So here I am about to post the 16th installment of COUP D’ETAT, the conspiracy theory about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and I’m wondering….how many of you all out there are reading these Wednesday posts? Do you have any comments about what you’ve read so far? I know many of you are way too young to know anything about this except for what you may have read or heard in a history class (uh oh I just dated myself even MORE) uh, I mean CIVICS class. So what do you think? Please comment and if you don’t want to be public, then send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
TOO MANY OSWALDS
While Oswald was supposedly en route to Mexico, a strange incident occurred at the Dallas home of Cuban exile Sylvia Odio. She was visited by three anti-Castro activists, two Latin men, and an American introduced as Leon Oswald. A few days later one of the Latins told her over the telephone that Leon Oswald thought the Cubans had no guts and should shoot President Kennedy. When Miss Odio saw pictures of Lee Oswald after the assassination she was sure he had been one of her visitors. Though Odio was too scared to report the incident, a friend who told Odio’s story to the FBI also claimed that Oswald had been seen at two Cuban exile meetings that were addressed by General Edwin Walker.
An Oswald “double” was clearly at work in Dallas during the 7 weeks Oswald lived there prior to the assassination. On Nov. 23, the FBI received a report that “Lee Oswald” test-drove a car two weeks earlier, speeding the demo at 80 mph, claiming he would have a “lot of money in the next two or three weeks ” and mumbling something about “going back to Russia where they treat workers like men”. The real Lee Oswald id not know how to drive. On Nov. 24, Dallas police found a gun shop receipt in Oswald’s name for mounting a telescopic sight on a Mnnlicher-Carcano rifle. Oswald’s had come with a sight. A day after having retrieved the rifle, “Oswald” had fgone to a firing range and drawn attention to himself with obnoxious behavior. A month earlier he was seen firing a rifle on private property in the company of two other men, one of whom was “Latin, perhaps Cuban”. The landowner have a shell to the FBI, who later said it had not been fired from Oswald’s rifle.