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  •  We know that Oswald practiced... (0+ / 0-)

    ...with his rifle, including on a life target, Gen. Edwin Walker, whose head he narrowly missed. This extensive review tells the story of his ability in the Marines.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 08:30:52 PM PST

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    •  Thanks for the article, wonder why (0+ / 0-)

      he missed the general at such a close range?  You would think that as good as he was, he would not have missed a slam dunk and he only shot once it appears.  Makes you wonder how on earth the guy could not seem to get arrested for an attempt on someone's life.  And what a sloppy assassin as well to leave his cartridge case at the scene of another incident.  Better yet, why did he have it with him in the first place when he had no rifle?  Sloppy sloppy, indeed,

      •  Walker (0+ / 0-)

        The bullet nicked the window frame.  Walker still got hit by fragments of the bullet, but the window frame saved his life.  Unfortunately, without a weapon to match it to, having the bullet is insufficient to find the shooter.

        Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

        by Sky Net on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 10:55:59 PM PST

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        •  Just one shot though? (0+ / 0-)

          He must have figured at that time that his best approach would be to fire multiple times in quick succession, yep, that explains it all to me now.  Then, after all is said and done, they found the weapon and traced it to the attempted killing of Walker.  Nice and tidy stuff the investigators came up with, a perfect ending to the crime of the century.

          •  You must be new at this (0+ / 0-)

            Do you think that after the bullet came crashing through the window that General Walker just continued to sit there at his desk to present a better target for Oswald?  This was a bolt action rifle remember, one that took Oswald five seconds to get three shots off when he killed Kennedy.  But you think Walker would have just sat there for five seconds to let Oswald get a couple more shots off, rather than hit the floor like any normal person would have done, not to mention an ex-soldier.

            And why do you find it so surprising that after the assassination of the President, the police might go back to see if there was any link to another assassination attempt just a few weeks prior?  It would be shocking if they didn't.

            Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

            by Sky Net on Sat Nov 23, 2013 at 02:42:39 PM PST

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            •  Not new, just not dumb (0+ / 0-)

              You make the assumption that Walker instantly knew if was gunfire.  I would think that with this being in America and at that time of our history.  As I do not know your age and am fine with that, I will tell you that we really did not have drive bys or the like here at that time.  So anyway, you would think that perhaps the trained man would not be so alert on his home soil as to immediately dive to the floor at the noise of a window breaking.  But, hey that is me.

              Regarding going back to see if there was a link, this was in 1963.  We did not have CSI to direct investigations and matters were not found out so quickly.  I would ask you the same scenario.  If your links are to be believed, why was Jack Ruby allowed into the garage with the police when they knew that he was not exactly a priest?  This whole think was just to tidy and that was 50 years ago, so what ya gonna do?

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