Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

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THE PLOT THAT KILLED KENNEDY

JIM MARKS

The great masses of the people will more easily fall
victims to a great lie than to a small one .. .

-Adolf Hitler

Mein Kampf

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

Acknowledgments

Preface

Part I: "The Kill Zone"

A. DALLAS-The Stage is Set

The Thirty-fifth President

B. DEALEY PLAZA-November 22, 1963

The Motorcade

The Crowd

Two Suspicious Men

The Babushka Lady

The Texas School Book Depository

The Distracting Seizure

The Man in the Doorway

The Oswald Encounter

The Triple Underpass

Smoke on the Grassy Knoll

The Third Wounded Man

The Grassy Knoll

The Zapruder Film

The Black Dog Man

The Badge Man

A Grassy Knoll Witness

Summary

PART II: "Means, Motives, and Opportunities"

A. LEE HARVEY OSWALD (Assassin or Patsy?)

A Mother in History

Ferrie and Oswald's Library Card

Oswaldskovich the Marine

Summary

B. RUSSIANS (Soviets and Solidarists)

Oswald and the U-2

Robert E. Webster-Another Oswald?

Comrade Oswald

A Whirlwind Romance

A Soviet Defector's Story

Summary

C. CUBANS (Pro and Anti-Castro Cubans)

Fidel Castro

Disaster at the Bay of Pigs

544 Camp Street

Oswald and the Exiles

Summary

D. MOBSTERS (Organized Crime)

Bootleggers and Boozers

Lucky Goes to War

Carlos Marcello

Santos Trafficante and Cuba

The War on Hoffa

Momo and His Girlfriends

Summary

E. AGENTS (The CIA and Other Intelligence Agencies)

The Manchurian Candidates

CIA-Mafia Death Plots

New Orleans

Was Oswald a Spy?

A Message from Oswald

DeMohrenschildt and the Agency

The French Connection to the Assassination

Summary

F. G-MEN (J. Edgar Hoover's FBI and the Secret Service)

The Top G-man

Did Oswald Work for the FBI?

544 Camp Street

The Secret Service

A Few Drinks at the Cellar

Summary

G. REDNECKS AND OILMEN (Right-wing extremists and Texas Millionaires)

A Bullet for the General

The Miami Prophet

Nixon and the JFK Assassination

A Killing on Wall Street

Kennedy and Oilmen

Oswald's Friends

All the Way with LBJ

Summary

H. SOLDIERS (The Military)

The Military-Industrial Complex

Kennedy and Vietnam

The Man Who Was to Kill Oswald

Summary

PART 111: "Aftermath"

A. DALLAS

Mysterious Secret Service Men

The Black Car Chase

The Strange Saga of Roger Craig

The Role of Hitman Harrelson

The Mafia Man in Dealey Plaza

The Shooting of J.D. Tippit

The Arrest of Oswald

Summary

B. TWO HOSPITALS

Jack Ruby at Parkland

The David Lifton Investigation

Summary-

C. JACK RUBY

Jack Ruby-Gangster

Jack Ruby-Gun-Runner and Agent

The Woman Who Foresaw the Assassination

Did Ruby and Oswald Know Each Other?

The Shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald

The Mysterious Death of Jack Ruby

Summary

D. THE EVIDENCE

An Incriminating Palm Print

Questionable Backyard Photos

Reenactment Problems

Summary

E. THE WARREN COMMISSION

The Reluctant Chairman

Oswald and the FBI

Conflicts in the Testimony

The Single-Bullet Theory

Summary

F. THE GARRISON INVESTIGATION

The Clay Shaw and Permindex

Summary

G. THE HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE ON ASSASSINATIONS

Blakey at the Helm

The Dallas Police Radio Recording

Summary

H. WAS OSWALD REALLY OSWALD? (The Oswald exhumation)

New Questions on Oswald

Summary

1. CONVENIENT DEATHS

PART IV: "Conclusions"

Assassination Coverage

A Likely Scenario

Sources and Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

 
Acknowledgments

When a final "truth" concerning the assassination of President John F.
Kennedy is accepted by the general population of the United States, it
will have to be acknowledged that this truth came not from the government,
the legal profession, or the news media-rather that truth will have come
from the legion of individual citizens who have refused to accept superficial
explanations.

No one person will be credited with such a final "truth" because the
names of the people who have fought to learn what really happened to
President Kennedy-often at the risk of public ridicule and worse-have
grown too numerous to enumerate.

However, most researchers would include the names of Penn Jones,
Jr., Mark Lane, Vincent Salandria, and Harold Weisberg as leaders of
that first generation of critics who raised serious questions about the
government's official lone-assassin theory.

Special recognition will go to the two leading researchers, the late
Sylvia Meagher, whose incisive dissection of the Warren Commission
Report set the standard for assassination research and Dallas's Mary
Ferrell, that indefatigable collector of assassination lore.

Acknowledgment also will have to be given to Judge Jim Garrisonregardless of history's final judgment on his performance as district
attorney-for the abundance of assassination information gleaned through
his ill-fated investigations in New Orleans.

Others who have contributed greatly to the advancement of assassination
knowledge-in no particular order-include Josiah Thompson, Col. Fletcher
Prouty, George O'Toole, Gary Shaw, Larry Harris, Richard E. Sprague,
Carl Oglesby, Mort Sahl, Seth Kantor, Edgar Tatro, Fred Newcomb, Greg
Lowrey, Jack White, Gary Mack, Earl Golz, Anthony Summers, David
Lifton, Bernard Fensterwald, William Turner, Gaeton Fonzi, Mark Allen,
Jeff Goldberg, Dick Russell, Alan Weberman, Paul Hoch, Peter Dale Scott,
Robert Sam Anson, Jerry Rose, Robert Groden, and Harry Livingston.

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