Historian Larry Hancock, author C.A.A. Savastano, and your host Chuck Ochelli present a continuing review of the JFK case. In this episode, they discuss the House Select Committee on Assassinations and a portion of their later JFK case inquiry.
Lee Harvey Oswald could not have been employed at the Texas School Book Depository without learning of the job from Ruth Paine.i He then did not plan long in advance to be in the Depository in November. Secret Service Agent Forrest Sorells changed the parade route on November 18, not just before.ii However, the local media did not carry the story with the full route until November 19 at the earliest...Read More
A rebuttal of "The Holy Grail of JFK Conspiracies Will Never Be Found" by John McAdams
Professor John McAdams is a well-known figure of conspiracy criticism and yet he often relies upon grand claims and insults. In the pursuit of discrediting all possible evidence supporting conspiracy, McAdams fails to realize much discrediting the official findings lie within its own evidence. While some conspiracy advocates and critics deal in speculation, insults, and definitive presumptions, none have the definitive evidence to prove these claims. The legal standard of a preponderance of evidence is not legally definitive; it relies upon all necessary evidence offered and it requires specific evidence as the basis for its claims. Unfortunately, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Central Intelligence Agency each suppressed and denied the President's (Warren) Commission evidence and how could any investigation without important primary evidence succeed or be definitive...Read More
A rebuttal of "Talking with Jim Marrs about JFK and 9/11 Parallels" by Morgan Reynolds
Jim Marrs in a well-known and often featured conspiracy advocate, unfortunately his speculations and unsupported ideas have also gained fame. Instead of healthy skepticism and review of most evidence, Marrs is content to offer unverified views. Marrs asserts these subjects remain important to him. Yet, his assertions often damage informed review...Read More
Did Lee Harvey Oswald make every appearance at the Communist aligned Cuban and Soviet Embassy in Mexico City? This long debated question has both inspired new evidentiary findings and generated untenable speculations. However, the speculation appears on both sides of this debate. Some have overlooked all the evidence and others have created unlikely constructs to explain the events. Considering some of the arguments in comparison to the primary evidence may narrow the field...Read More
A Rebuttal of the Oswald Innocence Campaign Member's Statement and its unproven claims.
The Oswald Innocence Campaign members base a grand claim by interpreting a single photograph and despite the people who have leant their name to such a cause, they lack supporting primary evidence. Seemingly, no room for contrary evidence and considerations is left and unless those who support this idea allow contrary views of evidence, this remains merely speculation. They have attached too much importance upon too little proof...Read More
A rebuttal of the article "Did he Do it for Jackie?" by John McAdams, an essay based heavily on newsgroup posts by Jean Davison and Dave Reitzes
McAdams criticism is sometimes warranted and some of his ideas are sound and reasonable, yet instead of just attacking faulty ideas, he often resorts to personal insults and for examples see his "Wacky at Wechtfest" series of online posts. In his defense of the official story, McAdams has overlooked relevant details and evidence...Read More