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Hidell" was the name used on both envelope and order slip to buy the alleged murder weapon see CE[] and "A. Siegel that he would run away if sent to a boarding school. When Pic returned home, Mrs.

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His return to the United States publicly testified to the utter failure of what had been the most important act of his life. It is uncertain when he left New Orleans; he is next known to have boarded a bus in Houston on September 26 — bound for the Mexican border, rather than Dallas — and to have told other bus passengers that he planned to travel to Cuba via Mexico. Once it had started down Elm Street toward the Triple Underpass, however, the President almost completely blocked Oswald's view of the Governor prior to the time the first shot struck the President. Of course, he made his real problems worse to the extent that his use of those excuses prevented him from discovering the real reasons for and attempting to overcome his difficulties. How do you respond to that sense of absurdity, the sense that the trail of evidence seems to lead us down the rabbit hole into an irrational world? Oswald was later punished for a third incident: while he was on a night-time sentry duty in the Philippines , he inexplicably fired his rifle into the jungle. Now, five decades late, the debate over who pulled the trigger or influenced the murder, is still a controversy. At approximately p. I certainly don't. The additional gunman was strategically placed in the grassy knoll area, in order to shoot at Kennedy from a frontal view Rubinstein 4. This is what guns are for, to bring balance to the world. He admitted to fantasies about being powerful and sometimes hurting and killing people, but refused to elaborate on them. At age 13, Oswald and his mother were living in New York City and although she enrolled him in the eighth grade, he had not set foot in the school Rockwood, At a casual glance, the lighting and shadows in the Oswald photo appear to many to be incongruous with the outdoor lighting.

He also denied carrying a long, bulky package to work the morning of the assassination. I can't tell you. But now, 40 years after that fateful day in Dallas, there must be some shred of real evidence — not just conjecture and speculation — to keep that statement valid.

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Instead, the Russians considered him unstable and after an unhappy stint there he returned to the U. President John F. In addition, the report included an array of internal as well as environmental factors, psychological evaluation results, and information provided by various people who knew Oswald, pointing to him as the killer rather than theories suggesting others framed an innocent man for the murder of JFK.

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At the outset the Soviets told him that he could not remain. Oswald made qualifying marks in 19 of 23 categories included on the general aptitude examination and scored on the verbal test, as compared with 50 percent of the people taking it who score less than They had things in common. Oswald noted her husband's undesirable discharge and that she could not think of any reason why Oswald would want to kill President Kennedy. Oswald declared, "I didn't shoot anybody" and, "They've taken me in because of the fact that I lived in the Soviet Union. John Pic, however, did not think her position was worse than that of many other people. In addition to studying the Russian language while he was in the Marines, Oswald had managed to save enough money to cover the expenses of his forthcoming trip. Despite this commitment to the Soviet Union Oswald met disappointments there just as he had in the past. It is uncertain when he left New Orleans; he is next known to have boarded a bus in Houston on September 26 — bound for the Mexican border, rather than Dallas — and to have told other bus passengers that he planned to travel to Cuba via Mexico. The assassination of JFK was a dramatic event with far-reaching consequences, but upon close study of Oswald, the apparently impenetrable block of mysteries suffocating the case melt away and the assassination is revealed as a remarkably straightforward crime by a year-old sociopath determined to make his indelible mark on history. Interactive timeline of the life of Lee Harvey Oswald. Lillian Murret, for 2 or 3 weeks. But just because there is a single shooter does not mean there is not a conspiracy that manipulated him.

He said living conditions over there convinced him something was wrong with the system, and that possibly Marxism was the answer. By the spring of — only months before the assassination — he had crossed a critical threshold and committed himself to political assassination.

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When asked why by the various Soviet officials he encountered — all of whom, by Oswald's account, found his wish incomprehensible — he said that he was a communist , and gave what he described in his diary as "vauge [ sic ] answers about 'Great Soviet Union'". By the spring of — only months before the assassination — he had crossed a critical threshold and committed himself to political assassination. She said that "immediately after coming to the United States Lee changed. I decide to end it. According to Sokolow, this indicated a "present intellectual functioning in the upper range of bright normal intelligence. He is a no-nonsense party regular. Oswald was then shown a forged Selective Service System card bearing his photograph and the alias, "Alek James Hidell" that he had in his possession at the time of his arrest. Oswald was later punished for a third incident: while he was on a night-time sentry duty in the Philippines , he inexplicably fired his rifle into the jungle. It never came to me, myself, to ask him that question.

The neglect he suffered from his mother caused him to harbor resentment from authoritative figures. Those factors indicated a severe inability to enter into relationships with other people. Oswald fired three shots from the sixth-floor window.

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Absent new evidence about how someone either influenced Oswald to kill the president, or conspired with him, I believe that after 40 years, historians must start drawing the reasonable conclusion that there is no evidence of conspiracy because there is no conspiracy. The items which Oswald left at home when he made his attack on Walker suggest a strong concern for his place in history. Epstein and Mr. Lee has to be diagnosed as "personality pattern disturbance with schizoid features and passive--aggressive tendencies. In , Walker had been relieved of his command of the 24th Division of the U. In addition to studying the Russian language while he was in the Marines, Oswald had managed to save enough money to cover the expenses of his forthcoming trip. He appears to be a somewhat insecure youngster exhibiting much inclination for warm and satisfying relationships to others. If the attack had succeeded and Oswald had been caught, the pictures showing him with his rifle and his Communist and Socialist Worker's Party newspapers would probably have appeared on the front pages of newspapers or magazines all over the country, as, in fact, one of them did appear after the assassination. Holmes who attended the interrogation at the invitation of Captain Will Fritz said that Oswald replied that he was working on an upper floor when the shooting occurred, then went downstairs where he encountered Dallas motorcycle policeman Marrion L. Oswald could have shot the Governor as the car approached the Depository or as it was making the turn onto Elm Street. Renatus Hartogs, described Oswald as immersed in a "vivid fantasy life, turning around the topics of omnipotence and power, through which [Oswald] tries to compensate for his present shortcomings and frustrations". He took charge, in a sense, of the conversation right from the beginning. Yet I believe that there is an incontrovertible truth that is based on credible evidence. Oswald also named his mother and his half-brother John as beneficiaries.
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