JFK ASSASSINATION ARGUMENTS
(PART 1196)


VIA AN E-MAIL IN JANUARY 2014,
JOHN BARBOUR SAID:


Dave, could you help Dick [Russell] and Joan [Mellen] and Jim [Marrs] and myself spread the word.

Thank you.

John Barbour




DAVID VON PEIN SAID:

You must be kidding.

My sites:

THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY--
A LONE-GUNMAN VIEWPOINT:
http://DavidVonPein.blogspot.com
http://JFK-Archives.blogspot.com



JOHN BARBOUR SAID:

Have you seen 'The Garrison Tapes?'


DAVID VON PEIN SAID:

Oh, sure. I've had the program on VHS for many years. It's a pack of nonsense.


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The evidence that shows Lee Harvey Oswald murdered two people (JFK and J.D. Tippit) on November 22, 1963, is a mile high and is conclusive, in my opinion.

And while I can never say with 100% certainty that Oswald acted completely alone when he killed Kennedy and Tippit, I am satisfied in my own mind that he had no accomplices....not Ferrie, not Banister, not Shaw, and he didn't use an Umbrella Man standing out on Elm Street to aid him either. :-)

Regards,
DVP


JOHN BARBOUR SAID:

Dave, thanks for your prompt reply.

That you're not sure Oswald acted alone means there might be room for you to think there might have been more than one shooter.

The fact that Oswald failed a paraffin test is not nonsense. It's not nonsense that the press conference at Parkland indicated a shot to the right temple. And it's certainly not nonsense that NBC tried to frame Garrison, which resulted in his getting airtime. That's the reason Reagan scuttled The Fairness Doctrine.

What is nonsense is The Warren Report, looking at drawings instead of x-rays and photos. The list of nonsense there is endless.

It's as nonsensical as weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, or building 7 falling from heavy smoke.

As Mark Twain said, "It's easier to fool people than to convince them they've been fooled."


DAVID VON PEIN SAID:

Thanks for your reply as well.

But I totally disagree with you about the paraffin test and the "right temple" and about multiple gunmen firing at John F. Kennedy.

Paraffin tests, as you probably know, are wholly unreliable and can be totally misleading. Do you realize the FBI conducted a test with Oswald's own rifle, and the agent who fired three shots with that gun tested NEGATIVE for nitrates on his face AND both of his hands?

Do you think the FBI faked that test which proved beyond doubt that a person can fire Oswald's rifle and still have a NEGATIVE paraffin result? [See David Belin's 1973 book for more details on that test.]

And I assume the "right temple" Parkland conference you referred to is Malcolm Kilduff's conference to announce JFK's death. Correct?

But you surely cannot believe that when Kilduff casually pointed to his temple that he was inferring that he knew precisely where the bullet entered, can you? That's absurd. Kilduff was merely pointing to his head in a general way to indicate that the President was killed by a bullet through his head/brain. Nothing more than that. And AFAIK, Kilduff was never a conspiracy believer (but I could be mistaken about that).

And when I said I could never be 100% sure that Oswald acted alone, I wasn't in any way talking about the number of gunmen. Because even if someone else aided LHO (which is highly unlikely given the evidence), I'm 100% sure that Oswald was the only gunman in Dealey Plaza. That fact couldn't be any clearer (esp. after the HSCA's "4th shot" is discarded, as it must be for all reasonable people after looking at the facts gathered by the National Academy of Sciences in the 1980s).

When you said the Warren Commission's "list of nonsense" is "endless", I have my doubts if such an alleged list could possibly be as endless as Jim Garrison's laundry list of suspects over the years....

Homosexual thrill kill...
Military Complex...
The CIA.

God knows who else. (I lost my Garrison scorecard. But apparently as long as you were alive and breathing in November 1963, you were a suspect in the JFK case at some point in time.)

But I do agree with you about the silliness of the Warren Commission relying on the awful Rydberg drawings instead of utilizing the X-rays and autopsy photos. That was probably the biggest mistake made by the Commission.

But in the long run, it didn't make a bit of difference, because you and I (and everyone) CAN now examine those X-rays and pictures to see for OURSELVES where the wounds were on the President's body.

And those wounds do NOT suggest conspiracy. Not even close. Two entry wounds--both in the rear portions of the body. And the 2 exit wounds were in the frontal area of the body, perfectly consistent with Oswald performing a solo act with Mannlicher-Carcano #C2766 from his sixth-floor sniper's perch.

So, even without the full use of the autopsy photos, the Warren Commission got it right anyway....right down to the obviously correct Single-Bullet Theory, which I dissect in detail at my SBT website [Single-Bullet-Theory.blogspot.com].

Nice talking to you. I have no interest in promoting your conspiracy program, but good luck with it anyhow. There are still plenty of sheep out there who like to graze on conspiracy conjecture. After all, the latest polls still show that 59% to 70% of America believes in the make-believe conspiracy to kill JFK.

Best wishes,
David Von Pein


JOHN BARBOUR SAID:

Dave,

Thanks for taking the time to write your critique late last night. But, take a peek anyway. When we come to the Q&A session, we'll be happy to take a question from you, and even plug your site.

John


DAVID VON PEIN SAID:

Thanks, John. That's very kind of you.

Regards,
David Von Pein
January 14, 2014