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The latest example of the BBC's campaign against conspiracy theorists. On any other subject, the BBC would insist on a balanced debate. However, here we have three people all rubbishing conspiracy theories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onsole/b01b1g96

Yes, John, they talk in their snotty way about the Mooners, Jews, the French Revolution and the need to have a secret explanation for everything, including the assassination of JFK.

Let's see, there's a whole slew of academic scholars who think such hair brained conspiracy theorists are worth studying, rather than the events they find were the result of conspiracies - Ken Rahn, John McAdams, Olmstead,....a little industry set up to counter conspiracy theories, and sidetrack the real debate.

I am not concerned with the psychology of nut-cases, and I think that the proper way to proceed is to disassociate the assassination of JFK from the other theories, and by approaching Dealey Plaza as an issue of National Security, and insisting that it be discussed as such.

Once the issue of the assassination is isolated, even from other political assassinations, most of the arguments can be bypassed by the simple acknowledgement that even if Oswald had anything to do with the assassination, the MO for what happened at Dealey Plaza was that of a covert operation - and any serious analysis must begin with that approach.

It's not a question of whether Oswald could have done it all by himself or was a patsy, the question is who manipulated him? Who controlled his network and directed the operation, including the cover-up?

And not knowing the answer makes it a question of national security, and instead of thinking of it in terms of "conspiracy theories" and "lone-nut" cases, it should be viewed as a homicide that can and should be solved and understood, not for the sake of truth or justice, but so that it doesn't - can't happen again.

Those who want to continue the debate over insignificant issues can continue to do so, and those who want to try to answer the outstanding questions about the murder can just solve it.

BK

JFKcountercoup

Center/Study of Political Assassinations

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The latest example of the BBC's campaign against conspiracy theorists. On any other subject, the BBC would insist on a balanced debate. However, here we have three people all rubbishing conspiracy theories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onsole/b01b1g96

Yes, John, they talk in their snotty way about the Mooners, Jews, the French Revolution and the need to have a secret explanation for everything, including the assassination of JFK.

Let's see, there's a whole slew of academic scholars who think such hair brained conspiracy theorists are worth studying, rather than the events they find were the result of conspiracies - Ken Rahn, John McAdams, Olmstead,....a little industry set up to counter conspiracy theories, and sidetrack the real debate.

I am not concerned with the psychology of nut-cases, and I think that the proper way to proceed is to disassociate the assassination of JFK from the other theories, and by approaching Dealey Plaza as an issue of National Security, and insisting that it be discussed as such.

Once the issue of the assassination is isolated, even from other political assassinations, most of the arguments can be bypassed by the simple acknowledgement that even if Oswald had anything to do with the assassination, the MO for what happened at Dealey Plaza was that of a covert operation - and any serious analysis must begin with that approach.

It's not a question of whether Oswald could have done it all by himself or was a patsy, the question is who manipulated him? Who controlled his network and directed the operation, including the cover-up?

And not knowing the answer makes it a question of national security, and instead of thinking of it in terms of "conspiracy theories" and "lone-nut" cases, it should be viewed as a homicide that can and should be solved and understood, not for the sake of truth or justice, but so that it doesn't - can't happen again.

Those who want to continue the debate over insignificant issues can continue to do so, and those who want to try to answer the outstanding questions about the murder can just solve it.

BK

JFKcountercoup

Center/Study of Political Assassinations

Excellent post Bill. I share your viewpoint on the assassination entirely. We need to focus on solving this murder. I believe a step in that direction would be the release of the remaining documents still held by the CIA. We also need to do an interview blitz on the remaining persons still alive that were close to some of the suspected conspirators and get their stories before they are lost forever.

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