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Re: Re: [humanism-174] "The Bible" on History Channel

From: Glen
Sent on: Thursday, March 14, 2013 9:40 AM
Tim wrote:

"There is an excellent book out by Stephen Hunter (THE THIRD
BULLET) that gives a plausible yet completely fictional look at the JFK
assassination through the eyes of a world-class sniper (the also fictional Bob Lee Swagger).  There IS a conspiracy, but it is a small conspiracy in that only a few individuals are involved, not a huge one in which Lyndon Johnson, Fidel Castro, the KGB, the CIA, and the Mafia all work together to help LHO make an impossible shot."  

I haven't read this book, but after reading Gerald Posner's book _Case Closed, I was convinced that there Oswald was the sole gunman and acted alone, and that there was nothing "magical" or impossible about the riffle firings or bullet trajectories. Posner seems to have done far more research than the conspiracy theorists, and painstakingly shows why their claims are refuted by a careful look at the all evidence (Oswald's history, other alleged participants, the forensics, etc). I doubt a "fictional" book will reverse my conclusion,  but may read it when I get a chance.  I'm curious if you have read Posner's book. It was first recommended to me by a friend who for a long time believe in a JFK assassination conspiracy, and after reading it, changed his mind completely. Of course, with Posner's book coming on the heels of Stone's movie, conspiracy theorists went apoplectic. In trying to keep the case "open" they attacked Ponsner personally, implied he
 was part of the conspiracy, and that his book was full of errors. However, many of the "errors" turned out to be typos and other trivial matters, or simply baseless, while the few remaining ones do nothing to undermine the main thesis of the book, as detailed in http://jfkassassi...­ 

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