The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

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Baker & Taylor
Briefly surveys President Kennedy's life and career, describes the events leading up to his assassination, and discusses the controversy surrounding its investigation.

Publisher: New York :, Children's Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.,, 2014.
ISBN: 9780531282007
Characteristics: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm.


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Mar 08, 2018
*** Rated as complete falsehoods and obscene lies ****
This atrocious pile of whatever, from author Peter Benoit and Scholastic, was filled with blatant lie after blatant lie, with nothing substantiated by fact and evidence!
I flip open this book, aimed at the youth groups, and land on p. 35, where the first of many lies is encountered, and the author claims:
// A witness to the Tippit murder, named Helen Markham, identified Oswald in a lineup. \\
FALSE!!!!! From the proceedings of the Warren Commission [W.C.], where they questioned the waitress at a nearby restaurant, Helen Louise Markham as to what she saw in the lineup containing Lee Oswald:
W.C. Q: Now when you went into the room you looked these people over, these four men?
Markham: Yes, sir.
W.C. Q: Did you recognize anyone in the lineup?
Markham: No, sir.
Definitely doesn't sound like any kind of positive ID to this humble reader?????!?!?!?!?
There actually were a number of witnesses who converged on the murder scene after hearing gunshots - - but they described two older men fleeing the scene, one fitting the exact description of Jack Ruby - - and running in the direction of Ruby's apartment, two blocks away!
Not a one of theses witnesses was ever called to testify!
Also, on p. 35, author and liar Benoit claims a specific gun and bullets were used in the murder of Officer Tippit - - except NO ballistics testing was ever performed on Mr. Tippit - - thus no such information was obtained. Officer Tippit's killing was the least investigated murder in the history of forensic criminology!
Then on p. 35 we read that FBI agent, James Hosty, claims Oswald said he'd won an award for marksmanship in the USMC - - which never happened, of course, since we know from his boot camp platoon fellow trainees that Oswald couldn't even qualify on the rifle course, having to be pencilled in by his DI! Further on in this outrageous pile of drivel, the author states that Lee Oswald was an expert marksman in the USMC, clearly not only never proven, but impossible to prove such a lie! [Since no notes nor recordings were ever taken during all the hours of interrogation of Lee Oswald, we only have Hosty's highly questionable testimony to rely on - - which I definitely wouldn't, and no one else ever heard Lee Oswald make such claims about his nonexistent marksmanship skills!
On p. 37, it is mentioned that the FBI introduced records revealing that the mail-order rifle had been shipped to // A. Hidell \\ at PO Box 2915 on March 20, 1963.
Well, yes, but what was left out was that the date of the order was 13 hours previously, when allegedly Oswald mailed his gun order with check to the Chicago gun shop, from Dallas, and since the turnaround time was normally at least six weeks, and there was NO Federal Express back in those days, and there was no special PO form which was always included with mailed guns at that time, and since the gun shop owner would later testify that he never had on hand any rifle with the serial number on Oswald's alleged rifle, we must laugh at this horrible, falsification!
[Years later, it was revealed that Tracy Barnes, deputy director at the CIA, directed CIA contractor, Robert Morrow, to obtain four Mannlicher-Carcano rifles and four walkie-talkes. Tracy Barnes was cousin to fired CIA director, Allen Dulles, a little-known fact uncovered by yours truly! The Secret Service agents in Dallas that day all described a crossfire, i.e., hearing rifle shots from multiple directions.]


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