JFK Assassination Q & A

Recently on twitter, The Associated Press was offering an electronic copy of the 1964 report of the Warren Commission.  Here is my reply:

Here is my copy, in case you wanted to see:

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From this response, my good friend Matt (@hesthesenate) had some questions regarding my thoughts on who was behind the plot to kill the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy.  Here is a transcript of that conversation:

Matt: Right now I gotta ask Brad…who do YOU think did it? Who pulled the trigger/who played/set up Oswald into doing it?

Brad: Who pulled trigger: hitmen from Mafia and Cuban exiles.
Who coordinated: CIA & secret service.
Cover-up: FBI/Warren Commission.

Oswald was part of abort team to stop assassination. Realized too late he was being set up.

M: Well…that’s something. What part did Jack Ruby have to play in it all? Or did he just want to kill the man who “killed the President?”

B: Not at all. Actively worked with FBI and Mafia. He was cleanup team. Had ties with Dallas PD. Oswald was supposed to die 11/22/63 as well.  But he botched the job and had to do it himself Sunday.

M: So Ruby’s ties with Dallas PD meant he got to Oswald so easily in the police station basement?

B: Exactly. You can also see him in the room at Oswald’s “press conference” and he even asked Oswald a question.

M: I did not know that. I did not know that at all.

B: Yeah there are multiple witnesses who saw Oswald and Ruby together just weeks before at a club in New Orleans.

M: I don’t know what to think about it all any more.

B: For anyone who isn’t convinced about conspiracy I just say look at cause & effects. Whoever benefited from effects mostly likely caused it.

M: Who had most to gain…yeah.  And what of LBJ?

B: LBJ hated JFK. But more than that he was about to be indicted on major charges & going to be dropped from 1964 ticket. That was all fixed.

M: Is there any…even the tiniest chance that it was all Oswald or is it just too much to disregard and ignore?

B: There is always a chance. But later voice analysis showed he was telling the truth about not shooting anyone and just being a patsy.

M: But how reliable is that voice analysis?

B: Can’t give you an exact reliability but that sort of analysis has been used in criminal cases. He even said “now everyone will know who I am.” Not as someone who shot president but as someone working undercover as part of abort team.

M: It’s harder to ignore now.

B: In the height of the Cold War he was allowed to go to USSR and come back with no questions asked. That makes no sense.  He was also a crappy shot according to USMC and that rifle was also crappy so he could not have accurately gotten off those shots.

M: An old WW1 Italian Carcano I believe. Bolt-action too?

B: WWII and yes bolt action. His had to be manually loaded after each shot and had to be resighted. Also the rifle changed too.  The original one they found was a German Mauser but magically changed into the Mannlicher-Carcanno.

M: German? A K98??

B: If I remember it was a 7.65 German Mauser. That’s all I know about it. Turned into a 6.5 Mannlicher.

 

M: Look at that smug git behind.  Who was the mastermind?

B: Allen Dulles. With LBJ and friends as the biggest beneficiaries.

From there we went on to chat about the Zapruder film, and you can find the entire conversation on my twitter page.  Thank you so much for the questions, Matt.  If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.  And as always, I invite you to check out my Patreon page.  Thank you for reading.

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