even though it was proven
beyond ALL doubt that the VERY SAME RIFLE that was being hoisted in
the air by Day and Fritz on 11/22/63 was a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle,
which had all the appropriate markings on it to show it was an Italian
1940 carbine, made in Terni, with the unique Carcano serial number
Roger Craig seemingly manifested Paul O'Connor Disease, with one
untruth/lie seemingly feeding and sprouting additional untruths and
distortions regarding the things that each man saw in 1963.
O'Connor was THE ONLY WITNESS who claimed to see ALL FOUR of these
things in tandem (you won't find a single other witness who believes
in this "Fantastic Four of JFK Fantasy"):
1.) JFK arrived at Bethesda in a cheap "shipping" casket.
2.) JFK was wrapped in a "body bag" at Bethesda.
3.) JFK had a great-big hole in the back part of his head.
4.) JFK had NO BRAINS in his head at all when he arrived at Bethesda.
And Roger Craig is similar to O'Connor (except in Craig's case, it
involves different lies and distortions and different pieces of evidence):
1.) Craig sees "7.65 Mauser" stamped on Oswald's rifle.
2.) Craig sees the three bullet shells in the Sniper's Nest "lying no
more than an inch apart".
3.) Craig is positive that the man he saw getting into a Rambler on
Elm St. at approx. 12:40 PM on Nov. 22 was Lee Harvey Oswald.
4.) Craig says that he was in Fritz' office and saw Oswald jump up,
get mad, and shout "Everybody will know who I am now".*
* = Which, when you think about it for a minute or two, is really a
rather strange thing for Oswald to say in the first place. Because,
unless Oswald was truly a complete moron with no brains in HIS head
either (a la O'Connor's similar observation about JFK), Oswald would
surely have to realize that the world probably already knew who he was
by the time he supposedly made such a statement in front of Craig (or
that the world would very soon know who he was).
Oswald had been arrested for murder, so he certainly should have known
his identity and personal info were going to be revealed to the waiting
press in a fairly short amount of time anyway.
So, when put in this context, the statement that Roger Craig attributes
to Lee Oswald actually makes very little (common) sense at all.
David Von Pein
LINK TO ORIGINAL POST (NOVEMBER 9, 2007)