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HSCA Final Report findings


Martin White
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I was just looking over the final report of the HSCA.

In reading the overall summary of conclusions, we find this:

  1. The committee believes, on the basis of the evidence available to it, that the Soviet Government was not involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.

  2. The committee believes, on the basis of the evidence available to it, that the Cuban Government was not involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.

  3. The committee believes, on the basis of the evidence available to it, that anti-Castro Cuban groups, as groups, were not involved in the assassination of President Kennedy, but that the available evidence does not preclude the possibility that individual members may have been involved.

  4. The committee believes, on the basis of the evidence available to it, that the national syndicate of organized crime, as a group, was not involved in the assassination of President Kennedy, but that the available evidence does not preclude the possibility that individual members may have been involved.

  5. The Secret Service, FBI and CIA were not involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.

Now the reason I highlight this is that the qualifiers placed in statements 1-4 all seem reasonable, cautious additions to a conditional finding of non-involvement. Conditional upon the assumption that the statement is made based on the evidence available to the committee. So regardless of whether or not you agree with statements 1-4, as they are written, they seem to be acceptably worded.

Now contrast that to statement 5 regarding the SS, FBI and CIA. No "on the basis of the evidence available to it", or even "The committee believes".

In other words, 1-4 are conditional statements of a belief fashioned from the available evidence. 5 is a simple statement of fact.

Interesting...

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Martin

It was written by the people who knew the answer to who was involved.

They asked them Helms,Phillips,Walker et al they denied it plausibly !.

So they stopped looking!.

According to the manager of the Western union office ,Oswald was a regular

Cashing checks for 10 maybe 20 dollars and always "Made himself Known"

They asked said manager for the records and he said "with a court order"

An FBI memo suggests they use thier informant inside the Western Union to

Procure the information they required. They are the FBI a judge was ready to do sign

But they baulked why?. Was because if they officially gained the records they would not

Be able to "lose" them so easily.

Alternative they knew what was there anyway if they were watching him and opening his mail

Most of his schedule would be known to the FBI ,except when they looked the other way!.

Ian

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