DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
Pat Speer's whole argument about how the FBI was lying and covering up stuff and that Hoover was up to no good (which is obviously the BIGGER point that Speer is trying to make via his 4/13/09 article at Mary Ferrell's site, vs. the lesser point of attempting to prove that author Vincent Bugliosi is a big fat liar too) is an argument that explodes in Mr. Speer's face after taking one quick look at what J. Edgar Hoover told Jesse Curry on November 23, 1963:
"The paper of the wrapping and the tape, Q10 [the bag found in the Sniper's Nest], were found to have the same observable physical characteristics as the known wrapping paper and tape, K2 [the sample taken from the Depository on 11/22/63], from the Texas Public School Book Depository." -- Via 11/23/63 letter from J. Edgar Hoover to Dallas Police Chief Jesse E. Curry
And here's page #1 of that document (which shows the date: "Nov. 23, 1963"):
So, unless conspiracy theorists like Pat Speer now want to believe that Mr. Hoover's 11/23/63 letter to Curry is a lie or a fake of some kind, then we have the proof in writing--SIX DAYS PRIOR TO VINCENT DRAIN'S NOVEMBER 29TH REPORT--that the 11/22/63 paper sample taken from the Book Depository had the "same observable physical characteristics" as the paper bag found on the sixth floor (CE142).
Therefore, Patrick J. Speer has absolutely nowhere to run when he suggests that the FBI was changing stuff around on November 29 to make Oswald look guiltier....because Hoover's letter to Curry was written almost a week prior to EITHER of the Vincent Drain documents.
PAT SPEER SAID:
Wow, Dave, you really need to focus on your reading comprehension. In my essay on the Drain documents, I state quite clearly that ALL the other documents suggest the paper sample matched the bag. I also deliberately avoid any conjecture on which version of Drain's report was accurate.
DAVID VON PEIN SAID:
Then your whole 4/13/09 essay is pretty much worthless and useless and meaningless.
In other words -- It's a great-big "SO WHAT?" situation.
But it's just like conspiracy theorists to want to elevate a "SO WHAT?" situation to heights it obviously doesn't deserve to be elevated to. It's a daily practice amongst CTers. Pat Speer included.
David Von Pein
October 12, 2009
October 14, 2009
DOWN THE "DRAIN" (ALL 4 PARTS):
PART 1 -- PART 2 -- PART 3 -- PART 4